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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Worth a Look: This week's A&E events

This week, revel in the magical story of "The Snow Queen" in a performance by the Bayer Ballet Academy, join the San Francisco Choral Artists for a round-the-world musical journey and catch TheatreWorks' production of the Peter Pan prequel: "Peter and the Starcatcher."

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Suffering and suffrage: 'Women and the Great War' on view at Stanford's Hoover Institution

One hundred years ago this year, World War I began. On the centennial of such a significant event, museums across the world are turning to their archives to offer historical and contemporary perspectives on The Great War.

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Delightfully daft, wonderfully whimsical: 'Peter Pan' prequel takes flight in Palo Alto

"Peter and the Starcatcher" earned a record number of Tony nominations and five awards when it played Broadway in 2012, cementing it in the pantheon of popular new plays and proclaiming its appeal for both youth and adults. TheatreWorks now brings it to life on the Lucie Stern Theater stage with vigor and verve and a boatload of talent, creating a lively, laugh-filled and heartfelt gift for the holidays.

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Worth a Look

This week, check out Peninsula Youth Theater, the New Century Chamber Orchestra and a traditional German market, Weihnachtsmarkt.

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Games and grub: Mountain View's Sandwich Spot hopes to make a fan out of you

A San Mateo native, Vinny Ferrando has been a Bay Area sports fan for as long as he can remember. Practically raised at Candlestick Park, Ferrando recalls how his father used to drive the family to games in his San Francisco Giants-themed car, which landed them a front row parking spot every time.

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Shop Talk: Business openings, closings and more

Rejuvenation puts finishing touches to its general store before its grand opening in Palo Alto while David's Tea looks to shake things up with its tea and accessories.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Testing the waters: Pace Gallery courts Silicon Valley collectors

With the Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair held last April in San Jose and the Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco art fair held in San Mateo in October, it seems California may be finally earning the attention it deserves as an international arts epicenter.

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Worth a Look

This week, check out Sing and Play the Bing, Gallery House Palo Alto, and bluegrass performers Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gully.

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Unpretentious French

Menlo Park's loss is Palo Alto's gain, twice over. After closing his haute French restaurant Marche in 2011, Howard Bulka gave us Howie's Artisan Pizza in Town & Country Village. And now, Guillame Bienamé , a former executive chef of Marche, gives us Zola, the best food news in downtown Palo Alto this year.

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Labor and love: Western Ballet sets a high barre

For ballet studios, December is a busy month. There are props to be dusted off, costumes to be fitted and finishing touches to be put on the choreography for the end-of-year show. At Mountain View's Western Ballet as with so many other schools around the country, preparations are in full swing for a production of the classical Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker," which the company will stage Dec. 5 and 6 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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