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Thursday, August 25, 2016

French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant

A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant together on California Avenue in Palo Alto.

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Book Talk

Vlasta Diamant, Jessica Bennett and Susan Wolfe will present their latest books.

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Are 'We Gon' Be Alright'?

Journalist, activist, record producer and teacher Jeff Chang took nearly 10 years to write his first book in 2005, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation." It won the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award and established Chang as a leading culture critic.

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Veg out

Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A poignant pair at the Pear

It's been nearly 15 years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, though for some, the painful memories are no doubt as fresh as ever. Mountain View's Pear Theatre (celebrating its own 15th anniversary this year) kicks off its new season with a pair of shows, running in repertory; plays that highlight the strength of humanity in times of crisis, including 9/11.

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The voice of experience

For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative renaissance, inspiring her to write, record and release her very first album.

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Big Bad Barn Dance

The nonprofit Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks invites locals to put on western gear and do-si-do over to the historic Folger Stable in Woodside (4040 Woodside Road) for the "Big Bad Barn Dance and BBQ" on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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Worth a Look

Libraries are not always quiet. The Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) will host an afternoon of original indie-pop from local band The Corner Laughers on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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The Corner Laughers at Menlo Park Library

Libraries are not always quiet. The Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) will host an afternoon of original indie-pop from local band The Corner Laughers on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Water world

Claire Perry of Woodside raises a lot of topical questions in “California: The Art of Water," her latest exhibit at Stanford's Cantor Center for the Arts.

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Shop Talk: Perfume house, kids' Lululemon at Stanford

New retail openings at the Stanford Shopping Center include a 146-year-old British perfume company and, this fall, a kids' version of activewear brand Lululemon.

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'The Next Generation In a Sarod, Sitar, and Tabla'

Classical music may be rooted in history but it remains vital and alive, thanks partially to the efforts of its young artists. The Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI), in collaboration with The Palo Alto Art Center and SOHARA, presents a concert of Indian classical music by well-regarded young musicians from the UK on Sunday, Aug. 21.

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'Catch Me if You Can'

Catch it if you can! The musical version of “Catch Me if You Can," based on the hit Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hanks film, that is, staged by Redwood City Community Theatre. The show tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., one of the most famous con artists in American history, as he describes his various adventures, presented in swinging 1960s style by the same Broadway team behind “Hairspray."

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Tuck and Patti

Beloved Bay Area vocal/guitar duo Tuck & Patti, also known as longtime married couple Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart, will close this year's free Twilight Concert Series with a performance on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Palo Alto's Rinconada Park.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'The Winter's Tale'

Get get thee to the park for a free performance of William Shakespeare's “The Winter's Tale," performing Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Aug. 28 on Sequoia High School's grassy fields.

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Worth a Look

This week, Worth a Look peeks at musical theater, free Shakespeare in the park, a Twilight Concert, a Cantor Arts Center exhibit, an opera and a performance of Indian classical music.

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Art, plus

At Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center, an exhibition involving a homegrown app called Art++ is allowing visitors to gain an enhanced understanding of a group of carefully curated works.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Video: M-A grad makes short film about police, race tensions

A viral Facebook post has become the subject of a two-minute film by Zachary Clarence, a Menlo-Atherton High School graduate (class of 2010) and former president of the school's drama club.

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