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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dragon Theatre holds Inauguration Night fundraiser

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. In response, playwright Lauren Gunderson has invited artists to stage free readings of her feminist play, "The Taming," as fundraisers. Redwood City's Dragon Theatre, among others, has taken Gunderson up on her offer and will donate any proceeds from the evening to Planned Parenthood.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

For the love of dolls

More than 60 unique Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls are on display at the Los Altos History Museum this winter.

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Fit for a king

If you are ready to explore the incredible diversity of South Indian cuisine, the 2-year-old Chennai Kings in Mountain View is an excellent place to start.

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Sarah Cahill performs at CSMA

Contemporary classical pianist Sarah Cahill will perform a free concert at the Community School of Music and Arts (Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View) on Saturday, Jan. 14.

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The eye of the beholder

When you snap a picture on your smartphone, you may look at it for a few moments, perhaps share it with friends via social media, then forget about it. But it hasn't forgotten about you.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

VIDEO: The best and worst 2016 films

Which movies of 2016 were worth seeing? Film critic Peter Canavese talks about his top 10 and bottom five movies from the past year on this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines."

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The year in film

Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom five -- movies, the year's best heroes, worst villains, top documentaries and animated winners.

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Stanford Theatre to host Debbie Reynolds double feature

Recently deceased movie star Debbie Reynolds will be honored by the Stanford Theatre at 221 University Ave. in Palo Alto with a double feature this weekend.

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Menlo Park: Live street art expo seeks to 'provoke'

Before she opens a brand-new art gallery in downtown Menlo Park, owner Katharina Powers will convert the blank walls of the gallery-to-be into artwork, and she has invited the public to watch.

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The year in dining

In many ways, 2016 was a year of recognition, second acts and upscale dining for the Midpeninsula restaurant scene.

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'Chocolate: Food of the Gods'

Are you chocoholics missing those holiday treats already? Howard and Sally Peters, a Menlo Park couple known as “Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate" will discuss the chemistry, health effects and history of chocolate.

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The year in local theater

Weekly arts editor Karla Kane looks back at a year in local theater, with shout-outs to some of her favorite productions and performances on the Midpeninsula during 2016.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Palo Alto Photography Forum returns

The Palo Alto Photography Forum returns with a program featuring photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

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