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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shop Talk: Mike's Cafe expands; scooter showroom to open

In this week's retail news, read about Midtown Palo Alto's oldest neighborhood restaurant's plans for expansion and the opening of an electric scooter showroom downtown.

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Fantastic Fijian

Don't let appearances deceive you. Curry Wrapper's Delight, a weekdays-only stop in downtown Redwood City, serves better Indo-Fijian food than you'll find at most full-service restaurants.

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David Broza and Ali Paris perform together in PA

Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza and Palestinian musician Ali Paris will join forces for a special concert at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto) on Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m. with the goal of showcasing peaceful coexistence and the power of music to unite people.

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Lego artist wins 'Art Visionary Award' from Menlo Park nonprofit

An artist who claims toys as his artistic medium has been named the 2017 recipient of the "Art Visionary Award," presented by Art in Action, a Menlo Park-based nonprofit that teaches students in grades K-8 about art.

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'The Daily Show's' Trevor Noah to speak at Stanford

"Daily Show" host, comedian and author Trevor Noah will speak at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium (551 Serra Mall) on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'Living art' growing in East Palo Alto

The community is invited to plant native Juncus patens (a California rush) at the Living Shoreline Project at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Three operas in one

West Bay Opera's latest offering, Puccini's "Trittico" (Triptych), is actually three operas in one: "Il Tabarro (The Cloak)," "Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)" and "Gianni Schicchi."

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Nevertheless, she persisted

Throughout the history of Western civilization, women in music -- like women in science, business and other fields -- have always faced an uphill battle to do their work and be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Just in time to kick off Women's History Month, the Gold Coast Chamber Players will present a concert showcasing women composers from the Middle Ages through the modern day in Palo Alto on March 4.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Portola Valley: A mermaid finds her voice in local theater show

Local talent is showcased as the Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory stages "The Little Mermaid" from Feb. 23 through March 5.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Artscene: Woodside opera singer lands key roles in musical productions

Doesn't every girl dream about being a Disney princess? Jennifer Mitchell grew up in Woodside riding horses, so that talent gets her part way there since princesses often arrive on horseback.

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Reliably charming

Aldo Los Altos is the ideal neighborhood Italian restaurant: above-average food and service and pleasant ambiance, with oversized portions and sane prices to boot.

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Generations of jazz

Next week, several generations of jazz artists will be represented locally as part of San Jose Jazz's Winter Fest 2017 concerts on the Peninsula.

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Tara Donovan's material magic

Pace Gallery in Palo Alto continues to present artists from its blue-chip roster in thoughtful and compelling installations. The current exhibition, on view until March 5, brings New York artist Tara Donovan, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award winner, to the West Coast in order to show new work that blurs the line between sculpture and drawing.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jake Shimabukuro plays in Redwood City

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro has played for everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to the Queen of England. On Sunday, Feb. 19, he'll be playing for an audience of locals at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

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Masego performs at Stanford

"Trap house jazz" and hip-hop artist Masego, who mixes dance beats and classical jazz, will perform in Bing Concert Hall's newly renovated cabaret/studio space on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 p.m.

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'Messengers of Peace: Photographs by Ron Herman’

Local photographer and professor Ron Herman will present his latest collection of work, "Messengers of Peace," at Foothill College's Appreciation Hall (Room 1501, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills) on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Local theater companies announce next seasons

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley this week announced its plans for its 2017/18 season, which will feature two world premieres.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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