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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Seasonal shop 'til you drop

Kick off your holiday shopping (if you haven't already) at Filoli, with shopping boutiques, lunch buffets and more offered Nov. 27-Dec. 5

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Step away from the turkey

Looking for a way to burn off that Thanksgiving feast? Check out Escape Black Friday at Mountain View's Opal nightclub.

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A November 'Nutcracker'

The Pacific Ballet Academy celebrates its 25th year of the "Nutcracker" with performances through the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Holiday highlights

Before or after your stroll down the streets to gaze at Christmas lights, the Midpeninsula has more holiday events and traditions to offer from "The Nutcracker" ballets to comedy shows.

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Sweet on nostalgia

With its collection of old-fashioned candies, strange soda flavors, vintage gag gifts and toys, Rocket Fizz aims to stoke feelings of childhood nostalgia.

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Giving thanks, getting laughs

Professional comedians and Gunn High School graduates Teresa Lee and Nathan Habib return to Palo Alto for a night of stand-up comedy this Friday, Nov. 27.

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The original matchmaker

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is reviving Jane Austen's "Emma," the musical it debuted to rave reviews in 2006. Lianne Marie Dobbs will reprise her title role.

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A tiny house for art

Designer David Szlasa has helped Stanford students build a portable art studio. Now, the challenge is gaining approval to base the studio on campus.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Tales of turkey and tempeh

Roasted, fried, smoked or deconstructed — there is an abundance of ways to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Or is a turkey even necessary? Read on for a number of ways to change things up at the dinner table this holiday season.

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Winter libations

Holiday dinner party planning is typically all about the food -- what to make, how to make it, whether to stick with the classics or try something new.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Art for the holidays

Check out work by more than 40 regional artists at the Artful Holiday Show, now open on Palo Alto's California Avenue.

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One big campy family

For the past year, Mountain View nightclub King of Clubs has been hosting a semimonthly drag show, Game of Hearts.

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Mind control

Dr. Deepak Chopra's new book, "Super Genes," suggests that our thoughts and feelings have a powerful and direct influence on our physical well-being.

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Book Talk: Young adult novels, Silicon Valley fiction and more

This month, author Heidi R. Kling releases a young adult novel about teen suicide, Patrick Krejcik publishes a Wall Street-style thriller with a Silicon Valley twist, and more.

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Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe opens in Palo Alto

After months of delays, Bill's Cafe has opened in Midtown Palo Alto, serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

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Not just another pizza parlor

Howie's Artisan Pizza serves up tasty pies, appetizers, salads and sandwiches in Palo Alto and Redwood City

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Worth a Look: Holiday art shows, teen authors and more

This week, check out work by more than 40 regional artists at the Artful Holiday Show, hear teen authors discuss their new novels and catch the Bay Choral Guild's rousing rendition of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."

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