Recent A&E Features

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The classic horror films of Val Lewton

The Stanford Theatre will present the classic horror films of producer Val Lewton (this weekend features "Cat People" and "I Walked With a Zombie") on weekends throughout April.

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The ballad of Vikesh Kapoor

When Vikesh Kapoor made his debut album, 2013's "The Ballad of Willy Robbins," there were those in the music industry who weren't convinced that a bleak folk album about the tragedy of a working-class family would be the best career move for a new artist.

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TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion on the concept of identity -- the qualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices that make an individual or group singular and what experiences bring people together.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Science, songs and The Ten Thousand Ways

By day, Trisha Stan and Greg Bentsen are a professor of biology and a graduate student working in quantum engineering, respectively. By night, they swap the lab coats for guitars and mandolins, writing and performing as an award-winning Americana and folk-pop duo called The Ten Thousand Ways. Catch a free performance in Palo Alto on April 2.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Polynesian food truck launches in Menlo Park

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon Valley startup cycle: working hard for a startup until it gets acquired, and then finding himself in search of a job again. This time, he said, he decided to pursue something different.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Worth a Look

Local pop bands in Mountain View, a production of "The Producers" in Redwood City, a Broadway star at Stanford and "Science Night" in Menlo Park are featured this week.

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Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from herbed baguette and challah to spelt-walnut -- made by Palo Alto native Iliana Berkowitz.

Thursday, 11:00 AM | 1 comment
Not perfect? No problem

TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable, inclusive environment without the pressure to perform, be perfect, or even practice regularly.

Thursday, 8:48 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mystical, magical mushrooms

For Stanford University graduate student Yu-chuan Phoenix Chen, a craving for mushrooms led to a surprisingly fruitful journey toward his dissertation topic and the focus of the exhibition he's curated at the Cantor Arts Center: "A Mushroom Perspective on Sacred Geography."

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Family feuds and filial piety

Two elderly sisters, separated by an ocean as well as years of hostility and pain, and the two daughters who are determined to reunite them before it's too late, are at the heart of "Calligraphy," Velina Hasu Houston's multicultural family drama, now given its regional premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

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Local pop at Red Rock

The San Jose-based band David Brookings and the Average Lookings will bring its catchy melodies, classic power-pop sound and thoughtful lyrics to Mountain View's Red Rock Coffee (201 Castro St.) on Saturday, March 25, for a free, all-ages performance.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art for spring: 'Flora from Fauna'

Redwood City is gaining another set of whimsical murals in its art-loving downtown this month. Bay Area science illustrator Jane Kim has started work on "Flora from Fauna," a series depicting creatures offering passersby bouquets of chrysanthemums.

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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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