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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Worth a Look

See what's hot in percussion during a free performance from Austin-based Line Upon Line percussion trio at Stanford University's CCRMA Stage, 660 Lomita Court, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. The trio -- Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori -- uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion to enhance contemporary art music by performing newly-commissioned works alongside existent masterpieces.

Thursday, 1:23 PM | No comments yet
Fear and loathing in Manhattan

In Dragon Theatre's new production of Gina Gionfriddo's black comedy "U.S. Drag," the world is a dark and desperate place, full of narcissists, sociopaths, fools and cynics. Gionfriddo's original production notes accurately call the piece "a play about fear and terror."

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Food truck 101

Instrucktional, a new, perhaps one-of-a-kind program from Bay Area food-truck giant Off the Grid, puts participants through all of the necessary training, from cooking to marketing to operations, to run a successful mobile-food business.

Thursday, 10:34 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dinner for two: Five spots to take your sweetheart

Restaurants all over the MidPeninsula are gearing up for Valentine's Day with special pre-fixe menus for the holiday. Here are five spots to take your Valentine.

Wednesday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
Inside the lines

Most kids are familiar with the simple pleasures of coloring. Now, grown-ups are getting in touch with their inner children and finding out coloring is just as much fun in adulthood. Visit any bookshop and you'll see displays of grown-up coloring books in a range of styles. Local libraries have embraced the coloring craze, holding events that allow adults to unwind and dust off their Crayolas.

Wednesday, 1:03 PM | 1 comment
Couples — and singles — invited to giant sing-along

Celebrate love and friendship with Schola Cantorum's Valentine's Day Sing-Along on Sunday, at the Los Altos United Methodist Church where the words of Broadway tunes and hits by the Beatles and Elvis, will be projected on a large screen so everyone can sing along.

Wednesday, 11:49 AM | No comments yet
Raise a glass to your friends this Valentine's

Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's DOA. Who else to turn to but your friends? Raise a glass to your besties at Palo Alto's Vino Locale this weekend.

Wednesday, 11:13 AM | No comments yet
No date? No problem. Dance on your own

Whether you're happily single or recently dumped, call up your crew of single friends and head to Redwood City's Arthur Murray Dance Center for Singles Night. Learn basic moves before venturing into more sultry dances.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | No comments yet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day comedy show with Kevin Wong

Get caffeinated and catch a free comedy show on Saturday at Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View. Bay Area comic Kevin Wong will host the stand-up show.

Monday, 3:50 PM | 2 comments
Dinner and a cabaret show in Redwood City

The girls of "Diamond Darlings," a flirty and kitschy cabaret show, will strut their stuff during a dinner performance at Angelicas in Redwood City on Saturday.

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
A Friday night at the Computer History Museum

Spend Friday night at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View where Bay Area band Redwood Roots will performance a set of "old school, new school" music. There will also be food trucks and a screening of the film "To Dream Tomorrow."

Monday, 1:58 PM | No comments yet
VIDEO: Dana Fox on "How to Be Single"

Hear Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese interview Dana Fox, co-screenwriter and producer of the new movie, "How to Be Single."

Monday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dinner with a side of quirk

It didn't take long to realize that Bird Dog is not the kind of restaurant Palo Alto sees very often. The restaurant, which opened at 420 Ramona St. in November, offers big-city sophistication with a hefty dose of quirkiness.

Thursday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet
Somewhere in the middle

The mundane and the cosmic are side by side in Los Altos Stage Company's production of "Middletown," which creates a quiet place for contemplation through its portrayal of small-town life.

Thursday, 11:34 AM | No comments yet
Worth a Look

The work of students and faculty from the Community School of Music and Arts' Art4Schools Program will be on display at an annual art exhibit in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., through Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free exhibition features more than 500 pieces of artwork (based on the "fur, fins and feathers" theme) from more than 20 local elementary schools.

Thursday, 11:12 AM | No comments yet
'Inside the art'

High-tech digital installations with traditional Japanese influences are on display in "Living Digital Space and Future Parks," the new exhibition at Pace Art + Technology, a pop-up space for the New York-based Pace Gallery. The gallery, located at Tesla's former dealership in Menlo Park, will present the large-scale exhibition by the Japanese art collective teamLab beginning Feb. 6 and continuing through July 1.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

3-D light shows return to Redwood City

Magic Lantern 3-D light shows, which last year transformed Redwood City's Courthouse Square into a dazzling display of animation, colors, and music, will return on Tuesday evenings starting Feb. 9.

Wednesday, 3:14 PM | No comments yet
A night of rockin' covers at Club Fox

Three of the adult bands from School of Rock in Palo Alto will bring down the house with dance and music chart-topping songs from every decade at Redwood City's Club Fox on Thursday.

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Get the romance going at Gallery 9

Los Alto's Gallery 9 is showcasing different artwork by 30 local artists, focusing on the symbolic meaning of the color red in honor of Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet
Live flamenco jazz in downtown Mountain View

Take in the vibrant flavors and colors of Latin culture at Cascal in downtown Mountain View. The tapas-style restaurant turns into a dance club and live-music venue with live flamenco jazz musicians on Friday and Saturday nights.

Wednesday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ring in the Year of the Monkey at Chinese New Year gala

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Chinese folk music, dance, comedy skits and more at the Chinese New Year Gala on Saturday in Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be primarily in Chinese with general English introduction.

Monday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
Free Super Bowl festivities at Stanford Shopping Center

To mark Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Shopping Center is hosting a free pre-Super Bowl party with football-themed snacks, prizes, games and a highlight reel of the road to the championship game on Saturday.

Monday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
Super Bowl throwdown at Calave wine bar

Don't have a ticket to Super Bowl 50? Watch the big game at Calave. The California Avenue wine bar is offering football fans an all-you-can-eat-and-drink special on Super Bowl Sunday.

Monday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
Twenty-four hours of dance, music — and philanthropy

Put on your dancing shoes and be prepare to boogy for 24 hours straight on Saturday during the Stanford Dance Marathon, the university's largest student-run philanthropic event.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

They are in a play!

Parents, children's literature fans, and well-read local kids are likely familiar with the work of Mo Willems. His style is a blend of simple-yet-expressive animal characters with clever, quippy and emotionally resonant dialogue. In my house, the favorite is his "Elephant & Piggie" series, which is now presented at Palo Alto Children's Theatre in the form of "Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'"

Sunday, 5:32 PM | 1 comment

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