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Thursday, June 30, 2016

'Art of Excellence & Bliss'

Cubberley Theatre will host "Art of Excellence & Bliss: An Ensemble of Odissi & Folk Dance," the Bay Area performance debut of eight professionally trained dancers from Adruta Children's Home in India, which has been providing a home and arts education for orphaned and abandoned girls since 1998.

Thursday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Summer hair care

Seeking a new look for your locks? Michael Lucich International Hair Salon is holding a talk on the freshest new colors for the summer, new advances in hair coloring, and how to take care of hair after swimming, in the sun and in high temperatures and humidity.

Thursday, 11:49 AM | No comments yet
All you can eat, vegan-style

Buffets usually trigger thoughts of tepid chicken and runny scrambled eggs. This is not the case at downtown Mountain View's 3-month old vegan cafe, The Phoenix.

Thursday, 11:14 AM | 3 comments
Fourth of July fun

It's America's birthday! Celebrate the Declaration of Independence on Monday, July 4, with feasting, fireworks, parades and more.
How will you spend the holiday? A few local ideas are listed below:

Thursday, 10:37 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

'Peaceable Kingdom'

"Peaceable Kingdom," an exhibit of expressive watercolor paintings by Teresa Silvestri, will be on display at Portola Art Gallery throughout July.

Wednesday, 3:13 PM | No comments yet
Drink and Click

Say cheese -- and cheers! Olympus cameras and local camera store Keeble & Shuchat Photography are holding a "Drink and Click" event on Thursday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Antonio's Nut House

Wednesday, 2:46 PM | No comments yet
Frankly, my dear...

Saratoga-raised actress Olivia de Havilland, one of the few surviving stars from Hollywood's Golden Age, turns 100 on July 1. To celebrate, The Stanford Theatre has been screening a selection of her best films, ending with a week-long showing of "Gone With the Wind.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
Great pains on the Great Plains

"Thank God we can't tell the future. We'd never get out of bed." So declares Barbara Fordham in the darkly funny "August: Osage County," currently on stage at Mountain View's Pear Theatre.

Wednesday, 11:56 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Shop Talk: Palo Alto Breakfast House closes and more

This week's column features news on Palo Alto Breakfast House's closure, as well as a mysterious bake shop that might open in the breakfast place's spot. And family-owned-and-operated Edwards Luggage prepares to celebrate 70 years.

Thursday, 12:20 PM | 3 comments
'Players on Tap'

Palo Alto Players is offering a "Players on Tap" event, at which theater goers can partake in brews and bites in the rehearsal hall, then see a performance of the comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Thursday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet
A passion for the finer things

Jarad Gallagher, 38, has been the chef at Chez TJ for the past four years, and unlike the majority of his predecessors, he says he's there to stay.

Thursday, 12:09 PM | No comments yet
Worth a Look

Artists Laurie Shelton and Anne Lamborn will present their joint exhibition, "Fabulous Flora & Fauna'," beginning June 28 at Gallery House, 320 South California Ave., Palo Alto.

Thursday, 11:21 AM | No comments yet
Future uncertain for Stanford Art Spaces

In March it was announced that, due to administrative and budget changes, Stanford Art Spaces would no longer receive funding from System X Alliance (formerly the Center for Integrated Systems), leaving its future in jeopardy.

Thursday, 10:38 AM | 2 comments
Downtown Palo Alto's summer concert series returns in July

Every Thursday evening, starting in July, music will be flowing into the streets from King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall when Music on the Plaza kicks off.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Social theater: 'Dating Chronicles'

Would your adventures in dating make good theater? Justin Taylor Nixon, Kate Ryan and Fuse Theatre are putting together a musical about the crazy world of dating that incorporates real-life stories.

Wednesday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
Get your yacht rock on

Put on your mustache, your Top-Siders and your captain's hat and sail away to the sweet yacht-rock sounds of Mustache Harbor, performing a free show Friday, June 24.

Wednesday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
Calave to host birthday bash

Celebrate Calave's 1st anniversary on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The California Avenue wine bar will be holding an all-day happy hour.

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Colossal clay

The Palo Alto Art Center will show clay's bigger picture this summer with "Fired Up: Monumental Clay," an eclectic exhibition of large-scale ceramic work.

Wednesday, 11:41 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Art in Action establishes new scholarship fund

The Menlo Park nonprofit Art in Action, which provides in-school visual-art education to more than 220 elementary and middle schools, announced last week the establishment of the Judy Sleeth Scholarship Fund, which will allow the organization to accept applications from schools new to the program.

Tuesday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet