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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Art Center awarded $88,000

Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Palo Alto Art Center plans to launch a community project that explores the links between art and nature.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

A taste of fall

Local establishments are celebrating sweater weather by crafting new drink menus featuring a variety of autumn-appropriate cocktails.

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Book Talk

This month, the City of Palo Alto Library launches California Reads book discussions, La Entrada Middle School hosts a used book fair and a Stanford English professor publishes a book on failure.

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Long-distance collaborators

After years of working together long distance, two writers will meet face-to-face for the first time to promote their new novels at Bay Area bookstores.

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Worth a Look

This week, indulge your wanderlust at a Foothill College photography exhibition, soak up the masterful jazz stylings of Arturo Sandoval at the JCC, and catch a mold-breaking puppet show at Stanford Live.

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A ghostly tale for the season

Dragon Theatre brings us a chilling little horror story for the Halloween season, and does it with enough aplomb to give you goosebumps.

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Visual raptures

The Windhover Meditation Center, which opened earlier this month on the Stanford campus, houses works by the late professor of art Nathan Oliveira.

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YouTube and beyond

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose has earned a loyal fanbase through posting clever music videos on YouTube.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Young filmmakers inspire African film fest

For the fifth year, the Community School of Music and Arts will play host to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19.

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The Grand Cru of wine shops

At Vin Vino, owner Victor Pugliese specializes in the wines of Burgundy but pours glasses for every palette.

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Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes

A brand new Bloomingdale's opens at the Stanford Shopping Center, Mac's Smoke Shop and Gryphon Stringed Instruments celebrate big birthdays, and Mandarin Gourmet and Common Ground both close.

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Worth a Look

Learn the story of how Santa Clara County came to be the Silicon Valley, check out one-act plays directed by high school students and catch a movie at the Jewish Film Festival.

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The butcher, the baker

TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz.

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An open book

For nearly 20 years, Palo Alto's Bay Area Book Artists has fostered a love of handmade books.

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