Recent A&E Features

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Code: ART coming to downtown Palo Alto next year

Palo Alto is preparing to turn downtown into an interactive "creative laboratory" for three days next year as part of a new program to crowdsource ideas from the community that could transform underutilized alleyways and corridors into engaging public spaces.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

New Stanford Live executive director named

Chris Lorway, founding artistic director of Toronto's Luminato Festival, has been named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall, the university announced today in a press release.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

'Double Take' to be dismantled

"Double Take," the whimsical willow sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty that's stood on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center since 2011, has reached the end of its life. Karen Kienzle, the art center's director, said the piece, which was always planned to be temporary, will be demolished and turned into wood-chip mulch in June.

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'The Skeleth' continues epic tale of battle against otherworldly evil

When it comes to writing epic fantasy fiction, East Palo Alto author Matthew Jobin takes the long view.

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Book Talk

The voices of The Grateful Dead returns to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, Palo Alto City Library gets new assistant director and more.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Worth a Look

The California Pops Orchestra, which bills itself at the country's only all-request orchestra, will perform its season finale on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Staying hot

In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively dining scene in Mountain View.

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Coffee tasting at the library

Love a tasty cuppa joe? Ever wanted to learn more about what makes good coffee so "good?" And just how is it farmed, harvested and roasted, anyway? The Mountain View Library (585 Franklin St.) is hosting a free coffee-tasting event on Saturday, May 21, 1:30-3 p.m.

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Bike to Shop Day

Grab your basket or backpack and head out to do some shopping on your favorite two-wheeler. In honor of National Bike Month, local retailers will be celebrating Bike to Shop Day on Saturday, May 21.

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Pacific THERx 5K4Play

Feeling racy? The 5th annual Pacific THERx 5K4Play a family-friendly 5K run or 2K walk in Portola Valley is happening on Sunday. Beneficiaries include Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI) and the Impala Racing Team.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wingding Family Fest

Celebrate spring and things with wings in the great outdoors this weekend, when the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS) host a day of eco-adventure, science, birding and hiking.

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iPad art demo

iPad artist Caroline Mustard will lead a group of artists from Mobile Art Academy in an interactive demonstration of various art apps and iOS-device art techniques at Palo Alto's Apple Store on Friday

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Feel the 'Burn'

Oshman Family JCC Director of Jewish Innovation, Joel Stanley, plans to bring some of the inspiring energy and creative spirit of Burning Man to Palo Alto's celebration of the Jewish holiday Lag B'Omer on May 26, when the JCC will hold its first-ever Burning Mensch.

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Tales from the realm of Suzanne Vega

As the Suzanne Vega song says, "You've got to find the way to say what you say/and get it down on the page/or the stage. It's the cage for that tiger rage/that you can't contain."

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shop Talk: Trio of boutiques open at Stanford and more

The transformation of Stanford Shopping Center continues this month with the opening of several new retail stores: The North Face, Luisa Spagnoli, AllSaints and Uno de 50.

Thursday, 11:06 AM | 8 comments
Worth a Look

The annual "Fine Art in the Park" festival, sponsored by the Los Altos Rotary Club, will be held Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, at Lincoln Park, 199 University Ave., Los Altos, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Strut Your Mutt

Hot dog! Or is that haute dog? Dress up Fluffy and Fido and parade them down the red carpet at Town & Country Village's "Strut Your Mutt Spring Fashion Show Contest" on Saturday, May 14.

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Bottoms up

Belly up to the home bar: Learn how to craft signature drinks from five local restaurants and bars with step-by-step instructions.

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Farm fresh

Monterey Bay halibut with early summer squash? Garlic noodles with charred Brussels sprouts and cauliflower? We talked to local chefs to get recipes for dishes that draw upon this season's local bounty.

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