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Stanford Theatre cancels annual showing of 'It's a Wonderful Life'
The Stanford Theatre announced on social media on Friday, Dec 9, that it won't be holding its traditional Dec. 24 screening of "It's a Wonderful Life." Due to ongoing renovations, the classic movie palace is currently without heat. Friday, 7:34 PM

Wobbly World takes listeners on a globe-trotting sonic voyage
How can local listeners take a trip around the world without leaving the Peninsula? They could try a visit to the Guild Theatre on Dec. 14, where Freddy Clarke's Wobbly World plays music without borders.
Thursday, 2:54 PM

Lucky number three: Pamela Walsh Gallery holds party to mark anniversary
For all but four months of its existence, Pamela Walsh Gallery has operated during the pandemic. Now the gallery will celebrate its third anniversary on Dec. 9 with a party opening a group exhibition and featuring music by DJ Chance. Thursday, 3:38 PM | 1 comments

Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park
Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan grew up in a foodie family. In their home region of east Turkistan, their parents ran a restaurant for decades. The sisters, who identify as ethnic Uyghurs, have just opened Mrs. Khan in downtown Menlo Park. Thursday, 1:26 PM

Peninsula Women's Chorus holiday concert explores the many ways we're connected
The Peninsula Women's Chorus celebrates relationships in all their joys and complexities with the concert "Songs of Connection: The Ties that Bind," Dec. 10 in Palo Alto and Dec. 18 in Santa Clara. Thursday, 12:22 PM

The nearly centurylong resilience of the Loma Mar Store & Kitchen
Inside the refurbished Coastside restaurant and local landmark that has flourished under new ownership and attracted everyone from car enthusiasts to Neil Young.
Wednesday, 2:40 PM

Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more
As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East Bay bagel shop has opened, a Stanford spot has returned and a new hotel announced its restaurants. Friday, December 2, 5:44 PM | 1 comments

Cozy up with these 7 children's books emphasizing empathy, overcoming differences
In a season that celebrates peace on earth, now is the best time to share lessons about empathy, overcoming differences and working together. Some of the best children's books published in 2022 touch on these topics. Friday, December 2, 4:58 PM

Hope, friendship grow in Los Altos Stage Company's 'The Secret Garden'
Healing and hope are in bloom at the Bus Barn Theater this December, thanks to Los Altos Stage Company's upcoming production of "The Secret Garden," running Dec. 1-23. Wednesday, 1:02 PM

Finessing fungi: A mushroom-based meat alternative makes its debut
When it comes to trends in the sustainable food movement, the elusive plant-based meat alternative is often presented as a buzzy panacea. Now, there's a fungus-based meat alternative debuting and making waves in Silicon Valley. Monday, November 28, 4:35 PM

'Little Shop of Horrors' finds new meaning in San Francisco's Chinatown
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is adding a twist to the Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors" this holiday season; it's transplanting the setting to San Francisco's Chinatown. The show opens Nov. 30 in Palo Alto. Friday, November 25, 9:08 AM

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Holiday block party: Lego enthusiasts share passion for building

'#eatpraylovepaint' at Bryant Street Gallery shows off painter's broad range

Asian American art in focus at Stanford

From the flames: Palo Alto Art Center exhibit explores the impact of wildfires through artists' eyes


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