A&E Features

Life during pandemic lockdown might actually be good for your brain
Menlo Park author and neuroscientist David Eagleman's new book explores the myriad ways in which the 3-pound organ inside our skulls alters itself in reaction to the outside world. Friday, 8:46 AM

How Misfits Bakehouse became the source of the Bay Area's best gluten-free goods
An interview with Mina Makram an Egyptian refugee, former engineer and self-taught baker determined to overcome the "stigma" of gluten-free bread. Thursday, 11:34 AM | 3 comments

Blue trees and recycled labyrinths: The art of public art
"Public art is a really powerful thing that can stimulate conversation in a way that artwork in a gallery doesn't," according to the leader of Palo Alto's public art program. Wednesday, 9:23 AM | 4 comments

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch marks 25th anniversary with two-week virtual sale
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an online sale taking place Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Tuesday, 4:57 PM

Silicon Valley Sculpture offers fine art in the great outdoors
At the Silicon Valley Sculpture fine art fair, visitors can enjoy an exhibition of sculptures from about 30 different artists, including some who have shown at Burning Man. Tuesday, 5:02 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and help the environment at coastal cleanup event
This weekend offers the community another chance to go outside and do some good at the same time. Wednesday, 9:49 AM

TheatreWorks offers a new take on 'Pandora'
Laurel Ollstein's new play "Pandora" offers a new spin on the very ancient myth about the titular first woman and her troublesome box. Tuesday, 5:33 PM

Fall arts preview: Creatives focus on the divine, and the sublime, this fall
Take a peek at some highlights of the upcoming fall arts season on the Midpeninsula, many of which will take place in cyberspace. Thursday, 8:54 AM

Palo Alto welcomes Bay Bridge light artist for new gallery show
Leo Villareal's dazzling "Harmony of the Spheres," a new exhibition at Pace Gallery, is on view until Oct. 10. Tuesday, 11:14 AM

Black Lives Matter muralists reflect on art, social justice
The power of public art to bring communities together, foster conversations and amplify racial equity initiatives was the theme of a virtual panel discussion hosted by Palo Alto's Public Art Program on Thursday, Sept. 10. Friday, 4:21 PM | 6 comments

Graphic novel chronicles the start of a long, strange (local) trip

Breathing life into wire: Kristine Mays' sculptures 'emerge from the scenery'

Books capture 'The Face of Iran Before'

'Epoch' installation ponders the nature of time


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