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Friday, September 22, 2023

Canine casting call: TheatreWorks is picking a pup for a role in its next production

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is currently considering canine candidates for the role of mystery author Agatha Christie's beloved pooch Peter in its West Coast Premiere of Heidi Armbruster's “Mrs. Christie," running Oct. 4-29.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Artist who painted butterfly mural for Taylor Swift debuts new work in Palo Alto

Renowned street artist Kelsey Montague, the artist behind the famous #whatliftsyou wings and Taylor Swift's butterfly mural, has created art for a local skin clinic. The work was unveiled Thursday, Sept 14.

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Musician David James debuts a work about a rebel with a cause: his community activist father

Musician David James' newest piece tells a story drawn from newspapers and TV, but that also has a personal connection. The work looks back to mid-1960s San Francisco and the community activism of James' father, Rev. Jesse James.

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Arts briefs: Joshua Redman at Stanford Live, Smuin Ballet, Springline's official opening and more

This weekend, Joshua Redman kicks off Stanford Live's season, plus Smuin Ballet's season opener, a variety of events mark the official opening of Springline, a reception at the Palo Alto Art Center and Galactic at The Guild.

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Peninsula bagel shops with East Coast roots help supply feasts for High Holidays

the Peninsula Jewish community doesn't have to go far to enjoy its break fast fix from a traditional New York-style bagel shop during the Jewish High Holidays.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

How a former theater producer staged her dream cider bar on the Coastside

After moving to the Coastside, Meredith Kasyan, formerly of Redwood City's Dragon Productions, changed course from theater to serving up ciders at an outdoor tasting room in Pillar Point Harbor, not far from Half Moon Bay.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Nonprofit hosts benefit concert for farmworkers at The Guild Theatre

Gilroy-based nonprofit Earth to Table is hosting a benefit concert Sept. 19 at The Guild Theatre in Menlo Park to raise funds for organizations that support farmworkers. The lineup includes Malo, Juan Escovedo All-Stars and more.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Arts briefs: REZZ, Amendola Vs Blades and Eric Person Quartet, Lupita Infante

Catch DJ and electronic artist REZZ at Stanford Live, a jazz double bill with Amendola Vs Blades and Eric Person Quartet in Palo Alto and Lupita Infante's spin on traditional Mexican music in Redwood City,

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Review: 'Matilda' breaks all the right rules

Palo Alto Players open their season with a musical about how a brilliant, kind child foils the grownup bullies around her. The show runs through Sept. 24.

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Five ways to celebrate Oktoberfest 2023

The mirth and revelry of Germany's flagship drinking festival are coming to life at bars, restaurants and town squares across the Peninsula. Here's a roundup of Oktoberfest events coming up, so mark your calendars.

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Longtime South Bay journalist's book takes a deep dive into an infamous Peninsula murder

The 1974 murder of a young woman in Stanford's Memorial Church shocked the community and became a decades-long cold case. Journalist Scott Herhold followed the story throughout his career and now explores the case in a new book.

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