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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Shop Talk: College Terrace Market to open, flower shop could close

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about the upcoming opening of the College Terrace Market, the potential closure of a 72-year-old flower shop and other retail news.

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Summer means some of the "biggest" movies of the year. The sequels, the superhero movies, the science-fiction extravaganzas. We can't talk about them all: Upwards of 100 movies will roll out between now and Aug. 30. But put away those metal detectors, and allow me to sift the sands for the hidden gems of the summer movie season...and to spot a whale or two.

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For some restaurants, family meal is more than just dinner. The tradition is central to the culture of their kitchens.

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'Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses'

The Los Altos History Museum's current exhibition, "Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses," celebrates the beloved midcentury-modern homes designed by Joseph Eichler to provide affordable, light-filled housing that complements the West Coast lifestyle.

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Bay Choral Guild celebrates the Bard

Inspired by the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Sanford Dole, artistic director of the Bay Choral Guild, has created a spring program that celebrates four centuries of choral music.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'In space ... nobody hears you Bing!'

Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) will present its spring concerts this weekend. Titled "In space ... nobody hears you Bing!,' the concert will utilize a 3-D immersive surround-sound system and feature the work of a number of students.

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'Suburban Undertow' premieres at Foothill

Tom Gough's "Suburban Undertow," about a group of friends who find their bond tested by the changing values of one of their members, will receive its world premiere at Foothill College this weekend.

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West Bay Opera stages a 'Salome' for our times

It's a story set in biblical times, familiar to people the world over. But its ancient backdrop doesn't make the story that unfolds in the opera "Salome," as staged by West Bay Opera beginning this weekend, any less relevant to today's world.

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Art gets interactive

Activated alleyways, a sensory garden, a murmur wall and a cave of wonders, among other attractions, will emerge in downtown Palo Alto June 1-3, when the city hosts its first Code:ART festival.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Ocean-themed mural restored

Artist Morgan Bricca has been restoring the faded, damaged "Year of the Ocean" mural located on the California Avenue pedestrian underpass, giving the undersea-themed artwork some much-needed touchups. Check out the before-and-after photos to see her work.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

From Naples with love

According to Costas Eleftheriadis, owner of Napoletana Pizzeria in Mountain View, all the recipes he uses are from his grandmother in Naples. Nonna was a great cook.

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Hope Gangloff paints at the Cantor

Painter Hope Gangloff, Cantor Arts Center's first Diekman Contemporary Commissions Program artist, will inaugurate the new Artist at Work series by working on-site in the museum's atrium balcony, where she will be painting a portrait of her friend and Cantor staff member Tammy Fortin.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Redwood City turns 150

Redwood City is celebrating its 150th birthday this month and the town is marking the historic occasion in a number of ways, including throwing itself a party on Saturday.

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Portola Valley celebrates horse May 20-21

Portola Valley's fourth annual "Celebration of the Horse" will span Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road.

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A celebration of 'Sisterhood'

The feel-good dramedy "The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" (yes, it's a mouthful) is the latest in Dragon Productions Theatre Company's "Women Take Center Stage" themed series, boasting an all-female cast, female director and a celebration of the bond between women.

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'Guns Above' full of witty dialogue, airships and women with guns

With a view of Moffett Field from her apartment, Mountain View author Robyn Bennis has airships on her mind. Lighter-than-air warfare is the subject of her debut fantasy novel, "The Guns Above," published by Tor Books on May 2.

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The joy of uke

"When you pick up the ukulele, it brings out the inner child in you. It makes you want to say, 'That looks like fun, let me try it,'" according to uke superstar Jake Shimabukuro. He'll perform for local fans at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on May 25.

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One more week to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.