Fun Stuff



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Place for Live Entertainment

Playing video games and watching television are not the only ways to spend your summer. Just ask the kids performing at -- or attending -- the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, a place to sprawl out with blankets on the lawn, sit back and watch some good old-fashioned entertainment. The theater serves kids from age 3 through high school, introducing them to drama and producing the next stars of the stage. Shows planned for later this year include "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-463-4930;


There are a lot of coffee shops in Palo Alto, but for a spot with freshly brewed java, tasty pastries and a killer wireless signal, Philz Coffee is your cozy home away from home. Settle into the comfy leather couches or scoot up to one of the large wooden tables with your laptop, tablet or smartphone to work -- or binge-watch the latest Netflix obsession. 101 Forest Ave., Palo Alto, 650-321-2161;

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2016 at 9:43 am

If this is it for fun stuff in town we are losing out.

With Palo Alto Square movie theater closing, it looks like we are going to be driving out of town to get some fun in future.

Thankfully we still have Winter Lodge and of course Childrens Theater.

So sad.

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Posted by R U Joking
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 23, 2016 at 4:41 pm

What fun stuff? The only fun you can have in Palo Alto requires spending too much money in downtown at a bar-restaurant.

To have CLEAN fun, you have to leave Palo Alto.

To have FAMILY fun, you have to leave the Peninsula.

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Posted by Wilted Leaves
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

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