If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[A cut above]]> Downtown Redwood City has become one of the hottest dining destinations on the Peninsula. What had been missing was a good steakhouse. The Courthouse 2021 is primed to fill that niche but needs to be more focused to do so.]]> <![CDATA[Mom-and-pop art]]> Becoming a parent, it could be said, is the ultimate act of creation. For parents who are also artists, parenthood can also shape and influence their artistic creativity in all sorts of ways, both positive and negative. In its new exhibition, "Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood," the Palo Alto Art Center explores the joys and challenges of parenthood as experienced and reflected by 15 artists.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Players goes ape for 'Tarzan']]> The Lucie Stern Theatre is transformed into a vibrant, verdant African rainforest this month, thanks to Palo Alto Players' production of "Tarzan," which proves a mostly-sweet, engaging adventure. ]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: New retail, all-day cafe to open]]> San Francisco entrepreneur Maria Peevey has opened popup women's clothing store B The Reset at Stanford Shopping Center; New cafe/bar The Nighthawk is set to open in Redwood City; and baby gear retailer Baby Bandalou has closed its California Avenue location as it prepares to relocate.]]> <![CDATA[The sweet life]]> For Sasha Lipton, founder of Redwood City desserts company Clean Sweets by Sasha, it's always been about enjoying food while consuming nutritionally dense ingredients.]]> <![CDATA[Flawed but fabulous]]> Summer may be ending, but drag queens are hot right now -- and you can find them at the Bus Barn Theatre during the Los Altos Stage Company's run of "The Legend of Georgia McBride."]]> <![CDATA[Jazz legend opens new season at Stanford Live]]> Saxophonist Charles Lloyd launches Stanford Live's 2018-19 season on Friday, Sept. 21, with his band The Marvels, featuring special guest singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams.]]> <![CDATA['Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory']]> Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) will present a new exhibition, "Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory."]]> <![CDATA[The call of the wild]]> With its new exhibition, "Africa: The Struggle of Beauty," the Pacific Art League hopes to give back to the natural world, not only by celebrating its beauty but also providing information about critical issues facing it.