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by Diana Diamond
Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate
Nov 24, 2020 | 3 comments
"Vintage Planes at Moffett "
The P-51 Mustang, nicknamed "Betty Jane," on display at Moffett Air Field Submitted by Frank Paul Perez on May 17, 2015
Los Altos History Museum hosts inaugural online art auction
For its fall fundraiser, the history museum is taking a page from the art world with its inaugural Benefit Collection Online Art Auction featuring paintings, photographs and ceramic work donated by local artists and collectors. Thursday, 10:33 AM
Where to get smoked turkey, a prime rib feast, pies and more on the Peninsula this Thanksgiving
Consider taking the glass-half-full approach to Thanksgiving this year and seize the opportunity to create the holiday meal you've always wanted through Peninsula restaurants and eateries offering takeout meals. Friday, 1:43 PM
Woodside Priory presents 'Pieces of Our World' and 'Alone, Together'
Portola Valley's Woodside Priory is offering up some streaming Thanksgiving entertainment with "Pieces of Our World" and "Alone, Together." Tuesday, 1:29 PM
Richard Pousette-Dart's art 'explores visual possibilities' at Pace
Richard Pousette-Dart is generally positioned within the Abstract Expressionist movement but the current exhibition at Pace Gallery demonstrates how he found his own path. Tuesday, 6:03 PM
[email protected] virtual concert celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday
[email protected] is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with a virtual concert on Sunday, Nov. 22. Thursday, 1:46 PM
TheatreWorks and Stanford join forces for festival
Three new plays about about feminism, ethnicity, and religion will be performed virtually Nov. 15-17 in a festival titled New Works Next Generation. Wednesday, 1:28 PM
Wild dream logic and storytelling: Stanford TAPS creates a musical ritual
Dreams, deep feelings and the phases of the moon are channeled by Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies' (TAPS) new production, "Beyond the Wound is a Portal." Tuesday, 4:16 PM
Virtual talk explores how a portrait of a socialite shocked 19th-century Paris
Artist, teacher, art historian and architect Jim Caldwell discusses "The Scandal of Madame X" in an online talk presented Friday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m. by the Woodside Arts & Culture Committee. Thursday, 9:35 AM
Menlo School to livestream 'Dracula' over Halloween weekend
Menlo School's production of "Dracula" to entertain audiences during Halloween weekend. Friday, 1:54 PM
Branch out for the weekend at Filoli's Orchard Days
The Filoli Estate is welcoming families to visit its Gentleman's Orchard, which is home to hundreds of heritage fruit trees. The orchard will be open this weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Thursday, 10:18 AM
How are humans 'Nature's Best Hope'?
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts a virtual talk by author/professor Doug Tallamy. Thursday, 1:50 PM
Pacific Art League goes 'Beyond 2020' with new exhibition
The Pacific Art League (PAL) has decided to brave the storm and hold its annual anniversary exhibition while finding innovative ways to work around COVID-19 restrictions. Tuesday, 2:22 PM
Palo Alto Players introduces 'Homebound Cabaret' series
With its physical home at the Lucie Stern Theatre still off limits, Palo Alto Players is filling its fall season with performances regardless. Monday, 4:58 PM
EnActe Arts Inc. is offering an unusually intimate look at two future prime ministers of India as seen through their correspondence. What makes the letters especially personal is that they are between father and daughter. Thursday, 11:18 AM
FabMo's Artisan Showcase kicks off this weekend, will run through end of the year
FabMo's annual Artisan Showcase has moved online this year, and where the event typically takes place in person over a weekend, this year's virtual showcase will kick off Oct. 24. Thursday, 11:16 AM
Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn
Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting range of cuisines and a sense of optimism about the local dining world. Thursday, 11:14 AM
Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula
For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful. Thursday, 11:11 AM
Pear Theatre offers well acted, poorly produced 'Lysistrata'
Yes, we audience members are desperate to see live theater and actors are desperate to perform. And bless their hearts at the Pear Theatre for wanting to bring us a show -- "Lysistrata" -- via the magic of video recording. Tuesday, 5:28 PM
Garlic naan and sizzling boti: Zareen's expands to Redwood City
Zareen's, one of the Peninsula's most popular Pakistani-Indian restaurants, has opened a new location at 2039 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. Tuesday, 10:54 AM
Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula
For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful. Thursday, 1:33 PM
Museum's reopening exhibition invites visitors into a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'
The Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto reopened to the public recently with its first in-person, indoor exhibition since the spring. The exhibit celebrates the museum's 30th anniversary. Friday, 1:23 PM | 1 comments
Chats with cats: Peninsula Youth Theatre presents 'Brief Interviews with Internet Cats'
Ah, cats and the internet. A match made in heaven, no? This weekend, Peninsula Youth Theatre celebrates kitty-based internet entertainment with its virtual production of "Brief Interviews with Internet Cats." Friday, 1:22 PM
Theatreworks' 'Voices of Democracy' initiative aims to promote voting, racial justice
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is advocating for voting rights and racial justice with its new initiative, "Voices of Democracy." Wednesday, 1:11 PM
Palo Alto Art Center reopens gallery, hosts outdoor installation
Long-closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto Art Center reopened this week with installations, both exterior and interior, and plans to reopen the main gallery next month. Friday, 1:43 PM
Redwood City's Main Gallery moves to Menlo Park
The Main Gallery, a contemporary art gallery housed for 20 years in a yellow Victorian house in downtown Redwood City, is relocating to Menlo Park. Thursday, 1:40 PM
Travel agency: The 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival takes you around the world, via the internet
Even in a global pandemic, the United Nations Association Film Festival endures, presenting entirely online this year a program of 60 documentaries over 11 days, beginning Oct. 15. Tuesday, 10:21 AM | 1 comments
Peninsula Women's Chorus offers first livestream concert, celebrates women's rights
Peninsula Women's Chorus plans to present its first virtual concert and panel discussion on Saturday, Oct. 3, celebrating women's rights. Thursday, 10:09 AM
Redwood City was dethroned as a world flower capital; now one mural pays tribute
A Peruvian-born fine artist, Talavera-Ballón often centers his work on the everyday lives of the immigrants and their all-too-often unsung contributions to culture. Monday, 10:30 AM
Composer Rosephanye Dunn-Powell discusses African American spirituals
Choral composer and vocal professor Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell will be the guest speaker at Stanford University's "Black Music Revealed" webinar on Friday, Oct. 2. Thursday, 10:08 AM
Tim Bond's 'all-consuming situation'
"The foundation of this company is so strong. And its audience base and reputation and family of artists and community members will really help us as we're kind of building it new," TheatreWorks' Tim Bond says. Wednesday, 12:59 PM
So the story goes: Festival highlights storytelling
The Storytelling Festival at the Menlo Park Library, which kicks off Oct. 1, showcases the enduring art of oral storytelling: sharing a story without using a book.
Wednesday, 1:05 PM
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, 5:02 PM
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. Friday, 12:40 PM
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