Recent A&E Features

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

'Dorky' delights

You've probably heard the one about the three little pigs. But how about the three little hedgehogs, co-narrated by an indignant puppet with a posh British accent, given a slapstick spin and delivered at a brisk pace?

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Joie de 'Play!'

"Play!" -- a vibrant and interactive art exhibition focused on the concept of playfulness -- is on display at the Palo Alto Art Center through Dec. 29.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hewlett Foundation announces grant winners

Ten Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including Mountain View's Community School of Music and Arts, will receive grants of $150,000 to commission new musical compositions in genres including chamber, electronic, jazz, opera, and hip hop, the Menlo Park based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced this week.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Theater review: 'It Can’t Happen Here'

The people are restless. They are sick of the experts and the career politicians. They are also broke and out of work after a recession that many blame on those same politicians. And on the immigrants. So when a populist presidential candidate comes along promising to fix their lives, throw out the immigrants and make the country great again, the people vote him in. Sound familiar? You might be surprised to learn that this is the premise of Sinclair Lewis's 1935 book “It Can't Happen Here," which the author adapted into a play in 1936.

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German immersion

German beer is at the heart of Gourmet Haus Staudt, a cozy, quirky, welcoming beer hall in Redwood City that serves hearty fare and huge pretzels.

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Comedian Samantha Bee to speak at Stanford

Political commentator, comedian and late-night television host Samantha Bee will speak in conversation with Stanford University professor Shelley Correll in Memorial Auditorium on campus Friday, Nov. 10.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Splashin' on the stage

Just in time for a much-needed rainy season on the Peninsula, Broadway by the Bay is concluding its 2017 program with a revival of the beloved musical "Singin' in the Rain."

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'Peter Pan' never gets old

Charming and nostalgic, "Peter Pan" is a great choice for families seeking some good old-fashioned entertainment this season.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Health inspectors shut down popular restaurant

Santa Clara County health officials temporarily shut down Calafia Café & Market A Go-Go on Thursday after inspectors discovered insects and rodents, according to a suspension notice posted outside the restaurant.

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Local theater honored

Palo Alto Players, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Broadway by the Bay were among the local theater companies honored this week at the annual Theatre Bay Area Awards, which are selected by members of the Bay Area theater community.

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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.