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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Woodside's Filoli kicks off Pride month with a weekend of performances and special events

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside is marking the occasion with a whole slew of Pride-themed performances, installations and more.

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Review: Mostly smooth sailing in West Bay Opera's 'Dutchman'

West Bay Opera's production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman is a bit like an old muscle car: a little rough around the edges, but equipped with a powerful engine.

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Brisket nachos and boozy brunch: Six pop-up spots enriching the Peninsula's dining scene

From yakitori-grilled skewers prepared at local breweries to regionally ranked tacos in a Redwood City parking lot, there's an abundance of good food being made outside of traditional restaurant spaces on the Peninsula.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Renovations further delay Stanford Theatre reopening

Fans of classic movies will have to wait a bit longer to catch their favorites on the big screen. The Stanford Theatre announced Tuesday that it will likely reopen in July or August rather than June, as initially projected.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley postpones world premiere of musical slated to open this summer

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced this week that it's postponing the world premiere production of the new musical "Alice Bliss" that had been set to run this summer at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

9 ways to spend Memorial Day weekend on the Peninsula

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer for those too eager to wait for the solstice June 21. Here are nine ways to spend the long weekend on the Peninsula.

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Summer movie preview: Blockbusters and Barbie rule the screen

Let's face facts: Barbie seems more at home in a movie theater in July. Although some prestige pictures trickle out as counter-programming, summer remains primarily the province of blockbuster cinema and franchise sequels.

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Arts briefs: Smuin Ballet, Sonny and the Rhinestone Sunsets, 'Infinite Black Suitcase'

This weekend, Smuin Ballet seals its season with a "French Kiss"; Sonny and the Rhinestone Sunsets revisit their unique country album; Foothill Theatre Arts looks into the "Infinite Black Suitcase."

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Locals-first ethos, farm-to-table menu has made Local Union 271 a downtown Palo Alto draw for nearly a decade

As part of our series of Q&As with restaurateurs participating in Peninsula Restaurant Week, we visited Local Union 271, where we spoke with general manager Nur Zayed and controller Clayton Adelhelm.

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Arts briefs: Dave Eggers, JoVia Armstrong & Destiny Muhammad, Scottish fiddlers, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and Music on the Square preview

This weekend, bestselling author Dave Eggers comes to Kepler's; a concert with JoVia Armstrong & Destiny Muhammad; Scottish fiddlers perform; Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra honors departing director; Music on the Square kickoff party.

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Film favorites and plenty of dramatic new ideas on tap in theater companies' plans for 2023-24

As summer draws closer, local theater companies are one step ahead, announcing their slates of shows for the coming 2023-24 season.

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