Recent A&E Features

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Curiouser and curiouser

How did you while away the hours during your last long-haul flight? Odds are you read, watched a few movies and hoped for a long, uncomfortable nap. Multimedia artist Nina Katchadourian finds other ways to use her time, making art out of the most ordinary, mundane things at hand.

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Future greens

The creator of a new salad-making robot sees his invention as an ideal healthy-food option for restaurants, hospitals, workplaces and cafeterias.

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Gunn student to present Ramayana retelling

Swati Goel, a sophomore at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, has written "Ravaan," a retelling of the ancient Indian epic the Ramayana from the point of view of the traditional villain, with parallels to Shakespeare's "Macbeth."

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Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest

It's bier, brezeln and bratwurst time. Redwood City's annual Bavarian-style celebration of Oktoberfest will take place this weekend (Sept. 21-24) at Courthouse Square.

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New in theater: 'Cirque Exotique du Monde'

When you see the words "1936 Berlin," you know things on the whole aren't going to go too well.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Positive vibrations

Yes, it's a play about vibrators. The electrical stimulation device was invented by a physician in order to bring about a "paroxysm" in patients, which, it was believed, would help alleviate the wide range of hysteria symptoms. It sounds funny, and indeed "In the Next Room" often is, but don't expect a campy tone or lurid jokes. It's serious when it needs to be, and beautiful, too.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Film: Tuolumne River Film Festival

The third-annual Tuolumne River Film Festival, featuring short films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, live music, ice cream and more, will be held Sunday.

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Electric-vehicle test drives

Take a spin in an electric vehicle (EV) this Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. at 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. The free test drives are part of Acterra's celebration of National Drive Electric Week, to encourage adoption of environmentally friendly practices and products.

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It's her way

Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Canadian-American songwriter and social activist, will perform at Stanford University on Sept. 22.

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Top restaurants to check out

Mountain View Voice readers have officially decided. See which local restaurants and businesses can now claim the title — Best Of Mountain View 2017.

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