The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 No doubt about it: "The Hunger Games" has captured the imagination of American moviegoers. Much of its popularity owes to breakout star Jennifer Lawrence, riding a heartening new wave of heroine chic, while some may be due to the franchise's young-ad...... Read the full review

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"Drumming Camp at WSP"
Rhythm is in your heart, your body and your soul. Rhythm is as natural as your pulse and breath, and it's FUN! In drumming camp at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, we will use our fee and hands to stomp and clap, play drums, tap sticks, shake, sing and make great nourishing rhythmic music together! For more information on this and other camps, and to register: http://waldorfpeninsula.org/curriculum-br-programs/summer-camp.html or contact us at info@waldorfpeninsula.org 650.209.9400 Submitted by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Mar 4, 2013

A&E Features

Chefs dish on how to transform your holiday leftovers
When Nov. 1 hits, so does the holiday-meal planning. Are you brining, roasting or smoking? Pumpkin or pecan? Will you stick to your family's traditional side dishes, or try something new?
Amidst all the food planning, something crucial can fall to the wayside: What to do with all those holiday leftovers. Friday, 1:45 PM

Holiday fairs abound
Anyone seeking distinctive holiday gifts and decorations may find inspiration in the upcoming boutiques, art exhibits and sales. Monday, 7:56 AM

Let them eat cake
One bite of a kouign-amann from Alexander's Patisserie will dispel any doubts you may have about the quality of a French patisserie run by a restaurant group best known for its high-end steakhouses. Friday, 3:54 PM | 3 comments

This week's A&E highlights
This week, catch the 3rd i South Asian Film Fest in Palo Alto, hear the story of a violinist who played for Stalin, and catch the big band tunes of the 1920s at Foothill College. Friday, 11:46 AM

There's something about 'Harvey'
This feel-good comedy features plenty of high jinks, all centered around a giant invisible rabbit. Friday, 11:42 AM

This week's top A&E events
This week, hear the stories of Silicon Valley immigrants, check out art inspired by science and technology at the Pacific Art League and catch Palo Alto High School's tech culture twist on a Commedia dell'Arte play.
Friday, 4:11 PM

'Kimberly Akimbo' brings black comedy to aging and identity
This dark comedy offers a new angle on timelessly troubling questions: Does old age render us unlovable? What happens when the ordinary laws of aging and mortality no longer apply? Friday, 3:45 PM

Artisan chocolate shops offer tastings, classes and more
Alegio Chocolaté, the Chocolate Garage and Timothy Adams Chocolates offer a wide variety of products and experiences for chocolate lovers. Friday, 2:54 PM

Theatre Flamenco speaks the international language of dance
Theatre Flamenco is one of the oldest dance troupes in California. On Saturday, Nov. 8, they'll come to Mountain View, bringing with them an international cast of artists. Friday, 2:17 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, attend a bluegrass jam and concert, enjoy a Noël Coward comedy at Gunn High and dance the night away at the Yiddish Culture Festival. Friday, 1:40 PM

A&E briefs
In this week's arts news: Artists wanted for public art project, Peninsula Symphony names a new director and more. Friday, 10:37 AM

'Curtains' rises on Broadway spoof
The whodunit Broadway musical is a wise-cracking comedy seasoned with risqué innuendos and campy song-and-dance numbers. Friday, 10:34 AM | 1 comments

Classic comfort food -- minus the meat
Veggie Grill is whipping up fresh and creative dishes that may change your mind about a vegan diet. Friday, 10:32 AM | 1 comments

A legend comes to life
Artistic Director Michael Lowe traveled to Mongolia to conduct research for "Legend of the Seven Suns," which opens Nov. 8. Friday, 10:21 AM

A taste of fall
Local establishments are celebrating sweater weather by crafting new drink menus featuring a variety of autumn-appropriate cocktails. Friday, 10:30 AM

'THe Woman in Black' a ghostly tale for the season
Dragon Theatre brings us a chilling little horror story for the Halloween season, and does it with enough aplomb to give you goosebumps. Friday, 10:02 AM

The Grand Cru of wine shops
At Vin Vino, owner Victor Pugliese specializes in the wines of Burgundy but pours glasses for every palette. Friday, 1:36 PM | 1 comments

This week's A&E events
Discover rare vintage gadgets at the Museum of American Heritage; hear the St. Lawrence String Quartet play Bach and Telemann; and check out the Silicon Valley African Film Festival in Mountain View. Friday, 11:11 AM

West Bay's 'Il Trovatore' is absurdly irresistible
Packed with music of brilliance, power and intensity, Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 masterpiece, "Il Trovatore" ("The Troubadour"), opens West Bay Opera's season next Friday, Oct. 17. Friday, 11:02 AM

Straight from the farm
All Christina Hildebrand wanted was a reliable source of raw milk for her daughter. Frustrated by the difficulty of finding the product, she built a business around it. Thursday, 12:55 PM | 31 comments

Founder of Stanford's documentary film program dies
Henry S. Breitrose, the founder of Stanford University's renowned graduate documentary film program, died Oct. 2. He was 78 years old. Thursday, 10:10 AM

Review: It's all about the curry
The Mountain View restaurant serves five tasty flavors of curry: rich sauces made from a long-simmered mix of spices, beef and mushrooms. Just bring a jacket; there's no indoor seating. Friday, 2:01 PM

From jazz to raga
It took nine years for Mountain View musician Charles Lloyd to master the sitar. Now, he has the chance not only to perform in front of a live audience, but also to pay public respect to his teacher. Tuesday, 5:31 PM

Doing good with food
Foodanthropy has arrived in Palo Alto.
It's not some trendy new hybrid dessert, but rather, the marriage of two worlds -- food and philanthropy -- in an unusual new downtown restaurant. Friday, 11:26 AM

The Ecstasy of Embodiment
Programmers, entrepreneurs, academics and artists alike flock to Ecstatic Dance Palo Alto to discover the healing powers of dance and the hidden connections between their bodies and their minds. Friday, 10:47 AM

Review: Double the pleasure in The Pear's 'House & Garden'
Premiered in the playwright's native England in 1999, Alan Ayckbourn's "House & Garden" is a rare theatrical phenomenon: a pair of plays intended to be performed simultaneously, by one cast, for two audiences. Thursday, 12:34 PM

Cluck, cluck! It's time for the Tour de Coop
Sharon Erickson can barely remember a time when her family didn't raise chickens. Thursday, 10:09 AM

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence
When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Tuesday, 10:17 AM

Where to savor the end of summer
Summer is drawing to a close, but chances are the warm weather plans to stick around for another month of comfortable outdoor dining. Here are 10 great spots to dine outdoors in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Menlo Park. Friday, 10:42 AM | 4 comments

A Festival of Fall Arts
Fall is here, and as all art lovers know, that means a fresh new arts season is upon us. In the following pages, you'll find events ranging from live dance and theater to music, film, comedy, magic and storytelling. Friday, 10:41 AM | 1 comments

This week's A&E events
This week, check out fine arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, live music and more at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. Enjoy moon cakes and traditional lion dances at Ming's of Palo Alto in celebration of the Autumn Moon Festival, and welcome the Pacific Art League back to its newly-renovated Ramona Street home at its Grand Opening Exhibition. Friday, 10:13 AM

Portrait of a nation
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Cantor Arts Center unveils many of Robert Frank's iconic images, alongside some of his never-before-seen works, in "Robert Frank in America." Friday, 10:11 AM

Review: The best of all worlds at Borrone MarketBar

Moonlight Run & Walk tonight

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies

Timely and tender

Gone garbanzo

New gelato shop melds Italian and California sensibilities

Review: Mandarin Roots offers menu with fusion twist