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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fine dining, with a few quirks

It didn't take long to realize that Bird Dog is not the kind of restaurant Palo Alto sees very often. The restaurant, which opened at 420 Ramona St. in November, offers big-city sophistication with a hefty dose of quirkiness.

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'Inside the art'

High-tech digital installations with traditional Japanese influences are on display in "Living Digital Space and Future Parks," the new exhibition at Pace Art + Technology, a pop-up space for the New York-based Pace Gallery. The gallery, located at Tesla's former dealership in Menlo Park, will present the large-scale exhibition by the Japanese art collective teamLab beginning Feb. 6 and continuing through July 1.

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This week's A&E highlights

This week, check art by local students at Mountain View's City Hall, hear the best-selling author of "The Life of Pi" discuss his new book, and see Mo Willems' beloved book characters take the stage in "We Are In A Play!"

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Somewhere in the middle

The mundane and the cosmic are side by side in Los Altos Stage Company's production of "Middletown," which creates a quiet place for contemplation through its portrayal of small-town life.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

They are in a play!

Parents, children's literature fans, and well-read local kids are likely familiar with the work of Mo Willems. His style is a blend of simple-yet-expressive animal characters with clever, quippy and emotionally resonant dialogue. In my house, the favorite is his "Elephant & Piggie" series, which is now presented at Palo Alto Children's Theatre in the form of "Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are In A Play!'"

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Moroccan food with a little shimmy

The only thing better than dinner . . . is dinner and a show. Thursday night is always a belly-baring party at Morocco's Restaurant in downtown Mountain View. Munch on authentic Moroccan food and watch belly dancers shake, balance and twirl.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week's A&E highlights

This week's top events include Valerie Capers in concert, a free talk on extraterrestrial life by a NASA scientist and an Italian festival.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A joyful 'Noise'

From handmade acoustic instruments to powerful distorted electronics, from teenage phenoms to music-world veterans, KZSU's "Day of Noise" represents an eclectic range of sounds and styles. What its diverse artists have in common is a commitment to experiment live on air for the Stanford University radio station's annual 24-hour event.

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