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Spectacular light show at Shoreline Park. Submitted by G-man on Mar 1, 2015
Virtual Silicon Valley Open Studios shows off local arts through May 31
Silicon Valley Open Studios art show and sale has returned for 2021, this year in a virtual format. Tuesday, 12:04 PM
Events planned all month to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage
Dozens of events to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month kicked off in Palo Alto on May 1, with celebrations planned during the next four weeks that will include films and discussions. Friday, 11:22 AM
Stanford Powwow celebrates 50 years with virtual event
The Stanford Powwow is a tradition spanning 50 years that salutes Native American culture and heritage. It takes place every Mother's Day weekend at Stanford University. Thursday, 4:46 PM
A fruitful year: 'Pear Slices 2021' shares new work by local writers
"Pear Slices 2021," with its traditional look and feel yet accessibility for at-home viewers, is a nice showcase for what the Pear Playwrights Guild has been up to over the past year. Wednesday, 1:44 PM
Running with the wolves: Palo Alto public art project goes wild
"Wolves," one of the Palo Alto Public Art Program's Artlift Microgrant projects, is an animated projection of wolves that LucidBeaming plans to show at multiple locations throughout town. Wednesday, 1:44 PM
Local book release: 'Beneath the Seams'
Palo Alto resident Peyton H. Roberts, who is a sustainable fashion ambassador with the Bay Area nonprofit Remake, takes a look at the dark side of the fashion industry in her debut novel "Beneath the Seams." Monday, 2:47 PM
Locally made film tackles a tough, timely topic
The Los Altos History Museum is hosting an online screening on May 7 of the feature film "The Valley," followed by a discussion with its director, Los Altos filmmaker Saila Kariat. Thursday, 10:20 AM
The sound of a story: How the Dragon is bringing 'The Creature' back to life
The 200-year-old "Frankenstein" narrative has been given new life with Dragon Productions Theatre Company's "The Creature," a serialized podcast production of Bay Area playwright Trevor Allen's radio play. Thursday, 2:42 PM
What's new in recent public art on the Midpeninsula?
Public art continues to blossom this spring, with new works popping up around the Midpeninsula. A few highlights are listed below. Thursday, 10:32 AM
Community School of Music and Arts presents concert of merit scholars
The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will present a spring concert by its merit scholars on Saturday, May 1, at 5 p.m. on CSMA's YouTube channel.
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Taking theater into their own hands: Local teens present 'Tuck Everlasting'
Menlo Park teenager and avid theater lover Samantha Belding had a dream of directing a musical before leaving for college and she wasn't going to let a global pandemic stand in her way. Wednesday, 1:26 PM
Mountain View launches international film festival with 'Race, Equity and Inclusion' theme
The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts will host its first international film festival April 24-25, with the theme of "Race, Equity and Inclusion." Wednesday, 10:44 AM
A new start for art at Stanford: Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection reopen
After more than a year of closure, Stanford University's major art museums are open again. While some things have remained the same there have been some significant changes at both museums since they last welcomed in-person visitors. Friday, 1:46 PM
How a pandemic passion project is helping a 'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' connect with his community
What started out as a pandemic passion project for Atherton resident Matt Burr has quickly grown into what could be something more. Monday, 11:09 AM
Can California wildflowers survive climate change?
"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change," on view at the Los Altos History Museum, features the work of photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, who have captured images of our state's vanishing wildflowers. Thursday, 1:53 PM
TheatreWorks launching first online New Works Festival
The New Works Festival Online will stream April 23-May 15, offering two musicals, three plays, a kickoff celebration and some artist talks. Festival passes are offered on a "pay what you can" basis. Thursday, 10:05 AM
Paly takes on 'The Theory of Relativity'
For its spring production and first virtual musical, Palo Alto High School's theater program is presenting "The Theory of Relativity," by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. Wednesday, 1:10 PM
Who is included in Filoli's story?
Filoli's "Stories of Resilience" is an exhibition acknowledging some who overcame injustices or were excluded by the historic estate. Wednesday, 12:04 PM
Local roots and global dreams: The Song Gardeners grow their sound
The Song Gardeners (Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn) have been hard at work writing, recording and releasing original songs with empowering messages, in a genre they call New Age pop. Tuesday, 11:58 AM
'Exquisite Reality' exhibition explores the political power of early photography
Due to its scientific origins, photography was once considered apolitical, but a new online exhibit at the Cantor looks at how early photographers made artistic decisions that reveal their interpretations of "reality." Friday, 9:50 AM
Some Stanford art venues announce upcoming reopening plans for spring
Shuttered for a year thanks to COVID-19, Stanford University's arts venues will gradually reopen for in-person visitors starting in April. Thursday, 2:29 PM
Mythology in metal, stories in stone (and on social media)
The artwork of Kelly Morgen is small in scale but rich in meaning. "Every piece has a story," Morgen said. "People seem to really resonate with my work on a deeper level." Thursday, 11:15 AM
Netflix documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' delves into college admissions scandal
Netflix revisits the nationwide college admissions scheme in its new, utterly fascinating, and plenty juicy white-collar crime documentary/docudrama. Friday, 12:25 PM
'A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration' offers powerful juxtaposition in paint
Painter Corey McCall's new exhibition at the Art Kiosk in downtown Redwood City, "A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration" is a powerful juxtaposition of tragedy and hope, of loss and inspiration. Wednesday, 1:58 PM
It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Mountain View. Voting is open now through May 23. Watch for the results of our Best Of contest on Friday, July 23.