A&E Features

Pacific Art League goes 'Beyond 2020' with new exhibition
The Pacific Art League (PAL) has decided to brave the storm and hold its annual anniversary exhibition while finding innovative ways to work around COVID-19 restrictions. Tuesday, 2:22 PM

Palo Alto Players introduces 'Homebound Cabaret' series
With its physical home at the Lucie Stern Theatre still off limits, Palo Alto Players is filling its fall season with performances regardless. Monday, 4:58 PM

Open 'Letters'
EnActe Arts Inc. is offering an unusually intimate look at two future prime ministers of India as seen through their correspondence. What makes the letters especially personal is that they are between father and daughter. Thursday, 11:18 AM

FabMo's Artisan Showcase kicks off this weekend, will run through end of the year
FabMo's annual Artisan Showcase has moved online this year, and where the event typically takes place in person over a weekend, this year's virtual showcase will kick off Oct. 24. Thursday, 11:16 AM

Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn
Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting range of cuisines and a sense of optimism about the local dining world. Thursday, 11:14 AM

Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula
For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful. Thursday, 11:11 AM

Pear Theatre offers well acted, poorly produced 'Lysistrata'
Yes, we audience members are desperate to see live theater and actors are desperate to perform. And bless their hearts at the Pear Theatre for wanting to bring us a show -- "Lysistrata" -- via the magic of video recording. Tuesday, 5:28 PM

Garlic naan and sizzling boti: Zareen's expands to Redwood City
Zareen's, one of the Peninsula's most popular Pakistani-Indian restaurants, has opened a new location at 2039 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. Tuesday, 10:54 AM

Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula
For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful. Thursday, 1:33 PM

Museum's reopening exhibition invites visitors into a 'Cabinet of Curiosities'
The Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto reopened to the public recently with its first in-person, indoor exhibition since the spring. The exhibit celebrates the museum's 30th anniversary. Friday, 1:23 PM | 1 comments

Chats with cats: Peninsula Youth Theatre presents 'Brief Interviews with Internet Cats'
Ah, cats and the internet. A match made in heaven, no? This weekend, Peninsula Youth Theatre celebrates kitty-based internet entertainment with its virtual production of "Brief Interviews with Internet Cats." Friday, 1:22 PM

Theatreworks' 'Voices of Democracy' initiative aims to promote voting, racial justice
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is advocating for voting rights and racial justice with its new initiative, "Voices of Democracy." Wednesday, 1:11 PM

Palo Alto Art Center reopens gallery, hosts outdoor installation
Long-closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto Art Center reopened this week with installations, both exterior and interior, and plans to reopen the main gallery next month. Friday, 1:43 PM

Redwood City's Main Gallery moves to Menlo Park
The Main Gallery, a contemporary art gallery housed for 20 years in a yellow Victorian house in downtown Redwood City, is relocating to Menlo Park. Thursday, 1:40 PM

Travel agency: The 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival takes you around the world, via the internet
Even in a global pandemic, the United Nations Association Film Festival endures, presenting entirely online this year a program of 60 documentaries over 11 days, beginning Oct. 15. Tuesday, 10:21 AM | 1 comments

Peninsula Women's Chorus offers first livestream concert, celebrates women's rights
Peninsula Women's Chorus plans to present its first virtual concert and panel discussion on Saturday, Oct. 3, celebrating women's rights. Thursday, 10:09 AM

Redwood City was dethroned as a world flower capital; now one mural pays tribute
A Peruvian-born fine artist, Talavera-Ballón often centers his work on the everyday lives of the immigrants and their all-too-often unsung contributions to culture. Monday, 10:30 AM

Composer Rosephanye Dunn-Powell discusses African American spirituals
Choral composer and vocal professor Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell will be the guest speaker at Stanford University's "Black Music Revealed" webinar on Friday, Oct. 2. Thursday, 10:08 AM

Tim Bond's 'all-consuming situation'
"The foundation of this company is so strong. And its audience base and reputation and family of artists and community members will really help us as we're kind of building it new," TheatreWorks' Tim Bond says. Wednesday, 12:59 PM

So the story goes: Festival highlights storytelling
The Storytelling Festival at the Menlo Park Library, which kicks off Oct. 1, showcases the enduring art of oral storytelling: sharing a story without using a book.
Wednesday, 1:05 PM

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch marks 25th anniversary with two-week virtual sale
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with an online sale taking place Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Tuesday, 5:02 PM

Palo Alto welcomes Bay Bridge light artist for new gallery show
Leo Villareal's dazzling "Harmony of the Spheres," a new exhibition at Pace Gallery, is on view until Oct. 10. Friday, 12:40 PM

Life during pandemic lockdown might actually be good for your brain

Black Lives Matter muralists reflect on art, social justice

TheatreWorks offers a new take on 'Pandora'

Cleaning up the coast at Cooley Landing

Silicon Valley Sculpture offers fine art in the great outdoors

The art of adapting: Creatives focus on the divine — and the sublime — this fall

How Misfits Bakehouse became the source of the Bay Area's best gluten-free goods

POST event asks, 'Conservation for Whom?'

Accessing campus 'Museums From Home'

Graphic novel chronicles the start of a long, strange (local) trip

This teen-led startup will turn your backyard into a movie theater

'A Phone Call From My Best Friend' explores systemic, subtle racism


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