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I was playing twilight on Feb 10, 2012 and shot this on the fly with my iPhone 4s with the Pro HDR app. Gorgeous light!!! Submitted by Craig Sherod on Mar 12, 2012

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The Pear tries another new way of putting on a play with Eric Coble's 'Fairfield'
The Pear Theatre in Mountain View is offering a video-recorded version of Eric Coble's satire/farce, "Fairfield," which features desperately sincere people trying to cross the racial divide -- and pratfalling in the process. Wednesday, 1:35 PM

[email protected] presents a rhapsody in 'bleu'
Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin's admiration for each other's work inspired [email protected]'s latest online concert, featuring violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Orion Weiss performing music by the two composers. Wednesday, 1:35 PM

Slice of the pie: How this South Bay pizza shop successfully became a worker-owned cooperative
As calls for better treatment of restaurant workers have become louder and louder, particularly during the pandemic, A Slice of New York offers one tangible, local example for how to foster a more inclusive, democratic environment. Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 2 comments

The state in stitches: Fiber artists explore a California theme
The Menlo Park Library is presenting its first virtual fine-arts exhibition: "Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life and Land," available online through Feb. 15. Wednesday, 10:38 AM

Palo Alto Art Center seeks butterflies for upcoming installation
Calling all origami artists: The Palo Alto Art Center is seeking community contributions for an upcoming exhibition titled "The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful." Friday, 1:51 PM

'Where do we go from here?' Festival explores Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy
To mark the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is hosting an online documentary film festival and webinar. Thursday, 1:53 PM

Famous puppets to bring cheer to library (virtually, of course)
A virtual visit from some tap-dancing bullfrogs, Mama and Papa Goat and dozens of other charming puppets from the long-running Bob Baker Marionette Theater may be just the cure for the January blahs. Wednesday, 1:13 PM

'Chalk Granny' delights neighbors with her colorful COVID creations
Bored during lockdown in March, Mary Kay Mitchell pulled out a box of Crayola chalk and drew a heart and a rainbow on her driveway, writing: "When this is all over what will you remember?" Her whimsical pursuit is now a side career. Friday, 1:52 PM

Tasty against all odds: Our nine most memorable meals of 2020
The nine meals on this list were noteworthy in more than one way: They were all delicious but also represented something meaningful about this year in local dining. Monday, 6:38 PM

Virtual program dives into king tides
King tides have returned to the Palo Alto Baylands and the Environmental Volunteers are hosting an online program Jan. 9 for all ages to learn more about these higher-than-normal tides and what they bring to the Baylands. Friday, 1:51 PM

2020 vision: The year in film
It was the year's most intimate and empathetic films that nurtured the better angels of our nature, offering one way safely to extend our reach into the outside world, according to critic Peter Canavese. Read on for his picks.
Wednesday, 11:52 AM

Los Altos Stage actor 'Fully Committed' to a brilliant performance
It was more difficult than it should have been to get in, but once there it was worth every effort to see the brilliant Max Tachis in a livestream of an actual play from Los Altos Stage Company. Thursday, 11:59 AM

Native plant society puts a ring on it with online wreath competition
The California Native Plant Society hosts WreathMasters, an online competition on Dec. 18 that shows native plants can not only be decorative, but festive too. Thursday, 11:51 AM

Broadway by the Bay releases holiday album
More than 65 Broadway by the Bay alumni artists from across the U.S. and as far as Guam and the Netherlands have collaborated remotely on the Peninsula theater company's first holiday album. Tuesday, 1:14 PM

Pear Theatre tackles two one-woman shows for its latest virtual offering
Mountain View's Pear Theatre continues its current season with the digital production "The Path Back to Me," a set of one-woman shows produced in collaboration with Perspective Theatre Company. Tuesday, 6:02 PM

Peninsula singing group offers 'golden guarantee'
For the past two decades, The Fabulous JewelTones have been crooning the hits of yesteryear in multipart harmony. And while COVID-19 has put a stop to the group's live shows, it can't cramp its irrepressible style. Tuesday, 4:09 PM

Peninsula Women's Chorus dials into a vintage art form
In these days of everything Zoom, the Peninsula Women's Chorus has found a way to tap into a more nostalgic medium for its latest virtual concert, which uses the framework of a 1940s radio play.
Friday, 12:19 PM

How Peninsula wineries are struggling — and innovating — during the pandemic
Local wineries are still grappling with the losses brought on by the pandemic while thinking creatively about how to draw in more support at a dire time for the industry. Friday, 1:41 PM | 1 comments

Home for the holidays: Our picks for seasonal — and safety conscious — festivities
This holiday season is a time to stick close to home and stay healthy rather than traveling afar or gathering in big groups. However, it doesn't mean the community is lacking for seasonal cheer. Friday, 1:38 PM

Arts organizations join forces for Giving Tuesday
This year, 18 local performing-arts groups are joining forces in order to show solidarity and support for the hard-hit arts industry. Monday, 9:52 AM

Gamble Garden's Festival of Trees decks the halls virtually
Gamble Garden's Festival of Trees offers a "stroll" through an online forest of decorated holiday trees, which will also be up for sale in a silent auction in a fundraiser for the nonprofit historic home and garden. Thursday, 1:22 PM

Singer/songwriters Jaeger & Reid make for a musical First Friday
Woodside Arts & Culture Committee is starting the weekend off on the right note, quite literally, with an online concert on Friday, Dec. 4 featuring folk/Americana duo Jaeger & Reid. Thursday, 1:21 PM

Los Altos History Museum hosts inaugural online art auction
For its fall fundraiser, the history museum is taking a page from the art world with its inaugural Benefit Collection Online Art Auction featuring paintings, photographs and ceramic work donated by local artists and collectors. Thursday, 10:33 AM

Richard Pousette-Dart's art 'explores visual possibilities' at Pace
Richard Pousette-Dart is generally positioned within the Abstract Expressionist movement but the current exhibition at Pace Gallery demonstrates how he found his own path. Tuesday, 6:03 PM

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

'A Year with the Urban Gray Fox' kicks off 2021 at First Friday talk

Midnight madness: Online celebration bids farewell to a strange year

Pods en pointe: Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' makes the most of a quarantine concept

Season's eatings: The Peninsula's entirely edible holiday gift guide

Ring in the holidays with eight fictional families


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