If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Palo Alto Players goes ape for 'Tarzan']]> The Lucie Stern Theatre is transformed into a vibrant, verdant African rainforest this month, thanks to Palo Alto Players' production of "Tarzan," which proves a mostly-sweet, engaging adventure. ]]> <![CDATA[Mom-and-pop art]]> Becoming a parent, it could be said, is the ultimate act of creation. For parents who are also artists, parenthood can also shape and influence their artistic creativity in all sorts of ways, both positive and negative. In its new exhibition, "Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood," the Palo Alto Art Center explores the joys and challenges of parenthood as experienced and reflected by 15 artists.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate Oktoberfest, Peninsula-style]]> Redwood City's annual Oktoberfest, celebrating German beer, food and music, is happening in downtown's Courthouse Square through Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Moonlight Run returning to the Baylands]]> The Palo Alto Baylands is expected to be flooded with visitors this Friday when more than 1,700 runners flock to the trails for the Palo Alto Weekly's 34th annual Moonlight Run & Walk.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz at Stanford this autumn]]> Stanford Live continues to contribute to the superior live jazz that can be heard on right here on the Peninsula. Following its 2018-19 season kick-off concert with Charles Lloyd and the Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, the performing arts presenters will offer an impressive combination of vocal, piano trio and big band concerts at Bing Concert Hal, Bing Studio and even Memorial Auditorium.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz legend opens new season at Stanford Live]]> Saxophonist Charles Lloyd launches Stanford Live's 2018-19 season on Friday, Sept. 21, with his band The Marvels, featuring special guest singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams.]]> <![CDATA[The sweet life]]> For Sasha Lipton, founder of Redwood City desserts company Clean Sweets by Sasha, it's always been about enjoying food while consuming nutritionally dense ingredients.]]> <![CDATA[Race, route changes coming to Moonlight Run]]> The first half marathon and a new 5K route are some of the exciting changes for the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Moonlight Run & Walk that will return to the Baylands on Friday, Sept. 21.]]> <![CDATA[Flawed but fabulous]]> Summer may be ending, but drag queens are hot right right now -- and you can find them at the Bus Barn Theatre during the Los Altos Stage Company's run of "The Legend of Georgia McBride."]]> <![CDATA[Sichuan classics]]> Most people heading out to dinner at a Sichuan restaurant want authentic cuisine or are looking for the typical Chinese comfort food they know and crave. At Fey in Menlo Park, the two factions can dine happily side by side.]]> <![CDATA[Pear kicks off season with 'Northanger Abbey']]> There were some carping critics in the lobby at The Pear Theatre following the nearly three-hour performance of "Northanger Abbey" on Saturday. Despite its length, "Northanger Abbey" is really very enjoyable, and carries the audience happily along with the language of Jane Austen, as adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca.]]> <![CDATA[The call of the wild]]> With its new exhibition, "Africa: The Struggle of Beauty," the Pacific Art League hopes to give back to the natural world, not only by celebrating its beauty but also providing information about critical issues facing it.