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The Boxtrolls
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The Boxtrolls The stop-motion animation house LAIKA ("Coraline," "ParaNorman") continues to build its reputation as the anti-Disney by handcrafting dark tales for kids. "The Boxtrolls" falls into the category of classical fairy tale, with its shadowy world inhabit...... Read the full review

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"Diaper Derby"
Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

 
 
A&E Features

The butcher, the baker
TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz. Monday, 5:42 PM

Absurdly irresistible
Packed with music of brilliance, power and intensity, Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 masterpiece, "Il Trovatore" ("The Troubadour"), opens West Bay Opera's season next Friday, Oct. 17. Friday, 4:44 PM

Worth a Look
Learn the story of how Santa Clara County came to be the Silicon Valley, check out one-act plays directed by high school students and catch a movie at the Jewish Film Festival. Monday, 5:47 PM

Free and equal
Between Oct. 16 and 26, the United Nations Association Film Festival will screen more than 70 films from around the world that touch on issues from religious freedom and poverty to women's rights and immigration. Monday, 5:54 PM

Oct. 25: Sale to benefit Friends of the Woodside Library
Books, books and more books will be available at the Friends of the Woodside Library booksale on Oct. 25. Friday, 8:26 AM

 

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