Recent A&E Features

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Veg out

Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike.

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Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this weekend, transforming University Avenue into an open-air gallery.

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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant

A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant together on California Avenue in Palo Alto.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Worth a Look

Libraries are not always quiet. The Menlo Park Library (800 Alma St.) will host an afternoon of original indie-pop from local band The Corner Laughers on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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The voice of experience

For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative renaissance, inspiring her to write, record and release her very first album.

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A poignant pair at the Pear

It's been nearly 15 years since the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11, though for some, the painful memories are no doubt as fresh as ever. Mountain View's Pear Theatre (celebrating its own 15th anniversary this year) kicks off its new season with a pair of shows, running in repertory; plays that highlight the strength of humanity in times of crisis, including 9/11.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chaos and excitement reign at Harry Potter midnight party

Midnight madness over the latest volume related to the Harry Potter saga reigned on July 30 during a book release party held at Kepler's Books.

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A Touch of France

"Monet's Lily Pond 2" is one of the featured artworks by Jerry Peters on display during August at the Portola Art Gallery in the Allied Arts Guild at 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.

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Pokemon-themed bonbons on Madera's dessert menu

Tapping into the Pokemon Go craze, the Madera restaurant at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park has added a set of six bonbons inspired by the smartphone game, which lets users catch, collect, evolve and battle creatures that appear on their phones based on the users' actual location.

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