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Maiden Alex Holmes' documentary "Maiden" is an intriguing human-interest story with a wealth of concrete visual imagery that provides a fresh account of the first-ever all-female yacht crew to compete in the international Whitbread Round the World Race in 1...... Read the full review

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

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Landscapes, light at play in art show
The Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park's Allied Arts Guild is showcasing the pastel and oil paintings of Mary K. Stahl in an exhibition titled "Local Color." Friday, 10:50 AM

TheatreWorks' 'The Language Archive' is a warmhearted season starter
Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" is a fittingly poignant and warmhearted way to usher in TheatreWorks' 50th year. Wednesday, 2:49 PM

Aurora Singers and Chorale Assou-Lézert to perform 'Together En Chansons' July 21
It's been said that music transcends language. The 18-year relationship between the Palo Alto-based Aurora Singers and French choir Chorale Assou-Lézert proves this to be true. Wednesday, 2:46 PM

'Stuber' is as 'Stuber' does
A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop on the trail of a killer in the new action-comedy "Stuber." Wednesday, 4:46 PM

The return of Hollywood glam
Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant of opulence. Selby's is set to open in Redwood City on July 23. Wednesday, 3:51 PM

Liu Jianhua: The clay's the thing
For its first summer offering (on view until Aug. 4), Pace Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of ceramic works by Liu Jianhua, one of China's best-known artists. Wednesday, 2:48 PM

From Bach to the movies: Music@Menlo spans the centuries
This year's Music@Menlo festival highlights seven "Incredible Decades," transporting audiences from the age of Bach through the romantic era to the Roaring Twenties and the new millennium. Friday, 5:00 PM | 1 comments

Listening to the 'Voices of the Earth'
This summer, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is not shying away from some big -- global, in fact -- topics, with its annual festival taking the theme of "The Environment and Social Justice." Thursday, 5:40 PM

The 'Maiden' voyage
Alex Holmes' documentary "Maiden" provides a fresh account of the first-ever all-female yacht crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Thursday, 5:37 PM

Summertime and the livin' is jazzy
With Friday, June 21, marking the first official day of summer, the days are long and the local live jazz offerings particularly plentiful. Thursday, 5:06 PM

Oh what a tangled web...
With tongue knowingly in cheek, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" plops us firmly into teen-movie territory, even more so than Tom Holland's first solo Spidey movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Thursday, 5:58 PM

SF Mime Troupe returns to Palo Alto for free summer shows
The Tony Award-winning, politically savvy theater company San Francisco Mime Troupe will be offering two free performances of its latest original musical comedy, "Treasure Island," at Cubberley Amphitheater. Thursday, 6:00 PM

Summer restaurant openings abound
Looking for something new? From vegan fare and organic wine to pho, sushi and pupusas, there are a lot of new places on the Midpeninsula to tempt you. Read on for our roundup of recent openings.
Thursday, 5:11 PM

Start the presses: Palo Alto Art Center celebrates a 'summer of printmaking' with 'Local Editions' and more
"Local Editions: A Celebration of Bay Area Printmaking," an exhibition currently on view at the Palo Alto Art Center, celebrates the eclectic art of printmaking. Thursday, 6:01 PM

Going against the grain
At The Midwife and the Baker in Mountain View, owner Mac McConnell is working to prove whole grains can taste just as good, if not better, than their white wheat flour counterparts. Thursday, 8:40 PM


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