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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

A&E Features

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, 6:04 PM

Where to get smoked turkey, a prime rib feast, pies and more on the Peninsula this Thanksgiving
Consider taking the glass-half-full approach to Thanksgiving this year and seize the opportunity to create the holiday meal you've always wanted through Peninsula restaurants and eateries offering takeout meals. Friday, 10:58 AM

[email protected] virtual concert celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday
[email protected] is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with a virtual concert on Sunday, Nov. 22. Friday, 11:44 AM

Woodside Priory offers 'Pieces of Our World' and 'Alone, Together'
Portola Valley's Woodside Priory is offering up some streaming Thanksgiving entertainment with "Pieces of Our World" and "Alone, Together." Tuesday, 10:54 AM

Wild dream logic and storytelling: Stanford TAPS creates a musical ritual
Dreams, deep feelings and the phases of the moon are channeled by Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies' (TAPS) new production, "Beyond the Wound is a Portal." Tuesday, 4:16 PM

Palo Alto offers ArtLift micro-grants to uplift community
Fine artists, musicians, dancers, poets and all other creative types are invited to apply for funding for pop-up performances, temporary installations, neighborhood projects and more through a new ArtLift micro-grant program. Tuesday, 11:36 AM

In 'The Company Daughters,' novelist Samantha Rajaram listens for marginalized voices from the past
Redwood City author discusses her path to historical fiction, being a stickler for research and why it's important to listen to underrepresented voices. Friday, 11:51 AM

Palo Alto Players introduces 'Homebound Cabaret' series
With its physical home at the Lucie Stern Theatre still off limits, Palo Alto Players is filling its fall season with performances regardless. Tuesday, 11:31 AM

Shop Talk: Levi's new NextGen store, Gorjana jewelry join Stanford Shopping Center
Two new stores recently opened at Stanford Shopping Center: Southern California-based jewelry brand Gorjana and Levi's first North American NextGen store. Monday, 10:36 AM

Pacific Art League goes 'Beyond 2020' with new exhibition
The Pacific Art League (PAL) has decided to brave the storm and hold its annual anniversary exhibition while finding innovative ways to work around COVID-19 restrictions. Tuesday, 11:27 AM

Open 'Letters'
EnActe Arts Inc. is offering an unusually intimate look at two future prime ministers of India as seen through their correspondence. What makes the letters especially personal is that they are between father and daughter. Thursday, 10:34 AM

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. Friday, 11:52 AM

Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn
Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting range of cuisines and a sense of optimism about the local dining world. Thursday, 9:51 AM

Chasing down Mister Softee on the Peninsula
For those who grew up in pursuit of Mister Softee's creamy soft serve and sundaes, the name is synonymous with childhood nostalgia and the pursuit of something uniquely wonderful. Wednesday, 10:24 AM

Family Movie Night features a holiday favorite

How are humans 'Nature's Best Hope'?

Branch out for the weekend at Filoli's Orchard Days

Dragon Theatre hosts video game/performance hybrid 'Party at the End of the World'

Chats with cats: Peninsula Youth Theatre presents 'Brief Interviews with Internet Cats'

Palo Alto artist exhibits painting at de Young Museum

Travel agency: The 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival takes you around the world, via the internet

Theatreworks' 'Voices of Democracy' initiative aims to promote voting, racial justice

Redwood City was dethroned as a world flower capital; now one mural pays tribute

Palo Alto Art Center reopens gallery, hosts outdoor installation


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