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Stanford Powwow celebrates 50 years with virtual event
The Stanford Powwow is a tradition spanning 50 years that salutes Native American culture and heritage. It takes place every Mother's Day weekend at Stanford University. Thursday, 4:46 PM

A fruitful year: 'Pear Slices 2021' shares new work by local writers
"Pear Slices 2021," with its traditional look and feel yet accessibility for at-home viewers, is a nice showcase for what the Pear Playwrights Guild has been up to over the past year. Wednesday, 10:30 AM

Running with the wolves: Palo Alto public art project goes wild
"Wolves," one of the Palo Alto Public Art Program's Artlift Microgrant projects, is an animated projection of wolves that LucidBeaming plans to show at multiple locations throughout town. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

Virtual event invites families to 'Weave Your Own Story'
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center is inviting families to try weaving a little creative magic at a virtual event on May 9, in which participants can learn the basics of weaving and make a personal artwork. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

Locally made film tackles a tough, timely topic
The Los Altos History Museum is hosting an online screening on May 7 of the feature film "The Valley," followed by a discussion with its director, Los Altos filmmaker Saila Kariat. Thursday, 9:29 AM

Local book release: 'Beneath the Seams'
Palo Alto resident Peyton H. Roberts, who is a sustainable fashion ambassador with the Bay Area nonprofit Remake, takes a look at the dark side of the fashion industry in her debut novel "Beneath the Seams." Monday, 2:49 PM

The sound of a story: How the Dragon is bringing 'The Creature' back to life
The 200-year-old "Frankenstein" narrative has been given new life with Dragon Productions Theatre Company's "The Creature," a serialized podcast production of Bay Area playwright Trevor Allen's radio play. Thursday, 2:48 PM

Community School of Music and Arts presents concert of merit scholars
The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will present a spring concert by its merit scholars on Saturday, May 1, at 5 p.m. on CSMA's YouTube channel.
Thursday, 10:30 AM

What's new in recent public art on the Midpeninsula?
Public art continues to blossom this spring, with new works popping up around the Midpeninsula. We've selected a few of the highlights. Thursday, 10:27 AM

Taking theater into their own hands: Local teens present 'Tuck Everlasting'
Menlo Park teenager and avid theater lover Samantha Belding had a dream of directing a musical before leaving for college and she wasn't going to let a global pandemic stand in her way. Wednesday, 11:40 AM

A new start for art at Stanford: Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection reopen
After more than a year of closure, Stanford University's major art museums are open again. While some things have remained the same there have been some significant changes at both museums since they last welcomed in-person visitors. Friday, 10:14 AM

Local merchants celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with in-person, virtual events
Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 24, celebrates the hard work of independent booksellers nationwide. Local bookstores are marking the day with a variety of online and in-person activities. Friday, 10:13 AM

Can California wildflowers survive climate change?
"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change," on view at the Los Altos History Museum, features the work of photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, who have captured images of our state's vanishing wildflowers. Thursday, 10:46 AM

How to celebrate Earth Day on the Midpeninsula: Films, art projects and more
Many local organizations are offering some Earth Day-themed events, from panel discussions to participatory art. We've compiled a list of some Midpeninsula happenings lined up for this month. Thursday, 3:22 PM

TheatreWorks launching first online New Works Festival
The New Works Festival Online will stream April 23-May 15, offering two musicals, three plays, a kickoff celebration and some artist talks. Festival passes are offered on a "pay what you can" basis. Thursday, 9:54 AM

Local nonprofit FabMo launches virtual Spring Artisan Showcase
FabMo, which rescues and repurposes discontinued designer fabrics and samples, hosts its first springtime Artisan Showcase, featuring artists who use the nonprofit's materials in their creations. The showcase is online through June 20. Tuesday, 11:37 AM

[email protected] concert celebrates the next generation of chamber musicians
The "Inspired by Menlo" concert, which takes place online April 18, highlights five artists who are all alumni of [email protected]'s Chamber Music Institute for young musicians. Friday, 11:21 AM

Trivia contest focuses on local history
Local history buffs are invited to test their skills in a online trivia competition on Saturday, April 17, hosted by the San Mateo County Historical Association. Wednesday, 11:44 AM

EnActe Arts offers a 'Window on Women'
EnActe Arts' WEFT program offers women writers a space to hone their craft under the guidance of mentors. On April 10, at 5 p.m., the theater company will offer an online showcase of two pieces by WEFT fellow Reena Kapoor. Friday, 10:16 AM

Who is included in Filoli's story?
Filoli's "Stories of Resilience" is an exhibition acknowledging some who overcame injustices or were excluded by the historic estate. Wednesday, 10:36 AM

Mythology in metal, stories in stone (and on social media)
The artwork of Kelly Morgen is small in scale but rich in meaning. "Every piece has a story," Morgen said. "People seem to really resonate with my work on a deeper level." Friday, 11:37 AM

Some Stanford art venues announce upcoming reopening plans for spring
Shuttered for a year thanks to COVID-19, Stanford University's arts venues will gradually reopen for in-person visitors starting in April. Thursday, 2:30 PM

Local roots and global dreams: The Song Gardeners grow their sound
The Song Gardeners (Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn) have been hard at work writing, recording and releasing original songs with empowering messages, in a genre they call New Age pop. Tuesday, 11:28 AM

Portola Art Gallery April exhibition welcomes spring
For "Welcome to Spring," Yvonne Newhouse's exhibition of watercolor paintings on view at Portola Art Gallery for the month of April, local artist Newhouse took inspiration from the spring blossoms and blooms on the Peninsula. Tuesday, 9:52 AM

The Pear Theatre offers a rich feast of words from Dylan Thomas
The Pear Theatre has outdone itself with a production of Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood," a play that resounds with the beauty of well-chosen words and goes deep with meaning for humanity. Thursday, 10:10 AM

'A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration' offers powerful juxtaposition in paint
Painter Corey McCall's new exhibition at the Art Kiosk in downtown Redwood City, "A Difficult Conversation: a commemoration" is a powerful juxtaposition of tragedy and hope, of loss and inspiration. Thursday, 6:57 PM

The future of the past: San Mateo County Historical Association plans new cultural venue
The San Mateo County Historical Association is finalizing plans for the Taube Family Carriage House -- a showcase for San Mateo County's collection of historic horse-drawn vehicles and much more. Friday, 10:14 AM

A local treasure: San Mateo County History Museum reopens March 24
The San Mateo County History Museum, located on Redwood City's Courthouse Square, has a planned reopening date of March 24. Thursday, 11:48 AM

Creativity and joy: Palo Alto hopes to combat ongoing pandemic blahs with new art
As the COVID-19 pandemic lumbers on, the Palo Alto Public Art Program is ready to spruce things up with some colorful, uplifting new projects that can be safely encountered. Wednesday, 6:13 PM

Meet the Silicon Valley robot serving healthy grain bowls for $4.99
Mezli, a local startup founded by current and former Stanford students, wants to use robotics to make cheap, convenient, high-quality food available to the masses. Tuesday, 9:58 AM

Nature, electrified: Art Ventures Gallery presents Robert Buelteman's explorations around Jasper Ridge
Thanks to the work of Montara-based photographer Robert Buelteman, we can vicariously enjoy the unique flora and fauna of Stanford University's off-limits Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Friday, 4:00 PM

Chorus uses new technology to make beautiful music together online

Art Center's Virtual Friday Night opens 'The Black Index' show

Gamble Garden event highlights founder's favorite bloom

Cinequest film festival offers screenings online

Celebrate Arbor Day with virtual tree planting, interactive tree walks

A performance in tune with the future — and the past

Musicians experiment with online collaborations in Stanford's Quarantine Sessions series

'Hershey Felder, Puccini' premieres online

Cantor Arts Center online exhibit highlights migration and displacement

Identity and empowerment: Virtual photography exhibition highlights Black Americans, diversity in the early 20th century

Can this Facebook group's 18,000 food fans save local restaurants?

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley updates its plans for next season


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