A&E Features

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. Thursday, 10:35 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. Thursday, 10:34 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

Dragon Theatre hosts video game/performance hybrid 'Party at the End of the World'
Live theater and video games: When done well, both have the power to magically transport participants into another realm. Dragon Productions Theatre Company is combining these two media in "Party at the End of the World." Tuesday, 11:34 AM

Chats with cats: Peninsula Youth Theatre presents 'Brief Interviews with Internet Cats'
Ah, cats and the internet. A match made in heaven, no? This weekend, Peninsula Youth Theatre celebrates kitty-based internet entertainment with its virtual production of "Brief Interviews with Internet Cats." Thursday, 10:00 AM

Palo Alto artist exhibits painting at de Young Museum
The colorful artwork of longtime Palo Alto resident Flo de Bretagne has graced the walls of local schools, hospitals and galleries. Currently, her painting "Time Travel" is being exhibited at a Bay Area art institution. Thursday, 10:00 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

Travel agency: The 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival takes you around the world, via the internet
Even in a global pandemic, the United Nations Association Film Festival endures, presenting entirely online this year a program of 60 documentaries over 11 days, beginning Oct. 15. Tuesday, 11:38 AM

Theatreworks' 'Voices of Democracy' initiative aims to promote voting, racial justice
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is advocating for voting rights and racial justice with its new initiative, "Voices of Democracy." Friday, 11:12 AM

Redwood City was dethroned as a world flower capital; now one mural pays tribute
A Peruvian-born fine artist, Talavera-Ballón often centers his work on the everyday lives of the immigrants and their all-too-often unsung contributions to culture. Tuesday, 10:03 AM

Palo Alto Art Center reopens gallery, hosts outdoor installation
Long-closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Palo Alto Art Center reopened this week with installations, both exterior and interior, and plans to reopen the main gallery next month. Friday, 10:52 AM

Tim Bond's 'all-consuming situation'
Tim Bond, TheatreWorks' new artistic director, looks ahead to his first season leading the company as COVID reshapes the arts landscape. "It's complicated, and exciting," he says.  Wednesday, 4:11 PM

Peninsula Women's Chorus offer first livestream concert, celebrates women's rights

Life during pandemic lockdown might actually be good for your brain

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