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Tomb Raider One can see the wheels turning -- literally and figuratively -- in "Tomb Raider" as young adventurer Lara Croft frequently finds herself twisting some hand-held puzzle box, bike racing around London or turning the wheel of some ancient machinery to u...... Read the full review

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A&E Features

Locally produced documentary on Silicon Valley premieres
"Silicon Valley: The Untold Story," a documentary by Michael Schwarz and Kiki Kapany of Menlo Park, premieres on the Science Channel at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19. Saturday, 5:02 PM

M-A stages the musical 'Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to Menlo-Atherton High School's Performing Arts Center stage this and the following weekend
Thursday, 6:11 PM

Woodside High revives musical 'On the Town'
Woodside High School is bringing the blockbuster musical "On the Town" back on stage, with an opening performance on March 16. Thursday, 3:28 PM

'Tomb' much
It's easy to see the producers of "Tomb Raider" deciding what will make this reboot of the two-film 2001-2003 Angeline Jolie franchise click with audiences: big-scale action, a few familiar character actors and a hard sell on the ostensibly sexy, smart, strong heroine, now embodied by Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl"). Friday, 3:45 PM

Piano phenom Taylor Eigsti returns to Priory for anniversary concert
Taylor Eigsti has come a long way since he first began playing the piano as a 4-year-old. Raised in Menlo Park and known by locals as a child prodigy who performed with pros such as Dave Brubeck from an early age, Mr. Eigsti is returning to the Peninsula this month for a performance. Thursday, 1:33 PM

A culinary education
At least twice a month, passionate chefs and hungry students gather for cooking classes offered by Explore Culinary Arts at the Atherton Appliance and Kitchens showroom in Redwood City. Friday, 8:16 AM

Accordion master Stas Venglevski
Stanislav "Stas" Venglevski, a virtuoso of the Bayan (a type of Russian accordion) and a native of the Republic of Moldova, will perform a concert of original, classical, contemporary and ethnic songs on Sunday. Friday, 8:20 AM

A 'Wrinkle' that rankles
From a distance, Disney's sci-fi fantasy "A Wrinkle in Time" appears to be a sure thing, but a closer look reveals a downright awkward kiddie blockbuster. Friday, 8:02 AM

Cinequest Film & VR Festival returns
The sheer number of films screened in the annual Cinequest Film & VR Festival, which takes place at various locations in San Jose as well as in downtown Redwood City through March 11, is overwhelming but read on for a few suggestions. Thursday, 8:07 AM

Wakanda Rising
Ten years ago, Marvel Studios launched its cinematic universe with "Iron Man" and struck gold with Robert Downey, Jr.'s bratty bad-boy take on the high-flying superhero. Other quippy fratboy-with-a-heart-of-gold types would follow, including Star-Lord, Ant-Man and Thor. But the latest Marvel superhero to take center stage adheres to the Captain America model: the titular hero of "Black Panther" -- picking up where his auspicious debut in "Captain America: Civil War" left off -- continues to be an earnest moral paragon challenged by political and personal entanglements. Friday, 3:31 PM

Rustic chic
The Village Bakery makes exceptional bread, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. Corporate efficiencies have a downside, though. Friday, 5:19 PM


Short story writers wanted!

The 32nd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 6. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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