A&E Features

Los Altos Stage Company brings the 'Pain'
Local actor Michael Champlin will deliver a one-man show for Los Altos Stage Company in six livestreamed performances beginning Feb. 26. Thursday, 10:53 AM

Smuin Ballet on-demand film series makes a stage out of local landscapes
Smuin Contemporary Ballet's Offstage/Onscreen series takes literally the idea that "all the world's a stage" -- or at least all the Bay Area -- with a series of four dance films shot at various local scenic spots.
Thursday, 10:46 AM

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

Cantor Arts Center online exhibit highlights migration and displacement
Earlier this month, the Cantor Arts Center marked the opening of "When Home Won't Let You Stay," a touring exhibition exploring the experiences of refugees, immigrants and migrants, both in a historical context and in the present day. Thursday, 12:51 PM

Latest edition of [email protected]'s online series brings renowned chamber ensemble to your living room
[email protected] continues to make the most of virtual performances with its Explorer Series, which offers performances and artist discussions. The latest installment features the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet. Thursday, 9:50 AM

Identity and empowerment: Virtual photography exhibition highlights Black Americans, diversity in the early 20th century
Between 1910 and 1925, African American photographer John Johnson captured images of his friends and neighbors in Lincoln, Nebraska, creating dignified yet lively portraits of Black and mixed-race communities. Wednesday, 11:27 AM

Community briefs: Black History Month speakers series
A local science education nonprofit is hosting a Black History Month speakers series, with the next event set for Saturday, Feb. 20. Tuesday, 2:34 PM

Black History Month events honor the past, celebrate milestones
From insight on local Black pioneers to a discussion on how African American music has impacted the world, numerous Midpeninsula groups have organized events that aim to educate the community. Friday, 10:49 AM

Can this Facebook group's 18,000 food fans save local restaurants?
The Bay Area Eats Facebook group is a grassroots, serious food community with an altruistic mission: Support local restaurants. Wednesday, 11:55 AM

Palo Alto Art Center holds virtual reception for new exhibition: 'Where the Heart Is: Contemporary Art by Immigrant Artists'
The Palo Alto Art Center's virtual event will include art-making and talks by visual and performing artists. Thursday, 9:42 AM

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley updates its plans for next season
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will push back the start of its 51st season to October, the arts organization recently announced. Monday, 10:32 AM


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