Recent A&E Features

Friday, November 9, 2018

Little House starts documentary film series

Little House in Menlo Park is starting two documentary film series that will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month.

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'Alter' boy

"Boy Erased" -- based on a true story of an American gay teen suffering through "gay conversion therapy" -- has plenty of important pieces in place, but never quite coalesces into the deeply moving and insightful film its pedigree seems to promise.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hey, hey, PA Play(ers)

"All the Way" takes a close look at Lyndon Johnson's first year in office, starting with the assassination of JFK and the Civil Rights Act.

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Finding Juana

The moment visitors step into the Los Altos History Museum, they're greeted by a wooden awning, painted white and covered in vines. The message is clear: They're entering the home of Juana Briones.

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'Hairspray' brings music, verve to the Menlo-Atherton stage

Students at Menlo-Atherton High School are staging a production of the Tony award-winning musical "Hairspray" the weekends of Nov. 9 and Nov. 16.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Menlo Grill closes for revamp

After about eight years of operating at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, Menlo Grill has closed temporarily for a refresh.

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'Blackstar' at Bing

In the worlds of both cellist Maya Beiser and rockstar David Bowie, an instrumentalist revisiting of the final, modern-jazz-influenced album of a chameleonic music icon with a contemporary classical ensemble is special but not too unusual.

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Suburban safari

Richard Ford's 1990 novel "Wildlife" -- now a film directed and co-written by Paul Dano -- observes a family acting out of instinct as it weathers an existential crisis. Neither action nor introspection seems to help much, but the pull of nature persists.

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Portola Art Gallery marks a dozen years at Allied Arts Guild

The Portola Art Gallery is celebrating a dozen years of art at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park with an exhibition.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

A vocal leader

With its concert on Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Congregational Church in Palo Alto, the 60-voice Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley will begin its 30th and final season with Gregory Wait as director. Wait will then launch his 34th and final season as director of Congregational Oratorio Society eight days later at the same locale.

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