Entertainment

M-A Dance Team annual show and fundraiser set for Feb. 1 at Performing Arts Center

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The 11th annual Menlo-Atherton High School Dance team show and fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at the M-A Performing Arts Center. Both the Varsity and JV dance teams promise an outstanding collection of dance performances including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. It’s an entertaining […]

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Laurie Knox rounds up local musicians for a typhoon relief benefit at Freewheel Brewing Company

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Central Philippines last November, Menlo Park resident Laurie Knox found herself driving around and getting depressed. “Then all of a sudden it was out of the news,” she recalls, noting that it’s been identified as one of the strongest storms ever. So that the ongoing relief efforts are not forgotten, […]

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Spirit of Uganda returns to the Peninsula on January 17

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Menlo Park resident Elizabeth Ourens has been involved with this group for over a decade and has updated InMenlo about their 2014 local appearance. “I first saw this group perform at Stanford in 2001, and have seen them every other year when they are on their US tour and come to the Bay Area. “On […]

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Bring a toy and see Toy Story for free at M-A Performing Arts Center on Dec. 16

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department is teaming up with Guggenheim Entertainment, the visionaries of The Retro Dome in San Jose, to bring residents an interactive event featuring Walt Disney’s Toy Story. The cost is $5.00 — or free with an unwrapped toy. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Toy Story […]

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Women’s vocal ensemble Kitka appears at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on Dec. 15

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Women’s vocal ensemble, Kitka, will be appearing at St. Bede’s Church in Menlo Park on Dec. 15 as part of  its annual Wintersongs tour. Wintersongs showcases seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. Subtitled “A World Unknown”, this year’s program features an unexpected new element, folk polyphony from the American […]

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Menlo Park Chorus performs at M-A Performing Arts Center on Dec. 13

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The holiday performance of the Menlo Park Chorus takes place on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 7:30 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton). Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $12 for teens/seniors. Children under 12 are free. Refreshments after performance. The  Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored […]

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Menlo Park’s holiday showcase is Dec. 12 at M-A Performing Arts Center

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The 2013 Holiday Showcase presents the City’s best programs and classes of the year on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton. Tickets ($5 per person, age 13 and over; under 12, free) can be purchased in advance online, or at the door. The City […]

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Peninsula School’s annual craft fair is Sunday, Dec. 8

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Peninsula School’s Craft Fair is a parent-sponsored event,  featuring  home-made food, wandering mistrels, a wide variety of goods from many unique vendors and a warm welcoming atmosphere. It will be held this year on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the students of Peninsula School.  

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Spotted: Metallica frontman rockin’ out at Facebook in Menlo Park at Little Kids Rock benefit

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Last weekend, Metallica frontman James Hetfield was honored by national nonprofit Little Kids Rock at a benefit event that raised funds for free, modern music education programming for thousands of additional public school students. Hetfield performed a few songs with local students at the event, hosted and underwritten by Facebook at its Menlo Park headquarters, […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s presents Lineage for its fall season Nov. 15-17

Menlowe Ballet presents Lineage, Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s homage to the rich historical legacy he received during his 30-plus years as a principal dancer and choreographer with Oakland Ballet Company under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director, Ronn Guidi. The program features Lowe’s Tribute and Serie, and Guidi’s Trois Gymnopédies and Romeo and Juliet Pas […]

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And the walls come tumbling down at Park Theatre in Menlo Park

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Following a pre-demolition sale held last weekend where the “marquee letters” proved the biggest seller, according to an article in the Almanac News, the Park Theatre on El Camino in Menlo Park faced the wrecking ball (or rather jaws) today. For Baby Boomers who lived to Menlo Park and Atherton in the 50s and 60s, […]

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