Entertainment

Menlo School presents Urinetown, The Musical November 7-9

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The Menlo School Drama Department is presenting Urinetown, The Musical, in the Florence Moore Auditorium on the Menlo School campus (50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton). Performances are Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:00 pm. It’s the usual story: a villain, a hero and romance. A […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s fall season highlighted by new Michael Lowe cultural ballet premieres Nov. 8

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Menlowe Ballet’s fall season at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center features contemporary, classical and cultural ballets including the world premiere of Artistic Director Michael Lowe’s Legend of the Seven Suns, which brings to life a traditional Mongolian folktale. Also included are Dennis Nahat’s In Concert and Lowe’s Plague. Performances are Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 and 8:00 […]

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Menlo Park dad’s band set for annual Halloween jam

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The local Dad’s band, The Members, will be hosting its 8th annual Halloween party this Friday night. They’ll start playing at 6:00 pm at the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon in Menlo Park and invite people to stop by during or after trick or treating.

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Interview with a vampire: Dracula comes to Menlo-Atherton High School for six performances

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Since first surfacing in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Count Dracula has endured as one of the most iconic figures of Gothic horror. Now his sinister countenance has landed in Atherton. M-A sophomore Teddy Pagee, who has been interested in acting since he was a third grader at Encinal School, stars as the Count in the Menlo-Atherton High School production of […]

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St. Bede’s Church presents Albany Consort’s Big Band Bash on Oct. 19

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This fall marks 40 years of continuous music making for the Albany Consort. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church celebrates with a big band program involving 30 musicians, which include singers, a chorus, and an orchestra with recorders, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and strings. Selections include Vivaldi’s Autumn, a Bach Birthday Cantata, and a Bach Harpsichord Concerto. The concert […]

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What caught our eye at the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace in downtown Menlo Park

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The 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace is taking place this weekend in downtown Menlo Park along Santa Cruz Avenue, and we wandered down this morning to take a look. Like similar summer street festivals there’s something for everyone — food, shopping, beer/wine and entertainment. The fun t-shirts from YeahYeah!PonyPrince, which sells original hand-painted linoleum block printed designs […]

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Menlo Park hosts the 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace July 19-20

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Presented by the Melo Park Chamber of Commerce, the 28th annual Connoisseur’s Marketplace comes to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 19-20. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days; admission is free. There is also a “Saturday Twilight Concert” featuring Steely Dan/Chicago tribute band Aja Vu from 5:30-8:00 pm on Saturday, July 19 in Fremont Park. Festival […]

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Prairie Rose Band performs cowboy songs in Menlo Park on Saturday, July 12

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The public is invited to enjoy cowboy songs of the old west and of the west that never was, during a free performance of the Prairie Rose Band to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am. Wearing colorful cowboy outfits that Gene Autry or Roy Rogers might well have worn, […]

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It may still be spring, but it was a hot summer night at the downtown Menlo Park Block Party

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The Menlo Park Chamber of  Commerce hosted its annual downtown Menlo Park Block Party last night, and temps in the 80s made for a hot evening. Unlike the larger street fairs that pepper the Peninsula over the summer, this event focuses on local businesses and non-profits with the Facebook stage hosting talent for local recreation […]

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Windrider Film Forum presents its 5th season of films at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

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This year’s line-up of independent films will be screened  at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Hank and Asha is the opening night film on Thursday, June 19, at 7:00 pm. It is the story of a friendship that develops in an unconventional way, through video correspondence. Both filmmakers, James Duff and Julia Morrison, will be on hand for the […]

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34th Nativity School Carnival is June 6-8

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This year’s attractions include 12 carnival rides, game booths, food court and Tiki Bar, silent auction, and 2013 FIAT 500 Pop or $15,000 Grand Prize Raffle. Live entertainment all three days. Opening hours are 5:00 to 11:00 pm on June 6; Noon to 11:00 pm on June 7; Noon to 6:00 pm on June 8. Photo […]

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