Entertainment

Menlowe Ballet’s holiday offering is “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker”

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Menlowe Ballet unveils the world premiere of Michael Lowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker December 12-20, 2015, at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Inspired by Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, Menlowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker is set in the 1940s and boasts all the magical trimmings of a traditional Nutcracker enhanced […]

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Young dancers are getting ready to perform in this year’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Tickets are on sale now for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on December 6th, 12th and 13th. This year’s cast is comprised of ballet dancers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Los Altos, San Mateo and Hillsborough. ‘Twas was created in 1969 […]

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Troubadour Michael Fracasso performs at Cafe Zoe on November 12

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Austin, Texas-based troubadour is appearing at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $20 at the door. Upon arriving in Austinin 1990 from New York City,  Fracasso was promptly voted Best New Artist in Music City Texas ‘Insiders’ poll and was able to […]

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M-A Drama presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in modern times

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For its Fall production, M-A Drama is presenting a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first performed in 1601. Taking place in mythical Athens and in an enchanted forest, the story includes a handsome fairy king, wood sprites and elves, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, and a weaver who’s transformed into a […]

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Sacred Heart Prep Theatre presents “The Miser” with performances Nov. 5-7

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The Miser by Moliere is being presented by Sacred Heart Prep Theatre with the opening Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm in the Campbell Theater on campus. Additional performances are on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, also at 7:30 pm. Tickets, which can be purchased in advance online or at the door, are $5 […]

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Menlo School Drama Department stages “Avenue Q”

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Menlo School Drama Department kicks off a season of Tony-Award winning productions with the playful, puppet-filled romp Avenue Q. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, Avenue Q tells the story of a collection of characters with wistful and affectionate sincerity along with some clever and sometimes thorny humor. Contemporary issues of sex, drugs and surfing […]

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Singer/Songwriter Michael McNevin performs free concert in Menlo Park

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On Saturday, November 7, Bay Area folk singer/songwriter Michael McNevin will perform a free concert presented by the Menlo Park Library, which will take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. After studying classical guitar, theater and fiction at Cal State-Hayward (now known as Cal State East Bay), Bay Area native McNevin started his […]

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Frozen sing-along set Saturday, October 3rd

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Sing along to the words of the Academy Award-nominated film Frozen. Dress up as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, or your favorite Frozen character! Win fun prizes! Special “Fun Pack” for advance ticket buyers ($5.00 General Admission). Free for children 3-years old and under. Rated PG. Seating is limited so buy your tickets in advance. The […]

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Indian folklore to come to life at Menlo Park Library event

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On October 3, the Menlo Park Library will host a performance of The Story Dancers — Ruth Halpern (pictured) and Jyoti Rout — who combine classical Indian folklore with Odissi dance. Storyteller Ruth Halpern says of herself: “As a child, I fell in love with the folktales and myths that I found in the 398 section of […]

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Menlo Park Library to host Argentine guitarist Carlos Pavan on September 9

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On September 9, the Menlo Park Library will host a guitar recital by Carlos Pavan, featuring music from Argentina as well as the musician’s own original compositions. It will take place at 7:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library, located at 800 Alma Street. Argentine-born musician Carlos Pavan is a composer/guitarist who performs an original blend […]

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Watch free movies in downtown Menlo Park on four Friday nights in September

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Join us for a night of watching the stars, under the stars. The 2015 Menlo Movie Series features free movies in downtown Menlo Park on the Chestnut Paseo (Chestnut St. & Santa Cruz Ave.) each Friday night in September. Grab a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy a community movie night with your friends and […]

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