Entertainment

Finish folk pop duo, Vellamo, appears in Menlo Park on Oct. 21

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In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. In the world of music, Vellamo is the performing & songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, ethereal vocals, and virtuosic guitar styling. They write instantly-memorable songs in English as well as in their native Finnish, and […]

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The Monster Squad invades Menlo Park Library on October 10

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The 1980’s cult classic, The Monster Squad, featuring Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy and company, who have a run-in with a bunch of meddling kids, will screen at the Menlo Park Library on October 10 at 6:30 pm. You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call when you have […]

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Lily Liu Guzheng benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad set for October 7

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A special event featuring a mixture of Western and Eastern culture through musical performances on the Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument with over 2,500 years of history), piano, violin, and flute, as well as demonstrations of Tai Chi and dance, will take place on the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on October 7 at 7:00 pm. […]

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio will appear at M-A PAC on Sept. 23

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The Peter and Will Anderson Trio will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 pm as part of the Palo Alto Jazz Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets are available online. The Anderson Twins Trio, featuring Peter and Will Anderson, have been called “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”,= by the […]

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“I Superstar” children’s talent competition set for Sunday, September 24

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“I Superstar” Children’s Talent Competition is dedicated to providing a stage for young children in San Francisco Bay Area. The contestants will compete in the order of age group 6-9, age group 10-13, and age group 14-17. All the results will be announced at the very end of the finale. There will be a 1st […]

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College friendship serves Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai well as the Silicon Valley Dance Festival approaches

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Philein Wang and Michelle Beauchamp-Tai bonded as dancers while studying at UCLA and are now teaming up in support of ZiRu Dance, where Philein serves as Artistic Director and Michelle as a member of the Advisory Board. We met in Michelle’s Menlo Park backyard to talk about what keeps their collaborative partnership going, and also […]

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Dr. Mallika Sarabhai performs at M-A PAC on September 16

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Renowned danseuse, choreographer and activist Dr. Mallika Sarabhai will be performing at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center with her troupe from the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts on September 16 at 6:00 pm. Dr. Sarabhai has repeatedly sought to engage and question contemporary and age-old issues through the medium of dance and theater. The performance will […]

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The film Frida will be screened at Menlo Park library on Sept. 12

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The Menlo Park Library will present a screening of Frida, the award-winning biopic drama about painter Frida Kahlo, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. The film is rated “R.” The event is free, and will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, in the main library at 800 Alma Street.

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Freddy Clarke makes music for a wobbly world

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Musician Freddy Clarke got our attention at a summer concert in Fremont Park when he greeted the audience by proclaiming: “Hi, I’m Freddy Clarke from Menlo Park.” Indeed, the lifelong singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader has been a resident of Menlo for the past four decades. A converted garage serves as his studio; his […]

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Free folk/Indie pop concert hosted by Menlo Park Library on Sept. 2

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The Menlo Park Library will host a free concert at the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel Street) on September 2, at 11:00 am, featuring local musician Karla Kane (pictured) and Nottingham, England-based duo Fun of the Pier. Karla Kane is a Redwood City singer, writer, and ukulele player, best known as the leader of indie-pop […]

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Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party set for August 16

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Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event includes entertainment for the whole family including live music, kid’s activities, food and fun. This year’s  theme is “Menlo on […]

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