Entertainment

Free screening of the movie Free Birds on Nov. 20

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Kick-off your Thanksgiving festivities a free screening  of Free Birds on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the  Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Watch as two turkeys from opposite sides of the track set aside their differences in an effort to get turkey off the holiday menu. RSVP online  and check-out other events. This free movie is part […]

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Grab Bag Theater’s fall play set for November 14-15

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Grab Bag Theater will be performing Nothing is the End of the World (Except the End of the World) for three shows – 7:00 pm on November 14 and 1:00 and 7:00 pm on November 15 at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City. Explains assistant director Katie Weiner: “The show is about six stereotypical high schoolers […]

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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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