Entertainment

Jaeger and Reid Music is First Friday entertainment on December 1

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First Friday in Woodside on Friday, December 1 will feature Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid, a contemporary Acoustic Folk/Americana duo from the San Francisco Bay Area. They will present an intimate performance of songs they have written and collected with the intent of connecting their audience with one another and with the world we live […]

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Menlo School holding benefit to purchase instruments for North Bay fire victims

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There are about 100 students in the Rincon Valley Unified School District in Santa Rosa, who have lost their homes and all their belongings. The students can no longer play music because they have lost their instruments in the fires as well. Menlo School’s musicians are collecting funds to help these students purchase beginner level […]

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Encinal 4th and 5th graders perform Bugsy Malone Jr. tonight and tomorrow

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A fun pre-holiday outing for the grade school set is watching Bugsy Malone Jr.  It’s being performed tonight and tomorrow night by the Encinal School drama department under the direction of Rachel Knight and John Ashfield. Performances take place at the Hillview Performing Arts Center tonight (November 17) at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 18, at […]

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Sinfonietta Orchestra performs its Fall Classic Concert on Nov. 18

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The Sinfonietta Orchestra, under the baton of conductor John Eells, kicks off its 2017-18 Season at the Fall Classic Concert on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Works to be performed include: Haydn Symphony No. 104 (“London Symphony”), Copland Music from “Our Town,” Beethoven Overture to “Consecration of the […]

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Menlo School Drama Department takes us back to high school with “Heathers The Musical”

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Menlo School Drama is presenting Heathers The Musical: High School Edition, based on the 1988 classic cult film of the same name. Performances run Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Florence Moore Auditorium at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton. Tickets are $10 for […]

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Music@Menlo presents the Montrose Trio on Nov. 12

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Virtuoso pianist Jon Kimura Parker and former Tokyo String Quartet members, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith, perform a program of Shostakovich, Beethoven, and Brahms that offers an opportunity to hear the youthful craftsmanship of these composers’ first piano trios. The program, beginning at 6:00 pm, includes: Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) Piano Trio no. 1 […]

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M-A’s production of “The Crucible” continues November 3-5 at M-A PAC

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M-A drama’s production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller begins on a grim stage, with a plain wooden cross in the center and backlit, bare trees for effect. After a season of dedicated hard work, directed by drama and stagecraft teacher Danette Bathauer, opening night was Friday, October 27th. Performances continue this weekend at the […]

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Menlo Park Library’s second Storytelling Festival covers November start to finish

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The Menlo Park Library is planning for a month-long celebration of the oral tradition, with a Storytelling Festival featuring an array of professional tellers over the course of seven different events during November. Every Monday evening at 7:00 pm, a teller who is new to the library will perform. On selected afternoons, a favorite returning […]

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Spotted: Magician Marshall Magoon delighting kids at Halloween Hoopla

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A bit of magic was added this year to Halloween Hoopla last Saturday. Menlo Park’s resident magician Marshall Magoon presented a magic show at Fremont Park following the parade. And from the looks on the kids’ faces, it was a big hit! You can read more about M-A grad Marshall in a post we did […]

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Creepy thriller “Get Out” screens free at Menlo Park Library on Oct. 30

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“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” gets a creepy thriller twist in this award-winning directorial debut from Jordan Peele. The Menlo Park Library’s  October Film Fright Fest comes to a creepy, creepy conclusion with the critically-acclaimed hit, “Get Out” screening on October 30 at 6:30 pm in the downtown program room of the Menlo Park Library. […]

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Next house concert at Dala’s Nest features Wendy Waller on Oct. 21

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Willows neighborhood resident Aimée Campbell is a self-described “lifelong lover of live music.”  Since 2014 she’s hosted house concerts at her venue called Dala’s Nest, featuring local artists playing a variety of musical genres. “Events at Dala’s Nest bring diverse music to the community at no cost to the artists,” she said. This Saturday, Oct. […]

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