Entertainment

SF Symphony benefit on May 1 features tenor Pasquale Esposito

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The San Francisco Symphony Mid-Peninsula League’s upcoming Symphony in Flowers event will feature a performance by Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito. Mr. Esposito performs a fusion of pop and opera. He has released seven albums and toured internationally, including a recent performance with the San Francisco Opera. He also has appeared in a PBS documentary in which […]

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TheatreWorks benefit on April 30 pays homage to Carnivale

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Atherton resident Julie Kaufman, who’s long been involved as a TheatreWorks’ board member, reminded us that the theater company is holding a themed Carnivale benefit on Saturday, April 30. Here’s more information: “Not your traditional event, we gather in the Carnivale warehouse where glitter, lights, feathers, and props from the annual bacchanals liven the room. Sample […]

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Ukulele master Hiram Kaailau Bell performs on April 20

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free performance by ukulele master Hiram Kaailau Bell on Wednesday, April 20, at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, located at 800 Alma Street. He will perform traditional Hawaiian music, as well as a few surprise pieces. Bell was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. “Where I […]

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Amy Marie Briones joins Menlowe Ballet and will appear in three ballets this Spring

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Amy Marie Briones, who recently joined Menlowe Ballet, has been practicing her craft since she was four years old. Her professional career began when she joined the Silicon Valley Ballet in 2006. She’s danced her childhood dream role, Kitri in Don Quixote, as well as leading roles in Jorma Elo’s Glow-Stop, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Rendezvous and Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. […]

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Windrider film festival returns to M-A PAC this month

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The 7th annual Windrider Film Forum Bay Area is taking place April 14–16, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School each evening starting at 7:00 pm. The cost is $15 general admission and $10 for students, available in advance online and at the door. “In addition to two evenings of feature-length […]

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MaryLee Sunseri performs free concert on April 2

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Singer MaryLee Sunseri will perform Music & Memories during a free concert being presented by the Menlo Park Library on April 2. Familiar, nostalgic and always entertaining, MaryLee performs popular songs from the early to mid-20th century along with classic American sing-alongs. Her performance will include hit songs by the New Christy Minstrels, “Today” and “Green, […]

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13th annual M-A Dance Team show and fundraiser set for March 26

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Once a year, the M-A Dance Team puts on a special performance that serves as a fundraiser. This year will it will be on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 students. Tickets may be available at the door but often sell out before the […]

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Finnish pop duo Vellamo to perform free concert on March 20

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The Menlo Park Library is hosting a free performance by the pop duo Vellamo, on tour from their home country of Finland. The event will take place at noon on Sunday, March 20, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. The event is being billed as an entertaining musical performance, as well as an […]

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Hillview Drama presents The Music Man March 17-19

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Come join the Hillview players as they re-create Meredith Willson’s musical, The Music Man, a classic musical comedy with a feel-good vibe. Catch a performance at the Hillview Performing Art Center on Thursday, March 17, at 3:30 pm. Tickets only $5 for students and include a slice of pizza. Other performances are on Friday, March 18, at […]

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Harpist Krista Strader to perform free concert at Menlo Park Library

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On March 16, the Menlo Park Library will host a free performance by harpist Krista Strader. The event will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Main Library at 800 Alma Street. Classically trained from age four, Krista Strader graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from Biola […]

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Mia Geiduschek directs The Shadow Box at Kehillah Jewish High School

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Lifelong Menlo Park resident Mia Gieduschek (pictured, left) has been interested in theater since she was in elementary school. Now a senior at Kehillah Jewish High School, she finds herself in a new role — that of director, not actor. The production is The Shadow Box, which will be performed March 8, 9, and 10 at […]

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