Entertainment

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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Windrider Film Forum presents its 5th season of films at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

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This year’s line-up of independent films will be screened  at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Hank and Asha is the opening night film on Thursday, June 19, at 7:00 pm. It is the story of a friendship that develops in an unconventional way, through video correspondence. Both filmmakers, James Duff and Julia Morrison, will be on hand for the […]

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34th Nativity School Carnival is June 6-8

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This year’s attractions include 12 carnival rides, game booths, food court and Tiki Bar, silent auction, and 2013 FIAT 500 Pop or $15,000 Grand Prize Raffle. Live entertainment all three days. Opening hours are 5:00 to 11:00 pm on June 6; Noon to 11:00 pm on June 7; Noon to 6:00 pm on June 8. Photo […]

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Grab Bag Theater kids are back with The Wizard of Oz

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The student-run theater group, Grab Bag, is presenting The Wizard of Oz the next two weekends — May 16-17 and May 23-24. Performances will be held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City at 7:30 pm with an additional 1:00 pm matinee on May 24. In major roles are a number of Menlo-Atherton High […]

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Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day sing-along set for May 10

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to put together an interactive fun-filled afternoon at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center – a Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day sing-along featuring the popular ABBA songs on May 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite […]

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Benefit for Nine Lives Foundation at Freewheel Brewing Company on May 10

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Two events will take place this Saturday, May 10 at Freewheel Brewing Company, both benefiting Nine Lives Foundation. There will be children’s activities from noon to 2:00 pm and then at 7:00 Hardly Strictly Jazz and Doug Young will appear in concert. According to its website, Nine Lives Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit, no-kill cat welfare […]

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Arrr! The Pirates of Penzance invades Menlo School for two weekends in May

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In 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan staged their comic opera The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway. An irreverent parody of paternal affections, young love, social class and Victorian morals, as well as a dig on “pirates” stealing their copyrights, the show’s winning combination of song, dance, action, and romance made it a commercial success. Over the […]

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Menlo College celebrates “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” with its 23rd annual Hawai’ian luau on April 5

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Menlo College presents its 23rd annual authentic lu`au on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will include Hawaiian food, music, and dance featuring 30 Menlo College students and staff. Hawaiian music will be performed by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Hoku Zuttermeister. “This year, the lu’au will be simple island style with the students putting […]

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Menlowe Ballet launches spring season April 4-6 and extends community involvement

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Menlowe Ballet returns to the stage with Transcendence April 4-6 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road, Atherton). Featuring works by Artistic Director Michael Lowe and guest choreographer Dennis Nahat the program includes Lowe’s Tribute, Nahat’s Pas de Cinq and the premiere of Lowe’s Transcendence, a Chinese cultural contemporary work. In response to its […]

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Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

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InMenlo photographer Laura Hamilton (whose photos accompany this post) forwarded this email from Laurel School second grade teacher Jeriann Hirsch about the Shakespeare play performed by the schools’ students this past Friday: “Every year I see how much kids are touched by doing this Shakespeare play. It’s a tremendous amount of work for them. . […]

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