Entertainment

Holiday train stops in Menlo Park on Dec. 7

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A Bay Area tradition since 2001, the Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation returns Menlo Park on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7:45 pm. Volunteers from the Salvation Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be at the Menlo train station collecting new, unwrapped toys for local children. The Caltrain […]

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Stagebridge Senior Theatre presents Never Too Late on Dec. 6, a program of Menlo Park Library

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A talented troupe of senior actors will be bringing musical comedy to Menlo Park on December 6 in a free production presented by the Menlo Park Library. Stagebridge Senior Theatre’s musical revue Never Too Late promises a hilarious trip down memory lane, with catchy songs, outrageous skits, and unpredictable fun that challenges and mocks society’s […]

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Hillview Middle School presents The Miracle Worker for four performances, Nov. 20-22

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Hillview Middle School’s drama department presents The Miracle Worker this Thursday, November 20, at 3:30 pm; Friday, November 21,  at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 22 , at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring play has become an unforgettable American […]

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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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