Entertainment

Enjoy live music as the Prairie Rose Band returns to Menlo Park on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Have Branch Library (413 Ivy Dr.).

Prairie Rose promises a fun, toe-tapping, sing-along-if-you-like performance of songs you forgot you ever knew, and songs you never knew at all! The band’s wide-ranging repertoire includes folk and camp songs, 1930s and ’40s western swing, Patsy Cline, Cole Porter, along with audience requests.

The event is free, thanks to funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Jym Marks Quintet performs at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 11

Jazz lovers unite for a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Jan. 11,  from 11:00 am to noon. Marks calls his progressive jazz “a spirit that keeps seeking to change the language…players keep delivering it in their own way, hoping not to say it […]

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The Costanza-Fong Family String Trio performs at Woodside’s First Friday on Jan. 3

The Costanza-Fong Family String Trio will be performing Iconic Works by Beethoven and Dohnany. The evening will feature performances of two brilliant works for violin, viola, and cello. The group showcases the musical talents of husband Christopher Costanza (cello) and wife Debra Fong (violin) and their daughter, Isabella Costanza (viola). Debra and Chris are Stanford […]

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Megan and Bert Keely performing at benefit concert Dec. 20

The father and daughter duo of Bert and Megan Keely are part of the line up at a benefit concert in San Francisco on Dec. 20. Emails Megan: “Hope you can join us for a cozy evening of acoustic goodness on Friday, December 20th at La Promenade Café.  Space is limited, so purchase your tickets […]

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Puppets: Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf set for Dec. 15

Puppet Art Theater’s 3 Little Pigs will be at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. Three pigs strike out on their own looking to have fun and adventures. But first, they must build houses for themselves. Straw, sticks, bricks, and […]

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Make it an all-train day on Dec. 8 at the Menlo Park train station

The Caltrain Holiday Train will be stopping in Menlo Park at 7:05 pm on Sunday, Dec. 8. The colorfully decorated train will carry carolers and other entertainers. Locals are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the annual toy drive. You can stop in at the West Bay Model Railroad Holiday Train Show (1090 […]

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Kitka returns with Wintersongs to St. Bede’s on Dec. 8

Wintersongs is Kitka’s critically-acclaimed and  popular winter holiday program showcasing seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. The female vocal ensemble will perform at St. Bede’s Church (2650 Sand Hill Road) on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:00 pm. Tickets are available in advance online. For countless centuries, people around […]

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“Twas the Night Before Christmas” on tap for two weekends in December

Dancer Repertory Theatre offers Twas the Night Before Christmas, a delightful dance/theatre production following the famous Clement C. Moore poem. With dancing Mice, Prancing Reindeer and a bag of toys that all come to life, it is guaranteed to bring the holiday spirit to all! This lively and colorful show with a cast of 85+ dancers […]

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Woodside Village Band holiday concert takes place Dec. 7

The Winter Concert 2019 with Yessica Gallagher conducting takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road. Free admission and parking; donations welcome. Works being rehearsed; their order may differ at the concert: America Forever March, James V. Colonna/J. C. Colonna; Carol of the Bells, Sean O’Loughlin; Christmas from the ’50s, Douglas Wagner; Elegy for the U.S.S. […]

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Holiday tree lighting in Fremont Park on Dec. 6

Begin the holiday season with the annual tree lighting in Fremont  Park on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. s. Watch live entertainment and sing along to winter classics with the musical entertainers! Enjoy a visit from Santa and his winter friends. Conclude the evening with a story reading from Santa and count […]

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Arts at St. Bede’s presents Collage Vocal Ensemble on Nov. 24

For their ninth season, Collage Vocal Ensemble takes inspiration from that most wonderful shape — the sphere — with music by Kirke Mechem, Charles Wood, Ross Lee Finney, and Harry Belafonte, among others. At St. Bede’s Church (2650 Sand Hill Road) on November 24 at 4:00 pm, they’ll continue their tradition of mixing classical and […]

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