Entertainment

Think the streets of Menlo Park are quiet? For some armchair travel, take a look at how some of the world’s top tourist destinations look like amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

To celebrate World Theatre Day, BroadwaySF has curated some of its favorite theater videos in a BroadwaySFromHome YouTube playlist and songs in a BroadwaySFromHome Spotify playlist.

And Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization created #RNHMovieNight. Tonight, Friday, March 27, at 5:00 pm PDT, you can watch the 1998 National Theatre of London production of Oklahoma. That’s the Hugh Jackman version (pictured above)!

Playbill brings more Broadway variety with 15 more plays and musicals you can watch from home.

Many museums are putting their art online. We’re guessing it may take you awhile to scroll through the more than 44,000 that the Art Institute of Chicago is offering for viewing.

And finally, here from This American Life are 16 hour long stories you can listen to.

What are you and your family doing that’s making stay home easier?

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Shout out to Robert Kelley and TheatreWorks – watch current production online

Robert Kelley, founding artistic director of TheatreWorks, announced yesterday that the current production They Promised Her the Moon will soon be available for video viewing — at a price of your choosing. What a generous offering from the Menlo Park resident, who we were lucky enough to profile some years back. Here are the details: […]

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Bert & Izzy’s Deep Dive: The Legend of Herb Alpert on March 6

After a travel-filled holiday season, Bert, Izzy, Charlie, Chris and Mio are back in town and ready to take you on another musical Deep Dive. This time it’s into the legend of Herb Alpert, who in the 1960s not only knew how to make people smile with his trumpet, he built the most successful independent […]

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Menlo School Drama stages “Tarfuffe” for three performances

Menlo School Drama is presenting Moliére’s timeless comedy, Tartuffe. There will be three performances: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 9 at 5:00 p.m. and Monday, Feb 10 at 5:00 p.m. Tartuffe is cautionary tale of religious hypocrisy, bourgeois guilt and the danger of fervent beliefs unchecked by facts and reason. The once prosperous household of Orgon […]

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Cellist Ian Maksin performs at Menlo College on Feb. 5

Menlo College is hosting internationally-recognized cellist, composer and recording artist Ian Maksin on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:00 pm. The performance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis, by reservation only. You can reserve your seats online. Trained at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and the Manhattan […]

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Storyteller Kiran Rana spins tales of Nasruddin on Feb. 4

Nasruddin walked into a house and exclaimed, “The moon is more useful than the sun.” “Why?” he was asked. “Because at night we need the light more.” “Wise fool” Nasruddin Hodja is Turkey’s (and perhaps all of Islam’s) best-known trickster. His legendary wit and droll trickery were possibly based on the exploits and words of […]

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Prairie Rose Band performs in Menlo Park on Jan. 25

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 […]

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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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