Entertainment

Dr. Maurice Ghysels and his management company, Bright Night Entertainment, are present: GB Gents American Stories, a CD Release Party on Saturday, February 9th at Cafe Zoë at 6:00 pm.

Greg Kennedy and Les Bloch — together known as GB Gents — write and perform pieces designed to provoke a visceral groove and thought-provoking experience, blending the drama and humor of real-life to entertain and elevate their audience. GB Gents are a neo-acoustic pop groove duo who perform original music from their just-released album, American Stories, along with precision-played recognizable pop covers.

GB Gents’ manager, Maurice Ghysels (a.k.a. Papa Mo Doc/PMD) has completed his career as a local school superintendent and transformed his dream of working with talented educators into working with talented musicians. With one foot firmly planted in educational leadership — Maurice is working with Los Angeles Loyola Marymount University’s graduate school of educational leadership to grow their Bay Area program and is currently an LMU professor in San Francisco.

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Menlo Drama presents “The Old Man and The Old Moon”

Menlo Drama is presenting The Old Man and The Old Moon, a song-filled folktale featuring imaginative stagecraft, shadow puppetry, exceptional storytelling and pure theater magic. Performances run Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. in Florence Moore Auditorium at Menlo […]

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Menlo Chorus presents “Christmas Old and New” on Dec. 15

Listen to the Menlo Chorus on December 15, at 7:30 pm performing Christmas Old and New. The free concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park. The Menlo Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. The chorus rehearses a wide variety of music and performs […]

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Menlowe Ballet offers abbreviated It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker for children with special needs

Here’s a feel good holiday story thanks to the folks at Menlowe Ballet, which will be offering It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker Dec. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. As they did last year, the company will be offering an abbreviated performance for children with special needs. Emails Executive Director Lisa Shively: […]

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Charged Particles at First Friday in Woodside on Dec. 7

Come to this month’s First Friday in Woodside for a charged event at 7:00 pm! The Woodside Arts and Culture Committee bring to you the Bay Area’s favorite trio that plays funky Latin jazz, the Charged Particles. The Trio is now in its 27th year of making music. Pianist Murray Low, bassist Aaron Germain, and […]

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37th annual Gryphon Carolers Holiday Concert set for Dec. 9 in Woodside

The Gryphon Carolers annual  annual holiday concert, set for Dec. 9,  marks the group’s 37th year. It will be held at Woodside Village Church (3154 Woodside Rd., Woodside). With highlights of music from all over the world, the Gryphon All-star band and the Gryphon Carolers bring an experience that is not to be missed.  This […]

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“A Scottish Christmas” performed by Silicon Valley Pipe Band on Dec. 8

The Silicon Valley Pipe Band will be performing its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. This is a popular concert; arrive early for best seating and allow time for parking. Refreshments will be served at a reception after the concert. […]

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Woodside Village Band to perform Winter Concerts on December 8 and 15

On December 8, the Woodside Village Band will play a selection of Christmas music at the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside. Among the composers featured will be Peter Tchaikovsky (Scenes from The Nutcracker), Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, and John Williams (Highlights from Harry Potter). Admission is free. The same selection will […]

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KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble at St. Bede’s on Dec. 2

KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble performs Wintersongs on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St. Bede’s Episcpal Church (2650 Sand Hill Rd.). Ticket from $15 to $45 are available online, or at the door. Kitka has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas plays on Dec. 2, 8, & 9

The Dancers Repertory Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside five performances: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm; Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 pm; Sunday Dec. 9 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door ‘Twas […]

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The show goes on! Ghost Train presented by Hillview Drama Friday & Saturday

Yes, schools were closed Friday, but the show will go on! And it’s a fun way to spend some indoor time with your kids. Hillview Drama presents Arnold Ridley’s The Ghost Train. In this comedy thriller, a group of travelers gets stranded overnight at a rural railway station in 1920s England. The locals are superstitious […]

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