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"May Pole Dance"
Kara Ireland D'Ambrosio's third grade class untangle the May Pole. Front row front left to right, Alek Amini-Holmes, Audery Mees, Gemma Greening and Taylor Jagolinzer, back row from left to right, Eli Simon, Le Claytor, Gabriela Gomez Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010

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Hope, friendship grow in Los Altos Stage Company's 'The Secret Garden'
Healing and hope are in bloom at the Bus Barn Theater this December, thanks to Los Altos Stage Company's upcoming production of "The Secret Garden," running Dec. 1-23. Thursday, 11:54 AM

Finessing fungi: A mushroom-based meat alternative makes its debut
When it comes to trends in the sustainable food movement, the elusive plant-based meat alternative is often presented as a buzzy panacea. Now, there's a fungus-based meat alternative debuting and making waves in Silicon Valley. Monday, 5:54 PM

'Little Shop of Horrors' finds new meaning in San Francisco's Chinatown
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is adding a twist to the Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors" this holiday season; it's transplanting the setting to San Francisco's Chinatown. The show opens Nov. 30 in Palo Alto. Monday, 5:53 PM

Where to watch the 2022 World Cup on the Peninsula
This year, the World Cup has joined the fall lineup for the first time. With Qatar as the host city, moving the World Cup to November was done to avoid the blistering summertime heat. Tuesday, November 22, 11:30 AM

Seasonal fun with all the trimmings: Your guide to holiday events on the Peninsula
Winding up a year that saw a return to public spaces, the busy 2022 arts and culture holiday season is the first in a while to resemble the pre-pandemic landscape. From traditions to new takes, here's our roundup of holiday fun. Friday, November 18, 11:37 AM

Holiday block party: Lego enthusiasts share passion for building
Cities, trains, a holiday village and a display inspired by the film "Coco"-- all crafted from Lego -- offer a miniature wonderland for all ages at the BayLUG holiday show, Dec. 3-Jan. 8 in Palo Alto. Friday, November 18, 5:22 PM

San Mateo County artists encouraged to apply for art exhibition
The Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation (RWCPAF) is calling for artists based out of San Mateo County to apply for the chance to have their art showcased at an upcoming art exhibition. Thursday, November 17, 10:24 AM

'#eatpraylovepaint' at Bryant Street Gallery shows off painter's broad range
The title of Elena Zolotnitsky's solo exhibition at Bryant Street Gallery, on view until Dec. 23, is "#eatpraylovepaint," and it is a fitting hashtag for an artist who is passionate about the medium of painting. Thursday, November 10, 11:19 AM

Dessert destinations: New cakes, patisserie and pastry-forward coffee shops abound
As the weather takes a turn for the chillier and nightfall hits earlier, the Peninsula has come through for locals with a number of new outposts offering innovative baked goods and sweets. Thursday, November 10, 6:34 PM

Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors
Following a board vote on Oct. 26, the nonprofit theater company, which had been based in Redwood City for nearly the past decade, is closing its doors for good. Monday, November 7, 4:47 PM

Asian American art in focus at Stanford
With multiple exhibitions now open and a symposium Oct. 28-29, Stanford's interdisciplinary Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI) aims to make the university a major center for the study of Asian American art. Thursday, October 27, 1:38 PM

Fall cooking: Four favorite recipes from Peninsula chefs
It's fall, and that means it's time to luxuriate with warm, comforting and richly indulgent dishes. We asked Peninsula chefs to share some favorite fall recipes, and they responded with dishes sure to please the pickiest eaters. Friday, October 21, 11:55 AM

Family circus returns to Redwood City with new show
Zoppé Italian Family Circus brings its mix of old-world Italian circus traditions and newer acts to Redwood City through Nov. 27 with its latest show, "Liberta." Friday, October 7, 10:43 AM

Pacific Ballet Academy stages a sensory-friendly production of 'The Nutcracker'

Leave dessert to the pros: 11 local spots to buy your Thanksgiving pie

How a Palo Alto couple is seeking to foster community through Gamelandia

From the flames: Palo Alto Art Center exhibit explores the impact of wildfires through artists’ eyes

Artist Bruce Beasley gives virtual reality physical form in new show at Pamela Walsh Gallery


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