If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Almanac Online <![CDATA[An urgent call for action]]> In his political documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9," filmmaker Michael Moore explores the Trump era with two questions: "How the f--- did this happen, and how the f--- do we get out?"]]> <![CDATA[Mom-and-pop art]]> Becoming a parent, it could be said, is the ultimate act of creation. For parents who are also artists, parenthood can also shape and influence their artistic creativity in all sorts of ways, both positive and negative. In its new exhibition, "Care and Feeding: The Art of Parenthood," the Palo Alto Art Center explores the joys and challenges of parenthood as experienced and reflected by 15 artists.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Players goes ape for 'Tarzan']]> The Lucie Stern Theatre is transformed into a vibrant, verdant African rainforest this month, thanks to Palo Alto Players' production of "Tarzan," which proves a mostly-sweet, engaging adventure. ]]> <![CDATA['Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory']]> Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) will present a new exhibition, "Eco Echo: Art and Environment Laboratory."]]> <![CDATA[Flawed but fabulous]]> Summer may be ending, but drag queens are hot right now -- and you can find them at the Bus Barn Theatre during the Los Altos Stage Company's run of "The Legend of Georgia McBride."]]> <![CDATA[Jazz legend opens new season at Stanford Live]]> Saxophonist Charles Lloyd launches Stanford Live's 2018-19 season on Friday, Sept. 21, with his band The Marvels, featuring special guest singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams.]]> <![CDATA[Dogged pursuits]]> There are two kinds of people in the world: people who hate dogs, and people who will love "Pick of the Litter," the dog-themed documentary sensation of the year that tracks five Labrador retriever puppy siblings as they train to become guide dogs.]]> <![CDATA[Sichuan classics]]> Most people heading out to dinner at a Sichuan restaurant want authentic cuisine or are looking for the typical Chinese comfort food they know and crave. At Fey in Menlo Park, the two factions can dine happily side by side.]]> <![CDATA[The call of the wild]]> With its new exhibition, "Africa: The Struggle of Beauty," the Pacific Art League hopes to give back to the natural world, not only by celebrating its beauty but also providing information about critical issues facing it.
<![CDATA[Pear kicks off season with 'Northanger Abbey']]> There were some carping critics in the lobby at The Pear Theatre following the nearly three-hour performance of "Northanger Abbey" on Saturday. Despite its length, "Northanger Abbey" is really very enjoyable, and carries the audience happily along with the language of Jane Austen, as adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca.]]> <![CDATA[Cornering evil]]> Not everything works in "Operation Finale"-- the historical drama about the capture of fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann -- but enough does to form a functional spy thriller and, more importantly, an intriguing character study of two men shaped by hatred.]]> <![CDATA[A home for music]]> Some folks take up golf after retirement. Others travel, downsize or simply relax. For Aimee Bolter Campbell, retirement has meant dedicating more time -- and space -- to a lifelong love: music. ]]> <![CDATA[Looking forward to fall]]> Say goodbye to summer and get ready to welcome autumn with some help from our handy roundup of fall-arts highlights.]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare amid the vines of 'Tarzan']]> Anybody who saw Jimmy Mason in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Palo Alto Players in 2016 or as the rock star turned washed-up fugitive in "Rock of Ages" in May, also at the Players, knows that he is exactly the rich slice of beefcake needed to star in the title role of the stage musical "Tarzan." ]]>