If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Almanac Online <![CDATA[A sharp comedy for dark times]]> Playwright James Kopp suggesting that Nazis might take control of the United States seems like an all-too-timely warning. Thankfully, the play is packed with laughs.]]> <![CDATA[Just add children]]> Let me first try to be nice to "Instant Family," a comedy-drama about foster care and adoption. The film's premise, "inspired by" co-writer/director Sean Anders' own family life as a husband and father, isn't a bad one for an innocuous family comedy with laughs and heart, a withering-to-wacky satire of misbegotten parenting, or a thoughtful, psychologically insightful look at the social work and family dynamics around adoption. But the tonal whiplash you'll get from the pileup crash of all three may have you wishing he picked a lane.]]> <![CDATA[Little House starts documentary film series]]> Little House in Menlo Park is starting two documentary film series that will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month.]]> <![CDATA[Finding Juana]]> The moment visitors step into the Los Altos History Museum, they're greeted by a wooden awning, painted white and covered in vines. The message is clear: They're entering the home of Juana Briones.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Grill closes for revamp]]> After about eight years of operating at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, Menlo Grill has closed temporarily for a refresh.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Art Gallery marks a dozen years at Allied Arts Guild]]> The Portola Art Gallery is celebrating a dozen years of art at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park with an exhibition.]]> <![CDATA[Andy Warhol: The fame game]]> Andy Warhol would have been 90 years old on Aug. 6 of this year. Had he lived, there is little doubt that he would be right at home with our image-obsessed society.]]>