Lagers ’n’ Lederhosen: Your guide to Oktoberfest in Silicon Valley

Geek out, drink up and flex those Chicken Dancing muscles—it’s time for Oktoberfest on the SF Peninsula. Ein, zwei, trinken, baby. First up is the Redwood City Oktoberfest, Sept. 21–24. Photo by Joel Wade Photography. News flash: Oktoberfest is not always in October! In fact, the big Oktoberfest in Munich started last weekend, and Peninsula revelers are following suit. Don’t be caught unawares. It’s bad luck to go all fall without at ...

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Get Your Art on at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

How to Get Your Art on at the Palo Alto Arts Fest Tips from a local on getting the most out of the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts by Caitlin Wolf It’s the end of August in Palo Alto, and that can only mean one thing: time for the annual Festival of the Arts! Having grown up here, I remember being dragged along University Avenue as a child waiting impatiently as my mother and grandmother ...

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5 Silicon Valley Beer Week events you don’t want to miss

SV Beer Week will be in full swing starting July 21, with tap takeovers happening all over the Peninsula. It’s an exciting time for Silicon Valley craft brewers: Our nano-breweries are growing in reputation, mainstays like Freewheel Brewing are expanding their repertoire and the whole brewing community is exchanging ideas, recipes and marketing know-how. The brewers we talked to about Beer Week were most excited for the (sold out, sorry) San ...

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Peninsula by the pint: Summer beer highlights in Silicon Valley

Peninsula by the pint: Summer 2017 craft beer highlights in Silicon Valley On the eve of Silicon Valley Beer Week, we checked in with a few of our favorite local breweries to see what’s in store for the second half of summer 2017. Hang on to your pint glasses! These brewers have big plans. Freewheel Brewing This Redwood City brew company was established in 2012 to brew top-notch traditional English cask-conditioned ales (read our profile ...

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Parties and patriotism on the Peninsula

Every Independence Day brings innumerable prospects for capturing that artsy Insta posts — and many Peninsula netizens haven’t failed to deliver. We scoured Instagram, sifting through countless long-exposure firework shots, pics of flags flapping in the wind, and endearing family iPhone snaps. Redwood City’s parade was a clear favorite destination, as was Palo Alto’s Chili Cook-Off and Shoreline’s annual SF Symphony performance. Here are some of our favorite shots from various festivities. No ...

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Pear Theatre’s “Slices” is Silicon Valley art with bite

Memorial Day is upon us. Don’t already have every moment booked up? Then go get tickets to Pear Slices at Mountain View’s Pear Theatre and see this challenging and insightful show before it closes with Sunday night’s final performance. Even if you’re not into theater, you’ll be glad you did. Sorry for the late notice, of course. But hear us out. Pear Slices is a series of short skits showcasing local playwrights and with ...

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Too busy for some holiday spirit? We got you.

Look, we get it. You’re busy. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are going to wait around for your calendar to clear up. The Christmas lights are out, it’s getting cold (43 degrees in Palo Alto right now!), and that company holiday party is right around the corner. It’s now or never to get into the holiday spirit and we have 5 ways to get you there fast! 1) Create a Secret Santa group ...

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Six Free Stanford Talks to Attend this Winter

The climate is changing via IG: sunilgarud Not a Stanford student, but still want to know what hot topics have the campus buzzing? No problem. Stanford professors are offering an array of open talks from video games to climate change geared towards educating and enriching the local community. So come to Stanford campus if you want to hear the newest research, learn about technology, or just need a little bit of inspiration. ...

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Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival: 6 Funny Films to see in November

Viewing the Atomic Falafal via IG: ilanahadad The 25th annual Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival (Oct. 27-Nov. 20) brings a unique touch to spreading awareness of Jewish culture. Six of their films have Q&A sessions with the directors and cast members after their showings. These sessions aim to expand Silicon Valley’s knowledge about Jewish films through real voices, anecdotes, and humor. This year, many of SVJFF’s films use humor as the gateway to ...

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Silicon Valley African Film Festival: 10 films to catch in October

Photo by: Elley Photography Every year, the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (Oct 14–16) provides a unique lens into the real Africa. For their seventh show, the SVAFF will showcase African vitality and shine a light into society’s most stigmatized issues. This year’s films raise issues pertaining to everyone and is the first step towards creating an equal society. Below are our list of SVAFF’s must-see’s this year. ARTHUR In this short documentary, Jordan Braise ...

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