Spring Special Events Monthly

Springtide Comedy Medley

Join us on May 2, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center for the first ever Springtide Comedy Medley! Be ready to laugh, smile in awe, and come on stage if you’re brave enough! This will be a night to remember, so bring all of your friends and family! Look forward to: Nikki Borodi’s Kate and the Beanstalk: an acrobatic storytelling experience as she plays a ukulele while being juggled on her partner's feet. Using only their voices, Business Casual performs A Cappella. Un-scripted Theater Company provides an improvisational theatrical experience with guest participation making this night a that's fun for the whole family! 

Cinco de Mayo

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at the Menlo Park Senior Center for our annual Cinco de Mayo event on  May 4, 2018 at noon. This is one of the largest events that the Senior Centers hosts each year and this year it will include: a live Mariachi band, homemade authentic Mexican food, and a lot of dancing! Festive decorations will fill the dining room so don't miss this day filled with music, food and friends. This event is open to the public, and tickets are $7 before May 1 and $10 at the door.  

Japanese-American Detention Camps: Stories of Strength and Hope

Storyteller Megumi will bring history to life--and she will bring along guests who lived through that history at the Menlo Park Main Library on May 5, 2018 from 11:00 am-noon. Megumi has conducted dozens of personal interviews with American men and women of Japanese ancestry who experienced forced and “voluntary” eviction, incarceration, draft (and draft resistance) during World War II. Based on these interviews, Megumi will tell true stories about the detention camps for the first half of the program. Following her performance, she will lead a question-and-answer session with former prisoners Jimi and Eiko Yamaichi, who spent several years of their youth detained in camps. This is one of a series of events in association with the traveling exhibition Wherever There's A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California, on display throughout April and May 2018 at the Menlo Park Main Library.

Kite Day

Enjoy a beautiful breezy day at Bedwell Bayfront Park for Menlo Park’s annual Kite Day on May 5, 2018 from Noon-3:00 pm. Bring the family and watch hundreds of kites fill the Menlo Park sky with gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay. Kite Day is free to the public, but you may purchase a kite and hot dog lunch for $6 or a snow cone for $1 at the event. Come enjoy kite flying, a picnic lunch, a bounce house, airbrush tattoos, face painting, and a petting zoo! Also, if the wind is strong enough, you’ll see Mega Fish (a giant 46' kite). Kite Day is sponsored by the West Bay Sanitary District, Menlo Park Kiwanis Club, and Take it Outside California!


Menlowe Ballet presents Illume. This riveting program features The Lady with the Lamp, choreographed by Artistic Director Michael Lowe and Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jane Measor, Dennis Nahat’s Pas de Cinq from Swan Lake, and Donald McKayle’s Crossing the Rubicon: Passing the Point of No Return. Performances will be held at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on May 11-13. Tickets are on sale now and available online. 

Comic Con at the Library

The Menlo Park Library Comic Con is back! Round up your friends, and join us at the Menlo Park Main Library on May 19, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 pm!  Immerse yourself in an afternoon of comic, sci-fi, and gamer-related fun for adults and children alike. This free-admission event will feature cosplay, live music, film screenings, artists, vendors, special guests, and more! Special guests include: Charles M. Schulz Museum art festival, the Chalk Twins, Derek Smith Steel Drum Duo, the 501st Legion's Golden Gate Garrison, the Mandalorian Wolves of Mandalore costume group, Dark Empire costume group, Illusive Comics & Games, Gaming zones hosted by Isle of Gamers, Photobomb SJ photo booth, and the Palo Alto Art Center. 

Volunteer Recognition 

Join the Menlo Park Senior Center for their Annual Volunteer Recognition event, which will be held on May 25, 2018. This event celebrates over 40 regular volunteers who help with the day to day programs at the Senior Center by donating thousands of hours of their time annually. This year’s theme is “Help Around the Clock!” with a 60’s twist. Each volunteer will be recognized, will receive an award, and prizes. The event is $5 and it will include a sit-down lunch.

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