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Go Modesto! – Very Merry Improv

Go Modesto! – Very Merry Improv

Go Modesto A Very Merry Christmas Improv Dig out your ugly Christmas sweater and head to Modesto Junior College for a ridiculously funny night of improvisational theatre! Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell in the Little Theatre on MJC East, this production is a hilarious collaboration between audience suggestions and the actors’ quick wits that creates a […]

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NutcrackerView – A Modesto Tradition

NutcrackerView – A Modesto Tradition

NutcrackerView By Chris Murphy One of Modesto’s finest traditions is the annual Central West Ballet’s Nutcracker. This is a rite of passage for many a Modesto area dancer, and so may families have been part of the Nutcracker experience. Not only is this is a family and kid friendly performance, in length and design, it […]

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GreetingsView – Happy Holidays Friends!

GreetingsView – Happy Holidays Friends!

Greetings Friends, Happy December everyone! One of the coolest things I have seen over the last few months is the number of people on Facebook that say, “I wish I lived in Modesto” when we post some of the great things happening in town. This is music to my ears. It is true my friends, […]

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BarView – Going Home to Do Good

BarView – Going Home to Do Good

BarView By Chris Murphy Over the last year, we have been taking you out to local bars that serve Do Good Distillery spirits. This month is all about finding home and family so we take you to the the home of our favorite local spirits, the DoGood Distillery. This is one of the most innovative […]

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Rockin’ Holidays are Here

Rockin’ Holidays are Here

Rockin’ Holidays are Here! Let it snow, let it snow! It is time to jump into Rockin Santa’s Rockin Sleigh and get ready to take off for the holiday season here in Modesto USA. Our Rockin season gets going fast this month on December 1 with the Festival of Trees at the Gallo Center benefitting […]

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate

BrewView: Apres Skate by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Just like ice cream, we truly encourage the consumption of alcohol year-round, not just when it’s hot outside. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing libation! In fact, we have done all the hard work for you, and are bringing you […]

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Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe

5 Spots for Coffee in Downtown Modesto Preservation Coffee & Tea 1030 J Street-They take coffee as seriously as we do. Quick and friendly service regardless if you want just a cup of joe or one of their signature drinks. Great spot to hang out with some friends or get some work done and check out […]

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Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery Urban Outdoorsman

Drake’s Brewing Brews Special Beer for Do Good Distillery, the Urban Outdoorsman by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Drake’s Brewing’s Barrel Project, run by Travis Camacho and Zack Bassett has been busy! Not only did they collaborate with Do Good previously on the Benevolent Brew, a beer created to match Do Good’s Benevolent Czar, now […]

By November 3, 2017 Read More →
Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

Pumpkin Spice Sweetness

November 2017 BrewView: Pumpkin Spice Sweetness by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell BrewView Pumpkin Spice Sweetness by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We knew it would only be a matter of time before the words “pumpkin” and “spice” came before “cocktail” and that time is now! Our friends at Fuzio Universal Bistro created a new […]

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BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi

BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi

BrewView: Liquid Autumn at Kimoto Sake and Sushi by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ah, finally, it’s fall! California is cooling down, leaves are falling, and we are back to a two-day-a-week watering schedule (for those of us that water at all!). If you are sick of literally pumpkin spice flavored everything, we have the perfect […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →

Event Calendar

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet By Monica Barber Mattéa Overstreet’s soothing voice and songs are loved by many fans in the Central Valley and growing in numbers every day, but she seems to have a very quiet and earthly presence to herself and her life out of the spotlight. Mattéa is foremost a singer and […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

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Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin’ Holiday Thanks You!

Rockin Holiday Thanks You! By Chris Murphy This wonderful community effort to bring back the retro day’s of holidays past and connect them to our future would not be possible with out the gracious, creative and dedicated sponsors to bring these crazy ideas to life.   Thanks to these amazing local business that believe that living […]

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BluesView Winters Blues

BluesView Winters Blues

Winters Blues By Earl Matthews Hello, friends, the Holidays are here and I’m sure we could all use some good cheer. I recommend you take yourself out for a nice night of music, here are my suggestions for you blues lovers out there. Kickoff your month with a great night at the Knights Ferry Saloon […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →

Music

Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Electronic Music Icon Returns To San Francisco Text and Photos by Efren Martinez On November 19th we headed back to The Fillmore to witness the talented Gary Newman. Gary is no stranger to those in the professional music industry. His music has effected such Artists as Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson and the list goes […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: FINALE By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
MetalView Remembering Abe

MetalView Remembering Abe

Remembering Abraham Guerrero By Eve Oberlander We lost a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and a part of the Modesto Metal scene on the evening of November 6th, 2017. Gone but never forgotten, Abe was a part of our metal family, hailing from Los Banos. He leaves behind a wife, our beautiful brutal […]

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Stage Art

Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017 By Jim Christiansen   Trick or Treat! I haven’t got a lot of ghoulish or zombie apocalypse to add to our Modesto View, except to suggest some theme like that for October Art Walk.  So far, the new format has included Clue Mystery, Pirates, and Rockabilly, so stop in to find […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Comedy View by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  Welcome to my first installment of the Comedy View column.  The purpose of this column is to keep you informed of local shows and what local comics are up to in the 209 and on the road.  Also, if I’m honest, I really hope this inspires more […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
PerformingView – Autumn Favorites

PerformingView – Autumn Favorites

From: Chris Murphy <chrism@spwg.com<mailto:chrism@spwg.com>> Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM To: Pete Grimaldi <pete@pgrimaldicreative.com<mailto:pete@pgrimaldicreative.com>> Subject: PerformingView A Time to Perform in September 2017 By Kaye Osborn Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Hopefully our temperatures begin to cool, leaves change colors, and the Delta breeze swirls relaxingly. Many local theater groups […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

Art View By Jim Christiansen Labor Day and back to school. Time to consider some classes. Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Carnegie Arts Center all field art classes. So do other groups like The Shire, The Black Sheep’s ink, Black Hearts and the Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Commercial party art places, Art Time and Sip Wine, and Pinot’s […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView by Sam Pierstorff The House Outside our Homes I. The four walls pucker the way cheeks do when the tongue has tasted something bitter. The sky has committed itself to rain. The roof wants to give up. Underneath, a girl hears the plinking of the drops against the bony house. II. You might want […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →

Community

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet By Monica Barber Mattéa Overstreet’s soothing voice and songs are loved by many fans in the Central Valley and growing in numbers every day, but she seems to have a very quiet and earthly presence to herself and her life out of the spotlight. Mattéa is foremost a singer and […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →
Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

Macy’s Doubles Donation On “National Believe Day” at Vintage Faire Mall

MACY’S DOUBLES DONATION ON NATIONAL BELIEVE DAY TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® Local Wish Child will Lead High School Marching Band as They Deliver more than 5,000 Letters! Each letter to Santa collected in-store or submitted online is worth $2 on Friday, Dec. 8 This year, Macy’s Believe campaign invites “Believers” of all ages to bring their […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: FINALE By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →

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