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Rat Pack Christmas Spectacular – Dec 11

Rat Pack Christmas Spectacular – Dec 11

The old school holidays are back. December 11. 2 pm. Indoors at the State Theatre. It’s a Rat Pack Christmas! Modesto’s own Matt Henderson brings you a special Rat Pack Christmas at the State Theatre today at 2 pm. Matt has been performing the standards over the years and delighted crowds. He has also performed […]

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Ill List is the Illist

Ill List is the Illist

Go Modesto! The Ill List is the illist! Verbal head-to-head combat will be at the State on December 13. Some of the most creative poetry will be on stage, serving up free form, highly stylized or super beat poetry. This is a huge West Coast event and some of the best slam poets will be […]

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Giving For The Holidays

Giving For The Holidays

Giving for the Holidays The best way to truly help the needy this time of year is to give to the organizations that help the most people and use their money the wisest. There are meals and services available every day and you know that the money you give actually goes to food and shelter. […]

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Food & Drink

BarView – Why Give?

BarView – Why Give?

Why Give When You Can Receive? Redwood Café By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson On the subject of holiday gift giving, Phil and I were presented with a rather thought provoking question recently: What, in your humble opinion, is the American contribution/gift to the culinary world? You figure Italy has wine, France has cheese […]

By December 12, 2014 Read More →
ChefView -Wine & Dine Wonderland

ChefView -Wine & Dine Wonderland

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dewz Wine and Dine Wonderland! Dear Santa, I can explain… Yes, thoughts of sugar plums danced in my head and I could hear ring-ting-tingling, too! Come on, its lovely weather for a Mercedes sleigh ride together with you, while friends are calling “Yoo hoo!” After drinking around the wine bar […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
BarView – Healthy Drinking

BarView – Healthy Drinking

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Trotting Towards Health: Greens on Tenth I have a healthy family. They enjoy running; I enjoy sandwiches. Their idea of a fun vacation involves outdoorsy hikes; I would rather sleep in. They say, “Egg white omelet?” Negative — I vote mimosas and bacon. When I think ‘running, […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →

Event Calendar

Rat Pack Christmas Spectacular – Dec 11

Rat Pack Christmas Spectacular – Dec 11

The old school holidays are back. December 11. 2 pm. Indoors at the State Theatre. It’s a Rat Pack Christmas! Modesto’s own Matt Henderson brings you a special Rat Pack Christmas at the State Theatre today at 2 pm. Matt has been performing the standards over the years and delighted crowds. He has also performed […]

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24 Hour Plays at Center Stage

24 Hour Plays at Center Stage

Go Downtown Modesto! The 24-hour plays at Center Stage Conservatory are back! Center Stage Conservatory’s lower level studio presents the 24-hour plays on December 13th, 8 PM at 948 11th Street, Modesto (entrance on J). $5 suggested donation. 6 ten-minute plays are written, rehearsed, and performed within 24-hours. Part spectacle, part sporting event, part theatrical […]

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NYE Experience 2015

NYE Experience 2015

Not sure where to go for New Year’s Eve? Maybe you are thinking about a masquerade ball or dancing to live music all night long and your significant other is thinking of a night full of laughters at a comedy show to start off the new year. Maybe you and your single friends are looking […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →

Music

NYE Experience 2015

NYE Experience 2015

Not sure where to go for New Year’s Eve? Maybe you are thinking about a masquerade ball or dancing to live music all night long and your significant other is thinking of a night full of laughters at a comedy show to start off the new year. Maybe you and your single friends are looking […]

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AcousticView- Ghosts of Acoustic Past

AcousticView- Ghosts of Acoustic Past

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan The Ghosts of Acoustic Christmas Past The coolest acoustic lineup I ever saw in Modesto was on the night of December 3, 2009. It was the annual B92.9 ‘Acoustic Christmas’ concert held at the Center Plaza. One of my absolute favorite rock bands – Third Eye Blind. A Fine Frenzy. […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
December JazzBlues View

December JazzBlues View

What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you love music you’re gonna love this! By Eric Benson Did anybody say pray for rain! Halleluiah we got some comin, but keep on prayin’ cause the drought ain’t over yet. “Let it rain, let it pour; let it do a whole lot more…got them deep […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →

Stage Art

NYE Experience 2015

NYE Experience 2015

Not sure where to go for New Year’s Eve? Maybe you are thinking about a masquerade ball or dancing to live music all night long and your significant other is thinking of a night full of laughters at a comedy show to start off the new year. Maybe you and your single friends are looking […]

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ArtView

ArtView

Art View By Jim Christiansen December is a key shopping month. Here is my annual suggestion: consider buying art from local artists for holiday presents. If you missed Mod Shop last month, note in our calendar there are a lot of other craft and art events. That includes the annual Dickens Faire December 6, where […]

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Diciembre Navideno (December is Christmas)

Diciembre Navideno (December is Christmas)

Diciembre Navideno Holiday Dance Play & Musical Diciembre Navideno is an exhilarating Mexican Christmas production. CMBA Artistic Director, Zenon Barron, opens a window to the evolution of Christmas in Mexico across space and time. From the Tarazcos and Nahuas indigenous rituals of central Mexico; to the “callejoneadas” of modern Jalisco; to the African-influenced dances of […]

By December 4, 2014 Read More →

Community

4th Annual Central Valley VEX Robotics Challenge

4th Annual Central Valley VEX Robotics Challenge

Seventy teams from middle schools and high schools across California recently competed in the 4th Annual Central Valley VEX Robotics Challenge hosted by Lion Robotics (Team 3947) from Valley Charter High School, Stanislaus County Office Education and Modesto Junior College’s Career Work Force Ready Division. Each year an engineering challenge is presented in the form […]

By December 11, 2014 Read More →
“The Real Monuments Men & Nazi Looted Art” at The Carnegie Arts Center

“The Real Monuments Men & Nazi Looted Art” at The Carnegie Arts Center

“The Real Monuments Men & Nazi Looted Art” Professor Jonathan Petropoulos has spent the last 31 years studying everything surrounding the stolen artwork of WWII by Nazi leaders, including the Gurlitt find and the famous “Monuments Men”.   After 8 years of dedication through sensitive creation, his most recent book “Artists Under Hitler” was just released, […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
NYE Experience 2015

NYE Experience 2015

Not sure where to go for New Year’s Eve? Maybe you are thinking about a masquerade ball or dancing to live music all night long and your significant other is thinking of a night full of laughters at a comedy show to start off the new year. Maybe you and your single friends are looking […]

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Other Recent Posts

For Pets Sake – Pet Fitness

For Pets Sake – Pet Fitness

Efrens’ Note: Zoe passed away on December 9.  We had learned not too long ago that the abundance of weight that we struggled to get her to lose was actually a rapid growing cancerous tumor that grew to the size of a grapefruit.  On Tuesday Zoey’s tumor ruptured and we had no choice but to […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
All Ages View

All Ages View

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I hope you all had a memorable Thanksgiving! Continuing with the being grateful vibe, my thoughts turn to giving back. Everyone is getting excited about Christmas, but there are people who don’t wake up to presents under the tree. Instead of only thinking of ourselves through the holidays, we should help […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
BargainView – Santa Baby

BargainView – Santa Baby

BargainView By Monica Barber Santa Baby! It’s a time-honored tradition that Ms. M visits her favorite man in red and his best lady: Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! I simply love to catch up with people and it’s a treat to get a peak at the naughty and nice list. This year I stopped by […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
MAMAView – Year in Review

MAMAView – Year in Review

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin Year in Review and Preview It is December, the end of the year, and WOW what a great year in entertainment it has been. The Live Music Scene was unsure for a lot of people with Fat Cat not really hosting regular shows as the year started out. Nic Padilla […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
FitView – Inspirational Fit

FitView – Inspirational Fit

FitView An Inspirational Fit By Efren Martinez Erica Hughes is the founder and co-owner of Get Fit Inspirational Studio. She’s been in fitness for 16 years. She began the journey alone as the lone business owner but recently took on two incredible partners in July of 2014, Tara and Jonathan Crenshaw. Collectively, Erica and her […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup ROCKIN HOLIDAYS IN THE PLAZA The holidays always seem to approach faster then we expect. This year ModestoView Rockabilly scene teams up with the City of Modesto to bring you and yours holiday tidings starting December 6th, after the downtown Rock’n Holiday Parade. We will be rocking the holidays on 10th […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
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