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Bargain View- August Cool

By Monica Barber
August Cool

As Ms. M is shading herself beneath a lovely Oak in one our area’s finest parks she realizes it is already August. The weather is hotter than usual this year and that means only one thing… Get cool! How do you get cooler in a town that’s already such an awesome place to live in? You look around and step into something new. Ms. M loves to jump into the deep end when she’s warm and she recommends all of you try it too! This August promises fun for everyone and to be light their wallets!

Kick off the month with free music at the Vintage Faire Mall. They are hosting a fabulous Summer Concert series featuring the area’s most amazing talent. August 1stwelcomes the ivory tickling Francesca Bavaro and her emotion affecting vocals. Stop in do a little shopping, get a Lemonade & enjoy the music! Music from 4pm-7pm.

If you have to wonder what a guy is like without a doll, then you’ve never seen Guys & Dolls! Don’t miss out on MPA’s production of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. It’s a Tony Award winning play that notably has inspired a Golden Globe winning film. The curtain goes up August 8th and runs through the 16th with a handful of chances to attend. Let your luck take you to the theater! Tickets: $19-34. Info call: 209-338-5000 or

It’s the time of year again where we welcome 20, 000 people in our backyard, host 60 of the coolest bands and throw an epic soirée. If you guessed X-fest then you are right on the money. This year marks the event’s Sweet 16 so it is a special day! No where in the area can you get this much entertainment and fun for the price of one ticket. All 21+ and over are invited out to this fabulous rain or shine event that always guarantees a good time. Get your tickets online or ahead of time for the best deal! Tickets: $20 presale/$30 door. Info:

No matter how far you go or where you travel to, there is always talent. The month closes out with the 6th annual Valley’s Got Talent show August 28-29th at the Gallo Center. The event is a chance for local area people to encourage the success and achievements of our very talented peers. Prepared to be amazed with talent ranging from instrumental acts to dancers, singers, musicians and more as they compete for the grand prize. Audience participation makes this event a blast to take it. Don’t miss out on this delightful event! Tickets: $10-25

Stay frosty Modesto! You are all the coolest cats in this lady’s book!

Kisses, m.



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