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Greetings from ModestoView | 01-15-2018

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Greetings Modesto Friends!

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of 2018 as much as we are. My friend Sam Pierstorff made this comment about 2018, time for Modesto to “stop doubting yourself anymore”. When great events happen, it isn’t because we are more like SF, it is because we are more like Modesto should be. Let’s keep our focus on creating new events, groups and continue to build civic pride.

Yes, #thisismodesto Today and this week, we celebrate the good in all people with Martin Luther King Jr Day with many regional events. Thursday is a Medieval Knight’s Quest Modesto Art Walk in downtown and BeatleMajesty is Friday night at the Gallo benefitting Royal Camp for kids and then have some Beer for Breakfast at the Prospect Theatre.

There is always something interesting going on, many ways to volunteer and help out and our mission here at ModestoView is to keep you all informed. If you know someone that would benefit from this email, please pass it on so they can sign up. The more the merrier!

Have a fantastic week Modesto.  –  Chris Murphy

Check out our “Big Ideas” in the January ModestoView.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Modesto
Monday 6 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at MJC East
Tuesday 7 pm Pinkalicious at Gallo Center for the Arts
Tuesday 7:30 pm Comedy Night at Cheroots Cigar Lounge
Wednesday 8 pm Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat
Thursday 5 pm Knights Quest Art Walk Downtown Modesto
Thursday 8 pm Demun Jones at CR2 Bar & Billiards
Thurs-Sat 8 pm Beer for Breakfast at Prospect Theatre Project
Friday 8 pm Beatlemajesty at Gallo Center for the Arts 
Saturday 7 pm Voodoo Killer/Grease Hound at Twisted Pig
Sunday 7 pm 3 Doors Down at the Gallo Center for the Arts

Check out our Calendar for a complete listing of area events
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Dolores Huerta to speak at Martin Luther King Commemoration

By Chris Murphy

The keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is Dolores Huerta, an influential labor activist and leader of the Chicano civil rights movement who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Read More

A new art age dawns in downtown Modesto

By Chris Murphy

There is no fun in the world without reinvention. Some chapters have to close so that new ones begin. Many of our stories are the same. When I was in high school my culture came from the Bay Area, Berkeley in particular. I moved away for 20 years and returned with new eyes. We need to keep bringing new people into our artistic and creative community so maybe in the future people won’t have to leave to rediscover Modesto. Read More

Pencils to Pixels: The Process of Comic Art

(Modesto, CA) – The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents Pencils to Pixels: The Process of Comic Art by Allen Passalaqua from January 9 through February 1, 2018, in the MJC Art Gallery on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.  The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and admission is free. Read More

SongwriterView: Cold Weather, Hot Music

By Patty Castillo Davis

The Latin word for January means door since January is the door to the new year and opening to new beginnings.
Begin 2018 like this-resolve to actively support your favorite local venues.
Last year saw the dissolution of places to create art. Put your money where your mouth is literally. Saying you “love this place” does not keep the doors open. It’s like that. It’s simple as that. SAVE OUR VENUES. Read More


By: Tracy Sprague

Center Stage Conservatory presents its 2018 Season opener ‘A Lie of the Mind’ written by the Sam Shepard January 5-21

Center Stage Conservatory has become a local landmark for all things, Sam Shepard, starting with their explosive production of ‘True West’ in 2014 and followed up the following year with ‘Fool for Love’. Read More

If your event is not on this list, please email it to events@modestoview.comand check out calendar at before you leave the house. Read More

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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.

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