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InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView By Chris Murphy Modesto Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Todd Aaronson If you’re reading this, you already are pretty darn passionate about Modesto. You are proud of our culture and history; be it innovations in agriculture or irrigation, the awesome graffiti car culture or as home to great companies like E&J Gallo, the rockabilly underbelly […]

By January 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
CrabView – Yummy Fundraisers!

CrabView – Yummy Fundraisers!

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season. Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed. Best of all, you get this delicious treat and at the same time, you can help some of […]

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ArtView – New Beginnings

ArtView – New Beginnings

Art View By Jim Christiansen January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020. This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, […]

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Hindsight is 2020 Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines […]

ZenView – Year of the Rat

ZenView – Year of the Rat

ZenView Mary Layton The Chinese Year of the Rat Amazing, it is the year 2020! Happy New Year to you! May it bring you success, health and peace. The golden 20ties are here! 2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. It starts January 25th 2020 and ends February 11th, 2021. Because the […]

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Food & Drink

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

Chef View Chef’s of Italy By Chris Murphy Chefs of Italy Goes Big for 2020 If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and […]

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spiritby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Looking to warm up your innards as we finally welcome cooler weather? Or want the best places to take your relatives and friends to warm them up when they visit you for the holidays?Impress them with these drinks. Some are local annual favorites and some […]

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BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We try to stay on the up-and-up on hot new liquor creations for you, and we have accidentally stumbled across the valley’s hottest new concoction while browsing Facebook the other day. We love it when new libations fall into our radar! The […]

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ChefView – Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub

ChefView – Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub

Chef View By Chris Murphy Tye Bauer and the New Bauer’s Downtown Gastropub It is all about the taste, and it is all about the care that goes into the unique foods that are served up as specialties. Tye Bauer has been a champion of hand-made flavors, competed on network TV cooking shows and delivered […]

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IrishCoffeeView

IrishCoffeeView

By Chris Murphy It all started in Key Largo. Taking advantage of the end of daylight savings time, I woke up in a bungalow on the beach in Key Largo. The night before, I had discovered the Caribbean Club in Key Largo, where I learned that this was the original bar, featured in the classic […]

By November 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Event Calendar

MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

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GoModesto – Women’s March

GoModesto – Women’s March

Go Modesto Women’s March – January 18 In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start […]

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
New Years Eve 2020

New Years Eve 2020

There are many things going on in and around Modesto for New Year’s Eve. We have tried to compile a list for you to help with your planning. Go out with friends so that you can look out for each other. Have fun but by all means stay safe. If you choose to go out have fun but remember to have a designated driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber. Also, remember AAA offers Safe Rides 1-800-AAA-HELP. 

By December 26, 2019 Read More →

Music

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Hindsight is 2020 Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines […]

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman
By Patty Castillo Davis

Pamela Rose said something very provocative to me that got me thinking.
When you think of the Blues, what does your mind conjure?
A man and a guitar. 

By January 16, 2020 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

 Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Monday’s over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had 70 people who stayed to the end with great food, and music on a blustery Monday night.

By January 11, 2020 Read More →
MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
SUPERGROUP SF

SUPERGROUP SF

David Victor’s SUPERGROUP SF will be hitting the stage at the Gallo Center this Saturday and if you are in the audience you are in for a treat. When you hear “supergroup” what springs to mind.

By January 6, 2020 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView – New Beginnings

ArtView – New Beginnings

Art View By Jim Christiansen January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020. This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, […]

MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform Snappy New Year! Hope this year brings fresh starts and new beginnings. Embrace the sunrise of a bright future. Hard to believe it’s a new year and a new decade. Consider this month a blank slate. You can fill it will all things theatrical! The schools are […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Holiday Art and Ideas

ArtView – Holiday Art and Ideas

Art View Holiday Art and Ideas By Jim Christiansen Think local in your Holiday shopping plans, and visit the Arts Blocks downtown. Helps support local venues and local artists on display with art for sale. Keep in mind that Art Walk this month is December 19th for last minute art shopping. Consider more leisurely visits […]

All AgesView

All AgesView

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson As the year comes to a close, we get to experience some of the best Modesto has to offer, starting with our beautiful State theater. All month there will be holiday movies and events for the community to enjoy. On December 21st there will be an all day celebration from 8am-10pm […]

By December 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Community

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Hindsight is 2020 Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines […]

ZenView – Year of the Rat

ZenView – Year of the Rat

ZenView Mary Layton The Chinese Year of the Rat Amazing, it is the year 2020! Happy New Year to you! May it bring you success, health and peace. The golden 20ties are here! 2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. It starts January 25th 2020 and ends February 11th, 2021. Because the […]

By January 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FitVeiw – The Healthy 20s

FitVeiw – The Healthy 20s

FitView By Efren Martinez Health Versus Wealth As I’ve aged with my friends, unfortunately, I have seen more of us opting out of vacations, working more and leaving the paid daily breaks at the door. Some of us even work two jobs only so we can afford the latest and greatest tech gadgets or that […]

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman
By Patty Castillo Davis

Pamela Rose said something very provocative to me that got me thinking.
When you think of the Blues, what does your mind conjure?
A man and a guitar. 

By January 16, 2020 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

 Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Monday’s over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had 70 people who stayed to the end with great food, and music on a blustery Monday night.

By January 11, 2020 Read More →

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