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Greetings from ModestoView | 03-10-2020

Greetings from ModestoView | 03-10-2020  
ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends!

It is exciting times here on the set of “The Sands of Modesto”.  
Wow, what a fun surprise to see good ole Modesto USA featured on Saturday Night Live, and have our city mentioned by James Bond- Daniel Craig, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Chloe Fineman and Keenan Thompson.  Yes, I feel the screenplay of a new series brewing with some of our creative folks here in town that participated in the 48 hour film festival at the State.  

March is on full speed ahead and that means we are only a week away from St. Patrick’s Day, our Murphy national holiday.   Our friends at Nino’s will have a St Paddy’s pre-party this Saturday along with an Irish pub crawl downtown.  Then on the 17th, it is party time at P Wexford’s.  You really need to check out their traditional Irish offerings all year long and the keg of Murphy’s on the day.  Read Abigail’s article below and check it out.  

This week you will find dinosaurs at the Gallo, art at the Mistlin and loads of music this week with Gary Gervase at Urbano and Texas Funk at the Goat on Friday, the sultry sounds of the Valerie V Quartet at the McHenry Museum on Sat, Eagles Tribute at the State and even Opera at Congregation CBS.  Finish the weekend off with the smokin’ hot blues with Chris Cain at Urbano Sunday.  WOW.  So much to do, hear, see and eat.   

Remember – You can stay healthy by limiting public physical contact, covering your mouth if you cough and wash your hands regularly.  We can do this Modesto and stay well.   We don’t want to be a real episode of The Sands of Modesto.   If you haven’t seen this yet, click here.  

I hope to see you out and about and make sure that you check out our amazing event calendar before you leave the home or office at    The sands of Modesto shift in unpredictable ways.  

Be safe, have fun and stay well.  – Chris Murphy 

P.S.  Please donate to our Walk a Mile team.  Your support is very much appreciated!   
PPS.  If you haven’t seen The Sands of Modesto yet, click here:

Tuesday 6:30 pm Dino World Live at Gallo Center
Wednesday 7 pm Chicago the Musical at Gallo Center
Thursday 6:30 pm Expose Yourself to Art at Mistlin Gallery
Friday 7 pm Gary Gervase & Kick Start Blues at Urbano
Friday 9 pm Texas Funk at Ralston’s Goat
Saturday 4:30 pm Almost St Patrick’s Pub Crawl Downtown Modesto
Saturday 6:30 Valerie V Quartet at McHenry Museum
Saturday 7 pm Life in the Fast Lane at The State Theatre
Sunday 3 pm Opera Modesto at Congregation Beth Shalom
Sunday 5 pm Chris Cain Band at Urbano

Thursday 8 pm BluesBox Bayou Band at Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne 
Saturday 6 pm Randy Mandy Band at La Mo, Turlock
Saturday 7 pm Caravanserai at West Side Theatre, Newman

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FoodView: P. Wexford Irish Home Cooking

By Abigail Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano

Where Everyone is Family
As a Murphy, Irish Pubs have a special place in my heart. It is amazing that all around the world, there are Irish Pubs, even when I was in Mongolia. You feel at home in an Irish Pub and we have a really special place here in Modesto. P. Wexford’s Pub has been serving up home-style, family-friendly, authentic Irish eats and ambiance since 1999. Read More

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

by Middagh Goodwin

This month I wanted to introduce a wider audience to Halee Smith and her homegrown business Rockit Music Gear. You may have seen Doug Robinett rocking one of her LED guitar straps at the Modesto Area Music Awards or even picked up a custom strap at last year’s ModStock. Read More

Expose Yourself to Art  

By ModestoView

What: Expose Yourself to Art: Artists Talk About Their Life and Art
Featuring Dr. David Chapman discussing the story, art, and beauty of strummed and plucked instruments.
Where: Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J Street, Modesto, 209 529-3369
When: March 12, 2020, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00)
Admission is free Read More

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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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