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GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

It is always great to see locals on the stage at the Gallo but we are extra excited that our very own Pete Grimaldi and the BluesBox Bayou Band will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Gallo Center for the Arts, just in time for Mardi Gras! Saturday, February 19th, 8 PM. Come out […]

By February 6, 2022 Read More →
Go Modesto: Trax on Wax Turns Six

Go Modesto: Trax on Wax Turns Six

Felipe Garcia’s Trax on Wax Celebrates 6 Years on February 11th 8 pm at the Speakeasy Lounge on 12th Street. For the last 6 years, Trax on Wax has allowed anyone to come out and be a DJ for a half-hour set at a time. Felipe brings out and sets up his turntables and PA […]

By February 5, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Love Is All Around

BargainView: Love Is All Around

BargainView: Love Is All AroundBy Monica Barber There are oodles of reasons to love the fierce month of February, especially with all the love in the air. Ms M has been getting out more than staying in and just finished enjoying the return of Art Walk every third Thursday of the month. February is a […]

By February 4, 2022 Read More →
Unplugged View: A Loveable Feast

Unplugged View: A Loveable Feast

Unplugged View: A Loveable Feastby Aaron Rowan “If music be the food of love, play on.” – Shakespeare, ‘Twelfth Night.’ The first MU showcase of 2022 welcomes back one of our youngest headliners, the multitalented Zoey Rae, to lead another Valentine-themed program at The Dragonfly Art For Life. Zoey performs with multiple groups including cover […]

By February 4, 2022 Read More →
ArtView: Love For The Arts

ArtView: Love For The Arts

ArtView: Love For The ArtsJim Christiansen February, the month of Valentine’s and Love, and love for the arts. What I love about Modesto and 209 we do have a diversity in the fine arts, music scene, dance, theatre, poetry, photography and more. So let’s dig into the candy box and see what is up in […]

By February 1, 2022 Read More →
Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown ModestoBy Middagh Goodwin Photos by Middagh Goodwin Take a walking or, even better, a bike tour of the Murals of Modesto. There is so many located Downtown that it is the perfect start to enjoy the 100 public art pieces found around Modesto. You can start at any point but let’s begin on 7th […]

By January 7, 2022 Read More →
ArtView: New Beginnings

ArtView: New Beginnings

ArtView: New BeginningsBy Jim Christiansen New beginnings and Auld Lang Syne. 2022 is here, but first, wrap up old business from 2021. Iconic venue Barkin Dog Grill has hosted its last art on the walls with the announced closing in December. Hanibal Yadegar has been a stalwart supporter of the arts in downtown Modesto for […]

By January 5, 2022 Read More →
UnpluggedView: The Big Year

UnpluggedView: The Big Year

Unplugged View: The Big Yearby Aaron Rowan Happy New Year, dear reader. In the world of birding, there is an annual contest called the “Big Year.” You may have seen the Steve Martin/Jack Black film about this challenge to spot as many species of birds as possible over the course of the calendar year. In […]

By January 3, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday CheerBy Middagh Goodwin Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you went out shopping for gifts on Friday or Saturday that you shopped local and shopped small. It is more important this year than ever before to support our locally owned businesses and that includes restaurants, bars and cafes(especially […]

By November 30, 2021 Read More →
GoDowntown: CWB Nutcracker

GoDowntown: CWB Nutcracker

CENTRAL WEST BALLET- December 10-December 19 Central West Ballet is proud once again to present a favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, complete with spirited party scenes, mesmerizing snow fall, Sugar Plum Fairies and all the characters you love!  Shop for unique Nutcracker gifts at the boutique in the lobby and purchase tickets for on-stage Sugar […]

By November 26, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Fall Colors

ArtView: Fall Colors

Art View: Fall ColorsBy Jim Christiansen The leaves fell upon us and the first rain blessed us at the end of October. Perfect weather for the first Fall Stanislaus Artist Open Studio weekend. The event survived several postponements. Current decision for participating artists is to return to the April Spring event, again in the Fall […]

By November 10, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Gratitude Season

BargainView: Gratitude Season

BargainView: Gratitude SeasonBy Monica Barber As a prelude to the busiest season of the year, November often helps us remember our gratitude for the wonderful things our community has to offer. Often we forget to drop by our favorite restaurant or stop to view the artwork in local shops. Upon returning home this afternoon from […]

By October 31, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!By Eric Benson The MAMA’s were back live with a big dose of normalcy returning to the State Theatre! Winners and losers but we are back together with live music. It will be challenging as the weather changes, “I’m beginning to feel a Chill” as the song goes, […]

By October 31, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!By Monica Barber         The change of season is marked by a briskness in the air that creeps in slowly, bringing with it a coolness that lets you know that Fall is all around. Ms M feels a chill up her spine as she walks through the early morning Farmer’s […]

By October 2, 2021 Read More →