Virtual PerformingView
By Chris Murphy

We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. Someday soon, we hope that we will all be able to stand and cheer for these performers, but in the meantime, let’s make sure that we are supporting our local performing arts as much as we can.

Prospect Theatre Project
The Propect is presenting some super creative shows via stream and also hosting a talk back about the event as well with audience participation. This is one of the few upsides to streamed events. Please support these shows and our local performing groups.
The Lonely Planet- by Steven Dietz
October 3, 2020 (Performance), Streaming
October 4, 2020 (Talkback), Streaming
In a contemporary riff on Ionesco’s The Chairs, Jody, worldly and knowledgeable, owns a small map store on the oldest street in an American city. His friend Carl visits often, but seems to lie a lot about his life and occupation. Jody finds that a chair has been placed in his store one day; he doesn’t know it, but Carl put it there. Pretty soon, the store is littered with empty chairs.
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ModestoView Virtual Live
Local musicians have been working so hard to make it through COVID and ModestoView is hosting. There was a Facebook Post going around about shutting down live casts, but that was primarily aimed at bands and companies posting pro videos. There has been some confusion and we are trying to get a new schedule now that there is some guidance and local band and musicians should be able to live cast their local shows. Check our calendar pages for the updated dates and times. This ROCKtober, there are a few places in town hosting live music in a restaurant environment like Ralston’s Goat, Rivets, P Wexford’s, Bookie’s, and Café Urbano and in Oakdale Dying Breed and Ceres the Rusty Nail and more all the time. Please check out calendar as we add new gigs as we learn of them.

Live Ballet is back
Join the Central West Valley outdoors for ‘Ballet on the Green’ at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club for a lovely evening of Dinner, Wine and Dance. Includes a gourmet boxed dinner, wine and live performance by CWB Principal Dancers!
October 17 • 5:30PM 243 N. Stearns Road Oakdale 95361
TICKETS: $75 -Physically Distanced Event • COVID-19 Protocol
Tickets by phone (209) 576-8957

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.