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PerformingView By Chris Murphy It’s the holiday season and it is going strong. After the dark stages of 2020, there are so many things to choose from, from a spoken word T’was the Night Before Christmas, the ever-popular Nutcracker, there is something that will truly entertain everyone of all ages. One of the more interesting […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
AdeleView – Thank you!

AdeleView – Thank you!

By Chris Murphy Thank you Adele! It’s always cool when Modesto is mentioned in a positive way. So how surprised were we when we discovered the hidden track on her new Columbia Records album 30 named Wild Wild West. It was reminiscent of Route 66 as Adele lists a couple of cities that were apparently […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Winter Solstice Runaround

GoModesto – Winter Solstice Runaround

Tired of the same old holiday 5K? Looking for something a bit different? Come out and see how many miles you can run at The Captain’s Winter Solstice Runaround on December 18th. This is a timed running event, where runners see how many miles they can log in 4, 6, or 12 hours. The race […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
GoDowntown – CWB Nutcracker

GoDowntown – CWB Nutcracker

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 Plum Fairy parties after select matinees […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Rockin Holiday Returns December 3

Rockin Holiday Returns December 3

Rockin Holiday Returns December 3 Check it out, Rockin’ Snow, Rockin’ Tree, Rockin’ Santa, Rockin’ North Pole will all be back beginning December 3. Note the the Rockin’ Tree lighting is on December 3, the night before the Celebration of Lights Parade. December 4th, after the parade, there will be a special Chanukah Menorah lighting […]

By November 29, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community

Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community

Culture Coffee Bar: A Mobile Community By Brandilyn Brown Ah November, a month we love to focus on community….ModShop, Small Business Saturday, being thankful, paying it forward, and getting loved ones together over home-cooked meals. You are probably shopping at the Modesto Farmers Market frequently this month in preparation for all the cooking and eating, […]

By November 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe

BrewView: Being a Smart Axe By Middagh Goodwin   Have you ever wanted to drink a beer hang out with friends and throw an axe in the comfort and security of the indoors? Well, you are in luck, you can do just that at the Smart Axe, Modesto’s only and Northern California’s premier axe throwing […]

By November 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120 By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   If your friend asks you “Wanna go to the Lumberyard?”, and you respond “No, I don’t really want to go to Home Depot today,” you are gravely misinformed! Lumberyard Cellars is a new wine bar in Escalon, and yes, you do […]

By October 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze InBy Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We’ve had some great bloody marys in our day, so when a friend shared with us about how much they enjoyed the “Hail Mary” at Squeeze In on Roselle & Floyd, we had to check it out for ourselves. It is named after the football […]

By September 3, 2021 Read More →
FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

Very Good Butcher By Chris Murphy You can have amazing vegan meat delivered right to your door to your door. Do you love the idea of British Bangers, Smokin Bangers, Roast Beast, Jack Fruit and even Taco Stuffer? Do you like it even better if it was all made from vegetables? You can get all […]

Event Calendar

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza kicks off in September in conjunction with First Friday on 10th Street and in the 10th Street Plaza. Texas Funk performs on the 3rd bringing you their blend of Latin Funk, Tejano and Tex Mex to the Plaza. Threshold performs on the 10th playing all the hits from the 60’s on […]

By August 29, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo ReturnsReturning after a year and a half break the 69th Annual Oakdale Rodeo will take place this year on August 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The Oakdale Rodeo Parade starts at 9 am on Saturday the 14th beginning at Oakdale High School and heading down E Street to the SaveMart. […]

By August 9, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

GoModesto: Furiously Fast WeekendAugust 27th-30th at the State Theatre you can watch the first 8 Fast and Furious movies you can buy a weekend pass and watch all 8 movies at a discounted rate. Also part of the FF weekend check out Cars & Coffee 8 am – 10 am on August 28th, they bring […]

By August 7, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit YardThe Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, California is back for a new season of fantastic not to be missed talent. Kicking off August on the 5th Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell(“Chillin It” “Aint Worth the Whiskey” “Middle of Memory”) and Nick Tyrrel(“Now […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →

Music

Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yoursby Aaron Rowan ‘Duende’: a Spanish word with no direct English translation, which refers to the mystical power of a performer to create an emotional response in the audience. ‘Fernweh’: a German word with no direct English translation, describing the opposite of homesickness; an ache to visit distant places – […]

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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 →
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Pops! with Ali Ewoldt – December 3rd & 4th Holiday Candlelight Concert – December 21st  Modesto Symphony Orchestra to offer free tickets to healthcare workers for Holiday Pops concerts MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) holiday concerts offer fun for the entire family. Complete with holiday […]

By November 17, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: The Song Remembers When

Unplugged View: The Song Remembers When

Unplugged View: The Song Remembers Whenby Aaron Rowan & friends Welcome, dear reader, to the 100th UnpluggedView column. Here’s something special to mark this milestone: stories from a few of the great creative people I’ve worked with over the years, about pieces of music that carry a special meaning and the true-life tales that accompany […]

By November 5, 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 →

Stage Art

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 →
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 →
ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween By  Jim Christiansen The season of Falling Leaves and Halloween.  In the middle of October is Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, rescheduled 3 times since 2020 to October 16 and 17.  Hard copy maps are available from the 40 or so participating artists and downtown galleries. Online,  get the map pdf […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Honoring the Artists

ArtView: Honoring the Artists

Art View: Honoring the ArtistsBy Jim Christiansen Brad Hawn is the “Best of Show” winner of the Mistlin Gallery/ Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival 2021. His watercolor painting “Home Stretch” is on display at the gallery, along with the other award winners, including his wife Nancy Hawn, first prize in Oil Painting division […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →

Community

Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yoursby Aaron Rowan ‘Duende’: a Spanish word with no direct English translation, which refers to the mystical power of a performer to create an emotional response in the audience. ‘Fernweh’: a German word with no direct English translation, describing the opposite of homesickness; an ache to visit distant places – […]

By December 1, 2021 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 →
GoModesto: Winter Solstice Runaround

GoModesto: Winter Solstice Runaround

GoModesto: Winter Solstice Runaround Tired of the same old holiday 5K? Looking for something a bit different? Come out and see how many miles you can run at The Captain’s Winter Solstice Runaround on December 18th. This is a timed running event, where runners see how many miles they can log in 4, 6, or […]

By November 26, 2021 Read More →
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Pops! with Ali Ewoldt – December 3rd & 4th Holiday Candlelight Concert – December 21st  Modesto Symphony Orchestra to offer free tickets to healthcare workers for Holiday Pops concerts MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) holiday concerts offer fun for the entire family. Complete with holiday […]

By November 17, 2021 Read More →

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