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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 →
Greetings Friends – Happy Next Year

Greetings Friends – Happy Next Year

By Chris Murphy Stating the obvious, it is January 2022. I have never been more excited for a new year since last year. I thought after 2020, 2021 would be amazing, but 2022 really feels like it is time for a reboot. We are still dealing with COVID in many varieties and this current wave […]

StanStateView

StanStateView

A New Stanislaus State Reopens By Ellen Junn – Ph.D. President, California State University, Stanislaus Stanislaus State has exciting 2022 news! 70 percent of all courses are in-person and more students have requested to live in the residence halls this spring than last fall. Additionally, will host the grand opening of our newly renovated library–a […]

PerformingView – New for 2022

PerformingView – New for 2022

By Chris Murphy This is one risky column to write this month. Here we are, crossing the threshold into 2022 and we are still figuring out what the immediate future of larger events in our community and other gatherings. The Gallo Center, State Theatre and the Prospect have specific mask and vaccination requirements. Please check […]

GoModesto – Love Modesto

GoModesto – Love Modesto

Love Modesto Is Back for April 30 Modesto’s great service day is scheduled to be back with a morning opening rally and an increased list of service project for Love Modesto. Now is the time to plan and get your groups together and get ready to sign up for projects across our community. Equally important, […]

Food & Drink

Crab Feeds 2022

Crab Feeds 2022

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 at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 5, 2022 Read More →
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 →

Event Calendar

The State Battle of the Bands

The State Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands will be taking place on March 13 at the State Theatre with a $2500 Grand prize and $1500 Fan Favorite award. The event intends to showcase 8 of the areas brightest playing 2 songs each. To participate you will need to record a video of you performing an original song […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →
New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Events

Here is a list of confirmed New Years Eve events at the time of printing. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking […]

By December 13, 2021 Read More →
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 →

Music

MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year ResolutionsBy Middagh Goodwin A recent post on social media stated the importance of a professional headshot when booking comedy gigs, of course, this is true for any performer aspiring to do more than open mic nights. Now no one is saying to go out and spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars […]

By January 6, 2022 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the Blues

Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the Blues

Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the BluesBy Eric Benson And so it goes another year laid to rest full of Christmas cheer and resolutions on that list checking it twice and seeing who’s been naughty or nice. A lot of change in our lives, business, and music. Shout out to Hanibal Yategar of […]

By January 4, 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 →
GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat Saturday, January 15th make plans to give at the Benefit for Dakotah at Ralston’s Goat. As many of you may know Mike and Jenn Allsup’s daughter was in a car accident with 3 other girls just before the Holidays. They will have a long recovery and Dakotah will need her […]

By January 1, 2022 Read More →
The State Battle of the Bands

The State Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands will be taking place on March 13 at the State Theatre with a $2500 Grand prize and $1500 Fan Favorite award. The event intends to showcase 8 of the areas brightest playing 2 songs each. To participate you will need to record a video of you performing an original song […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →

Stage Art

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle in Concert at Gallo Center

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle in Concert at Gallo Center

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle In Concert At Gallo Center January 23 Jeremy Stolle, Modesto native and  12-year veteran of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 23, 2022.  Tickets, priced from $39 to $54, are available online at www.galloarts.org, […]

By January 10, 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 →
ArtView: Window Shopping

ArtView: Window Shopping

ArtView: Window ShoppingBy Jim Christiansen Window shopping and Holiday browsing for cards, gifts, jewelry, or something for your walls.  December is always a month when the artists, crafters, artisans come out.  Great time to peek in the windows, the smaller item displays, the card racks, at our local art block venues.  I had to stop […]

By December 1, 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 →

Community

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle in Concert at Gallo Center

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle in Concert at Gallo Center

Broadway’s Phantom, Modesto Native Jeremy Stolle In Concert At Gallo Center January 23 Jeremy Stolle, Modesto native and  12-year veteran of Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 23, 2022.  Tickets, priced from $39 to $54, are available online at www.galloarts.org, […]

By January 10, 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 →
MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year ResolutionsBy Middagh Goodwin A recent post on social media stated the importance of a professional headshot when booking comedy gigs, of course, this is true for any performer aspiring to do more than open mic nights. Now no one is saying to go out and spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars […]

By January 6, 2022 Read More →
Crab Feeds 2022

Crab Feeds 2022

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 at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 5, 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 →

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