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GREETINGS

W h a t is lo v e? By Chris Murphy

One of the greatest questions of human

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kind. The bond between parent and child, giggling teenagers at a movie, the loyal puppy, the long time history of two romantics or even the taste of a delicious slice of pizza, the sound of your vintage Stratocaster, the first song you slow danced to in Junior High, or a sunset over the ocean in Maui can all be something that defines love.  I love the last 2 minutes of A Day in the Life, or the middle 8 of We Can Work it Out, or the view from a bench overlooking Puget Sound, but there is nothing that even comes close to the love that I have for my girls.  All love centers around them, and that love affects all of the other love I have.  Love is an amazing and mysterious thing

Modesto View Wins Gold MarCom Creative Awards!

We are so very honored that ModestoView Magazine has won Gold at the annual MarCom Awards for 5 years in a row. It is so very exciting that our locally produced magazine with a mission to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” took top national honors.  Thanks to all of our ViewCrew writers and to the amazing design duo of Peter Grimaldi and Photo Artist Michael J Mangano for these amazing creative skills. Hope you enjoy what we are doing.

and could even be a math equation that needs to be balanced on both sides of the equal sign.   So the simple question of what do you love is not as easy as it sounds.   We ask this question to our friends in Modesto this month and you can see what they say on page 16. It is always good when we look at our community with a different eye, and this month, fotoModesto turns the camera on our community and places that surround us.  Some of these show a pretty picture and some are a harsh reality, but in all of the pictures, there is an amazing beauty.  There really is something good to find in most places and things, and taking a step back can actually focus your mind a bit and see more clearly where we need to go.  One thing I know for sure, is we all have to work together, celebrate the pieces that different  groups and people do to make all of the dots connect.  Connecting the dots, building the bridges and seeing reality as it is and having a vision of where we need to go are a recipe for success.  We can do this.  As 2018 gets underway, it is important that we shine the light on Modesto, both figuratively and literally (one of the most misused words ever). One of the things we love each year is lighting up downtown Modesto for Rockin Holiday.  The sparkles, snow, decor and the LED animated Rockin Tree made downtown feel a big magical.  In January, when it was time to take down the decorations, we were sad, so we decided that we would leave our downtown brighter than we left it.  Thanks to our friends at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Collins

Electric, we installed new market lights zig- zagging across the street, brightening our 10th St Plaza. We hope you go visit, check out a local business and help spread the word that we need well lit streets and sidewalks in downtown Modesto.  Bright lights equal safety and if we do this, we will have more visitors, which will lead to more new businesses and hopefully new housing.  10th Street is just the start. Love Modesto is coming in April, but lets start this now.  Celebrate the people, places and things that you love.  Do it before it is too late and do the good things now.  We almost lost Minnie’s and don’t take your friends for granted. Our mission here at ModestoView is to “Serve Civic Pride Daily” and we wake up everyday trying to find a way to reach new people with our message to love the place they live.  Sometimes it takes work to make it what you want, but it is all worth it.   Shine a light my friends, take a picture of something you love in our community, share it with us with #modestoview on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and we will share it too.  It takes all of us speaking together.  #modestousa    Thank you for reading and Happy Birthday to my February girls Madison and Abigail, Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher, ModestoView chrism@spwg.com

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Tara and Nathan Tanis: Tara is a bartender at the Twisted Pig and her hubby works at Michaels as a framer. They got married in 2017 and are a couple who believe that “Life is too short to take it so seriously”. The cover of the paper moon shoot was for the front of their wedding invitation, and this was for the back side. Photographer MJ is wearing his father’s hat.

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SERVICE Support Modesto Rotary and get Elton John By Chris Murphy

Check this space monthly as we showcase great works done by our local service clubs.   This month we feature events of the Modesto Rotary Clubs.  Consider being a part of the great network of our community that work so hard to give back to our area and support global efforts to help others.  Support Modesto Rotary and get Elton John! MORO AT THE GALLO presents the amazing Classic Albums Live who will perform the album Elton John’s Greatest Hits in it’s entirety and then finish off with more Elton faves.  Rotary’s motto world wide is  “Service Above Self ” and rotary leads the fight in eliminating polio and improving the lives of those in need. 

ModestoView Crew’s Chris Murphy is a proud Rotarian.   March 1- 7:30 pm  Get tix at www. galloarts.org and at the Modesto Rotary Club Meetings, noon Tuesday’s at the Doubletree. www.modestorotary.org 25th Annual Bacchus and Brews The Modesto Sunrise Rotary presents one of their annual favorite events, with specialty food tasting and of course, wine and brew offerings.  This fun event helps the club foundation raise money for local and global projects.  Great cause, great fun and a very tasty way to help those in need.    February 24 – St Stanislaus School Gym  - 6 pm Tix at www.modestosunriserotary.org  - $35.

MARDI GRAS By Chris Murphy

Celebrating Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday

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is the perfect winter/spring celebration. It is always an amazing fun time, and the food and the drinks are amazing.   There are two downtown options for a great Mardi Gras and best of all, you can do them both.  Grab your beads and put on a mask and “Lessez les bon temps rouler”.

February 3 - Mardi Gras Party! You won’t want to miss the Bayou Bar & Grill’s first Mardi Gras Party! Join us as we bring New Orleans fun to Downtown Modesto. Part of the fun includes a traditional seafood boil, bead throwing, special drinks, including our very own Bayou Hurricane and of course music! Crawfish, Crab, & Shrimp Peel starting at 6 pm- tickets $30 and DJ LiQUiD will be rocking the turntables from 10 pm -2 am  918 13th St, Modesto  209-360-2983 

February 13 – Actual Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday Our friends at Tresetti’s will be hosting one of Modesto’s traditional Fat Tuesday all day long, with a great New Orleans buffet, music, fun, great company and of course, beads. The Maisetti family has long been true to the N’awlins Cajun cooking style and this will be a Fat Tuesday to celebrate.  Buffet is $20 and no cover charge. Come out have some fun and get ready for Fat Tuesday!  927 11th St, Modesto 209-572-2990

February 18th - Mardi Gras Brunch / Rivers Edge, Knights Ferry Rivers Edge Restaurant & Bar, Knight Ferry CA will be serving a Cajun Style, Sunday Brunch with live entertainment featuring Cajun Zydeco music of the Blues Box Bayou Band, 11:00am till 2PM. Join us for a little Mardi Gras by the river! Buffet is $25, 9 am - 2 pm, Music at 11 am Rivers Edge Restaurant & Bar 17525 Sonora Rd, Knights Ferry, 209-881-3466

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POET Things I Love

By Michael Castillo, American Heart Association

Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day, a day dedicated to promoting women’s heart health and raising awareness that heart disease is the # 1 killer of Americans. This theme is carried throughout the month of February, which has been nationally designated as American Heart Month. What exactly is American Heart Month? It’s a federally designated event and an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Why, you ask? Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for about 844,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths. About 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined. The American Heart Association is working to change these statistics by funding research and developing programs to improve the health of all Americans. One such program is Go Red For Women. When the program was first developed, nearly 500,000 women were dying of heart disease each year, yet women weren’t paying attention. Heart disease was dispelled as a “man’s disease,” yet more women were dying from heart disease than men. Even the symptoms of heart attack are different for men and women. What are the symptoms? · uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back ·  Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. · Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort. ·  Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, the most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain or discomfort. But it’s important to note that women are more likely to experience the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, do not wait to call for help. Dial 9-1-1, make sure to follow the operator’s instructions and get to

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by Sam Pierstorff Poet Laureate. ModestoView

Not sunsets nor the way the light of dusk smears itself like a purple crayon across the sky.

a hospital right away. Go Red For Women has helped raise awareness and change the tide, but the fight is far from over. Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. But about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented with education and lifestyle change. That’s why it’s important to participate in events like National Wear Red Day so we can continue to raise awareness and save lives. To celebrate this year, the American Heart Association is hosting an inaugural Modesto Wear Red Day celebration at Vintage Faire Mall between 10am-2pm. Emceed by DJ Madden of KHOP 95.1, the event will feature free health screenings from local Go Red For Women cause sponsor Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, CPR training, lipstick matching from Macy’s, and more activities for the whole family. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear red! For more information, please call 209-598-8220. #GoRedModesto SAVE THE DATE: Go Red For Women luncheon, Friday, May 4th at Modesto Centre Plaza. 10am-2pm. Includes heart healthy luncheon and health fair with free health screenings, educational breakouts, shopping opportunities and more! For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact katie.malone@heart.org. SAVE THE DATE: Stanislaus Heart & Stroke Walk, Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Form your team today! For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.StanislausHeartWalk.org or contact ann.leale@heart. org. CALLING ALL SURVIVORS! Do you have a story you’d like to share, or just want to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke? We’d love to hear from you! Contact ann.leale@ heart.org to see how you can get involved.

Not even beaches with their hot sand and kelp snares that wrap their slimy fingers around ankles. Give me asphalt and neon beer signs blinking in dark bars.   Give me a stranger with a story about war or family, the kind where you can’t tell the difference.   Give me despair in the green eyes of a student who’s afraid to speak until spoken to.   Give me the right words at the right time.   Give me a hug so tight that tiny bones awaken in my spine, crackling like milk in cereal.   Give me magic. Give me cartwheels.   Give me Led Zeppelin, a long hiking trail, and a to-do list with nothing left to do.   Give me the face of a child riding on two wheels for the first time.   Give me drum sticks for my daughter, a swim cap for my son.   Give me reason. Give me purpose. Give me hope. Give me love.   Okay, maybe now let me have another look at the sun and the sea.

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By Jim Christiansen February, the short month long on photography as Foto Modesto takes over the Art Scene in Downtown Modesto, McHenry Village, MJC, in 25 venues, 25 special exhibits. This second annual celebration of photography and local photographers includes a special show of Treasured Lands, the nationally acclaimed exhibit by photographer QT Luong, the only photographer known to have made large format photos in all 59 National Parks.  Treasured Lands will exhibit at the Mistlin Gallery. Luong will be at the Foto Modesto opening reception February 2 and for book signing and formal lecture February 11.  Collision V, the collaboration of local Photographers and Poets will complete the Foto Modesto II show at Mistlin.  Downtown venues for Foto Modesto include Picasso’s Gourmet Deli, Barkin Dog Grill, Ralston’s Goat, Slater’s Home Furnishings, Crow Trading, Café Deva, Dewz, Concetta, Prospect Theater Project, Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Preservation Coffee.  Gallo Center will feature the group of photographers behind Ken White’s Life and Times of Modesto February 9 to 28.  Modesto Junior College East Campus Art Gallery, and West Campus Great Valley Museum are part of Foto, as are Sierra Vista Offices at 100 Poplar at Needham.  McHenry Village venues are Candy’s Carefree Travel and Langlois Music Company.  Featured photographers at press time are Bill Harris, David Schroeder, Edward Mendes, Jennifer Williams, Larry Lew, Dan Souza, Raymond Jabola, Greg Savage, Eric Bjerke, Peter Lee, Noah Wilson, Dennis Wister, Anna Barber, Gary Hunter, James Curl, Michael Mangano, Rebecca Harvey, Philip Johnson, Jeremy Center, Mark Peters, George McWilliams, John Wynn, Lorainne Nilson,

5:30PM - 10PM FALL / SPRING ART Micha Burke, and Deby Tumrose. Find a Foto Modesto map or poster to match up photographers to venue. Midmonth, February offers a busy week of Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Third Thursday Art Walk, February 13, 14 and 15.  Good month to get some original art or art jewelry early.  Not all Art Walk venues are dedicated to Foto Modesto.  Art Time and Sip Wine, Doubletree Hotel, Still Smoking, Stanislaus Family Justice Center, Tresetti’s, Carolyn Huff Photography and Gallery, all on the Art Walk map.  Look for maps and this month’s theme at www.modestoartwalk.com or their facebook page.  Speaking of Facebook Pages, I don’t usually cover them, but the Facebook Group Modesto Art Salon, which coordinated several art events, closed as a group this past month.  For those artists in area seeking a FB group, Central Valley Artists, now seeking local artist members.  Several others exist, and if you need to find current event postings, I try and keep Artists of Modesto facebook page up to date and of course, here at ModestoView. Next month, Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Maps will go on sale, $10 each.   59 artists signed up for the April 7 and 8 weekend this year.  For information on map sales, email is openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com or check the

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Stanislaus Artist Open Studio facebook page. Favorite from January Art Walk, opening of the new mural at Commonwealth. Winter and Spring classes now taking students at Chartreuse Muse and Mistlin Gallery.  Student Artists should check in on the Young at Art show coming up in March.  www.ccaagallery.org for entry form link.

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Heart Like a Lion By Chris Murphy

BREW Bee Mine Valentine:

Tsymbal Honey Wine Nothing says romance more than wine! Unless it’s honey wine! You should take your honey  to Tsymbal Winery in Turlock for a tasting of the sweetest wine in the valley! Tony Tsymbal started the winery in 2009, after growing grapes and making wine as a hobby for many years. His wines are made traditionally and do not contain sulfates, so if you are sensitive to sulfates, this wine is for you!  He makes his Sunbeam wine from Muscat grapes and honey from Golden Comb Inc, his honey company. You can also purchase the honey wine in nectarine or raspberry flavor, as well as his other wine blends. His red is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and his white blend consists of Muscat and Chardonnay.  You can find his wine at the Turlock Farmer’s Market, or have a glass anytime at Loza Wine and Crepes, 601 E. Main Street, Turlock. You can buy a bottle for your table to share, or by the glass, or in a delicious mimosa-like beverage, a “Sunbeam and Sumol”. Sumol is a light, refreshing and fruity Portuguese soda that pairs perfect with the sweetness of the honey wine.  

The bar at Dewz is beautiful. This is a showcase and right there in the middle of it, Jeremiah Hickman is mixing up something really special.   You get that great vintage feel when you are sitting at the bar, so we are going back to 1926 for a drink that is a tribute to Do Good’s Jim Harrelson, the Lions Tail, now renamed Heart Like a Lion as it was one of his favorite songs.  Jim was passionate about this Bourbon and the DoGood Team make sure every batch is fantastic Jeremiah is a craftsman.  This drink had the vintage treatment, slowly made, as the Demerara Syrum and the Dram are mixed and fresh lime juice is added, giving it that little tart flavor and then the Amaro Di Angostura is measured into the spoon and the blend is complete.   This drink is shaken very well and then double strained into a chilled coup glass. I love those drinks that have a little bit of tart to them as well as that rich DoGood California Bourbon flavor. This is one you really need to try, sit and enjoy in one of the big comfy chairs in the bar, look out the window and people watch, or hang out with friends.  Jeremiah says that Shawna and Eddie are amazing bartenders and thinks this is a great way to wrap up a busy day, or with an appetizer before dinner.    

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A Time to Perform in February By Kaye Osborn I always wonder if you ever thought about the amount of work goes into producing and performing a play (drama or musical). Finding and securing the rights to a script, auditions, casting, costumes and make-up, rehearsals, programs, publicity, set design, properties, technical support (lighting, sound, stage manager) performances, lobby decorations, ticket sales, concessions, theater set up and striking the set.  It really does take a community to produce a show!  So, the next time you attend a performance take time to consider all the people who have worked behind the scenes to make it happen!  It is exhilarating and miraculous! Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods!  

Modesto Junior College Church & State Modesto Junior College Auditorium Feb. 2, 3, and 4th: 2 PM (Don’t miss this production!  It is timely and very relevant!) Jim Johnson, production director and actor playing Senator Whitmore & cast members include Charlene West as Sara Whitmore, Kimberly Ogden as Alex Klein, and Trey Agustus as Tom/Marshall/Security Guy   Gallo Center for the Arts Central West Ballet 30th Anniversary Gala - Congratulations to CWB on 30 years of excellence in dance! February 8

ENTERTAINMENT! FEBRUARY CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES SPONSORED BY BUD LIGHT/DELTA SIERRA BEVERAGE February 9 AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT & ROBERT EARL KEEN February 11 Lots of musical performances will be offered at Gallo in February.  Check out their offerings at galloarts.org.   6th Annual Modesto Poetry Festival Featured poet William O’Daly Feb. 3    9:30 am- 4 pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 1528 Oakdale Road www.MoStpoetry.org   Davis High Drama Check out Rejected Princesses at the Davis High School Little Theatre February 23-25 and at the Gallo Center for the Arts March 2. Tickets for the Davis shows are $7-9 and Gallo tickets are $15-25. The show is a fabulous collection of stories about women throughout history who kick major butt (from Jason Porath’s book that came out last year). It’s a fun exploration spanning thousands of years and several continents with a supplementary cast of community students in K-8 grades. Davis tickets can be purchased at the door  and Gallo Center tickets are available from the Gallo Center box office.

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Romance is a Crepe Away by Brandilyn Brown Photos by Michael J. Mangano

Looking for a special Valentine’s evening?

Something delicious and exotic , served with wine and dessert in a romantic European atmosphere? Me too! And I found it! Loza Wine and Crepes in Turlock, owned by Yelena Tsymbal, has been open less than a year. The name “loza” comes from the Russian word for grapevine, paying homage to her Ukrainian heritage. Her chef Ryan Kendall melds Russian and Portuguese recipes together to create delicious plates you will talk about for weeks. Yelena  didn’t always plan on owning a restaurant. They originally wanted to open a tasting room for the family wine business, but when the city told them they also had to serve food, they settled on crepes. Growing up, the family of 11 siblings would help staff their honey booth at the  farmer’s market, and they were often near the crepe vendor, where Yelena  fell in love with crepes. Their selection of crepes ranges from sweets you know and love like Nutella and bananas foster, to veggie and meat concoctions made with Ukrainian recipes you won’t find anywhere else.  Your whole experience will be a delightfrom the drink selection to every delectable bite! 

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The coffee is always hot, and the lemonade is made daily using locally grown, fresh lemons. Try the fruit kompote if lemonade isn’t your thing, and for those of us seeking a refreshing adult beverage, try a mimosa or a glass of Tsymbal’s Honey Wine. If you want to share a lunch with friends, try the cheese plate. It is huge and is a great way to sample several treats, including a chunk of honeycomb! When it’s time to pick your main dish, you can’t go wrong with any of the crepes! The Butter Delight is made with Irish butter and has the perfect amount of cinnamon and sugar. There are plenty of vegetarian options, like the Garlic Black Pepper Mushroom (my personal fav), or the Grilled Veggie. Anything with the Russian dressing is phenomenal; it’s a sauce as delicious as it is complex.  It is the finishing touch on many of the savory crepes, giving a hint of sweet with a little kick of spice to their already delicious crepe recipe . When I asked Yelena why her crepes taste different than any other crepe you can get in the valley, she shared her family secret: the base of their batter is seasonal beer (currently a winter lager) and Greek yogurt, which gives the crepe a creamy soft texture, just like European crepes.

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If crepes are not something you crave (are you sure you have a pulse?) you should try their crab cakes or their chicken dumplings. Once you dip a bite-sized dumpling into sour cream, you’ll never want to eat anything else again. Most ingredients are fresh from the farmer’s market, but some items are purchased from other Main Street vendors , such as the sweet bread used to make the French Toast. Nothing beats fresh from the farm, unless of course you’re supporting another local business! You also can’t get healthier than their kitchen. There are no microwaves or fryers: each dish is made from scratch and brought directly to your table.

Food made this fresh is worth the wait! Not only do Yelena and Ryan run the restaurant together, they are the cutest couple you’ll ever meet! And the Valentine’s dinner they’re planning for you is the romantic evening of the month you’re looking for. It will consist of a 5 course meal, complete with appetizers and dessert, for $65 per couple. This cute little venue is going to sell out fast, so call them today!

601 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 652-5839 Monday 11am to 2pm Thur & Fri, 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm Sat & Sun 8am to 3pm Closed Tuesday & Wednesday FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com


GO Turlock

One of our favorite songwriters is Clark Beggs and his band, Stop Motion Poetry will perform at

the Turlock Community Auditorium on Saturday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. with new songs from their upcoming EP. We have been following Clark since his early band called The Evening News, and his songwriting skills get better all the time. His bands have won two MAMAs (Modesto Area Music Awards) in the Pop and Alternative categories.  Clark, Devin, and Spencer are brothers from Modesto and Caleb Hulin rounds out the band.  They are currently working on the Dead Rose EP, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and produced by Sean Gould.  Sean has worked with Moby, Katy Perry, We The Kings, Train, Kelly Rowland, and many others.  Their song, “Madness is Modern”, was placed in the movie, Mental and their cover of “Some Nights” was featured in Rolling Stone. They will be performing songs from Dead Rose.  This is a perfect chance to bring a date for an early Valentine’s Day.  See you at the show.  Their website is:  stopmotionpoetry.com

GO Modesto

The year of the Dog. Chinese New Year  

Come out to the Modesto Senior Center to celebrate the “Year of the Dog” with cultural performances, Chinese paintings, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese calligraphy, musical entertainment and special performances by local and out-of-town groups. Saturday, February 10   2- 5 pm, 211 Bodem St. Modesto

THE POST (PG-13) Streep and Hanks star in Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture Now Playing

City of Modesto

Waste Tire Recycling Events

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (R) A sumptuous, Golden Globe-nominated coming-of-age love story Now Playing

Modesto Film Society presents

FREE DISPOSAL ON DATES LISTED BELOW

THE BLUES BROTHERS (R-1980) The Blues brothers are on a mission to save the orphanage of their childhoods

February 1-28 • April 1-30 • June 1-30 (Closed April 1)

August 1-31 • October 1-31 • December 1-31 (Closed Dec. 25)

Sun. Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.

Funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Questions? 94 Call (209) 577-54

red carpet party Celebrating Hollywood’s best An evening of fine foods, wines and film Sun. March 4 at 4 p.m.

RA LS TON S’S

G O AT

A free program for teens and adults pairing Lawrence Livermore National Lab presenters with popular Hollywood films Sat. March 10 at 2:30 p.m. The Next Wave of X-Ray Light Sources Plus REAL GENIUS (PG-1985) Sat. March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Plus MEDICINE MAN (PG-13; 1992)

“it’s always good at the goat”

Sat. April 14 at 2:30 p.m. Biomolecular Action Movies Plus HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (PG-1989) Sat. April 21 at 2:30 p.m. The Evolution of Computing Technologies Plus HIDDEN FIGURES (PG-2017)

Box Office 12-3pm M-F

Downtown Modesto Jst at 10th Street Plaza

(209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org

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Monday closed Tuesday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday-Saturday 11am-2am Sunday Sunday9am-3pm 9 - 6PM - LIVE MUSIC

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UNPLUGGED Rendezvous With Raga by Aaron Rowan

February Movies Love and music may be in the air this month, but everything else is valentinnitus compared to the sweet sounds the Modesto Unplugged team are offering throughout the upcoming Valentine weekend. It’s better than a box of chocolates with us - you never know what you’re gonna get! Come by and let us enrich your life with the most unique live music in town. Friday February 9 sees the return of NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea. This classically trained violinist takes an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. Her experimental and ambient take on fiddle music enhanced by a loop pedal gives Gaelynn an improvisational style all her own. She will be accompanied by Dave Mehling on guitar

for this intimate evening. Special guests Strings Attached will help warm up the show. Pianist Chase Loeb and cellist Carol Ann Loeb offer a blend of classical, modern, jazz, pop and more, re-imagined in both original compositions and classics with a digital edge. For this concert, we’re moving back to the recital room at the Gottschalk Music Center. Find the entrance at 1502 E St. Doors open at 7 PM and music will begin at 7:30. $20 general admission. Seating is limited to about forty people, and can be reserved at 209-543-5306 or modestounplugged@ yahoo.com. Saturday the 10th, Kamini Natarajan, an Indian classical vocalist specializing in the intricate spiritual music of raga and kirtan, will be joined by her band Atmasandhi (“Connecting souls” in Hindi.) The last time Kamini appeared in Modesto, she led us on a journey of musical meditation with her harmonium and blending of Eastern and Western harmonies. Her new quartet features Sam Ortolano on guitar, Mario Astorga on percussion and Hector Quintanilla on drums, weaving together a rich tapestry of far Eastern Indian classical music infused with vibrant Spanish guitar, energetic Afro-Cuban

rhythms, folk-rock and some jazzy improvisations. 7:30 PM at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House, 500 9th St. between E & F, $15 at the door. And on Sunday the 11th, it’s the annual Valentine Concert + Tea presented by Sunday Afternoons At CBS. Soprano star Christine Capsuto and pianist Elizabeth Neff have prepared a tasting menu of pieces by Puccini, Mozart, Dvorák, Rossini, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. The tea portion of the afternoon will be catered by David Bradford assisted by students from Riverbank High School’s culinary class. Scones, hearty tea sandwiches, and a variety of specialty pastries and sweets will be served with the concert. 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. This series is my favorite in Modesto to attend and I’d encourage all of you to check out the rest of their upcoming season. Visit www.sundaysatcbs.com for tickets and more info

METAL New Year, New Life by Eve Oberlander A new life has begun, our circle is richer, with the birth of a little metal head. I’m pleased to announce the birth of Æryz Bell. Daughter to Dave and Eemjay Bell. Dave is the bassist in Modesto’s Nothing But Losers and Eemjay is their creative designer and makeup artist. Æryz was born in Modesto on January 3rd at 12:29 am, and just one day before her Dads birth date. She was 7lbs 7oz and 19 ½ inches long. Congratulations you two! If you haven’t seen Lost Horizons in a minute its because they are currently recording an album. They are also working on a music video, stay tuned for that. Cursed is playing this month, on the 17th, up in Bremerton, WA and possibly in Portland, OR on the way back. They have been on tour there before thru their connections with the NYDM. Cursed has new merchandise this month. Hit em up, buy something. Purchasing your local musicians merch keeps them on the road, playing shows, doing

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what they love. Keep reading to find out what happens when they head out on tour this summer with local boys Hang The Kode. I want to mention Modesto’s HellHeart. They are doing big things and I think its FANtastic. Holding the title of Modesto Area Music Award Metal Winner, they are continuously kicking butt at being a Band. They have a show coming up this week, February 5th at Holy Diver in Sacramento. They will be going back to Mexico, on tour, this May. HellHeart’s launching their online store this month. If all goes according to plan, fans can expect their brand new music video, Suffer Well, here in a few weeks. Next up, will be filming music video number

two, for the song Pomeranian Death Match. To set it all of, HellHeart has a new YouTube series called “HellHeart VS”. This web series will be HellHeart playing games against other bands. They are looking for any competition type of games or things they can compete with local and surrounding bands. The first series will be Beer Pong VS Lost Horizons. www.hellheartmetal.bandcamp.com/merch Stay tuned and turn it up!

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ESCAPE by Brandilyn Brown

You might remember when BrewView went to the Exit Escape Room Adventures, to escape from the “Saloon” room back in March. We had to find the stash of cash from a saloon owner’s illegal poker games and get out of the room within 60 minutes. It was fun to touch base with the Exit team again, Susan Edmiston, her son Phillip, and her daughter Kristi, who let us know that that new room was open and invited us to come try it! Would you believe it, Professor Pittsburg my great grandpop, passed away, and it’s up to us to find the Declaration of Independence he stole

(and hid!) and return it to the museum. That rascal!   He was a world traveler, and left many clues via postcards and trinkets for us to find, leading us to the renowned National Treasure. I had no idea the guy collected so much stuff, honestly! We would pick things up and ask, “Is this a clue?!” because you just couldn’t be sure what was or wasn’t helpful in getting you out of that room.  I will give you only one hint: every time you think you’ve found the last clue, you haven’t, so keep searching! This room was so much fun; we liked it a lot! They pay very good attention to detail, and design the room to make you feel as if you are in a professor’s study from the late 1800’s. Follow them on facebook so you don’t miss out on specials and contests and schedule your escape today! For more info, email info@ exitescapes.com. Good luck escaping, Modesto!

Exit Escape Room Adventures

1501 Coffee Rd Suite G Modesto, CA 95355 https://www.facebook.com/EXITescapesmodesto www.exitescapes.com

Enjoy

Modesto More!

Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department Upcoming Free Family Events! 12th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Sat, Feb 10, 2-5pm ∙ Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St.

Cultural Performances ∙ Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Martial Arts Demo ∙ Musical Acts ∙ Performances

Children’s Spring Festival

Sat, Mar 31, 11am-3pm ∙ Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Dr.

Kid Activities ∙ Fun & Games Face Painting ∙ DJ Music ∙ Egg Hunt (ages 2-14)

Cesar Chavez Family Day of Celebration

Sat, Apr 7, 11am-3pm ∙ Maddux Youth Center, 615 Sierra Dr.

Presentations ∙ Entertainment ∙ Guest Speakers Educational Projects ∙ Dramatic Poetry ∙ Art Displays Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department 1010 Tenth St. Suite 4400 (209) 577-5344 | modestogov.com/prnd

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INTER By Middagh Goodwin

Sometimes things are often worth the wait, John Soares hopes that is true for his independently produced film. Close to ten years in the making and coming full circle; the action sci-fi thriller, The Danger Element will premiere at MJC, February 24th 7 pm. This is a FREE screening with a Q&A with the cast and crew including writer-director John Soares and Doug Jones. John was nice enough to answer a few questions and due to space constraints, you will need to go online to read the full interview.   Modesto View - Where did the idea of making the Danger Element come from?  John Soares -The Character of Jitni was something I created while I was a film student at Modesto Junior College. I wanted to create a character that was an action hero and could also be kind of a catch-all for every experimental idea that I had. The character evolved over the course of many experimental short films for years to come. When I was working with Doug TenNapel on Sockbaby, I got this notion that I should create something of my own to put out there into the world and that became this feature-length Jitni movie. I kind of dumped everything I loved into it, which obviously made it much harder to pull off. One day, my friend, Ben Beames, was talking about a possible idea for the plot is about some kind of subatomic particle or something. He said, “and then you could call it The Danger Element!” He was joking, I think, but I really loved that title. MV-How long have you been working on the Danger Element? JS-The first scene for Danger Element was filmed in 2007. We didn’t work on it every day, of course, but principle photography continued off and on until the end of 2011. I spent a few more years in post-production, partially because other people also had a lot of work to do that I couldn’t finish the film without. The music, certain special effects. Things like that delayed post-production quite a bit on top of the fact that I had to move to Tennessee for 3 years in the middle of it to work full time on a project for Dreamworks. I particularly recall a six month period toward the end where the entire film was locked and I would just come home from work at night and mess with the color grading on each shot until it was finished. It was a particularly isolating experience.  MV-The Film was shot in and around Modesto, what are some of the locations you filmed at? JS-A few of the scenes were shot in the MJC film and television studio, in the same building where the screening is happening on February 24th. Most of the film was shot in Modesto and in areas around it. You might recognize some of the areas around downtown Modesto, alleys and the tops of parking garages, that street in front of Brendan Theater. We also shot at the Plea for Peace Center in Stockton, locations in San Francisco, Marin, Turlock, Hughson, Ceres. All of it is doubling for a place called Hughson, which is where I grew up. It’s just outside of Modesto, but the city in the film is a greatly exaggerated Hughson, obviously.

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MV-Most of the extras and much of the main cast are from the area, who might we recognize in the film? JS-Justin Spurlock, Ben Beames and I are the brain trust of the project. We all met in film class at Modesto Junior College. Justin plays two characters in the movie. Joshua Krebs plays Billiard. I also met him in film class at MJC. Ben Page plays Mister Saltzman and also built several of the props in the film, he’s another former MJC student. His dad, Wes Page, also has a small cameo in the film and was a responsible for a great deal of help behind the scenes. Adam Parker, who plays Andros, is an old friend of ours and a former MJC student. Mitch Miller appears all over this thing as different bit parts, Jason Amarillas, who came from a younger generation of students just before the arts programs shut down, volunteered himself to be punched and kicked as multiple anonymous bad guys. I don’t know if I’m leaving anyone out, but it’s quite a few people. MV-How was it working with Doug Jones? Had he worked with you once before correct? JS-I met Doug Jones and Guillermo Del Toro at a promotional event for Pan’s Labyrinth at San Diego Comic-Con. Doug expressed genuine interest in what I was doing and we talked on the phone a few days later at which time he asked me to let him be a part of one of my projects. I was quite flattered and we’ve become close friends ever since. He’s the kindest person in this business and incredibly generous with his time and ability. We worked together on Doug TenNapel’s Sockbaby 4 for a couple of days before working on The Danger Element. He’s a true professional. I think I only got him for a total of 8 days or something on The Danger Element and he didn’t even meet a lot of the people he was acting against. I had stand-ins that he would say the lines to because just about all the principle cast had lines to because just about all the principle cast had wrapped a week earlier. It was absolutely freezing at the location. He never complained. I found this impressive considering he had just come off Hellboy 2 the first time I filmed with him and Rise of the Silver Surfer the second time. I figured the working conditions had to be a thousand times better on those films.  MV-Last Question. Beatles or Rolling Stones? JS - Rolling Stones

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VALENTINE

There is

Rob and Stephanie Ely get their dance on

By Chris Murphy

by Middagh Goodwin

always time for some romance...

Romance is in the air and ModestoView is

There is always time for some

romance. A quick date with your wife, partner or significant other is always possible. Don’t save your romance just for Valentine’s Day.  There are little things you can do that have the look of love, a cool mix with Sinatra, some retro Rat Pack, Dusty Springfield, Zero 7 or Concrete Blond, bottle of wine, flowers when not expected or even just a morning love note.  Don’t wait until the 14th to show those that you love, that you love them.   But here are a few things happening that will make your Valentine’s Day that much better.  If you are going to go out on the 14th, better book it fast and order your flowers.  

Vivian Lee Jazz Trio – February 10

This is a great Valentine date night. Lucca Winery is pleased to announce their second concert of the winter series. In an effort to bring a diverse selection of music and after a very successful inaugural concert of “Gypsy Jazz” they are presenting an group that you might find in a smoky jazz club in New York City.  Truly a wonderful “Night Club” experience featuring the great Vivian Lee and her jazz trio.  There will be wine and great food and desserts as well.  7:30 pm   16265 East River Road, Ripon For more info and tickets: Red Tie Arts, the Summer Series people. www.red-tie.org  

Valentine’s Tea – February 10

This is a special annual event at the McHenry Mansion Visitors Center. Warm treats, tasty tea and great services. Depending on the weather, the Tea at the Gift Shop event will be held on the patio or inside the store.  One seating at 11:30am.  $30.00 per person.  Reservations required at the Visitors Center/Gift Store.  Limited seating.

Valentine’s Day Contest

Marriage at the Mansion

February 14 - 906 15th St   9 am – 4 pm This will be a fantastic day of weddings at the McHenry Mansion.  This is Modesto’s house and the setting is perfect for a spring wedding.   Stanislaus County Clerk / Recorder / Commissioner of Civil Marriages, Lee Lundrigan and staff perform civil marriage ceremonies in English and Spanish on Valentine’s Day.  “Marriage at the Mansion” offers each couple a romantic experience that will take them back in time.    All ceremonies are individualized and the Mansion Gift Shop will be open with a Valentine theme; and local businesses are donating gifts. Wedding photos can be purchased. There is no flash photography in the Mansion to preserve the valuable antiques. Couples must sign up in advance through the Clerk Recorder’s Office at 209-525-5250 or call 209-525-5230 for assistance in Spanish.  Marriage licenses must be purchased and appointments made in advance at the Clerk Recorder’s Office located at 1021 “I” Street in downtown Modesto. Cost of the license and ceremony is $121 or $126 for confidential marriage licenses. Certified marriage certificates are an additional $15 and must be paid by check. No blood test is required. Guests are limited to 15 for each wedding, and children must be age 12 or older to attend in the Mansion.  

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Hello Cupid

February 10th, there will be a Cupid Music and Art Show at Tri-Chromatic Art Gallery with Killah Wail, Yegen and more.   1321 J St Modesto 95354  

Will You Say “I Do”?

Century will be hosting “Monumental Matrimony” wedding ceremonies from 10:00am until 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Providing each couple with a 45-minute slot to exchange vows and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (or sparkling cider) with their guests. They will also provide the officiant to make the vows official and provide a photographer to document this special day for each set of lovebirds. If you would like to reserve a spot on this special day, please call the Century office at (209) 451-2292 or email events@downtowncentury.com

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celebrating Valentine’s Day and LoveModesto for 14 Days. We are giving you chances to win fabulous prizes each day leading up to our Annual Valentine’s Date Night Out which includes dinner for two at Fuzio’s Universal Bistro, Flowers from Hart Floral and tickets to see a movie at Brenden Theatre and to top it all off a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton. We feel that this year more than ever we need more Love and so we have added even more giveaways.  Every day we will highlight a business, and you will have another chance to win a fabulous prize. We are giving away gift baskets from Marcy’s Hallmark Shop and Modesto Downtown Improvement District. Maybe a bracelet from Gabriel Jewelers or Intrinsic Elements is more your fancy? A Spa Sampler from Renee’s Day Spa and Salon or having your Hair Cut and Colored at Toni & Guy? Beckle’s Candies & Gifts have a pound of Chocolate waiting for you. There will also be gift certificates from Selective Antiques, Second Chance Consignments and McHenry Village for those of you who want to pick out that special gift yourself. This is Modesto, so of course, we had to throw something in for the Car Lovers, Free Rear Window Tint from McHenry Auto Glass. Top this all off we are also giving away weekend tickets to the Lodi Wine & Chocolate Festival.  All you have to do to win is head on over to our Facebook page and post a comment. Let us know what you Love.What are the things that bring back intense feelings of joy and nostalgia? Is it the gleam of freshly polished chrome or the sound of a classic car engine, maybe the first album you bought at Harley’s or Salty’s Record Attic? Cruising 10th or McHenry or Opening Night of at John Thurman Feild. Thursday Night MoBand or Music in the Plaza or maybe the Youth in Government Dances at the YMCA? It can be anything but as you can tell we do want to hear what you love about Modesto.  Good luck and we are looking forward to reading all of your comments and reminiscing about the things we Love.  Go to www.facebook.com/modestoview to comment and like our page to keep up with what is going on around Modesto and other giveaways. 

Win Great Prizes from Our List of Sponsors! • Gabriel Jewelers • Beckle’s Candies & Gifts • Intrinsic Elements • Selective Antiques • Second Chance Consignments • McHenry Auto Glass • D.I.D. • Toni & Guy • McHenry Village • Marcy’s Hallmark Shopt • Renee’s Day Spa & Salon • Fuzio’s • Brenden Theatre • DoubleTree by Hilton • Lodi Wine and Chocolate Festival

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hat make something or someone special? Do you believe in love at first sight?  (Yes I’m certain that it happens all the time)  It could be the at Beanie Baby you got in the 90s or it is a handkerchief from your grandma or maybe the flowers from your wedding day.  Maybe a beautiful sunrise, your new baby, holding hands, or the smell of coffee in the morning.  All of these can mean love to different people.  There is no right or wrong answer, it can be silly or serious, but most of all, love makes you happy, feel whole and special.  True love is magic and we hope you all find it.  We asked our friends in Modesto to tell us about the things they love. You can also add yours to this story on our Facebook or at www.modestoview.com  Let’s let the loving begin. 

Don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day Contest.

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Sarah Lee Rabenberg -

I LOVE the neighborhood I live in. As a married adult, I’m happy to be raising my kids just one street over from my childhood home. One of the best times in my childhood was moving to Modesto from the bay. My parents were so proud to purchase their brand new home. Now that both my parents are gone it gives me great joy to drive by my childhood home almost every day. Modesto when we cruise down McHenry. All the old cars at the car shows, the lowriders, and the beautiful people all smiling. 

I LOVE doodling art about everywhere I’ve gone, done, and like. Leaving it for People to take for free to enjoy my art and my experiences.

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Sandy Graham -

I LOVE LOVE. Witnessing love in its many forms. Strangers kindness, loving people showing love for each other. Seeing the love in creations of people’s art, music, etc.

I LOVE Modesto Junior College Community Education! The variety of classes, activities, and trips are abundant. I’ve made new friends there and highly recommend it.

I LOVE to create positive change. For my children, my community and for my heart. In doing that... We can all accomplish becoming the change we wish to see in the world.

Richard Romero -

I LOVE playing music around a campfire. My favorite thing ever!

Gigi Saenz -

Yolanda Happy-Goil Newell -

Eve Curiel - I LOVE driving past all the history of

Arson Annie-

Talia Kopecki-

I LOVE Alchemy Bread Co in Modesto! Bonnie is an absolute doll and I love how she brings people together! Her friendship bakes during the summer were amazing and brought such a feeling of community to downtown Modesto and beyond. I’ve loved introducing my friends and family to what is easily my favorite sourdough bread in the whole world! If you can ever score a coveted subscription, I would highly recommend it!!!

Monique Rojas -

I LOVE all the memories I have here in Modesto. My first day of kindergarten, meeting my husband at Modesto High school, Buying our first home here, bringing home our first and second son, and now taking my oldest son to preschool. I love that even though I wasn’t born here in Modesto, it’s my hometown in my heart. I’ve been here since I was 3 and I love watching my small town grown into a great city.

Mary Anaya -

A given, I LOVE my family and friends. I also love the fact that I raised my family in the Modesto area my kids were able to enjoy cruise night, Drivein movies and Roller King. Love Modesto.

Irene Hooper-Gomez -

I LOVE Volunteering my time in the community there is no better LOVE than the LOVE of helping the needy and sharing the arts or feeding those in need. There is no greater satisfaction than the LOVE for Modesto community.

Victoria Salinas - I LOVE the Central Valley Costumers! As a member

of CVC I love going and doing our local events with Brenden Theatres, the comic book stores, the Modesto Nuts baseball games, basically everything we do. It’s the kids and parents that come see us that makes me smile. I love to dress up as someone’s favorite superhero or character and put the biggest smile on their face. I don’t do it for perks or money or any compensation. I do it for the kids and their beautiful smiles. I love the people and friends I’ve made through the CVC and I am thankful for all the opportunities that I’ve been given for doing these events. FOR MORE MODESTO INFO: www.modestoview.com


FotoView

By Chris Murphy Photos By David Schroeder, Michael Mangano, Rebecca Harvey, Chris Murphy

Modesto, it is time for your close up. Sometimes we have to turn the camera on ourselves.  There are so many different ways to look at our community and our surroundings.  Local photographer David Schroeder, Edward Mendes and John Wynn feel the same way and are bringing the 2nd Annual fotoModesto to over 26 downtown Modesto galleries, public spaces and local businesses. Local photographers, photo collectives, local places, regional and global subjects will be showcased all over our community. In addition to the lineup of local photographers, the works of Q.T. Luong will be on display at the Mistlin Gallery.  He will be showing is amazing project, Treasured Lands, that covers the 59 National Parks and has received many awards and featured by Ken Burns. He will be at the opening reception

Join us on... #fotoModesto

February 2 at the Mistlin Gallery. ModestoView is proud to be part of this event in a couple of ways as Michael J Mangano’s black and white live performance show will be presented at the Prospect Theatre Project.   His angel project is also on display at the Mistlin Gallery. Photos from Chris Murphy and ModestoView that appeared in the Ken White book, Touchstones: Life & Times of Modesto, will be showcased at the Gallo Center for the Arts. 

A Celebration of the Photographic Arts February 1 – 28, 2017 All over Downtown Modesto Opening reception at Mistlin Gallery – Feb 2 Third Thursday Art Walk on February 15th Most of the exhibiting venues will be open for your stroll and view. There will be other events and activities scheduled at the individual locations. Please consult www.fotomodesto.com for the exact info on venues for their hours of operation and special receptions with the artists. For additional information check the event calendar at www.modestoview.com or contact: David Schroeder, fotomodesto@gmail.com

Group Events:

Jason Lytle and the late Kevin Garcia of Grandaddy

Photo Collective – McHenry Museum Modesto Camera Club – Stanislaus County Library Student Show – Stanislaus County Office of Education Student Show – Sierra Hall, MJC West Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto – Gallo Center

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by Middagh Goodwin

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HAVEN Walk A Mile Team Fundraising By Chris Murphy

Our high heels are on and we are training to “Walk a Mile” in her shoes.

Why? We are walking to raise money and awareness to stop sexual abuse and domestic violence. There is no room for abuse in our society and we have to walk for those that are defenseless and need the strength to get away from abusers. Our team is ready and we hope

that you will help us support Haven Women’s Center. We can do this and any contribution will help so very much.   Best of all, you can come out and watch us walk, you will have a great time, or better yet, please join us April 29th at the Gallo Center. Please contribute to our team at https://www. firstgiving.com/team/366321

Doug Jones who you can currently see in the Shape of Water and Star Trek Discovery and soon will be staring in Nosferatu, will be in Modesto on February 24th for a special FREE screening of The Danger Element. This Indie Sci-Fi Action Adventure Film was locally produced by students at MJC. ModestoView- Modesto is a world away from Hollywood. How did you get involved with Westhaven Brook and the Danger Element? Doug Jones- I met John Soares and Justin Spurlock at Comic Con in San Diego when Guillermo del Toro and I were there doing a public signing to promote “Pan’s Labyrinth” in 2006.  They waited in a very long line, and when they got up to our table, it was with such a sincere gush of adoration that I found charming.  John handed me a DVD of some of Westhavenbrook’s work, and it took me almost another year to finally notice that DVD again and pop it in for a watch.  I think it was an early episode of their web series “Sock Baby” that roped me in.  Delightfully daffy with amazing stunt fighting, and I was hooked.  I got hold of John, and now it was my turn to gush back at him.  We stayed in touch, and it led to him offering me a role to play an evil version of myself in “Sock Baby 4,” as well as the scenery chewing villain, Dr. Elymas in “The Danger Element.”   MV-You have over 150 credits from Indie to Blockbuster films and appearances on TV. What are the limitations and benefits of working on an Indie film like the Danger Element? DJ-The major limitation of any indie film is lack of budget.  None of us got rich off of the filming of “The Danger Element,” in fact, all of us went a little in the hole over it, even if it was just gas money.  But the benefit of indie films like this one are why we make those little sacrifices, and that would include the simple fiber of passion.  Westhavenbrook is a young film company with such passion for storytelling, and passion for laughing as much as possible.  I got to play a comedic, evil scientist with a horrible French accent, making up my own pronunciations as I went, no crazy monster make-up, with the freedom to go as over-the-top as I wished.  A big studio film would never have allowed me that freedom, especially back in 2009 when we started filming this.  But my indie director John Soares encouraged it! MV- You are best known for your prosthetic work in films, where you spend hours in the make up chair. We get to see your face in The Danger Element. What is it like to be one of the most in-demand actors in the film that most people would have a hard time recognizing on the street? DJ- Even though I’ve had quite a year full of attention in the press, I still enjoy a certain amount of anonymity on the street.  I can sip a mocha at a coffee shop and not cause a mob scene.  At the same time, when it’s announced who I am and what I’ve played at a convention, speaking engagement, or a red carpet event, I can enjoy the fun that comes with the world of celebrity then.  I really do get the best of both worlds. The Danger Element MJC East Auditorium 7 pm FREE

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MAMA Live and Local by Middagh Goodwin One thing that I Love and pretty much been a constant my entire life, Music if it is Live and Local, even better. We are quite fortunate to have so many great artists spanning just about every genre and style of music. I like so many others, wish we had a few mid-size All Ages venues in Modesto so that our local talent could grow and perform with larger touring band. It is critical to the development of our local arts community that we support the venues we have and foster any on the horizon. Last month I wrote that if the readership of the ModestoView all spent an extra $5 a month on local entertainment and the businesses that support it; we would generate 9 million dollars a year extra. All of that going directly to the backing and develop our artists and venues. That is a massive endowment with minuscule individual effort.  VMI Rocks now call ModSpot Event Center home, not only is it Modesto’s School of Rock, but they also host the occasional concert. The Shire is working hard to open by the Summer and has been promoting Pop Up Concerts when they can help raise awareness and funds

to complete their unique community space. I highly recommend you look into how you can back these two spaces. Modesto Area Music Association goal is to promote and build opportunities for area musicians. To achieve this goal, we started curating the Art Walk, Music in the Plaza, the Local Stage at the Stanislaus County Fair and Downtown Sampler. If your business or group needs entertainment, get in touch we have contacts for hundreds of bands and solo performers from Jazz-Rock, Reggae-Rockabilly and some of the best singer-songwriters and cover bands. Big Earl and I are working on a variety show to air on MyTV26 and Comcast Channel 26 along with the ModestoView YouTube Channel. Any interested local artists/musicians/comedians with video or content, please get in touch. beathappybooking@gmail.com or bigearl@ gmail.com So if you love music as much as I do, go out and experience it live as often as you can. Bring your friends and family with you and every once in awhile check out something outside your comfort zone. Be a patron of the Arts $5 at a time.

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SONGWRITING Proof of Love. We love music. by Patty Castillo Davis I love that we are an event forward community with an abundance of choices. This month Deva Cafe continues their support of local entertainment by hosting an important concert showcasing Jordan Waters’ mission of love and stewardship. On Saturday, February 10 at 6:30 pm in support of the Stanislaus Family Justice Center a familiar lineup of acoustic artists will join together to bring awareness to break the cycles of violence. There is no gate fee but donations are encouraged. Deva Breakfast on Sundays music lineup boasts-Patty and Tim 2/4, Indyfolk 2/11, Melynda 2/18, and Marirose 2/25.  February 15, the Third Thursday Modesto Art Walk will exhibit both experiences for eyes and ears throughout all of Downtown. The ModestoView stage will underscore DoMo’s favorite sweethearts, Me & You- the Duo at 11th and J St outside Tresettis’s. On Valentine’s Day, February 14 the Barkin Dog Grill will present Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Davis for a night of new songs never heard before. Showtime 7pm. Dan Vallerand will be bringing his eclectic program to the Bayou Bar and Grill for an all

ages night at 6pm. Texas love in the form of Americana Renaissance lands at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Sunday February 11 with Singer Songwriter turned actors Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. Don’t miss this highly popular 2017 Nash Next Finalist Mondo Mariscal. MAMA Best Singer Songwriter Mariscal makes few appearances this way and this time it is on Friday, February 16 at the Udder Place in Turlock with Michael Beck. Stevie Vasquez’s album release party on Friday, February 23 displays a lineup from The Who’s Who of Songwriters in the Modesto scene at the Queen Bean. Preshow is 3 pm the main event at 5 pm.  We love music. If we love it we must prove it in ways that will assure it survives and flourishes. Invest and support the Singer Songwriter genre because though cerebral and powerful and beautiful, it lives organic in a brash, loud, laser filled environment. Cultivate a posture that appreciates the venue that tries to give you different kinds of music, budget a tip into your evening out to give to the acoustic players who put in thousands of hours each year to put on a great performance for you,  give invitations and

stuff a little out of town in case you might want to go for a drive. On February 1st you can see me at Ralston’s Goat for Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends music and comedy night. On the 3rd we take a trip to Santa Cruz to the Catalyst, upstairs in the new room. On the 9th I will be opportunities to proven exceptional women cenwith the Poorhouse Millionaires at the new tric entertainment-for headlining events, openRiver’s Edge for some fun and music. Back at ing for national artists, who don’t want a favor the River’s Edge on the 10th, they are welcomjust an equal shot. You love music. Prove it. ing Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra to the stage; Gonna be a party in the Ferry that weekend. Over at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz on the 11th Chris Cain will be giving a complete demonstration on how to kill on guitar. One of my must-see bands in coming to Moe’s Alley By Earl Matthews on the 16th, Phil Alvin’s The Blasters will be taking the stage, and I wish I were going to be there. If you go, drop me a line to brag. If you like to ride the rails, on the 17th, I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires on the Sacramento River Train for a few hours of great views and live music. Later that night you can check out Dennis Jones over at the Torch Club in downtown Sac. Dennis is an incredible guitar slinger and an excellent front man. On the 23rd you have another chance to see Big Earl’s PoorHello everybody and welcome to February. Now whether you are in or out of love, the blues house Millionaires at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank. Great room, come check us out. We is going to be just what the Doctor ordered for are back on the Train in Sac on the 24th. That this month. As I looked for shows this month, is all for me folks, have a great month and I I came up a bit short on local options beyond what I have booked so I am going to share some hope to see you out at a show.

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JAZZ What’s New with the Jazz & Blues View All right so I survived the hollidaze and Nappy New year, so on to the business at hand. Some nice music being playing in our greater Modesto area so come on down and partake of it. Ralston’s Goat is featuring every other Wednesday the Poorhouse Millionaires & Friends with Big Earl on vocals so check them out. Josh Rosenblum is tearing it up every Monday hosting a jam, and Johnny & Kelly every Thursday at P. Wexfords Pub. Blue Monday Party on the Bluesy Side returns to the Barkin’ Dog Feb 12th to the Barkin’ Dog Grill with special guest John Clifton Blues singer and harmonica front man. John is a well spring of Blues and Roots music from the Mofo Party Band touring all over the world playing the Blues.    Hosting the jam is House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Jamey Duberly on Trombone, Dave Dow and you’re truly Eric Benson on Keys.  We will be playing a whole lot of Blues, Latin, Jazz, Latin, Funk, and a little of everything else. Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be

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smoking! The Gallo Center continues to have some amazing shows. Just got through checkin’ out the Temp.. the Temp…Tempatations!, another solid sold out show.  On schedule for Feb; 9th Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, 11th evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Dean, 15th One night of Queen, 18th Riders in the Sky and 21st with Jesse Cook.  If you have never seen Lyle Lovett you should go, great songs, musicianship with some Country music styling with tongue through cheek humor. And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music. For February; Here you go, 3rd Bourbon street Blues, 7th NuBlu Blue grass Quartet Band, 9th David Dow & Friends, 10th Larry Stewart & Unit 7, 12thEric Benson Blue Monday Party invitational Jam, 14th Patty Castillo Valentine’s Day celebration, 15th Art Walk, 16th Valley Jazz Company, 17th Victoria

Boyington Presents, 23rd New Horizon Band, 24th Red Dog Ash Blue Grass Band, and the mighty Dave Dow kicking out the Jazz Jam every Thursday night. The Newman Theatre in Newman has a nice tribute shows for Feb; Journey Revisited plays Saturday 24th with my favorite drummer from the Valley Dave Hawks, show is at 7:00 pm in the lovely restored theatre environment. House Party concert Sunday Feb 11th with virtuoso Jazz guitarist John Stowell playing with local Jazz guitarist Johnny Valdes with appetiz-

ers and food provided. If interested in some of the best jazz you will ever hear in Modesto on a Sunday afternoon call me for invite; Eric Benson cell (209) 918-7033. Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com.

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COMEDY Hello, hello, hello Comedy Lovers! by Felicia Aleman When you’re thinking of somewhere romantic

for you and your sweetie to celebrate Valentine’s Day, try a comedy show. Your love will only grow when you laugh together at an inappropriate joke about someone’s privates. There will be romance in the air as you discuss which Trump joke was the best. Giggle your way into each others’ hearts. Thanks to the extra 2 people who checked out my monthly video “Running the Light” (posted at ModestoView.com). I appreciate your feedback on the new “production values”. Keep watching and commenting. This month’s new production value is audio. We recorded at the quietest place I could think of: the library. I’m good at having ideas, but sometimes my ideas are not so good. In this month’s Running the Light I try to get to know Rocco better. Rocco is the cameraman/graphic designer extraordinaire and the other half of the shindig. My guest is Serena Gamboa, The Spicy Latina. I thought of her because she recently got engaged and this is a month of romance, but we talked about her comedy experiences as a performer, producer

LUCKY and promoter; and her work with military veterans. Fun Fact: She digs Rocco’s music So, where are you going this month? No Cover Thurs. 1st: Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends, music and comedy, 8 p.m. Ralston’s Goat Modesto (Felicia Aleman) Tues. 6 & 20: Cheroot Comedy Showcase 7:30 p.m, Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto (Anthony K) Fri. 9th: Six Shooter Saloon, Lodi, music, comedy and magic, 8 p.m. (Mark Noyer) Wed. 21st: Ha-Sauce College Comedy Delight, 9 p.m. Pizza Factory, Turlock (AJ DeMello) Wed. 27th: Comedy at the Outpost Saloon, 8 p.m. (Jimmie Menezes) Cover Fri. 23rd: Deliberation Room, Stockton Sam Tallent featuring Saul Trujillo 8:30 p.m., $10 Wed 14th: Love to Laugh Valentine’s Comedy Show, Hot Rod Diner, Ceres, 8 p.m. Carlos Rodriguez featuring Dane Madden, $15/$25 209’ers On The Road Tue. 13th Laughs in Livermore, R Place Music Club, 7 p.m. (Serena Gamboa producer/performer) Thurs. 15th Laugh Out Loud, Laugh’s Unlimited, Sacramento 8 p.m. (Felicia Aleman performer)

By Chris Murphy As a Murphy, there are few days more special than St. Patrick’s Day. I know that this is over a month away, but you need to make sure you plan accordingly.  It is a Saturday this year so that makes it all the more fun. 

Get Lucky at LuckyFest - March 17

Buy tix from Bands, this is one of the ways to support our local performing bands and those that will be rocking the stages at Luckyfest. We hope you come out and celebrate Irish style with us and hope you can stop by Murphy’s Pub for a couple of nice Guinness.   Modesto Center Plaza Opens at 6 pm Tix are only $12 for a whole Irish city full of great pubs and music. www.modestoluckfest.com  

P. Wexford’s St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 This is one of Modesto great traditional St. Patrick’s events and it is a MAMA winner too. Corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and all of the traditional Irish fare.  Open at 11 am, cover charge in the afternoon.   www.pwexpub.com 209-576-7939  3313 McHenry Ave. Modesto

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FIT Just Dance! by Efren Martinez  

One of the biggest enjoyments for me as a Quake DJ is to see a fully packed dance floor at any one of my gigs that I’m entertaining. Being able to move our bodies to the rhythm of a beat is in no doubt in my mind a gift from God. No other species on Earth can really appreciate this blessing like we can. In fact, most animals don’t care for and or are frightened by load noises, rhythmic sounds and bass, especially cats. Soon after we are born, babies have been known to respond well to music. Whether it be a lullaby or any kind of rhythmic sound, babies will start to move along to the rhythm of the music by kicking their legs and moving their arms. Danc-

ing, baby style. Dancing yourself into fitness is quite possibly the most enjoyable way to exercise compared to any other. Although most of us out there can be very self-conscious about not knowing how to dance correctly, the truth of the matter is that there is no specific way how you personally should dance. Seriously, about 80% of us really don’t know what were doing out there on the dance floor other than moving our bodies to the beats without the fear of being so self-conscious. My biggest advice is, don’t worry about what others might think of your creative dance moves. Just Dance! Get out there and move your arms, legs, hips and every joint in your body as much as possible. Doing so will elevate your heart rate to a fitness cardio level that burns mostly fat while your having the best time trying to do that sideways moonwalk dance move. Friends, it really doesn’t matter what style of music you enjoy dancing to. Just dance! A few years ago my wife and I took a few lessons at the Senior Citizens Center on how to ballroom dance as well as how to foxtrot. Although I prefer to freestyle when it comes to dancing, ballroom dancing turned out to be quite a workout for not only my body, but also my mind and coordination. So if your looking for some other enjoyable fitness to practice

outside of swimming, biking or running. Give it a go next time you find yourself in front of a dance floor and don’t fret if you think you don’t know how to dance, chances are the person next to you has that same feeling. My advice is dare to be a leader in life, reach into your inner courage and find your John Travolta “Staying Alive” “Dance Fever” and get on the dance floor with no cares about what others might think of your fun and perhaps uncoordinated dance moves. You my friend, you are celebrating our God given gift of dance and exercising your mind, body & soul to your own heart beat of life.         

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Market Lights are Bright By Chris Murphy Don’t you love streets and sidewalks that are all lit up with twinkle lights and market lights? We sure do.  The ModestoView Crew was so happy to present Rockin’Holiday that was so bright, snowy and glittery and we were sad to take it all down.  So what to do?  We decided to give Modesto a very special present.  Thanks to our good friends at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Collins Electric, 10th St between J and K is now beautiful and glittery all year

long. Head to downtown Modesto and check out the 10th St Stroll, now all lit up across the street, with over 23 twinkle lit trees along the street and in 10th St Plaza.  We hope you enjoy it and please tag your pictures #Modestoview.   Thanks Sierra Pacific, Collins Electric, and Laser VooDoo, you are the best.

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The One Woman Play In recognition of Black History Month, the Steve Harvey National Winner singer, songwriter, producer, actress and director Dee Dee Simon is staging “Coretta: The One-woman Stage Play”. Starring Kimberly Smith Chatman who magnificently brings the life of Coretta Scott King alive for audiences who will marvel at Coretta’s courage, beauty and brilliance. Who was Coretta Scott King? What was it like being married to Martin Luther King? How did she deal with his untimely death? By spending an evening with Ms. Chatman, you are sure to fall in love with Coretta Scott King.  The show is a benefit for participating Modesto BSU Clubs.  For more information contact Sankofa at 209-683-9049.  Sankofa Theatre Company develops and promotes the cultivation of African American history, life and culture through the performing arts. Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, $18 and $22 

2018 is going to rock. Between The Shire Community Space soon opening downtown and the Mother Lode Mineral Society’s Rock and Gem Show occurring in early March, there are a lot of exciting things coming up in our area! The Shire is an incredible venue that has supported local musicians, artist shows, poetry readings and many more events that have brought hundreds of people together. The Shire Community Space moving Downtown will amplify the amount of artists (of all ages) collaborating and acquiring inspiration from each other. This new space will not only include a venue for live music, but an art gallery, café, and a classroom! I have been to numerous Shire shows, and can attest that the art is always incredible and the attendees are extremely supportive and welcoming. The Shire has formed a campaign to fund the space moving downtown, with a rewarding incentive! By donating $75 to their program, you will receive three months of free admission to music shows once the spot opens! Donate now!! https://www.generosity.com/ community-fundraising/help-bring-the-shirecommunity-space-downtown Another awesome event that you shouldn’t take for granite is the Rock, Jewelry & Mineral

By Leia Johnson Show next month in Turlock! The show will be held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on March 10-11th from 10am to 5pm. This is an educational all-ages, family oriented event that draws around 10,000 people (including 4,000 kids) each year! This year there will be an exciting lineup of educational speakers geared to kids of all ages. For the first time Paleontologist Neal Larson will talk about his adventures of finding “Sue” the T-Rex, and where she ended up. The life size T-Rex skull replica (great photo opportunity) brings Richard Wade with him to talk to kids about how ancient creatures became fossils. My personal favorite part of this event are the 32 feet of Touch and See rocks and fossils! There will be 70 educational exhibits, 20 unique demonstrations, a large active children’s area, huge fluorescent room, and so much more. Just $6 for adults, kids 12 and under are free, plus free parking! There is also an opportunity for Junior High and High School students to obtain Community Service work hours. If you are interested in volunteering, contact 209-312-3812 (Mrs. Mendoza). Of quartz I hope to see you there! Have a rockin’ month Modesto!

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BARGAIN There’s Savings in the Air! By Monica Barber

Everything you want is always up in the air… love, money and happiness. The air changes quickly, if you’re not careful you’ll miss your chance to grab it. This late afternoon Ms. M finds herself sitting outside sipping lemonade, admiring the weather change and the early greening of the trees. Warmer temperature is but one of the joys in life and life is all about taking in all the pleasures it has to offer. Rarely does money grow on trees so here’s a few ways to save a little while enjoying the pleasures of living this February. Poets have the ability to speak the language of life & love and they know how to have fun with words. The 6th annual Modesto Poetry Festival organized by MoST Poetry center takes place on February 3rd  from 9am to 4pm. This all day event is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your poetry skills with workshops, enjoy a luncheon and take part in a poetry contest between enjoying featured performer & special guest poet William O’Daly. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; 1528 Oakdale Rd. Modesto, CA 95355. More info: 209-522-3267 http://www.mostpoetry.org/

Ring in the Chinese New Year at the 12th annual Chinese New Year Celebration at the Senior Center in Modesto. This all ages free event welcomes in the Year of the Dog on February 10th with musical performances, singing, dancing, with calligraphy, marital arts and more. 211 Bodem Street, Modesto 95351. More info call: 209-341-2961 There’s an amazing breadmaker in town… Alchemy Bread Company isn’t new to our community but this small bread shop run out of a 1920’s bungalow in downtown Modesto is making a big difference with it’s deals on fresh bread. Through fresh weekly bread offerings, Friendship Bakes and community participation this little bread shop has the town abuzz. Don’t miss out and pick up some bread! More info @ http://www.alchemybread.com/ The problem with the early greening of trees is that sometimes the blooms are ready before you’re ready to trim the garden. Now if you want to get a jumpstart on Spring before the flowers beat you to it, then head to the Stanislaus County Home & Garden Show at the Centre Plaza, February 23rd-25th. The vendors will match your excitement about the upcoming spring season and are ready to assist you in making your home and yard the best it can be. Check it out and experience much more. $3 GA. Hours: 12-5p Fri and 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. http://www.metroexpositions.com      Take a deep breath and inhale the savings! Enjoy! Kisses, m.

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ZEN Happy New Year of the Dog by Mary Layton Dog lovers out there, you may like to know that this year’s Chinese New Year 2018 beginning Feb 16th, is the year of the Dog! Dogs are known to protect us, are loyal and playful and are our friends. It is said that the year of the Dog is a year that brings both happiness and dissent at the same time. We will enjoy harmony at home while we are fighting for all kinds of worthwhile causes in the public arena. This may lead to major confrontations with the weaker side coming out on top. It should be a most interesting year in which controversial issues will be on the table leading to unconventional results. The noble dog fights for equality

and liberty. We may be less materialistic this year and more concerned with defending our deepest values and virtues as we go on crusades against oppression. There will be more idealism and charitable acts. The Dog’s resoluteness and drive may cause all kinds of upheavals but the dog’s intention and good sense will keep the peace in the end. We don’t need to worry this year so long as we act with integrity and hold onto the righteous path. Wuff! Wuff! Happy New Year of the Dog! For more info you can go to : taichi4modesto. com or call (209)572-4518

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Tell your California story... Modesto Sound, Modesto Poet Laureate Stella Beratlis, and the California Arts Council invite

YOU to

…learn a bit about storytelling. …tell your story: how’d you end up here? …record your story for radio and podcast. …receive a professionally produced CD of your story.

Wednesday 5:00pm to 8:00pm Modesto Sound Recording Studio New sessions start each month If you or someone you know would like to participate, please contact Modesto Sound at

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly February 1st Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club Darkest Hour David Dow& friends Jam Jimbo&Victoria(CallBox) Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Marbin Oakdale Museum&History Pencils to Pixels Phantom Thread Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time Valley Photography February 2nd Acoustic Music Call Me By Your Name Church & State Comedy Night DJ Tease EDM Revolution Glow Red Luncheon Great Valley Kid’s Program HTC Crab Feed Jazz at the Grand Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with DJ Mark Live Again Live Music Mommy & Me Art Class MSO Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Science Night St Stanislaus Crab Feed Stockton Heat Teens Rockin’ Jump The Motivation Factor The Post The Weekend Dance Party Thuder Road Valley Fire Valley Photography VFW Friday Night Dinner February 3rd 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Angel’s Camp Song Posse BC Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Benefit for Sheri&Megan Cooley Bilingual Story Time Burbon Street Call Me By Your Name Chilled Out Saturdays Enochs Crab Feed Folk Dancing Lessons Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Let’s Paint Live Music Mardi Gras Mattea Overstreet MCW Band Meditation with Susie Modesto Poetry Festival MSO MYSO Oakdale Museum& History Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Living Dead The Madness Remains The Post The Weekend Dance Party Trinity Taylor Valley Photography February 4th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up

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Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Tresetti’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto 212 West F Street, Oakdale MJC East Campus State Theatre, Modesto Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Public Library Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Queen Bean, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto MJC East, Modesto The House Downtown, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Red Event Center, Modesto MJC, West Campus Howard Training Center, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Rivets American Grill, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Bayou Grill, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Denair Public Library MJC West Campus St Stanislaus Parish, Modesto Stockton Arena, Stockton Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Angels Camp Oakdale Bicycle Shop ModSpot, Modesto Modesto Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Shooters, Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Rivets American Grill, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Mistlin Art Gallery, Modsto The Udder Place, Turlock Bayou Grill, Modesto Rivi’s, Oakdale SURLAS’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F Street , Oakdale Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop The Running Iron, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Climax Bar, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Cruisers Gas Station, McHenry & Kiernan

Acoustic Live Music Brighton Quartet Call Me By Your Name Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Let’s Paint Los Temeriros Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Post Valley Photography VFW Breakfast February 5th Call Me By Your Name Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time The Post ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms February 6th A Matter of Balance Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Bilingual Story Time Call Me By Your Name Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Poetry Open Mic Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg The Post Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms February 7th 80s night/DJ Gully Alex Lucero Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Call Me By Your Name Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Neil Buettner NuBlu Off Balance Dance Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rick Barnes Riverbank Golden Ages The Post Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Photography Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday February 8th Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Call Me By Your Name Casanova’s Night Club College Night CWB David Dow and friends Jam

Deva Café, Modesto Orangeburg Ave. Baptist, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Mistlin Art Gallery, Modsto Merced Theatre, Merced Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Riverbank Public Library State Theatre, Modesto 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Stanislaus Veterans Center Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Public Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Patterson Public Libary Waterford Public Library Ceres Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry State Theatre, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto MJC East - Modesto Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library Newman Public Library Modesto Public School The River’s Edge, Knights Ferry 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre, Modesto Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center State Theatre, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Disney On Ice Healthy Eating Class Stitches of Love Project Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Live Puppet Performance Murders of 1940 Natural Wonders Reception Oakdale Museum & History Off Balance Dance Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time The Post Valley Photography February 9th Acoustic Music Cherry Poppin Daddies Church & State Disney On Ice DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Footloose Franc D’Ambrosio Gaelynn Lea & Strings Attached Great Valley Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance Insomniac Zombie Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with DJ Mark Kenny Frye Band Live Puppet Performance Murders of 1940 Neil Buettner Night to Shine Prom Off Balance Dance PER Crab Feed Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Seussical Skin Lab, Nothing But Losers SuperHero Fun Run Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Thuder Road Sandra&Christopher Bengochea Valley Photography VFW Friday Night Dinner February 10th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 5678 Showstoppers Art Walk Sonora Atamasandhi BC Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Beauty & the Beast Bilingual Story Time CBW Cinderella Chilled Out Saturdays Church & State Coretta Crab Cioppino Feed Disney On Ice DJ Invisible Do Carnaval Ao Céu Do Good Distillery Tour Folk Dancing Lessons Hairspray Sing Along Healthy Love Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Larry Stewart & Unit 7 Live Music Live Puppet Performance Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend Mask Making Matty OReilly Motherlode Meatal Murders of 1940 Oakdale Museum & History Center

Stockton Arena, Stockton Kaiser Bangs Ave, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Stanislaus State, Turlock Grand Theatre Center, Tracy Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock 212 West F Street MJC East - Modesto Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Public Library State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Queen Bean Cofee, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center Stockton Arena, Stockton Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pup, Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto MJC, West, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Laser Quest, Modesto Rivets Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stanislaus State, Turlock Grand Theatre Center, Tracy SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Shelter Cove Church, Modesto MJC East - Modesto Elks Lodge, Modesto The River’s Edge, Knights Ferry Denair Public Library Playhouse Merced The Other Place, Modesto East La Loma Park, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock VFW Hall Hatch Rd, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts, Modesto Downtown Sonora Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop West Side Theatre, Newman Modesto Public Library Grand Theatre, Tracy Shooters, Modesto Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center State Theatre, Modesto St Vincent de Paul Center, Patterson Stockton Arena, Stockton Tiki Lounge, Modesto California Ballroom, Modesto Do Good Distillery, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Grand Theatre, Tracy Deva Cafe, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stanislaus State, Turlock Lodi CA Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto The Rivers Edge, Knights Ferry Winters Tavern Grill, Sonora Grand Theatre Center, Tracy 212 West F Street

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Off Balance Dance Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Seussical Stop Motion Poetry Tatianna The Epic Evolution Tour The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Valentine’s Clarion Valley Photography Year of the Dog February 11th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Art Lecture Beauty & the Beasts Camellia Society Meeting CBW Cinderella Champagne Brunch Buffet Christine Capsuto Church & State Columbia Old Time Jam Turlock Comic Con Disney On Ice FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lodi Wine & Chocolate Festival Lyle Lovett/Robert Earl Keen Manteca Senior Dance Mask Making Queen Bean Open Mic Seniors Club Breakfast Seussical The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing Valley Photography VFW Breakfast February 12th Blue Monday Coffee with a Cop Creative Clay Art Class Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms WWE Live February 13th Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Los Angeles Azules Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Poetry Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Snapshots in Jazz Successful Thinkers Mtg Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms February 14th 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch

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MJC East - Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Playhouse Merced Turlock Community Theatre Climax Bar, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Clarion Inn, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Modesto Senior Citizens Center Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock West Side Theatre, Newman Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Grand Theatre, Tracy Surla’s, Modesto Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center First Presbyterian Church, Columbia Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Stockton Arena, Stockton Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Lodi CA Gallo Center For the Arts 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Mistlin Art Gallery, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Playhouse Merced Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto

Rivers Edge Restaurant & Bar, Knight Ferry CA will be serving a Cajun Style, Sunday Brunch, $25 with live entertainment featuring New Orleans style of the

Blues Box Bayou Band SUNDAY, FEB 18th 11:00am till 2PM

17525 Sonora Rd, Knights Ferry

Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Stockton Arena, Stockton Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Public Library Waterford Public Library Patterson Public Libary Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public School Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library

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Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Bar and Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto

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Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers for very worthy groups so plan to attend more than one.  02/02 HTC Crab Feed-Howard Training Center, Modesto 02/02 St Stanislaus Crab Feed-St Stanislaus Parish School, Modesto 02/03 Enochs Crab FeedGreen’s on 10th, Modesto 02/09 PER Crab Feed- Elks Lodge, Modesto 02/10 2nd Annual Crab FeedRiverbank Community Center, Riverbank 02/10 Crab Cioppino Feed-St Vincent de Paul Community Center, Patterson 02/11 6th Annual Crab Feed-Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto 02/13 TC Boosters Crab Feed-Monte Vista Chapel Gym, Turlock 02/17 Mason Crab Feed, Masonic Temple, Modesto 02/17 Volunteers Crab FeedAmerican Legion Post 83, Merced 02/24 Beyer High Crab FeedSt Joseph Church, Modesto 02/24 Rotary Crab Feed-FDES Hall, Patterson 03/02 Crab Feed & AuctionThe Reata, Oakdale 03/02 THS Boosters Crab Feed-Assyrian American Club, Turlock 03/13 13th Annual Crab FeedRedwood Cafe, Modesto 03/24 K9 Crab Feed-Larsa Banquet Hall, Denair

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Lunch Hour Meditation Marriage at the Mansion McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Murders of 1940 Neil Buettner Patty Castillo Davis Poorhouse Millionaires & Friends Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rick Barnes Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Photography Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Februay 15th Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night Comedy Night David Dow and friends jam Eric Brock’s Album Release Green Team Meeting Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Murders of 1940 Newsboys Noche de Poseia Oakdale Museum& History One Night of Queen Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time Third Thursday Art Walk Valley Photography Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club February 16th Acoustic Music Backyard Bookworms Beauty & the Beasts DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Friday Night Out Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke DJ Clovis King Karaoke with DJ Mark Live Music MCW Band Murders of 1940 Neil Buettner Preschool Story Time Seussical Stage Play Stockton Heat Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Thuder Road Valley Fire Valley Jazz Company Valley Photography VFW Friday Night Dinner February 17th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up BC Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Beauty & the Beasts Bilingual Story Time Carriage Art Show Chilled Out Saturdays Chris Farris Discorida, The Echoing DJ Invisible Drum Circle El Super Bailazo De Los Enamorados

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Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Grand Theatre Center, Tracy P. Wexfords Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library The River’s Edge, Knights Ferry 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry First United Methodist, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Public Library Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center Kirk Lindsey Center #102, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Grand Theatre Center, Tracy Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Urbano California Bistro, Modesto 212 West F Street Gallo Center For the Arts Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Public Library Downtown Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Great Valley Museum, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Rube Boesch, 275 N. Orange Turlock Great Valley Museum, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock The Grand Cru, Turlock Grand Theatre Center, Tracy SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Denair Public Library Playhouse Merced Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Stockton Arena, Stockton Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop West Side Theatre, Newman Modesto Library Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale Shooters Modesto Rivi’s, Oakdale Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center Tiki Lounge, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto California Ballroom, Modesto

Folk Dancing Lessons Jackie Evancho Johnny Cash Birthday Bash Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King LA45/Los Nightlighters Live Music Mason Crab Feed MCW Band Murders of 1940 Oakdale Museum & History Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Seussical Stockton Heat The Weekend Dance Party Triple D Valley Photography VFW Dance with Night Train Victoria Boyington Women of Love Ministries February 18th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Beauty & the Beasts Brave Bull’s 44th Anniversary Carriage Art Show Champagne Brunch Buffet EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto Jazz Society Jam Queen Bean Open Mic Night Riders in the Sky Seniors Club Breakfast Seussical Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Big Mix The Blues Brothers Valley Photography VFW Breakfast February 19th Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time ToastMasters Meeting Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms February 20th Acoustic Jam Anthony K Comedy Night Bilingual Story Time Caregiver Coffee Break Emmet Cahill Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Name That Tune Poetry with Gillian Wegener Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Mtg Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms February 21st 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jesse Cook Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Murders of 1940 Neil Buettner

Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Red Event Center, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Masonic Lodge, Modesto SURLAS’s, Modesto Grand Theatre Center, Tracy 212 West F Street Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bike Shop Playhouse Merced Stockton Arena, Stockton Crocodiles Nightclub Nino’s Place, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock 2801 W. Hatch, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman The Brave Bull, Modesto Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Playhouse Merced Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre of Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Shooters Grill, Modesto Riverbank Public Library 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto Patterson Public Library Modesto Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Ceres Public Library Patterson Public Libary Waterford Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Bar and Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Grand Theatre Center, Tracy P. Wexfords Modesto

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Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rick Barnes Riverbank Golden Ages Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Photography Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday February 22nd Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night David Dow and friends jam Dublin Irish Dance Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke DJ Perfect Pitch Live Music Murders of 1940 Oakdale Museum & History Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Spanish Story Time The Sun & The Mirror Valley Photography February 23rd ABBA Mania Acoustic Music Animal Talk kids program Cirgue Matisse Delta Bombers DJ Invisible DJ Tease EDM Revolution Fork n’ Bottle Kid’s Program Home & Garden Show Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with DJ Mark Live Band Karaoke Mike Ely & Unwound Murders of 1940 Neil Buettner New Horizon with Karen Bucio Preschool Story Time Seussical Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday Thuder Road Valley Photography Vanya&Sonia&Masha&Spike VFW Firday Night Dinner February 24th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Baccus & Brew BC Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Beard Competition Bilingual Story Time Chilled Out Saturdays DJ Invisible Folk Dancing Lessons Glenn Miller Tribute Gotcha Covered Home & Garden Show Josh Rosenblum Band Journey Revisited Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Murders of 1940 OABC Got Talent Oakdale Museum & History Paula Poundstone Red Dog Rockin’ Saturdays Roller Derby Rotary Crab Feed Saturday Easy D Ride Seussical

Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library Newman Public Library The River’s Edge, Knights Ferry 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank First United Methodist, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Modesto Vet Center Crocodile’s, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts P. Wexford’s, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Grand Theatre Center, Tracy 212 West F Street 108 Sports Lounge, Riverbank Turlock Public Library Salida Public Library Hughson Public Library The Fruit Yard, Modesto Modesto Library Deva Cafe, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Queen Bean, Modesto Great Valley Museum, Modesto The Brave Bull, Modesto Blue Horse Lounge, Ceres Tiki Lounge, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Greens on Tenth, Modesto Great Valley Museum, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza, Modesto Rivets American Grill, Modesto P Wexford’s Pub, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Grand Theatre Center, Tracy SpeakEasy Lounge, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Denair Public Library Playhouse Merced Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn, Modesto The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto VFW Hall 2801 W. Hatch Rd, Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk, Modesto St Stanislaus Parish School, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop The Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Public Library Shooters Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Donoby’s, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza Rivets American Grill, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Grand Theatre Center, Tracy Orangeburg Ave. Baptist, Modesto 212 West F Street State Theatre, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Fdes Hall, Patterson Oakdale Bike Shop Playhouse Merced

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CALENDAR The Danger Element The Weekend Dance Party Valley Photography Vanya&Sonia&Masha&Spike Vegas Night at Peltier Winery Vintage at the Yard February 25th 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Duck Soup FOE Breakfast Home & Garden Show Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Poetry on Sunday Open Mic Night Rhapsody & Rhythm Seniors Club Breakfast Seussical Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Stockton Heat The Big Mix Valley Photography Vanya&Sonia&Masha&Spike VFW Breakfast February 26th Acoustic Open Mic Creative Clay Art Class Josh Rosenblum Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Poker Night Preschool Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms February 27th Acoustic Jam Bilingual Story Time Bingo Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Successful Thinkers Network Mtg The Deltaz/Annie Alvira Tiki Tuesday Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms February 28th 80s night/DJ Gully Black Sheep s Ink Art Class Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Mark Karaoke DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Neil Buettner Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Rick Barnes Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club The Beach Boys Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Valley Photography Wiggle Worm Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday

MJC East - Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Peltier Winery & Vineyards, Acampo Fruit Yard, Modesto Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Eagles Hall, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Denny’s, 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Playhouse Merced Panera Bread, Turlock Stockton Arena, Stockton Crocodile’s, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Prospect Theater Project, Modesto VFW Hall, 2801 W. Hatch Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Ave Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Patterson Public Library Modesto Public Library Ceres Public Library Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Patterson Public Libary Ceres Public Library Waterford Public Library Oakdale Public Library Modesto Public Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Coffee, Modesto Shooter’s Pub & Grill NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Redwood Café, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto The Bayou Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Newman Public Library Empire Public Library Keyes Public Library The River’s Edge, Knights Ferry 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry Ave Gallo Center For the Arts First United Methodist, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Public Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto

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FEBRUARY BLUES 2018 1st Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 8pm 3rd Poorhouse Millionaires at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz 9pm 9th Poorhouse Millionaires at The River’s Edge in Knight’s Ferry 10th Poorhouse Millionaires at the Sand Bar in Capitola 9pm 10th Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra at the River’s Edge in Knights Ferry 11th Chris Cain at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 13th Poorhouse Duo at Bauhaus 6pm 16th The Blasters at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz 8:30pm 17th Poorhouse Millionaires on the Sacramento River Train 17th Dennis Jones Will be at the Torch Club in Sacramento 9pm 23rd Poorhouse Millionaires at the 108 Sports Lounge in Riverbank 9pm 24th Poorhouse Millionaires on the Sacramento River Train 27th Poorhouse Duo at Bauhaus 6pm

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Open Early!

Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.

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There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... L I C E N S E D M O D E S T O TA X I C O M PA N I E S A TOUCH OF CLASS TAXI 575-0690 AMERICAN CAB CO 225-8795 CASH CAB COMPANY 541-7860 CENTRAL VALLEY TAXI 241-6122 CHECKER CAB 596-7919 DE SOTO CAB CO 577-8888 DELUXE CAB 888-8888 EDITH’S TAXI 581-6870 LUCKY 7 TAXI 877-7676 METRO CAB OF MODESTO 222-2222

MODESTO CAB 521-7320 ORANGE CAB CO 238-0500 QUALITY CAB 552-9898 RED TOP TAXI 524-4741 SUPER CAB 497-3393 TAXI TAXI CAB CO 756-1035 TOWN CAB COMPANY 404-2727 UNITED CAB LLC 888-8888 URBAN TAXI CAB 351-0222 YELLOW CAB CO 544-8294

Also available in Fall of 2017: Curb– The Taxi App For iPhone & Android

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Most all of the downtown restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.

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Modesto

Take a Tour!

Want to learn about Modesto history. Grab your family and walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route.  Start in 10th St place and work your way down 10th, G  11th and back to K and see 25 information makers, loaded with Modesto music and cruising history fun facts. Each marker has a special scan code with a history video.  www.modestocruiseroute.com

Open Late!

Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.

Parking

GO Downtown

The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) presents its annual spring concert on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gallo Center for the Arts. The MSYO is comprised of nearly 120 area youth in two unique ensembles, each of which will perform at the concert.  The Concert Orchestra is a beginner to intermediate ensemble, and the Symphony Orchestra is an advanced full orchestra and is led by Ryan Murray, the Music Director of the MSYO. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Youth through the Gallo Center for the Arts Ticket Office at (209) 338-2100, Monday through Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm and Saturdays 12:00pm - 6:00pm or at www.modestosymphony.org

Celebrate the Man In Black On February 17, you need to be at the Prospect Theatre Project to celebrate Johnny Cash’s birthday. The best way to do this is have a bunch of your favorite bands and musicians all get together to play Cash songs. Join The Wrongdoers, Angie Holroyd, Cole Hinkle, Chris Doud, Big Earl, The Flowers, Willie Hines, Brian Swander, Roger Gill, Marirose, and Mike Allsup as they sing their fave songs.  Tix are $15 advance $20 door.  Show at 8 pm.  Full Bar. 1214 K St Modesto, 95354  https://prospectvbotickets.com/event/ Johnny_Cash_Birthday_Bash_num7/25034

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Serving Civic Pride Daily Since 1997. ModestoView is the central valley's leading arts, entertainment, dining, music and community magazine...