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January 16 – Big Earl & The Cryin Shame – Gallo Center January 22 – Paul Thorn - Benefit for Royal Family Kids Camp – Gallo Center January 30 – Elton John’s Greatest Hits – Gallo Center January 12 – John McCutcheon – Church of the Brethren – 7 pm January 24 – Tom Rigney and Flambeau - Congregation Beth Shalom January 8-17 – The Belle of Amhurst - Prospect Theatre Project January 8&9 – A Night of Spoken Word - Sanity Dance - Center Stage Theatre January 16 – Clyde’s On Fire – Modesto Unplugged – Gottschalks Music Center January 21 1/23 – Sourdough’s Wild & Woolly Revue - West Side Theatre January 15-16 – Central Valley Hackathon - Green’s Event Center Top 10 Jan 8th & 9th – Nor Cal Cosies Awards - West Side Theatre To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM
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GREETINGS Greetings Modesto Friends! First, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday
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last month and that your gatherings of friends and family filled you with love and hope. We had so much fun in downtown Modesto creating Rockin’ Holiday and now, with the our creation of the 50 foot tall Rockin’ Tree, the Miracle On 10th St Parade, ModShop, Spirit of Giving Run and the amazing fun that was created at Modesto On Ice, Downtown Modesto was really something special this season. We hope you enjoyed it and all of us at ModestoView are proud to help create these experiences for our community to enjoy. Now let’s get down to business. Let’s make something! This is a new year, full of opportunity, full of hope, full of do overs, full of first dates and firsts of all kind. We have a big chance to make peace this year. We have a chance to make a new economy. We can make Modesto the city it is destined to be. We can make it the home of American Graffiti, the home of the best food and wine production in the world, and we can be the home of a new industrial revolution with programming, 3-D, and craft products that will attract the brightest and best. In this issue will meet Brie who has opened the TinkerTank, a place for people to experiment with high-tech manufacturing. There will be a Hackathon, and there will be some of the best music and art in all of the region. These are the things that make our community a desirable place to be for our new professionals, both young and old. Check out our center spread as we have
asked people in our community what they want to “learn to do something new”. We have asked “if you had a magic wand” as well and I think you will enjoy the response. We have already built and created momentum. The trees are all lit up on 10th St and will stay that way all year long. ModestoView and Collins Electric teamed up and made this happen. New restaurants like Ralston’s Goat have opened, Commonwealth is packed, and Sandude Brewing will be moving to 11th soon and Modesto On Ice will be open through Jan 21. Every little piece fits together. Thousands
of people rediscovered downtown Modesto last month. Why is this important? Cities with healthy downtowns win. These are the creative vibrant cities and this sends positive waves all the way across our city to Village One. We all connect together, we all need to work together, and in the same way, local and world peace is created, we create the community where we become our own champions. Each local business and resident benefits for every new connection we make. I want to wish our ModestoView community peace and prosperity as we go into 2016. We need to unite around our city, we need to embrace each other and welcome those with different backgrounds as this will make us even better. ModestoView stands for positive living. It is so easy for people to throw rocks and have a negative voice, but together we will rise above the din of negativity and reach the sky. Thank you for being ModestoView friends. I am glad you are here and please let me know what we can do to make ModestoView even better. Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder - ModestoView firstname.lastname@example.org
On The Cover The amazing and award winning Michael J Mangano set out to capture wishing peace on earth for 2016. He captured the effervescent and beautiful Madison Olds and created this celebration of good wishes for Modesto and our planet. We have featured Madison in previous issues in our BarView column as she creates many tasty treats at the Boardroom. Dedication – By Chris Murphy I wish love, life and happiness to my girls. Love to Madison who was married this year, Wisdom to Abigail as she explores her future studying in France and Happiness to Becky as her love and talent make this a better world and me a better man. I wish gratitude to all of the significant others and spouses of the people that dive head first in to make our community better as I know how much time and effort it takes and your patience and tolerance is truly appreciated.
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southern church congregations. That passion punches through live. You will witness it in the amazing acoustics of the Gallo Center. Paul is touring with his band of top-flight musicians, guitarist Bill Hinds, keyboardist Michael “Dr. Love” Graham, bassist Ralph Friedrichson and drummer Jeffry Perkins. Royal Family Camp kids need you and you
Paul Thorn - Higher Purpose, for both kids and music. By Chris Murphy Kids in foster care need a higher purpose. They need a goal, something to reach for and one of the places that kids and go is camp. Royal Family Camp is a lifesaver for so many kids that have been abused, or have been in Foster care, or are in need of a family experience. You can lend a hand to these kids and you can experience one of the most critically acclaimed performers at the very same time. Paul Thorn played Modesto a few years back and blew the house away. Show organizer Joe Swain told me, “Paul has the right blend of higher purpose and raw rock sound that sends a great message, both for our program, and for the Modesto audience”. Paul has just released a new album, loaded with more road experience and will deliver a set that will inspire you, make you feel great and set your world right. Thorn’s new album “Too Blessed to be Stressed” delivers just that message. “In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prize-
fighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.” Paul explains. Thorn’s has soul, rhythm and drive and his music has this 1950s rock vibe with an undeniable blues and modern roots feel, the gospel undertones, evoking the feel of a preacher addressing his congregation. Before issuing his 1997 debut, singer-songwriter Paul Thorn was a boxer, actually fighting against Roberto Duran, you can check it out on YouTube and then worked in a furniture store making chairs. That colorful past informs the working class ethos you find on his first studio albums. Elvin Bishop is one of Paul Thorn’s biggest fans and you can detect the inspiration drawn from Elvin and many others. You can feel the passion of his performance, passion that was inspired when he was young, watching his Pentecostal preacher father inspire
need to hear this amazing concert with Paul Thorn. Get your calendar out and plug it in. The kids go to camp from June 19-24 so you can make a difference. For more information on the camp, http:// modesto.royalfamilykids.org/ Paul Thorn benefit for Royal Family Camp Jan 22 Gallo Center for the Arts 8 pm www.galloarts.org
COMMUNITY Yo Knows Modesto
By Maryanne Spikes
Volunteer Yolanda Newell “Pays it Forward” to Local Job Hunters Yo Knows Modesto (YKM) is a popular, onestop Facebook page connecting job seekers and employers from Modesto and surrounding areas, as well as sharing local resources for those in crisis, and affordable activities for all ages. Launched two years ago on January 13, 2014 by volunteer Yolanda (“Yo”) Newell, YKM has attracted almost 9,000 members notorious for positive networking and connections. Through the forum, they’ve coordinated everything from holiday meals to interview clothing. The secret of YKM’s success is one part fun, and one part empathy. The “Happy Bee” is a bright and cheerful visual notification that
Here is one example of the hope the Happy Bee inspires someone has landed a job or interview. Yo’s then 10-year-old daughter designed the Happy Bee on August 20, 2014. While the Happy Bee congratulates progress, the “Wake Up Call” encourages those who are still on the hunt. Most mornings, job seekers will wake up to a short, inspirational quote. Today’s (December 26, 2015) Wake Up Call reads, “HOLD YOUR GROUND. May you refuse to be bullied by your fears or pushed around by your past mistakes.”
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STREET Rockin’ Thanks! By Chris Murphy We did it! The 2nd Annual Rockin’ Holiday was a hit. We have a new Modesto holiday tradition and brought back our past in a new fun Rockin’ format. We super upped our game and created the amazing Rockin’ Holiday Tree with an animated light show in 10th St Plaza. Rockin Holiday blends our American Graffiti History, our Rockabilly History and the nostalgia of days gone by, mixing it all up and adding a dash of Rockin’ snow and created Modesto Rockin’ Holiday. Hearing the screams as the snow started, the smiles on the faces of the kids and families when they were sitting with Rockin Santa, and the huge crowds of people after the parade and the Spirit of Giving run, made it all so exciting. With Modesto On Ice around the corner, downtown Modesto was the place to be this holiday season. Great to see so many people in the downtown stores, restaurants, cafes, and theatres. This is what teamwork is all about.
Thank you to all that supported this crazy idea and now we have a new Modesto tradition that people are talking about all over the region and Modesto On Ice is the icing on the cake. We are already excited about next season and what we can do to make it more spectacular. Thanks so much to my colleagues at Sierra Pacific and ModestoView for the support to make this happen. Thanks Mark Haynes and Nick Crockett. The folks at Collins Electric are Rockin’ stars. Matt Paine, you are amazing and thanks Brian Gini for believing in downtown Modesto. Brian Friend of Laser Voodoo is a snow and laser genius. Legendary air-brush artist Tom Nye
who brought Rockin’ North Pole to life. The City of Modesto team, lead by Andy Johnson and Ashley Weaver were epic for making all the lights turn green for this project and the downtown businesses that rallied around it. Thanks to Jennifer and Mike Allsup, Rockin’ Santa Steve Waldron and our Rockin’ Elves and our local musicians of Modesto for bringing Santa and Rockin’ North Pole to life and creating so many memories. Thanks to the Modesto DID and the CVB for the endless support. Thanks to Saul at Brenden for the Rockin’ tunes and for allowing the Rockin’ 57 Sleigh to live in the lobby on off days and through Christmas. Again, thank you Modesto so very much for celebrating our history by making it part of our future. We have created something special. You can check out a lot of pics from the last few weeks at www.facebook.com/rockinholiday Hope your Rockin’ Holidays were great and we wish you a Happy Rockin New Year!
The Rockin Holiday Production Team. Chris Murphy Matt Paine
Jennifer Allsup Mike Allsup Mark Haynes Nick Crockett Brandilynn Brown Eli Allsup Tom Nye Jonah Grane Suri Nunez Grane Margaret James Jennifer Mullen Nancy Young Jeffrey Newberry Saul Trujillo Steve Waldron Victoria Boyington Cassy Westcott Krista Lyons And… up at 4 am everyday, Jon Camp Thank you musicians and bands: Tony T the Voodoo Skulls Tiffany Rose and the Lonesome Heart Rockin Rick & Rhythm Wranglers Little Johnny and His Sins Greasehounds Lodge Pole Pickers Gottschalks Band Central Valley Brass
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ART Art Classes by Jim Christiansen
Happy New Year! Time to get back to resolutions taking art classes, cleaning up the studio, trying new things. If you need to get your studio in order, or finally got it set up, art to show, maybe have people in, a good way to accomplish that is register for the 2016 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour by January 15. Registration open to all artists residing or working in Stanislaus County willing to be open April 23 and 24, with a studio, or sharing a space with other artists, and paying the registration fee of $75.00 Email openstudio.stanislaus@ gmail.com for more information on how to get on the map. Sponsors and advertisers should use the same email address. Maps will go on sale March 1. New Year is time to get your entry up to the Tasting Room at Delicato Vineyards for their annual Fine Art Show. Entries in progress until January 7. The juried show runs January 13 to February 6, at the Tasting Rooms in Manteca, ending with the awards and artist reception. Tracy Art League Entries due online January 22, for the Expressions show. This juried show in its 25th year, has more information at www. tracyartleague.org
Gerardo Alatorre artist body painting and art walk crew at Still Smoking
Richard Sorros, photo by Bill Harris Dr. Richard Serros starts his New Year with Into the Void: Art of Richard David Serros Studio. Presented as a Double Venue retrospective show of his works produced over 40 years. Display features of a selection of his major works at the Mistlin Gallery and Modesto Junior College Art Gallery simultaneously. Show opens January 5, and runs to January 29 at Mistlin Gallery and February 4 at MJC. Modesto Junior College students Leo Bratenus and Katinka van Dyk will also be featured. Both student artists have work with Dr. Serros in his studio the past two years. An Artist Opening and recep-
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new artists setting up displays. And check out the new fun place where technology and creativity meet at Downtown Tinkertank on J. They’ll be fully open in 2016, just go, too much for me to explain the experience. Recommend a road trip to the Fresno Art Museum, opening January 22, of 50 photograph exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” Frida and Muray had an off and on affair for ten years starting in 1931, when Frida became a regular subject of Muray’s photographs. Exhibition supported by the McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment. Buy, See, Support Art and Artists, and better yet, create art yourself in the New Year.
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tion will take place at MJC Art Gallery January 14, and at Mistlin Gallery during January 21 Third Thursday Art Walk. Mistlin Gallery resumes its new figure drawing group on Wednesdays, beginning January 6, at 7 to 9 pm. Group features a live model, drop in with $10 fee. Need to try something more Unconventional? Try this class: Unconventional Painting Techniques: Join Chella and Gloria Wooley for this new workshop on painting with unconventional tools. January 29 and 30. For more information call or visit Mistlin Gallery. Haven’t made it to the Alphonse Mucha show, time is running out. Show Ends January 10, and the Organics Design Exhibit ends January 29. Valley Focus – Betty Salletta Sculpture opens January 27 at Carnegie. Modesto View Readers may note her sculptures at the Court House, Five Points, and actually many around the valley. Betty has been creating sculptures out of her Oakdale studio more than 25 years. Artists seeking spots on ArtWalk? Check in with Still Smoking and Mod Spot on availability to display work. These were locations I saw
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BREW It Is Time For Something Fresh, Something Exciting By Chris Murphy
As we go into 2016, let’s change everything up. Let’s make every day special and celebrate living and enjoying our community daily. Now what can we do to make this statement? How can we put our zest for life on display and share it. DING! Let’s have a fizzy fresh sparkling wine now and not wait for a special occasion. Now what? What to drink? Let’s bust out our Italian dictionary and put a new favorite on the top of our list. Prosecco it is. Pop the cork, drink it straight and …wait for it…. Even mix it! Now we are celebrating. I have been a fan of Prosecco for years now. I was introduced to the amazing taste when I was working as Global Marketing Director for Specialized back in the late 90s by our Specialized Italy team in Milano. My relationship with Prosecco was rekindled in Italy a couple of years ago with the addition of Aperol aperitif, over ice mixed as a spritz. My cocktail life has never been the same since.
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Winemaker Jessica Tomei makes Cupcake Prosecco in a modern, approachable style that balances the delicate bubbles of Prosecco with ripe fruit, bright acidity and a refreshing, creamy finish. Perfect for any occasion (and it’s a steal at the price). One of the nation’s leading Proseccos has local roots with our friends at Cupcake. My friend and fellow musician Matt Henderson crisscrosses the planet for the Wine Group, the purveyor of Cupcake Prosecco. So in between sets of Sinatra, we linked up with the VP of Marketing for Cupcake Eben Gillette. These local guys are helping change the effervescent beverage landscape. So I asked Eben ModestoView: Why do you think Prosecco is enjoying such new popularity? Eben Gillette: Prosecco is a delicious sparkling wine at a reasonable price, and as a result wine drinkers are enjoying it as an everyday drink
rather than waiting for special occasion. For this reason, Prosecco is growing at more than 10-times the rate of the total wine category. MV: How would you compare Prosecco to Champagne? EG: They’re different, but they are both delicious. Prosecco, which is made in the Prosecco region of Northeast Italy primarily from the Prosecco or Glera grape, is a delicate sparkling wine that often has notes of green apple, citrus, white peach and hints of white flowers. Champagne, which is made in the Champagne region of Northeast France from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier, often shows a
yeasty character (think biscuit or brioche), and can display notes of apple, stone fruits, citrus and even cherry or raspberry. MV: Why is Prosecco better for mixing with apertifs and juices? EG: Prosecco’s approachable ripe fruit character makes it a very versatile mixer that has led many bartenders and mixologists to use it in a variety sparkling wine cocktails. It works in sweet drinks, like Bellinis, and bitter, like Aperol Spritzs, which are a frequent guest in my household. MV: What are some of the secrets to Prosecco? EG: Unlike Champagne, Prosecco doesn’t undergo a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which leads to an easy-to-drink style and an easy-on-the-bank account price. MV: What makes it so special and easier to drink? EG: Prosecco comes in a variety of styles based on where it’s grown within the Prosecco DOC, but they almost all share a light, delicate character that both drinkers new to wine and hardened oenophiles will enjoy. We have two in our portfolio: Cupcake Prosecco, which is ripe, delicious and easy to drink alone or as a mixer, and Chloe Prosecco, which is primarily grown in the Asolo region of Prosecco and is made in a drier, more elegant style that one can enjoy casually or as an accompaniment to a formal dinner. MV: What is your own favorite way to drink Prosecco? EG: After we put the kids to bed, I like to pop a bottle of Prosecco and share a glass with my wife to celebrate Tuesday night. Cupcake Prosecco, available wherever fine wine and beverages are sold. Paul Tremayne at Concetta makes a fantastic Spritz Aperol. http://www.cupcakevineyards.com/product/ wine/prosecco
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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in January by Kaye Osborn A Snappy New Year to all Modesto View readers! Hope your holidays were festive and bright. Wishing you a year filled with amazing local shows. Please support their efforts. I am looking forward to directing upper elementary students at Lakewood School. We are rehearsing a musical of Sleepy Hollow. The actors are excited and delighted about being in this production that is filled with song, humor and dance! It will be performed the first weekend of March and like all Lakewood Theater musicals the Friday night show will be interpreted for the Deaf community. Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center (go to galloarts.org for a complete listing) Wed., Jan 13 7 PM Math Magic with Arthur Benjamin
Summer Krafft - She is one of the featured poets as well as the writer of ‘Sanity Dance’. Photo taken by Monica Barber. Fri., Jan. 15 8 PM Celtic Nights Sat., Jan 16 7:30 PM Big Earl and the Crying Shame Fri., Jan. 29 7 PM The Gizmo Guys Fri., Jan. 29 7:30 PM The Peking Acrobats
Prospect Theater Belle of Amherst This one-woman play explores the life of American Poet, Emily Dickinson, and the things that were most dear to her: family, religion, love, and humor. Her poems were published after her death, introducing a vibrant, complex, timeless woman. Featuring Jenni Abbott as Emily http://prospecttheaterproject.org/ 1214 K St - Modesto
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January 8-17 Center Stage Conservatory Lower Studio 10th and J St – Modesto Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 8 PM A Night of Spoken Word featuring Sanity Dance The special two-night fundraiser will feature Spoken Word artists and a one act original play Sanity Dance Tickets $10 general admission, $8 students
15th Annual Benefit Concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center
Tues. Jan. 12 at 7 p.m at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. Named “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve heard” by the renowned Johnny Cash, folk virtuoso John McCutcheon, six-time Grammy nominated folk musician will be performing. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door and youth 18 and under are $7. Tickets can be purchased in person by check or cash at the Brethren Church or at Beads of Contentment, 1028 J Street, Modesto, 523-6335. Online tickets sales are at http://mccutcheonmodesto2016.eventbrite.com
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Happy New You!
Clean Slate, Clean Plate! Happy New You! I don’t know what kind of food frenzy you were on during the holiday season but if it was anything like mine, it’s time to clean up the food act!!! 2016 gives each of us a clean slate thank goodness to make some fresh choices. I have it on excellent authority, Modesto View’s owner and publisher, Chris Murphy, that John Surla of Surla’s restaurant has a brand new clean eats menu. Given the stellar reputation that John has earned over the years we can count on him to deliver nothing less than the best when it comes to his food creations! He will still offer his already tasty menu as well for those who have to have their favorites! I’d also like to introduce you awesome chef viewers to Matt Martin of Valley Meal Prep! Here’s what he shared with me: “As a Chef in the Modesto and Northern Ca area over the last 10 years, I’ve noticed people eat unhealthy “Fast Food” daily! So I thought why not offer a healthy “Fast Food” option and help people live a healthy lifestyle while saving time. So I decided to bring Healthy Fast Food to the Northern Ca Area! Here at VMP we offer healthy gourmet meals delivered to your door! Using the best lean proteins, healthy carbohydrates and organic vegetables from local farmers. Meals are easily ordered online @ www. valleymp.com and we do deliver throughout the Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Bay Area. Meals are refrigerator fresh for 5 days and freezer safe for 30 days! We do the shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning and deliver it to your door to give you more time in your work week!” Super cool, right?! What I most liked is that Matt takes the guess work out of counting calories, proteins, carbs etc. especially when my doctor is rattling off a list and a protocol for me to follow that sounds like foreign currency exchange! Yikes! 2 more outstanding facts that I totally appreciate is that I can order just for me or for my family. But more exciting is after reviewing his already-nice menu, I am one of those picky eaters and you will now find a few Dana~licious recipes on his menu for you to try as well! Like the turkey meatloaf sandwich, the meat is the bread & inside is egg whites, spinach, and zucchini! Oh yeah hand-held & Dana~licious is now delivered & on the go! Yes, check out the red sauce with grilled chicken, black & brown rice combo, and green chard that I created to be extra Dana~licous, too!
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Chef John Surla Cleans us up! By Chris Murphy
Clean eating can be a chore, and sometimes it is not really that tasty. But, our good friend John Surla has one of the tastiest clean entrees we have ever had. Seriously, even if you are not a fan of clean eating, you will love this “big salad”. It is super tasty with an amazing vinaigrette dressing (we scooped the recipe) and generous portions of grilled chicken. Surla’s has so many clean options, excellent salmon, appetizers and entrees that make it easy to eat clean, and feel like you indulged in the richest tastes. This fantastic entrée has just about everything healthy you could need. Cilantro Lime Chicken Breast, Quinoa, Green Beans, Organic Kale, Napa Cabbage, Pomegranate, Shredded Carrots, Basil, Parsley, Balsamic Gastrique, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette (Very Low Salt) and there you have it, the tastiest and the cleanest. Here is the best part, you can get this to-go. Call in, it will be ready and you can make it the best and cleanest box lunch and feel great all day. The ViewCrew gives it two thumbs up! This is one of our fave local lunches.
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clips and save
Matt’s Lean Turkey Chilli 3# 97% Lean Ground turkey 2 12 oz cans of kidney beans drained and rinsed 2 12 oz cans of Pinto beans drained and rinsed 1 32 oz can tomato sauce 1 32 oz can small diced tomato 2 surrano peppers sliced 2 packs Mrs Dash No Sodium Chilli seasoning packs Brown turkey meat in a pot. Add all ingredients in with the meat, Let simmer for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
The Surla Clean Eats Secret Weapon Dressing 1 part champagne vinegar 1 part olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard Mix Season with salt and pepper. This is a multi purpose dressing you will love
Remember if it’s going in your mouth it may also land in the waistline! So many of Modesto’s restaurants have clean eating menus, just ask! Remember to treat yourself to dining out in a guilt free and healthy way! Modesto View Signature Question: Beatles or Stones? To Matt Martin: “Stones, I’m way too energetic for the Beatles!” Nice to start the new year with this great energy and I didn’t have to twist his arm! To Chef John Surla: Beatles!
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UNPLUGGED Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them by Aaron Rowan 2016 looks to be a vintage year for fun and fiery acoustic sounds around town. Modesto Unplugged is moving into our new monthly home in the small recital hall at the Gottschalk Music Center, 1502 E St., where we will continue to curate intimate listening events in a wide range of acoustic genres. Concerts will begin at 7:30 and are $15 general admission, and free for kids 12 and under. Wine and snacks will be available for a small donation. Our season begins on Saturday January 16 with Clyde’s On Fire, on tour from Asheville, NC. Their music is forged from grit, love and hard times, embracing smoky vocals and soultwisting delivery which can best be described as Old Soul Americana. Their infectious stage presence, memory haunting songs and instrumental wizardry has delighted a vast audience from Georgia to Maine, from Minnesota to the UK. With their frontwoman bass player, unique harmonies and impressive picking styles, they bring unabashed energy and relatable emotion to the stage More January highlights: Tuesday 1/12, renowned folk musician John McCutcheon returns to Modesto for his 15th annual benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center. John has been an active performer since the 1970’s, and has released over thirty albums. The concert takes place once again at the Church Of The Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. starting at 7 PM. Tickets are available at the church, and at Beads Of Contentment (1028 J St.) Donations for the concert contribute directly to the Center’s various efforts to achieve peace and justice in the local community and the world. Thursday 1/14 at 7:30 PM, Townsend Opera continues its recital series with sopranos Liisa Dávila and Rachel Grider. Liisa is an active performer throughout northern California, and currently serves as Chorus Master of the Townsend Opera Chorus. Rachel recently completed her Masters in Music at the Peabody Conservatory, and has sung in numerous productions with Townsend Opera. Townsend Opera seeks to encourage active participation in the arts in our region, and presents its recital series to in the casual atmosphere of Deva Cafe (1202 J St.), allowing opera patrons
to enjoy quality singing in an intimate and personal setting. Tickets are available by calling 209-523-6426. Saturday 1/16, the bluegrass series at the West Side Theatre (1313 Main St., Newman) opens its third season with Special Consensus. Grammy-nominated and fronted by banjo legend Greg Cahill, Special Consensus are known for their virtuosic picking, soaring vocal harmonies, and definitively modern bluegrass sound. The band boasts a host of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Award-winning local bluegrass group Red Dog Ash kicks off the show at 7:30 PM with a set of their original California-based songs. Tickets are $15 general admission, $18 reserved. For more information, visit reddogash.com, westsidetheatre.org, and specialc.com. Sunday 1/17, the Modesto Community Concert Association presents Red Priest. They’re the only Baroque group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones, and Cirque du Soleil. Red Priest’s set has been described as a “break-all-rules, rockchamber concert approach to Baroque music.” 3 PM at the Gallo Center For The Arts. Tickets
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run from $15-$30. Saturday 1/23, Sourdough’s Wild & Woolly Revue comes to Newman’s West Side Theatre. Enjoy the mind-boggling yodeling of the infamous Sourdough Slim. Delight in the harmonious Western melodies of The Saddle Pals. Catch the wise-cracking Cactus Bob, lovely bass-thumping Prairie Flower and Michael P. Kennedy as they revel in Old Time Music nirvana with their Faux Renwah band. Be amazed by the world champion musical saw and string instrument wizardry of Robert Armstrong. 7:30 PM, $20 general, $23 reserved. More info at www.westsidetheatre.org. Sunday 1/24, Sunday Afternoons At CBS returns with acclaimed group Tom Rigney & Flambeau. This band will tear the roof off any place that has one. They specialize in fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes–a musical gumbo of tasty global sounds stirred together with Rigney’s virtuosic talent, charismatic stage presence, and enough high energy to lift an audience to its feet. 3 PM at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. $25 general, $20 seniors/students, $7 children.
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What’s A Hack-A-Thon? By Chris Murphy
January Movies This isn’t where we try to infiltrate the comThere is no place in any society for domestic violence and spousal abuse. We can take action locally by supporting the Haven Women’s Center. There must be a safe place, a haven as it were, for women to be able to feel safe and escape the entrapment of a abusive spouse or significant other. ModestoView will be supporting this effort this year and will be helping raise fund for this event and we will have a team that will be “Walking a Mile in Her Shoes” To help promote and jump start this event, Haven is selling a calendar featuring men from all over the county walking in her shoes. 2016 Walk a Mile Calendar from Haven offices in Modesto (524-4331) or Turlock (664-9131). Walk a Mile event will be on April 16, 2016. At a requested minimum donation of $10 they make the perfect stocking stuffer or gift! The 2016 WAM Calendar is for all concerned community members, men and women, boys and girls, to speak out publicly against domestic and sexual abuse. If you want to join in supporting this, display one of the calendars! Register to create a team and be a part of this important event. S I X -TIME G R AMMY N OM IN ATED ARTI S T http://www.havenwalkamile.org/ See our NonProfitView article from by Haven Director Coleen Sparkman. http://www.modestoview.com/nonprofitview-walk-a-mile/
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puters of a company or a foreign government. It is an event where a lot of hot rod programmers, artists and coders try to find cool solutions for a variety of problems. This event pits teams against each other and you never know what the outcomes can be. It is always fun to find a solution and there a millions solutions out there waiting to be found. This event is hosted by the Downtown Modesto ModSpace, GeoStrategies, InventaWeb and the Stanislaus Business Alliance and Green’s Event Center on 10th St. Teams like EpicGraf, Habberdashers & 404Team Not Found will compete in this 24 hour event, that will feature computers and sleeping bags as the teams work hard to reach the best software solution to a problem.
January 15 & 16. Green’s Event Center on 10th Event starts at 6:00 pm Saturday and continues until 8 pm Sunday night It is free to come watch, cheer and support the teams http://valleyhackathon.com/events/ valley-hackathon-2016 Let’s make Modesto a hub of cool maker and tech activity. The signs are out, coders and designers wanted. Now let’s build an industry!
Go MAMA Winner Willie Tea is on Spotify!
We all love Willie Tea Taylor and his music get better and better all of the time. The words, the music and the soul just reach around you and connect. If you are a Spotify listener, you can hear him now. Make sure you spread the word and share your support of this amazing local artist. Listen and check it out. https://play.spotify.com/ album/6fh0MAC2KmaqOWNf5mYevB
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country, rockabilly, & rock n roll. Front man Richard Meeker and harmonica screamer, Tony Trevino on lead guitar, Stephen Meeker on bass, with Tractor Boy Chris Ward on drums. Can’t wait to hear more of them, with 6 originals done and much more under way. We can hope for more and more new musicians and music in 2016. Wishing you all a VERY BEST 2016!!!
ROCKIN’ Hey friends, Nic Padilla of Beyond the Limits Promotions here. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, and I’m excited to be working with ModestoView again. As we kick off 2016 and reflect on the past year, we look forward with anticipation to the exciting changes this new year brings. The music industry is an ever-transforming machine, and we must evolve to keep up! This means adjusting the way shows and events are handled. All of the details involved have to be reviewed; from promoting, choosing venues, and even band choices and ticket sales. I’m looking forward to everything this year throws our way, and am eager to share new ideas with all of you. I am excited to start working with new venues all over the central valley, and combine elements that we haven’t seen together before. Starting with the first of it’s kind, ROCKAMANIA! A music and wrestling show that pits promoter against promoter. Details for this once in a lifetime collaboration between Pro Wrestling Bushido, Beyond the Limits, and 209 Productions are still being worked on. We can expect the date and venue to be announced very soon. The band that I’m highlighting this month is
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one that is making an impact, one to absolutely listen to, one that is extremely entertaining to watch live: The Alpha Complex! The Alpha Complex is a hard rock band out of Sacramento. They stormed their way into the scene in 2014; releasing their debut album, GENERATE, in May. Their live show is definitely one to see. Featuring former members of Motograter and Riven, they bring amazing power and energy to the stage. With Mike Woodruff at the helm, they can only go up. His passion for music is inspiring, and gives hope to the future. I look forward to big things from these guys in 2016, including national tours, and (hopefully) a new album. So we start anew. It’s a new year, time for a reset. I’m looking forward to seeing some positive changes in Modesto. Let’s keep rockin’! Check out The Alpha Complex here: www.thealphacomplex.com www.facebook.com/TheAlphaComplex
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ber. A new year comes with more music and entertainment in the valley. I personally look forward to new bands, new venues, & new musical adventures. Just recently, I heard a young man from the Sonora are named Jack. He is the front man for “Johnny Devil and his Sins”. Jack started playing and singing a few years ago. According to my conversation with his mom at Rockin’ Holidays, Johnny Devil has a strong backing band, with Rick Torres of Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers. Rick switches from guitar and keyboard. Steven Huntoon is an amazing drummer and spoon player. David St.Germain is doing his slappin techniques on his upright bass. This foursome force will be gigging around between the foothills and the valley in 2016. Another band you should keep your ears open to hearing grow is “The Voodoo Killers”. Another foursome that has a twist of
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Let your creativity flow!
Brie Parmer owner of the Downtown Tinker Tank The Downtown Tinker Tank is a new shop in the heart of Modesto that promotes creativity and tinkering! It’s much like a gym but way more fun! You can either become a member to use their equipment for a monthly fee, or you can take different kinds of classes on 3D printing, wood burning, laser etching, welding, to get a feel for what kind of tinkering you like to do! Have you ever wanted to turn a sketch you made in a boring college English class of an octopus into a sculpture? Now you can. Make a light sabre in case Kylo Ren comes for you? Yes, you can do that, too. Owner and entrepreneur Brie Parmer is ready to show Modesto how fun technology can be. ModestoView caught up with her at the shop to immerse ourselves in imagination, creation and learning, and we sure accomplished all three! MV: What inspires you? BP: So many things! As a consumer society, we can forgot how to make something, or don’t have the time to fix something. What I love, is empowering people to be creative. Worst-case scenario, you don’t fix what is broken. Who cares, it was broken anyway! Take it apart, see how it works, and try to fix it. Just try, you might learn something! MV: is there a STEM void in the valley? How does the Downtown Tinker Tank fill the STEM, engineering & programming void? BP: There’s more stuff than there used to be for high schoolers, but less for junior high. I remember wood shop in junior high, and now there aren’t such classes at every school. The workforce has lost a lot of skill in these areas; some because humans are being accompanied by or replaced by computers, but also because they don’t have the computer skills necessary to keep up with the changes in technology in their fields. But these skills are teachable! There needs to be more places to learn STEM skills, places to play with and learn equipment and software, but then there’s a void for those types of places. That is how we hope to fill this void: come here, come play, come learn, come tinker, and get the training to be a foundation for your career or life. The majority of our classes are small, so you get a lot of learning, a lot of one-on-one, and a lot of time to explore ideas and try things. You can practice engineering and math in a tangible way. Take geometry: by measuring and planning, and using math in a
relatable way, engineering becomes less scary. It’s isn’t just building a massive building, it’s building anything. Even sewage is engineering. There’s environmental engineering now. It’s a HUGE field. MV: Why Modesto? BP: Because I like Modesto! Born and raised. There’s no reason NOT to have this in Modesto. We can have the tech benefits other cities have, and be a tech hub if we want to. We have such potential for that! Sure it would be easier in a bigger city, but why choose easy? It’s important to have this here. Modesto needs it. If we give people awesome and fun things to do here, Modesto will be a place to stay [and set roots]. We deserve this! MV: What challenges have you faced making this dream a reality? What challenges do you think are coming? BP: All of them! Really! We are a social mission
company, but couldn’t start off as a non-profit, so then we tried to get investors and insurance, and hit road block after road block. We don’t fit any formula or category. The community didn’t really know what to do with us or what to think of this shop. By the very nature of who we are and what we do, people looked at us like we were crazy! “We don’t understand this, or how it will work!” But we educated,-we showed people what it would look like, we made Standard Operating Procedures to get insurance. Because the issue shouldn’t be worrying about people getting hurt on equipment, but rather getting people to not be afraid to try something they’ve never done before! You want to learn to laser etch? Come try. Want to 3D print something? Come try. Don’t be afraid. We will have “Fix it Fridays” at some point, where you just bring in your broken things, and we help you try and fix it. We will all learn and help each other. MV: What is the coolest thing you have made so far? BP: The tables in the classroom! They are adjustable!
By Brandilyn Brown MV: What is your next creation? The next thing you are super excited about to make? BP: Signage! There is SO much wall on this building, and we want to make really cool signage to cover it all. Once side, we’d even like to have client-based, so they feel like they’ve invested into something really cool, and a part of our memories. MV: What do you hope to accomplish in the next 10 years? BP: We’d like to be a non-profit (with an awesome board!) that runs congruently with the membership side, the class side, and to have an industrial shop further downtown for bigger projects and robotics. We’d also like to have a commercial kitchen. We’d like to invest more in the community, and provide jobs for other knowledgeable tinkerers to come share their wealth of experience, and teach classes. If you have a good idea, tell us. We want to help you foster it and make it a reality. It would also be cool to have a rotation of art, statues or statement pieces, outside to show the community the talent of our local artists. And rotating it keeps the art from becoming part of the landscape. It will stay attention-grabbing. We don’t want to JUST teach classes, we want to invest in the community and future entrepreneurs. MV: Anything else you want our readers to know about the Tinker Tank? BP: Unlike some other shops we’ve been to… we are not exclusionary. We are opposite of that, completely. Don’t be afraid to come try to make something. Don’t be afraid to break equipment, we can fix it. None of this is daunting! We are free of judgement, and welcome any skill level. If you are creative, or think you might be, and want to try laser etching, 3D printing, welding, anything, stop in and see us. You don’t need an appointment. Come hang out and tinker! MV: Beatles or Stones? BP: Oh, what time frame? MV: Any! BP: This is hard. Beatles. Because it doesn’t matter what mood I am in, there is a Beatles song for it! They have a better range of songs!
Downtown Tinker Tank 1003 12th St, Modesto, CA 95354
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ALL AGES Here‘s to a year of new beginnings!
Imagine yourself exactly a year ago...today. It’s absolutely insane how much you change in just twelve months. Within these twelve months you have had hundreds of experiences that help shape who you have become today. For the most part, you get to pick and choose the places you go and the people you go with. That is what is so lovely about the ModestoView because it gives you so many great ideas yearround. As you may already know, I am a sophomore at Downey High School. In the last couple of years, I have found a great group of friends who love to take part in all the fun Modesto
by Leia Johnson has to offer. Our favorite thing to do is Geocaching. Geocaching is basically a scavenger hunt...anywhere you go in the world. After downloading the app, it will give you the locations of all the “caches” in your area. You would be surprised how many are hiding right under your nose! Some are easier to find than others, but all are doable. Within the container (depending on the size), there are sometimes prizes, but always a name log. This is my favorite part because you get to see all the people who got it before you! Once you get good, you can even set up some caches of your own. Also happening downtown, the ice rink is open until the 24th of this month, so make sure that you don’t miss a great opportunity. It’s getting colder outside, so why not spend some time inside at the McHenry Mansion or the McHenry Museum. They are so rich with history and lovely people, so I highly recommend going. I hope this year and month are good to all, we will see how much we have changed this time next year. Until next month!
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ll a d n a d n a w ic g a m a e v a w ld If you cou er, tt a m ’t n ld ou w ty li a re of s on limitati By Chris Murphy what would you change?
very year we are all for New Years Resolutions. Sometimes it’s about having better diet, exercising, learning something new, sometimes it a monetary goal like saving a certain amount, or getting a new job. But this year we want to delve deeper and find out what really makes Modestoans ticks. It is not just about losing weight or being able to run 10 miles every day. What are we going to do to challenge ourselves and others? What can we do to change everything we know? Living is not just about routine. Humans are designed to learn and grow, to foster ideas and create things. We need more of a “maker and developer” mentality. We need experience new things. Modesto needs to be a creative city with innovative thinkers and most importantly, filled with doers, so that we have a vibrant and exciting future. So with this heavy goal in mind, we asked a few folks what they wanted to learn this year. Let’s change this game and do something new!
I’ll start off, I want to learn how to sculpt or weld and explore my art side a lot more.
- Chris Murphy
Learn how to “really” do water color
- Becky Murphy
2016 marks the grand opening of my legitimate business: DR Tile company! Very excited to finally take charge of my tile experience and go into business for myself! Here’s to new adventures in the new year
- Doug Robinett
Relearn playing my guitar
- Jim Holgersson
I want to learn and practice meditation. I know there are many types of meditation, but I have found over the past few months that I am going to continue to explore four types; breathing, mindful, prayer, and gratitude. I will take time to experience my breathing while focusing on my thoughts not trying to “clear my mind.” I am going to spend time in prayer. I will spend time giving gratitude to others as well as myself. To often we do not express gratitude to ourselves and others - Kris Helton I want to keep improving my craft, learn how to use the 3d printer at Tinkertank in Modesto.. and maybe finally learn how to use my universal remote I have at home.
- Michael J Mangano
If I had a magic wand, I suspect I’d want it to do health care. Bring my vision back without glasses or surgery. Eat what I want, magic wand away the weight gain. Cure Alzheimer’s before I forget what I need magic wand for. Wand away copays, paperwork, need to see doctor, end my hospital stays before I go in. Bring back friends and family on the extended magic wand play who didn’t have one when needed. Apply the fix and cure function to fix things like my phone. Next I would use wand to repair my roof leak and other home improvements. Then I’d probably add the lollipop trees for the Guild. Emerald City refinements to downtown Modesto. Add some Yellow Brick Road down Tenth Street. Magic Wand probably applied to further tinkering with an already magical place.
- Jim Christiansen
I want to learn to speak my Italian!! To do list for 2016, speak Italian and then plan my trip for 2017!
- Lisa Gotelli
I want to go on tour out of state next year.
- Big Earl Matthews
I want to learn so much! How to med spot weld (from an artist perspective formally in 2016. I want to see regio a significant economic development
- Keith Boggs
Learn a new language (French or Jap fluent on the piano. I’d like to be abl at the piano and play what I hear in m ing it out on guitar first.
- Anne “Loureiro” Kline
Agriculture is the heart of what make this area. What I want to do in 2016 i ever think tank is going to seriously c that encompass the San Joaquin Vall no economy, no jobs, and no life. It is local ecology and economy. - Gary In 2016 I want to learn to play the uk (So I can teach my daughter)
- Heather Brent, Good Day
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- Wes Page
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To learn to have more patience in life so that I may be able to serve God at his speed and not of my own. - Efren Martinez I would pull Dorothy Parker out of 1920’s New York to have lunch with me and a few of my fellow local arts curators. A sort of modern-day Algonquin Round Table that she was a part of. Dorothy is one of my personal heroes for her razor-sharp wit, and I would have loved the chance to spar with her verbally just once.
- Aaron Rowan
My magic wand is called “Lights and Action”. I’d light up the city of Modesto! Make the downtown area really pretty. In the winter Modesto is just too dark to want to come out and play...at least for the homebodies which we have lots of. It would be great to have a dance place (with a minimal entrance fee to cover the rent) with a relaxed atmosphere in which you can dance to your favorite music. Certain days or evenings could be devoted to different eras, the 40’s, 50t’s, 70t’s, etc. It would be nice to have instruction as well, in Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Salsa or African dance! - Mary Layton With the wave of a magic wand I would like to see Modesto have something much like the Plea for Peace Center was in Stockton. A venue that would accommodate small and medium events 50-500 but was also a community center. A venue that had a separate area for those over 21 could drink but was all ages so that that next wave of fans had a place to not only see their favorite bands but could perform as well. Lots of wall space for local artist and a stage that was open to all styles of music, spoken word and theater. Space to do workshops and classes. Of course along with this I would wish for unity and good crowds and also support from the Police Department and City. This is something we can all strive for even with out that magic wand.
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If I had a magic wand I’d look like I did when I was 25 again! Long hair, no wrinkles, lean & tone, and if I knew then what I know now! OMG!
- Dana Johnson
First, I want to learn to roast coffee...actually bought a coffee bean roaster because my husband Aaron is all about “the fresher the better” when it comes to coffee and the home roasting movement is a science that fascinates me. Second, I love to dance and watch people dance. There is so much love, passion and energy in dancing. Rhythmic expression...it’s beautiful. And I feel like I could use a tune up. So I am starting a hip-hop dance class in January. Because, let’s think about this, are we human or are we dancers?! Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I want to become a better listener. In my profession I talk a lot. It’s just part of what I do every day. But great communicators are not only relentless about the perfect message, they find ways to make conversation reciprocal. It is equally important to be a great listener as a great talker. I want to be a better listener a year from now.
- Amy Vickery
I have seriously always wanted to become certified in massage therapy (just because.. not for business), and I’m always on the lookout for classes that would fit my schedule. I also meant to take the beginning Harp (as in harp, not harmonica) class at MJC this year, but missed it – so hoping they offer that again in 2016. I bought Ron a 6-string bass (he’s always used 4) and he’s tinkering around with the 6.
- Colleen Winter
I personally would like to learn more about business, non-profits, marketing and media design. Anything to build knowledge and understanding in the ever-changing entertainment field.
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Dear 2015 by Sam Pierstorff You were not my first year, and you will certainly not be my last, but as far as years go, you were the worst. You brought us “man buns” and Donald Trump. You let ISIS wreak havoc in Paris and San Bernardino. You let the Patriots win another Super Bowl with a football as soft as an old man’s scrotum. You knocked out Ronda Rousey, turned her face into a punching bag, but you didn’t stop there. You turned Bruce into Caitlyn Jenner—made a 66-year-old man the sexiest woman alive. You turned everyone’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, into the world’s most feared gynecologist. It was on your watch, 2015, when Kimye brought forth a Saint into the world just months after his mother’s a** broke the Internet. You gave birth to Kim Davis who gave life to anti-gay marriage crusaders. You gave us 50 Shades of Grey and Miley Cyrus’ tongue. Worst yet, you stood still as Ferguson and Baltimore rioted—black clouds still visible from blue flames that ignited liquor stores and schools that had no books inside left to burn. You gave us Syrian refugees, divided the country by fear and love, and left us searching for common denominators. But soon you will be a shadow as the bright lights of 2016 rise above the almond orchards you forgot to water. Clouds will rain love. People will find gratefulness in the smiles of children. Hugs will replace high fives. Peace will be the new iPhone: everybody will line up for miles to get a chance to hold it in their hands, to marvel at its design—its simple, perfect shape, and the way its mirrored glass reflects the beauty of those who hold it firmly in their hands.
MMA Joey Bueller, Dodge, and the Ruloph brothers have been avid MMA fans for over a decade and have come together to bring you a weekly MMA show full of news, insight, opinions, fight analysis, and more. They have been doing this for over 200 episodes and genuinely love what they do. If you’re a fan of MMA, whether it be casual or highly involved, you’re sure to get some enjoyment out of listening. Locally produced and full of passion, they are Modesto’s own Split Decision MMA podcast. Their podcast will be linked www.modestoview. com and they will be working on new event ideas for our community. http://splitdecisionmma.com/
SAVE METAL IN MODESTO by Mike Vanek 2015 has been a interesting year in the metal scene... What started with great promise has dwindled down to the bleakest of futures. Modesto has shunned the metal scene. We only have 2 bars to play at which many people in the downtown community are choosing to boycott due to an incident at the MAMA awards. Businesses refuse to hang our flyers and attendees at our shows are starting to dwindle as well. Some shows do well while most do not. With infighting between promoters an unwillingness on the part of veteran bands, bands breaking up, and a lack of new bands in the area the future looks bleak for what once used to be the flagship of the Modesto music community. But alas there is a light of hope. Bands like 2015 MAMA award winners NOTHING BUT LOSERS fight the good fight with help from Perfect Nightmare, Sworn to The Black, and Stigmurder and Etched in Stone we have a glimmer of hope. In 2015 Nothing But Losers added former Brutal Innocence drummer Dave Ussery on a interim basis while Aaron Jones toured the country with Etched in
Stone and when Jones returned, “Lunchbox” as Dave is known moved over to percussion duties and the band is now working on a new set that vocalist Jojo Rush promises “may actually turn people metal” they will be traveling back to the Fresno area to open for Puddle of Mud. Merced’s Stigmurder has welcomed former Rebels Mother bassist “Topher” to the fold and the continue to play shows all over California. Merced’s Cursed also struck gold in the Fresno area this year and opened for Exodus twice among others. Manteca’s Fortress entered the studio with money they won from a huge 5 round battle of the bands and Forever Obscured and Sworn to The Black have both released albums this year which are available on Spotify & ITunes. So there is hope for our metal scene but we need more or else metal in Modesto will be a memory like cruising McHenry and The Modesto A’s... #SAVEMETALINMODESTO We need more bands like 17Ten, Sovereign, and Dragons of The West to bring the spirit back to Modesto Thanks all for me this month as always Keep One Foot in the Gutter and one Fist in the GOLD!!
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MAMA The Holiday Season By Middagh Goodwin Time flies when you are having fun and that is just what we do here at ModestoView. It has been two and half years since moving back to Modesto, and I am looking towards the future and reflecting on the past. I recently accepted a position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and I am so looking forward to that new chapter in my life. The Gallo Center is truly the gem of not only Modesto but of the Central Valley. I can’t wait to be a part of such a fantastic team. 2016 also marks my 30 year anniversary of booking and promoting in the 209. Look for Beat Happy! Music putting on and promoting events in the greater 209 to celebrate. I am also looking forward to continuing my role with the Modesto Area Music Awards; over the last couple years we have mixed things up a little and I think, all for the better. Bands, promoters, & venues help us help you by sending in your calendar to email@example.com. The first event Beat Happy! Music will be promoting as part of our #BHM30 will be the
Brew Ha Ha at Deva Café on January 15th. As always the Brew Ha Ha is hosted by the award winning comedian Jimmie Menezes and showcases some of the best comics from the area. Come out support #209Comedy and a great local venue. Plans are to do at least one event a month with a couple bigger things in the work over the next year, so look out for much more coming your way from us in 2016. Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts on January 16th. This is their CD release show and will for sure be a sell out. If you are a fan of good rockin’ blues and have not caught this band live, you are missing out. Big Earl will be up at the Torch Club in Sacramento on January 29th so if you can catch them at the Gallo or just want twice the fun head up for that show too. With a new CD, new merchandise and a new logo, they have everything going for them in
spades and I expect 2016 to really be their year to shine. The Gypsy Shack has moved to a new spot in Sonora and from the sounds of it will be even better than the old location. They won the MAMA for Best Venue in 2015 and I know they hope to keep the momentum going. In fact, they will be celebrating the new space and their four year anniversary on January 29th. On January 15th Pamsterdam Promotionz will be having a birthday bash of their own with Nothing But Losers, Taking Fox Hollow, Bombs Overhead and more. Like the Gypsy Shack on facebook and keep up with all the fun stuff they have
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holder. This is especially true when it comes to one’s home town. In recent years, Modesto has unfortunately and undeservedly been included in the top ten on a number of lists about places to live, work, or retire. Most haven’t Photograph by James A. Ewing been flattering. These are lists compiled by people who don’t live here. People who look at us through the prism of statistics and interviews with jaded refugees. Bloggers who sit at their computers and use Wikipedia for their facts and figures. News readers who get their information from less than reliable or objective sources. Few, if any, have ever set foot in our little town. Some are folks who grew up here, had a bad experience, left, and continue to blame their malaise and misfortune on the town. Regrettably, these people have not, do not, and will not look below the surface. Or spend time here. It’s impossible to know a place without being a part of the fabric of that place. Yes, we have homeless, but we have people and agencies that try to help them. We have crime, but we have a conscientious corps of vigilant law enforcement and charitable volunteers to counteract it. We have eyesores, but we have devoted community activists who work very hard to beautify and maintain our city. We have pollution, but we have committed citizens working diligently every day to reverse that. We have poverty, but we have organizations and schools, selfless advocates and educators dedicated to assisting people to change their circumstances. We have auto theft and meth labs, but we also have Graffiti Summer and farmers’ markets. We are far from the urban cultural centers of San Francisco or Los Angeles, but we have a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a performing arts center, a theater company, a minor league baseball team, and a ballet company. For every Scott Peterson, there is a George Lucas, Jeremy Renner, or Ernest Gallo. A town is its people. And ours are stellar.
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It is time for a special Pajama Party Show at Spinnaker’s Lounge! Come wear your pajamas, perform in your jammies and have a good time! You can welcome a couple of new bands to the area, a few old favorites and it’s gonna be a great night! This show is a benefit for the Pajama Program. Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. If you can’t make the show please visit their website to donate today! http://www.pajamaprogram.org/ COVER: $5 / kids new pajamas / or 3 new children’s books (all proceeds going to charity) Enjoy these bands: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, ABSOLUTELY YES, GHOST COLOR, CLOSET NERD, PASTY CRIME, THE VERMS. HOSTED BY: Pierce Promotions & Pamsterdam Promotionz
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JAZZ&BLUES If You Luv Music You’re Gonna Luv This by Eric Benson Season’s greeting to you and yours And so it goes another year comes to pass, wrapped up and tied in a bow celebrated at Midnight to chortlings voices to “Old Auld Lang Syne.” The resolutions made, some realistic and some not but we all have good intentions do we not? And in keeping with the reason for the season we hope that in the New Year, we make our piece of the world a little better, a litter brighter. And whether you pay it forward or as Mother Teresa said: “do good things… some will be jealous and question your motives but do good things anyway… because in the end it is not between you and them but between you and god.” With all the struggle and strife in the world most of us are good people, we do good things. There may be an isolated incident of violence somewhere that the press gets a hold of and blows it up into front page news. But the reality is when I am out and about at Blue Monday or wherever there are groups of people most of us behave well, we are the good
people doing good things, taking care of each other, doing the right thing. So keep on being good people cause when it comes down to it there is no dichotomy of “us and them”, there is only us and no other. So keep on being good people, pray for peace and pray for rain. Blue Monday Christmas Party & invitational jam returns to the Barkin’ Dog Grill this year with special guest one of the better guitar-player-singer-front man on the planet Barry Finnerty. Barry has played with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Brecker Brothers, Dave Mathews, BB King, the Crusaders, Tower of Power and many others. The second Monday Jan 11th will be hosted by house band, the Blue Monday Ultra Lounge Band with lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Dave
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Souza, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Eric Benson, Pat Governor on Keys, Andrew Rosenblum on horns and sax, and Jamie Dubberly trombonist and arranger. The jam this month will feature: some of Barry‘s arrangements with Jazz, R & B, Funk, Latin and a little of everything else with special guests sitting in for listening and dancing. Show from 7 to 10:00 PM with food and drink available in 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, it’s gonna be smoking. The Gallo Center for the Arts for Christmas brings in Jan: 15th Celtic Nights, 29th Firefall, 30th tribute Elton John’s greatest hits, and 31st Riders in the Sky, tribute to Roy Rogers.
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The State Theatre aside from great films for January on Jan 30th: a night of Cuban music, food and film “Santiago es Santiago.” Speaking of peace on earth, the Modesto Peace life Center brings back John McCutcheon for their annual fun-raizer on Jan 21st. John is a multiinstrumentalist Folk musician that will play a variety of world music styles for the event. Off the beatin’ track: Newman theatre Jan 9th brings in Sourdough Slim’s wild wooly revue, and Jan 16th Red dog Ash and special Consensus, and the 30th with Tom Petty Tribute The Refugees Columbia Big Band Benedict show Friday Jan 15th with some Latin fire power: featuring Jamey Dubberly Trombone, Carlos Caro percussion and Mario Flores percussion. Come back out for third Thursday Art Walk on Jan 28th 5 to 9:00 PM .Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Barkin’ Dog Thursday night jazz jams with Dave Dow, Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. Remember please support our local live venue’s for live music and the arts. 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 209, 918-7033.
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BLUES by Earl Matthews
Hello everyone and happy new year. We are kicking the year off in a big way this month with a ton of great events for you to check out. This month is especially big for me personally because we (Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame) are releasing a new CD on January 16th, titled Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame, Live at the Gallo Center with a release party at the Gallo Center on January 16th as well. Latter in the month on the 29th we will be having another CD release party at the Torch Club in Sacramento. I can’t tell you in words how excited we are to share this new CD with you all, so please take a moment and check us out at one of our upcoming shows or go to our website and order by mail. Many of you have read in my column about the Sunday breakfasts at Deva Cafe. This tradition will continue in 2016: Jan 3rd Patty Davis and Tim Allen will host from 10 to noon. Rob Hill band will be hosting on the 10th and the 24th. Another recurring event that you should keep your eyes open for is the weekly blues jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton which is taking a
couple weeks off and restarting on Jan 14th. It’s hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. You can also catch Jeramy Norris and his band on Jan 1st playing a hangover show on Moore’s Riverboat starting at 1pm. They will be at the Torch Club on Jan 7th and on Jan 8th at the Railroad Saloon is Livermore. Also at the Torch Club on the 14th you can catch Matt Rainy and Dippin’ Sauce. Matt does a great mix of blues and dead covers. He is really worth checking out. There are as usual tons of great events out at Black Oak Casino. Some of the ones I find the most compelling are on the 7th Little Fuller Band, 16th is Chains Required and on the 22nd Roem Baur. I am saving one more Black Oak date for the end of my Column so keep reading. At Barkin’ Dog this month on the 8th Tony and the Tough Times will be playing harmonica driven blues. On the 29th Patty Davis Band will be at Barkin’ Dog. I had the pleasure of sitting in with Patty and her band the last time they played at the Dog and it was a great time so make sure to try and make this one if you can. I am going to close out this month by telling you about someone you may have already heard of, his name is Paul Thorn. Mr. Thorn is good, he sounds good and plays good and his
songs are fantastic. The part about his music and his personality that really strikes me is his realness. Listening to him talk or play and sing, just makes you feel like you are with a personal friend. That my friends is magic. You can’t bottle that feeling you have to go out and experience it for yourself. Well you are in luck because he is making 2 stops in our area one at Black Oak Casino on Jan 21st and again the next night at the Gallo Center on Jan 22nd. As of the time that I am writing this there are tickets available for both shows so if you are lucky you can still get yourself a seat. Happy New Year everybody, and I hope to see you out at a show, bye now.
Upcoming Events Jan 1st Jeramy Norris Band Moore’s Riverboat 1:00pm (hangover party) Jan 3 Patty Davis and Tim Allen at Deva breakfast 10 to noon Jan. 7th Jeramy Norris Torch Club 9:00pm Jan 7 Little Fuller Band Black Oak Casino Jan 8th Tony and the Tuff Times at Barkin Dog
Jan 8th. Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Railroad Saloon in Livermore Jan 10th Rob Hill band Deva Cafe breakfast from 10 to noon Jan 14th every Thursday Open Jam at Garlic Brothers in Stockton hosted by Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood Jan 14th Matt Rainy and Dippin’ Sauce at the Torch Club Jan 16th Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame at the Gallo Center Jan 21st Paul Thorn at Black Oak Casino Jan 22nd Paul Thorn at The Gallo Center Jan 24th Rob Hill band Deva Cafe breakfast from 10 to noon Jan 29th Big Earl and the Cryin Shame at the Torch Club 29th Patty Davis Band at the Barkin Dog
ZEN Health and Wealth by Mary Layton For those of those you haven’t noticed yet, Modesto’s city slogan “Water Wealth Contentment Health” has found a second place to shine in form of a welcoming inscription on one of the pillars supporting the new Pelandale overpass. Seeing this again, I was reminded once more of what this slogan meant to me in terms of Health. 2015 was a super busy year with lots of changes. Throughout the year, we were running to keep up and finally during the holidays we were able to catch our breath. It is during those busy and overwhelming times that we can easily forget to pay attention to our most precious asset: Health. My grandmother who lived in another country used to end every phone conversation with, “remember, health is the most important, my child”. I think she’s got a good point! A headache, a toothache or a stomachache and our momentum is compromised. Health will trump even Wealth because even with all the money in the world, the lack of health makes
life less enjoyable. The inconvenience of poor health affects our life, our work, our relationships, our lifestyle. A little change in our lifestyle, a good diet, good thoughts, regular exercise and walking in fresh air can already do a lot. The health of our environment ties into our own health, our own well being. For example water is important to the vitality of our environment as much as our own well being. Extreme climate changes are difficult to ignore and should in themselves rally us to adjust our routines accordingly. We then are more able to help our community and families. Health brings contentment. People usually make New Years resolutions which often include taking better care of themselves. More than just once a year, we should be concerned with Health all year round. Continuously. For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call (209) 572-4518.
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FIT Running in El Nino by Efren Martinez Lately we have been hearing a great deal about preparing your home and family for another wet El Nino year from all sorts of media outlets including the National Weather Service. This is smart advice and if you are into fitness as I am. It would be wise to prepare for your Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon with this valuable information I’m about to share with you. With March being one of the wettest months of the year, and it being an El Nino year, the odds are that you will have a very rainy and windy run for your 2016 Modesto Marathon. But don’t let that discourage you, just acclimate yourself. Let’s be honest, it’s really no fun to compete in freezing, windy and rainy conditions. I should know, I’ve been there and done it as a few of you have in previous Modesto Marathon El Nino years. The best way to conquer this unfavorable weather challenge is to train in it prior to. Back in 2013 I competed in The Escape from
Alcatraz Triathlon in the dead of winter. The conditions were horrible and the bay water was 14 degrees colder than it would have been in the summer. In fact, many of the San Francisco media sources referred to all the 2013 Escapees as the new 49er’s because this was the bay temperature that wintertime, 49 degrees. Knowing that competing in this triathlon in the winter was going to add a level of uncomfortable difficulty, I switched out my training to help me get through as you too should if you are running The Modesto Marathon in 2016. One of the most important parts of my training for my winter triathlon was getting acclimated in swimming in very chilly waters. So my trips to Santa Cruz and to San Francisco’s Marina Green were frequent for my swims. As far as the other two legs of the triathlon, biking and running, Modesto was a perfect for it. My best advice to you if you are running in the Modesto Marathon is to train in the most unfavorable
wet and rainy conditions possible. Keep your eyes on the weather forecast and pick the days that will be filled with the worst weather conditions to run in. The windier and wetter the better. Will it be uncomfortable, sure it will, but this type of training will help you get through if mother nature decides to throw her worst on you as she has in the past. This type of training will be exceptionally worth it in two ways: if it rains it will help you get through. If your race turns out to take place on a warm California sun shining day, it will be a picnic compared to what you’ve put your body thought prior to, with training in the worse weather conditions.
As far as me competing in another winter triathlon, I won’t be doing that again. I should have gotten a clue not to do it when many of the professional athletes decided to pull out of it early on. It was much too cold for them and as it proved deadly when one of the tri-athletes that year had a heart attack and died soon after he hit the water. Some say it must have been the initial shock of the freezing water that triggered his cardiac arrest. Despite that, it was the most miserable and saddest triathlon I’ve ever competed in. Train smart and be prepared for an El Nino Marathon or whatever might come your way. Register here http://modestomarathon.com/
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BARGAIN Happy New Year! by Monica Barber Happy New Year! From my place in the valley to yours I wish all of you nothing but the best in 2016. Ms. M finds herself sipping a lovely mimosa this morning pondering the thought of happiness in 2016. Often people wish happiness for themselves and others in the New Year but struggle for ways to bring it in their lives. Since this lady loves to welcome a lot of happiness everyday into life she has plenty of ways to share with you that won’t make your wallet feel pinched! At the turn of the 20th century entertainment could be found in the arts. People would travel far and wide to happily attend exhibitions celebrating art. Step into the past at Carnegie Art Center in Turlock to see the final days of Alphonse Mucha: The Golden Age of Art Nouveau. The exhibit includes over 70 original works by Alphonse Mucha, whom many consider the creator of the Art Nouveau style, drawn from the height of his career in Paris, 1890-1910. Exhibit ends January 10th. Don’t miss it! Tickets $10; Students/Seniors $8, Children under 12: Free. Info: http://www. carnegieartsturlock.org/ Happiness sometimes is simply a hop, skip and a jump away from you. Look no further, Rockin’ Jump has a fun way to bounce your troubles away. Located in Modesto’s McHenry Village this trampoline park is just what you need to laugh your cares away. For $10 per hour or $14 for 90 minutes you can let loose. Don’t forget to buy your Rockin’ socks for $2 and pretend you’re a kid again. Special deal Rockin’ Tots for parents with little ones on Tues, Weds and Saturdays; $15 jump time for parent and child. Jump around! Info: http://
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January 1 Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease East Side Sushi Fireball Fridays Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Modesto Unplugged presents Songwriter Showcase Natural Revolution Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Danish Girl The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night January 2 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Color Yourself Calm DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Meditation with Susie Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Open Air Market Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Storytelling Quilts Teen Book Club The Danish Girl The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Winter Car Show Yugioh Tournament January 3 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up BBQ Potluck Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Modesto On Ice NFL Sunday Brunch NFL Sundays Nick Campos Patty Castillo Davis Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast The Big Mix The Danish Girl VFW Breakfast January 4 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and Dave Souza Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Memory Jar Craft Memory Jar Craft Modesto On Ice Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Danish Girl Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament January 5 Computer Basics Crazy 8’s Math Club Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice NAMI Support Group
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Penguin Paper Plate Craft Poetry Night at Queen Bean Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime STEAM: Dinosaurs presented by GVM STEAM: Snow Class Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Danish Girl Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa January 6 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Book Club Computer Basics Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Family Game Day Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages The Danish Girl Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 7 Brats & Beer Bunko & Dinner Casanova’s Night Club Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Highway 99 Band Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler Bead Craft Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Sucessful Women of Central Valley Mixer The Danish Girl Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night January 8 Battered Beaver Live DJs Bobby Love CVHCC 2016 Installation & Awards Dinner DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice A Night of Spoken Word and Dance Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Rick Barnes Stand Up For Charity Comedy Show Teens Rockin’ Jump The Belle of Amherst The Danish Girl The Weekend Dance Party Tony & The Tough Times
Newman Library Queen Bean Cafe Queen Bean Cafe Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Salida Library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, McHenry Battleground Games 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Turlock Library Modesto Library Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Battleground Games Patterson Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank State Theatre, Modesto First United Methodist Modesto Battleground Games Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Redwood Cafe, Modesto SOS Club Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Salida Library Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Rivets Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza 212 West F Street Ceres Library Hughson Library Modesto Library Clarion Inn Conference Center State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Battered Beaver, Oakdale P. Wexford’s, Modesto Famiglia Bistro, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooter’s Pub /Clarion MJC, West Science Center 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Center Stage Conservatory Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Fruit Yard Queen Bean Cafe Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 9 13th Annual Blue Mass 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up A Night of Spoken Word and Dance Art Group Meet Up B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Central Valley Cosies Awards Cosies Con Couponing Class Craft Meet Up DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Josh Rosenblum band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Tech Connect The Belle of Amherst The Danish Girl The Weekend Dance Party Tony & The Tough Times Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter Vanguard Tournament Yugioh Tournament January 10 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up BBQ Potluck Camellia Society Meeting Candice and the Passengers Champagne Brunch Buffet Cosmic Consciousness of Mucha Psychedelia FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance Modesto On Ice NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rob Hill Band Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop The Belle Amherst The Big Mix The Danish Girl USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast January 11 American Trivia with Uncle John Blue Monday with Eric Bensen and friends Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Hope for Parents with College Bound Students Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Musical Monday Modesto On Ice Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time The Danish Girl Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament January 12 Art Adventures Book Club Computer Basics ECC Meditation Class Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus John McCutcheon Modesto Peace Life Center Benefit Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Make Musical Instruments Class Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Penguin Footprint Craft Poetry reading and open Mic with Gillian Wegner Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time
VFW Hall 2801 Hatch Rd. Carnegie Turlock St. Joseph’s Modesto Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Center Stage Conservatory Deva Cafe, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Modesto Library West Side Theatre, Modesto West Side Theatre, Newman Salida Library, Salida Beverly’s Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Climax, Modesto K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Salida Library Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Battleground Games Battleground Games Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Titled Turtle, Modesto Adventist Church Fellowship Hall Queen Bean, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Eagles Hall, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale Prospect Theater Project Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall 2801 Hatch Rd. Rivets Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Battleground Games Modesto Library Boardroom, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Modesto Library K & 11th, Modesto Centre Plaza Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Sutter Gould McHenry Village Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Battleground Games The Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Oakdale Library Intrinsic Elements Modesto Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Church of the Brethren Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Turlock Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Hughson Library Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library
For more Modesto info: www.modestoview.com
Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Robotics Class Snowman Craft Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic The Danish Girl Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Intermediate Class Yoga with Rosa January 13 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Colloquium “Cultural Deprogramming” Covered California Enrollement Assistance Creole Jazz Kings Duct Tape Craft Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Jucing Raw Class Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Math magic with Arthur Benjamin Modesto On Ice Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Paper Snowflake Craft Popsicle Stick Snowman Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 14 Art Around Town Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Edible Marshmallow Snowman Craft Felt Drink Sleeves Craft Class Fundaments of Drawing Healthy Eating Class JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Live Music & Paul’s Rustic Pizza Truck Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Richard Serros Artist Reception Snowman Creamer Craft Spanish Preschool Storytime The Danish Girl Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Top Recital Series #2 January 15 Backyard Bookworms Battered Beaver Live DJs Brew HA HA Celtic Nights DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Funstrummers Workshop Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lily Tomlin Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Malibu Shift Kit Max Minardi Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice
Modesto Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library Waterford Library Round Table Pizza, McHenry Battleground Games 3014 4th St, Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Salida Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Manteca Library Modesto Library Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Oakdale Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets Modesto Patterson Library Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements Modesto Gallo Center 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Maxi’s at Double Tree Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Riverbank Library Keyes Library Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Denny’s 1525 McHenry The Chartreuse Muse First United Methodist Modesto Battleground Games Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Downtown Turlock Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library The Chartreuse Muse Kaiser Bangs, Modesto 4300 Dale Road, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Bella Vagos, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza 212 West F Street Hughson Library MJC Art Gallery, 435 College Ave Empire Library Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Gallo Center Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Deva Cafe, Modesto Gallo Center Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooter’s Pub /Clarion The Chartreuse Muse Church of the Brethren MJC, West Science Center Denny’s 1525 McHenry Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza
CALENDAR Looking for a fun place to watch
SUPERBOWL 50? February 7th these are the places to be! Great food plus great people equals a great time! Go Football!
1528 J St, Modesto
Rivets American Grill
2307 Oakdale Road, Modesto
2020 Standiford Ave Modesto
(Clarion Inn), 1612 Sisk Rd, Modesto
Buffalo Wild Wings 3401 Dale Rd, Modesto
Buffalo Wings & Rings 3020 Floyd Ave, Modesto
108 Sports Lounge 3119 Atchison St, Riverbank
Jams209 Sports Bar 2317 Geer Rd, Turlock
CALENDAR TELL THEM YOU SAW IT IN
“THE VIEW” 1st Annual Nor Cal Cosies Cosplay Awards presented by Mod-Con Fri. Jan 8th meet and greet the nominees at Sunblest Café 1403 Main St. Newman 6-8pm Sat. Jan 9th red carpet awards ceremony and convention at West Side Theatre Newman 5-9pm
Nor Cal Cosies is bringing to light cosplayers from across the state, and giving them the recognition they deserve! 10 categories of cosplayers, and attendees vote on who is best! Tickets are $25 and are available by emailing norcal.cosies@ gmail.com or calling 209230-4368. Cosplay OR red carpet attire is welcome. 50% of all ticket sales will be going to the Haven Women’s Shelter of Modesto.
Check out ModSpot, at 1220 J St. ModestoView, Peer Recovery Gallery, Stanislaus Magazine and YES- Youth Employment Services Art, Recovery, Community, Music and Connections
Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Pamsterdam Promotionz Presents Rick Barnes Teens Rockin’ Jump The Belle of Amherst The Danish Girl The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Valley Hackathon Village Dancers of the Valley January 16 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Anita Renfrowe B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame Bilingual Preschool Storytime Clyde’s on Fire Dave & Penny Show DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Fundraiser Crab Dinner Josh Rosenblum band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Max Minardi Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Modesto On Ice Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Penguin Cardboard Tube Craft PJ Charity Party Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Slosh Ball Spirit Fest Stop Smoking Seminar The Belle of Amherst The CareMore Senior Film Series: Victor Victoria The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Valley Hackathon Weight Loss Seminar Yugioh Tournament January 17 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck Champagne Brunch Buffet Craft Meet Up EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament MCCA- Red Priest Modesto Film Society presents: The Women Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Modesto On Ice NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch The Belle of Amherst The Big Mix VFW Breakfast Women of Love Ministries January 18 American Trivia with Uncle John Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Modesto On Ice Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Yugioh Tournament January 19 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Caregiver Coffee Break Craft-a-palooza Edible Snow Man Class Family Picnic Night Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice NAMI Support Group Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time
Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Gypsy Shack, Sonora The Fruit Yard Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall 2801 Hatch Rd. Greens Event Center Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Gallo Center Oakdale Bicycle Shop Battered Beaver, Oakdale Gallo Center Modesto Library Gottschalk Music Center Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Turlock 432 6th St, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Rivets Modesto Climax, Modesto 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza 212 West F Street Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Newman Library Spinnaker’s Lounge Modesto Battleground Games Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Enslen Park Modesto Stanislaus County FairGrounds Clarion Inn Conference Center Prospect Theater Project State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Battleground Games Green’s Event Center Clarion Inn Conference Center Battleground Games Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Beverly’s Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Battleground Games Gallo Center State Theatre, Modesto Shooter’s Pub /Clarion 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Maxi’s at Double Tree Queen Bean Cafe Denny’s 1525 McHenry Queen Bean Cafe Prospect Theater Project Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall 2801 Hatch Rd. Clarion Inn, Modesto Rivets Modesto Salida Library Battleground Games Boardroom, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Sutter Gould McHenry Village Battleground Games Queen Bean Cafe The Chartreuse Muse Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Turlock Library Newman Library Salida Library Modesto Senior Center Tilted Turtle, Modesto Mancini Hall, 718 Tuolumne Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Tiki Lounge Ridgway’s, Modesto Vito’s, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Oakdale Library Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library
Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa January 20 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Computer Basics Creole Jazz Kings Dice Masters Tournament Email basics Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kids Book Club Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Sock Snowman Craft Class Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wig Out Wednesdays with Nina West Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday Winter Birds Painting January 21 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Fundaments of Drawing Into the Void: Art of the Richard Serros Studio John McCutcheon Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Modesto On Ice - Last Night Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Sock Snowman Class Spanish Preschool Storytime Spin Art Craft Class STEAM: Foam Fun Third Thursday Art Walk Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night Under the Streetlamp Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club January 22 Animal Talk kids program Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Band Karaoke Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nick Campos Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Paul Thorn Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Night Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 23 102nd Chamber of Commerce Gala 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 30th Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration And She Dances Women’s Conference B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike
Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Round Table Pizza, McHenry Battleground Games 3014 4th St, Ceres Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Salida Library Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Battleground Games Modesto Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Strings, Turlock Rivets Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Turlock Library Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Empire Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library 3600Santa Fe St, Riverbank Keyes Library The Chartreuse Muse First United Methodist Modesto Battleground Games Tiki Lounge Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Riverbank Library Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Mistlin Gallery, Modesto Modesto Peace/Life Center P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Moesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree 11th & K Modesto Center Plaza 212 West F Street Hughson Library keyes Library Modesto Library Ceres Library Denair Library Downtown Modesto Maxi’s at Double Tree Shooter’s Pub /Clarion Gallo Center Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto Great Valley Museum Battered Beaver, Oakdale Surla’s, Modesto Climax, Modesto Urbano, H St Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Shooter’s Pub /Clarion The Chartreuse Muse MJC, West Science Center Rivets Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Run Around Sue’s Ridgway’s, Modesto Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Battleground Games Maxi’s at Double Tree Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse Gallo Center The Fruit Yard Torii’s 2401 E. Orangeburg Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub VFW Hall 2801 Hatch Rd. Carnegie Turlock Gallo Center Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk MJC East Campus Auditorium Clarion Inn Conference Center Oakdale Bicycle Shop
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Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime Crystal Energy Grid Systems Class DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show New Orleans Traveling Party Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Tim Allen Trio Vanguard Tournament WTF FESTIVAL 2016 Yugioh Tournament January 24 10th Annual International Wedding Festival 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up BBQ Potluck Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament Manteca Senior Dance NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rob Hill Band Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch The Big Mix Tom Rigney & Flambeau VFW Breakfast January 25 American Trivia with Uncle John Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Heroclix Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Maxi’s Happy Hour Mustache Mondays Overreaters Anonymous Paint Night Preschool Story Time Tech Connect Class Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Yugioh Tournament January 26 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Art Adventures Book Club Book Club Excel intermediate Forever Young Dance Club Free Billards Golden Valley Chorus Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Maxi’s Happy Hour Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Super Mario Smash Bros Tournament Sweet Open Talent & Mic Toastmaster Supper Club Tom Rigney & Flambeau Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa January 27 80s night/DJ Gully Blues/Country Open Jam Board Game Night Creole Jazz Kings Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Jive Turkeys Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation Maxi’s Happy Hour Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open Mic Night Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Stanislaus County Coin Club
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Studio Art Class Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong Warhammer 40k Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 28 Brats & Beer Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session DJ Tease Firefall Fundaments of Drawing Giant Game Day Johnny & Kelly Junior Hands In Clay Class Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kyle the Great Live Music Live Music Magic the Gathering Commander Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Oakdale Museum & History Center Perler Beads craft class Preschool Story Time Spanish Preschool Storytime Thirsty Thursdays Tipsy Thursdays Ladies Night January 29 Battered Beaver Live DJs DJ & Live Music DJ Arnie DJ Otto & Guests DJ Tease Fireball Fridays Fundamentals of Painting Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Josh Rosenblum band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Magic the Gathering Tournament Maxi’s Happy Hour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nihon No Bunka (Japanese Art) Patty Castillo Davis Patty Castillo Davis Band Peking Acrobats Price is Right LIVE Rick Barnes Songs Around America Teens Rockin’ Jump The Gizmo Guys The Weekend Dance Party VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 30 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 2nd Tradition Band B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Battered Beaver DJ Awal Bilingual Preschool Storytime COMMEMORATIVE AIRFORCE CRABFEED DJ & Live Music DJ Tease Elton John’s Greatest Hits Folk Dancing Lessons Joe & Tim Josh Rosenblum Band Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Make A Wish Wishmaker’s Ball Mizz Monique’s Dragalicious Show Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Pokemon Tournament Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride St. Joseph’s Crab Feed Strive to Save a LIFE Blood Drive Tech Connect Class The Weekend Dance Party Vanguard Tournament Woman of Impact Conference Yo Quiero Musica Yugioh Tournament January 31 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Music BBQ Potluck Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke Night Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Magic the Gathering Tournament NFL Sundays Nick Campos Queen Bean Open Mic Night Riders in the Sky Seniors Club Breakfast Shatner’s World The Big Mix VFW Breakfast
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GALLO CENTER for the ARTS Jan 15th
Celtic Nights Jan 16th
Big Earl & The Crying Shame Jan 22nd
Paul Thorn Jan. 28th
Firefall Jan 30th
Elton John’s Greatest Hits
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.
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.
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... Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab 209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab 209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533 209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company: 209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab: 209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab: 209-756-1035 Town Cab: 209-404-2727 United Cab: 209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab: 209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi: 209-869-5552 Uber Personal Car Service:Download the Uber app
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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.
GO DOWNTOWN MODESTO! Stand Up for Charity
Fri Jan 8th, 8:20pm Queen Bean Coffee House, Modesto Free entry, but donations accepted and go towards the Stanislaus Wildlife Center in Hughson. Andre Morton will guest-host. Comedians in the lineup are Michael Calvin Jr., Iesha Birdsong and A.J. DeMello. Leon Gibson will headline.
A Night of Spoken Word & Dance
January 8th & 9th at 8:00pm Center Stage Conservatory, 948 Eleventh St, Lower Level inside the City Center A 2 night fundraiser to support the development of an original piece of conceptual theatre featuring spoken word and dance. The show will consist first of a series of Spoken Word artists: Basil Overfeild, Briana Hammerstrom, Chad Sokolovsky (only January 8th), Cristina Sandoval, David Mendez, Elizabeth Sousa (only January 9th), Melchor Sahagun, Nandi Matthews & Summer Krafft. Doors open at 7:30p.m. Show at 8:00p.m. $10 general admission. $8 for students. More info: (209) 846-0179 www.centerstagemodesto.com
Yo Quiero Musica
Saturday, Jan 30th 6pm at the State Theatre, Modesto
Delta Kappa Gamma Society, a group of women educators is sponsoring a fundraising event to raise money for Modesto City Schools Music Department, for the purchase of music instruments for its elementary schools. The cost is $25. This is a Cuban event, with Cuban food, music, and a film about Cuba called “Santiago es Santiago”.
Did you miss the Modesto Miracle on 10th St Parade? Well if you missed it, you can watch the whole thing right now. Get some hot chocolate, sprinkle some mini marshmallows on top and check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3F0Fq6sYhY
Teen Author Juliana Presto Releases New Novel
One year after the release of the debut novel “Fire and Ice: The Awakening”, teen talent Juliana Presto has just released book two of the trilogy, “Fire and Ice: The Turning”. The story, which revolves around characters Marina and Carter, explore relatable issues for both teens and adults. Marina discovers a threat that causes her to question who they can trust. Carter is plagued by the differences that separate him from Marina. When their paths intersect with two people possessing abilities like theirs, the team must look past hardships and betrayal to overcome the dark forces working against them. Both book one and two can be purchased at createspace.com, Amazon, and is also available on the Kindle. For more info, and to keep updated on her book signings, visit julianapresto.com.
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Time goes by so fast and soon all of our experiences are in the rear view mirror. Here are just a few of the things that went on last month. Don’t miss out this month, check our calendar at www.modestoview.com When you are out and about, tag your Instagram pics #modestoview and your creations may be selected to go on our Facebook page and here in the Rear View Mirror. 14. Even the little kids had a blast at Spirit of Giving Run 1. People enjoy the Rockin’ Snow at Rockin’ Holiday 15. All dressed up for B93 Acoustic Christmas 2. Jungle Jim celebrates the holidays and helps deliver 16. Randall Brown gets the Jedi and Jimmy Page in on the action Toys for Tots for KAT Country 103 @junglejimradio in Rockin’ North Pole 3. The Modesto Miracle on 10th St Parade was amazing 17.The Lodgepole rocked the crowd for Fox40 show 4.Zella Day was fabulous at B93 Acoustic Christmas from downtown Modesto. 5.There is always a first day on ice skates at Modesto On Ice 18. There was a huge crowd out this year for SantaCon 2015 6. A visit with Santa is always a highlight thanks to IG friend @sandramillerfilms 19. Ice skating is so fun at Modesto on Ice @amyavilaxo 7. Go Tigers! Thanks to Instagram pal @victoria4vino 20. Congratulations to the Innovation Challenge winner 8. Brooke Eden wows the crowd at KAT Country 103 Christmas 9. A couple of elves made their way to the bar during SantaCon 2015 Charlene Soloman of Aspire Health Care 10. The Winners of the Spirit of Giving run in Downtown Modesto 21.The Force is with Modesto USA for the Star Wars Premier 11. Matt Henderson, Victoria Cripner and Dave Halverson had fun with the Rat Pack Christmas. 12.They are jumpin' for joy at Rockin' North Pole with @neezee4 13. The Jedi nights were unified for the Star Wars premier at Brenden.
Credits:Chris Murphy: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20 Michael J Mangano: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 21 From Instagram: 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 19
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14 Years and Counting! For the 14th consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center has been named a Consumer Choice Award winner! Youâ€™ve said we are Stanislaus County residentsâ€™ Most Preferred Hospital in overall quality and image for 2015, based on a composite score of four categories: best overall quality, best image/reputation, best doctors and best nurses. Knowing that our work makes a difference strengthens our resolve to continue to provide safe, quality, affordable care to everyone seeking our help.
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Published on Jan 2, 2016
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