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Top Ten Ja nua ry 2018 January 9 – John McCutcheon – Church of the Brethren January 6 - Texas Funk – Eagles Hall, Modesto January 6  - Dwight Yoakam – Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton January 13 – Nor Cal Cosies & Cosie Con – West Side Theatre Newman January 19  - Beatlemajesty -  Gallo Center – Benefit for Royal Family Kid’s Camp January 20 – DSFA 30th Anniversary Show – Ralston’s Goat January 21 – 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Gallo Center January 24, 25 - Kinky Boots – Gallo Center January 27 – The Tam Tam Talent Show – Turlock Community Theatre January 20 – Caravanserai – Santana Tribute – West Side Theatre -

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ments, where you think you have solved all of the world’s problems? I kind of have a lot of them, but so quickly they are gone and I wish I had written them down. Who knows how many thoughts like this disappear?   I was watching the Space X launch on Dec 22 and just stared in wonderment.  This is what happens when people think big, think smart and really do things that are game changers.  That is what I want to do for 2018.  It is not about simple resolutions to be more on time, which I need to do, or not take on too much, which I also frequently do, but to try to better capture those moments of inspiration that lead me to something way better.  One of the cool things about January is that it gives you time to decompress from the 2017 whirlwinds that literally blew us here before we were ready.  And the other cool thing is

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that there are less activities pulling at us so we can get our stuff together. 2018 could not have come fast enough.  We have all been through so much in 2017, that we really need to make 2018 count and set the wheels in motion for our next chapters.     This is the time to figure out what you want to be when you grow up.  I struggle with this all the time.  Do I spend more time trying to be a better musician, or try to be a better artist as I rarely draw like I used to?  How do we sharpen our tools and take the time to be really good at something.  Is being mediocre at many things OK too?  So many conflicts, but this is the time to think about those things.  When you get right down to it, finding those things you love to do, that your friends and family also love to do is some pretty good guidance. Thank goodness my family likes music, art, food and travel.  But I will be a better musician by the end of the year.  We need to do the same Modesto.  We need to tell our story, celebrate our history, and use this to build a future.  What do we want to be when we grow up?  As much as we talk about a vibrant downtown, we still struggle to make it so.  How do we deal with the vagrancy and mentally ill, (not to be confused with homeless that are actually trying to get by and need a hand) so that people want to be out and about on our streets walking. How do we light up our city so it is safe and welcoming. We have an

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

idea about this and you will see it soon. How do we get our community to better rally around our common goals?  This is my mission with ModestoView, to bring these ideas forward, provide a platform for the exchange of those ideas and hopefully enough of us will decide that a vibrant and culturally active Modesto is the kind of place that will make us strong for the future.  We need to engage the smart, creative and energetic people for the common good.  We can do this. Also, please tell me what you like or don’t like about ModestoView so we can make it better.  Let’s look at the world around us and bring the best ideas here, and work together. Let’s make sure that we say no to Amazon Prime once in a while and shop local and support each other as when it is all said and done, we have family and friends and the stuff doesn’t matter. Thanks for being part of all of this and please think big and take action and keep popping those light bulbs.   Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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Our community is loaded with bright ideas and great thinking. What are we going to do to really change the way we think?  This month Michael J Mangano features Kimberlee Dickens, a local professional model and star of the Modesto Graffiti USA catalog, who also works at MPH Catering.

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ROCKIN’ By Chris Murphy

It takes an amazing team to bring Rockin’ Holiday to Modesto each season and we could not do this with out the amazing teamwork of our supporters and sponsors. Working together, we are creating new spaces, events and activities that make Modesto vibrant and interesting. Thank you Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, ModestoView,  Modesto Toyota, Brian Friend/ Laser Voodoo, the Modesto Downtown Improvement District and Collins Electrical Company for the amazing support and creativity over all these years. There is a big crew that makes each night come to life and huge thanks to our Rockin Sponsors:  Ceres Pipe & Metal,  Prime Shine Car

Wash, Roberts Auto Sales,  Downtown Modesto Partnership (DOMO),  Fores & Macko, A Professional Law Corporation, the City of Modesto City Hall Modesto Confidential and Management Association Peace of Mind Pest Control and Home Inspection,  Ralston’s Goat,  Fuzio Universal Bistro, Brenden Theatres Modesto 18,  the Patch Crew,  Modesto Area Music Association – MAMA,  Modesto Police Officers Association and cheerleaders Sammy D and T  for the amazing support that makes things real.   Thank you to our Rockin’ Santa, Elves, North Pole Staff, and sound crews and the bands that played. Thank you Rockin Santas Mike Allsup & Steve Waldron, North Pole production team Jennifer Allsup, Jonah and Siri Grane, Eli Allsup, Krista Lyons and Cassy Westcott and the amazing sound skills of Mark Oseau and Ryan Irons and the Modesto City Staff that made it possible to do this in 10th St Plaza. We made it though the wind storm and rebuilt the tree and delivered classic Modesto holiday fun, snow, music, and excitement to our community and put smiles on many faces. The Rockin Tree and North Pole decorations will be up until Jan 4,so enjoy the nightly shows and we will be back in December 2018!   Hopefully you will like our twinkly parting gift to downtown.  Thank you Modesto.

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Renowned Folk Virtuoso John McCutcheon Returns for Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert with a special opening performance by MAMA Winner Patty Castillo Davis. Named the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by none other than Johnny Cash, folk virtuoso John McCutcheon will perform again at Modesto’s Church of the Brethren at 2301 Woodland Ave, Modesto, CA 95358 for the Peace/Life Center’s 16th Annual Benefit Concert on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7PM.

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Civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta to speak at Martin Luther King Commemoration The keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is Dolores Huerta, an influential labor activist and leader of the Chicano civil rights movement who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. The evening also features the presentation of the 2018 Martin Luther King Legacy Award to attorneys Jacq M. Wilson and Jacque Wilson, founders of the Advocates for Justice (AFJ) program which provides pro bono legal representation and assistance and fights for social, economic & criminal justice. It will be an amazing evening and will feature a Q & A following. The program celebrates the life and legacy of King, and it is open to the public and admission is free.

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The New Year has arrived, and time to remind artists if you haven’t signed up for the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour, the deadline is January 15. Applications email is openstudio. stanislaus@gmail.com Maps for the April 7 and 8 Open Studio weekend go on sale in March, which will have all the participating artists, and list this year’s purchase prize give away original art. Purchase award finalists works purchased for 2018 include Don Hall, Linda Knoll, Lorraine Nilson, Lori Sala and Henrietta Sparkman.  I’ll be on the map again this year, fun event to come visit, meet local artists in the work space. FotoModesto will come up all next month in various spots downtown.  Photographer Rebecca Harvey will get a head start at Barkin’ Dog, as featured artist for the January and February Art Walk.  Ed Cesena art will be up at Barkin Dog through January 17.  Valetino Alexander will be the featured artist at Ralston’s Goat during Art Walk January 18.  Visit all the Art Walk venues to check out what’s going on with local artists, find some original art values to go on your walls. “Abstracts, Figures and Impressions” show opens in January at the Mistlin Gallery.  Title tells the tale of what’s on display.  I get to be a featured CCAA member artist in the front window area for the month of January, but will also have some paintings in this members show, with all art on display for sale.  Want to go to Cartoon Camp? Patrick Barr hosts one at Mistlin Gallery, January January 3,4, and 5 at 4 pm for ages 10 and up.  Adults welcome.  The 3 three hour sessions cover character design, comics, marker techniques and more.  Contact Mistlin Gallery for details.  Merced Art Hop comes up January 20.  This

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quarter’s theme is “Humanity” and will be exhibited at many venues along Main Street and Canal Streets. Other art events to enter, or visit coming up include the Tracy Expressions show, Delicato Winery Fine Arts show in the Manteca Tasting Room, and ongoing exhibits, classes at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.  The Carnegie will feature  Valley Focus Photography show this month.  Coming to downtown soon is the Shire Community Space, expected to be located on H Street.  Check your Facebook news feed, or the reposts we do on Artist of Modesto Facebook page to find their fundraising events, and help support a new addition to the downtown art and music scene. (See Interview Page 14) Out of town note.  I’m following in the footsteps of Rita Barbano and Clay Bedford and joining the Delta Gallery in Brentwood, California.  Nice spot, and noticed other friends from our area in the crowd at show I attended in November.  Many of our local artists show out of the county, in Bay Area, Monterey, and regionally like Sue Siefkin fabric art in Portland, Oregon.  Buy Original Art from local artists as part of your New Year’s resolutions.

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Have you ever had a drink that got better with every sip? I am not kidding.  I did not want this drink to end, and since it was in the midafternoon, I did not ask for a 2nd one.  But boy oh boy am I going back for another one.   Gina Lopes of Fuzio Bistro in downtown Modesto teamed up with our friends at Do Good Distillery for a new take on a cocktail classic.  At the core of this drink is the Do Good California Bourbon Whiskey. This is a delicious way to start.  And here is were it gets interesting.   Let’s start:

Bacon, cooked and sautéed in maple syrup and brown sugar and then skewered. Next, take a rocks glass loaded with ice and a splash of bitters.  Pour 1.5 oz of Do Good California Bourbon Add 2.0 oz of maple syrup Add a splash of soda water Top with the candied bacon and enjoy

Back before the prohibition, a town wasn’t reNow friends, this is where the magic begins. Sip a few drinks of this tasty cocktail. The first aroma and the taste will take you away. When you have room, insert the bacon and stir and then sip.  It gets better as it melts and the candied bacon flavors the drink and the drink flavors the bacon.  As you get to the end, you can start eating the old fashioned soaked bacon and before you know, it is over. Gone. Amazing. We think you will like it. Also, keep your eyes peeled for some amazing new menu items coming in the new year.

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ally considered a town until it has its own brewery. Then when alcohol was banned, we lost our little breweries. We live in exciting times, as we are going back to our roots, with breweries opening in the Central Valley on a regular basis. And we’ve been waiting for this particular tap room to open for 2.5 years! We met them at Central Valley Brewfest in 2015, and here we finally stand, excited to share them with you. Tom & Shelly Lucas come from a long line of farmers specializing in dairy cattle and almonds. Looking for a way to link their farm to new opportunities, they decided to branch out into beerdom. They tip their hat to Tom’s grandpa in the taproom’s interior design. He started farming in 1938, so you’ll see the number “38” nestled among black and white photos

and an old tailgate. The taproom celebrates hometown ag while still looking modern and sleek. The best décor? Their taps are numbered with old cattle tags! Their Almond Brown is made from local almonds, and their spent grain feeds their cattle. It’s a beautiful cycle of life, bringing the farm direct to you in the most delicious way possible: a pint! Our favorite was the barrel-aged, which is going FAST. When it runs out, we suggest you try the Vanilla Bean Milk Stout (tastes as good as its name!) or the Fall of ’38, a mesmerizing mix of mandarin and cinnamon. Their grand opening weekend is January 12th-14th. There will be live music and food vendors! 

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PERFORMANCE A Time to Perform in January By Kaye Osborn

Hello 2018! I believe a new year is a time for fresh starts and small changes.  Don’t you?  New Year’s Resolutions often focus on losing weight, exercising, eating healthier!  Why not celebrate your new year by going to a live performance, or become an usher at Gallo, or volunteer for a local theater venue.  It’s a great way to make new friends and get a glimpse at behind the scenes.  All it takes is a phone call and just like that you are involved.  Don’t be bashful.  Be bold.  Be brave.  Reach out and make a difference. Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods!  

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Motown the Musical Jan. 1-4, Tues.-Thurs. 7 PM A wonderful way to usher in the New Year!  Morgan James, from Modesto, was in the premier of the show in Chicago.  It is a toe-tapping show!   Pinkalicious the Musical Jan. 16: Tues. 7 PM This one hour show is based on the best-selling children’s book Pinkalicious.   Kinky Boots Jan. 24 & 25, Wed. & Thurs. 7 PM  1/25:  1:30 PM You will love this musical!  I did!  Find the non-musical version on-line.  This show may inspire you to buy some “kinky” boots of your own!

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KINKY BOOTS Prospect Theater Project Beer for Breakfast Jan. 12-21st’ 8 pm, Fri, Sat & Sun @ 2 pm Three old buddies, together again for a long overdue “guys weekend.” Revelations, comic twists, and a party crasher make this a weekend they won’t soon forget! http://prospecttheaterproject.org/   Center Stage Conservatory A Lie of the Mind By Sam Shepherd Jan. 5-21 Fri. & Sat. at 8 PM, Sun. at 2 PM A tale about two families connected by an act of violence. See StageView article Page 18 in this issue -

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This returning event, organized by David Schroeder, will be a multi-location artistic highlight of the season and will be featuring ModestoView Photographer Michael J Mangano, on display at the Prospect Theatre.  Photography, in it’s many forms will be featured at 22 venues with group and individual exhibits and will highlight celebrity artist Q.T. Luong with his Treasured Lands exhibit at the Mistlin.  Q.T. photographed all 59 National parks with a 4x5 camera and this show will be amazing.  He will be at the opening, Friday Feb 2 at the Mistlin and will return on Sunday Feb 11th for an in-depth presentation at Prospect Theater.  Please check out the web site, www.fotomodesto.com for more information with a listing of photographers and locations. Look for the full brochure in mid-January and a feature story in our February edition.

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New Beginnings and New Teamwork By Chris Murphy

John Surla was our very first ChefView interview when I started ModestoView.   It is only fitting that we start here again as we head into 2018 as there is a great new beginning.   John has been a leader in the Modesto culinary community and he commitment to amazing food as well as supporting community events and donating his time is wonderful and appreciated. As he expanded into Hilmar and plans a new place, John was looking for the perfect executive chef to take the main Surla’s Restaurant to the next level.  Chef Vincent Alvarado, one of John’s peers in culinary skill from his history at Dewz, and also part of Dan Costa’s Chef ’s Menu entrée program became interested and a new amazing team was formed.  There are exciting things happening in this kitchen.     Chef Vincent brings a new look at some of Surla’s traditional dishes.  “I am very interested in being able to try new flavors and bring my tastes to an Asian style as well as fill out the menu with some of my favorites that people will love” explains Chef Vincent.   As we watched him in the kitchen preparing a beautiful Lamb Shank, you can see that his perfection and introspection in the kitchen is a great match to Chef John’s outgoing personality and style.  They are yin and yang personalities and

the menu is going to match. Diners will be very pleased with the new menu in January, many of the new dishes debuted at the New Year’s Eve banquet.  They want dining to become an event, a destination experience and really want to make it so people want to go eat out more.  It has to really be special and something you want to do again.   Chef Vincent is excited to explore more of the fresh fish side of the menu and looks forward to the new teamwork.   Chef John explains “we need to make sure that we are developing really good people at our restaurants and build on our knowledge of what Modesto wants and the amazing supply of local ingredients that make this a destination for dining.   We want people to go out and eat local. Both of these Chefs started getting serious about cooking early on, Chef Vincent watching Julia Child and getting serious about becoming a professional when he was 18 and training at the Columbia College culinary school. Chef John started cooking when he was in 1st grade for the family, watched Yan Can Cook and his culinary school skills have taken him to Disney’s California Adventure at the Mondavi Winery Restaurant as well as Skywalker Ranch.      These chefs are not all serious business.  Chef John plays bass in his band the Jam Session and

keeps the hang loose in this business. As Chef Vincent rallies the kitchen team, I asked them what their guilty late night food pleasure was and Chef Vincent said it was Mr. T’s donuts and Chef John likes a Del Taco Chicken Burrito.  As we taste the amazing treats at Surla’s, I ask our traditional question; Beatles or Stones.   Chef John was all Beatles and Chef Vincent was Stones.  You can see how this new teamwork is going to complement each part.  We expect great things.  We agree with the Chefs, we need to eat local, support our local issues and support those restaurants like Surla’s that give back to the community. This is how it works. Great food for a great community.

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AUTHOR Migrant Mother: The Record In early December, 2016, I received a call from Jack Souza, Artistic Director of the Prospect Theater Project, about acting, singing, and playing guitar in the second run of Ken White’s Migrant Mother. Swayed by my own need to get out and perform, as I had not done that in many years, I anxiously agreed to take the part of Doc Guitar. The task of being Doc meant learning nine, ten or maybe twelve songs in about five weeks. As I heard some of these 1920s pop, not-so-charttopping “hits,” it seemed each had an uncovered truth I hadn’t known without the context of Ken’s composition. As his words came off the page and onto the stage, the songs started to present their depths. Even the songs that had grown tired since the revival of Dust Bowl and Depression-era music, found their way into some new understanding, not only for me, but for the cast and crew, as well as audience member, Don Setaro: studio engineer, producer, live sound wizard, and all-around music enthusiast. By the final show, we had made the bond that art makes in collaboration. We were all saddened to see the show end, as must they all. But Migrant Mother would live on, so I was about to find out. Don caught the final performance of the Prospect Theater run and approached me after the curtain call about making a record of the music within the play. Jack’s openness to the new arrangements is really what gave the songs the ability to transform. Learning songs of a particular style is fine, but the songs selected by Ken have now been allowed to become what I hoped the audience might have heard while I was banging away alone on my dad’s old Gibson. They’re not like what you may have heard before, but they play true to their origin. The songs of Migrant Mother are now archived in their full expression, and will soon be available to add to your collection. This project has been a labor of love, from the first keystroke on Ken’s computer to the fading notes of its soundtrack. It has been a journey that reconnected me with my hometown, my family, the vast extended network of loved ones in the theater, and music communities of the Central Valley. It reminded me of how close we all really are. It connects what it means to know Truth, and questions that we do. And, like everything in life, it cannot have been done alone. Time Frame: Songs from the Play Migrant Mother is not only a stand-alone record, it is an ascending “Thank You” to Dorothea Lange for stopping, for seeing truly, and for helping us all

By Andrew Durr see more clearly. Thank you Florence, for harboring the pain and helplessness a nation was dying to exclaim. Thank you to those continuing to help the poor and displaced, discarded, and dirty faces of the world. Thank you for supporting an open dialogue for progress. Thank you for creating, supporting, and ingesting art. May we always have our brushes to and elevate the downtrodden, wherever they may be. We have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to complete the project. For more details, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/timeframe-songs-from-the-play-migrant-mother#/. All contributions to this project are tax deductible. A portion of the funds raised will benefit the Prospect Theater Project. A CD Release Party is tentatively scheduled for March 31st at the Prospect. I sincerely hope you can be a part of bringing these timeless and timely songs to life.

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JANUARY’S Must-see Movies

Chamber of Commerce Members Choice Gala Jan 27 Let’s get down to business, locally. This is the mission of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce where the importance of doing business locally is celebrated and encouraged.  Join the local business community as local businesses and citizens are honored for their contributions to our economic and social community.   Tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are available.  This is a wonderful night to connect with our local economy and it’s where Modesto Means Business.  The stage for you to take a culinary tour of the best of the best Modesto has to offer while you sip fine wines, beer and special Martinis. The evening features top shelf entertainment, a live band, video presentations and much more. This black-tie optional event is a night to be remember and the talk of the town for months to come.

Tix available at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce –

209-577-5757 www.modchamber.org

DARKEST HOUR (PG-13) Gary Oldman brings Winston Churchill to life

State Book Club

Books, Films & Friends

DR. ZHIVAGO (1965)

Tues. Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.

CALL ME BY OUR NAME (R) Armie Hammer stars in this powerful portrait of first love

Modesto Film Society presents

THE HUSTLER (1961) Sun. Jan 21 at 2 p.m.

PHANTOM THREAD (R)

Royalty, movie stars, intoxicating romance; starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his last performance

Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org

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UNPLUGGED Everybody Loves Amelia by Aaron Rowan

January Movies

I read recently that the Oxford Dictionary declared “youthquake” the word of 2017. I have no idea what this word means, but I do have a very good idea of two predictions I’d like to make about this New Year: 1. The word of the year on the Modesto music scene will be “StringQuake”; and 2. This stunning world-music trio will be the most innovative group you’ll hear at the Gallo Center all year. It all starts with electric lever harpist Amelia Romano, one of the most fantastic players I’ve ever worked with, and who even inspired me

to attend a harp course after seeing what she can do with the instrument. Her music follows a path all its own, but is influenced by folk, Latin, gypsy & jazz; and her firsthand experiences in South Africa and the cultural hotbed of San Francisco. You’ll have two chances to fall under Amelia’s spell this month. Saturday night 1/20, her more jazzy trio All That Bad will be featured over at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. Also featuring Matt Ebisuzaki on trumpet and Tim Renner on upright bass, the ATB Trio forges each composition from multiple perspectives, passing melodies and improvisation from player to player. It’s spirited, creative music from collaborators who encourage each other to push their technical and expressive capabili-

METAL Happy New Year! My New Year resolution is to go out and occupy a venue, support a musician. Music is good for the soul, my soul. Modesto area metal was on fire this past year, with local bands making music videos, writing and producing albums and touring up and down California opening for nationals. I expect to see more and to keep the scene alive and growing. Stigmurder is working on new music to be shown soon. Sworn To The Black is working on song four and five of what will be a six track EP. “Once again we’re doing a variety of the signature Sworn Groove and Death/Speed style but with a little more brutality in our new material” says Sworn. Nothing But Losers has their first full length album to be released this spring. The anticipation for this album to come out is killing me. I can’t wait! Nothing But Losers won a poll contest, with the most votes, they have been asked to play the Burn Out fest featuring legendary King of green, Afro Man, this month on January 27th at the Tulare Fair Grounds. Tickets are available now thru Nothing But Losers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Nothing But Loser app on google play. Contact them thru

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by Eve Oberlander messenger or at www.nblbooking@yahoo.com . This is an arts and cannabis event, a cannabis card is not required for entry.  Abraham Guerrero’s Memorial will be coming up soon; we will be celebrating his life and memory. We lost Abe this past November. We want to remember him and what he meant to us. He met Jenna, one of my dearest friends and Abe’s widow, in 2012 when The Fat Brothers Band met up with her to practice covers for her birthday party. That band was what was to become, Brutal Innocence. They formed in 2012, consisting of Abraham, Lead Guitar, Dave on Drums, Joey, Abe’s brother and both Jenna on vocals. They won a MAMA Award for Best Metal in 2014. Brutal Innocence will be playing in honor of Abe at the memorial. Nathaniel, one of Abe’s good friends, will fill on lead guitar

ties. 8 PM at 500 9th St. between E and F streets (in the courtyard between Smog Check and El Sol restaurant.) $20 cash at the door. Then on Sunday 1/21, Amelia gives a matinee performance with StringQuake over at Gallo. It’s been two and a half years since this vibrant trio earned a double standing ovation when I hosted them at a small showcase. Now, the long-running Modesto Community Concert Association, which I’ve been working with lately, is proud to present them to the masses. StringQuake performs world music with an emphasis on improvisation and unusual time signatures. This trio features cello virtuoso Misha Khalikulov and the versatile percussive prowess of Josh Mellinger. Their wide-ranging repertoire runs the gamut from contemplative to vigorous, exploring far-flung sounds inspired by Greece, India, Africa, and the Americas. Concert starts at 3 PM and tickets run $15-$30. Get your tickets at www.modestocca.org

with honor in his memory. Also joining them will be past members of Brutal Innocence’s former bassist Alejandro and Abe’s brother Inman from Fat Brothers Band. The Drummer from Abe’s first band, Broken Instinct from Hollister will be up on stage as well as Brutal Innocence’s best friend Amanda on bass. Thank you friends and family, readers of the Modesto View. I want to wish each of you a wonderful, joyous new year!

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A new artage dawns in downtown Modesto By Chris Murphy

There is no fun in the world without reinvention. Some chapters have to close so that new ones begin. Many of our stories are the same.  When I was in high school my culture came from the Bay Area, Berkeley in particular. I moved away for 20 years and returned with new eyes.  We need to keep bringing new people into our artistic and creative community so maybe in the future people won’t have to leave to rediscover Modesto.   Having done the MAMA Awards for nearly 20 years now, we have seen new musicians and artists that were not even born yet becoming the new driving force of our creative community.  We need to embrace these fresh ideas and help support the new creative spaces. You never know where the next hit song, or artistic movement will come from.  It could come from a new space in downtown Modesto housing the re-birth of The Shire Community Space. As the great stories go, most good ideas began in a garage so let’s meet to co-founders of The Shire; Theo Souza & Andrew Cardoza.    ModestoView: Where did you grow up and what inspired you to create The Shire? Theo and Andrew:  We both grew up in Modesto and have known each other since we were four years old! As teenagers, we were constantly looking for something to do besides watching TV and playing video games. We found ourselves making trips out to the Bay Area for music concerts, art shows and workshops. After a while, we both moved away from Modesto to live in other cities where strong communities already existed. We became involved with some really cool organizations and were inspired by how these shared spaces brought people together. Eventually we moved back to Modesto, but with these new experiences and a vision of what a city COULD be, we set out to create the kind of community we had been looking for all along.   MV: How did the Shire begin? Shire: We wanted to build a space that could

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The Shire Board - L to R: Janna Sivils, Treasurer; Andrew Cardoza, Vice President; Nikki Boudreau, Board Member; Theo Souza, President; and Martha Juarez, Board Member. (Not pictured, Gavin Bruce, Secretary.) (r) Caitlin Jemma Sings w Oddjob Ensemble (Lr) The Flowers Rock the Shire host all kinds of community events: a stage for live performances, an art gallery for artists to display their work, a theater for screening films, a classroom for workshops, and a hub for weekly or monthly groups to meet. The only problem was that we didn’t have the money to open up a proper space. But we did have a garage!  So with the help of some friends, we transformed our dusty garage into a vibrant community space!   MV: What will make the New Shire so special? Shire: The same things that made our original space so special: it was a place that was built and organized by the members of our community. If you wanted to put on a music show or display art in a gallery, you could do it at The Shire! If you wanted to teach a class or start a meet-up group, you could do it at The Shire! In just our first year alone we hosted over 80 community events! We created many opportunities for people to connect over music, art, skillshare and food. We know that as we transition into our downtown space we will continue to operate in this way, creating a space that supports people’s passions and talents while building relationships within our community.   MV: What did you learn from running The Shire Version 1.0?

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Shire: We’ve both learned a lot over the past two years. In our first space, we learned what the needs of our community were, especially having an all-ages music venue for local and touring bands to play in. In the beginning, it was just the two of us taking booking requests and coordinating with artists and instructors. But as time went on, we grew to six board members, dozens of volunteers, and community partners who helped take The Shire from a small DIY space in a garage to a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization! MV: What will be different in Version 2.0? Shire: Well, the new space will have more than one bathroom so that’s a plus! But really, a bigger space means more music shows with better sound and lighting equipment, a larger art gallery, a café and kitchen for food and drinks and a community room for workshops, meet-up groups or just hanging out. Basically, a bigger version of what we had going on in the garage. Our scheduled will be filled throughout the week with fun things for people to do in Modesto. We’re excited to watch our community grow as more people get involved in our new space!   MV:  Who will be able to use the space? Shire: Our goal is to create a space that is inclusive and accessible to everyone. Admission

to all-ages music shows and workshops will continue to be affordable, which is especially important for teenagers and young adults who don’t have a lot of cash. We’ll be hosting a variety of music genres and artistic mediums, as well as a wide range of classes and workshops that appeal to most everyone in our community. We want to create as many opportunities for people to meet each other, grow together and support each other around positive events and activities. MV: What kind of people would be interested in The Shire Community Space? Shire: The Shire will have something for everyone. Whether you’re a teenager, student, young adult, parent, artist, musician, poet, or anything in-between, you’ll be able to attend fun and inspiring events and meet people who you never knew existed in your city! The Shire will be a space for connecting, learning and free expression with not only the people in Modesto but in surrounding areas as well.   MV:  What are you raising money for? Shire: We’ve acquired an amazing building on H Street in downtown Modesto but it needs a lot of work. We’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to help raise $35,000 to cover hiring contractors, paying for permits, licenses and insurance. We need to build restrooms, install fire exits, HVAC, etc., basically bringing the

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building up to code. We’ve teamed up with an amazing architect and are working with local contractors to begin this process. MV: What are you most excited about with this new opportunity. Shire: The Shire was a little gem tucked away in a neighborhood and was an important space for the people who knew about it. Now that we’re moving downtown we’ll be much more accessible to the public and even more people will have the opportunity to be a part of our space. We’ve had so many bands from around the country play The Shire and were surprised when we heard that Modesto was their favorite city to play in!  We’ve even met people from the Bay Area who travelled to Modesto to watch a show in our garage! Having a proper music venue with continue to draw creative people to our area and help build a positive vision of our city.   MV: How do we engage all ages of the art community to connect to make art a more vital part of our city life? Shire:  The most important thing we’ve learned is to invest in young artists and musicians. Some of the most successful events we hosted were organized by teenagers. And some of the most promising artists and bands aren’t even old enough to drink! They were able to meet and collaborate with older artists and learn from their experiences. When given the chance, these young artists will rise to the occasion and are able to realize their full potential! By having a creative space with little to no barriers for expression, we can continue to inspire artists of all ages, making art a bigger part of our city life.   MV: What type of cultural event do you think is missing in Modesto? Shire: There are a lot of cultures that are still under-represented in Modesto, so it would be hard to say that just one event is missing. We’re starting to see a shift in our city’s downtown culture that more accurately represents our diverse community. We have many people of many backgrounds that need cultural events to help make Downtown Modesto feel more like home. As this town continues to grow and change, we hope that we can help our culturally-rich community find opportunities to use public space to better define our city’s identity.   MV: How do we change the negative perceptions about Modesto? Shire: There is so much creative energy here in Modesto. The real challenge is finding a space that brings that energy together. If people can’t find that here they move away to places like the Bay Area, L.A. and Portland that already have

robust art and music scenes. With the Shire we aim to create the type of space that gives creative people what they need to thrive as artists. We want to make Modesto the kind of place that people come to, instead of leave from. MV: If you could host the ultimate event at The Shire, what would it be? Shire: We’d love to re-create our Friendsgiving Potluck! That was by far one of the most magical events at The Shire. A lot of people met each other for the first time that night. We shared recipes, reflected on The Shire’s first year and looked to the future for what was to come. For us it was the moment that we saw our community as one big family. We’d love to host another potluck in our new space and add even more people to our family tree!   MV:  and finally, our signature question …..Beatles or Stones? Shire: Stones, duh! I mean, have you heard Let It Bleed???   If you’d like to donate or learn more about The Shire Community Space visit www.TheShire.space The Shire Community Space 1214 H St. Modesto, Ca 95354

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2018!

Do you see that spark? Is it lightning? Is a lightbulb exploding?

No, it was another great idea that will help us spark a new era in our city. We can’t let up. It seems like we try some of the same things, maybe get frustrated when things don’t work the way they should, but one thing we do know, is to never stop trying something new.   You know the story about Thomas Edison’s quote about the invention process for the light bulb?  Edison, when queried by a reporter about the seemingly incredible difficulties associate with his work on the lightbulb rebutted, “I have not failed 700 times. I’ve succeeded in proving 700 ways how not to build a lightbulb.”   It is no different today.  Inspiration, perspiration and some flashes of brilliance are needed.    So here we are Modesto, at the threshold of a new year, loaded with experience and we are all set to try something new.  But what exactly? There are so many different projects that need attention, so we reached out across our entire community to see what the next big idea could be.  Who knows, one of these may be a big deal.   Let’s get to know our community and start the sparks flying.  We asked simply, “What’s your big bright idea?”   Brandon Brush- Social Media Manager Downtown Improvement District I would like to see fewer people comproducts, creamery, etc.  Tenets of the market plaining about Modesto and more people would pay rent to the city that would both pay for getting involved to make a difference. Earl Matthews – the building and fund weekly marketing and events Join a service group, volunteer, stand Blues Singer – Big Earl and to support the endeavor. up for a cause, organize a social event or just share The Cryin’ Shame & Poorhouse   a smile with a stranger. Let’s all do things to make a Millionaires Lonny Davis – positive impact on our community whether it’s big or I say vote. Pick up a piece of trash. Go to a concert Hope Haven West, small. or a live show of any kind once a month. But a Davis Guest Homes   piece of local art. Take care of yourself. Feed your Provide compasJanna Sivils – Treasurer family fresh food from this bountiful valley of ours. sionate structured The Shire Community Space If you see something you don’t like it you think is custodial care for the In 2018, I hope to see a stronger web missing in our community, be the one to fix/bring tsunami of severely of support woven into Modesto. I’d like it here. Let’s make 2018 the year we all engage mentally ill suffering on our streets.  This initiative to see solutions for mental health and and make it out responsibly to do the right thing. must serve as a prelude to other strategies for economic struggles. I ‘d like to see peo  development, entertainment or other attempts to ple caring for one another and working together to Tony Madrigal – improve our city - otherwise, our effort will be in enhance the quality of life in our area. I’m doing what Modesto City Council vain. I can to make that happen through The Shire ComI think downtown would   munity Space, and hope to work with other individube very beautified if there Ken White – als and nonprofits to realize this. were bistro lights hung Author – Getaway Day and   up on 10th St. between Life and Times of Modesto Ed Flores – Community Volunteer K St. and I Street, have To paraphrase Riverwalk and parks being used more them hung in a way where they are crisscrossed Sylvester the cab driver in The by the community and city! Nonprofits from streetlight pole to streetlight pole.  Same for Bishop’s Wife: “People don’t know where they’re and afterschool funds, putting on benJ St. between 9th Street and 17th St., have lights going and they want to get there too fast.” In 2018, efit concerts and dinners! And more be crisscrossed from building to building, assumlet’s slow down and figure out where we’re going. smiling faces out and about in our ing building owners would give permission and Here’s to a compassionate and informed New Year. neighborhoods! agree to allow it. I believe it would beautify the (Photograph by Philip Johnson.)   area and make it inviting people to walk down and   Mary Kate Grimaldi – dine or shop downtown.  David Darmstandler – Data Path CEO Underwriting Specialist, “For years we’ve let those Capital Public Radio/KUOP/NPR Chris Ricci – Chris Ricci Presents outside our community define This is not a new idea but an outlook Take the police impound who we are.  It’s – Reinvention should be a considerawarehouse on 10th Street time as a comtion that a community is always open and change it into a farm munity that we to; whether it is social/cultural reinto fork, fresh, and local decide who we vention or business; not just during market that includes a local are and tell our local elections or during a budget process. Everyday butcher, baker, fishmonger, own story.” life lessons learned with reinvention in mind helps a coffee, produce, flowers,   community recognize doors that are opening and the home-kitchen produced ones you can close!

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Amy Vickery – Stanislaus County

Laurie Smith –

City of Modesto Economic Development I have to say I think we are on the right path. The growing community interest and involvement in planning and shaping Modesto has already made a difference.  Porchfest, Modshop, Rockin Holiday, Artwalk, First Friday…these are just a few of the great things happening in Modesto.  The best idea to make Modesto a better and more vibrant place to live is for people to get and stay involved.

Keith Boggs – Deputy CEO Stanislaus County Tech Hub in the downtown! Michael J. Mangano –

Professional Photographer & ModestoView Photo Director It has been great to see new businesses opening up downtown, but I still see empty buildings and just think of the waste of space and missed opportunity. What Downtown is missing is retail, so one idea I had is use one of the buildings and have a rotating consignment store, one month sell old books, baked goods, then clothing and art. Maybe have different high schools run it. The kids will learn valuable retail skills and money goes back to school. Instead of the cheerleading squad having a bake sale in front of a grocery store, they will have use of the space. A football team runs an ice cream shop and so on!

Efren Martinez – Quake Mobile DJ

Let’s make our Modesto a better place to live in. Friends, look to the night sky for the Stars that are ever so bright. If you can’t see them on any given night. Think before you light up your fireplace at night for a brighter, cleaner air so those bright Stars continue to illuminate our future.

Elliott Begoun – Principal,

Intertwine Group Create a downtown living environment that attracts young professionals and empty-nesters. A living environment that includes, great condos, nightlife, recreation, and community. Make J street a place to stroll, explore, eat, and meet your friends.

Sue Richardson – Exec Director

State Theatre Let’s celebrate “us” with a party that encompasses all of downtown! That’s right. Let’s designate one warm spring evening as “Downtown Parties” night and put music on every corner, bring in performers and popups, make sure every business is open and throw ourselves a party. We’re a hardworking bunch of incredibly dedicated people and we deserve this! 

Public Information Officer How to make Modesto better in 2018 (a recipe) 1. Preheat - Ignite your compassion and spirit of generosity. Set to broil. 2. Preparation- Chop up and discard the negative rhetoric you hear about Modesto. It’s entirely useless. 3. Combine- Spend time with people doing remarkable work and get actively involved in these efforts, don’t wait for them to find you. Modesto belongs to us! The measure of how great this town can be is directly proportional to how much creativity, compassion and generosity we bring together. Ingredients: Joy Creativity  Inspiration  Hard Work  Innovation Collaboration   Enjoy with friends!

Eric Benson – Music Promoter

& Keyboards Ultra Lounge Band Chris; I think we need to try from a grassroots movement revitalize the Downtown, too many cities let them fall into disarray while people go to the Mall in droves to the detriment of our community. It is beginning to happen and will continue to do so but we the people need to get together and make things happen sooner, more arts, more music and more support of our downtown businesses so they can continue to thrice. Peace out Eric Benson

Sam Pierstorff MJC English and Poetry Professor & Ill List Founder My hope for Modesto is simple: don’t doubt yourself anymore. Quit saying, “Tonight felt like a night in SF.” Instead say, “Wow, what a great Modesto night!” We are awesome, but not everyone believes that, so I hope for a cultural shift in attitude. From that positivity comes even greater events, entertainment, and a boost in morale that will carry us into the future.

Joe Swain – Swain Financial and Modesto Volunteer My hope for Modesto in 2018 is that our civic leaders come to the realization that handing out bad food and warehousing homeless people is neither humane nor an answer. We need compassionate help for the mentally ill and a reality check and consequences for the addicted. Helping people barely exist is punitive and purposeless. That and more great rock shows at the Gallo.

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Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, Modesto City Council How about some high fashion on J street? Think Mary Tyler Moore, or Jackie “O?” I ask back to the community, What are you hopeful for, for 2018? If you were going to dream big for Modesto, what would your New Years wish be?

Aaron Rowan - Director of Programming,

Modesto Unplugged Music One thing I’ve long thought would be fun is to partner with all of Modesto’s sister cities - we have seven around the world - to produce a cultural-exchange music and arts fest. Musicians from each could even join one of our best to perform as an ensemble with different ethnic flavors.

Ruhi Sheikh - Co-Founder ModShop You want our city to be brilliant? Be an ambassador of Modesto! Create positive change! We are growing, we are on our way to becoming a destination location to live. There are so many incredible creative people working hard to make our city unique and vibrant. Continue to support them. Attend their events, buy their craft, hire local bands, shop and eat local. Keep your dollars local. Sustain our brilliant city by believing in it and give our city opportunities to shine.  Chris Murphy –

Founder ModestoView, President Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Change the dialog. Teach civic pride.  Engage our residents at the 3rd grade level with Modesto history.  If people don’t know the good about their community, the conversation can never be changed.  We need to teach our American Graffiti, Classic Car, Rockabilly, George Lucas, Gallo Wine, Royal Robbins, Jeremy Renner history so that we have can all claim our true authenticity.  It is mission critical that we understand, celebrate and build on our past to plan the future.  People young and old are craving authenticity, and Modesto has plenty to go around.  There is a reason all of the hipster bars are some sort of craft makery or factory, as people want do know where things came from and how they are made, the more local the better. This is a match made for Modesto that will bring us together.

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GEEK COSIE CON

Center Stage Conservatory presents its 2018 Season opener ‘A Lie of the Mind’ written by the Sam Shepard January 5-21

by Middagh Goodwin

The Cosies have become such a fun event and helps to join together the Cosplay Community not just in the 209 but in Northern California. Celebrating Three years at the West Side Theatre in downtown Newman California on Saturday, January 13th. The day is kicked off with a FREE mini-convention with 30 Artists and Vendors, panels, the first Geek Fashion Show of the Year and special themed performances by Spotlight Dance Company. The Con is FREE and goes 10am-4pm. By 6 pm the venue will have been transformed back into a dinner theatre, and the Red Carpet Award Show takes place with all the glitz and glitter that you would expect. The contestants have already been narrowed down to the Top 3 in 9 categories. Those in attendance are the academy and will vote for their favorite.  The Cosplay photographer is the only award that is prejudged(ModestoViews very own MJ Mangano is a finalist). Come out early dressed as your favorite characters from comic books or video games and then dress up in your finest for the Awards Show. All proceeds from the Cosies will be donated this year to Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust. 

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On January 10th bring the kids out to Modesto on Ice in downtown Modesto to take pictures and skate with their favorite Hero’s and Villians at Comic-Con on Ice. This fun event is brought to you by NorCal Cosies and Modesto on Ice, there will be two sessions 5:30 and 7 pm. Everyone is encouraged to dress up if they want to. January 14th Ohana Con will be in Patterson for a one-day convention at the FDES Hall. Cost is$5 in advance or $6 at the door. There will be Artists and Vendors and a Cosplay Contest and special Cosplay Guests MCH Cosplay and Red Rai.  These are all family fun events and encourage creativity and the arts so bring the whole family and have some fun.

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servatory has become a local landmark for all things Sam Shepard, starting with their explosive production of ‘True West’ in 2014 and followed up the following year with ‘Fool for Love’. After the loss of Sam Shepard this past summer, CSC hosted a night to celebrate the late Pulitzer prize winning playwright where the community was able to share energy with others who have been impacted by the man and his body of work through personal stories and readings of his texts.  Continuing that celebration CSC opens their 2018 season: An exploration of the individual vs. society with ‘A Lie of the Mind’.  CSC’s artistic director, Traci Sky Sprague has brought together a very special cast of artists who all bring their own Shepard stories to the table. A Lie of the Mind’ begins on Friday, January 5 and the show runs through Sunday January 21.  Hailed as Sam Shepherd’s richest and most penetrating play, ‘A Lie of the Mind’ explores family dysfunction and the nature of love set against the backdrop of the gritty America West. Told in three acts, the story alternates between two families in the wake of a severe and life-altering incident of domestic abuse. Marked by Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both com-

passion and de­struction, the two stories collide, where the tensions that separate the families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous. Jake.....Chris Hayhurst Frankie.....Noah Thompson Beth.......Summer Krafft Mike......Teddy Snyder Lorraine.....Katherine Zagone Sally.......Delawna McKinney Baylor......Harry Stoner Meg.......Carin Heidelbach Fri - Sat, January 5-6, 12-13 8 p.m. Thu - Sat, January 18*-20, 8pm* “Pay what you will” night Sun January 14, & 21 2:00 p.m. Center State Conservatory | Inside the City Center on the Lower Level  948 Eleventh Street (Enter on J Street Modesto, CA    Tix: $10- $15 For more information: Traci Sprague cheerslove@rocketmail.com Phone: (209) 846-0179 Go to centerstagemodesto.com

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It is a new year, and with it, we all seem to make Resolutions. Maybe work out more, go on a diet, reconnect with old friends or family, go back to school. Unfortunately, most never follow through on these. I would like to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to go to an extra local show a month. That would be over 150,000 additional attendees a month. 150,000 supporting local musicians, restaurants, bars and venues. At an average of $5 per person that would come to a 9 Million Dollar influx supporting local musicians and businesses. What an easy and fun way to create and build a vibrant arts community. Need some ideas of what to do? On the First and Third, Wednesday the Poorhouse Millionaires and Felicia Aleman host a show Ralston’s Goat combining music and comedy to create an incredible night out. Every Sunday Queen Bean host the areas longest running open mic featuring some very talented up and

comers along with many of Modesto’s best players. Bauhaus features acoustic music every Tuesday Night and Tesetti’s has music on the Patio every Thursday. Modesto has live music happening every night of the week, just check out the Calendar in the back pages or online at modestoview.com for a full list of things to do. There is a new Community Music and Arts Space coming to downtown Modesto, the Shire Community Space, and they are in need of financial donations so if you are in a position to help out, please donate to this much-needed resource to the community. They are a 501c-3, and you can donate to them online at www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/ help-bring-the-shire-community-space-down-

town. They are bringing together and giving our young artist and musicians an avenue to showcase their work. Members of the ViewCrew have been reaching out to like-minded members of our community to create original content to be aired on MyTV26 along with streaming online and on the ModestoView YouTube Channel. The Goal is to eventually create new and interesting content each and every week. To begin with, we will produce a monthly one-hour variety show with Music, Comedy, Interviews, short films and more. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact beathappybooking@ gmail.com or bigearl@gmail.com. So once again I encourage everyone to go out more often and bring your friends or family members with you, they deserve a fun night out too.

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SONGWRITING Cold Weather, Hot Music

The Latin word for January means door, since January is the door to the new year and opening to new beginnings. Begin 2018 like this-resolve to actively support your favorite local venues. Last year saw the dissolution of places to create art. Put your money where your mouth isliterally. Saying you “love this place” does not keep the doors open. It’s like that. It’s simple as that. SAVE OUR VENUES.

by Patty Castillo Davis Our local music family is very close knit and consistently comes together to help it’s community and create awareness to social issues. This month you can find musical performances enhanced with the charity of giving and the spirit of love. Troy Franey is a young artist who is starting his music career on a positive plane by writing mindful songs and embracing opportunities that not only showcase his talent but his compassion for others. January 5, Franey is hosting a show that will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Merced at Lens 360 featuring the Bed Heads. and supported by the busiest crew of singer songwriters you’ll ever know. Showtime is 6 pm. Six time GRAMMY nominated Folk Singer Songwriter Jim McCutcheon will perform a benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center at the Modesto Church of the Brethren on January 9 at 7:30. Patty Castillo Davis and David Rogers will open the evening’s program. The Barking Dog will be host to Music for the Soul on January 13, a kooky blend of alternate, Jazz, Blues and R & B with Kayla Just and

friends. Show begins at 6, gate fee is $5. Me & You-the Duo brings their acoustic blend to Durst Winery and Estate in Acampo on January 21 from 1-5pm. Let the new year find you in a creative place, thinking artfully and mindfully pursuing beauty and culture where you stand. Employ this thinking, “If I don’t use it, I will lose it.” The Modesto area has many choices every night of the week, from intimate showcases at Moon and Sixpence to spectacular grandeur at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Please send your Songwriter View events/ shows/gigs for publication to pattycastillodavis.co

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Happy New Year By Big Earl Matthews Happy new year folks. I don’t know about you, but I plan on having some fun and trying some new things this year. One thing I won’t change is my love of live music, so on that not let’s see whats going on in the blues. In the first week of 2018, Poorhouse Millionaires have two shows. On the 3rd we will be at Ralston’s Goat, and on the 6th we will be at the 108 Sports

Lounge, Week 2 Starts off with Poorhouse Duo at Bauhaus on Tuesday, and you can find Rob Hill Band at the Barking Dog on Saturday the 13th with a few other acts you won’t want to miss either. Rounding 3rd we have Poorhouse Millionaires back at Ralston’s Goat for Wednesday night. That Friday the 19th you can catch Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Valley Brew in Stockton. If you haven’t seen Jeramy, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch him in a great room. Now on the 20th, you have a few options, you can catch Tony and the Tuff Times over at Barking Dog. You could head up to Moke Hill and catch Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Hotel Ledger, or you can join me up in Sonora to check out Cole Hinkle, Mattea Overstreet and the Poorhouse Millionaires. One last chance to catch me on the 23rd with my main man Ray Vazira at Bauhaus, 6 pm. January is traditionally a bit of a slow music month but, I did my best to give you some cool options. Enjoy the new year, and I hope to see you out at a show. bigearl@gmail.com

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JAZZ What’s New with the Jazz & Blues View by Eric Benson

If you luv music you’re gonna love this Okay, I awoke at 3 o’clock in the morning with one of those crazy dreams that make you get out the clip board and take notes. I was thinking about the Beatles playing on tour in early days 7 days a week all night long until they returned to Liverpool seasoned and became the Beatles. On the Jazz side there are Jazz residencies in which a band picks a spot and plays for a while as happened in America in the 1950’s on with great players like Coltrane, Monk, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and others. So I had this Idea of doing a jazz festival with the Ultra lounge band with special guests every night with 8-piece band backing them up and doing this every 3 months year round. Stay tuned. We’re gonna make it happen. Okay on to the New Year with cheers and trepidation. Out with the old and in with the new. Resolutions? Yes, I have mine that may be revised as needed when I don’t live up to them but I’m not ready to go to confession quite yet.  For now it is to stay healthy and get in shape, and as Tommy Castro would say quit “all my nasty habits………I believe they’re killin’

me.”  For me it is about family and friends and trying to keep the music flowing the best I can to create a scene in the downtown.                Blue Monday Party on the Latin Side returns to the Barkin’ Dog Jan 8thth to the Barkin’ Dog Grill with special guests Cuban Percussionist Carlos Caro and pianist Odaly’s Caro.   Hosting the jam is House band Ultra Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez, and John Burt Sax, Jamey Duberly on Trombone, Dave Dow and you’re truly Eric Benson on keys.  We will be playing some Latin, Jazz, Latin, Funk, and a little of everything else. And all Blue Monday bands are invited to come down and play a few.  Show from 7 to 10 PM with food and drink available in an all age venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572-2341.  If you play, come on down and sit in with the best musicians in the area, or to listen and dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! The Gallo Center had some amazing Christmas shows. The new year brings in Jan; 2ndMotown Musical, 16th Pinkalicious Musical,

19th Beatlesmajesty, 20th the Temptations, 24th & 25thKinky Boots, 28th Renee Fleming and save the date Feb 11th Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen some amazing country music coming through.      And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music. For January; 8th Blue Monday Party with special guest Cuban Percussionist Carlos Caro & Odaly’s Caro, 12th Carlos Carlo & Odaly’s return with 5-piece band special guest Grammy winner Jamey Dubberly trombone, 13th Victoria Boyinton music for the soul, 19th Valley Jazz company, 20th Tony & Tough times, 27th Craig & Dave, and the mighty Dave Dow kicking out the Jazz Jam every Thursday

night. The Newman Theatre in Newman has some nice tribute shows for Jan; 20th Caravanserai, Santana Tribute plays the music of Santana from the heyday of 1960’s on, and 27th Skynnin Lynnyrd plays the music of the southern rock band. Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mic night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com.

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COMEDY Terrible Videos by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Hope you’ve recovered from all those jingling bells, decked halls and falalalala’s.  It January and it’s time to start fresh. Also, just going to put this out there--I like fruitcake, so if you have any extra hanging around, let me know... Hey, why hasn’t anyone stepped up and told me how terrible my videos are?  I mean, I know they’ve been terrible, but I’m a comic and I need validation for all my feelings and I will personally blame all three of you who pay attention to this for leaving me with metaphoric lettuce in my teeth. I will not despair, I’ve decided that I’m going to step it up. I am going to quickly skim articles on the internet. I will play YouTube videos I barely pay attention to in order to absorb the information for better videos. So, I’m either going to make some monumentally amazing videos or I will bring a new level of bad.  This month, I’m going to try for better audio.  Last month’s video was shot in a parking lot on a busy street which didn’t work out as well as it does for the TV newscasters. Also, I may actually switch to a camera instead of an outdated cell phone.

So, go over and check out this month’s interview in a segment I call “Running the Light”. This month I talk with Saul Trujillo. Saul performs throughout the 209 and beyond, is super funny and recently released his comedy “Drugstore Debutant” on CD/Spotify/iTunes and possibly a couple of ice cream trucks. Good thing, too because you’re going to want to hear it. Give our interview a listen and look out for Saul performing near you. Comedy Events:   Modesto shows (both free) Cheroot Lounge Comedy 1st and 3rd Tuesday (2nd and 16th) 8 pm and Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 1st and 3rd Wednesday (3rd and 17th) music and comedy 8 pm Waterford (free): January 31 at the Outpost Saloon 8 pm Lodi (free): Cactus Thursdays Comedy 4th and 18 8 p.m. Livingston (free): Cozy Corner 20th at 8 p.m. Stockton $10 cover Bella Vista 7:30 p.m Happy new year to you all. If you want to contact me (you know, to help with the metaphoric lettuce in my teeth), then find me on Facebook Felicia Aleman Comedy or e-mail me at FeliciaA209@gmail.com

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FIT Step into Fitness in 2018 by Efren Martinez   It’s the new year and I’m sure you’ve been bombarded by now with non-stop advertisements of all types of exercise equipment on sale. My advice would be to hold off before buying any kind of fitness equipment. It can be mind blowing with all the choices you have from treadmills to ellipticals and of course those silly nonsense things you stand on and twist. Seriously? Don’t waste your money on those as seen on TV’s exercise quarks. Instead save your hard earned cash and hit the stairs for free. Sure you can buy a Stairmaster for hundreds of dollars, if not more, to get a decent one but why? Here’s my thought, head off to your local school football field with a running track. Instead of running the track, hit the bleachers/stairs. Start with running up one set of stairs of the bleachers, then walk down carefully till you get the rhythm so you don’t trip and fall. After you master one side of the stadium bleachers, flip to the other side of the stadium and repeat the same workout. Remember! Always run up the bleachers, then walk down. These sudden bursts of stop and go fitness will re-ignite your “fitness twitch” that in most cases slows down to be non-existent as we age. Your fitness twitch is something that we

had when we were young teen athletes. Your fitness twitch is what gave us that ability to bust out that extra effort of energy or sprint at the finish line when most of us in the masters category have nothing left to give at the end of a race. I guess it’s just part of ageism, but just as how you can re-ignite your metabolic rate, so can you re-ignite your fitness twitch. After you’ve mastered your bleacher workout, always remember to cool down by walking the track a couple times after. Below is one of my recommended bleacher twitch igniting workouts for those who’ve reached a steady endurance workout regiment. Note! It’s important that before you start any kind of bleacher workout that you walk the bleachers a couple days prior to your bleacher workout to familiarize yourself with the stairs. 1. Jog twice around the track to warm up, rest for a minute. 2. Burst up one side of the stadium bleachers always remembering to walk down the same way you ran up. Repeat the same workout for the full one side of the stadium. 3. Run, not jog around the track twice, then rest for a minute. 4. Repeat the same stadium bleacher workout on the flip side of the stadium. 5. Run one lap around the track afterwards, then walk two laps to cool down

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Happy 2018 by Leia Johnson

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man”. Happy 2018! It’s the year of the dog, and who doesn’t love dogs? Even if you don’t, this is going to be a great year! A year of growth and change for me, as I am graduating high school in the Spring. During my final months in my hometown, my goal is to eat at local restaurants, spend time in our local parks, get involved in community service and of course support local artists! Whenever I come back from a weekend out of town, my go-to meal is a shrimp/avocado burrito from my favorite restaurant, Taqueria Los Compadres, located in Roseburg Square. I also am always in the mood for a strawberry/banana crepe from Deva Cafe, which sometimes

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has live music. Oakdale recently opened a new skatepark in the center of their downtown! Skating is a really great way to make some friends and burn off the calories from all those local vendors! The park is open from daylight to 9PM, check out the website for the address and some more information http:// www.oakdaleskatepark.com If you’re interested in skateboarding, then The Spot Skateshop is a great place to get your gear. They’re equipped with a wide selection of brands and decks, and the service is 5-Star. If you’re more interested in the other type of skating, keep in mind that the Ice Rink downtown will be open until the 21st of January! Up until the 12th of this month, The State Theatre will be showing ‘The Shape of Water (R)’, a movie described as complex, rewarding, and flat-out beautiful. Check out the State Theatre schedule to watch the trailer and support independent filmmakers! http://ww2.thestate.org/ calendar/event/1014    “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been”. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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BARGAIN Start the New Year by Saving! By Monica Barber

Start off the New Year with a fresh mindset and fill it with new experiences. The month of January welcomes great ways to embrace & spread positivity and joy as brightly as you can. Ms. M finds herself slinking into an oversized chair in a quiet Cheroot this afternoon musing over her revisit of Kerouac’s On the Road. As she picks up on the spark of wanderlust in her soul she ponders that perhaps coming and going isn’t what feeds the soul, perhaps it’s the adventure of experiencing something new. Start the new year by saving and trying out some things that will lead to new experiences. Ice skating is something adventurous, many have never tried and will make your heart roar for more. It’s your luck because Modesto on Ice remains open Janurary 1st until January 21st. If you’ve never gone or know someone who hasn’t tried to ice skate definitely go and kick up some ice. Tickets. $15 adult/$12 child. 11th & K Sts. https://www.modestoonice.com An old way to see the new world inexpensively is in the cinema. If you’ve visited The State Theatre a million times before, try going to an event night for a slice of different. Dr Zhivago is presented on January 9th by the Avid Readers

ZEN Self Restraint by Mary Layton Recently I went to visit my T’ai Chi teacher who is a 3rd Generation Grandmaster of T’ai Chi. On the wall in his living room hangs a large Chinese calligraphy of one of the most important principles of T’ai Chi : Self-Restraint. Next to the very powerful looking character of self-restraint is a poem written by Mr. Yip. I asked my teacher what it means. He showed me an English translation of it. To make it more accessible I have changed its formal language to sound more like we talk today. Here it goes : “It is better to yield in order to achieve peace. Surrender your position to gain serenity.

Club and will host a discussion of the book before the showing of the film. Book & movie lovers alike will be transported to a different time and place and be delighted to meet others seeking the same adventure. Doors at 5:30p.m. Discussion at 6 p.m. Film 6:30 p.m. Bon voyage. More info: www.thestate.org A great way to embrace adventure is to take a look in the past. One of our local free resources, The McHenry Museum is free and open to the public during the week Tues-Sat 12p-4pm, with a great deal of information on the Modesto area. Take your own personal time traveling adventure, check it out and maybe become a docent. The Current Exhibit is the Tuolumne River Woodworkers Association  Annual Show. 14th & I Sts. http://www.mchenrymuseum.org Kicking up your heels for a cause is an amazing to toast the new month! Indulge with some drinks, food and great classic cars at Wine Beer & bites hosted by DRAIL (Disablity Resource Agency for Independent Living) at the Reed Carseum, a private car museum, on January 20th, Enjoy great company & cheer while viewing classic cars, listening to good music along with a blind wine pull and silent auction. Tickets $25. 7:30 pm-1030pm. 220A Empire Ave Modesto, CA 95354 http://www.drail.org/ eventsDetail/433 Happy 2018! May your change lead to great savings! Kisses, m. Keep a golden silence to avoid making enemies. Practice precious restraint in order to deserve happiness. Give in a little and you will feel wonderfully at ease. Spare a few words and you will be free of worry. Restrain yourself for a moment and you will be happy as an angel.” This sure is wonderful advice. Restraining one’s emotions, desires and inclinations can be a remedy in resolving life’s challenges and brings about peace. Even in a crisis situation one is more able to say or do the right thing. To walk away from a confrontation, to bow even when hurt or insulted takes strength. There are countless situations where this idea of self-restraint would come in handy. It’s worth a try! I will make Self-restraint my New Year’s resolution. Have a happy and peaceful New Year! For more info go to taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518

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Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly January 1st Bingo Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Winter Cartoon Camp January 2nd Anthony K Comedy Night Bingo Coloring for Adults Find the Snowman Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Mattea Overstreet Minecraft Week Minerals Tuesday Mommy & Me Art Class Motown the Musical Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Sesame Street Live Snowball Game Stay and Play Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Winter Cartoon Camp Yoga with Rosa January 3rd 80s night/DJ Gully Adulting 101 Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Bingo Book Club Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Find the Snowman Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Days Mascot Night on Ice Minecraft Week Motown the Musical Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Sesame Street Live Snowball Game Teen Game Day Teen Study Group Trax on Wax Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday Winter Cartoon Camp January 4th Beer Flight Night Bingo Casanova’s Night Club Chain Crafts Computer Basics Computer Basics David Dow Open Jam Find the Snowman Game Day Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market

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Salida Public Library Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Keyes Library Patterson Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Mistlin Gallery Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Salida Public Library Salida Library Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree Queen Bean, Modesto Keyes Library Denair Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Stockton Arena Waterford Public Library Patterson Library Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto 1525 McHenry, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean, Modesto Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Modesto Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Public Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto on Ice Salida Public Library Gallo Center For the Arts Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Keyes Library Newman Library Empire Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Stockton Arena Waterford Public Library Patterson Library Salida Library Speakeay, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Public Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree Mistlin Gallery Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Salida Public Library Crocodile’s, Modesto Denair Library Salida Public Library Turlock Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Waterford Public Library Modesto Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto 4601 Dale Rd, Modesto

Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Lego Days Line Dancing Live Music Magic Dan Minecraft Week Motown the Musical Oakdale Museum & History Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Secret Coding Snow Slime Snowball Game Spanish Preschool Storytime Tech Connect Winter Cartoon Camp January 5th A Lie of the Mind Acoustic Music Bingo DJ Tease Find the Snowman Funstrummers J Stallin Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kid’s Program Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Minecraft Craft Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nevermore Rick Barnes Science Night Snowball Game Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Valley Fire VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley Winter Cartoon Camp January 6th Alaska B/C Morning Ride Bilingual Preschool Storytime Bingo Chilled Out Saturdays DJ Tease Dwight Yoakam Find the Snowman Folk Dancing Lessons Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Meditation with Susie Minecraft Week Nevermore Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Piping Competition Poorhouse Millionaires Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Snowball Game Teen Book Club Texas Funk The Weekend Dance Party Valley Fire Y&T January 7th Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam Find the Snowman FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Nevermore Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Snowball Game Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast January 8th Blue Monday with Eric Bensen Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Find the Snowman Friends of the Library Gaming Home Buyer Workshop Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mayor’s Book Club Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Snowball Game Stay and Play Tax Basics

Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto Oakdale Library The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto Modesto Public Library Salida Public Library Gallo Center For the Arts 212 West F St. Hughson Library SalidaPublic Library Ceres Library Empire Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Center Stage, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Salida Public Library Boardroom, Modesto Waterford Public Library Church of the Brethren, Modesto Palladium, Modesto Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto MJC, West Campus O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Salida Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Playhouse Merced The Fruit Yard, Modesto MJC West Campus Waterford Public Library Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto Oakdale Sports Bar, Oakdale VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Atrs Center, Turlock Mistlin Gallery Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library Salida Public Library Clarion Inn, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Waterford Public Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Intrinsic Elements Modesto Salida Public Library Playhouse Merced Shooters Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale McHenry Mansion, Modesto 108 Sports Lounge, Riverbank Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Waterford Public Library Turlock Public Library Eagles Hall, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto Sweet Lu’s, Ceres Grand Theatre, Tracy Deva Cafe, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Waterford Public Library Eagles Hall, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Playhouse Merced Queen Bean, Modesto 1525 McHenry, Modesto Waterford Public Library Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library Waterford Public Library Patterson LIbrary Salida Library Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Sutter Gould Office, Modesto Keyes Library Waterford Public Library Patterson Library Modesto Library

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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wee Move Wiggle Worms January 9th Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Art Lab Bingo Book Club Dr Zhivago Excel Basics Financial Well Being Find the Snowman Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus John McCutcheon Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Pinecone Craft Poetry Reading Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Dance & Play Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snow Slime Snowball Game Stay and Play Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Teen Book Club Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga with Rosa January 10th Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Days Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Moms Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Pete the Cat Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Snowball Game Stanislaus County Coin Club Tech Connect Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 11th Aaron Tippin Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Find the Snowman Girls Night Out Healthy Eating Class Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Lego Days Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Polar Bear Mask Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Rainy Day Craft Snow Slime Snowball Game Spanish Preschool Storytime Tween Babymouse January 12th Acoustic Music

The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Library Queen Bean, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Public Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Libray State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Modesto Peace/Life Center Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree Waterford Public Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Salida LIbrary Keyes Library Denair Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Newman Library Waterford Public Library Patterson Library Round Table Pizza, Modesto Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Oakdale Library Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto 1525 McHenry, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Turlock Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion, Modesto Patterson Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Hughson Library Keyes Library Empire Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Waterford Public Library 1525 McHenry, Modesto Salida Library First United Methodist, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree Merced Theatre, Merced Turlock Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Public Library Yosemite Lanes, Modesto Kaiser Bangs Ave, Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto Newman Library The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F St. Empire Library Hughson Library Salida Library Denair Library Oakdale Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Library Salida Library Queen Bean, Modesto

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All White Affair Beer for Breakfast Carlos & Odalys Caro Coloring Day Crochet Class DJ Tease Harlot Exiled, HellHeart Hughson Senior Dance Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet Mystery Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nevermore Phillips, Craig & Dean Rick Barnes Salvation Army Staff Band Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Valley Fire VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 13th B/C Morning Ride Beer for Breakfast Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chad Prather Chilled Out Saturdays Coupon Club DJ Tease Find the Snowman Folk Dancing Lessons Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Marinated Crab Dinner Music for the Soul Nevermore NorCal Cosies Oakdale Museum Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Scrapbooking Fun Snowball Game The Weekend Dance Party Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter January 14th Acoustic Live Music Beer for Breakfast Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam Find the Snowman FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Matt Eakle Band Nevermore Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Snowball Game Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast January 15th Dance Exercise Class Find the Snowman Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Snowball Game Stay and Play ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms January 16th Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Caregiver Coffee Break Cars 3 Excel Intermediate Find the Snowman Forever Young Dance Club Geneological Society Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Pinkalicious the Musical Poetry Reading Preschool Story Time

Palladium, Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto LENS 360, Merced 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Turlock Public Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Playhouse Merced Gallo Center For the Arts The Fruit Yard, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto Nino’s Place, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Oakdale Bicycle Shop Prospect Theater, Modesto Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Clarion Inn, Modesto Salida Library Speakeasy, Modesto Waterford Public Library Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Fesm Lodge, Manteca Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Playhouse Merced West Side Theatre, Newman 212 West F Street Shooters Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library Waterford Public Library Crocodiles, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Prospect Theater, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Waterford Public Library Eagles Hall, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Ln, Manteca CBS, Modesto Playhouse Merced, Merced Queen Bean, Modesto 1525 McHenry, Modesto Waterford Public Library Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall, Modesto Salida Library Waterford Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould, McHenry Keyes Library, Keyes Waterford Public Library Patterson Library 200 W. Roseburg, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library

CALENDAR

DOMO DEALS & Discount Days

Are back on Tuesdays and will last for the duration of Downtown Modesto winter season with Modesto On Ice, a pop-up outdoor ice skating rink at Modesto Center Plaza. What does this mean for you? On Tuesdays, look for special 20% discounts at participating restaurants, theaters, and more. For instance, Brenden Theaters is offering $6 movies all day and all night (with the exclusion of Star Wars movie showings) just for this DoMo Discount Days offer! Modesto On Ice will offer $10 skates for kids and adults. How fun! Visit domopartnership.org to find out about more DoMo Discounts that will make a going downtown a real Tuesday treat.

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Queen Bean, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Salida Library Modesto Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Senior Center Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree Gallo Center For the Arts Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Keyes Library

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CALENDAR JANUARY

CRAB FEEDS 13th 6 pm Marinated Crab Dinner FESM Manteca 20th 5 pm Marinated Crab Dinner, California Ballroom, Modesto 20th 5:30 pm Oakdale Jr High Crab Feed Gene Bianchi Community Center 20th Annual Cioppino Crab Dinner Oakdale FES, Oakdale 20th 7 pm 23rd Annual Crab Feed, Hilmar Grange Hall, Hilmar 20th 5:30 pm Crab and Pasta Feed Escalon Sportsman’s Club, Escalon 26th 5 pm New Haven Crab Feed Manteca Senior Center, Manteca 27th 4 pm Crab Cioppino Dinner Dance, California Ballroom, Modesto 27th 5 pm Stanislaus SWAT Crab Feed, Gene Bianchi Community Center, Oakdale  27th 5 pm CCVS Crab Feed, CAF Hanger 1, Modesto

- February 2nd & 3rd Howard Training Center Crab Feed (see ad page 6) 3rd 5:30 Crab Feed St Anthony School Manteca 9th 5 pm PER Crab Feed, Elks Lodge, Modesto 10th 5:30 pm Cioppino Crab Feed St Vincent Community Center Patterson 27th West Modesto Collaborative Crab Feed  Stanislaus Veterans Hall

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Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snowball Game Stay and Play Successful Thinkers Network Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Yoga Yoga with Rosa January 17th 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Children’s Craft Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Find the Snowman Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Days MoST Poetry Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Snowball Game Teen Study Group Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday Women of Love Ministries January 18th Beer Flight Night Beer for Breakfast Casanova’s Night Club Comedy Night Computer Basics Computer Basics David Dow Open Jam Demun Jones Find the Snowman Girls Night Out Green Team Meeting Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Lego Days Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum Penquin Craft Picture Framing Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snowball Game Spanish Preschool Storytime Story Time Tech Connect Third Thursday Art Walk Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club January 19th Acoustic Music Backyard Bookworms Beatlemajesty Beer for Breakfast DJ Tease Friday Night Out Funstrummers Great Valley Museum Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magazine Release Party Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Nevermore Rick Barnes Snowball Game Teens Rockin’ Jump

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The Weekend Dance Party Valley Fire VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 20th 23rd Annual Crab Feed Annual Cioppino Crab Feed ATB Trio B/C Morning Ride Beer for Breakfast Bilingual Preschool Storytime Caravanserai Chilled Out Saturdays Crab & Pasta Feed DJ Tease DRAIL Wine, Beer & Bites DSFA/Voodoo Killer Folk Dancing Lessons Golden Dragon Acrobats Heartstone Home Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Marinated Crab Dinner Nevermore Oakdale Jr High Crab Feed Oakdale Museum & History Old Skool Saturdays Poorhouse Millionaires Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Skid Row Marathon Snowball Game STEAM Frozen Stories & Art The Temptations The Weekend Dance Party Tony & the Tuff Times Turlock Expo January 21st 3 Doors Down Acoustic Live Music Airplane Beer for Breakfast Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King MCCA String Quake Modesto Jazz Society Jam Nevermore Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Snowball Game Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix The Hustler VFW Breakfast January 22nd Acoustic Open Mic Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Rock Painting Snowball Game Stay and Play Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wee Move Wiggle Worms January23rd Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Bingo Book Club Book Club Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Grant Writing Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lego Days Lego Days Magic Frontier Tournament Name That Tune Nick Campos Poorhouse Millionaires Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Snowball Game Snowflakes Stay and Play Successful Thinkers Network Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays

Crocodiles Nightclub The Udder Place, Turlock VFW Hall,Modesto Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock Hilmar Grange Hall FES of OAKDALE Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Prospect Theater, Modesto Modesto Library West Side Theatre, Newman Clarion Inn, Modesto Escalon Sportsman’s Club Speakeasy, Modesto 220 Empire Ave, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Grand Theatre, Tracy Denair Library State Theatre, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock California Ballroom, Modesto Playhouse Merced Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale 212 West F Street Shooters Modesto Waterwheel Saloon, Sonora Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop State Theatre, Modesto Waterford Public Library Newman Library Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Crocodiles, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Deva Cafe, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Prospect Theater, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Village Baking, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Playhouse Merced, Merced Queen Bean, Modesto 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Waterford Public Library Queen Bean, Modesto Ralston’s Goat, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto The Boardroom, Modesto Stanislaus County Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Keyes Library, Keyes Modesto Library Waterford Public Library Patterson Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Library Queen Bean, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Oakdale LIbrary Riverbank Public Library Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Modesto Library Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Salida Library Turlock Public Library Utopia Games, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxis at DoubleTree Bauhaus, Modesto Keyes Library Denair Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Waterford Public Library Newman Library Patterson Library 3848 McHenry, Modesto Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub, Modesto

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Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Processing Yoga with Rosa January 24th 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Book Club Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Kinky Boots Lego Day Lego Days Little Scientists Lunch Hour Meditation Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Snowball Game Stanislaus County Coin Club Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays West Side Readers Club Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday January 25th Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Comix Club Computer Basics David Dow Open Jam Email Basics Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kinky Boots Kyle the Great Lego Day Lego Days Line Dancing Live Music Oakdale Museum & History Perler Bead Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Shadow Puppet Craft Snowball Game Spanish Preschool Storytime Tween Book Club January 26th Acoustic Music Animal Talk kids program Crochet Class DJ Tease Funstrummers Jeffrey Siegal Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Kid’s Program Live Band Karaoke Live Music Mattea Overstreet Neil & Matt Neil Buettner New Haven Crab Feed Rick Barnes Stanislaus Humanists Karaoke Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Therapy Friday VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley January 27th 104th Annual Members Awards Acid Betty B/C Morning Ride Bilingual Preschool Storytime CCVS Crab Feed Chilled Out Saturdays Crab Cioppino Dinner Dance Craig & Dave Show DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gotcha Covered Jo Koy Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music

Denny’s 1525 McHenry Avenue P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto Ceres Library The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Gallo Center for the Arts Patterson Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Intrinsic Elements, Modesto Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Keyes Library Newman Library Empire Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Waterford Public Library 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto First United Methodist, Modesto Titled Turtle, Modesto Patterson LIbrary Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Modesto Library Turlock Public Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Modesto Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts Sabatino’s, Modesto Empire Library Newman Library The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto 212 West F Street Ceres Library Hughson Library Salida Library Denair Library Waterford Public Library Modesto Library Salida Library Queen Bean, Modesto Great Valley Museum, Modesto Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Church of the Brethren, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto MJC, West Campus Yosemite Lanes, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Manteca Senior Center The Fruit Yard, Modesto Torii’s, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Crocodiles, Modesto Shooters Pub, Clarion Inn VFW Hall, Modesto Carnegie Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts Climax Bar, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library CAF Hanger 1-s, Modesto Clarion Inn, Modesto California Ballroom, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Donoby’s, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Ridgeway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock

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Oakdale Museum & History Old Skool Saturdays Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Skynnyn Lynnyrd Stanislaus SWAT Crab Feed The Weekend Dance Party TWF Wrestling January 28th Acoustic Live Music Central Valley Women’s Expo Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck International Wedding Fest Karaoke with Buck Stallion Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Manteca Senior Dance Queen Bean Open Mic Night Renee Fleming Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanists Brunch Sugar & Spice Sunday Funday Sunday Funday The Big Mix VFW Breakfast January 29th Dance Exercise Class Family Story Time Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Stay and Play Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wee Move Wiggle Worms January 30th Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Anthony K Comedy Night Craft Faculty Guitar Concert Forever Young Dance Club Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Mattea Overstreet Name That Tune Nick Campos Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay and Play STEAM Snow Successful Thinkers Network Sweet Lu’s Open Mic Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Word Processing Yoga with Rosa January 31st 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lego Days Mummenschanz Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Open MIc Painting for Adults Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Teen Study Group Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong VA Mobile Outreach WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday

CALENDAR 212 West F Street Shooters Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop West Side Theatre, Newman Gene Bianchi Center, Oakdale Crocodiles Nightclub Eagles hall, Modesto Deva Cafe, Modesto Modesto Centre Plaza Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, Modesto 2307 Fourth St, Hughson Modesto Centre Plaza Speakeasy, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Queen Bean, Modesto Gallo Center For the Arts 1525 McHenry Ave, Modesto Panera Bread, Turlock Gallo Center For the Arts The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall, Modesto Salida Library Turlock Public Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Keyes Library, Keyes Patterson Library The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Oakdale Library Modesto Library Queen Bean, Modesto Cheroot Lounge, Modesto Riverbank Public Library MJC East, Moddesto Modesto Senior Center Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Bauhaus, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxis at DoubleTree, Modesto Keyes Library Denair Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson Library Salida Library 3848 McHenry Modesto Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters Pub and Grill, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Stanislaus County Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooter’s Pub & Grill Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Modesto Library Gallo Center For the Arts Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Patterson Library Keyes Library Newman Library Empire Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Salida Library First United Methodist, Modesto Modesto Library Titled Turtle, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree

JANUARY BLUES 2018

3rd - Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 8pm 6th - Poorhouse Millionaires at 108 Sports Lounge 9pm 9th - Poorhouse Duo at Bauhaus 6pm 12th - Poorhouse Millionaires at The River’s Edge in Knight’s Ferry 13th - Rob Hill Band at Barking Dog 6pm 17th - Poorhouse Millionaires and Friends at Ralston’s Goat 8pm 19th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Valley Brew in Stockton 8pm 20th - Poorhouse Millionaires, Cole Hinkle and Mattea Overstreet at The Waterwheel in Sonora 8pm 20th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill 9pm 20th - Tony and the Tuff Times at Barking Dog 8pm 23rd - Poorhouse Duo at Bauhaus 6pm

Sloshball for

Commissioner Sherri

In loving memory of the best 2nd base commissioner and friend Sherri.  This game is dedicated to her and her daughter Megan who were both taken too soon. Must be 21 to play  No theme – 2 teams Let’s get sloshed!

January 27th Noon- 4 pm  Enslen Park

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GO DOWTOWN MODESTO

Open Early!

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

Open Late!

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

Parking

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

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

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

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

Find local restaurants

www.modestoview.com Locally Owned

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

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Cartoon Camp. January 3rd through 5th at Central Valley Art Association / 1015 J St.

1- 4pm each day. Join cartoon artist, Patrick Barr, of Black Sheep’s Ink for some awesome winter break fun. You will learn tricks and techniques including character design, comics, marker techniques, storytelling, anatomy, digital drawing and more! Wednesday - Friday, three, 3-hour sessions. Ages 10 and up, adults welcome! Cost is $65 for all 3 sessions. What a way to kickstart the new year with some new skills and a lot of fun.

Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group

helped support some excellent local organizations with their annual Fundraiser. Since 1998, Sierra Pacific has helped raise nearly $440,000, with the 2017 total of $39,300.  “We believe in supporting local organizations that help people right here at home and want to make it easy and fun to raise money and awareness” says Mike McNulty, Sierra Pacific’s founder and Chairman, who started this fundraiser with a golf tournament in 1998. Today the funds are matched by Sierra Pacific. This year’s recipient organizations are Howard Training Center, Sierra Vista Children’s Center, and Alzheimer Association.   www.spwg.com

CARES

Can you find it?

It pays to look around!

We want you to explore Modesto and took past the obvious things like the Arch and McHenry Museum, we want you to really look.   It could get you FREE FOOD from Ralston’s Goat.  If you’re the first person that can located this really cool architectural element in downtown Modesto, post it to Instagram with #modestoview, we will publish your winning picture next month and give you a $25 gift certificate to Ralston’s Goat. Can’t beat that. So you better get exploring.  #modestoview on Instagram 

It’s almost Super Bowl time!

Make sure you check out one of our amazing local watering holes for your Super Bowl fun on February 4. 3:15 PST Start "Sell your home with the Hassle Free Listing and award winning PMZ Listing Agent. Learn more. modestohomesales.com 

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Mardi Gras

NOW OPEN!

Block Party The Bayou Bar & Grill

Sat. Feb 10, 2018 Taking place on 13th Street between I and J Streets. The event will include live music, local bands and DJs!

Bayou Bar and Grill

918 13th Street • Modesto • (209) 360-2983

“Karaoke Friday Nights”

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