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Creative Cities Win. It’s really true. There
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are thousands and thousands of cities, but it is the creative cities that stand out. What does it really mean to be creative? Does it mean that there is a lot of art up or many galleries? Possibly, but it is really the culture and the embrace of the creative process. Does the city government encourage creativity and foster urban design? Are the arts a vital part of our community? Are people encouraged to be engaged and make change? These are some of the key questions that we need to tackle to truly be a creative city.
We are on a good path, we believe that music, culture, the performing arts are valuable but are they truly integral to what we do? One of the most creative persons in the world, George Lucas came from Modesto and what do we do with it? Do we share his innovative style? Are we networking so we can all be better? I think we are on that path. Creative design is just a different way to look at possible solutions to a problem. It opens our eyes and our ideas. With the efforts of Lee Davis, Bob Barzan and the local design community, we can put many of the processes in place that can lead to Modesto USA being a leader. Heck we even have our own Modesto font. Modesto has a very cool history and that means we can have a very interesting future, if we connect the dots and embrace it all. But what does it mean to win? It means we can attract the brightest and the best, we can change the jobs that people do in Modesto. We can be a magnet to college grads and company CEOs as quality of life is an important part of wanting to live and somewhere. It is more than just the job. It can be new food start ups,
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coding and data systems groups, new innovative manufacturing, creative and professional services. Just to think, it can all start with an Art Alley, new bike rack, or a Modesto Porchfest, or a Music Awards show. It can happen and thanks to the readers of ModestoView, you see the work and the results of the creative side of our city. Then we connect all of the dots and it all works together. It is really special and we all need to support our actors, musicians, our artists, our chefs and the people that make our culture tick and make it fun to be here. Thank you all for that. We need to take time and enjoy it. I had my own scare this month when I realized that my heart was playing games with me and it sent me to the emergency room. I am still battling an erratic heart rate. This is scary. We have just lost Jim Harrelson and Kevin Garcia and it and makes you stop and think and remember that what is important is our family and friends. We are nothing without them and everything around us is just decoration. Thank you all for your kinds words and I am truly grateful for every friend and loved one. I thank you ModestoView readers for making this project worthwhile and part of our creative community fabric and that is good. Have a wonderful September and remember to celebrate your family and friends daily. Thank you, Chris Murphy Publisher and Founder, ModestoView firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembering Jim Harrelson
We lost a friend and a pillar of an exciting new regional business. Jim Harrelson, founder of Do Good Distillery passed away tragically from a sudden heart attack last month. Our hearts and thoughts are with his wife Liz and young girls, his family and with his business partners who have been great teammates for ModestoView. His spirit of friendship, business and innovation will live on in our hearts and our community and for that he will always be with us. So take a break, raise a glass of DoGood and toast Jim and celebrate his life.
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The Library’s 2017 Summer Reading program
has concluded, kids have returned to school, and the Stanislaus Library Foundation is gearing up for a busy fall season of fundraising and spreading awareness of the library and its programs. With 13 branches located throughout the county, our library system provides vital services, including: · Reading programs for children, and safe places for teens to read and study; · Senior services, like computer training, access to large print books, and delivery to the homebound; · Access to job applications, employment services, and job training resources, as well as business and economic information for businesses; · Literacy training for adults and families; · Access to nearly 700,000 books and publications, DVDs and CDs and an expansive collection of online databases with access to more than 100,000 downloadable audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, and magazines; and, · Free access to computers and Wi-Fi. The Stanislaus Library Foundation (SLF) supports the entire library system by providing funding for programs, e-books, and special
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events. The Summer Reading Program is one of the most popular, with more than 13,000 participants each year. SLF accepts donations from community members in order to maintain its support. A new Pop-up Library at the county’s Juvenile Justice Center was launched recently. Funded by community donations, incarcerated youth may borrow books, so they can use their time productively. The outreach librarian also conducts book clubs with the teens, which they attend eagerly. Books are giving these young people opportunities to think about the world in different ways and perhaps envision a brighter future. The Foundation’s annual Authors Garden Gala is September 23, 2017. The theme, Young Minds + Libraries = Our Future, reflects awareness that millennials use libraries at an increasing rate. A young local author, Juliana
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Presto, will be featured. For gala tickets, contact Maree Hawkins, 209-529-1517. The Library Foundation is also working to spread awareness of Measure S, the renewal of the one-eighth of a penny dedicated sales tax that provides almost 90% of the library’s funding. Here are the facts: · The 2017 library ballot measure is not a new tax. It merely renews the current one-eighth of a penny sales tax approved overwhelmingly by Stanislaus County voters in years past. · By law, library sales tax revenues can be used only for library services. They can’t be taken by the state or diverted for other uses. Passage of the measure requires two-thirds of the voters to Say Yes to S. For more information about Measure S, visit savestanislauslibraries.org. For more information about the Stanislaus Library Foundation, visit stanislauslibraryfoundation.org. Stanislaus County Library – Valuing our Community Treasure Jane Manley, Co-Chair, Stanislaus County Library Foundation
POET The House Outside our Homes
by Sam Pierstorff
The four walls pucker the way cheeks do when the tongue has tasted something bitter. The sky has committed itself to rain. The roof wants to give up. Underneath, a girl hears the plinking of the drops against the bony house. II. You might want to know what it would be like to live there, but you’ve never stopped to ask the young girl in the splintered home how well the tractor tire works as a swing— dangling from the fat willow branch. III. Today, she has gone to school. Her house exists inside her like a broken rib. They know where she has come from; they have seen her walking home. She doesn’t hurry; her left foot is slow. She limps— or the world is crooked.
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ART Labor Day and Back-To-School By Jim Christiansen Labor Day and back to school. Time to consider some classes. Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Carnegie Arts Center all field art classes. So do other groups like The Shire, The Black Sheep’s ink, Black Hearts and the Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Commercial party art places, Art Time and Sip Wine, and Pinot’s Pallette are open. MJC and CSUS galleries are open with plenty of art to enjoy. I bring this up as opportunities to access the arts exist in our area, at all skill levels, media, depth of interest. It’s here. Get out to Art Walk and Art Events, there is an Art Scene in Modesto. I’m writing with a broken wrist from an injury hanging art. Use a ladder where you can, and follow the usual safety rules. But since the art is up, you can see some of my work at Barkin’ Dog, Chartreuse Muse and if I make the cut at Mistlin Gallery for the juried Members Autumn Festival show. In light of my injuries, here is some broken cut and paste for rest of this month’s column Mistlin Gallery -Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year -- the Autumn Art Festival
Gala on September 16 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the gallery, or online at http://mistlingallery.eventbrite.com The Autumn Art Festival Members juried show will already be open for viewing free at Mistlin Gallery. Art is for sale. Chartreuse Muse 15th Anniversary celebration is this month, The Chartreuse Muse opened its doors as a contemporary gallery in Modesto in 2002. In September of 2007, The Muse moved to it’s current location at 918 10th Street, across the street from the Gallo Center and into the heart of downtown Modesto. Anniversary celebration September 17 www. chartreusemuse,com First Friday this month is September 1. Art Walk September 21. Art Club at the Shire September 6. The 45th Annual Columbia Art Show September 17. Aaron Rowan is seeking visual artists who would like to set up shop at Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House. Upcoming concert dates are September 3, 13, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26 & 29. See Aaron’s column in UnpluggedView and contact him if interested Call for Artists! Extempore the Art Alley pop up bar has been added to Third Thursday Art Walk and is
looking for artists to show with them in future art walks. So do come by Thursday and check it out, talk to Kimberly, help us get this thing going. It’s open air, some challenges to display, but it’s fun. Stop in. Extempore is open to midnight, so even if showing elsewhere this month, plenty of time go stop in, unwind and check it out. September Art Walk Mystery and Cosplay theme is Rockabilly on September 21 beginning at 5 pm. I’m working on a three panel sharpie mural for a private home pool room. Check a really colorful bar and pool themed mural by Linda
Knoll out at newly opened Copper Rhino 2 at Oakale and Sylvan. Buy Art, support local artists.
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Wine Tasting in Modesto
by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell One question that comes up a lot on Modesto’s reddit page is, “Where can I take my wine loving relatives while they’re here visiting?” Most responses are to drive them to Lodi, but we’re here to set the record straight: you don’t have to go to Lodi to drink great wine.
“These are our top three wine stops in Modesto. We hope you’ll try them, and enjoy them as much as we do...” Redwood Cafe
4342 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356 Wine Down Wednesdays are fantastic here. For $20 you get 5 three ounce pours of that week’s featured wines. They usually pick a theme like reds, whites, or a region, but like to round it out with a champagne or a port to get you to stretch your taste buds The tastings are held in the luscious garden accompanied with live music by amazing local talent. Its an extra special night to be sure. They serve wine from literally every region of the world so it’s top choice if you only have time for one excursion.
If you are ever in need of a cocktail, Tresetti’s is the place to go. it has been one of Modesto’s standards since 1994. Whether a quick happy hour, or an evening out, or late night out with friends, the bar at Tresetti’s is a winner. You can hang out outside one one of the best patios in town or enjoy the beautiful atmosphere inside. We shared a cocktail with Jordan Maisetti, and he shared a bit of his cocktail philosophy as we remembered great stories about the last Jim Harrelson of Do Good Distillery. “When making cocktails, it is important to have quality ingredients but it is even more important to have a quality base. This where Do Good has excelled. It is a perfect base for every drink. From their gin to their smoked whiskeys, each has its own unique flavor that enhances every cocktail they go into. We chose to do a Do Good Cherry Wood Smoked Old Fashion, “The Do Good Fashion”. This cocktail has amazing flavors. The sweet Luxardo Cherry and orange slice combined with the smokiness from the whiskey, it is perfection” We completely agree with Jordan and enjoyed one of these amazing tasty treats prepared by the super-friendly and extremely capable Angela Work. This is an amazing traditional drink and you can taste every flavor. We recommend that you stop by Tresetti’s and try one. If you feel the need to make one yourself,
927 11th St, Modesto, CA 95354 Once a month they do a special wine tasting night with 5 pours of an array of wines and an appetizer for $15. (Keep up with them on facebook to see their upcoming events.) But any other night of the month you can still come enjoy their great wine deals. “After happy hour” is our favorite time because all wine and appetizers are $1 off. They have the best selection of ports so make this your go-to of you love dessert wines. Try the strawberry cheesecake paired with a 20 year tawny port. You will not be disappointed!
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1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 The third Thursday of the month they feature a special flight of offerings from local wineries, and usually the wine makers themselves pour the drinks, too! For $14 (plus tax) you get 4 pours. Sip them inside on comfy recliners and snack on some delicious treats included with the price, or take your snacks outside and sit on the beautiful patio and people watch in the McHenry Village. If you can’t make the special tasting, come in anyway, their wine bar is great place to sip and relax!
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A Time to Perform in September
By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Hopefully our temperatures begin to cool, leaves change colors, and the Delta breeze swirls relaxingly. Many local theater groups are publicizing dates for Open Auditions. They are looking for fresh, new, undiscovered talent. High schools and colleges are making final decisions about their dramatic and musical shows that will be produced during the school year. There are many to attend including some junior high and elementary productions. If you have a show that you would like to be advertised here, let me know so that we can get the word out! Send your info to email@example.com Here is what is happening in our neck of the woods! Gallo Center for the Arts MSO: Picnic at the Pops: Music of the Rolling Stones Sat., Sept. 9th: Show begins at 7:30 PM If you haven’t ever attended this joyful community event, get your tickets today! My husband and I go every year with two of our good friends. It is our annual picnic date to sit under the stars, sip wine and enjoy the music. You can find me dancing in the back. This year, the fireworks return!
Jeremy Stolle and the Unreachable Stars Sun., Sept. 10th - 4 Jeremy attended Modesto High School and now performs on Broadway and this will be a fantastic show. Tickets are limited! TOP: Barber of Seville Fri., Sept. 15: 7:30 PM & Sun., Sept. 17: 2PM This is one of the legendary operas of all time. Come check it out, you will know a lot of the tunes, especially all of you Bugs Bunny fans where they used the Barber for one of the classic cartoons. James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash This show will wow you and take you back to the Cash days . Sun., Sept. 17: 4 PM Prospect Theater Project 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life. Fri., Sept. 15- Sun., Oct. 1st (209) 549-9341
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CHEF Papachino’s – A Smooth Transition into Mediterranean Heaven
By Tasha Williams
My picture may not have given it away.
So, just in case, I am going to help you out here. I am not Greek. I have never sailed the Mediterranean Sea, nor have I had an opportunity to visit any of the beautiful countries such as Lebanon, Israel, Italy, or Greece - that surround it. In fact, I have never tried an authentic Mediterranean dish at all – Until now! On the 16th and 17th of September, Modesto celebrates The Greek Food Festival. However, this afternoon, with encouragement from Chris Murphy, (our Publisher), I stepped out to try Mediterranean food for the very first time. Chris recommended Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant. I had no idea what to expect, but I didn’t think it would kill me! Seriously, I died! I died and went straight to: Mediterranean Foodie Heaven! Conveniently located at 1212 J Street, Papachino’s is a charming family restaurant. Manuel Escobedo has been the owner since 2008. He was gone the day I came in, so instead, I spoke with his son, Manager, Manuel Escobedo Jr. and the Assistant Manager, Christina Martinez. Modesto View photographer, Michael (MJ) Mangano also came along. He took the fabulous photographs! Papachino’s menu has a plethora of tantalizing Appetizers, Pastas, and Gyro (pronounced Euro), Sandwiches. The food is made from scratch, – in-house. Everything! From the marinated assortment of meats, the flavor-filled pita bread, the mouth-watering humus, all the way down to the famous cucumber and cultured yogurt Tzatziki Sauce, - Papachino’s makes EVERYTHING! “Love inspires our food. We care deeply for our community and cooking is the way we show our gratitude,” said Manuel. “Without community support, we would never have sustained such longevity here.”
Since I was new to Mediterranean food, I asked Manuel if he had a favorite dish and he smiled. Manuel genuinely smiles from inside. “I really cannot pick a favorite Tasha, but I do love our Chicken Marsala,” he said. Can you guess what I tried? Yup! You got it! I went with the Chicken Marsala! From first glance of the dish, I had to pinch myself a bit! I could barely bring myself to pierce it with my fork, because it was so pretty to look at! It is cooked in-pan, with a Marsala wine sauce. Then, heavy cream is added to thicken the sauce even more. Finally, the dish is topped off with sautéed mushrooms that are seasoned to perfection! Next, I had a Gyro. The Gyro sandwich begins with a rotisserie mix of beef and lamb. The meat is then served over handmade pita bread and filled with a heap of seasoned tomatoes, sliced red onions, lettuce and Papachino’s specially made Tzatziki Sauce. I ended my meal with a dessert called Baklava and I loved that as well!
Preparing to go home, I asked a question just for you! “I’m curious,” I said, “Do you have an easy Mediterranean recipe that you would be willing to share with the Modesto View readers?” Quickly, Christina chimed in, “Sure! Humus,” she said, “And here is the recipe.”: 4 cups Cooked Garbanzo Beans (Set aside leftover juice) 1 cup Tahini 2 Tablespoons Salt 1 Tablespoon White Pepper 1 Tablespoon Cumin 5 Tablespoons Lemon Juice Puree all ingredients with the left over garbanzo juice. Add garlic, paprika, and spices for flavor. Graciously, I thanked Christina for sharing her recipe, but I still had one last question for Manuel. “Manuel, we have a traditional question that we like asking, here at Modesto View Magazine,” I said. “Beatles or Stones?” Still smiling, he answered, “The Beatles! They are classic and I can always hear their emotions when one of their songs play!” Visit Papachino’s Restaurant: Don’t you want a taste of Heaven? As always: Let’s love our Modesto! Let’s embrace our Modesto! Let’s continue to spread our smiles in Modesto! C’mon Positive Peeps – IT’S WHERE WE LIVE!
Papachino’s Greco Roman Restaurant 1212 J St. Modesto, 95354 www.mypapachinos.com 209-578-5225
Are you ready to walk to find a cure?
Nature and Bird Nature Walk
September 9. Alzheimer’s is one of the most cruel diseases and there currently is no cure. Modesto has been participating for the past 6 years and last year’s Walk Event was amazing and was very successful and raised over $100,000 in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association to help with research, education, care giving, support and much more! We hope you can enter, maybe create a team and be a part of this walk. 2017 Modesto Walk to End Alzheimer’s - September 9th, 2017 Reg: 8:00AM, Ceremony: 9:00 Walk: 9:30 Graceada Park, Modesto Route: 3 Miles and a 1 Mile Contact: Cheryl Schrock at: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more info. Register to Walk! http:www.act.alz.org/modesto2017
Join Audubon and Sierra Club members on a 2-mile walk through Dry Creek/East LaLoma Park. You will explore and learn about the natural history of Dry Creek. Audubon members will share their knowledge of local birds. Sierra Club members will discuss the riparian habitat, plants, and cultural history. This walk will be geared to families and beginners. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, and bring water and binoculars will be helpful. The hike will depart promptly at 9 AM, from the “Scenic Oaks Office Park Peggy Mensinger Trail” parking lot where Coffee Rd ends at Scenic Dr. For more info: contact Elaine, 209-300-4253 or Ralph, email@example.com.
Modesto Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming
Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 9 AM - 11 AM - Dry Creek Park, Modesto
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by Middagh Goodwin
large way. Everyone has to eat; we all have different tastes and opinions on what it is but we all like food and some love it. But not everyone that lives in Modesto is in a position to spend $60 a year on the going out to dinner. Let us remove the very young and old and the unemployed that is somewhere around 40% of Modesto’s population. Let us for good measure and to make it easier round that number up to 50%. 50% is 102,466. That is still a large number of people. If each of us spends just an average of $5 a month at local Cafes, Diners, and Restaurants, that amount adds up to $512,382.50 a month. In a years time, that comes to $6,147,990.00. What a generous amount of money to give to invest back in our City. You get a great night out or relaxing lunch. Value for your expenditure. Remember I told you to not forget about that statistic of 68%? Those local businesses you are supporting spend a significant amount of that back locally in your shops and restaurants. employee your friends and family. That is an extra 4,180,633.20 going back into the local economy. The Holiday Season is coming up, Gift Certificates to places that host Live Music make fantastic gifts. Pledge to go out and support your Community not just now but all through the year. Together we can make an incredible impact.
Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent retailers return back into the community more than three times as much money per dollar of sales than chain competitors. How can we grow our local economy? What I am suggesting is if we all just switch our spending, even just a little it will add up to a huge impact. $5 a month the price of a cup of coffee at one of those corporate cafes is all I am talking about. That minute amount adds up in a very
TEDxModesto is coming Let’s put Modesto on the top of those national lists. We need to constantly tell our story and promote our positive elements. This focus on improvement is being highlighted in this year’s TEDx event. The theme chosen for 2017 is “ideas that elevate.” It is this perspective, where members of our community have come together to help make our city better, that all of the speakers have in common. Each one will be representing their individual idea for helping others or the self. TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events, under license from TED, that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Featured this year will be: Erica Ormsby – PhD candidate, Freedom Genesis Chief Galen Carroll – Modesto Police Dept. Emmanuel Escamilla – Harvard CodeX Eric Jung – Love Our Cities Elizabeth Wight – Interfaith Ministries Sherry McIntyre – Johansen HS Sam Pierstorff – MJC, The Ill List, American Ninja Warrior.
It will be an amazing night of positive insight and ideas.
Gallo Center Foster Theatre September 27 http://www.tedxmodesto.com tix at: www.galloarts.org
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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Playing Pink Floyd’s classics and more
Wed. Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
“it’s always good at the goat”
2017 Film, food, friends
Sat. Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Downtown Modesto Jst at 10th Street Plaza Hours:
Monday closed Tuesday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday-Saturday 11am-2am Sunday Sunday9am-3pm 9 - 6PM - LIVE MUSIC
In honor of the International Day of Peace
Thurs. Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
With Barely Legal shadow cast
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Worshiping and Celebrating at 313 Tokay Ave Annunciation Greek 1957 Orthodox for 60 Years! - 2017Church
Worshiping and Celebrating at 313 Tokay Ave for 60 Years! 1957 - 2017
September 16 & 17, 2017 Saturday - 9:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday 12:00 12:00 pm pm - 9:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church • 313 Tokay Avenue (off McHenry), Modesto
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church • 313 Tokay Avenue McHenry), (Shuttles available from the panera bread/Burlington Coat(off Factory ParkingModesto lot) (Shuttles available from(take the panera bread/Burlington Coat Factory Parkingtours lot) Authentic Greek Dinner out available) • Homemade pastries • church agora (marketplace) • coffeehouse with live greek music and entertainment Authentic Greek Dinner (take out available) • Homemade pastries • church tours adult pre-sale tickets - $15.00* • adults at the door -$18.00* • kids under 12 - $9.00* agora (marketplace) • coffeehouse with live greek music and entertainment •includes meal, dessert and admission to all venues adult pre-sale tickets - $15.00* • adults at the door -$18.00* • kids under 12 - $9.00* for more Information, please call (209) 522-7694
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Fri. Oct. 6 at 11 p.m.
IS FOR ZOMBIE
The undead take to the stage in this hilarious, improvised play
Sat. Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Box Office 12-3pm M-F (209) 527-4697 • www.thestate.org
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UNPLUGGED A Moon With A View by Aaron Rowan
September Movies Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House is the happening new concert destination in town. Somewhere between a theater venue, warehouse space, and house show, M&S is our area’s newest home for all sorts of performing & visual art. In August we enjoyed everything from in-your-face rock and roll to Argentine tango & blue fusion to dreamy jazzy-folk music; and we’re blazing ahead this month with a very full lineup. Come on by 500 9th St., in the courtyard of the Cook Marketplace center, and see what we’ve got cooking! The September schedule begins Saturday 9/2 with Chris Doud, MAMA-winning songwriter and co-frontman of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. He’ll perform tunes from his solo albums, with his new trio act featuring Ryan Coscia (Solar Powered People) on percussion and Jacob Canada (Fat Skeleton, Tom Vande-
nAvond) on banjo & upright bass. 8 PM, $10. Sunday 9/3: Eliza Rickman, who recently set the record for the top-funded music video in the history of crowdfunding. Eliza’s live set includes the most unique spread of instrumentation of any artist I’ve worked with. 3 PM, $10. Wednesday 9/13: Hot Club Faux Gitane. Rhythm & lead guitars and acoustic bass typical of gypsy swing, plus mandolin, bassoon, clarinet, and the occasional melodica. They augment the traditional repertoire with jazz standards, Latin tunes, and original compositions, all played in the gypsy jazz style. 7:30 PM, $15. Friday 9/15, local favorites Cooking With Turf present their repertoire of Irish, Scottish, Canadian, New England, Appalachian, British, Breton and Galician tunes. 7:30 PM, $15. Saturday 9/16: Puerto Rican harpist & singer María José Montijo, with an opening set of Latin folk by local troubadour Boscoe’s Brood (Sam Regalado) and his sister Sus Corez, a popular figure in the music community of California’s central coast. 7 PM, $10. Friday 9/22, Rebecca Leah Dias’ Mostly Jazz Quartet will share a mix of jazz-infused covers
of classic standards and pop favorites, with some originals sprinkled in. 7:30 PM, $15. Saturday 9/23, a Songwriters’ Roundtable showcases revolving sets by three acoustic acts. Me & You blend alternative folk, blues, soul and harmonies to make their own sound. Rocky Tallent keeps cadence with the meter of the Ozark Mountains. Zoe Rose combines country and blues with a bit of punk rock. 7 PM, $8. Tuesday 9/26, indie songwriter Shenandoah Davis offers up songs from her new record “Souvenirs,” featuring poetic yet direct lyricism masterful vocals, driving piano, and sweeping orchestral arrangements. 8 PM, $10. Friday 9/29: Shelby, Texas, a country/southern rock band often compared to Johnny Cash & June Carter. He’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit rock n’ roll. Together, they’ve created something truly awesome. 8 PM, $10.
ROCKABILLY Rockin Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers by Jennifer Allsup
Exciting news for Sonora based Rockabilly band Rockin Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers. After spending a few years on the Hi-Hi Silver Record label. The boys have decided to travel new horizons and sign with Wild Records out of LA. “Yes, we recently received an offer from Reb Kennedy to sign on with Wild Records for full length album and next year a 45rpm”.
Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers have been touring extensively from here to New Mexico and recently recorded some new tracks at Hot Damn Studios located New Mexico. “It was a very tough decision for us to leave the record label and move to a different one but we had to think of our families and our music and progression”, says Rick Torres front man of RRATW. Jacktone the owner of the record label was very gracious helping us out while on his label. Fans can find our new recordings currently on Spotify, ITunes, reverbnation. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures with Rockin’ Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers. Also, in September 8th-14th you won’t want to miss the Hooten Hallers coming to Modesto and surrounding areas. Check out their touring info on FB or website. Some shows are free so bring out the family and great your blues roots on. This three-piece powerhouse will also be heading Sheather Fest in Knight’s Ferry Ca. On Sept 9th.Will Taylor (Willy Tea) has been throwing this event for a few years Good Luck
Thrift Store Outfit, Risky Biscuits, Cole Thomason, Built Like Alaska and many more will be taking the stage at Rivers Edge. Get you tickets fast. This event does sell out. Paypal: Erickalynn789@gmail Contact Erika at 209-493-2291. For full line and days visit FB Sheatherfest.
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Little recaps of last month’s metal events: Our beautiful, amazing 209 Metal family raised $1,135 for Keith Peters at his Parkinson’s benefit August 5th. The benefit was a huge success thanks to all of our friends and family. We had over a hundred people in attendance and the promoters, bands, hosts and acts put on quite the show. I’m very proud to be a part of our cities Metal scene. We are like no other. There is power in numbers and I’m still in shock at the amount that was raised in just five short hours. Hang the Kode’s cd release party on August 11th was a blast. Tons of people went home with their new album Molotov Cocktail Party. The band played fast and hard, leaving me in a whirlwind of punk and thrash. Modesto’s Sworn to the Black and Stigmurder had the crowd moshing. It felt amazing to mosh with people I didn’t know because they were sure to push and shove me around hard and it allowed me to let out any aggressions I had. That’s the beauty in Metal music. It allows you to let out your emotions in safe way thru play. Moshing! Etched in Stone is no longer. I had the pleasure of attending EIS very last show in their hometown of Modesto. The band had been together for over eleven years has parted ways. I do want to say their last performance was phenomenal and very entertaining. Look for future music endeavors coming from these very talented boys Brian Lewis, David Yanez, Eric Wolford and Aaron Jones. In other news Aaron Jones (drummer of Modes-
by Eve Oberlander to’s NBL) is currently drumming for Discordia. Discordia is special and unique, haunting and melodic in being a symphonic metal band. Members include: Cindy Cannon on Lead Vocals, Becca McCabe Keyboard/Vocals, Bobby Cannon Guitar/Vocals, Joel Krueger Bass/ Vocals and our Aaron on Drums. Discordia has a pretty big fan base originally hailing from San Francisco, with members from the Bay, Sac and Modesto. This band is totally different for Aaron; he has a newfound sense of excitement which brings a different feeling to his drumming style. He says it’s a mixture of jazzy rock, progressive and heavy. Playing three different styles of metal has helped him progress as a musician. Discordia tells me they sent Aaron their material to practice and set up a date to jam. After the first rehearsal Aaron came in and “killed it”. By the second time they went thru the set he was already “on top of his game”. They knew right away that he would work and be a part of their team. He’s already played several shows including this year’s Turlock fair and opened for Adrenaline Mob. For more information including their upcoming shows and schedule please visit www.discordiaofficial.com. For booking information please email Ryan California firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Design with a Mission: Lee Davis by Chris Murphy
Everything is designed. From the watch on your wrist, the park that you walk in, the chair that you’re sitting in, and the typeface you’re reading here, someone created and designed them all. Modesto has a rich and remarkable heritage of design dating back to the mid-1800s. Modesto’s design community is clicking into gear under the leadership of Lee Davis who recently founded the Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) and who writes our monthly DesignView article. This week, as we celebrate the 10th annual Modesto Architecture Festival, we’ve asked Lee Davis to reflect on the broader role of design in our city. Lee Davis brings the concept of “social design” to our community. Social design is an emerging practice focused on bringing the creative process of design to help identify solutions to big social and environmental problems. Lee is co-director of the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. He is an author of several titles about social entrepreneurship and was co-founder and CEO of NESsT, an incubator for social businesses. He has a Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a design degree from Connecticut College. Originally from New York, Lee lives in Modesto. Let’s get to know Lee Davis. ModestoView: People typically think that design only applies to physical things (e.g., buildings, products, etc.). But you see design playing a broader role in our community? Lee Davis: Yes. Designers do create all of the objects and things we interact with and all of the spaces where we live, work, play and pray. But designers are also rethinking the processes and systems that we are exposed to every day – like the patient experience in a hospital, the customer journey in a supermarket, or the system of support for people experiencing homelessness. MV: How do you see the concept of social design being applied here in Modesto? LD: In social design, we use the team “human-centered design” or “design thinking” to describe our process for engaging the people themselves most affected by a problem in finding ways to solve it. I would love to see a city design lab here in Modesto where designers could be engaged in envisioning new approaches, possibilities and opportunities in agriculture, business, government, healthcare, and social services. MV: In my previous life at Specialized Bicycles, we had a phrase, “who says that good design needs to be expensive?” What are your thoughts on this? LD: Yes, there’s definitely a common misperception that good design is only for the elite and wealthy. Increasingly corporations like Apple, Ikea and Target are demonstrating the value of bringing good design to the mainstream consumer. But what’s even more exciting now is seeing city governments and social sector organizations embracing design to improve the delivery of social services or to address bigger problems of climate change, education, healthcare, etc. We’re seeing a “democratization” of design happening nationally and internationally.
MV: What inspired you to connect design and social policy? LD: I started as a pretty traditional graphic designer in a design studio working for clients like Bank of America and Xerox. And while I loved the creative environment, my heart was elsewhere. I first heard of social design when I read Victor Papanek’s seminal book, “Design for the Real World,” that challenged designers to think critically about their role and responsibility in society. MV: Describe the kinds of things that really inspire you? LD: My husband is from Brazil and I can say I’ve yet to see any other country on earth more vibrant. The creativity, natural beauty, architecture, and design aesthetic are simply amazing. Often the greatest designs are those that emerge despite the greatest constraints. But specifically in the area of social design, the Center for Urban Pedagogy in Brooklyn, Design Impact in Cincinnati, Greater Good Studio in Chicago, and Liz Ogbu in Oakland, inspire me. MV: Do you think good design should be so good it is invisible or should it be obvious? LD: Good design is often both invisible AND obvious. I mean, the best ideas are oftentimes the most simple and the best solutions are usually right in front of our noses. Designers just help us to listen and to see or imagine the invisibly obvious. MV: How can we create momentum in Modesto for the design leadership you’re advocating through MO.DE? LD: I’ve been talking a lot lately about our lack of “creative confidence” in Modesto. I think our biggest obstacle is not a lack of talent but a lack of confidence that we COULD be a design capital. We’re currently documenting the rich history and heritage of design in Modesto back to the mid-19th century and it’s amazing what we’re finding. We really do have a design tradition here. We just haven’t captured and celebrated it. And, we’re starting an initiative called Modesto 20/20 to engage designers in imagining the future of our city as we approach our sesquicentennial in 2020. We need to break this cycle of collective low self-esteem here in Modesto. And I think design can help us do that. MV: How does the city and the county team with the design leaders to make things happen? LD: One would hope that a city with an architect as a mayor would value design more intentionally. But I think the vision and initiative for design innovation in Modesto will come from the design community itself. We need to educate city and county leadership about the value of design and the potential of design to add value in achieving priority city and county goals. And I’m not talking about designing
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logos and websites or decorating government office buildings (although we can do that too). I’m talking about design as a partner at the table participating in shaping a collective vision. MV: What are some of the ways non-designers or the non-artistic can get involved? LD: About 20% of the 170+ people that came to our kick-off event for MO.DE in June at the Gallo Winery weren’t designers at all. There’s lots of opportunity for “design allies” to get involved. Design is a collective, collaborative, interdisciplinary process. The best and most creative ideas are generated by diverse teams of people with various expertise and backgrounds who co-create together. So we want and need people who represent the rich diversity of our community. MV: Your team at the Center for Social Design at MICA has been very successful at demonstrating the role of design in social innovation, how can those models apply here? LD: I’m especially interested to explore how we might replicate some of the elements of our social design post-graduate fellows program at MICA here in Modesto. I’d like to see a Modesto Design Fellowship here that trains and embeds young designers into all types of local institutions and organizations to spark creative and innovative problem solving. MV: What is your dream to see happen in Modesto? LD: I have dreams of Modesto as a vibrant design capital with a city design lab downtown that supports local design talent and brings design into all aspects of our community. I’ve been so encouraged by the excitement around MO.DE already, so I don’t think it’s an unrealistic vision. I was so lucky to participate in the New Leadership Network (NLN) organized by Stanislaus Community Foundation this year. The unbelievable community of people I connected with in NLN have been so supportive of my crazy ideas and are holding me accountable that this is going to happen. Soon. MV: What is the key obstacle to achieving this vision? LD: There’s no infrastructure here (yet) to support these ideas so we’re endeavoring to build it. The vision is there. It’s just time and money. Mostly money. And time. And money. MV: What is your favorite thing about living in Modesto? LD: First and foremost is the amazing community of friends Daniel and I have here. And then there’s the weather. None of my east coast family and friends can pick figs, citrus, herbs or roses in their yard 365 days of the year. MV: Our signature question - Beatles or Stones? LD: That’s a dangerous question for me, being married to a musician. But I have to say The Beatles. Ringo Starr and I have the same birthday.
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Design impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. So naturally investing in good design enhances our lives and improves our community. When buildings, parks, roadways, and signs are well designed they add to our lives and become something worth encouraging and celebrating. The Modesto Architecture Festival does just that, it’s a celebration of the joys of good design, the benefits it brings to our city, and the often hidden members of our community that make it happen. The festival has grown from a single night of architecture movies in 2008 when about 250 people attended to an 8-day festival that has had as many as 5,000 visitors and 135 events. This year marks the milestone Tenth Annual Modesto Architecture Festival and there is something fun, inspirational, and informative for everyone of every interest and age: tours, exhibits, movies, kid’s activities, and special events. All official events and activities are free; events hosted by partner organizations may have an admission charge. The festival, hosted by the Sierra Valley Chapter of the AIA and the Modesto Art Museum, opens on Sunday, September 17, with exhibits, tours, and a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window at the State Theatre. Randy Seifkin will introduce the architectural features of the movie. Activities, more than 80 of them, will continue through the week including a guided tour of downtown architecture; and an evening of architecture and design movies at the art deco
by Barrett Lipomi State Theatre on Saturday, September 23, 6:30 pm for the reception, program at 7:30. Self-guided walking and driving tour guides of Modesto’s architecture are available online for download. Have you ever wondered about the history of your home or neighborhood? This year you can attend our house history workshop that will take place on Monday evening, September 18. This workshop will provide insight and tools on how to uncover the unique history of your home. The popular Family Architecture Experience/Kid’s Workshop will be at the main branch of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I Street, on Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Fun and exciting crafts, games, and activities for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This year, the festival will expand its usual focus on architecture, urban design, and landscape and will include the entire spectrum of design. The recently organized Modesto Design Collective is a new partner in the festival and will host an event on Tuesday evening, September 19. In 2015, the American Institute of Architects presented the Sierra Valley Chapter its National Excellence Award for the Modesto festival, calling it “not just educational but also exciting, inspirational, and a whole lot of fun”. Come out and enjoy the fun this month as we explore the amazing architecture and design in our community and around the world. Information about the Modesto Architecture Festival can be found at: http://modestoarchfest.com
DESIGN for LIVING by Chris Murphy
Can you find it?
What do you see when you look around? What places inspire you? Are there murals you love, open spaces that draw you in. Or do you simply enjoy looking at all of the interesting places when you are riding your bike around? Maybe you have even locked your bike to one of the art bike racks? Some of greatest buildings have been tragically torn down, some were abandoned, and some just got the wrecking ball in the name of “progress”. With the creation of Mo.De, our design community is linking up to do even better things and Modesto Architecture week is coming Sept 18 -24 so we will be much smarter about the future. But wait, there’s more! There is so much around us right now that you can enjoy. Let’s look around
Font Story You know we love Modesto, but did you know that there is a Modesto Font? Our designer, Pete Grimaldi, worked his magic on this issue and has incorporated the Modesto type in this issue. This font was designed by Jim Parkinson back in 2000 and was featured in the Modesto Design exhibit at the McHenry Museum. He took his initial inspiration from the lettering on Modesto’s train station. According to Parkinson, “I took a snapshot of the lettering on the Modesto train station several decades ago and modeled the [Modesto] typeface on that lettering.”
Modesto Train Station Attention Commuters! Our downtown train station will soon be the hub of transportation that it used to be decades ago when the rails were king. With ACE train coming to Modesto, you will see this amazing building come back to life. But it is there, now, at the head of a new J Street gateway, reminding us that our past is also key our future. Think about the cool new possibilities.
Cool Graphics Like our very on ModestoView M that I designed back in the late 90s, there are some really cool graphics in our community, many created by individuals and our local design firms. One of our favorites has been the original X Fest logo by Bruce Freeby and the Cruisers logo created by Marcia Herrmann Designs. What is one of your favorites local graphics designs? Post it to instagram and #modestoview and we will share it.
How much detail do you see? Do you notice the small things? Well in the words of John Lennon in Glass Onion, “Here’s another clue for you all”. The ViewCrew has found a cool design element.
Can you find it?
Here’s the best part, the 1st person to 1) Find it 2)Take a Picture 3) Post it to Instagram #modestoview will win dinner for 2 at Ralston’s Goat. So look sharp and get searching.
Bike Racks Modesto is a bike town and we are pedaling fast to make it even better. Modesto has been recognized for some of the traffic calming and the new bike lanes that are putting bikes in a safe place and truly sharing our roads. We know some of you don’t like it, but it really will make our city easier to navigate and safer. I live near downtown now and I ride my bike downtown when ever possible. It is quick, easy and I can feel good about the amazing local food I enjoy. Win / Win! The Cork Screw bike rack at 15th and J is especially fun. Art & Function.
Murals inspire It is amazing how a really cool mural makes you feel. It makes a statement, it says something about our community, makes you think and makes you smile and most of them celebrate a part of our history or some of our community assets that bring people together. Downtown Modesto features a Classic Community Mural tour that celebrates our American Graffiti and Classic Car heritage featuring 12 murals. Murals in Motown has created two large scale pieces celebrating Royal Robbins and our valley agriculture. These murals transform the streetscape, and engage our own people and visitors alike. Take some time to go check these out and show them to your visitors so they can learn about why you like living here. Www.facebook.com/classiccommunitymurals www.muralsinmotown.com
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Barbie Garrison - On the Cover Barbie has been a designer in the valley for over 8 years. She won the haute Couture scholarship from the Stockton couture Society began attending FIDM in 2009. While in design school she began interning and learning french couture under Colleen Quinn. Interning for Colleen she help create a piece representing the silicon valley that was displayed in the silicon valley Museum of textiles. After leaving Colleen Quinn couture she freelanced making wedding and evening gowns. Now Barbie works for Amy Burke designs in San Francisco designing high-end Florals and making costumes for Comic-Cons
Art Alleys are Coming Part of urban design is how you make use of unusable space like alleys. We have a lot of alleys. Murals and art come together to take back some of the parts of our town that normally get hidden. Downtown Modesto has a network of alleys, that instead of being the place for utilities and dumpsters, could actually be a walkable, safe, well-lit and inspiring place. The first Art Alley project we are working on is the alley on J Street that connects to I between 10th and 11th. This could one day be a dynamic space connecting J St to the parking garage, the Gallo Center and 10th St. What a view! Email me if you are interested on working on this project. email@example.com Cool buildings Everyone has their favorite. The bank at the corner of I and 10th is a hall of fame. It has been the subject of many of our covers and events. We are hoping that there is new life coming to this soon. But there are cool old buildings on 10th like Chris Reed designs, many mid century modern homes, the Old Post Office, the First Title building or even cool places like the big grain elevator by 9th St that will soon be home to St. Stan’s Brewery. We have lost many of our old classic buildings, so lets save the rest we have. What’s your favorite? Learn more at https://modestoartmuseum.org/
Modesto mom Rachel Loredo is creating The Awesome Spot, Modesto’s first inclusive playground in Beyer Community Park. Loredo’s son Tommy was born with arthrogryposis (the same congenital joint condition of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski) and requires a walker or wheelchair. Inspired by a visit to an inclusive playground in Palo Alto where Tommy could play independently, Loredo teamed up with Modesto landscape architect Chad Kennedy to design a similar playspace here. You can help bring this to life at www. theawesomespotplayground.com/
Bob Barzan has been the greatest visionary and champion for design/architecture in Modesto. Much of the work happening in Mo.De and in Modesto urban design now is an outgrowth of his pioneering research on architectural history in the city. “In the last 140 years, there’ve been several times when Modesto was a model for good design and I think we are entering another period when the city’s designers are translating their experiences, struggles, opportunities, and successes into inspiring creativity in fields as diverse as agricultural technology, graphic arts, urban design, and architecture
Art as Play Modesto’s 25-foot play sculpture has been attributed to Modernist Robert Winston, following an in-depth study by Modesto Art Museum’s founder and architecture curator, Bob Barzan. It’s one of our city’s great mid-century design treasures but sits neglected amidst a growing tent village of citizens experiencing homelessness, but a new effort by PG&E to create a new dog-park where an old locomotive, may give this structure new life. If not, we need to find a new home for this in our community.
Cliff Humphrey, from a modest office in the Roseburg and Tully Shopping center, Humphrey designed curbside pickup to make recycling more efficient and convenient for residents. He hoped that the simple task of sorting garbage would make people more environmentally conscious. This was not a small undertaking in “conservative” Modesto at a time when the concept of recycling was still novel. He met early resistance and skepticism from city officials and the public. “If we can make recycling work here, it will work anywhere,”
What and Who is Mo.De?
The gathering, created by Lee Davis and supported by Liza Butler of EJ Gallo Winery was an opportunity to evolve a collective vision for MO.DE going forward. The MO.DE brand, designed by the talented local designer Eric Le, was unveiled, as was a mission statement: “The Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) is a community of designers, innovators, makers, and creative visionaries. They are committed to making Modesto a vibrant design capital that values, celebrates and supports design and the broader creative community. There will be an upcoming event on September 19. We can do this Modesto, be the creative city we can be. These are the things that will attract the new generations and keep the current ones here. Remember, creative cities win and are poised for the future.
Excerpts from Lee Davis’ monthly Design View articles have been included in this piece. See all of his columns and insight at www.modestoview.com
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As the time nears for our local brand of recognition in music, the Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA), I would like to thank you all who are out here tracking your favorite musicians, frequenting those venues that are considerate of the value of music and investing your money in cover charges, tip jars and artist merchandise. You do not even know how crucial you are to the “Makers”. Choosing music-NO, when the music chooses YOU and it becomes your purpose, it is a most difficult journey. There are no overnight successes, there is no gender equality, the most talented are not always justly revered in the music scene. Use your voice and advocate for the music you love.
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two award winning female Songwriter fronted bands. Valley Talent Project Winners, Lisette and the Loudmouths bring their snazzy jazzy Pop set on 9/8 and three time MAMA award winner Patty Castillo Davis brings her band and a few special guests out on 9/15. Anthony Edwards will be at the Hughson Farmers Market with Shelly Streeter on 9/ 7 and with Nikki Cheverell at Most Wanted Wine in Oakdale on 9/9. Boscoe’s Brood will return to Modesto to Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House listening room on 9/16 at 7:30. Find Me &You at the Black Hearts Market at the Queen Bean on 9/1. As you have probably already heard the date for An Intimate Evening of Acoustic Music with Willie Hines and Patty Castillo Davis was changed to Saturday, Sept. 9. This Songwriter showcase will include original material, arrangements of cover songs and special guest support from Johnny Feikert, Tim Allen and Dave Rogers. Music starts at 7pm and reservations are required, call the Barkin’ Dog Grill at 209-572-2341. This show is FREE and for all ages.
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Gregorian Chant, not Kassia (the first female composer of the 9th century), not Scott Joplin, not Count Basie, not Pete Seeger, not Little Richard, not Nina Simone, nor Jimmy Webb. You get it? The resurgence of the collection of vinyl affirms this and places music in a category with art and fine jewelry- priceless heirlooms. Look around and uncover some classic gems in our region. Treat yourself to what this month’s musical offerings are. Breakfast at DEVA Café doesn’t just showcase food handmade from scratch recipes, Mimosas and Micheladas, BUT really great music celebrating a cross section of genres in a family friendly atmosphere sharing a hip, loving vibe. September music features Tim Allen and Patty Castillo Davis on 9/3, Dale Huff on 9/10, Mattea Overstreet on 9/17 and Indy Folk on 9/24. The Third Thursday Art Walk on September 21 will feature music throughout the many venues Downtown, stroll the art and take in the vast choices. The Modesto View stage will host the rockin sounds of Cylo at 11th and J Street. Music on the Plaza is reaching it’s finale this month and not without strong representation by
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The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Central Valley. People dress up, walk the Red Carpet and celebrate not just themselves but the music community as a whole. Voting starts on September 1st and will end October 8th. Go to www.modestoareamusic. com to make your choices. Remember to go through every category so you don’t miss any of your favorites. One Vote per person. The Awards Show will take place at the historic State Theatre on October 10th. The State has been home for all but 4 of the Modesto Area Music Awards Shows. Starting out with Club Maxx at the Double Tree, the Gallo Center for the Arts and the Double Tree Hotel Grand Ballroom twice. Over 400 nominees in 21 Categories had to be narrowed down. We poll local promoters, venues, entertainment writers and key members of the music community to come up with the #mamanees each year. Narrowing the list down by looking at several elements including how many times they perform, how active they are on social media, any new merch, tours, videos?
It is up to the fans to decide who is going to take home one of the iconic carhop trophies. Beeler Industries will be manufacturing 22 Trophies, Including the Life Time Achievement Award and several dashboard mamas to be given out over the evening. A highlight of each year’s Awards Show is all the Live Performances, representing all the genres. Exposing everyone to something new each year from a band or comedian they have never seen to a style they may not have given a chance to. There are so many great artists performing nearly every night of the week somewhere in and around Modesto. The ultimate goal of the Modesto Area Music Association is not a yearly Awards Show, but to expose a larger number of people to all the incredible talent we have. Go out support the Venues that host live music, check out some new bands, bring your friends because Live Music is always enjoyed best in a group.
is that time of year when if have local friends who are performers you are going to get inundated with request for Votes. What I challenge you to do first is take a peruse all the nominees, see who you like. Remeber you get one vote, and when you cast your ballot, there is no going back. If you are unfamiliar with anyone in a category, look them up if they are performing or at least online. You most certainly will find new favorites. Head out to Music in the Plaza going on every Friday until September 22nd, and it is FREE. Brunch at Deva Cafe or Ralston’s Goat with Live Music every Sunday. Head out to CR2(Copper Rhino) or Moon & Sixpence both are new venues hosting live music. Maybe you like it hard and heavy head on over to Yosemite Street and catch some Metal and Hard Rock at the Other Place or Spinnakers. If you want to rock out to the songs of your youth, maybe Nino’s or Rivets will have a band rocking songs you can sing along. Queen Bean Coffeehouse host an Open Mic every Sunday
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for a little bit of everything. Looking for a good laugh check out Comedy at Cheroots and the Outpost Saloon. Take a drive out to Oakdale to the Cowtracks for some Americana, Folk or Blues. Like it, Jazzy? Check out Blue Monday at the Barkin’ Dog. You do not need to venture far to discover some talented performers you just need to take some time and go out. Go through the Calendar in the pages of ModestoView to acquire a complete list of things to do. After you have had a blast doing your research, come back to www.modestoareamusic.com/vote and cast your votes. You can feel great about having a good time and knowing you have made a well thought out decision on who is the Best Hip Hop or Singer Songwriter is. On October 10th the Modesto Area Music Awards will take place at the State Theatre. If you are not lucky enough to be able to attend you can alway watch it streaming Live. Head out to a restaurant, cafe or bar that is hosting live music(bring as many friends as you can) and do a little research. It is fun, and you are supporting your arts community at the same time.
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BLUES The Weather is Nice by ‘Big’ Earl Matthews
Hello everybody, we are entering into my favorite time of year - Fall. The weather is nice and my birthday is just around the corner so let’s all start celebrating it early with some great music. On September 2nd I will be on the Oakdale Beer train again with the Cryin’ Shame. It’s a real great way to spend an evening, chugging along and dancing to some sweet blues! Sunday the 3rd you might want to think about heading up to Moke Hill at the Hotel Leger for an afternoon of blues with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. These guys are real pros and know how to take the party to the people. Also on the 3rd Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star Review are taking the stage at the Torch Club in Sacramento. Mark has assembled a group of heavy hitters from California and Texas to bring you some real authentic harmonica blues. On the 8th Brad Wilson will be at Black Oak Casino. Brad is a rock blues performer who plays a shredding style of guitar, should be a real fun night. Terrie Londee will be back at Yosemite Lanes 300 Club on Sept 9. Terrie is a fantastic vocalist with a great band and they serve up a danceable
mix of Blues, Funk, Classic Rock and anything else that feels good. Also on the 9th, Ann Popovic will be at Moe’s Alley. LA based Serbian born Ana is a world class guitar player who has earned here stripes on stages globally. This is an amazing opportunity to see this multi award winning guitar player in an intimate setting. I have some big news for you all, starting on the Wednesday 13th I am going to be producing a weekly show again at the newly opened Copper Rhino 2 on Oakdale Rd. I will be kicking off the first show with my Band the Poorhouse Millionaires and our friend Christian Boyatt. My lady Felicia will be doing a little comedy and hosting the show. It’s $5 to get in and it is a bar so it’s 21 and over. I plan on featuring some out-of-town bands and a lot of local acts too. I’m still booking the rest of the month, but, it will all be out on the web and on the ModestoView calendar. Thanks in advance for your support. At the Poor House Bistro on the 17th is Lil Easy Backyard Party. This time featuring Mighty Mike Schermer; Guitar Get Down with
Junior Watson, Little Charlie Baty and Kid Andersen and many more. Check it out. If you are going to be in the Santa Cruz area I will be back at the Catalyst with the Poorhouse Millionaires on the 30th, always a good time. Don’t forget about the jams people, Thursdays at the Barking Dog in Modesto and at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton. It’s a great place for fans and for players alike to come out and spend some quality time. firstname.lastname@example.org
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JAZZ If you luv music you’re gonna love this by Eric Benson Lounge, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass, vocals, Dave Hawks on drums, Horns Kevin Marin, and Marty Martinez , Eric Benson & Dave Dow on keys, and horn section: We will be playing some of Barry’s arrangements; TOP, Crusaders, Doors, Stones, BB King, and some Latin, Funk, and All right folks I did the deed turned the big a little of everything else. Show from 7 to 10 60 and realized man I’m old. Garden party to PM with food and drink available in the all-age celebrate in Bezerkely Ca in the house I was venue. Call the Dog for reservations: 572born with some amazing musicians: Barry 2341. If you play, come on down and sit in with Finnety guitar, Dave Hawks drums, Johnny the best musicians in the area, or to listen and Valdes guitar, Tim Allen bass and vocals, dance, it’s gonna’ be smoking! Larry smith and Jennifer Cleveinger and Jim Davidson paino, John Kydyde on steel pan, Sax The Barkin’ Dog Grill’s lineup for Sept; features Andrew Rosenblum and Steven Heck man with 2nd Gary Gervase Blue Band, 8th Johnny Rocket & Thrust, 9th Patty Castillo & Willy Hinez, 12 course New Orleans cuisine with a lot a lot of cool folks in a garden party setting, Yes I am 11th Blue Monday with Eric Benson, 15th Dave Dow and Friends, 22 Valley Jazz Project, 23 still recovering! Bucket list to follow. Bourbon st Blues Band , and 29th Tim Allen Blue Monday Invitational Jam returns to and Patty Castillo duo. And Dave Dow host’s the the Barkin’ Dog Grill this Sept 11th some every Thursday night Jazz jam session. special guests: Barry Finnerty virtuoso Jazz And John Griswold is back at it bringing in guitarist and Conrad Johnson Bass and lead vocals. Also on the gig with House band Ultra “Stealin’ Chicago: Steely Dan and Chicago
Tribute Sat Sept 2nd to the Lucca winery Ripon with my fave drummer Dave Hawks drums. If you want to hear some smoking music in an outdoor setting, catered food and a wine tasting come on down!. Tickets and Info: Red Tie Arts website: www.redtiearts.org Lucca Winery, 16265 East River Rd. . The Show takes place is in a beautiful outdoor venue with dining, art show, preshow music, wine tasting, emergency chocolate tent and a whole lot of nice folks. There are three levels of seating: Lawn, General, Prime and VIP. Ticketing is online through website at www.Red-Tie.org Come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM where there will be a cool Rockabilly theme and a mystery to solve, some great
art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally. All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033.
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by Felicia Aleman Welcome to my first installment of the Comedy View column. The purpose of this column is to keep you informed of local shows and what local comics are up to in the 209 and on the road. Also, if I’m honest, I really hope this inspires more of you to go to local shows. Here are some highlights for this month: Modesto favorite Saul Trujillo will perform at Cheroot Lounge September 29 and 30. Saul is a hilarious comic from Stockton who performs all over the West Coast. Local comics Taylor Evans and A.J. Demello will be joining in these two nights of comedy. Tickets for this show are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can get tickets at Cheroot in Modesto or contact Truheo@GMail.com Looking for a show in Turlock? How about free? Check out the Ha-Sauce Delight College Comedy Night at the Pizza Factory September 27 at 9 p.m. Hosted by A.J. Demello with headliner, Jason Sohm, joined by Nik Taro and Samantha Gilweit Mr. Tay’s Comedy Twist at Cancun Restaurant in Stockton is September 16. Headliner, Dru Burks, performs nationwide and is an in-de-
mand comedy show host.The show opens with a comedy competition where the audience gets to judge. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Go to www.MrTayComedyTwist.com for more details. Ready for some more free shows? Cheroot Lounge in Modesto has free comedy every other Tuesday at 8 p.m. This month the Tuesdays are the 12th and the 26th. This show is hosted by MAMA Comedy Award winner Anthony K. The lineup is always a surprise and usually features local and nationally touring comics. This is a free show in a small room so get there early. Also, smoking is allowed in the room in case you have sensitivities. The Outpost Saloon in Waterford has free comedy the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s show is the 26th at 8:30 p.m. The lineup feature comics from all over California and surrounding areas. This show is hosted by two-time MAMA Comedy Award winner Jimmie Menezes and myself. There are always shows somewhere. Take the time to laugh. Hope to see you at a show soon.
A friend of mine told me a story about destiny. He didn’t know the origin of the story. But I liked it and want to share it with you. A beggar comes home to his shack and sees a mouse eating his food. He is upset. “Why do you take my food? Why don’t you go to the rich people and take their food? Everything I gain I lose again.” The mouse says: “It is your destiny to be poor.” “Why should it be my destiny? “ the beggar cries. The mouse replies “I don’t know, go ask Buddha.” So the beggar gets on the road to find Buddha. Night-time falls and the beggar passes by a house that belongs to rich people. He rings the bell and asks if he can rest there one night. The owner of the mansion wants to know what he is doing to be out so late and where it is that he’s he going? The beggar tells him that he is going to see Buddha to ask him a question. The man says “Oh, we have a daughter who cannot speak. Can you please ask a question for us?” The beggar says: “For sure I will ask Buddha for you.” The next day he continues on his journey. He finally reaches many mountain peaks. He meets a wizard. The beggar says, “ I need to get over the mountain peaks.” The wizard tells him that he can take him there. As they land on the other side, the wizard asks, “So where are you going?” The beggar says I have a question for Buddha. The wizard says, “Can you ask him a question for me? I have been here a 1000 years and I’m supposed to go to heaven. Ask Buddha what I have to do.” The beggar says, “For sure, I’ll ask.”
After that he walks to a lake that he cannot cross. A giant turtle shows up. The turtle asks : “Where are you going?” The beggar says I got to get across the lake. The turtle says, “Get on my back, I’ll take you there.” When they get to the other side the turtle asks, “Where are you going?” The beggar says that he has a question for Buddha. “Can you ask a question for me?” the turtle says “I have been around for 500 years, by now I should be a dragon. How can I be a dragon?” When the beggar finally meets Buddha, Buddha says, “Anyone can ask only 3 questions.” The beggar thinks to himself, I have 4 questions. I will forget about my own question, and so he asks the question about the daughter. Buddha says the girl will speak when she meets her soulmate. When asked about the wizard Buddha says he must get rid of his wizard stick, because it grounds him to the earth and therefore he cannot go to heaven. And when asked about the turtle Buddha says he has to get rid of his shell, then he can fly and be a dragon. The beggar returns to the turtle and tells him what the Buddha said. When the turtle gets rid off his shell there are pearls that were lodged under the shell. They fall into the beggar’s hands as the turtle flies into the air. Then he returns to the mountain where the wizard is waiting to hear the answer to his question. As the wizard gets rid off his wizard’s stick all his wisdom is imparted onto the beggar. Finally, the beggar returns to the rich people’s mansion. The beggar tells the people that the girl will speak when she sees her soulmate. The girl comes out and when she sees the beggar she says: “Was this the boy that was here a week ago? For more info go to: taichi4modesto.com or call (209)572-4518
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FIT Re-Excite Your Race by Efren Martinez I’m always looking for a new and exciting way to expand my racing horizon and create a new challenge for myself, perhaps I not alone. I’ve found some exciting new races out of our area. Racing a new race is exciting on every level. For one, you meet and make friends with so many other runners from all over the state/country. The course will always be new and you never know just how many grandpas at the start line next to you will serve you your racing “butt” at the finish line. Yes friends, age is just a number and if you’re in the 40-50 age group rage you know this can be a very fast group to race in. Friends, if you’re looking to re-excite your race on a whole new level, I’d invite you to explore the idea of an out of town race or even a new inaugural race here in town. Doing so not only brings your family together for a short road trip holiday, but will also encourage everyone in your family to be part of the excitement of fitness. Of course you don’t always have to look too far for a new race, last month my friend, Tommy Jacobs, helped bring us The Davis High Spartan Spear-It 5K Run with a big success. So if your looking to stay closer to home for your next
race, let me invite you personally to a new local race. It’s The UCP of Stanislaus County Safari Dash. It’s a 5k & 1/2 Mile walk/run on Saturday, October 21st. This will be an Event for runners & walkers of all abilities and all proceeds go to benefit the developmentally disabled community served by UCP. Not only are you running for a great cause, but it will be a new racing experience for you. According to my friends at UCP. “ The race is at our local La Loma Park, the medals will be designed by a local metal worker Kevin Walkey & you are encouraged to dress as your favorite animal. Look for me, I’ll be dressed as the “speedy tortoise”, my wife will be the “hare”. It will be a clash of the Titans that day for us in racing. “Tortoise vs. The Hare” For more information on this must do race in October: www.facebook.com/ucpsafaridash/ Here are some quick tips to get a little faster. Traditional Speed Workout Begin with two 100-meter accelerations that include 40 meters at top speed, with 2 to 3 minutes of walking or jogging between. Build to 6 x 150 meters hard, including 80 meters at top speed, with 3 to 4 minutes jogging or walking rest. Over time, increase the number of repeats to 10, lengthen reps to 300 meters (running nearly the entire distance at top speed), or reduce the rest interval to one minute
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ALL AGES by Leia Johnson
I want you to stop and think about what you are reading. The magazine you have been flipping through for years or only minutes, has done so much for our community. ModestoView is an entity with a heartbeat and an open mindset. The people of Modesto have all combined their interests and insights into a platform that far surpasses Yelp. It’s a truly remarkable thing that we should not only celebrate, but also spread throughout our great city. Make sure all of your friends and family are receiving copies of each month’s mag! You have all of Modesto’s entertainment enthusiasts right at your fingertips!! I am so overjoyed to have been apart of this wonderful circle of optimistic, visionary people for five years!! I am setting upon my senior
year, and my goal for this school year is to enjoy my wonderful city and all of it’s people while I am here. There are so many great places in our diverse terrain to enjoy. In one day, I can see a theatre show, visit a college campus, have a great milkshake, bike next to a river, see a live band and tour an art gallery...without leaving my city. That is something all Modesto area people get to say!! The places I have been going lately are Cornell’s Records for music, Scenic Drive-In for milkshakes, Chartreuse Muse for art, Tokyo Express for great food and Escape Modesto for entertainment!! Along with these places, I spent all summer going to local music and art shows with my friends. It’s an incredible way to make new friends and hang out with a cool group of young people. Cornell’s Records have had some really fun (FREE) events this summer, so be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay updated. Deva Cafe tends to always have great bands coming through and new venue Moon & Sixpence has a wide array of genres! Hope to see you there! Support local
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School is back in and summer is on the way out. As the cooler autumn temperatures slowly inch closer the sound of children making their way to and from school fills the air. Ms. M has begun stocking up on her school supplies and recalling the challenge of being frugal when it comes to having fun and getting an education. There’s never a need to overextend your finances in order to indulge in Modesto and here’s a few ways to stretch your dollar. The sensational part of living in Modesto is the renaissance celebrating family friendly outdoor activities. The 1st Friday Street Faire is quickly becoming one of those “do not miss” traditions in our Modesto Community. It’s free and fun for all ages, offers the best in fresh produce, hand crafted items, games for the kids and live musical entertainment for all. The monthly event takes place in 10th Street Plaza beginning this month on Sept 1st. Take a breather from your routine and let the spirit of fun entice you to come out. 5-9pm. More info: https://www. facebook.com/events/130506017568932 Modesto’s premier event for all things delicious, delectable, edible and extravagant is back! Continuing in it’s 31st year, Center for Human Services presents Edible Extravaganza where attendees can join in the fun & entertainment to the best cuisine and beverages the Valley’s finest has to offer for the price of a night on the town. All ticket sales benefit a great cause so mark your calendars for September 7th! 5pm9pm. Tickets: $50 More info: www.centerforhumanservices.org
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The 9th Annual Modesto International Architectural festival returns to Modesto September 17th-24th bringing with it some of the world’s most amazingly talented architects and designers to speak and share the newest and cutting edge in design. This festival boasts a myriad of events over 8 days that celebrate architectural history and promote public awareness about design as a cultural necessity and art form. More info and event times: http:// www.modestoarchfest.com Take in a little culture & brews of the world before you end the month at Oktoberfest. Modesto celebrates it’s own tribute to the German festival in Graceada Park on September 23rd. For $20 admission enjoy the best in German beers, food, culture, entertainment and so much more. The 21+ event promise to be the party you are looking forward to as you fall back into the routine of school, work and watching the leaves fall. 5pm-12am. More info: https://www.facebook.com/graceadaoktoberfest/ Have a great September, Modesto! As you fall back into Autumn, don’t forget to have a lot of fun! Enjoy! Kisses, m.
Power of the Purse - This year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Power of the Purse luncheon and purse raffle presented by Women United. For 20 years straight we have celebrated the power of women to create a community supportive of women and children’s issues. Proceeds from POP benefit United Way of Stanislaus County. ModestoView’s Chris Murphy will be there helping to sell raffle tix for one of the 20 designer purses. Let’s do this Modesto. www.uwaystan.org/ Gallo Center - Sept 27 11 am -1:30 pm
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After 12 years of continuous elected service as your Sheriff and nearly 30 years in public safety, I have decided to retire at the end of my current term in office. Next to my wife and beautiful children, serving as your Sheriff has been the greatest experience of my life - and I will miss leading an outstanding team of law enforcement professionals. I look forward to spending more time with my family and especially my wife Yvonne, who has patiently and forgivingly accepted all the time I spend away from home in support of the Sheriff’s Office and the community we serve. This decision did not come lightly, and only after much thought, deliberation, and considering my family goals, I believe that I have made the right decision. I have served with the Sheriff’s Office since 1996 and have enjoyed every moment of it. Since being elected Sheriff in 2006, we have created one of the most successful and innovative law enforcement organizations in the central valley. Over the last 12 years, we have been able to build a stronger organization. Our Public Safety Restoration Plan, supported and funded by the Board of Supervisors is complete. We’ve added much needed public safety facilities, 552 new jail beds, a medical/mental health care unit, a Day Reporting Center, a new state-of-the-art Coroner’s Facility and our Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training (REACT) Center. The Sheriff’s Regional Training Center is once again providing law enforcement training for new recruits along with advanced officer training and continued professional training opportunities. The Sheriff’s Department is recruiting, hiring and training well qualified, well educated public safety professionals to continue protecting and serving the residents of Stanislaus County. I cannot thank the community enough for supporting the men and women who work for the Sheriff’s Office My decision to retire is also an opportune time for someone with a forward-looking vision and strong leadership background to lead your Sheriff’s department to even greater heights. Patterson Police Services Chief Jeff Dirkse is that leader. I believe Chief Dirkse has the grounded principles and calm decision making abilities to become the 22nd Sheriff of Stanislaus County. As a long term resident of Stanislaus County, he graduated from Turlock High School and subsequently attended West Point where he earned a bachelor's degree. He has been married to his wife Sandi for 23 years and they have three children. They live in Denair where they farm 40 acres of almonds. Chief Dirkse has served the Sheriff’s Office, our employees and the people of Stanislaus County with selfless dedication. For all of these reasons, I ask for your support of Chief Jeff Dirkse in electing him as your Sheriff in 2018. Finally, it has been a great honor to protect and serve the people of Stanislaus County. I will be forever grateful to those we serve for giving me the opportunity to lead the Sheriff’s Office and to be a part of a team that is second to none. All the best, Sheriff Adam E. Christianson
Genuine Oktoberfest takes place in Graceada Park in Modesto!
September 23 Event starts at 5PM - Tickets are $20
Enjoy our karaoke sing along Have a cold one from the infamous Das Boot Enjoy traditional german food whether it’s delicious foot long Munich sausages, giant pretzels, or famous strudel
You know it’s going to be good because food is prepared by Ralston’s Goat. Don your Lederhosen and Drindl and win our costume contest. Sit back and enjoy our Alp horn Beat Box. Do you have what it takes to win the Stein raising contest?. Don’t spill during the Beer Stein Relay. Win the Barrel Roll for great Oktoberfest prizes!. It’s all about teamwork when you do our famous. Bavarian Shotski. Don’t end up on the kotzhügel! Tickets can be purchased at www.modestooktoberfest.com or www. modestooctoberfest.com or at local Cruisers locations
Day with Wildlife Sept 16 • 10-3 Animal presentations throughout the day featuring our educational animals. Refreshments will be sold. There will be face painting and crafts such as dissecting owl pellets, raffle and bake sale. Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center Fox Grove Fishing Access, 1220 Geer Rd, Hughson FREE www.stanislauswildlife.org
Senior Stride FUN WALK
Provides seniors, families and friends the opportunity to enjoy fellowship, a fun walk, entertainment and more while learning about services and resources available to them in our community. Registration fee $2.00 and includes a Senior Stride t-shirt, light breakfast, community vendor fair and more. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. E LaLoma Park 8 am Registration $ 2.00 Info (209)578-9999
Enjoy Modesto Night Life! • Enjoy Responsibly September 1 1st Friday Craft Grab 1st Friday Street Faire Columbus Detox Detroit DJ Tease Family Night Films Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Again Live Music Mattea Overstreet Menashe Modesto Nuts Music in the Plaza Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Oakdale LEGO Day Photo Editing Rick Barnes Ryan Ahern’s Piano Science Night Strawberry Music Festival Synergy and Dubbest Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Black HeART Market The Weekend Dance Party Third Party- Music in Plaza Unplugged Live Music Velisha, The Creepoids VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 2 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Aja B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime Chris Doud Columbus Detroit DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Gary Gervase & Kickstart Blues Band Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Lucas Bohn Meditation with Susie Menashe Minnie’s Luau Modesto Nuts Mommy & Me Art Class Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Open Air Market Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Strawberry Music Festival The Black Whiskey Boys The Weekend Dance Party Toy’s for Tots Car Show Turlock Teens Talk Books September 3 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Acoustic Live Brunch Music Champagne Brunch Buffet Columbus Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck Detroit Eliza Rickman FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Menashe Modesto Nuts Open Cockpit Day Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Strawberry Music Festival Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Music & Brunch The Big Mix VFW Breakfast September 4 Columbus Dance Exercise Class Detroit Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Menashe Modesto Nuts Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Strawberry Music Festival ToastMasters Meeting Trivia Night Turlock Collect-A-Con WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms September 5 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean
Location Tri-Chromatic Gallery, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Climax Bar, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Boardroom, Modesto Graceada Park Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West , Science Center Rivets Modesto Ridgeway’s, Modesto O’Brians Tavern, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto 10th Street Plaza; 1010 10th Street Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Oakdale library Oakdale Public Library Turlock Library The Fruit Yard Gallo Center for the Arts MJC, West , Science Center 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne New Frontier Club, Patterson Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Hangar BBQ, Merced VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk The Brave Bull, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library Moon & Sixpence, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Gallo Center for the Arts Intrinsic Elements, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Minnie’s Restaurant, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto 212 West F Street Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Yogurt Station, Oakdale Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne 108 Sports Lounge, Riverbank Crocodiles Nightclub Toys”R”Us, Modesto Turlock Library Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Castle Air Force Base, Atwater Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Salida Library State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto John Thurman Field, Modesto Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library 17807 Westside Road, Tuolumne 200 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Stanislaus County Fair, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto
Anthony K Comedy Night Book and Craft: Once Upon a Unicorn Ceres Preschool Story Time Ceres Wee Move and Play Columbus Detroit Forever Young Dance Club Friends of the Newman Library Meeting Gipsy Kings Golden Valley Chorus Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Menashe Name That Tune NAMI Support Group Nick Campos Oakdale Preschool Story Time Poetry Open Mic Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Stay & Play Social STEAM* Works: Shapes Successful Thinkers Network Mtg 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 with Rosa September 6 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Ceres Wee Move and Play Columbus Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings Detroit Empire Preschool Story Time Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Friends of the Riverbank Library Monthly Meeting Friends of the Waterford Library Meeting Friends of Turlock Public Library Board Meeting Horseshoe tournament IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Keyes Preschool Story Time Menashe Modesto LEGO Play Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Newman Preschool Story Time Oakdale Wiggle Worms Oakdale Wiggle Worms Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Salida Wiggle Worms Teen Game Day Trax on Wax Turlock Library Book Club Turlock Wiggle Worms Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday September 7 31st Annual Edible Extravaganza Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club Children’s Craft: Dinosaur Skeleton Craft Columbus Computer Basics David Dow and friends jam session Detroit Hughson Preschool Story Time Internet Basics Jake Shimabukuro Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Menashe Oakdale Museum & History Center Paper Fan Craft
Cheroot Cigar Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Ceres Library Ceres Library State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Senior Center Newman Library Gallo Center for the Arts Mancini Hall, Modesto Rivets Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Twisted Pig, Modesto Oakdale Library Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Oakdale Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Patterson library Turlock Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Ceres Library State Theatre, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Empire Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Riverbank Library Waterford Library Turlock Library Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Keyes Library State Theatre, Modesto Modesto Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Salida Library Patterson Library Speakeay, Modesto Turlock Library Turlock Library First Methodist Church, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Centre Plaza Redwood Cafe, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto Oakdale Library State Theatre, Modesto Salida Library Barkin Dog Grill, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Hughson Library Modesto Library Gallo Center for the Arts P. Wexford’s, Modesto Kaiser Dale Rd, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Sabatino’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surla’s, Moesto State Theatre, Modesto 212 West F Street Keyes Library
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Have fun and be Safe! • Please Designate a Driver Pony Bead Craft Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Puffy Paint Salida Preschool Story Time Salida Wee Move and Play Spanish Preschool Storytime Turlock Story Time Valley Lighter September 8 26th Annual Senior Stride Fun Walk Crochet for Beginners DJ Tease Family Night Films Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Senior Dance & Potluck Johnny & Kelly Johnny Rocket & the Thrust Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Lisette & the Loudmouths Live Music Mattea Overstreet Music in the Plaza Mystery Lovers Book Club Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Newman Wee Move and Play Night of Art Fundraiser Oakdale LEGO Day Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Midwife The Weekend Dance Party Trip to Spain Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 9 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 23rd Annual Picnic at the POPS! 2nd Annual “Feel the Speed” Classic Car Show Asylum Fest 4 B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Baconfest Bilingual Preschool Storytime DJ Tease Folk Dancing Lessons Judy Torres Kansas Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Modesto Money Mavens Couponing Class Modesto Walk to End Alzheimers Oakdale Museum & History Center Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Patty Castillo and Willie Hines Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Saturday Stories and Art: Peace Sheatherfest The Midwife The Weekend Dance Party Trip to Spain Uke Jamz USA Dance Chapter September 10 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up Aaron Lewis Acoustic Live Brunch Music Baconfest Camellia Society Meeting Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck FOE Breakfast Heritage Day Jeremy Stolle Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Los Temerarios Manteca Senior Dance Michael Grandinetti Queen Bean Open Mic Night Seniors Club Breakfast Shop til You Drop Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Music & Brunch The Big Mix The Midwife Trip to Spain USA Dance Ballroom Dancing VFW Breakfast September 11 Blue Monday With Eric Benson Computer Basics Computer Basics Creative Clay Art Class Dance Exercise Class Josh Rosenblum Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Mayor’s Book Club Overreaters Anonymous Preschool Story Time Riverbank Preschool Story Time The Midwife
Ceres Library Hughson Library Salida Library Empire Library Salida Library Salida Library Modesto Library Turlock Library Nino’s Place, Modesto East La Loma Park Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Graceada Park Church of the Brethren, Modesto MJC, West , Science Center Hughson Senior Center Rivets Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto 10th Street Plaza, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Surlas Restaurant, Modesto 10th Street Plaza Turlock Library Speakeasy, Modesto Redwood Cafe, Modesto Newman Library Bank of Stockton, Modesto Oakdale Library The Fruit Yard Do Good Distillery, Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto VFW Hall Modesto Carnegie Turlock Chevron, 815 Kansas Ave, Modesto Rite Aid, Pelandale & Sisk Gallo Winery Grounds Witmer Hall - Howard Training Center Other Place, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Dell’Osso Family Farm, Lathrop Modesto Library Speakeasy, Modesto Carnegie Arts Center. Turlock CR2, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Ridgway’s, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Salida Library Graceada Park 212 West F Street Clarion Inn, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Rockin’ Jump, Modesto Oakdale Bicycle Shop Modesto Library The River’s Edge Restaurant, Knights Ferry State Theatre, Modesto Crocodiles Nightclub State Theatre, Modesto Carnegie Turlock IOOF Lodge, Hughson Cruisers, McHenry & Kiernan, Modesto Turlock Community Theatre Deva Cafe, J St, Modesto Dell’Osso Family Farm, Lathrop Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, Modesto Surla’s, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto St. Joseph’s Church Gallo Center for the Arts Ridgway’s, Modesto Speakeasy, Modesto Bob Hope Theater, Stockton 295 Cherry Lane, Manteca Gallo Center for the Arts Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto 424 Shadow Creek Ave, Oakdale The Udder Place, Turlock Ralston’s Goat, Modesto Crocodile’s, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Odd Fellows Hall, Hughson VFW Hall Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library The Chartreuse Muse, Modesto Salida Library P. Wexford’s, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Riverbank Library Sutter Gould Office, McHenry Village Keyes Library Riverbank Library State Theatre, Modesto
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Trip to Spain Trivia Night WCPL Poker Mondays Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms We Will Never Forget NYC Word Intermediate September 12 Acoustic Jam at Queen Bean Bingo Ceres Preschool Story Time Ceres Wee Move and Play Excel Basics Forever Young Dance Club Friends of the Empire Library Meeting Golden Valley Chorus Hooten Hallers Hughson LEGO Day Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Andrew Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Magic Frontier Tournament Modesto Preschool Story Time Modesto Wiggle Worms Name That Tune Nick Campos Oakdale Preschool Story Time On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101 Poetry Reading with Gillian Wegener Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Riverbank Bilingual Story Time Rock Art Craft Salida Library Book Club Salida Wee Move and Play Stay & Play Social Successful Thinkers Network Mtg Sweet Lu’s Open Mic The Midwife Tilted Tuesdays w/DJ Tease Tipsy Tuesdays Toastmaster Supper Club Trip to Spain Trivia Tuesday Turlock Seniors Dance Ukelele Funstrummers Jam Wee Move & Play Wiggle Worms Year by the Sea Yoga with Rosa September 13 80s night/DJ Gully Art Class with Patrick Barr & Kristin Moore Country Dance Lessons Creole Jazz Kings David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Empire Preschool Story Time Family Story Night Figure Drawing Drop In Free Knit and Crochet Class Free Knit and Crochet Class Free QiGong Class Horseshoe tournament Hot Club Faux Gitane IE The Magician In One Accord Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Lunch Hour Meditation McHenry Mansion Tea Sampling Modesto LEGO Play Modesto Preschool Story Time Moms Club Neal Griffin Jazz Duo Neil Buettner Newman Preschool Story Time Oakdale Wiggle Worms Oakdale Wiggle Worms Open MIc Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime Riverbank Golden Ages Salida Wiggle Worms Salida Wiggle Worms Stanislaus County Coin Club The Midwife Trip to Spain Turlock Teen Advisory Board Turlock Wiggle Worms Turlock Wiggle Worms Tweens, Teens and Adult Craft : Guitar Pick Art Unity Tai Ji Qi Gong WCPL Poker Wednesdays Wednesday Friendsday Wee Move & Play Wig Out Wednesdays Wiggle Worms Wine Down Wednesday Wine’d Down Wednesday
State Theatre, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tilted Turtle, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library All Over the World Modesto Library Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ceres Library Ceres Library Modesto Library Modesto Senior Center Empire Library Mancini Hall, Modesto The Log Cabin, Turlock Hughson Library Rivets Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Tiki Lounge, Modesto Ridgway’s, Modesto Utopia Games, Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Twisted Pig, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto Oakdale Library Newman Library Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Ceres Library Denair Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Keyes Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Library Newman Library Salida Library Salida Library Patterson Library Round Table Pizza, 3848 McHenry Sweet Lu’s. Ceres State Theatre, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto State Theatre, Modesto P. Wexford’s, Modesto 11914 Cahill St, Turlock Trinity Presbyterian, Modesto Ceres Library Modesto Library State Theatre, Modesto Patterson Library Boardroom, Modesto Queen Bean Cafe, Modesto The Udder Place, Turlock Shooters, Clarion Inn, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Empire Library Patterson Library Mistlin Gallery Modesto Waterford Library Waterford Library NTouch, Modesto Shively’s Bar & Grill, Oakdale Moon & Sixpence, Modesto Rivets Modesto Strings, Turlock Ridgway’s, Modesto Intrinsic Elements, Modesto McHenry Mansion Gift Shop Modesto Library Modesto Library Patterson Library Sabatino’s, Modesto P. Wexfords Modesto Newman Library Oakdale Library Oakdale Library The Udder Place, Turlock Empire Library Keyes Library Newman Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Riverbank Community Hall Salida Library Salida Library Denny’s 1525 McHenry Modesto State Theatre, Modesto State Theatre, Modesto Turlock Library Turlock Library Turlock Library Oakdale Library First Methodist Church, Modesto Tilted Turtle, Modesto CR2, Modesto Ceres Library Tiki Lounge, Modesto Salida Library Redwood Café, Modesto Maxi’s at DoubleTree, Modesto
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GALLO CENTER UPCOMING SHOWS SEPTEMBER 5th
The GIPSY KINGS
JAKE SHIMABUKURO SEPTEMBER 15th
MICHAEL CAVANAUGH The Music of Billy Joel SEPTEMBER 20
LOVERRBOY SURVIVOR SEPTEMBER 29th
PETER CETERA SEPTEMBER 30th San Frrancisco
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September 14 Beer Flight Night Casanova’s Night Club David Dow and friends jam session Healthy Eating Class Hooten Hallers JerLisa Stitches of Love Teddy Bear Project Johnny & Kelly Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke/Lip Sync Kyle the Great Line Dancing Live Music Mandisa Oakdale Museum & History Center Preschool Story Time Preschool Storytime Spanish Preschool Storytime The Midwife Trip to Spain September 15 33 Variations Backyard Bookworms Cooking with Turf DJ Tease Egyptian Festival Family Night Films Friday Night Out Funstrummers Gig Band Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Irish Cultural Society Johnny & Kelly Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Mattea Overstreet Michael Cavanaugh Music in the Plaza Myztic Madnes Tour Neil & Matt Neil Buettner Oakdale LEGO Day Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra Patty Castillo Davis Band Rick Barnes Tasting Room Open Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party TOP Barber of Seville Trip to Spain Unplugged Live Music VFW Hamburger Night Village Dancers of the Valley September 16 2017 Stanislaus Heart Walk 5k 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 33 Variations Autumn Art Festival Gala B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Preschool Storytime Cars & Coffee DJ Tease Fall Risk Rock n Blues Folk Dancing Lessons Funky Roots to Cowboy Boots Greek Food Festival Greek Food Festival Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Live Music Live Salsa Maria Jose Montijo Miss Stanislaus Spirit Pageant Oakdale Museum & History Center Old Fashion Country Festival Old School Saturdays Old Skool Saturdays Out of the Darkness Walk Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride The Weekend Dance Party Velisha, The Creepoids Vintage at the Yard Viva La Independencia WOW Film Fest September 17 209 Farm Fresh Produce Pick-up 33 Variations 5th Annual Modesto Women’s Expo 8th Annual National Marfan Foundation Car Show Acoustic Live Brunch Music Annual International Wedding Festival Barrio Manouche Champagne Brunch Buffet Country Music Jam with Dancing and Free Potluck EuroSunday Car Club FOE Breakfast Karaoke with DJ Clovis King Karaoke with Laura Modesto Jazz Society Jam Session Queen Bean Open Mic Night Rear Window Seniors Club Breakfast Stanislaus Humanist’s Coffee Klatch Sunday Funday Sunday Funday Music & Brunch The Big Mix
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Sept 2 - Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame on the Sierra Beer Train Sept 3 - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Moord at Hotel Ledger Sept 3 - Golden State Lone Star Review at the Torch Club Sept 8 - Brad Wilson at Black Oak Casino Sept 9 - Terrie Londee and the B-4 Dawn Band at Yosemite Lanes 300 Club Sept 9 - Ana Popovic at Moe’s Alley Sept 10 – Rob Hill Band – 2:30 Ralston’s Goat Sept 13 - Big Earl’s Poorhouse Millionaires along with Christian Boyatt at CR2 Sept 17 - 17th Lil Easy Backyard Party (Huge Lineup) Poor House Bistro Sept 28 – Rob Hill Band, Hughson Farmer’s Market Sept 30 - Poorhouse Millionaires at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz
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Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begin at 7 or 7:30.
Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.
There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!
ArtWalk goes Rockabilly!
This is going to be fun. We are combining our Modesto music, art, fun, and an amazing pop up bar located under the giant 57 Chevy Mural on J St. There will be a bike ride scavenger hunt to collect cool bike trinkets to lead you to the Extempore Bar to pick up your prizes. There are over 11 art gallery locations and each will have a gift. ModestoView will be providing the rockin’ music from Cylo. MODESTO DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 3RD 5:30-9:30PM
Don’t miss 3rd Thursday Art Walk!
Thanks to the Downtown Improvement District, Chris Ricci Presents, Extempore, and ModestoView and the downtown galleries and restaurants.
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$20 Tickets at Downtown Improvement District Office
Bands & Musicians
1022 J Street
Yes it is true. More than 25 restaurants will be sampling their best dishes while you get to stroll downtown. There will be 10 bands, free shuttle, and a thousand of your best friends. Tix are $20, available at the Downtown Improvement District and Cruisers. www.modestosampler.com for more info.
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