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All Ages View

All Ages View

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Hi everyone! I hope the start to your summer was a blast, here are five things that you should do to keep the fun going. 1. On the first night of summer break, my best friends and I all went to see the band “Stop Motion Poetry” at Deva Cafe. That […]

ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

Experiencing Architecture By: Barrett Lipomi, AIA What does it mean to experience architecture? If you were to ask an architect, he or she may talk about scale, proportion, rhythm orientation and texture. Hearing this kind of archi-babble will likely go right over your head. This is because architects and designers are trained to break down […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Happy July Modesto Friends!

Happy July Modesto Friends!

Greetings Modesto Friends! This month is all about celebrations. We celebrate the birth of our nation, we celebrate the success of Graffiti Summer and how we are now enjoying Graffiti Summer all year long with our new sister company ModestoGraffitiUSA.com Our family got to celebrate the wedding of our oldest daughter Madison to a great […]

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Go Modesto – Local Music at the Fair

Go Modesto – Local Music at the Fair

Go Modesto Local Music at the Fair The Stanislaus County Fair is July 10-19 and there is a stage featuring local music. Check out this show times: July 10 – Tristan Michael 7pm, Black Rose 9pm July 11 – Second Tradition 5pm, Kelly McDonald Band -7pm, Greg Scudder & Beer 30 9pm, July 12 – […]

BrewView Spritz Aperol

BrewView Spritz Aperol

BrewView By ModestoView Staff Those of you long time readers know that the ViewCrew likes great food and the “occasional” cocktail. It is really 5 pm somewhere all the time, and those happy hours just seem to pop up at the perfect moment. We are always on the look out for something really tasty, interesting […]

Food & Drink

ChefView – Fresh Eats!

ChefView – Fresh Eats!

Chef View Get Your Fresh On! By Dana Johnson Here it is, a hot summer in the valley, each of us looking for a way to beat the heat and still enjoy the best of it all. Of course, we have numerous choices, its Modesto after all; we have plenty of ice cream/ yogurt shops […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

The Awwwards Acknowledge Modesto’s Galletto Ristorante’s Website in the Best Hotel and Restaurant Category For Immediate Release: Turlock, CA/ June 23, 2015: Turlock’s Ali Cox & Company Marketing is thrilled to announce that Galleto Ristorante’s new website, www.galletto.biz, was honored by the prestigious Awwwards.com in the best hotel and restaurant category. Ali Cox and her […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
BarView – Last Call

BarView – Last Call

Last Call By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson So I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news is this will be my last ModestoView BarView (cue: boo, hiss). Good news is that Phil and I have chosen our three favorite stops for this last stumble, and as I’m currently eyeballs-deep in the good […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Retro Graffiti Food & Fun Strikes & Spares Grill/Yosemite Lanes What is the first thing you think of when it comes to American Graffiti? Cruising cool cars, jukebox tunes, waitresses on roller skates, burgers, fries, shakes, black leather bomber jackets and poodle skirts, or do you just feel the nostalgia […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
One Table Dinner June 7th

One Table Dinner June 7th

Joe Hargrave, Tacolicious owner Paul Tremayne, owner of Concetta, Chef Gema Martinez of Redwood Café, Vito’s owner, Ray Ashak, Blake Humble Co-owner of Commonwealth  As of Today Modesto’s premier chefs have joined forces to give Modesto what’s it’s missing – an enormous, delicious, gourmet outdoor dinner party on 15th Street. Chefs Joe Hargrave of Tacolicious, Gema Martinez of […]

By May 29, 2015 Read More →

Event Calendar

Uncle Lonny Presents:  Carolyn Wonderland  Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame  August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29

  Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29 The State Theater Doors at 7:00; Concert at 8:00 $24/$32 Tickets available at www.thestate.org or at the box office   Uncle Lonny describes Carolyn Wonderland as “Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Rait”  There is a common reaction when people first hear Carolyn […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView By Monica Barber July Around Town Oh my lovelies, it’s been way too hot! Are you melting? Although the temperatures are rising, Ms. M has remained a social butterfly and has been making my way around the Modesto area to find new things for you to do. It’s always amazing and appreciated when a […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn Hello July! This month the YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company presents Mary Poppins at the Gallo Center for the Arts. YES Company, created by the amazing Melanee Wyatt, and chartered by Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto City Schools began in 1992. It has grown […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Go Modesto FASM vs KASM

Go Modesto FASM vs KASM

Go Downtown Modesto FASM vs, KASM July 11 – Redeemer This will be an amazing event featuring the talented Aaron Vickery. AKA FASM who will go head to heat against KASM. This will be a amazing array of tag art, the rattle cans will be flying as these artists display the details and the techniques […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Funstrummers Workshop with Cali Rose and Craig Brandau

Funstrummers Workshop with Cali Rose and Craig Brandau

Friday July 17, 2015 From 9:30 a.m. until Noon Cali Rose and Craig Brandau from LA will be giving a workshop for Funstrummers in Modesto. They will teach songs and picks and give us their style and approach to playing ukulele in a group. There will be something for all levels. Cali leads a big group called the “CC Strummers”. Both […]

By June 29, 2015 Read More →

Music

MAMAView – Freedom Rock

MAMAView – Freedom Rock

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin Is that Freedom Rock? Then turn it UP! It is July and we are celebrating our Independence as a country with BBQ and music. If you like music, arts and fun (like we do at ModestoView), then you are living in the right place. So much is always going on, […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Unplugged View – Jestival

Unplugged View – Jestival

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan The San Francisco Free Folk Festival went beautifully a couple weekends past. I spent the day in fellowship with many wonderful people in the Bay Area folk music scene; attended a musical saw workshop; enjoyed some Arabic dance music complete with a bevy of belly dancers, a Celtic a capella […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
BluesView

BluesView

Blues View by Earl Matthews Hello friends, it’s been a few months since I have written a column. Life has been busy, and I have been holding on tight to the rails. I am happy to be writing again, and I hope you find time to attend some of the great events happening all around […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView – Old School with a New Twist

RockabillyView – Old School with a New Twist

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup OLD SCHOOL & A NEW TWIST Can you remember back to 1950’s & 60’s ? A man by the name of Kent Whitt decided to start a band called “Kent Whitt & the Downbeats”. Kent is the downbeat man on drums. From what I understand, Kent formed Modesto’s first Rock ‘n […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

JazzBluesView – Ross McGinnis

Blues and JazzView by Eric Benson If you like live music you’re gonna love this I’m away on vacation at Family Coop Camp for the week with family and friends, where the pot holes are not only in the roads, but for swimming as well. Plenty of time to mull over the year while sitting […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView – July Art

ArtView – July Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen July is a working vacation month for me. Here are some vacation and staycation ideas for Art View readers. This month Jennifer and I roll out of Modesto, into the heat of the night, and day to enjoy some fireworks, and the Grand Opening of Gallery Red in Las Vegas, […]

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn Hello July! This month the YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company presents Mary Poppins at the Gallo Center for the Arts. YES Company, created by the amazing Melanee Wyatt, and chartered by Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto City Schools began in 1992. It has grown […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView

PoetryView

Gardening with my Son By Sam Pierstorff Parent, Husband, MJC English Professor, Poetry Slam Star, Ninja Poet, Reverend, and Poet Laureate Today we plant plum trees, and you are dragging my pickaxe by its splintered handle because it weighs as much as you do. The rusty end etches tangerine lines across the concrete as you […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash,” a CCAA member art show, July 14 – August 14 Summer Splash will feature two- and three-dimensional art. New Artists may bring in work for review for Saturday, June 27, 12-2 p.m. by appointment – call Marianne Ward,209-524-9648 Receive and hang July 11 from  12 to […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →
Performing View – June

Performing View – June

A Time to Perform in June By Kaye Osborn Hello Summer! Hello Cruising! Hello Graffiti Month! Lots of stuff to do around our county! Car shows, parades, concerts in the park and a time to reconnect with neighbors! My husband and I prepared a monologue for our audition last month at Gallo! The other performers […]

By June 8, 2015 Read More →

Community

Uncle Lonny Presents:  Carolyn Wonderland  Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame  August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29

  Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29 The State Theater Doors at 7:00; Concert at 8:00 $24/$32 Tickets available at www.thestate.org or at the box office   Uncle Lonny describes Carolyn Wonderland as “Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Rait”  There is a common reaction when people first hear Carolyn […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
ZenView Friendship

ZenView Friendship

ZenView By Mary Layton Friendship To have a friend is a lucky thing. As Charlie Chaplin once said, you can buy a house but not a home, you can buy food but not an appetite, you can buy a bed but you can’t buy sleep, you can buy help but you cannot buy a friend. […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

ArchitectureView – Experiencing Architecture

Experiencing Architecture By: Barrett Lipomi, AIA What does it mean to experience architecture? If you were to ask an architect, he or she may talk about scale, proportion, rhythm orientation and texture. Hearing this kind of archi-babble will likely go right over your head. This is because architects and designers are trained to break down […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView

PoetryView

Gardening with my Son By Sam Pierstorff Parent, Husband, MJC English Professor, Poetry Slam Star, Ninja Poet, Reverend, and Poet Laureate Today we plant plum trees, and you are dragging my pickaxe by its splintered handle because it weighs as much as you do. The rusty end etches tangerine lines across the concrete as you […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash,” a CCAA member art show, July 14 – August 14 Summer Splash will feature two- and three-dimensional art. New Artists may bring in work for review for Saturday, June 27, 12-2 p.m. by appointment – call Marianne Ward,209-524-9648 Receive and hang July 11 from  12 to […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →

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