April 2019

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Get Tickets Now for Annual Benicia Waterfront Footrace

The chip-timed, USATF Run For Education is an annual event drawing over 700 people from around the Bay, organized by the Benicia Education Foundation.

Benicia Stylist Makes Intricate Art Dresses Out of Hair

Omar Antonio, renowned hair stylist and artist, creates fantastical dresses while traveling the world as an educator for Sebastian products.

BOTTG AND BHS Collaborate For The Dramatic Arts

The road to collaboration between the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group and the Benicia High School Drama Department has taken some time but the groundwork has now been laid.

Carquinez Strait Stichers Sew Love Into their Quilts

Open to new members of all skill levels, the philanthropic guild of 90 local quilters combine quilt art with community outreach.

Expecting Another Stellar Turnout for Benicia Open Studios

Artist Open Studios weekend brings thousands to First Street and the Lower Arsenal. View original art and talk to artists in their live-work spaces.

Downtown Art Event Features Printmaker Sale April 13

Benicia HQ Gallery printmaking members will host a reception and a one-day sale of recent works.

Still of Mind: Selected Works of Linda Stevenson Dunlop

Working with various materials, tools and equipment creates a physical process that Linda Stevenson Dunlop uses towards her creative expression.

Benicia Charities Reap Benefits of Charitable Foundation

The Solano Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships that help Solano communities improve quality of life.

Fitness is a way of life for Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is a long-term necessity and way of life for Lisa McVeigh’s clients, who range in age from 32 to 73.

Mobil Pet Grooming Service Provides Comfort and Convenience

Benicia sisters Karen Hubbard and Kim Duchene keep Featherer Pet on the cutting edge with their mobile van pet grooming service.

Steamed, Boiled or Baked, Artichoke Lovers Sing It’s Praises

The State Vegetable, the artichoke, is worth the work and the stings, to taste the pulpy goodness at the heart of the delectable treat.

Nancy Robert’s Paintings Featured at Plein Air Gallery

Bold lines and vibrant colors are the hallmarks of the artist, who puts a new spin on the landscape painting tradition.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in April 2019. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Paris Never Disappoints

World traveler Christina Strawbridge indulges her passion for Paris, a glass of Bordeaux on the Champs-Élysées, and fashion inspiration that includes lingerie.

Carquinez Strait Secrets Revealed

Interesting facts about Benicia’s waterfront, including history’s nearby lighthouses