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Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

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

BHS Teacher Channels Rosie the Riveter

Steve Shields, a Benicia High teacher with a passion for shop classes, is making sure skilled trades are being taught to eager students including auto mechanics, metal works, welding, building, and construction skills.

Racetracks and Designer Headwear A Winning Combo

Benicia’s Christina Strawbridge shares her family’s love of thoroughbred horseracing combined with her devotion to fashion.

Benicia High’s S Club members Serve the Community

In tandem with the local Soroptimist Club, these remarkable young women learn leadership and other skills, while providing community service with a smile.

Directing Funding to Benicia Community Service Groups

The Benicia Human Services Board works diligently to provide grants to deserving groups that help our community.

Chris Meade Approaches Art Like a Puzzle

Benicia Visual Artist Chris Meade turns bits and pieces of paper and silk into wonderful collages, using her creativity to refocus and take her mind off of her cancer treatments.

Photographs Demonstrate a Love of Natural Beauty

Photographer Tina Cabezut delights in showcasing the natural beauty of the Arizona desert. Her exhibit at the Milinda Perry Gallery highlights her ability to focus on images that bring harmony, balance and contentment.

Original Dance Production to Premier March 17

Benicia Ballet premiers Legacy, a full-length ballet that reflects the emotions and challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease, as it is expressed through the dance.

Fashion History Exhibit at MoMA

Benicia’s fashion maven Christina Strawbridge shares her impressions of the exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern? finishing it’s run at MoMA in New York. With it’s vast array of items juxtaposed in unusual groupings it offered a stimulating picture of fashion through the ages.

BOTTG Conducting Auditions for Spring Season

Award-winning local theatre group gears up for its spring season with new director Angelina LaBarre, for the romantic comedy Coming Apart, by Fred Carmichael.