February 2018

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Whirlwind Romance Leads to Impromptu Benicia Wedding

An unscripted, romantic, sweet wedding at Java Point Café brought tears to the eyes of onlookers as local couple marries at Java Point Café.

Import Business Takes William Berg All Over The World

Benicia French antiques dealer and co-owner of The Dharma Door travels the world to source leather club chairs, small items and hand made goods from Bangladesh.

Meet Your Local Officials at Annual Benicia Event

Each year, the League of Women Voters sponsors a “meet and greet” evening where members of the public can ask questions and share opinions with government officials.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in February. Check out your favorite bands at First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

Arts Benicia Kicks Off 31st Year

Member artists showcase their works in the annual Art of a Community exhibit, in conjunction with Ekphrastic poetry from Benicia’s First Tuesday Poets.

Date Nights not just for Valentine’s Day

Three date night ideas that include food, wine and fun in and around Benicia—a Speakeasy, a cooking class and a high-end restaurant.

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.

The Heart Has Represented Love for Centuries

As Valentine’s Day looms large, Christina Strawbridge’s musings on the heart leads to a concern about her own, as unusual rhythms lead to a Holter Monitor to record heart activity.

Painter/Art Instructor Paints the Beauty of the Bay Area

Bay Area artist Nancy Roberts loves painting “en plein air,” (paint outdoors), capturing Bay area beauty with a “quirky eye.”

26th Annual Trivia Bee Theme is Author! Author!

The Benicia Library Foundation once again is having its Annual Trivia Bee to help raise money for improvements at the Library. The fun theme is Author! Author! to challenge the participants and delight the audience.

Mastering the Art of Vintage French Living

Vintage French style never looked better than at Benicia’s Bayside Vintage Living—a blend of vintage, antiques, chalkboard art and more, curated by owner Julie Chiodo.

Economic Indicators Rosy for Benicia Real Estate

Many economic factors and continued housing shortage show that in the Bay Area, real estate prices should continue to rise in 2018.

Annual Animated Short Film Show of Shows

Vallejo’s Empress Theatre event offers 16 contemporary animation films February 8, 2018, that express issues in the U.S. and around the world.