March 2019

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All Experience Levels Welcome To New Benicia Chorus

Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to open new chorus chapter in Benicia; all are welcome to join.

Benicia Youth Learn Sailing Skills on Benicia Waterfront

Benicia youth sailing programs offered for adventure, safety, and the love of water, to kids as young as eight.

Benicia Police Department Works with Community

While Benicia is a safe city, Police Chief Erik Upson will present a report on trends and crime data to the Benicia City Council March 5.

Benicia Main Street’s St. Patrick’s Day Beer Crawl

A sea of green comes Downtown Benicia as Irish culture is enthusiastically celebrated at annual beer crawl March 16.

Library Gallery Bursts With Colorful Art In March

Three artists share their vision of color and place at Benicia Public Library, showcasing sculpture and paintings influenced by their travels.

Arata Gallery Exhibit Features Husband and Wife Show

Richard and Lisa Rico share a passion for their individual work, on view at the Downtown Benicia gallery.

Vision and Harmony meet In Artist’s Paintings

Painting with acrylics forces Ken Cook to slow down, allowing his heart to catch up with his inspiration, revealing a deeper, layered journey.

A Relentless Explorer of New Forms of Artistic Expression

Jose Luiz is constantly experimenting with new materials to create new forms of art from realistic works to abstraction of shape.

The Pompom Fashion Trend is Back with a Vengeance

Fashion-savvy inspiration is found in New York City as Christina Strawbridge seeks out the latest trends, from an Andy Warhol exhibit to The Cher Show on Broadway.

Comfort and Compassion at Benicia’s Passalacqua Funeral Chapel

In business for over 70 years, care, comfort and compassion are hallmarks of Benicia and Vallejo’s full-service offerings to grieving families.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

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

Plein Air Gallery Artist Captures the Essence Of Time

Watercolor artist Joanne Masias Gustilo uses her brush to catch the natural world’s ephemeral moments.

BMS Offers Themed Fun at Benicia Clock Tower March 15

Benicia Middle School PTSA hosts a St. Patrick’s fundraiser benefitting Innovative Grants Program with food, wine, silent auction, dancing and more.

A Passion for Pottery

Pottery classes, a beautiful retail gallery and more, Happy Life Pottery’s David Stellato and Amy Therese bring joy and enthusiasm to the creative process.