October 2017

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Dennis Sheil Exhibit Beyond The Brush At Milinda Perry Gallery

The Milinda Perry Salon in downtown Benicia will host the abstract paintings of internationally recognized local artist Dennis Sheil, through October 31.

Community Theater Adds to a Town’s Social Capital

From her younger days in theater, Christina developed a healthy appreciation for local theater and the volunteer commitment needed to pull off a production. She’s now on the board of the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group.

A First Street Primer, I Street to J Street

Downtown Benicia’s 900 block features popular restaurants Nine Zero Seven, Venticello’s, Pacifica Pizza and Matsuri Sushi, as well as two salons.

Marsh, Mud, and Microbes California wetlands Exhibit

Through October 2017, the Benicia Library Gallery features photos of two Northern California wetlands sites, including Archaea, a 3-billion year old life form.

Retired Benicia Optics Engineer’s Artistic and Detailed Pencil Drawings

Career engineer Mark Bremer returned to the art of drawing post-retirement in 2014, and is a member artist at downtown Benicia’s HQ Gallery.

Fun & Creative Cocktails At Benicia Bars And Restaurants

Nightlife in Benicia is on the rise since First Street was lit up with lights on First Street trees. Downtown bars & restaurants have stepped up their game, leading to an upscale vibe.

Owl facts, lore, and their Presence in Benicia

These mysterious birds of prey can be found all around Benicia, and Barn owls have been photographed downtown, ready to fledge.

Music you love at local venues

Rock, blues, Irish Music, tribute bands, symphony music and more can be found within easy reach for Benicia residents—Check out these bands playing in Benicia and local towns in October.

A Showcase of Unique Films

Carter’s Biz Café at the Benicia Commanding Officer’s Quarters will host the second annual North Bay Art & Film Festival October 6-8, 2017 with a lineup of national and international films.

Uplifting Workshops for Women at Commanding Officer’s Quarters

A series of workshops address various topics to pause, tune in and replenish the spirit—and navigate busy lives in a changing world.

Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness at Arts Benicia Gallery

Continuing its 30-year celebration, Arts Benicia kicks off their most recent exhibit featuring internationally acclaimed artists.

Benicia’s Biggest Zombie Party

Some adults go all-out with their deliciously costumed zombie personas, some come as themselves, but all have a great time tasting great brews downtown.