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March 2019

Arata Art Gallery Presents “Two-Person” Show & Reception

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arata Art Gallery, 637 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
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Free

Richard and Lisa Rico, longtime Vacaville residents, will be featured in a two-person show at the new Arata Art Gallery in Benicia, March 21 to April 28. When people view their work they will see that the married couple’s art, styles and mediums are as individual as they are. Richard, a self-taught artist, works in acrylics, and incorporates a great deal of whimsy and fantasy into his work. Whereas Lisa, works in pastels and is more of a realist. However,…

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Golden Bough in Concert

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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$25

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations, Golden Bough has become an in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. You are invited to listen to this trio of modern day minstrels blend their voices and instruments in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets at Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop and Office, Bookshop Benicia, and online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Camellia Tea Room, 828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
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$50

Benicia Soroptimists invite you to their annual spring event featuring traditional tea, a fashion show and a Mad Hatter hat contest. Seatings are at 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call the tea room for reservations at 707.746.5293.

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Family Art Day at Arts Benicia

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Ste 114
Benicia, CA 94510
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Free

Children and their families are invited to explore the creative world of art with hands-on projects that engage and educate. Activities for Family Art Day are inspired by the current exhibition in the Arts Benicia gallery: Art at the Digital Interface. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m.  Family Art Days are free and open to the public and are offered one Sunday per exhibition during most exhibitions throughout the year.

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Meet Emperor Norton

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, 115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510
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$5

You are invited for an entertaining, hilarious, historical and informative afternoon chautauqua with Norton I, Emperor of the United States!

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TRIVIA BEE XXVII- GAMES WE PLAY

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benicia Clocktower, 1189 Washington
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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$35

Games We Play is the theme of the XXVII Annual Trivia Bee, sponsored by Benicia Library Foundation. Form a team of 8 or join a table. Subjects range from history, geography, entertainment, local history, sports and...Games We Play. Play for trophies and bragging rights, along with prizes for best costume that represents the theme of the evening. Tickets are $35/individual non-reserved seating or $450/table of 8, available at the Benicia Public Library starting February 15. Tickets include dinner. Also available…

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April 2019

Schoenstein & Co. Organ Builders – Open House

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schoenstein & Co., 4001 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510
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Free

Schoenstein & Co. have been building custom organs since 1877. You are invited to attend an open house to see one of the largest instruments in their five-generation history, under construction for installation this summer at The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, FL. It is a symphonic organ of four manuals, eight divisions, 70 voices, 86 ranks. It features an extensive Solo division including some theatre organ-style stops and a large Gallery…

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Premiere Screening: “A City Named Benicia” Documentary

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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Free

Benicia Historical Museum cordially invites you to attend the first screening of A City Named Benicia, a new documentary directed and produced by Sam Chohan, local resident and historian. Learn the “back story” of Spain’s exploration and colonization of California, the tragic consequences for Native Americans, the formation of an independent Mexican state, Gold Rush immigration to Northern California, and Benicia’s role as a key player in early California History. Complimentary refreshments will be served and a no-host bar will…

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Belonging: Manuel Neri and Friends

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Ste 114
Benicia, CA 94510
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$20

Arts Benicia invites you to join them for a special evening honoring and celebrating Manuel Neri on the occasion of his 89th birthday, as an incredible sculptor and artist, and as a friend and beloved member of the Benicia arts community. Artworks from Manuel’s eclectic personal art collection will be on exhibition and sale, the proceeds benefiting Arts Benicia and The Manuel Neri Trust, including works by: Mark Eanes ❧ Arthur Gonzalez ❧ Mike Henderson ❧ Tom Holland ❧ David…

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The Pony Express & its effect on California and the West

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, 115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510
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$5

Did you know that Benicia was an occasional stop on the Pony Express route? Find out how the Pony Express changed California and the nation at this presentation by Sutter's Fort historical presenter and expert, Steve Beck. He'll highlight California's early history and its effect on U.S history and the uniting of the West and the East. Presented by Benicia State Parks Association.

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