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Performing Arts

The Benicia Old Town Theatre Group promotes live theater in Benicia by sponsoring two productions per year at the historic B.D.E.S. Hall at 140 West J Street. In existence since 1964, the organization has staged more than 87 plays in 44 years, from the likes of "Blithe Spirit" to 2010's "The Great American Trailer Park Musical."

Special Events

Each July, Benicia Main Street hosts the Benicia Waterfront Festival, with the Carquinez Strait as the picturesque backdrop Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, craft beer tastings, tasty foods, vendor village, and kids’ activity area.

Nightlife

Nightlife continues to evolve in Benicia with wine bars, upscale taverns and all types of music that can be found throughout town, including jazz, folk, French, blue grass and rock and roll. Live local entertainment venues such as First Street Café and The Rellik Tavern present locally and regionally known musicians on a weekly basis.

Organizations Supporting Performing Arts

The Benicia Arts and Culture Commission works cooperatively with the Benicia City Council, city boards and commissions, and other public and private organizations in creating and promoting art and cultural programs and activities within the city.

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Upcoming Arts Events
21 Jun 2017 (All day) - 26 Jul 2017 (All day)
Art Exhibit Sublime: Prints on Paper Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin

The Marilyn Citron )’Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present an exhibition of Hand-Pulled Prints on fine art paper by artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin. Works included in this show portray a variety of printmaking processes including etching, lithography, and relief. Many of the prints in this exhibit were inspired by nature. Artist Reception is open to the public on June 29, from 6:30 -9:30 PM.

26 Jun 2017 (All day) - 30 Jun 2017 (All day)
Weekly Summer Drama Camps

Get your drama on this summer at affordable, fun and exciting drama camps for actors ages 7-14 years. Each week-long, half-day camp includes fun activities for both upper elementary and middle school actors. Escape a room, solve a crime, battle with zombies, navigate traps, overcome obstacles, sing, dance, laugh, make new friends and more!

Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Scholarships are available. More info, including camp details and registration, can be found at www.flyingmonkeytheatrearts.com.

3 Jul 2017 (All day) - 7 Jul 2017 (All day)
Weekly Summer Drama Camps

Get your drama on this summer at affordable, fun and exciting drama camps for actors ages 7-14 years. Each week-long, half-day camp includes fun activities for both upper elementary and middle school actors. Escape a room, solve a crime, battle with zombies, navigate traps, overcome obstacles, sing, dance, laugh, make new friends and more!

Camps run Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Scholarships are available. More info, including camp details and registration, can be found at www.flyingmonkeytheatrearts.com.