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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
12 Sep 2017 (All day) - 17 Oct 2017 (All day)
Marsh, Mud, and Microbes, Wetlands Photos by Sally Mack

Photos of two northern California wetlands sites are being presented. In addition to subjects such as pickleweed, reeds, and water, there are photos of Archaea, a microbe which is a 3-billion year-old life form, one of the oldest on earth. Microbiologist Wayne Lanier, PhD, who identified the Archaea, wrote an article to accompany this exhibit.

20 Oct 2017 (All day)
Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her

Award-winning Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents their fall production, Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her. Shows are Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through Nov 11. Pre-show Champagne Gala on Oct 20.

Tickets online and at the door: $22/general admission, $20/seniors (62) & students, $40 show & dinner deal at Venticello's.

Reservations and tickets at www.BeniciaOldTownTheatreGroup.com

21 Oct 2017 (All day)
Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her

Award-winning Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents their fall production, Having a Wonderful Time - Wish You Were Her. Shows are Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through Nov 11. Pre-show Champagne Gala on Oct 20.

Tickets online and at the door: $22/general admission, $20/seniors (62) & students, $40 show & dinner deal at Venticello's.

Reservations and tickets at www.BeniciaOldTownTheatreGroup.com