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Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Jan. 6, 2014 - Mon Dec. 29, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 284-1263

Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and crafts, and a movie for children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers. $5/child; up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am; after 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Wed Jan. 15, 2014 - Sat Dec. 20, 2014
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Free Family Day is the 3rd Saturday of the Month. Free Admission 12-Noon to 4 pm.

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 14, 2014 - Fri Dec. 12, 2014
Downtown Arts District (Georgia, Marin, Florida Streets)
415-573-4033

Vallejo Art Walk is a monthly event in the Downtown Vallejo Arts District. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. It is held on the second Friday of each month rain or shine.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sat Mar. 1, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

There will be a series of 13 events for the 2014 Bracket Drag Racing Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. for each event, with racing spanning from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for spectators is $15, while cost for competitors is as follows: High School and Trophy ($25); Association classes ($50); Sportsman or Motorcycle ($40); Pro or Super Pro ($60).

Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway

Wed Mar. 5, 2014 - Wed Nov. 12, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 26th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 5, 2014. The raceway will open its gates most every Wednesday night from March 5-Nov. 12 for fans who would like to race down the world-famous quarter-mile drag strip.

Prime Rib Dinner at Hiddenbrooke Garden Room

Fri Mar. 7, 2014 - Fri Dec. 5, 2014
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Prkwy
707-558-0330 x 224

Prime Rib Dinner Night at the Hiddenbrooke Garden Room. 2 seatings: 6 pm or 7:30 pm. $16.95/person, $8.95/child (12 years or younger), excludes tax and gratuity. RSVP on week in advance. Prime Rib Dinner Night every first Friday on the Month.

Poetry by the Bay

Fri Mar. 14, 2014 - Thu Dec. 25, 2014
The Hub, 350 Georgia St.

Open mic events including poetry and live music. Takes place every second and fourth Thursday of the month. THIS IS A FREE EVENT for the community to come & enjoy live performances from some of the Bay Area's talent & to share their thoughts during our open mic session.

Vallejo Farmers' Market - NOW OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM!

Mon Apr. 7, 2014 - Thu Apr. 7, 2016
Georgia St from Sacramento St. to Sonoma Blvd
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. The market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!

Schulz Museum - Social Commentary

Sat May. 3, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

An avid reader and active member of his community, Schulz created Peanuts from the perspective of an informed observer. The Cold War, Vietnam, and environmental issues are just some of the subjects that he touched upon in his work. Social Commentary will highlight socially attuned Peanuts strips through original art, topical ephemera, and reaction letters from the archives.

Schulz Museum - Punchlines in Peanuts

Wed Aug. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane

) Do you have all-time favorite Peanuts strips that make you laugh out loud? Charles Schulz was a master of comedy, pairing his clean drawing style with carefully crafted punchlines. Learn about the art of joke-telling and explore how Schulz has kept readers laughing for decades in the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s upcoming exhibition, Punchlines in Peanuts. The exhibition runs August 13 through December 7, 2014, and features 70 original comic strips with some of the most clever punchlines in Peanuts.

Schulz Museum - Journey to the Reuben: The Early Years

Thu Sep. 11, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 579-4452

The Reuben Award is the highest honor bestowed annually by the National Cartoonist Society. Schulz was the first artist to receive this recognition twice—once in 1955, and again in 1964. Examine the years leading up to Schulz’s acceptance of this prestigious professional accolade through his early cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, and rare Peanuts strips from the 1950s.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2014

Sat Sep. 27, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® is back with more zombies than ever before! Halloween descends on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for Thrills by Day and Fright by Night! Enjoy frightful fun and spine-tingling adventures that bring Northern California to a new level of terror. Visit the park for Fright Fest starting Saturday, September 27 from noon to 10 p.m., and Fridays and weekends through November 1 for scary, spooky fun!

PIER 39 - See The PIER in a New Light

Wed Oct. 1, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf

Take advantage of San Francisco’s amazing, autumn weather by joining PIER 39 for fireworks, music and more every Saturday night in October. Each night unfolds at 6pm with DJs playing the latest dance tunes at the Bay End of The PIER, followed by dazzling fireworks over San Francisco Bay at 8:30pm.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers – A Legacy of Historical Artistry

Wed Oct. 1, 2014 - Wed Dec. 31, 2014
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Exhibit Featuring the history of this prestigious interiors wall covering company,including hand-screened heritage papers displays & printing process demonstration. Free admission.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Oct. 3, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Spooky tales of the paranormal history of Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive, and fun Ghost Walk with paranormal experts.

Napa Valley Museum - Inherit: Latino Artists in California

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Napa Valley Museum presents Inherit: Latino Artists in California on display October 4-November 30, 2014. The exhibition features Latino Artists whose artwork portrays Latino culture, history and influence on American culture. This exhibition honors the culture and influence of Latinos in our community. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Latino Heritage Month and SOMOS Napa. For more information about Napa Valley Latino Heritage Month, visit Facebook.com/NVLatinoHeritage.

Household Saints, a solo exhibition by Mark Martin

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sat Oct. 25, 2014
Coal Shed Artist Studios, Building 153, 4th Ave & Waterfront St.
510-207-8743

Opening Reception, Sat. Oct. 11 11am -5pm. Closing Reception, Sat. Oct. 25 11am - 5pm. Open by appointment starting Oct 4.

Napa Valley Museum -Continuum

Fri Oct. 10, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Three Napa Valley artists respond to Robert Smithson’s the Spiral Jetty. Robert Smithson’s the Spiral Jetty sits at a remote edge of the Great Salt Lake. It is an iconic earthwork created in the 1970’s and the source of inspiration for many artists since. In 2012, Napa Valley artists Nancy Willis and Sue Bradford spent a day at the Spiral Jetty, and returned to begin an artistic response to their experience.

Arts Benicia Exhibit - Unbreakable: Selections from the Millennial CCA Ceramics Alumni

Thu Oct. 16, 2014 - Sun Nov. 16, 2014
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street #114, Benicia
707-747-0131

Arts Benicia is hosting a very special ceramics exhibition, Unbreakable: Selections from the Millennial CCA Ceramics Alumni, October 16 through November 16, 2014. Unbreakable is curated by Arthur Gonzalez and Mark Eanes. The opening reception for the exhibit is Saturday, October 18. We are also hosting Family Art Day on Sunday, November 9, an Members-only event featuring a Curator walk-though with Arthur Gonzalez, and an artists’ panel discussion on Sunday, November 16.

Haunted Depot on First Street

Fri Oct. 17, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Historic Benicia Railroad Depot
707-745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot will mysteriously transform into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring the public to pay a visit.

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents Dial M for Murder

Fri Oct. 17, 2014 - Sat Nov. 8, 2014
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

Tony is convinced his wife Sheila is having an affair and, wracked with jealousy, decides to dispatch her in what he’s convinced is the perfect murder … until, that is, his plan falters in the most unexpected way.

Bay Area Stage presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL

Fri Oct. 17, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
The Martinez Campbell Theatre,636 Ward St
(707) 561-1960

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

Western Railway Museum Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

Sat Oct. 18, 2014 - Sun Oct. 26, 2014
Highway 12, Fairfield
707-374-2978

Each Saturday and Sunday from October 11 – 26, the Western Railway Museum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 17th year, this classic harvest festival is a highlight of autumn, and for many, a family tradition. Limber Jim Bartz Band will Open Western Railway Museum's Pumpkin Patch Festival, with three dates: October 11, 12, and 18. Known for authentic "old-timey" music, the Limber Jim Bartz Band captivates audiences with their fiddles, banjos, and hand-crafted dancing puppets.

Jelly Belly Haunted House

Mon Oct. 20, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane
707-428-2800
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Candy factory tours include the fun and kid-friendly haunted house at Jelly Belly Candy Company. Tours detour through a decorated haven of Halloween delights. Learn about the making of Jelly Belly jelly beans, candy corn and more on 40-min. tours, samples follow. Free.

Mare Island Scare Island: Nightmare Island

Thu Oct. 23, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
Deadend of Railroad Ave.

Scare Island just got scarier. If the Preserve wasn’t scary enough...come out to NightMare Island. Get ready to get scared for a good cause. The last of our October fundraisers is scheduled October 23, 24, 25 and 26 and October 30 and 31 and November 1 and 2. Adults and young people 15 and older, $5. Children, Free.

Vallejo Open Studios Exhibition Opening Reception

Fri Oct. 24, 2014
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-634-4947

Vallejo Open Studios returns with ~50 artists sharing their talents. A free gala reception on 10/24 kicks off a month-long exhibit. On 11/8-9, studios and galleries are opened so you can meet the artists. The first stop on the free self-guided studio tour is the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum to pick up a studio directory and map. Opening Reception, 10/24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Free Self-guided Studios Tour, 11/8-9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception, Exhibition, and First Stop on the Self-Guided Tour: Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street, Vallejo, California 94590

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Scott Weiland

Fri Oct. 24, 2014
14455 Highway 16

Performing Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and more... $59 Reserved - Seats w/access to floor near stage. $45 GA - Standing ONLY on floor near stage (NO Seats) Club 88 - 9 p.m.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintner's Lunch: Grgich Hills

Fri Oct. 24, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Taste wines created by Mike Grgich, one of the men responsible for putting Napa Valley wines on the map. This wine making legend was the winemaker behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, which won the famous 1976 Paris Tasting. After this monumental tasting, the world began to recognize that Napa Valley was producing delicious wines rivaling those of France. His daughter, Violet, who is involved with every aspect of the wine business, will be on board with guests, sharing stories about her father, and about her love of wine country.

Loma Vista Farm's Annual Harvest Fair & Pumpkin Sale

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
150 Rainier Ave
707-556-8765

Come to Loma Vista Farm's 40th year anniversary of the annual Harvest Fair and Pumpkin Sale. Join in the fun as the Farm will provide a variety of informational and educational opportunities, craft booths, plants and pumpkins to buy, scarecrows to make, candy apples to munch, the American Legion's 2-car train to ride, and those wonderful animals to enjoy. A delicious refreshment booth will also be available for your enjoyment! So bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors for a fun day at Loma Vista Farm's Harvest Fair & Pumpkin Sale.

Munchkin Masquerade at Jelly Belly

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
707-428-2800
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come in costume and join the fun at Jelly Belly. Kids 10 and under parade through Jelly Belly (open to the first 300 children in costume). Parade begins at Jelly Belly Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and marches through the Haunted House on the candy factory tour. Face painting, clowns and treats. Free.

Benicia Halloween Costume Contest & Sidewalk Stroll

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
First Street & Military East, Benicia
707-745-9791

Benicia's Halloween tradition continues on Saturday, October 25th at 10am with the annual Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll at the City Park, located at First and Military Streets.

Lost Boats of Mare Island Memorial

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
End of Railroad Ave
707-557-9816

An afternoon memorial service will be held on Mare Island to honor the 575 crewmen of seven Mare Island built submarines lost during WWII. For the past 8 years, the Mare Island Heritage Trust has hosted a free public memorial event in the month of October when both the USS Wahoo and the USS Tang were lost at sea. This year, the featured submarine and crew “on eternal patrol” is the USS Tang, lost at sea 70 years ago on October 24th. Built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and lost at sea, it was Commanded by Commander Richard O’Kane. This year, 16 cadets from the Pyro Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will be present in dress blues to take part in the programing. They will provide the color guard for the flag raising host free tours aboard the WWII Landing Craft Support Gunboat where the dockside service will take place and assist with laying the memorial wreath in the Napa River/Mare island Strait.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents The Lettermen

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

Timeless harmonies are what make The Lettermen so special. When musical style turned, The Lettermen stayed the course and their fans stayed with them. Now they perform forty years of very special music all over the world. Hits include: "All I Ask of You," "Everything I Do (I Do it For You)" and "Unchained Melody." $25 / $39 Club 88 - 7:30 p.m.

Halloween Breakfast at Jelly Belly

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
Jelly Belly, One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come in costume to celebrate Halloween with a special breakfast at the Jelly Belly Café with Mr. Jelly Belly and friends. Advance tickets required to reserve your space. $12.99 for children ages 3+ and adults, 2 and younger free. Tickets sold online at JellyBelly.com

Mocktoberfest - Punk and Edge Arts Music Micro Festival

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
Coal Shed Studios on the Mare Island
415-601-9344

• Full line-up of live bands • Day of the Dead face and body painting provided by Solano AIDS Coalition (SAC) - 100% of their proceeds from the evening support SAC's health outreach and education programs. • Costume contest • Raffle Confirmed bands are a mix of electronic, punk, experimental, and industrial metal, and include: Klank Atomic Machines Bite FFG Jesus and the Dinosaurs ManifestiV Untamed Creatures

SALUTE TO SUMMER BLAST

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
4610 Green Valley Rd
(707) 864-2471

Rock Creek Vineyard Wine & Blues Bash.... Feat. The Used Blues Band & Friends Please Join us in the Vineyard for one last salute to summer with a good ol' fashion barn dance! Sip on hand crafted, estate wines, indulge in some Bar-B-Que and of course, dance the afternoon away to local favorites The Used Blues Band & Friends.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Pancake

Sun Oct. 26, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Thai Lao music Cache Club Show! Free with your Cache Club Card or $20 at the door Club 88 - 6 p.m.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with Zoe Ellis & Cedricke Dennis

Wed Oct. 29, 2014
330 Virginia St

Singer Zoe Ellis will be joining the North Bay All-Stars for an amazing night of music. Zoe will capture you with her soulful vocals and Cedricke Dennis will have you jumping out of your seats with his exciting guitar playing. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, T Moran on drums, Matt Silva on guitar, and Kevin Frazier on sax.

Napa Valley Museum - Latino Art, Culture and Heritage: A conversation with Professor Carlos Hagedorn

Thu Oct. 30, 2014
55 Presidents Circle, Yountville
707-944-0500

Join us for an engaging lecture with Professor Carlos Hagedorn from Napa Valley College. Carlos Hagedorn, MA Ethnic Studies San Francisco State University, Napa County Hispanic Network Board of Director member and Humanities Professor at Napa Valley College, will be discussing how art, culture and history help to shape the self-identity of young people and ultimately strengthen community ties.

Florence Douglas Center Halloween Spooktacular Party

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
333 Amador St
707-643-1044

We’re having a Halloween bash, so grab your mask or your broom. Creep, float or crawl over to our Halloween Party. There will be food, drink and witch’s brew, now all we need is you! Don’t forget to wear a costume and get ready for a monster mash dance! $10 member, $12 non member Menu: Pasta with sauce, green salad, garlic bread, dessert, drinks. Special Witches Brew and Goblin Goop

Koham Press "Happiness and Other Diseases" book signing

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Koham Press, 628 Marin St.
510-472-4732

"Happiness and Other Diseases" by Sumiko Saulson, book reading and signing. Costume Contest! Music by DJ Krishna! Prizes!

Trunk or Treat

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Benicia High School, 1101 Military W

Fun for ALL ages and familiies! Trunk or Treat is fun safe, family environment where Trunk or Treaters spend the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from volunteer who have decorated their vehicles to serve as a backdrop for this spooktacular event!

HAUL OF ILLUSIONS Haunted House

Fri Oct. 31, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
510 Pennsylvania Ave.
925-254-7643

Come visit Obtainium Works Haul of Illusions on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 to see some classic Victorian Halloween illusions done with real smoke and mirrors and stay for the trick or treats! Children must be accompanied by an adult and it is safe for all ages.

Empress Theatre presents Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary

Fri Oct. 31, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The costume party and dancing starts at 9:30 pm – The movie starts at midnight!

Haul-o-ween 2014:COCKTAILS, DINNER, AND DEATH!

Fri Oct. 31, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania Street
925-254-7643

Another Who-Done-It performed by our own troupe of Victorian usual suspects and you get to have fun figuring out the culprit.

Little Imaginarium Halloween Costume Party

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
428 Georgia St
707-644-4831

Come join us for arts & crafts, story time and creative play. Children from ages 0-6yrs (1pm-2pm ages 0-1yrs, 2pm-3pm ages 2yrs-3yrs, 4pm-5pm ages 4yrs-6yrs) Cost: $6, RSVP: 707-644-4831 Need a costume? Have no fear...we sell costumes here so you can be ready for the party.

The Haunting of Downtown

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Georgia St.
707-712-3223

Calling all: Goblins, Ghosts, Witches, Fairy Princesses and other ghoulish & fanciful characters (Suggested ages 0-14) Join us on October 31st for The Haunting of Downtown,the first annual Downtown Vallejo Halloween costume contest. We invite all our great kids of Vallejo to come be a part of the costume contest our great downtown businesses will be holding. Your child will be given a judging card that will display all the participating stores downtown for them to visit and be judged.

Trunk or Treat

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, 902 Florida St.
707-652-5782

Trunk or Treat is a treat receiving opportunity for children and a treat giving opportunity for adults. Free treats, games, candy and family fun.

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road

Unleash your inner scientist … experiment with robotics … walk on the wild side of the animal kingdom … play with microbes and DNA. Free Admission. Free Parking

Schulz Museum - Comic Artist Workshop for Girl Scout Cadettes

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Earn your Comic Artist badge in this special, hands-on workshop just for Girl Scout Cadettes. Work with a professional cartoonist to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end. Cadettes will receive their Comic Artist badge upon workshop completion. Call 707-544-5472 for fees and reservations.

Better Vallejo Halloween Party

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Vallejo Community Center, 225 Amador

Better Vallejo will be hosting a Halloween Dance at the Community Center on Amador Drive, our dance is being sponsored by GVRD. There will be bats, witches, drinks, pumpkins and food. There will also be dancing and a costume contest. The ticket price will be $15.00 at the door. Funds from this dance will go to support Better Vallejo activities and hopefully allow us to support volunteers at Hogan Middle School. The kids will trick or treat the night before and you can come dance the Monster Mash with us on Saturday night. Must be age 21+.

Zodiac - 2-day Code Seminar

Sat Nov. 1, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
Maritime Academy
Tollfree: 1-855-9-ZODIAC

True identity revealed in 2 codes - 3rd is Zodiac. "Mt. Diablo" (bus bomb) code. Seminar 10-11:30 AM & 2-4 PM, both days. Attendees will receive signed code decryptions and other materials never made public, including copy of letter from the Zodiac to the author. And SFPD's composite sketch with 2 subject photos.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! With Special Guest Jinx Jones

Wed Nov. 5, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Don't miss this fantastic night of music at the Empress Theatre at WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE WITH THE NORTH BAY ALL*STARS!! 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Your North Bay All*Stars feature...Don Bassey, Mike Emerson, T Moran, and Matthew Silva...playing Blues, Roots, Americana and Funk. With Special Guest: Jinx Jones

Vallejo Museum's Annual Fundraiser "Celebrate Vallejo" 2014 & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Fri Nov. 7, 2014
734 Marin Street
707-643-0077

This very special evening to benefit the Museum will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 Festivities commence at 6:00pm and will include an Elegant Buffet Dinner, Complimentary cocktails, Live and Silent Auctions,and Raffle. All proceeds support the Museum.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Frosty Moon"

Fri Nov. 7, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.,Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Share the magic of the Napa Valley in November as the sun sets at 4:50 pm. Enjoy your entire evening bathed in moonlight. This moon is named the 'Full Frosty Moon' because frost forms on the ground at night during this time of year. Our Moonlight Escape gourmet dinner takes place upstairs in the Vista Dome rail car with its almost 180-degree view. Guests glide over the evening vineyards touched with the silver light of the rising moon. This is a five-course dinner, including a glass of sparkling wine. Limited seating.

Comedy at Cal Maritime presents: CONOR KELLICUTT

Fri Nov. 7, 2014
Rizza Auditorium,200 Maritime Academy Dr
(707) 290-6995

He is a regular at the Punchline and Cobb's comedy clubs He was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's Laugh Riot He was featured - with a speaking role - in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" He's performed with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Dana Carvey and just about everyone. He was at our show years ago and was the highlight of the night, come see his full headlining performance - it is not to be missed!!! surprise surprise..and Johan Miranda Seen in SF Sketchfest and one of San Francisco Magazine's "comedians you should know about"

Bay Area Stage presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL

Fri Nov. 7, 2014 - Sun Nov. 9, 2014
The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
(707) 649-1053

A New Musical - What Is the Story of The Addams Family? That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits.

Napa Valley Museum Free Family Fun Days: Cornucopia!

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Have an A–Maize–ing time celebrating the end of 2014 with our corn husk craft making program. Activities include corn husk sunflowers, owl ornaments and frontier dolls.

DW Edwards "Scuze Me!" CD Release

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
Vallejo Yacht Club, 485 Mare Island Way
707-246-2383

Dance the night away with Darrell Edwards' "HEAVY WEATHER BAND" for the DW Edwards "Scuze Me!" CD Release. Tickets: $20 (CD included) in advance, $25 at the door.

Vallejo Open Studios Exhibition

Sat Nov. 8, 2014 - Sun Nov. 9, 2014
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
(707) 634-4947

Vallejo Open Studios returns with ~50 artists sharing their talents. A free gala reception on 10/24 kicks off a month-long exhibit. On 11/8-9, studios and galleries are opened so you can meet the artists. The first stop on the free self-guided studio tour is the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum to pick up a studio directory and map. Opening Reception, 10/24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Free Self-guided Studios Tour, 11/8-9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception, Exhibition, and First Stop on the Self-Guided Tour: Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street, Vallejo, California 94590

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Rachel Ann Millar

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to illustrator and cartoonist Rachel Ann Millar. Her self-published comics include Jerk Water Drones and Xtra Large Gal and can be found on her web site www.rachelannmillar.com.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in Wonderland

Sat Nov. 8, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) with an exhibition that explores Alice in illustration; in the comics, including Schulz’s famous Cheshire Beagle; and in graphic novels.

New Beginnings Fall Conference 2014

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
The Courtyard Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane
707-317-3245

Prayer, Worship and Inspirational Speakers. To register, please contact Irvina Edwards at 707-330-6995 or visit our website at www.vvnb.org.

Lower Vista Studios Open Studio

Sat Nov. 8, 2014 - Sun Nov. 9, 2014
Lower Vista Studios, 337 Washington Street
408-472-4439

Lower Vista Studios welcomes visitors during Vallejo Open Studios. Seven artists will exhibit original works of art in acrylics, jewelry, fine art photography, watercolor, digital painting, metalwork, mixed media, wearable art, pen & ink, and oil. Exhibiting artists include Susan Noll, Lee Bufalini, Angelo Bufalini, Jeanne Dillon, donnio, Jerry Horton, Corina Mullen, and Mitch Niles.

Vallejo Symphony presents Diane and Friends

Sun Nov. 9, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

Vallejo Symphony's Principal clarinetist Diane Maltester is joined by pianist LaDene Otsuki and cellist DAwn Foster-Dodson, performing Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and classics from the clarinet repertoire. The concert ends with the Beethoven Trio for Clarinet, Piano and Cello.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Sun Nov. 9, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
(815) 464-1265

A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: The Biggest Loser RunWalk Finisher's Medal Commemorative Technical T-Shirt Drawstring Backpack Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals Free Downloadable Race Photos Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers Save more, play more!

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters and special guest Mirian Holloway

Wed Nov. 12, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soulshine with Mirian Holloway. Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker.

Inventor's Lab at Springstowne Library

Wed Nov. 12, 2014
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Zoom, Twirl, Fly - explore principles of force and motion as well as your own creativity as engineers. Build and test whirlygigs, gliders and other cool flying contraptions. Free.

Napa Valley Film Festival

Wed Nov. 12, 2014 - Sun Nov. 16, 2014
Various Venues

The Napa Valley Film Festival is a five day extravaganza that showcases the best in new independent film-making and world cinema. Between star-studded films, celebrities, parties, galas, delicious food and amazing wines, you'll definitely want to attend this premiere Napa Valley event!

Comedy at the Empress presents Ryan Stout

Fri Nov. 14, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Ryan Stout, featuring Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. Hosted by Brendan Lynch. Headliner Ryan Stout was only 22-years-old when he won the prestigious Boston International Comedy Festival’s competition. He is now a seasoned comedian with well crafted material who has performed all over the world. He is a regular guest on Chelsea Lately and has also appeared on Conan, HBO’s Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and his own special Comedy Central Presents Ryan Stout. Featured comic Dhaya Lakshminarayan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Readers Poll. She’s also appeared as a storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment. Host Brendan Lynch’s astute observational comedy will surprise you with its bold sarcasm, absurd twists, and hilarious punch lines.

Renovatin' Rocks the House - A Rebuilding Together Solano County Fundraiser - Fifth Annual

Fri Nov. 14, 2014
Vallejo Veterans Bldg, 420 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707-580-9360

Fifth annual fundraising dinner event benefiting Rebuilding Together Solano County and the Vallejo Veterans Council. "A Safe and Healthy Home" Veteran's No host bar 5:30p-6:30p. Rebuilding Together's dinner, specialty raffle and silent and live auction 6:30p-9:00p. Enjoy a selection of signature dishes by premier restaurants in Vallejo and Benicia.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Nov. 14, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Verismo Opera presents La Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Sat Nov. 15, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave.
707-864-5508

Love, lust, jealousy, deception, torture, murder, suicide – all in one opera – Tosca. An idealistic artist, a celebrated singer and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great masterpiece rings true today through its powerfully dramatic and gorgeous music.

Schulz Museum - A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration

Sat Nov. 15, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-284-1272

Celebrate giving thanks with Snoopy. Watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the big screen and enjoy a recreation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn, and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts, and other fun family activities!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Maye Cavallaro

Sun Nov. 16, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

VJS Concert Series – Maye Cavallaro – A warm, charismatic stage performer and accomplished musician, Maye has traveled extensively in Japan and the U.S., both performing and teaching. She has appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area extensively at clubs such as Yoshi's, The JazzSchool, Angelica’s, and The Sound Room, among others. She's appeared in New York City at Eighty-Eights and in the Cabaret Convention at Town Hall. $15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS members.

Schulz Museum - Home School Day

Wed Nov. 19, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707- 284-1272

Take a trip through the looking glass for a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Explore optical illusions by designing spinning tops and thaumatropes. Have fun making your own books and just so you’re not too late, make clocks with sand and water. Also ice skate at Snoopy’s Home ice after your Museum visit. Advance reservations required. Cost: $6 per child before November12; chaperones are free. Ice skating is an additional $5 per person. Reserve your space online or by phone at (707) 284-1272.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! Special Guest The Jazz Explosion

Wed Nov. 19, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

The Jazz Explosion will be joining the North Bay All-Stars for an amazing night of music. The Jazz Explosion is a local band that features many great jazz players from around the bay area. Russell Hands will be on drums, Jason Stewart on Guitar, Brenda Holloway Johnson of “Pride and Joy” will be on Vocals, and North Bay All-Star Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, T Moran on drums, Matt Silva on guitar, and Kevin Frazier on sax.

Schulz Museum - FREE DAY

Sun Nov. 23, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Enjoy free admission to the Museum. From 1:00 – 3:00 pm meet guest cartoonist Attaboy whose latest book, The Book Of Hugs, is an illustrated guide to a diverse range of hilariously uncomfortable embraces in addition to tips on who-to-hug, how-to-hug, when-to-hug plus the very important who-NOT-to-hug. In addition to his previous books and toys, Attaboy is the co-editor of the wildly popular contemporary art magazine, Hi-Fructose.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues with Daniel Castro

Wed Nov. 26, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Daniel Castro is a highly accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter with a strong musical point of view grounded in the very best blues traditions. Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. Daniel has always played with seasoned musicians, but with his newest incarnation, the Daniel Castro Band raises the bar and is truly a force to be reckoned with. Ticket Price: $9 online – $11 at the door

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 27, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Thanksgiving Traditions. Travel back to a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. We'll have all of the customary Thanksgiving fixings, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey. The Wine Train Thanksgiving is three and a Half full hours devoted to eating, relaxing, chatting and being pampered. It is so enjoyable, that many guests have returned year after year. Making it their own family tradition.

Solano Turkey Trot

Thu Nov. 27, 2014
Solano Community College, 4000 SuisunValley Road Horticulture Bldg #1000, Lot 6

Everyone is welcome! This year's race features a 5K Walk/Run, a 10K Run at 8:00 am and a Kids Fun Run at 9:30 am. The Expo area features something for everyone - health and fitness booths, a farmer's market and fun activities for the kids and kids-at-heart!

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Holiday in the Park

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom presents their Annual Holiday in the Park, Northern California's BIGGEST Holiday Celebration. Featuring millions of dazzling lights, the Bay Area's biggest Christmas tree, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Tree Forest, holiday-themed shows, select rides and attractions and the Blitzen's Wonderland Mountain Snow Hill. The holiday fun kicks off on November 28, and runs weekends through December 14. Holiday in the Park will be open daily from December 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (closed December 24 and 25). Hours vary; please check Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's website.

Loma Vista Farm's Christmas Tree Lot

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
150 Rainier St
707-642-4925

Enjoy hot chocolate as you walk around the Farm and select that perfect tree. Remember to pick up a special handmade wreath, find just the right craft as a gift or ornament, and wander into the Greenhouse to buy a beautiful plant for that special someone. Christmas Tree Sale Hours: Christmas trees will be available for pick up at the Farm on Friday, November 28. Sales continue through December 14, every Thursday & Friday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jelly Belly

Sat Nov. 29, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., Parade and Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. A winter wonderland begins with a sing-along and comes to life when Santa and friends turn on the lights of the tree at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Santa leads a parade of fun and frolic. Musical performance, entertainment and evening candy factory tours. Free.

Meet Santa Claus at Jelly Belly

Sun Nov. 30, 2014 - Wed Dec. 24, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane

Visit with St. Nick on several days at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center, beginning November 30th to December 24th. Santa will be in residence 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on most days. Times will vary depending on holiday scheduling, please call (800) 953-5592 or visit www.JellyBelly.com for Santa’s appearances.

Napa Valley Wine Train Santa Train

Mon Dec. 1, 2014 - Thu Dec. 18, 2014
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

These trains sell out VERY early. It would not be out of line to get your Santa Train reservation in October. People are very sad when we fill up, and sometimes that happens before December. The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. Ride the express train with our special guest, Santa! Ole' Saint Nick is going to bring some friends and carolers on board. This is a fabulous holiday experience for the whole family. These are NOT the regular three-hour lunch and dinner trains. This train runs only for an hour and a half from the City of Napa to the Town of Yountville and back, and is filled to overflowing with happy children waiting to see Santa and his friends.

Napa Valley Wine Train Holiday Favorites Sing Along

Thu Dec. 4, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Join us at the Napa Valley Wine Train Depot for a fun evening of singing along with local favorite, Andrew Moore. This great community event is free to attend, and a wonderful outing for anyone wanting to soak in some holiday cheer.

19th Annual Spirit of Solano

Thu Dec. 4, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Ct, Fairfield
707-863-6938-Debbie Friesen

Annual awards luncheon to honor Solano County businesses which most embody the Spirit of Solano. Celebrate with our hosts from WestAmerica Bank and Solano Economic Development Corporation as we recognize the best of our county. Seating is limited. $45 per ticket or $400 for table of 10. Please RSVP by November 26, 2014

Benicia Annual Tree Lighting

Fri Dec. 5, 2014
End of First St in front of Depot, Benicia
707-745-9791

Dont miss one of Benicia's most beautiful events of the holiday season. Live entertainment, tree lighting and Christmas open house on Main Street.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 5, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

12th Annual Teddy Bear Tea & Holiday Open House

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
734 Marin Street
(707) 643-0077

Enjoy this family event featuring Christmas crafts, festive holiday music, delicious refreshments, storytelling and more. Free admission.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Dec. 6, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Drive
530-676-8762

Gun show and sale. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Historic Downtown Vallejo, Georgia St to the Waterfront
844-344-8793

Mad Hatter Parade begins at 4:30PM on Georgia and Marin Streets in the historic downtown (free to public) Grand Marshal: Mark Munoz, the Filipino Wrecking Machine, contender for the World Middleweight Title Burning man fire shooting contraptions and whimsical art cars along with the California Maritime Cadets highlight this popular parade Downtown Festival of train and whimsical Alice in Wonderland rides, foods from around the world, art, music and Mad Hatter and Wonderland costumed characters in Unity Square by the Waterfront from 2PM – 7PM 6:00PM tree lighting ceremony and at 6:30PM the lighted boat parade on the waterfront 7:00 PM holiday activities continue with the tree lighting program for children at Children's Wonderland Park, 360 Glen and sponsored by the Greater Vallejo Recreational District. 7:30pm – Mad Hatter Costume Ball @ 342 Georgia Street (at Marin)

Napa Valley Museum -Celebrate Repeal Day

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Kick up your heels and celebrate the 81st Anniversary of Repeal Day – the end of Prohibition! The Museum will transform into a swinging speakeasy with live music, cocktails and 1920s inspired food. A fundraiser for Napa Valley Museum. 1920’s attire welcome! $35 for members/$45 for non-members. RSVP to info@NapaValleyMuseum.org or 707-944-0500

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed.

Birds of Prey Migration Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.
(707) 432-0150

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Schulz Museum - Juxtapositions

Wed Dec. 10, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Schulz once remarked, “I’m speaking to people about things that really affect them.” An authentic approach to emotional issues helped make Peanuts unique. Characters expressed feelings of doubt, insecurity, depression and other sentiments atypical of a daily comic strip. From Lucy’s psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown’s apprehensions, this exhibition follows the sophistication of Schulz’s writing in over 70 comic strips that focus on the human condition.

Comedy at the Empress Theatre presents Darren Carter

Fri Dec. 12, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Darren Carter, featuring Keith Lowell Jensen. Hosted by Natasha Muse. As soon as headliner Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren's contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind--no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act 'one of a kind' and 'a must see'. With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery, and an animated style of his own Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling in laughter and begging for more. Featured comic Keith Lowell Jensen has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Will Durst, Norm Macdonald and Bruce Campbell. He's toured the country as the atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour and as the emcee for Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation. Our host Natasha Muse is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Kathleen Madigan

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums of 2013. $39 / $49 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Greg Beda

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Greg Beda who has been publishing his cartoons for 30 years. Beda is the creator of Zeke & Goulash, Rosewood, and Postmodern Romance. He self-publishes Postmodern AnXst, a comic book anthology of his work.

Schulz Museum - Gingerbread Doghouse Classes

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Gingerbread Doghouse Classes Assemble and decorate Snoopy’s doghouse out of gingerbread, complete with a marshmallow Snoopy on top. Call for times reservations at 707-284-1263.

Napa Valley Museum - The Wonderful World of LEGO® 2014

Sat Dec. 13, 2014 - Sun Jan. 25, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Explore The Wonderful World of LEGO®, on view from December 13 through January 25. Models, MOCs and LEGO® artwork of all kinds will be on display, highlighting the wealth of creativity that starts with a single brick and a lot of imagination.

Color Vibe 5K: Six Flags

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
435-554-0134

Come get C R A Z Y with us!!! The Color Vibe is coming to Six Flags on December 13 and wants you to experience the most #VIBErant 5k of all time! Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots of fun, epic beats and TONS OF COLOR while you run/walk our course. You'll come as a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural!! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity! Sign up now before spots fill up! http://www.thecolorvibe.com/sixflags.php# #ColorVibeSixFlags

Mad Hatter Grand Homes Tour of Vallejo

Sun Dec. 14, 2014
342 Georgia St.
844-344-8793

A tour through Victorian homes in Vallejo will be one of the highlights of the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival. The tour begins with a reception hosted by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation at Dance Unlimited, where visitors will pick up a tour guide, featuring the historic homes on the tour.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 19, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Brunch with Santa at Jelly Belly

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: (800) 953-5592

Join Santa and friends for a yummy brunch and entertainment. Bring your camera for those unforgettable moments. Advanced tickets must be purchased online. Tickets available at JellyBelly.com.

Birds of Prey Identification and Natural History Hike

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
707.685.5908

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Jelly Belly 5th Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Tue Dec. 23, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 1-800-953-5592

Hosted by Vacaville Chabad, celebrate the Festival of Lights with the lighting of a giant Jelly Belly bean filled Menorah at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. A Hanukkah Wonderland featuring free demonstrations and activities for children and adults will begin at 4:00 p.m. Take home a souvenir photo with Mr. Jelly Belly dressed up as Hanukkah hero “Judah the Maccabee.” Guests can also enjoy traditional Hanukkah foods.

14th Annual Kwanzaa 2014

Sat Dec. 27, 2014
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

The 14th annual Kwanzaa celebrates the principle Ujima-Cooperative Work & Responsibility. This very special Vallejo community event is on Saturday, December 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum. Enjoy the entertainment, drumming and delicious food & vendors. Cover $5.00

Noon Year's Eve Luncheon

Tue Dec. 30, 2014
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St
707-643-1044

Ring in the old and bring in the NEW!

Napa Valley Wine Train's New Year's Eve 2013 Blackjack Ball

Wed Dec. 31, 2014 - Thu Jan. 1, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Spend your New Year’s Eve in style and luxury with sparkling wine, gourmet dining, casino games, and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Select to ride the dinner train and be welcomed at the station with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Board the train for a twilight dinner through Napa Valley. Return to the station after the three and a half hour journey for socializing, casino tables, a photo booth, and dancing away the rest of 2013. Start the New Year off right with a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Schulz Museum - Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Wed Dec. 31, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon drops at Noon, and root beer toasts at Noon and 3:00 pm!

Bunco Tech Trek Fundraiser

Sat Jan. 24, 2015
Benicia Senior Center, 187 East L St.

Benicia-Vallejo AAUW American Association of University Women presents... BUNCO NIGHT “As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill.” No experience necessary to enjoy this fun game of chance! A fundraiser for AAUW’s Tech Trek scholarships, educational programs, and community projects. This is our biggest fundraiser to send 5 middle school girls to math and science camp each summer.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Concert for the Animals

Sun Jan. 25, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Avenue
707-643-4441

It's all about the animals at this show for all ages, presented in partnership with the Humane Society of the North Bay. Respighi, La Primavera from Trittico Botticelliana, Prkofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Saint-Saens, The Carnival of the Animals. With Nathan Cheung and Eric Tran, the Happy Dog Duo.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sun Feb. 8, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr.

Gun show and sale. Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Expo Hall Sunday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Expo Hall General Admission: $10 per person Parking: $10.00 per vehicle

19th Annual Northern San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

Fri Feb. 13, 2015 - Sun Feb. 15, 2015
Mare Island, Bldg 223 at 500 Connolly St
(707) 249-9633

A Free Festival celebrating the importance of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl in the Vallejo Area with activities aimed to both entertain and educate attendees.

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Spring Bling

Sat Feb. 28, 2015 - Sun Mar. 1, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormak Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
707 334-2950

Come see an amazing collection of jewelry, gems, rocks, and crafts from over 70 artists and dealers; thousands of rare, unusual, and one-of-a-kind items, all for sale at great prices. Some of what you'll find: Jewelry, beads, turquoise, jade, opal, fossils, minerals, crystals, specimens, and rough rocks and slabs. Door Prizes, Wheel of Fortune. $10 Admission.

Napa Valley Museum's Annual Gala

Sat Mar. 7, 2015
The Westin Verasa, 1314 McKinstry st.
707.944.0500

Moments of Magic.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Apr. 4, 2015 - Sun Apr. 5, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(530) 676 - 8762

Gun show and sale. Sat 9am-5pm, Sundays 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Sérénité

Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Lander Hall, Touro University, Mare Island
707-643-4441

Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances; Debussy, Sacred and Profane Dances; Ravel, Introduction and Allegro; Ibert, Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra.

Easter Egg Hunt at Children's Wonderland

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn Street
707-648-4600

Mr. Cottontail will be visiting Childrens Wonderland (Polaroid Pictures $2.00.) Bring a basket on Saturday to gather your eggs. You must pre-register for this event. Two Hunts: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Castle doors open at 10:00am and close at 12:30 to reopen at 1:30pm. $3.00 particiapation fee, under 2 years is free. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY AN ADULT.

43rd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

Sun May. 17, 2015
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St.
707-246-6327

The 43rdd Anniversary Coin Show Admission and parking FREE. Considered one of the better one-day coin shows in California and once called "the liveliest coin show in Northern California", the show is an annual public event sponsored by the Vallejo (CA) Coin Club, founded in 1954. Kids welcome! Youth Table. Drawings. Displays. Luncheon service.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 26th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 20-22. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2014? Action gets started on Friday, June 21, with NASCAR qualifying, followed Saturday by final practice and the 64-lap Pick-n-Pull Racing to Stop Hunger 200 NASCAR West Series race. The green flag drops on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday. In addition to great racing, you’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction, driver Q&A sessions and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 24, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

On July 18-20, the NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel, return to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series.

2015 Solano County Fair

Wed Jul. 29, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-sixth Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits from 4-H, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Kids Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and pig races, interactive games for kids of ALL ages, fireworks and, of course, irresistible fair food from corn dogs to barbecue. Concerts Wed - Sat are at 8:00 pm and Sun at 7:00 pm and are FREE with price of admission.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 31, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

It’s not an earthquake, just the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which will invade the Sonoma drag strip, July 26-28. The racing is headlined by the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, which boast 8,000 horsepower and 330 mile-per-hour speeds. All eight track records were set in 2012 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see stars like John Force, Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. There will also be racing in the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes. Don’t miss Friday night qualifying under the lights, and remember, every ticket is a pit pass!

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend - 2nd Annual

Sat Oct. 3, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
707-642-3653
Tollfree: 800-4-VALLEJO

"RUN & ROW TO THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY" - SAVE THE DATES OF SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH & 5TH FOR MORE THE RETURN OF THE VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.