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Empress Theatre presents Chloe Jean Record Release Concert with Atiim Chenzira & FatheR BrotheR Sun

Sat Mar. 28, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Chloe Jean is a local independent artist who just released her first Album on Access Music Records. Her music is capturing the attention of major songwriting organizations, and gaining popularity on many internet radio stations. Chloe will be performing songs off her original CD titled “Freak”. Her band is a group of seasoned professionals that includes Kevin Hayes on drums, Scott Urquhart on Bass, Michael Gill on Keyboards, Murray Orrick on Guitar and Kevin Frazier on Saxophone. To open the show we are featuring Atiim Chenzira, a Local East Bay Artist who has been performing and writing original music in the SF Bay Area for many years. His songs deliver a broad brush of musical flavors with poetic styling and soulful grooves. Come join Chloe and Atiim for an amazing night of original music, and a special meet and greet after the show!

Coal Shed Studios presents Book Arts Show

Sat Mar. 28, 2015
Cole Shed Studios, 153 Waterfront

It’s all about Books! Handmade Books – Art Made from Books & Books Made From Art – Books in Paintings – Stories of all forms

An Intimate Evening With Raymond Featuring The Serious Licks Band

Sat Mar. 28, 2015
10493 Folsom Blvd

Dance the night away to the sensuous baritone voice of Raymond Coats.

Family Spring Fest with Northgate Christian Fellowship

Sat Mar. 28, 2015
Benicia High School Football Field, 1101 Military W
707-747-5855

Family Spring Fest is free for all children. In a safe atmosphere, your children can scramble and capture as many eggs as they can stick in their basket. Every egg is filled with a candy or a toy. Egg hunt is for toddlers through 5th graders.

Benicia Mini Maker Faire

Sat Mar. 28, 2015
Benicia Middle School, 1100 Southhampton Rd

Benicia Mini Maker Faire is a family friendly hand-on extravaganza for all ages. Bring the whole family for a day of cool projects, workshops, beautiful crafts, great food, music and more.

Butler Amusements Carnival on the Waterfront

Thu Mar. 26, 2015 - Sun Mar. 29, 2015
Vallejo Waterfront Park, 295 Mare Island Way
707-429-4788

Carnival comes to the Vallejo Waterfront for the 6th year. Rides, Games and food for the entire family. Thurs 5p-10p, Fri 5p-11p, Sat 12Noon-11p, Sun 12Noon -10p. 14 rides! Each ride costs 3-5 tickets. Tickets are $1 each, $23.00-25 rides or $25 for unlimited wristband. Children under 36 inches tall are free.

Mudder of All Weekends

Fri Mar. 27, 2015 - Sun Mar. 29, 2015
Napa County Fairgrounds

“Mudder of All Weekends”. Visit Calistoga for a girlfriend getaway weekend focused around you: downtown scavenger hunt, spa treatments, dirty drinks, menu specials, the Robe Romp bar crawl (in your pjs and robe), wine (of course), and the Pretty Muddy 5K fun-run. Don your feather boas, fluffy robe or Wonder Woman costume for the best weekend of the year, March 27-29, 2015.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with FeatPrints – A Tribute to Little Feat

Wed Apr. 1, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

FeatPrints blends rock, blues, cajun, country, and fusion elements into a tasty gumbo that represents the music of Little Feat. Their music pay’s homage to the bands original work mixed with jams sizzling with inspired improvisation that will have you reaching for your dancing’ shoes. Come down and party with us!

Free concert at JFK library: ZunZun

Wed Apr. 1, 2015
JFK Library 505 Santa Clara St.
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Celebrate water with instruments and audience participation. This free program showcases our most precious natural resource with joyous songs and instruments from around the world. Kids of all ages get a chance to play the instruments.

Schulz Museum First Friday Film Series: Oliver!

Fri Apr. 3, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa
707-579-4452

Oliver! (1968), the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, won five Academy awards including best director, best music, and best picture. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

Easter Egg Hunt at Children's Wonderland

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn Street
707-648-4600

Mr. Cottontail will be visiting Childrens Wonderland. Bring a basket on Saturday to gather your eggs. You must pre-register for this event. Two Hunts: 10:30 am (SOLD OUT)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.

Golf Ball Hunt and Easter Egg Exchange

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
Visitor Center, 1595 Railroad Ave, Mare Island
707-249-9633

As part of the spring celebration at the Preserve, the 7th Annual Golf Ball Hunt and Easter Egg Exchange will take place at the Visitors Center at 2:00pm. During the free hunt, children will gather golf balls that are collected throughout the year from the Preserve grounds adjacent to the Mare Island Golf Course and then exchange their ball collection for a bag of Easter eggs. All ages.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Jelly Belly

Sun Mar. 29, 2015 - Sat Apr. 4, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
800-953-5592

March 29 to April 3 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 4 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Create a special Easter memory at Jelly Belly Visitor Center with the Easter Bunny. Professional photos available for purchase or bring your own camera!

Brunch with Mr. Jelly Belly and the Bunnies at Jelly Belly

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane

Join Mr. Jelly Belly, Wendell and Wendy Bunny for a private brunch, with entertainment and Easter treats. $19.99 for children and adults ages 3+, children ages 2 and under free. Tickets by advance purchase, reservations required at visit www.JellyBelly.com. Menu will be available online.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
(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.

Empress Theatre presents Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Tommy Castro introduced The Painkillers live in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, with the drum chair now held by David Tucker. Fueled by Tommy’s voice and soulful guitar plus Randy McDonald on bass, and James Pace on keyboards. Tommy Castro’s and The Painkillers will be easing the pain at the Empress Theatre, lifting spirits, and filling the dance floor the same way he’s been doing for decades… only this time he’s packing an even more funky punch.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Australia's Thunder From Down Under

Fri Apr. 3, 2015 - Sat Apr. 4, 2015
14455 Highway 16

The Ultimate Night Outback! Australia's hottest export hits the stage with chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist. $25 / $35 / $45 Showtimes ~ Friday 9 p.m. & Saturday 8 p.m.

Inventor's Lab - Family Science Saturday

Sat Apr. 4, 2015
Inventor's Lab, Room 27,146 Rainier Avenue
510-292-5862

On the first Saturday of each month, the Inventor's Lab will conduct a Family event with a new engineering challenge.

Vallejo Museum - WWII Homefront Quilts

Sun Jan. 25, 2015 - Sat Apr. 4, 2015
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
(707) 643-0077

The WWII Home Front Quilts Project is a collaboration of San Francisco Bay Area quilt enthusiasts, arts organizations, museums and historical associations, The Rosie the Riveter Trust, and National Park Service staff and volunteers. The exhibit features quilts depicting themes from the American WWII Home Front.

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.

Napa Valley Wine Train Easter on theTrain

Sun Apr. 5, 2015
Napa Valley Wine Train,1275 McKinstry St, Napa
(800) 427-4124

Easter on the Wine Train is a family experience that speaks to each age group in a different way. The Train itself holds a special magic for children, and the luxurious environment, decadent cuisine and enchanting scenery makes it easy for adults to unwind and focus on the quality of the moment. Let us do all the work, while you spend time paying attention to the people you care about the most. Spend Easter collecting memories instead of Easter eggs.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters with Wanda Diamond

Wed Apr. 8, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul, Funk, and Rhythm and Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker featuring special guest Wanda Diamond. Enjoy a soulful, musical journey covering the hits made famous by classic icons from Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and many more. Wanda Diamond delivers powerful vocals and more soul than you will know what to do with. Come down and get your groove on!

Solano County Public Health Fair

Thu Apr. 9, 2015
Front Parking Lot 2101 Courage Dr
707-784-8619

The fair aims to promote chronic disease prevention. It will feature interactive booths, health screenings, healthy produce and drinks, zumba classes and free giveaways.

Barkitecture People's Choice Voting & Preview Party

Fri Apr. 10, 2015
301 Auto Mall/ Columbus Parkway
707-645-7905 x113

This Years Theme: A Purrfect Night to Raise the Woof!. There'll be plenty of appetizers and drinks and a chance to vote on your favorite pet domicile, as well as raffles for special gift baskets.

Empress Theatre presents Friday Night Dance Party with What The Funk

Fri Apr. 10, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Friday Night Dance Party with What the Funk – This month, we’ve added a seriously funky offering to our Friday Night Dance Party event with the amazing What The Funk Band. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for an all out funk fest as “What the Funk” takes you on a musical journey through some seriously funky jams. This is the night to bring your friends to dance the night away!

Alex DeGrassi in Concert - NEW DATE

Fri Apr. 10, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Alex DeGrassi, Steel 6 string guitar. Tickets: $25. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins at 7:30pm.

Lynch Canyon Kite Festival

Sat Apr. 11, 2015
3100 Lynch Road, off McGary Road
707-784-6765

Save the date for Lynch Canyon's 7th annual Kite Festival! Bring your own kite and water. Everyone is welcome, whether a novice or expert kite flyer. Off trail access allowed for this special event - lots of room for all! The Event is free, parking is $5 per vehicle.

Puppet Ruckus

Sat Apr. 11, 2015
Mira Black Box Theatre, 51 Daniels Avenue

Magical, absurd and beautiful puppets will unite Saturday, April 11 from noon to 1 p.m. to bring you a live, family-friendly puppetry variety show like you've probably never seen before. The event will feature several amateur as well as professional performers like Bay Area legend Mary Nagler, as well as live music from Sacramento's own Dani Joy.

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Choi Jin Hee

Sat Apr. 11, 2015
14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Tollfree: 1-877-77-CACHE

Korean Cache Club Show! Ticket distribution begins at 6 p.m. at Guest Services. First come, first served. Free with your Cache Club Card. Showtime ~ 8 p.m.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Frank Roberson

Sat Apr. 11, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Frank Roberson, creator of the comic strip Maximus, which can be found on Gocomics.com.

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.

Schulz Museum - Girl Scout Day

Sun Apr. 12, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with the Peanuts Gang and explore the magical world of flower friends, bugs, and trees. Build a bug house, meet live bugs, make a treat to eat, and create crafts using flowers and trees, plus much more. Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes will work toward their Naturalist badge requirements and Daisies will get started on a flower friends journey. Also ice skate at Snoopy’s Home ice and earn a Schulz Museum fun patch. Advance reservations required. For fees and reservations visit the Girls Scouts of Northern California website or call (707) 544-5472. Museum Events: Youth programming Classes and Camps Topics: Arts and Crafts Ice Skating Scout Days and Home School Days Ages: Grades 1-6 Grades 5 and above

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2015 Spring Break

Sat Mar. 28, 2015 - Sun Apr. 12, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

School is out and there is no better way to spend your time during Spring Break then by getting your thrills on with a visit to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The park will be open from March 28 thru April 12 for a fun and exciting Spring Break!

Watch the Vallejo Admirals Baseball Team Tryouts - FREE

Sat Apr. 11, 2015 - Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Vallejo High School, 840 Nebraska St.

The Vallejo Admirals are back for their third season! Watch while the pro baseball team holds tryouts on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 at Vallejo High School.

SolTrans Spring Break Free Rides for Students

Mon Mar. 30, 2015 - Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Vallejo Transit Center, 311 Sacramento Street
707-648-4666

No gimmicks, no strings, no red tape – just FREE! Students of any age (elementary to college) can ride all LOCAL buses FREE from Monday March 30th until Sunday April 12th. Youth 6‐18 ride for FREE, and college students must present their student ID.

CSRG David Love Memorial Vintage Car Road Races

Sat Apr. 11, 2015 - Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121
1-800-870-RACE

The founding concept of the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) was to find a means to drive racecars whose competitive days were through and to enjoy that experience with friends. That's what CSRG has been doing for almost 50 years. The club has a great history, and are not just a sanctioning body. The members share a common bond via the cars they race.

Schulz Museum - Good Days and Bad Days: Juxtapositions in Peanuts

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.

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.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with Garth Webber

Wed Apr. 15, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Featured guest, Garth Webber, will team up with the All-Star band for The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, Matt Silva on guitar, Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals, and T Moran on drums

Vallejo Comedy at the MIRA - Joe Klocek

Fri Apr. 17, 2015
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels
707-290-6955

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you.
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd. Ticket Prices: $15

Barkitecture Gala & Auction: It's a Purrfect Night to Raise the Woof!

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive/McCormick Hall
707-645-7905 x102

2015 Barkitecture "It's a Purrfect Night to Raise the Woof!"Join us for Food, Wine & Fun! •Silent Auction •Live Auction •Music Tickets $50 - Sales start February 1. All proceeds go to benefit the animals at the Humane Society of the North Bay.

Vallejo Yacht Club Opening Day of Yachting Season

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

Annual celeration featuring a blessing old the vessels and a yacht parade. Events in the clubhouse.

Empress Theatre presents Room of Voices w/ Mingo Lewis & Karissa Gallo “Sound Sapien”, & The Joseph Lion Band

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Featuring Mingo Lewis on drums/vocals and Karissa Gallo “Sound Sapien” on synths/vocals. Room of Voices is a new direction in music and a collective of world sounds. Prepare your mind, body, and soul to take a journey through the multidimensionality of this music. With waves of funk, psychedelica, jazz, world, dance, dubstep and fusion music Room of Voices creates a quest of inner depth to its listeners. A journey through the jungle, a walk into the desert, feel the power and submerge yourself into the illuminating sound waves that Room of Voices presents to you. Opening is the Joseph Lion Band with Mingo Lewis Jr on drums and a full band of incredible musicians. The Joseph Lion Band (formerly Zion Lion) will keep you dancing with grooves in the classic styles of Ska, Dance Hall, Roots Reggae, Dub, and Soca. The band has years of experience preforming and recording Reggae, Gospel and Rock.

Earth Day at Vallejo's Farmers Market

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
Historic Downtown, Georgia St
707-55-EARTH

Come celebrate Vallejo Earth Day event at the Downtown Farmers Market. There will be FREE craft activities, jugglers and performances, native plants, thermometer exchange program, CFL light bulb exchange, Loma Vista farm animal petting zoo, and much more to enjoy!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents George Benson

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

One of the original “smooth jazz” artists, guitarist George Benson is the king of cool.

Chief Solano Kennel Club Dog Show

Sat Apr. 18, 2015 - Sun Apr. 19, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(707) 446-7492

Annual Dog Show. North Grounds. Admission: $0. Parking: $10.

McCune Collection Lecture-HENRY SNYDER, M.D - The California Digital Archive Newspaper Project

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St
(707) 644-0764

Dr. Snyder presents a history of a nationwide newspaper preservation project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Snyder discusses the challenges of conducting the survey in California; its metamorphosis into a digital archive and its importance to historical and genealogical research.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Jew Amornrat

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Thai Lao Cache Club Show! Use your Cache Club Card or pay $20 at the door Showtime ~ 6 p.m.

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Apr. 22, 2015
Jelly Belly, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day at the jelly bean “capital” of the world. Join in Jelly Belly jelly bean activities and special events all day.

Empress Theatre presents Earth Day Celebration featuring The Barry Melton Band, Peter Albin, & Roy Blumenfeld

Wed Apr. 22, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Barry Melton from Country Joe and the Fish, Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Banana from the Youngbloods, Roy Blumenfeld from the Blues Project and many others for this special Earth Day Celebration!

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Apr. 23, 2015
Veteran's Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707-644-5551

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Solano Sunset Rotary Club presents Luau at Sunset

Fri Apr. 24, 2015
Zio Fraedo's of Vallejo, 23 Harbor Way

Solano Sunset Rotary is hosting it's 3rd Annual Luau themed dinner on Friday, April 24th. Location this year is Zio Fraedo's of Vallejo. Special features: Silent Auction * Live Dessert Auction * Raffle * Live Entertainment * Go Hawaiian Attire. More details soon!!

Vallejo CROP Hunger Walk

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Vallejo Ferry Terminal, 289 Mare Island Way
707-694-6274

Rain or Shine. The CROP Hunger Walk in Vallejo is organized by local interfaith and nonprofit organizations and co-sponsored by Church World Service/CROP, a disaster response, refugee assistance, and development program. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

World of Dance Tour 2015

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.

The World of Dance Tour is the largest International Urban Dance Competition taking place in 14 major markets across the globe. With focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography, World of Dance is the largest touring event embracing Urban Dance and Youth Lifestyle. The World’s top dancers, hundreds of participants, and thousands of spectators will partake in performance festival settings, awarding today’s top dancer’s with the most prestigious acknowledgments. The World of Dance Tour promises to deliver an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators in effort to build the reputation as the global authority in Urban Dance and Lifestyle.

Dia de los Ninos - Day of the Child at the JFK Library

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
JFK Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Nationally known storyteller Olga Loya will share tales of Latin America the Phillipines and Africa. Each child will receive one free book while supplies last. The celebration concludes with a performance by the young dancers of Napa Valley Ballet Folklorico.

Empress Theatre presents Dirty Cello and The Dirty Symphony

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of uptempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern- European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock. With a truly unique voice, Dirty Cello presents a high energy performance of everything a cello can do. Having wowed audiences on numerous tours throughout the U.S., plus acting as cultural ambassadors to China and working the European festival circuit, Dirty Cello has a unique voice that has resonated around the world. Come join us!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Chef Robert Irvine

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Enjoy a cooking demonstration with audience participation and a Q&A session with this star of reality TV shows "Dinner: Impossible" and "Restaurant: Impossible." $45 / $55 / $69 Showtimes ~ 4 p.m & 7:30 p.m.

Western Railway Museum Vintage Comet Trains

Sat Apr. 4, 2015 - Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Western Railway Museum, 5848 State Highway 12
707-374-2978
Tollfree: 1-800-838-3006

The Vintage Comet includes wildflower viewing, and features four award-winning wines from the Suisun Valley Wine-Co Op. Suisun Valley is the second oldest AVA in California (Napa is the first), and is the next major valley east of Napa. Best known for Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Suisun Valley has been described by Sunset Magazine as "undiscovered and unpretentious, much as Napa was in the 1960s. Cool afternoon breezes from San Francisco Bay bring down high daytime temperatures - a good thing for grapes." The 90-minute trip departs each Saturday in April at 4pm and is geared towards adults, although juice is available for younger patrons.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Terrence Brewer Quartet

Sun Apr. 26, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-533-4593

Described by JazzTimes as “A melodic improviser with an exquisite tone and an abundance of soul,” Bay Area guitarist and composer Terrence Brewer leads his superb trio at the Empress. General Admission $15 ($7.50 for VJS Members) Up to two children 18 and under are admitted FREE with a paying adult. Call (707)533-4593 for more information.

FERRARI CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA

Fri Apr. 24, 2015 - Sun Apr. 26, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is one of the most popular one-make series, in part because it brings together complete track novices and those who already have competition experience. The former have their own Coppa Shell with a separate classification and final title, while the latter race in the Trofeo Pirelli, also with a title up for grabs, so as to avoid a one-sided contest and assure a good show, from expert competitors racing at a very high level, as well as gentleman drivers who can thus compete on equal terms.

Western Railway Museum Scenic Limited Trains

Wed Apr. 1, 2015 - Wed Apr. 29, 2015
Hwy 12 midway between I-80 and Rio Vista
707-374-2978

Wildflower watchers can once again ride vintage trains at the Western Railway Museum. The Museum will use its historic electric railway equipment on not one but two special trains: the Scenic Limited and the new Vintage Comet Wine Tasting Train. Both trains take visitors on an hour-long, 10-mile round trip ride. Passengers catch views of the native wildflowers that cover the hillsides and fields. The views change weekly and Museum docents are on board to point out whatever happens to be blooming along the way such as poppies, goldfields, brass buttons, butter and eggs, clover, and sheep’s sorrel. Visitors can also tour the Rail Car Display House and the Exhibit Hall, picnic in the Museum’s spacious park, and shop in the Museum Store. Parking is free. The Western Railway Museum runs special Scenic Limited trains every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.

3J’s Motorcycle Track Days

Wed Apr. 29, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
800-870-RACE

Motorcycle riders can enjoy a high-speed day on the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway on Wednesday, April 29, all in the name of charity. The event will mark 3J’s Motorcycle Track Days’ 18th charity event in Sonoma, and will include a full day of riding around the 12-turn road course, a catered lunch, T-shirt, raffle and an evening reception for all riders. It’s truly the perfect day for any two-wheel enthusiast.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! With Johnny Rawls

Wed Apr. 29, 2015
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: Johnny Rawls

Schulz Museum First Friday Film Series : To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri May. 1, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the film adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, stars Gregory Peck as an attorney in the South. The film won 3 Academy awards, including best actor. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne in Concert

Fri May. 1, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne, Celtic Harp Duo. Tickets: $25. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins 7:30pm.

Empress Theatre presents Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

Sat May. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virigina St
707-552-2400

Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings are coming back to the Empress Theatre for a special tribute to Roy’s brother Robert Rogers. Violin and harp virtuoso Carlos Reyes and keyboardist Jimmy Pugh (Robert Cray Band) will be joining Roy and his band for an exceptional night of music.

Vallejo Yacht Club's Great Vallejo Race

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

A celebration of the oldest inland yachting race in the nation. For the 116th year the Vallejo Yacht Club would like to invite all racers to the Yacht Racing Associations Season Opener and is planning yet another fantastic party upon arrival. Sailing-Dinner-Dancing-Sailing.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Flower Moon"

Sun May. 3, 2015
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.

Carnevale Fantastico!

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Parkway

Join us for a weekend of merriment set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy. Immerse yourself in the culture and revel in the pageantry of one of the most beautiful settings in history, Renaissance Italy.

24th Annual Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon & Board Installation

Wed May. 6, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott, 1000 Fairgrounds Dr
707-642-3653

Come celebrate the Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau's 24th year of serving and attracting visitors to Vallejo. This year's event will be held at the beautifully remodeled ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott! No-Host Cocktail Reception at 11:00 am; Lunch at 12 Noon; Keynote Speaker (TBD) 1:00 pm, followed by a don't-miss raffle!

8th Annual Winemakers Dinner

Fri May. 8, 2015
Zio Fraedo's, 23 Harbor Way
(707) 644-5551 Ext. 223

Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 p.m., 5 Course Dinner & Live Auction 7:00 p.m.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

Fri May. 8, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-772-2243

El mejor mariachi del mundo! $65 / $75 / $85 Showtime ~ 9 p.m.

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents Don't Dress for Dinner

Fri Apr. 17, 2015 - Sat May. 9, 2015
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Osprey Mom's Day on the Historic and Scenic Mare Island Strait and Napa River Boat Tour with Dolphin Charters

Sat May. 9, 2015
Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way
510-527-9622

Dolphin Charters will host a cruise aboard its 42 passenger vessel the River Dolphin along the Napa River departing the Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way at 11:00 am and returning to the dock at 1:30 pm. The cost is $45 per person. It is recommended that passengers bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks provided, dress in layers and bring cameras and binoculars. Reservations: 510-527-9622 or 800-472-9942.

Schulz Museum - Comic Artist Workshop for Girl Scout Cadettes

Sat May. 9, 2015
Schulz Museum, 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. For fees and reservations visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website or call (707) 544-5472. Museum Events: Youth programming Classes and Camps Topics: Cartooning and comic art instruction Fine Arts Master Classes Scout Days and Home School Days Ages: Grades 5 and above

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Sat May. 9, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre presents Jim Brickman, The Platinum Tour

Sat May. 9, 2015
1010 Ulatis Drive
(707) 469-4013

Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations. With four certified gold albums, he’s sold more than 7 million CDs. Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Brickman has released 40 albums and has the most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio chart. Brickman also has the most No 1s in the 25-year history of the New Age Albums chart. Brickman received top honors with two Grammy Award nominations, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards and the Canadian Country Music Award.

Napa Valley Wine Train Mother's Day Luncheon

Sun May. 10, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Give your mom a gift as elegant and lovely as she is – lunch or dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train. Avoid the rush and crowded restaurants. Let us pamper her with gourmet service while she experiences breathtaking views of the Napa Valley.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in May

Wed May. 13, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Come join us for a Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri May. 15, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: (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.

Vallejo Comedy at the MIRA - Don Friesen

Thu May. 14, 2015 - Sat May. 16, 2015
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave
(707) 290-6995

Just strap yourself in and enjoy the ride as this two-time winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition -- the only two-time winner in it's 33-year history -- ignites the stage with offbeat characters and cutting-edge satire. Clever, insightful and self-deprecating to a fault, Don Friesen brings home huge laughs while conveying an innocence and vulnerability that connects with even the most jaded of audiences. $10 Thursday, $15 Fri & Sat

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Margaret Cho

Sat May. 16, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

The Woman ~ The Comic ~ The Legend Best known for her in-your-face personality and raunchy sense of humor, Margaret will be performing in our intimate Club 88. Two Shows, One Night! $35/ $49 Showtimes ~ 7:30 & 10 p.m.

12th Annual Vallejo Garden Tour & Festival

Sun May. 17, 2015
734 Marin Street
707-643-0077

A benefit for the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Tickets $40 General; $35 Museum Members, All tickets are $40 Day of Tour.

43rd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

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

The 43rd 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.

Benicia In Bloom

Sat May. 16, 2015 - Sun May. 17, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

The annual Spring Open House celebrates the "greener" side of spring with displays and demonstrations from our eco-friendly partners. Merchants, Restaurants and Businesses showcase the latest trends for spring 2015.

Coyote Hills Kennel Club Dog Show

Thu May. 14, 2015 - Sun May. 17, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(336) 379-9352

Annual Dog Show. Specialities - Fri. All Breeds - Sat & Sun. Admission: $0. Parking: $10.

McCune Collection Lecture- Linda Ardakani, Infinite Possibilities: exploring the World of Printmaking

Sun May. 17, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St
707-542-2022

Printmaker Linda Ardakani, former Assistant Director of the Fine Arts Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and founding member of the St. Louis publishers Association; onetime resident of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Linda shares the fun of exploring multiple printing processes, including hectograph, silkscreen; photocopier images, letterpress, linocuts and even rubber stamps! Much of her inspiration comes from having lived in a van and camped in state parks for a year with her family; she wrote and illustrated a travel diary documenting her experience.

Bay Area Stage presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Fri May. 15, 2015 - Sun May. 24, 2015
The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
(707) 649-1053

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a stage musical based on the 1968 film of the same name produced by Albert R. Broccoli, which was in turn inspired by the novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming. Fleming based his story upon the real Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, which was built in 1921 by Count Louis Zborowski, the best known amateur racing driver of his time. Zborowski was an eccentric gentleman wealthy enough to own and race many cars both in Europe and America. He took racing very seriously but was known for his fun approach and colorful clothing. At Higham, along with engineer Captain Clive Gallop, the count built four aero-engined cars and called three of them 'Chitty Bang Bang.'

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat May. 30, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds
530-676-8762

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

Napa Valley Museum - Napa Valley Collects 2015

Fri Apr. 3, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Napa Valley Collects, honoring the region's private art collectors, is on display April 3 through May 31, 2015. Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley for Arts in April™, the exhibition includes significant works from outstanding art collections throughout the Napa Valley.

BottleRock Festival

Fri May. 29, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Downtown Napa

BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has to offer. We’re not saying this to brag. We’re saying it to make sure you know what you’re in for when you join the BottleRock movement by purchasing your single-day, three-day, VIP, or Platinum passes. With over 60 bands on 4 stages - all just a few steps away.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit A Call to Arms: The Benicia Arsenal - WWII

Sun Mar. 22, 2015 - Mon Jun. 1, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Stories, photographs, documents, uniforms, medals and artifacts illustrating the Arsenal’s role in the war featuring the people who worked here and the products manufactured, repaired and shipped to all WWII theaters of operation.

Vallejo Admirals 2015 HOME OPENER

Fri Jun. 5, 2015
Wilson Park, 199 Stewart St

Welcome Back Vallejo Admirals as the take on the Sonoma Stompers in their Home Opener at Wilson Park! First pitch is at 7:05 pm. General Admission Individual Game Ticket $5; Premium Admission Individual Game Ticket $10; Children under five: free admission

Guitarwork Ensemble in Concert

Fri Jun. 5, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Guitarwork Ensemble. Tickets: $25. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert at 7:30pm.

Pista as Nayon, Filipino Independence Day Festival - 28th Anniversary

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Vallejo Waterfront, Mare Island Way
707-552-4572 (Tony Salido), 707-319-6864 (Jess Ramos), 707-334-0874 (Georgia Torres)

The festivities kick-off with a great parade at 9:30 a.m. at Capitol and Marin, then continues with non-stop entertainment on two stages and ends at 6:00 p.m. This annual event is one of Vallejo’s largest FREE outdoor festivals that draws crowds wanting to sample Philippine cuisine, soak up Filipino hospitality, and enjoy entertainment that crosses all ages, cultures and ethnicities. Come and experience the Philippine Culture first hand. Bring the whole family.

8th Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Near exit 36 on I-80
(707) 432-0150

Come out and enjoy fresh air, spectacular views and great times at the Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike, named Solano County's Toughest Trail Run! Run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon race, or hike 2.5 miles at your own pace. All routes are 100% trail with outstanding views.

Vallejo Admirals Fan Appreciation Day!

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Wilson Park, 199 Stewart St
707-561-8040

Fan Fest! General Admission Individual Game Ticket $5; Premium Admission Individual Game Ticket $10; Children under five: free admission

Schulz Museum - Ghosting Schulz

Wed Jan. 7, 2015 - Sun Jun. 7, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Schulz proudly wrote, drew, and lettered every Peanuts strip. He did, however, employ cartoonists who assisted him with other cartoon endeavors such as his sports-related comic strip It’s Only a Game and PEANUTS comic books. Learn about Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale, and the artists of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, who have attempted to capture Schulz’s indefinable line.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in June

Wed Jun. 10, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Kenya Baker, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker. Special Guest: TBA.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Jun. 12, 2015
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.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Pamela Rose/Wayne De La Cruz Hammond Organ Party

Sun Jun. 14, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Viriginia St.
707.533.4593

Pamela Rose – of Wild Women of Song – and Hammond B-3 ace Wayne De La Cruz debut music from their new CD, Hammond Organ Party, with a stellar line up of Bay Area musicians, including the masterful talents of Charles McNeal on saxophone, Jeff Massanari on guitar, and Kent Bryson on drums. $15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS Members.

Summer Wine Walk in Benicia

Sat Jun. 20, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

Wine Walk welcomes the first day of summer with a wine tasting in Downtown Benicia. Up to 22 different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable outing to “sip, walk, and shop” with friends. Tasting locations will be at the following participating businesses: Angel Heart 4 You, Artcentric, Be Chic, Benicia Main Street, Charlie's Attic & Timeless Memories, Chrysalis Skin Spa & Boutique, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific, Dos Gatos Gallery, Elisa's Closet, Jordan Real Estate, Lindsay Art Glass, Mernie Buchanan Studio & Art Gallery, Milinda Perry Salon & Consignment, Roberto’s Fine Jewelry, Romancing the Home, Studio 41, Tina Marie's, The Steffen Collection, Urban Notions, and Wellness Wisdom.

2015 Northern California Pirate Festival

Sat Jun. 20, 2015 - Sun Jun. 21, 2015
298 Mare Island Way
Tollfree: 1-866-921-9277

9th Anniversary!! Join us as Pirate Entertainers, Musicians, Singers, Swordfighters, Craftspeople, and more turn Vallejo's waterfront into a Pirate Town the likes of which hasn't been seen since Tortuga! Come on out and have a swashbucklin' great time at the SF Bay Area's only Pirate Festival! Find everything your pirate heart desires at this FUN FOR ALL AGES event!

Napa Valley Wine Train Father's Day on the Wine Train

Sun Jun. 21, 2015
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

This Father's Day, the Wine Train is making the occasion even special for dad. The whole train will have a special menu with a BBQ flair! You will have your choice of the welcome taste of wine or a glass of your choice of available beers. Fathers will also receive a special commemorative pint glass.

Vallejo Museum - "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy"

Sat Apr. 11, 2015 - Sat Jun. 27, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St
707-643-0077

This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving.

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.

Mare Island Preserve- San Francisco Bay Osprey Days

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, 167 O'Hara Ct.
707-249-9633

The San Francisco Bay Osprey Days will take place at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. The free event features 4 guided car tours of nesting sites on the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard cranes and walking tours in the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and a lunchtime "citizen science" gathering at the Preserve visitors center with slide shows featuring images by Eric Dugan and Tim Buckley, as well as an osprey nest viewing boat trip Sunday morning.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Strawberry Moon"

Tue Jun. 30, 2015
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.

Benicia Torchlight Parade

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Benicia’s 4th of July parade stretches all the way down First Street and includes music, dancing, floats, horses, clowns, and live entertainment. A street dance and live entertainment follow the parade on First Street.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Thunder Moon"

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
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.

Fourth of July at PIER 39

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Fishermans Wharf

Flash! Sparkle! Pop! It’s Fourth of July! PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment and activities in our Entrance Plaza. At approximately 9:30 PM, The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay*. The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39. *Activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Vallejo 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
427 York Street
707-644-5551

The 162nd Annual Vallejo July 4th Parade is on with the theme "Let Freedom Ring!" Parade step off is 10:00 am. The 2015 Vallejo 4th of July Parade will travel on its traditional route beginning at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right on Georgia through downtown. Enjoy the day and return to the Vallejo waterfront for FIREWORKS at approximately 9:15 pm.

Benicia's Picnic in the Park & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

This event is a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July. Benicia’s City Park is filled with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Fireworks start shortly after 9 p.m. at the foot of First Street making this a great event for the whole family.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom' July 4th Fest

Sat Jul. 4, 2015 - Mon Jul. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. For three consecutive days - July 4, 5 & 6 - join us for Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest as we celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with family and friends.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in July

Wed Jul. 8, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Kenya Baker, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker.

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.

Benicia Waterfront Festival

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

The popular summer event is back with a splash! Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, craft beer tastings, tasty foods, vendor village, and kids’ activity area. Downtown Benicia @ First & East B Streets.

2015 California State Fair

Fri Jul. 10, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.,Sacramento
916-263-FAIR/877-CAL-EXPO

For more than 160 years the California State Fair has provided fairgoers with incredible experiences and a wide variety of attractions which are either large in scale or play on grandiose traditions of fairs, agriculture, and entertainment. "Food-Family-Fun" is always the State Fair theme. Fair Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri-Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Magical Midway: Mon/Wed/Thurs 2:00 pm-11:00 pm; Tue/Fri-Sun 11:00 am - Midnight.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents TBD

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hanns Park, Skyline St.
510-872-8539

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park will be announcing their summer production in April. Check back for more information.

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.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Chuck McKinnon Mactet

Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

An intriguing talent and an exciting, pioneering artist, trumpeter Chuck MacKinnon is a San Francisco native who came of age performing on the fertile local jazz scene. He earned his stripes sitting in with local piano legend Smith Dobson, and later forged a respected place in the demanding New York City music world.

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!

Mascot Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Aug. 5, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come and visit your favorite mascots at this year’s 6th Annual Mascot Day at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Join your local and national business mascots and celebrate all the silliness these fun-loving characters have to offer. Admission Free!

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Aug. 14, 2015
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.

Vallejo Museum - "War Comes Home"

Tue Jul. 7, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history - from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the "War Comes Home" exhibition is presented by Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Cal Humanities' and is a part of the War Comes Home initiative.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in the Penalty Box

Wed Apr. 15, 2015 - Sun Aug. 16, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane

Charles Schulz started playing ice hockey in a small backyard rink his father created and developed a love of the game from an early age. He joyfully portrayed ice sports in Peanuts, with Snoopy and Woodstock making a tiny birdbath their arena, or Snoopy, the world famous hockey player, scoring winning goals on top of his doghouse.

Taste of First Street - An Evening of Food and Wine

Tue Aug. 25, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

With Downtown Benicia providing the beautiful setting, “Tasters” can enjoy a stroll up and down First Street having a nibble at many of Benicia’s favorite First Street restaurants.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Red Moon"

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
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.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Aug. 28, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of the Verison IndyCar® Series returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit, Aug. 24-26, for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Fans enjoyed a new era of INDYCAR racing in Sonoma last year, complete with new cars, new engines and a newly revamped circuit. The combination led to the best INDYCAR race we’ve ever seen in Sonoma, with Ryan Briscoe taking the checkers. Briscoe became the seventh different driver in eight years to win in Sonoma. You’ve got to be here to enjoy a full weekend of racing, including the return of the SCCA World Challenge Series and Formula Car Challenge. You’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

Loma Vista Farm's 12th Annual Cioppino Pasta Feed and Silent Auction

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Florence Douglas Center, 333 Amador Street
510-235-2039

Save the Date! Tickets go in sale June 1st. Get your tickets early, this event sold out last year!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Bobbe Norris/Larry Dunlap

Sun Sep. 13, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
(707)533-4593

This husband-wife duo presents an exciting program of Standards from the Great American Songbook, Jazz and Brazilian music as well as original music with an intuitive communication that can only come from years of performing together. Their music is sensitively arranged and adventurous, making for performances that are full of surprises.

14th Annual Vallejo Numismatic Society No. CA. Education Symposium

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
707-246-6327

This free Coin Collector's Retreat is hosted by the Vallejo Numismatic Society. All day Symposium will be held on the second floor in the Heritage Theatre. Admission is free.

Fall Wine Walk in Downtown Benicia

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
First St.

Fall Wine Walk offers attendees a chance to taste a variety of regional and imported wines in Downtown Benicia. Up to 21 different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable afternoon to “sip, walk, and shop.” Attendees can stroll First Street with glass in hand, tasting different wines, from reds to whites to sparkling. Many participating business will also offer hors d'oeuvres to pair with the wine they are pouring.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Corn Moon"

Sun Sep. 27, 2015
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.

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 3RD & 4TH FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Feb. 20, 2015 - Fri Oct. 16, 2015
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Leading the walks are Deborah Hogarty and Serena Desoto. Hogarty has been investigating paranormal phenomenon for more than 10 years. She has investigated the infamous Wolfe Manor, a turn of the century mansion located in Clovis, California, and logged considerable investigative time and resources for the citizens of Historic Locke. Hogarty has been a featured guest on CBS’s Eye on the Bay regarding her investigation at the Historic Ryde Hotel. 8:00pm every first and third Friday of the month through October.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Oct. 16, 2015
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.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Soul Sauce

Sun Oct. 25, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-533-4593

With four different singers, lead vocals are passed around and harmonies abound. Couple that with a group of guys that can groove and you’ve got The SoulSauce Band.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Frosty Moon"

Fri Oct. 30, 2015
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.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2015

Sat Sep. 26, 2015 - Sun Nov. 1, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®, is back in 2015! Halloween is back at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for thrills by day and fright by night! As the clock strikes 6 p.​m., the fright begins when hundreds of zombies are released to haunt the park. Watch your back as you wander into our four free themed scare zones, where ghoulish creatures are waiting to jump out of the darkness. Enjoy new and favorite haunted walk-through mazes (additional fee required) when doors open at night. There’s live monstertainment, strolling zombies and much more! Don’t forget to ride your favorite coaster in the dark for an all-new bone-chilling experience. Fright by night is not recommended for children under 12.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Nov. 14, 2015
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.

Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway

Wed Mar. 18, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Entering its 27th consecutive year, the popular drag racing series offers a safe, legal and controlled environment for drivers to drag race their vehicles. For the road warrior looking to see exactly what their car can do, Wednesday Night Drags is the ideal event.

Sonoma Drift

Wed Mar. 4, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwy 37 & 121, Sonoma
707.933.3957
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Wednesday nights. Sideways cars. Screeching Tires. White Smoke. All this can only mean one thing: the return of Sonoma Drift.

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 26, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

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.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sun Jan. 4, 2015 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015
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).

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
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.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches (1st Saturday of most months)

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sat Dec. 5, 2015
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. COST: Free!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Clairdee: Soulful Sounds of the Season

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves. $15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 13, 2015 - Fri Dec. 11, 2015
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.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Fri Jan. 16, 2015 - Sat Dec. 19, 2015
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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
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.

Mare Island Historical Museum

Sat Jan. 3, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
8th and Railroad Sts
707-280-5742/707 557 -1538

See USS Vallejo control room, ship models, gift shop & more.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 26, 2015
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.

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Dec. 29, 2014 - Mon Dec. 28, 2015
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.

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

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
1275 McKinstry St.
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.

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!