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2015 Solano County Fair - "Meet Me at the 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, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Family Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and interactive games for kids of ALL ages, non-stop live music and entertainment 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.

Relay For Life-Vallejo

Sat Aug. 1, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
St Patricks-St. Vincents High School,1500 Benicia Rd
Tollfree: 800-ACS-2345

One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Won’t you join this year and be a part of Relay? Help mark this milestone and celebrate the successes achieved together during the last 28 years.

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

10,000 horsepower, 330 mile-per-hour speeds and unbeatable Value! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series blasts onto the Sonoma drag strip, July 31-Aug. 2. Our gates open at 8:00 AM. Track records were set in 2014 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see John Force, Antron Brown and Ron Capps as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. Get your individual or weekend passes early for the best savings and remember - every ticket is a pit pass!

2015 South Vallejo National Night Out/Resource Fair

Tue Aug. 4, 2015
Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church, 900 6th Stree
707-631-1261

National Night Out is a crime prevention event. We are trying to help promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug and violence prevention; safety; and neighborhood unity. We also offer a Resource Fair that includes many local vendors from the health care sector as well as other vendors and businesses with information on how they can help community members. Vallejo Unified School District has provided free TDAP vaccinations for those school age children that needed them. We had a blood drive with Blood Centers of the Pacific and we have free health checks, free massages and much, much more. We will give away free food and clothing, and have live entertainment. There will be games and events for all ages and raffles with free gift giveaways. Everything is free.

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 7th 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!

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with Miles Schon

Wed Aug. 5, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Miles Schon will team up with the North Bay All-Star band for The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre. The son of a guitar icon, Miles Schon has definitely began to make a name for himself in the blues/rock community. With a style that is respectful to the artists that he admires (Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana, Eric Clapton) Miles also breathes a fresh new life and energy into every song he plays. Citing the Blues as his newest musical interest, his background in R&B, Pop and Rock are heavily laced in his originals as well as his interpretations of the cover tunes his band performs. Whether it be a smoking hot guitar solo, or a blazingly intricate ukulele tune, Miles Schon is the next big thing in the Blues/Rock world.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.

5th Annual Vallejo Chamber Golf Tournament - "Ugly Pants"

Fri Aug. 7, 2015
Hiddenbrooke Golf Course, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
707-644-5551

The day begins with an early KUIC Radio Coffee Break at 8:00am, shotgun start at 9:30am, heavy hors d'oeuvres by 3:00pm, and prizes, raffles, and contests spread throughout the day. Sponsorship opportunities are available! We are looking for hole hosts with fun games and contests to have on the course! Please contact Josette Lacey at the Chamber if you are interested.

Spirit Week at Jelly Belly

Mon Aug. 3, 2015 - Fri Aug. 7, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Join the Jelly Belly Visitor Center staff as we celebrate Spirit Week at Jelly Belly! Beginning Monday, August 3rd, through Friday, August 7th, we show our spirit by participating in a different theme each day.

Empress Theatre presents Friday Night Dance Party with IrieFuse

Fri Aug. 7, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

IrieFuse is blowing audiences away with their energetic and unique live performances! They have been making appearances at West Coast festivals, universities and venues with an unparalleled ferocity, such that their tunes have begun to spread infectiously. Several songs off their debut “Sun is Rising” EP is getting attention on the airwaves and critics are raving about their brand new, freshman full length album, “Give & Get Back.”

Teen Listening Parties

Fri Jun. 12, 2015 - Fri Aug. 7, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara Street

The theme of this year's Solano County Library Teen Summer Challenge is "Read to the Rhythm." We will host Teen Listening Parties at the JFK Library every Friday. Come hang out with old and new friends and listen to music. Find out more at solanolibrary.com/teens.

Benicia Peddler's Fair

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
First Street from J to the waterfront
(707) 745-8680

52nd Annual Benicia Peddlers Fair * 300 Select Vendors * 20,000+ Loyal Fans * Wonderful Benicia Restaurants * Many Unique Stores on First St * Food Vendors

Teen Summer Challenge at JFK Library

Mon Jun. 8, 2015 - Sat Aug. 8, 2015
JFK Library, Joseph Rm, 505 Santa Clara
Tollfree: 1-866-57ASKUS

Join the Teen Summer Challenge at the JFK Library. Dare yourself or a friend to do something awesome and earn prizes for completing your dares. You can sign up at the library or online at solanolibrary.com/teens.

Art and Concerts in the Park - The Voltones

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park - 650 Columbus Parkway
707-648-5317

Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere. Free to the public.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Sam Coaass

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to Bay Area cartoonist Sam Coaass who has been self-publishing her comic, The Masked One, since 2012. The Masked One, about a mysterious mythical figure, can be read for free at www.themaskedone.smackjeeves.com.

5th Annual Aim for Ag & Open Space: Sporting Clay Shoot & Luncheon at Birds Landing

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays 2099 Collinsville Rd
707-432-0150 x205

Join Solano Land Trust for our 5th Annual sporting clay shoot! We are once again offering both 50- or 100-target options. Awards will include: High Overall, Labor Division, Ladies, Under 18, and the much-coveted Duck-and-Cover.

Free Family Movie Night: Annie

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St.
707-980-8004

Doors open at 7:30pm Movie starts at dusk Don’t forget your blanket! Stop by our stand for popcorn, water, hot dogs and ice creams Adults must stay on site with their children.

Mare Faire - 8th Annual: Celebrate the Original Mare Island & Fennel Festival

Sat Aug. 8, 2015 - Sun Aug. 9, 2015
at South end of Railroad, bldg A-167
707-557-9816

Join us on the Preserve for the 8th Annual Mare Faire and 5th Annual Fennel Festival, combined for history, nature and recreation mixed up Mare Island style with guided hikes, bird watching outings, food, music and a Fennel Forest Fun Run/Walk, cooking demo by Pollen Ranch and BBQ. The U.S. Navy will escort a hike to the Historic Southshore Saturday, 10:00am-12noon.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters

Wed Aug. 12, 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.

Schulz Museum - FREE NIGHT

Thu Aug. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707- 579-4452

Enjoy free Museum admission along with ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery of Sonoma County (while supplies last). Also, take a photo to remember the event in the free photo booth provided by Runaway Photo Booth until 7:00 pm.

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.

Empress Theatre presents Friday Night Dance Party with FenToN CooLfooT

Fri Aug. 14, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

FenToN CooLfooT and The Right Time: An animated 7-piece Funk-Soul-Reggae-Latin band from the Bay Area, producing a border less, bad-ass, neon-colored variety of wild music. From Rocksteady to Cumbia, 50’s rock ‘n’ roll to Gangster Funk It’s Independent Rebel Music for 2014 and beyond. Non-stop energy and a raw and soulful multi-style delivery every show, FenToN CooLfoot and The Right Time gives you “Musical Stories of the Bay, Pretty Girls, Shoes, Cars, and Geetars Live!”.

Little Imaginarium's SUMMER CAMP PUPPET WORKSHOP

Wed Jul. 15, 2015 - Fri Aug. 14, 2015
428 Georgia St
707-644-4831

Does your child want to be a puppeteer? If so, join Little Imaginarium and Kennedy Puppets for our Puppeteer Summer Camp. Your child(ren) will learn from experience instructors to make their own puppets, learn voice and hand movements and bring their puppets to life in a show production.

VALLEJO ART WALK - Every Second Friday

Fri Aug. 14, 2015
Downtown Vallejo

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 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Empress Theatre presents Stratify

Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virigina St
707-552-2400

This dynamic band is comprised of 8 very talented musicians from the Bay Area who are focused strictly on the Smooth Jazz genre. The band features a full rhythm section, three-piece horn section and percussion covering some of the most popular funk & smooth jazz artist of today and yesterday. Stratify Smooth Jazz delivers a unique show that connects with the audience as soon as they hit the stage. Don’t be fooled by the “smooth”, in this bands name. Stratify brings funky uptempo smooth grooves for some serious dancing!

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group: Old Town Night Out

Sat Aug. 15, 2015
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

BDES 100th Year Fundraiser. Dinner and Vaudeville Show! $40 dinner and show No Host Bar Ticket Not Sold at the Door

GVRD's Family Camp Out

Fri Aug. 14, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-4603

Join us for a real fun old fashion Camp Out! Complete with dinner, camp fire, smores, games, and a hearty breakfast. ... Sign up on line, or drop by our offices at 395 Amador St.

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.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park Fundraiser Show: MACBETH

Fri Aug. 14, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, End of Railroad Ave.
510-872-8539

Join Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park for our final Fundraiser shows at the Mare Island Heritage Preserve. Tickets only $15, available at the Preserve the night of the event.

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.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Farewell to Roar - An All Day Party!

Sun Aug. 16, 2015
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
707-644-4000

Roar is closing for good and we're having a goodbye party to honor this wooden coaster classic. On Sunday, August 16 in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day, visit the park and ride Roar one last time! As a special treat, we're having an All-Day Farewell Party in the area between Roar and Superman Ultimate Flight from noon to 6 p.m. Here, you can enjoy music, purchase delicious BBQ and be eligible for prize giveaways throughout the day.As part of the party, be sure to be on hand to sample Coke Zero! And of course, you'll also want to ride Roar!

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE!

Wed Aug. 19, 2015
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.

Castello di Amorosa's Hot Havana Nights

Fri Aug. 21, 2015
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St. Helena Hwy.
707-967-6274

Hot summer days lead to cool, sexy evenings in the Napa Valley. Join us on Friday, August 21 for a night of wine, sultry Latin dancing, authentic slow roasted Cuban food paired with Castello wines. Try an assortment of fine cigars or bring your own for our lounge. Wear your sexy Cuban threads and bust out that Fedora or Panama Hat. Sultry salsa beats from the Carlos Herrera Band will get you on the dance floor and keep you there as we celebrate Hot Havana Nights!

Relay for Life-Benicia

Fri Aug. 21, 2015 - Sat Aug. 22, 2015
Benicia High School, 1011 Military West, Benicia
707-888-3844

One day. One night. One community. One Fight.Won’t you join this year and be a part of Relay? Help mark this milestone and celebrate the successes achieved together during the last 28 years.

Free Family Movie Night: Big Hero 6

Sat Aug. 22, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St.
707-980-8004

Doors open at 7:30pm Movie starts at dusk Don’t forget your blanket! Stop by our stand for popcorn, water, hot dogs and ice creams Adults must stay on site with their children.

VezerStock Concert Series - Used Blues Brothers

Sat Aug. 22, 2015
Mankas Corner Gardens, 2522 Mankas Corner Rd
707-389-0824

Cool people like you that enjoy Concerts and Food & Wine should most-definitely plan on attending.

Benicia Historical Musuem Celebrates Dona Benicia's 200th Birthday

Sun Aug. 23, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Martha McGettigan reflects on her great-great grandmother Doña Benicia. Come out to the Museum to celebrate the anniversary of Doña Francisca Maria Felipa Benicia Carillo de Vallejo’s 200th birthday (on the exact date). Learn about this strong wife, mother, and woman whom the city of Benicia was named after. Free to the public. Birthday cake, chips and salsa, and virgin margarita’s will be served.

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.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues in August

Wed Aug. 26, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre takes place the 4th Wednesday of every month and features some of the best blues musicians on the planet.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Aug. 27, 2015
Vallejo Business Alliance, 116 Springtowne Center
707-644-5551

Co-Sponsored by First Bank/Mustico Realty. 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

VezerStock Concert Series - Hey Jude Band

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
2522 Mankas Corner Road
Tollfree: (888) 823-8463

Become part of the family at our fun winery events. Our events are ranked as some of the best entertainment in the Fairfield, Napa, and Suisun Valley area. Vezér events combine the things we love most: great music, good company, warm atmosphere and fantastic wine, all in "The Petite Sirah Capital of the World!"

Vallejo Yacht Club Ida Tyler 25th Annual Flea Market

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

Start collecting your 'treasures' to sell at our annual flea market. Rent a space (members $20, non-members $25) or donate your items to be sold at the Members Table. Join us for Fun-Food-Bargains. If its legal sell it. Visiting non-food vendors welcome.

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.

Empress Theatre presents The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Recognized as the leading Rolling Stones tribute band in the world, and considered by Stones insiders and die hard fans alike as “…better than the real thing,” The Unauthorized Rolling Stones look like the original, strut like the original and rock like the original. Formed by Rudy Colombini who embodies Mick, The URS is now a true phenomenon, celebrating over ten years of bringing the experience of a live performance by “The World’s Greatest Rock N Roll Band”.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Aug. 29, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(530) 676 - 8762

Gun show and sale. Visit www.Codeofthewestgunshows.com Saturdays 9am-5pm, Sundays 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Napa Valley Museum - do it

Sat Jun. 20, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

Known as the longest-running exhibition ever to take place. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, "do it" is a conceptual, interactive exhibition built upon enacting artists’ written and drawn instructions. From a compendium of 250 instructions, the Museum will present realized artworks, ongoing performances, take home instructions, and above all, opportunities for the public to engage in the creation of contemporary art. Artists include: Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Allison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Sol LeWitt, and Olafur Eliasson, among others. In conjunction with the exhibition, the do it (archive) will be on display representing the exhibition’s 20-year, worldwide history. Don’t miss the festive opening party (Amalia Pica’s Throw a Party) on Friday, June 19 from 5-7pm.

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.

GVRD First Saturdays at River Park

Sat Sep. 5, 2015
River Park, Wilson Ave & Mare Island Causeway
707-648-4600

FREE: Come enjoy hikes & various nature activities in GVRD parks the first Saturday of each month this Summer.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Festival Latino

Sat Sep. 5, 2015 - Sun Sep. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Join us for Festival Latino, a vibrant cultural event featuring lively music and your favorite Latino performers, dancers in colorful costumes, authentic cuisine and much more! - See more at: https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/celebration/festival-latino-0#sthash.9DWznomu.dpuf

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Sep. 11, 2015
1275 McKinstry St
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.

Art and Concerts in the Park - San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-5317

Guided by our director, noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser, we draw our repertoire from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. We learn contemporary tunes as well as those that have been passed down from the Highlands and Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada.

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!

29th Annual Harvest Ball at V.Sattui

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
V.Sattui Winery, 1111 White Lane, St Helena
707-963-7774

Celebrating V. Sattui Winery's 130th Anniversary Featuring the coastal cuisine of Liguria with Michelin Star Chef Luca Collami • "Abbacadabra" live entertainment dinner show • Dance the night away to soul-infused "Big City Revue" • Experience an entire weekend of activities, including: Friday Farmer's Market tour and cooking school, Saturday morning Winemaker vineyard tours and Sunday "morning-after" mimosas & pastries Advance ticket pricing available now!

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.

Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club Dog Show

Thu Sep. 10, 2015 - Sun Sep. 13, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(707) 795-7941

AKC approved event with agility, breed and junior showmanship competitions. Parking: $10.00 per vehicle. www.infodog.com

Mare Island Museum Benefit Golf Tournament

Fri Sep. 18, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Golf Course, 655 Columbus Pkwy
(707) 478 3459 or (707) 803 6329

The tournament will be a best ball scramble and there will be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Get a hole in one and you will be awarded a new Cadillac by Team Chevrolet in Vallejo. There will also be a raffle with donated prizes.

California Coastal Clean Up Day

Sat Sep. 19, 2015
Vallejo Marina, 42 Harbor Way
707-645-8258

Every September, thousands of Californians go in search of those trash to clean up and have a ball doing it. Volunteers Needed!

Verismo Opera presents Faust by Charles Gounod (in French)

Sat Aug. 15, 2015 - Sat Sep. 19, 2015
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave
707-864-5508

Dealing with the devil is risky business – lots of details. Wealth, power, youth, love — Faust wants it all and Mephistopheles lets him have it in return for his immortal soul. Unfortunately, when you deal with the devil, everyone loses as Faust learns when he seduces the innocent Marguerite, kills her brother and then drives Marguerite to madness. This is a diabolically high price to pay. The opera by Charles Gounod, based on Goethe’s famous classic, is one of the most popular ever written and is full of melodious, memorable music.

HORSE DAY AT McINTYRE RANCH - Ages 8-17

Sat May. 16, 2015 - Sat Sep. 19, 2015
McIntyre Ranch, St. John's Mine Road
707-648-4552

Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hands-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmets are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Kids will receive a souvenir t-shirt! Eat a good breakfast, bring a water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Instructor: Jane Mitchell Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class nonresident. Select Saturdays.

Vallejo Symphony Concert: Wild and Serene

Sun Sep. 20, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave
707-643-4441

Thomas Heuser, conducting Inna Faliks, piano Smetana, Vltava (The Moldau) from Má Vlast Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "New World"

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Sep. 24, 2015
MIRA, 51 Daniels Ave.
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by MIRA. 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

2nd 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.

Havok Bay Area Car Show

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive

The Bay's finest car, truck and bike show. Limbo contest, decibel contest, and many kids events. 30+ trophies, multiple models, live DJ.

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.

Bay Area Stage presents Seussical Jr.

Fri Oct. 2, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
The First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador Street
(707) 561-1053

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend - 2nd Annual

Sat Oct. 3, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
Waterfront
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.

The Sardine Can 2015 Sunday Jazz

Sun Apr. 12, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
"0" Harbor Way
707-553-9492

The Sardine Can proudly hosts live Jazz all Spring and Summer long. Join us Every Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. to see your favorite bands.

Muckfest MS

Sat Oct. 10, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.

MuckFest MS rallies you and your friends for a mucky romp through mud and obstacles in support of a world free of multiple sclerosis. The run is pure athletic hilarity on a 5K course full of mud, and featuring 15+ outrageous obstacles that will spin, swing and fling you up, down and sideways. The only cramp our muckers get is from laughing too hard. Admission: $65.00 - $105.00 Per Person Parking: $10.00 Per Vehicle

Schulz Museum - Animating Comics

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Thu Oct. 15, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

This exhibition celebrates the art of bringing comics to life and features rarely displayed production cels from award-winning animated comics, including Peanuts, Batman, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Museum collection boasts four rare animation cels from A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will be on view together for the first time. This is the Museum’s largest exhibition about animation to date.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Jun. 5, 2015 - Fri Oct. 16, 2015
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

First & Third Fridays at 8pm – Spooky tales of the paranormal history of Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive, and fun Ghost Walk with paranormal investigators Deborah Hogarty and Serena Desoto. Step into the shoes of a paranormal investigator and meet the ghosts of Benicia’s past.

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.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Oct. 17, 2015 - Sun Oct. 18, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive
530-676-8762

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

Vallejo Symphony Orchestra Presents The Capitol Camerata Trio

Sun Oct. 18, 2015
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

“Dancing Across Espana” Albeniz, Granados, Malats, Despelsenaire, Llobet, Halffter, Turina Anita Felix,violin, Curtis Kidwell, oboe, John Cozza, piano

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Oct. 22, 2015
St. Patrick - St. Vincent High School, 1500 Benicia Rd.
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

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.

Haul-o-ween Murder Mystery

Fri Oct. 30, 2015 - Sat Oct. 31, 2015
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.

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.

Sonoma Plaza Ghost Walking Tour

Fri Jun. 12, 2015 - Fri Nov. 6, 2015
Off Sonoma Plaza
707-363-6890

Come and meet the ghosts of Sonoma, one of California's most haunted cities! Interactive Paranormal Tour led by real paranormal investigators, who will share the history of locations and teach you how to use the tools of the trade. Are you ready to speak be a ghost hunter?

Vallejo Symphony Concert: Poetic Genius

Sun Nov. 8, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave
707-643-4441

Christian Baldini, conducting Carrie Hennessey, soprano Mika Pelo, NEW WORK (premiere) Celebrated Mozart and Verdi Arias, with Carrie Hennessey, soprano Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major Op. 38 'Spring'

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 Symphony presents The Peregrine Quartet

Sun Mar. 6, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

Brahms, String Quartet in C minor, op. 5 Beethoven, String Quartet in A, op. 132 Beethoven, 'Heiliger Dankgesang' (Sacred Song of Praise) Tammie Dyer, violin, Dan Kristianson, violin, Alexander Volonts, viola, Burke Schuchmann, cello

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!