Charlie Swanson

Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.

The Days Between: Several Bay Area Bands Honor Jerry Garcia in Concert

Counter-culture icon and Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942, in San Francisco and died on August 9, 1995, at...

Vivalon Launches In-Person Program on Healthy Aging

Vivalon, formerly known as Whistlestop, is Marin largest resource to older adults and people living with disabilities. The nonprofit has served the community for more...

Culture Crush: Five festivals and other events this week

St. Helena Now in its second week, Festival Napa Valley's 2021 live summer season continues to showcase world-renowned artists such as operatic and orchestral conductor...

Wine Encounters: Upcoming events showcase the region’s tastes

Several North Bay organizations invite the public to raise a glass in both virtual and in-person settings this summer for events that celebrate the...

Marin Center Marks the Spot for TreasureFest This Summer

Ten years ago, Marin residents Angie and Charles Ansanelli launched one of the Bay Area's largest, most diverse and most popular flea markets, TreasureFest. Originally...

Save the Dates for These Marin Film Festivals

It took more than a year, but Marin County is steadily reopening for events and gatherings as vaccinations keep the pandemic's numbers relatively low...

MarinMOCA to Open Exhibits Celebrating Culture and Clay

Several Northern California artists and Bay Area sculptors are displaying innovative and culturally vibrant works at Novato's esteemed Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, as...

North Bay Theaters Plan Live Seasons

After a year of performing to virtual audiences, North Bay theater companies are ready to welcome people back to the theater, and several local...

Culture Crush: Live Events This Week

Napa Valley After a year on hold, Festival Napa Valley welcome audiences back for a full program of events this summer. Marking the Festival’s 15th...

Culture Crush: Find Live Events This Week

North Bay Before heading to Iceland for a tour later this month, acclaimed cellist Rebecca Roudman and her virtuosic bluegrass band Dirty Cello will play...

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