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.

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...

North Bay Summer Concert Programs Are Heating Up

For many North Bay music lovers, summer is a smorgasbord of outdoor concerts and community gatherings. Last summer, all the popular concert programs were...

Point Reyes Books Launches Subscription Club

A staple of West Marin for over 50 years, Point Reyes Books is more than a shop, it's a community hub that reflects the...

Valley of the Moon Music Festival Reaches Across the Distance

Classical and Romantic chamber music will ring out once again in the Sonoma Valley and online during the Valley of the Moon Music Festival,...

Culture Crush: July Opens with Live and Virtual Events

Online Marin County Fair Last year’s virtual version of the Marin County Fair, featuring several social media events and online contests, was exceedingly successful, even...

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