Culture Crush: Local Live Events Rebound

Live Concert

Sacramento native Scott Hansen makes music as Tycho and visual art as ISO50, and he combines both forms with his first live shows in over a year this weekend. Tycho will be in the North Bay for a four-night residency-performing two shows each night–courtesy of Blue Note Napa and Another Planet, which are teaming up to present world class entertainment outside on the grounds of Napa Valley’s Oldest Wine Estate this summer. See (and hear) Tycho live from Thursday to Sunday, June 3–6, at Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main Street, St. Helena. 5:30pm and 8:30pm each night. $55–$85. Bluenotenapa.com.

Live Event

Napa Valley invites residents and visitors alike to partake in small town specials at the weekly Yountville Locals Day, starting this week and featuring special offers from the town’s shops, restaurants, tasting rooms, spas and resorts. Culinary offers include complimentary corkage, treats and cocktails at several of the town’s Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as wine tastings and other deals. In addition, retail deals and spa experiences abound in town, and locals can see it all in a leisurely stroll on Thursday, June 3. For more information, including a complete list of Yountville Locals Day offers, visit Yountville.com/localsday.

Live Theater

Left Edge Theatre, the resident company of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, performed online for most of its 2020-2021 season. Now, the company returns to the live stage with in-person performances for its final show of the season, Slow Food. The relationship comedy looks at a couple in the midst of an anniversary meal that turns to an examination of their past and future with the help of a wacky waiter. Experience Slow Food in person with performances June 4–6 and June 11–13. 50 Mark West Spring Rd., Santa Rosa. Fri and Sat, 7pm; Sun, 2pm. $15-$20. The show will be online June 15-20. Leftedgetheatre.com.

Online Theater

Even with no live audience in attendance, Novato Theater Company is moving in the right direction to reopening when it takes the stage to present the romantic drama, The Last Five Years, in live broadcast performances. Carl Jordan directs Robert Nelson and Amanda Morando Nelson in this uplifting and heartbreaking depiction of the life and death of a young couple’s relationship. The common story is told in an uncommon manner when The Last Five Years broadcasts live online June 4–6. Fri and Sat, 7pm; Sun, 2pm. $15, free to NTC members. The show streams on June 7–13. Novatotheatercompany.org.

Live Event

Discover a curated selection of handmade goods by more than 75 local makers, crafters and artists at the Patchwork Modern Makers Festival. Attendees to the live, outdoor shopping experience can find artisanal clothing, home goods, accessories, art, ceramics, and even apothecary items. In addition, the Patchwork Junior booths feature young entrepreneurs and several hands-on craft stations let participants bring home their own handmade treasures. The family-friendly show adheres to Covid-19 safety guidelines when it commences on Sunday, June 6, at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, outside the Hall of Flowers, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. 11am to 5pm. Free admission. Dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show.

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.
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