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Sights & Sounds: Andrew Farago

Andrew Farago

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jenee Darden sat down with Andrew Farago, co-author of Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film and Beyond.  He shared his suggestions for three arts events happening in the Bay Area this weekend. 

  • The 10th annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is going down this Saturday. There will be vendors and workshops. This year’s theme is “Renewing Our Vows” and it's expected to be a blend of gaudy and affectionate. Creators and zine fans can enjoy the fest at the Omni Commons in Oakland. 
  • Add a little magic to your little one’s weekend at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. Kids come here to enjoy 60 storybook sets, rides, friendly animals and enchanting gardens. The park is designed for kids under eight. Next week the park will be celebrating the holidays with their Winterland theme.
  • The Cow Palace turns into Victorian London for The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Travel back in time to an era of music halls, theaters, pubs, and roasted chestnuts. This is the Dickens Fair’s 20th year, and it runs until Dec. 22nd. 


Andrew Farago is curator of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum. Check out their current exhibits on Batman movie props, horror graphics and John Kascht graphics. 



Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.