Events Calendar: January / February 2022

San Francisco’s most stylish event is the San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala. From Banksy to Broadway musical hits, the winter cultural calendar is packed with art, music, and dance. And all that jazz… (note: events are subject to change.)


The Art of Banksy (credit: Kyle Flubacker)

Through Feb. 27
The Art of Banksy | Palace of Fine Arts

The largest touring exhibition of 100-plus authentic Banksy artworks, including “Flower Thrower,” “Rude Copper,” and “Girl with Balloon,” sourced from private collectors around the world. 

San Francisco Symphony | Film With Live Orchestra

The thrilling 1985 blockbuster, Back to the Future, with a live musical score by award-winning composer Alan Silversti.

11 through Feb. 6
Golden Gate Theatre | The Band’s Visit

Winner of 10 Tony Awards® in 2018, one of only four musicals in Broadway history to win the unofficial Big Six for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (photo: Matthew Murphy)

11 through Sept. 4
Curran Theatre | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The world’s most award-winning new play returns as a newly staged, one-show magical experience with spectacular spells, a race through time and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces.

Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Branford Marsalis

Back in the Bay Area for the first time since 2014, the conductorless ensemble is joined by celebrated saxophone virtuoso, three-time Grammy Award® winner Branford Marsalis.

San Francisco Symphony | An Evening with Itzhak Perlman

A program curated by Tony Award®-winning director Dan Sullivan, interweaves storytelling by Perlman and music-making with his longtime friend, pianist Rohan De Silva.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s story about the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willie Wonka, turned into a hit Broadway musical that delights all ages with pure imagination and incredible inventions.

David Gill Gallery / Zaha Hadid, Bench Three Seat “UltraSteallar” (Fog Design+Art)

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion | FOG Design + Art

A preview gala on Jan. 19 benefits SFMOMA’s education and exhibition programs. Innovators Luncheon on Jan. 22 honors pioneering musical talent Linda Ronstadt. The four-day exhibition features 45 leading artists’ galleries and conversations in the FOG Theater.

Oakland Restaurant Week

Eat. Drink. Repeat. From neighborhood gems to food trucks to Michelin-starred dining, participating Oakland restaurants offer special menus for lunch and dinner.  

Napa Valley Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever; no preset prices, just 10 days of delicious dining across the valley’s five towns.

Freestyle Love Supreme (Photo: Joan Marcus)

21–Feb. 13
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater | Freestyle Love Supreme

Launching its U.S. tour, a critically acclaimed Broadway hit from the minds of longtime friends Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Bay Area artist Anthony Veneziale. The show pays homage to John Coltrane’s improvisational musical style.

Yoshi’s | Martin Barre of Jethro Tull

Aqualung, the famous Jethro Tull album, celebrates 50 years since its release. Grammy Award®-winning Martin Barre, 43 years as the group’s lead guitarist, is on a worldwide tour.

26 – 30
SFJAZZ Gala 2022 | Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Orchestra

Gala and After Party on Jan. 26 to honor the iconic trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with a Lifetime Achievement Award benefiting artistic and education programs at SFJAZZ. Programming follows for four consecutive nights.

San Francisco Ballet | Opening Night Gala

Hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, La Grande Fête marks the beginning of Helgi Tomasson’s final repertory season. San Francisco’s most stylish event features world premieres and a dinner with gala proceeds benefiting a wide range of artistic initiatives.


Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University | Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Richard Egarr directs the Baroque masterpiece, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, in a performance in partnership with The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program.

2 and 5
Chase Center | Björk

The featured production from this multidisciplinary artist is Cornucopia, an immersive, imaginative and intricate feast for the senses.

San Francisco Symphony | Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at this vibrant event drawing upon Asian traditions, past and present. Festival Reception is followed by a performance of Eastern and Western repertoire.

(Courtesy: UC Davis Library Collection)

54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair 

Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers featuring the collections and rare treasures of 120 booksellers from around the world. Includes a special exhibit on wine and viticulture. Oakland Marriott City Center.

San Francisco Ballet | Yuan Yuan Tan’s 25th Anniversary Dinner

A reception, dinner and performance in honor of Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan to celebrate a career with San Francisco Ballet spanning more than 25 years. Proceeds benefit a wide range of SF Ballet artistic initiatives. Palace Hotel.

Blue Note Napa | Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Five-time Grammy Award® nominee, Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past several decades, entertaining global audiences and releasing a catalog of 33 classic albums, including the best-selling instrumental acoustic guitar album of all time.

Sweetwater Music Hall | Sonomusette Plays Piaf

SonoMusette, featuring native Parisian singer Mimi Pirard, transports us to mid-1900s Paris via the evocative songs of the enchanting Edith Piaf, “The Little Sparrow.”

SAP Center San Jose | Justin Bieber

Grammy Award®-winning superstar Justin Bieber is on The Justice World Tour 2022, named for his global #1 album.

(The Art of Banksy / Girl With Balloon (credit: Kyle Flubacker)