PNB and Seattle Opera Present a Concert for Ukraine

Tonight, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Opera are joining together to present Unity, a concert benefit for Ukrainian artists.

The one-hour performance will feature music from Der RosenkavalierSwan Lake, Prokofiev’s Romeo and JulietThe Tender Land, and the Ukrainian folk tradition. The performance will take place at McCaw Hall in Seattle. This is a give-what-you-can event for audiences with a $10 minimum. 100% of these proceeds will be donated to the Pegaz Cultural Association.

Pegaz Cultural Association works closely with Poznań Opera House in Poland and other local agencies which are focused on hosting artist residencies. They provide food, rehearsal space, housing, and performance opportunities for Ukrainian artists that have taken refuge in Poland.

Tickets are available through Pacific Northwest Ballet. If you can’t attend the event but would still like to donate, you can do that here.  

Check Out the New Trailer for “The Marriage of Figaro” at Seattle Opera

The Marriage of Figaro opens tomorrow at Seattle Opera and runs through May 22. Seattle Opera has released a teaser trailer in anticipation of the opening tomorrow night. Check out a glimpse of the beautiful score, wild madcap schemes, and charming cast in the trailer below.

“From toe-tapping overture to uplifting finale, W.A. Mozart’s beloved farce based on the radical Beaumarchais play is alive with rich commentary on social class and gender roles. Count and servant go head-to-head, while their crafty wives outsmart the men in one chaotic, entertaining day that ends in happiness and love. Performed by a stellar cast in vibrant costumes from critically acclaimed costume designer Myung Hee Cho, don’t miss the riotous charm of this operatic classic. At the helm of this Figaro is conductor Alevtina Ioffe, one of Europe’s most heralded and sought-after conductors making her Seattle Opera debut.”—from Seattle Opera

Tickets for The Marriage of Figaro are available online. The opera will run at Seattle Opera May 7 through May 22.  

Meet the Cast of “Romeo y Juliet” at Cal Shakes

Romeo y Juliet is a world premiere bilingual adaptation that imagines these star-crossed lovers as two daughters from feuding families before the backdrop of Alta California, as California was known during Spanish Colonial and Mexican rule.

Romeo and Juliet has been adapted countless times, in countless ways for hundreds of years,” shared the playwright, Karen Zacarías. “It is exciting to present this bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s rich, colorful language that gives audiences a different way to hear and feel it.”

Romeo y Juliet will play at Bruns Amphitheater May 25 through June 19. Single tickets will go on sale later in the spring.

Cast

Romeo
Sarita Ocón

Juliet
Vero Maynez

Mercutio
Juan Amador

Tybalt / Paris
Hugo Carbajal

Friar Lawrence / Capulet
Orlando Arriaga

Benvolio
Brady Morales-Woolery

Nurse
Wilma Bonet

Lady Capulet
Eliana Lopez

Creative Team

Playwright
Karen Zacarías

Director
KJ Sanchez

Scenic Designer
Tanya Orellana

Costume Designer
Jessie Amoroso

Lighting Designer
Russell H. Champa

Sound Designer
Madeleine Oldham

Assistant Director
Melanie Queponds

Fight Director
Dave Maier

Stage Manager
Deena Tovar

Assistant Stage Manager
Julia Formanek

Production Assistant
Grace Ortega

Dramaturgs
Philippa Kelly & Ken Cerniglia

Cast and Creative Team Announced for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Village Theatre

“As we forge ahead into a more aware and inclusive world, it was of the utmost importance to me for everyone to see a piece of themselves on this stage,” said Director Jimmy Shields. “Not just physically, but emotionally and yes, even mentally. What better production to take on this task than You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown? At first glance, we often recognize Charlie Brown and the gang as simply the iconic Peanuts comic strip and shorts we know and love. In a deeper look, we realized that these kids are parts of all of us, on the cusp of discovering how the world works and how we find and navigate our happiness through it. I hope this production allows you to reconnect with that childlike optimism and steadfastness that was there before your happiness was influenced by the outside world.”

Cast

Charlie Brown
Rafael Molina

Sally Brown
Arika Matoba

Snoopy
Jason Weitkamp

Schroeder
Charles L. Simmons

Linus Van Pelt
UJ Mangune

Lucy van Pelt
Joel Weil

Crew

Director
Jimmy Shields

Choreographer
Cy Paolantonio

Music Director & Conductor
R.J. Tancioco

Associate Director
Lia Fakhouri

Associate Choreographer
Nehemia Hooks

Associate Music Director
Michael Matlock

Scenic Designer
Christopher Mumaw

Lighting Designer
Marcy Barbeau

Costume Designer
Melanie Burgess

Sound Designer
B&H Sound

Dramaturg
Sonja Lowe

Stage Manager
Miranda C. Pratt

Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson

Assistant Stage Manager
Michelle Chesley

Assistant Lighting Designer
Amber Park

San Francisco Opera: A Night With the Stars

San Francisco is blessed with a thriving opera scene that features performances by some of the world’s most talented artists. From the venerable San Francisco Opera to smaller troupes and ensembles, there’s always something new to explore.

San Francisco Opera has been delighting audiences for more than a century, and there’s a reason why it’s considered one of the world’s great opera companies. Its productions are always stunning, and the caliber of the singers and musicians is top-notch. From the moment the lights dim and the curtain rises, the experience is one that engages all the senses. The voices of the singers are so powerful and pure that they seem to fill the entire theater. The orchestra provides a lush backdrop, and the sets and costumes are so intricately detailed that you feel like you’re right in the middle of the story.

The Opera scene in San Francisco is one of the best in the world. And The San Francisco Opera is one of the most famous opera companies in the country, with most performances being family-friendly, taking place in a beautiful setting with state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting. 

So whether you’re a Bay Area resident or just passing through, be sure to check out our calendar of events and see what’s happening in the world of opera.

Notable Opera Performances in 2022

June 4–July 2, 2022

Don Giovanni at War Memorial Opera House

The world’s most famous opera, Don Giovanni, opens this season with its famous story of seduction, lust, betrayal, and death. It premiered in 1787 and after that has been one of the world’s most famous operas. Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legend of Don Juan, a libertine whose romantic escapades are told by a bystander.

The War Memorial Opera House is home to San Francisco Opera. It is a beautiful venue with a rich history, which was constructed in the Beaux-Arts style, with four facades. It is more than just a concert hall: it symbolizes San Francisco’s cultural identity. 

War Memorial Opera House is also an architectural landmark and a grand building in San Francisco, California, with a seating capacity of over 3,126. The San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and San Francisco Symphony all perform at the War Memorial Opera House. It was opened in 1932 and, at the time, it was the largest indoor theater in the world. The War Memorial Opera House has been called one of the best theaters globally by the American Institute of Architects. The Opera House is known for its beautiful interior and the stunning performances.

Set design mock up for Don Giovanni
Set design of “Don Giovanni.” Photo by Erhard Rom
June 14–July 3, 2022

Dream of the Red Chamber at War Memorial Opera House

Experience the elegance and splendor of ancient China at Dream of the Red Chamber, the mesmerizing performance of one of the greatest classical Chinese novels of all time, at War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA. Witness elegant costumes, spellbinding music, and captivating storytelling as this renowned opera tells the classic tale of young love and heartbreak.

Journey into the heart of Chinese culture and society with this colorful and romantic story of love, loss, and betrayal. Featuring an all-star cast of Chinese opera singers and dancers, this spectacular show is a must-see for anyone interested in East Asian culture and history.

San Francisco’s Opera and Ballet Scene

San Francisco is home to an opera and ballet scene that is second to none. San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet are both world-renowned companies that have been delighting audiences for decades.

San Francisco Opera is the oldest opera company in the United States and is known for its productions of classic operas like Carmen and La Bohème. The company also stages contemporary operas and world premieres and has a robust education and outreach program.

San Francisco Ballet has a diverse repertoire that includes both classical and contemporary ballets. The San Francisco Ballet also offers classes and workshops for aspiring dancers of all ages.

Founded in 1933, the company has an international reputation for developing the world’s most talented dancers.  The arts and culture scene in San Francisco is full of inspiration and creativity, colorful and magical. The Bay Area is home to cinemas and theaters, sciences centers, museums, conservatories, and more. Visitors and locals alike will find things to do and enjoy. Don’t have a lot of time to explore? The best way to do a little exploring in San Francisco is with an Encore Spotlight – Curated Guide to All Things Arts and Culture. Find out what is going on in the city in a week, a month, or a year.

Top 50 Things to Do in San Francisco in 2022

San Francisco is a city with something for everyone. There’s always something new and exciting happening in this city by the bay, and this year, there’s no shortage of top-notch attractions and events to check out. No matter what your interests are, San Francisco is sure to have something to keep you busy.

Every year, tourists come to the city to see its iconic landmarks and enjoy its diverse culture. If you’re planning on visiting San Francisco in 2022, below you will see the best 50 things to do in SF and events to visit.

Broadway Performances in San Francisco

Broadway shows in San Francisco are the perfect way to experience the city’s unique culture and energy. With world-class performers, lavish sets, and enthusiastic audiences, you’re sure to have a night to remember.

June 7–July 3, 2022

Hadestown at Orpheum Theatre San Francisco

June 21–July 17, 2022

The Prom at Golden Gate Theatre

September 7–November 6, 2022

Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Orpheum Theatre San Francisco

November 9–December 4, 2022

Ain’t Too ProudThe Life and Times of The Temptations at Golden Gate Theatre

Broadway theatrical productions at Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco are worth seeing because they offer an unforgettable experience. The theatre is beautifully designed, and the productions are top-notch. You’ll be blown away by the talent of the performers and the skill of the production crew. The shows are also great for families, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for a fun and unique night out, be sure to check out a Broadway production at Orpheum Theatre San Francisco. There’s nothing like a Broadway theatrical production. The costumes, the sets, the music—it’s all so grand and exciting. And if you want to experience a Broadway show without having to travel to New York, then head to Orpheum Theate or the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, a historic theatre that has been staging Broadway productions since 1922, and it’s been a favorite of theatre-goers ever since. The Golden Gate Theatre is the perfect place to see a show—the intimate atmosphere and perfect sound quality make for an unforgettable experience.

Classical, Enjoyable, and Intellectually Stimulating

There’s something about classical music that just seems to transcend time and space. Whether you’re sitting in an ancient amphitheater or a modern concert hall, listening to the notes flow from the orchestra is an experience that’s both timeless and transporting. The city has a rich history of classical music and is home to some of the world’s most talented musicians. Whether you are a fan of Bach, Beethoven, or Brahms, you are sure to find a concert that will interest you. San Francisco’s classical music scene is constantly evolving, so you can be sure that you will always be able to find something new and exciting to experience.  And one of the best places to experience classical music is right here in San Francisco, at Davies Symphony Hall. This world-famous concert hall has been the site of countless unforgettable performances over the years, and it’s still one of the most popular venues for classical music in the world.

March 30, 2022

Lang Lang: Goldberg Variations at Davies Symphony Hall

Pianist Lang Lang
Lang Lang: Goldberg Variations. Photo by Robert Ascroft
April 3, 2022

Chamber Music at Davies Symphony Hall

April 7–9, 2022

Guerrero Conducts Corigliano & Piazzolla at Davies Symphony Hall

May 5–8, 2022

Zhang Conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

May 7, 2022

Music for Families: Superheroes at Davies Symphony Hall

June 2–5, 2022

Daniil Trifonov Plays Mason Bates at Davies Symphony Hall

June 16–19, 2022

Pines of Rome at Davies Symphony Hall

June 23–25, 2022

Stucky, Adams & Sibelius at Davies Symphony Hall

The Comedians Who Will Make You Laugh

Comedies in San Francisco are the perfect way to spend an evening. You’re sure to see some up-and-coming talent as well as some of your favorite comedians. You’ll laugh until you cry, and you’ll definitely have a good time. So why not check out the comedy scene in San Francisco?

March 26, 2022

Jim Norton at Cobb’s Comedy Club

April 2, 2022

Watch What Crappens 10th Anniversary Hunky Dory Tour at The Independent

April 20–23, 2022

Ricky Velez at Punch Line Comedy Club – San Francisco

April 30, 2022

Tom Segura: I’m Coming EverywhereWorld Tour at The Masonic

Tom Segura
May 2, 2022

Welcome To Night Vale at Palace of Fine Arts

May 7, 2022

Jo Koy—Funny Is Funny World Tour at Chase Center

Gary Gulman at Sydney Goldstein Theater

Amazing Live Music Experience

There’s nothing quite like live music. The energy in the air, the anticipation of the show, and of course, the music itself. If you’re looking for an unforgettable live music experience, then you need to check out the concerts in San Francisco. The city has a rich music history, and its concert venues are some of the best in the world. From legendary venues like the Fillmore and Warfield to up-and-coming spots like The Chapel and Rickshaw Stop, there’s something for everyone. You can see everything from huge international stars to up-and-coming local bands, and there’s always something new to see. No matter what genre of music you’re into, there’s a concert in San Francisco that’s worth seeing. 

March 29, 2022

Guided by Voices at Great American Music Hall

March 30, 2022

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Zero 9:36 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

April 1, 2022

Tiffany Day at Cafe Du Nord

April 7, 2022

Eric Bellinger & Sammie: Vibes on Vibes Tour at August Hall

April 11–12, 2022

Girl in Red at The Regency Ballroom

April 19, 2022

Viagra Boys at The Independent

April 21, 2022

Ben Jones: Love Songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

April 23, 2022

James Arthur: It’ll All Make Sense Tour at The Masonic

April 25–26, 2022

The Magnetic Fields at Palace of Fine Arts

May 3, 2022

Lorde: Solar Power Tour at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 14, 2022

Penny and Sparrow at The Chapel

May 21, 2022

The Antlers at Bimbo’s 365 Club

July 7, 2022

Brit Floyd at Warfield

August 30, 2022

HansonRed Green Blue 2022 Tour at The Fillmore

September 7, 2022

Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Oracle Park

October 12, 2022

Pet Shop Boys & New OrderThe Unity Tour at Chase Center

Seeing a Movie With an Orchestra Playing Live

There’s something truly unique and special about watching a film while listening to an orchestra playing live. The beauty of the music combined with the excitement of the movie can create an unforgettable experience.

San Francisco is home to some of the best orchestras in the world, and there’s no better place to experience their talents than at a movie theater. Whether you’re a fan of classic films or new releases, there’s sure to be a screening with an orchestra playing that’s perfect for you.

March 27, 2022

Buster Keaton’s The General—Silent Film With Organist Cameron Carpenter at Davies Symphony Hall

July 1–2, 2022

The Matrix—Film With Live Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco is a Hot Spot for Jazz and Blues Concerts

The soulful sounds of the saxophone, the rhythm of the drums, and the virtuosity of the piano can transport you to another world. The city is home to some of the best jazz clubs in the country. You can listen to some of the top jazz artists perform in intimate settings, and you’re sure to be blown away by their talent.

March 31, 2022

2022 Nea Jazz Masters Tribute Concert at SFJAZZ Center

April 1–3, 2022

Dianne Reeves at SFJAZZ Center

April 15, 2022

John Scofield & Dave Holland at SFJAZZ Center

May 13, 2022

Moonchild at The Independent

Experience Art, History, and Science

San Francisco is home to some of the world’s most renowned museums and galleries. Here, visitors can explore everything from renowned paintings and sculptures to historical artifacts and cutting-edge technology. Below are just a few of the many reasons why San Francisco’s museums and galleries are worth seeing. 

March 12–July 10, 2022

Alice Neel: People Come First at de Young Museum

June 25–October 30, 2022

Robyn Horn: Material Illusions at Museum of Craft and Design

October 23–30, 2022

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection at de Young Museum

Leaving You With a Lasting Impression

One of the things that makes opera so special is its ability to transport you to another place and time. San Francisco’s opera houses are some of the most beautiful in the world, and their grandiose architecture is the perfect setting for these epic tales. Operas are staged here throughout the year, with a wide variety of productions to choose from. Whether you’re a longtime opera fan or are just getting started, there’s sure to be a performance in San Francisco that’s right for you.

June 4–July 2, 2022

Don Giovanni at War Memorial Opera House

Set design mock up for Don Giovanni
Set design of “Don Giovanni.” Photo by Erhard Rom
June 14–July 3, 2022

Dream of the Red Chamber at War Memorial Opera House

Enjoy Immersive Theater Experience

San Francisco is a hotbed for theater. The city has a long and proud history of producing world-class theatrical productions, and the talent and creativity on display is second to none. From intimate venues to large performance halls, San Francisco offers an impressive variety of stage productions. And there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of drama, comedy, or musicals. Plus, many of the theaters are historic landmarks, adding to the experience of seeing a show.

March 23–September 3, 2022

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Curran Theatre

March 24–May 1, 2022

Fefu and Her Friends at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

April 20–May 22, 2022

The Lehman Trilogy at A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre

May 19, 2022

Criminal at Palace of Fine Arts

Experience the Magic of San Francisco’s Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene

Encore Spotlight is your one-stop website for all the hot upcoming shows, concerts, and performances in the city, so you can plan your next night out in advance. Whether you’re into rock, jazz, classical, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. Check out Encore Things To Do list of upcoming concerts and events in San Francisco

Top 100 San Francisco concerts to see in 2022

There’s something about San Francisco that just makes concerts feel that much more special. Maybe it’s the city’s stunning setting, with the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop. Or perhaps it’s the city’s history of music and culture, which has produced some of the world’s most talented artists. Plus, San Francisco is home to some of the most beautiful concert venues in the world, from the majestic Warfield Theatre to the intimate Great American Music Hall.

Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that San Francisco is a great city to see a concert. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, classical, hip hop, or anything else, you’re sure to find a show that you’ll love. You can catch a classic rock show at the Fillmore one night and see an indie band at the Rickshaw Stop the next.

Here are our TOP 100 favorite concerts in San Francisco in 2022.


 August Hall

There’s nothing quite like a concert at August Hall in San Francisco, California.  August Hall is the perfect place to see your favorite band or artist. The intimate setting means you’ll be right up close to the stage, and the excellent acoustics will make every note sound crystal clear. The sound quality at August Hall is impeccable, making for an enjoyable concert-going experience. There’s always a great lineup of performers, so you’re sure to find something you love. Plus, the venue has a great history — it was once a Masonic temple, so it has plenty of character.

February 19, 2022

Bryce Vine — Miss You a Little Tour 2022 at August Hall

February 23, 2022

The Drums Performing Portamento at August Hall

February 24, 2022

Alex G, Hello Yello at August Hall

February 25, 2022

Dorian Electra: My Agenda World Tour at August Hall

February 27, 2022

Fireboy DML — the Apollo Tour at August Hall

March 15, 2022

Kyle I Miss U Tour at August Hall

April 7, 2022

Eric Bellinger & Sammie: Vibes on Vibes Tour at August Hall

April 13, 2022

Code Orange, Loathe, Vended, Dying Wish at August Hall

May 19, 2022

Tai Verdes — HDTV Tour at August Hall

May 22, 2022

Wolf Parade at August Hall

October 6, 2022

Bear’s Den at August Hall


Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco is known for putting on some of the best shows in the country, and there’s always something new and exciting coming up. Some of the biggest names in music have played at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, including U2, Metallica, and Taylor Swift. If you want to see a show by one of your favorite artists, there’s a good chance that they’ll be playing at this venue. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, hip-hop, or EDM, you’re sure to find a show that’s just your style.

March 11, 2022

Said the Sky at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

April 2, 2022

Olivia Rodrigo — Sour Tour at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

April 9, 2022

Brockhampton at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

April 18, 2022

Deftones — 2022 Tour Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 3, 2022

Lorde: Solar Power Tour at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


Bimbo’s 365 Club

If you’re looking for a concert venue that will make you feel like a true VIP, look no further than Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, California. This intimate club offers an up-close and personal experience with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Plus, the venue’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems create an unforgettable atmosphere. Whether you’re a music lover or simply looking for a fun night out, Bimbo’s 365 Club is well worth a visit.

February 18, 2022

The Jungle Giants at Bimbo’s 365 Club

March 13, 2022

Andy Shauf at Bimbo’s 365 Club

March 15, 2022

Chai: Wink Together North America Tour ‘22 at Bimbo’s 365 Club

May 21, 2022

The Antlers at Bimbo’s 365 Club

September 27, 2022

Nouvelle Vague at Bimbo’s 365 Club


Brick & Mortar Music Hall

There’s something about a live show that just can’t be beaten. The energy of the crowd, the anticipation in the air, the thrill of seeing your favorite band or artist perform live — it’s an experience you can’t replicate at home. And if you’re looking for a great live music experience, look no further than Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, California. This intimate venue has a reputation for putting on amazing shows, and its calendar is always packed with the hottest artists around. Some of the biggest names in music have played Brick & Mortar, including LCD Soundsystem, The Weeknd, and Chance the Rapper.

March 11, 2022

Point North at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

March 30, 2022

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Zero 9:36 at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

April 1, 2022

Mo Lowda & The Humble at Brick & Mortar Music Hall


Café Du Nord

There’s always something special about seeing a live show at Café Du Nord in San Francisco. Maybe it’s the intimate setting or the fact that you can count on the performers to give their all. The line-up is always stellar. From up-and-coming artists to established names, the line-up at Café Du Nord is always impressive. You never know what you’re going to find, but you can always count on the show to be worth your time.

February 19, 2022

Jenevieve at Café Du Nord

March 9, 2022

Meltt at Café Du Nord

April 1, 2022

Tiffany Day at Café Du Nord

May 1, 2022

Pom Pom Squad — Death of a Cheerleader Tour at Café Du Nord

May 11, 2022

Trupa Trupa at Café Du Nord


Chase Center

Experience world-class concerts at Chase Center in San Francisco. If you’re looking for a night out, Chase Center is the perfect place to see your favorite artist or band. From concerts to sporting events, this world-class venue has something for everyone. With top-of-the-line sound and lighting systems, you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. And don’t forget about the amazing views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge!

March 19, 2022

John Mayer — Sob Rock Tour 2022 at Chase Center

March 29, 2022

Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever, The World Tour at Chase Center

March 31, 2022

Journey: Freedom Tour 2022 with very special guest Billy Idol at Chase Center

April 1, 2022

Celine Dion: Courage World Tour at Chase Center

August 23, 2022

The Killers at Chase Center

September 16, 2022

Swedish House Mafia: Paradise Again Tour at Chase Center

September 18, 2022

Twenty One Pilots — THE ICY TOUR at Chase Center

September 23–24, 2022

Roger Waters: This Is Not a Drill at Chase Center

October 12, 2022

Pet Shop Boys & New Order — The Unity Tour at Chase Center


Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall is one of the most popular venues for orchestral and classical performances in the world. Located in San Francisco, California, it has been the home of San Francisco Symphony since 1980. With its excellent acoustics and intimate setting, Davies Symphony Hall is the perfect place to see a concert.

San Francisco Symphony is one of the most highly acclaimed orchestras in the United States. The orchestra has won numerous awards, and its performances are always highly praised. If you’re a fan of classical music, you won’t want to miss a concert by San Francisco Symphony.

June 29, 2022

Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration at Davies Symphony Hall

May 17, 2022

Julia Bullock: History’s Persistent Voice at Davies Symphony Hall

exterior image of davies symphony hall. the building has rainbow lights lighting up the front
Davies Symphony Hall. Photo by Cory Weaver

Feinstein’s at the Nikko

There’s something truly magical about seeing a concert at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. Nestled in the heart of downtown San Francisco, this intimate venue provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable evening of music. The intimate setting of Feinstein’s at the Nikko is the perfect place to see your favorite artist perform.

March 12, 2022

Melissa Errico: Sondheim More Sublime at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

March 18–19, 2022

Tom Reardon: Like Old Times at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

March 25–26, 2022

Erika Henningsen: Raise Your Standards at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

April 21, 2022

Ben Jones: Love Songs at Feinstein’s at the Nikko

April 22–23, 2022

Lucie Arnaz in Concert at Feinstein’s at the Nikko


Great American Music Hall

This historic venue has been around since 1907, and it has hosted some of the biggest names in music over the years. From Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead to Radiohead, there’s no shortage of legendary performances that have taken place at the Great American Music Hall. Whether you’re a fan of rock, country, pop, or anything in between, you’re sure to find a concert at the Great American Music Hall that you’ll love.

February 23, 2022

Inner Wave at Great American Music Hall

March 4, 2022

Glassjaw at Great American Music Hall

March 6, 2022

Black Country, New Road at Great American Music Hall

March 17–18, 2022

Ben Böhmer at Great American Music Hall

April 23, 2022

Hoodoo Gurus at Great American Music Hall

March 24–26, 2022

The Tallest Man on Earth at Great American Music Hall

May 29, 2022

The Pineapple Thief at Great American Music Hall


Oracle Park

There’s nothing quite like a concert at Oracle Park. The views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge are unparalleled, and the sound quality is unbeatable. The Bay Area’s iconic ballpark is the perfect setting for an evening of live music under the stars.

September 7, 2022

Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe/Poison/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Oracle Park


Palace of Fine Arts

There’s something about live music that just can’t be replicated by anything else. When you go to a concert, you’re not just listening to the artist’s music — you’re experiencing it. And there’s no better place to experience live music than at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.

The Palace of Fine Arts is a stunningly beautiful venue, and its acoustics are top-notch. You’ll be able to hear every note of the music, and you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. What’s more, the Palace of Fine Arts is located in the middle of the park. Although it was initially constructed as a temporary structure for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition to exhibit works of art, it has since become an iconic symbol of San Francisco.

March 3, 2022

An Evening With Bruce Dickinson at Palace of Fine Arts

March 17–18, 2022

Snow Patrol at Palace of Fine Arts

March 23, 2022

Colbie Caillat at Palace of Fine Arts

April 25–26, 2022

The Magnetic Fields at Palace of Fine Arts

September 8, 2022

Clannad — In A Lifetime — The Farewell Tour at Palace of Fine Arts

September 29, 2022

Zucchero at Palace of Fine Arts


Rickshaw Stop

There’s something about a live performance that just can’t be replicated by watching a video or listening to a song on the radio. When you see a band or artist live, you’re experiencing their music in a whole new way. And there’s always something electrifying in the air when a concert is coming to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California. With its intimate atmosphere and top-notch sound system, this venue is a favorite for fans and performers alike.

February 24, 2022

Ian Sweet at Rickshaw Stop

March 8, 2022

Ritt Momney at Rickshaw Stop

March 29, 2022

Vanishing Twin at Rickshaw Stop

April 27, 2022

Dent May at Rickshaw Stop


SFJAZZ Center

SFJAZZ Center in downtown San Francisco is one of the city’s most popular venues for live music. Whether you’re a jazz lover or not, there’s something for everyone at SFJAZZ Center. The acoustics are perfect, the seating is comfortable, and the atmosphere is electric. There’s no better place to see a concert than at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California.  Some of the world’s top jazz artists perform at SFJAZZ Center, so you’re guaranteed an unforgettable show. But SFJAZZ Center is more than just a great place to see a show. It’s also a place where music lovers can learn about jazz and other forms of music. From renowned jazz artists to up-and-coming stars, the Center has something for everyone.

April 27, 2022

DakhaBrakha at SFJAZZ Center

interior of SFJAZZ Center. Empty seats surround a grand piano on a stage
SFJAZZ Center

The Chapel

The Chapel in San Francisco, California, is a historic and beautiful venue for concerts.  The venue is intimate, which makes for a great concert experience. The Chapel has a great sound system, and the acoustics are excellent. It offers an eclectic mix of concerts, from rock to classical, and everything in between. What’s more, The Chapel is located in the heart of the city, just a few blocks from some of the best restaurants, bars, and shops. So after the concert, you can continue the fun by exploring everything San Francisco has to offer.

March 30, 2022

Lightning Bolt at The Chapel

May 14, 2022

Penny and Sparrow at The Chapel

September 24, 2022

The Mission UK at The Chapel


The Fillmore

The Fillmore in San Francisco, California, is a legendary concert venue that has hosted some of the biggest names in music.  The venue is located in the city’s historic Fillmore District. The Fillmore has a capacity of 1,315 people, and it has been host to many popular music concerts, including performances by The Grateful Dead, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix.

February 17, 2022

Dinosaur Jr. at The Fillmore

February 20, 2022

Allman Family Revival at The Fillmore

March 11, 2022

The Backseat Lovers at The Fillmore

March 12, 2022

The Staves: The Good Woman Tour at The Fillmore

March 21, 2022

Perfume Genius at The Fillmore

April 6, 2022

Teddy Swims-Tough Love World Tour at The Fillmore

April 8, 2022

Ashe: The Fault Line Tour at The Fillmore

May 17, 2022

Mat Kearney — The January Flower Tour at The Fillmore

August 30, 2022

Hanson — Red Green Blue 2022 Tour at The Fillmore

September 28, 2022

Jacob Banks North American Tour at The Fillmore


The Independent

The Independent is one of the coolest concert venues in the country. It has incredible sound quality and an intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re right up on the stage with the performers. The venue has an excellent reputation for booking up top talent, so you can always expect to see some of the biggest names in the music industry playing on its stage. Plus, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and they always go the extra mile to make sure you have a great time. If you’re looking for a concert experience that’s truly unique, then The Independent is worth checking out.

March 17, 2022

The Main Squeeze at The Independent

March 21, 2022

Gang of Four at The Independent

March 25, 2022

We Were Promised Jetpacks at The Independent

April 26, 2022

City of the Sun at The Independent

April 29, 2022

Hailey Whitters at The Independent

June 8, 2022

Hovvdy at The Independent

June 19, 2022

Blue Hawaii at The Independent


The Masonic

The Masonic in San Francisco, California, is one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings — and it’s also home to some of the most amazing concerts around. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, country, or something else entirely, there’s sure to be a show at The Masonic that’s right up your alley.

Plus, the venue itself is worth checking out. The Masonic is one of the most ornate and opulent buildings in the city, and its grandeur is sure to add to the concert-going experience. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable night out, be sure to check out what’s happening at The Masonic in San Francisco.

February 20, 2022

Jazmine Sullivan: the Heaux Tales Tour at The Masonic

March 19, 2022

Angela Aguilar — Mexicana Enamorada at The Masonic

March 30, 2022

The Sling Tour: Clairo With Arlo Parks at The Masonic

September 3, 2022

ALICIA The World Tour at The Masonic


The Regency Ballroom

If you love live music, you need to check out concerts at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California. This venue has a rich history and is known for showcasing some of the biggest names in the music industry. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, hip-hop, or anything in between, you’re sure to find a concert at The Regency Ballroom that you’ll love.

February 21, 2022

The Wombats at The Regency Ballroom

February 28, 2022

Andy Grammer at The Regency Ballroom

March 7, 2022

Mayhem With Watain at The Regency Ballroom

April 14, 2022

Freddie Gibbs at The Regency Ballroom

April 18, 2022

Boy Harsher at The Regency Ballroom

April 27, 2022

Johnnyswim at The Regency Ballroom

May 29, 2022

Symphony X at The Regency Ballroom

June 22, 2022

La Femme at The Regency Ballroom


Warfield

There’s no place quite like the Warfield in San Francisco when it comes to concerts. From the moment you walk in the door, you can feel the excitement in the air. The venue’s history is palpable, and it’s easy to see why so many great performers have graced its stage over the years.

The acoustics are top-notch, and the sightlines are unbeatable. Whether you’re up close in the front row or sitting further back, you’re sure to have a great view of the stage. With just 2,300 seats, Warfield is one of the most popular and intimate venues in San Francisco.

March 11, 2022

Sparks at Warfield

April 8–9, 2022

Jacob Collier — Djesse World Tour Spring 2022 at Warfield

May 6–7, 2022

The Flaming Lips at Warfield

July 7, 2022

Brit Floyd at Warfield


Live music scene in San Francisco

There’s always something great happening in San Francisco, California — and concerts are no exception! From established stars to up-and-coming artists, there’s always a show worth seeing.

Some of the biggest names in music have played in San Francisco, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, U2, and Metallica. These days, you can catch acts like Radiohead, Adele, and Beyoncé live in concert.

But it’s not just the big names that make concerts in San Francisco so special. The city has a thriving music scene, with plenty of smaller venues showcasing local talent. So whether you’re a fan of indie rock, hip-hop, or jazz, there’s plenty of live music to choose from on Encore Things To Do.

Seven Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area This Week, February 21–27, 2022

We’ve curated seven events and performances for you to enjoy this week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you are looking for a world premiere musical in Swept Away, the acclaimed stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, or the unique dance of Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, we’ve got all the best events happening in the Bay Area this week. Check out what’s going on and find your tickets now!

Swept Away

“Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Green Day’s American Idiot. Now he returns with a captivating world premiere musical, this time featuring a book by Tony Award-winning stage and screen writer John Logan (Red, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s biggest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and multiple Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.

1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?”

Now through March 6, presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Nineteen years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure—this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.

Now through September 4, presented by Curran

pianist Garrick Ohlsson
Garrick Ohlsson. Photo by Dario Acosta
Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein

“In this rare duo recital by two of today’s finest pianists, Bay Area favorite Garrick Ohlsson and Russian American master Kirill Gerstein team up to perform a program of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Busoni, including one of Busoni’s imaginative two-keyboard arrangements of music by Mozart.”

February 23, presented by Stanford Live

Creatures of Prometheus

“Originally conceived as a ballet work, Ludwig van Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus tells the story of two clay statues made human by a cunning Prometheus. In this imaginative multimedia performance led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hillary Leben’s original animated projections combine with Beethoven’s talent for colorful and dramatic storytelling to bring to life the enchanting story of Prometheus’ 24 in the world of the mighty and capricious Greek gods.”  

February 24–27, presented by San Francisco Symphony

Falling for Make Believe

“Ryan J. Haddad—the 2020 recipient of the Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award—has harbored a true love for theater since his childhood. When he was five, he created the Haddad Theater for his family to put on plays. As an actor today, Haddad can be seen in popular TV shows such as The Politician, Madame Secretary, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In Falling for Make Believe, Haddad draws on stories from his childhood in a witty, whimsical memoir full of showtunes.”

February 25–26, presented by Stanford Live

a Black man dances with his arms out stretched wearing a tie dye button down shirt
Memphis Jookin’: The Show featuring Lil Buck. Courtesy of Cal Performances
Memphis Jookin’: The Show featuring Lil Buck

“As a deep bass beat thumps through the sound system, he is transfixing: one moment gliding fluidly across the stage; the next, animated by a barrage of fleet jittery footwork—finally punctuated by a balletic 360-degree spin on the toes of his white high-top sneakers. He’s Lil Buck, a star of the homegrown Memphis street dance style called jookin’. Lil Buck became a YouTube star after director Spike Jonze uploaded a video of his dance improvisation with Yo-Yo Ma, and since then the young sensation has collaborated with everyone from Madonna to choreographer Benjamin Millepied. And in the West Coast premiere of this dazzling show, he—along with a DJ and an expert eight-dancer crew—transports us to the streets, the hallways, and the clubs where Memphis jookin’ was born.”

February 25–26, presented by Cal Performances

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company

“Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. The Equality of Night and Day, a new piece by Brown and Evidence, will make its Mondavi Center debut.”

February 26, presented by Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

A Night of Comedy and Laughs

San Francisco is one of the world’s premiere comedy cities. There’s always something to hear or see that’ll make you chuckle, whether you’re a first timer visiting for a day trip or a resident looking for a good laugh. 

There are many reasons to see a comedy show in San Francisco and the Bay Area. First, the city has a great tradition of stand-up comedy, with some of the most famous comedians in the world having started their careers here. Second, San Francisco has a number of great venues for live comedy shows, including the Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. And finally, the city has an abundance of top-notch comedic talent.

For this season, Encore’s Thing To Do has a fantastic lineup of comedy events in San Francisco—check out some of the best comedy clubs in the city, with an entertaining and versatile agenda. Our curated calendar of comedies in February in San Francisco will help you plan an excellent way to spend a hilarious night out. 

San Francisco in February: Comedy and Laughs Galore!

January 29–February 19, 2022

Marc Maron: This May Be the Last Time at Palace of Fine Arts. Palace of Fine Arts is a neoclassical building in the Marina District of San Francisco, and the only structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition that remains standing. The palace is most known for its imposing white marble columns, lagoon, and picturesque walkways. It is often used for performances, exhibitions or weddings. 

Marc Maron
February 2, 2022

Dave Attell6th Show Added! at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Grant Lyon’s Nearly 2 Year Delayed Album Release Party at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco

The Giggly Squad Live Tour at Palace of Fine Arts

February 3, 2022

Armchair Expert Presents: Armchaired & Dangerous Live at The Masonic

Ali Macofsky at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco

February 5, 2022

Dave Attell at Cobb’s Comedy Club. Cobb’s Comedy Club is one of the longest-running comedy clubs on the West Coast. This world-famous venue has been entertaining audiences for years with its hilarious performances. It has hosted some of the nation’s most famous comics since 1982. A great choice to see a stand-up comedy show with nationally known comedians. Are you looking for a laugh? Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA is the place to be! With comedy performances happening all the time, you’re sure to find something to make you smile.

Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour at The Masonic

February 7, 2022

Brandon Wardell at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 8, 2022

Ronn Vigh at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco

Ronn Vigh
February 9–12, 2022

Amir K at Punch Line Comedy Club – San Francisco

February 10–12, 2022

Noel Miller at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 11, 2022

Maz Jobrani: Things Are Looking Bright Tour at Palace of Fine Arts

February 14, 2022

Cupid’s Comedy Allstars at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) with Giulia Rozzi at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 16–17, 2022

Joel Kim Booster at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 16–19, 2022

Marcella Arguello at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco

February 17, 2022

CHRIS REDD: WHY AM I LIKE THIS? at Bimbo’s 365 Club. On February 17, come for an evening of laughs with headliner Chris Redd at Bimbo’s 365 Club. This San Francisco’s premiere comedy venue has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike for years, bringing in the funniest names in the business. You can see up-and-coming talent alongside well-known comedians, making for an always-entertaining show. 

February 18, 2022

Girls Gotta Eat at The Masonic. Another venue for comedy events is The Masonic—its shows are always a blast and a great way to have a night out with friends, family, or coworkers. Whether you’re a comedy fan or just looking for a fun night out, The Masonic’s shows are sure to entertain. 

February 19, 2022

Corey Holcomb at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Dov Davidoff at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Dov Davidoff
February 20, 2022

There Goes the Neighborhood Comedy at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 21, 2022

Scott Seiss at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 23–26, 2022

Kabir Singh at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco. Seeking a hilarious night out? Then head to Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA, for some of the best stand-up comedy around. It’s Cobb’s Comedy Club’s sister venue and is famous also for hosting nationally touring stand-up, improv, sketch comedy stars, and local talent. 

February 25–26, 2022

Stavros Halkias at Cobb’s Comedy Club

February 26, 2022

Not Another D+D Podcast at Palace of Fine Arts

February 27, 2022

TK Moyer: Who’s That? at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Evolution of Comedy in San Francisco

Humor has always been a part of human life, and the art of comedy has evolved over the years. In the early days, comedy was mostly physical—slapstick and pratfalls. Comedy in San Francisco has come a long way since the days of the vaudeville theaters. The history of comedy in San Francisco dates back to the 1800s when the first vaudeville theaters started popping up. These theaters showcased a variety of comedic acts, including jugglers, magicians, and comedians.

Then, in the 1950s and 60s, comedians like Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl brought a more cerebral style to the stage, introducing social and political satire to the mix. In the 1970s, the comedy scene in San Francisco took off, with venues like the Holy City Zoo and the Committee attracting some of the biggest names in the business.

These days, the city is home to a thriving comedy scene that is more diverse than ever, with stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy all thriving. So, if you’re looking for a laugh, San Francisco is the place to be.

Performances From San Francisco Opera to Look Forward to in 2022

San Francisco Opera is one of the most renowned opera companies in the world. Founded in 1923, the company has presented nearly 300 operas and is known for its outstanding performances, and commitment to new works. For almost a century, it has been delighting audiences with its productions of some of the most famous operas ever written. The San Francisco Opera’s 2022 season includes a mix of familiar operas and new productions. Some of the highlights include Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber, and the Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi concert . 

The Art of Opera 

One of the most popular genres of classical music, opera has been around for centuries and is still enjoyed by millions of people today. The opera scene in San Francisco is as diverse as the city itself. You can find everything from traditional performances to edgier, contemporary operas at the War Memorial Opera House. The city is home to some of the world’s most talented opera singers and directors, and the performances are always top-notch. No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find an opera in San Francisco that appeals to you.

The War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera is proud to call the War Memorial Opera House its home. With 3,126 seats and a spacious stage, this beautiful theater hosts amazing productions each year. Located in the heart of the city, the opera house is one of the most beautiful and historic theaters in the United States. Designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., the War Memorial Opera House is an impressive Beaux Arts building that pays tribute to the city’s fallen World War I veterans. The War Memorial Opera House is home to the San Francisco Opera’s education and community outreach programs. It is also the home of the San Francisco Ballet. 

Set design mock up for Don Giovanni
Set design of “Don Giovanni.” Photo by Erhard Rom
Upcoming Opera Performances in San Francisco in 2022

San Francisco Opera is proud to present an exciting lineup of opera and classical music performances in 2022. This season, they will be performing some of the world’s most beloved operas. If you’re looking for an opera experience like no other, be sure to check out what the San Francisco Opera has in store for 2022 and enjoy a spectacular season!

June 4–July 2, 2022
Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco

June 14–July 3, 2022
Dream of the Red Chamber at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco

June 30, 2022
Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco

Don Giovanni 
This opera production is directed by the acclaimed Michael Cavanagh and features star tenor Etienne Dupuis in the title role. Don Giovanni is one of the most popular operas of all time, and this production is sure to sell out. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco is the perfect place to see Don Giovanni in June 2022. This production of Mozart’s masterpiece will be conducted by Bertrand de Billy and the cast is full of some of the world’s most talented singers. With its beautiful sets and costumes, Don Giovanni is sure to be mesmerizing.

Don Giovanni tells the story of Don Giovanni, a man who is irresistible to women and who lives a life of luxury. The opera’s title character is a notorious womanizer, and his exploits provide the story’s many laughs. But Don Giovanni is also a complex figure, and his eventual comeuppance is a powerful moment.

San Francisco Opera will produce “Dream of the Red Chamber” June 14-July 3, 2022. Photo by Cory Weaver

Dream of the Red Chamber, The Story of the Stone, or The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Dream of the Red Chamber will be performed at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco in June 2022. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the most celebrated Chinese operas of all time! This lavish production, based on the classic Chinese novel, is a must-see for opera fans and culture lovers alike. Set in 18th century China, Dream of the Red Chamber tells the story of a wealthy family’s fall from grace. Featuring stunning sets and costumes, this production is sure to dazzle audiences. Don’t miss your chance to see it live!

Dream of the Red Chamber is a story about the decline of a wealthy Chinese family. The original novel is composed of a series of vignettes that follow the loves and lives of the Jia family. The Dream of the Red Chamber, also known as The Story of the Stone, is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It was written by Cao Xueqin in the 18th century and is generally agreed to be one of the greatest Chinese novels ever written. The story tells the story of the Jia family over three generations. The Jias were a wealthy and powerful family, but their greed and corruption ultimately destroyed them. Don’t miss your chance to see this historic opera performance in San Francisco!

Verdi’s Classical Masterpieces
Classical music is typically characterized by its complexity. While the term “classical music” can be used to describe any type of music written before the 20th century, it is often used to describe the music of the Western European classical tradition. It is broadly defined as music that is written or composed for classical instruments, typically orchestral instruments such as the piano, violin, and cello.

Internationally acclaimed conductor Eun Sun Kim will lead the performance of Verdi’s works on June 30, 2022 at the War Memorial Opera House. Eun Sun Kim has won numerous awards. As a conductor, she has a special affinity for Verdi’s music and has promoted his legacy. Eun Sun Kim’s passion for Verdi’s music is evident in her interpretations. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of classical music under the baton of Eun Sun Kim!

Looking for Something Fun to Do in San Francisco? 

There’s never a shortage of things to do in San Francisco, especially when it comes to the arts and culture scene. The city is teeming with world-class museums, theaters and performance venues. And with a vibrant arts community, there’s always something new to explore. No matter what your interest, you’ll find something to love in San Francisco’s arts and culture scene. With Encore Spotlight it is easy to discover what is going on in town this weekend, tonight, or in five months from now. The Encore Spotlight’s curated list of worthwhile things in arts and culture has something for everyone. From Broadway shows to museum exhibits, we’ve got you covered. 

San Francisco is a city that offers endless possibilities for things to do and offers a wealth of activities for visitors to enjoy. From its famous landmarks and attractions to its diverse array of restaurants and nightlife. Check out our calendar of concerts, shows, theatrical performances and things to do in San Francisco and the Bay Area