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February 2022

Actress singing.
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

Opera is an artistic medium that articulates and confronts human passions with powerful immediacy. This conviction is what drives Heartbeat Opera’s desire to rejuvenate opera and to transform its recognized masterpieces from venerated relics into freshly challenging encounters. 

Fran Lebowitz poses in front of a gray backdrop looking directly at the camera.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 7:30pm

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Four dancers wearing all black dance on stage.
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 7:30pm

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.

March 2022

Headshots of Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein.
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Kirill Gerstein’s playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity, and an energetic, imaginative musical presence that places him at the top of his profession.

Woman dancing in the desert
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 8:30pm
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 8:30pm

Kinetech Arts combines the work of dancers, scientists and digital artists to create innovative and socially responsible performances. Its piece PASSAGE is an immersive experience that explores the relationship between entropy and time through dance, sound and video installations.

Paul Dresher and Joel Davel playing instruments on stage.
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

Performing live on a pair of huge invented musical instruments, the duo of acclaimed composer, performer & instrument inventor Paul Dresher and percussionist-extraordinaire Joel Davel consistently generates "an exciting sense of mystery and surprise." (Portland Press Herald

Joshua Bell poses with his instrument, looking directly at the camera.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.

Ballet Folklórico de México, wearing vibrant dresses, dance on stage.
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 - 7:30pm

In 2022, Ballet Folklórico de México will return to the United States for an extended multi-city tour featuring renewed performances of the company’s classic choreography. Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era.

Profile photo of Matthew Whittaker.
  • Friday, March 25, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Hammond B3 organ speaks a language all its own, one that’s rooted in the church, but brings jazz, soul, blues and funk along for a dizzying party. It’s no wonder that special reverence is held for those musicians that truly master the instrument.

Meow Meow poses for the camera.
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 7:30pm

It might not be too much to say that a Meow Meow cabaret performance is a life-changing event. Named one of the “Top Performers of the Year” by The New Yorker, the spectacular crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has been called a “diva of the highest order” (New York Post), but one whose insecurities are always simmering just below the surface.

April 2022

Heather McGhee glances back at camera with trees in the background.
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 7:30pm

A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller  The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone.

Ashwini Bhat and Forrest Gander pose next to their art installation.
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 6, 2022 - 7:30pm

In Ritual Encounters the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre is reconfigured as a kind of temple that celebrates the secular, sacred environment of Mount Tamalpais. Visitors to this installation are invited to circle in a ritual walk ceramic monuments and biomorphic sculptures that are ringed by dirt mandalas that are themselves edged with hems (hymns) of words.

Las Cafeteras smiling at the camera.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

Remixing roots music and telling modern day stories, Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

May 2022

David Sedaris smiles at camera.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 7:30pm

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Lara Downes (left) and Clarice Assad (right) pose for a photo.
  • Friday, May 6, 2022 - 7:30pm

World of Change is an extended suite of pieces for piano and collaborative instrumentation composed by Clarice Assad for pianist Lara Downes and friends. The piece reflects on global transformation, disruption and destruction, renewal and rebirth.

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