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Valentine’s Day 2022: Celebrate with music, art and events throughout the Bay Area

Dykes on Bikes motorbike membership member Karina Alves waves a rainbow coronary heart Pleasure flag in San Francisco in 2018. Valentine’s Day weekend occasions abound within the Bay Space this yr. Picture: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle 2018

Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this yr, with Tremendous Bowl Sunday proper in the course of the vacation combine. However with all kinds of romantic and love-inspired choices scheduled earlier than, throughout and after the large recreation, individuals in San Francisco and the encompassing Bay Space have loads of choices to plan the proper date.

Rejoice in all issues lovey-dovey; take a flowery stroll on the reopened UC Berkeley and San Francisco botanical gardens, or amble across the Conservatory of Flowers and the close by de Younger Museum and California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park; hop on a Valentine’s-themed journey on the Napa Valley Wine Practice; social gathering it up with mates; or attend a reside efficiency occasion. This vacation is about honoring love and all issues beloved, together with chocolate.

Take a look at some romantic occasions for {couples}, singles, mates and extra going down across the Bay Space in honor of Valentine’s Day:

Co-founder of the Hearts in San Francisco Challenge, Nancy Hellman Bechtle. Picture: Hearts in San Francisco

Hearts in S.F. 2022

Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, and “KQED Newsroom” host Priya David Clemens plan to current a live-streamed program that includes a tribute to the co-founder of the Hearts in San Francisco Challenge, Nancy Hellman Bechtle; a celebration of the legacy of UCSF College of Drugs Vice Dean Dr. Sue Carlisle; and a presentation of the 2022 Heroes and Hearts Awards to Dr. Neil R. Powe, Dr. Geoff Manley and Dr. Malini Okay. Singh.

The 20 new artwork items within the “Hearts in San Francisco” collection this yr embrace massive, tabletop and mini-size hearts designed by Bay Space artists. All shall be on show within the San Francisco Ferry Constructing by Feb. 28. View the hearts in particular person or on-line, and think about making a bid to take your favourite residence for Valentine’s Day.

Dwell stream 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Free, donations inspired, registration required. Exhibit runs by Feb. 28. San Francisco Ferry Constructing, the Embarcadero, S.F. 628-206-4478. sfghf.org/hearts-in-sf-2022

S.F. Zoo Valentine’s Day Undertake-an-Animal

Assist the zoo and “undertake” an animal bachelor or bachelorette from the zoo for Valentine’s Day. The recipient will obtain a luxurious zoo animal, a Valentine-themed adoption certificates, a photograph, two tickets to the zoo and some different candy surprises.

$130 to undertake. Zoo open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. $15-$25. S.F. Zoo, Sloat Boulevard and the Nice Freeway, S.F. 415-753-7080. sfzoo.org

Pianist Brad Mehldau will carry out over Valentine’s Day weekend at SFJazz Heart. Picture: Sofie Knijff / SFJazz

SFJazz Week of Love: Cécile McLorin Salvant and Brad Mehldau

Starting on Thursday, the a number of Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant is ready to carry out along with her new quintet, that includes pianist Sullivan Fortner, by Sunday, Feb. 13. On Sunday and Monday, Feb. 13-14, the inventive and lyrical pianist Mehldau is ready to carry out two solo concert events of authentic works, uniquely reinterpreted covers and jazz requirements.

Salvant performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 10-12; 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Mehldau performs 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 13-14. $40-$125, vaccination proof, masks and reservations required. SFJazz, 201 Franklin St., S.F. 866-920-5299. sfjazz.org

The Speakeasy: Cupid’s Arrow

A dramatic, romance-laden occasion goals to move you again in time to a Prohibition-era speakeasy in North Seashore. Characters from the immersive theater expertise will take friends on an adventurous romp that includes reside performances, opera, poetry, {couples} tarot readings, hidden rooms, a Cupid’s photograph sales space and handcrafted cocktails.

Vaudeville reveals are offered within the cabaret at 9 and 10 p.m. Early entry tickets at 7:30 p.m. embrace a brief play and reside music. Common entry begins at 8:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.-midnight. Feb. 11-12. $110-$150. The Palace Theater, 644 Broadway, S.F. 415-967-2227. thespeakeasysf.com 

A gentleman takes in a present on the cabaret in “The Speakeasy.” Picture: Peter Liu / The Speakeasy

Zaccho Dance Theatre presents: ‘Love, a State of Grace’

A dance efficiency set up, with choreography and path by Joanna Haigood. This system options Bay Space aerial dancers performing to composer Walter Kitundu’s rating, which includes recorded and reside music activation inside the area.

1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and Feb. 17; 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12; 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18. $25, vaccination proof and reservations required. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F. 415-822-6744. zaccho.org

2nd annual St. Valentine’s Day Live performance on the California Ballroom

Montuno Productions has introduced the main points for its second annual Valentine’s Day occasion. Deliberate to be harking back to concert events from the Nineteen Seventies-80s at Outdated San Juan’s Casa de España, Luis Medina will host this system within the Oakland Artwork Deco corridor. The lineup is scheduled to function jazz vocalist Jessy Díaz with Grammy Award-winning pianist Oscar Hernández (Spanish Harlem Orchestra), Edgardo & Candela and Montuno Productions All-Stars Salsa Challenge. Cuban meals, catered by Yaqueline y Su Sabor Cubano, shall be out there for buy.

7 p.m.-midnight Friday, Feb. 11. $ California Ballroom, 1736 Franklin St., Oakland. 510-698-9370. montunoproductions.com  

A participant within the 2017 Cupid’s Undie Run in San Francisco. Picture: Amy Osborne / Particular to The Chronicle 2017

Cupid’s Undie Enjoyable Run and Celebration

Be part of fellow runners in cities throughout the nation, in-person or nearly, for a brief enjoyable run alongside the waterfront that includes each earlier than and after events. Have enjoyable and benefit from the firm of mates all whereas offering essential fundraising assist for the Kids’s Tumor Basis.

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. $45, registration required. Purple’s Java Home, Pier 30, S.F. 415-777-5626. my.cupids.org

Penguin Valentines on the Cal Academy

Be part of the caregivers of the “Species Survival Plan” colony of African penguins in residence on the Academy for his or her annual enrichment occasion, wherein penguins nab comfortable, felt hearts to line their nests. Then study necessary animal husbandry work being performed by the Steinhart Aquarium biologists.

10:30 a.m. Saturday-Monday, Feb. 12-14. Included with museum admission, vaccination proof, masks and reservations required. Dwell-stream viewing choices out there. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F. 415-379-8000. calacademy.org

Penguins on the California Academy of Sciences get felt hearts for Valentine’s Day nest enrichment occasion. Picture: California Academy of Sciences

Hearts and Crafts Market

Have a good time Valentine’s Day with native San Francisco artists and makers at an outside occasion in Potrero Hill, that includes Valentine’s-themed crafts, reside jazz from San Francisco Jazz Cell artists and wares from native San Francisco retailers.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Free, registration inspired. Daggett Plaza, 1001 sixteenth St., S.F. 415-621-3260. sanfranciscoparksalliance.org 

Elixir’s ‘Nice Cocktails’ Mixology Collection: Valentine’s Day

Rating a ticket to the in-person class on Saturday, the place whiskey and chocolate pairings are included with admission, or attend the reside Zoom class on Monday, the place the chocolate and a procuring checklist for alcohol are supplied. On-line bar device kits can be found for order. Get pairing suggestions for drinks and chocolate. Find out about instruments, core formulation, primary to superior methods and normal ins and outs of constructing and presenting tasty cocktails or mocktails.

Midday-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12; 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $45-$160, vaccination proof and masks required for in-person. Registration required. Elixir, 3200 sixteenth St., S.F. 415-552-1633. elixirsf.com

Kapwa Gardens Lovers Mart

An area, small enterprise pop-up market promoting candy issues for you and your particular somebody. Set in a tiny city backyard oasis, benefit from the residing partitions, mural artwork, bamboo and mini Filipino calamansi timber whereas searching for Valentine treats or attending a hands-on floral bouquet-making workshop.

Midday-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. $5. 967 Mission St., S.F. 295-2698. kapwagardens.com 

Marin Symphony presents: ‘Valentines Pops — The Energy of Love’

Stuart Chafetz conducts a program that includes the symphony and a pop vocal trio in a musical celebration of romance highlighted by love songs from the ’60s to the ’80s.

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. $25-$102, vaccination proof and reservations required. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 415-479-8100.  marinsymphony.org 

Maria Muldaur’s Jazzabelle Quintet: ‘Music for Lovers’

A night of romantic blues and jazz songs ought to put you within the temper for love. The socially distanced, seated efficiency will supply room on the dance ground to get a bit nearer. There can even be a particular Valentine’s Day-themed meals and drinks menu from the onsite bar/restaurant.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. $27-$77, vaccination proof and reservations required. Sweetwater Music Corridor, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 415-388-3850. sweetwatermusichall.com 

Olivia Kim, 5, scoots previous a floral Valentine’s Day-themed backdrop arrange on the Ferry Constructing in San Francisco in 2021. Picture: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2021

I Love you so Ferry A lot

Carry a accomplice, or just deal with your self, to a romantically enhanced outside market with wares from Bay Space makers and retailers. Occasion additionally incorporates a salsa dance class, reside music and leisure, real-time poetry writing and card making. They are going to as soon as once more function large-scale, artistically embellished flower partitions for the proper Instagram second.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Free. Ferry Constructing Market, Embarcadero, S.F.  ferrybuildingmarketplace.com

Anna Maria Mendieta Picture: Lisa Keating / Presidio Chapel

Love-ly Music for St. Valentine’s Day Eve

As a part of World Interfaith Concord Week, the Presidio’s Interfaith Heart presents Bay Space harpist Anna Maria Mendieta in live performance. In particular person and reside stream attendance choices can be found.

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Free, vaccination proof, masks and reservations required. RSVP at presidiointerfaith@gmail.com. Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, S.F. 415-515-5681. interfaithpresidio.org

Chamber Music Society S.F. Presents: ‘Dances and Romances’

A program of chamber works by Brahms, Amy Seashore and William Grant Nonetheless will function violinists Evan Worth, Jory Fankuchen and Natasha Makhijani; violist Clio Tilton; cellist Samsun van Loon and extremely acclaimed pianist Stephen Prutsman.

5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, 2325 Union St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 at Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. Free-$11, vaccination proof, masks and reservations required. chambermusicsocietysf.org

Have a good time the lovey-dovey vacation with Charlie Brown on the Schulz Museum. Picture: Charles Schulz Museum

Glad Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown

Have a good time a day of affection with the Peanuts gang. The occasion is scheduled to incorporate Valentine’s Day card making and craft actions, particular Peanuts movie screenings and photograph ops with Charlie Brown and mates.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Included with museum admission. Masks required. Charles Schulz Museum, 23301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707-579-4452. schulzmuseum.org

Valentine’s Day at Mr. Tipples: Paula West and Kenya Moses

Have a good time love with reside, back-to-back music that includes the Kenya Moses Bossa Nova Quartet after which from the broadly acclaimed, inimitable native jazz and cabaret vocalist Paula West and her small ensemble.

5, 6, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $15-$75, vaccination proof and reservations required. Mr. Tipples, 39 Fell St., S.F. 415-384-9365. mrtipplessf.com

Paula West shall be at Mr. Tipples for Valentine’s Day. Picture: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle 2017

Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble Presents: ‘Momentum in Love’

A live-streamed efficiency of choreographic works exploring themes of affection, romance and fervour for the self, that includes a sneak peek on the ensemble’s upcoming 2022 touring piece “The Golden Thread.”

6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $25-$30, registration required. kkde.web

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner & Present at Peña Pachamama

Add some taste to your Valentine’s Day plans with reside flamenco dancing, music and a three-course dinner. The night’s leisure contains two-time Latin Grammy nominee Eddy Navia, Quentin Navia and the Pachamama Latin Band, Georges Lammam, Gabriel Navia, and particular friends.

6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $55, reservations required. Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., S.F. 415-694-0845. pachamamacenter.org

Crystal singing bowls are seen at Grace Cathedral. Picture: Kara Cooper / Kara Cooper Images.

Grace Cathedral Night Sound Bathtub

Bay Space musicians Egemen Sanli, Phoenix Track, Sam Jackson and DJ Drez plan to host a night occasion that includes sonic meditation and vibrational therapeutic. Carry a yoga mat or blanket, and have fun the reopening of the cathedral as you heal physique and soul with an immersive sound program set in a novel and delightful surroundings.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $20, vaccination proof, masks and reservations required. Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F. 415-749-6300. gracecathedral.org

Sheila E and the E Practice

Dwell music is again on the agenda on the Blue Observe’s West Coast outpost. Examine in for a high-energy set from the extremely revered percussionist/vocalist, recognized for her wide-ranging works with the likes of George Duke and Prince.

6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Blue Observe Napa, 1030 Predominant St., Napa. 707-880-2300. bluenotenapa.com

Tiffany Austin will carry out a Valentine’s Day present on the Black Cat nightclub. Picture: Hammer Theater

A Night time of Romance & Jazz with Tiffany Austin

Have a elaborate dinner adopted by an intimate efficiency, that includes soulful jazz and romantic R&B songs from the favored, regionally primarily based chanteuse. She’s going to carry out a second present along with her trio on Feb. 17 on the Hammer Theatre.

6:45 and eight:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $90-$140, contains three-course dinner and present. Vaccination proof and reservations required. Black Cat, 400 Eddy St., S.F. 415-358-1999. blackcatsf.com

FolkYeah Presents: Watchhouse (previously Mandolin Orange)

“Watchhouse,” which might have been Mandolin Orange’s sixth album, represents the experimental folk-rock duo’s reinvention with a brand new title and self-titled LP.

8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. $48.50, vaccination proof and reservations required. The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F. 415-551-5157. thechapelsf.com



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