SF Arts Scene Is Heating Up In 2022

Death Valley Girls performing
Death Valley Girls at the Noise Pop Festival (photo by Subodh Samudre)

The arts scene is heating up in San Francisco in the new year! The 2022 Noise Pop Festival is back and is set to transform the Bay Area into a sprawling festival of music, art shows, film screenings and other highlights February 21 to 27 at venues across the city. Attendees can enjoy homegrown Bay Area acts like Guapdad 4000 and the Papercuts in addition to dozens of other unique performances. “This year’s festival is all about going back to our roots,” says Noise Pop Industries president Stacy Horne. 

At the historic Regency Ballroom, the 21st annual Edwardian Ball is taking place April 1 and 2 (tickets $125 to $145). The ball celebrates music, theater, circus, fine art, fashion and dance and hosts an elaborate Vendor Bazaar with 50-plus artisans offering one-of-a-kind wares.

Edwardian Ball
The Edwardian Ball's costumed guests (photo by Marco Sanchez)