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August 2018

September Membership Drive

August 13 - October 5
CounterPulse,

  For over 25 years CounterPulse has existed as a catalyst for risk-taking art and culture. In our climate of physical and digital divides, CounterPulse is relentless in forging human connections as our resistance. As we embark on this intrepid Fall 2018 season, help catalyze CounterPulse’s mission by providing your energy, time, expertise, and money. Sleep with CounterPulse → Join as an Instigator during our September Membership Drive and win a free night at Artist Apartment or 5 free rehearsal hours.…

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Free

Turk Street Mural Celebration

August 29
CounterPulse,

Tenderloin: Stay Rooted We did it! Together with Twin Walls Mural Company, the Turk Street mural—Tenderloin: Stay Rooted—is UP! We’d like to take moment to celebrate the work of the artists, community members, and partners who came together to make this mural happen. Special thanks to Sugabus Media, our fantastic installers, and the six Tenderloin organizations who are recognized in the mural: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Skywatchers, Larkin Street Youth Services, Vietnamese Youth Development Center, Central City…

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Free

Block Fest in the Gallery

August 29
CounterPulse,

Artist Activators at CounterPulse animate and celebrate the Tenderloin with free arts activities, and we’d like to share some of their work with you. Join us for an evening of interactive activity and performance illustrating CounterPulse’s Block Fest program. Get to know the Artist Activators, learn more about what CounterPulse has to offer this fall, and see what the TL is all about. Wed, August 29, 6pm-8pm Free RSVP>> This event coincides with our Turk Street Mural Launch Party right out front…

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September 2018
Free

Tenderloin Day of the Dead Altar Project

September 7 - September 28
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse Block Fest Artist Activators Rick Darnell and Jeff Marshall in the Tenderloin Day of the Dead Altar Project. Every Friday in September, commemorate those who have left us with this free, family-friendly activity. We’ll provide all materials needed. The finished altar will be displayed at CounterPulse October 1-5. Free RSVP>> Altar dedication on Friday, September 28, 4-5pm at CounterPulse. Block Fest = Fun. Free. Every Friday. Every Friday from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates…

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$20 - $35

IN CIVILITY Pt. 2: Outrage Machine and TecTonic Shifts

September 13 - September 22
CounterPulse,

Combustible Residency 2018 Confront your digital divides Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2018 Combustible Residency artists. Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology, carving a place to be deeply inquisitive and experiment on the edge of what is known. This year we present works that confront fractured geographies, behavioral retrograde, and the digital divides in our everyday lives. In a city deconstructed, can technology help us form connections? IN…

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$15 - $35

death

September 27 - October 13
CounterPulse,

death is a 90-minute contemporary dance and immersive experience about death and the acute, isolating grief often suffered by the living. death aims to be a celebration, a conjuring, and a collective mourning for performers and audience alike. death is the third part of Slender-White’s triptych on death, grief, and loss. Most adults have experienced loss in some way, and death offers audiences a diversity of ways to engage with the topic. FACT/SF believes that contemporary dance is defined by…

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October 2018
Free!

Open Stage at CounterPulse

October 3
CounterPulse,

It’s time for you to take the CounterPulse stage again With the launch of our Fall 2018 season, we invite our CounterPulse family to the stage for another evening of poetry, dancing, and whatever else might unfold with our weird and wonderful community. Free RSVP>> CounterPulse members get a free drink at the event. Join now! Performances can be up to 8 minutes. Email Justin to sign up to perform.

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$20 - $35

The Homophobes: a clown show

October 18 - October 20
CounterPulse,

A misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation’s values to its core when their beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular firestorm that will forever shatter their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings. A transcendent trans-comedy of errors featuring mad ministers, divine interventions, confused angels and maybe even the antichrist. In The Homophobes: a clown show, traditional ideas of religion collide against new theatrical forms and gender expressions. Departing from a traditional first act, the story goes…

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$20 - $35

Traumboy

October 21
CounterPulse,

 Are the boundaries in your mind where you expect them? Daniel is a sex worker. In the solo performance Traumboy he reports on his experiences as a male prostitute.  Between documentary and autofiction, Traumboy questions the double standards of our capitalistic and hypersexualized society. The focus on male prostitution allows to evade the customary narrative about exploitation and suffering of vulnerable women and addresses more subtle power relations. The performer’s body turns into a projection surface for fears, fantasies and…

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$10

Social Table

October 23
CounterPulse,

Join Capital One’s Design Pro Bono team for an evening of lightning talks about design for social impact at CounterPulse. We’ve invited five people who are using the power of design to make a positive impact on our world and our region. Come learn about our speakers’ work with non-profits, government agencies, and industry to serve vulnerable populations and foster a more inclusive world. 6:00 p.m. – Drinks and mingling 6:30 p.m. – Talks Hosted by: Capital One’s Design Pro…

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