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July 2018
Free

Tenderloin Arts Working Group

July 25
CounterPulse,

Want to get involved in your neighborhood? Join CounterPulse and a group of diverse Tenderloin stakeholders to serve as the voice of the TL community. Free RSVP>> As a Working Group member, you will be providing advice to CounterPulse on making decisions that impact the community. You will be directly involved in helping CounterPulse deepen our Tenderloin engagement, as we continue to represent the TL in our everyday work. Looking forward to your valuable insights! Photo of Turk & Taylor…

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August 2018
$7 - $20

GIRLFLY 2018

August 1 - August 2
CounterPulse,

Come see GIRLFLY perform their response to youth activism in the Tenderloin! These young women, ages 14-19, are fierce, ready to fly, and are interested in making positive change in the world. Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth. Oral history collection led by Catherine Powell. Visual art led by Lala Openi Hsin Cheung. Visual Art Opening at the Tenderloin Museum on August 16, 2018. GIRLFLY is supported by the Rainin Foundation, SF Arts Commission, Walter and Elise…

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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
$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
$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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$15 - $30

Beyond Gravity

October 25 - October 27
CounterPulse,

Witness legends from a future queer revolution and experience new ways of being with each other at a family reunion for a post-human universe. Beyond Gravity is an evening of three radical new body-based performance works from around the world: aleph is for annals jose e. abad and Gabriel Christian featuring Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Currently Untitled Rachael Dichter and Mira Kautto Lindenau (rifle club) party for the other siblings Abby Crain An evening of intersectional performances by the amazing artists…

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November 2018
Free

Social Muscle Club

November 4
CounterPulse,

 What if giving, receiving, communication and commitment were social muscles that could be trained? At Social Muscle Club you meet new people and take part in a simple sharing game, in which each person offers something they can give away, and makes a request for something they want to receive. These unconditional offers and requests can be for something material or practical – anything from from fresh bread to a holiday apartment in Costa Rica – or something abstract or…

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$20 - $35

Deaf’s IMPRISONED

November 8 - November 11
CounterPulse,

Four nights of amazing Deaf artists exploring the literal and metaphorical meanings of Deaf people being in a “prison within a prison.” We will be using sign language, spoken text, dance (modern and jazz), silence, film, and music, to look at life of a Deaf person in prison, life as Deaf woman of color, life as a Gay Black Deaf Man and what is Deaf Utopia/ Deaf Diaspora. Cover photo of Urban Jazz Dance Company by Matt Haber

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