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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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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. Optional: bring a photo or image of the person(s) you are honoring, to include in your ofrenda. We will copy the image and immediately return the original. Free RSVP>> Altar…

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$20 - $35

inCIVILITY: P.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? inCIVILITY:…

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Free

Robbie Sweeny in the Equator Gallery

September 21
Equator Coffees & Teas, 986 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Join CounterPulse for a special happy hour celebrating the stunning work of Robbie Sweeny at Equator Coffees & Teas. Peruse Robbie’s photography of CounterPulse performances, then walk over to CounterPulse for our art & tech showcase, Combustible Residency 2018 at 7:15pm. Special ticket discounts for happy hour guests! Free RSVP >> About Robbie Sweeny Photography Robbie Sweeny is an Irish born, internationally published photographer and artist. Having exhibited extensively throughout the UK, most notably part of a group exhibition at Tate Britain in 2009, he then…

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$15 - $35

death

September 27 - October 13
CounterPulse,

 death is a 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. Following Remains (2017), Life (2018), and Memoria (2018), death is the continuation and culmination of Slender-White’s series on death, grief, and loss. death‘s audiences will be limited to 40 people per night, and each evening will include a post-performance discussion. Audience members will move…

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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 This October 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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Free

Protest Sign and Button Making at Block Fest

October 5 - October 26
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse’s Zerena Diaz for an opportunity to speak truth to power with protest sign making. We’ll be providing all the materials to make your own signs and buttons, as well as inspiring protest signs from history to inspire our audience. Free RSVP>> Block Fest is generously supported by Blick Art Materials. Visit www.dickblick.com for more information

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$5 - $10

INFRARED: In Celebration of the Compton Transgender District

October 9 - November 6
CounterPulse,

INFRARED is a four-part series of experimental films by and about transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists. These films survey light refractions and the art of hair flipping, craft orifices and sites of injections into portals of transcendence, and extol anti-police riots and community uprisings. Full event descriptions: INFRARED Program 1 (Oct. 9, 2018) Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum Filmmaker Madsen Minax and actress Eve Minax in person Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum (2017) by Madsen Minax; digital…

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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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