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June 2018
Free

Block Fest in the Mini Park

June 8
Turk & Hyde Mini Park, San Francisco, 94102 United States

Celebrate the Tenderloin! This June, CounterPulse extends our Block Fest program from our pink building toward the larger Tenderloin. Block Fest in the Mini Park features three Block Fest Artist Activators engaging the community with fun, free, family-friendly art activities. Join CounterPulse, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Sylvester Guard, and Adam Herbst at the Turk & Hyde Mini Park for an afternoon of crocheting, coloring, and sculpturing. Free RSVP>> About the activities Social practice artist Ramekon O’Arwisters welcomes you to participate in the Crochet Jam, a…

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$20 - $35

ALIEN

June 14 - June 16
CounterPulse,

Have you ever felt strange, displaced and unwelcome? Did you experience a bodily reaction? ALIEN depicts members of a fictional human race who have come to a new land seeking refuge from their homeland which is in turmoil. Upon their arrival they discover how their presence is feared and questioned by their new community. They also learn how other marginalized communities are viewed by their cultural majorities. This piece is inspired by stories of immigrants to the United States and…

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$15 - $35

FEMME IN PUBLIC

June 18 - June 19
CounterPulse,

What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? Alok is trying to figure it out. Join us for an evening of comedy, poetry, and performance. About the Artist ALOK (they/them/their) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer. Their eclectic style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally…

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Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

June 27
CounterPulse,

Share your body-based performance and poems while supporting CounterPulse CounterPulse’s Spring Season 2018 has nearly come to a close, but we miss you already. It’s time for you to take the stage—and the mic—with our weird, wonderful, and wild community to celebrate the close of another successful season. Share a poem, do a dance, and buy some beer! Free RSVP>> And come early for our Open Calls Mixer, 5pm-6:00pm Performances can be up to 15 minutes. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign…

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Free

Open Calls Mixer

June 27
CounterPulse,

Come learn about CounterPulse’s Open Call opportunities. Meet the staff, ask questions, and get involved with our radical community. Free RSVP>> Open Calls: COUNTERPULSE CO-PRODUCTION CounterPulse partners with you by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your already developed work to the stage. This is more support than a rental-house, but less creative and developmental support than our artist residency program. Download CounterPulse Co-Production LOI>> BLOCK FEST ARTIST ACTIVATOR RESIDENCY Block Fest celebrates…

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August 2018
Free

Tenderloin Arts Working Group

August 1
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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$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
Free

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth

September 6
The Stud, 399 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Performances by Faluda Islam, Maryam Rostami, Luke Arroyo Mendoz, and Saba Taj. The Muslim body has become one of the most contested spaces in the United States and is both a sight of violence and inquiry. In response to the West’s oversimplified understanding of Islam, this futurist evening uses fashion, performance, video, sound art, and music to explore and challenge the histories of violence, colonialism, and imperialism enacted on Muslim bodies. Organized by artist and performer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (aka…

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