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November 2018
$15 - $20

TVOD Underground with Infinite Beat Ambient

November 3 - November 4
CounterPulse,

Experimental nightlife is back at CounterPulse T.V.O.D. is an event series curated by Jason Polastri and Nihar of Surface Tension. Immerse yourself in a two room environment featuring a stacked lineup of local experimental producers and DJs operating within both the dance and ambient realms. T.V.O.D. room: Arc (Black Hole Cinema) Nihar (Surface Tension/Left Hand Path) 8ulentina (Club Chai) The Creatrix (Club Chai/No-Tech) Jason Polastri (Surface Tension) Infinite Beat Ambient room: Amma Ateria (Ima) Layne (Downwards/VX) Topazu (Infinite Beat) Visuals…

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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,

Join CounterPulse and Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company for four events of compelling new works on what it means to be living in a “prison within a prison” as a deaf person. Performers will be using sign language, spoken text, dance (modern and jazz), film, music, and silence to look at lives of deaf people: What does it mean to be a Deaf person in prison? A deaf woman of color? What is life as a gay black deaf man?…

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Free

Performing Diaspora 2018 Work-in-Progress

November 14

Join CounterPulse for an intimate work-in-progress showing of with our Performing Diaspora 2018 resident artists, Melissa Lewis and Cynthia Ling Lee. This is a chance for you to be in conversation with the artists about their works and take a deep dive into the artistic process. About the works Performing Diaspora supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year we present works that connect the historical othering of Asian…

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$150 - $250

Cancelled due to smoke YOGA For Equity in the Arts

November 18
CounterPulse,

  Celebrate Natalie Cone’s 37th Birthday Party with a full day retreat composed of a range of yoga and a family-style meal.   Three yogis from Oakland, rooted in diverse practices will will guide us through a meditative morning flow and funky, bumpin practice on CounterPulse’s Main Stage adorned with state of the art lighting and sound. The retreat culminates with a delicious and perfectly executed family-style meal crafted by the birthday girl’s brother and favorite person, Chef Seth Stowaway.…

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Free

Bruce Lee Film Screening at the Chinese Culture Center

November 27
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join Performing Diaspora 2018 Artist-in-Residence Melissa Lewis (顾眉) for an intimate Bruce Lee film screening at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Free RSVP >> Following the film screenings, participate in a Q&A with Melissa around the themes of her upcoming work, I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father, while enjoying light snacks and drinks.  

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Free

Compose a Succulent Garden at Block Fest

November 30
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse’s Natalie Cone in the meditative nature of composing and caring for a succulent collage. Participants will decorate a pot for the new succulent mosaic, arrange a composition from a wealth of diverse, easy-to-care-for plants, and walk home with their very own plant to bring warmth and life to their personal space. Free RSVP >> Block Fest is generously supported by Blick Art Materials. Visit www.dickblick.com for more information

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December 2018
Free - $35

DanceHack 2018

December 1 - December 2
CounterPulse,

DanceHack is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in the SF/Bay Area and around the world. This year will be the 5th annual DanceHack SF, the 3rd Co-Presented by Kinetech Arts and CounterPulse. DanceHack is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new tech tools and innovative dance material to create amazing live experiences. DanceHack takes place over two days: Day 1 – Saturday 10 AM…

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Free

Tenderloin Women’s Holiday Party

December 10
CounterPulse,

We’re throwing a holiday party for women in the Tenderloin! CounterPulse and the Central City SRO Collaborative invite you to kick back and enjoy food and live entertainment. Come pick out a new outfit and get your nails done. Clothing will be gifted while supplies last. See you there! Free RSVP >>

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Free

Queer as a Tuesday Night: Ms. Carol

December 11
CounterPulse,

Cris, aka Ms. Carol, has never felt particularly moved by the political spirit proliferating her community. That is –– until she is visited by the Ghosts of Queerness past, present, and future, who remind her that equity and freedom will always be a girl’s best friend. Join Ms. Carol as she reclaims her time. Free RSVP >> Cover photo by Deirdre Visser

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