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September 2017

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor Mixer

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you ever walked past our pink building, the site of former adult theater Dollhouse, and wondered what we do at CounterPulse? Well, we’re curious about you too! September is warm in SF, so un-button that cardigan and come meet some of the interesting people who work or live nearby! If our bright pink outsides delight or annoy you, let’s have snacks about it! We graciously invite you to CounterPulse for an evening of refreshments and conversation. The mixer conveniently…

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Citation: A 37-hour durational performance by Raegan Truax

September 22 - September 23
CounterPulse,

Raegan Truax and CounterPulse present Citation Exhausted by words, decorating skeletons, erasing everything to begin again. In this 37-hour durational performance, Raegan Truax foregrounds the artistic body as embedded within and creating from its archive and experience. Once the performance begins, Truax will not leave the stage, sleep, or take breaks. She will perform in silence and without a clock. An act of remembering and excavation, the performance recalls work by female and genderqueer artists from the 1960s to our present moment but is…

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October 2017
Free

wild child

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CounterPulse,

“wild child” is a thirty minutes solo by Valérie Reding, which is realized as a co-production with Tanzhaus Zürich. When pompous burlesque acts and personal confessions come together, the boundaries between naturalness and artificiality, authenticity and masquerade, reality and fantasy become blurred. As the performer transforms herself without interruption from one character to the next regardless of gender roles, she deals with the constructedness of sexual desire – from the perspective of an asexual in a world of sexual omnipresence.…

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Free

Knowledge and Affirmation from the Past

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. For Txutxo Perez’s Block Fest activity, we are going to look towards the Past for inspiration. Traditional printmaking techniques (linocut and silkscreen) will be used to create prints and illustrations informed by the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayan. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced…

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Free

Black Hawk Mural & Biketivity

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CounterPulse,

Fix your bike and muralize! Join Block Fest Artist Activator Dawn Leigh and the Yellow Bike Project for an afternoon of bike fixing and mural painting. This duel event features the Black Hawk Night Club mobile mural project presented at last April’s Block Fest. For those who missed their chance to swap paint brushes and stories, come paint with us! And this time around, the Tenderloin-based San Francisco Yellow Bike Project (SFYBP) will host a bike station where you can…

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$15 - $35

Our Future Ends

October 12 - October 21
CounterPulse,

Clement Hil Goldberg and CounterPulse are proud to present Our Future Ends Our Future Ends is a sad yet hopeful satire that connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life through fabulously choreographed final numbers. The multidisciplinary piece unearths Lemuria in a visual arts installation that unfolds into parallel narratives. Oscillating between video documentation, animation, dance and theater, the work combines live performances from Brontez Purnell, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, and Heather María Ács as both long extinct Lemurians and the…

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$5

Social Dancing (aka negotiation)

October 18
CounterPulse,

This event has been canceled. An evening of research and play: dancing together, in collaboration. Shared experimental practice in the blessings and crises of social relationships. Through a range of mostly (but not only) duet activities we’ll negotiate improvisation and composition, touching and not touching, meaning and perspective, speed and space, unity-in-difference, beings and objects. WORKSHOP DATES: Wednesday, October 18th TIME: 6:00PM to 9:00PM LOCATION: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF, CA 94102 COST: $5 ARTIST BIO:  Keith Hennessy was born in a mining town in Northern Ontario,…

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$10 - $25

I GOT A TRUTH TO TELL

October 26 - October 27
CounterPulse,

ABD Productions’ Skywatchers program presents I Got a Truth to Tell. Now in its seventh season, Skywatchers brings together Tenderloin residents and community practice artists to collaboratively create original performance work. Amidst a current national atmosphere trending toward normalization of lying and bullying, misogyny, and class and race hatred, Skywatchers’ I Got a Truth To Tell brings the voices and stories of those who would be silenced into high relief and a resounding chorus. Featuring performances of and by Tenderloin…

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November 2017
$20 - $35

Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance

November 3 - November 12

The 2017 Bridge Project, Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, brings together artists and activists in a series of cross-disciplinary performances and conversations in response to the question: What does it mean to have a radical body? Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass.    Friday November 3 Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body, a conversation between renowned gender theorist Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson, the…

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Free

Barley Sculpture at Block Fest

November 3
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Join CounterPulse and Artist Activator Tan Sirinumas for the live demonstration of the creation of a barley sculpture. There will be a finished product as well as a piece-in-progress for participants to observe the creation. All are welcome to participate! Click “Get Tickets” for your free RSVP. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-5PM locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block…

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