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August 2018
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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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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