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February 2020
Free

Valentine’s Day Boxes

February 14

It’s time to celebrate Valentine’s: a day for love, hearts, and crafting!  Join us in making unique, 3-D Valentines greetings with Jeff Marshall! Go wild with glitter, sparkle, goodwill, do-dads, nick-knacks and love. We’ll be incorporating your photograph (which will be made during the workshop) into your Valentine’s creations. The finished valentine will be a deep shadow box with magnets on the back⁠—a special DIY gift to take home. Perfect for all ages.  FREE RSVP >> Block Fest is supported by…

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March 2020
Free

Chronicles: Finding Home

March 1

In this workshop, activators provide sacred space for neighbor cohorts to choose an object from a pile of objects and share how it relates to their story. Three topics will help frame the fabric woven with their imagery and words. Cohorts may choose:    1. Good Neighbor: Choose an object that shows how you helped someone or that represents how someone helped you. Share that story with us.  2. Strength: Choose an object that illustrates a time when you found…

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Free

DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design – Event Postponed

March 20
CounterPulse,

UPDATE: Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, we have postponed DIY T-Shirt Fashion Design until summer. Tenderloin, come get your fashion on! Join CounterPulse and Sylvester Guard Jr. in creating your own fun t-shirt designs. Let your imagination soar to new fashion heights, as you use fabric markers and paint to design your new threads. All cotton t-shirts will be provided, but supplies are limited⁠—so be sure to bring an item or two of clothing from home. FREE RSVP >>…

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$10 - $20

TVOD All-Nighter – Event Postponed

March 21 - March 22
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. CounterPulse is excited to partner again with TVOD for our annual all-nighter dance party stacked with some of the most exciting artists from the contemporary Bay Area rave underground. Limited $10 and $15 presales. $20 door Featuring: Hiro Kone (Dais Records) – Live Mx. Silkman (Jacktone, In Training) – DJ Marmot (Katabatik) – Live DJ CZ (Left Hand Path, Vague Terrain) – DJ Topazu (Infinite Beat) -DJ The Creatrix – DJ Jason…

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$20 - $35

Versus – EVENT POSTPONED

March 26 - March 28
CounterPulse,

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Versus is an improvised, collaborative work between a group of experimental dancers and electronic musicians. Aimed at engaging improvisation as a way to rehearse resistance and practice plurality in the face of mounting extremism and societal polarization, Versus positions power dynamics between bodies and transdisciplinarity as a study of radical solidarity. The work centers the concept of temporary worldbuilding as a modality of growing capacity in (and perhaps new neural pathways for)…

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April 2020
Free!

Infinite Poetry at Block Fest – EVENT POSTPONED

April 3
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. Block Fest on the Mic! CounterPulse teams up with Curry Senior Center’s Phillip Gerson again in the creation of a massive, ever-growing collective poem. Everyone is invited to add a line and watch it expand in dimension and perspective. In addition to writers from the neighborhood’s Senior community reading their works of poetry and prose from the stage, we will have an open mic for other Tenderloin writers interested in sharing their…

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Free!

Innerspace Virtuality

April 13 - May 2

Winners will be announced during the party! Innerspace Virtuality Free party hosted by Vivvyanne ForeverMORE  6-7pm DJ Set with Madre Gitana (Stephanie Hewett) 7-8pm Performances + Announcements 8-9pm DJ Set with Nihar + Performances by… Stratofyzika Pseuda Madre Gitana Vivvyanne ForeverMORE/Mica Sigourney Evan Johnson Faye Driscoll Dia Dear Kim Ip OYSTER KNIFE (Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch) Miguel Gutierrez Nihar + Subset Larry Arrington + May Day Parade of CounterPulse & The Stud characters + Celestial online auction Make a Twitch…

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May 2020
Free!

The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest – EVENT POSTPONED

May 15
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. Join us for another afternoon of making cyanotypes at Block Fest! Stop by to harvest the Sun’s rays to make and develop your own alternative process photographs. Materials will be provided, but we invite you to bring your own objects to photograph as well. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  About the Artists Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores…

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Free

Matchbox Hyperlink

May 27

PLAY WITH THE ABSURDITY OF SOCIAL CHOREOGRAPHY Matchbox enters the digital sphere with Andersmith & Heidi Boisvert guiding you through collaborative art-making with strangers. On Wednesday, May 27, embark on the absurdity of social choreography in human interaction. As we inch closer to re-entry, these collaborators will tie together play, a new gesture vocabulary, and the texture of the human voice to help sustain our social fabric. In the absence of collective rituals, and the increased atomization of the individual,…

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June 2020
Free

Courthouse 2 Compton’s

June 18
CounterPulse,

San Francisco, show up for trans lives ✊ We’ll march through the Tenderloin from the Courthouse to Turk and Taylor, where trans women fought back against police violence in 1966. The Compton’s Cafeteria historic site is now home to an incarceration facility occupied by The GEO Group, Inc., the world’s largest private prison corporation. Thursday June 18 7 PM Federal Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate 8 PM Rally at Turk and Taylor Come to CounterPulse before the protest to make a sign!…

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