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April 2018

Mural Painting at CounterPulse

April 12 - May 28
CounterPulse,

Tenderloin in Motion is a mural that will be up along the entire unit block of Turk Street, from Mason to Taylor, on the barricades of the Group i construction site. The mural will be up for two years, from Spring 2018 until 2020. The mural is designed by local mural artists, Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong, who go by Twin Walls Mural Co., and features dancers that represent the four natural elements and the diversity and freedom of the Tenderloin.…

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May 2018
Free

Block Fest with Adam Herbst: The Creature

May 4
CounterPulse,

Block Fest at CounterPulse animates our neighborhood with free arts activities for the local residents, workers, and visitors. Contribute to a community sculpture assembled from found objects with Artist Activator Adam Herbst.  Choose from a wide array of curious and beautiful materials to construct the creature and add your piece to its written history and taxonomy.  To be displayed later for all to see! Starting from a broad range of upcycled materials garnered from Scrap and other locations, participants will design…

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Free

Art Party & Auction

May 10
CounterPulse,

Play in hybridity. Celebrate the impermanent present. Revel in community. Rethink your humanity. At the CounterPulse Annual Benefit we get wild for art. Eat, drink, dance, be merry, be many, give money, make it happen. For artists. For SF. For you. Featuring performance and demos from over a dozen artists—including Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, and more—live music, and visual and media art installations, sensational silent auction, and more…(so much more)… We’re turning it…

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$15 - $30

Swimming Pool

May 17 - May 19
CounterPulse,

Swimming Pool is interplanetary time play. Swimming Pool is geologic mutuality. Swimming Pool is lasering between apocalypses and utopias. Swimming Pool is a star expanding and collapsing and then another star expanding and collapsing nearby. Swimming Pool is a really trashy ride. Created and performed by Abby Crain, Layton Lachman and Mara Poliak, with lighting design by Elizabeth Ardent, sculpture installation by Lisa Rybovich Crallé, and sound design by Samuel Hertz. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel  

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$20 - $35

BARN OWL

May 31 - June 2
CounterPulse,

 BARN OWL is a genre-busting theatrical experience exploring loss, queer cosmologies and the power of belief. Featuring an intergenerational ensemble, BARN OWL seeks to surpass boundaries of identity, age, gender and narrative form. This piece confronts the viewer with universal questions such as: Why are we here together? Where do we come from? Where will we go next? The story centers on Harmony, a non-binary New Age book clerk, whose mother abandons them as an infant to be raised by…

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June 2018
$20 - $35

ALIEN

June 14 - June 16
CounterPulse,

Have you ever felt strange, displaced and unwelcome? Did you experience a bodily reaction? ALIEN investigates what it means to be an outsider, a visitor, a newcomer to an environment that fears and questions your presence. The piece is informed by research and stories from Muslim communities living in the United States and Europe, as a way to understand the emotional journey of someone perceived as other. What aspects of a person’s community are lost when they emigrate to a…

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