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September 2019
Free

TenderArts at Sunday Streets

September 8

With car-free streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors, Sunday Streets most urban route celebrates the centrally-located and densely-populated Tenderloin, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and home of TenderArts, CounterPulse’s Neighborhood Arts Program. Stop by the CounterPulse ten for free art-making and drumming. Block Fest Artist Activators Jeff Marshall, Rick Darnell, Steve Tanksley, and Trash Mash-Up will be holding it down with fun, free, and family-friendly activities—including a drumming circle! CounterPulse will be posted up near…

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Free - $35

The Looking Glass Self and Metamorphosis: Phase 1

September 12 - September 21
CounterPulse,

Combustible Residency 2019 Believe Your Silhouette Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Combustible Residency artists. CounterPulse is back with year three of Combustible, our highly-acclaimed dance/technology residency that carves a place to experiment on the edge of what is known. This year we present works that activate the entire building with shamanic healing gardens and manipulated realities. Welcome to the visceral alteration of truth. Centering on how truth and lies interact with technology, The Looking…

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Free

Matchbox Lab #1

September 17
CounterPulse,

 Spark something new. Matchbox is an art+tech interactive lab series, hosted at CounterPulse with partners ZERO1 & Kinetech Arts, that seeds collaboration beyond discipline. Designed as public practicum labs, Matchbox pairs creative technologists with dancers and choreographers to spark critical investigations and seed cutting-edge works. Matchbox creates an opportunity for these two creative communities to find places of overlapping values, and serves as a framework for a more collaborative urban arts ecology. The public is invited to the labs below…

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Free

Front Porch at Block Fest

September 20
CounterPulse,

It’s International Parking Day! Please join Demonstration Gardens and CounterPulse on the Front Porch, a pop-up tranquility zone for Parking Day, 2019. Come by for a conversation and a cool drink and help make our oasis more refreshing. In addition to enjoying board games—checkers, chess and dominoes,—everyone is welcome to help create a 6’x3′ collaborative mural. Free RSVP >> Block Fest is supported by BLICK Art Materials. www.dickblick.com Block Fest is a part of 4 Corner Friday.

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October 2019
$10 - $30

(in)Visible

October 3 - October 13
CounterPulse,

How do you experience a performance? By seeing it? What if that’s not possible? “Jess Curtis makes the invisible visible… acoustically and haptically (in)Visible challenges the audience to take on new perspectives.” — TanzRaumBerlin (in)Visible, a new evening-length work by Jess Curtis/Gravity, dislocates vision from the center of your experience. Developed in collaboration with—and particularly focusing on access to culture for—blind and visually impaired audiences, (in)Visible is created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and…

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Free

Block Fest: Discover The Weaver In You

October 4
CounterPulse,

Have you ever been curious about weaving? Interested to learn but think it’s too hard? Join CounterPulse and Rachel Lozada in this fun-filled activity where you’ll discover your inner weaver. Designed for beginners, we’ll be using simple, accessible looms that you can easily replicate at home. Come learn about weaving traditions from different cultures. Materials are provided, and you can take your creations home! Free RSVP >> Block Fest is supported by BLICK Art Materials. www.dickblick.com Block Fest is a part…

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Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Night

October 12
Jessie Square, 736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Night is one of San Francisco’s biggest free evening performance and visual art events. For one night you’ll hear incredible music, watch entertaining and fun performances, experience uplifting dance, and encounter many more surprises. At Jessie Square, 736 Mission St. Get directions >> Photo by Paula Poortinga

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Litquake

October 14 - October 18
CounterPulse,

San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival comes to CounterPulse to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an unprecedented five nights of programming! Since 1999, Litquake has been celebrating the written word in vivid and exciting ways by sparking critical conversations that inspire writers and readers. Full schedule online at litquake.org.

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Free

Block Fest: Let’s Start From Scribbles, Let’s Start From Scraps

October 18

The community is invited to join Kat Geng once more in making unique sculptures from repurposed colorful odds and ends. Think Mr. Potato Head of contemporary sculpture. Through 3 interactive stations, Kat Geng will share her creative process—from the conceptual stage to the markmaking that leaves the mind to rest—by inviting guests to create their own sculptures using everyday objects. Participants will make these assemblages to take home or share in the process giving birth to collaborative sculptures. A complimentary zine…

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$13

Watch Films Rub Up

October 19
CounterPulse,

SF Shorts explores a wide range of genres and cultures without circumscribing them into niches. At SF Shorts, wildly diverse films are mixed together to spark programs that electrify audiences. SF Weekly has praised SF Shorts for its programs of “concentrated inspiration, breathtaking craft, and unabashed entertainment value.” The 14th annual festival features 8 countries in two screenings of mixed genre short films at CounterPulse. Watch Films Rub Up. It’s about what you see every day but now stare at…

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