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January 2020
$5 - $15

tiny little get down

January 31
CounterPulse,

tinypistol & little seismic (Maurya Kerr & Katie Faulkner) invite you to the first tiny little get down of the new year, a dance party for people who love to move but don’t want to go clubbing, worry about looking cool, or stay up past their bedtime. Come sweat, shake, boogie, weep, & revel in this subversive and cathartic dance event designed for all bodies–individual & collective joy are essential to our liberation! beer, wine, & a specialty cocktail sold at the bar.…

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February 2020
Free

Music Box Orchestra and the Traveling Mural

February 7

Join us for a double-billed Block Fest party! Get your paint on with Dawn Leigh’s Black Hawk Traveling Mural Project and join the fun of finishing the Traveling Murals that will travel around San Francisco. Connect with the community through art making, and admire the murals that will be celebrated throughout the city. This project draws from Tenderloin’s history to celebrate the legendary Black Hawk Night Club, a jazz venue that was one of the only places where mixed race…

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$20 - $35

Breaching Towards Other Futures

February 7
CounterPulse,

Morehshin Allahyari and Shirin Fahimi channel the revelation of a jinn figure Aisha Qandisha and Ilm al-raml (Geomancy – science of the sand) as their methods for telling and opening doors towards other futures. Aisha Qandisha is one of the most honored and fearsome jinn in Islam. She is known as ‘the opener’. When she possesses humans, she does not take over the host but rather opens them to the outside; to a storm of incoming jinn and demons, making…

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$10 - $50

Weaving Spirits Festival of Two-Spirit Performance

February 11 - March 8
CounterPulse,

CounterPulse and the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAIT-S) welcome you to the first contemporary Two-Spirit Performance Festival in Yelamu (San Francisco). Weaving Spirits will feature Two-Spirit Indigenous artists, many of which are already known both nationally and internationally, as well as artists emerging in the Bay Area community. We are bringing together, or weaving, the ways of the past into the present. These artists utilize performance and storytelling to visibilize a diverse range of experiences as California Natives, Natives…

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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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Coronavirus Message from Julie Phelps

March 10 - March 31

Dear CounterPulse community, CounterPulse’s soul is made of the magic of being together. Together with people who feel like family. Together with people we may not encounter anywhere else. We exist, above all, to make space to gather—to be united in collective experiences, to come into friction with new people and new ideas, to be changed, and by extension, change the world. In the face of a world pulling apart, we insist on being together. In light of the current COVID-19…

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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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