Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth
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May 2018
$15 - $30

Swimming Pool

May 17 - May 19
CounterPulse,

Space has collapsed and place has emerged in its truly monstrous dimension -Timothy Morton Use leaves traces in places -Sara Ahmed Swimming Pool is experiential co-existence in this weird world that humans keep making weirder. Swimming Pool is neither apocalyptic nor utopic. Swimming Pool is a “dark ecological loop: a strange loop, in which two levels that appear utterly separate flip into one another” (Morton). You are the live audience for the studio recording of a radio play, a sci-fi…

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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
Free

Block Fest with Adam Herbst: The Creature

June 1
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

Block Fest in the Mini Park

June 8
Turk & Hyde Mini Park, San Francisco, 94102 United States

Celebrate the Tenderloin! This June, CounterPulse extends our Block Fest program from our pink building toward the larger Tenderloin. Block Fest in the Mini Park features three Block Fest Artist Activators engaging the community with fun, free, family-friendly art activities. Join CounterPulse, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Sylvester Guard, and Adam Herbst at the Turk & Hyde Mini Park for an afternoon of crocheting, coloring, and sculpturing. Free RSVP>> About the activities Social practice artist Ramekon O’Arwisters welcomes you to participate in the Crochet Jam, a…

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$20 - $35

ALIEN

June 14 - June 16
CounterPulse,

Have you ever felt strange, displaced and unwelcome? Did you experience a bodily reaction? ALIEN depicts members of a fictional human race who have come to a new land seeking refuge from their homeland which is in turmoil. Upon their arrival they discover how their presence is feared and questioned by their new community. They also learn how other marginalized communities are viewed by their cultural majorities. This piece is inspired by stories of immigrants to the United States and…

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$15 - $35

FEMME IN PUBLIC

June 18 - June 19
CounterPulse,

What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world? At what point does femininity become synonymous with apology? Who hurt the people who hurt you? Alok is trying to figure it out. Join us for an evening of comedy, poetry, and performance. About the Artist ALOK (they/them/their) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer. Their eclectic style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally…

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Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

June 27
CounterPulse,

Share your body-based performance and poems while supporting CounterPulse CounterPulse’s Spring Season 2018 has nearly come to a close, but we miss you already. It’s time for you to take the stage—and the mic—with our weird, wonderful, and wild community to celebrate the close of another successful season. Share a poem, do a dance, and buy some beer! Free RSVP>> And come early for our Open Calls Mixer, 5pm-6:00pm Performances can be up to 15 minutes. Email justin@counterpulse.org to sign…

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Free

Open Calls Mixer

June 27
CounterPulse,

Come learn about CounterPulse’s Open Call opportunities. Meet the staff, ask questions, and get involved with our radical community. Free RSVP>> Open Calls: COUNTERPULSE CO-PRODUCTION CounterPulse partners with you by offering access to space, resources, marketing, and production support at subsidized rates to bring your already developed work to the stage. This is more support than a rental-house, but less creative and developmental support than our artist residency program. Download CounterPulse Co-Production LOI>> BLOCK FEST ARTIST ACTIVATOR RESIDENCY Block Fest celebrates…

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August 2018
Free

Tenderloin Arts Working Group

August 1
CounterPulse,

Want to get involved in your neighborhood? Join CounterPulse and a group of diverse Tenderloin stakeholders to serve as the voice of the TL community. Free RSVP>> As a Working Group member, you will be providing advice to CounterPulse on making decisions that impact the community. You will be directly involved in helping CounterPulse deepen our Tenderloin engagement, as we continue to represent the TL in our everyday work. Looking forward to your valuable insights! Photo of Turk & Taylor…

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$7 - $20

GIRLFLY 2018

August 1 - August 2
CounterPulse,

Come see GIRLFLY perform their response to youth activism in the Tenderloin! These young women, ages 14-19, are fierce, ready to fly, and are interested in making positive change in the world. Choreography by Jo Kreiter, Megan Lowe, and GIRLFLY Youth. Oral history collection led by Catherine Powell. Visual art led by Lala Openi Hsin Cheung. Visual Art Opening at the Tenderloin Museum on August 16, 2018. GIRLFLY is supported by the Rainin Foundation, SF Arts Commission, Walter and Elise…

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