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November 2018
Free

Compose a Succulent Garden at Block Fest

November 30, 2018
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse’s Natalie Cone in the meditative nature of composing and caring for a succulent collage. Participants will decorate a pot for the new succulent mosaic, arrange a composition from a wealth of diverse, easy-to-care-for plants, and walk home with their very own plant to bring warmth and life to their personal space. Free RSVP >> Block Fest is generously supported by Blick Art Materials. Visit www.dickblick.com for more information

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December 2018
Free - $35

DanceHack 2018

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
CounterPulse,

DanceHack is an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in the SF/Bay Area and around the world. This year will be the 5th annual DanceHack SF, the 3rd Co-Presented by Kinetech Arts and CounterPulse. DanceHack is an opportunity to spark unconventional applications of new tech tools and innovative dance material to create amazing live experiences. DanceHack takes place over two days: Day 1 – Saturday 10 AM…

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$20 - $35

I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father and Lost Chinatowns

December 6, 2018 - December 15, 2018
CounterPulse,

Performing Diaspora Residency 2018 Join CounterPulse for a double bill event featuring works by our 2018 Performing Diaspora Residency artists. Performing Diaspora supports artists that are drawing on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year we present works that connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes while honoring the legacy of local master, film icon, and hero, Bruce Lee. In I dreamed Bruce Lee was my father, Melissa Lewis (顾眉)…

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Free

Tenderloin Women’s Holiday Party

December 10, 2018
CounterPulse,

We’re throwing a holiday party for women in the Tenderloin! CounterPulse and the Central City SRO Collaborative invite you to kick back and enjoy food and live entertainment. Come pick out a new outfit and get your nails done. Clothing will be gifted while supplies last. See you there! Free RSVP >>

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Free

Queer as a Tuesday Night: Ms. Carol

December 11, 2018
CounterPulse,

Cris, aka Ms. Carol, has never felt particularly moved by the political spirit proliferating her community. That is –– until she is visited by the Ghosts of Queerness past, present, and future, who remind her that equity and freedom will always be a girl’s best friend. Join Ms. Carol as she reclaims her time. Free RSVP >> Cover photo by Deirdre Visser

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January 2019
Free

Open Stage at CounterPulse

January 23
CounterPulse,

The lights are on. The audience awaits. The stage is yours once more. Join CounterPulse again for another evening of body-based and poetic expression—courtesy of our weird and radical community. You never really know what will happen when CounterPulse goes uncurated, but we’re excited to find out. Free RSVP >> Have something you want to share? Email justin@counterpulse.org to join the Open Stage performance list.

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$5

tiny little get down

January 25
CounterPulse,

Need to let off a little steam? tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner invite you to the first tiny little get down of the new year. Founded in 2017, the tiny little get down is a dance party for people who love to dance and don’t want to have to go to a club and look cool doing it. If you’re feeling undone by our state of the union and need a cathartic space that affirms…

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February 2019
Free

UNEARTHED stories at Block Fest

February 1
CounterPulse,

For the first Block Fest of 2019, CounterPulse goes unearthed. Throughout the month of January, UNEARTHED artists will collaborate with Tenderloin community members to tell their own stories through video interviews, stop motion animations, and personal footage. The stories will be presented alongside UNEARTHED video installations during Block Fest in the CounterPulse gallery, with a free communal meal at 5pm. Free RSVP >> Curated by Angel Castellon and Claire Staples

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$20 - $35

UNEARTHED

February 2
CounterPulse,

An immersive multi-media art show featuring Bay Area emerging video, installation and performance artists. UNEARTHED is the product of a year of work and collaboration yielding a complex archaeology of identity, ancestry, and belonging as the artists tell their stories, weaving together the past, present and future. Come explore video installations throughout the space and three performances on the Main Stage. www.unearthedartshow.com Curated by Angel Castellon and Claire Staples

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Free

Love Yourself at Block Fest

February 8
CounterPulse,

Be your own Valentine! CounterPulse invites you to write a love letter to yourself and place it in a beautified box. We’ll be writing letters to our future selves and crafting boxes for you to open on Valentine’s Day, 2020. All are welcome to participate! Free RSVP >>

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