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April 2020
Free!

Infinite Poetry at Block Fest – EVENT POSTPONED

April 3
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. Block Fest on the Mic! CounterPulse teams up with Curry Senior Center’s Phillip Gerson again in the creation of a massive, ever-growing collective poem. Everyone is invited to add a line and watch it expand in dimension and perspective. In addition to writers from the neighborhood’s Senior community reading their works of poetry and prose from the stage, we will have an open mic for other Tenderloin writers interested in sharing their…

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Free!

Innerspace Virtuality

April 13 - May 2

Winners will be announced during the party! Innerspace Virtuality Free party hosted by Vivvyanne ForeverMORE  6-7pm DJ Set with Madre Gitana (Stephanie Hewett) 7-8pm Performances + Announcements 8-9pm DJ Set with Nihar + Performances by… Stratofyzika Pseuda Madre Gitana Vivvyanne ForeverMORE/Mica Sigourney Evan Johnson Faye Driscoll Dia Dear Kim Ip OYSTER KNIFE (Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch) Miguel Gutierrez Nihar + Subset Larry Arrington + May Day Parade of CounterPulse & The Stud characters + Celestial online auction Make a Twitch…

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May 2020
Free!

The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest – EVENT POSTPONED

May 15
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. Join us for another afternoon of making cyanotypes at Block Fest! Stop by to harvest the Sun’s rays to make and develop your own alternative process photographs. Materials will be provided, but we invite you to bring your own objects to photograph as well. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  About the Artists Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores…

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Free

Matchbox Hyperlink

May 27

PLAY WITH THE ABSURDITY OF SOCIAL CHOREOGRAPHY Matchbox enters the digital sphere with Andersmith & Heidi Boisvert guiding you through collaborative art-making with strangers. On Wednesday, May 27, embark on the absurdity of social choreography in human interaction. As we inch closer to re-entry, these collaborators will tie together play, a new gesture vocabulary, and the texture of the human voice to help sustain our social fabric. In the absence of collective rituals, and the increased atomization of the individual,…

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June 2020
Free

Courthouse 2 Compton’s

June 18
CounterPulse,

San Francisco, show up for trans lives ✊ We’ll march through the Tenderloin from the Courthouse to Turk and Taylor, where trans women fought back against police violence in 1966. The Compton’s Cafeteria historic site is now home to an incarceration facility occupied by The GEO Group, Inc., the world’s largest private prison corporation. Thursday June 18 7 PM Federal Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate 8 PM Rally at Turk and Taylor Come to CounterPulse before the protest to make a sign!…

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Free

Mindfulness Meditation

June 29

Mindfulness Meditation is a state of being present, focusing on your breath to calm the mind. Practicing mediation can lead to increased focus, creativity, enhanced memory, compassion, and productivity—along with reduced anxiety, stress, pain, depression, and emotional balance. Tune into this free offering from Ramekon O’Arwisters. Monday, Jun 29, 3-3:30pm. Zoom link >> About the artist A San Francisco-based social practice artist, Ramekon O’Arwisters is the founder of Crochet Jam, a community arts project infused with folk-art traditions that foster a…

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July 2020
Free - $50

Patch Connect: Combustible Artists in Residence at CounterPulse

July 23

Join Gray Area & CounterPulse for a discussion with CounterPulse’s 2020-21 Combustible Artists in Residence: Pseuda, Kim Ip, and the Team of StratoFyzika, featuring members Alessandra Leone (Berlin), Daria Kaufman, Hen Lovely Bird (Berlin) and Ian Heisters. After an introduction from Julie Phelps, moderator Tiare Ribeaux will lead a discussion with the artists about their process of developing work for the residency and collaborating virtually on movement and performance based artworks that interface with technology. They will discuss themes such…

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August 2020
Free

#BlackTransLivesMatter Turk and Taylor Street Painting

August 23

In commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots we will boldly make the proclamation for San Francisco to protect Black Trans Lives by painting #BlackTransLivesMatter on the historic Turk and Taylor intersection. Wanna help us paint? Join us! Please be sure to bring masks and gloves for safety! Hosted by The Transgender District, Supervisor Matt Haney, Honey Mahogany, CountePulse and KinFolkz! For more info, email us at: info@transgenderdistrictsf.com

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Free

BLACKSTAR

August 27 - August 29
CounterPulse,

Tune into twitch.tv/counterpulsesf on Thu, Aug 27, 5pm PDT for BLACKSTAR BLACKSTAR is an attempt to reenter the halted process of blackstar amidst a global pandemic and a nation facing truth about its racist birth, violent complicity, and unwavering anti-Black oppression. In this present moment of crisis and reckoning we are numbed and galvanized, despairing and lit with hope. We present BLACKSTAR not as a draft but as a record of sorrows old and new; of isolation; of exquisite aliveness; and of…

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September 2020
Free

Feast of Sekhmet Closing Ritual

September 4
CounterPulse,

Join us on Zoom for the closing of the longest art exhibit at CounterPulse courtesy of Sekhmet and COVID-19 (Six Months!) Free RSVP >> Sekhmet is an ancient Egyptian/Kemit deity who has been worshiped for thousands of years, She is power, a warrior and Her temples were dedicated to healing and sex magic. Songs by MawuLisa Thomas-Adeyemo Special Love Offering by Z Griss Poetry Reading by Lanise McKenzie 100 Names by Artist and Author Ali Montgomery Experience the magic of…

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