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June 2018
$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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Free

Turk Street Mural Celebration

August 29
CounterPulse,

Tenderloin: Stay Rooted We did it! Together with Twin Walls Mural Company, the Turk Street mural—Tenderloin: Stay Rooted—is UP! We’d like to take moment to celebrate the work of the artists, community members, and partners who came together to make this mural happen. Special thanks to Sugabus Media, our fantastic installers, and the six Tenderloin organizations who are recognized in the mural: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Skywatchers, Larkin Street Youth Services, Vietnamese Youth Development Center, Central City…

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Free

Block Fest in the Gallery

August 29
CounterPulse,

Artist Activators at CounterPulse animate and celebrate the Tenderloin with free arts activities, and we’d like to share some of their work with you. Join us for an evening of interactive activity and performance illustrating CounterPulse’s Block Fest program. Get to know the Artist Activators, learn more about what CounterPulse has to offer this fall, and see what the TL is all about. Wed, August 29, 6pm-8pm Free RSVP>> This event coincides with our Turk Street Mural Launch Party right out front…

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September 2018
Free

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth

September 6
The Stud, 399 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Performances by Faluda Islam, Maryam Rostami, Luke Arroyo Mendoz, and Saba Taj. The Muslim body has become one of the most contested spaces in the United States and is both a sight of violence and inquiry. In response to the West’s oversimplified understanding of Islam, this futurist evening uses fashion, performance, video, sound art, and music to explore and challenge the histories of violence, colonialism, and imperialism enacted on Muslim bodies. Organized by artist and performer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (aka…

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$20 - $35

inCIVILITY: P.2 Outrage Machine and TecTonic Shifts

September 13 - September 22
CounterPulse,

Combustible Residency 2018 Confront your digital divides Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2018 Combustible Residency artists. Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology, carving a place to be deeply inquisitive and experiment on the edge of what is known. This year we present works that confront fractured geographies, behavioral retrograde, and the digital divides in our everyday lives. In a city deconstructed, can technology help us form connections? inCIVILITY:…

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Free

Robbie Sweeny in the Equator Gallery

September 21
Equator Coffees & Teas, 986 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Join CounterPulse for a special happy hour celebrating the stunning work of Robbie Sweeny at Equator Coffees & Teas. Peruse Robbie’s photography of CounterPulse performances, then walk over to CounterPulse for our art & tech showcase, Combustible Residency 2018 at 7:15pm. Special ticket discounts for happy hour guests! Free RSVP >> About Robbie Sweeny Photography Robbie Sweeny is an Irish born, internationally published photographer and artist. Having exhibited extensively throughout the UK, most notably part of a group exhibition at Tate Britain in 2009, he then…

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