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March 2020
$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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April 2020
Free - $35

WITH and These Teeth – EVENT POSTPONED

April 2 - April 11
CounterPulse,

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. soften the body and unleash the female voice Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our Edge 2020 residency artists. Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change.  WITH by Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear blends physical practices and nightlife for a multi-generational queer phenomenon. WITH invites the audience to engage in a…

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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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Free

Matchbox Lab #4: Hybrid Tenders – EVENT POSTPONED

April 14
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice. Control your surveillance You are invited to tend to the fragile equilibrium of life in an era of environmental emergency and mass extinction. Collaborate with the artists to operate robots and create sounds live, on stage, as we explore the intersection of surveillance, machines, and our sentient selves. Plant the wood for your coffin or a tree that remembers the touch of your hands when all human life is gone. 7pm: Reception 7:30pm:…

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$20 - $35

blackstar – EVENT POSTPONED

April 30 - May 2
CounterPulse,

This event has been postponed until further notice.   blackstar explores durational dreamscapes as a strategy toward decolonization and liberation. Situated as we are, amidst the afterlives of slavery and afro-futurist potentiality, we can wonder together how time might unfold in our moving, othered bodies.

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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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