Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company, Christopher Smith, Ian Sanborn, Rosa Lee Timm & JAC Cook
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October 2018
$5 - $10

INFRARED: In Celebration of the Compton Transgender District

October 9 - November 6
CounterPulse,

INFRARED is a four-part series of experimental films by and about transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming artists. These films survey light refractions and the art of hair flipping, craft orifices and sites of injections into portals of transcendence, and extol anti-police riots and community uprisings. Full event descriptions: INFRARED Program 1 (Oct. 9, 2018) Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum Filmmaker Madsen Minax and actress Eve Minax in person Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum (2017) by Madsen Minax; digital…

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$20 - $35

The Homophobes: a clown show

October 18 - October 20
CounterPulse,

  Join CounterPulse and DINO DINCO for the West Coast premiere of The Homophobes: a clown show   A misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation’s values to its core when their beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular firestorm that will forever shatter their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings. A transcendent trans-comedy of errors featuring mad ministers, divine interventions, confused angels and maybe even the antichrist. In The Homophobes: a clown show, traditional ideas of…

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$20 - $35

Traumboy

October 21
CounterPulse,

 Are the boundaries in your mind where you expect them? Daniel is a sex worker. In the solo performance Traumboy he reports on his experiences as a male prostitute.  Between documentary and autofiction, Traumboy questions the double standards of our capitalistic and hypersexualized society. The focus on male prostitution allows to evade the customary narrative about exploitation and suffering of vulnerable women and addresses more subtle power relations. The performer’s body turns into a projection surface for fears, fantasies and…

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$10

Social Table

October 23
CounterPulse,

Join Capital One’s Design Pro Bono team for an evening of lightning talks about design for social impact at CounterPulse. We’ve invited five people who are using the power of design to make a positive impact on our world and our region. Come learn about our speakers’ work with non-profits, government agencies, and industry to serve vulnerable populations and foster a more inclusive world. 6:00 p.m. – Drinks and mingling 6:30 p.m. – Talks Hosted by: Capital One’s Design Pro…

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$15 - $30

Beyond Gravity

October 25 - October 27
CounterPulse,

Witness legends from a future queer revolution and experience new ways of being with each other at a family reunion for a post-human universe. An evening of intersectional performances by the artists served by Gravity’s new Artist Services Programs. Performances by: jose e. abad, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Gabriel Christian, Abby Crain, Rachael Dichter, and Mira Kautto ▲ ACCESS ▲ Friday Oct 26: Pre-Show Haptic Access Tour and Live Audio Description* *Pre-registation required, headsets provided, and pre-show access tour beings at…

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Free

Tenderloin Safe Trick or Treating

October 31
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse for a fun, free, and family-friendly Halloween adventure! Join our guided Trick or Treating route where Safe Passage Corner Captains will be leading youth with support from officers at the Tenderloin Police Station. Free RSVP >> Get a souvenir photo at the start of the tour along with a glow stick and treats. The tour begins at CounterPulse at 5pm and stops at performance venues EXIT Theatre and PianoFight.

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November 2018
Free

Block Fest: Create a Memorial for Bicyclist Gregory Blackman

November 2
CounterPulse,

For the first Block Fest in November, we honor the memory of bicyclist Gregory Blackman with the creation of a ghost bike. Participants are welcome to contribute to the memorial with art materials. The ghost bike memorial will be installed in front of CounterPulse for all to honor Gregory’s life while advocating for bicycle safety. Free RSVP >> This Block Fest is a presented with San Francisco Ride of Silence, SF Bike Coalition, and CounterPulse. Block Fest is generously supported…

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$15 - $20

TVOD Underground with Infinite Beat Ambient

November 3 - November 4
CounterPulse,

Experimental nightlife is back at CounterPulse T.V.O.D. is an event series curated by Jason Polastri and Nihar of Surface Tension. Immerse yourself in a two room environment featuring a stacked lineup of local experimental producers and DJs operating within both the dance and ambient realms. T.V.O.D. room: Arc (Black Hole Cinema) Nihar (Surface Tension/Left Hand Path) 8ulentina (Club Chai) The Creatrix (Club Chai/No-Tech) Jason Polastri (Surface Tension) Infinite Beat Ambient room: Amma Ateria (Ima) Layne (Downwards/VX) Topazu (Infinite Beat) Visuals…

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Free

Social Muscle Club

November 4
CounterPulse,

 What if giving, receiving, communication and commitment were social muscles that could be trained? At Social Muscle Club you meet new people and take part in a simple sharing game, in which each person offers something they can give away, and makes a request for something they want to receive. These unconditional offers and requests can be for something material or practical – anything from from fresh bread to a holiday apartment in Costa Rica – or something abstract or…

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$20 - $35

Deaf’s IMPRISONED

November 8 - November 11
CounterPulse,

Join CounterPulse and Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company for four events of compelling new works on what it means to be living in a “prison within a prison” as a deaf person. Performers will be using sign language, spoken text, dance (modern and jazz), film, music, and silence to look at lives of deaf people: What does it mean to be a Deaf person in prison? A deaf woman of color? What is life as a gay black deaf man?…

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