William Taylor Barros, Alejandro Upchurch & Steve Tanksley
Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm-5:00pm
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May 2019
Free

Under New Ownership Performance, Theorem, no.1

May 3

Maya Stovall makes art through small encounters in everyday life. Theorem, no.1, her new performance commission, unfolds in the streets and sidewalks — spaces fraught and celebrated — where that life takes place. Spinning a score that the artist refers to as “The Anti-Pop Up” or “The Anti-Flash Mob,” Theorem, no.1 gathers artists and collaborators to weigh the distances between neighbors, public spaces, and art worlds. Led by the movement of Seycon-Nadia Chea, Bana Kabalan, and Mohamed Soumah and the…

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$25 - $250

Innerspace

May 16
CounterPulse,

We are not alone… CounterPulse is the Innerspace of the Bay Area arts constellation. We are a celestial community of futurists and galvanizers. We are the constellation of visionaries that invest in each other, to ensure our collective paths are starlight and far out. Support CounterPulse by bidding at the silent auction, an intergalactic array of treats and experiences that sustain the mind and body for the galaxy ahead. Feast on a gourmet celestial dinner catered by Fogcutter. Get down with…

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Free

Happy Hour with Jeremy Edwards

May 17
111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St
San Francisco, 94105 United States

The day after CounterPulse’s Gala, the manifestation of Jeremy Edwards’ time in the CounterPulse TenderArts Urban Furniture Residency will take over 111 Minna Gallery‘s iconic Friday Happy Hour. The work will be installed in the gallery for all to engage with and activate, 111 Minna Gallery’s stress-busting drink specials will be flowing, and there will be live performance activations by local dancer-choreographers Gerald Casel and Erika Tsimbrovsky. Come learn about this new residency happening at CounterPulse, meet Jeremy, and consider engaging in Jeremy’s…

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$20 - $35

Work MORE 8: Drag House

May 24 - June 1
CounterPulse,

27 DRAG Performers. 3 Stages. 2 Hours. 1 House Queens in the basement, queens in the lobby, queens in the bathroom- it’s all over the place. After two years of experiments and 24 drag shows staged at the historic Stud Bar we expand to take over the CounterPulse building- and give you simultaneous showz all over the place. Starring: Blaire Witch, Boy Young, Britney Smears, Dulce De Leche, Eartha Kunt, Eileen Kilometers, Fauxnique, God’s Lil Princes, Hollywood Texas, Jillian Gnarling,…

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June 2019
$20 - $35

Fabric Animal

June 6 - June 8
CounterPulse,

anchor consciousness in flesh and in action Fabric Animal examines the self as a body-through-time, a psychological and physiological threadwork that leaves poems in its wake. Fabric Animal is the culmination of Giles’ and Grubb’s 10-year history as choreographer peers and dance partners. This embodied kinship roars to life through deep sensing, daring trust and athletic contemporary dance. The detailed choreography challenges endurance and strength, and is enveloped by an original musical score by local composers directed by Caroline Penwarden.…

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Free

Zine-Making at Block Fest

June 7
CounterPulse,

Dany and Joel do zines as a form of journaling, self support, and safety planning. This Block Fest activity is designed to guide people through the process of turning a blank page into a book that turns the lens inward towards the self. Through honesty, vulnerability, and a bit of doodling, these little books serve as reminders of the things we like about ourselves, the things we’d like to change, and how we support ourselves and keep ourselves safe. Free…

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Summer Rental Deals

June 12 - July 31
CounterPulse,

Summer Rental Deals CounterPulse gets a little lonely between seasons. We’re cutting our rental prices through June and July to see more artists in our spaces! > Rent 5 hours for $75 ($25 off) > Rent 10 hours for $150 ($50 off) Learn more about CounterPulse rentals >>

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$25 - $40

ARRUDA

June 13 - June 15
CounterPulse,

ARRUDA (portuguese for Rue) A performance inspired by the medicinal, sacred and practical gifts of Rue, a plant known for its powers to protect and make manifest that which is desired. In a offering of live music, vibrant dance, and sweet stories and songs, ARRUDA delivers healing medicine from Brazil by manifesting the spirits of the four elements, reflecting and drawing out the divine power of human nature. Cover photo of Aguas by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

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$20

Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada

June 20 - June 22
CounterPulse,

The world has entered its third major intifada, an uprising of global magnitude. Queer rebel fighters in the Muslim world frustrated with the failures of past heterosexual leaders rise and begin a long battle to overthrow American and European intervention in the region, achieving what many in the past have failed to do. While the successes of the revolution continue to be lauded, its losses have been painfully felt. Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth is a collaboratively devised ensemble piece…

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Free

Flagging at Block Fest

June 28
CounterPulse,

Get your flagging on for Pride month Join William Taylor Barros, Alejandro Upchurch and drummer Steve Tanksley for a flagging party at Block Fest! William and Alejandro will be demonstrating and teaching the neighborhood how to flag while Steve drums along. Free RSVP >> Let’s have some fun and get our flagging on just in time for Pride!

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