with Krista DeNio, Jaime Cortez, Jose Abad, Sammay Dizon, Randy Reyes, Jaq Nguyen Victor, Tavi and Angeline
Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, at 7:30PM
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February 2017


February 9 - February 11

FAITH MATERIAL:ACTIVISM is a body- and object-ba​sed performance about the urgent importance of believing in things that cannot be proven. The work utilizes physical practices of mediumship, ontological re-animation of objects, and full expression of faith to present a number of intimate domestic scenes of queer solitude-turned-futurism. The work is an attempt to re­-articulate and re-­frame the culturalisms of what is “real”, what constitutes proof, and what the dire importance is of creative impulse that flies in the face of…

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BLESSED UNREST: an arts and social justice festival

February 24 - February 25

Bay Area Artists and Activists come together for 3 days of performances, workshops and panel discussions! This two-day community art event features workshops, panel discussions, performances, and visual art focused on art and social justice. Theater artists, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and poets will share their work in evening performances, while facilitators, activists, and educators will host workshops and panel discussions during the day. Blessed Unrest aims to raise awareness about the power of art to advance the cause of…

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March 2017

Block Fest with Dawn Leigh Evinger and SF Recovery Theatre

March 3

Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday. Every first Friday of the month from 3PM-4:30PM locally sourced Artist Activators will  offer up free art making and sharing up and down our block of Turk Street. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly tasting and testing of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit. March 3rd Block Fest with Dawn Leigh Evinger and SF Recovery Theatre Dawn Leigh Evinger’s Collective Community Visual Art Creation focuses on…

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The White Stuff: Elite Social Justice Boot Camp

March 23 - March 25

Experience the ultimate in personal embetterment training at the world’s only full-immersion, hardcore, anti-racist boot camp: The White Stuff. Whites: STEP UP YOUR GAME in our full-throttle dis-course on dismantling white supremacy. Fully engage your body, mind, and commitment to excellence through a series of activity stations designed to test and hone you into becoming One of the Good Ones because Good Whites Go Hard. The majority of humanity: Come enjoy the pleasures of the VIBIPOC Lounge, a top-tier view…

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Rebellious Structures + Dynamic Habits

March 27 - March 31

A five-day intensive workshop in body-based performance with internationally acclaimed performance makers Jess Curtis and Abby Crain Performance is a flow of forces between bodies that affects everyone who is present with them. Sourcing from unpredictable and profound structures; come sweat, breathe, move, think, talk, listen, feel and take action as we cultivate a dynamic temporary habitat for both non-linear and radically thoughtful modes of performance making.   :: DATE + TIME :: Mon-Fri March 27-31 from 10:30am-5:30pm 10:30am –…

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April 2017

Block Fest with Sylvester Guard

April 7

Block Fest = Fun. Free. First. Friday. Every first Friday of the month from 3pm-4:30pm locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making up and down our block of Turk Street. From live performance and art exhibition to screen printing workshops and crochet jams, Block Fest is a monthly tasting and testing of the Tenderloin’s creative spirit.   For the April 7 Block Fest, Artist Activator Sylvester Guard is facilitating a skateboard deck painting and skateboard assembly workshop! All materials…

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Edge Residency 2017

April 20 - April 29

Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2017 Edge Residency artists. weather // body is a multidisciplinary visual poem created and performed by Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith that looks at physical and environmental change over time. This piece asks how we consider our bodies in relationship to the spaces around them and how that changes as we age. We call on memory and its failings, create imagined futures, and remember who we are in the present…

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May 2017

Block Fest in the Forest

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tenderloin National Forest,
501 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco, CA United States
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Block Fest: forest style. Join CounterPulse and Central City SRO Collaborative for an afternoon of community artmaking! From 3pm-5pm in the Tenderloin National Forest, a vibrant Luggage Store Gallery commons of foliage and public art, Block Fest Artist Activators will be hosting their flagship community art projects. All are welcome! Tenderloin musician, Leroy Staples, will be holding it down with his community drumming and dance circle. Dawn Leigh will present her Collective Community Visual Art Creation where participants can paint…

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CounterPulse Family Feast & Fundraiser

May 11

Weird for good! Let’s celebrate our radically wonderful community and raise the funds that support our artists at the CounterPulse Family Feast & Fundraiser supporting the Springboard Fund for Artists. This gathering is a totally free offering to you, our treasured community of creative, freaky artists and arts advocates. You’ll be able to support the fund during the event by buying drinks, pledging, and shopping at the silent auction. Thursday, May 11, 2017 Dinner: 5:30pm-8pm (SOLD OUT), Family-style pledge dinner and…

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THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2017: Tender Nights

May 25 - May 27

TIWIW festival is an annual performance festival which uses queer desire as a lens to examine phenomena of our time. Previous years themes have included desire and the internet, desire and the gaze, desire and the economy. In 2017, we are looking at the moral explosion of the intersection of desire and youth under pressure; setting these stories in the Tenderloin. The youth artists will take your hand and walk out into the evening to engage with themes of gentrification,…

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