• Thurs-Sat., November 4-6, 2010 8pm, $12-15 sliding scale at door Tranny Fest (San Francisco Transgender Film Festival) returns this November with a jam-packed weekend of events! The Festival opens Thursday November 4 with TRANNY FEST LIVE! – featuring performances by ThiswayThatway, Psychobabble, Butch Tap, StormMiguel Florez, Natasha Muse, Landa Lakes, Amir Rabiyah and Shawna Virago. […]

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  • Wed., November 3, 2010 7:30pm, $12.50-20 (Members $10-15) Words First is the premier solo performance event in San Francisco. The first Wednesday of every month, Words First invites the finest solo artist, comics, and storytellers to the CounterPULSE stage. Solo performance is a unique brand of theater one person, one stage. Its one part storytelling, […]

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  • Last week, Shaping San Francisco’s kickoff to the Fall/Winter/Spring 2010-2011 Public TALKS! Series was a perfect way to begin our next round of free discussions.  We were proud to co-sponsor the evening with PM Press, whose Ramsey Kanaan pulled together a spectacular collection of speakers to speak to the topic “Imprisoned but Unbowed: The Struggles […]

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  • Luxury Items was a super splendorific success. Besides being a fabulous production, this was also our longest running show to date, and garnered a ton of fantastic press!  Go CounterPULSE, and hats off to Monique Jenkinson and everyone involved! Much love to all who came and hope you loved it as much as all of […]

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  • Sat. Nov. 14, noon, $15-50 sliding scale to benefit Shaping SF This trip through San Francisco’s lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city from downtown north, covering the heart of the city, the waterfront and Yerba Buena cove, Telegraph Hill, Black Point, and Crissy Field in the Presidio… It’s a […]

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  • Last Saturday, artists and community members used the CounterPULSE stage not for dancing, but for discussion: participants in the Performing Diaspora Symposium took the day to explore the rich, challenging themes that the Festival explores. In three separate sessions, panelists and audience members articulate some of the ideas that each Performing Diaspora artists stirs up […]

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  • On October 15, 2009 a group of Bay Area artists, arts administrators and audience members met at CounterPULSE for the Dance Discourse Project 7: Dancing Diaspora. Co-presented by World Arts West/ San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Dancers’ Group the event was a part of the Fall 2009 season of Performing Diaspora. Learn more about […]

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  • With Performing Diaspora fast-approaching, some of the artists took a break from the stage and headed over to KPFA’s radio studios in Berkeley for a musical sneak-preview of their work on Stephen Kent’s show, “Music of the World.” In between tracks, our Executive Director Jessica Robinson Love joined them in the conversation about their performances […]

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