The CounterPulse Birthday Gala

With Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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We’re turning 30, and a party awaits you!

Zoom into the CounterPulse Birthday Gala for a rich cake of multimedia performing arts sprinkled with the sweet confetti of silent auction treats.
We’ll sugar the night with live DJ sets  and the freedom to explore the CounterPulse building ~virtually~ for new and delicious experiences.

~Bring your CounterPulse gossip and wigs for the party~

Make a toast, give us a birthday gift, hang out with your friends, and see CounterPulse turn 30 in all our experimental flavors. 

The CounterPulse Birthday Gala will turn our building into a durational gallery, featuring a site-specific, livestreamed performance by Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions (Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian, jose e abad, Ainsley Tharp, Clarissa Dyas, James Fleming, Tori Lawrence,
Eleanor Goudie-Averill)
exploring fragments and frames of
7 Excavations I, a multi-year performance experiment.

Also: a CounterPulse Birthday Parade featuring YOU!

Upload your parade video here >>

Birthday Gala Timeline

12pm-2pm PDT

Cocktails & Cupcakes Goody Bag Pickup with secret performance
*Pickup at outdoor location in SOMA, drop-offs available for people with accessibility needs, only 50 tickets available*

5pm-5:50pm PDT

VIP Happy Hour on Zoom

6pm-8pm PDT

Art Party & Auction

Birthday Gala Ticket Prices

Your ticket serves as a donation to the CounterPulse Birthday Gala and supports Bay Area artists.

Sweet Sprinkles ($25)

Access to Art Party & Auction

Finger Frosting ($100)

Access to VIP Happy Hour, Art Party & Auction, Goody Bag pickup (50 tickets total, pickup only  in SOMA)

No one turned away for funds. Email for a comp.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and auction donors

Center for the Book
Tequila El Ray
Common Ground Book
Senor Sisig
Haight Loaves
Dance Mission
Zerena Diaz
Hannah Ayassee
The Tender Gardener
Cassandra Candles
Fish & Bonez
Recchiuti Confections
Schooner Freda B
Jesse Hewit
Alex Phelps
Pretty in Ink
Butoh & Body Resonance
Leo Piller
Stephen Texiera
ArtSchool LLC
The Queer Gym
Dana Hemenway Studio
Aaron Wojack Photography
Spirit Works Distillery
Creative Growth
Wearable Art
Viatrix Drake Hair Styling
Georgina Treviano
Rafael Dominguez

Photo of Erasing Time by Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions, Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian , jose e abad, Ainsley Tharp, Clarissa Dyas, James Fleming. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

ID: Image of large, colorful, multi-colored and multi-patterned quilt is flowing in white studio room, a teal curtain is seen on top of frame. A dancer dancer holding fabric and cargo pants moves dynamically across the frame.



May 8
Free - $100