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Thurs-Sun, Oct 14-17, 7pm & 8:30pm PDT. Additional showing Sat, Oct 16, 5pm
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September 2021
Free

The ABJD series: Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ and Heaven 58 جنة ۵۸ Followed by a special screening of Un Chant d’amour

September 15
CounterPulse,

Heaven 58 Is a collaboration between Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and deceased writer, rebel, pervert, film maker Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986) Inspired simultaneously by Jean Genet’s classic Un Chant d’Amour and  by the writings and theories of 12th century Sufi mystic, Ibn Arabi, heaven 58 intends to take the audience on a journey into multiple dream worlds where the distinction between imagination and reality begins to blur.  Rebel leader, Faluda Islam is captured and placed in…

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Free

Saint Leroi

September 15 - September 30
CounterPulse,

Saint Leroi is a film by tinypistol about a Black avenging angel come down from on high. By reinstating Blackness as arbiter of justice and punisher of wrong amidst the ceaseless anti-Black apocalypse of America, Saint Leroi challenges who is allowed judgement, destruction, rapture, and rebirth. While a trenchant indictment of the blood-stained hands of all those—past and present—who know what they’ve done, Saint Leroi is ultimately an expression of belonging, utter grief, and radical love.   WATCH NOW ON…

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Thoughtworks Arts Improvising the Net(Work) Kick-off Talk

September 15

Join the The Improvising the Net(Work) artist residents – Dilate Ensemble and h0t club – to learn about their upcoming projects! About this event The Improvising the Net(Work) residency was designed to explore what happens when an artist/creator(s) are able to move beyond established platforms, creating decentralized or never before imagined structures for building distributed yet connected environments. Two artist groups – Dilate Ensemble and h0t club – have been selected to engage in this 16 week residency with CounterPulse…

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$20 - $40

un•rest

September 16 - September 17
Oakland Estuary Park, 1 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607, CA 94607 United States

un•rest. A play in three acts. Actually…let’s call it an expression…… We are on the cusp of something much bigger than us. All of us. One might just call this a very large…very queer…collaboration. What’s our trademark? Otherness. What’s our slogan? Try harder. Where can you find us? In your (and for that matter…everyone’s) emotional landscape. Truly. un•rest is a play in three acts. A roving performance, a shift that takes place in an oversized, underused parking lot near the…

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CounterPulse at SkyBridge on Stevenson

September 16
SkyBridge, 555 Stevenson St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Join “SkyBridge on Stevenson” and CounterPulse for its opening Thursday night weekly series at the Skybridge on Stevenson for 2021 brought to you by Zendesk, Creative Grounds Production Group, MMCBD, SFMTA, OEWD, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Come early and enjoy an array of local dance performances by Andreina Maldonado, Rick Darnell, and Kiandanda Dance Theater, all curated by CounterPulse as part of the 2021 CounterPulse Festival. Stay for a special evening of live music, dance and art through…

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Free

Queeratorial Collectives Do It Themselves

September 17
Oakland Township Commons, 288 9th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606 United States

Learn about and connect with Bay Area DIY performance and curatorial collectives by listening in on a virtual discussion on Twitch then attending an in-person mixer at Township Commons in Oakland, CA! Fri, 9/10 • 12-1:30pm Virtual Discussion  Fuck the system! Hosted by the Performance Primers, this discussion will include representatives from casaa, the HIVE, blaQyard, Oaklash, and SALTA. These queeratorial groups span a range of creative disciplines, working collaboratively to curate local shows, perform, and support artists in the…

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Free

(Re)Weaving with Two-Spirits

September 18

This virtual screening will feature Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest’s ​​”(Re)Counting (Wo)Man” from the 2020 Weaving Spirits Festival at CounterPulse in San Francisco

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October 2021
Free

TenderArts Residency with Joe Landini

October 4 - October 11
CounterPulse,

A workshop for community members in the Tenderloin and Bay Area based dancers

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Free

Day of the Dead Altar Project

October 8 - November 2
CounterPulse,

abajo en español CounterPulse’s TenderArts Program welcomes you to join us in creating the fifth annual  Tenderloin Neighborhood Day Of The Dead Altar   The Altar will be on display outside in the CounterPulse Alcove located at 80 Turk St in San Francisco. On the Day of the Dead, November 1st, there will be a reading of the names of community members and loved ones who have passed away.   Join us for workshops every Friday throughout October from 3-5pm as…

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Free

Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy

October 14 - October 17
CounterPulse,

Meet Us Quickly follows the enormously successful run of The Wait Room, a work that explored the experiences of women with incarcerated loved ones. The Wait Room opened in San Francisco in April 2019 before traveling to the grounds outside of Sing Sing Prison in New York’s Hudson Valley in the fall, marking Flyaway’s East Coast debut. Meet Us Quickly asks how Black and Jewish voices, including Jews who live at the intersection of both identities, can amplify the call…

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