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April 2021


April 1

A performance showcase of Drag, Dance, Performance and Technology E-go is a partnership between CounterPulse and Princess4EVR that fuses Drag in our bodies and mediated identities. Artists are invited to create a (5 min) performance centered around themes of identity in the digital age.  Hosted by Vivvyanne ForeverMORE and Pseuda with special guest appearances Join the party at Twitch.tv/Princess4EVR Featuring Theo Triantafyllidis LaTurbo Avedon Jader SFX Huntrezz Akira Oni Heesoo Kwon With collaborations by Gabriel Christian, Atl3y and Veena Urheinous…

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Free - $35

Human/ID and are:era

April 14 - April 19

Where does your identity begin <> end? Join CounterPulse for a double bill installation showcase featuring works by our Combustible 2021 residency artists. Tune into the Livestream: twitch.tv/counterpulsesf Combustible is CounterPulse’s highly-acclaimed dance/technology residency that carves a place to experiment on the edge of what is known. Join us this April for two immersive, internationally-devised and intermedia dance/installation works that alter perceptions through a dystopian machinescape and mediated interactivity. Human/ID by StratoFyzika is an immersive media installation that considers the…

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$20 - $35


April 24 - April 25

In Colossus, Choreographer Mica Sigourney, Performer Silk Worm and Stylist Maryam Rostami create jokes in the grass and nightlife in the afternoon, as the choreography reckons with its new home out of doors. Colossus is two daytime non-dragged drag queens with a wheelbarrow instead of a stage on a ketamine fueled tiny odyssey across San Francisco. Colossus is queer kin-making between audience and deedee and googoo, two rakish scamps in designer sneakers lurking, noonday monsters working on something large and…

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May 2021
Free - $100

The CounterPulse Birthday Gala

May 8

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…

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Tenderloin Art Fair

May 15

Get acquainted with the Tenderloin’s vibrant art scene with a visit to the May 15th Tenderloin Art Fair, produced by Tenderloin Museum and Tenderloin Merchants’ Association and featuring Art with Elders, Book & Job Gallery, CounterPulse, EngAge x DISH, Fleetwood, Hospitality House, SWIM Gallery, and Tenderloin Museum. This cross section of neighborhood art galleries, institutions, and programs will be sharing artwork, activities, performances, as well as information on how to get involved and participate.  Planned to coincide with VACATION’s bi-weekly…

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The School of Tenderness, Embodied Kinetics, & Alchemical Arts presents: underground underneath the underground [u.u.u.], prelude

May 27 - May 30

Two Truths & A Lie. Go! [u.u.u.] is a choreographic and healing container that seeks to prototype the energetics of an eventual physical club space that will exist as part of my overarching vision that I am currently designing called The School of Tenderness, Embodied Kinetics, and Alchemical Arts / La Escuela (2020 – 2033). Each site will have at its’ core a queer club, innovation incubator, farm, healing center, and ritualistic / performance venue. The School of Tenderness will…

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June 2021
Free - $35

to leave the land and [Re]member

June 3 - June 12

Join CounterPulse as we take a voyage through lasting divides and ancestral wisdom How is tradition alive? How does tradition move across space, time, boundaries and border? Now in it’s eleventh year, CounterPulse’s Performing Diaspora residency supports artists who draw on tradition as a radical way to carry the stories of previous lives in today’s time and space. This June, 2021, we investigate histories of rebellions and victories, queerness, and the violence of forced migration through two groundbreaking new dance…

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Free - $10

ArtSpan Virtual Reception with Elvira Dayel and Emily Gui

June 17

Join us for a virtual Zoom reception with ArtSpan Artists Elvira Dayel and Emily Gui. Come see and hear what our thriving creative community has to offer virtually! Log-on with a drink and snacks, invite your art-curious friends and come ready for artful conversations as we mix and mingle from wherever you’re tuning in. Free RSVP >> Exhibition on View at CounterPulse, accessible by attending an event at CP and virtually on our Art-In-Neighborhoods dedicated gallery: V-AIN. One can request to see the artwork in-person…

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Beyond Gravity 2021

June 25 - June 26

Welcome to Beyond Gravity 2021! Want to participate in the chat? Set up a Twitch account at twitch.tv and click “sign up!” Viewing Options Please click one of the buttons below for your preferred viewing experience:             Donate to the artists Suggested donation of $5-$50 during the event. All proceeds go to the artists. Please follow the links below to donate!     Feedback Survey: counterpulse.org/show-survey  

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July 2021

Murals of the Tenderloin Walking Tour

July 17

Join us for a walking tour to explore the ever-changing landscape of murals in the Tenderloin! The walk will weave through the heart of the neighborhood, surveying a range of new works and highlighting some of the TL’s historic legacy murals, featuring site-specific dance activations and the premiere of Dawn Leigh’s mobile mural tribute to the Night Hawk Jazz Club. The Tenderloin’s most prolific muralist Sylvester “Slick” Guard Jr. will be present to feature his work at CounterPulse, GLIDE, and…

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