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April 2022
Free

Try a Little Tenderness for the Tenderloin

April 7 - April 8
CounterPulse,

In his best-selling book, Cool Gray City of Love, acclaimed San Francisco historian and raconteur Gary Kamiya described the Tenderloin as “…the only part of San Francisco that remains untamed, its last human wilderness.” In conversation with CounterPulse’s Artistic & Executive Director Julie Phelps, Kamiya will unpack why this neighborhood continues to be both disturbing and beguiling and why San Francisco would not be the same without it. The pair will also talk about why the neighborhood has long been…

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Moving Together

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm

We invite the community to join us for African and African Diaspora master dance and drumming workshops and an Ensemble performance. This program is open to everyone regardless of skill level.   With Support from the California Arts council, Cheza Nami is excited to produce “Moving Together”, a community engagement program that brings master African & Diaspora Artists together for dance and drumming workshops . The workshops will be followed by a showcase performance by the Cheza Nami Ensemble and…

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The Art of Performance Afro Dance Tour with SayRah

April 26 - April 27
CounterPulse,

Get the Art of Performance basics with one of the leading Afro Dancers & Choreographers in the Industry. SayRah! SayRah‘s The Art of Performance Afro Dance Workshop will allow you to delve deep in movements from the motherland. Exploring African street/social dances (mainly West African Street/social movements). These dances are then married in choreography! For this specific class series, SayRah will  be focusing on the art of performance! Exploring the various components that make a great performer as if you…

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Open Stage

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CounterPulse,

The stage is yours once again! Join CounterPulse for yet another evening of body-based, improvisational, and poetic expression, courtesy of our weird and radical community. Open Stage is a free, wild, and welcoming event that brings you to the stage to share whatever you’re working on: a xylophone performance, food art installation, your latest diss track — the stage is OPEN. We never quite know what to expect, but we may just end the evening in a dance party! Add your…

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Keeping Nights Bright in San Francisco

April 29 - April 30
CounterPulse,

The night acts as a binding agent, most of us have felt the warm embrace of the dark. It forges friendships, births collaboration, and is an abrupt burst of creation night after night. The night is a thermometer of the creativity spirit of a city. San Francisco Bay Area nightlife seemingly undergoes ceaseless transformation – most recently during the pandemic – an ongoing path of change, transience, and displacement met with poetic perseverance. Please join us for a panel conversation…

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La Vida Es Tormentos y Alegrias Gallery Reception

April 29 - April 30

Visual artists Humberto Maldonado and Donna Personna offer their creative works as a way to connect with their past, conquering identity-based hostilities and assuaging their accumulated trauma. Maldonado and Personna entwine their different perspectives into one fabric as displayed throughout the CounterPulse lobby, mezzanine and basement levels. Both artists employ their own past as a starting point to forge a vulnerable yet visible journey of self-actualization in an attempt to personal progress. This pairing of creatives clashes history with queerness,…

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May 2022

Freeicecream.network

May 7 - May 9

Freeicecream.network  is an experimental multimedia work exploring how our desire for connection and delicious treats entangles us with networks of information technologies. As a hybrid network of human and non-human agents, the development of the piece is both influenced and guided by the emergent behaviors of the system’s inhabitants. Robots, sensors, performers and cameras around the space communicate with each other through a wireless network, leading to a distributed decision-making process that underlies the progression of events all of which…

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INNERSPACE : HOMECOMING

May 7 - May 8
CounterPulse,

Were you voted most artistic in high school? Best smile? Biggest flirt? Most likely to succeed? Star students and new kids alike are invited to CounterPulse’s annual art party and auction Innerspace : Homecoming. Tickets are now available for this one-night-a-year spectacular of art and performance happening throughout our building at 80 Turk Street. Don’t miss a diverse program of artists spanning many disciplines including… The world premiere of Freeicecream.network by ARC Combustible Resident Artists h0tclub The unveiling of a new light sculpture…

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May 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Block Fest 2022

May 13

Join us every second and fourth Friday of the month for Block Fest — a  series of workshops where YOU are the featured artist! All Block Fest events are 100% Free! Coming Up at Block Fest 2022 ~ stay tuned for our Fall schedule ~ ALL BLOCKFEST EVENTS HAPPEN ON THE SIDEWALK OUTSIDE 80 TURK STREET. WALK UPS WELCOME! COVID-19 Protocols – We will be working outside on the sidewalk in front of 80 Turk St (between Mason and Taylor)…

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