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October 2020
$3.5 - $35

WITH and These Teeth

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

 Edge Residency 2020 is sold out! We will be livestreaming the show on Sun, Oct 4, 5pm. Tune in at soften the body and unleash the female voice Join CounterPulse for a special Edge Residency showcase at Golden Gate Park Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change.  WITH by Rachael Dichter & Dia Dear blends physical practices and nightlife for a multi-generational…

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Invisible Enemies: ArtSpan Artist Reception for Zedekiah Schild

October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020

 Join CounterPulse & ArtSpan for a virtual Zoom reception celebrating the solo exhibition for Zedekiah Schild. Come see and hear what our thriving creative community has to offer virtually! We’ll be livestreaming from the exhibition at CounterPulse with special on-site performances from Zulfikar Ali-Bhutto, Europa Grace, and Justin Ebrahemi. 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 sheltering-in-place. This event will include Audio Description for…

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$3.5 - $35

Matchbox Lab #4: Hybrid Tenders

October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020

Control your surveillance You are invited to tend to the fragile equilibrium of life in an era of environmental emergency and mass extinction. Collaborate with the artists to operate robots and create sounds live, on stage, as we explore the intersection of surveillance, machines, and our sentient selves. Plant the wood for your coffin or a tree that remembers the touch of your hands when all human life is gone. Ronja Ver: Movement and voice Kal Spelletich: Robots and sound This event will…

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November 2020
Free - $100

2020 Deaf Louder Virtual Performance

November 1, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Learn the truth about being Deaf with comedians, actors, dancers, singers, musicians and others invited by Antoine Hunter. 100% VIRTUAL, the 2020 Deaf LOUDER performances highlight the important contributions that Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists make to our community. There’s nothing silent or quiet about being Deaf. Come join us amazing Deaf loud talents. We have comedians, actors, dancers, singers, musicians and so much more invited by Antoine Hunter – LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING DEAF. Friday &…

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Tenderloin Day of the Dead Altar

November 3, 2020
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Hand craft your own ofrendas for day of the dead! Jeff Marshall and the Tenderloin Museum invite you celebrate the lives of  the dearly departed by creating an ofrenda at home, which will be on display at the Tenderloin Museum Saturday, October 31 – Tuesday, November 2. Here’s how it works: 1. Make your display-ready ofrenda no larger than 8 x 11 x 3 inches. If you have questions, call CounterPulse: (415) 626-2060 or email 2. Drop off your ofrenda at the…

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December 2020

Flashback Futures

December 1, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Flashback to the Future in celebration of CounterPulse’s Saturn Return!  As we near our 30th birthday let’s circle around our circumference of risk-taking performance.  Join host Dazié Grego-Sykes and CounterPulse for an exclusive extravaganza of performance and time-traveled footage. We’ll turn and return three decades of art with DJ sets from 8ULENTINA and Lara Sarkissianand a special artist lineup from the archives to the future. Linearity is a myth and time is irrelevant, so throw that a$$ in a circle…

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Return the Eye

December 10, 2020

For their first solo exhibition, interdisciplinary duo DROUGHT SPA (alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo) presents Return the Eye, a combination of installation, text, and video, with a remote viewing system that telematically conjoins viewers. These works consider visibility, the elastic ontology of virtual images and the weaponization of optical technologies. Based in San Francisco gallery Cloaca Projects and formatted as an online experience, Return the Eye collects user data generated by visitors, which then enact audio-visual transformations in real time. Simultaneously,…

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$10 - $50

It’s Like Groundhog Day Every Day

December 11, 2020 - December 12, 2020

#FREEBRITNEY It’s Like Groundhog Day Every Day is a Lynchian love letter to Britney Spears. A response to #FREEBRITNEY. A balm to soothe her soul (virtually). Fri, Dec 11, 7pm PST on Cinematography: Pseuda Mixing: Jeanie Aprille Tang Lighting Design: GG Torres Kim Ip is looking for folks to provide short anecdotes about their relationship to Britney Spears. Your stories will be a part of the event! Email to participate. Suggested donation of $10-50. Please follow links on…

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Grand re Union LIVE

December 18, 2020 - December 19, 2020

The offerings for December’s Grand re Union LIVE invite us to rehearse the transformation of power. These three events are opportunities to make revolution in community, as we shift deeply the systems that keep us oppressed. Please join us in workshops and discussions that conjure tools for transformation and examine our relationships to the movement of power. Explore the December issue of Grand re Union OFFERING 1: LIVE on Twitch FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 7-8:15 p.m CET | 10-11:15 a.m PST…

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February 2021

Beyond Gravity 2021: Postponed

February 19 - February 20

This event has been postponed until further notice. Two evenings of radical, intersectional, body-based online performances and films. Featuring nine emerging Bay Area artists, asking us to find our center of Gravity through survival, hope, lineage, resistance, or grief. How can we lean forward, even when in free fall? Suggested donation of $5-$50 during the event. All proceeds go to the artists. Friday Night Europa Grace Gabriel Christian, jose e. abad and Gabriel Nuñez de Arco Abby Crain Silk Worm…

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