An Unbiased list by Jesse Hewit and Justin Ebrahemi (QUEENS)
Become a CounterPulse Member = Rack Up the Benefits! The Bargains! The Vitality!
NEIGHBORHOOD DI$COUNT$, YOU BARGAIN QUEEN!
As a CounterPulse member at the $20 level, you get discounts to: The STUD bar! Pentacle Coffee! Equator Coffee! Waystone Wine and Beer Cafe! BLICK Art Materials! and Moe Greens Dispensary!
. CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE BARGAIN QUEEN
You can pay-what-you-can to become a CounterPulse member! Truly!
OUT-N-ABOUT BARGAIN QUEEN
As a CounterPulse member at ANY level, you get discounts on tickets to CounterPulse shows, exclusive invites to work-in-progress showings, special seasonal parties, and behind-the-scenes previews of work developing at CounterPulse.
FREQUENT FLYER BARGAIN QUEEN
Let’s be real: you’re already doing all the CounterPulse things, and so by becoming a member you will SAVE money on stuff you’re already doing.
CRAFTY BARGAIN QUEEN
You are an art-maker, and legit discounts on studio space at CounterPulse, art materials at BLICK, and coffee at Pentacle or Equator is the right formula for your productivity.
SELF-CARE BARGAIN QUEEN
You like a little Indica gummy or glass of good wine now and then (Waystone! Moe Greens!), but you’re not mad about saving money on it!
MATHEMATICAL BARGAIN QUEEN
Jesse and Justin did mega-complex calculations that reveal that if you become a member at the $20 level and reap the discounts over the next YEAR by, for example: going to the STUD for Drag Alive! twice, going get coffee at Equator or Pentacle twice, and buying tix to CounterPulse shows twice, the dang thing has already more than paid for itself!
LEGENDARY ARTIST-CENTERED QUEEN
CounterPulse’s track record of incubating radical Bay Area arts through centering artists is damn strong, and shows no signs of slowing down.
You want to support artists like former CounterPulse resident, Stephanie Hewett, who we like an awful lot and is highlighted in this important KQED Arts feature.
EVERYONE IS A QUEEN
You wanna be a member of an organization that created a furniture-making residency SPECIFICALLY to creatively address the respite crisis that many of our Tenderloin neighbors face every day. Our response: BUILD GOLD THRONES FOR THE QUEENS.
We have a new paid Communications Fellow, Demi Chang, who is a performance artist/activist and is already killing it in their new role, and accordingly, because you believe in CounterPulse’s commitment to supporting sustainability for not just artists but for arts workers who are so much of the muscle behind the magic. We see you, Demi!
You know that the Tenderloin neighborhood is beautiful and that it AIN’T about “revitalization”, it’s about vitalizing through preservation! Hence, #VitalizeYourCity!