• Wed. Oct. 7, 7:30pm, $7-10 (Members $3-5) Words First is the premiere solo performance event in San Francisco. Each month we invite the finest solo artist, comics, and storytellers to the CounterPULSE stage. Solo performance is a unique brand of theater; One person, one stage. It’s one part storytelling, one part comedy, one part drama, […]

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  • Wed. Sept. 23, 7:30pm, Free Devendra Sharma & Jaysi Chander (physician & kathak dancer/tabla player/poet & activist) share short performances & discuss important issues surrounding the Bay Area Indian community. Topics include: immigration politics, women in forced marriage, Indian Invitro industry, political economy of Silicon Valley and Indian outsourcing industries. Photo of Devendra Sharma by […]

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  • Performing Diaspora LA Work in Progress Showing At Highways in LA, www.highwaysperformance.org Sun. Sept. 20, 3-6pm An afternoon of performances from Performing Diaspora resident artists Gema Sandoval, Dulce Capadocia, Ana Maria Alvarez, Prumsodun Ok, and Sri Susilowati. This Work-in-Progress performance allows audiences to engage in the creative process through feedback, and to follow the development […]

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  • Sun. Sept. 13, 2pm, Free September’s salon of emerging & established choreographers features an investigation of process from Here Now Dance Collective/Michelle Fletcher, Intrepid-Shelley Davis and Dancers probing extremely personal questions of religion and prayer, and Minna Harri’s exploration of what emerges out of a moment of impromptu creation. Photo by Quinn Wharton—Here Now Dance […]

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  • Fri. & Sat. Sept. 11 & 12, 8pm, $15-20 sliding scale Experimental arts troupe la Pocha Nostra continues to surprise audiences around the world with shocking interactive ritual performances that question power relations and the criminalization of the brown body. In this latest project, la Pocha create a full environment performance setting that is both […]

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  • A benefit for CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora Thurs. Sept. 10, 5-9pm, $10-15 sliding scale at El Rio, 3158 Mission St., SF, CA, www.elriosf.com Come party with CounterPULSE at El Rio for an evening of happy hour specials with an awesome line up of entertainment for your viewing pleasure. Vivvyanne Forevermore hosts an evening with a DJ […]

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  • Wed. Sept. 9, 7:30pm, Free The rise of microbrewers in American is preceded by a rich social and revolutionary history of beer and brewing, spanning from the Mayans to the Mayflower, from the Founding Fathers through Manifest Destiny, and from Prohibition to the corporatization of beer. Artists John Jota Leaños and Sean Levon Nash will […]

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  • Sun. Sept. 6, Noon, $15-50 sliding scale to benefit Shaping SF From the pre-urban history of Indian Slavery to the earliest 8-hour day movement in the U.S., the ebb and flow of class war is traced. SF’s radical working class organizations are shaped in part by racist complicity in genocide and slavery, but from the […]

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  • Wed. Sept. 2, 7:30pm, $7-10 (Members $3-5) This month’s performance review includes Kenny Yun in “Lettucetown Lies.”  He’s Gay.  He’s Asian.  He’s coming of age in Lettucetown. If that’s not bad enough, he’s got a crush on a hick.  Adolescence! It’s fun, it’s lies. In Lettucetown; David Allen Moss; Bruce Pachtman in “Solo Show #2.”  […]

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  • The very spontaneous nature of art rarely gives way to “schedules”, ie. scribbling notes on a bathroom floor at 4am so as not to wake up the household, 2-hour rehearsals that turn into 10 hours, starting with violins and ending up with tambourines, constant breaking of commitments due to double-booking or financial constraints…and yet as […]

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