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 in all our experimental flavors.
The CounterPulse Birthday Gala will turn our building into a durational gallery, featuring a site-specific, livestreamed performance by Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions (Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian, jose e abad, Ainsley Tharp, Clarissa Dyas, James Fleming, Tori Lawrence, Eleanor Goudie-Averill) exploring fragments and frames of 7 Excavations I, a multi-year performance experiment.
And featuring DJ sets by TVOD and Orí Diwata!
Also: a CounterPulse Birthday Parade featuring YOU!
Birthday Gala Timeline
Cocktails & Cupcakes Goody Bag Pickup with secret performance
*Pickup at outdoor location in Lower Potrero, drop-offs available for people with accessibility needs, only 50 tickets available*
Honored Guest Happy Hour
Art Party & Auction
Birthday Gala Ticket Prices
Your ticket serves as a donation to the CounterPulse Birthday Gala and supports Bay Area artists.
Sweet Sprinkles ($25)
Access to Art Party & Auction
Finger Frosting ($100)
Access to Honored Guest Happy Hour, Art Party & Auction, Goody Bag pickup (50 tickets total, pickup only in SOMA)
No one turned away for funds. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a comp.
Special thanks to our event sponsors and auction donors
San Francisco Center for the Book
The Actor’s Space
Tequila El Ray
Common Ground Book
The Tender Gardener
Brown Sister Basics
Fish & Bonez
Schooner Freda B
Pretty in Ink
Butoh & Body Resonance with Min Yoon
The Queer Gym
Dana Hemenway Studio
Aaron Wojack Photography
Spirit Works Distillery
Mário Pires Cordeiro Wearable Art
Viatrix Drake Hair Styling
Platypus Wine Tasting
Hannah James Knight
Can’t make it to party but still want to give us a birthday present? Donate here >>
Photo of Erasing Time by Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions, Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian , jose e abad, Ainsley Tharp, Clarissa Dyas, James Fleming. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.
ID: Image of large, colorful, multi-colored and multi-patterned quilt is flowing in white studio room, a teal curtain is seen on top of frame. A dancer dancer holding fabric and cargo pants moves dynamically across the frame.
*This event will have live captioning*