The CounterPulse Birthday Gala

With Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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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 features a site-specific, livestreamed performance by Sara Shelton Mann / Mixed Bag Productions (Abby Crain, Gabriel Christian, jose e abad, Clarissa Dyas, James Fleming, Tori Lawrence, Eleanor Goudie-Averill, Visual Design: Ainsley Tharp, Keith Hennessy, Sara Shelton Mann) exploring fragments and frames of 7 Excavations I, a multi-year performance experiment.

And featuring DJ sets by TVOD and Orí Diwata!

Birthday Gala Timeline

12pm-2pm PDT

Cocktails & Cupcakes Goody Bag Pickup with fabulous outdoor performance by Mica Sigourney & Silk Worm
*Guests select a 30-minute pickup window at an outdoor location in Lower Potrero, drop-offs available for people with accessibility needs, only 50 tickets available*

5pm-5:50pm PDT

Honored Guest Happy Hour

6pm-8pm PDT

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 Lower Potrero)

No one turned away for funds. Email for a comp.

This event will have live captioning.

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
Senor Sisig
Haight Loaves
Dance Mission
Zerena Diaz
Hannah Ayassee
The Tender Gardener
Brown Sister Basics
Fish & Bonez
Recchiuti Confections
Schooner Freda B
Jesse Hewit
Alex Phelps
Pretty in Ink
Butoh & Body Resonance with Min Yoon
Leo Piller
Stephen Texiera
ArtSchool LLC
The Queer Gym
Dana Hemenway Studio
Aaron Wojack Photography
Spirit Works Distillery
Creative Growth
Mário Pires Cordeiro Wearable Art
Viatrix Drake Hair Styling
Georgina Treviano
Rafael Dominguez
Eyezen Arts
Berkeley Bowl
Lentil Stitch
Platypus Wine Tasting
Rafael Dominguez
Matilda Maverick
Natalie Cone
Hannah James Knight
Dana Fontana
alex cruse
Alli Warren
Brandon Brown
Carrie Hunter
Claire Marie Stancek
Eric Sneathen
Grant Kerber
Ivy Johnson
James Roemer / Glochids
Jamie Townsend
Jenny Odell
Lara Durback
Maw Shein Win
Maxe Crandall
Melissa Mack
Phillip Greenlief
Pro Arts
Sara Shelton Mann
Sophia Dahlin
Steve Dickison
Steve Orth
Syd Staiti
The Third Thing
Tripwire | a journal of poetics
Trisha Low
Xiaowei Wang

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.

Accessibility services are funded by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. 



May 8, 2021
Free - $100