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Sliding Scale Bodies in Motion: CounterPULSE Benefit and “Total Facts Known” Opens

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Growing up, I was a complete theatre nerd, which was a terrible cross of pain for everyone around me, especially when I actually took to the stage.

Luckily, the bug’s bite has lessened in its potency but I still love going to shows, which is irritating because they can be so bloody expensive.  Rushing tickets is an option, but a lot of bigger shows simply won’t have it.

Fortunately we have plenty of local talent at affordable rates.<wink,wink>

Local spaces like Counterpulse provide a venue for local artists to get up under the lights and tell you a story.  Unfortunately, they don’t make the same kind of cash that the Orpheum does which is why you should go show some support today at a happy hour benefit at El Rio.

And to see one of their illustrious members interpret his latest vision you can check out Jesse Hewit’s Total Facts Known at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, tonight through next weekend.  His stuff usually involves some dance and movement but I wouldn’t expect any Ruby Keeler shuffle-ball-change action if the description, 'œ contemporary story of a young, gifted and queer boy who is also a red-winged monster.', is to be any indication.

Benefit for CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora Program
El Rio'your dive!
3158 Mission Street @ Precita
[Bernal Heights/ Outer Mission]
SF
Sliding Scale

Total Facts Known
Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory
1519 Mission Street @ 11th St.
[South of Market]
SF
Sliding Scale

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.