CounterPULSE

08 Sep 2023

Breaking Barriers: VR-Enhanced Drag Comes to SF

Ambrose Trataris aka Destroy Herr struts around a multicolor stage at CounterPulse, resplendent in a reality all his own. No really, he’s doing a drag performance utilizing Virtual Reality to activate an avatar behind him. This performance is the result of the ARC Combustible a residency that gives artists space

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30 Aug 2023

San Francisco Group Wants to Make Mid-Market a ‘World-Class’ Arts Hub

In the 21 years I’ve been in San Francisco, Mid-Market – the stretch of Market Street running from 5th Street to Van Ness Avenue – has always been run down. But apparently it’s been like that for a lot longer than my tenure here. Starting in the 1960s, the construction

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
23 Mar 2023

San Francisco’s Newest Art Center & Nonprofit Success Story

The 4-story historic Dempster building at 447 Minna has been redone and repurposed, revitalized from its heyday as a Hearst-era print shop, the charming brick facades and the “LETS GO GIANTS” block letters remain, but the interior of the building is reborn as an affordable, state-of-the-art facility for working artists to paint, play, perform, and exhibit in.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
10 Mar 2022

CounterPulse Within Reach of Building Purchase in TL

After 2 years of performance art venues getting kicked in the teeth, this story is a beam of light on a dark stage. CounterPulse is on the verge of owning its own building in the Tenderloin, after nearly 7 years of raising funds, the arts non-profit has accumulated $5.5 million

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
17 Apr 2018

Dancing to a Feminist Battle Cry in SF, Nevertheless

By Kate Haverson Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, the brilliant minds behind the direction of Nevertheless, an original evening of song and dance aimed at addressing the issue of gender-based violence and harassment. Under the direction of choreographer Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett,

Guest Writer 0
24 Feb 2011

Yoga – Cheaper than Drugs

My first yoga teacher ever, Lars at SFSU, once said that Yoga could get him higher than any other drug he’d ever taken – which I assume was a lot because he wouldn’t really stress that fact if he didn’t know what he was talking about. I recently started getting

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
04 Feb 2010

Speak-up Please: Queer Community Meeting on Living, Working and Gentrification in SF

Queer? Angry? Something on your mind? Well you’re in the right town, right? Hmm, good question. Activism seems a little play nice these days. Rally! Just don’t irritate people. Um, maybe, but we still have tons of places to get wasted and trashy’. Well, that depends.  You, say,  can’t hang

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
10 Sep 2009

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

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

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0