May Day Festival
CounterPULSE’s 6th Anniversary
Sunday, May 1, 8pm
Buy tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165793
$25- Discount (Artist/Low-income/Student/Senior)*
$40- General Admission
$75- Hot Shot = Free drink and $20 auction credit
$150- VIP = Table for two, free drinks, and $20 auction credit (call 415.626.2060 to reserve)
CounterPULSE celebrates its 6th birthday with their lively May Day festival fundraiser — three nights of performance designed to echo the different aspects of this eclectic arts space. In one weekend, May Day offers three completely unique evenings of performance, packed with the Bay Area’s most exciting dance companies, performance artists, comedians, drag queens, circus artists, and more.
Friday’s Dance Extravaganza presents dance fans with a jaw-dropping line up of the Bay Area’s hottest dance superstars. Performers include: AXIS Dance Company, Charlotte Moraga, Chris Black, Lizz Roman Dance, Robert Moses Kin, Scott Wells & Dancers, and Zaccho Dance Theater.
Saturday’s Cabaret welcomes the Bay Area’s phenomenal circus artists, risky and risqué burlesque, and masterful drag. Performers include: The Devil-Ettes, Fou Fou Ha, Honey Mahogany, La Chica Boom, Marina Luna, Natasha Kaluza, Tommy Shephard, Seth Eisen, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Mona G. Hawd.
Sunday’s exhibition of Queer(ing) Performance highlights Bay Area’s most contemporary and compelling queer performance, MC’ed by legendary Guillermo Gomez-Peña. Performers include: Anne Bluethenthal, Cecilio Cooper/ThiswayThatway, D’Lo, Dance Brigade, Jesse Hewit/Strong Behavior, KUNST-STOFF, Laura Arrington Dance, and Sara Felder.
The festival, scheduled to coincide with the people’s holiday for justice and celebration, is a lovely reason to come out and champion Bay Area arts and artists by supporting CounterPULSE, a hub for cutting-edge and community-based performance. The event, which is a benefit for the local non-profit, also includes a fabulous silent auction featuring the best of San Francisco’s local businesses.
Curated by Julie Phelps & Jessica Robinson Love
KUNST-STOFF arts/fest, 2011
May 26-28 @ 8:30pm
KUNST-STOFF arts welcomes you to a three-weekend fest of cross-disciplinary performances. With artists from the Bay Area and beyond, the public experiences a broad range of expressions of artistic processes and aesthetics of today’s contemporary works. Each weekend will feature different artists with performances ranging from works in progress to full works to improvisational scores.
Tickets: $15 at the door