The CounterPulse Birthday Gala

Date(s) - 05/08
6:00pm - 8:00pm

San Francisco, California


San Francisco, CA

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 deliciously curated break out rooms dishing out special experiences.

~Bring your CounterPulse gossip and wigs for the party~

Make a toast, give us a birthday gift, and see your crush seeing 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!


12pm-2pm PDT
Cocktails & Cupcakes Goody Bag Pickup with secret performance
*pickup only at outdoor location in Lower Potrero, only 50 tickets available*

5pm-5:50pm PDT
Honored Guest Happy Hour

6pm-8pm PDT
Art Party & Auction


*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 during 30-minute pickup window)

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

Photo of Erasing Time by Sara Shelton Mann (she/her)/ Mixed Bag Productions:
Abby Crain (she/her)
Gabriel Christian (they/them)
jose e abad (they/them)
Ainsley Tharp (she/her)
Clarissa Dyas (she/her)
James Fleming (he/him)
Tori Lawrence (she/her)
Eleanor Goudie-Averill (she/her)
Visual Design: Ainsley Tharp, Keith Hennessy, Sara Shelton Mann

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

*This event will have live captioning*