Noe Valley Voice July-August 2002


JUNE 29 ­ JULY 29: Chicano artist XAVIER VIRAMONTES exhibits prints at Encantada Gallery and gives a talk about his work on June 29, from 2 to 4 pm. 908 Valencia St. 642-3939.

JUNE 29, JULY 6, 13, 20 & AUG. 24: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and fingerplays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 30: The Gay Pride CELEBRATION and Parade begins at 10:30 am at Market and Beale streets, and continues with music in the Civic Center Plaza. 864-3733.

JUNE 30 ­ SEPT. 22: The Oakland Museum continues its exhibition celebrating the work of Noe Valley sculptor RUTH ASAWA. Special events include a "Conversation with Ruth Asawa" at 2 pm on July 14 and an origami workshop on Aug. 18, noon to 4 pm. The Oakland Museum is open Wed. ­ Sun., and is located at Tenth & Oak streets (Lake Merritt BART Station). 510-238-2200.

JULY 1 ­ 10: Voice photographer PAMELA GERARD exhibits her images of France at The French Class. 500 Sutter St. 362-3666.

JULY 1 ­ AUG. 17: Creativity Explored hosts an ART SHOW featuring portraits. Mon. ­ Fri., 10 am ­ 3 pm; Sat., 11 am ­ 6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

JULY 1 ­ 30: Dimitri Kourouniotis and Kurt Glowienke exhibit MIXED-MEDIA PAINTINGS and charcoal drawings at Noe Art Space. Value Vacation, 3901 23rd St. 824-2553.

JULY 1 ­ AUG. 30: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes including meditation and Qigong, taught by Chris Sequeira. Mon. and Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, at Douglass Park, 27th & Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

JULY 2: A FOURTH OF JULY luncheon sponsored by St. Paul's Young at Heart senior club features an all-American menu of hot dogs, watermelon, and apple pie. 221 Valley St. Call 647-7173 for a reservation.

JULY 2: The KEY TO PEACE workshop at Integral Yoga explores the power of thought in shaping one's destiny. 6 ­ 8 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JULY 2 ­ AUG. 13: Steban Guebara, founder of the Center for Higher Alignment, leads "The Roadmap Series: ENLIGHTENED RELATIONSHIPS." Seven Tuesdays, 7 ­ 9 pm. 1581 Dolores St. Register at 225-9892.

JULY 2, 16, 23 & 30; AUG. 6, 20 & 27: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JULY 3 & 9: The pixies of MYSTIC REALITY perform a mini-circus on July 3 at 3 pm at the Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. (695-5090). On July 9, they're at the Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St., 10:40 am (337-4740).

JULY 4, 6 & 7: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs Josh Kornbluth's political musical satire Mr. Smith Goes to Obskuristan. 1:30 pm. Dolores Park. 510-437-9881.

JULY 6: The 2002 BUTTERFLY COUNT at the Randall Museum includes a hike and species identification, for ages 5 and up. 1 ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way, 554-9600.

JULY 7, 14, 21 & 28: Kids of all ages are invited to STORY TIME, with reader Galen Murphy, at Cover to Cover Booksellers on Sundays in July, 11 a.m. to noon. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

JULY 7 & 21, AUG. 4 & 18: City Guides hosts a WALKING TOUR of the Mission Dolores neighborhood. Meet at noon at the gold-painted fire hydrant on the southeast corner of Church and 20th. 557-4266.

JULY 9: FILMS for preschoolers include Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Lion and the Mouse, and Mole and the Flying Carpet. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JULY 10: Ari Derfel, director of Outdoors Unlimited at UCSF, suggests the best places to HIKE in California. 12:10 ­ 1 pm. Room 300, Health Sciences West, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-6547.

JULY 10: The Jataka PUPPET THEATER performs stories, songs, and jokes for all ages. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JULY 11: The second annual Art and Healing summer benefit for ZEN HOSPICE PROJECT features brushstroke artist Kazuaki Tanahashi performing a six-foot enso, a traditional art form symbolizing transformation. 6:30 ­ 9 pm. Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, 863-2910.

JULY 11 & 13: Keeyla Meadows, author of Making Garden Works of Art: Creating Your Own Personal Paradise, leads a two-session GARDEN DESIGN seminar. Thurs., July 11, 6:30 ­ 9 pm; Sat., July 13, 9:30 am ­ noon. Strybing Arboretum , Golden Gate Park. Preregistration required at 661-1316, ext. 354.

JULY 12: ART FOR AIDS 2000 auction features contemporary art to benefit the UCSF AIDS Health Project. 7 pm; VIP opening reception 5:30 pm. Butterfield's, 220 San Bruno Ave. 514-3664.

JULY 12 & 14: HAWAIIAN VOCALIST Keali'i Reichel performs native songs and chants and contemporary English-language pop music. Lecture/demonstration July 12 at 5:30 pm, Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. Concert July 14, 2 pm, Stern Grove. 647-6015.

JULY 12 ­ 14: DANCERS' GROUP performs eclectic contemporary works in the Summer Dance Festival's "Range of Motion: Series II." 8 pm. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. 920-9181.

JULY 13: The SPCA's "Doggy Do-Gooder" DOLORES PARK CLEANUP runs from 9 to 11 am. 554-3000.

JULY 13: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers COMPOST TEA recipes to make nutritious liquid fertilizer for your plants. 10 am ­ noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

JULY 13: The July PLANT SALE at the Strybing Arboretum features plants that provide food and shelter for local birds and butterflies. 10 am ­ 1 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

JULY 13: Representatives of Thakar Singh, teacher of the Sant Mat Meditation Workshop, lead a group "MEDITATION: Know Your Own True Self" at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 557-3223..

JULY 13: Berkeley resident AYELET WALDMAN signs her third "mommy-track mystery," A Playdate with Death. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JULY 13: The Baguette Quartette perform a BASTILLE DAY concert (one day early) of French café music from the '20s, '30s, and '40s, featuring vocalist/ accordion player Odile Levault. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JULY 13 & 14: The seventh annual SILENT FILM FESTIVAL includes Captain January, with Baby Peggy in person, Gloria Swanson's 1919 comedy, Male and Female, Harold Lloyd in Girl Shy, and closes with Hell's Heroes and a tribute to director William Wyler, led by Terrence Stamp. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. 703-8650.

JULY 14: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Verdi's La Traviata. 2 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JULY 14, 21 & 28: "CONJUGAL SPIRITUALITY," a three-session workshop exploring long-term sexual intimacy in committed relationships, is open to singles and couples, gay and straight. 10 am. Holy Innocents Church, 445 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

JULY 15: The Pride Committee has scheduled a PINK BRICK PROTEST of Dr. Laura Schlessinger at noon at KGO Radio Station, 900 Front St. 731-3647.

JULY 15 ­ 19: Voice contributor Janis Cooke Newman will lead a writing workshop for teens (12 to 16) at Cover to Cover Booksellers. Classes are 4 to 6 pm each day. 3812 24th St. Call to register: 282-8080.

JULY 16: POETS Daisy Zamora and George Evans read from their work at 8 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

JULY 17: The OPERA PICCOLA Small Works Theater Company performs the Asian folktale "Into the Eye of Magic," for all ages. 1 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JULY 19: Michael McGarrity signs his New Mexico MYSTERY, The Big Gamble. 5 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JULY 19 ­ 21: The "Young, Loud, and Proud" conference for LGBTQ YOUTH features performances, poetry slams, workshops, and a dance. For information call LYRIC, 703-6150, ext. 21.

JULY 20: BOOKS BY THE BAY hosts readings by poets and authors to benefit independent booksellers. 10 am ­ 4 pm. Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission & Fourth. 927-3937.

JULY 20: JAY THE JUGGLER performs magic and comedy for all ages. 11:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JULY 20: A WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE workshop led by Jeffrey Winters teaches simple, effective moves. 1 ­ 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 509-6973.

JULY 20: "ROCK-IT SCIENCE" features fun experiments for kids. 1:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JULY 20: DENISE OSBORNE signs the second mystery in her Salome Waterhouse series. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JULY 20 ­ 28: "CLOWNING AROUND," an A.C.T. hands-on workshop for all ages, explores the antics of circus clowns. Sat. and Sun., 2 and 3 pm. Zeum, Yerba Buena Gardens, 777-2800.

JULY 21: The 10K AIDS WALK San Francisco raises funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and 35 other local organizations. 9 am check-in; 10:30 am walkathon begins; 12:30 pm concert in Sharon Meadow. For information, call 487-3071.

JULY 21: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts a BIKE TOUR of the public sculptures of Beni Bufano. Noon ­ 3 pm. Meet at the mother and child statue at the top of Fort Mason's Great Meadow, east of Laguna and Beach; ride ends at Valencia Gardens on 15th Street. 431-BIKE.

JULY 21: ANIMAL CARE and Control celebrates its 13th anniversary with live jazz, a silent auction, prizes, desserts, and vegetarian hors d'oeuvres at Enrico's Sidewalk Cafe. Noon ­ 4 pm. 504 Broadway St. 822-5566.

JULY 21: Rand Richards leads a WALKING TOUR of North Beach, sponsored by the Mechanics' Institute Library and the City Club of San Francisco. 1:30 ­ 3 pm. For reservations and meeting location, call 362-2480 or 393-0100.

JULY 21: G.M. Ford signs his second Frank Corso MYSTERY, Black River, and Lynne Murray signs her third Josephine Fuller novel, A Ton of Trouble. 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JULY 24 ­ 28: LADYFEST Bay Area features bands Bratmobile, the Donnas, and the Gossip, a MadCat Women's International Film Festival retrospective, artwork by Trina Robbins, and a "How to Be an Ethical Slut" workshop by Dossie Easton. Mission District venues; call 510-535-1041 for schedule.

JULY 25: The Bernal Heights BOOK CLUB will discuss Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

JULY 25: William Benemann discusses the letters and diaries of GOLD RUSH settlers at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986.

JULY 25: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meet at 7:30 pm, at the Upper Noe Rec Center on Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

JULY 25 ­ 28: A benefit for the education of Thai children orphaned by parents with AIDS and HIV will be held from 6 to 8 pm at Suma, 1224 Ninth Ave. 759-7862.

JULY 25 ­ AUG. 12: The 22nd San Francisco JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL features Castro resident Rob Epstein's Isaiah's Way, and Mission District resident Ettienne Kallos' Living in Conflict. Call 621-0556 for information.

JULY 27: "Do You Need Long-Term Care INSURANCE?" will be discussed at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.

JULY 27: Vocalist and performance artist PAMELA Z performs solos and duos with former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JULY 30: A STRESSFREE LIVING workshop employs yoga, relaxation, and meditation. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JULY 30: FOLK MUSIC legend Ronnie Gilbert joins Elizabeth Partridge, author of This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie. 6 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

AUG. 1 ­ 3 & 8 ­ 10: The Young People's Teen Musical Theater performs SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 8 pm. San Francisco State University's Little Theater, 1600 Holloway Ave. 554-9523.

AUG. 2 & 3: The S.F. CHORAL SOCIETY performs a concert of "Peace and Light," featuring Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. 8 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 370 Dolores St. 392-4400.

AUG. 3: Steve Lacy plays a soprano SAXOPHONE concert. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

AUG. 9: The Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Group performs IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC to celebrate the release of its third CD, LifeLine. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

AUG. 11: The RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA joins the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Jean-Pascal Beintus' The Wolf and Peter, Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, and other classical family favorites. 2 pm, Stern Grove, 252-6252.

AUG. 12 & 13: Actors 18 to 40 are invited to AUDITION for roles in the 1977 musical review Starting Here, Starting Now, to be performed by the Bethany Theatre Project Oct. 18 to 28. Bring sheet music in your key for one Broadway song, headshot, and resume. 7 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. www.Bethany 647-8393.

AUG. 22: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

AUG. 23: The Western swing band LOST WEEKEND performs at a concert/dance at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

AUG. 24: LIFE LINE Screening checks the carotid arteries for stroke risk, leg arteries for peripheral arterial disease, the aortic vessel in the abdomen for aneurysms, and tests bone density. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Registration is required at 1-800-407-4557.

AUG. 25: "The Spirituality of ANGLICAN MUSIC" begins a series examining liturgical music from the English Reformation to the present 10 am. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 445 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

AUG. 29: Attend the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting at 7:30 pm, at Upper Noe Rec Center on Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

AUG. 31: The first-ever GAMES NIGHT at the Noe Valley Ministry features Scrabble, charades, and Pictionary, among others, plus refreshments. 1021 Sanchez St. 285-7706 or 282-2317.

Singing a September Song

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