Noe Valley Voice June 2003


NOW: BEN DOMINGUEZ exhibits paintings of Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, and San Francisco at the Valley Tavern, 4054 24th St. 647-6050.

JUNE 1 & 15: San Francisco CITY GUIDES hosts a free walking tour of the Mission Dolores neighborhood. Meet at noon at 20th and Church. 557-4266.

JUNE 2 ­ 30: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes in 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 and Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

JUNE 3: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include Curious George Rides a Bike, Monty, and Changes, Changes. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 3 ­ 24: Stacy Kinkade-Erickson leads a workshop in "HYPNOBIRTHING: A Celebration of Life." Tuesdays, 7 ­ 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

JUNE 3 ­ 28: A selection of SMALL PRESS books, including publications by Skanky Possum, Habernicht Press, Sardines Press, and Leroy Press, are on display at the Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 5: Lisa Atkinson leads a FAMILY SING-ALONG, especially for ages 2 to 5. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 5: The Planning Commission holds a PUBLIC HEARING on the "Housing Element" of the city's General Plan. 1:30 pm. Board of Supervisors' chambers, City Hall, Room 250. For info call Teresa Ojeda at 558-6251.

JUNE 5: "An Evening in Venice" honors MYSTERY writer Donna Leon, with a slide show, artwork based on her books, wine, and pizza. 6 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JUNE 5 ­ 8: Stephen Pelton's DANCE THEATER performs "Not Here," with Janice Garrett and Dancers. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. 273-4633.

JUNE 6 ­ APRIL 2004: The GLBT Historical Society presents "Saint Harvey: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Gay Martyr," an exhibit of photographs and memorabilia documenting the legacy of HARVEY MILK. Show hours: Tues. ­ Sun., 1 ­ 5 pm. International Museum of GLBT History, 657 Mission St., Gallery 300. 777-5455.

JUNE 6: The third annual MONSTER DRAWING RALLY features life drawing by over 100 artists. 6 ­ 10 pm. Southern Exposure, 401 Alabama St. 863-2141.

JUNE 6: The seventh annual POETS AGAINST RAPE, sponsored by crisis center S.F. Women Against Rape, features local poets, artists, and activists. 7:30 pm. The Women's Building, 3543 18th St. 861-2024.

JUNE 7: Misao Mizuno dances the HULA at the Potrero Branch Library. 4 pm. 1616 20th St. 695-6640.

JUNE 7: "All-body band" SLAMMIN' combines a capella singing with beat boxing and body music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 7: The city's Community Clean Team sponsors a CLEANUP of the area around Harvey Milk Plaza, at Castro and 17th streets. Lunch provided. 9 am ­ noon. For the scoop on other District 8 cleanup locations, call 508-0050.

JUNE 8: The fourth annual NATURE FESTIVAL, sponsored by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park, features butterfly, bug, and bird walks, live bats, slide shows, and children's activities. 1 ­ 6 pm; barbecue at 5 pm. Silvertree School building in Glen Park. Call 648-0862 for reservations.

JUNE 8: A slide/video lecture on BAY AREA SONGBIRDS will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Nancy DeStefanis, director of S.F. Nature Education. 2 ­ 3 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

JUNE 8: David Strachen discusses INTERSEX issues at the monthly meeting of PFLAG support group. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

JUNE 8: The Merionettes SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM performs and introduces their five-week summer program for children over age 6. 4 pm. Balboa Pool, San Jose at Havelock. 273-5402.

JUNE 8: MARTHA CONWAY signs and reads from her new mystery, 12 Bliss Street. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

JUNE 9: The New College of California School of Law offers a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

JUNE 9: Local writer THEA SULLIVAN reads from her work at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza at 5:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 10, 17 & 24: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 11: Steve Chaney and Cornelius Crowe provide VENTRILOQUISM fun for all ages. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 12: Jennifer Levine and her PUPPETS perform "Princess Moxie" for ages 2 through 5. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 12: Bill Morgan gives a literary slide tour of "The BEAT GENERATION in San Francisco." 6:30 ­ 7:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

JUNE 12: Both sides of the body are considered in a "Balancing the Right and the Left" YOGA WORKSHOP at Intergral Yoga Institute. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JUNE 12 ­ 29: The S.F. International Gay and Lesbian FILM FESTIVAL includes Noe Valley resident Dara Sklar's short film Toothbrush Tango. For schedule information call 866-9559.

JUNE 14: The San Francisco Girls Chorus holds AUDITIONS for ages 7 through 12; to schedule an appointment, call 673-1511, ext. 327.

JUNE 14: The city's Community Clean Team sponsors a CLEANUP of Dolores Park, at 19th and Dolores streets. Lunch provided. 9 am ­ noon. 508-0050.

JUNE 14: WATER DAY at the Randall Museum features a water Olympics, experiments, and art, and microscopic water monsters. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JUNE 14: A HISTORY OF THE HAIGHT celebration offers a lecture/slideshow by photo collector Greg Gaar at 10:30 am, a tie-dye crafts program for ages 4 and up at 11:30 am, a panel discussion, "Music and Social Change," at 2 pm, and music and refreshments throughout the day. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St. 355-5656.

JUNE 14: A CHILDBIRTH ADVOCACY workshop led by Pat Marjavi, RN, runs from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

JUNE 14: Come celebrate the DVD release and SCREENING of A Year of Celibacy, a film directed by Mission District resident Lisa Bostwick and starring Noe Valley actors Charlie O'Hanlon and Jonathan Burstein. 7 pm. Battery Street Digital Space, 950 Battery St.

JUNE 14 & 15: The 49th annual NORTH BEACH FESTIVAL features arts and crafts, food, music, animal blessings, and "Arte di Gesso," an Italian street chalk art competition. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Washington Square Park, the 1200 to 1500 blocks of Grant Avenue, and adjacent streets. 989-2220.

JUNE 14 & 21: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 14 ­ JULY 23: The library's Teen Summer READING PROGRAM for ages 13 through 18 offers Borders Books gift certificates as prizes. Nearby participating branches are Mission, 355-2800; Glen Park, 337-4740; Eureka Valley, 355-5616; and Bernal Library, 355-2810.

JUNE 15: The duo ORANGE SHERBET performs participatory songs for kids. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 15: The Community Music Center Orchestra, conducted by Urs Leonhardt Steiner, performs a CONCERT at Mission Dolores Basilica. 8 pm. Corner of 16th and Dolores. 647-6015.

JUNE 16: A "YOGA for Menopause" workshop offers ways to "bring about an easeful transition into a revitalized life." 11 am ­ 2 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JUNE 16: The second annual BLOOMSDAY celebration at the Mechanics' Institute features community readings, music, and refreshments. 6 ­ 8 pm. 57 Post St. 393-0100.

JUNE 17: The California NUTRITION Network offers a class, "Snacking for Energy." 9:30 and 10:30 am. St. Luke's Hospital, Cesar Chavez at Valencia. 821-0123.

JUNE 17: The S.F. Department of Public Health conducts an EMERGENCY PRACTICE EXERCISE to test the city's ability to respond to a crisis; 2,000 volunteers are needed during two-hour shifts between 10 am and 4 pm. Bill Graham Auditorium, 99 Grove St. To sign up, call 206-2358.

JUNE 17: JACK JACQUA, co-founder of Omega Boys Club's Street Soldiers, discusses violence prevention at the GRAY PANTHERS meeting. 12:30 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

JUNE 18: MYSTIC REALITY is a mini-circus with pixies, for all ages. 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 18: The first of two conversations with mayoral candidates sponsored by the Noe Valley Democratic Club features ANGELA ALIOTO and TOM AMMIANO. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.

JUNE 19: Gina Bartiromo leads a BREASTFEEDING and infant care workshop. 6:30 ­ 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

JUNE 19: Scottish Country Dance's SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY offers jigs and reels to fiddle music; free for spectators. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.

JUNE 19 ­ JULY 15: Phillip Dvorak exhibits DRAWINGS in "The Bone Garden" at Noe Valley resident Wendi Norris' Frey Norris Gallery. Tues. ­ Sun., 11 am ­ 8 pm. 456 Geary St. 346-7812.

JUNE 20: The San Francisco Lesbian/ Gay FREEDOM BAND celebrates Pride Month with a concert, "The Tonic of Wilderness," including The Council Oak, David Gillingham's tribute to the Seminole people, and John Williams' Harry Potter Suite. 8:15 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 255-1355.

JUNE 21: SWETHA DIXIT performs dances of India at 1:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JUNE 21: Celebrate SUMMER SOLSTICE with a potluck hosted by the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG). Barbecue and beverages provided; bring desserts or salads to share, and your own plates and utensils. 5 ­ 7 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue at Lawton. 285-7584.

JUNE 23: Supervisor BEVAN DUFTY speaks at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza at 5:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 24, 25 & 27: The TEEN INTERNS of Crissy Field Center's Young Emerging Leaders program perform an anti-pollution satire, "Not in My BAAAckyard: The Great Widget Conspiracy." 7:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

JUNE 26: The BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB at the Bernal Heights Library features Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts. 4 pm. 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.

JUNE 26: Christopher Pollock tells "a thousand and seventeen acres" of stories about the history of GOLDEN GATE PARK at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

JUNE 26: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS group meets at 7:30 pm at Upper Noe Recreation Center. Day and Sanchez. 824-7127.

JUNE 26 ­ JULY 20: MYSTIC BISON Theater performs Death and the Maiden. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8:30 pm; Sun., 3:30 pm. Theater Rhinoceros/Studio Stage, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

JUNE 27 & 28: The Box Set Duo performs an ACOUSTIC CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 28: Celebrate SAN FRANCISCO'S BIRTHDAY, the 227th anniversary of the arrival of the Mexican colonists, with a mass of Saints Peter and Paul, tributes, and music. 10 am. Mission Dolores, 16th between Church and Dolores. 621-8203.

JUNE 28: Peggy Bley, fitness instructor at the Stonestown Y, demonstrates "ESSENTIAL EXERCISES for Midlife and Older Women" at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

JUNE 28: Zoo entomologist Patrick Schlemmer leads a NATURE WALK to find "The Bugs of Glen Canyon," sponsored by the S.F. Rec and Park Department. Noon ­ 1:30 pm. 621-3260.

JUNE 28: Musician and singer GUNNAR MADSEN performs songs for all ages. 1:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JUNE 28: A panel of POLITICAL ARTISTS, including Mark Fiore, Brian Gage, Tom Meyer, and Trina Robbins, discuss their work. 2 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JUNE 29: The 33rd annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender PRIDE PARADE will march from Market and Beale, starting at 10 am, and head for the Civic Center for an all-day celebration with 13 stages of entertainment. 864-3733 or

July/August Deadline

The next edition of the Noe Valley Voice will be a twofer: the July/August double issue. It will be distributed on or before July 1, 2003, and will feature calendar items for both months. Please make sure we hear about your events by June 15. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may float an e-mail to Thanks for your help.