Noe Valley Voice November 2007


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The next Noe Valley Voice is our December 2007/January 2008 issue. It should be out on Dec. 4, and on the streets of Noe Valley for two months. Try to send your December and January calendar items by Nov. 15, to Please put the date of your event near the top of the e-mail. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: "Roll, baby, roll" at an ongoing Thursday STROLLER WALK. Meet at 11 am at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th.

Nov. 1-30: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 1-30: Takeshi Murata's new VIDEO, Escape Spirit VideoSlime, is on display at Ratio 3 Gallery. Wed.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm. 1447 Stevenson. 821-3371;

Nov. 1-30: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-1030.

Nov. 1-30: Ruby's Clay Studio exhibits CERAMICS by Steve de Grasse and photos by Angelo Di Pietrantonio. Opens Nov. 4, 2-6pm. 552A Noe. 861-3440.

Nov. 1-Dec. 1: CITY ART Cooperative Gallery displays work by Antonio Rivera, Kevin Piyatilake, and Susanne Jette Khawand. Reception Nov. 2, 7-10 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-9 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900;

Nov. 1-Dec.17: "Fresh Paint," an exhibit of original WATERCOLORS, holds an artists' reception on Nov. 10. 2-4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 1-Dec. 31: The "Da Vinci" SHOW, with 150 reproductions of machines made by Leonardo, continues at the Metreon, 101 4th.

Nov. 2: DOCUMENTARY FILMS at the Jewish Community Center include The Yard People: An Intergenerational Love Story, about African-American couples. 12:30 pm. 3200 California. 292-1200;

Nov. 2: The annual DAY OF THE DEAD procession begins at 7 pm on the corner of 24th and Bryant; an altar installation will be exhibited at Garfield Park, Harrison and 26th.

Nov. 2-Dec. 21: OLD FIRST CHURCH begins its winter concert series, including the Del Sol String Quartet on Nov. 30. 8 pm. 1751 Sacramento. 474-1608.

Nov. 3: Czech performance artist IVA BITTOVÁ, of Zelary fame, sings and plays violin. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 3: St. Paul's presents "A Night with the Stars," to BENEFIT the church preservation fund. Silent auction, 6 pm; dinner, 7:45; live auction, 8:45; dancing, 9:15 pm. Info: 648-7538.

Nov. 3-4 & 6-17: The International LATINO Film Festival showing at Mission Cultural Center shows films from Spain and Latin America. 2868 Mission. 643-2776.

Nov. 2-4: The SF HARVEST FESTIVAL features hundreds of craftspeople. Fri. & Sat., 10 am-7 pm; Sun., 10 am-5 pm. Concourse Exhibition Hall, 635 8th. 447-3205;

Nov. 2-4: Shiloh McCloud exhibits visionary ARTWORK at A Woman's Eye Gallery. Noon-5 pm. 678 Portola. 731-6470;

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: CHESS CLUB at the Excelsior Library welcomes all skill levels, ages 6 and up. 3:30-5:30 pm. 4400 Mission. 355-2868.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Friday BINGO at St. Paul's begins at 7 pm (doors open 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Nov. 3: "The Longest Walk 2," a concert to benefit the Nowa Cumig Institute, includes KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, Taj Mahal, and Kitaro in the lineup. 7 pm. Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary. 346-6000;

Nov. 3: Tom Huber and Mississippi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 3: Vocalist and solo violinist Eva Bittová performs a CONCERT at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 3 & 4: Noe Valley artist Royce Vaughn exhibits "Afrigrams" in the annual Wesleyan ART SHOW at Jones United Methodist Church. 1975 Post. 921-7653.

Nov. 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes, at Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th. 642-4786.

Nov. 4: Huxley Beagle's "Trial by Juri" TREASURE HUNT around Juri Commons begins at 1 pm. For rules, visit

Nov. 4: Noe Valley writer and historian ESTELLE FREEDMAN reads from The Essential Feminist Reader. Refreshments. 3 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

Nov. 4: The ASIAN ART Museum's Fall Family Festival gives kids the chance to dress up in Asian costumes and make their own hanbok (Korean dress), jewelry, or samurai breastplate. 11 am-4 pm. 200 Larkin. 581-3500;

Nov. 4: Jan Millsapps discusses SPUTNIK, the space race, and dog Laika, the first living creature sent into space, plus a new book, Screwed Pooch. 2 pm. The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway. 399-9626;

Nov. 5: Vocalist Silvia Nakkach, cellist Michael Knapp, and musician/activist Julie Dillon are guests of the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm, preceded by dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp jlsender 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 5-27: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

Nov. 5-28: SF Library's BOOKMOBILE parks in Noe Valle. Mon. & Wed., 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth. 557-4353.

Nov. 5-Dec. 7: SF State's museum exhibits "The World of the Roman Soldier," with reenactment ARMOR and weaponry. 11 am-2 pm. Humanities Bldg., Tapia & Holloway. 405-0599.

Nov. 6: ELECTION DAY. Vote for mayor, 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4411.

Nov. 6: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group moderated by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: "Tot/Parent Spanish," a LANGO, Foreign Language for Kids class, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393;

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds an introduction to MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

Nov. 7: An Unreasonable Man: RALPH NADER screens at the Main Library at 6 pm. 100 Larkin. 557-4400.

Nov. 7: Algerian-born cartoonist Khalil Bendib speaks about political CARTOONING post-9/11. 1 pm. City College, 50 Phelan. 239-3580.

Nov. 7: Forbeadin' offers a JEWELRY-making class, "Basic Knotting." 7-9 pm. 1195 Church. 641-1414.

Nov. 7 & 8: A CRAFTS BAZAAR at St. Luke's benefits hospital programs. 9-4 pm. 1580 Valencia. 641-6490.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Danielle is the STORYTELLER at Cover to Cover's Wednesday story hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 7-25: Brava Theater Center presents the world premiere of Stardust and Empty Wagons: Stories from the KATRINA DIASPORA. "N'Awlins-style" party Nov. 10, 8 pm; Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. 2789 24th. 647-2822;

Nov. 8: University of San Francisco presents author ISABEL ALLENDE in a free interview and book signing. 5:45 pm. 2130 Fulton. 422-6828.

Nov. 8: Friends of Noe Valley hosts a BIRTHDAY PARTY for Noe Valley, with historical memorabilia, wine, and jazz. 7-8:30 pm. Bank of America, 24th & Castro. 602-4445;

Nov. 8-Dec. 8: Merle Kessler and Joshua Brody perform Slouching Towards DISNEYLAND, a history of the world "from the Big Bang to the bleating blogs." 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

Nov. 9: James Lick holds an OPEN HOUSE for prospective students and their families. 5:30-6:30 pm. The Fall Showcase of Student Music & Dance begins at 6:30 pm. 1220 Noe. 695-5675.

Nov. 9: Under One Roof's annual FUNDRAISER, "SparkleSF," features a champagne tasting, live and silent auctions, and a performance by Kimberly Locke from American Idol. 6:30-10 pm. St. Regis Hotel, 125 3rd. 503-2300;

Nov. 9: "Stand-up tragedian" Chaim Bertman discusses his work at the Ecstatic Monkey READING SERIES at Modern Times Bookstore. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia. 282-9246;

Nov. 9-11: The GREEN FESTIVAL features 200 speakers and 400 businesses offering workshops, films, and classes. Fri. & Sat., 10 am-8 pm; Sun., 11 am-6 pm. San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th.

Nov. 10: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by Jude (8:30 am) and Swing Serenade (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 10: Learn mulching and pest control at a WORKSHOP on preparing your garden for winter. 10 am-1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue & Lawton. Call 731-5627 to preregister.

Nov. 10: The November end-of-the-season PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum runs from 10 am to 1 pm. Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue & Lincoln. 661-1316;

Nov. 10: Bring recycled prints, buttons, scissors, and flowers to a CARDMAKING workshop at Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission. 1-3 pm. 643-2776.

Nov. 10: BILL YENNE signs his new book, Guinness: The 250-Year Quest for the Perfect Pint, at the Valley Tavern. 3:30-5:30 pm. 4054 24th. 285-0674;

Nov. 10: Mary Luckhardt offers ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE lessons with live music, sponsored by the Bay Area Country Dance Society. 7:30-10:30 pm. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez. 821-2654;

Nov. 10: BRUCE BARTHOL, former music director of the SF Mime Troupe and a bass player with Country Joe and the Fish, performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 11: Luv a Java hosts a RECEPTION for photographer Bonnie Tomek and jewelry designer Annida Brunato, whose works are on display through November. Noon-4 pm. 1300 Dolores. 401-6444;

Nov. 11: Nicole Ramirez-Monroe, youth program coordinator at the SF LGBT Center, talks at the PFLAG support group. 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church. 921-8850;

Nov. 11: The Afiara String Quartet from Canada performs music by Brahms, Mozart, and Shastakovich at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez.

Nov. 11: "4,000 Lights," a VETERANS DAY VIGIL to honor the American men and women who have died in Iraq, begins at 6 pm in Dolores Park. 269-6462;

Nov. 11: Yossi Fine and Dub Gabriel perform IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC at the Elbo Room. 9 pm-2 am. 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

Nov. 12: POLITICAL pollster David Latterman discusses the November election results and demographics at the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 641-5838.

Nov. 12: Democratic Women's FORUM speakers include Mark Leno, Carole Migden, Art Torres, and Scott Wiener, discussing "Stealing the Presidential Election--Again." 5:30-8:30; dinner, 6 pm. Canton Restaurant, 655 Folsom.

Nov. 13: The SF Zoo's SENIOR STROLL is a docent-guided walking tour on the second Tuesday of every month. 9-10:15 am. 1 Zoo Road (off Sloat near the Great Highway). 753-7173.

Nov. 13 & 14: Aileen Barr teaches an ADULT MOSAIC class, using Italian glass tiles. 6-8 pm. Terra Mia, 1314 Castro. 642-9911.

Nov. 13-17: Academy of Art University holds a FINE ART auction to benefit the school's scholarship fund. Preview Nov. 13, starting 9 am; party Nov. 14, 5-8 pm; auction Nov. 17, 3 pm. 79 New Montgomery. 618-6305;

Nov. 14: Valerie Miner discusses WRITING and reads from her new book, After Eden. 6:30 pm. Duboce Park Café, 2 Sanchez. 621-1108;

Nov. 14 & 26: NERT holds earthquake preparedness and block captain WORKSHOPS for neighborhood residents. 6:30-9:30 pm. 2310 Folsom at 19th. Sign up 970-2024;

Nov. 15: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. 641-6538;

Nov. 15: QuitSmart Smoking Cessation holds a free information hour on the American Cancer Society's Great American SMOKEOUT. 3 pm. Call 285-9770 for 24th Street location.

Nov. 15: The Bird & Beckett Political BOOK DISCUSSION group features Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 7 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

Nov. 15-Dec. 16: Staircase, described as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? but gay," plays at Theatre Rhinoceros. Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm; Nov. 18, 7 pm. 2926 16th. 861-5079;

Nov. 16: Rozanoff Art Gallery hosts an "AFFORDABLE ART" show featuring a variety of media. Wine reception for the artists, 6-9 pm. 355 29th. 917-251-3179.

Nov. 16: Norcal waste artist Nathaniel Stookey's JUNKESTRA is a symphony performed on pipes, cans, oil drums, and bird cages. 8 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness.

Nov. 17: SANDRA BERNHARD performs at the Miss Trannyshack Pageant 2007. 10 pm. The Gift Center, 888 Brannan.

Nov. 17: Julie Rosenthal (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am) perform at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 17: The Garden for the Environment shares the secrets of growing GARLIC. 10 am-noon. 7th Ave. & Lawton. Call 731-5627 to preregister.

Nov. 17: A 7 pm public forum, "CHE GUEVARA: Irrepressible Revolutionary," and a 5:30 pm Cuban dinner are hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin. 864-1278.

Nov. 17: 78-year-old Annemarie Yellin gives a dramatic presentation about her five years in a convent during WWII, at the Older Women's League meeting. 10 am-noon. 870 Market, Room 1185. 989-4422;

Nov. 17: SANTA will be posing for photos with cats from 11 am to noon, and with dogs and other animals from noon to 4 pm at the SPCA. 243 Alabama. 522-3569.

Nov. 17-18: The SF CHORAL Society performs "A Season of Peace," featuring works by Mark Winges, Morten Lauridsen, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore. 392-4400.

Nov. 17-22: St. Anthony Foundation is accepting CURBSIDE DONATIONS of clothing, housewares, and items for the Food Pantry. Weekdays, 8:45 am-6 pm; weekends, 9 am-3 pm. 121 Golden Gate. 592-2738;

Nov. 18: Former Weather Underground member CATHY WILKERSON tells her story for the first time, at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 3 pm. 282-9246;

Nov. 18: The SIPPY CUPS performs "Fall from Space," a rock & roll circus for families. 1 & 4 pm. Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus. 335-4422;

Nov. 18: The SF Bicycle Coalition sponsors a NIGHT RIDE in Aquatic Park. 6 pm. Meet at the Panhandle statue, Fell & Baker. Bring snacks and lights. 431-bike;

Nov. 18: ST. JOHN the Evangelist, the Episcopal church at 15th and Valencia, holds its 150th birthday celebration. Eucharist, 4 pm; dinner and reception, 5:30 pm. 1661 15th. Tickets, call 861-1436;

Nov. 19: A one-night-only CABARET with the casts of The Color Purple and Reduced Shakespeare benefits the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. 7:30 pm. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter. 273-1620;

Nov. 20: Historian John Ralston pays tribute to seven FAMOUS San Franciscans, at the SF History Association. 7 pm. Mission School Auditorium, 16th & Church.

Nov. 20: CIRCLE TIME with Donna and Jazmin is a Spanish/English interactive music program for kids up to 6. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th. 355-5616.

Nov. 20: The SF Plastic Bag Ban BASH celebrates the city's approval of Ross Mirkarimi's ordinance. 6-9 pm. 111 Minna Gallery. 974-1719.

Nov. 23: "American Roots Music Feast" TURKEY TROT 2007 features Rancho Deluxe, Kemo Sabe, Jeffrey Halford & the Healers, and Wayward Sway. 8 pm. Café du Nord, 2170 Market. 861-5016.

Nov. 23-Dec. 9: ODC/Dance performs The Velveteen Rabbit, with narration by Geoff Hoyle and music by Benjamin Britten. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard. For schedule: 978-2787;

Nov. 24: MUSIC at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market includes shows by Dennis Campagna & Friends (8:30 am) and As It Goes (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2: Local artists Amy Faust and Sarah Hassler exhibit their work with 148 others at the Celebration of Craftswomen HOLIDAY FAIR at Ft. Mason. 10 am-5 pm. 731-5539;

Nov. 28: BETH LISICK and Charlie Anders discuss their writing at Michelle Tea's Radar Salon. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th. 355-5616.

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: SF Camerawork's BENEFIT AUCTION includes work by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Edward Steichen, and William Wegman. Reception Nov. 28, 6 pm; exhibition Nov. 29 & 30, noon-6 pm; auction Dec. 1, 1 pm. 657 Mission. 512-2020;

Nov. 29: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY Night offers wine, juice, and goldfish crackers. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro. 641-6192.

Nov. 29: 826 Valencia hosts a town hall meeting about the WRITERS' ROOM project at James Lick Middle School. 6 pm. 1220 Noe.

Nov. 29: UPPER NOE Neighbors meet at the 30th Street Senior Center at 7:30 pm. 225 30th. 285-0473.

Dec. 1: Lapland arts and a fiskdammen (fish pond) are featured at this year's SWEDISH Christmas Fair at St. Mary's Cathedral. 9 am-4 pm. 1111 Gough. 454-1518;

Dec. 1: Artists take to the streets at Southern Exposure and Intersection for the Arts, for "PUBLIC ART/Urban Interventions Day." Valencia between 14th & 16th. 863-2141;

Dec. 1: GUITARISTS Tom Huber and Mississippi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Dec. 1: HOLIDAY CRAFTS day at the Randall Museum includes candles, soap, and candy houses. 10 am-3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Dec. 1: CRAFTICON 2.0 displays the creative wares of local artisans, with hourly skill-shares and music by Phil & Mike of Top Critters. Noon-7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246;

Dec. 1: The ROVA Saxophone Quartet performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Dec. 2: Noe Valley Pet Co. hosts SANTA PAWS, a photo shoot for pets and their families to benefit Rocket Dog Rescue. 11 am-4 pm. 1451 Church at Cesar Chavez. 282-7385.

Dec. 2: "Help Is on the Way for the HOLIDAYS IX" features performances by LaToya London, Anthony Fedorov, Justin Guarini, Sally Struthers, and Wesla Whitfield, to benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. 5:30-11:30 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness. 392-4400;

Dec. 2: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's fundraiser WINTERFEST 2007 features an art auction and new bike gear. 6-10:30 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan. 431-BIKE;

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The next Noe Valley Voice is the December 2007/January 2008 issue. It should be out on Dec. 4, and on the streets for two months. Try to send your calendar items for December and January by Nov. 15, to Please put the date of your event near the top of the e-mail. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114.