Noe Valley Voice June 2008


June 1-22: The five women artists of TANGERINE ARTS exhibit collage, paintings, and prints at Kings Gallery in the First Unitarian Church. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm. 1187 Franklin. 650-738-2885;

June 1-29: National Park Service rangers lead free WALKING TOURS along SF's northern waterfront. Sat. & Sun., 10:30-11:30 am. 447-5000;

June 1-29: Five founding members of A Woman's Eye Gallery exhibit "SPRING Through a Woman's Eye." Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 678 Portola. 731-6470;

June 1-30: The 11th annual National QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL features music, dance, comedy, visual art, poetry, theater, and film in 20 venues. For a schedule: 864-4124;

June 1-July 3: In "Hopeless and Otherwise," an ART EXHIBIT at Southern Exposure Gallery, artists address the current state of America. 417 14th. 863-2141;

June 2-30: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday thru Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

June 2-30: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-1030.

June 2-30: The Caper Cutters SQUARE DANCE Club offers Monday dance classes for beginners. 7:30-8:45 pm. St. Paul's Presbyterian, 43rd & Judah aves. 647-2483.

June 3: Shawn Ryan headlines a BENEFIT for the Young Actors' Theatre Camp scholarship fund, featuring Bruce Vilanch, Wesla Whitfield, and Connie Champagne. 7:30 pm. Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason. 866-468-3399;

June 3: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group moderated by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

June 3 & 5: A PUBLIC FORUM to discuss plans for an acute care hospital and outpatient services at St. Luke's meets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell.

June 3 & 10: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 3-10: Ron Haviv's PHOTOGRAPHY exhibit, "The Children of Darfur," features a performance by Y.M.R. All-Stars at a reception on June 4 (7 to 9 pm). Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission. 252-1750.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: "Tot/Parent Spanish," sponsored by LANGO, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: Chris Sequeira gives a beginners TAI CHI class at 6 pm on Tuesdays. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

June 3-30: Elena Sheehan and Yong Han exhibit photographs and SCULPTURE at the Rozanoff Art Gallery. Reception June 8, 3-6 pm. 355 29th. 916-0899;

June 4-28: City Art Gallery hosts a group show, "QUEER." Reception June 6, 7-10 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-9 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900;

June 5: Religious Witness with Homeless People sponsors a gathering of 50 religious leaders hoping to influence city budget priorities. 10:30-11:30 am. City Hall. 929-0781.

June 5-8: The Stephen Pelton Dance Theater performs at DANCE Mission Theater. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. 3316 24th. 273-4633.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26: A Thursday STROLLER WALK rolls from Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th.

June 5-14: Dodeska Performance Ensemble and Climate THEATER continue The Group, a headphones-guided piece on the perils of positive thinking. Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Fri. & Sat., 10:30 pm (except June 13, 10:30 only; June 14, 2 pm and 10:30 pm). 285 9th. 263-0830;

June 6: Intersection for the Arts' annual fundraising ART AUCTION features performances, music, and refreshments. 7 pm. 446 Valencia. 626-2787;

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: CLARE tells entrancing tales at Cover to Cover's Friday story hour. 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Bird & Beckett bookstore hosts a CHILDREN'S STORY TIME Fridays at 11 am. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Friday BINGO at St. Paul's begins at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

June 6-19: Comic HORROR and sci-fi movies fill the screen at the Roxie for yet Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. 3117 16th. 820-3907;

June 6-July 9: Local artist ELLEN INTO exhibits paintings at Hill & Co. Real Estate. 24th at Sanchez. 550-8864.

June 7 & July 5: The Swinging GUITARS of Tom Huber and Misisipi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 7: The seventh annual SPRING BREAKFAST fundraiser for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) runs from 9 am to noon at the Ferry Building, suite 50. 291-3276, ext. 103;

June 7: Take Steps for CROHN'S and Colitis hosts a 3K evening walk along the Embarcadero, beginning at Justin Herman Plaza. Registration 5 pm, walk 6 pm. 356-2231;

June 7: BERNAL BUBBLES hosts a topical "Soapbox Lecture" on the first Saturday of the month. 10-10:30 pm. 397 Cortland. 821-9530;

June 7: Meet at 11 am at the Glen Park BART Station for a WALKING tour and a community meeting on the Better Streets Plan. 558-6405;

June 7: The Glen Park Library offers an introductory class in MOUSE and keyboard skills; sign up beforehand. 2-3 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 7: SF City Chorus performs "A Night at the OPERA." 7:30 pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1668 Bush. 701-7664;

June 7: Stephen Duffy and That Man Fantastic perform URBAN PRAIRIE MUSIC at the Make-Out Room. 8-11 pm. 3225 22nd. 647-2888;

June 7: Acoustic GUITARIST Peppino D'Agostino gives a concert at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

June 7: FILM NIGHT in the Park features Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at dusk in Washington Square Park.

June 7-Aug. 10: The Randall Museum's seven-weekend SF URBAN PERMACULTURE course teaches sustainable systems. Sat. & Sun., 9 am-5 pm. 199 Museum Way. 225-7941;

June 8: The Contemporary JEWISH MUSEUM opens with exhibitions of the work of William Steig and "Artists Respond to Genesis." Fri.-Tues., 11 am-5:30 pm; Thurs. 1 -8:30 pm. 736 Mission. 655-7800;

June 8: Animal Care and Control offers a free MICROCHIPPING clinic for cats and dogs. 1-4 pm. 1200 15th. 554-6364.

June 8: The monthly meeting of PFLAG Support Group features a speaker from Larkin Street Youth Services. 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church. 921-8850;

June 8: Noe Valley PHOTOGRAPHER Claire Lewis introduces a memoir about her wedding experiences, Exposed. 4-6 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080;

June 9: The ODD MONDAYS event at the Noe Valley Ministry has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. 282-2317.

June 10: Forbeadin offers a 3-D WIRE SCULPTURE class from 6 to 9 pm. 1195 Church. 641-1414;

June 10: Cutting Ball THEATER continues its "Hidden Classics" series, featuring readings from classic plays. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

June 10-Aug. 5: The Freedom Socialist Party sponsors a READING GROUP to discuss Viva La Raza. 7-8:30 pm. Cafetazo Café, 3087 16th. 864-1278.

June 11: The SF Mental Health Association offers a workshop for nurses, "Strategies to Address Compulsive and Cluttering Behaviors." 9:30 am-12:30 pm. 870 Market, Suite 978. 421-2926, ext. 304;

June 11: The SF SPCA and CLAW host the seventh annual Hats Off fashion show, auction, and luncheon benefit. 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Prescott Hotel, 545 Post. 522-3564.

June 11: C.J. Grossman from the SF Center for the Book leads a workshop in MATCHBOX BOOKS, for crafters age 16 and older. 6:30-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 11: Michelle Tea hosts the Eureka Valley Library's RADAR SALON, featuring Thea Hillman and Rhiannon Argo. 7-8:30 pm. Three Dollar Bill Café, 1800 Market. 557-4353;

June 11: Writer Mel Clay narrates an appreciation of photographer DIANE ARBUS. 7:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

June 11: The Richmond AIDS Foundation presents "COMEDY Tonight," with performances by Sharon McNight, Judy Tenuta, and Bruce Vilanch. 8 pm. Theatre 39 on Pier 39. 273-1620;

June 12: The BETTER STREETS Plan and the San Jose Guerrero Coalition to Save Our Streets host a community meeting on the proposed plan. 6:30-8 pm. St. Luke's Hospital, 3555 Cesar Chavez. 558-6405;

June 12: Immaculée Ilibagiza shares her story, told in Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the RWANDAN GENOCIDE. 7 pm. St. Paul's Church, Church & Valley. 648-7538.

June 12: ATA screens Black Gold, a documentary about coffee and free trade. 992 Valencia. 821-65545;

June 13: MERLE KESSLER and Joshua Brody present "An Evening of Song," featuring 30 songsters, at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

June 13 & 14: Faculty and alumni artists at NEW COLLEGE hold two final performances to mark the closing of the school in "Last Rites for the Lost Republic, 1971-2008." 8 pm. 777 Valencia. 282-7746.

June 14: Forbeadin' offers a JEWELRY class, "Wire Wrapping." 10 am-12:30 pm. 1195 Church. 641-1414;

June 14: The Eureka Branch Library invites kids to come sing Spanish and English melodies with GUITARIST Susan Peña. 10:30 am. LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market. 557-4353;

June 14: Bat Makumba and Forro Brazuca perform live music at the ELBO ROOM. 10 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

June 14-July 12: Little Tree Gallery hosts an exhibit of PAINTING, sculpture, photography, and textiles, "Soft Underbelly/Recognition." Reception June 14, 6-9 pm; Wed.-Sat., noon-6 pm. 3412 22nd. 643-4929.

June 14: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by the Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 14: The Nick Barone PUPPETS perform "Tales from the Enchanted Forest," especially for ages 2 to 9. 11 am-noon. Dolores Park Playground, 19th & Dolores. 285-3774;

June 14: The free "Women Wielding Cameras" FILM FESTIVAL features political films with discussion after each screening. 11 am-5:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin.

June 14: The second annual "PICNIC for Pawsability," with live music, a raffle, and kids' activities, benefits Puppies Behind Bars and Pen Pals, programs for inmates to train service and guide dogs. 1-3:30 pm. Glen Park Canyon.

June 14: Learn how to do REDWORK embroidery in the library's "Get Crafty" series; for ages 16 and up. (Bring a small embroidery hoop and a design.) 2-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 14: The Kansas City HILLBILLY RIOT features the Wilders and Squirrelly String Band. 8 pm. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market. 861-5016;

June 14: JAZZ GUITARIST Mimi Fox performs at the Noe Valley Ministry focusing on American classics. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

June 14-15: Ruby's CLAY Studio holds a show and sale in Golden Gate Park to benefit its art program for underserved communities. 10 am-4 pm. Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave. & Lincoln. 558-9819;

June 16: NUTRITION scientist Dr. Christopher Gardner from Stanford discusses the relationship between food and health. 7-9 pm. Atlas Café, 3049 20th. 648-1047;

June 16-20 & 23-27: Summer DAY CAMP at Terra Mia features a week of creativity for ages 5 to 13. 10 am-2 pm. 1314 Castro. Register at 281-9768; for info, 642-9911.

June 17: FILMS for preschoolers include A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, The Little Engine That Could, and Log Driver's Waltz. 10:15-11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 17: Classes in the seven-week summer session start at CITY COLLEGE's Noe Valley campus. Register online at James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe. 550-4500.

June 18: Come play Guitar Hero and Dance Revolution at GAME NIGHT at the Mission Library. 6 pm. 300 Bartlett. 355-2800.

June 18: The Noe Valley Ministry offers a candlelight LABYRINTH WALK with Gregorian and Taize chants. 6:30-7:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

June 18: Pacific Academy of HOMEOPATHY holds an open house where you can meet teachers and students. 7-9 pm. 1199 Sanchez. 695-2710;

June 18: Author Theodore Hamm covers Michael Moore and Jon Stewart in his book New BLUE MEDIA. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

June 18: Veteran Broadway performer Judith Blazer leads a MASTER CLASS in singing, "Metamorphosis of Style." 7:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

June 18-21: The Primitive Screwheads THEATER troupe stages Kentucky Jones and the Carpet of Doom as part of the Hole in the Head festival. 8 pm. Brava Theatre, 2781 24th. 820-3907;

June 19: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. 641-6538;

une 19: Tommy Netzband, a GHOST HUNTER from the SF Ghost Society, talks to teens 12 to 18 about his experiences investigating hauntings. 4-5:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2832.

June 19: Terence Kissack talks about his BOOK Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

June 19: Publisher of the Anderson Valley Advertiser Bruce Anderson reads from his book, The Mendocino Papers. 6:30 pm. Book Bay Fort Mason, bldg C, room 165. 626-7500;

June 20: YAPPY HOUR at the Dragon Bar benefits the SF SPCA; kibbles and water provided for dogs. 6-9 pm. 473 Broadway. 522-3564;

June 20: The SF OPERA offers a free live simulcast of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, performed at the War Memorial Opera House. 8 pm. AT&T Park. Register for seats at

June 21: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area hosts a hike and HABITAT RESTORATION for endangered species in the Presidio, including the California Least Tern and the California Seablight. 8 am-noon. Meet at Crissy Field Center. Rsvp required:

June 21: Sally Love Saunders hosts a CREATIVE WRITING workshop, "Everyone Is a Poet." 11 am-12:30 pm. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton. 668-1559.

June 21: Jude (8:30 am) and Misisipi Mike & Friends (10:30 am) perform at the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 21: MAGIC DAN does tricks and jokes for children of all ages at the Noe Valley Library. 11-11:45 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 21: A SUMMER SOLSTICE celebration at the Garden for the Environment includes live bluegrass and old-time music, and a potluck barbecue; bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils. 5 pm-sunset. Lawton & 7th Ave. 731-5627.

June 21: A PROGRESSIVE READING to support progressive candidates includes appearances by Eileen Myles, Andrew Sean Greer, and ZZ Packer. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd. 647-2888;

June 21: The Community Music Center FLUTE CHOIR performs a concert featuring Paula D'Oyen. 7 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp.

June 21: The non-profit Fear of Flying Clinic begins its two-weekend summer WORKSHOP at SF Airport for people dealing with aerophobia. 650-341-1595;

June 22: A fused chain class at FORBEADIN' runs from 11 am to 2 pm. 1195 Church. 641-1414;

June 22: Dan Liberthson reads from his new book of POETRY, The Pitch Is On the Way: Poems from Baseball and Life. 2:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

June 22: ArtZone 461 Gallery holds a grand opening and BENEFIT for Visual Aid, featuring established and emerging artists. 4-8 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680;

June 23: Edith E. Hartnett reads from Breath on the Water, and Ramon Sender reads from A Planetary Sojourn at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm, no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

June 24: It's Yoga, Kids offers a class for ages 5 and younger, "YOGA! YOGA!" Bring a towel or mat. 10:15 & 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 24: Authors John Garvey and Karen Henning, and other longtime residents with Irish roots, discuss the book IRISH San Francisco at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

June 25: RAMON SENDER is among the participants at a panel discussion, book-signing, and demonstration of the SF Tape Music Center's Buchla Box. 7 pm. Park Branch Library, 1833 Page. 335-5656.

June 25: JEANNE HAYNES performs a one-woman show, The Stove Is White, featuring a cast of characters she met during the 60s civil rights struggles. 7:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

June 26: The RSVP Speaker Series at the Mechanics Institute hosts "Your Renewal at 50+," a discussion of life transitions by career consultant Linda Artel. 5 pm. 57 Post. 474-7787.

June 26: Bart and Judy Lewis teach samba, rumba, and MAMBO at a Thursday-night social ballroom dance class for couples. Forest Hill Church, 250 Laguna Honda. Call for details: 661-2746.

June 26: "PROM PARTY au Go Go," circa 1964, features dancing to live music by the Devil-Ettes, the Struts, and the Mini Skirt Mob; prizes for the best prom outfits. 9 pm. The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell. 515-7690;

June 26: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY offers wine, Orangina, and goldfish crackers. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro. 641-6192.

June 26: 826 Valencia hosts a panel discussion moderated by Eli Horowitz, "Writing and Publishing the SHORT STORY." 6-9 pm. 642-5905;

June 26: City College field ornithology instructor Joseph Morlan discusses BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY. 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

June 26-Aug. 6: ART EXHIBIT "INsects INsectos" features the work of artists from Creativity Explored. Reception June 26, 7-9 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

June 27: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT on the last Friday of the month at Bethany United Methodist Church offers games, movies, naps, and refreshments for children, from 5 to 10 pm. 1268 Sanchez. 647-8397.

June 27: MARGA GOMEZ performs "Marga & More Boys" in the National Queer Arts Festival. 8 pm. SFLGBT Center, 1800 Market. 864-4124;

June 28: Damond Moodie (8:30 am) and Devil's Slide (10:30 am) play the FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.

June 28: Boswick the CLOWN, formerly with the Ringling Brothers Circus, performs magic and juggling. 11-11:45 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 28: The Older Women's League (OWL) screens a DOCUMENTARY FILM, Let's Face It: Women Explore Their Aging Faces. 10 am. 870 Market, room 1185. 989-4422;

June 28: Cover to Cover hosts a story time with PETIT NICHOLAS featuring hot chocolate and croissants at 3 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080;

June 28: The annual FUR BALL at the SF Zoo offers live music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres to benefit conservation education. 8 pm-midnight. 1 Zoo Road. 753-7173.

June 28: Voted the #1 a cappella band in the U.S., Moira Smiley & Voco perform at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

June 28: Free FILM NIGHT in the Park features All About Eve at dusk in Union Square Park.

June 28 & 29: The 38th annual SF LGBT PRIDE Celebration includes Saturday festivities in the Civic Center, noon to 6 pm, and the Sunday parade on Market Street, beginning 10:30 am; Noe Valley Ministry will have a contingent. 864-0831;

June 29: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents CHARO performing her Las Vegas concert. 8 pm. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness. 522-3737;

June 29: The Hapa Haole Boys perform vintage HAWAIIAN MUSIC and country blues at Bird & Beckett. 4:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

June 29: Yaelisa and her Caminos Flamencos perform "CAFÉ FLAMENCO," presented by ODC Theater. 7-9 pm. Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida. 863-9834;

June 29: The SF Bicycle Coalition hosts an Almost Solstice NIGHT RIDE to the giant sundial; meet at the Panhandle Statue, Fell and Baker, at 7:30 pm. 431-BIKE;

July 2-6: Noe Valley artist BEN DOMINGUEZ shows paintings at the Marin County Fair, San Rafael. 647-6050.

July 6: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

What's Due June 15

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the July/August issue, appearing in Noe Valley by Friday, June 6. If you send us your calendar items by the June 15 deadline, we'll do our best to publish them. Write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or e-mail Note: Events in Noe Valley get first preference, but we'll consider items from all around the city.