Noe Valley Voice December-January 2010


2011: A Noe Valley Voice Odyssey

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the February 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of—you guessed it—February. Our deadline for February calendar items will be Saturday, Jan. 15. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority.

Dec. 1-Jan. 26: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

Dec. 1-13: The Golden Gate Artists group exhibits “A Brush with Color,” an 11-woman ART SHOW at Gallery Sanchez within the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

Dec. 1-29 & Jan. 3-31: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am for a 30-minute walk/jog across local terrain. 23rd & Diamond. 509-6261.

Dec. 1-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Call to reserve a spot, 648-1030.

Dec. 1-31 & Jan. 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Dec. 1-31 & Jan. 3-31: Chris Sequeira offers free Wednesday and Friday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am, and at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, at 6 pm Mondays. 773-8185;

Dec. 2-Jan. 27: A Thursday morning STROLLER WALK through the neighborhood starts at Holey Bagel. 11 am. 3872 24th.

Dec. 2-Jan. 27: The weekly CANDLELIT YOGA at Kiki-Yo emphasizes deep relaxation. Thurs., 7 pm. 605B Chenery. 587-5454;

Dec. 3: Phoenix Books holds Vintage CARTOON Night, for kids and parents. 6 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Dec. 3 & 4: Gallery of JEWELS holds a trunk show in celebration of the holidays. 4089 24th. 550-0226.

Dec. 3-22: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a Holiday Art Sale. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm, Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

Dec. 3-Jan. 28: Shout “BINGO!” at St. Paul’s Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Dec. 3-Jan. 28: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Dec. 3-Jan. 28: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936.

Dec. 4: The 27th annual SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIR features traditional music, dancing, food, and glgg, and a Santa Lucia pageant. 9 am-4 pm. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough. 823-6957;

Dec. 4 & 11: Zephyr Real Estate and Patxi’s Pizza sponsor HAYRIDES—in a horse-drawn wagon—as part of “24 HoliDAYS on 24th Street.” Dec. 4, 2-4 pm. Dec. 11, noon-3 pm. Board at Walgreen’s on Castro. 385-1827.

Dec. 4-18 & Jan. 1-29: Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod play RAGTIME and blues at the Atlas Cafe. 4-6 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047.

Dec. 4-19: The Mark Foehringer Dance Project performs NUTCRACKER, a version of the classic, at Zeum. Sat., 11 am, 2 & 4 pm; Sun., 11 am & 2 pm. 221 4th. 820-3320;

Dec. 4-Jan. 29: Come hear live music at the Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Dec. 4-Jan. 30: City Guides offers WALKING TOURS of the Castro on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266;

Dec. 5: Chabad Noe Valley and Just for Fun co-host the Grand MENORAH LIGHTING at 24th and Noe, near Chase Bank, 4-6:30 pm. Dreidel spin tournament, 3:30 pm. 285-4068.

Dec. 5: The SF BICYCLE COALITION holds a Winterfest fundraiser and art show, featuring music and a silent auction. 6-10:30 pm. SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan. 431-BIKE.

Dec. 5: MUSIC ON THE HILL presents “Last Tango,” a concert of works by Astor Piazzola, inspired by the Argentine dance. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429;

Dec. 5, 12 & 19: The Sunday Afternoon JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features vocalist Kay Kostopoulos (Dec. 5), keyboardist Larry Vuckovich and vocalist Valeriana Quevedo (Dec. 12), and Vuckovich and vocalist Kenny Washington (Dec. 19). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Dec. 5 & 19; Jan. 2 & 16: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266;

Dec. 5-Jan. 30: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266;

Dec. 6-Jan. 31: Bliss Bar’s Monday COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein. 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Dec. 7 & 14: Small Frys hosts a reading of The Nutcracker on Dec. 7 and The Gingerbread Man on Dec. 14, especially for ages 5 and under. 9-10 am. 4066 24th. 648-3954.

Dec. 7-Jan. 25: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books’ Tuesday-morning STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Dec. 7-Jan. 25: The weekly BABY AND ME YOGA at Kiki-Yo is open to pre-crawling babies and their caregivers. Tues., 11 am-12:30 pm. 605 B Chenery. 587-5454;

Dec. 7-Jan. 25: The Noe Valley Library’s weekly TODDLER TALES features rhymes, movement, and music for 18 months to 3-year-olds. Tues., 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Dec. 7-Jan. 25: Eureka Valley Library’s Tuesday TODDLER TALES, for ages 18 months to 3 years, starts at 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Dec. 8: Joan Nathan signs Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for JEWISH COOKING in France. 4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Dec. 9: An EDIBLE HOLIDAY GIFT workshop at Omnivore Books runs from 6 to 7 pm; reservations required. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Dec. 9-11: Students at James Lick Middle School present ALADDIN, a play in English and Spanish. Thurs. & Fri., 6 pm; Sat., 2 & 6 pm. 1220 Noe. 695-5675.

Dec. 9 & Jan. 13: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.

Dec. 10: Wink SF hosts a holiday OPEN HOUSE, with discounts, prizes, and refreshments. 5-8 pm. 4107 24th. 401-8881.

Dec. 10: The SF Museum and Historical Society hosts a SILVER HOLIDAY TEA. Seatings at 1 and 3 pm. the Old Mint, 88 5th. For tickets: 537-1105;

Dec. 10: Edward Jones sponsors STAR WARS arts and crafts for kids. 2-5 pm. 4190 24th. 282-4079.

Dec. 10: Opium Magazine’s Literary DEATH MATCH runs from 6 to 9:30 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

Dec. 10-Jan. 9: The Marsh Youth Theater performs SIDDHARTHA, the Bright Path. 1074 Valencia. For a schedule and tickets: 826-5750;

Dec. 11: The Older Women’s League (OWL) holds a HOLIDAY POTLUCK and (small) gift exchange. 10 am-noon. 870 Market, room 975. Rsvp to 989-4422;

Dec. 11: The Creative Arts Charter School hosts a Craft and BOOK FAIR. 10 am-4 pm. 1601 Turk. 749-3509.

Dec. 11: Jungle Joe brings his Animal Trainer PUPPET SHOW to the Noe Valley Library. 11-11:45 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

Dec. 11: The 1890 Bryant HOLIDAY SALE features artwork from studios in the building. Noon-6 pm.

Dec. 11: SILK accessory design is demonstrated at Just for Fun (3982 24th, 1-4 pm), while FACES are painted at Terra Mia (1314 Castro, 2-4 pm). Just for Fun, 285-4068.

Dec. 11: Paxton Gate offers an EGG-DECORATING workshop at Curiosities for Kids. 2-4 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872;

Dec. 11: Jessica Theroux discusses Cooking with ITALIAN GRANDMOTHERS. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Dec. 11: The JOHN WATERS live Christmas show, “A Sleigh Full of Smut,” features a raffle, complimentary martinis, and an after-show meet and greet. 7:30 pm. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th. 863-1087;

Dec. 11 & 12: BAZAAR BIZARRE indie craft fair features unusual handmade and locally designed goods. Sat., noon-5 pm; Sun., noon-6 pm. Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion. 684-8447;

Dec. 11 & Jan. 8: LADYBUG GARDENERS invites you to help tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, on the second Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. 970-8061;

Dec. 11 & Jan. 8: Local doulas and MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Dec. 12: The authors of a parody of superhero comic books, The Adventures of UNEMPLOYED MAN, appear at Just for Fun. 1-3 pm. 3982 24th. 285-4068.

Dec. 12: Supervisor-Elect Scott Wiener invites all to the annual City Hall OPEN HOUSE, 2 to 5 pm. Room 268, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.

Dec. 12: The San Francisco Choral Society presents its FESTIVAL OF CAROLS, including an audience singalong. 3 pm. First Unitarian, 1187 Franklin. 221-9950;

Dec. 13: Look for SANTA at Phoenix Books between 5 and 7 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Dec. 13: Political expert Prof. Gerald Heather discusses the Nov. 2 election at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Dec. 13: “Ladies Night,” the Monthly Rumpus hosted by STEPHEN ELLIOTT, features authors Kathleen Alcott, Julie Greicius, Antonia Crane, Sarah Fran Wisby, and Michelle Tea, a presentation by Lisa Brown, comedy by Janine Brito, music by The Yellow Dress, and free baked goods from Batter Bakery; age 21 and older. 7-9:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd.

Dec. 15: The BLINKYBUG creator signs his blinkybug book and kits. 5-7 pm. Just for Fun, 3982 24th. 285-4068.

Dec. 15: The BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

Dec. 15: Professor John Dillon discusses “MEDIEVAL ASTRONOMY: More Exciting Than It Sounds!” at the SF Amateur Astronomers’ lecture series. 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Dec. 16: SANTA appears at Just For Fun, from 5 to 7 pm. 3982 24th. 285-4068.

Dec. 16: The SF Arts Commission hosts a free workshop for artists interested in PUBLIC ART projects. 5:30-7 pm. 25 Van Ness. 252-3215.

Dec. 16: The SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS hold a Winter Solstice Party. 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 841-9456;

Dec. 16 & Jan. 20: The EUREKA VALLEY Promotion Association meets the third Thursday of the month. 7-8:30 pm. Chase Bank Conference Room, 2112 15th. 437-9414;

Dec. 17: The Urban Nest hosts TEATIME, featuring Tea Forté products. 3-6 pm. 3927 24th. 341-0116.

Dec. 17: SANTA comes to Small Frys from 5 to 7 pm. 4066 24th. 648-3954.

Dec. 17 & 18: A Wild Winter FAMILY OVERNIGHT at the SF Zoo features guided tours and a chance to sleep in the Great Hall. 6 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday. Sloat at the Great Highway. Preregistration required: 753-7080;

Dec. 18: Taste CHAMPAGNE at Rabat (4001 24th, 3-7 pm), try Whole Foods and Bernie’s treats at Hill & Co. (3899 24th, 11 am-5 pm), and decorate COOKIES at Droubi Team (4157 24th, 10:30 am-12:30 pm), courtesy of “24 HoliDAYS on 24th Street.”

Dec. 18: Here comes SANTA CLAUS, to Hill & Co. Real Estate, 11 am-5 pm; and a CABLE CAR Shuttle along 24th Street, noon to 4 pm. 3899 24th. 824-1100.

Dec. 19: The Men of St. Paul’s host a PANCAKE BREAKFAST after the 8 and 9: 15 am masses. Church at Valley. 648-7538.

Dec. 19: CIRCUS FINELLI performs a holiday show in the Noe Valley Ministry parking lot, sponsored by the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. 24th & Vicksburg. Noon-2 pm.

Dec. 19: The St. Francis Choir and Lafayette’s Our Savior Lutheran Church Choir perform a concert of CHRISTMAS CAROLS. 3 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

Dec. 19: The Mission Dolores Basilica presents its CANDLELIGHT Christmas Concert, featuring Handel’s Jubilate. 5 pm. Dolores & 16th. 621-8203;

Dec. 20: The PORCHLIGHT STORYTELLING series features “Family Secrets,” with Nancy Grace, Dayvid Figler, Stephen “Partyball” DeZordo, Claudia Holm, Evan Karp, Sandy Salas, and hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-2108.

Dec. 21: FILMS for children age 5 and under, and their families, screen at 10:15 and 11 am; park strollers by the elevator. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Dec. 21: Jamie Chan leads a crafts program, Needle Felted ORNAMENTS, for ages 8 and older. 4-5 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Dec. 23-26: KUNG PAO KOSHER COMEDY presents a benefit show, starring Wendy Liebman, Joe Nguyen, Nathan Habib, and Lisa Geduldig. Thurs. & Sun., 5 & 8:30 pm; Fri. & Sat., 6 & 9:30 pm. New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific. 522-3737;

Jan. 5: The group Parents for PUBLIC SCHOOLS holds a workshop for adults, “Parents Transforming Schools.” 6:30-8 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Jan. 8: The Museum of Craft and Design offers a SOUND INSTRUMENTS workshop for ages 6 to 12. 3-4:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Jan. 8: The Glen Park Library hosts a class, “Unlocking the Secrets of Your LIBRARY CARD,” including database searches. 4-5 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Jan. 8: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott gives the final Noe Valley Ministry performance of the NOE VALLEY MUSIC SERIES, which continues at St. Cyprian’s Church, Turk and Lyon. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Jan. 8: HONKY-TONK Showdown #6 features the Whisky Richards, 77 el Deora, and the Bootcuts. 9 pm. Café du Nord, 2170 market. 861-5016.

Jan. 9 & Feb. 6: Paxton Gate offers a TERRARIUM WORKSHOP at Curiosities for Kids. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872;

Jan. 13: A new introductory session of SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING starts at the Polish Club. 8-10 pm. 3040 22nd. 841-9456;

Jan. 14-16: The second annual GERMAN GEMS film fest at the Castro features new films with English subtitles. 429 Castro. 695-0864.

Jan. 15: Attend a comedy fundraiser for Rocket Dog Rescue, “PAWS for Laughter,” starring Jeff Applebaum, Steven Pearl, Cyhna Luff, and others. 8 pm. Bldg D, Fort Mason. 994-5335;

Jan. 17: “Looking Backwards and Forwards on MARTIN LUTHER KING’s Legacy” features poets Robert Chrisman and Jeanne Powell. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP Odd Mondays at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Jan. 20: Quitsmart director Lori Feldman leads a QUIT SMOKING workshop, beginning at 5: 30 pm. 3884 24th. 285-9770.

Jan. 20: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm in the Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.                         Jan. 21: Megan Brown of Edward Jones Investments discusses “Tax-Free INVESTING: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep.” 10 am. 4190 24th. 282-4079.

Jan. 25: Joel Pomerantz discusses the UNDERGROUND WATERWAYS of San Francisco at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Jan. 27: Learn to mount beetles and butterflies at Paxton Gate’s INSECT-MOUNTING CLASS. 4-7 pm. 824 Valencia. Advance registration required: 824-1872;

Jan. 27: A new SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE class for youth (7.5 and older) and families starts at the Polish Club. 3040 22nd. 841-9456;

Jan. 30: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features the International Orange Chorale performing new work by composers Milton Babbitt, Joshua Saulle, and David Harris. 4 pm. Holy Innocents Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236;

Jan. 30-Feb. 20: KIDS YOGA, “Kiki for Kids” is a Friday series for ages 3 to 5. 5-5:30 pm. Kiki-Yo, 605B Chenery. 587-5454.

Jan. 31: Stand-up COMEDIAN Michael Capozzola and songwriter Julie Dillon will appear at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Feb. 5: The Glen Park Library screens a documentary film about STIEG LARSSON, author of the Millennium Trilogy, including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 4-5 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

2011: A Noe Valley Voice Odyssey

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the February 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of—you guessed it—February. Our deadline for February calendar items will be Saturday, Jan. 15. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority.  Thank you.