Noe Valley Voice March 2010



The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April 2010 issue, appearing on the streets of Noe Valley the first week of April. Email calendar items by March 15 to or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F., CA 94114. Note: Events in Noe Valley and surrounding neighborhoods may receive priority. Thank you.

March 1: Refugee expert Hazel Reitz talks about her book, Winds of Darfur, at ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 1, 8, 15 & 22: You can be funny on Mondays at Bliss Bar at COMEDY Open Mic Night, starting 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

March 1-31: Cooks Boulevard offers weekly KNIFE-SHARPENING: Drop off implements by 6 pm Sunday; pick up after 11 am Tuesday. 1309 Castro. 647-2665;

M arch 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.

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

March 1-31: 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.

March 1-April 4: Creativity Explored exhibits a group show to celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR, "Tiger Leaping Gold Mountain." Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm.; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

March 2-28: City Guide Dan Sullivan leads WALKING TOURS of the Castro on Tuesdays and Sundays. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266;

M arch 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books' Tuesday-morning STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Noe Valley Library sponsors TODDLER TALES, starting at 10:15 am. Family Time follows at 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:45 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

March 2 & April 6: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

March 3, 10, 17 & 24: Eureka Valley Library's Wednesday BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a family story time for ages 2 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616.

March 3-27: Noe Valley artist Kristen Stolle exhibits PAINTINGS in "Anatomy of a Future Forest" at Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Reception March 4, 5:30-7:30 pm; Tues.-Fri., 10 am-6 pm; Sat., 11 am-5 pm. 210 Post , Suite 205. 956-3560.

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: PAL TIME is a class for kids 18 months to 3 years. 8:30 am. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church. 550-PALS;

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: A Thursday STROLLER WALK through the neighborhood starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th.

March 4-14: Rhodessa Jones and the MEDEA PROJECT: Theatre for Incarcerated Women performs "Dancing with the Clown of Love," in collaboration with the women's HIV program at UC Medical Center. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton.

March 5: Peter Reinhart, author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice, discusses breakfast BREADS. 9:30 am. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 5: Video Wave's Family MOVIE NIGHT screens Anastasia. 6 pm. Fima Photography, 1414 Castro. 641-1010 or 550-7577.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26: Dolor es Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936.

March 5-26: CLARE tells tales for kids at Cover to Cover's story hour. Fridays, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 5-26: Yell "BINGO!" at St. Paul's Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538

March 6: Attend "Solving Muni's Problems: A Fresh Discussion by Community Organizations," a WORKSHOP at the Women's Building, 3543 18th. 9 am-1 pm; registration 8:15 am.

March 6: Robert Birnbach leads a three-hour FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY class at 18 Reasons. 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm. 593 Guerrero.

March 6: DPW and the Community Clean Team host an ARBOR DAY celebration and eco fair from 9 am to noon. Alemany Farm, 100 Alemany. 554-6931.

March 6: Join the SF Rec and Park RecCorps, a group of adults and youth who VOLUNTEER at festivals and parties in the city's parks. Orientation, 10:3 0 am-noon. Volunteer Office, 811 Stanyan. RSVP 831-6327; marianne.kjobmand&

March 6: Registration begins for spring classes at UPPER NOE Rec Center. 10 am. Upper Noe Park, 295 Day at Sanchez. 970-8061;

March 6: The Noe Valley Library and the Garden for the Environment host a discussion of ROOFTOP GARDENING, by sustainable garden expert Maya Donelson. 2-3 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

March 6: Max Watman signs Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in MOONSHINE. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 6: Karen Ande discusses her book Face to Face: Children of the AIDS CRISIS in Africa." 3-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

March 6: George Cole and the Fishtank Ensemble perform "GYPSY JAZZ" to celebrate the centennial of Django Reinhardt. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseriescom.

March 6, 13, 20 & 2 7: Come hear Jude and Failure to Disperse (March 6); Kenny Crowley, the Rag Time Skedaddlers, and Hannah and Sami from The She's (March 13); Mick Shaffer and Luz Gaxiola (March 20); and Kif Bender, Kailua Blue, and Peter Coward & Joel Kemps (March 27) at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Andrea's BELLY DANCE BOOTCAMP includes strengthening exercises. 12:30-1:30 pm. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church.

March 6, 13, 20 & 27: Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod play RAGTIME and blues at the Atlas Cafe. 4-6 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047.

March 6 & April 4: Precita Eyes Mural Arts hosts a MURAL WALK on first Saturdays. Meet at 11 am at the 16th Street BART plaza near the Wells Fargo Bank sign. 285-2287;

March 7: Mike Miller introduces his book A Community Organizer's Tale, an account of the coalition-building "that saved the MISSION DISTRICT from redevelopment bulldozers." 2 pm. Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

March 7: Ruby's Clay Studio holds an ICE CREAM SOCIAL, featuring over 100 artist-crafted bowls for sale, and a silent auction of larger bowls. 2-6 pm. 552 Noe. 558-9819;

March 7: The 18th annual "Up the OSCARS Benefit Bash" takes place at the Roxie Theater starting 3:45 pm. 3117 16th. 863-1087;

March 7, 14 & 21: 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;

March 7, 14, 21 & 28: Pianist Larry Vuckovich performs with JAZZ stars Celia Malheiros (March 7), Kay Kostopoulos (March 14), Kenny Washington (March 21), and "Michigan Chuck" McPherson (March 28). 4:30-7:30 pm. Bliss Bar, 4026 24th. 826-6200;< P>March 7 & 21: SF City Guides leads a free WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley, 1 to 3 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266;

March 7 & April 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs who need you. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

March 8: Join Omnivore Books for a dinner with chef/author DAISY MARTINEZ at Destino Restaurant. 6 pm. 1815 Market. 282-4712;

March 8: The March RUMPUS, "Sleeping with Friends," features authors Jesse Nathan, Jami Attenberg, Mark Morford, and Gerard Jones; performers Chicken John and Nato Green; music by K. Flay; and the Girl from Empañada. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3229 22nd. 647-2888.

March 8: Atlas Café's BOOK CLUB discusses Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel. 7-9 pm. Books, Inc. 601 Van Ness. 648-1047;

March 10: Dickerman Prints Galley hosts a reception for the PHOTO EXHIBITION "It All Came So C lose to Never Happening." 6-9 pm. 3180 17th. 252-1300;

March 11: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.

March 11: Candidates for District 8 supervisor will appear at a FORUM at Alvarado Elementary School. 6-8 pm. 625 Douglass. 695-5695.

March 12: EATING HISTORY: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine is the latest from Andrew Smith, author of The Tomato in America. 5:30 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 12: Literary DEATH MATCH features Tania Katan, Ali Liebegott, Chris Colin, and Chicken John, from 6:30 to 9 pm; Free Funk Friday at 10 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

March 12: TWANG BANG at Café du Nord is four bands playing bluegrass, alt-bluegrass, gypsy-grass, and grunge-twang. 9 pm. 2170 Market. 861-5016; www.shelbyashpresent

March 12-April 24: Miriam Böhm exhibits Chromogenic COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS at Ratio 3 Gallery. Reception March 12, 6-8 pm; Wed.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm. 1447 Stevenson. 821-3371;

March 13: LADYBUG GARDENERS invite you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center on the second Saturday of the month. 9 am-noon. Day & Sanchez. 970-8061;

March 13: The 158th annual Saint Patrick's Day PARADE begins at 11:30 am. 2nd & Market to Civic Center Plaza, where a festival will run until 5 pm. 675-9885;

March 13: RUBBER BAND BALL MAN Mike Gutierrez will bring his ball to a celebration at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market, featuring Circus Finelli and the Monkey Banana Band. Noon. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.

March 13: Shiv Sounds with RythEms plays MUSIC at Paxton Gate. 2-4 pm. 824 Valencia. 824-1872;

March 13: Local doulas and MIDWIVES g ather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

March 13: Tara Austen Weaver discusses The Butcher and the VEGETARIAN. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 13: The Men of St. Paul's Church invite you to an IRISH DINNER, plus a raffle and dancing to live music. 5:30-11 pm. Parish Hall, Church & Valley. 309-9428;

March 13: WRITERS With Drinks hosts readings by Mary Gaitskill, Jerry Stahl, Alli Warren, Dylan Landis, and Michael Shea, with guest host Beth Lisick, to benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. 7:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd.

March 13 & 14: The Contemporary CRAFTS MARKET features jewelry, fiberwork, and both functional and decorative ceramics. 10 am-5 pm. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Buchanan at Marina. 995-4925;

March 13-28: Aaron Z onka exhibits recent oil paintings and pages from his comic-book-in-progress, "Terror Bear," at MISSION COMICS. Reception March 13, 7 pm; Tues.-Sun., noon-8 pm. 3520 20th, Suite B.

March 14: Radical Women celebrate International WOMEN'S DAY with a panel discussion on public education. 1 pm snacks, 3 pm program. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin. 864-1278.

March 14: Stress management counselor/yoga therapist Jaymie Meyer offers a free MEDITATION workshop. 2-3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5626.

March 14: The monthly PFLAG meeting runs from 2 to 4 pm at St. Francis Lutheran Church. 152 Church. 921-8850;

March 15: Doris Bersing leads a free discussion, "The Benefits and Challenges of AGING AT HOME." 6-7:30 pm. 180 Montgomery, Suite 1700. 800-805-7104;

March 15: Poet Carl Macki reads from Jan Kerouac: A Life in Memory, a collection of photos/memoirs of Jack Kerouac' s daughter, at ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 15: Noe Valley author and physician Paul Linde signs his first-person account Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER PSYCHIATRIST. 7:30 to 9 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 17: Debra Sartell will sign her BOOK Go to Bed, Ted, 11 am to noon. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 17: The VISUAL ARTS Committee of the SF Arts Commission meets third Wednesdays at 3 pm. 25 Van Ness, Suite 70. 252-2590;

March 17: Alcoholocaust presents a St. Paddy's Day PUNK BASH, featuring Undead Boys, Love Songs, Dope Charge, and The Keeners. 6 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

March 17: The Noe Valley BOOK DISCUSSION Group meets on third Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

March 17: The SF AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS host Origins of Life in the Universe: Chance or Necessity?, a presentation by Andrew Pohorille from the NASA Ames Research Center. 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

March 18: The UPPER NOE Neighbors group meets at 7:30 pm at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473;

March 18: The EUREKA VALLEY Promotion Association meets the third Thursday of the month. 7:30 pm. Castro Meeting Room, 501 Castro. 437-9414;

March 19: City College offers a POSTER WORKSHOP, "Women's Wisdom in Hard Times." 7-8:30 pm. Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, Room 254. 239-3899.

March 19: Nell Robinson, John Reischman & the Jaybirds, and the Henriettas perform bluegrass, country, and yodeling at a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseriescom.

March 19-21: The Button Box has guest des igners showing how to use buttons to make jewelry and clocks. Fri. & Sat., 11 am-7 pm. Sun., noon-5 pm. 642-4006. 3904 24th. 642-4006.

March 20: The KIDS PARTY and mini silent auction to benefit the Noe Valley Nursery School features a performance by Charity and the JAMband. 4-7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 647-2278;

March 20 & 27: The PRINCESS PROJECT gives away prom dresses from 8 am to 5 pm.; bring a valid high school ID. 901 Market.

March 21: The fifth annual MEATOUT CELEBRATION issponsored by the SF Vegetarian Society. 12:15-3:30 pm. 1187 Franklin. 273-5481;

March 21: Music on the Hill presents the MIRAGE ENSEMBLE performing Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock, French songs of Augergne by Cantaloube, and Margaret Garwood's Six Japanese Songs. 7 pm. St. Aidan's Church, 101 Goldmine. 820-1429.

March 22: CARA BLACK introduces her newest Aim&eac ute;e Leduc mystery, Murder in the Palais Royal. 7-9 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 22: Atlas Café hosts a discussion of EXPEDITION MEDICINE with Dr. Matt Lewin. 7-9 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047;

March 24: Marcia Gagliardi introduces The Tablehopper's Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco at OMNIVORE BOOKS. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 25: You're invited to meet the candidates for District 8 SUPERVISOR at an event hosted by the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30-9 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond.

March 25: The SPCA's 14th annual BARK & WHINE BALL benefits the shelter's Cinderella Fund. 6:30-10 pm. Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. 522-3564.

March 25: Litquake hosts an advance screening of Sarah Townsend's documentary Believe: The EDDIE IZZARD Story, followed by a conversation and Q&A with the star. Clay Theater , 2261 Fillmore. 267-4893;

March 26: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts a CONCERT by the pop folk songwriter duo Paper Raincoat, with guest Vienna Teng. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseriescom.

March 27: To celebrate WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, the SF Gray Panthers give a dramatic portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Older Women's League (OWL) screens The Giants Wore Gloves, about school integration in the 1950s. 10 am-noon. Flood Building, 870 N. Market, Room 975. 989-4422;

March 27: Cook Lorna Sass offers recipes from her book WHOLE GRAINS for Busy People. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 28: Arthur Allen discusses Ripe: The Search for the Perfect TOMATO. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 28: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC at the Noe Valley Mini stry features Naumberg competition winner David Requiro on cello and pianist Miles Graber performing works by Schumann, Saint-Saens, and Shostakovich. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236;

March 28: Late-20th-century GAY DADA ARTIST Cary Leibowitz discusses his work with ArtForum writer Glen Helfand. 2-3 pm. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission. 655-7800.

March 29: Flick Nation website founderDENNIS WILLIS gives a talk at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 30: Laura Ackley describes "Interesting People at the Panama Pacific International Exposition," at the monthly SF HISTORY ASSOCIATION meeting. 8 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

March 31: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of California's CESAR E. CHAVEZ holiday with a breakfast from 8 to 10 am at Mission Language and Vocational School, 2929 19th. 621-2665;

March 31: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association welcomes newcomers to its monthly meeting. 9 am. Bank of America, 2nd Floor, 4098 24th. Robert Roddick, 641-8687.

March 31-April 4: Big Bunny's SPRING FLING at the SF Zoo offers a bunny patch, puppet show, and crafts. 10 am-4 pm. 753-7080.

April 1: The EDIBLE ART CONTEST at Omnivore Books is free to entrants, or $5 to look, judge, and eat. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 3: Noe Valley's third annual benefit EASTER EGG HUNT at Douglass Playground also features an egg-coloring table, a photographer, and food, games, and prizes. 10 am-noon. 401-6300.

April 3: The SF Bike Coalition hosts a Healthy Saturdays kick-off PICNIC, noon-2 pm. 14th Ave. E Picnic Area west of the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park. 431-BIKE;

April 5: The ODD MONDAYS series hosts a screening of Paper s, the story of the challenges facing undocumented youth. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

April 10: The 2010 Cesar CHAVEZ PARADE begins at noon in Dolores Park, and ends with a festival on 24th Street between Harrison and Bryant, from 1 to 6 pm.


The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April 2010 issue, appearing on the streets of Noe Valley the first week of April. Email calendar items by March 15 to or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F., CA 94114. Note: Events in Noe Valley and surrounding neighborhoods may receive priority. Thank you.