Noe Valley Voice April 2011


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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the May 2011 issue, distributed the first week of May. The dead­line for items is April 15. Email ­ or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.


April 1: The Rotunda DANCE SERIES hosts a performance by Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique at City Hall. Noon. 920-9181;

April 1: Sample over 20 wines at the second annual Noe Valley UNCORKED wine event and fundraiser for the Noe Valley Ministry. 6-9 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

April 1 & 2: SUPERVISOR SCOTT Wiener’s office is open Friday, 10 am to noon, at City Hall, Room 274; and Saturday, 10 am to noon, at Café Bello, 2885 Diamond. Call to confirm: 554-6968.

April 1-7: The Roxie Theater screens DOCUMENTARY FILM Orgasm Inc.; following the 6:45 show on April 3, Dr. Carol Queen leads a panel discussion. 3117 16th. 863-1087;

April 1-18: See painter Gianluca Franzese’s “Timeless?”, a solo exhibition of works addressing the transformation of the city. Sat., Sun. & Mon., 11 am-7 pm; Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 1-7 pm; Fri., 11 am-9 pm. Fabric 8 Gallery, 3318 22nd. 647-5888.

April 1-20: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts “The Masters,” a group show of artwork inspired by art history. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Happy Hour Flow VINYASA YOGA at Kiki-Yo includes wine and cheese. 6-7:15 pm. 605B Chenery. 587-5454;

April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Yell “BINGO!” at St. Paul’s Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

April 1-29: Chris Sequeira offers free Wednesday and Friday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am; and Wednesdays for seniors at the Glen Park Auditorium, 1 to 3 pm. 773-8185;

April 1-29: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 725 Diamond. Call to reserve a lunch, 648-1030.

April 1-29: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

April 1-29: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936.

April 1-30: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive.

April 1-May 1: GEOFF HOYLE performs Geezer, his solo show about getting old. Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm., Sun., 3 pm. The Marsh, 1074 Valencia. 826-5750;

April 2: The DAHLIA SOCIETY of California holds its annual plant sale at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. 9 am. 388-1671;

April 2: Laura Werlin brings GRILLED CHEESE, Please! 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes to Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Come hear country, bluegrass, and folk music at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

April 2, 16 & 30: Presidio Habitats presents a Family “Quest” Adventure, a treasure hunt and exploration of WILDLIFE habitats in the Presidio. Aimed at kids 5 to 12. 10 am-noon. Exhibition Pavilion. RSVP 561-4449;

April 2-30: Take a WALKING TOUR of the Castro on Sat., Sun., or Tues. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266;

April 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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;

April 3 & 17: 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; ­

April 3 & May 1: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

April 4-25: Bliss Bar’s Monday COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein. 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

April 4-27: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS congregate Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:45 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am at 23rd and Diamond for a 30-minute walk/jog. 509-6261.

April 5: Patxi’s Pizza hosts a fundraiser for JAPANESE DISASTER RELIEF, “52 Weeks of Giving.” All day. 4042 24th. 285-2000.

April 5, 12 & 26: The Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES features rhymes, movement, and music for 18 months to 3-year-olds. 10:15 & 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

April 5 & 26: 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;

April 6: Noe Valley resident YVONNE DALEY discusses “the borders between journalism, creative nonfiction, and memoir,” and reads from Octavia Boulevard. 4-6 pm. SF State’s Poetry Center in the Humanities Building.

April 6: Nick Maffei discusses “How to TRAVEL Better, Cheaper, and Smarter” by using travel websites. 6:30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

April 6-10: The seventh annual International WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL screens at the Roxie Theater. 3117 16th. For a schedule go to

April 6, 13, 20 & 27: Sing along with Patrick Sosa and Alison Levy at Phoenix Books’ Wednesday STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 11 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

April 6, 13, 20 & 27: 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,

April 7: 101 Cookbooks blogger Heidi Swanson introduces POTLUCK! Super-Natural Every Day. 6-8 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 7: LITQUAKE hosts “REGRETURATURE: An Evening of Readings That Probably Shouldn’t See the Light of Day.” 8 pm. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market.

April 8: Diamond Heights resident Sarah Beth Goncarova exhibits PAINTING in the Arts on Fire XV exhibit at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Reception 6-9 pm. 1220 Linda Mar. 650-355-1894;

April 8: The LITERARY DEATH MATCH features readers Monica Youn, Dean Rader, Kim Wong Keltner, and Kris Saknussemm, and judges Kim Addonizio, Anthony Bedard, and Glendon Hyde, aka Anna Conda. 6:30-9 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

April 8 & 9: The Noe Valley Ministry holds a PUBLIC SALE of everything that isn’t being put in storage. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

April 9: LADYBUG GARDENERS invite you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, on second Saturdays from 9 am to noon. 970-8061;

April 9: The all-girl teenage band The She’s performs a FREE CONCERT at the Noe Valley Rec Center. 9:30 am. Rec Center Auditorium, Day and Sanchez.

April 9: The SF SHAKESPEARE Festival presents a 55-minute version of The Tempest, followed by a Q&A with the cast. 2 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

April 9: JACQUELINE WINSPEAR signs her newest Maisie Dobbs novel, A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth in the series. 3 pm. SF Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th. 282-7444.

April 9: Natural Resources invites you to come meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia at 25th. 550-2611; ­

April 9: Mary Simmons offers Fast and Fresh: INSPIRED COOKING for Every Season and Every Day. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 10: Lawyer Huong Nguyen speaks about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and other coming-out issues at the monthly PFLAG support group. 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 ­Market. 621-2635.

April 10: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts cellist Jennifer Culp and pianist Betty Woo performing Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G Minor and works by Beethoven. 4 pm. Holy Innocents ­Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks. ­648-5236;

April 10: MUSIC ON THE HILL presents a concert of Russian string quartets by the California Chamber Players. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429;

April 10 & 17: The Sunday Afternoon JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features Latin percussionist John Santos, pianist Larry Vuckovich, drummer Adam Goodhue, and bassist Buca Necak on April 10; and vocalist Jennifer Bryce and guitarist Josh Workman on April 17. 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

April 11: Supervisor Scott Wiener holds a hearing on “Off-Leash DOGS in Federal Parks,” starting at 1 pm. City Hall, Room 263. 554-6968.

April 11: Classicist EDITH HARTNETT celebrates her 90th birthday by reading from her memoir When I Was Alive: In the Fullness of Time, at the Odd Mondays series. 5:30-7 pm; no-host light meal, 4:30-5:30 pm (RSVP La Boulange, 3898 24th. 821-2090.

April 12: Dmitry Rashkin and Svetlana Chernitskaya perform a PUPPET SHOW for kids to age 5. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

April 12: Noe Valley resident YVONNE DALEY reads from her new book, Octavia Boulevard. 6: 30-8:30 pm. Latino/Hispanic B Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400.

April 12: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers a program about the 110-year-old sightseeing industry, “RUBBERNECKING the City.” 7 pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California. 537-1105;

April 13: Omnivore Books hosts a dinner in honor of M.F.K. FISHER, with Anne Zimmerman, author of the biography An Extravagant Hunger. 7 pm. Woodward’s Garden, 1700 Mission. 621-7122;

April 14: All are invited to the monthly LGBT SENIOR discussion group held on second Thursdays at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.

April 14: Mayor Ed Lee and Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown attend a District 8 TOWN MEETING with Supervisor Scott Wiener at Mission High School, 3750 18th. 6:30-8:30 pm. 554-6968.

April 14: Bird & Beckett’s POLITICAL BOOK group discusses Bethany McLean’s All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. 7 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; ­

April 15: Robert Pepper from the Social Security Administration discusses “Planning for RETIREMENT” at the Edward Jones office of Meagan Brown. 10 am. 4190 24th. 282-4079.

April 15: Cuban and Latin jazz band Osvaldo y Camino Real performs at a BENEFIT for Fairmount Elementary School, also featuring tapas, dancing, and a silent auction. 6:30-11 pm. El Patio Espa–ol, 2850 Alemany. 695-5669;

April 15: KUNG PAO KOSHER COMEDY presents “Tax Day Comedy,” featuring Diane Amos, Yayne Abeba, Ray Ferrer, Jeff Applebaum, and Lisa Geduldig. 7:30 pm. Dolores Park Café, 501 Dolores. 431-7363.

April 15 & 16: The SF School of the Arts Choir performs OPERATIC WORKS by Mozart and Rossini. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5700.

April 16: CARA BLACK reads from her new Aimée Leduc novel, Murder in Passy. 2 pm. SF Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th. 282-7444;

April 16: Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein bring GOAT: Meat, Milk, Cheese to Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 16: The Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES hosts a concert by Culann’s Hounds and Lucia Comnes. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238;

April 17: Nicole Kramer leads a GOAT CHEESE-MAKING workshop. 4-5 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 17: The St. Francis CHOIR performs a free concert featuring Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Grand Motets of the Renaissance. 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

April 17: Book lovers and former owners and employees of COVER TO COVER will share memories of the store at a wine-and-cheese party at Phoenix Books. 6 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

April 18: Nathan Myhrvold introduces six-volume MODERNIST CUISINE: The Art and Science of Cooking. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 19: FILMS for children 5 and under, and their families, screen at 10:15 and 11 am. (Please park strollers by the elevator.) Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

April 19: Aptly-named Langdon Cook discusses Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st-Century FORAGER. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 20: Patxi Pizza invites diners to help raise FUNDS for 87-year-old St. James School on Fair Oaks Street. 4042 24th. 285-2000.

April 20: Nina Simonds introduces her cookbook/Chinese medicine primer A Spoonful of Ginger. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 20: The monthly BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

April 20: City College screens A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary FILM on the history of the environmental movement. 7-9:45 pm. Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall, Room 246, 50 Phelan. 239-3000;

April 20-30: The Marsh presents a workshop production, MARGA GOMEZ’s “Not Getting Any Younger.” Wed. & Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 8:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 826-3055.                  April 21: Jonathan Waxman discusses ITALIAN, My Way at Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 21: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meet at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

April 21-May 26: The SFFD’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers disaster TRAINING in six sessions. Thurs., 6:30-9:30 pm. Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp. 970-2024;

April 22-24: The SF Zoo hosts Big Bunny’s SPRING FLING, featuring puppet shows, rabbit talks, sing-alongs, and a visit from the Nesquick Bunny. 10 am-4 pm. 753-7080;

April 23: The Noe Valley Association sponsors an EASTER EGG HUNT at Douglass Playground from 8 am to noon. Douglass & 26th. BJ Droubi, 920-8232.

April 23: JANET DAWSON delivers her latest mystery, featuring Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th. 282-7444.

April 23: Paxton Gate hosts an EARTH DAY celebration, with live music and sand painting, at its Curiosities for Kids location. 2-4 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872;

April 23: Patricia Wells introduces her book SALAD As a Meal. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

April 25: Monologuist Carolyn Power and surprise musical guests perform at the ODD MONDAYS series. 5:30-7 pm; no-host light meal, 4:30-5:30 pm (RSVP La Boulange, 3898 24th. 821-2090.

April 18: The PORCHLIGHT STORYTELLING series offers “Goal! The Sports Show,” with hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. 8-10 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-2108.

April 26: Gayle Schmitt and a Toodala Rambler pal lead a MUSIC and Movement event for kids 1- 5. 4 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

April 26: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

April 26: Jack Tillmany remembers the THEATRES of San Francisco at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

April 30: The Older Women’s League (OWL) and the SF Committee on the Status of Women host a discussion, “SOCIAL SECURITY: Its Importance to Women.” 10 am-noon. 870 Market, Room 975. RSVP to 989-4422;

April 30: Crafters from Urban Fauna lead a workshop to make TERRARIUMS and mushroom ornaments. 2-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

May 1: Six live bands, street food, a fire truck, and a talking police car entertain at the 13th annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL. 10 am-4:30 pm. Diamond & Wilder. 729-4059.

May 7: Fair Oaks Street holds its annual STREET FAIR, featuring 100 garage sales, baked goodies, and music on five blocks from 21st to 26th streets. 9 am to 4 pm. 824-2278.

May 8: Bird & Beckett hosts a READING from Octavia Boulevard by author Yvonne Daley, with jazz accompaniment. 2-4 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

May 10: Low-income clients are encouraged to attend a free clinic on “How to Present a CLAIM in Small Claims Court.” 760 Market, 10th Floor. 693-9811;

May 11: The Declaration of Independence is the topic at the first in a series of discussions at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15-8:15 pm. 451 Jersey. Clifford Louie,