Noe Valley Voice November 2011


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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December/January issue, hitting the streets the first week of December. Our deadline for calendar items is Nov. 20. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.


Nov. 1 & 8: The ARTery Project continues with Latin dance by Carnaval queen Elizabeth Soberanes (Nov. 1) and Haitian drumming and dance by the Afoutayi Dance Company (Nov. 8)Noon-1:30 pm. UN Plaza, Market between 7th and 8th.

Nov. 1-20: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts “Hands On Clay,” a group show of sculpture. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th.

Nov. 1, 8, 22 & 29: Little ones enjoy rhymes and songs at the Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES. 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 1, 15, 22 & 29: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Nov. 1-20: The ninth annual ALTERED BARBIE exhibition features a dinner and fashion show on Nov. 3, 7:30-10:30 pm; Barbie Poetry Night on Nov. 9, 7 to 10 pm; and a closing reception Nov. 18, 7 to 10 pm. Gallery hours Wed.-Sat. 1-8 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. 50

Nov. 1-29: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) for a walking tour, “CASTRO: Tales of the Village.” Sat., Sun., or Tues., 11 am. 557-4266;

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

Nov. 1-30: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030.

Nov. 1-30: Chris Sequeira offers adult TAI CHI classes Tuesdays at 7 pm, and free senior qigong classes Wednesdays 1-3 pm at Glen Park; register at;

Nov. 1-Jan. 17: Radical Women host a FEMINIST READING CIRCLE to discuss Frederick Engels’ Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. 747 Polk. 864-1278.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME & PLAYTIME, for infants to 18 months, starts at 1:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays from 4 to 8 pm. Noe at Market.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays from 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940;

Nov. 2-27: A group show by The Realists and an exhibit of portraits by William Wolff are on display at ARTZONE 461 Gallery. Reception Oct. 22, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.

Nov. 2-30: Sing along with Patrick Sosa and Alison Faith Levy at Phoenix Books’ Wednesday STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 11 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Nov. 2 & Dec. 7: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY REVIEW happens on the first Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Nov. 3: BEAT POET ruth weiss reads from her new book,can’t stop the beat, accompanied by percussionist Hal Davis. 7 pm. 540 Broadway. 399-9626.

Nov. 3: Parents for PUBLIC SCHOOLS presents “Finding a Public School for Your Child.” 10:30 am-noon. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 3: UCSF and the Bay Area Science Festival sponsor a hands-on SCIENCE workshop for children 8 to 14. 4-5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Paxton Gate hosts a free STORY TIME for children of all ages. 11 am-noon. 766 Valencia. 252-9990;

Nov. 3-Dec. 17: MARGA GOMEZ performs her ninth solo show, Not Getting Any Younger. Thurs. & Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 8:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

Nov. 4: The Rotunda Dance Series at City Hall features a performance by GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA at noon. 920-9181;

Nov. 4: Children 7 to 12 are invited to design their own graphic novel at a COMIC BOOK workshop at the Noe Valley Library. 4-5 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 4 & 12: SUPERVISOR SCOTT Wiener’s office is open Friday, Nov. 4, 10 am to noon, at City Hall, Room 274; and Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 am to noon, at Castro Tarts, 564 Castro. Call to confirm: 554-6968.

Nov. 4-25: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 4-25: Yell “BINGO!” at St. Paul’s on Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Nov. 4-25: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936;

Nov. 4-30: “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze” features works by WOMEN ARTISTS. Reception Nov. 4, 6-9 pm; Tues.-Fri., noon-7 pm; Sat., noon-5 pm. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan;

Nov. 5: The SF Unified School District hosts an ENROLLMENT FAIR; every public school will be represented. 10 am-3 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th.

Nov. 5: Noe Valley Pet Company hosts “Muttville,” a SENIOR DOG RESCUE adoption. Noon-3 pm. 1451 Church. 282-7385.

Nov. 5: Kimberly “Momma” Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero introduce their DESSERT COOKBOOK Sugar, Sugar. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 5: Ross Richmond gives a GLASSBLOWING demonstration at Public Glass. 6-9 pm. 1750 Armstrong. 671-4916.

Nov. 5: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC’s third annual Cocktail Party features refreshments and music by cellist Emil Miland. 7-10 pm. 1126 Dolores.. 648-5236;

Nov. 5, 12 & 19: Sue Appelbaum leads a beginning KNITTING CLASS, “Knit-A-Long.” 9-11 am. Raquel Settels Metalsmith, 4126 24th. Reservations: 821-9979.

Nov. 6: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts an Emerging Artist Concert featuring Nonsemble 6. 4 pm. Holy Innocents Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236;

Nov. 6, 13 & 20: The Glen Park Village FARMERS’ MARKET continues through Nov. 20. 10 am to 2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth & Arlington.

Nov. 6, 13 & 20: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features vocalist Suzanna Smith with John R. Burr and Brandon Essex (Nov. 6); Tango No. 9 with Zoltan DiBartolo and Joshua Raoul Brody (Nov. 13); and a tribute to 1920s star Ruth Etting by vocalist Martha Lorin (Nov. 20). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; 

Nov. 6 & 20: SF City Guides leads a free WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley on first and third Sundays at 1:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266;

Nov. 6-27: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266;

Nov. 6-Dec. 4: Performers at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET include Andy Gillis & Nathan Borofka, Kailua Blue, and the SHE’s (Nov. 6); Mick Shaffer, Jude Reseigne, and Lily Holbrook (Nov. 13); Tom Huber & Friends and They Call Me Lucky (Nov. 20); David Kesler and Luz Gaxiola (Nov. 27); Jude, Dennis Campagna, and the Biscuit Wheels Band (Dec. 4). Saturday, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 7: Fabrizia Lanza introduces OLIVE: A Global History. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 7: Hypnotherapist Janelle Moon reads and signs her new book, Salt and Paper: 65 Candles, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Nov. 8: Time to VOTE. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4375.

Nov. 9: The CANADIAN WOMEN’S CLUB hosts a luncheon, featuring the author of Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement. 11 am. Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad, South SF. Reservations: 824-9745.

Nov. 9: Christina Tosi shares recipes from the Momofuku MILK BAR at Omnivore Books6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 9: The GREAT BOOKS Discussion Group considers Maxim Gorky’s Chelkash. 6:15-8:15 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 10: Drop in to the monthly LGBT SENIOR discussion group on second Thursdays at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.

Nov. 10: Noe Valley OWL artist David Meeker exhibits “Mr. Meeker’s Menagerie” at Successories in the Button Box. Reception 4-8 pm. 3904 24th. 642-4006.

Nov. 10 & 11: New York designer Stephany Hitchcock brings jewelry to a TRUNK SHOW at Gallery of Jewels. Thurs., 5-8 pm; Fri., 11 am-6:30 pm. 4089 24th. 285-0626.

Nov. 10-27: Noe Valley artist Stan Heller collaborates with Rio Yanez of the SF Tortilla Conspiracy on “Mission of the Dead,” a show of 3D ARTWORK at Mission Comics and Art. Reception Nov. 12, 7 pm. Gallery Tues.-Sun., noon to 8 pm. 3520 20th. 695-1545.

Nov. 11: Omnivore Books and the Noe Valley Pet Company host a book party for The CULINARY CANINE,by Kit Feldman, Dominique Crenn, and Chef Tanya6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 11-13: The Women’s Building’s 33rd annual Celebration of CRAFTSWOMEN features more than 160 exhibitors. 10 am-5 pm. Fort Mason. 650-615-6838.

Nov. 11-13: Noe Valley dancer/choreographer Raisa Punkki’s “PICK CELLS” debuts at Dance Mission. 8 pm. 3316 24th. 826-4441;

Nov. 12: Nobody from Nashville performs at the Upper Noe Rec Center’s monthly CONCERT, geared for ages 5 and under. 9-11 am. 295 Day. 970-8061;

Nov. 12: The LADYBUG Gardeners group welcomes volunteers at Upper Noe Rec Center on second Saturdays, 9 am to noon. 295 Day.

Nov. 12: A BOWWOW Film Festival includes dog films and a dog show competition to benefit the nonprofit senior dog rescue Muttville. 12:30 pm. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th. 863-1087.

Nov. 12: Natural Resources invites you to come meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Nov. 12: Mourad Lahlou brings his recipe collection,Mourad: New MOROCCAN, to Omnivore Books3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 12: The Noe Valley Library hosts a “One City One BOOK” discussion of Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. 3:30-5 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 12: Gregory Maguire discusses Out of Oz, the final volume in the “WICKED” series. 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight863-8688;

Nov. 13: A Student Showcase benefits the DANCE Department at the Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts. 2 pm. 555 Portola.

Nov. 13: The monthly PFLAG support group meets 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

Nov. 13: Brian Krans READS from Freeze Tag on the Highway at 2 pm, and Barry Willdorf talks about The Flight of the Sorceress at 3 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 13: Christie Matheson introduces Cake Simple: Recipes for BUNDT-STYLE CAKES. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 13: Neal Pollack reads from his new NOVEL,Jewball, at 7 pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California. 292-1200;

Nov. 14: LITQUAKE’s last Epicenter of the year features GuyWriters discussing “Writing Down the Past: Gay Men Reveal Their Histories.” 6-8 pm. GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th.

Nov. 15: FILMS for children 5 and under screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 16: The 2011 NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT Network Awards will be presented from 6 to 8 pm in the North Light Court of City

Nov. 16: Dolores Street Services hosts the 2011 OPEN PALM AWARD, honoring the late Eric Quezada. 6-10 pm. The Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission. 282-6209, ext. 22.

Nov. 16: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets on third Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 16: USF POLITICAL SCIENTIST Corey Cook analyzes election results at a joint meeting of the Noe Valley Democratic Club and San Francisco for Democracy. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 994-4610.

Nov. 16-Jan. 18: Ashley Thayer exhibits her hand-dyed QUILTS at Tartine Bakery. Reception Nov. 16, 8-10 pm. 600 Guerrero. 487-2600.

Nov. 17: The Eureka Valley Library offers MAGICAL STORIES and optical illusions to amaze ages 5 through 10. 4-5 pm. 16th & Market. 554-6080;

Nov. 17: Mitch Rosenthal discusses his book COOKING My Way Back Home, featuring recipes from Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House restaurants. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 18: Meagan Brown of Edward Jones Investments invites you to a seminar, “Preparing Your ESTATE Plan.” 10 am. 4190 24th. Reservations: 282-4079.

Nov. 19: Natural Resources offers a workshop in NEWBORN care and parenting (9:30 am-1:30 pm) and a DADS GROUP (2-3:30 pm) with Dr. Peter Straus. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Nov. 19: Carol Field brings her revised cookbook THE ITALIAN BAKER to Omnivore Books3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 19: Elbo Room hosts a spoken word event, MUNI DIARIES, at 6:30 pm, followed by a ’60s Soul Party starting at 10 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

Nov. 19: Singer/songwriter HOLCOMBE WALLER performs at SF Live Arts. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk at Lyon. 218-7937; 

Nov. 19 & 20: The SF CHORAL Society presents Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Olli Kortekangas’ Seven Songs for Planet Earth. Free tickets for high school juniors and seniors (email Nov. 19, 8 pm; Nov. 20, 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian, 2515 Fillmore. 392-4400;

Nov. 20: Rocket DOG RESCUE has good dogs looking for homes. Noon-5 pm. 501 Castro. 642-4786.

Nov. 20: The Mark Foehringer Dance Project performs excerpts from its NUTCRACKER SWEETS. 3 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin.

Nov. 21: Charity Kahn of the JAMband performs a MUSIC AND DANCE show for all ages. 10:30-11:15 am. Glen Park Library. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Nov. 21: David Perlstein reads from his new novel, Slick,and his collected stories, God’s Other, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm ( Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Nov. 21: The PORCHLIGHT storytelling series features “Tandem Tales: Two People, One Story.” 8-10 pm. The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa.

Nov. 27: A Noe Valley ARTISTS SALON continues on fourth Sundays at La Boulange Café. 4:30-6 pm. 3898 24th. Cary Friedman,

Nov. 29: Brad Thomas Parsons introduces BITTERS: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 29: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

Nov. 29: Author and historian Bill Yenne discusses NOE VALLEY history at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Nov. 30: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets at 9 am at the Bank of America. 4098 24th. 641-8687.

Nov. 30: The Glen Park Library screens Bag It, Jeb Berrier’s film about PLASTIC and its impact on the world. 6-7:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Nov. 30: MICHAEL RUHLMAN discusses his latest book,Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, a Cook’s Manifesto. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Dec. 1: UCSF epidemiologist Ruth Greenblatt, M.D., speaks about “HIV and AIDS in Women” on World AIDS Day at City College’s Ocean Campus, Science Building, Room 11. 3:30-5 pm. 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3475; 

Dec. 1-24: HoliDAYS on 24th Street features hayrides, musical entertainment, a wine walk, holiday discounts, a menorah lighting, and visits from SANTA. 641-8687;

Dec. 4: Music on the Hill presents “CHRISTMAS IN PARIS,” early music for harpsichord, violin, viola da gamba, and Baroque flute. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429.

Dec. 4: AMY SEDARIS is scheduled to appear at the Roxie Theater discussing her book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. 3117 16th. Call for time, 863-1087.


Here Comes Santa

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December/January issue, hitting the streets the first week of December. Our deadline for calendar items is Nov. 20. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.