Noe Valley Voice June 2012


Upper Noe Recreation Center hosts cartoons and a movie after a ribbon-cutting for a new sandbox cover on June 16 at 4 pm.


The next Noe Valley Voice will be the July/August 2012 issue, distrib­uted the first week of July. The deadline for Calendar items is June 15. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We appreciate your help.




June 1: Miranda Gardiner introduces Teaching Dad to Cook Flapjack: SIMPLE RECIPES from a Family Life. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 1-29: Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble (June 1), the Jimmy Ryan Quintet (June 8), Peterson-Foster-Prell (June 15), the Chuck Peterson Quintet (June 22), and special guests (June 29) perform at the Friday night JAZZ series at Bird & Beckett. 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

June 1-29: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030;

June 1-29: 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.

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

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

June 1-30: RAY OF LIGHT ­THEATRE performs The Full Monty at the Eureka Theatre. Thurs.-Sun. 215 Jackson. 788-7469;

June 2: SFMOMA hosts a discussion, “PHOTOGRAPHY: Art or Craft?” 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 2: Anne Willan discusses The COOKBOOK Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 2: Litquake hosts “This Side of Paradise: A GREAT GATSBY PARTY,” with appearances by Amy Tan, Joyce Maynard, Don Novello, and Tiffany Baker. 4-7 pm. Mill Valley’s Hillside Gardens.

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332;

June 2-30: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a walking tour of the CASTRO. Sat., Sun., and Tues., 11 am. 557-4266;

June 2-July 8: Nicholas Coley exhibits PAINTINGS in “Changes in the Landscape,” at ArtZone 461 Gallery. Reception June 9, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680;

June 3: Janet Moyer Landscaping offers a free GARDEN CLINIC during “Sunday Streets” in the Mission. 11 am-4 pm. 1031 Valencia.

June 3: Bring poems to share at a POETRY FESTIVAL at Cultural Integration Fellowship. 11 am. 2650 Fulton.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features Brazilian music with Mary D’Orazi and Marcos Silva (June 3); Josh Klipp singing Chet Baker songs (June 10); Ann Marie Santos singing from the Great American Songbook (June 17); and vocalist Linda Zulaica with guitarist Brad Buethe and bassist Chris Amberger (June 24). 4: 30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

June 3-24: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE Sundays through Nov. 18. 10 am-2 pm.Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington.

June 3-24: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk held on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266;

June 3 & 17; July 1: 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;

June 3 & July 1 (or Aug. 5): Stroll or bike to SUNDAY STREETS’ car-free festivities along Valencia Street from 14th to 24th, and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire streets. 11 am-4 pm.

June 4: Chris Cosentino discusses Italian-style FIRST COURSES in Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 5: Remember to VOTE today! Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4375.

June 5: Vince Emery, editor of The HARVEY MILK Interviews: In His Own Words, reads and discusses the book. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

June 5 & 12: Little ones enjoy rhymes and songs by children’s librarian Catherine Starr at TODDLER TALES at the Noe Valley Library. 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 5, 12 & 26: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10: 30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

June 5-27: 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,773-8185;

June 6: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.

June 6: SFSAFE’s Rob MacKenzie and Ingleside Police Captain Daniel Mahoney share tips at a neighborhood SAFETY meeting addressing recent home break-ins. 7 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day. 970-8061.

June 6: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY OPEN MIKE is emceed by Treena Meyer on first Wednesdays, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: 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;

June 6-27: Alison Faith Levy offers Big Time TOT ROCK classes for kids birth through 3 years, on Wednesdays at 10 and 11 am. Playhouse Noe Valley, 3961 24th. 800-7735;

June 6-27: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pmNoe at Market.

June 6-27: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; 

June 7: The ZOOMOBILE brings surprise creatures to the Noe Valley Library from 4 to 4:45 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 7: Nishanga Bliss introduces REAL FOOD All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 7–17 & June 30-July 4: Noe Valley Impressionist artist BEN DOMINGUEZ exhibits work at the San Mateo and Marin County Fairs. 647-6050;

June 9: The SF AFRICAN VIOLET and Gesneriad societies present a plant show and sale. 10 am-2 pm. SF County Fair Building, 9th Ave. and Lincoln.

June 9: The SF LGBT CENTER celebrates its 10th birthday with performances, an art show, a silent auction, films, and margaritas on the deck. 1-4 pm. 1800 Market.

June 9: Brian Bergeron performs at Upper Noe Rec’s free second Saturday TOT CONCERT. 2-4 pm. 295 Day. 970-8061.

June 9: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE voices Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. 2-4 pm. Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270;

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

June 9: Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim explain Why CALORIES Count: From Science to Politics. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 9: Jim Van Buskirk offers a film discussion of depictions of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in the movies. 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 9 & 10: The American Foundation for SUICIDE PREVENTION hosts the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk, starting at 6:30 pm at Fort Mason. 310-770-4193;

June 10: The monthly PFLAG support group features speakers and discussion from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850;

June 10: Phoenix Books hosts the Nick Culp Trio at Second Sunday JAZZ. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

June 10: Loft 1513’s open house features FATHER’S DAY gifts from a variety of local designers. Noon-6 pm. 3927 24th. 550-1513;

June 11: Actors Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller discuss their memoirs at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

June 11: Karen Ripley, Scott Silverman, Pippi Lovestocking, Bob McIntyre, Yuri Kagan, and Lisa Geduldig star at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s GAY COMEDY Night. 8 pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission.

June 12-July 17: NERT offers a six-part DISASTER PREPAREDNESS training class Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Goldmine. Register at 970-2024;

June 13: Noe Valley resident Carol Storen invites CANADIAN WOMEN’S CLUB members to Mary Beth Culler’s discussion of Walt Disney’s creative impact on entertainment. 11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club. Reservations, 824-9745.

June 13: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group meets on second Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; 750-1786;

June 13: PUC representatives host a discussion, “Islais Creek, Northshore, Sunnydale, and More: Learn About Your URBAN WATERSHED.” 6: 30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 13: J-Church stops, home burglaries, and an outdoor classroom at Upper Noe Rec Center will be on the agenda at the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting. 7: 30 pm. 295 Day.

June 14: Drop in to the LGBT SENIOR discussion group on second Thursdays at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.

June 14: The SPCA and CLAW host the BENEFIT Cinderella Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton. 11:30 am. 600 Stockton. 554-3000;

June 14: The Green Golly Project performs a lighthearted version of the FAIRY TALE Rapunzel, for ages 5 to 12. 4 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 14: Ruta Kahate brings her cookbook Quick-Fix INDIAN to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 14-24: FramelineE36 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL features screenings by local filmmakers at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria theaters, and the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley.

June 14-Aug. 27: “Stretch & Expose,” a group exhibit of SCREEN PRINTING, is on display at City Hall. Reception June 14, 5-7 pm; Mon.-Fri. 8 am-8 pm. 554-6080;

June 15: The URBAN HILLBILLY show features TV Mike and the Scarecrows, Eight Belles, and Megan Keely. 9 pm. Café du Nord, 2170 Market. 665-0408;

June 16: A PETTING ZOO and a hayride are part of the annual SummerFest at 24th and Noe streets sponsored by local merchants and the Noe Valley Association. 11 am-5 pm (hayride until 3 pm).

June 16: City Guides hosts a tour, “ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S San Francisco.” Meet 11 am at the fountain in Huntington Park, off Sacramento between Taylor and Mason; ends in Union Square. Reservations required: 537-1105;

June 16: Cindy Pawlcyn introduces Cindy’s SUPPER CLUB: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 16: MOVIE NIGHT at Upper Noe Rec features the sandbox cover ribbon-cutting at 4 pm, cartoons at 4:30 pm, and the animated film Sita Sings the Blues at 6 pm. Day and Sanchez.

June 16: The Great-Grandfather Club presents STORY VAULT, a cocktail party/art exhibition featuring oral histories and performance. 6-11 pm. Wix Lounge, 2601 Mission.

June 17: The SPCA’s mobile DOG & CAT adoption comes to Cole Valley Pets. 10 am-2 pm. 960 Cole. 554-3000.

June 17: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-5 pm. 501 Castro. 642-4786.

June 17: HISTORIAN Kevin Starr discusses Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge. 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 18: Molly Moon serves up Molly Moon’s Homemade ICE CREAM. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 19: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 19: Ages 4 and up are invited to Doug Nolan’s performance, “Rock Steady JUGGLING and Eco-Tainment.4 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 20: Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is this month’s choice at the Noe Valley BOOK discussion group. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 20: Political analyst David Latterman discusses issues affecting the presidential and state and city campaigns this fall, at the Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB. 7:30 pm. St. Philip Church, 725 Diamond. 994-4610;

June 21: Marisa McClellan describes CANNING in Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 21: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES covers the topic, “California Dreaming,” with tales told by Dayvid Figler, Michael Capozzola, and Judi Oyama. 7-8:30 pm. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission.

June 21-27: Bands, singers, dancers, and comedians ages 13 to 24 can audition and win coaching workshops to compete in “REC IDOL,” SF’s spinoff of American Idolthis summer at local parks. (Tryouts at Upper Noe Rec Center are June 27, 4-6 pm.) Register June 1-30: 831-6800; text 415-205-5971.

June 21-Aug. 1: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show, “Fabulous.” Reception June 21, 7-9 pm; Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

June 22: The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of SF and the chorus of Lick Wilmerding High School perform the world premiere of HARVEY MILK: A Cantata. 7 & 9 pm performances, 6 pm pre-concert talk. SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak.

June 23: Meet at 12: 45 pm at the Cupid’s Arrow at Embarcadero and Folsom to take a 10-mile SF GAY PRIDE Freedom Bike Ride and LGBTQ history tour of the city. 1-4 pm.

June 23: Pam Pierce gives a talk on “Getting the Most from Your Small Space SF FOOD GARDEN.” 3-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 23: Jake Goodby and Sean Vahey introduce theHumphrey Slocombe ICE CREAM BOOK. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 23: PUBLIC GLASS hosts its annual benefit auction gala, featuring silent and live auctions. 6 pm. Fort Mason, Building A. 671-4916;

June 23 & 24: Paxton Gate offers a rabbit TAXIDERMY CLASS. 11:30 am-6:30 pm. Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia. Registration required: 824-1872;

June 24: Join the GAY PRIDE PARADE, starting at 10:30 am and running along Market Street from Beale to 8th streets. Civic Center celebration from 11 am to 6:30 pm. 864-0831;

June 26: STORYTELLER Doris Feyling leads songs and fingerplays with puppets for ages 3 to 6. 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 26: The SF History Association celebrates the 45th anniversary of the SUMMER OF LOVE with guest speakers Marilyn and Michael Lucas. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

June 27: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.

June 27: Lynne Curry discusses Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to ARTISAN MEAT. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 27: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

June 28: Ari Weinzweig discusses his book Zingerman’s Guide to GOOD LEADING 2: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 28-July 15: The Marsh YOUTH THEATER performs Jip, His Story, based on a children’s book about a 12-year-old orphan in the 1850sThe Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

July So Near

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the July/August 2012issue, distrib­uted the first week of July. The deadline for Calendar items is June 15. Email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We appreciate your help.