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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2012 issue, distributed the first week of June. The deadline for Calendar items is May 15. Emailcalendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Thank you.
May 1, 8 & 22: 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; sfpl.org.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
May 1-29: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a walking tour, “CASTRO: Tales of the Village.” Sat., Sun., and Tues., 11 am. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
May 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 sfrecpark.org, 773-8185; firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030; openhand.org.
May 1-31: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
May 2-20: The ninth annual SF International ARTS FESTIVAL offers performances, films, symposia, and exhibitions at venues across town, including Yerba Buena Center, SF Airport, and the Museum of the African Diaspora. sfiaf.org.
May 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; sfpl.org.
May 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.
May 2-30: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pm. Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
May 2-30: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org
May 2 & 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.
May 2 & June 6: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY OPEN MIKE is emceed by Treena Meyer on the first Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
May 3: Julia Usher brings ULTIMATE COOKIES to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 3, 17 & 31: K9 Scrub Club holds K9 CLUB NIGHT—“Studio 54” for dogs and their owners; free treats and refreshments. 6-9 pm. 1734 Church. 648-2582.
May 3-June 13 : CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show, “Are We There Yet?” Reception May 3, 7-9 pm; Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
May 4: The Rotunda Dance Series at City Hall features the Lowiczanie Polish FOLK DANCE Ensemble performing at noon. 920-9181; dancersgroup.org.
May 4-6: The Marsh YOUTH THEATER performs Persephone Cubana. 2 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750; themarsh.org.
May 4, 11, 18 & 25: Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble (May 4), the Jimmy Ryan Quintet (May 11), Peterson-Foster-Prell-Marabuto (May 18), and the Chuck Peterson Quintet (May 25) perform at the Friday night JAZZ series at Bird & Beckett. 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
May 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.
May 4-25: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
May 5: The eighth annual SF CINCO DE MAYO Festival in Dolores Park features music, dance, food, and arts and crafts. 10 am-6 pm. sfcincodemayo.com.
May 5 & 19: The SPCA brings adoptable CATS AND DOGS to Rabat from 11 am to 3 pm. 4001 24th. 554-3000.
May 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET hosts live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
May 6, 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. Volunteer at email@example.com.
May 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; sfcityguides.org.
May 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features Tango No. 9 with flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny (May 6); trumpeter Erik Jekabson (May 13); jazz vocalist Candice (May 20); and jazz and blues vocalist Lady Mem’fis (May 27). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
May 6-27: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Sundays through Nov. 18. 10 am-2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington. pcfma.com.
May 6-27: 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; sfcityguides.org.
May 6 & June 3: Janet Moyer Landscaping offers a GARDEN CLINIC during “Sunday Streets” in the Mission. 11 am-4 pm. 1031 Valencia. sundaystreetssf.com.
May 7: Author Mary O’Toole reads at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
May 8: Former Chez Panisse pastry chef Claire Ptak introduces LEON BAKING and Desserts, featuring recipes from the European healthy fast-food chain. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 8 & 15: Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party offer a Tuesday class, “Overcoming RACISM.” 6:30 pm supper, 7-8:30 pm class. New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk. 864-1278; radicalwomen.org.
May 9: Noe Valley resident Carol Storen invites CANADIAN WOMEN’S CLUB members to a benefit luncheon fashion show of outfits from L’Vian Boutique in Burlingame, modeled by club members. 11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club. Reservations, 824-9745.
May 9: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group meets on second Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; 750-1786; email@example.com.
May 10: 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.
May 10: SF Rec and Park general manager PHIL GINSBURG and Police Chief Gregory Suhr are scheduled to attend the Diamond Heights Community Association meeting. SF Police Academy, 350 Amber Drive. 7 pm. 262-0440.
May 10 & 11: Gallery of Jewels hosts a TRUNK SHOW of gemstone jewelry by New York artist Stephany Hitchcock. Appointments 3-5 pm; open to public 5-8 pm. 4089 24th. Reservations, 285-0626.
May 11: Mayor Ed Lee hosts a reception to kick off SF CARNAVAL 2012 in the City Hall Rotunda. 5-7 pm. Carnaval hotline: 642-1748.
May 11: OPIUM MAGAZINE hosts “Literary Death Match” at Elbo Room. 6: 30-9 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788; elbo.com.
May 12: The 36th annual FAIR OAKS STREET FAIR includes five blocks of garage sales, food stands, and music, from 21st to 26th streets. 9 am-5 pm.
May 12: The LADYBUG Gardeners group welcomes volunteers at Upper Noe Rec Center on second Saturdays, 9 am to noon. 295 Day. firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 12: The International Museum of Women presents a pop-up art event, “Making MOTHERS Visible,” featuring photographs, art activities, and storytelling. 10 am-3 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. insideoutproject.net.
May 12: ALISON FAITH LEVY celebrates the release of her new CD, World of Wonder. 11 am. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds, Sausalito. baykidsmuseum.org..
May 12: Paxton Gate offers a MOTHER’S DAY brooch craft workshop all day. Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
May 12: Alvarado School’s SPRING CARNIVAL features games, music, food, face-painting, and a dunk tank. Noon-4 pm. 625 Douglass. alvaradoschool.net.
May 12: The RENT BOARD discusses tenants’ rights and city services at an outreach meeting; individual counseling available. 1-3 pm. SF LGBT Community Center, Room 300, 1800 Market. 252-4602.
May 12: The group Compassion & Choices meeting features a TALK by Barbara Coombs Lee on “News from the Campaign to Expand End-of-Life Choice.” 2 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 866-825-8967.
May 12: Natural Resources invites you to meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
May 12: Meet the authors of Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Creams and FROZEN TREATS from Bi-Rite Creamery. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 12: The Devine FOLK BLUES REVIVAL features bands Dustbowl Revival, Devine’s Jug Band, and the Ragtime Skedaddlers. 7:30 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk at Lyon. 218-7937; liveatcyprians.blogspot.com.
May 12-June 2: Arc Studios and Gallery hosts “Consequences,” an ART EXHIBIT curated by Donna Seager from the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley. Opening reception May 12, 6-9 pm; closing reception, June 2, noon-2 pm. 1246 Folsom. 861-3504; arc-sf.com.
May 13: The monthly PFLAG support group features a talk by Frederick “Safety Freddy” Teti, the SF Pride safety co-chair, and story-sharing to commemorate Mother’s Day. 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850; email@example.com.
May 13: Phoenix Books hosts the Nick Culp Trio at Second Sunday JAZZ. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.
May 14: Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY features Shazia Mirza, Marga Gomez, Jeff Applebaum, Brendan Lynch, and Lisa Geduldig. 8 pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission. elriosf.com.
May 15: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 15: SFMOMA hosts a discussion, “ARTISTS OF COLOR: Untold Stories of Silent History,” from 7 to 8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 15: “Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck” features Cassie J. Sneider and Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe. 7-9 pm. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan. feastofwords.somarts.org.
May 15: SF writer Daniel Duane tells How to Cook Like a Man. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 16: Representatives from the Department of Elections discuss the June 5 OPEN PRIMARY ELECTION. 6:30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
May 16: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets on third Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 16: Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisor Scott Wiener, and Joaquin Torres from the Mayor’s Office are panelists at a “State of the City” meeting at the Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB. 7:30 pm. St. Philip Church, 725 Diamond. 994-4610; firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16: Students in the vocal department of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts sing a VOCAL FINALE. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
May 17: Peter Kaminsky discusses CULINARY INTELLIGENCE: The Art of Eating Healthy. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 17: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association and Supervisor Scott Wiener host a SMALL BUSINESS SOCIAL celebrating new and old businesses in the neighborhood. 6-7:30 pm. Wells Fargo Bank, 4045 24th. Bob Roddick, 641-8687.
May 17: Lori Ungaretti introduces her new history book,Stories in the Sand: San Francisco’s SUNSET DISTRICT, 1847-1964. 7 pm. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal. 564-8080..
May 17: Human rights activist Father Roy Bourgeois discusses the DOCUMENTARY Pink Smoke Over the Vatican. 7 pm. Embarcadero Cinema Center, 1 Embarcadero Center. 267-4893; tinyurl.com/pinksmokesf.
May 18 & 19: Elvia Marta directs “30 Years of DANCE!” a showcase by students at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. 8 pm. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
May 19: Look for SIDEWALK SALES, music, and entertainment all day long on 24th Street to celebrate SF Small Business Week, May 14–20. 641-8687.
May 19: The self-guided 2012 Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR features visits to nine local spots. 10 am-4 pm. friendsofnoevalley.com.
May 19: The Sitdown Readers’ Theatre takes on the poetry of T.S. ELIOT. 2-4 pm. Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270; sfpl.org.
May 19: Thomas McNamee pens a biography of CRAIG CLAIBORNE, The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat.3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 20: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-5 pm. 501 Castro. 642-4786.
May 20: Cheryl Tan introduces A Tiger in the Kitchen: A MEMOIR of Food and Family. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 20: The SPCA’s mobile DOG & CAT adoption comes to K9 Scrub Club. 4 pm. 1734 Church. 648-2582.
May 20: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts its season finale benefit concert, featuring SF Opera’s Marina Boudart Harris and Laura Krumm, and a silent auction and refreshments. 5 pm bidding, 6 pm concert. Holy Innocents Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
May 20: “Cowpokes, Gunslingers & Outlaw Country” at Amnesia features the Gold Diggers, Tiny Television, and Cap Gun Cowboys. 8 pm. 853 Valencia. 665-0408; shelbyashpresents.net.
May 21: Memoirist Renee Gibbons speaks at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
May 21: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES covers the topic, “I Surrender!” 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. porchlightsf.com.
May 22: The Friends of HARVEY MILK hosts a fundraiser screening of the movie Milk to benefit the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. 7:30 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro. 621-6120.
May 22: A FASHION SHOW by students in the Technical Theater Department at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts begins at 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
May 23: John T. Edge delivers 150 recipes from The FOOD TRUCK Cookbook. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 24: Diana Shmiana’s “Bag of SURPRISES” show is fun for ages 3 to 7. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
May 25: Ages 6 and up are invited to watch the MOVIE Despicable Me. 3-4: 40 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 25: Ages 12 to 18 can make the Great TEEN BOOK SWAP (and keep a book in trade for a review of it) at the Glen Park Library. 3:30-5:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
May 26: Come to a workshop on how to build a Kokedama HANGING GARDEN. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
May 26 & 27: SF CARNAVAL 2012 is a two-day festival with a Sunday parade through the Mission. 10 am-6 pm. sfcarnaval.org.
May 29: Music and Movement with Mimi Greisman features interactive songs, puppetry, and bubbles, for ages 5 and younger. 10:30-11:15 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 29: John Ralston discusses his book This Date in San Francisco at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
May 30: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.
May 30: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
May 30: A benefit for the ROXIE THEATER, “The Dinner Party,” features chef Leif Hedendal. 6:30-9:30 pm. The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. roxietheater.eventbrite.com.
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; omnivorebooks.com.
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; omnivorebooks.com.
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. litquake.org.
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; artzone461.com.
June 3: Bring poems to share at a POETRY FESTIVAL at Cultural Integration Fellowship. 11 am. 2650 Fulton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
June 13: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day.
June 16: A PETTING ZOO filled with goats and sheep and a hayride led by horses are part of the annual SummerFEST on 24th Street sponsored by the Noe Valley Association. 11 am-5 pm (hayride until 3 pm). email@example.com.
June Way Soon
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2012 issue, distributed the first week of June. The deadline for Calendar items is May 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.