Noe Valley Voice November 2012



December/January Deadline


The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December/January issue, distributed the first week of December. The deadline for Calendar items is Nov. 15.Email or write Calendar,Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We thank you.





Nov. 1-10: Noe Valley artists Victor Mario Zaballa, Stan Heller, and Kit Cameron are exhibiting in SOMArts DAY OF THE DEAD show, “Calling on the Spirits to Face the Future.” Tues.-Fri., noon-7 pm; Sat., 11 am-5 pm; and Sun., 11 am-3 pm. 934 Brannan. 863-1414;


Nov. 1-18: Creativity Explored hosts a group SHOW, “(Pre)Fabrications.” Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;


Nov. 1-18: The 10th annual ALTERED BARBIE Exhibition is on display at 50 Shotwell. Wed.-Sat., 1-8 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm.


Nov. 1-25: ARTZONE 461 Gallery hosts “Black & White,” new paintings by Randy Beckelheimer. Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680;


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

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-Dec. 31: Noe Valley resident Don McCunn displays art from Revisiting the Classics at Castro Tarts.8 am-6 pm. 564 Castro. www.deofsf.com861-3268.

Nov. 1-Jan. 4, 2013:
 The 21st annual ART WITH ELDERS exhibition is on display at City Hall. 8 am-8 pm.


Nov. 2: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features Los Lupeos de San José. Noon. 920-9181;


Nov. 2 & 3: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER holds office hours from 10 am to noon Friday at City Hall, Room 274, and Saturday at 780 Café, 780 Valencia. 554-6968;


Nov. 2-18: GEOFF HOYLE returns to the Marsh asGeezer. Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 8:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256;


Nov. 2-30: When Modern Was hosts a TRUNK SHOW of “Extasia” jewelry (Nov. 2 & 3), website launch party (Nov. 9 & 10), a French tabletop event (Nov. 24), and a holiday merchandise launch (Nov. 30). 4027 & 4037 24th. 970-9030.

Nov. 2-30:
 The Friday night JAZZ series continues at Bird & Beckett with artists including Don Prell, Jimmy Ryan, and Chuck Peterson. 5:30-8 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 2-30: 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. 2-30: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936;


Nov. 3: SFMOMA hosts an art talk, “Affinities,” about Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams. 2-3:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;


Nov. 3: Thomas Douglas introduces The DAHLIA BAKERY Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 3: The 13th annual Potrero Hill HISTORY NIGHT features a barbecue at 5:30 pm and talks byChronicle columnist Carl Nolte and biologist Christopher Richard at 7 pm. International Studies Academy, 655 De Haro. 863-0784.

Nov. 3, 10 & 17: Join school coaches at free-style SATURDAY SPORTS, including skateboarding, on the blacktop at Alvarado School. 10 am-1:30 pm. 625 Douglass (enter on Eureka). 695-5695;

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332;


Nov. 3-27: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a City Guides walking tour of the CASTRO. Sat., Sun. & Tues., 11 am. 557-4266;


Nov. 4: Deb Perelman shares tales from her blog, The Smitten Kitchen. 2-3 pm. OMNIVORE Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 4: Richard May talks about his new book, Ginger Snaps: Photos and Stories “about queer redheaded people.” 3:30-5 pm. Le Zinc French Bistro, 4063 24th. RSVP to


Nov. 4: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts an emerging artists concert by the Delphi Trio. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236;

Nov. 4, 11 & 18: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features pianist Ken Berman (Nov. 4), vocalist Kenny Washington (Nov. 11), and vocalist Daria (Nov. 18). 4: 30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;


Nov. 4 & 18: 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. 4-25: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers PRODUCE Sundays through Nov. 25. 10 am-2 pmGlen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington.


Nov. 4-25: Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church at 11 am for a City Guides walking tour of the MISSION DOLORES area. 557-4266;


Nov. 4-Dec. 16: Little Folkies offer classes for ages 5 and under at Mobu Dance Studio, 1605 Church, and Russo Music, 4072 24th.


Nov. 5: Poet Grace Marie Grafton discusses Other Cluesat the ODD MONDAYS series; singer Julie Dillon opens the program. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Nov. 6: 
ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm., 554-4375.

Nov. 6: 
Noe Valley author Wendy Bertrand reads and signs Enamored With Place: As Woman + As Architect at Phoenix Books. 5-6 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Nov. 6, 13 & 27:
 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;


Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Eureka Valley Library offers its own TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;


Nov. 6-27: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free rapid HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. 5-7 pm. The Center, 1800 Market. 673-0911;


Nov. 6-27: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers education and interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration


Nov. 6-28: Chris Sequeira offers adult TAI CHI classes Tuesdays at 7 pm, and free senior qigong classes Wednesdays 1-3 pm at Glen Park; register, 773-8185;


Nov. 6 & 20; Dec. 4: Fairmount Elementary offers SCHOOL TOURS from 8:30 to 9:30 am. 65 Chenery. Reserve a spot at 695-5669;

Nov. 7: Take a WALKING TOUR of the Civic Center and City Hall, sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. 1 pm. Meet at the Pioneer Monument on Fulton between Hyde and Larkin. Res. required: 537-1105;

Nov. 7: Cynthia Nims discusses SALTY SNACKS: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 7: The Ebene Quartet performs a “CONCERT with Conversation” at Community Music Center. 6-7 pm. 544 Capp. 647-6015.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: 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. 7-28: Alison Faith Levy offers Big Time TOT ROCK classes on Wednesdays at 10 and 11 am. Playhouse Noe Valley, 3961 24th. 800-7735;


Nov. 7-28: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pm.Noe at Market.


Nov. 7-28 & Dec. 4: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940;


Nov. 7 & Dec. 5: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.

Nov. 7 & Dec. 5: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY Open Mike happens on first Wednesdays, from 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Nov. 7-Jan. 2: Susan Sanford exhibits mixed media ARTWORK in “The Emperor and the Nightingale: Studies at the Intersection of Technology and Nature.” Reception Nov. 24, 6-8 pm. Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia. 252-9990.

Nov. 8: 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.

Nov. 8: Alex Lewin discusses the science of Real Food FERMENTATION: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 8: The in-house chef from Ecopia Farms Direct offers a MICROGREEN tasting, with olive oil and balsamics, from 6 to 8 pm. Olive This Olive That. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520.

Nov. 8-10: Students at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts perform Moliere’s COMEDY Tartuffe. 7: 30 pm; Sat., 2 pm. 555 Portola.

Nov. 8-21: The 11th annual SF DOCFEST screens at the Roxie (3117 16th) and the Shattuck in Berkeley (2230 Shattuck). For a schedule: 820-3907; 


Nov. 9: The Noe Valley Library hosts a workshop for teens and tweens, “HENNA Body Art.” 3:45-5:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;


Nov. 9 & 10: Peter Linenthal hosts SILENT MOVIE Night, featuring Sunrise from 1927 and home movies from the 1930s. Fri., 8 pm; Sat. 1 & 8 pmNew Potrero Theater/SF Gurdjieff Society, 312 Connecticut. 863-0874.

Nov. 10: James Lick Middle School’s first annual Bulldog Day and DOG SHOW includes competitions for best trick and best costume; all breeds welcome. 11 am-4 pm. 1220 Noe.

Nov. 10: An ICE CREAM SOCIAL and Swing Night at the Upper Noe Rec Center features a swing music band and dance lessons. 5-8 pm. 296

Nov. 10: Sally Love Saunders will read at a POETRY GATHERING at the Cultural Integration Fellowship. 11 am-12:30 pm. 2650 Fulton. 668-1559.

Nov. 10: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE reads Moliere’s comedy Tartuffe in English and French. 2-5 pm. Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270;


Nov. 10: Natural Resources invites you to meet doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;


Nov. 11: 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;

Nov. 12: Diane Sanfilippo introduces Practical PALEO: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 12: David Hawkins, Samson Koletkar, Stefani Silverman, Kate Willett, and Lisa Geduldig star in Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY at El Rio. 8 pm. 3158 Mission.


Nov. 13: Parents for PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers a workshop, “Finding a Public School for Your Child.” 6:30-8 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;


Nov. 13 & 27: Daniel Webster Elementary offers a SCHOOL TOUR starting at 10 am. 465 Missouri. 695-5787;

Nov. 14: Ursula Marsten, owner of West Portal’s White Rose Boutique, discusses her life in Germany and North America at the Canadian Women’s Club meeting. 11 am-1 pm. Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad, South SF.


Nov. 14: The Mission Cultural Center hosts a COOKING CONTEST, “Mole to Die For.” 6 pm. 2868 Mission. 543-2796

Nov. 14: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group at the Noe Valley Library begins at 6:15 p.m. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;


Nov. 14: Help Mission Graduates raise money for college by dining out at one of 20 Mission District restaurants participating in FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Find the list at


Nov. 16: Kim O’Donnel discusses Meat Lover’s MEATLESS CELEBRATIONS: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 16 & 17: Gallery of Jewels hosts an Alberian and Aulde TRUNK SHOW. Fri., 3-8 pm (3-5 pm by appointment); Sat., 11 am-6 pm. 4089 24th. 285-0626.

Nov. 16 & 20: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;


Nov. 17: Come over and see the good dogs Rocket DOG RESCUE has up for adoption at 4027 24th Street. 642-4786.

Nov. 17: Paxton Gate hosts a WALNUT BOAT craft workshop. 1-3 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.

Nov. 17: The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts JAZZ BAND performs at 7:30 pm. 555 Portola.

Nov. 19: Noe Valley writer Paul Singer discusses How I Endured Years of Medical Treatment and Lived to Write About It at the ODD MONDAYS series; singer Julie Dillon opens the program. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Nov. 19: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES’Tales from the Green Room features music and stories by Anthony Bedard, Brian Gorman, Chuck Prophet, Sylvie Simmons, and Davy Vain. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. Check times at


Nov. 23: The 17th annual TURKEY TROT Americana Music Feast at Café du Nord features Col. Jimmy & the Blackfish and Hang Jones. 9 pm. 2170 Market. 665-0480;

Nov. 24-25 & Dec. 1-2: The 34th annual Women’s Building Celebration of CRAFTSWOMEN features more than 150 juried artists. 10 am-5 pm. Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason. 650-615-6838;

Nov. 27: Greg Gaar, author of San Francisco: A Natural History, discusses HABITAT RESTORATION at the SF History Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Nov. 28: Kirstin Jackson introduces his MEMOIR COOKBOOK, Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 29: Hubert Keller discusses It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of CHEESE. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 28: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.

Nov. 28: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

Nov. 28: Kim Severson and Julia Moskin discussCOOKFIGHT: Two Cooks, 12 Challenges, an Epic Battle for Kitchen Dominance. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;


Nov. 28: Citywide POETRY contest and reading series “Poets 11” features a reading at the Glen Park Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Nov. 28: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets on third Wednesdays at 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;


Nov. 28: Dr. Corey R. Cooke analyzes the ELECTION RESULTS at the Noe Valley Democratic Club meeting (free and open to the public). 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond.

Nov. 28-Dec. 9: FILM FESTIVAL “Another Hole in the Head” screens at the Roxie (3117 16th), Terra Gallery (511 Harrison), the Victoria Theater (2961 16th), and the Vortex Room (1082 Howard). 820-3907;

Nov. 30: “Art on the Go: Families” features an Exra Jack Keats STORY TIME, followed by a collage bookmark workshop. 4-5 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;


Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts hosts a Band, Orchestra, and Symphony CONCERT.7:30 pm. 555 Portola.

Dec. 2: Music on the Hill presents a concert of works by Brahms, Piazzola, Barboteu, and Brian Wilson, performed by the SIERRA ENSEMBLE. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429.


Dec. 8: Artistic License, a guild of period revival artisans, hosts a GALA BENEFIT for the Bayview Opera House. 8 pm. Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building,

Dec. 13: Richard May and David Sweet celebrate their new book Ginger Snaps: Photos & Stories at Cliché Noe Gifts. 7-9 pm. 4175 24th. 282-5416. 




The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December/January issue, distributed the first week of December. The deadline for Calendar items is Nov. 15.Email or write Calendar,Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We thank you.