Noe Valley Voice June 2013

Calendar: June 2013


July in the Sky

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the July/August 2013 issue, distrib­uted the first week of July. The deadline for items is June 15. You may email or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley may receive priority. Thank you.

June 1: A panel of attorneys, financial advisers, and mental health professionals leads a First Saturday workshop, “DIVORCE OPTIONS.” 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Hobart Building, 582 Market.

June 1: Rohan Anderson discusses living off the land in Whole Larder Love: Grow, Gather, Hunt at OMNIVORE BOOKS. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 1 & 2: Admission is free to the SF Museum of MODERN ART, during the last four days before the facility closes for its expansion project (reopening scheduled for early 2016).

June 1 & 8: The SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales READING program gives kids 4 to 7 (and older) a chance to read to a calm dog. 4-5:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Space limited; reserve a spot. 355-5707;

June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332;

June 1-29: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive.

June 1-29: 30th Street SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays and Saturdays. Noon and 1 pm. 225 30th. 550-2211.

June 1-29: Ray of Light Theatre performs STEPHEN SONDHEIM’s Into the Woods. Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson. 788-7469;

June 1-30: 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;

June 1-July 8: Paxton Gate sponsors an ART EXHIBIT, “The Redwood Theatre” by Neil Lick. Reception June 6, 6-8 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.

June 2: Litquake hosts an appearance by SF POET LAUREATE Alejandro Murguía at SFMOMA’s Countdown Celebration. 9:30 am. SF Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third. 440-4177;

June 2: The MILLION DOG MARCH in McClaren Park benefits Animal Care and Control. 10 am-2 pm. Meet at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive. 339-7461.

June 2: The first Sunday SF CHIHUAUA MEETUP in Stern Grove Dog Park features a cat and dog food drive. Noon to 2 pm.

June 2 & 16: 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 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Glen Park Village FARMERS’ MARKET is open Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington.

June 2-30: 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;

June 2-July 21: The Amazing Bubble Man performs The World’s Funniest BUBBLE SHOW Sundays at the Marsh. 11 am. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256;

June 3: Ten authors, including Joe Sutton and Ramon and Judith Sender, read from their favorite work at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6 pm; no-host supper, 5 pm (RSVP Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th. 821-2090;

June 3: Andrea Slonecker discusses PRETZEL Making at Home.6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 4: The Board of Supervisors votes on whether to acquire the parking lot for the Noe Valley TOWN SQUARE, Room 250, City Hall, 2 pm. A community celebration to follow at Valley Tavern on 24th Street. 2 pm.

June 4: SOMArts Cultural Center hosts “This Is What I Hate,” a special edition of The News: Fresh Queer Performance. 7:30-9 pm. 934 Brannan.

June 4 & 11: ImagiKnit offers a CROCHET EDGES and Trims class. 7-9 pm. 3897 18th. 621-6642.

June 4, 11, 18 & 25: 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 4-25: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. 1800 Market. 673-0911;

June 4-25: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers canine interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration required:

June 4 & July 2: The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has FREE ADMISSION on the first Tuesday of the month. 750-3600;

June 5: Laura Smith Borrman introduces WINE COUNTRY Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Napa and Sonoma,with Nick Demarest of Harvest Moon Café in Sonoma and Ari Rosen of Scopa in Healdsburg6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 5, 12 & 19; 10, 17 & 24: Learn to KNIT at beginner classes hosted by ImagiKnit. 7-9 pm, Mondays or Wednesdays. 3897 18th. 621-6642.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

June 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays. 4-8 pmNoe at Market.

June 5-26: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940;

June 5-26: Chris Sequeira conducts free senior QIGONG classes Wednesdays 1-3 pm at the Bernal Heights Rec Center, 500 Moultrie. 773-8185;

June 5 & July 3: 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: FILMS for preschoolers will be screened from 10:15 to 10:45 am, and 11 to 11:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 6: The SF Library Commission will discuss proposed changes to LIBRARY hours, including those at the Noe Valley Branch (see Short Takes). 4:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin. 557-4233;

June 6: Jennie Schact introduces I Scream Sandwich: Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate FROZEN TREAT. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 6 & 11: The Osher LIFELONG LEARNING Institute at SFSU hosts a free open house June 6 from noon to 1 pm, at the Creative Arts Building, 1600 Holloway, and June 11 from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Downtown Campus, 835 Market, 6th floor. 817-4243;

June 6 & 20: The Noe Valley Merchants ADA COMMITTEE meets on first and third Thursdays to discuss accessibility issues. 9:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.

June 6-23: The 12th annual SF DOC FEST plays at the Roxie and Balboa theaters in San Francisco. For a complete list of films, go to or call 820-3907.

June 6-27: Paxton Gate offers a Thursday STORY TIME at its Curiosities for Kids location. Noon-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.

June 7: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features dancers from Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl and Fogo Na Roupa performing company. Noon. 920-9181;

June 7 & 8: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER opens his office to the public on June 7 at City Hall, Room 274, and June 8 at Café XO, 1799 Church. 10 am-noon. Call to confirm, 554-6968.

June 7-9: The Sum Total of Our Memory, Barbara Klutinis’ film about couples affected by early onset Alzheimer’s, screens July 9 at 1 pm at the third annual Legacy FILM FESTIVAL ON AGING. Coppola Theater, SFSU, 1600 Holloway. For schedule and tickets: 338-2467;

June 7-28: The Friday-night JAZZ series continues at Bird & Beckett with artists Don Prell, Jimmy Ryan, and the Third Quartet. 5:30-8 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

June 7-28: Play “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 7-28: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday-night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936;

June 8: The SF Boys Chorus offers AUDITIONS for boys with unchanged voices. Sign up at

June 8: The LADYBUG GARDENERS dig into their work at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, from 9 am to noon; volunteers of all ages welcome. 970-8061.

June 8: Workshop/street fair “The Future Is Electric: Plug In and Get There” features a discussion of plug-in ELECTRIC VEHICLES. 10:30 am-2 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. To register: 

June 8: The Sharon ART STUDIO hosts a sale of student work, including pottery, jewelry, and glass artwork. 11 am-5 pm. Golden Gate Park. 753-7005.

June 8: Natural Resources invites you to meet doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

June 9: The monthly PFLAG support group runs from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850;

June 10: The Recreation and Park Department will hold a meeting to display preliminary drawings for pathway, bathroom, and other renovations at NOE COURTS park. 6 pm. For l

June 10: Jo Robinson discusses Eating on the WILD SIDE: The Missing Link to Optimal Health. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 10: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “COMEDY Returns to El Rio,” featuring Karinda Dobbins, Bobby Golden, Bob McIntyre, Maggie Dolan, and Lisa Geduldig. 8 pm. 3158 Mission. 522-3737;

June 11: Marjorie Williams discusses Markets of PARIS: Food, Antiques, Crafts, Books, and More. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 11: The SF Museum and Historical Society hosts a lecture by DAVID TALBOT, “Howl! The Wild Birth of San Francisco Values.” 7:30 pm. Mission and Fifth.

June 12: The Canadian Women’s Club’s luncheon meeting features a discussion about PERSONAL SAFETY by Crime Prevention Specialist Audrey Moy.  11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace. Reservations are essential:

June 12: The GREAT BOOKS Discussion Group at the Noe Valley Library tackles Aristotle’s On Happiness.6:15-8:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 387-2125;

June 13: The LGBT SENIOR discussion group meets at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.

June 13: Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington introduce a memoir, Paris to Provence: Childhood Memories of FOOD AND FRANCE. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 13: A community meeting to discuss renovations at GLEN CANYON Park Recreation Center runs from 6 to 8 pm. St. John School’s gymnasium, 925 Chenery. 575-5601;

June 13 & 27: Kids ages 18 to 36 months can hear stories, rhymes, and songs at the Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES. 10:15 & 11 am. 451 Jersey. Space is limited; register at 355-5707;

June 15: Upper Noe Rec Center’s TOT ROCK CONCERT features singer Lily Holbrook. 10 am-noon. 295 Day. 970-8061;

June 15: Noe Valley author Mike Adamick talks about Dad’s Book of AWESOME CRAFTS at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids. Free mystery crafts for kids. 10 am to 2 pm. 766 Valencia St.  

June 15: A MEMORIAL gathering for Ron Lanza, former co-owner of the gay comedy clubs Valencia Rose and Josie’s Cabaret & Juice Joint, begins at 11 am. Bring a story, poem or anecdote, and a dish to pass. El Rio, 3158 Mission. 431-7363 or

June 15: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers tours of the OLD MINT. 11 am. Meet on the northeast side of the Mint Building, in Mint Plaza, off Fifth Street. Reservations required: 537-1105, ext. 100;

June 15: The Noe Valley SUMMERFEST features a petting zoo, a bouncy house, a hayride (2 to 5 pm), and live music. 11 am-5 pm. 24th Street between Church and Castro.

June 15: Rocket DOG RESCUE brings some good dogs to a mobile adoption at Muddpuppys, 536 Castro. 1-5 pm.

June 15: “BREADUCATOR” Cat Shimizu discusses making bread with sourdough starter. 2 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 17: Helen Fama discusses her political activities and travels, and reads from While I Still Have All My Marbles, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6 pm; no-host supper, 5 pm (RSVP Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th. 821-2090;

June 17 & 24: The Porchlight STORYTELLING Series features “Imposter: Stories of Trickery, Deception, Lies.” 8 pm. June 17 at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa; June 24 at the Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk.

June 18: William Sitwell introduces The HISTORY OF FOOD in 100 Recipes. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 19: The Glen Park Library hosts Charles Kraus’ wellness program, “Improve Your MEMORY Now.” 6:30-7:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 19: The Noe Valley BOOK CLUB’s choice is The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. 7-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 19: The Noe Valley Democratic Club meeting features a discussion of carbon polluters by Dave Massen from the Citizens Climate Lobby, and an update on new local legislation by Supervisor Scott Wiener. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond;

June 20: Local STORYTELLER Doris Feyling includes finger plays, rhymes, and puppets in her story time for ages 2 to 5. 11-11:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 20: Marie Simmons discusses A Taste of HONEY: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking with 40 Varietals. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 20-30: FRAMELINE 37, the SF International LGBT Film Festival, features work by local filmmakers at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria theaters. For a schedule, see

June 20-Aug. 7: Creativity Explored exhibits the ART works of four young studio artists. Reception June 20, 7-9 pm; Mon & Tues., 10 am-3 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

June 21: Susan Heeger and Susie Norris offer recipes for Hand-Crafted CANDY BARS. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 21: MARGA GOMEZ performs “Pride Baby” at the Marsh Berkeley. 8 pm. 2120 Allston Way. 282-3055;

June 22: Jim Van Buskirk, author of Celluloid San Francisco, discusses “The GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE on the Silver Screen.” 3-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 22: Michelle Tea hosts a FILM PARTY for Valencia: The Movie/s, also featuring a performance by The Need. 9 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788; 

June 22-July 21: ARTZONE 461 Gallery exhibits abstract works by Miranda Putman and Randy Beckelheimer. Reception June 22, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680;

June 25: Ron Ross discusses “San Francisco Through MAGIC LANTERN Slides” at the monthly meeting of the SF HISTORY Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

June 25: LITQUAKE Epicenter features Karen Joy Fowler in conversation with Dorothy Allison. 7 pm. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter. 440-4177;

June 26: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month at Bank of America, 4098 24th, 9 am. (In May and September, the group meets at Noe’s Nest, 1257 Guerrero, 10 am.) 641-8687;

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

June 26: Edward Lee discusses Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New SOUTHERN KITCHEN. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 27: Joann Chang brings bakery samples and introduces  Flour, Too: Indispensable Recipes for the Café’s Most Loved SWEETS AND SAVORIES. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

June 28 & 29: Gallery of Jewels hosts a bridal JEWELRY event featuring designers Jennifer Dawes (June 28, noon-8 pm) and Sarah Richardson (June 29, 11 am-6 pm) showcasing their wedding ring collections. 4089 24th. 285-0626.

June 28-July 1: Celebrate and “Discover ESTONIA” at a four-day festival of culture, business, and technology at the Palace of Fine Arts and other Bay Area locations. 215-4238; 

June 29: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers tours of the OLD MINT. 11 am. Meet on the northeast side of the Mint Building, in Mint Plaza, off Fifth Street. Reservations required: 537-1105, ext. 100;

June 29: The JURI COMMONERS’ workday at Juri Commons runs from 9 am to noon in the diagonal park between Guerrero and San Jose Avenue and 25th and 26th streets. To join in, email

June 29: “Digi.lit,” LITQUAKE’S digital publishing conference, features authors, agents, and reps from publishers. 9 am-5 pm. SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission. Register at

June 30: “Embrace, Encourage, Empower” at the 2013 GAY PRIDE PARADE, starting at 10:30 am and running along Market Street from Beale to Eighth Street. Civic Center celebrations June 29-30, 11 am to 6:30 pm. 864-0831;

Check It Out: Artist Leo Villareal’s “BAY LIGHTS” will illuminate the western span of the Bay Bridge with 25,000 flashing nodes each night through 2014. 307-3853.