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MAY 1 JUNE 20: The EDGE FESTIVAL 1999 features choreography from innovative dance artists. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. Call 824-5044 for a program schedule.
MAY 1 JUNE 30: "GAY IMAGES in Mixed Media, 1938 to the Present" exhibits visual and literary artifacts, including early coverage in Look, Time, and Newsweek. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.
MAY 4, 11 & 25: Preschoolers 3 to 5 are invited to STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 4 25: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin, swing, and BALLROOM DANCE classes. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.
MAY 5: The Adventist HEALTH VAN offers free blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screening. 10 am 4 pm. Bell Market lot. 775-2570.
MAY 5, 12 & 26: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 5 26: Tuesday JAZZ DANCE classes start at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.
MAY 6 JUNE 6: Fed Up: A Cannibal's Own Story is"a burlesque, a love story, and an exorcism in two acts." Wed. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 552-4100.
MAY 7: Good Vibrations hosts the Masturbate-A-Thon to BENEFIT AIDS organizations. Call 974-8985 for info.
MAY 7: The MANRING/KASSIN/ DARTER trio plays a concert of musical improvisation at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MAY 7: S.F. LYRIC OPERA performs Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier in Italian with English supertitles. Victoria Theater, 16th & Capp. 641-9927.
MAY 8: The Fair Oaks Neighbors Street Fair and FLEA MARKET runs on Fair Oaks from 21st to 26th Street, and offers finds, food, and fun. 9 am 4 pm.
MAY 8: Marcy Sheiner leads a WRITER'S WORKSHOP, "Breaking Silence." 10 am 4 pm. The Writing Salon, 642-9793.
MAY 8: The Mission Branch Library's GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION features family story time in English at 11 am and Spanish at noon, outdoor festivities and a ceremony at 12:30 pm, and an afternoon of poetry and music. 24th & Bartlett. 557-4277 or 695-5090.
MAY 8: Gerald Schiller signs his new MYSTERY, Death Underground. 1 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 8: A fundraising ART AUCTION to benefit Bethany Methodist Church features door prizes and champagne and hors d'oeuvres. 6 pm. Park Hill Chapel, 355 Buena Vista East. 647-8393.
MAY 8: An international BEER FESTIVAL benefits the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School. 7:30 10:30 pm. Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason. 421-3313.
MAY 8: Noe Valley writer Andrea Alban Gosline and painter/illustrator Lisa Burnett Bossi celebrate the launch of their Mother's Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into MOTHERHOOD, with a book signing and reading at 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
MAY 8: JAZZ VOCALIST Barbara Lynn (who can scat in Czech) performs with her trio at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MAY 8 & 9: The Spring OPEN STUDIO tour at Hunters Point offers a chance to visit the work spaces and gardens of 100 artists. 11 am 6 pm. 387-5936.
MAY 8, 9, 15 & 16: The Performing Artists Group at City College performs Carlo Collodi's comedy, PINOCCHIO. Sat. & Sun., 11 am & 1 pm. Black Box Theater, Phelan & Judson. 285-8476.
MAY 9: A worker for Jerry Falwell before he "came out," Marc Adams speaks at the Mother's Day meeting of P-FLAG. 2 4 pm. St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
MAY 9: A "Pursuit of Excellence" CONCERT by Community Music Center students features jazz, classical, Bulgarian, and Chinese music. 2:30 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 647-6015.
MAY 9, JUNE 14: The Golden Gate Men's Chorus performs Renaissance, folk songs, and gospel music at "Now We Sing the City," a series of CONCERTS at city landmarks. 7 pm. May 9: Mission Dolores Basilica, Dolores & 16th. June 14: City Hall Rotunda. Tickets at Community Box Office, 400 Castro St. (863-4472), or call 668-GGMC.
MAY 9: Sunday Night EVENSONG is a healing service of chants, silent meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
MAY 9 & 13: Celebrate Bike to Work Month at a BIKING WORKSHOP, "Getting a Grip," featuring safety and basic skills; bring your bike. Sun., 10 am; Thurs., 6 pm. 1839 15th St. 431-2453.
MAY 10, 17 & 24: Robert Ressler, Ph.D., offers WORKSHOPS to enhance the creative lives of artists, performers, and writers. 7:30 9:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.
MAY 10 JUNE 28: Beginning ACTING CLASSES with Act I teach the basics in a supportive environment. Call 824-ACT1 for Noe Valley location.
MAY 11: The Glen Park Library offers a CRAFTS WORKSHOP for preschoolers. 10:45 am. 653 Chenery, 337-4740.
MAY 11: DOG OWNERS interested in the future of off-leash recreation are invited to a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee of the Board of Supervisors. 1 - 3 pm. City Hall. Call Amos Brown, 554-7601, for room number, or Noe Courts Coalition, 675-0110.
MAY 11, 12 & 16: Teen Summer Musical Theater Workshop AUDITIONS for two musical productions are scheduled for 4 to 6:30 pm Tues. and Wed., and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Harvey Milk Rec Center, 50 Scott St. 554-9523.
MAY 12: A Glen Park NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY slide show and talk by Patricia Duff, a City Guides tour leader, begins at 7:30 pm. Glen Park Recreation Center in Glen Canyon Park. 337-4740.
MAY 14: T. Jefferson Parker signs his new MYSTERY, The Blue Hour. 1 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 14: Noe Street photographer Robert Dawson signs copies of Fare-well, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream. 7 9 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
MAY 14, 15, 16, 22 & 23: Shanti holds a two-weekend training for volunteers giving practical and emotional support to people with HIV/AIDS. Call Maureen Smith, 674-4722.
MAY 15: The Noe Valley Neighborhood Parks Improvement Association and the Noe Courts Coalition co-sponsor a Noe Courts CLEAN-UP as part of the Mayor's Clean Sweep Day. 9 am noon. Wear work gloves; refreshments provided. 24th & Douglass. 824-4680.
MAY 15: Ingleside Terrace's neighborhoodwide GARAGE SALE offers treasures for all. Start at Junipero Serra and Mercedes. 9 am 4 pm.
MAY 15: BUG DAY features firefly chats, bees at work, maggot races, and edible insects. 10 am 3 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
MAY 15: A PICNIC-N-PLAY Day at Walter Haas Park offers food, music, entertainment, kids' activities, and contests. 11 am 3 pm. Addison St. at Diamond Heights Blvd. 586-3443.
MAY 15: A MURAL AWARENESS FESTIVAL at Precita Park features hands-on activities and a performance honoring mural award recipients. 1 5 pm. Precita & Folsom. 285-2287.
MAY 15: Celebrate MYSTERY WEEK with four writers, Janet Dawson, Rhys Bowen, Bob Judd, and Barbara Scott.
2 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 15: SoVoSo a cappella SEXTET performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MAY 16: The Sanchez Street STORY SWAP features Greg Begin. 2:30 4:30 pm. 1589 Sanchez St. 647-7455.
MAY 16 & 22: Male vocal ensemble CHANTICLEER performs "Music and Our Search for Meaning: Mysticism of the Spanish Renaissance." Sun., 7 pm; Sat., 8 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th & Dolores. 896-5866.
MAY 18: FILMS for children 3 to 5 are shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 18: The San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame honors six athletes at a banquet, including Noe Valley's BOB ST. CLAIR, a former 49er and '49 student at Polytechnic High School in Santa Rosa. 6:15 pm. Patio Español Restaurant, 2850 Alemany Blvd. For required reservations, call Saul Madfes, 566-6712.
MAY 19: A MUSIC program by Becky Desroches features rhythm instruments, stories, singing, and dancing for children up to 7 years old. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 21 & 22: The Noe Valley Co-op Nursery School hosts a 30th anniversary CELEBRATION for grownups May 21, 7 to 11 pm, and a picnic for families and children on May 22. For information, call Caroline Scott at 563-6238.
MAY 21 23: Start the millennium early at St. Kevin's annual PARISH FESTIVAL, "Farewell Nineties," featuring games, booths, and food for all ages. Fri. and Sat., 6:30 pm; Sun., 1 pm. Ellsworth & Cortland. 648-5751.
MAY 22: A GARAGE SALE at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church benefits youth community service. 9 am 4 pm. 101 Gold Mine Drive in Diamond Hts. 285-9540.
MAY 22: It's Open GARDEN Day, sponsored by the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners. For a guide to walking, bike, and bus tours , call 285-7584.
MAY 22: Double your bargains at the Mothers of Twins' GARAGE SALE. 9 am 3 pm. St. John of God, 5th Ave. & Irving.
MAY 22: A WORKSHOP at the Writing Salon, "Talking About Talking," runs from 10 am to 4 pm. 642-9793.
MAY 22: International GUITAR NIGHT features the folk, jazz, and classical acoustic guitar sounds of Andrew York, Antonio Calogero, Brian Gore, and Tarik and Julia Banzi. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MAY 22 & 23: The S.F. Zoo docents' WHITE ELEPHANT SALE benefits the Education Center scheduled to open next year. 10 am 4 pm. Enter free at Herbst Rd, off Skyline Blvd. 753-7052.
MAY 23: The San Francisco GARDEN TOUR benefits the Stop AIDS Project. 11 am 4 pm. Meet at 4547 19th St. or call 252-1967 for reservations.
MAY 23: Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School's Spring CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL features family entertainment and a barbecue lunch. 11 am 4 pm. Sunnyside Park on Foerster, two blocks north of Monterey Blvd. 585-6789.
MAY 23: MYSTERY WRITERS Larry Karp (The Music Box Murders) and Sandra Levy Ceren (Prescription for Terror) sign their books from 2 to 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 23: The San Francisco Children's CHORUS' 25th Anniversary Celebration features a children's operetta, Back to Another Time. 3 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MAY 25: The Bay Area Alzheimer's Association offers SUPPORT GROUPS for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender caregivers. 7 9 pm. 30th Street Senior Services, 225 30th St. David Coon, (650) 493-5000, ext. 27778.
MAY 26: A BABYSITTING program begins at 3:30 pm at the Mission Library. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
MAY 27: St. Luke's Hospital holds a HOME SAFETY class for seniors. 3 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. Reg: 641-6465.
MAY 27: Noe Valley Ministry pastor Keenan Kelsey will be a guest at the monthly meeting of UPPER NOE Neighbors. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
MAY 29: Bring your questions but not your cat to the SPCA's CAT BEHAVIOR class. 6 7:30 pm. 243 Alabama St. Register at 522-3525.
MAY 29: Sculptor RUTH ASAWA will be honored along with many young artists at the first annual Artists' Celebration, an evening of dance, music, and spoken word sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Youth Artists' Organization. 8 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. 392-4400.
MAY 30: The CARNAVAL San Francisco parade starts at 10 am at 24th and Bryant, progressing west on 24th then north on Mission. The festival, featuring three stages of music and dance, runs from 11 am to 6 pm on Harrison St. between 16th and 22nd. Mission Economic Cultural Association, 826-1401.
JUNE 5: Co-authors Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi will lead a reading and discussion of their new collection, Mother's Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into MOTHERHOOD, featuring Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Simone de Beauvoir, Barbara Kingsolver, and others. 2 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.