Noe Valley Voice April 2000


MARCH 30: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting features the election of officers and a vote on bylaw changes. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez St. 285-0473.

MARCH 31 & APRIL 1: Community Music Center's new student REGISTRATION takes place on Friday, 3 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm. 544 Capp St. By appointment only; call 647-6015.

APRIL 1: A free "VEGETARIAN Made Easy" class at the SPCA offers menus and advice. 10 am ­ 1 pm. 243 Alabama St. To reserve a space, call 554-3076.

APRIL 1: SMALL PRESS DISTRIBUTION holds an open house featuring Noe Valley poet Mary Burger and four other writers. Noon to 4 pm. 1341 Seventh St. Berkeley. (510) 524-1668.

APRIL 1: The Red Panda CHINESE ACROBATS perform juggling, acrobatics, and magic. 12:15 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

APRIL 1: Stephen Saylor introduces his new Texas-based historical MYSTERY, A Twist at the End. 2 ­ 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

APRIL 1: Rhiannon, Joey Blake, and David Worm perform VOCAL IMPROVISATION as 3 We Be. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 1 & 2: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) and the San Francisco Beekeeping Association offer a BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP. Sat. 10 am ­ 4 pm; Sun. 12 noon ­ 4 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

APRIL 1 & 2: PUPPETLOVE!, a "festival of radical puppetry," features performances and workshops for all ages. Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St. Call 905-5958 for schedule.

APRIL 1 ­ 15: Trained and certified TAX-Aide volunteers from the AARP will offer free help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. 1-800-510-2020.

APRIL 1 ­ 15: Noe Valley resident Charlie Varon performs the world premiere of his SOLO PLAY, The People's Violin. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 4.

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Randall Museum's "Saturdays Are Special" program offers "Beetlemania" on April 1, Boxtale's bilingual folktales on April 8, a celebration of the 94th anniversary of the Great EARTHQUAKE on April 15, a berry basket-making workshop on April 22, and both Julie Downing's Animal Story Hour at 11:30 am and a look at spring sprouts on April 29. 1 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

APRIL 2: LARRY KARP signs his new Thomas Purdue mystery, Scamming the Birdman. 2 ­ 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

APRIL 2: RITA GLASSMAN performs "Love Songs, A Personal Journey." 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 2: The MIRAGE ENSEMBLE offers an eclectic musical program, featuring The Far Field, composer Charles Griffin's setting of the Theodore Roethke poem. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

APRIL 2: The Cypress String Quartet performs the music of Czech composer and pianist ERVIN SCHULHOFF. 7 pm. Music on the Hill, St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 820-1429.

APRIL 2 ­ 29: Students in the Children's After School Arts (CASA) program exhibit SELF-PORTRAITS on wood, glass, and canvas in "Look at Me." Reception April 5, 7 ­ 8:30 pm. Cafe ?, 2885 Diamond St. 643-1502.

APRIL 4 & 18: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 5, 8 & 9: Project Inform offers VOLUNTEER training for its national HIV/AIDS treatment hotline. For information and required preregistration, call Mark Owens at 558-8669, ext. 218.

APRIL 5, 12 & 19: The Noe Valley Library holds LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Eureka Valley Recreation Center Seniors, a SENIOR CLUB for those 55 and older, meets Wednesdays, followed by 10 games of bingo. For information call Agnes Piva at 863-7066.

APRIL 6: The DOLORES HEIGHTS Improvement Club's 7 pm meeting features Greg Garr's slide show of historic photos of the Dolores Heights, Mission, and Castro neighborhoods. Sanchez School, 325 Sanchez St. 647-4228.

APRIL 7: Beverly Lehr, Ph.D., offers a lecture, "Overcoming PHOBIAS!" 12:10 ­ 1 pm. UCSF Brown Bag Lecture Series at Mount Zion Hospital, 1600 Divisadero St. 476-4394.

APRIL 7 ­ 16: "Rough and Ready" contemporary DANCES are performed by the dance companies of Jessica Adams and Megan Nicely. Fri. ­ Sun. 8 pm. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.

APRIL 7: The Berkeley LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA performs works by Brahms and Wagner. 8 pm. St. Matthew's Church, 3281 16th St. (510) 843-5781.

APRIL 8: The ALVARADO RUMMAGE SALE features bargains in furniture, toys, clothing, and housewares; proceeds benefit the school. 9 am ­ 4:30 pm. Bring donations on April 1, 10 am to 2 pm. 625 Douglass St.

APRIL 8: This month's PLANT SALE at the Strybing Arboretum features spring blooming plants, including native iris and ceanothus, and variegated jasmine. 10 am ­ 1 pm. Ninth Avenue near Lincoln Way. 661-3090.

APRIL 8: A CARWASH benefits Fairmount Elementary School; hot dogs and ice cream will be sold. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.

APRIL 8: Noe Valley writer Naomi Epei leads a WORKSHOP, "Open a Drawer, Locate the Fear, Flip It Over." 10 am ­ 4 pm. The Writing Salon; call 642-9793 or email

APRIL 8: A free lecture on FULL SPECTRUM LIGHTING and its benefits runs from 11 am to noon. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 8: Beat poet Michael McClure and former Doors keyboardist RAY MANZAREK perform music and spoken word. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 11: FILMS for preschoolers screen at 10 and 11 am. The Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 11: GLEN CHESNUT reads from his poetry at 7 pm, followed by an open mike. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.

APRIL 11 & 18: Array of Light offers a Rose Quartz class on the 11th, and an ANGEL WORKSHOP on the 18th. 7 ­ 9 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 12 ­ MAY 24: A practical beginning TAROT CLASS using the Rider Waite deck runs for six Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 12 ­ JUNE 7: JANE UNDERWOOD leads a class in personal essays, "Write from Real Life." Wednesdays, 7 ­ 9:30 pm. The Writing Salon; call 642-9793 or email

APRIL 13: The Jewish Vocational Service offers a workshop, "Internet JOB SEARCH." Noon ­ 1 pm. 77 Geary St. 4th floor. 782-6220.

APRIL 14: The TWIN HARPS DUO, Cheryl Ann Fulton and Diana Stork, perform on Celtic and Medieval harps. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 14 ­ MAY 21: Noe Valley actor BRUCE PACHTMAN plays both himself and "a sexy, aloof Gloria" in his one-man show about relationships, "Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic." Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. Bannam Place Theater, 50 Bannam Place (near Union and Stockton). 986-4607.

APRIL 15: A free FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement class runs from 11 am to noon. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 824-1590.

APRIL 15: Noe Valley locals J. OTTO SEIBOLD, Vivian Walsh, and Robert San Souci will sign copies of their books at U.C. Berkeley's Celebration of Children's Literature. 12 noon ­ 2 pm. Tolman Hall, Berkeley campus. (510) 642-5215.

APRIL 15: A CHILDREN'S STORY Hour at Modern Times Bookstore features Pat Mora's Confetti: Poems for Children. 1 ­ 2 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

APRIL 15 ­ 29: The San Francisco LYRIC OPERA performs Verdi's Rigoletto. McAteer High School. 555 Portola Drive. For times and ticket information, call 921-7410.

APRIL 16: An AYURVEDIC COOKING class teaches the preparation of a winter menu vegetarian meal using the tridosas. 11 am ­ 2 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

APRIL 16: The Six Hands Trio performs Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Beethoven's Archduke Trio. 4 pm. Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

APRIL 16: The early Baroque vocal and instrumental ensemble Magnificat performs Claudio Monteverdi's
=0DMADRIGALS of love and war, with the NovAntique Dance Troupe. 4 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 979-4500.

APRIL 18: Commemorate the 1906 San Francisco EARTHQUAKE and Fire by meeting with survivors at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church streets (top of Dolores Park). 6:30 ­ 7 a.m.

APRIL 22: Join Peaceful Streets, a group that melts down guns and ammunition casings to make into useful art objects, for an Earth Day celebration, barbecue, and tree grate demonstration at Noe Courts Park. Noon. 24th & Douglass. 821-2309.

APRIL 25: Teacher and therapist Pragito Dove discusses relaxation, meditation, and other STRESS MANAGEMENT techniques. 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Call the Older Women's League (OWL), 989-4422, for location.

APRIL 25: The Integral Yoga Institute sponsors a DEEP RELAXATION workshop from 6 to 7:30 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

APRIL 26: Hospice by the Bay and the Green Street Mortuary offer a free TELECONFERENCE, "Living with Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss." 10:30 am ­ 1:30 pm. San Francisco State University, Guest Conference Center, 798 Font St. 626-5900.

APRIL 27: Bring your new projects and pet peeves to the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. Vicki Rosen, 285-0473.

APRIL 27 ­ 30: Kunst-Stoff performs "Nostalgia 3000" at the Dance Mission Theater. 8 pm. 3316 24th St. 835-2124.

APRIL 27 & MAY 4: An ANCESTOR ALTAR workshop examines traditions and usage of home altars, with hands-on decorating. 7 ­ 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 28: Jay Johnson reads POETRY at 7 pm, followed by an open mike. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.

APRIL 29: The GREAT SWEEP, sponsored by the Department of Public Works, needs volunteers to help spiff up San Francisco. Meet at Upper Noe Rec Center (Day and Sanchez) or at either of Noe Valley's firehouses (100 Hoffman Ave. or 3880 26th St.) 9 am ­ noon. Call 554-5447 or log on

MAY 5: Advocates for Upper Noe Recreation Center sponsors a CLEANUP DAY at the park, located at Day and Sanchez. 9 am ­ noon. For info, call Alison at 282-4796.

What's Up for May?

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