Noe Valley Voice June 2004


JUNE 1 ­ 30: The Mission RESOURCE CENTER provides referral services for seniors and adults with disabilities. Mon. ­ Fri., 8:30 am ­ 5 pm. Room 320, On Lok/ 30th Street Senior Services, 225 30th St. 920-0588.

JUNE 1 ­ 30: Chris Sequeira holds classes in T'AI CHI Mon. and Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, at Upper Douglass Park. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

JUNE 3: Heather Rogers the MAGICIAN performs magic, comedy, and juggling. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 3 ­ 28: See the world premiere of the first play by DAVE EGGERS, Sacrament. Thurs. ­ Sun., 8 pm. Mancuso Theater, Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

JUNE 3 ­ JULY 17: "Functionable," a GROUP ART SHOW at Creativity Explored, features furniture and home decor made by more than 25 artists. Reception June 3, 7 ­ 9 pm. Gallery hours: Mon. ­ Fri., 10 am ­ 3 pm; Sat., 1 ­ 6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

JUNE 4 ­ 25: The House of BLUEGRASS features the Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band on June 4, the Bastard Brothers on June 11, Cross-Eyed Rosie from Portland on June 18, and Highway One on June 25. 7 pm. Maxfield's, 398 Dolores St. 255-6859.

JUNE 5: The 35th Noe Valley Nursery School QUILT, made by the school's parents, will be on display at the farmers' market on 24th Street. 9 am ­ noon. For raffle tickets, call 647-2278 weekdays before noon, or 510-912-1274.

JUNE 5: RECOVERY life coach Martha Ruske, M.F.T., leads a workshop at the Noe Valley Ministry. 12:30 ­ 2 pm.1021 Sanchez St. 256-1755.

JUNE 5: GUITARIST Leni Stern performs a concert with saxophonist George Brooks. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 5 ­ 19: The A.C.T. Young Conservatory performs the music of JONI MITCHELL. Wed. ­ Sun., 7:30 pm; Sat. and Sun., 2 pm. Zeum Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard & Fourth. 749-2228.

JUNE 5 ­ 26: Saturday MUSIC at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market includes They Call Me Lucky (June 5), La Bolshevita (June 12), Dan Lange (June 19), and the Shut Ins (June 26). 24th & Vicksburg. 10 am ­ noon. 695-9299.

JUNE 6: Rocket DOG RESCUE will show off adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon ­ 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

JUNE 6: A NATURE FEST, sponsored by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park, features slide shows, guided walks, a zoomobile, and a barbecue. 1 ­ 6 pm. Silver Tree Building in Glen Canyon Park. For reservations call 648-0862.

JUNE 6 ­ 10: San Francisco Rec and Park sponsors a senior adults GETAWAY to Camp Mather in Groveland, Calif., near Yosemite. For information call 666-7079.

JUNE 7: Rebecca Arraiz-Iverson from COMMUNITY BOARDS discusses the organization's work in conflict resolution. 7 pm; no-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. Odd Mondays Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 7 ­ 11: A variety of six-week ART CLASSES for adults begins at Artsake, including drawing, cartooning, watercolor, and bookmaking. 3961 24th St. Call 695-0506 for specifics.

JUNE 8: The New College School of Law holds a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St., 2nd floor.

JUNE 8: In honor of the San Francisco Public Library's 125th ANNIVERSARY, Mark Twain, Jack London, Allen Ginsberg, and Dashiell Hammett, "live and in person," discuss their work with David Kipen. 6:30 ­ 7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

JUNE 8 ­ JULY 22: City College offers a free T'AI CHI class Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 9 pm. Castro/Valencia Campus at James Lick, 1220 Noe St. 239-3000

JUNE 9: Larry Badiner from the Planning Department discusses "24TH STREET: Vibrancy vs. Stagnation," addressing zoning controls and chain store legislation, at the Friends of Noe Valley meeting. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-9918.

JUNE 10 & 24: A NEW DADS support group, led by Lawrence Shweky, meets on a drop-in basis the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-8369.

JUNE 11: The benefit ZOOFEST features behind-the-scenes visits to animals at the San Francisco Zoo. 5:30 pm. Advance tickets required; 753-7165.

JUNE 11: Many neighborhood shops will stay open until 8 pm on SECOND THURSDAYS, to make shopping easier for residents who work 9 to 5.

JUNE 11: The S.F. Lesbian/Gay FREEDOM BAND performs a concert, "Bringing It All Back Home." 8:15 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

JUNE 11: The jazz-based trio Jewels and Binoculars reinterprets the music of BOB DYLAN. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 11 ­ 26: LUNATIQUE Fantastique performs Reframing the Hour Glass, "a joyous look at aging" told in silence. Fri. & Sat., 7 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

JUNE 12: The San Francisco Girls Chorus holds AUDITIONS for ages 7 to 12. By appointment: 863-1752. ext. 327.

JUNE 12: Noe Valley children's book author LYNN HAZEN signs her book for middle-graders, Mermaid Mary Margaret. 11:30 am ­ 1:30 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

JUNE 12: The HOW YOU DUO TRIO does traditional American music and dance, including Southern Appalachian step dancing and hambone body percussion. 1 pm. Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JUNE 12: Patricia Duff of City Guides traces a neighborhood's development in "GLEN PARK--Then and Now," a slide lecture. 4 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JUNE 12: The PALM WINE BOYS play acoustic folk and African music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 12 & 13: The SIXTH STREET Community Fair, "Positively Sixth Street," offers music, art, and food. 11 am ­ 3 pm. Between Mission and Howard. 538-8100, ext. 202.

JUNE 13: Bethany Methodist Church hosts a WEDDING RECEPTION for same-sex couples married at City Hall during February and March of 2004. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

JUNE 13: The HAIGHT ASHBURY Street Fair runs from 11 am to 5:30 pm on Haight Street from Masonic to Stanyan.

JUNE 13: Holy Innocents' Schola Cantorum performs a CONCERT of sacred and secular music celebrating nature. 5 pm, followed by a reception. 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

JUNE 14: Charles Derber discusses how Bush has capitalized on 9/11 in his book Regime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America from Corporate Rule. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JUNE 14 ­ AUG. 27: The Mission YMCA offers DAY CAMP at the Noe Valley Ministry for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. 7:30 am ­ 6:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 586-6900.

JUNE 15: The Gray Panthers holds a panel discussion on SENIOR HOUSING, titled "Wolf at the Door." 12:30 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

JUNE 16: Meet a player from the S.F. GIANTS baseball team at a book reading/autograph signing at the Main Library. 11 am. Fisher Children's Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

JUNE 16: A forum,"IRAQ: What's Next?", hosted by the Noe Valley Democratic Club, includes panelists Catherine Dodd, Maj. Gen. Mike Myatt, Dr. Nezar Alsayyad, and Professor Ayad al-Qazzaz. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 206-0231.

JUNE 16 & 17: St. Paul's hosts a RENO BUS TRIP to benefit the church's roof fund. For info, call Katy O'Shea or Mary Tan at the Rectory, 648-7538.

JUNE 17: St. Luke's Hospital offers VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION from 3 to 5 pm. Volunteer Services Office, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. For application, call 641-6538;

JUNE 17: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm at the Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

JUNE 17 ­ 27: The S.F. International Gay and Lesbian FILM FESTIVAL includes Noe Valley director Mario Galarreta's Reload, in the "Boys by the Bay" shorts program. For a schedule, call 703-8650;

JUNE 17 ­ 30: Sara Chieco exhibits CERAMIC SCULPTURES made from altered utilitarian objects. Reception June 19, 5 ­ 8 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe St. 437-1642.

JUNE 18: Participants from Community Music Center's SUMMER MUSIC CAMP perform as an orchestra and in small chamber groups. 11:15 am. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JUNE 19: Dr. Avril Swan discusses "PEDIATRIC First Aid: When Should I Call the Doctor?" at the Waiting Room Lecture Series. 10 ­ 11 am. 1448 Church St. Register at 642-0333.

JUNE 19: DAVID SEDARIS reads and signs his new collection of essays, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. 1 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. Space is limited for reading; call 282-8080 for a reservation.

JUNE 19: Cyril Pahinui and Patrick Landeza play SLACK-KEY GUITAR in a Noe Valley Music Series concert at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm.1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 19 & 20: The NORTH BEACH Arts Festival features arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Washington Square Park. 989-2220.

JUNE 20: Modern Times Bookstore hosts a FATHER'S DAY poetry reading by Dan Bellm, Thomas Centolella, Katherine Harer, Aurora Levins Morales, Reginald Lockett, Devorah Major, Elizabeth Rosner, and Rich Yurman. 2 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JUNE 21: Ordained minister and marriage and FAMILY THERAPIST John McFadden reads excerpts from his book-in-progress, Feeling Okay About Feeling Bad. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 21 ­ AUG. 20: Noe Valley resident Jim Myrick teaches at a summer ART CAMP for children ages 6 to 12, featuring a variety of media and techniques. Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 10 am ­ 2 pm; Wed., 1:30 ­ 5 pm. Artsake, 3961 24th St. 695-0506.

JUNE 22 & 29: STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 23: Alex the MAGICIAN performs feats to amaze all ages. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2800 for reservations.

JUNE 23: ZACK ROGOW introduces his new translation of Colette's Green Wheat. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

JUNE 24: Architectural historian Laura Ackley discusses "The Lighting of the PANAMA PACIFIC EXPOSITION of 1915," sponsored by the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986.

JUNE 24: Quinn McFrederick discusses the diminishing communities of BUMBLEBEES in San Francisco parks. 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JUNE 25: Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW) and the S.F. SPCA sponsor a "Hats Off" fashion show and luncheon, to benefit the shelter's Cinderella Fund for the neediest animals. 11:30 am. Grand Café, 501 Geary St. 522-3535.

JUNE 25: The S.F. Gay Men's Chorus and the Lesbian/Gay Chorus perform the music of the BEATLES in "All You Need Is Love," the 26th annual Pride Concert. 8 pm. Mission High School, 18th & Dolores. 255-1355.

JUNE 26: A mass at MISSION DOLORES commemorates the anniversary of the first mass on June 29, 1776. 10 am ­ noon. Dolores & 16th. 621-8203, ext. 21.

JUNE 26: A LAPSIT for infants and toddlers feature songs, stories, and finger play. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 26: The Older Women's League (OWL) discusses how we can use our ENVIRONMENT to increase our potential. 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.

JUNE 26 & 27: GAY PRIDE WEEKEND includes the Saturday rally and performances by Jewelle Gomez, Gwen Avery, and Dykes on Bikes in Dolores Park (3 pm), followed by the Dyke March (7 pm); and the all-day Sunday Pride Parade and Celebration featuring Chaka Khan and comedian Graham Norton. For details,

JUNE 26: The San Francisco KLEZMER EXPERIENCE combines Yiddish folk and art songs with improvisational jazz. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 26 & 27: The San Francisco FREE FOLK FESTIVAL offers dance and music workshops, puppetry, storytelling, and performances. Sat., noon ­ 11 pm; Sun., noon ­ 10:30 pm. Roosevelt Middle School, 46 Arguello St. 661-2217.

JUNE 28 ­ AUG. 27: TERRA MIA offers summer art programs for children 6 to 14. Mon. ­ Fri., 10 am ­ 1 pm. 1314 Castro St. Call 642-9911 for information and schedules.

JUNE 30: BONNIE LOCKHART plays international songs and musical games. 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2800 for reservations.

JUNE 30: The Pacific Academy of HOMEOPATHY hosts a free introductory seminar. 7 ­ 9 pm. 1199 Sanchez St. Call 695-2710 to reserve a place.

Summer Double Issue

The next edition of the Voice, which will be on the streets for two months, will be distributed on or before July 1, 2004. The deadline for July/August calendar items is June 18. Please note that because of space limitations, Noe Valley events take priority. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send an e-mail to