Noe Valley Voice November 2004



The next edition of the Voice will be distributed on or before Dec. 3, 2004. The deadline for December/January calendar items is Nov. 15. 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 calendar editor

OCT. 29 ­ NOV. 17: Rene Griffith exhibits PHOTOGRAPHS of Paris at the Modern Past Gallery. Reception Oct. 29, 6 ­ 9 pm; gallery hours by appointment. 675 Chenery St. 333-9007.

NOV. 1 ­ 25: NOE STROLLS features Mommy Strolls on Thursdays and Daddy Strolls on Mondays. 11 am. Meet at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th St. Walks climb the Castro hill to 16th Street, proceed east to Valencia, and turn west on 22nd to Church Street. E-mail

NOV. 1 ­ 30: Chris Sequeira holds classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, at Upper Douglass Park, 27th & Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

NOV. 2: Presidential ELECTION DAY; vote from 7 am to 8 pm. For polling place info call 1-800-345-8683.

NOV. 2: The DIA DE LOS MUERTOS procession begins at 7 pm at 24th and Bryant and ends at Garfield Park, Harrison and 26th Street. 405-2050.

NOV. 2, 23 & 30: Preschool STORY TIME, for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 3: "Musée 2004," a fashion show and luncheon, benefits St. Luke's Women's Heart Cardiovascular Risk Clinic. 10:30 am ­ 2 pm. Palace Hotel, Market at New Montgomery. 641-6490.

NOV. 3: Natural Resources offers an eight-week CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION class. Wed., 7 ­ 9:30 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

NOV. 4 ­ 16: Ceramic figurines and bowls by Carol Whitney and ACRYLIC PAINTINGS by her sister, Amy Whitney, are on display in "Sister Right On." Hours 10 am ­ 4 pm; reception Nov. 6, 6 ­ 9 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe St. 558-9819.

NOV. 5 ­ DEC. 10: "MOMMY AND ME with a Jewish Twist" offers weekly learning experiences through song, story, cooking, crafts, and circle time. Fri., 10:30 ­ 11:30 am. Chabad Jewish Center, 94 29th St. 821-7046.

NOV. 6: A LAPSIT for infants and toddlers features songs, stories, and fingerplays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 6: The San Francisco MYSTERY BOOKSTORE celebrates 30 years in Noe Valley with an open house. Noon on. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

NOV. 6: Noe Valley HISTORY DAY features videos and photos of bygone days, refreshments, and a 3 pm performance by "The Bubble Lady," Rebecca Nile. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 6: Rayon Vert exhibits wood-fired VESSELS by Carmine Giordano and Hideo Yoshida, plus paintings by Tim Gates and Bella Bigsby. Reception 1­5 pm. 3187 16th St. 861-3516.

NOV. 6: The St. Paul's Church "Winter MASQUERADE BALL" is a fundraiser as well as a dinner dance and auction. 6 pm ­ midnight. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th St. 648-7538.

NOV. 6: A folk and BALLROOM DANCE concert and party at City College includes performances by Argentine Tango and Radical Squares. 7:30 ­ 10 pm. Ocean Ave. North Gym Dance Studio. 452-5353.

NOV. 6: An evening of solo STEEL GUITAR features Teja Gerken, Dale Miller, and Peter Lang. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 6 & 13: A two-Saturday workshop for teens 13 to 18, "Make Your Own Personal TAROT," runs from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. Space is limited; call 557-4497 to sign up.

NOV. 6 ­ 21: The YOUNG PERFORMERS Theater enacts Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows. Sat. and Sun., 1 pm; Sun., 3:30 pm. Fort Mason Center, Building C. 346-5550.

NOV. 7: The American Heart Association sponsors an Infant and CHILD CPR class at Natural Resources. 9 am ­ 1 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

NOV. 7: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon ­ 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

NOV. 7: Arab percussionist Mary Ellen Donald and the Phoenix Spring Ensemble perform the premiere of Sound of the Earth Turning, a music video dedicated to the DESERT CULTURES of the world. 5 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 587-3956.

NOV. 8: A six-week WATERCOLOR class begins at Artsake. 6:30 ­ 8 pm. 3961 24th St. Preregister at 695-0506.

NOV. 9: SING ALONG with Jim Stevens at a performance for children ages 2 to 5. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 9: In celebration of SHERLOCK HOLMES' 150th birthday, author Leslie Klinger reads and discusses "all things Sherlockian." 6:30 ­ 7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

NOV. 10 : Annual fundraiser for AIDS and breast cancer services, DINE 94114, includes local participants Fattoush, Firefly, Le Zinc, Lovejoy's, Lupa, and Bacco. Go out to eat!

NOV. 10: Assemblyman MARK LENO's commitment to homeless people living with AIDS is honored by Dolores Street Community Services with speakers, tours of the building, and refreshments. 6 ­ 8 pm. 1050 South Van Ness Ave. RSVP to Pat at 282-6209. ext. 22.

NOV. 10: Modern Times Bookstore hosts an INDIE PRESS PARTY for Feral House, publishers of 50 Reasons Not to Vote for Bush. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

NOV. 10 ­ 14: The S.F. School of the Arts presents Out of the Frying Pan, Francis Swan's 1940s COMEDY about six young actors trying to make it to Broadway. Wed. ­ Sun., 7:30 pm; Sat. and Sun., 2:30 pm matinee. 555 Portola Drive. 695-5720.

NOV. 10 ­ DEC. 18: "Parallel Realities" features CERAMIC SCULPTURE by Carol Wedemeyer and Susan Peterson. Wed. ­ Sat., noon ­ 5 pm; reception Nov. 12, 6 ­ 9 pm. Space 743, 743 Harrison St. 777-9080.

NOV. 11: VOLUNTEER training at St. Luke's Hospital is held the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

NOV. 11: "Ancient Forest Healing," a WORKSHOP taught by Sophia Katy Savich, explores the energy of trees and sacred sites. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co. 7 ­ 9 pm. 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

NOV. 11: Many neighborhood shops will stay open until 8 pm on SECOND THURSDAYS, for after-work or after-dinner shopping.

NOV. 11 ­ 14: Noe Valley director Kurt Nangle's short film Only You Can Be Me will be shown at the 20th annual INDEPENDENT CINEMA festival at the Roxie and Castro theaters. For a schedule, call 552-FILM or check out

NOV. 12: The musicians of TANGO No. 9 collaborate with dance quartet Tango Con Fusion. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 13: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition is one of the sponsors of Veloswap, a BICYCLE SWAP and show. 9 am ­ 5 pm. Cow Palace. 1-800-811-4210, ext. 222.

NOV. 13: The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council offers a workshop in creating MUSHROOM GARDENS. 10 am ­ 1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. Preregister at 731-5627.

NOV. 13: The Main Library hosts a free LEGAL ADVICE and referral clinic. Sign up 10:30 am ­ noon; consultations, noon ­ 2 pm. Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 989-1616.

NOV. 13: A HEALTH FAIR, the Mission Senior CareFest, features health screenings and entertainment. 11 am ­ 2:30 pm. On Lok, 225 30th St. 550-2235.

NOV. 13: COLOMBIAN STORYTELLER Jaime Riascos performs a program for all ages. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

NOV. 13 ­ FEB. 12: The "Winter in the Wetlands" exhibit opens with a demonstration of wood DUCK CARVING by members of the Pacific Flyaway Decoy Association. 1 ­ 4 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 13: A free HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR sponsored by Beyond the Sea includes aromatherapy, bodywork, acupuncture, energy healing, and a raffle. 1:30 ­ 5 :30 pm. Open Door Yoga, 1500 Castro St. 285-2457.

NOV. 13: The Corvallis Camerata Orchestra is joined by the Lowell High School Chamber Choir in a program of CLASSICAL MUSIC. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 13 ­ DEC. 13: Charlie Varon performs RUSH LIMBAUGH in Night School. Sat. ­ Mon., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

NOV. 14: Dan Richman reads from his new poems, Farming in San Francisco. 2 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 14: MEZZO-SOPRANO Sally Porter Munro sings about "The Bitter Aspects of Love," in songs by Duparc, DeFalla, Hageman, Schumann, and Quilter. 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 515-0425.

NOV. 16: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be on view at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 16: Las Mascaritas PUPPET THEATER performs The Hungry Wolf and The Selfish Giant for ages 3 to 6. 10:30 am. Glen Park Library. 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

NOV. 16: Friends of Noe Valley holds a holiday party and HISTORY NIGHT that will include food and wine and Bill Yenne discussing his book of historical photographs, San Francisco's Noe Valley. 6 ­ 8 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 16: A KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE at St. Philip's School offers parents an opportunity to meet the teachers and view the facilities. 7 pm. 655 Elizabeth St. 824-8467.

NOV. 17: Community Care Licensing offers a CHILD CARE LICENSING orientation from 9 to 11:30 am, and a workshop of support information from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, the third Wednesday of each month. Children's Council of S.F., 445 Church St. 343-3333.

NOV. 17: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB hosts post-election analysis by David Binder Research. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.

NOV. 17: Sally Love Saunders leads a POETRY WORKSHOP, "Getting in Touch with Your Creativity." 7 ­ 8:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

NOV. 17 : Pam Fischer leads a "Herbs for WINTER HEALTH" workshop at the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. 7 ­ 9 pm. 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

NOV. 18: The Agape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change celebrates 35 years of funding grassroots PEACE and justice organizations with a performance by Dancers Without Borders. 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm. The Blue Room Gallery, 2331 Mission St. 701-8707.

NOV. 18 ­ 21: The S.F. HIP HOP DANCEFEST features Onírico from Mexico, and East and West Coast performers. Palace of Fine Arts. Call 392-4400 or

NOV. 19 ­ 21: The Academy of Sciences offers FREE DAYS for the 94114, 94131, and 94117 zip codes; bring a driver's license or utility bill. 10 am ­ 5 pm. 875 Howard St. 321-8000.

NOV. 20: Friends of the Urban Forest sponsors a TREE CARE WORKDAY in Hayes Valley. 9 am­ 12:30 pm. Call Ellyn Shea to sign up: 561-6890, ext. 102.

NOV. 20: The Older Women's League (OWL) screens a documentary film about local peace activist Ruth Davidow, In Memory of Ruth. 10:30 am ­ noon. Call 989-4422 for location.

NOV. 20: Enjoy a marionette version of The Nutcracker, by Jim Gamble PUPPET Productions. 1 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 20: Take a TOUR of Jason Jagel's Peripheral Visions, art posters chosen by the S.F. Arts Commission to be installed in 24 kiosks on Market Street. Meet the artist at 2 pm at the southwest corner of Market and Third. 252-2586.

NOV. 20: A five-week beginning CARTOONING class runs from noon to 2 pm (advanced class, 2:30 to 4:30 pm). Artsake, 3961 24th St. Preregister at 695-0506.

NOV. 20: Musicians from "Bridge Across the Blue," a multicultural, cross-genre collaboration of MUSIC AND POETRY, perform at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 20: More than 40 artisans will fill the CRAFTS Marketplace, a holiday fair to support Lick-Wilmerding High School. 10:30 am ­ 3:30 p.m. 755 Ocean Ave. 585-1725, ext. 288.

NOV. 20 ­ 21 & 27 ­ 28: Voice contributor BEVERLY THARP exhibits photographs from her lotus leaf series and images of Paris at the juried Celebration of Craftswomen. 10 am ­ 5 pm. Fort Mason. 282-4913.

NOV. 21: TOFU-FEST is a cooking workshop in the prep of bean curd, for adults and teens. 11 am ­ 3 pm. Crissy Field Center. Register at 561-7752.

NOV. 21: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features bassoonist Steven Dibner and Friends, performing duets by Paganini, Spizak, and Mozart, plus Dan Welcher's The Wind Won't Listen for bassoon/string quartet. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

NOV. 23 : The New College School of Law holds a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

NOV. 24 & 25: Tenderloin Tessie's THANKSGIVING DINNER needs volunteers Nov. 24, 4 to 7 pm, and Nov. 25, 8 to 11 am and 12:30 to 4 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 255-7503.

NOV. 28: The "Run/Walk to the Far Side" is a 5K or 10K RUN or walk through Golden Gate Park; costumes inspired by cartoonist Gary Larson encouraged. To register, call 759-2690.

NOV. 28: A "Street Skills for the URBAN BICYCLIST" workshop features guidelines for safe city riding for teens and adults. 10 am ­ 2:30 pm. Crissy Field Center. Register at 561-7752.

NOV. 30: Contributors to City Lights Foundation's The Political Edge read from their essays about PROGRESSIVE POLITICS. 7 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 30: Christopher D. Cook discusses his book Diet for a Dead Planet; organic refreshments from Eatwell Farm will be served. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

DEC. 4 & 5: Children are invited to the "DANCE-ALONG Nutcracker," a wacky fairy-tale musical put on by the S.F. Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. Sat., 2:30 & 7 pm; Sun., 11 am & 3 pm. Yerba Buena Center, 701 Mission St. 978-ARTS.