Noe Valley Voice December-January 2005


Dec. 1-17: Space 743 hosts a STUDIO HOLIDAY SALE, featuring ceramics both sculptural and functional. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 pm. 743 Harrison St. 777-9080.

Dec. 1-30: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60. 12:30 p.m. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Call 648-1030 to make a reservation.

Dec. 1-30: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. and Tues., 6 pm, at 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am. Call 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857 for location.

Dec. 2-30: The 22nd annual SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIR includes a Santa Lucia pageant, photos with Swedish Santa, food, glögg, and handmade gifts for sale. 9 am-4 pm. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St. 510-523-1551.

Dec. 2-31: Creativity Explored's Holiday ART SALE features unique works by 100 artists with developmental disabilities. Dec. 2, 6-9 pm; Dec. 3 and 4, 11 am-6 pm; regular gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm and Sat. 1-6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

Dec. 3: A LAPSIT at the Noe Valley Library features songs and stories for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 10 :30 am. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

Dec. 3: Singer/songwriters ERIC ANDERSON and Sonia perform at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Dec. 3: A Christmas OPEN HOUSE at Pinehurst, part of the Salvation Army Women's Adult Rehabilitation Center, features handmade items and homemade edibles. 1-4 pm. 2685 30th Ave.

Dec. 3, 10 & 17: The San Francisco CHILDREN'S ART CENTER offers Saturday classes, featuring a range of media, for ages 9 to 12. 9:30-11:30 am. Dolores Park Clubhouse. Register at 771-0292.

Dec. 3, 10 & 17: The San Francisco Fire Department offers a free three-session Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training (NERT). 9 am-4 pm. SFFD Division of Training, 2310 Folsom St. Register at 970-2024 or

Dec. 3-21: The Young Performers Theater stages Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi's tale of a puppet who wanted to become a real boy. Sat. and Sun., 1 and 3:30 pm; matinees Dec. 19-21, 1 and 3:30 pm. Fort Mason, Building C, third floor, room 300. 346-5550.

Dec. 3-30: CIRQUE DO SOMETHIN' is a holiday show featuring clowns Moshe Cohen and Unique Derique. 1 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. Call 641-0235 for list of dates and times.

Dec. 3-Jan. 29: Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center leads Mission Trail MURAL WALKS. Sat. and Sun., 1:30 pm. 2981 24th St. 285-2287.

Dec. 4: St. Finn Barr's CHRISTMAS FAIRE features gifts, food, raffles, kids' games, and pictures with Santa. 8 am-7 pm. Goode Hall, 415 Edna St. 333-1800.

Dec. 4: A low-cost RABIES VACCINE clinic at Animal Care and Control runs from 10 am to 1 pm. 1200 15th St. 822-5566.

Dec. 4: The Sharon Art Studio's Winter Holiday POTTERY AND CRAFT sale features ceramics, glass artwork, and jewelry. 11 am-5 pm. Golden Gate Park, Children's Playground. 753-7005.

Dec. 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off its adoptable dogs. Noon-4 pm. In front of Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

Dec. 4: A SALSA PARTY at City College benefits the Heifer Fund. Lesson, 4:30-5 pm; dance, 5-8 pm. Ocean Avenue North Gym Dance Studio. 452-5353.

Dec. 4: The Bicycle Coalition's WINTERFEST party features silent and live auctions, entertainment, and refreshments. 6-10:30 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan St. 431-BIKE.

Dec. 4, 6, 9 & 13: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs its winter concert, "Joy!" including a sing-along of the audience's favorites. 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. 863-6371.

Dec. 5: The Odd Mondays series features a video on Portland CITY REPAIR and a talk by Jane Martin of PlantSF. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. RSVP to jlsender@ or call 821-2090.

Dec. 5: MACK FRIEDMAN reads from his debut novel, Setting the Lawn on Fire, at 7 pm. A Different Light, 489 Castro St. 431-0890.

Dec. 6: Alvarado School hosts a COMMUNITY POTLUCK, featuring arts and crafts for sale. 625 Douglass St. 467-4748.

Dec. 6: Contributing writers Saleemah and Samina Ali discuss Living ISLAM Out Loud, essays by American Muslim women under age 40. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers weekly MEDITATION CLASSES. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

Dec. 7: The Fratello Marionettes perform a PUPPET SHOW, Peter and the Wolf, for all ages. 3 pm. Excelsior Library, 4400 Mission St. 355-2868.

Dec. 7: P & T Puppet Theater presents a puppet show, The Night Before CHRIS MOUSE. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 355-2810.

Dec. 7: The Noe Valley Democratic Club hosts a recap of the Nov. 8 election with political analyst DAVID BINDER. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Rafaelmandelman@

Dec. 8: St. Luke's Hospital offers an orientation for VOLUNTEERS to assist in the hospital or serve as patient escorts. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

Dec. 8-Jan. 7: Theater Rhinoceros presents Martin Sherman's DRAMA about love in Nazi Germany, Bent. Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm (7 pm on Dec. 11). 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

Dec. 10: Learn "HARDSCAPING Your Garden with Recycled Materials" at a workshop co-sponsored by Building Resources. 10 am-1 pm. Garden for the Environment, Seventh Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.

Dec. 10: The fifth annual WINTER ART SALE at the San Francisco Art Institute features works by current MFA students. 10:30 am. Preview the exhibition Dec. 5-8, noon to 2 pm. 800 Chestnut St. 771-7020.

Dec. 10: A NOEL STROLL, sponsored by the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association, features roving carolers, cookies and hot cider, and special discounts at shops on 24th Street. Shops open until 9 pm. Teresa Gay at; or Carol Yenne, 648-3954.

Dec. 10 & 11: The 35th annual KPFA CRAFTS and Music Fair offers juried art and diverse entertainment. 10 am-6 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, 8th and Brannan. 510-848-6767.

Dec. 11: A "Holla Days" OPEN HOUSE sponsored by the Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women features music by folksinger Faith Petric, refreshments, and a craft bazaar. 1 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

Dec. 11: CABLE CAR CAROLING, organized by the Institute on Aging, travels around the city to visit homebound seniors. Tour starts at 2 pm, followed by dinner at St. Mary's Cathedral. 111 Gough St. 750-4180, ext. 142.

Dec. 11: Brett Andrews discusses the work of the Positive Resource Center at the PFLAG Support Group. 2 to 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

Dec. 11: The San Francisco Choral Artists perform music of a MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS, including Britten's Ceremony of Carols with harp. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

Dec. 11 & 17: A cappella vocal ensemble CHANTICLEER sings sacred and traditional music in "A Chanticleer Christmas." 8 pm. St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave. 252-8589.

Dec. 12: Poet ADRIENNE RICH appears at the Jewish Community Center. 8 pm. 3200 California St. 292-1233.

Dec. 13: Herbalist Sheila Devitt leads a holiday GIFT-MAKING class to create customized bath salts and body polishes. 6:30-7:30 pm. Pharmaca, 925 Cole St. 661-1216.

Dec. 13 & Jan. 10: New College sponsors a workshop on "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

Dec. 14: Glide Memorial Church hosts MO'S HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, its annual benefit featuring soul-food dinner and live entertainment. 5:30 pm. Marriott Hotel, 4th and Mission. 674-6000.

Dec. 14: There will be stories, crafts, and refreshments at the Mission Library's CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PARTY. 6:30 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

Dec. 15: Always for Pleasure, Les Blanc's 1978 documentary of people dancing and eating in NEW ORLEANS, screens at the Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

Dec. 16: Intersection's annual HOLIDAY PARTY and Gift Bazaar has one-of-a-kind artwork and gifts. 7:30 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

Dec. 16: At "No Whining Allowed," writers, poets, singers, and comedians will mouth off about what it means to be a woman, to BENEFIT the Footloose Women on the Way Festival Jan. 12-29. 7:30 pm. (deejay dancing after 10 pm). Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St. 289-2000 or

Dec. 17: CIRCUS EXQUISITUS is a party and show by 14 cabaret, music, aerial, dance, and comedy performers to benefit the Women on the Way Festival Jan. 12-29. 8 pm to midnight. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St. between 9th and 10th. 289-2000;

Dec. 17: The 10th annual HEY KLEZMEH! Hanukkah Festival features Klez X, formerly with the San Francisco Klezmer Experience. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Dec. 18: The Noe Valley Ministry hosts an all-church CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, followed by refreshments. 10:30 am. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Dec. 19: The Odd Mondays series offers a conversation between SUE BIERMAN and Agar Jaicks, "San Francisco Politics and Human Rights, Then and Now." 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. RSVP to or call 821-2090.

Dec. 20: Diana Shmiana's "WINTER WONDERAMA" features stories, puppets, magic, singing, and clowning for ages 3 to 7. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.

Dec. 20: Ingleside Police Station holds its POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting starting at 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane. 404-4000.

Dec. 20 & 27: Preschool STORY TIME, for kids 2 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

Dec. 20-30: WORKSHOPS for kids at the Randall Museum feature art and science activities. 10 am-noon or 1-3 pm. 199 Museum Way. Call 554-9600 for a schedule and registration form.

Dec. 21: Community Care Licensing offers a CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation, 9 to 11:30 am, followed by a support workshop, 12:30 pm. Children's Council, 445 Church St. 343-3333.

Dec. 22-25: The KUNG PAO KOSHER COMEDY is by four Jewish comics at a Chinese banquet (6 pm show) or cocktail show with egg rolls (9:30 pm). Dec. 25 shows are 5 and 8:30 pm. New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave. 522-3737.

Dec. 25: A HANUKKAH PARTY at the Jewish Community Center includes a traditional candle-lighting, songs, latkes, and dreidel games for kids. 3200 California St. 292-1255.

Dec. 27: The POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Station begins at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia St. 558-5400.

Dec. 31: "MARGA GOMEZ's New Year's Eve Spectacular" is a comedic fundraiser for Theater Rhinoceros. 7 and 9 pm. The Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St. 861-5079.

Jan. 3, 17, 24 & 31: Preschool STORY TIME, for children 2 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

Jan. 7: Troubadour RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT begins the 17th year of Noe Valley Music Series concerts. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Jan. 7, 14 & 28: LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs and stories for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 10 :30 am. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

Jan. 9: Surprise MOVIE NIGHT at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry features selections from the Spiritual Cinema Circle's monthly offerings. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. RSVP to or call 821-2090.

Jan. 10: FILMS for children ages 3 to 5 screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

Jan. 12: Residents are invited to hear the early plans of the Noe Valley Preparedness Committee at the monthly FRIENDS of Noe Valley meeting. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Parish Hall, 725 Diamond St. Richard May, 206-0231.

Jan. 12-29: FOOTLOOSE presents the Sixth Annual Women on the Way Festival. Thurs.-Sun., 8 pm (except Sun., Jan. 15, 7 pm). Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. 289-2000;

Jan. 14: Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and BEAT POET Michael McClure perform music and spoken word, with flutist Larry Kassin. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Jan. 15: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents GUITAR VIRTUOSO David Tanenbaum, performing with Bay Area string players the music of Boccherini, Beethoven, Haydn, and Kernis' 100 Greatest Dance Hits. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236;

Jan. 15: St. Paul's Church hosts a BLOOD DRIVE from 9 am to 1 pm. 221 Valley St. Call Jill Alcantar at 586-8911.

Jan. 23: The ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry honors African-American women with readings and discussion. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. RSVP to or call 821-2090.

Jan. 28: TANGO No. 9 joins dance troupe Con Fusion at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Jan. 29: St. Finn Barr Elementary School hosts an OPEN HOUSE for parents of children in grades K through 8. 11 am-1 pm. 419 Hearst Ave. 333-1800.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow

The Noe Valley Voice has wrapped and delivered all our presents for 2005, and that means the next time you will see us will be the first week of February, 2006. The deadline for February Calendar items is Jan. 15. Please note that our Calendar space is limited, so we may give priority to Noe Valley events. The address is Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send an e-mail to Calendar Editor Karol Barske at