Noe Valley Voice June 2006


June 1-29: NOE STROLLS offers a "playgroup on wheels" on Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th St.

June 1-30: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60. 12:30 p.m. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Res., 648-1030.

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

June 2-30: SF GAMES features board and card games on Friday nights, from 7 pm to midnight. Muddy's Coffee House, 1304 Valencia St.

June 3: A BLOCK GARAGE SALE on 25th Street between Sanchez and Noe runs from 9 am to 2 pm.

June 3: Father and son GEOFF and DAN HOYLE perform individually and together to celebrate the 25th year of the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

June 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE has pups who need homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

June 4: BEN FONG-TORRES signs and reads from his book on music and pop culture, Becoming Almost Famous. 3:30-5:30 pm. Le Zinc French Bistro, 4063 24th St. 626-7512, ext. 103.

June 4-8: A senior adults' GETAWAY at Camp Mather, featuring nature walks, arts and crafts, and dance is sponsored by the city's Rec and Park Department. For information: 666-7079.

June 4-27: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION classes on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 am. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

June 5: Children's book authors Abby Wasserman (Tosca's Paris Adventure), Chiori Santiago (Return to Medicine Mountain), and Barbara Meislin (No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow) read at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. No-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; program, 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St.

June 5-28: The Noe Valley Library's BOOKMOBILE will be open for business on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 1 pm. 665 Elizabeth St., in front of St. Philip's School. 557-4343.

June 6: VOTE in the California Primary Election, for governor, senator, and lots more. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm; call 1-800-345-VOTE for information.

June 6: TANGO No. 9 hosts a CD release party for their latest disk, Radio Valencia. 8 pm. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St. 861-5016.

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

June 6, 13 & 27: The Noe Valley Library's LAPSITS, for newborns through age 3, are held on Tuesdays at Bethany United Methodist Church. 10:15 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

June 6, 13 & 27: Librarians from the Noe Valley Library present PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for kids 3 to 5, at 11 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

June 6-11: The San Francisco BLACK FILM FESTIVAL spotlights local teen directors who are graduates of Omega Boys Club. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. For a schedule, 516-8154 or

June 6-27: Dance San Francisco offers four-session SALSA CLASSES for beginners. Sundays, 4-5:30 pm. Shotwell Studios, 3252A 19th St. 668-9936.

June 6-30: The Bay Area PHOTOGRAPHERS COLLECTIVE exhibits "One Shot." Reception June 10, 2-4 pm. Harvey Milk Photography Center, 50 Scott St. 554-9522.

June 7: PUBLIC ADVOCATES' 35th annual dinner gives "Voice of Conscience" awards to defenders of civil rights; Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier is the guest speaker. 5:30 pm. The Forum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mission and Third. 821-9693.

June 7-18: The Marsh's Festival of NEW VOICES features fresh solo works from up-and-coming performers, including Rude Boy by Ismail Azeem and Don't Let Go of the Potato by Todd LeJeune. 1062 Valencia St. For a schedule, go to

June 8: St. Luke's Hospital offers an orientation for VOLUNTEERS. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

June 8: Beat Museum Director Jerry Cimino and John Cassady present a multimedia show, "This is the BEAT GENERATION." 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

June 8: A Bird & Beckett BOOK discussion group features Mark Danner's Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Buried History of the Iraq War, and Eliot Weinberger's What Happened Here: The Bush Chronicles. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

June 8-15: (Perhaps) Another Hole in the Head hosts an INDIE FEST of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films at the Roxie Film Center. 3117 16th St. 820-3907;

June 8: A celebration of the writing of KATHY ACKER includes readings from the new collection of her essays, Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker, and the reissue of Bodies of Work: Essays. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

June 9: The 11th Project HOMELESS CONNECT, a bi-monthly event to link individuals with social services, needs volunteers--810-0616 or www.Project

June 9: JOSIE ISELIN discusses the creation of her two books, Beach Stones and Leaves & Pods, at the San Francisco Center for the Book. 7 pm. 300 De Haro St. 565-0545.

June 9: THOTH performs selections from his "solopera" The Festad, following a screening of the Academy Award­winning documentary Thoth. 8:15 p.m. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

June 9 & 10: The 21st annual Irving M. Klein International STRING COMPETITION features 12 cellists, violinists, and violists, age 17 to 23, each performing four works. Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm and 2-5 pm; Saturday, 7-10 pm. McKenna Theater, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. 282-7160.

June 10: The JUNE PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum offers flowering perennials. 10 am-1 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. 661-1316.

June 10: The first Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR features six unique locations; proceeds benefit neighborhood beautification projects. 10 am-3 pm. Tickets ($10) available at Cover to Cover, Small Frys, Ladybug Ladybug, Noe Valley Bakery, and the Farmers' Market on 24th Street the day of the tour. Richard May, 602-4445.

June 10: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE features moves from the 1650s to the present day, with live music by Bangers and Mash; no partner necessary. 7:30-10 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2645.

June 10: All the original living members of FLIPPER perform at the Elbo Room, along with Total Shutdown and So So Many White Tigers. 9:30 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788.

June 11: The Haight-Ashbury STREET FAIR includes music, food, and arts and crafts. 11 am-5:30 pm. Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan.

June 11: The quarterly "Table Talk" FORUM at Bethany United Methodist Church features speakers from DCYF, the Mayor's Policy Council on Children, Youth, and Families, Coleman Advocates, and Parents for Public Schools. 1-2:30 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2645.

June 11: San Francisco Animal Care and Control offers a MICROCHIPPING CLINIC for cats and dogs, free to S.F. residents. 1-4 pm. 1200 15th St. 554-6364.

June 12: The task force of the FAMILY RESOURCE Center for the Castro meets at 4 pm at the LGBT Center. 1800 Market St.

June 12: The sixth Progressive READING SERIES features the co-authors of Crashing the Gate, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and Jerome Armstrong, plus Eric Puchner, Samina Ali, Tom Kealey, and Michelle Tea. 6 pm. Makeout Room, 3225 22nd St. 647-2888.

June 13: City College's SUMMER CLASSSES begin at James Lick Middle School. 239-3720;

June 13: New College's law school holds a WORKSHOP on small claims court. 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

June 14: Filmmaker Calvin Roberts discusses "San Francisco's LOST HISTORY, with early footage of the Black Panthers, Mission District politics, and the war in Southeast Asia, hosted by the City Lights Foundation and Counterpulse. 8 pm. 1310 Mission St. 626-2060.

June 15: The heads of HYDRA SOAP introduce their new bath products for the whole family at Peekabootique. 7-9 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.

June 15-25: The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender FILM FESTIVAL screens at the Castro Theater, CinéArts at the Empire Theater, the Roxie Film Center, the Victoria Theater, and Oakland's Parkway Theater. For more info,

June 16-July 22: Visual Aid presents an exhibit, "About STILL LIFE," featuring work by Michael Beck, Kevin Cata (Mooshka), Joe De Hoyos, and Ira Lesser. Reception June 16, 5-8 pm. Space 743, 743 Harrison St. 777-9080.

June 16-Aug. 26: Noe Valley artist Jenny Badger Sultan is one of the artists in "Making Connections: The Society of LAYERISTS in Multi-Media." Reception June 16, 5:30-7:30 pm. Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 485-3438.

June 17: Artist Mona Caron will unveil her BOTANICAL MURAL on the corner of Church and 22nd streets at a noon ceremony; live music by Rupa and the April Fishes, poetry, performance, and speeches by Bevan Dufty and Mark Leno will follow.

June 17: The ROVA SAXOPHONE Quartet performs old and new compositions, in preparation for their upcoming European tour. 8:15 p.m. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

June 17 & 18: The ASIAN ART Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary with free admission this weekend. 10 am-5 pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500.

June 17 & 18: The 52nd annual NORTH BEACH FESTIVAL features art and fun in Washington Square Park and along the 1200 to 1500 blocks of Grant and adjacent streets. 10 am-6 pm. 989-2220;

June 17 & 18: The San Francisco JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION begins with a parade, followed by live entertainment, ethnic food, and vendors. 10 am-7 pm. Fillmore St. between Geary and Fulton; parade begins 11 am at City Hall. 931-2729;

June 17 & 18: CHAMBERDANCE performs Balanchine's "Who Cares?" with the Academy of Ballet. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason. 552-1166.

June 17-Aug. 12: The 2006 Children's SUMMER READING Program, "Don't Bug Me... I'm Reading!" offers prizes for completion of various hours of reading; preschoolers can participate by being read to. For information, visit any San Francisco library branch, call 557-4277, or visit

June 18: The STERN GROVE MUSIC FESTIVAL begins its 69th season.

June 18: TANGO No. 9 and Trio Garufa perform at Amnesia; a beginner's tango lesson starts at 8 pm, before the show. 853 Valencia St. 596-6129.

June 19: Goodwill Industries CEO Deborah Alvarez and freelance consultant Willa Seldon discuss their work at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. No-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; program, 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St.

June 19: POETS Jack Crimmins and Robin Demers read at Bird & Beckett Books & Records. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

June 19-23: In "DRAWING with Five Big Guys," a one-week camp for ages 8 to 11, 20th-century artists Lichtenstein, Miro, Rousseau, Sol LeWitt, and Chuck Close are each studied for a day. 10 am-1 pm. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

June 19-Aug. 25: A weeklong ZOO CAMP for kids 4 years old through seventh-grade features animal encounters, crafts, and games. 753-7073.

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

June 21: Community Care Licensing offers a CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation, 9 to 11:30 am; and a caregiver support workshop at 12:30 pm. Children's Council, 445 Church St. 343-3333.

June 21: Ashkenazi the Pretty Good performs MAGIC for all ages at the Mission Branch Library. 3 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

June 22: UPPER NOE Neighbors meets at 7:30 pm at Upper Noe Recreation Center at Day and Sanchez streets. 285-0473.

June 22: Alan Miller discusses "ANGEL ISLAND Ecology and History" at the S.F. Natural History Lecture Series at the Randall Museum. 7:30 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

June 22-Aug. 10: ARTISTS at Creativity Explored exhibit "Nature Rules," paintings, drawings, and sculpture inspired by the natural world. Reception June 22, 7-9 pm; Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

June 24: Celebrate the SUMMER SOLSTICE at a potluck barbecue and seed-swap party. 5-7 pm. Garden for the Environment, Seventh Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.

June 24 & 25: San Francisco PRIDE 2006 features the Saturday Dyke March (rally, 11 am to 6 pm; march 6 to 11 pm) beginning from Dolores Park,; and the Sunday Gay Parade, beginning at 10:30 am at the Civic Center, between Grove and McAllister. 864-FREE;

June 24 & 25: The 30th annual FREE FOLK FESTIVAL features folk, blues, and international music, and a craft and food marketplace. Noon-11 pm, Sat.; noon-10:30 pm, Sun. Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello St.

June 26: Submission deadline for the juried ALTERED BARBIE 2006 show, to be on exhibit at Red Ink Studios, 989 Market Street, during August. 240-2202, or e-mail

June 26-30: Artery offers "SKATEBOARD Deck Design," a one-week camp for ages 12 to 15. 10 am-1 pm. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

June 27: The POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Police Station starts at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia St. 558-5400.

June 29: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT at Peekabootique features music, refreshments, and conversation. 7-9 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.

June 29-July 22: Lesbian playwright TERRY BAUM describes her adventures as a Green candidate for Congress in 2004 in Baum for Peace, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Democracy. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 641-0235.


The July/August 2006 issue of the Noe Valley Voice will pop out like a firecracker on July 1, 2006. The deadline for calendar items will be June 16. 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