Noe Valley Voice June 2007


June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Bird & Beckett Books hosts LIVE JAZZ every Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733;

June 1-14: The fourth annual Hole in the Head FILM FESTIVAL and the SF Indiefest share space at the Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th St. For schedules, 820-3907;

June 1-25: Intersection premieres JESSICA HAGEDORN's new play, Fe in the Desert. Thurs.-Sun., 8 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787;

June 1-29: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.

June 1-29: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at 1021 Sanchez St. For the location of 10:15 am Wed. & Fri. classes, call 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

June 1-30: The 10th annual National QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL features a month of music dance, visual art, spoken word, comedy, theater, and film in 13 venues across the city. 864-4124;

June 1-30: Noe Valley artist JEANNENE PRZYBLYSKI presents "Comings and Goings: Two Backwards Journeys Through Land's End," a self-guided walking tour following the Coastal Trail from Sutro Heights to Seacliff. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 pm. Southern Exposure, 2901 Mission St. 863-2141;

June 1-30: John O'Keefe performs a solo adaptation of WALT WHITMAN's "Song of Myself." Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

June 1-30: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

June 1-July 1: John Fisher's COMEDY Special Forces features gender artist Dinah Blue's adventures behind enemy lines in Iraq. Wed.­Sat., 8 pm; Sun. except June 3, 3 pm. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079;

June 2 & 3: The third annual SF 2007 NIGHT AND DAY CHALLENGE, a foot, bike, or foot-to-bike duathlon race includes a citywide treasure hunt. Three-hour race starts at 4 pm; 7-hour duathlon at 7:30 pm; 16-hour duathlon at midnight. Meet at Douglass Park Clubhouse, Douglass and 26th streets.

June 2-24: LIZ WORTHY exhibits ceramics with computer-generated imagery in "Reflections on Water." Reception June 2, 6-9 pm. Exhibit open daily, 10 am-7 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe St. 558-9819;

June 2-Sept. 30: The Crissy Field MYSTERY TRAIL CHALLENGE includes nine clues hidden along a one-mile stretch of park. Sat. & Sun., 9 am-4 pm. Starts at the Warming Hut, 603 Mason St. 561-7752;

June 3: A BLOCK PARTY and fundraiser for the Noe Valley Rec Center includes a raffle, live entertainment, and refreshments. Noon-4 pm. Day & Sanchez.

June 3: Rocket DOG RESCUE spotlights dogs who need homes in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

June 3: 826 VALENCIA hosts a seminar "Writing and Publishing the Novel," to benefit its their tutoring center. 6-9 pm. 826 Valencia St.

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: City Guides offers a free EUREKA VALLEY HIKE only during the month of May. 2 pm. Meet at the corner of Elizabeth and Douglass. 557-4266;

June 2-30: "SATURDAYS ARE SPECIAL" at the Randall Museum with family ceramics at 10:30 am, live animal presentations at 11:15 am, and art and science workshops from 1-4 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: City Guides' WALKING TOUR of Glen Park, aka "Little Switzerland" departs from the Glen Park Library at 10 am. 653 Chenery St. 557-4266;

June 4, 5, 12, 16 & 20: ImagiKnit starts classes in hat, sock, and lace knitting, and "KNITTING 101." 3897 18th St. 621-6642; for a schedule go to

June 4-27: The SF Library's BOOKMOBILE is open Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth between Castro and Diamond. 557-4353.

June 5: Librarians from the Noe Valley Library present LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393;

June 5: The Asian Art Museum screens three episodes of TEZUKA OSAMU's anime Astro Boy from 5 to 6:30 pm, in conjunction with the June 2 through Sept. 9 exhibit of Osamu's comics. Free admission on the first Tuesday of the month. 11 am-3 pm. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. 581-3500;

June 5: The second meeting of the BABYSITTERS CLUB Reading Group, hosted by Cubbie Storm, features a discussion of Baby-Sitters on Board. 5-8 pm. Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St. 282-1901.

June 5: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group led by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.

June 5: Jazz at Intersection presents DARREN JOHNSTON Quintet. 8 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787;

June 5: Michelle Tea's ongoing RADAR SALON hosts transactivists Julia Serano and Max Wolf Valerio. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

June 5 & 12: The Glen Park Library hosts a PRESCHOOL STORY TIME for tykes up to 5 years old. 10:30 am. 653 Chenery St. 337-4740;

June 5, 12 & 26: LAPSITS for infants and toddlers are set for 10:30 am; an afternoon STORY TIME for kids 3 to 5 begins at 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

June 5-26: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers BUDDHIST MEDITATION on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

June 5-28: The NOE STROLLS "playgroup on wheels" departs Holey Bagel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. 3872 24th St.

June 5-30: "Journey Into the Hive," a free interactive exhibit about the life of the HONEY BEE, is extended through June. Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

June 6: The Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition presents a PANEL about gentrification, "Defending Our Right to the City," with local artists, organizers, and merchants. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246;

June 6: DOUG FERRARI performs his autobiographical play I'll Tell You When I'm Kidding. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

June 6: The sixth annual "Hats Off" FASHION SHOW, auction, and luncheon hosted by Critter Lovers at Work (CLAW), benefits the San Francisco SPCA's Cinderella Fund. 11:30 am. Postrio Restaurant, 545 Post St. 522-3535.

June 6: EGYPTOLOGIST Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, discusses his books, Secrets of the Sphinx and Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt; sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences. 8 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. 321-8000;

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.) offers a free one-hour BUSINESS COUNSELING session. 10 am-3 pm. Call for appointment: 744-6827. Main Library Business Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400;

June 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Mission Library offers preschool STORY TIME for ages 3 to 5 at 10:10 am, and family storytime for all ages at 6:30 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800;

June 7: Bay Area writer KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner, reads from his new novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. 7 p.m. Herbst International Exhibition Hall, 385 Moraga Ave. 863-8688;

June 7: Noe Valley residents meet to discuss the impact of large private coach BUSES using neighborhood streets. 7 pm. For meeting location, contact

June 7: BRAVA Theatre hosts the 11th annual Artists Against Rape, featuring spoken word, poetry, song, and dance. Auction 6 pm; performance 8 pm. 2789 24th St. 861-2024;

June 7, 14 & 21: The Older Writers Laboratory hosts a free POETRY WORKSHOP. 1:30-3:30 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 355-2810;

June 7-30: Noe Valley resident DAN HOYLE's long-running Tings Dey Happen continues at the Marsh. Thurs. & Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

June 8: On Lok Senior Health presents a free FINANCIAL SEMINAR, "Legal Tips for Caregivers," with Attorney Jason Louie. 3-5 pm. 1333 Bush St. Reserve a seat at 1-888-866-6565;

June 8, 13 & 22: Get a behind-the-scenes FISH TOUR of over 200,000 preserved specimens. 10:30 am-noon. California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard St. 321-8000;

June 9: The SF Botanical Garden Society's JUNE PLANT SALE features flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. 10 am-1 pm. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316;

June 9: Join the San Francisco Zoo's horticulture staff for "RENEW THE ZOO": planting, weeding, digging, and picking up trash. Volunteers will be rewarded for their hard work with refreshments, free ride coupons and a free afternoon at the Zoo. 8-11 am. 522-9702;

June 9: Jude performs from 8:30 to 10 am, and Swing Theory from 10:30 am to 1 pm at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th St. between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 9: Check out bargains for sale, and a kids carnival with games, cotton candy, and face painting, at the Bethel BASEMENT PLAZA SALE. 9 am-4 pm. Bethel Christian Church Sanctuary, 1325 Valencia St. 748-4630.

June 9: The 2007 Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR features self-guided tours of seven local back yards. 10 am-3 pm. Tickets available at Cover to Cover, Ladybug Ladybug, Lisa Violetto, Noe Valley Bakery, Curves, and Small Frys. For info, e-mail

June 9: Learn how to raise healthy poultry in San Francisco at a CITY CHICKENS workshop sponsored by Garden for the Environment. 10 am-12:30 pm. Seventh Avenue & Lawton. Preregister: 731-5627;

June 9: Get a free LEGAL CONSULTATION at a legal advice clinic. 10:30 am-noon sign-up; consultations before 2 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

June 9: Noe Valley artist and author JOSIE ISELIN signs the third in her series of nature photography books, Seashells. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

June 9: The kids of CASA perform an original play, "The Bubble Family Big Top," a fundraiser for Children's After School Arts. 7 pm. School of the Arts Theater, 555 Portola Drive. 643-CASA;

June 9: The Elbo Room presents "MONKEY TIME," featuring 1960s dance hits spun by deejays. 10 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788;

June 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24: The 29th annual SF ETHNIC DANCE Festival offers three weekends of world dance and music. Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon St. 474-3914;

June 9-July 1: Chris Gibbons exhibits PHOTOGRAPHY, and Karen Ruenitz shows drawings and silkscreen paintings in "What Are You Made Of?" at Little Tree Gallery. Reception June 9, 6-9 pm. 3412 22nd St. 643-4929;

June 10: The last 2007 MICROCHIPPING clinic for cats and dogs is free for pets of SF residents. 1-4 pm. Animal Care and Control, 1200 15th St. 822-5566;

June 10: A "PICNIC for Pawsability" raises funds for Puppies Behind Bars, a group that enables prisoners to train guide dogs; includes food, a raffle, and puppies. 1-3 pm. Glen Canyon Park, behind the rec center. Elk & Chenery.;

June 10: Lai-San Seto of the Gay/Straight Alliance Network discusses school life for GLBT students at the PFLAG SUPPORT GROUP. at 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850;

June 11: Noe Valley POET Stephen Vincent reads from his new book Walking Theory at the Odd Mondays Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. No-host pizza, 5:30 pm, at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th & Sanchez. RSVP (dinner) to 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090.

June 11 & 18: Noe Knit hosts Adele's HAT CLASS, featuring the use of circular and double-pointed needles; prerequisite is knowing how to knit. Two Mondays at 6:30 pm. 3957 24th St. 970-9750.

June 12: INDEPENDENT PRESS spotlights two publications, Shuffle Boil, featuring poets writing about music, and Nocturnes (Re)view, which publishes art from the African Diaspora. 7 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787;

June 13: The Noe Valley Ministry offers a meditative LABYRINTH WALK. 6:15-7:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

June 13: Good Vibrations hosts a performance of "MENOPAUSE: The Musical" to benefit Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services. Reception, 5:30 pm; performance, 7:30 pm. Theater 39 at Pier 39. 565-7667, ext. 304;

June 13: The writers and environmentalists of the Mission Collective discuss small choices that can change the world in "The Ten-Minute ACTIVIST." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

June 14: MICHELLE TEA reads from Rose of No Man's Land and Baby Remember My Name at the Ecstatic Monkey Reading Series at Modern Times Bookstore. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

June 14: The Alliance Française screens TINTIN and I, Anders Ostergaard's English language documentary film about Hergé, the comic strip's creator. 7 pm. 1345 Bush St. 775-7755.

June 14-24: Frameline San Francisco's LGBT FILM FESTIVAL screens at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria theaters; a June 14 opening night gala at the San Francisco Design Center (101 Henry Adams St.) begins at 10 pm, following the showing of The Witness, André Téchiné's film about the early days of the AIDS epidemic. For a schedule, call 703-8650 or visit

June 15: Harold Koda, curator of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, compares the FASHION STYLES of two women, Iris Barrel Apfel and Nan Kempner, in "Dress Codes." 7 pm. de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park. 750-7634.

June 15-30: TEEN SUMMER READ 2007 encourages youth ages 13 to 18 to read and win prizes, including gift certificates, a backpack, or an iPod Nano. Register at Eureka Valley, Glen Park, or Mission branch libraries. 557-4268;

June 16: Shop for produce and hear LIVE MUSIC by Damond Moodie (8:30 to 10 am) and the Faux Brummels (10:30 am to 1 pm) at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 16: Valerie Easton, columnist for the Seattle Times, discusses "The New Low-Maintenance GARDEN." 7 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316;

June 16 & 17: The 31st San Francisco FREE FOLK FESTIVAL includes singers, dancers, and storytellers from around the world. Noon-11 pm. City College's North Gym, Phelan and Ocean Ave. For a schedule, visit, or call the Folk Music Club, 661-2217.

June 18: The Dillards, who appeared as the Darling Family on The Andy Griffith Show, perform BLUEGRASS MUSIC at Amnesia. Two shows, 6:30 & 8:30 pm. 853 Valencia St. 970-0012;

June 18-Aug. 24: The San Francisco Zoo offers a weekly ZOO CAMP for kids, with guided walks, animal encounters, and crafts. 9 am-4 pm. For info, 753-7073;

June 19: Rebecca Nile, the BUBBLE LADY, performs a show for ages 4 and up. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

June 19: Master muralist Susan Cervantes offers a MURAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP for artists and teachers. 7-9 pm. Precita Eyes Community Mural Arts, 2981 24th St. Pre-registration is required: 285-2287;

June 19: MARTIN DOCKERY gives a workshop performance of his new play, Wanderlust. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

June 20: SF District Attorney KAMALA HARRIS discusses "Crime, Punishment, and Conviction in San Francisco" at the Noe Valley Democratic Club meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 641-5838.

June 20: Dr. Thomas Berger describes "New Observations of the Sun with the HINODE SATELLITE" at the Amateur Astronomers' Lecture Series at the Randall Museum. 7:30 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600, ext. 16;

June 21: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538;

June 21: Couples can learn to samba and mambo in six Thursday BALLROOM DANCE lessons. 7:30-8:30 pm. Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd. 661-2746.

June 21-Aug. 9: James Miles exhibits miniature pen-and-ink DRAWINGS in his solo show "Miles in the Sky." Opening reception June 21, 7-9 pm; Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. Creativity Explored Gallery, 3245 16th St. 863-2108;

June 22: The Buckaroos mix bluegrass and Irish punk music, and Kemo Sabe plays "rowdy bluegrass" at a happy hour show at the Make-Out Room. 7 pm. 3225 22nd St. 647-2888.

June 23: The Four Finger String Band plays from 8:30 to 10 am, and They Call Me Lucky goes on stage from 10:30 am to 1 pm at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 23: Attorney Helen Karr discusses ELDER ABUSE, and Marcia Soffer explains the Institute on Aging's "Court Watch" program, at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League. 10 am-noon. 870 Market St., #905. 989-4422;

June 23: Career-Life Counselor Sue Agee offers a free WORKSHOP, "Discover Your Passions, Live Your Dreams." 11 am-1 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 374-6344

June 23 & 24: The 37th annual SF LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATION includes a Saturday celebration at the Civic Center from noon to 6 pm, and a 10:30 am Sunday parade up Market Street to a second celebration at the Civic Center. 864-FREE;

June 24: Pianist NATALYA LUNDTVEDT performs music by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Liszt, and Debussy. 4 pm. Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St. 474-1608;

June 25: The ODD MONDAYS Series hosts a reading from Nobody's Baby by Noe Valley resident and San Francisco State emeritus professor Leo Litwak. No-host pizza, 5:30 pm at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th & Sanchez. RSVP (dinner) to 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090.

June 25-July 20: The 2007 Multicultural Arts SUMMER SCHOOL program at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts features classes in dance, painting, silkscreen, capoeria, and folk art for ages 7 to 17. 9 am-3:30 pm, Mon.-Fri. 643-2787;

June 26: Heather the Magician performs MAGIC TRICKS, juggles, and twists balloon creatures to amuse children of all ages. 10:30 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393;

June 26:, Círculo de Lectores de Literatura en Español, the Spanish language BOOK GROUP at Modern Times Bookstore, discusses El Vientro de la Luna by Antonio Muñoz Molina; July's selection is Alta Infidelidad by Rosa Beltran. 7 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246;

June 27: 1960s radical, state legislator, and current antiwar activist TOM HAYDEN discusses his new book Ending the War in Iraq. 7 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St. 863-8688;

June 28: The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea is this month's selection at the Bernal Heights Library BOOK group. 4-5 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 355-2810;

June 28: TWINCEST leads a crafty hands-on souvenir-making extravaganza. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246;

June 29: Join the SF Giants for a GIANT VOLUNTEER DAY beautifying San Francisco's neighborhoods with tree planting, weeding, and painting-over graffiti; all volunteers receive a "Green Giants" T-shirt and hat. Breakfast and lunch provided. 8 am-1 pm. Sign up at

June 29: The SPCA sponsors "Being a Great PET OWNER" with tips for children of all ages and a guest appearance by Rufus the Dog. 2 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800;

June 29: MARGA GOMEZ performs with Kenny Yun, winner of the Russian River Comedy Competition, and Ronn Vigh from Last Comic Standing, at the LGBT Center's Rainbow Room. 8 pm. 1800 Market St. 864-4124;

June 30: Noe Valley Farmers' Market presents MUSIC by Jude from 8:30 to 10 am, and Suzanne Holland, 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.

June 30: The Randall Museum sponsors a HABITAT RESTORATION volunteer work party at Corona Heights Park. 10 am. Meet at 199 Museum Way. 554-9600, ext. 16;

June 30 & July 1: The AFRICAN VIOLET Society hosts a plant show and sale. Sat., noon-4 pm, with a lecture and demonstration at 3 pm; Sun., 10 am-3 pm. SF County Fair Building, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way. 771-2342.

July 1: Cover to Cover is starting a BOOK CLUB devoted to reading the classics; the first selection is Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop. 6:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080; space is limited--e-mail Tracy,

July 7: Neighborhood volunteers hold a Noe Courts CLEANUP from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the park at Douglass and 24th. For information, contact Laura at

July 21: Bring a picnic to the outdoor SCREENING of Sixteen Candles in Dolores Park. 8 pm. Dolores between 18th & 19th.


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