Noe Valley Voice October 2007


Noe Valley Voice

Day of the Deadline

If we survive Halloween night, the November 2007 Noe Valley Voice should be out just after Dia de los Muertos, on Nov. 2. So we will be looking for your November calendar items before Oct. 15. E-mail items to Please put the date of your event near the top of the e-mail. Photos welcome (one or two jpegs). Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.

October 2007

Oct. 1: ALICIA BAY LAUREL discusses her book Living On the Earth at ODD MONDAYS, 7 pm. No-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp jlsender@ 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Oct. 1-10: The San Francisco Documentary FILM Festival features more than 60 films and videos at the Roxie Cinema. 3125 16th St. For a schedule: 820-3907;

Oct. 1-31: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

Oct. 1-31: The SF Library's BOOKMOBILE parks in Noe Valley on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth St. 557-4353.

Oct. 1-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.

Oct. 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7-8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Oct. 2: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Noe Valley Library sponsors baby LAPSITS at 10:15 am and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393;

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers an introductory MEDITATION class on Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 pm. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

Oct. 3: Noe Valley historian and author BILL YENNE signs his new book, Rising Sons: The Japanese Americans Who Fought for the United States in World War II. 6 pm. Book Passage, Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Plaza. 835-1020.

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Danielle is the STORYTELLER at Cover to Cover's Wednesday Story Hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

Oct. 4-14: Jeffrey Hartgraves performs a dramatic COMEDY show, "Shark Bites," at Theater Rhinoceros. Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. 2926 16th St. 861-5079;

Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25: "Keep that baby rolling" at an ongoing Thursday 11 am STROLLER WALK. Meet at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th St.

Oct. 4-Nov. 21: "Super Heroes Super Villains," an ART SHOW at Creativity Explored, will hold a reception for the artists Oct. 4, 7-9 pm. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108;

Oct. 5-7: The Castro Theatre holds a three-day HORROR FILM FEST called "Shock It to Me!" For schedule, call 621-6120 or visit

Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Friday BINGO at St. Paul's begins 7 pm (doors open 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley St. 648-7538.

Oct. 6: Tuber Creations presents Sven Eberlein's "Connecting Worlds," featuring music by Chemystry Set; a BENEFIT for First Exposures photography program for youth and Afghans4Tomorrow. 4-7 pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission St. 282-3325;

Oct. 6: LITQUAKE 2007 kicks off with "Tales: An Evening with Armistead and Friends," including Amy Tan, Laura Linney, Susie Bright, Michelle Tea, and Father Guido Sarducci. 8 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness.

Oct. 6: The SF Neighborhood Theater Foundation hosts a screening of the 1950 FILM Sunset Boulevard in Dolores Park. 18th and Dolores. 8 pm. 465-3456;

Oct. 6: Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola, Devin Hoff play jazz that conjures the spirit of Thelonious Monk, at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Oct. 6 & 7: Super BLUEGRASS Weekend features bands at the Plough and Stars (116 Clement St.) on Saturday, and at the Knockout (3223 Mission St.) on Sunday. 9 pm. 664-2044.

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Music happens every Saturday at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. Oct. 6: The Swinging Guitars of Tom Huber and Mississippi Mike (8:30-10:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am-1 pm). Oct. 13 Harvest Fest: Jude (10-11 am), Ian Shaul (11 am-12:15 pm), They Call Me Lucky (12:15-1:30 pm), Swing Serenade (1:30-2:45 pm), Quake City (2:45-4 pm), and Skiffle Symphony (4-5 pm). Oct. 20: Julie Rosenthal (8:30-10:30 am) and Dennis Campagna & Friends (10:30 am-1 pm). Oct. 27: Julie Rosenthal (8:30-10:30 am) and As It Goes (10:30 am-1 pm). 24th and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Oct. 7: The 34th annual CASTRO STREET FAIR features arts and crafts, music, and food. 11 am-6 pm. 841-1824;

Oct. 7: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes, in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

Oct. 9: The SF Zoo's SENIOR STROLL is a docent-guided walking tour on the second Tuesday of every month. 9-10:15 am. 1 Zoo Road (off Sloat near the Great Highway). 753-7173.

Oct. 9: LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI signs copies of his new book, Poetry As Insurgent Art. 7 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St. 863-8688.

Oct. 11: In "Cheers to Muses," writers OLIVIA BOLER, Nancy Hom, Clara Hsu, Nellie Wong, and Debbie Yee read from their work. 7 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery St. 586-3733.

Oct. 11: The League of Women Voters hosts a MAYORAL DEBATE, featuring Mayor Gavin Newsom and other candidates. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

Oct. 11: Google buses, Board elections, and senior condos will be on the agenda at the FRIENDS of Noe Valley meeting. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St.

Oct. 11: The third annual "Dock at DOLCE," sponsored by the SF Delta Gamma alumnae chapter, benefits San Rafael Guide Dogs for the Blind. 9 pm. 440 Broadway.

Oct. 11-14: OKTOBERFEST by the Bay celebrates all things German with music, dancing, crafts, and refreshments. Thurs. & Fri., 5 pm-midnight; Sat., 11 am-11 pm; Sun., 11 am-7 pm. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason. 888-746-7522;

Oct. 12: The Beat Museum hosts an opening reception for the exhibit of artwork of WAVY GRAVY. 7 pm. 540 Broadway. 399-9626;

Oct. 13: The October PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum offers trees, ferns, and rhododendrons. 10 am-1 pm. Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln. 661-1316;

Oct. 13: The third annual FAMILY FESTIVAL at Yerba Buena Gardens features live entertainment, a Parent Resource Fair, and 15 activity islands. 11 am-3 pm.

Oct. 13: Design Solutions offers a seminar, "Energy-Efficient WINDOWS for Residential Customers," led by Dan Mullins of Windows Express. 10 am-noon. 4291 24th St. 648-6561;

Oct. 13: The Noe Valley HARVEST FESTIVAL includes entertainment, arts and crafts, contests, a pumpkin patch, and a "Primp My Stroller" contest. 10 am-4 pm. A hayride, sponsored by the Merchants Association, departs from Walgreen's between 11 am and 2:30 pm. 24th between Sanchez and Church.

Oct. 13: The GLEN PARK LIBRARY celebrates its grand reopening with lion dancers and a street fair on Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery. 1 pm. 2825 Diamond St. 557-4277.

Oct. 13: A neighborhood DRILL for all NERT team members in Noe, Bernal, Castro, Diamond Heights, Glen Park, and the Mission runs from 9 am to noon. Elsie at Holly Park Circle. 970-2024; www.sfgov.rg/sffdnert.

Oct. 13: LITQUAKE's "Lit Crawl" has readings by more than 200 writers at venues throughout the Mission, including an 8 pm program of Chronicle columnists, reporters, and cartoonists, at 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission St. 6-8:45 pm.

Oct. 13: The 2007 ROLLER DERBY Championships feature the San Francisco Bay Bombers competing against the Red Devils and the Pioneers. 7 pm. Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan St.

Oct. 13: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents the fourth annual GEORGE BUSH Going Away Party, a benefit for the "Military Out of Our Schools" program. 8 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. 522-3737;

Oct. 13 & 14: The Half Moon Bay Art & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL includes pie-eating, costume, and carving contests. 9 am-5 pm. Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 650-726-9652;

Oct. 14: Pets Unlimited hosts Carnival of the Animals and ANIMALS IN ART, a benefit featuring an art auction from 1 to 2:45 pm, and a 3 pm concert of "beastly works" by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Mozart, with narration by Amy Tan. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. 775-2573;

Oct. 14: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC opening night features the Tilden Piano Trio performing works by Beethoven, Arensky, and Ravel. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.

Oct. 14, 22 & 28: Spring PILATES Studio offers mat classes to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Oct. 14, 11 am; Oct. 22, noon; Oct. 28, 10 am. Suite D, 1414 Castro St. 282-8850;

Oct. 15: The SPCA hosts a talk by DAVID FREI, host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and founder of Angel on a Leash, supporting therapy dogs. 7 pm. 243 Alabama St. 559-3029.

Oct. 17: The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board holds a public hearing regarding a proposal to grant LANDMARK status to the Noe Valley-Sally Brunn Library. 12:30 pm. City Hall, Room 400. 558-6378;

Oct. 17: Architect and historian Alice Carey discusses the legacy of San Francisco's CARNEGIE LIBRARIES, including the Noe Valley Branch, in a program hosted by the Friends of the SF Public Library. 6 pm. 391 Grove St. 626-7500;

Oct. 17: Scott Wiener, chair of the SF Democratic Party, and Christopher Waldrep, American History professor at SFSU, discuss proposed changes to the ELECTORAL college, at the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 641-5838.

Oct. 17 & 27: Forbeadin' offers a class in beginning JEWELRY techniques. Oct. 17, 7-9 pm; Oct. 27, 10 am-12:30 pm. 1195 Church St. 641-1414.

Oct. 18: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538;

Oct. 18: The Instituto Italiano di Cultura honors LUCIANO PAVAROTTI with a free presentation by musicologist Luciano Chessa. 6:30 pm. 425 Washington St., Suite 200. 788-7142;

Oct. 18: Paul Winans offers a free seminar on HOME REMODELING. 6:30-9 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

Oct. 19-21: Bird & Beckett Books' GRAND OPENING in its new location features live jazz and poetry readings. 1-8 pm. 653 Chenery St. 586-3733.

Oct. 20: SF Parents of Multiples hosts a baby and kid consignment SALE, featuring clothes, toys, furniture, and books. 9 am-3 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way.

Oct. 20: Children of all ages can create a DIA DE LOS MUERTOS altar with Anita DeLucio-Brock at the Mission Library. 11 am. 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

Oct. 20: Precita Eyes MURAL Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala fundraiser, featuring an auction of art by 30 master muralists. 6-10 pm. 499 Alabama St.

Oct. 20: Kihnoua and the Tips Trio, featuring members of the ROVA SAXOPHONE Quartet, perform an homage to Steve Lacy at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Oct. 20 & 21: Ellen Into displays her oil paintings in conjunction with ArtSpan's OPEN STUDIOS. 10 am-5 pm. 24th Street Studio/Gallery, 4189 24th St. 550-8864.

Oct. 21: San Francisco's Victorian Alliance sponsors a Noe Valley HOUSE TOUR featuring 10 Victorian beauties. Tickets at 656 Elizabeth St. 1-5 pm. 824-2666;

Oct. 25: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY Night offers wine, Orangina, and goldfish crackers. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.

Oct. 25: UPPER NOE Neighbors group meets at the 30th Street Senior Center at 7:30 pm. 225 30th St. 285-0473.

Oct. 27: Noe Valley Ministry's fall RUMMAGE SALE offers whatnots and food for sale to benefit the church. 9 am-3 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Oct. 27: Noe Valley Against the War holds a feeder walk to the 11 am ANTI-WAR RALLY at Civic Center. Meet 10 am at the corner of Castro Street and 24th.

Oct. 27: The second Upper Market PLANNING WORKSHOP will discuss proposed developments along Market. 10 am-1 pm. 4235 19th St. 558-6314.

Oct. 27: BOO AT THE ZOO for kids in costume and their families features a haunted nature trail, trick-or-treat stations, and a Creepy Crawley Critter presentation. 10 am-3 pm. 1 Zoo Road. 753-7080.

Oct. 27: Family HALLOWEEN DAY at the Randall Museum has ghoulish games and crafts, 10 am to 2 pm, plus a performance by Eth-Noh-Tec at 2 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

Oct. 27: DOGTOBERFEST in Upper Douglass Dog Park includes costumes, a portrait photographer, prize drawings, and activities and goodies for dogs and their owners. 11 am-2 pm. 27th at Douglass.

Oct. 27: The 30th Street Senior Center's annual "Autumn Magic" FUNDRAISER features a raffle, dinner, and dancing. 5:30-10:30 pm. El Patio Español, 2850 Alemany Blvd. 550-2223.

Oct. 27: Bird & Beckett bookstore hosts a tribute to JACK KEROUAC, with Gerald Nicosia, Phil Cousineau, and R.B. Morris. 7:30 pm. 653 Chenery St. 586-3733.

Oct. 28: PET PRIDE Day includes a dog costume contest, a trick competition, and working animal demonstrations. 11 am-3 pm. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. 554-9427;

Oct. 28: The second annual Children's HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY features performers, exhibitions, and hands-on activities for children of all ages. 11 am-5:30 pm. Stanyan and Waller cul-de-sac next to Kezar Pavilion. 664-2970;

Oct. 29: Sardinian composer Luciano Chessa and Nigerian-born poet Uchechi Kalu discuss their work at ODD MONDAYS, 7 pm, preceded by a no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Oct. 30: Sharon Dobrott tells spooky HALLOWEEN STORIES for ages 2.5 to 5. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.

Oct. 31: Look for the lighted pumpkins, bags of treats, and a skeleton band on HAUNTED HOFFMAN Avenue between 24th and Alvarado. 6-8 pm. 285-6265.

Oct. 31: The Haunted PRESIDIO will host a one-mile walk in the park led by ranger Rik Penn. Meet at Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue, 6 pm. For reservations (required), call 561-4323 or visit

Oct. 31: City Guides offers a GHOST WALK at City Hall. Meet at 6:30 pm in South Light Court, through the Polk Street entrance.

Oct. 31: METALWEEN at the Elbo Room features Ludicra, Gravehill, and Splatterhouse. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788;

Nov. 2: The annual DAY OF THE DEAD procession begins at 7 pm on the corner of 24th and Bryant; an altar installation will be exhibited at Garfield Park, Harrison and 26th.

Nov. 3: Vocalist and solo violinist Eva Bittova performs a CONCERT with special guests at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Nov. 3: "The Longest Walk 2," a concert to benefit the Nowa Cumig Institute, includes KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, Taj Mahal, and Kitaro in the lineup. 7 pm. Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Blvd. 346-6000;

Day of the Deadline

The deadline for your calendar items is Oct. 15. E-mail items to Please put the date of your event near the top of the e-mail. Photos welcome (one or two jpegs). Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.