Noe Valley Voice May 2008


June Deadline May 20

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June issue, appearing in Noe Valley by Friday, June 6. If you send us your calendar items by the May 20 deadline, we'll do our best to publish them. Write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or e-mail Note: Events in Noe Valley get first preference, but we'll consider items from all around the city.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: A Thursday STROLLER WALK rolls from Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th.

May 1-16: Salvadoran artist Victor Cartagena creates a large MULTIMEDIA installation, "The Invisible Nation." Tues.-Sat., noon-6 pm. Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th. 826-8009;

May 1-16: Noe Valley resident Janet Kessler exhibits "Myca of Twin Peaks," photos of a COYOTE she met on her daily walks. Seed Gallery, Presidio Bldg. 1014, Lincoln & Torney. 561-7823.

May 1-30: Rozanoff Art Gallery hosts "Conversing in COLOR," an exhibit of work by 10 Eastern European artists. 355 29th. 916-0899;

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

May 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday thru Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

May 1-31: CITY ART Gallery hosts a group show. Wed.-Sun., noon-9 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900;

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Bird & Beckett bookstore hosts a CHILDREN'S STORY TIME Fridays at 11 am. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Friday BINGO at St. Paul's begins at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

May 3-17: SF Nature Education leads walks around Stow Lake, to observe the Great Blue HERONS and their chicks. Sat., 10 am-1 pm. Follow signs from the Stow Lake Boathouse in GG Park. 387-9160;

May 3-31: Little Tree Gallery features LACEY JANE ROBERT's "The Master's Tools (Decay Goes Both Ways)." Wed.-Sat., noon-6 pm. 3412 22nd. 643-4929.

May 3-31: National Park Service rangers lead free WALKING TOURS along SF's northern waterfront. Sat. & Sun., 10:30-11:30 am. 447-5000;

May 3-June 30: Five founding members of A Woman's Eye Gallery exhibit "SPRING Through a Woman's Eye." Reception April 6, noon-5 pm. Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 678 Portola. 731-6470;

May 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

May 4: "Big Bash at the Clubhouse" introduces Bird & Beckett's CULTURAL LEGACY Project, a new nonprofit to present local musicians and poets. 2-7 pm. Miraloma Clubhouse, 350 O'Shaughnessy. 586-3733;

May 5: Civil rights lawyer Jim McWilliams discusses From Swastika to Jim Crow, a documentary about European Jewish scholars hired by southern all-Black colleges, at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm, preceded by no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

May 4-June 22: The five women artists of TANGERINE ARTS exhibit collage, paintings, and prints at Kings Gallery in the First Unitarian Church. Reception May 4, 12:30-2:30 pm; Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm. 1187 Franklin. 650-738-2885;

May 6: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group moderated by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

May 6 & 13: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

May 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

May 6, 13, 20 & 27: "Tot/Parent Spanish," sponsored by LANGO, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

May 6, 13, 20 & 27: Chris Sequeira gives a beginners TAI CHI class at 6 pm on Tuesdays. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

May 7, 14, 21 & 28: Danielle is the STORYTELLER (with help from baby Charlotte) at Cover to Cover Booksellers' Wednesday story hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

May 8: Dr. Bettina Aptheker discusses "AGING and Ageism: A Feminist Perspective" at the Pacific Institute. 6 pm. 624 Laguna. 861-3455;

May 8: MARY ROACH reads from her new book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. 6:30-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin.

May 8: Nominations are due for San Francisco BEAUTIFUL'S 2008 Beautification Awards. Mail to SFB, 100 Bush, Suite 1580, SF 94104, or e-mail 421-2608.

May 9: The annual SHEEP SHEARING at the Children's Zoo includes wool-spinning activities. 10:30 am. 1 Zoo Road. 753-7173.

May 9: ROCK BANDS from James Lick School play with blues legend Elvin Bishop. 8 pm. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell;

May 9: TANGO No. 9 performs with Mila Salazar's dance troupe at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

May 9 & 10: The Marsh Youth Theater presents Narnia, based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Fri. 7:30 pm, Sat. 2 pm. 1062 Valencia;

May 9 & 10: 5 Funny Females perform at 8 and 10 pm, and 5 Funny Fags at midnight in COMEDY performances at the Purple Onion. 140 Columbus. 956-1653.

May 9-11: SF School of the Arts presents "You Said a Mouthful: Intermediate ONE-ACT PLAY Showcase." May 9, 4:30 pm; May 10 & 11, 2 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5720;

May 9-11: Printz Dance Project and Paco Gomes perform "A Home in Common" at DANCE Mission Theatre. May 9 & 10, 8 pm; May 11, 7 pm. 3316 24th. 273-4633.

May 9-11: Noe Valley artist LILLI LANIER exhibits her origami, paintings, and jewelry at Live Worms Gallery. Reception May 9, 6-9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 11 am-6 pm. 1345 Grant. 307-1222;

May 10: ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, cell phones, microwave ovens, and batteries) can be dropped off free, to benefit Glide Foundation, at the Visitacion Valley Playground on Cora and Leland, and the Silver Terrace Playground on Thornton and Bayshore. 9 am-3 pm. 674-6117.

May 10: Sally Love Saunders hosts a CREATIVE WRITING workshop, "Everyone Is a Poet." 11 am-12:30 pm. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton. 668-1559.

May 10: Muni holds a hearing on proposed ROUTE CHANGES for the 24, 35 and other bus lines. 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th at Diamond.

May 10: Jude (8:30 am) and Dennis Campagna & Friends (10:30 am) perform at the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

May 10: A hundred families participate in a five-block STREET FAIR and flea market on Fair Oaks Street between 21st and 26th streets. 9 am-4 pm.

May 10: The Department of Dermatology at UCSF offers free SKIN CANCER screenings. 9 am to 4 pm. Castro-Mission Health Center, 3850 17th. 487-7500.

May 10: The Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR, presented by Friends of Noe Valley, features six local stops, including a garden at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am-3 pm. Tickets at Cover to Cover, Ladybug Ladybug, Just for Fun, Noe Valley Bakery, Small Frys, Urban Nest & Video Wave.

May 10: Noe Valley Pet Company hosts a DOG ADOPTION FAIR in honor of Mother's Day, with pups from Grateful Dogs Rescue. 11 am-3 pm. 1451 Church. 282-7385.

May 10: Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) hosts "Voices of FOSTER YOUTH 2008," a resource fair with representatives from education, transitional housing, and job placement agencies. Noon-4 pm. Justin Herman Plaza, across from the Ferry Building. 808-4435;

May 10: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents the 10th annual FUNNY GIRLZ, featuring Phranc, Diane Amos, and Lisa Geduldig, to benefit the Bay Area Women's and Children's Center. 8 pm. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness. 522-3737;

May 10: Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs music and dance from BALI at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

May 10-11: The SF Bach Choir presents polychoral MUSIC from the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods in Venice. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, Gough & Bush. 441-4942;

May 10 & 17: Come aboard the Grace Quan, a replica of a 19th-century Chinese SHRIMP JUNK. Meet at Hyde Street Pier, 11:30 am. 447-5000;

May 10 & June 9: The SF Center for the Book offers a beginners workshop in LETTERPRESS printing. 9 am-6 pm. 300 De Haro. 565-0545;

May 11: The Singletarians (45 and up) meet for a POTLUCK and dance at the First Unitarian Church. 1 pm. 1187 Franklin. 292-4892.

May 11: KQED's Elaine Shen-Rollins screens the FILM Anyone and Everyone, produced by Susan Polis Schultz, poet and founder of greeting cards. 2-4 pm. PFLAG Support Group, St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church. 921-8850;

May 11: The BIKE DOCTOR is in all day offering free bike maintenance in preparation for Bike to Work Day May 15. Fell/Masonic; Duboce Bikeway; McAllister/Webster. 431-BIKE;

May 11: St. Dominic's Solemn Mass Choir performs a CONCERT of motets, "From Easter to Pentecost." 3:30 pm. St. Mary's Cathedral, Gough & Geary. 567-2020.

May 11: Poets John Oliver Simon, Charles Potts, and Richard Kresch commemorate the Berkeley POETRY REVOLUTION of 1968. 4:30-6:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

May 12: Legal experts from New College School of Law give a CLINIC on how to present a case in small claims court. 6 pm. 50 Fell, second floor. 241-1300.

May 13: City College hosts a free JAZZ concert featuring trombonist Phil Ranelin and the Jazz/Rock Improvisational Workshop. 8-10 pm. 50 Phelan. 239-3580.

May 13 & 18: The SF Bicycle Coalition offers a workshop, "How to BIKE Anywhere in SF and Fix a Flat." May 13, 7-8:30 pm; May 18, 11 am-12:30 pm. REI, 840 Brannan. 431-BIKE;

May 14: Theatre Rhinoceros holds AUDITIONS for Ishi: The Last of the Yahi, based on the life of America's last "wild Indian." 5-7 pm. 2926 16th. 552-4100, ext. 100;

May 14: "Hometown San Francisco" is a MULTIMEDIA ART exhibit by Todd Berman. 5-8 pm. Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, 1150 Francisco.

May 14: PEACE CORPS members show how seniors can volunteer. 6:30-8 pm. Park Branch Library, 1833 Page. 355-5656.

May 14: Landscape designer Alrie Middlebrook discusses artful, ecological NATIVE GARDENS. 6:30 pm. Book Bay, Fort Mason. 661-1316;

May 15: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. 641-6538;

May 15: BIKE TO WORK DAY starts with an energizer station at Valencia & 17th and ends with a Bike Away from Work party hosted by the Bicycle Coalition, 6-10 pm. The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell. 431-BIKE;

May 15: A panel of speakers discusses "Going GREEN with Your Family" at the Noe Valley Library. 10:30 am-noon. 451 Jersey. 647-8393;

May 15: Attend the first in a series of public HEARINGS on urban planning for the Mission and three other eastern neighborhoods. 6 pm. Room 400, City Hall. 558-6422;

May 15: CREATIVITY EXPLORED's 25th anniversary celebration includes an auction, music, and scenes from Ben Wu's documentary Cross Your Eyes, Keep Them Wide. 7-10 pm. Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission. 863-2108;

May 15, 17 & 18: The SF Young Playwrights Festival presents the four top plays by SF high school students in 2008, at the Diego Rivera Theatre at City College. Thurs. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. 50 Phelan;

May 16-18: SF School of the Arts invites you to "come see something amazing from teenagers" at the school's annual DANCE CONCERT, held at Ft. Mason's Cowell Theater. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. 345-7575;

May 17: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association holds a SIDEWALK SALE on 24th and Church streets. 10 am-7 pm. 641-1414.

May 17: The Lollipop FAMILY FUN RUN benefits Girls on the Run's after-school program. 9 am; 1-mile and 5K start at 10 am. Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park. 863-8942;

May 17: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by the Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

May 17: "Rot on!" at an advanced COMPOSTING workshop at the Garden for the Environment. 10 am-noon. Lawton & 7th Ave. 731-5627;

May 17: The SPRING CARNIVAL at Alvarado Elementary School features children's games and crafts, a raffle, and traditional Latin food. 11 am-3 pm. 625 Douglass. 577-9810 or 722-0237.

May 17: Fairmount Elementary invites you to come for pupusas, a butterfly tent, and music performances at FIESTAVAL. Noon-5 pm. 65 Chenery. 571-9150 or 335-1544.

May 17: A world music A CAPPELLA show at the Noe Valley Ministry features local groups Keeva and Mayim. 6 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

May 17: A PROGRESSIVE READING to support progressive candidates includes appearances by Pam Houston, Mary Roach, David West, and Mark Pritchard. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd. 647-2888;

May 17: SF Prep Hall of Fame holds its annual AWARDS BANQUET honoring outstanding high school sports stars and coaches. Reception 6 pm, awards 7 pm. Patio Espanol Restaurant, 2850 Alemany. Reservations, 826-3572.

May 17 & 18: MISSION BAZAAR, "a shopping spectacle," features arts, crafts, and music. 10 am-8 pm. The Armory, 14th & Mission.

May 18: SF Bicycle Coalition's Jean Fraser offers kids and parents a "Freedom from Training Wheels" LESSON in Golden Gate Park. 1-2:30 pm. JFK Drive west of Conservatory Drive. 431-BIKE;

May 18: A celebration of poet DAVID HALLSTROM features readings, music, and anecdotes. 2 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

May 18: In "Nine and a Half Years Behind the Green Door," Simone Corday discusses HUNTER S. THOMPSON and the Mitchell Brothers. 7:30 pm. The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway. 399-9626;

May 18: Bethany United Methodist Church celebrates 100 years in Noe Valley with a church SERVICE, luncheon, and special program. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393.

May 19: GERONTOLOGIST Susan Diamond discusses fitness for seniors at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. No-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

May 19: UC Berkeley professor David Presti discusses PSYCHOACTIVES in "This Is Your Brain on Drugs." 7-9 pm. Atlas Café, 3049 20th. 648-1047;

May 20: LGBT SENIORS are invited to a discussion group at the Castro Senior Center. 12:30 pm. 110 Diamond. 296-8995.

May 20: LITQUAKE and the SF Library present local poets Debbie Yee, Pireeni Sundaralingam, Zack Rogow, Colm Ó Riain, Keith Ekiss, and Kirsten Lee Andersen. 7-8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 647-8393;

May 20: Michelle Tea hosts the Eureka Valley Library's RADAR SALON, featuring Clint Catalyst and Jim Van Buskirk. 7-8:30 pm. Three Dollar Bill Café, 1800 Market. 557-4353;

May 21: SF Tomorrow honors environmental heroes Harold Gilliam, Kathy Devincenzi, and Brent Plater at its annual AWARDS DINNER. Reception, 5:30 pm; dinner, 7 pm. Castagnola's, Fisherman's Wharf. 585-9489.

May 24: Historian Dennis Powers tells the story of the 1865 SHIPWRECK of the Brother John paddlewheeler off St. George Reef. 6 pm. Maritime Library, Bldg E, Ft. Mason. 561-7040;

May 21: Laura Spanjian speaks for Hillary Clinton and Rebecca Prozar represents Barack Obama at a panel on the positions of the Democratic PRESIDENTIAL candidates; sponsored by the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 641-5838.

May 21: Eric Lyle (known as Iggy Scam on the ZINE scene) discusses his memoir, On the Lower Frequencies. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

May 21: Filmmaker John Reily and musician Lars Hidde screen abstract animated FILMS with live accompaniment. 7:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

May 22: Attend a WORKSHOP on "Transportation 2035" sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 6-8 pm. Room E673, 835 Market. RSVP or 510-817-5981.

May 22: Melissa Peabody screens her film about the return of COYOTES to urban areas, San Francisco--Still Wild at Heart. 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

May 23 & 24: The Elbo Room hosts a CARNAVAL PARTY, featuring live samba music. 10 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

May 23-July 3: In "Hopeless and Otherwise," an ART EXHIBIT at Southern Exposure Gallery, artists address the current state of America. 417 14th. 863-2141;

May 24: This, That, and Mora (8:30 am) and Devil's Slide (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.

May 24: Beth Custer and Stephen Kent perform compositions and improvisations for clarinet and DIDGERIDU. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp.

May 24-25: CARNAVAL San Francisco showcases Latin American and Caribbean music, food, and dance; festival is Saturday and Sunday on Harrison between 16th and 24th; parade along Mission on Sunday begins at 24th and Harrison, 9:30 am. 920-0125;

May 25: Certified instructor Bert Hill teaches a four-hour, city-sponsored "Street Skills BICYCLE Safety Course" for adults 14 and up. 11 am-3 pm. Modern Times, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

May 26: Official MEMORIAL DAY ceremonies at the Presidio honor the 90th anniversary of WWI and pay tribute to Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Parade starts 10:30 am at Presidio Parade Ground. Wallace Levin, 710-5293 or 554-6036.

May 27: The Noe Valley Library shows FILMS for preschoolers at 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

May 27: John Freeman discusses the GREAT WHITE battleship fleet of 1908 at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

May 28: Earplay and SF International Arts Festival present a NEW CHAMBER MUSIC concert featuring works by composers born outside the U.S. Talk, 6:15; concert, 7 pm. Herbst Theater, 392-4400;

May 28, 29 & 31: MARGA GOMEZ performs her new work-in-progress, Long Island Iced Latina, at the Marsh. 8 pm. 1074 Valencia. 826-5750;

May 29: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY offers wine, Orangina, and goldfish crackers. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro. 641-6192.

May 29: Elizabeth Stark, author of Shy Girl, gives a free two-hour WORKSHOP on how to write dialogue and make characters real; bring pen and paper. 6 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

May 29: You're welcome at the monthly meeting of the UPPER NOE Neighbors. 7:30 pm. 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th. 285-0473.

May 29-31: Students at James Lick Middle School perform HAIRSPRAY the Musical. Thurs. & Fri., 6 pm; Sat., 2 p.m. 1220 Noe. 695-5675.

May 29 & 31, June 1: Brazilian choreographer CRISTINA MOURA performs "Like an Idiot" at Dance Mission Theatre. May 29, 7 pm; May 31, 9:30 pm; June 1, 4:30 pm. 3316 24th. 292-1850;

May 30: Tree Frog Treks hosts an "animal extravaganza, for ages 5 and older, " with visiting REPTILES and amphibians. 4-5:45 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 337-4740.

May 30: PARENTS' NIGHT OUT at Bethany United Methodist Church offers games, movies, naps, and refreshments for children, from 5 to 10 pm. 1268 Sanchez. 647-8397.

May 30 & 31: VIENNA TENG performs "chamber folk" at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

May 31: The See Jane Run WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON, 5K, and Kids Run benefits Girls Inc. of the Island City. 8 am. Crown Beach, Alameda.

June 1: Composer/pianist Jake Heggie and friends perform a tribute to French composer Francis Poulenc at a Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC GALA. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236;

June 3: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

June 7: The Swinging GUITARS of Tom Huber and Misisipi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

June 7: BERNAL BUBBLES hosts a topical "Soapbox Lecture" on the first Saturday of the month. 10-10:30 pm. 397 Cortland. 821-9530;

May 28: CHUCK PALAHNIUK talks about his novel Snuff. 7 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688;

May 31: Gerhardt Knodel discusses FIBER studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and his own recent work, at "Hothouse," a lecture sponsored by Artwear and the Textile Arts department of the Fine Arts Museums of SF. 10 am. Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park;

June 3: Shawn Ryan headlines a BENEFIT for the Young Actors' Theatre Camp scholarship fund, featuring Bruce Vilanch, Wesla Whitfield, and Connie Champagne. 7:30 pm. Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason. 866-468-3399;

June 7: Take Steps for CROHN'S and Colitis hosts a 3K evening walk along the Embarcadero, beginning at Justin Herman Plaza. Registration 5 pm, walk 6 pm. 356-2231;

June 12: Immaculee Ilibagiza signs her book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the RWANDAN GENOCIDE. 7 pm. St. Paul's Church, 29th at Church. 648-7538.

June Deadline May 20

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June issue, appearing in Noe Valley by Friday, June 6. If you send us your calendar items by the May 20 deadline, we'll do our best to publish them. Write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or e-mail Note: Events in Noe Valley get first preference, but we'll consider items from all around the city.