Noe Valley Voice March 2011


Cellist Angela Lee joins Leor Maltinski and David Kim in a chamber music performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations on March 13.   Photo by Dan Masto

Don’t Let April Fool You

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April 2011 issue, distributed on, around, or over the first. The deadline for items is April 15. Email ­ or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.


March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books’ Tuesday STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

March 1, 8, 22 & 29: The Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES features rhymes, movement, and music for 18 months to 3-year-olds. 10:15 & 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

March 1, 8 & 29: Eureka Valley Library’s Tuesday TODDLER TALES, for ages 18 months to 3 years, starts at 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

March 1-29: Take a WALKING TOUR of the Castro on Sat., Sun., or Tues. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266;

March 1-31: Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive.

March 1-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches to seniors over 60, weekdays at noon, at St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. Call to reserve a lunch, 648-1030;

March 2, 9, 16 & 30: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

March 2-30: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS congregate Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:45 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am at 23rd and Diamond for a 30-minute walk/jog. 509-6261.

March 2-30: Chris Sequeira offers free Wednesday and Friday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am, Wednesdays for seniors at the Glen Park Auditorium from 1 to 3 pm, and Mondays at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, at 6 pm. 773-8185; ­

March 3-31: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers six Thursday training sessions. 6:30-9:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 970-2024;

March 3-April 20: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts “The Masters,” a group show of artwork inspired by art history. Open Mon.-Sat. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: Happy Hour Flow VINYASA YOGA at Kiki-Yo includes wine and cheese. 6-7:15 pm. 605B Chenery. 587-5454;

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: “BINGO!” happens at St. Paul’s Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

March 4-25: The Friday-night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

March 4-25: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936.

March 5: Scott Wiener reports on Mollie Stone’s, Trader Joe’s, transit and other local issues at a District 8 TOWN HALL at St. Aidan’s Church. Police Capt. Louis Cassanego will also attend. 4 pm. 101 Gold Mine Drive at Diamond Heights Blvd. Adam Taylor, 554-6987.

March 5: Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES celebrates its 30th anniversary with George Cole Quintet and Glass House. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238;

March 5: The Children’s BOOK PROJ­ECT hosts a party with live music at the Blue Macaw Club. 8 pm-2 am. 2565 Mission. 920-0577.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26: Come hear country and folk music at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 5-27: Young Performers Theatre enacts Beauty and the Beast. Sat., 1 pm, and Sun., 1 and 3:30 pm. Fort Mason, Bldg C, Room 300. 346-5550.

March 5-April 18: See painter Gianluca Franzese’s “Timeless?”, a solo exhibition of works addressing the transformation of the city. Sat., Sun. & Mon., 11 am-7 pm; Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 1-7 pm; Fri., 11 am-9 pm. Fabric 8 Gallery, 3318 22nd. 647-5888.

March 5-May 1: GEOFF HOYLE performs his solo show Geezer. Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm., Sun., 3 pm. The Marsh, 1074 Valencia. 826-5750;

March 6: A Mardi Gras celebration, featuring jazz musician Gerry Grosz, marks the final SUNDAY WORSHIP at the Noe Valley Ministry. (Services move to St. Luke’s Chapel in St. Luke’s Hospital, Valencia and Cesar Chavez, March 13.) 10:30 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

March 6: Paxton Gate offers a TERRARIUM WORKSHOP at its Curiosities for Kids location. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872;

March 6: MUSIC ON THE HILL presents a concert by the Lee Trio. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429;

March 6: LITQUAKE hosts comedian Michael Showalter in conversation with Jack Boulware at the JCCSF. 7-8:30 pm. 3200 California. 292-1200;

March 6, 13, 20 & 27: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266;

March 6 & 20: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266; ­

March 6 & April 3: Rocket DOG ­RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

March 7: Abby Wasserman gives a SLIDE TALK, “The Artist/Activist: Mary Tuthill Lindheim,” at the Odd Mondays series. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 7: Kurt Timmermeister, owner of Kurtwood Farms, discusses Growing a FARMER: How I Learned to Live Off the Land. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; ­

March 7-28: Bliss Bar’s Monday COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein. 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

March 8: Low-income clients are encouraged to attend a free clinic on “How to Present a CLAIM in Small Claims Court.” 760 Market, 10th Floor. 693-9811;

March 8: The RANDALL MUSEUM hosts a public meeting to get community feedback on past and future programs. 6 pm. 199 Museum. 554-9681;

March 8: The SF Museum and Historical Society tours the Neptune Society COLUMBARIUM. 7 pm. 1 ­Lorraine Court at Arguello, off Anza. 537-1105;

March 9: CCSF’s Women’s Studies presents speakers addressing the struggles of IMMIGRANT WOMEN workers. 6:30-9:30 pm. Mission Campus Auditorium, 1125 Valencia. 452-7025.

March 9: Friends of the Noe Valley REC CENTER discuss renovations and activities at the park. 7 pm. Day & Sanchez. 970-8061;

March 9: Award-winning animation company Images in Motion performs at the Noe Valley Library in conjunction with the citywide PUPPET FESTIVAL. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

March 10: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to a discussion group at 30th Street Senior Center. 2nd Thur., 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.

March 10: Parents Place offers a talk on “Everyday Intimacy: The Simple Secrets to Staying in Love While Raising Children.” 6:30-8 pm. 1710 Scott. 359-2454;

March 10: Bird & Beckett’s POLITICAL BOOK group discusses Gray Brechin’s Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. 7 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

March 10-20: The San Francisco Asian American Film FESTIVAL ­celebrates its 29th year, at locations including the Castro Theatre, the Kabuki, the Summit on Valencia, and the Asian Art Museum. For a schedule go to ­

March 11-13: 13th Floor DANCE THEATER performs “Lightning Strikes Anonymous and Other Stories” at the ODC Theater. 8 pm. 3153 17th. 863-9834;

March 12: LADYBUG GARDENERS invites you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, on second Saturdays from 9 am to noon. 970-8061;

March 12: Local doulas and ­MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

March 12: Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of PRUNE restaurant in New York, introduces her memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books on Food, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; ­

March 12: Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School’s Silent & LIVE AUCTION party runs from 6 to 10 pm. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough.

March 12: All are invited to “A Star Inside,” Alvarado School’s BENEFIT AUCTION, featuring music, food, and bidding on kids’ art. 6-11 pm. Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Boulevard. 695-5695;

March 12, 13 & 20: The PRINCESS PROJECT collects and distributes prom gowns to high school girls who otherwise couldn’t afford them; bring valid school ID. 8 am-5 pm; March 20, 8 am-2 pm. 901 Market. 519-1182;

March 13: Kathy Amendoda from the Golden Gate Business Association speaks at the monthly meeting of PFLAG, 2-4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

March 13: A panel discussion at Omnivore Books, “Legends of the GOURMET GHETTO,” features Bruce Aidells, Joyce Goldstein, Alice Medrich, and Victoria Wise; to benefit Cobb Elementary School. 3-5 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 13: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, starring Leor Maltinski (violin), David Kim (viola), and Angela Lee (cello). 4 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236;

March 13 & 27: The Sunday JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features saxophonist Pete Yellin, pianist Larry Vuckovich, and drummer Adam Goodhue on March 13; and vocalist Frank Jackson, Vuckovich, and bassist Al Obidinski March 27. 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

March 15: Rebecca Blake leads YOGA FOR TODDLERS (18-36 months) and their caregivers; bring a mat or towel. 10:15-11 am. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

March 15: FILMS for children 5 and under, and their families, screen at 10:15 and 11 am. (Please park strollers by the elevator.) Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

March 16: Alcoholocaust presents a Pre-St. Patty’s Day PUNK BASH, beginning at 6 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

March 16: The monthly BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

March 16: Supervisor Scott Wiener, Vicki Rosen, Todd David, and Deborah Niemann discuss the town square and other issues and projects at the Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meeting. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s, 725 Diamond.

March 17: Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas sign Life, On the Line: A CHEF’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death... 5-6 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 17: The SF Center for the Book hosts a discussion with The Ladies of LETTERPRESS. 6-8 PM. 300 DeHaro. 565-0545;

March 17: Celebrate ST. PATRICK’S Day with Irish stew at local bars, including Noe’s, the Dubliner, O’Greenberg’s, the Peaks, and Valley Tavern. 11 am on. 24th, Castro, and Dolores.

March 18: Meagan Brown from Edward Jones Investments leads a discussion, “RETIREMENT Has Changed: What’s Your Next Move?” 10 am. 4190 24th. 282-4079.

March 19: Deadline for Rec and Park’s SUMMER CAMP signup. 831-6800;

March 19: The SF SHAKESPEARE Festival players perform an abridged version of The Tempest. 3-5 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

March 19: Art educator/therapist Lauren Owenmark hosts a “SoulCollage” WORKSHOP to create a deck of cards that address life’s challenges; materials supplied. 3-5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Sign up: 355-5707.

March 19: The Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES holds a belated St. Patrick’s concert featuring violinist Colm O’Riain. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238;

March 19 & April 2, 16 & 30: Presidio Habitats presents a Family “Quest” Adventure, a treasure hunt, art show, and tour of WILDLIFE habitats in the Presidio. Aimed at kids 5 to 12. 10 am-noon. Exhibition Pavilion. RSVP 561-4449;

March 20: The SF Vegetarian Society’s sixth annual MEATOUT celebration features speakers and lunch. Noon-3:30 pm. Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin. 273-5481;

March 21: The PORCHLIGHT STORYTELLING series offers “Ready to Wear: The Fashion Show,” with hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. 8-10 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-2108.

March 23: The Castro/Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association brings Supervisor Scott Wiener to its next community meeting. 7-8:30 pm. 501 Castro (above B of A).

March 23-27: ArtZone 461 sponsors a sale of ARTWORK to benefit Art for Healing. March 23, donor/press preview 5-8 pm; Thurs.-Sat, noon-7 pm; Sun., noon-5 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.

March 24: Ann Zimmerman discusses her new book, An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. FISHER. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 24: The Castro Theatre is the site of the fourth annual DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL, featuring short films made on cell phones and pocket cameras. 8 pm. 429 Castro. 621-6120.

March 26: See Jane Run offers a BALANCE CLASS, “Train Your Feet.” 9 am. 3910 24th. Class limited to 12; register at

March 26: The Older Women’s League (OWL) hosts a discussion about California Pacific Med Center’s plan to build a new hospital on Cathedral Hill. 10 am-noon. 870 Market, Room 975. RSVP to 989-4422;

March 26: Taste SICILIAN WINES with author Robert Camuto (Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey) and A16 wine director Shelley Lindgren. 4-5 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 27: URBAN FARMER Lisa Taylor discusses Your Farm in the City. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

March 28: Hearings on the reliability of the J-CHURCH, with representatives from Muni, get under way at City Hall at 4 pm. Board of Supervisors chambers. 554-6968.

March 28-April 1: The SF Zoo hosts Spring ZOO CAMPS, pre-K through K, 9 am to noon, and 1st through 6th grade, 9 am to 4 pm. 753-7073;

March 29: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

March 29: Woody LaBounty discusses “INGLESIDE TERRACES 100: Racetrack to Residence Park” at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

March 31: Magical Moonshine ­Theatre presents a table-top PUPPET SHOW, “Little Elephant Has a Ball,” for ages 2 to 7. 4 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616,

April 1 & 2: SUPERVISOR SCOTT Wiener’s office is open Fri., 10 am to noon, at City Hall, Room 274; and Sat., 10 am to noon, at Café Bello, 2885 Diamond. Call to confirm: 554-6968.

April 1: The Rotunda DANCE SERIES hosts a performance by Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique at City Hall. Noon. 920-9181;

April 1: Sample 20 wines at the second annual Noe Valley UNCORKED WINE fundraiser for the Noe Valley Ministry. 6-9 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

April 1-7: The Roxie Theater screens DOCUMENTARY FILM Orgasm Inc.; following the 6:45 show on April 3, Dr. Carol Queen leads a panel discussion. 3117 16th. 863-1087;

April 14: Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Jeff Godown join Supervisor Scott Wiener at a District 8 TOWN MEETING at Mission High School, 3750 18th. 6:30-8: 30 pm. 554-6968.


Don’t Let April Fool You

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April 2011 issue, distributed on, around, or over the first. The deadline for items is April 15. Email ­ or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.