Noe Valley Voice November 1998


OCT. 30: Sitarist Habib Khan performs INDIAN MUSIC from 7:30 ­ 9:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

OCT. 31: The HALLOWEEN FEST at the Randall Museum features creepy crafts, ghoulish games, pumpkin carving, and music by Buddy Club performer Lisa Atkinson. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

OCT. 31: If you're not too SPOOKED, walk up Hoffman between 24th and Elizabeth from 5 to 8 pm and visit the 18th annual Noe Valley HAUNTED HOUSE. Ask for the Donner Party. 285-6265.

OCT. 31: BOO AT THE ZOO features a haunted nature trail, a costume parade and contest, and trick-or-treat stations. 11 am ­ 3 pm. San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd. at 45th Ave. 705-0761.

OCT. 31: Upper Noe Rec Center will be HAUNTED all day. Goblins ages 1 to 3 are invited for treats and games from 10:30 am to noon; for boys and ghouls 5 and up, the rec center lobby will turn into a cemetery from 1 to 4:30 pm. Be very afraid! Day & Sanchez. 695-5011.

NOV. 1: Music on the Hill (MOTH) presents the ARLEKIN STRING QUARTET performing music by Shostakovich, Brahms, and an original work by the group's cellist, Sergei Riabtchenko. 7 pm. St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 241-1515.

NOV. 1 & 15: Noe Valley's INA CHALIS Opera Ensemble performs Tchaikovsky's Iolanta. Nov. 1, 7 pm; Nov. 15, 7:30 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 826-8670.

NOV. 3: Get out there and VOTE!

NOV. 3: The Adventist Healthvan offers blood pressure and cholesterol screening, 10 am ­ 4 pm. Bell Market, 24th between Sanchez and Noe. 775-2570.

NOV. 3: Dr. Betty Carmack leads a PET LOSS Support Group for grieving pet owners. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. SF/SPCA, 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.

NOV. 3 ­ 8: Di Trevis' "Happy Birthday BRECHT," a portrait of the German playwright, benefits Send a Piana to Havana. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. Call 621-7797 for show times.

NOV. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Preschoolers 3 to 5 are invited to STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 3, 10, 17 & 24: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Latin and BALLROOM DANCE classes for all levels. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.

NOV. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Lauren Coleman's All That JAZZ (DANCE) class begins at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

NOV. 4: The Noe Valley Library hosts a LAPSIT for infants and toddlers. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 4 ­ 8: The FILM ARTS FESTIVAL of Independent Cinema screens 21 programs at the Castro and Roxie theaters. Call 552-FILM for a schedule.

NOV. 4 ­ 28: Ethel Mays exhibits "Alien Notebook," PHOTOGRAPHS "accidentally left behind by artists passing through our world en route to other planes and way stations." Tues. ­ Thurs., 3 ­ 10 pm, and Fri. & Sat., 11 am ­ 5 pm; reception Nov. 4, 7 ­ 9 pm. S.F. Photography Center, 50 Scott St. 554-9522.

NOV. 4, 18 & 25: Learn SPANISH CONVERSATION through reading different Latin American authors, one chapter at a time, with discussion following. 7:30 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.

NOV. 5: The Main Library hosts the second annual literary QUIZ SHOW, moderated by ZYZZYVA editor Howard Junker. 6:30 ­ 7:30 pm. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

NOV. 5 & 6: Phil Frank's comic strip Farley comes to life in "FloraFauna Follies: A Fable of Old and Great Park," a supper show musical BENEFIT for the Friends of Rec and Park. Russian Center, 2450 Sutter St. Call 561-4649 for reservations.

NOV. 6: Cartoonist TOM TOMORROW gives a talk and slideshow, "Penguin Soup for the Soul." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

NOV. 6 ­ 14: The VIOLET SWERVE TRIO performs new work at the Dancers' Group Studio. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.

NOV. 6 ­ 14: Chamber ensemble Manifold American Symphony performs Sebastian Craig's new OPERA, Continuum. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. ODC Performance Gallery, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

NOV. 6 ­ 15: The Bay Area Educational Theater Company performs a musical production of Carlo Collodi's classic, PINOCCHIO. Fri., 7:30 pm; Sat., 2 and 7:30 pm; Sun., 2 pm. McAteer High Theater, 555 Portola Drive. 334-3556.

NOV. 6 ­ 15: The Holocaust Center of Northern California's Young Scholars Program and the Bloc Theater Company present Betty Grandis' one-woman cabaret-style PERFORMANCE PIECE, "Exit Laughing: The Freest Theater in the Reich." Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St. 751-6040.

NOV. 7: Noe Valley residents will cheerfully take part in the GREAT SWEEP, the city's cleanup day, by meeting at the Hoffman or 26th Street fire stations, or at Upper Noe Recreation Center on 30th Street. Brooms and snacks provided. 9 ­ 11 am. 821-4087.

NOV. 7: Join a cleanup of DOUGLASS PLAYGROUND, sponsored by the Noe Valley Neighborhood Parks Improvement Association. Refreshments provided by local merchants. 10 am ­ 1 pm. 26th & Douglass. 824-4680.

NOV. 7: Bethany United Methodist Church hosts a HOLIDAY FAIRE, including arts and crafts, baked goods, and attic treasures. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 2299 Market St. 647-8393.

NOV. 7: The ZOO GUIDE Orientation offers information about upcoming adult classes for future docents, teachers, and guides. Meet at the Sloat Gate, 10 am. 1 Zoo Rd. 753-7073.

NOV. 7: Alvarado Elementary School hosts an OPEN HOUSE and discussion with Principal Phyllis Matsuno. 10:30 am ­ noon. 625 Douglass St. 241-6085.

NOV. 7: The San Francisco SONG CYCLE features Jeff Pehrson and Jim Brunberg of Box Set, Noe Venable, David Hopkins, Jon Birdsong, and friends. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 7 & 8: Have your PET'S PORTRAIT taken with Santa Claus and enjoy a critter party, prizes, refreshments, and a "bow-wow boutique." 10 am ­ 3 pm. SF/SPCA, 2200 16th St. St. 554-3000.

NOV. 7 & 8: Arthur Golden, Terry McMillan, Grace Slick, and Patti Smith will be on hand at the SF BOOK FESTIVAL. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, 8th & Brannan. Call 908-2833 for schedule.

NOV. 8: Gina Rose Halpern and Jeff Wright as REAL*MAGIC perform "The Mystery Show" at the Marsh's Growing Stage. 1:30 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.

NOV. 8: Amy Bronwen Zemser signs her BOOK Beyond the Mango Tree. 2 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3910 24th St. 282-8080.

NOV. 8: The S.F. ROSE SOCIETY meeting features a lecture, "New Roses for 1999." 1 pm. S.F. County Fair Bldg., Golden Gate Park. 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way. 436-0497.

NOV. 8: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features soprano Susan Rode Morris and the Trio Kakadu, with violinist Anthony Martin, cellist Tanya Tomkins, and Steven Bailey on pianoforte, in a program of works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 8: Sunday Night Vespers/EVENSONG (formerly Taize/Cantate) is a healing service of chants, silent meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 8: Celebrate the CELTIC NEW YEAR at the annual Oiche Samhain Ceili, featuring a waltz contest and dance instruction from 6 to 7 pm. 7 ­ 10 pm. Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave. 564-7188.

NOV. 9: The Bad Check Enforcement Program holds a FRAUD PREVENTION SEMINAR at the SBA Entrepreneur Center, from 1:30 to 5 pm. 455 Market St. Call Glenn Baker at 272-2317 for a reservation.

NOV. 10 & 12: Jan Zobel leads a two-part seminar, "BASIC TAX and Recordkeeping for Self-Employed People." 9:30 am. Valencia & 23rd. 821-1015.

NOV. 11: Pundits and pollsters will stop by to do a POST-ELECTION WRAP-UP with the Noe Valley Demo-cratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-4087.

NOV. 11 ­ 24: CLAY ARTIST Harry Leaf exhibits raku and high-fire goddess figures at Ruby's Clay Studio. Reception Nov. 13, 6:30 ­ 9 pm. 552A Noe St. 558-9819.

NOV. 12: FILMS for children 3 to 5 will be screened at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 12: "WOMEN AND SPORTS: How Far Have We Come?" is the topic at Radical Women's November meeting and dinner. 6:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

NOV. 12: Sean Kelly lectures on "Incarnating the MILLENNIUM: From the Death of God to the End of History." 7 ­ 9 pm. Institute of Integral Studies, 9 Peter Yorke Way. 674-5500, ext. 241.

NOV. 13 & 14: The 17th Encuentro del CANTO POPULAR features entertainment, food from Puerto Rico and Chiapas, and a raffle of Giants memorabilia to aid victims of Hurricane Georges. 8 pm. Korinthias Community Center, 245 Valencia St. 252-5957.

NOV. 14: The Older Women's League (OWL) sponsors an informational meeting for women of all ages facing change in their lives (divorce, menopause, downsizing) with an aim to forming SUPPORT GROUPS. 9:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. Phone 989-4422 for info.

NOV. 14: A CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE at ICA Auditorium benefits the Dominican Sisters. 10 am ­ 5 pm. 24th & Guerrero.

NOV. 14: PEGGY RATHMAN signs her book Ten Minutes to Bedtime. 2 pm. Cover to Cover, 3910 24th St. 282-8080.

NOV. 14: The 14th annual Noe Valley MUSIC FESTIVAL, held this year at two local bars, benefits the Noe Valley Senior Center and Centro Latino de San Francisco. 2 ­ 10 pm. Noe's Bar, 24th & Castro, and Kennedy's Pub, Church & 25th. 826-1103.

NOV. 15: Vashti Becktell's HOLIDAY GIFT SALE includes handmade origami ornaments, cards, journals, and jewelry. Noon to 6 pm. 1117-1/2 Castro St.

NOV. 15: The S.F. Children's Chorus performs a fall CONCERT at 3 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 826-8670.

NOV. 15: The silent LIVE AUCTION at Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School features hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and entertainment. 6:30 ­ 10:30 pm. Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga St. 585-8022.

NOV. 18: JULIANA KOHL shares musical activities with toddlers at 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 18: Chris Carlsson's multimedia COMMUNITY HISTORY program, "Shaping San Francisco," begins at 7 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

NOV. 19: The DPW hosts a NEIGHBORHOOD FORUM/"Quality of Life" meeting for areas including Noe Valley. 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm. Mission High School, 3750 18th St. 554-5440.

NOV. 20: KAREMENA STANCHEVA, soloist with the Bulgarian Women's Choir, performs with Bulgarian guest instrumentalists. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 21: A PLANTING DAY organized by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park runs from 9 am to noon. Meet behind the Glen Park Rec Center, Elk & Chenery. 584-8576.

NOV. 21: The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsors a CELTIC DAY of spirituality and prayer starting at 9:30 am, and concluding with mass at 3:30 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St. 648-6275.

NOV. 21: Bethany United Methodist Church hosts a RUMMAGE SALE promising treasures galore. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

NOV. 21: The American TAEKWONDO Association, Noe Valley Club, holds a self-defense and street safety seminar for ages 16 and up. Noon to 4 pm. Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 587-7994.

NOV. 21: Learn about CARNIVOROUS PLANTS at an exhibit and talk from 1 to 3 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 21: Dance Brigade and Friends perform "Troubadour's Memory," a DANCE DRAMA. 8 pm. Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. 522-8793.

NOV. 21: IRANIAN composer and musician Aldoush performs with the Human Exchange at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 22: CHAIM POTOK reads from his new book, Zebra. 2 pm. Cover to Cover, 3910 24th St. 282-8080.

NOV. 22: SOPRANOS Sheryl Kaskowitz and Liz Velarde perform a recital of songs and duets by Scarlatti, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Gluck, and Faure. 3 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 864-6800.

NOV. 28: Now that you've had your Thanksgiving feast, come find out what the ANIMALS that live in the Randall Museum eat, and why. 1 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.