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Calendar April 1999
APRIL 1 & 12: The SPCA's FERAL CAT workshops continue with a discussion of medical issues on April 1, and "Socializing Ferals" on April 12. 6 7:30 pm. SPCA, 243 Alabama St. 554-3097.
APRIL 1 MAY 1: "Pop! Pop! Pop!" is a POP ART EXHIBIT by children from the after-school arts program at Rooftop School. Reception April 9, 7 8:30 pm. Cafe ?, 2885 Diamond St. 643-1502.
APRIL 1 MAY 9: THERESA MOORE exhibits "Seductive Tales," femme fatales in oil on canvas at the gallery of 17 Reasons. Reception April 10, 3 5 pm. 3961 24th St. 206-1717.
APRIL 3: A FACULTY CONCERT and discussion features violinist Rachel Hurwitz and harpsichordist Phebe Craig. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
APRIL 3 & 10: TAX HELP is available for families with incomes under $26,000. 10 am 2 pm. Central American Resource Center, 1245 Alabama St. Call 281-1600 for information.
APRIL 3 17: DOCENT TRAINING at the S.F. Maritime Historical Park runs for three Saturdays, from 10 am to 3 pm. Call Sue Schmidt at 556-1613.
APRIL 4 MAY 5: Developmentally disabled adults from the Arc Seniors Program will exhibit ARTWORK at Gallery Sanchez in the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez St. 255-7200.
APRIL 5, 19 & 26; MAY 1: Robert Ressler, Ph.D., offers WORKSHOPS for artists, performers, and writers on ways to tap creativity. 7:30 9:30 pm. (May 1: 1 5:30 pm.) Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.
APRIL 6: GARAGE SALE SIGNS are the topic of a debate at the Board of Supervisors Housing Committee Hearing. 10 am. City Hall, Room 263. Free Speech Ad Hoc Committee: 289-6575.
APRIL 6 27: Lauren Coleman's Tuesday JAZZ DANCE classes begin at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.
APRIL 6 27: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin, swing, and ballroom DANCE for all levels. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.
APRIL 7: The Adventist HEALTH VAN offers free blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screening. 10 am 4 pm. Bell Market lot. 775-2570.
APRIL 7: Combine Free Day at the Zoo with a (human) Health and FITNESS FAIR: glucose and cholesterol testing, and a visit with the elephants! 11 am 3 pm. 1 Zoo Road. 753-7080.
APRIL 7: AUDITIONS for a San Francisco City Chorus pops concert (scheduled for June 5) welcome all voice parts; call 756-SONG for appointment.
APRIL 9: Lev Raphael signs his latest Nick Hoffman MYSTERY, The Death of a Constant Lover. 4 5 pm. The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 9 17: The Beauty School performs two new DANCE works, Syntax and I See London I See France. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. The S.F. Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett St. 558-8118.
APRIL 9 17: The SHOOK DANCE TROUPE performs The Natural and Fantastic Dreamshake as part of the ongoing Bread and Butter series. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
APRIL 9 19: "HOLLYWOOD HOUNDS" is a glamour photo opportunity for dogs and cats; costumes are available. $25 donation. Call the SPCA at 554-3064 to set up an appointment.
APRIL 9 25: Goat Hall Productions performs WEILL and Brecht's The Threepenny Opera. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.
APRIL 9 25: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' Suddenly Last Summer features two Noe Valley residents: Neal Shorstein, director, and Anna Van der Heide, acting the part of Mrs. Venable. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 2 pm. The Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St. (510) 594-1400.
APRIL 9 MAY 2: The ANGST ENSEMBLE performs Sight Unseen, a "portrait of the artist as a young capitalist." Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. 449 Powell St. 433-1172.
APRIL 10: A FLEA MARKET fundraiser for James Lick and Buena Vista schools gets under way at 8 am. 1220 Noe St. Ray Ponce, 695-5675, ext. 3144.
APRIL 10: The California Council on Wireless Technology Impacts holds a CONFERENCE at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon. 9 am 4 pm. Call Libby Kelly, 892-1863.
APRIL 10: TECHNOCRACY presents a current events discussion, focusing on crime, the environment, and poverty. 2 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 771-9994.
APRIL 10: "Heidi's Concert" features FIDDLE TUNES from the British Isles. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
APRIL 10: The San Francisco KLEZMER EXPERIENCE performs a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
APRIL 11: GREGG MAIN's first novel, Every Trace, is described as a "white-knuckle ride." 2 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 11: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features the Bay Area ensemble HelioTrope, performing "Hildegard/ Avant-Garde," medieval and new music for voices. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
APRIL 11: Sunday Night EVENSONG is a healing service of chants, silent meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
APRIL 13: FILMS for children 3 to 5 are screened at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 13: Susan Pena leads a SING-ALONG folk music event for children 3 to 5. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.
APRIL 14: Gary T. and his Poet Tree offer INTEACTIVE POETRY for all ages. 7 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery, 337-4740.
APRIL 14, 21 & 28: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 15: Peter Robinson signs his new MYSTERY, In a Dry Season. 2 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 16 & 17: Tweel & Company present DANCE, live music, and visual art at the Dance Mission Theater. 8 pm. 3316 24th St. 695-0746.
APRIL 16 & 17: BOX SET DUO gives two live CD-recording concerts. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
APRIL 16 MAY 30: CLOWN JEFF RAZ juggles love, marriage, and adoption in a new play, Birth Mark. Thurs. Sat. 8:30 pm; Sun. 7:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
APRIL 17: Noe Valley's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) provides information about earthquake preparedness from 10 am to noon in the James Lick School playground. 1220 Noe St. David Deakin, 282-4367.
APRIL 17: A CARWASH at Fairmount Elementary School runs from 10 am to 3 pm; enjoy a hotdog or ice cream while you wait. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.
APRIL 17: Julie Oxendale helps writers overcome "Procrastination 101." 10 am 4 pm. Writing Salon, 642-9793.
APRIL 17: NOSE WOES and allergies are up for discussion at St. Luke's free community lecture. 10:30 am noon. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.
APRIL 17: Artist and CHILDREN'S BOOK author Todd Parr, called "the Keith Haring for kids," signs copies of his books at FAO Schwartz. 11 am 3 pm. 48 Stockton St. (310) 454-8825.
APRIL 17: EARTHQUAKE DAY features seismic learning, songs and games, and a chance for children to try on clothes from 1906. 1 3 pm. The Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
APRIL 17: The S.F. Mystery Bookstore hosts a book signing by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz from 2 to 3 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 18: Meet survivors of the 1906 EARTHQUAKE at the fire hydrant "that saved the Mission District." 6:30 am. 20th & Church, above Dolores Park.
APRIL 18: Your new cat or dog is waiting for you at Hopalong Animal Rescue's MOBILE PET ADOPTION. Noon 3 pm. In front of Zephyr Realty, 4040 24th St. Pali Boucher, 642-4786.
APRIL 18: The Sanchez Street STORY SWAP features Sandra Niman. 2:30 4:30 pm. 1589 Sanchez St. 647-7455.
APRIL 20: NORMAN SOLOMON discusses The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
APRIL 20 & 27: STORY TIME for preschoolers is 10 am at the Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 21: JAY THE JUGGLER performs for children 5 and up at the Excelsior Branch Library. 4 pm. 4400 Mission St. 337-4735.
APRIL 21: The Bay Area VIDEO COALITION shows "Visual Poetry and Experimental Video" from 7 to 9 pm. 2727 Mariposa St. 861-3282.
APRIL 21 JUNE 23: Jane Underwood leads a 10-week course, "Write from Real Life: PERSONAL ESSAYS." Wed., 7 9:30 pm. The Writing Salon. Call for location: 642-9793.
APRIL 22: The "Women of Purpose, Women of Vision" video series at the Main Library features a documentary, MOTHER TERESA. Noon. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4515.
APRIL 22: ANGELA ALIOTO speaks and signs her new book, Straight to the Heart -- Political Cantos. 7 pm. The Cannery, 3rd floor conference center, 2801 Leavenworth St. 750-9986.
APRIL 22: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS will choose committee heads at their monthly meeting at the Upper Noe Recreation Center. 7:30 pm. Day & Sanchez. Vicki Rosen, 285-0473.
APRIL 23 & 24: A BOWED INSTRUMENTS FESTIVAL features exhibits of acoustic and electric musical instruments from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, before an 8:15 pm concert by the Tin Hat Trio, Azigza, and Tracy Silverman. Festival continues all day Saturday, ending with an 8:15 concert by violinist Darol Anger and his Jazz Guys. Workshops by Dave Balakrishnan and Anthony Blea will be held Sat., 1 6 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Advance tickets Streetlight Records. 454-5238 or (650) 961-6247.
APRIL 24: "The Importance of WOMEN'S FRIENDSHIPS in Any Language" is the lecture topic at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am 2:30 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.
APRIL 24: The Randall Museum's "Festival on the Hill" features interactive art and science activities including giant puppets and an inflatable bouncer, plus music and refreshments. 11 am 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
APRIL 24: The SINGING RAINBOW performs an Earth Day concert with the San Francisco Children's Chorus. 2 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 550-7752.
APRIL 24: Phil Coulter, IRELAND's "Ambassador for Music," gives a concert to benefit St. Paul's retrofit project. 8 pm. 221 Valley St. 648-7538.
APRIL 24 & 25: The S.F. GAY MEN'S CHORUS keeps Misbehavin' with Nell Carter. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St. 863-4472.
APRIL 24, MAY 1 & 8: The citywide Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers an earthquake safety training on three Saturdays. 9 am 4 pm. 2310 Folsom St. For info, call Noe Valley NERT's David Deakin, 282-4367.
APRIL 25: The annual SPING CELEBRATION at the Rocky Mountain Participation Nursery School features live music, games, a petting zoo, and an auction. 11 am 3 pm. Peixotto Park, 2475 15th St. 552-2929.
APRIL 25: Walter Satterthwait will be on hand for a BOOK SIGNING at the S.F. Mystery Bookstore. 3 to 4 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 30: The JAMESTOWN JAM features dancing to Brazilian funk band Vivendo de Pao; proceeds benefit the Jamestown Community Center's youth programs. 9 pm 2 am. 7th Note Showclub, 915 Columbus Ave. 647-4709.
MAY 2: Join the Sunday CINCO DE MAYO parade, starting on 24th Street (at Bryant) at 10 am and continuing on Mission Street to Civic Center Plaza. A car show and mariachi, folk, and Latin rock bands and will entertain at five stages. 11 am to 6 pm. Mission Economic Cultural Association, 826-1401.