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NOW: The Mission Branch Library offers HOMEWORK HELP for students in grades K 8. 2601 Mission St.. Call for a weekly appointment: 695-5090.
FEB. 1 9: Blind artist/poet JOSEE ANDREI exhibits paintings at Gallery Sanchez. Daily, 10 am 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
FEB. 1 18: Twelve Bay Area artists, including Noe Valley's LAURA GATES, exhibit their work in various media in an exhibition at the Hollis Street Project. 5900 Hollis St., Emeryville. 206-1237.
FEB. 1 22: People with TRICHOTILLOMANIA (compulsive hair-pulling) are invited to a 12-step recovery program on Mondays, 7 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
FEB. 2, 9 & 16: Preschoolers 3 5 should check out STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
FEB. 2 23: Tuesday JAZZ DANCE classes begin at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.
FEB. 2 23: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin and BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES for all levels. 2 pm. 225 30th St. 550-2221.
FEB. 2 28: CHILDREN'S ART created by students at the San Francisco School will be on display at the gallery at 17 Reasons. 3961 24th St. 206-1717.
FEB. 3: The Healthvan offers a $5 CHOLESTEROL screening and free blood pressure readings. 10 am 4 pm. Bell Market parking lot, 24th St. between Noe & Sanchez. 775-2570.
FEB. 3 14: Ronnie Larson's Off-Broadway PLAY, Ten Naked Men, deals with Hollywood, hustling, and capitalism. Wed. Sun. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. Call 861-5079 for times.
FEB. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Noe Valley Li-brary hosts LAPSITS for infants & toddlers. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
FEB. 4: STORYTELLER Awele Makeba celebrates the Black oral tradition. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.
FEB. 4: A CHILDREN'S ART SHOW and auction, sponsored by the Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center, will feature cards and Valentine's Day gifts. 6 8:30 pm. 152 Church St. 861-1818.
FEB. 4: Designer of ECCENTRIC GARDENS, Frances Butler, explains gardening as a path to creative thought. 7:30 pm. Castro Area Planning + Action, Harvey Milk School, Collingwood/19th.
FEB. 4: ISABEL ALLENDE and poet James Tipton will read from their work, including his newest book, Letters from a Stranger. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
FEB. 4 APRIL 30: Local PHOTOGRAPHER Douglass Legg exhibits images from Vietnam. Reception Feb. 11, 4 6 pm; Mon. Fri., 10 am 4 pm. Metropolitan Transit Commission, 101 Eighth St., Oakland. (510) 464-7773.
FEB. 5: Today is the deadline to sign up for training to be a VOLUNTEER OPERATOR for the AIDS Hotline. Call 487-8080 for information.
FEB. 5: BASSIST Michael Manring performs with flutist Larry Kassin and pianist Tom Darter. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
FEB. 6: Come meet reps from dozens of camps, here and abroad, at the SUMMER CAMP FAIR, sponsored by the French American International School. 10 am 2 pm. 150 Oak St. 643-3434.
FEB. 6: The S.F. Neighborhoods Alliance hosts an open house at CITY HALL, with food, booths, and tours. 10 am 4 pm. (Raffle drawing at 2:45 pm.) Enter on Van Ness Ave. 821-4087.
FEB. 6: Pat Marjavi, RN, leads a CHILDBIRTH advocacy workshop at Natural Resources. 11 am 1 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
FEB. 6: The Community Music Center's midyear CONCERT features students under 18 performing chamber music, jazz, and original compositions. 11 am. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
FEB. 6: The West Portal Library hosts a CHINESE LION DANCE performance at 11:30 am. 190 Lenox Way. 753-7135.
FEB. 6: Laurie King signs her new Professor Anne Waverly MYSTERY, A Darker Place, 12:30 1 pm; Barbara Seranella signs her second novel, No Offense Intended, 2 3 pm; Edgar Award winner Joe Gores signs Cases, "a portrait of the detective as a young man," 3 4 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
FEB. 6: Clinical psychologist Dr. Edward Hoffman presents a talk, "The KABBALAH: Doorway to the Soul." 7 9 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. 575-6175.
FEB. 6: The Eastern European vocal choir KITKA performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
FEB. 6 14: The 10th annual SEX TOUR at the S.F. Zoo includes all you ever wanted to know about amorous elephants and flirtatious warthogs. For 18 and up. Sat. & Sun., 9 am & 3 pm. 1 Zoo Road. 753-7165 for reservations.
FEB. 7: MARDI GRAS SUNDAY at Bethany United Methodist Church features New Orleans jazz by the Dixieland Dykes, followed by a Cajun meal. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
FEB. 7: The S.F. Merionettes, the city's SYNCHRONIZED SWIM club, presents a free showcase, with kids in costume, at Balboa Pool. 4 pm. San Jose & Havelock. For info, call 568-0861.
FEB. 7: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features violinist Marty Simonds, pianist Karen Rosenak, and guests Paul Ehrlich, viola, and Victoria Ehrlich, cello. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
FEB. 8: Robert Ressler, Ph.D., leads a WORKSHOP on commitment, for artists, performers, and writers. 7:30 9:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.
FEB. 10: Noe Valley residents and merchants are welcome to come chat with the staff and students at JAMES LICK Middle School. 11:15 am. 1220 Noe St. at Clipper. 695-5675.
FEB. 10: Come survey 80 public, private, and parent-cooperative schools at PRESCHOOL Preview Night. 6 8:30 pm. Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. 563-1041, ext. 130.
FEB. 10 MARCH 3: A WEB-authoring workshop for teens meets four Wednesdays, 4 6 pm. Zeum Art & Technology Center, rooftop Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard & Fourth. 777-2800.
FEB. 11: T. CORGHESSAN BOYLE discusses his work at the Main Library. 6 pm. 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.
FEB. 11: A fundraiser for Judy Irving's film-in-progress, The Wild Parrots of San Francisco, includes footage from the movie, and a slide show and FLOCK UPDATE by birdman Mark Bittner. 7:30 pm. Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson St. 255-6799 or 788-SHOW.
FEB. 12 14: The Dancers' Group Studio Theater presents "Local 6," a showcase of new CHOREOGRAPHY. 8 pm. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
FEB. 12 20: Samuel Topiary's dance and FILM project, "Atalanta," combines Greek myth with the '70s classic Free to Be...You and Me. Thurs. & Fri., 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.
FEB. 12 MARCH 13: Southern Exposure Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary with a show of EMERGING ARTISTS, "25/25." Reception Feb. 12, 6 8 pm. 401 Alabama St. 863-2141.
FEB. 13: The Friends of Glen Canyon Park host the first of three spring FLOWER WALKS. Meet at 9 am at the picnic tables behind the rec center. 584-8576 or 648-0862.
FEB. 13: AARON ELKINS signs his new mystery, Loot, about art stolen by Germans during World War II. 2 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
FEB. 13: The SPCA holds a workshop in Chinese HERBAL MEDICINE FOR PETS. 9 am to 4 pm. 243 Alabama St. To register, call 554-3050.
FEB. 13: The IRISH PIPERS convention is scheduled to start at 8:15 pm at the Noe Valley Music Series. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
FEB. 14: A Valentine's Day Service of RECOMMITMENT invites gay, lesbian, and straight couples to receive a blessing (in defiance of the United Methodist ban on holy unions). 11 am. Bethany Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
FEB. 14: Sunday Night EVENSONG is a healing service of chants, silent meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
FEB. 14: Miracle Theater and the S.A.F.E. Place present Eve Ensler's Obie-winning PLAY, The Vagina Monologues. 7:30 pm. McKenna Theater, S.F. State University. 338-2819.
FEB. 14 & 21: A PUPPET version of Peter Pan at the Growing Stage is followed by a puppet-making workshop. 2 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.
FEB. 15: Robert Ressler leads a workshop for artists, performers, and writers, "Our CRITICS Ourselves." 7:30 9:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for location.
FEB. 16: Jane Hirshfield and Joanne Kyger are featured in "On the Page, Off the Page," a celebration of San Francisco POETS. 5:30 7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.
FEB. 18 MARCH 6: The Fashion Show deconstructs the world of style in a THEATER performance at the Marsh. Thurs. Sat., 8:30 pm. 1074 Valencia St. 826-5750.
FEB. 19: Bone up on OSTEOPOROSIS at a free Q&A sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital. 6 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 641-6465 to register.
FEB. 19: Graphic DESIGNERS Alyson Storch and Tom Ingalls present slides and asides about invitations, "We'll Colophon You." 7 pm. S.F. Center for the Book, 300 DeHaro St. 565-0545.
FEB. 19 25: "The Brandon Teena Story," a DOCUMENTARY film about homophobia in the heartland, screens at the Castro Theater. 621-6120 for times.
FEB. 20: The James Lick/Buena Vista School fundraising FLEA MARKET offers treasures from 9 am to 3 pm. 1220 Noe St. 282-6568.
FEB. 20: Poet and dancer Tureeda Mikell performs African-American STORYTELLING. Noon. Mission Library, 2601 Mission St., 5th floor. 695-5090.
FEB. 20: Guitarist Peppino D'Agostino and mandolin player Mike Marshall team up for a Noe Valley Music Series CONCERT. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
FEB. 23: FILMS for children age 3 to 5 are screened at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
FEB. 23: Current and former San Francisco SEX INFORMATION (SFSI) switchboard workers discuss their organization. 8 10 pm. Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia St. 974-8980.
FEB. 24 APRIL 14: A LABOR ASSISTANT training program at Natural Resources is on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
FEB. 25: Actors read from the works of JOAN DIDION, in a performance produced by Howard Junker of Zyzzyva. 6:30 pm. Main Library. 557-4277.
FEB. 25: Phillip Hoffman narrates a slide show covering 125 years of street RAILWAY HISTORY in San Francisco. 7 pm. The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth St., third-floor conf. center. 750-9986.
FEB. 25: ERIC DROOKER's collection of illustrations and songs, Street Posters and Ballads, chronicles political and cultural upheaval on Manhattan's Lower East Side. 7:30 pm. Modern Times, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
FEB. 26 & 27: The 20-piece orchestra Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs with dancers from BALI. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
FEB. 26 MARCH 29: Everyman THEATER performs Bloody Poetry, an evocation of the meeting of Mary Shelley and Byron during the summer she wrote Frankenstein. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. Jewel Theater, 655 Geary St. 567-3005.
FEB. 27: Delve into the mysteries of CAT BEHAVIOR at a "Tabby Tell-All" class, offered the last Saturday of the month. 1 2 pm. SPCA, 2500 16th St. Call 522-3525 to reserve a space.
FEB. 27: Learn infant and CHILD CPR, with Heart Association certification. 1 4 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
FEB. 28: The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore welcomes JAMES ELLROY, signing Crime Wave, a collection of his short fiction and fact. 4 5 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.