Noe Valley Voice June 1999

Voice Calendar June 1999

NOW: HOMEWORK HELP is available at the Mission Library for grades K ­ 8. Call 695-5090 to set up a weekly appointment with a volunteer tutor.

JUNE 1, 8 & 29: Kids 3 to 5 attend STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 1 ­ 20: The EDGE FESTIVAL 1999, hosted by Dancers' Group, is a showcase of Bay Area choreography. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. Call 824-5044 for schedule.

JUNE 1 ­ 29: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin, swing, and ballroom DANCE classes for all levels. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.

JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: FAMILY GAME NIGHTS at the Bernal Library include Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, Boggle, and Scrabble in English and Spanish. 6­ 8:30 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

JUNE 2, 9, 23 & 30: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 3: BACK SCHOOL at St. Luke's Hospital teaches ways to protect your back. 3 ­ 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. Register at 641-6465.

JUNE 3: Video documentaries, such as "HUMAN RIGHTS Violations in the U.S.A.," will be screened by Food Not Bombs, Amnesty International, the IWW, and the Video Activist Network. 8 pm. 992 Valencia St. 675-9928.

JUNE 3 ­ 26: "Selections: ARTWORK by 21 Open Studios Artists" holds an opening reception June 3 from 6 to 9 pm. Gallery hours, Mon. and Wed., noon to 5 pm. Capella Event Center, 270 14th St. 861-9838.

JUNE 4: "ZOOFEST for Kids!" offers a chance for behind-the-scenes visits with animals, plus free Safari train and carousel rides. 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm. San Francisco Zoo. 753-7165.

JUNE 4: Bay Area pianist/composer and former philosophy teacher Paul Herder performs PHILOSOPHICAL JAZZ. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 4 ­ 6: The California AIDS Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles needs volunteers to register cyclists. Call Abby Daniels at 908-0400, ext. 410, or e-mail

JUNE 5: The NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS Caucus features experts from other cities offering strategies on rescuing and restoring parks. 9 am ­ 3:30 pm. Delancey Street Foundation Town Hall, 600 the Embarcadero. 538-1790

JUNE 5: Registration for the summer session at the SHARON ART STUDIO runs from 10 am to 2 pm. Golden Gate Park, next to the children's playground. For a brochure: 753-7004.

JUNE 5: Amy Faust and Shahasp Designs present a STUDIO SALE of handmade silver, onyx, pearl, and bottle glass jewelry. 11 am ­ 5 pm. 237 30th St. near Dolores. 920-9439.

JUNE 5: S.F. City Chorus performs a FREE POPS CONCERT at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell. 2 pm. 765-SONG.

JUNE 5: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini sign their new MYSTERIES, A Walk Through Fire and Nothing But the Night, from 2 to 3 pm; Bill Moody signs his fourth Evan Horn adventure from 2:30 to 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JUNE 5: OLIVER DICICCO and his ensemble Mobius Operandi play composed and improvised works on original musical instruments. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 5, 12 & 19: "Satire and Spoken WORD VOODOO" features local writers and performers. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1074 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.

JUNE 5, 12, 19 & 26: An "Introduction to TIBETAN BUDDHIST Meditation" begins at 9 am on Saturdays. Tse Chen Ling Center, 4 Joost Ave. 339-8002.

JUNE 6: The SPCA's ANIMAL WINGDING '99 is a street fair for people and pets, with four blocks of games, music, food, and a Pet Star Search. 9 am ­ 4 pm. 2500 16th St. 554-3058.

JUNE 6: Joan, Ava, and Friends perform a CHAMBER MUSIC recital, featuring Schubert's Trout Quintet, Wayne Wallace's Dance Variations, and works by Lutoslowski and Britten. 7 pm. Music on the Hill at St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 241-1515.

JUNE 7 ­ 30: La Cultura Cura offers "Taller de Teatro," ACTING WORKSHOPS, for youth every Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 pm. Mission Rec Center, 745 Treat St. 647-5450.

JUNE 8: Preschoolers are invited to STORY TIME at 10 am, followed by a video program at 10:30 am, featuring The Cow Who Fell into the Canal, Musical Max, and The Great White Man-Eating Shark. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JUNE 8: Keane's POETRY at the 33 Series features Paul Watsky reading from his work. An open mike follows. 7 pm. 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.

JUNE 9: Explore volunteer opportunities and MONEY-MAKING SCHEMES at "Don't Get Bored," a summer program for teens. 3:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery, 337-4740.

JUNE 9: In conjunction with the "Y2K/Youth 2000" exhibit at Southern Exposure Gallery, "F'Sheezy," a spoken word and dance event with "a sucka-free mix of young turntablists and MCs," runs 6 to 9 pm. 401 Alabama St. 863-2141.

JUNE 10: The FRIENDS of Noe Valley's monthly meeting features Carol Badran of the Public Health Department explaining the "Transitions" socialization skills program for fifth-graders, and A. Soto from the Pacific Center for Violence Prevention. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 285-8016.

JUNE 11: Dante de Tablan performs In This Very Room, songs to celebrate PHILIPPINE Independence Day and Gay Pride month. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JUNE 12: A Dominican Guild GARAGE SALE benefits the Dominican Sisters. 10 am ­ 5 pm. ICA Cafeteria, 24th Street at Guerrero.

JUNE 12 & 13: The 23rd annual free FOLK FESTIVAL features songwriter Steve Seskin, plus dance, crafts, and refreshments. Sat., noon ­ 11 pm; Sun., noon ­ 10:30 pm. Roosevelt School, 460 Arguello St. (510) 287-9095.

JUNE 13: PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) holds its Doggone Fun Run in Golden Gate Park, a fundraising 5K run or walk with your pooch. 9 am ­ noon. Speedway Meadow. Register 241-1460.

JUNE 13: Tse Chen Ling Center offers "BUDDHA FOR CHILDREN," with stories, guided imagery, and simple meditation. 11 am. 4 Joost Ave. 339-8002.

JUNE 13: RICHARD BARRE signs his fourth Will Hardesty mystery. 2 to 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JUNE 13: Come hear the Golden Gate BOYS CHOIR, ages 7 to 18, sing and ring choir bells at a free concert at St. Paul's Church. 6:30 pm. Church & 29th. For audition info, call 431-1137.

JUNE 14: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs a choral concert, "Now We Sing the City," at the City Hall Rotunda. 7 pm. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet Place. 626-2883.

JUNE 14: Help choose new playground equipment for DOUGLASS PARK at a community meeting sponsored by the city's Recreation and Park Department. 6:45 pm. The clubhouse at Douglass & 26th. Krista Keegan (of the Noe Valley Neighborhood Parks Improvement Association), 550-9050.

JUNE 16: Make a FRIENDSHIP brace-let for a friend at the Mission Library. 3:30 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 17: The Trip Trap Troupe performs a PUPPET SHOW. 10 & 11 am. Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St. Limited space; call 695-5090.

JUNE 17: Rosy Rosebud the CLOWN performs at the Bernal Branch Library at 3 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

JUNE 17 ­ 27: Frameline presents the 1999 Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, featuring "The Color of Sex," a program of films and panel discussions on race and sexuality. At the Castro, Victoria, and Roxie theaters. See or call 703-8663 for complete schedule.

JUNE 18: A MASK-MAKING workshop led by Nikki Ausschnitt for ages 6 and older begins at 2 pm. Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 19: In "The ABCs of Writing CHILDREN'S BOOKS," Alison Inches shares tips and insights. 10 am ­ 4 pm. The Writing Salon, 642-9793.

JUNE 19 ­ AUG. 1: Noe Valley artist MARK ZIEMANN exhibits his work at Cafe J. He will draw free caricature portraits of kids on June 19 from 1 to 3 pm; reception follows on June 20, 5 to 7:30 pm. 1708 Church St. 643-0234.

JUNE 19: The Owo Ache DANCE Company performs music, dance, and percussion of Yoruba, Bantu, and Haitian origins. 8 pm. Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. 826-4441.

JUNE 19: Merle "Ian Shoales" Kessler and J. Raoul Brody host "An Evening of SONG," 20 performers interpreting the theme "Weather ... or Not," in tunes of 4 minutes or less. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 20: FATHER'S DAY was first suggested by a Mrs. Dodd in 1909, in honor of her own father, who single-handedly raised six children after his wife died. In 1966 Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation creating the holiday on the third Sunday in June.

JUNE 20: MAKE*A*CIRCUS' Opening Day in the Park celebrates the 25th season of the troupe. 1:30 pm. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. 242-1414.

JUNE 22: FILMS for preschool children are screened at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 22: Learn about BATS from the Bat Lady herself, Patricia Winters; children 3 and older. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.

JUNE 22 ­ JULY 31: Sharon Virtue exhibits CERAMIC TREATS and two-dimensional desserts in "Scrum-Diddley-Umptious." 17 Reasons Store and Gallery, 3961 24th St. 206-1717.

JUNE 24: At its monthly meeting, UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS will tackle such issues as neighborhood safety, park renovation, and new stores on Church Street. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

JUNE 24: The CESAR CHAVEZ Neighborhood Association (CCNA) will meet to discuss traffic and parking problems along Cesar Chavez Street west of Valencia. 7:30 pm. First Church of God, 3728 Cesar Chavez St. 285-0473.

JUNE 24: A summer SOLSTICE PARTY given by the Scottish Country Dancers features lively jigs and reels. 7:45 ­ 10 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Call 841-9456 for class schedule.

JUNE 25 & 26: New student REGISTRATION for summer music classes occurs Friday from 3 to 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JUNE 26: The Older Women's League (OWL) features a discussion of long-term care insurance at its MONTHLY MEETING. 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Phone 989-4422 for location.

JUNE 26: Noe Valley HISTORY DAY, sponsored by the East & West of Castro Club and the Friends of Noe Valley, includes meetings with longtime residents, memorabilia, music by Bruce Sherman (1:30 pm), magic by the Flying Calamari Brothers (2:30 pm), and films. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 647-3753 or 695-5095.

JUNE 26: Harlen Coben signs his new MYSTERY, The Final Detail, and Dennis Lehane discusses Prayers for Rain. 2 to 4 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JUNE 26 ­27: Attend the city's annual Gay Pride PARADE and celebration. Call 864-FREE for info and to volunteer.

JUNE 27: The Cactus Club Killings is Nathan Walpow's first in a series of BOTANICAL MYSTERIES. 2 ­ 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

JUNE 29: NANCY KEANE reads her poetry at 7 pm; open mike follows. Keane's, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.

JUNE 30: Paul Levinson's DIGITAL MCLUHAN explains the prophetic theories of early "media guru" Marshall McLuhan. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JULY 3: BOX SET DUO's concert celebrates the release of a CD recorded at the Ministry last April. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

Let Your Flags Fly in July

The next issue of the Noe Valley Voice will hit the streets on July 1, and will cover calendar events for both July and August. (We're on vacation until mid-August, when we'll start revving up the September issue.) We'd appreciate your sending us any calendar or news items by June 15.

Please mail your notices to the Noe Valley Voice Calendar, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you can e-mail short items to

For calendar changes or questions, call Karol at 285-6347. Thanks for keeping us up to date.