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OCT. 31 & NOV. 6 & 20: The INA CHALIS Opera Ensemble performs Strauss's Die Fledermaus. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
NOV. 1 22: Natural Resources offers an INFANT MASSAGE class four Mondays at 2 pm, and a class in infant and child CPR on Nov. 13 at 12:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
NOV. 1 30: "Police Riot '89: Remembering the CASTRO SWEEP" is an exhibit of photos and artifacts commemorating the event. A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro St. 431-0891.
NOV. 2: VOTE 7 am 8 pm. Call 554-4385 to find out where to cast a ballot.
NOV. 2: A mother and baby MUSIC CLASS, "Rhythm Kids," runs in four- to eight-week sessions for ages 18 months to 4 years. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
NOV. 2: Gallery Luscombe gives a reception for its "Dia de los Muertos" altars, to honor the Day of the Dead PARADE on 24th Street in the Mission. 6 8 pm. 3040 24th St. 285-8545.
NOV. 2, 9 & 30: The Noe Valley Library hosts STORY TIME for pre-schoolers 3 to 5. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 2 30: St. Aidan's STUDY BUDDIES is a free after-school tutoring program for 2nd through 5th graders. Tues. and Thurs., 3:45 5:30 pm. St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Goldmine Drive. Call Kate Flexer at 285-9540.
NOV. 3: The Adventist HEALTH VAN offers free blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screening. 10 am 4 pm. Bell Market lot. 775-2570.
NOV. 3: "OSTEOPOROSIS: What Men and Women Need to Know" is the topic of a UCSF Brown Bag Lecture. 12:10 1 pm. Health Sciences West, Room 300, 500 Parnassus Ave. 476-2557.
NOV. 3: Local author PETER RUTTEN introduces his Bot Guide: The Internet's Hottest Tools That Work the Web for You." 7 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 3 7: The 15th annual FILM ARTS FESTIVAL features the work of two Noe Valley residents: Jay Rosenblatt's Restricted at 6 pm on Nov. 5, and Drop, created with Dina Ciraulo, at 10 pm on Nov. 4. Roxie Cinema, 16th & Valencia. 641-8220.
NOV. 3, 10 & 17: The Noe Valley Library holds LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 4 13: The Nothing But Squad performs humorous MODERN DANCE with spoken word. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
NOV. 5 14: Random Acts Theater Company performs a modern, gender-bending version of Shakespeare's HAMLET. 8 pm, Fri., Nov. 5 & 12; Sat., Nov. 13; Sun., Nov. 14. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 337-8963.
NOV. 6: The Mothers of Twins Club hosts a GARAGE SALE featuring two of everything. 9 am 3 pm. St. John of God, 5th Ave. at Irving. 440-8946.
NOV. 6: Voice writer Janis Cooke Newman conducts a TRAVEL WRITING workshop from 10 am 4 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 6: To celebrate the 35th anniversary of California Poets in Schools, 13 poet-teachers will read from their work, starting at 7 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 6: Early holiday shoppers are invited to a CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE to benefit the Dominican Sisters. 10 am 5 pm. ICA Auditorium, 24th & Guerrero.
NOV. 6: Coro Hispano de San Francisco and Conjunto Nuevo Mundo present a Día de los Muertos concert at Mission Dolores. 8 pm. 16th & Dolores. 431-4234.
NOV. 6: The Manring/Kassin/Darter Trio performs a CONCERT of improvised music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
NOV. 6 & 7: ABADÁ CAPOEIRA presents "The Spirit of Brazil," performed by students in the teen program on Sat. at 7 pm, and the 8th annual Batizado baptism ceremony Sun. at 2 pm. James Lick School, 1220 Noe St. 284-6196.
NOV. 6: The annual Alvarado School WORK DAY offers everyone in the community a chance to help clean, garden, and fix up one of our neighborhood schools. A potluck lunch will be served. 9 am 3 pm. 625 Douglass St. Dianne Platner, 648-6462.
NOV. 7: The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre offers a free OPEN HOUSE featuring postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. From 10:30 am. 1200 Arguello Blvd. 681-2731.
NOV. 7: Retired Beverly Hills librarian MICHAEL CART will be at Cover to Cover from 3:30 to 5 pm, signing Tomorrowland, a collection of millennium stories for teens. He and bookstore owner Nicky Salan will also discuss the best in literature for children and young adults at Teacher's Night, 5:30 to 8 pm. 3812 24th St. To reserve a spot and dinner ($8), call 282-8080.
NOV. 7: The S.F. Children's Chorus, under the baton of Candace Forest, performs a fall CONCERT. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
NOV. 7: Alex Woo's one-act COMEDY, Post-Coitals, Pre-Nuptials, is read at Cell Space. 4 pm. 2050 Bryant St. 401-9768.
NOV. 7 & 14: The PUPPETRY extravaganza, Objects in Predicaments, by Liebe Wetzel of Lunatique Fantastique, is for all ages. 1:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.
NOV. 7 & 21: A free story time and GARDEN WALK for children ages 4 to 8 and their parents begins at 10:30 am in the library at Strybing Arboretum. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 303.
NOV. 8: A hands-on introduction to JULIA CAMERON'S The Artist's Way begins at 6:30 pm. You must bring the text with you to participate. Call Susan at 206-0760 for location/reservations.
NOV. 11: Gabriela Network's Purple Rose Campaign is a U.S./Philippine WOMEN'S SOLIDARITY organization; learn more at the Radical Women's dinner meeting. 6:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.
NOV. 11: Jamestown Community Center's fourth annual "SPOKEN WORDS" evening of poetry, stories, and music runs from 7 to 10 pm. Café Que Tal, 1005 Guerrero St. 647-4709.
NOV. 11: Judith "Jack" Halberstam discusses The Drag King Book. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
NOV. 11 DEC. 12: MARGA GOMEZ performs her piece Jaywalker. Wed. Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.
NOV. 13: MURALIST Daniel Galvez shows slides as part of the ongoing Family Saturdays at the Mission Branch Library. 1 3 pm. 300 Bartlett St. Reservations required: 695-5090.
NOV. 13: MOLLY KATZEN, of Moosewood Cookbook fame, introduces Honest Pretzels. 2 to 4 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 13: A gala DINNER DANCE and auction benefit St. Paul's retrofitting fund. Call 648-7538 for information.
NOV. 13: Noe Valley based SONGWRITER Steve August celebrates the release of his first full-length album, Happiness the Hero. Hotel Utah, 4th & Bryant. 826-4696.
NOV. 13 & 14: SANTA PAWS will pose with you and your pet at the SPCA. 10 am 3 pm. Learning Center, 243 Alabama St. 522-3521.
NOV. 14: The Empyrean Ensemble performs Ravel's Piano Trio at the Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC Series. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
NOV. 14: Music on the Hill presents the Del Sol STRING QUARTET in a recital of works by Piazzolla, D'Rivera, Mortaro, and Brahms. 7 pm. St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 241-1515.
NOV. 16: FILMS for preschoolers screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 18: The San Francisco History Association hosts a slide presentation on "The Golden Gate INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION: The Treasure Island Fair, 1939 1940." 7 pm. The Cannery (third floor), 2801 Leavenworth St. 750-9986.
NOV. 18 21: The S.F. HIP-HOP Dance Fest 1999 features performers from around the Bay Area. 8 pm. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.
NOV. 19 & 20: Element DANCE Theater performs "Civi(lies)ed," an exploration of the contestable border between the animal and the human. 8 pm. Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. 826-4441.
NOV. 19 21: Over 250 artists will exhibit at the CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS Market, held for the first time at the Cow Palace. Fri., 10 am 8 pm; Sat. and Sun., 10 am 6 pm. 2600 Geneva St. 995-4925.
NOV. 19 21: Dancers' Group Studio Theater performs Passion, a WINTER SOLSTICE celebration. 8 pm, Fri. & Sat.; 7 pm, Sun. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
NOV. 20: A discussion of "You and Your Adult Children" is featured at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.
NOV. 20 & 21: The ICA HOLIDAY FAIR features handmade crafts, international folk art, gourmet goodies, and photos with Santa. ICA High School, 24th & Guerrero. 824-2052.
NOV. 21: The Noe Valley Ministry celebrates its TIMELINE project with a Thanksgiving smorgasbord from noon to 3 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
NOV. 22: Robert Coffman reads TRUMAN CAPOTE'S A Thanksgiving Visitor at 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2925 16th St. 861-5079.
NOV. 26 DEC. 11: ODC/San Francisco performs The Velveteen Rabbit, choreographed by KT Nelson, and narrated by Geoff Hoyle. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St. Call 978-2787 for times and dates.
DEC. 2: The Mechanics' Institute hosts a lecture and discussion with Dr. Hal Sarf: "The NEW MILLENNIUM: On the Edge of Apocalypse?" 6 pm. 57 Post St. 393-0114.
DEC. 4: A Little Elves' GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP for children ages 6 to 12 (ages 3 to 5 with an adult) also features photos with Santa. Limited to the first 50 children. 1 3:30 pm. St. Aidan's Church, 5300 Diamond Heights Blvd. 285-9540.