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MAY 1 JUNE 5: "Re-Imagining the Masculine" is a movement and ART WORKSHOP for men, led by Dietmar Brinkman. Mondays, 7:15 9:15 pm. Studio C, 3252A 19th St. 643-1250.
MAY 2, 9, 23 & 30: Preschool STORY TIME, a program for children ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: The Noe Valley Library holds LAPSITS for toddlers. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 3 JUNE 14: Learn the basics of TAROT reading, using the Rider Waite deck. Wednesdays, 7 to 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
MAY 4 14; JUNE 8 18: Cheryl Simone performs a SOLO PLAY, Single With Kids. Thurs. Sat., 8:30 pm; Sun., 7:30 pm. May performances at El Teatro de la Esperanza, 2940 16th St., 255-2320; June performances at Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.
MAY 5: Advocates for Upper Noe Recreation Center sponsors a CLEANUP DAY at the park, at Day and Sanchez. 9 am noon. Call Alison, 282-4796.
MAY 6: The Mothers of Twins Club hosts a GARAGE SALE with twice as many clothes, toys, and sundries for children. 9 am 3 pm. St. John of God Church, Fifth Ave. at Irving. 431-5751.
MAY 6: The Festival on the Hill's SUN CELEBRATION includes giant puppets, kites, crafts, and science fun. 11 am 3 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600, ext. 25.
MAY 6: An ORIGAMI CLUB for all ages begins at 2 pm at the Bernal Heights Library. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
MAY 6 & 20: Friends of the Urban Forest sponsors TREE CARE workdays in Glen Park. Meet at Alma Hecht's house, 357 Chenery between Mateo and Miguel. 8:30 am. 561-6890, ext. 102.
MAY 6, 13, 20 & 27: Saturday ART WORKSHOPS at the de Young Museum include "Big Kids/Little Kids," for ages 31/2 to 6, and "Doing and Viewing Art," for ages 7 to 12. 2 3:30 pm. Golden Gate Park. 750-3614.
MAY 7: Celebrate CINCO DE MAYO with a 10 am parade in the Mission and a festival in the Civic Center Plaza, featuring music, food, and a low-rider car show. 11 am 6 pm. 826-1401.
MAY 7: A SECRET GARDEN TOUR by the Miraloma Park Improvement Club offers a map of selected sites and a reception. 1 4 pm. Call 334-5284.
MAY 7 & 14: Strybing Arboretum's Story Time and GARDEN WALK for kids 4 to 8 (with parents) features a May theme, "Hours of Flowers." 10:30 am. Ninth Ave. & Lincoln. 661-1316, ext. 303.
MAY 9: Tony Sanchez reads his POETRY at 7 pm, followed by an open mike. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
MAY 9, 23 & 30: The Glen Park Library offers a preschool STORY TIME. 10 am. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
MAY 9 14: The six-day YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL at the de Young Museum showcases visual and performing arts by students in grades K through 12. Golden Gate Park. 750-3614.
MAY 10: Testimony, a reading and MUSIC performance by Matt Callahan, begins at 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
MAY 11: GURU Sri Swami Satchidananda gives a talk, "To Live Freely and Joyously," at 7:30 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness. For information, call the Integral Yoga Institute at 821-1117.
MAY 11 & 25: Array of Light offers an WORKSHOP on home altars, with insights into various spiritual practices. 7 9 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
MAY 11: At the FRIENDS of Noe Valley meeting, Judy Martens of the Mission YMCA will describe plans to open a new Y on Clipper Street; members will also discuss the "Manhattanization" of the neighborhood. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-1086.
MAY 11 JUNE 11: The Encore Theater Company performs the West Coast premiere of Lynne Alvarez's COMEDY, Hidden Parts. 8 pm. Thurs. Sun. Thick House, 1695 18th St. 401-8081.
MAY 12: Four SONGWRITERS, Steve August, Andrew Kerr, John Lester, and Deborah Pardes, perform "Songs @ Noe" in the round. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 339-8633.
MAY 12: The INA CHALIS Opera Ensemble gives an all-Tchaikovsky concert to celebrate the composer's 160th anniversary. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MAY 12 14: The Dance Department of the School of the Arts performs its 18th annual SPRING DANCE CONCERT. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason. 441-3687.
MAY 12 14: CHOREOGRAPHER Sonya Delwaide performs "Deja Etendu," inspired by Finnish and French-Canadian folk songs. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Dance Mission Theater. 3316 24th St. 835-2124.
MAY 13: Integral Yoga Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary with free HATHA YOGA classes and a video of Sri Satchidananda. 8 am 12:40 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
MAY 13: The Fair Oaks Neighbors' Flea Market and FAIR takes place on five blocks of Fair Oaks between 21st and 26th streets. 9 am to 4 pm. (Rain date is May 20.) See you there!
MAY 13: The seven-mile Ron Wilmot BIKE RIDE through Golden Gate Park benefits Project Inform. Check in at 9 am in Peacock Meadow, just past McLaren Lodge on JFK Blvd. 558-8669.
MAY 13: SLUG sells bargain COMPOST BINS 9 am to 3 pm in the Goodman Lumber parking lot. 445 Bayshore Blvd. Call the "Rotline," 285-7585.
MAY 13: "Women in Transition Talking," a FORUM sponsored by the Older Women's League (OWL), runs from 10 am to 12:30 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.
MAY 13: CHRIS MOLLA performs musical entertainment for children of all ages. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 13: The Spring OPEN STUDIO at the Hunters Point Shipyard includes Noe Valley artists Robin Davey, Monica Denevan, Ream Fowler, Rene Griffith, Michael Hackett, Marc Ellen Hamel, Wynne Hayakawa, Irene Hendricks, Linda Saytes, and Karen Wenger. 11
am 6 pm. 822-3809.
MAY 13: The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore's all-day celebration of MYSTERY WEEK features writers Camille Minichino and Robin Burcell from 1 to 2 pm, Lynne Murray and Jackie Girdner from 2 to 3 pm, Janet Dawson and Susan Holtzer from 3 to 4 pm, and Jonnie Jacobs and Lora Roberts from 4 to 5 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 14: Celebrate Mother's Day at the MILLION MOM MARCH for sensible gun laws, 1 to 3 pm, in Oakland. Meet on the City Hall steps, Polk Street side at 11:30 am, to take BART with the S.F. group. To join, call 554-2747, and leave your name and phone number.
MAY 16: BIKE-TO-WORK DAY, sponsored by Rides for Bay Area Commuters and the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, features free coffee and snacks at various energizer stations. For info: 431-BIKE.
MAY 16: FILMS for preschoolers screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MAY 16: Array of Light hosts a rose quartz CRYSTAL WORKSHOP. 7 9 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
MAY 16: Rebecca Solnit, author of Wanderlust: A History of WALKING, discusses the practical issues of traveling on foot. 7 pm. Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market St. 437-0529.
MAY 18: Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) sponsors a TREE TOUR along the Embarcadero, with DPW landscape architect Martha Ketterer. Meet at the fountain at Justin Herman Plaza. Noon. Call Esta at FUF, 561-6890, ext. 108.
MAY 18: The Department of Building Inspection offers a discussion, "Learning the HISTORY of Your Building," in its brown bag lunch series. Noon 1:30 pm. 1660 Mission St., Room 2001.
MAY 18: Dr. Neil Birnbaum tells "Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask About ARTHRITIS." 12:30 2:30 pm. California Pacific Medical Center, 3700 California St., cafeteria rooms A, B & C. 1-800-464-6240.
MAY 18: A public meeting to discuss a proposed bond issue for RENOVATIONS to the Noe Valley Library and other branch libraries will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. For info, call 695-5095.
MAY 19: JEFFERY DEAVER brings back quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme in The Empty Chair. 4 5 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MAY 19 & 20: The ROVA Saxophone Quartet performs "Rovate III: An Improviser's Festival." 8:30 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 979-4500.
MAY 19 21: "Mud, Mind, and Magpie," a DANCE and theater concert by "local babes and broads," begins at 8 pm. Dancers' Group Studio Theater, 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
MAY 19 21, 27 & 28: The Teen Musical Theater performs Sondheim's COMPANY. 8 pm, except May 21; 3 pm matinees May 21 and 28. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9523.
MAY 20: Kevin Nierman, founder of Kids 'n' CLAY Studio, gives a hands-on lesson in working with clay. Cosponsored by Terra Mia Pottery Studio. 11 am. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
MAY 20: BUG DAY at the Randall Museum features education and activities, plus a reading of "La Mariposa" at the 11:30 am story hour. 11 am 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
MAY 20: PARENTS for Public Schools, a national organization of families working for school reform, meets at James Lick School. 10 am 12:30 pm.1220 Noe St. To register, call 642-6260.
MAY 20: Over 900 San Francisco students perform in EVENT 2000, a free musical theater science fiction fantasy. 12:30 pm. Stern Grove, 19th Ave. at Sloat. 510-437-9881.
MAY 20: Dr. Victoria Hamman and Beyond the Sea sponsor a Noe Valley ALTERNATIVE HEALTH FAIR, featuring aromatherapy, acupuncture, naturepathic and Chinese medicines, yoga, and massage therapy. 1 4 pm. 1303 Castro St. 285-4614.
MAY 20: The ALVARADO Arts Program unveils a new ceramic tile mural created by the students with the help of artist-in-residence Paul Lanier and the Ruth Asawa Fund. 2 pm. Alvarado School, 625 Douglass St. 695-5695.
MAY 20: The NOE VENABLE TRIO and Faun Fables perform at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MAY 21: The Spring CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL at Sunnyside Park features activities, entertainment, and a barbecue lunch, to benefit the Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School. 11 am 4 pm. Foerster at Melrose Ave. 585-6789.
MAY 21: The School of the Arts Motion Picture and VIDEO Department showcases current work in "The Best of the Best," starting at 11 am at the Roxie Cinema. 3117 16th St. 431-3611.
MAY 21: S.F. Symphony pianist ROBIN SUTHERLAND performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. 4 pm. Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC Series. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
MAY 21: Beth Wilmurt directs the SPRING CONCERT, featuring popular and folk songs, at Community Music Center. 4 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MAY 23: Guided meditations and discussion address the topic, "Can You Be Touched by an ANGEL?" 7 to 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
MAY 25: FREDERICA VON STADE and pianist and composer Jake Heggie perform in Community Music Center's "Concerts with Conversation" series. 5:30 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MAY 25: This month's UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting will focus on "monster" building projects, dogs at Upper Noe, and the city budget. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
MAY 27: Margaret Lucke leads a class in MYSTERY WRITING, "Follow the Clues." 10 am 4 pm. The Writing Salon; call 642-9793 to register, or email www.writingsalons.com.
MAY 28: CARNAVAL San Francisco features a parade on Mission and festival on Harrison St. between 16th and 23rd. 10 am 7 pm. 826-1401.
MAY 28: Create your own SAND MANDALA at a workshop from 10 am to 1 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JUNE 3: BOX SET DUO performs an acoustic concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.