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OCT. 27 NOV. 18: Theater Rhubarb performs BERTOLT BRECHT'S pre-WWII vignettes, "Fear and Misery of the Third Reich." Fri. and Sat., 8 pm. Build, 483 Guerrero St. 751-0439.
OCT. 28: A 14-mile Halloween CEMETERY TOUR, hosted by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, visits burial grounds of the past and present. 11 am. Meet at the Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 431-BIKE.
OCT. 28 & NOV. 4: Join the Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition (MAC) Saturday mobilizations to distribute YES ON K, NO ON L campaign flyers. For information, call 863-6566.
OCT. 29: Noe Valley Chamber Music hosts a gala BENEFIT CONCERT featuring soprano Kristin Clayton and pianist Peter Grunberg performing works by Grétry, Bizet, Massenet, Fauré, and Debussy. Champagne and silent auction to follow. 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
OCT. 31: Preschoolers are invited to wear costumes to HALLOWEEN STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
OCT. 31: Upper Noe Rec Center celebrates Halloween with games, prizes, and WITCHES' BREW. Kids' Gym, 10:30 am noon; Tiny Tots, 1:30 3:30 pm; community party, 4 6 pm. Day & Sanchez. 695-5011.
NOV. 1: ART SPIEGELMAN and Françoise Mouly autograph their new book, Little Lit. 6 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 1 & 2: Artbeat Gallery hosts a DAY OF THE DEAD celebration, with altars, candles, and pan dulce y chocolat. 6 pm. 3266 21st St. 643-8721.
NOV. 1, 4 & 5: Project Inform offers VOLUNTEER training for its national HIV/AIDS treatment hotline. Wed., 5:30 9 pm; Sat. and Sun., 8:30 am 5 pm. 558-8669, ext. 218.
NOV. 1, 8, 15 & 22: Staci Boden leads a class in PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, using lessons from daily life. Wed., 7 9:30 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
NOV. 1, 8, 15 & 29: The Noe Valley Library's LAPSITS feature lullabies and fingerplays for infants and toddlers. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 1 12: "Ridiculing the Rhetoric: CARTOONS from the Campaign Trail" is a show that may help keep the Nov. 7 election in perspective. Cartoon Art Museum, 814 Mission St. 227-8666.
NOV. 1 29: Fairmount Elementary School hosts Wednesday tours for the parents of pre-k and kindergarten students. 9 am. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.
NOV. 2: A ritual PROCESSION on the Day of the Dead honors the re-birth of Quetzacoatl, the feathered serpent. Starts at 7 pm, at the corner of Bryant and 24th Street, to 25th, to Mission, back to 24th, then along 24th to Balmy Alley, culminating at Garfield Park, 25th and Harrison. 405-2050.
NOV. 2 18: Dan McHale performs his SOLO PLAY, Meet John W.T.O., to commemorate the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm. Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St. 621-7978.
NOV. 2 31: A DIA DE LOS MUERTOS exhibition at the Mission Cultural Center hosts a reception on Nov. 2 at 7 pm. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.
NOV. 3: A MILLENNIUM HUM, led by Bonnie Barnett, celebrates the 20th anniversary of her "Tunnel Hum" concerts. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
NOV. 3 19: The Custom Made Theater Company performs Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of HARRY CHAPIN. Thurs. Sat., 8:30 pm; Sun., 7:30 pm. 861-5079.
NOV. 4: Advocates for Upper Noe Rec Center holds a CLEANUP of the park from 9 am to noon. And you are invited to help! Day & Sanchez. For info, call Alison at 282-4796.
NOV. 4: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners offers a WORKSHOP on harvesting and germinating seeds. 10 am noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.
NOV. 4: The Gato Colorado PUPPET SHOW performs at 12:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
NOV. 4: The San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and organist CHARLES RUS perform the Faure Requiem and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. 5 pm. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th St. 861-1436.
NOV. 4: The Potaje ensemble performs FLAMENCO and Cuban music, with flamenco dancer La Tania and Orquestra la Moderna Tradition. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
NOV. 4 & 5: SANTA CLAWS will pose for photos with your pet at the Santa Paws Winter Wonderland Fair at the SPCA. 11 am 3 pm. 2500 16th St. 554-3012.
NOV. 5: A TEACHER'S NIGHT at Cover to Cover is cohosted by Christopher's Books on Potrero Hill. 3812 24th St. Call 282-8080 for required reservations.
NOV. 6: "Ask the Rabbi" is an interfaith WORKSHOP for couples with one Jewish partner. 7:30 pm. Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way. 292-1252.
NOV. 6 & 20, DEC. 5: An ESP development course meets from 7 to 9:30 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
NOV. 7: Vote on ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4375.
NOV. 7, 21 & 28: Preschool STORY TIME begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 8: UCSF hosts a BLOOD DRIVE. 10 am 2:30 pm. Mission Center Bldg., 1855 Folsom St., Room 126. 353-1809.
NOV. 9: Cynthia Kemp discusses the healing properties of CACTUS FLOWER essences. 7 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1173 Valencia. 821-0997 to register.
NOV. 9 11: The drama program at Lick-Wilmerding High School presents LUIGI PIRANDELLO'S Six Characters in Search of an Author. 7:30 pm. Ehrer Theater, 755 Ocean Ave. 333-4021.
NOV. 9 12: ShadowLight Productions performs "TALES from Native California: Coyote's Journey." Thurs. Sat., 8 pm; Sat., 2 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Somarts Theater, 934 Brannan St. 648-4461.
NOV. 9 DEC. 3: Amanda Moody's SOLO PERFORMANCE, Serial Murderess: A Play in Three Axe, is part of the Women on the Way series at Venue 9. Thurs. Sun., excepting Thanksgiving, 8 pm. 252 Ninth St. 289-2000.
NOV. 10: PETER GABEL signs his new book, The Bankteller and Other Essays. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 11: Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School's benefit silent and live AUCTION GALA features great deals on weekend getaways, dinners, and fine and folk art. 6:30 11 pm. Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. 334-1094.
NOV. 11: Contemporary musicians Pauline Oliveros, Philip Gelband, and Dana Reason give a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
NOV. 11 & 12: Noe Valley resident Bonita Cohn is one of the artists participating in the S.F. CLAY & GLASS Festival. 10 am 5 pm. Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. 957-1205.
NOV. 11 DEC. 10: Thick Description THEATER COMPANY performs Oliver Mayer's Joe Louis Blues. 8 pm. Thick House, 1695 18th St. 401-8081.
NOV. 12: The SINGLETARIANS, men and women 45 years and older, host a potluck dinner. 1 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 821-7865.
NOV. 13: The Bay Area BOOK FESTIVAL begins with "Independent Voices," a benefit featuring Alice Walker, Chita Divakaruni, Alfredo Véa, and Eureka Valley resident Adam Hochschild. 7 pm. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason. 487-4550.
NOV. 13: Felice Yeskel discusses wealth distribution in a workshop titled "ECONOMIC APARTHEID in America." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
NOV. 13 18: A BOOK FAIR at Fairmount Elementary School runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily, and until 8 pm on Thursday. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.
NOV. 14: Preschoolers 3 to 5 can enjoy FILMS specially chosen for them, at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
NOV. 14: A VOLUNTEER orientation, for work with patients or clerical help, is scheduled for 3 to 5 pm. St. Luke's Hospital, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.
NOV. 14: Integral Yoga teacher Nischala Devi discusses her book The Healing Path of Yoga. 6 8 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
NOV. 14 28: A creative momentum WORKSHOP offers new strategies to sustain inspiration. Tues., 7 to 9:30 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
NOV. 15: Singer/actress/children's music teacher Kathy Holly joins saxophonist Karl Karlton in a MUSICAL performance, for all ages. 6:45 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
NOV. 16: "Turkey in the Straw" features THANKSGIVING stories and crafts with Sophie Maletsky. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
NOV. 16 19: The San Francisco HIP HOP DANCEFEST 2000 features myriad lively performers. 8 pm, with 2 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.
NOV. 16 & 27: Staci Boden begins her "BABY SPIRIT" series with "Connecting During Pregnancy" (Nov. 16) and "Pregnancy as Basic Training for Motherhood" (Nov. 27). 7 9 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
NOV. 17 & 18: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation needs VOLUNTEERS for needle-exchange training. Fri., 6:15 8:30 pm; Sat., 9:45 am 3:30 pm. Call Darice at 487-5130 by Nov. 1.
NOV. 17 19: The Academy of Sciences offers Neighborhood FREE DAYS. Zip codes 94114, 94131, and 94117 are invited Nov. 17 19, 10 am 5 pm. Golden Gate Park. 750-7145.
NOV. 18: Greenbelt Alliance hosts a WALK, "S.F. Stairs and Peaks," at the northeast end of the city. 10 am 3 pm. For reservations, call 255-3233.
NOV. 18: The HOLIDAY FAIR at ICA High School offers decorations, gifts, a raffle, refreshments, and a visit from Santa. 10 am 4 pm. Guerrero at 24th.
NOV. 18: Pru Pemberton discusses "The GODDESS Within," based on the work of Jean Shinoda Bolen, at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.
NOV. 18: "Starry, Starry Night," a SILENT AUCTION and food and wine tasting, benefits the Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School. 6 10 pm. Recreation Center for the Handicapped, 207 Skyline Blvd. 585-6789.
NOV. 18: "An Evening of CAROLS," hosted by J. Raoul Brody and Merle "Ian Shoales" Kessler, features 20 different performers and groups. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
NOV. 18 & 19: A PSYCHIC HEALING FAIR offers readings, crystals, massage, and full-spectrum lighting. Noon 5 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
NOV. 19: "Finding a SCHOOL for Your Child" examines S.F. schools for kindergarten through eighth grade. 4 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
NOV. 19: BWV performs a concert of BACH CANTATA arias and chamber music at Noe Valley Chamber Music. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
NOV. 25: Author and illustrator MELISSA BAY MATHIS reads from her book Animal House and holds a house-design WORKSHOP for ages 3 and up. 11:30 am. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
NOV. 30: GAIL TSUKIYAMA, author of Women of the Silk and The Language of Threads, reads in a benefit for James-town Community Center. 7 10 pm. Café Que Tal, 1005 Guerrero St. 647-4709.
DEC. 2: An OPEN HOUSE at independent K 8 Synergy School offers prospective students and parents a chance to meet teachers and see the facilities. 11 am 2 pm. 1387 Valencia St. 567-6177.
The Grateful Deadline
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the mammoth December 2000/ January 2001 issue, covering two months of life in wild and woolly San Francisco. The paper will slink into Downtown Noe Valley on Friday, Dec. 1. If you have an event to publicize, please mail in your notice by Nov. 15. Noe Valley events take priority, but we like to feature a variety of items. Write Noe Valley Voice Calendar, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Karol at 415-285-6347.