Noe Valley Voice April 2001


The deadline for next month's calendar -- publicizing events May 4 to May 30, 2001 -- is April 15, 2001. Please e-mail May items to Or write the Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Questions? Call 285-6347.

MARCH 31: Italian GUITARISTS Peppino D'Agostino and Antonio Calogero perform at 8:15 pm. The Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 1: The San Francisco MYSTERY BOOKSTORE is having a neighborhood party to celebrate owner Bruce Taylor's retirement (and Diane Kudisch taking over); all secondhand books will be half price. Food and drink. Noon ­ 5 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

APRIL 1: The IVES QUARTET, formerly the Stanford String Quartet, performs Bartok's Fourth String Quartet and the Shostakovich Piano Quintet. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

APRIL 1 & 15: A GARDEN WALK and story time for children age 4 to 8 features the theme, "Tall Tree Tales and Forest Fables." 11 am. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

APRIL 2 ­ 30: HAWAIIAN CHORUS Na Leo Nahenahe welcomes new members at Monday rehearsals. (See Short Takes.) 7:30 ­ 9 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, Clipper and Sanchez. 701-7011.

APRIL 3: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 3: Dr. Betty Carmack's free PET LOSS support group can help grieving pet owners cope with their loss. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. SPCA Learning Center, 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.

APRIL 3 ­ 24: Lauren Coleman's JAZZ STRETCH class meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

APRIL 4: "Unsightly" features READINGS by Bay Area writers Lisa Asagi, Justin Chin, Jan Richman, and Michelle Tea. 7:30 pm. Southern Exposure Gallery, 401 Alabama St. 863-2141.

APRIL 4 ­ 28: Berkeley PLAYWRIGHT Joyce Carol Thomas premieres A Mother's Heart, an African-American family portrait. Wed. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun, April 8, 3 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

APRIL 4, 7, 18, 21, 25 & 28: The LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs, stories, and fingerplays for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Wednesdays at 7 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 5: James Lick Middle School invites the neighborhood to its annual schoolwide TALENT SHOW (donation $2 per person, $5 per family). 7 pm. 1220 Noe St. 695-5675.

APRIL 5: Jane Bell's slide show and discussion "FLOWER ESSENCES from the Alaskan Wilderness" includes a space cleaning demonstration. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 5 ­ 14: SPRINGTIME BIRDING classes at the Strybing Arboretum feature illustrated discussions on Thursdays, April 5 and 12, and field trips on two Saturdays, April 7 and 14. Thurs., 7­ 9 pm; Sat., April 7, 8 ­ 11 am; Sat., April 14, 8 am ­ 3 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

APRIL 5 ­ 26: A four-session INFANT MASSAGE workshop teaches parents to relive baby's stress and provide emotional nourishment. Thursdays, 1:30 ­ 3 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

APRIL 5 ­ MAY 13: The P. A. Cooley Show is a humorous look at the making of a "Carol Burnett­style TV show, starring a GAY COMIC diva." Thurs. ­ Sat., 8:30 pm; Sun., 8 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

APRIL 6: Violinist David Jacobson and pianist Dmitrij Cogan perform a CONCERT of works by Bartok, Prokofiev, Brahms, and Ravel. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 699-7422.

APRIL 6 & 7: S.F. Waldorf High School performs Fiddler on the Roof. Friday, April 6, 3 and 8 pm; Saturday, April 7, 4 pm. 245 Valencia St. 431-2736.

APRIL 6 ­ 8: Wise Fool Puppet Intervention performs PUPPET LOVE! a festival of radical puppetry, including workshops and a exhibit of various types of marionettes. Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St. Call 905-5958 for schedule.

APRIL 6 ­ 22: The Somarts Theater premieres JO KRIETER's Maybe Grief Is a Good Bird Flying Low, an apparatus-based dance performed by seven women. 934 Brannan St. 934-1070.

APRIL 7: A CEMETERY WALK, sponsored by the National Park Service, visits the graves of Buffalo Soldiers and a female spy at the national cemetery in the Presidio. 10 am ­ noon. Meet at the corner of Lincoln and Sheridan. Call 561-4323 for required reservations.

APRIL 7: The American Heart Association offers a class in Infant and CHILD CPR. 12:30 ­ 2:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

APRIL 7 & 14: Drop off whatever it is you can live without, to benefit ALVARADO SCHOOL's rummage sale, scheduled for April 28. 10 am ­ 2 pm. 695 Douglass St. 642-9824.

APRIL 8: "Meet the Experts" at the S.F. ANTIQUE Mall, including early Americana expert Gordon Fine, faux finisher Jett Thorson, and pottery collector T.J. McHose. 701 Bayshore Blvd. 656-3530.

APRIL 10: A VEGAN PASSOVER celebration at the Integral Yoga Institute also discusses the symbolism of the foods served. 6 ­ 8 pm. 770 Dolores St. Sign up by April 5 at 821-1117.

APRIL 11: Tango No. 9, featuring J. RAOUL BRODY on piano, celebrates the release of the CD All Them Cats in Recoleta with a tango dance performance. 8 pm. El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia St. 826-9561.

APRIL 11 & 20: Last Gasp COMIX hosts two press parties to introduce The World of Jack Chick and Coyote Satan America on April 11, and Hello My Big Honey, love letters to Thai prostitutes, on April 20. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

APRIL 12: Sarah Lovett signs her new MYSTERY from 4 to 5 pm. The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

APRIL 12 ­ MAY 6: A Traveling JEWISH THEATER performs Reconciled in the Book of Secrets (or How to Find Romania). Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 and 7 pm. 470 Florida St. 399-1809.

APRIL 14: Start your own MUSHROOM GARDEN with info from Ken Litchfield's workshop, sponsored by the S.F. League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG). 2 ­ 4 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

APRIL 10: Bring a dish with no meat, fish, or eggs to the EASTER CELEBRATION and potluck at the Integral Yoga Institute. 10 am ­ 2 pm. 770 Dolores St. Reserve a space by April 10 at 821-1117.

APRIL 17: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 17: Nine-year-old SAHARA SUNDAY SPAIN reads from her book, If There Would Be No Light. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

APRIL 18: HOSPICE by the Bay and Green Street Mortuary host a teleconference moderated by Cokie Roberts, "Care-giving and Loss: Family Needs, Profes-
sional Responses." 10 am ­ 1:30 pm. S.F. State's Seven Hills Conference Center, 800 Font Blvd. 626-5900.

APRIL 18: Zyzzyva's "Literary Taste and Tea" series features chef JOYCE GOLDSTEIN discussing Italian-Jewish cooking. 4 ­ 6 pm. Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

APRIL 18: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets at 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-4194.

APRIL 18: KAY RYAN reads from her poetry, including her latest book, Say Uncle. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 18: An AROMATHERAPY for Women's Health class discusses the use of essential oils to solve problems. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 19: The Earth Day Network has designated today Earth CAR-FREE DAY.

APRIL 20: Natasha Hoehn and Jennie Ellis perform a recital of 20th century AMERICAN SONG. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-6939.

APRIL 21: The Nantucket Nectars RUN FOR LIFE wends through U.C. Berkeley. Begins 8 am on the corner of Bancroft and Telegraph. 866-RUN-4-LIFE.

APRIL 21: EARTH DAY at the S.F. Zoo features activity booths, an environmental "par course," entertainment, and environmentally sound coffee. 10 am ­ 5 pm. One Zoo Road. 753-7080.

APRIL 21: Readings from Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921 ­ 1960, and a talk by his daughter, Josephine Marshall, kick off the DASHIELL HAMMETT exhibit at the Main Library. 11 am ­ 1 pm. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4477.

APRIL 21: Darol Anger and the Mike Marshall Trio perform a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. The Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 21 & 28: Artists' Television Access offers a two-part BASIC HTML workshop, taught by digital artist Steve Piasecki. Noon ­ 3 pm. 992 Valencia St. Call to reserve a space, 824-3890.

APRIL 22: Sutro Heights Park hosts an EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, with a blessing of the animals (leashed dogs, please) at 10 am, and an animal parade; the work day commences with planting the Adolf Sutro beds, chipping the parking lot, and an interpretive walk through the park, followed by a potluck lunch. Bring work gloves and a dish to share. 556-8642 or 239-2366.

APRIL 22: The Film Arts Foundation offers a class, "Interview Techniques for DOCUMENTARY FILM." 10 am ­ 5:30 pm. 346 9th St. 552-8760.

APRIL 22: The KINSEY SICKS, "America's favorite dragappella beautyshop quartet," perform a concert to benefit the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

APRIL 24: A multicultural MUSIC festival for preschoolers features Chris Molla performing at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 24: Mission Police Station invites you to bring your safety concerns to its regular (last Tuesday of the month) POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at 6 p.m. Mission Station, 630 Valencia St. 554-5400.

APRIL 25: Poet CHANA BLOCH reads from Mrs. Dumpty. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 26: Native San Franciscan JERRY FLAMM discusses "Bay Area Snapshots," a look at early 20th-century life, hosted by the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Dr. 750-9986.

APRIL 26: "Give Meaning to Spring Cleaning, with FENG SHUI, a workshop at Array of Light, runs from 7 to 9 pm; bring a sketch of your floor plan. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 26: UPPER NOE Neighbors' monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Residential parking stickers will be on the agenda. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

APRIL 26: Naturalist Nancy DeStafanis' slide show looks at the five different "HERONS and Egrets of the Bay Area." 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 864-2026.

APRIL 28: The big RUMMAGE SALE at Alvarado School is sure to have a treasure or two for everyone. 9 am ­ 4:30 pm. 695 Douglass St. 642-9824.

APRIL 28: A giant children's GARAGE SALE features clothing, toys, and furniture donated by 75 families. 9 am ­ 3 pm; half-price at 1 pm. St. John of God Church, 5th Ave. at Irving. 485-5036.

APRIL 28: The American Heart Association offers a certification workshop in infant and CHILD CPR. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. Call 550-2611 for information.

APRIL 28: "How Culture and Belief Affect Aging" is explored by MARITA GRUDZEN at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

APRIL 28: The family FESTIVAL on the Hill at the Randall Museum celebrates flight, with kites, frisbees, and model planes, plus interactive art and science activities. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 864-2026.

APRIL 28: A CARNIVAL and silent auction at the New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary School features games, prizes, entertainment, and food. 11 am ­ 4 pm. 2049 Grove St. 750-8490.

APRIL 28: The 49ers SQUARE DANCE CLUB hosts an Ice Cream Social and Hoedown. 8 ­ 11 pm. Carroll Hall, 50 Thomas More Way. 824-7941.

APRIL 28: The Noe Valley Music Series presents a concert by the TIN HAT TRIO. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 29: The fifth annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL has live music, arts and crafts booths, and refreshments to raise scholarship funds for Silver Tree Day Camp. Diamond, between Chenery and Bosworth. 835-2112.

APRIL 30: Tricia Hollenberg leads a clinic in "Relationships Through INTUITION." 7 ­ 9:30 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

APRIL 30: WESLA WHITFIELD and pianist Mike Greensill perform a concert to benefit Community Music Center's scholarship and financial aid programs. 7:30 pm. The Plush Room in the York Hotel, 940 Sutter St. 647-6015.