RETURN TO HOME PAGE
NOV. 30 & DEC. 1: Asian-American Dance Performances presents new and developing DANCE in Illuminated Pathways. 8 pm. Theater of Yugen, Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St. 441-8831.
DEC. 1: Voice your opinions on solar and wind power at a COMMUNITY MEETING on a citywide energy plan, sponsored by the Public Utilities Commission and the Department of the Environment. 10 am to 1 pm. Mission High School, 3750 18th St. 554-1556.
DEC. 1: The Alliance Française CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE features a variety of products imported from France. 9 am 6 pm. 1345 Bush St. 775-7755.
DEC. 1: A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIR includes traditional music and dancing, a Lucia pageant, a Swedish Santa, plus handicrafts and imported delicacies. 10 am 4 pm. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. 337-5001.
DEC. 1: A lecture on CIVIL RIGHTS and civil liberties is hosted by the Bay Area Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals and the San Francisco Library. 11 am. Main Branch, 100 Larkin St. 557-4470.
DEC. 1: The 16th annual Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School's AUCTION GALA features a "Ports of Call" dinner. 5:30 10:30 pm. Lake Merced Club, 207 Skyline Blvd. 585-3414.
DEC. 1 & 2: The Art Department of City College hosts its 27th annual HOLIDAY EXHIBITION and sale of student and faculty work. 10 am 6 pm. Fort Mason, Building B. 239-3000.
DEC. 1, 4, 11 & 16: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs a holiday concert of sacred and secular music. 9 pm (Dec. 16, 3 pm). St. Matthew's Church, 3281 16th St. 668-GGMC.
DEC. 1 16: The Golden West Opera performs Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Dec. 1, 8 & 16: 2 pm; Dec. 2 & 9: 7 pm; Dec. 3, 10, 14 & 15: 7:30 pm. San Francisco Baha'i Center, 170 Valencia St. 1-800-406-1117.
DEC. 1 22: The Randall Museum hosts holiday GIFT-MAKING CLASSES, featuring candles, aluminum picture frames, and ornaments. Tues. Fri., 4 5:30 pm; Sat., 11 am noon. 199 Museum Way. Call 554-9600 for a schedule of other classes.
DEC. 2: Local artist BETH VAN HOESEN introduces her book of teddy bear paintings at a book signing at Cover to Cover. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
DEC. 2: The Sharon Art Studio's annual WINTER HOLIDAY SALE features handcrafted pottery, jewelry, and glass. 11 am 5 pm. Golden Gate Park, near the Children's Playground. 753-7006.
DEC. 2: MILLENNIUM HUM III, in memory of Sept. 11, is a vocal meditative ritual composed by Bonnie Barnett and cybercast at www.noevalleyministry.org. 3 pm on. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 2: The AVEDA Environmental Lifestyle Store hosts an open house, with organic drinks and appetizers, to introduce their holiday gift collection. 7 9 pm. 3938 Noe St. 647-0565.
DEC. 3: Natural Resources offers a child and INFANT CPR certification class from 6 to 9 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
DEC. 3 14: Stephen Albair exhibits his NARRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY in "False Bloom." Reception, Nov. 10, 7 10 pm; Mon. Fri., 9 am 6 pm. Noe Art Space, 3901 23rd St. 824-2550.
DEC. 3 21: ELDER ARTS Celebrations hosts an exhibit of artwork by City College students and faculty. Reception Wed., Dec. 5, 5:30 7:30 pm. City College Art Gallery, Visual Arts Bldg., 50 Phelan St. 441-2649.
DEC. 4 15: The Seymour Pioneer Museum exhibits artifacts and photographs in "Kiss of the Oceans: Commerce and Culture at the 1915 WORLD'S FAIR." Tues. Fri., 10 am 4 pm. 300 Fourth St. 957-1849.
DEC. 4 & JAN. 29: FILMS for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 5 26; JAN. 2 30: A FELDENKRAIS movement class, led by Leigh Sealy and Barbara Wright, meets Wednesdays, 8 to 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 759-5934 or 337-6276.
DEC. 6: The California NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY hosts a year-end slide show and potluck. 6:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 752-7031.
DEC. 6: Modern Times Bookstore's 30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY features performances, readings, and festivities. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
DEC. 6 15: Venue 9's HOLIDAY COMEDY Festival includes sketches from White Noise Radio Theater, the Fresh Robots, Bucky Sinister, Please Leave the Bronx, and Beth Lisick with Tara Jepsen. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm. 252 9th St. 626-2169.
DEC. 6 20: Visit the blown-glass gallery and studio of Nikolas Weinstein on Thursdays through Dec. 20, 9 am 7 pm (also Sat., Dec. 8, 10 am 4 pm). 1649 Valencia St. 643-5418.
DEC. 7 9: Creativity Explored's Holiday Open House and ART SALE features one-of-a-kind ceramics, paintings, textiles, and assemblages. Fri., 6 9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 11 am 6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
DEC. 7, 8 & 14 16: Noe Valley resident Kathryn Guta appears in a 1929 BRECHT/WEILL musical, Happy End. 8 pm (Dec. 16, 2 pm). City College's Diego Rivera Theater, Ocean Ave. and Phelan St. 239-3000.
DEC. 8: The Strybing Arboretum's HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE offers "greens and gifts," and a drop-in wreath-making workshop. 10 am 2 pm. At the Main Gate in Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way. 661-1316.
DEC. 8: "Joy to the Animals" at the S.F. ZOO features gifts for the animals, and live entertainment, hot chocolate, and holiday shopping for humans. 10 am 3 pm. 1 Zoo Road. 705-0761.
DEC. 8: ArtFusion's Winter Show features original ARTWORK by Bay Area jewelers, fashion designers, ceramicists, and photographers. 10 am 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 505-7813.
DEC. 8: KIDS/FAMILY YOGA, led by Elizabeth Williams-Bassemir, teaches the basics with games and movement. 2 4 pm. Open Door Yoga, 1500 Castro St. 824-5657.
DEC. 8 & 15: Local artists Vashti and Shantih lead three BOOKMAKING WORKSHOPS. Family workshop Dec. 8., 1 3 pm; ages 14 and up, Dec. 15, 10 am 2 pm, or 1 3 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Call 695-9877 to reserve a space.
DEC. 9: The Nota Bene singing group of the Gay Men's Chorus performs and discusses their music at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2 4 pm. St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
DEC. 9: CHRIS SEQUEIRA and Tina Smelser will play flute and guitar in the afternoon at Beyond the Sea at 1303 Castro St. near 24th. 285-4614.
DEC. 9: The San Francisco Choral Artists perform a concert of CHRISTMAS MUSIC from the three Americas, in the Noe Valley Chamber Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
DEC. 9: A 5 pm a GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING at the corner of 24th and Noe is sponsored by Just for Fun and Chabad of Noe Valley; make your own menorah at 4 pm. 821-7046.
DEC. 9: Soprano Margaret Secour performs a program of SACRED MUSIC by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Pergolesi, "Of the Father's Love Begotten." 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-7630.
DEC. 10: The Diamond Senior Center's Birthday LUNCHEON AND DANCE features the music of Walt and Terri Traverso. Noon 3 pm. 117 Diamond St. 863-3507.
DEC. 10: Robert Coffman reads TRUMAN CAPOTE's A Christmas Memory; a wine and cheese reception follows. 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. Call 861-5079 for reservations.
DEC. 11: A POETRY reading at the Noe Valley Library features Zack Rogow and Jewelle Gomez. 7:30 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 11: Tom Heimberg leads a workshop, "A Guide to AUDITIONS -- Orchestral and Otherwise," sponsored by the Musicians Union. 8 pm. 116 9th St. 575-0777.
DEC. 11 & 18; JAN. 8, 15 & 22: 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.
DEC. 12: In honor of the 470th anniversary of the Feast Day of the VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE, Bishop John Webster will preside over a Mañanitas Mass at 4:45 am, in the Mission Dolores Basilica, followed by a light breakfast. 239-9107 or 621-8203.
DEC. 12: The Children's HOLIDAY PARTY at the Mission Library will feature refreshments and games for all ages. 6:30 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
DEC. 13: Friends of Noe Valley invites the neighborhood to its HOLIDAY PARTY, featuring a tribute to Claire Pilcher, music, and refreshments. 7:30 pm. Latvian Hall, 425 Hoffman Ave. Dave Monks, 821-4087.
DEC. 14: Cultural Transformations and DJ Soul Salaam present "RUMI-NATIONS," a Persian arts festival and celebration of Iranian, Afghani, and Turkish cultures, featuring poetry, a film about Rumi, dervish dancing, art and live music. Proceeds will benefit the Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan. 7 pm 2 am. Cell Space, 2050 Bryant St. 648-7562.
DEC. 14: Women's vocal ensemble KITKA performs "Wintersongs," seasonal music from Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. 8:30 pm. St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro St. 510-444-0323.
DEC. 14 & 15: Students from Lick-Wilmerding High School perform an original DANCE PROGRAM, "Peace Is in Every Step." 7:30 pm. Ehrer Theater, 755 Ocean Ave. 333-4021.
DEC. 15: SANTA visits Noe Valley (bring your camera), courtesy of the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. 10 am 2 pm. Bank of America, 24th and Castro. 622-4301.
DEC. 15: A family HANUKKAH CELEBRATION features Pearl B's Hanukkah MusiKIDoodle Show with Devorah the Menorah dancing the Latkerena, and a menorah-making workshop. 11:30 am 12:30 pm. Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. 861-6932, ext. 302.
DEC. 15: The sixth annual HEY KLEZMEH! festival celebrates Hanukkah with the San Francisco Klezmer Experience and Josh Kornbluth. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 16: The Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble performs AMAHL and the Night Visitors at Community Music Center's party for children. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
DEC. 16: Create "Gifts from the Garden," using natural materials and garden produce, at SLUG's holiday workshop. 1 3 pm. Crissy Field Center in the Presidio. Call 561-7752 to register.
DEC. 16: The Bicycle Coalition's WINTER FESTIVAL and auction offers shopping, entertainment, and refreshments. 5 11 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan St. 431-BIKE.
DEC. 16 & 22: CHANTICLEER choral ensemble performs "A Chanticleer Christmas," featuring sacred and traditional holiday music. Sun., Dec. 16, at 7 pm; Sat., Dec. 22, at 8 pm. St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker St. 392-4400.
DEC. 18 23 & 26 29: A KAREN CARPENTER Christmas holds its last performances, in the "Enough Is Enough Tour." 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
DEC. 21: The annual WINTER SOLSTICE TEA at Lovejoy's Tea Room begins at 7 pm. 1351 Church St. Call 648-5895 for reservations.
DEC. 23: The Stanley Consort performs a RENAISSANCE Christmas Concert; a potluck supper follows. 6:30 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-7630.
DEC. 25: A CHRISTMAS celebration and potluck at Integral Yoga Institute includes a service and vegetarian lunch; please bring a dish to share with no meat, fish, or eggs. 10 am 2 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
DEC. 31: Integral Yoga Institute's NEW YEAR'S EVE Ecumenical Service includes chanting, meditation, and a light dinner. 7:30 pm midnight. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
DEC. 31 & JAN. 1: The Community Music Center Orchestra performs a NEW YEAR'S CONCERT, featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Dec. 31, 9:30 pm, at Mission Presbyterian Church, 3261 23rd St.; Jan. 1, 4 pm, at Mission Dolores Basilica. 647-6015.
JAN. 2 & 9: The LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs, stories, and fingerplays for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Wednesdays at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JAN. 5: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT performs at 8:15 pm, at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 10 19: Ron Jones and Michael Rice perform SAY, RAY, "the true story of Elvis, Jesus Christ, lots of money, and a self-made miracle." Thurs. Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
JAN. 12: A performance by the CHINESE LION DANCERS includes a martial arts demonstration. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JAN. 13: Baritone Robert Presley and pianist Charles Worth perform a RECITAL of music by American composers. 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-7630.
JAN. 20: Violinist Terrie Baune and pianist Deborah Clasquin present a CONCERT of music by Dame Ethel Smyth, Bartok, and Ravel. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
JAN. 26: NOE VENABLE performs a CD release concert for the neighborhood she was named after. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
The next issue of the Voice will be distributed in Noe Valley and environs starting Feb. 1, 2002. If you would like to be included in the February calendar, please send your items by Jan. 15. The address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you can e-mail email@example.com (for calendar items) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for news tips or letters to the editor).