Noe Valley Voice July-August 2001


Voice 0107 Calendar

September Issue Deadline

The Voice is on vacation this month, so you won't see us in print until our September issue, distributed on Aug. 31. If you would like to be included in the September calendar, please send in your items by Aug. 15, 2001. The address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Your e-mail will also be accepted at (for Cal items) or (for story ideas or letters to the editor). Have a good one!

JUNE 30 ­ AUG. 2: Noe Valley resident ELLEN SINGLETARY exhibits her first solo show, in conjunction with "Introductions 2001." Reception July 14, 11 am ­ 5 pm. Joseph Chowning Gallery, 1717 17th St. 626-7498.

JULY 1 & 15: "Fabulous Fruits and Vigorous Vegetables" is this month's theme at the story time and GARDEN WALK for children 4 to 8 and their parents. 11 am. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

JULY 1 & 15: City Guides hosts a Mission Dolores neighborhood WALKING TOUR. Meet at noon at the gold-painted fire hydrant on the southeast corner of Church and 20th. 557-4266.

JULY 3: Rebecca Nile explains creative BUBBLE BLOWING to ages 3 and up. 1 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.

JULY 3, 10 & 17: A free INVESTMENT CLASS teaches the basics of stocks and bonds, and encourages financial planning. 6:30 ­ 8 pm. Edward Jones, 816 Diamond St. 282-4079.

JULY 3, 17, 31 & AUG. 7, 14, 21 & 28: 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.

JULY 3 ­ 31: Lauren Coleman's JAZZ STRETCH class meets on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

JULY 4, 7 & 8: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs a musical satire of the Bush/Cheney presidency and the corporate takeover of America. 2 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717.

JULY 5: Carol Witham gives a slide show and talk, "VERNAL POOL Ecology and Conservation," at the joint meeting of the California Native Plant Society and Strybing Arboretum Society. 7:30 pm; plant identification workshop, 6 ­ 7:15 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 752-7031.

JULY 5 ­ 26: Classic large-screen VIDEOS are shown free, on Tuesdays at noon: Forbidden Planet, July 5; The Day the Earth Stood Still, July 12; Fahrenheit 451, July 19; Sleeper, July 26. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

JULY 6 ­ 8: Scott Wells and DANCERS perform "Acrobatic Heartbreak" at Dance Mission Theater. 8:30 pm. 3316 24th St. 885-3340.

JULY 7: The third annual BUTTERFLY COUNT at the Randall Museum begins with a discussion of the species likely to be seen on the hill. 1 ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JULY 7: A "CREATIVITY PLAY for Grownups" class meets on Saturdays at the Noe Valley Ministry. Call 789-7376 for information.

JULY 7: Twenty Bay Area EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKERS screen their latest in "Sink or Swim," a site-specific outdoor event, which starts with a bingo game and a sing-along at 8 pm. Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. 822-2885.

JULY 7 ­ AUG. 26: A PUPPET FESTIVAL at Yerba Buena Gardens features the Caterpillar Puppet Company, Snapdragon Puppet Productions, and Coed Canada Puppets. Saturdays in July, and Saturdays and Sundays in August; three performances daily, starting at noon. Rooftop Gardens. 453-9678.

JULY 8: Ripe Fruit School of Creative Writing celebrates its 10th anniversary with a PARTY featuring live music, readings, an art show, and entertainment for kids and adults. 2 ­ 6 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan St. 337-4369.

JULY 8: The sixth annual SILENT FILM Festival includes a glimpse of Clara Bow as the It girl. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. Call 478-2277 for a schedule.

JULY 9: Madhuri Flynn of Integral Yoga Institute leads a YOGA BABY class, with postures, breathing, and meditation; best suited for lap babies. 2 ­ 4 pm. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. For info, e-mail

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

JULY 10 & 26: The Noe Stroller Group meets at Douglass Park for "Games in the Round" on July 10, and "Max's Masquerade Ball" on July 22. 3:30 ­ 5 pm. 26th and Douglass.

JULY 10 ­ 31; AUG. 7 ­ 28: Bring your pre-crawling baby to an INFANT MASSAGE class at Natural Resources. Tuesdays, 2:30 ­ 4:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

JULY 11: In a DANCE performance, "The Blob," Patricia Bullitt emerges from a large colorful bag, and allows children to do the same in "baby blobs." 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JULY 11: The benefits of a vegetarian YOGA DIET are presented in a workshop. 6 ­ 8 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JULY 11: The Pacific Academy of HOMEOPATHY offers a free seminar, explaining ways to heal the body. 7 ­ 9 pm. 1199 Sanchez St. Call 695-2710 for a reservation.

JULY 11, 18, 25 & AUG. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 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.

JULY 12: Friends of Noe Valley will host a SUMMIT on parking and traffic on 24th Street, with speakers from Muni and the Department of Parking and Traffic. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-4087.

JULY 12 & AUG. 9: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS for gift shop helpers and desk staff. 3 ­ 5 pm. Volunteer Services, first floor rear, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6490.

JULY 13: This is the deadline for artists' proposals for KIOSK POSTER projects, sought by the Market Street Art in Transit program. For an application, call Judy Moran at 252-2586.

JULY 13: A runway FASHION SHOW, "Counter Couture II," features the clothing and accessories of local designers and underground artists. 7:30 ­ midnight. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. 695-9100, ext. 2.

JULY 13 & 14: Christian Bollmann performs an OVERTONE SINGING concert on July 13 at 7:30 pm, and leads a workshop, "Spirit in Soundspace: Meditative Overtone Chanting and Movement," July 14, from 10 am to 5 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. 575-6175.

JULY 14: The LaborFest BASTILLE DAY celebration features music and dance from around the world. 2 pm. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St. 642-8066.

JULY 14: A reception and book signing for Judith Levy-Sender's Lines Whimsical and Other Wise is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Noe Art Space at Value Vacation, 3901 23rd St. 824-2550,

JULY 14, 22 & 28: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Bizet's Carmen. Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JULY 15: A free THREE-MILE HIKE in the Presidio, led by National Park Service docent Rick Spear, focuses on the sites of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Meet at 10 am, at the Main Post's William Penn Mott Jr. Visitor Center, Montgomery Street. For reservations, 561-4323.

JULY 15: S.F. ANIMAL CARE and Control celebrates its 12th anniversary with live music, a silent auction, and vegetarian hors d'oeuvres. 1 ­ 5 pm. Enrico's Cafe, 504 Broadway St. 650-757-0842.

JULY 15: Grand marshal of the GLBT pride parade Sandy "Mama" Reinhardt and Mark Paladini present "Let's Make a Deal (with Mama)," a raffle and trading game to benefit PAWS and the Stop AIDS Project. Daddy's Bar, 440 Castro St. 292-9808.

JULY 17 ­ 19: A CHAIR PAINTING workshop for middle-schoolers runs from 10 am to noon. Main Library, Fisher Children's Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

JULY 18: A UCSF Brown Bag Lecture offers tips on "WEEKEND ADVENTURES in Northern California." 12:10 to 1 pm. Room 300, Health Sciences West Bldg., 500 Parnassus Ave. 476-4394.

JULY 18: Francisco Herrera leads all ages in SONGS, in English and Spanish. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JULY 18: The LIZARD LADY brings her scaly friends to the Glen Park Library at 6:45 pm. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

JULY 20 & 21: John Santos and Machete perform an AFRO-LATIN concert and dance, "Conciertos De Tambores II: Puerto Rico." 8:30 pm. Brava Theater, 24th Street at York, 641-7657.

JULY 21: Troubadour RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JULY 22: The San Francisco SYMPHONY performs a free outdoor concert, featuring Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals and readings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. 2 pm. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. 552-8000.

JULY 22: Bicycle Coalition's "Trees of the Park" leisurely BIKE TOUR is led by Friends of the Urban Forest volunteer Annalee Veach. 2 ­ 4 pm. Meet at the corner of the Great Highway and JFK Drive. 431-BIKE.

JULY 14: As part of LaborFest, Temp Slave, The Musical combines "satire and grim reality" in the world of work. 2 and 7:30 pm. South of Market Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. 642-8066.

JULY 24: Boswick the CLOWN, formerly with the Ringling Brothers Circus, performs magic, juggling, and comedy especially for preschoolers. 10 and 11 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JULY 25: The FLYING CALAMARI Brothers offer magical entertainment for all ages. 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JULY 25: MAGICIAN Joe Hoffman does mystifying tricks. 6:45 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

JULY 26: "Feeling Good: Snacking for Energy" is a class offered by the S.F. Nutritional Promotion Network. 2 and 3 pm. S.F. General Hospital, 23rd St. and Potrero Ave. 206-5494.

JULY 26: The S.F. History Association hosts Pete Ashen's talk about the FIRE DEPARTMENT during the "Volunteer Days" of 1849­66, when most local buildings were made of ship's sail canvas and dry wood. 7 pm. Ebenezer Church, 678 Portola Drive. 750-9986.

JULY 26: ALICE RANDALL reads from The Wind Done Gone, her novel that retells the story of Gone with the Wind by the black characters. 7:30 pm. Modern Times, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JULY 26 & AUG. 30: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting to discuss local housing and safety issues begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

JULY 27 ­ 29: The Young People's Musical Theater performs an original MUSICAL REVUE, Shakespeare, Soliloquies, Songs & Such. 8 pm, Fri. and Sat.; 2 pm, Sun. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JULY 28: The Andy Narell Group performs CARIBBEAN JAZZ on steel drums. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JULY 30: A Yoga of Death and Grieving WORKSHOP focuses on coping with deep pain. 6 ­ 8:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

AUG. 2 ­ 25: LIZ WHITE performs The Carol Meyers Story, a comedic "stand-up tragedy." Thurs. ­ Sat. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

AUG. 4: An INFANT CARE class meets from 10 am to 1 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

AUG. 4: The Manring/Kassin/Darter trio joins pianist Tom Darley in CONCERT. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

AUG. 5: The Integral Yoga Institute hosts a SILENT RETREAT, with yoga, meditation, and a vegetarian lunch. 9 am ­ 5 pm. 770 Dolores St. Please register in advance, at 821-1117.

AUG. 8: A HIMALAYAN YOGA class could lead one to experience bliss. 7 ­ 9 pm. First Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St.

AUG. 11: JAZZ singer Jean Mazzei performs with friends at Circadia. 9 pm. 2727 Mariposa St. 552-2649.

AUG. 12 ­ 19: The Cine/Club for teenagers hosts a free SHAKESPEARE FILM festival. 7 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 864-2026..

AUG. 16: The Noe Stroller Theatre Group holds a CASTING CALL for its musical production "Flash Fairytales." 3:30 ­ 5 pm. Meet at the blue tent at Douglass Park, 26th and Douglass. For info, e-mail

AUG. 18: Explore San Francisco's shoreline, from Ferry Plaza to the Cliff House, via Fisherman's Wharf and Land's End, in a free 10-mile GREENBELT hike. 9 am ­ 4 pm. Call 255-3233 for information and reservations.

AUG. 18: BLAME SALLY, with vocalist Monica Pasqual, and the Sonya Hunter Band perform at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

AUG. 19: Cover to Cover invites you to a TEA PARTY, with food, readings, and music, in celebration of the bookstore's refurbished courtyard. 1 ­ 4 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

AUG. 24: A free 17-week support group for older adults, "MEDICAL OPTIONS," offers information to help in making health care choices. Fridays, 1 to 3:30 pm. City College's Downtown Campus, 800 Mission St. 550-4415.