Noe Valley Voice May 2001


Voice May 2001 Calendar

MAY 1, 8 & 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.

MAY 1 ­ 29: Lauren Coleman's JAZZ STRETCH class meets on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

MAY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs, stories, and fingerplays for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Wed., 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 3 ­ 20: The THUMBNAIL FESTIVAL of dance is a collaboration by Footloose/Dancers' Group and the Landini Dance Company. Thurs. ­ Sun., 8 pm. Venue 9, 252 9th St. 289-2000.

MAY 3 ­ 31: Carlos Cartagena exhibits "Cajas Musicales (MUSIC BOXES)" at ATA Gallery. 992 Valencia St. 821-0404.

MAY 4 & 18: The Salon hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary Van Gogh's Van Goghs on May 4, and two short videos about authors Charles Johnson and John Edgar Wideman on May 18. 7:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.

MAY 4 ­ 20: Goat Hall Productions premieres an OPERA, Henry Miller in Brooklyn. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Theater, 953 De Haro St. 289-6877.

MAY 4: The dancing will include salsa lessons at the fifth annual JAMESTOWN JAM 2001, a party to benefit Jamestown Community Center. 9 pm ­ 2 am. Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway. 647-4709.

MAY 5: Tim Cain performs a CHILDREN'S CONCERT (ages 2­8), followed by a lunch hosted by Wind in the Willows Preschool. 10 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-9591.

MAY 5: A May CHILDREN'S FAIR and secondhand sale benefits the Waldorf-inspired Friends of Potrero Hill Nursery School. 10 am ­ 3 pm. St. Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro St. 864-5464.

MAY 5: Formations Cooperative offers a sale of functional and decorative work by Noe Valley GLASSBLOWERS to benefit Breast Cancer Action (and possibly your mother on Mother's Day). 10 am ­ 4 pm. 4275 24th St. 695-9361.

MAY 5: Hollywood MAKEUP ARTIST Timothy Santry transforms a teenager into an alien and explains the metamorphosis in conjunction with an exhibit on "Making Motion Pictures and Television." Noon ­ 4 pm. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St. 563-7337.

MAY 5 & 6: The 10th annual OPEN STUDIOS art sale at Hunters Point Shipyard features the work of many Noe Valley artists. 10 am ­ 6 pm. For information and a map, call 387-5936.

MAY 5, 12, 19 & 26: On Saturdays in May, City Guides offers free walking tours of the Mission District MURALS. Meet at Precita & Harrison, behind Flynn Elementary School. 11 am. 557-4266.

MAY 5 ­ 26: THEATER RHUBARB performs Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, an early 19th-century retelling of the myth of the Amazons attacking the Greeks and Trojans during the Trojan War. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., May 13, 7 pm. Studio 210. 3435 Cesar Chavez St. 751-0439.

MAY 5 ­ SEPTEMBER: Bruce Pachtman's SOLO SHOW Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic extends its run at the Bannam Place Theater. Sat., 3 pm, through May 12; Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm, May 17 through September. 50A Bannam Place. 986-4607.

MAY 6: The "Raise the Roof Party" at the Chenery House features a tour of the mansion (including art and sculpture), a folk dance presentation, and a gourmet buffet, to benefit On Lok's 30th Street SENIOR CENTER. 2 ­ 5 pm. 292-8732.

MAY 6: Jorja Fleezanis and Karl Paulnack perform 20th-century MUSIC, including works by Copland, Bartok, Crumb, and John Adams. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

MAY 6, 16 & 20: Take a tour of MISSION DOLORES and the neighborhood that surrounds it. Look for the City Guide at the gilded fire hydrant at Church and 20th streets. May 6 & 20, noon. May 16, 10 am. 557-4266.

MAY 7: WOODY HARRELSON lectures on organic living and the need for ecological reform. 2 pm. McKenna Theater, SFSU, 1600 Holloway St. 338-2444.

MAY 8: A MEDITATION WORKSHOP shows how to incorporate meditation into daily life. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

MAY 8: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS, directed by Joseph Jennings, performs the Rhineberger Mass in B-flat. 8 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 370 Dolores St. 668-4462.

MAY 9 & 27: KITTEN FOSTER classes at the SPCA prepare humans to take on the challenging mother cat role. May 9, 6 ­ 7:30 pm; May 27, 11:30 am ­ 1 pm. Solarium at Maddie's Pet Adoption Center, SPCA, 250 Florida St. 522-3542.

MAY 10: Senior Action Network holds a City Hall RALLY for affordable housing ("No more gold domes, we want real homes!"). Noon. Civic Center. 863-2033.

MAY 10: The 22nd annual senior adults' SENIOR PROM celebrates Older Americans Month with live music. 12:30 ­ 3:30 pm. S.F. County Fair Bldg., 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way. 666-7079.

MAY 10: Suma boutique hosts a benefit for the Cambodian women's Joom Noon WEAVING PROJECT. 6 ­ 8 pm. 1224 9th Ave. 759-7862.

MAY 10: The FRIENDS of Noe Valley's general membership meeting will be held at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-4087.

MAY 11 ­ JULY 6: RHYTHM KIDS classes, for 18 months and up, are ongoing Tuesdays and Fridays (except May 18) at 10:40 am. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 12: The 26th annual Fair Oaks Neighbors/Jamestown STREET FAIR promises "neighbory antiques, junque, food, and fun." 9 am ­ 4 pm. Fair Oaks Street (between Dolores and Guerrero) from 21st to 26th. 648-4977.

MAY 12: The Ron Wilmot AIDS BIKE RIDE benefits Project Inform. Begins 9 am in Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park. Register at 558-8669, ext. 223.

MAY 12: City Guides conducts a free walking tour of the DUBOCE TRIANGLE area, once a magnet for Scandinavian immigrants. Meet at St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. 10 am. 557-4266.

MAY 12: ArtFusion holds its fifth exhibition of JEWELRY and handcrafted art. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 452-2604.

MAY 12: The SAFE HAVEN program sponsors a celebration for youth 5 to 17, featuring safety tips, games, and craft projects . 10 am ­ 2 pm. McDonald's, 820 Bryant St. 864-KIDZ.

MAY 12: An introduction to PATENT SEARCHING offers hands-on training in seeing whether your invention has been made before. 3 ­ 5 pm. Fifth Floor, Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4500.

MAY 12: Tuvan throat singer Paul Pena joins DIGERIDOO player Stephen Kent in concert. 8:15 pm. The Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 12 ­ 20: The Young People's TEEN MUSICAL THEATER Company performs Bells Are Ringing. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9523.

MAY 13: Teachers and students from Community Music Center perform a free MOTHER'S DAY concert, cosponsored by Noe Valley Chamber Music. 2:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 13: The Noe Valley members of the MILLION MOM MARCH invite you to ride the train to Sacramento for a RALLY supporting stricter gun licensing. Rally: 11 am ­ 4 pm. (Amtrak departs from the Ferry Building at 8:15 am.) 430-1269, ext. 0764.

MAY 13: Music on the Hill (MOTH) hosts a Mother's Day concert featuring the STERN QUARTET performing music by Mendelssohn, Hugo Wolf, and Penka Kouneva. 7 pm. St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 820-1429.

MAY 13 & 27: The colorful Women's Building is one of the highlights of a CITY GUIDES tour of "Murals in the Multiethnic Mission," starting at noon at 3543 18th St. 557-4266.

MAY 14: Lisa Fairchild and Irene Byrne discuss "The Art and Science of CHILD'S PLAY," a talk sponsored by the Noe Valley Stroller Group. 2 ­ 3:30 pm. The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St. 597-6700.

MAY 15: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 include Corduroy, Elephants, and Red Ball Express. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 15: The GRAY PANTHERS hosts a discussion by Marc Norton of San Franciscans for Tax Justice, "Making Downtown Pay Its Fair Share." 12:30 ­ 3 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

MAY 15: Burglary prevention is the discussion topic at the Ingleside Police District's monthly COMMUNITY FORUM. 7 pm. Ingleside Station Community Room. 404-4040.

MAY 15: CASA, the children's afterschool arts program at Rooftop Alternative School, performs a play, I Will Not Be Late for Life. 7:30 pm. ODC Performance Gallery, 3153 17th St. 643-1502.

MAY 16: STORYTELLER Clara Yen recounts Asian folk and fairy tales, for kids 5 and up. 6:45 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

MAY 16: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC Club will host a forum on the City Attorney's race. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-4194.

MAY 17: BIKE TO WORK DAY is sponsored by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition. For info and hill-avoiding maps, call 431-BIKE, or visit

MAY 17 ­ 31: A 22-hour, five-session DOULA training workshop teaches how to be a labor assistant. Three Thursdays, 7 ­ 10 pm, and two Sundays, 9:30 ­ 3:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 17 ­ JUNE 7: Contemporary Salvadoran PAINTERS Isaias Mata and Ricardo "Cachi" Cartagena exhibit "Imagenes de un Mismo Anil (Images of a Same Blue)." Reception May 17, 8 ­ 10 pm. Back to the Picture, 934 Valencia St. 826-2321.

MAY 18 ­ 20: Spinning Yarns and the Right Brain Performance Lab perform "Terrafirma," new dance, physical theater, and storytelling. 8 pm. Dance Mission, 3316 24th St. 387-4812.

MAY 18 ­ 20: The 19th annual spring DANCE CONCERT at the School of the Arts features choreography by the students. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Fort Mason Cowell Theater. 441-3687.

MAY 19: Parents for Public Schools discusses methods of improving the city's schools; Superintendent Arlene Ackerman speaks at 2:30 pm. 9:30 am ­ 3 pm. Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. 642-6260.

MAY 19: "Noe Valley: Traditions and Transitions" is a free WALKING TOUR led by City Guides. Meet at 10 am in front of the landmark Axford House at 25th and Noe. 557-4266.

MAY 19: BUG DAY at the Randall Museum features maggot races, bug-eating plants and people-eating bugs, silkworms at work, and a story hour with Megan McDonald. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 864-2026.

MAY 19: The MANRING/KASSIN/ DARTER trio "combines jazz, avant-classical, world, and rock, with a bit of silliness." 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 20: The annual AIDS CANDLELIGHT MARCH leaves from the corner of Castro and Market at 8 pm. Call 331-1500, ext. AIDS (2437), for information.

MAY 22: JANIS COOKE NEWMAN reads from her book about adoption, The Russian Word for Snow. 6 pm. Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post St. 393-0100.

MAY 22: Scott McNeely discusses "EUROPE on a Shoestring" at a benefit for Lonely Planet travel guides. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MAY 23: Lawyers for the Arts offers a WORKSHOP on the ins and outs of "Starting and Operating an Independent Record Label." 7 ­ 8:30 pm. Building C, Fort Mason. 777-7200, ext. 547.

MAY 24: Carl Nolte reports on CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY, the fabled "blind boss" of 1880s San Francisco; event hosted by the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Drive. 750-9986.

MAY 26: The S.F. League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) holds a class on "COMPOSTING in the Mission." 10 am­noon. Alioto Park, 20th at Park Street. 285-7584.

MAY 26: "CAREGIVING: A Women's Issue for the Millennium" focuses on the national Older Women's League report on unpaid caregivers. 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

MAY 26: Finding a NANNY for your child is the 3 pm discussion topic at Natural Resources. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 29: Norita Gonzales of the Mascaritas PUPPET THEATER performs The Hungry Wolf and The Selfish Giant, especially for preschoolers. 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 31: The After-School Pre-Summer Reading Club for kids 5 and up screens Boy and a Boa and The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

MAY 31: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

Spring Into the Calendar

The deadline for calendar submissions to the next issue of the Noe Valley Voice--the June 2001 issue, distributed joyfully on June 1 -- will be May 15. Send items to the Noe Valley Voice Calendar, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or e-mail Questions? Call Karol at 285-6347.