Noe Valley Voice November 2001


OCT. 27: The Dominican Guild CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE features handmade gifts, in a sale to benefit the Dominican Sisters. 10 am ­ 5 pm. ICA Audi-torium, 24th at Guerrero. 648-7460.

OCT. 27: JUDY SERRA reads from her collection of poems, Monster Goose, at Cover to Cover's Halloween Spooktacular. 6 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 27: Harmonic Choir founder David Hykes performs a CONCERT of world vocal music, including Tuvan throat singing. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 28: PET PRIDE DAY, sponsored by Animal Care and Control, features a Halloween costume and talent contest for dogs. Noon ­ 3 pm. Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 554-6364.

OCT. 31: Upper Noe Rec Center celebrates HALLOWEEN starting at 10:30 am (ages 1­3), with a "Jumpy House," costume fashion show, and potluck dinner. Kids 3­12 are invited from 3:30 to 6 pm. Day & Sanchez. 695-5011.

OCT. 31: Neighborhood ghosts invite the fearless to "Hoffman: The HAUNTED STREET," from 22nd to 25th. Don't forget to stop by the firehouse at 100 Hoffman between 5 and 8 pm. 282-4562.

NOV. 1 ­ 24: Claire Chaffee's POETIC DRAMA, Why We Have a Body, is performed Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 pm, except Nov. 22, at Theater Rhinoceros. 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

NOV. 1 ­ DEC. 20: Nikolas Weinstein Studios offers GLASSBLOWING demonstrations and sales of art glass and lizard candles on Thursdays from 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, from 10 am to 4 pm. 1649 Valencia St. 643-5418.

NOV. 2 & 3: A BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the S.F. Public Library, features donated books (no library discards) for $1 or less. Sat., 10 am ­ 5 pm; Sun., 10 am ­ 3:30 pm. Fort Mason Conference Center. 771-1076.

NOV. 2 ­ 18: Goat Hall Productions performs GIAN CARLO MENOTTI's musical drama, The Consul. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 2 pm. 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.

NOV. 2 ­ DEC. 14: RHYTHM KIDS meets Fridays, except Nov. 23, at Natural Resources. 11:30 am ­ 12:10 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

NOV. 3: The Mothers of Twins Club hosts its semi-annual GARAGE SALE, from 9 am to 3 pm. St. John of God Church, 5th Ave. at Irving. 485-5036.

NOV. 3: "Starry, Starry Night," a SILENT AUCTION and food and wine tasting, benefits the Miraloma Cooperative Preschool. 6 ­ 10 pm. Recreation Center for the Handicapped, 207 Skyline Blvd. 585-6789.

NOV. 3: PEACE ACTIVIST Jim Forest discusses "A More Inclusive Reverence for Life." 7 pm. St. Martin de Porres House, 225 Potrero Ave. 221-8527.

NOV. 3: DIDGERIDOO players Stephen Kent and Eda Maxym perform traditional and contemporary music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 3 ­ 24: Open Door Yoga offers an IYENGAR YOGA class, Saturdays, 9:30 to 11 am. 1500 Castro St. 824-5657.

NOV. 5: The 13th annual GOLF AND TENNIS Tournament, sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital, benefits the Emergency and Radiology departments. Lake Merced Golf and Country Club. 641-6465.

NOV. 5: "Surreal Estate" columnist Carol Lloyd leads a seminar in buying your FIRST HOME in the Bay Area. 7 ­ 9:30 pm. Build, 483 Guerrero St. Preregister at 643-8118, ext. 2.

NOV. 5, 26 & DEC. 3: City College offers a three-session class in ASSERTIVENESS and conflict management. 6:30 pm. James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe St. 585-5212.

NOV. 6: VOTE for city attorney and treasurer, and for or against nine city propositions, including community college bonds, solar energy bonds, municipal water/power, redistricting, and a proposed San Francisco­Brisbane Municipal Utility District (MUD). 7 am ­ 8 pm. Your polling place. 554-4375.

NOV. 6, 13 & 20: 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.

NOV. 6 ­ 27: Empty Hands MARTIAL ARTS Studio holds classes for kids, ages 6 to 14. Tuesdays, 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm; Wednesdays, 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

NOV. 7: CARTOONISTS Nina Paley, Mark Badger, and Roger Dondis discuss their work, in conjunction with an ongoing exhibit, "Klak*Pow!Whine#: Cartoons, Comix, and Manga." 11 am. Rosenberg Library, Room 301, City College, 50 Phelan Ave. 452-5546.

NOV. 7: The EAST & WEST of Castro Street Improvement Club meets at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 647-3753.

NOV. 7, 14 & 28: LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs and stories for infants and toddlers. Wednesdays at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 7 ­ 28: The Noe Valley Stroller Group hosts "BANG A DRUM," a chance for babies to make some real noise and dance. 10 :30 ­ noon. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

NOV. 7 ­ 28: A FELDENKRAIS movement class, led by Leigh Sealy and Barbara Wright, meets Wednesdays from 8 to 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 759-5934 or 337-6276.

NOV. 8: David Binder discusses election results at the monthly FRIENDS of Noe Valley meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-4087.

NOV. 8 ­ 11: The 17th annual Film Arts Festival of INDEPENDENT CINEMA features the work of two Noe Valley directors, Mike Stamm (Ashes to Ashes) and Jay Rosenblatt (Nine Lives and Worm). For times and theaters, call 552-3456.

NOV. 8 ­ 18: The San Francisco HIP-HOP DANCE FEST offers performances and classes. Wed. ­ Sun., 8 pm. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.

NOV. 9: Lovejoy's Tea Room donates a portion of the day's profits to a scholarship for a Bay Area MODEL MUGGING self-defense course; demonstrations will be held throughout the day. 11 am ­ 8:30 pm. 1351 Church St. 648-5895.

NOV. 9: Danny Hines and Michael Manring perform a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 9: MIRI HUNTER HARAUCH performs a one-woman show, The Queen of Sheba? Yes I Am, followed by a workshop examining the legends and myths surrounding the character. 7 ­ 9:30 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. 575-6175.

NOV. 10: St. Luke's Hospital's COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR offers free screenings and information. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.

NOV. 10: Local counselor and hypnotherapist JANELLE MOON leads a workshop, "Stirring the Water: Writing to Find Your Spirit." 10 ­ 3 pm. Fort Mason, Bay & Laguna. 824-2490.

NOV. 10: Ane Carla Rovetta leads a workshop, "Making MUD into Art." 1 ­ 4 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 10: The Noe Valley HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR, sponsored by Beyond the Sea, offers information about aromatherapy, yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese medicine, and midwifery. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-4614.

NOV. 10: The Penny Royal PUPPET THEATER performs Anna and the Seven Swans. 2 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

NOV. 10 ­ DEC. 14: Stephen Albair exhibits his narrative PHOTOGRAPHY in "False Bloom." Reception, Nov. 10, 7 to 10 pm; Mon. ­ Fri., 9 am ­ 6 pm. Noe Art Space, 3901 23rd St. 824-2550.

NOV. 10: The Red Jade Collective and the Alex Buccat Quartet, featuring Sanaz, perform a CONCERT to benefit the Golden Gate Center for the Homeless. 7 pm. Dolores & 19th. 647-5050.

NOV. 10: ARGENTINE TANGO quartet Tango No. 9 and guests Beth Custer, Phillip Greenlief, and Steve Kirk perform the music of Tango Nuevo composer Astor Piazzolla. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 11: Natural Resources offers a one-day intensive CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION class. 9:30 am ­ 5:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

NOV. 11: A flu and pneumonia VACCINATION CLINIC at Bethany United Methodist Church runs from noon to 3 pm. Michael Stern performs "Singing for Our Lives," PEACE SONGS and poetry, in the sanctuary at 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

NOV. 11: "Holiday Spree," the San Francisco GIRLS CHORUS' annual auction and dinner, raises funds for their music education program. Silent auction, 4 pm; live auction and dinner, 6 pm. Presidio Officer's Club. Call 673-1511 for reservations.

NOV. 14: Cary Friedman hosts "Readings for Peace, Love, and Understanding"; bring writings and thoughts to share. 7 ­ 9 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 15: The Department of Building Inspection's monthly Brown Bag Lunch covers issues about SIDEWALKS, including permits and maintenance. Noon ­ 1:30 pm. Dept. of Building Inspection, 1660 Mission St. 558-6088.

NOV. 15: The WORD FOR WORD performing arts company presents Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child and Gerald McDermott's Anansi the Spider, for ages 6 and up. 4 pm. Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

NOV. 15: Rand Richards gives a slide preview of his book, HISTORIC WALKS in San Francisco: 18 Trails Through the City's Past, at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco History Association. 7 pm. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Drive. 750-9986.

NOV. 17: "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Exploring GLEN CANYON PARK" is a search for animal tracks and hidden streams led by naturalist Paul Belz and sponsored by the Crissy Field Center. 10 am ­ noon. 561-7752.

NOV. 17: Anya Malka-Halevi leads a free workshop on growing ROSES without pesticides. Call SLUG's education department at 285-7584 for information.

NOV. 17: "HOUSING CHOICES for Older People in San Francisco," a panel discussion led by the city's long-term care ombudsman, Benson Nadel, is set for the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

NOV. 17: The SF Bicycle Coalition hosts a BIKE TOUR, "Sex Work in the City," visiting notorious sites from the 19th century to the present. 11 am ­ 2 pm. Meet at the Fulton Street steps of the Main Library. 431-BIKE.

NOV. 17: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts a CONCERT by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 17: The Sugarman 3 perform at the Elbo Room, in conjunction with the San Francisco FUNK FESTIVAL. 647 Valencia St. 771-7577.

NOV. 18: The San Francisco CHILDREN'S CHORUS sings their annual fall concert at 1 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

NOV. 18: Pianists Betty Woo and Ursula Wang perform French tunes with "PIANO 4-HANDS," at Noe Valley Chamber Music. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

NOV. 20: Modern Times Bookstore hosts a series of tutorials, "Inform Yourself: Media and Military Responses to the SEPT. 11 ATTACKS," including a briefing on the history and politics of the Middle East. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

NOV. 21: Tips for avoiding FOODBORNE ILLNESS are given at a UCSF Brown Bag Lecture, "Creating a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season." 12:10 ­ 1 pm. Health Sciences West Bldg., Room 300, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-6547.

NOV. 22: A THANKSGIVING celebration and potluck at the Integral Yoga Institute includes a service and a vegetarian lunch; please bring a dish to share with no meat, fish, or eggs. 10 am ­ 2 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

NOV. 23: JOHN RICHMAN and the Jaybirds perform a concert with Bill Evans. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 24: BOX SET DUO celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 24 ­ DEC. 2: The CELEBRATION OF CRAFTSWOMEN features the fine art and crafts of over 300 women. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am ­ 6 pm. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason. 393-3470.

NOV. 27: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 29: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

NOV. 29: Nature photographer Jo-Ann Ordano describes "WILDFLOWER Displays in San Francisco's Backyard." 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9604.

NOV. 30: Lovejoy's hosts the first of three TEDDY-BEAR TEAS for children age 10 and under, including gingerbread house decorating, and storytelling. 6 pm. 1351 Church St. Reservations recommended: 648-5895.

NOV. 30: The Sufi Islamia Rehaniat Society leads Dances of UNIVERSAL PEACE at Integral Yoga Institute. 7:30 ­ 9:30 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

DEC. 1: The 16th annual Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School's Silent and Live AUCTION GALA benefit features a "Ports of Call" dinner. 5:30 ­ 10:30 pm. Lake Merced Club, 207 Skyline Blvd. 585-3414.

DEC. 2: Local artist BETH VAN HOESEN introduces her book of teddy-bear paintings at a book signing at Cover to Cover. 1 p.m. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

O Little Town of Noe

Our upcoming double issue, the December 2001/January 2002 Voice, will drift like snow into the Valley, starting Dec. 1, 2001. If you would like to be included in the December or January calendar, please send your items by Nov. 15. The address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may e-mail