December 2002 - January 2003
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DEC. 1 DEC. 31: "NOCTURNES: Fort Mason and Environs" features the night photography of Noe Valley residents Tim Baskerville, Marc Babstein, Carol Henry, and Lance Keimig. Artist's reception Nov. 6, 5:30 pm. Fort Mason, 441-3400.
DEC. 2: The STONESTOWN STROLLERS hold a one-hour fitness walk for new mothers, 8:30 10 am. Meet at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in Stonestown Galleria, 19th Avenue at Winston Drive. 759-2600.
DEC. 2 JAN. 31: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes in meditation and Qigong, taught by Chris Sequeira. Mon. and Tues., 6 7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., and Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am noon, at Douglass Park. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
DEC. 3 & JAN. 21: FILMS for preschoolers age 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 4: Julia Fischer discusses "Staying Healthy Through the Holidays with AROMATHERAPY." 7 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.
DEC. 4: Deirdre Lynch introduces her documentary film Photos to Send, retracing photographer DOROTHEA LANGE's trip to County Clare, Ireland. 7 10 pm. City College, Rosenberg Library, Room 305. 239-3580.
DEC. 4, 11 & 18: Learn to knit a pair of socks on circular needles in Sara Lucas' KNITTING CLASS, "Sock It to Me," Wednesdays, 7 to 9 pm. ImagiKnit, 3897 18th St. 621-6642.
DEC. 4, 18 & JAN. 8: TOURS of Fairmount Elementary School offer a view of pre-K to fifth-grade classes, Spanish-immersion and English-only. 9 am. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.
DEC. 5 7: "I Want to Be a Boarder: An Evening of YIDDISH VAUDEVILLE" portrays the experiences of immigrants in the early 20th century in songs and comic stories. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm; Sat. & Sun., 2 pm. SFSU Studio Theater, 19th Ave. at Holloway St. 338-1341.
DEC. 5 14: SAY RAY: A Holiday Miracle returns to the Marsh. Thurs. Sat. 8 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 282-2018.
DEC. 5 23: The second annual "Just Bazaar" at 66 Balmy Gallery features eclectic arts and crafts for sale. Thurs. Sat., noon 9 pm; Sun., noon 6 pm; receptions Dec. 7 & 19, 7 10 pm. 66 Balmy Alley. 648-1760.
DEC. 5 JAN. 30: The self-help group FOOD ADDICTS in Recovery Anonymous (FA) meets on Thursdays at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 to 9:45 am. 346-7407 or 504-9779.
DEC. 6: A TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY for kids begins at 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
DEC. 6: Celebrate CHANUKAH at a party sponsored by Chabad of Noe Valley. 6 pm. 889 Elizabeth St. Rabbi Gedalia Potash, 821-7046.
DEC. 6: Marta Consuelo Hernandez, co-founder of the Workers and Peasants School in San Salvador, speaks at the monthly meeting of RADICAL WOMEN. Salvadoran roast chicken dinner, 6:30 pm; talk, 8 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.
DEC. 6: BEYT TIKKUN celebrates Chanukah with singing and dancing, candle lighting, a Shabbat service, and a vegetarian potluck. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 575-1432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC. 6: The CELEBUTANT BALL features music and dancing, and benefits the Harvey Milk Institute. 7 pm midnight. S.F. LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. 865-5633.
DEC. 6: Women's vocal ensemble KITKA performs "Wintersongs," a holiday concert of ethnic and spiritual music from Eastern Europe. 8 pm. St. Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro St. 510-444-0323.
DEC. 6 & 7: The Art Explosion and Project Artaud collaborate in "Freeze," an art show and sale. Dec. 6, 5:30 11 pm; Dec. 7, 11 am 6 pm. 2425 17th St. and 2800 Mariposa St. 278-3975.
DEC. 6 & 8: SWAMI ASOKANANDA, president of Satchidananda Ashram, holds a Q&A discussion on Dec. 6 and a Sadhana intensive one-day retreat on Dec. 8. Both, 9 am 5 pm. Integral Yoga Center, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
DEC. 6 8: The CREATIVITY EXPLORED Holiday Sale features original artwork in a variety of media and a raffle. Dec. 6, 6 9 pm; Dec. 7 & 8, 11 am 6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
DEC. 6 8: Anne Bluethenthal performs "Living Like Weasels and Other SOLO DANCES" at the Dance Mission Theater. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun. 6 pm. 3316 24th St. 273-4633.
DEC. 7: In "Ready When You Are, Mr. De Mille!" Alastair Johnston discusses and shows the portrayal of printing and the BOOK ARTS in film and television. 2 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.
DEC. 7: The CARNIVAL OF CHAOS' Holiday Vaudeville Cabaret features "superhero stunts, insane juggling, wild contortion, and strange and silly songs." 2:30 and 8 pm. The Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
DEC. 7: Sherrie Dobrott performs a PUPPET SHOW for all ages, The Mitten. 11 am. Excelsior Library, 4400 Mission St. 337-4735.
DEC. 7: Mango Jam guitarist and vocalist ERIKA LUCKETT celebrates her CD release with a concert also featuring Zoe Lewis. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 8: The San Francisco Waldorf School's WINTER FAIR features a silent auction, toys, and handiwork for sale, and merrymaking. 10 am 4 pm. 2938 Washington St. 931-2750.
DEC. 8: S.F.'s Lesbian/Gay Chorus performs at the monthly PFLAG meeting. 24 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
DEC. 8: The Bach Delegates perform a seasonal concert, "In Dulci Jubilo," at the Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC concert. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
DEC. 8: Lillie--A Musical, the story of actress and vintner LILLIE LANGTRY, is performed by soprano Karen Melander-Magoon and pianist Bill Keck. 5 pm. The Second Sundays Series at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.
DEC. 9: ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry features Joe Sutton reading from his novel Morning Pages and short-story collection The Immortal Mouth. No-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; reading at the Ministry, 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 9: The Bethany Theater Project holds AUDITIONS for Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; prepare a song from a Broadway musical and a one- to two-minute monologue, and bring sheet music and a headshot. 7:30 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 701-7011.
DEC. 10: VOTE in today's run-off election for District 8 supervisor. Polls are open 7 am until 8 pm.
DEC. 10: ERIKA LOPEZ "had it all and threw it away," and she discusses it at 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
DEC. 10, 17, 24 & 31; JAN. 7, 14 & 28: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 10 & JAN. 14: The New College of California School of Law offers a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.
DEC. 11: The annual Holiday Party and GIFT FAIR at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center features items from local graduate business owners. 11 am7 pm. 275 Fifth St. 541-8580.
DEC. 11: A customer appreciation HOLIDAY CELEBRATION at See Jane Run features appetizers and drinks. 6 9 pm. 3870 24th St. 401-8338.
DEC. 11: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association hosts its HOLIDAY BUFFET, "A Taste of Noe Valley." 6:30 9 pm. Bank of America, 24th & Castro. For info call 641-8692.
DEC. 11: Six local MYSTERY writers, Sheldon Siegel, Cara Black, John Lescroart, Michael Castleman, Lynne Murray, and Mark Coggins, read from their work in a program hosted by Diane Kudisch of the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 11: The PRIESTS CHOIR of the Archdiocese of San Francisco performs a concert of Christmas and Advent songs at St. Paul's. 7:30 pm. St. Paul's Church, Church & Valley. 648-7538.
DEC. 12: The Friends of Noe Valley HOLIDAY PARTY includes music, food, a silent auction to benefit the Noe Valley Library, and a toy collection for the S.F. AIDS Foundation's Women and Family Holiday Party on Dec. 19; bring a new, unwrapped toy. 7 pm. Latvian Hall, 425 Hoffman Ave. 282-4334.
DEC. 13: The SFSU Chamber Singers perform a CANDLELIGHT CONCERT of works by Palestrina, William Hawley, and Brahms. 8 pm. Most Holy Redeemer Church, 100 Diamond St. 338-7761.
DEC. 13 & 14: HOLLY NEAR and Linda Tillery perform a concert at the Brava Theater Center. 8 pm. 2789 24th St. 647-2822.
DEC. 14: SANTA will be checking lists and posing for photographs between 10 am and 3 pm at the Bank of America, 24th and Castro streets. Sponsored by the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association.
DEC. 14: Strybing Arboretum's GREENS & GIFTS Holiday Marketplace features a drop-in wreath workshop. 10 am 2 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.
DEC. 14: Santa and ELVES will be handing out candy canes and apple cider in front of Zephyr Real Estate. 11 am 2 pm. 4040 24th St. 695-7707.
DEC. 14: The S.F. League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a workshop for making holiday gifts from the GARDEN, including wreaths, and herbal body-care products. 1 3 pm. Building 603 in the Presidio, at Fort Mason and Halleck St. Preregistration required at 561-7752.
DEC. 14: The Noe Valley Ministry presents The Baby Born in Bethlehem, a NATIVITY PAGEANT written by Betsy Bannerman. 5:30 pm, followed by a lasagne and salad supper. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 14, 21 & 28: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 15: The Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble performs AMAHL and the Night Visitors, after a visit from Santa Claus. 11:30 am. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
DEC. 15: St. Philip the Apostle Choir presents a CHRISTMAS CONCERT. 4 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.
DEC. 17: Ingleside Station invites you to the regular POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting to discuss local crime issues. 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane at San Jose Ave. 404-4000.
DEC. 18: The annual Do-It-Yourself CHRISTMAS PAGEANT welcomes adults and children of all ages; costumes provided. 6:30 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.
DEC. 19: Apply for VOLUNTEER orientation at St. Luke's. 3 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.
DEC. 19: The Bernal Heights BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB's December selection is Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
DEC. 21: CAROLERS will sing songs of the season in Downtown Noe Valley between 10 am and 3 pm, courtesy of the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association.
DEC. 21: A CELTIC SOLSTICE concert features pipers, percussion, strings, and step dancers. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 24: The CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION and potluck at Integral Yoga Center includes a service; bring a dish to share with no meat, fish, or eggs. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
JAN. 4: The San Francisco GIRLS CHORUS holds auditions for the winter program, for ages 7 through 12. Call 673-1511, ext. 301, for an appointment.
JAN. 4: Folk music legend RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT starts the new year with a concert at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 5 26: See Jane Run sponsors Sunday 5K FUN RUNS beginning at 10 am. Meet at 3870 24th St. 401-8338.
JAN. 6: The STONESTOWN STROLLERS hold a one-hour fitness walk for new mothers, and discuss newborn massage. 8:30 10 am. Meet at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in Stonestown Galleria, 19th Avenue at Winston Drive. 759-2600.
JAN. 9: Friends of Noe Valley's annual BOARD MEETING is set for 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-4334.
JAN. 11: A LION DANCE and martial arts demonstration in honor of Chinese New Year will be performed by the Jing Mo Athletic Association. 4 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JAN. 11: GLAMA award-winner for female artist of the year SONIA, from the band Disappear Fear, performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 18: A JOHN FAHEY TRIBUTE features guitarists Casey Robb and Phil Kellogg. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 25: Bassist Michael Manring, flutist Larry Kassin, and pianist Tom Darter perform dazzling improvisations. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 26: Soprano Christine Brandes and pianist Laura Dahl perform a concert of Baroque and classical music at the Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC concert. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
JAN. 28: Noe Valley residents and merchants are invited to attend the monthly POLICE-COMMUNITY meetings held at Mission Police Station. 6 pm. 630 Valencia St. 558-5400.
JAN. 29: POETS Devorah Major, Diane di Prima, Clive Matson, Gail Ford, Gerry Nicosia, and Alan Cohen read their work from the anthology An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JAN. 31 & FEB. 1: LATIN PERCUSSIONIST John Santos joins Cuban-born pianist Elio Villafranca in concert. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
Another Year Has Come and Gone
And the Voice is shutting down our computers and taking a month-long snooze. Our next edition will be the February 2003 issue, distributed on or before Feb. 1. If you would like to publicize your event in the February calendar, please let us know by Jan. 15. Our address is Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send e-mails to email@example.com. Thanks.