Noe Valley Voice June 2002


NOW: COMMUNITY BOARDS is accepting applications for volunteers for community mediation training, to be offered in the fall. Call Donna Salazar for info, at 920-3820, ext. 102.

JUNE 1: BEACH BLANKET BABYLON is holding auditions for male and female singers; bring music, resume, and a photo (dance shoes optional). Noon. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach St. 421-0518.

JUNE 1: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Verdi's La Traviata. 7:30 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

JUNE 1: Stephen Kent and Yassir Chadly play solos and duos on the DIDGERIDOO and oud. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 1 ­ 16: "The ART OF TRAVEL" features Leigh Weber and Richard Price's photographs and paintings from their travels around the globe. Reception with live music May 11, 7 ­ 10 pm. Noe Art Space at Value Vacation, 3901 23rd St. 824-2553.

JUNE 1 ­ 30: Noe Valley artist JS, aka Joseph Suarez, exhibits MIXED-MEDIA work in "Dinosaurs and Plastics: What the Crescent Moon Said." Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 2: Community Music Center's Pursuit of Excellence RECITAL features graduating seniors performing works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, and Debussy. 2:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 647-6015.

JUNE 3: The Noe Valley Ministry's Odd Mondays series features an evening of VEDIC CHANT with the son of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar and family. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-8186.

JUNE 3 ­ 28: Chris Sequeira leads classes in LIVING T'AI CHI. 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.

JUNE 3 & 4: Rova Saxophone Quartet will be among the musicians performing and discussing "The Art of the IMPROVISER." 8 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

JUNE 4: A BARDIC ROUNDTABLE features painter Richard Perri discussing poetry and politics. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

JUNE 4, 18 & 25: 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.

JUNE 4 ­ 26: Empty Hands MARTIAL ARTS Studio offers classes for children ages 6 to 14. Tues., 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm, and Wed., 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

JUNE 6: Noe Valley writer BARBARA LEWIS will be among the readers at the Mechanics Institute's Prose in Progress series. 6 ­ 8 pm. 57 Post St. 393-0100.

JUNE 6 & 13: The Retired and SENIOR VOLUNTEER program will be working at the San Francisco Food Bank; no heavy lifting. 10 am ­ noon. 900 Pennsylvania Ave. 731-3335.

JUNE 6 ­ JULY 27: Images by the recipients of the 12th annual International Fund for DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Awards will be on display at the FiftyCrows Gallery. Reception June 6, 6:30 ­ 10 pm; gallery hours, Wed. through Sat., noon ­ 6 pm. 1074 Folsom St. 551-0091.

JUNE 7: TECHNOMANIA CIRCUS performs a "black-light vaudeville circus faire," with sword swallowing. 10 pm. Club Galia, 2565 Mission St. 970-9777.

JUNE 7 & 8: "We Do Too in 2002!" is a conference focused on the legal recognition of gay/lesbian domestic partnerships and the ministries that give their support. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. Call 647-8393 for workshop information.

JUNE 7 ­ JULY 10: Voice photographer PAMELA GERARD exhibits her images of France at The French Class gallery. Reception June 7, 5 to 8 pm. 500 Sutter St. 362-3666.

JUNE 8: Laurie Mackenzie's WALKING TOUR of food in the Mission locates ingredients, tours galleries and cultural centers, and ends with lunch. 10:30 am ­ 3 pm. Meet at Encantada Gallery, 908 Valencia St. Register at 642-3939.

JUNE 8: Cynthia Chin-Lee's ANIMAL STORY HOUR spotlights her alphabet book, A Is for Asia. 11:30 am. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

JUNE 8: Judy Irving shows a rough cut of her feature film documentary The WILD PARROTS of San Francisco: The Movie. 2 ­ 4:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4596.

JUNE 8: CHRIS MOLLA and band will perform "Fingerpaint Music" for kids and grownups at 3:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 8: The Manring/Kassin/Darter trio performs a CONCERT to celebrate the release of the CD Scatter. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

JUNE 8 ­ AUG. 10: "Reading Road Trip U.S.A." is the theme of the SUMMER READING CLUB sponsored by the SF Public Library. Visit one of the branches for information, or call the Main Library for information, 557-4400.

JUNE 9: The CASTRO BUBBLE BATH to scrub the neighborhood's streets offers free coffee at the start, a free brunch at the finish, and good clean fun in between. 8 ­ 10 am. Meet at 18th and Hartford.

JUNE 9: NATURE FEST 2002 in Glen Canyon Park features walks with experts on birds, bats, bugs, butterflies, geology, native plants, and park history, besides kid's activities and a barbecue picnic. For information, call 584-8576.

JUNE 9: A one-day SILENT RETREAT includes Hatha Yoga, meditation, and a vegetarian lunch. 9 am ­ 5 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. Please register by June 4, at 821-1117.

JUNE 9: GLEN VELEZ and his West Coast Framedrum Ensemble perform original compositions in the Handance method of drumming. 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

JUNE 11: FLUTE PLAYER Maurice Garcia plays at the Glen Park Library. 10:30 am. 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

JUNE 11: Bird and Beckett Books and Records hosts a Literary Giants June BIRTHDAY READING. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

JUNE 11 & 16: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs "In Memorium: Prayers for Peace," featuring Luigi Cherubini's Requiem Mass No. 2 in D Minor. June 11, 8 pm; June 16, 7 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 370 Dolores St. 668-4462.

JUNE 12: The Pacific Academy of HOMEOPATHY offers a free introductory seminar from 7 to 9 pm. 1199 Sanchez St. Call 695-2710 to reserve a spot.

JUNE 13 ­ 30: The 26th annual Lesbian and Gay FILM FESTIVAL includes Noe Valley filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane's The Girl from Marseilles, a fictional memoir inspired by Andre Breton's surrealist novel Nadja. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. 703-8650.

JUNE 14: The Noe Valley Nursery School QUILT RAFFLE offers a chance to win the Peace Quilt on display at Cover to Cover. Call 647-2278 for info.

JUNE 15, 22 & 29: A three-part BOTANICAL DRAWING class at Strybing Arboretum is taught by Michelle Meyer. 11 am ­ 3 pm. Golden Gate Park. Preregister at 661-1316, ext. 354.

JUNE 18: The S.F. Lesbian/Gay FREEDOM BAND celebrates its 25th anniversary with a free concert, "We're an American Band," featuring music by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and others. 8:15 pm. Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

JUNE 19: Tye the MAGIC GUY performs for all ages. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 20: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include Red Riding Hood, Rhinos and Hippos, and Where the Wild Things Are. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 20: The SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE Summer Solstice party features a demonstration of lively jigs and reels to fiddle music. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.

JUNE 21: The fourth annual "Take Your DOG TO WORK DAY" is sponsored by the SPCA.

JUNE 22: Harriet Miller and Kathie Piccagli ponder "What Is NORMAL AGING?" in a panel discussion at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.

JUNE 22: Dr. Edward Kersh discusses "CHOLESTEROL and Your Heart," from 11 am to noon. St. Luke's Hospital, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-3441.

JUNE 22: "Your Right to Remain Silent: Use It!" is a DISCUSSION of what to do if you are stopped by the police, sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals and the Public Defender's office. 11 am. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

JUNE 22: A Solstice Art and HEALING FAIR features a raffle and art sale. Noon ­ 6 pm. Psychic Horizons/Church of Natural Grace, 970 Valencia St. 643-8800.

JUNE 22: A SUMMER SOLSTICE celebration at Chatterbox runs from 3 to 8 pm. 1195A Church St. 647-0900.

JUNE 22: Celebrate Summer Solstice with the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners at a POTLUCK. Bring dessert or salad to share, and your own plates and utensils; barbecue and beverages provided. 5 ­ 7 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

JUNE 22 ­ JULY 30: Dimitri Kourouniotis and Kurt Glowienke exhibit MIXED-MEDIA PAINTINGS and drawings in "Sanctuary of Dreams." Reception with live music and dancers June 22, 7 ­ 10 pm. Noe Art Space at Value Vacation, 3901 23rd St. 824-2553.

JUNE 23: Mel Clay celebrates the third printing of Jazz--Jail and God, a biography of BOB KAUFMAN. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

JUNE 24: LIFE LINE Screening discusses strokes, vascular disease, and osteoporosis. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

JUNE 25: S.F. POET LAUREATE Devorah Brown reads from her new novel, Brown Glass Windows. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

JUNE 25: The San Francisco MERIONETTES synchronized swim team for children ages 6 to 12 welcomes new members. 7:30 pm. Balboa Pool, San Jose at Havelock St. 648-0180.

JUNE 26: The BUBBLE LADY will "blow your mind with her bubble magic." 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

JUNE 26: Join the circus for a day when MAKE*A*CIRCUS performs in Dolores Park. 1 pm. 831-2700.

JUNE 27: Singer/songwriter LISA ATKINSON leads singalongs for preschoolers at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 27: Jayeson Vance discusses San Francisco's COASTAL DEFENSES, Fort Funston, and Alcatraz at a meeting of the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

JUNE 28: An evening of renewal includes CHANTING the Gayatri mantram to awake intuitive powers.
7:30 ­ 10 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

JUNE 29: The traditional celebration of the 226th BIRTHDAY of San Francisco includes a Mass in the Old Mission at Mission Dolores, music by Coro Hispano, and refreshments. 16th and Dolores St. 621-8203.

JUNE 29: The seven moles of Oaxaca are featured at a COOKING CLASS at Encantada Gallery. 10 am ­ 1 pm. 908 Valencia St. Register at 642-3939.

JUNE 29: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and fingerplays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

JUNE 29: The 10th annual San Francisco DYKE MARCH will kick off with speakers and entertainment at 3 pm in Dolores Park. March starts at 7:30 pm and winds up for a party in the Castro at 9:30 pm. 241-8882.

JUNE 30: The Gay Pride CELEBRATION and Parade begins at Market and Beale streets at 10:30 am. 864-FREE.

July Mercy on Broadway, Laura Nyro once said. We say the July/ August edition of the Voice will be out on the streets on or before July 1. Please make sure we hear about your event by June 17. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or send an e-mail to