Noe Valley Voice March 2002


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NOW: The 30th Street Senior Center needs volunteers to help make patchwork blankets for abused and neglected women and children. Mon. and Fri., 1 ­ 4 pm. 225 30th St. #306. For information call 550-2210.

MARCH 1: Noe Valley artist KATHRYN GUTA exhibits wild paintings in "Avenging Ill-Fated Visions." Reception, 7 pm. S.F. Zen Center, 300 Page St. 863-3136.

MARCH 1 ­ 10: The Bethany Theater Project performs '70s musical GODSPELL. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 701-7011.

MARCH 1 ­ 23: Bruce Pachtman performs a ONE-MAN SHOW, Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm. Bannam Place Theater, 50A Bannam Place. 986-4607.

MARCH 2: Teatro Milagro performs Frida, Un Retablo, a surrealistic bilingual one-act play about the life of artist FRIDA KAHLO. 8 pm. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.

MARCH 2: The Manring/Kassin/Darter trio performs improvisational music at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 2 & 3: A beginning BEEKEEPING workshop is offered by the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG). Sat., 10 am ­ 4 pm; Sun., noon ­ 4 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. 285-7584.

MARCH 3: The California BACH SOCIETY performs Gesualdo's Tenebrae at 4 pm. St. Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St. 440-2224.

MARCH 3: "Pay Per View," a NAUGHTY RAFFLE at Daddy's, benefits the Positive Resource Center. 4 ­ 8 pm. 440 Castro St. 621-8732

MARCH 3 & 10: Poet Stephen Vincent leads CITY WRITING AND WALKING workshops, from "Noe Valley and beyond." 11 am ­ 3 pm. Call 641-0739, ext. 2, for information.

MARCH 4 ­ 29: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes including meditation and Qigong, taught by Chris Sequeira. Mon. & Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, Douglass Park. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

MARCH 5: VOTE in the Consolidated Primary Election; polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4375.

MARCH 5: STORYTELLER Nicolle Hoelle tells tales for children at 10:30 am. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

MARCH 5, 12 & 26: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 5 ­ 26: A parent and BABY YOGA class focuses on interaction and breath awareness. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 pm. Open Door Yoga, 1500 Castro St. 931-7291.

MARCH 5 ­ 27: Empty Hands MARTIAL ARTS Studio offers classes for children age 6 to 14. Tues., 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm, and Wed., 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

MARCH 6: FILMS for preschoolers, including Ugly Duckling, Amanda and the Mysterious Carpet, and Petunia, will be shown at 10:15 and 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

MARCH 6, 13 & 27: The "San Francisco Files" program of workshops for visual artists presents "City Images and City Planning," led by Paul A. Lord Jr. (March 6); "A Natural History of San Francisco," by Greg Gaar (March 13); and "Staging the City: Theatrical Strategies for Urban Performance Artists," by Adele Prandini (March 27). 7:30 pm. Pond, 214 Valencia St. 282-4334.

MARCH 6 ­ 27: The WORLD HARMONY CHORUS welcomes new singers of all levels. Wed., 6:15 ­ 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 510-547-8980.

MARCH 6 ­ 27: 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.

MARCH 4 ­ APRIL 8: NERT emergency training classes are scheduled for Mondays at 6:30 pm. Room B2/3, South Tower, Davies Medical Center, Castro and Duboce. Call 558-3459 or go to to enroll.

MARCH 7: The SPCA's BARK & WHINE BALL benefits the Cinderella fund for rehabilitation, and features a silent auction, a pet fashion show, and the crowning of the Dog King and Queen. 7 ­ 10:30 pm. S.F. Gift Center, 888 Brannan St. 522-3535.

MARCH 7 ­14: The 20th annual Asian American FILM FESTIVAL features Noe Valley directors Philip Kan Gotanda, Vu T. Thu Ha, Kirthi Nath, John Neely, and Stom Sogo. Castro and Kabuki theaters; call 255-4299 for schedule.

MARCH 7, 14, 21 & 28: BLUEGRASS MUSIC MONTH at the Odeon Bar features "old-timey stuff, Appalachia, and Americana." 9 pm. 3223 Mission St. 648-8627.

MARCH 7 ­ APRIL 27: "Women's Work" offers new ART in a variety of media by 12 women from Creativity Explored's studio. Reception March 7, 7­ 9 pm; Mon. ­ Fri., 10 am ­ 3 pm; Sat., 11 am ­ 6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

MARCH 8: The International Wages for Housework Campaign will sponsor a GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE and "march against war-mongering and corporate thievery." 3 ­ 6 pm. Starts at the Welfare Dept., 170 Otis St., and ends at the Federal Bldg. 626-4114.

MARCH 8: Alvarado Elementary School's "Not So Silent AUCTION" features live entertainment from Pride and Joy and a change to bid on restaurant certificates, kids' classes, and fine art from local artists. 7 pm ­ midnight. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. 641-4322.

MARCH 8: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav joins 600 synagogues in a SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA. 7 pm. 290 Dolores St. 861-6932.

MARCH 8 & 9: GAMELAN SEKAR JAKA performs with guest musicians and dancers from Bali. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 8 ­ 10: The Women's Building showcases over 30 eclectic women artists and performers in "Sisters on the Front Lines," celebrating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. 8 pm. 3543 18th St. 431-1180, ext. 20.

MARCH 9: WRITING IRISH AMERICA features readings by William Kennedy, Dennis Smith, Maureen Dezell, Maureen Howard, Michael Patrick MacDonald, and Peter Quinn. 2 ­ 5 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MARCH 9 & 10: The winners of the Student Concerto Composition perform Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

MARCH 9, 16, 23 & 30: The FAMILY HOUR LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs and stories for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Saturdays at 10:30 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 10: Bird and Beckett Books and Records hosts a reading of poetry and prose in observance of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. 4:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MARCH 10: Michael Rado performs music for SOLO HARP. 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-7630.

MARCH 10 & 17: Voices of Our Own: Women and Girls of the Tenderloin Tell Their Stories, edited by Noe Valley resident NANCY DEUTSCH, is featured at a launch party and reading Sun., March 10, 2 pm, at Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. Special guest Dolores Huerta joins the authors on Sun., March 17, at 12:30 pm, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. 202-8080 and 776-4580.

MARCH 11: The Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts local author Gerald Rosen, author of The Carmen Miranda Memorial Flagpole and Zen in the Art of J.D. Salinger, discussing "How I Became a Novelist." 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MARCH 12: An OPEN READING at Bird and Beckett Books and Records features writers with March birthdays. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MARCH 14: The Transgender Network hosts a viewing and discussion of a VIDEO, TransFamily, at the monthly meeting of PFLAG support group. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

MARCH 14: Noe Valley Library RENOVATIONS, including earthquake retrofitting and Children's Room remodeling, will be the focus of this month's Friends of Noe Valley meeting. Library planning staff will attend. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 14: Women's tales of misadventure collected in The Unsavvy Traveler will be read by contributors Lea Aschkenas, Nancy Cooper Frank, Julie Gerk, and Millie Org. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MARCH 14 ­ 16: SHIFT Physical Theater performs Noise, inspired by the films of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

MARCH 15: Noe Valley psychotherapist Deborah Cooper will be among the practicing witches, Druids, and magicians at a celebration of PAGANISM, coinciding with the publication of Modern Pagans: An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Practices. 7 pm. Bernal Books, 401 Cortland St. 550-0293.

MARCH 15: An Early Spring Skies NIGHT WALK, led by Kirsten Vanstone of the Morrison Planetarium, views the season's constellations; bring binoculars. 7 ­ 9 pm. Meet at the main gate of Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way. Call 661-1316, ext. 354, for reservations.

MARCH 16: A WORK PARTY organized by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park needs volunteers from 9 am to noon. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

MARCH 16: A free COMPOSTING workshop, offered in Spanish and English, is sponsored by the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG). 10 am ­ noon. Alioto Park Garden, 20th and Capp St. 285-7584.

MARCH 16: Ulrica Hume, LABYRINTH facilitator of St. James Church in London, will lead a labyrinth walk at the Noe Valley Ministry. 2 ­ 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MARCH 16: A ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER will be served by the Men of St. Paul's Church. 6 pm. Mario P. Farana Parish Hall behind the Intermediate School, 1690 Church St. 648-7538.

MARCH 16: Singer/songwriter JESSE WINCHESTER performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 17: Celebrate ST. PATRICK'S DAY with traditional corned beef and Irish dancers, starting at 3 pm at the Dubliner. 3838 24th St. 826-2279.

MARCH 17: The Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble performs works by Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi. 4 pm. Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

MARCH 19: FILMS for preschoolers age 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 19: The NEW COLLEGE ALL-STARS, students and faculty, read from their work in a program curated by poet David Meltzer. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MARCH 20: Historian Mae Silver's RANCHO SAN MIGUEL slideshow begins at 7 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.

MARCH 20: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB will invite commentators to discuss election results at their monthly meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

MARCH 21: HISTORIAN Judith Robinson discusses her new book, From Gold Rush to Millennium: 150 Years of the Episcopal Diocese of California (1849 ­ 2000), at the monthly meeting of the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church, 750-9986.

MARCH 21: The group UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS elects officers and discusses plans for the new de Young Museum at its monthly meeting. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

MARCH 23: A "Spring Clean Your Environment" WORKSHOP, led by energy therapist Sue Loyd and Janice from Eye of the Day, teaches techniques to dust away stuck energies with smudging, oils, and herbs. 10 am ­ 2 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 386-1452.

MARCH 23: Jake Sigg leads a SPRING FLOWER WALK in Glen Canyon Park. 10 am ­ noon. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

MARCH 23: Marian Branch leads a celebration of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12 :15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.

MARCH 23: A Tribute to BEAT POET Bob Kaufman features jazz musician Cecil Taylor and the poetry play Godzilla v. Swan bLake. 3 ­ 5:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MARCH 23: Keyboardist with the Doors, RAY MANZAREK, joins beat-era poet Michael McClure and flutist Larry Kassin in a concert to celebrate the release of There's a Word, recorded live at the Ministry in 2001. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 23 ­ MAY 6: PHOTOGRAPHER roommates Pernilla Persson and Mack McFarland exhibit their images, and Carl Dielh offers live kinetic video engineering at Noe Art Space. Reception March 23, 7 ­ 10 pm. 3901 23rd St. 824-2553.

MARCH 24: Winners of the Soul-Making LITERARY PRIZE read form their works at 1 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MARCH 24: Butterfield's consultant Gregory Ghent discusses ETHNIC ART, from Nigerian maternity figures to Eskimo hunting charms, at the S.F. Antique Mall. 3 pm. 701 Bayshore Blvd. 656-3530.

MARCH 25: The Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry features readings from Judith Levy-Sender's poems, Lines Whimsical and Other Wise, with accordion accompaniment, and Ramon Sender's essay-in-progress, "Why Is the Buddha Smiling? The Answer Is on the Tip of My Tongue." 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MARCH 30: ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI reads Two Bear Cubs, a retelling of a Miwok legend, and The Birds of Killingworth, based on a Longfellow poem, at the Randall Museum's Animal Story Hour for ages 4 and up. 11:30 am. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

MARCH 31: An EASTER CELEBRATION and potluck at the Integral Yoga Institute includes a kirtan, puja, and a vegetarian lunch; bring a dish without eggs, meat, or fish, to share. 10 am ­ 2 pm. 770 Dolores St. Call 821-1117 to sign up by March 26.