Noe Valley Voice May 2002


June Is Bustin' Out All Over and so is our next issue. The June edition will be out on the streets of Noe Valley on or before June 1, 2002. Please make sure we hear about your event by May 20. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. You may send an e-mail to or

May 2002 Calendar

MAY 1 ­ 16: An ART SHOW, "Double Vision," features the works of Karen Wenger and Pauline Crowther Scott. Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry Sanctuary, 1021 Sanchez St. 550-1213 or 826-1895.

MAY 1 ­ 29: The WORLD HARMONY CHORUS seeks singers of all levels and ages to learn a varied choral repertoire. Wed., 6:15 ­ 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 510-547-8980.

MAY 1 ­ 29: Empty Hands MARTIAL ARTS Studio offers classes for children 6 to 14. Tues., 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm, and Wed., 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

MAY 1 ­ 31: Former Noe Valley librarian MARGARET WYATT exhibits her quilts based on traditional designs in the fourth floor display case of the Main Library. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MAY 1 ­ 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.

MAY 1 ­ JUNE 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.

MAY 4: Club Latino at St. Paul's celebrates CINCO DE MAYO with a dinner dance featuring music by Sonido Los Reyes. 6 ­ 11 pm. Parish Center, 1690 Church St. 648-7538.

MAY 4: Actor GEOFF HOYLE brings new and classic characters to his 8:15 pm performance. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 4 & 5: OPEN STUDIOS at the Hunters Point Shipyard includes Noe Valley artists Monica Denevan, Martha Hubert, Michael Markowitz, Nika, Karen Wenger, Irene Hendrick, Marc Ellen Hamel, and Wynne Hayakawa. 11 am ­ 6 pm. 387-5936.

MAY 4 ­ 19: San Francisco's Cabaret Opera Company performs Arachne, a one-act CHAMBER OPERA based on a Greek myth. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Goat Hall, 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.

MAY 4, 11, 18 & 25: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and fingerplays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 5: Three stages of Latin music and dance; food and arts and crafts booths; and 60 classic cars will be among the highlights at this year's CINCO DE MAYO celebration. 11 am ­ 6 pm. Civic Center Plaza. 256-3005.

MAY 5: Dan Barton signs Dead Crowd, a Biff Kincaid stand-up comic MYSTERY. 12:30 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

MAY 5: Local author/editor NANCY DEUTSCH introduces Voices of Our Own: Mothers, Daughters, and Elders of the Tenderloin Tell Their Stories, in a Mother's Day celebration. 2 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MAY 5: Two performance POETS from Amsterdam, Barry Fitton and Joke Kaviaar, read from their work, as part of the "Both Sides of the Fence Tour 2002." 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MAY 5 ­ 26: 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.

MAY 7: EDWARD JONES Investments hosts a live, interactive broadcast discussing women's retirement issues. 3 pm. 816 Diamond St. 282-4079.

MAY 7: Steve Hamilton signs copies of his latest Alex McKnight MYSTERY, North of Nowhere. 5:30 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

MAY 7: The S.F. Supervisors' BUDGET MEETING for Noe Valley is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 pm. Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. For information, call Mark Leno's legislative aide Bob Hartnagel at 554-7738.

MAY 7, 14 & 28: 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 8: Pam Fischer discusses HERBS for women's cyclic health. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co. 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

MAY 9: FRIENDS OF NOE VALLEY has invited SPUR director Gabriel Metcalf and Noe Valley resident Jerry Goldberg to speak about a new book, Vision of a Place, published as a sort of user's guide to the San Francisco General Plan. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3812 24th Street. 821-4087.

MAY 10: PAT BURTIS performs a concert at 8:15 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 10 & 11: "WEEDS: The Good, the Bad, and the Oh So Ugly," a gardening seminar at Strybing Arboretum, is scheduled for Fri., 12:30 to 4:30 pm, or Sat., 9 am to 1 pm. Golden Gate Park. Register at 661-1316, ext. 354.

MAY 10 ­ 19: The Young People's TEEN MUSICAL THEATER performs "Dames at Sea." Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Randall Theater, 199 Museum Way. 554-9523.

MAY 11: The annual FAIR OAKS Street Fair features five blocks of garage sales, on Fair Oaks between 21st and 26th streets. 9 am ­ 4 pm. 648-4977.

MAY 11: A QUEER BUDDHISM workshop, "Dharma and Desire," offers sitting, chanting, and Sangha building. 9:30 am ­ 4:40 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 558-9456.

MAY 11: A sidewalk TREASURE SALE at Bethany United Methodist Church runs from 10 am to 2 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

MAY 11: The 500 block of Elizabeth Street is holding a STREET SALE from 10 am to 3 pm.

MAY 11: The 13th annual Laidley Street BLOCK SALE, between 30th and Miguel, offers bargains from 10 am to 3 pm. Rain date is Sunday, May 12.

MAY 11: Noe Valley author MARK COGGINS signs his new mystery set in Silicon Valley, Vulture Capital. 1 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

MAY 11: A MURAL ARTS FESTIVAL, sponsored by Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, features demonstrations of painting techniques and materials, children's hands-on projects, and music by The Classics. 1 ­ 5 pm. Precita Park, Precita at Folsom. 285-2287.

MAY 11: ANDREA ALBAN GOSLINE introduces her new book, Little Moments of Peace: Daily Reflections for Mothers. 2 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 11: Mark Bittner gives a slide show to introduce his forthcoming book, The WILD PARROTS of Telegraph Hill. 2 ­ 3:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MAY 11: BALINESE ENSEMBLE Gamelan Sekar Jaya perform a concert at Point Reyes Station, sponsored by the Noe Valley Music Series. 8 pm. The Dance Palace, 5th and B St. 454-5238.

MAY 11: JAMESTOWN JAM 2002 features a performance by Divalicious, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, to benefit the Jamestown Community Center's programs for Mission District youth. 9 pm ­ 2 am. Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway. For information, 647-4709; for tickets, 468-3399.

MAY 11 ­ JUNE 16: "The ART OF TRAVEL" is a show of Leigh Weber's 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.

MAY 12: The SINGLETARIANS hosts a potluck for men and women 45 and up. 1 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 821-7865 or 922-3033.

MAY 12: The Bay Area Freedom SOCIALIST PARTY observes May Day with a coffeehouse discussion of the effects of the U.S. war on terrorism, in "Workers Under Attack: Voices of Color Say No to War and Scapegoating." Program, 3 pm; Chicago-style supper, 5:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

MAY 12: "MUSIC for Four French Horns," at the Noe Valley Ministry, begins at 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 13: The ODD MONDAY series sponsored by the Noe Valley Ministry presents Viniyoga teacher Dawn Summers and Vijay Hugh Fontaine, co-lecturing on yoga, meditation, and Vijay's recent trip to India's holy places. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 15: POETS Pireeni Sundaralingam and Colm O'Riain read from their work at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 15: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB holds a Q & A session with recently elected officers of the DCCC to discuss developing stronger ties with local clubs. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

MAY 16: BIKE TO WORK DAY, sponsored by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, ends with a "Bike Away from Work" party at Cafe du Nord. 6 ­ 9 pm. 2170 Market St. 431-BIKE.

MAY 16: The Community Housing Partnership hosts its third annual TALENT SHOW, "A Night with the Stars," including Rita Moreno, Frederica von Stade, and Wesla Whitfield. 6 ­ 9 pm. Brava Theater, 24th at York. 677-8688.

MAY 17: The S.F. GIRLS CHORUS performs 250-year-old music from the Mexican baroque period in "Rediscovering the Americas." 7 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 16th St. 673-1511.

MAY 17: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble sings Verdi's La Traviata. 7:30 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

MAY 18: A Family and Youth INFORMATION SHARING DAY, sponsored by the S.F. Children's System of Care, covers special education, juvenile probation, and foster care. 9 am ­ 4:30 pm. Horace Mann Middle School, Valencia between 23rd and 24th. 970-3896.

MAY 18: A secondhand sale and CHILDREN'S FAIR benefits the Waldorf-inspired Friends of Potrero Hill Nursery School. 10 am. St. Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro St. 864-5464.

MAY 18: BUG DAY at the Randall Museum offers maggot races, a bug art workshop, and many insects to see, touch, and taste. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

MAY 18: Podiatrist Jay Bernard gives a LECTURE, "Oh, My Aching Feet," from 10:30 am to noon. St. Luke's Hospital, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-3441.

MAY 18: A GARDEN WORKDAY and potluck sponsored by the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) features edible perennials. 10 am ­ 4 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

MAY 18: A HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR, sponsored by the Castro Street store Beyond the Sea, features aromatherapy, massage therapy, and information about chiropractic and naturopathic medicine. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-4614.

MAY 18: The Victorian Alliance hosts a benefit SECRET GARDEN TOUR in Presidio Heights, starting at the corner of Jackson and Maple streets. 1 ­ 5 pm. Call 826-1437 to sign up (tickets $20).

MAY 18: William G. Tapply, author of the Bradly Coyne MYSTERIES, signs his new novel collaboration with Phillip R. Craig, First Light. 2 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

MAY 18: WRITERS WITH DRINKS presents readings by Hank Hyena, Carol Queen, Richard Kadrey, Thea Hillman, and Sam Tsitrin. 6 ­ 8 pm. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St. 861-5016.

MAY 18: Rocket DOG RESCUE holds a "Blast-Off Benefit" featuring a silent auction, art show, and "yummy grub." 6:30 ­ 10 pm. For information, contact Pali Boucher, 642-4786.

MAY 19: City Guides offers a WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley, starting at 10 am. Meet at the corner of Noe and 25th streets. 826-5662.

MAY 19: "Generation X" ensemble the CYPRESS STRING QUARTET performs works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Janacek. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 19: Bring a candle to the 2002 AIDS Candlelight WALK AND VIGIL, beginning at Market and Castro at 8 pm and proceeding down Market Street to the Civic Center for speeches, art, and music memorials. 331-1500, ext. 2437.

MAY 21: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include Hen Hop, Owen, and Changes, Changes. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 21: David Meltzer's "New College All-Stars" POETRY SERIES features Noam Birnbaum, Garth Bunse, and Katrina Jensen. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MAY 21: The Friends of the Urban Forest will hold a community meeting on May 21 to sign up Noe Valley residents and merchants who would like to participate in a neighborhood TREE PLANTING on June 15. (The cost to plant a tree in front of your home or business is $70.) 7 to 8 pm. Upper Noe Recreation Center, Sanchez and Day. 285-2316.

MAY 23: Paul Duchscherer's slide lecture, "Victorian Glory," examines the characteristic designs of VICTORIAN ERA houses at the monthly meeting of the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

MAY 25: Jacqui Snowden gives the national OWL Mother's Day Report on the future of social security and California health care at the meeting of the Older Women's League. 10:30 am ­ 12 :15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

MAY 26 ­ 27: The two-day CARNAVAL festival will wind up with a parade down Mission Street starting at 10 am (at 24th and Bryant) on Sunday, May 27. For more information, call 920-0125.

MAY 27: The Noe Valley Ministry's Odd Mondays series features a talk on HUMAN RIGHTS by Sandra Coliver, the executive director of the Center for Justice and Accountability. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 28: An "Attitude Is Everything" WORKSHOP explores the power of positive mental states. 6 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

MAY 28: The San Francisco MERIONETTES synchronized swim team for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 holds an open registration for new members. 7:30 pm. Balboa Pool, San Jose Ave. at Havelock. 648-0180.

MAY 29: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and PROFESSIONALS Association meets at 9 am, at the Bank of America at 24th and Castro. 282-4079.

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

MAY 31: Christie Winn's piano students perform a free RECITAL at 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.