Noe Valley Voice November 2002


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OCT. 29: A DEBATE on Prop. N features Supervisor Gavin Newsom and Pablo Steward of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic (pro), and Susan Giraudo of Home Away from Homelessness and Karen Gruneisen of St. Anthony's Foundation (con). 4 ­ 5:30 pm. USF, McLaren Center, 2130 Fulton St. 422-2697.

OCT. 29: FILMS for preschoolers age 3 to 5 include Alligator All Around, Harry the Dirty Dog, and Little Girl and the Gunny Wolf. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 30: The downtown branch of the San Francisco Senior Center holds an OPEN HOUSE from 10 am to 3 pm. 481 O'Farrell St. 771-7950.

OCT. 30: Learn about charms, candle magic, and how herbs and oils can be used in spell work in a HERBAL CHARMS workshop led by Inanna Hazel. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

OCT. 31: Hoffman Avenue between 22nd and 25th streets will be transformed into "HOFFMAN THE HAUNTED STREET," from 6 to 8 pm. 282-4562.

OCT. 31: City Guides leads a GHOST WALK at City Hall. 6:30 pm. Enter through Goodlett Place doors and meet in the South Light Court. 557-4266.

OCT. 31: A HALLOWEEN PARTY at Club Galia features a costume contest. 8 pm. 2565 Mission St. 970-9777.

OCT. 31 ­ NOV. 2: A Buddhist ARTS FESTIVAL includes film, music, dance, lectures, and rituals. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 282-2018.

OCT. 31 ­ NOV. 10: The QUILT Project: Pieces of Me is a multi-disciplinary performance based on African-American cultural aesthetics. Thurs. ­ Sun. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

NOV. 1 ­ 12: BONITA COHN exhibits photographs and stoneware in "Bon Bon Goes to Obon." 10 am ­ 8 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe St. 437-1642.

NOV. 1 ­ 26: A FIBER SHOW by the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild features a reception and textile fair on Nov. 2, from 10:30 am to 3 pm. Mon. ­ Sat., 9 am ­ 6 pm.; Sun. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-3448.

NOV. 1 ­ 29: 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.

NOV. 1 ­ 30: The Lola Gallery exhibits western LANDSCAPES in "3Riding the Range2." 2519 Mission St. 401-6800.

NOV. 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. Artists' reception Nov. 6, 5:30 pm. Fort Mason, 441-3400.

NOV. 2 : The S.F. Fire Department needs 1,000 VOLUNTEER "victims" for a disaster drill. 8 am ­ 1:30 pm. Candlestick Park. 561-5924.

NOV. 2: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) plants WINTER VEGETABLES and shows composting and cover-cropping techniques. 10 am ­ noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 561-7752.

NOV. 2: Word for Word performs a BROTHERS GRIMM fairy tale, "Hans, My Hedgehog." 1:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

NOV. 2: TANGO #9 performs authentic Argentine tangos with dancers David and Nancy Mendoza and vocalists Kilo Muñoz and Leon Palad. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 2 & 3: "Caminatas Culinarias de la Mision," Encantada Gallery's WALKING TOURS of Mission and Valencia Street restaurants and grocery stores, conclude with lunch. 908 Valencia St. Register at 642-3939.

NOV. 2 & 3: SANTA PAWS will pose for holiday photos with dogs, cats, and other pets, to benefit the SPCA. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 243 Alabama St. 522-7041.

NOV. 2 & 3: "Shaking the Money Tree," a workshop by Morrie Warshawski sponsored by the FILM ARTS Foundation, examines how to get grants and donations. Nov. 2, 10 am ­ 5 pm; Nov. 3, 10 am ­ 2 pm. 145 9th St. 552-8760.

NOV. 2 & 9: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 2 ­ 20: The DAY OF THE DEAD exhibit at the Mission Cultural Center features interactive installations that resemble a traditional Latin American fair. Opening reception Nov. 2, from 7 to 11 pm. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.

NOV. 2 ­ 23: KNITTING 101 introduces the basics of yarnwork in a four-Saturday class, from 9 to 11 am. A Monday class begins Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 pm. ImagiKnit, 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

NOV. 3: LOIS SILVERSTEIN reads from her novel Daughter. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 3: The Harmida PIANO TRIO performs works by Mozart, Lou Harrison, and Brahms. 7:30 pm. Music on the Hill, St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 820-1429.

NOV. 3: MISSY ROBACK celebrates the release of her debut CD, Just Like Breathing, with a show at the Make-Out Room. 10 pm. 3225 22nd St. 647-2888.

NOV. 4: 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.

NOV. 5: Don't forget to VOTE! Polls close at 8 pm.

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

NOV. 5 & 12: Learn how to KNIT a hat in two sessions at ImagiKnit. 7 ­ 9 pm. 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

NOV. 6: VIDEOS for preschoolers include Danny and the Dinosaur, Mole and the Bulldozer, The Three Little Pigs, and Rosie's Walk. 10 and 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

NOV. 6: Acupuncturist Joseph Acquah discusses "Self-Help ACUPRESSURE" in a UCSF Brown Bag Lecture. 12:10 ­ 1 pm. Health Sciences West , Room 300, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-6547.

NOV. 7: V. Vale of RE/Search Publications discusses "COUNTERCULTURE in San Francisco: Beat, Punk, Pagan...." 6 ­ 8 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

NOV. 7 ­ 23: Wes "SCOOP" NISKER describes The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

NOV. 7 ­ 28: FOOD ADDICTS in Recovery Anonymous meets Thursdays at 8:15 pm; on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, a special two-hour meeting focuses on gratitude. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 970-0318 or 252-1030.

NOV. 7 ­ DEC. 7: PERFORMANCE ARTIST Sara Moore, a former Ringling Brothers clown, performs a one-woman, 20-character show, Show Ho. Wed. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 and 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

NOV. 9: St. Philip's invites the public to a CELTIC day of spirituality and prayer. 11:30 am ­ 5 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St. 648-6275.

NOV. 9: The Castro Street shop Beyond the Sea sponsors a HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1 ­ 5 pm. 1021 Sanchez St.285-4614.

NOV. 9: Judy Irving's film The WILD PARROTS of Telegraph Hill screens from 2 to 4 pm. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St. 563-7337.

NOV. 9: Turkish vocalist SAADET TURKOZ gives a concert with koto player Miya Masaoka and bassist George Cremaschi. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 9 & 10: Noe Valley artists Bonita Cohn, Rae Dunn, and Mark Sistrand are exhibiting in the S.F. CLAY & GLASS Festival. 10 am ­ 5 pm. Fort Mason's Herbst Pavilion. 507-9909.

NOV. 9: The Friends of GLEN CANYON Park sponsors a geology walk, led by naturalist Neal Faye. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Recreation Center at 10 am. Chenery and Elk (Diamond Heights Boulevard). 584-8576.

NOV. 10: The Greenbelt Alliance conducts a walk to the SEVEN HILLS of San Francisco: Corona Heights, Tank Hill, Twin Peaks, Mt. Davidson, Glen Canyon, McLaren Park, and Bayview Hill. 10 am­ 5 pm. Call 255-3233 for info.

NOV. 10: "MAZE," the Media Alliance zine expo and book arts fair, features panel discussions and readings at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., and exhibitors to buy, sell, and trade at Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia St. 11 am ­ 5 pm. 546-6334, ext. 310.

NOV. 10: IMAGIKNIT holds a class in finishing techniques for knitted sweaters. 2 ­ 5 pm. 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

NOV. 10: POET Jane Rice and short-story writer Joel Rice read from their work. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 11: The ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry features two author members of the senior center: Edith Hartnett reading from her new historical novel The Color of Wine: The Story of Mary Magdalen, and Tom Sears reading his essay on the spirituality of economics. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 12: 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.

NOV. 12: John Scharffenberger discusses "Tasting CHOCOLATE in a Cultural Context." 7 ­ 8:30 pm. The Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 13: Marlene Aron gives a slide lecture on the life and art of VINCENT VAN GOGH. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 14: St. Luke's Auxiliary's FUNDRAISER "Autumn Magic" features live and silent auctions, a fashion show, and a luncheon. 10:30 am ­ 2 pm. Palace Hotel. Call 641-6538 for reservations.

NOV. 14: Judy Aizuss discusses "Emotional Healing with FLOWER Essences." 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

NOV. 14: Castro Area Planning & Action invites the neighborhood to a PARKING forum. 7 ­ 9 pm. Castro Meeting Room, 501 Castro St. 864-3869.

NOV. 14: "Spoken Words," a benefit for Jamestown Community Center's youth program, features poetry and prose. 7 ­ 10 pm. Cafe Que Tal, 1005 Guerrero St. 647-4709.

NOV. 15: The Borromeo String Quartet performs a CONCERT with baritone Christopheren Nomura. 6 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

NOV. 15: The FESTIVAL OF THE HARPS begins at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 15 & 16: The BETH CUSTER Ensemble performs live musical accompaniment to the silent 1929 Russian film My Grandmother. 8 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. 621-6120.

NOV. 15 ­ 17: California Academy of Sciences sponsors Neighborhood FREE DAYS for residents of zip codes 94114, 94131, and 94117; bring a driver's license or utility bill. 10 am ­ 5 pm. 750-7145.

NOV. 16: "Getting Acquainted with your FEET" will be discussed by podiatrist Dr. Arlene Hoffman at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

NOV. 16: Voice contributor Laura McHale Holland leads a STORYTELLING workshop for parents, "Making a Story Come Alive." 2 ­ 5 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

NOV. 16: A.D. WINANS reads from his new memoir, Holy Grail: Charles Bukowski and the Second Coming Revolution. 7 pm. Café Sempione, Vallejo at Columbus.

NOV. 16: Pianist TERRY RILEY performs new compositions and improvisations with his ensemble, the Allstars. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 17: The S.F. BICYCLE Coalition leads a ride around Lake Merced. 11 am­ 3 pm. Meet at the Panhandle tennis courts, Clayton at Fell. 431-BIKE.

NOV. 17: Ornithologist David Armstrong leads an AUTUMN BIRD WALK in Glen Canyon, sponsored by Friends of Glen Canyon Park. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Recreation Center at 9 am. Chenery and Elk. 584-8576.

NOV. 18: The GRAY PANTHERS sponsors a public discussion on the results of the November election. 1 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

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

NOV. 19: Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs teach a class in FELTING. 7 ­ 9 pm. ImagiKnit, 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

NOV. 20: The authors of Play Around the Bay: A Guide to Bay Area Outings for Parents of Young Children will do a BOOK SIGNING and talk at 11 am at Cover to Cover Booksellers. 3812 24th Street. 282-8080.

NOV. 20: A HERBAL HOLIDAY gift-making workshop includes instruction on making edible and personal care items. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

NOV. 20: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB's post-election wrap-up features Tim Redmond of the Bay Guardian and researcher David Binder. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

NOV. 21: Princess Moxie performs a "rousing and silly" PUPPET SHOW for all ages. 12:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

NOV. 21: Apply for VOLUNTEER orientation at St. Luke's. 3 ­ 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.

NOV. 21: William Benemann discusses his book A Year of Mud and Gold: San Francisco in Letters and Diaries, 1849­ 1850, at the San Francisco HISTORY Association's monthly meeting. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

NOV. 21 & 23: Mandy Aftel discusses and signs Essence and Alchemy: A Book of PERFUME, Nov. 21, 7 to 9 pm, and leads a workshop Nov. 23, 10 am to 1 pm. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 354.

NOV. 23: The WRITING SALON's End-of-Fall-Session reading and potluck runs from 6 to 10 pm. 673 Moultrie St. RSVP to 642-9793.

NOV. 23: The BLUEGRASS Intentions plays traditional yet innovative mountain music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 24: Poet Walker Brents hosts an appreciation of William Butler YEATS, with open mike at 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 24: The Del Sol String Quartet performs with clarinetist Laura Carmichael at the Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC concert. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

NOV. 27: The BOOK GROUPIES book club for grades 6­8 discusses Mildred Taylor's The Land. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.