Noe Valley Voice February 2003


JAN. 30 ­ FEB. 22: Noe Valley resident Jill Bourque's How We First Met, an IMPROV COMEDY based on audience love stories, performs Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, with Valentine's Day shows at 7 and 9:30 pm. Actors Theater, 533 Sutter St. 468-3399.

JAN. 31 & FEB. 1: Percussionist John Santos and Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca give a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

FEB. 3: The ODD MONDAYS series features local author Olivia Boler reading from her novel Year of the Smoke Girl and works in progress. No-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; reading at the Noe Valley Ministry, 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

FEB. 1: Beach Blanket Babylon holds AUDITIONS for male and female singers; bring music for an up-tempo song and a ballad, resume, and photo. Noon. Club Fugazi, 678 Green St. 421-0518.

FEB. 1 ­ 28: "Projections," a group exhibit by San Francisco WOMEN ARTISTS, features new work in a variety of media. Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 826-1895.

FEB. 1 ­ 28: Abraham Lubelki's "Writing on the Wall: The Text Show," a CONCEPTUAL ART piece, runs concurrently in S.F., New York, and Berlin. Thurs. ­ Sat. 3 ­ 6 pm; reception Feb. 1, 5 ­ 8 pm. Melting Point Gallery, 1340 Bryant St. 695-0119.

FEB 1 & 2: A MYSTERY LOVERS WEEKEND features appearances by authors Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, Mark Coggins, Catherine Coulter, Twist Phelan, and Peter Plate on Feb. 1, and Kathleen Delaney, David J. Sherman, Sue Owens Wright, Deborah Turell Atkinson, and Kit Sloane on Feb. 2. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 2 ­ 23: A weekly BOOK GROUP reads and discusses Lloyd Geering's Christianity Without God. Sun., 9:30 ­ 10:45 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 701-7011.

FEB. 2: ROCKET DOG RESCUE holds a monthly dog adoption the first Sunday of each month in front of Zephyr Real Estate, on 24th Street between Noe and Castro. Noon ­ 4 pm. 642-4786.

FEB. 2: ACHAMBER MUSIC concert benefits the Babiche organization, which is promoting a cultural exchange with the Yukon-Koyukuk School District in the Alaskan interior; a slide show and refreshments follow. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

FEB. 2: Pianist ROBERTO PROSSEDA performs a program of Chopin and contemporary music. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 788-7142.

FEB. 2: String Circle gives a CONCERT, "Ecstatic Music," sponsored by Music on the Hill. 7:30 pm. St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 820-1429.

FEB 3: LAWRENCE BLOCK signs his latest thriller at 4:30 pm, and Linda Fairstein discusses her latest Alex Cooper mystery at 6:30 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 3 ­ 28: 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.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, at Douglass Park. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

FEB. 4: A workshop to examine the city's BIKE PLAN UPDATE is sponsored by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, DPT, and the County Transportation Authority. 6 ­ 8 pm. LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. 431-BIKE.

FEB. 4, 11 & 18: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 4 ­ APRIL 1; FEB. 26 ­ APRIL 23: Media Aranda teaches nine-week CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION classes. Tues. or Wed., 7 ­ 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

FEB. 5: The Golden Gate Park Safety Committee hosts an EVENING RUN in the park, with 2.5- to 5-mile options, starting at Kezar Stadium. 553-1984.

FEB. 5. 12, 19 & 20: The Mission Library sponsors a class in CARTOONING for teens. 4 ­ 5:30 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

FEB. 5 ­ 26: EVENING MEDITATION classes at the Quan Yin Healing Arts Center offer an introduction to Buddhist meditation. 7:30 ­ 9 pm. 455 Valencia St. 525-1575.

FEB. 6 ­ 16: The Rapt Performance Group presents "House," a multimedia PERFORMANCE of dance, video, and live music. Thurs. ­ Sun., 8 pm. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. 510-981-1005.

FEB. 6 ­ 27: A BREATH ALIVE movement class meets Thursdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

FEB. 7 ­ 9: The Helobung Cultural Troupe, 10 indigenous T'BOLI artists of the Philippines, performs traditional music and dance. Fri. and Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 3 pm. Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St. 239-0249.

FEB. 7 ­ 15: The San Francisco BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL features an all-star lineup, including the Crooked Jades, Laurie Lewis, True Blue, and Jackstraw. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Schedule: 454-5238 .

FEB. 8: OPEN HOUSE at the California Institute of Integral Studies offers a chance to meet the faculty and discuss the programs offered. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 1453 Mission St. RSVP to 575-6150.

FEB. 8: A Dreambody WORKSHOP releases the healing energy of your soul's messages. 10 am ­ 4 pm. Wild Imagination Arts and Healing Studio, 552 Noe St. 820-1424.

FEB 8: A Valentine ADOPTION FAIR sponsored by the SPCA and Animal Care & Control features adoptable animals and info about rescue groups. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 243 Alabama St. and 1200 15th St. 522-3569 or 554-9427.

FEB. 8: The San Francisco Buddhist Center offers Valentine's Day PARTNER YOGA from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 37 Bartlett St. 289-2019.

FEB. 8: Eddie Muller signs his newest books, The ART OF NOIR and Shadow Boxer. 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 8: Tye the MAGIC GUY performs sleight of hand at 3:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 8: The fourth annual CRAB FEED, sponsored by Abraham Lincoln High School Alumni Association, features entertainment and school tours. 5 pm. 2162 24th Ave. Reservations 664-4903.

FEB. 8, 15 & MARCH 1: Sisterz of the Underground teaches a three-part workshop, "BREAKDANCE: Bboying/ Bgirling Basics," for ages 12 to 18.
2 ­ 3:30 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.

FEB. 8 & 22: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 9: Dr. Micheline Maccario Kissack, senior docent at S.F. MOMA, gives an illustrated lecture, "FEMINISM in Contemporary Art," sponsored by the Older Women's League (OWL). 2 ­ 4 pm. UCSF, 3333 California St. 989-4422.

FEB. 9: Mark Adams, author of The Preacher's Son, discusses the work of Heartsong, an outreach program for GLBT students from religious schools, at the monthly PFLAG meeting. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

FEB. 9: The Del Sol Quartet performs classical and contemporary works at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

FEB. 9: The CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Quartet San Francisco performs music "from Bach to Brubeck." 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

FEB. 11: 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.

FEB. 11 ­ MARCH 4: The Mission YMCA offers YOGA for children ages 4 to 6 from 8 to 8:45 am on Tuesdays, and cooking for 7- to 10-year-olds from 3 to 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.

FEB. 12 & 13: Two evenings of COMEDY AND MAGIC feature Jay Alexander, Robert Strong, and Super Gigi as "T-Ruth, the Funky Psychic." 7:30 pm. Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way, 554-9600.

FEB. 13: Tureeda Mikell performs "Remember, Rekindle, Recall: Stories and Songs in Celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH." 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

FEB. 13: The premiere screening of the DOCUMENTARY FILM No Secret Anymore: The Life and Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon is followed by a Q&A session. 6 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. 355-9988, ext. 10.

FEB. 13 ­ 16: The dancers of COMPANY CHADDICK perform "Beneath the Surface," featuring three world premieres and live African Kora music. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

FEB. 13 ­ MARCH 6: The Mission YMCA offers INDOOR GOLF for kids 5 to 11. Thurs., 3:15 ­ 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.

FEB 14: MYSTERY writers Woody Haut and John Shannon discuss and sign their latest. 6:30 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 16: A mass march and rally to STOP THE WAR in Iraq begins at 11 am in Justin Herman Plaza. For info, call Bay Area United Against War at 864-1278.

FEB. 16: A panel discussion about conserving, feeding, and viewing migratory birds follows the documentary video Saving the Songbirds; the Piedmont High School bird callers perform. 2 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

FEB. 19: A child and INFANT CPR class will be led by Media Aranda. 6 ­ 9 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

FEB 19: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets to elect officers and discuss neighborhood issues. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

FEB. 20: A YOGIC DIET workshop at the Integral Yoga Institute discusses the principles of the diet and offers favorite recipes. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

FEB. 22: The S.F. League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a workshop in building garden paths and beds, "Hardscaping with Recycled Materials." 10 am ­ 1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. 285-7584.

FEB 22: The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore hosts a BOOK SIGNING by Deborah Donnelly, Roberta Isleib, and Libby Fischer Hellman. Noon. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 22: ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry features a discussion of elementary education with Alvarado School principal David Weiner. No-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; reading at the Ministry, 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

FEB. 22: PHOEBE GLOEKNER introduces her illustrated novel Diary of a Teenage Girl. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

FEB. 22: VOCOLOT fuses folk, jazz, and cantorial vocals in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and Arabic. 8:30 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

FEB. 23: Walter Brents conducts an appreciation and open reading of the works of poet ROBERT DUNCAN. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

FEB. 25: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 27: Steve Wong discusses historical sleuthing and archiving data at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco HISTORY ASSOCIATION. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church St. 750-9986.

FEB. 27: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

FEB. 27 ­ MARCH 27: The Mission YMCA offers HIP-HOP AEROBICS for adults, Thursdays from 6:15 ­ 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.

FEB. 28: The Bethany Theater Project begins its run of Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 7:30 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. Call 701-7011 for reservation information.

MARCH 1: GAMES NIGHT at the Noe Valley Ministry features board and parlor games, including classics like Scrabble, charades, and Twister. 7 ­ 10 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 285-7706 or 282-2317.

March to the Mailbox and send us the info about your event. The next edition of the Noe Valley Voice will be out on the street on or before March 1, 2003. Please make sure we hear about your event by Feb. 15. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. You also may send an e-mail to Thanks.