Noe Valley Voice March 2003


April, Come She Will... So hurry and send in your calendar items. The next edition of the Noe Valley Voice will be distributed on or before April 1, 2003. Please make sure we hear about your event by March 15. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may zip an e-mail to

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; MARCH 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9: The Bethany Theatre Project presents Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. 701-7011.

MARCH 1: Catherine Egan leads a WORKSHOP, "The Controversial History of Irish American Whiteness." 10 am ­ 3 pm. New College of California, 777 Valencia St. 437-3403, ext. 427.

MARCH 1: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 1: Laura McHale Holland teaches a class, "STORYTELLING for Parents: Make a Story Come Alive!" 2 ­ 5 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MARCH 1: ROCKET DOG RESCUE'S "Bark for Art" show features, music, food, and a silent auction to benefit rescue dogs. 6:30 ­ 10:30 pm. Terra Mia Studios, 1314 Castro St. 642-4786.

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

MARCH 1: A ZYDECO DANCE, Cajun refreshments, and a silent auction featuring Louisiana products benefits the Network for Elders. 7 pm ­ midnight. Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St. 647-5353.

MARCH 1 ­ 29: Neighborhood artist JOSEPH SUAREZ exhibits "The Same Image Drawn on Paper and Clay Tiles--Same But Different" at the Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 2: A MARDI GRAS celebration and worship service at Bethany Church is followed by a Cajun brunch. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

MARCH 3: ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry features a lecture and reading by poet and KABBALA scholar Daniel Y. Harris. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MARCH 3 ­ 7: The PRINCESS PROJECT needs donations of new and nearly new formal dresses and accessories for a dress giveaway to needy students on March 15 and 16. Bring items to Korn Ferry International, 1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2101, weekdays, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Sian Parry, 318-4155.

MARCH 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, 27th and Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

MARCH 4: The HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP Fund hosts a town meeting to inform Latino students about financial aid opportunities and the college application process. 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm. Mission High School, 3750 18th St. 808-2353.

MARCH 4, 11 & 25: 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 4 ­ APRIL 11: Artists Phyllis Rockne and Patricia Westergard exhibit DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS in "Artifacts of Life." Mon. ­ Sat.. 9 am ­ 5 pm; reception March 8, 2 ­ 4 pm. Gallery Sanchez at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

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

MARCH 5: Other Minds hosts NED ROREM in conversation at 7 pm; in concert, 8 pm. 333 Valencia St. 273-1659.

MARCH 5, 12, 19 & 26: Professional cartoonist Z-Man teaches a Wednesday class in CARTOONING for teens ages 11 to 16. 4 ­ 5:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Preregistration required; call 355-2800.

MARCH 5 ­ 26: A drop-in MOTHERS AND BABIES group meets Wednesdays from 10:30 am to noon. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MARCH 6: The Children's Psychological Heath Center offers free PRESCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH and developmental screenings from 11 am to 2 pm. Cornerstone Therapeutic Preschool, 2024 Divisadero St. 474-1955.

MARCH 6: The SPCA's annual Bark and Whine Ball, "MARDI PAWS," features food, music, and dancing for dogs and their owners to benefit the Cinderella Fund. 7 ­ 10:30 pm. S.F. Gift Center, 888 Brannan St. 522-3535.

MARCH 6: Editor Cleo Woelfle-Erskine talks about URBAN WILDS: Gardeners' Stories of the Struggle for Land and Justice. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MARCH 6 ­ 29: The Class Act Theatre Company performs Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, featuring Noe Valley residents Padma Moyer and Hal Savage. Thurs. ­ Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 5 pm. Phoenix Theater, 414 Mason St. 364-3037.

MARCH 8: An anti-war march and WOMEN'S STRIKE, coordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign, meets at noon at Bechtel Corp., 50 Beale St., and ends at Union Square. For information, call 626-4114.

MARCH 8: The Friends of Glen Canyon Park leads a SPRING FLOWER WALK. Meet at 10 am at the Glen Park Rec Center, Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

MARCH 8: The S.F. Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services offers a LEGAL ADVICE and referral clinic. Sign up from 10:30 am to noon for an appointment by 2 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 989-1616.

MARCH 8: Abadá-Capoeira SF hosts a benefit auction, raffle, and buffet for the Ray Project to encourage Brazilian cultural arts for youth. 7 pm. Brazilian Cultural Center, 3221 22nd St. 206-0650.

MARCH 8: Blame Sally and Magic City Chamber of Commerce perform a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 8 & 9: The seventh annual City Lights Ball, a ballroom and Latin DANCE COMPETITION, will also include audience dancing. Sat., 10 am ­ 4 pm and 6 ­ 11 pm; Sun., 10 am ­ 4 pm. The Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave. 681-9083.

MARCH 9: Gay and Lesbian Sierrans host a HIKE on Mt. Davidson, followed by a walk through Edgehill and lunch in West Portal. Meet at Tower Market, Portola at Teresita, at 10:30 am. 586-4114.

MARCH 9: A VEGETARIAN COOKING class at the Integral Yoga Institute features nutritious, simple recipes. 11 am ­ 2 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

MARCH 9: Winners of the international Soul-Making Literary Competition, sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, will read excerpts from their winning POETRY AND PROSE, starting at 1 pm. Main Library, Civic Center. 650-756-5279.

MARCH 9: The preliminary round of the seventh annual Youth Speaks Teen POETRY SLAM begins at 2 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

MARCH 9: PFLAG hosts a fundraiser for the group's educational conferences, with a raffle and refreshments. 3 ­ 6 pm. Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St. 921-8850.

MARCH 9: Guitar soloist David Tannenbaum performs in concert with the Falsafi Duo and the S.F. Conservatory Guitar Ensemble at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

MARCH 9: Clarinet player CAREY BELL, pianist Bryndon Hassman, and cellist Emil Milland play the music of Saint-Saens, Bernstein, and Lutoslawski. 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

MARCH 12: The BUBBLE LADY will "blow your mind" with her magic for all ages. 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

MARCH 12: The KITTEN SEASON orientation program at Pets Unlimited trains volunteers to care for very young motherless felines. 7 ­ 8:30 pm. 2343 Fillmore St. 563-6702, ext. 198.

MARCH 15: An IRISH American Literary Festival features readings on "Ireland and the Caribbean" from 12:30 to 2 pm; "Irish Women's Voices" from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

MARCH 15: Alvarado Elementary School's "Not So SILENT AUCTION" also features food and live music. 7 ­ 11 pm. Fort Mason Conference Center, Buchanan and Marina Blvd. 206-9400.

MARCH 15: Singer/songwriter CLAUDIA SCHMIDT performs at 8:15 pm at the Noe Valley Music Series. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 17: Celebrate ST. PATRICK'S DAY at the Dubliner bar with Irish dancers, bagpipers, and free corned beef and cabbage. Noon ­ 2 a.m. 3838 24th St. 826-2279.

MARCH 17: A workshop "To Be Easeful, Peaceful, and Useful" explores the power of thought in shaping one's attitudes. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

MARCH 17: ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry features a participatory MUSICAL EVENING led by Ramon Sender, including a Gruntling Marathon. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MARCH 18: FILMS for preschoolers will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MARCH 18 ­ APRIL 8: 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.

MARCH 19: Tom Radulovich and Jeannene Przyblyski discuss land use and housing in Noe Valley at the Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

MARCH 19: The DRAMA MAMAS perform monologues and short skits about parenting. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

MARCH 20: Diana Burgess Fuller, co-editor of ART/WOMEN/CALIFORNIA 1950 ­ 2000, gives a slide lecture in celebration of Women's History Month. 9:30 ­ 11 am. City College, Rosenberg Library, Room 305. 239-3580.

MARCH 20 ­ 30: Ink Boat performs "Tasting an Ocean," Thurs. ­ Sun. at 8 pm, and offers a BUTOH DANCE class on Sun., March 30, from 1 to 4 pm. Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St. 621-7978.

MARCH 20 ­ APRIL 10: The YMCA offers INDOOR GOLF for kids 5 to 11. Thurs., 3:15 ­ 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.

MARCH 21 ­ MAY 16: Katherine Baird leads a RHYTHM KIDS class on Fridays, 10:40 ­ 11:20 am. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MARCH 22: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a workshop on "Integrated PEST MANAGEMENT." 10 am ­ 1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. Preregister at 255-4493.

MARCH 22: The Older Women's League (OWL) sponsors a panel discussion, "Women Who Made a Difference in World Politics." 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

MARCH 22: The CYPRESS STRING QUARTET performs "Call and Response," with the music of Debussy, Ravel, and Higdon. 11 am. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

MARCH 22: "Praises for the World," a celebration of music, dance, and words features Jennifer Berezan and friends, including Alice Walker and Gloria Steinem; sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies. 7 pm. Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. 575-6175.

MARCH 22 & 23: The San Francisco QUILTERS' GUILD exhibits "Symphony of Color" at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Sat., 10 am ­ 5 pm; Sun., 10 am­4 pm. 635 8th St.

MARCH 22 & 30: The Grammy-winning group CHANTICLEER performs "My Beloved Spake," English Baroque music by Purcell and Lawes. March 22 at 8 pm; March 30 at 7 pm. Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St. 392-4400.

MARCH 23: A Women's History BIKE TOUR, sponsored by S.F.'s Bicycle Coalition, begins at the Women's Building. Noon ­ 3 pm. 3543 18th St. 431-BIKE.

MARCH 23: "MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST," a multimedia performance and lecture about the arts during the Third Reich, includes anonymous piano pieces discovered in Auschwitz. 4 pm. Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. 861-6932.

MARCH 25: New College of California School of Law offers a workshop, "How to Collect a SMALL CLAIMS COURT Judgment." 10 am. Civic Center Courthouse, 400 McAllister St. 241-1300.

MARCH 26: BICYCLE ROUTES and safety are the topics at a community workshop sponsored by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, DPT, and the S.F. County Transportation Authority. 6:30 ­ 8 pm. Women's Building, 3543 18th St. 431-BIKE, ext. 27, or 585-BIKE.

MARCH 27: A BOOK DISCUSSION group considers Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.

MARCH 27: Donna Ewald Huggins shows memorabilia from the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco HISTORY ASSOCIATION. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

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

MARCH 28: The FIRST BIRTHDAY of the LGBT Center is celebrated with music, dance, and comedy shows. 8 and 10 pm. 1800 Market St. 865-5633.

MARCH 29: A Corona Heights HABITAT RESTORATION with the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans removes non-native plants; bring work gloves, snacks, and water. Meet 10 am at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 334-2134.

MARCH 29: S.F. POET LAUREATE Janice Mirikitani will be among the writers speaking at "Healing Words," stories of lives touched by cancer and other illnesses. 12:30 ­ 5 pm. UCSF Laurel Heights, 3333 California St. 885-7323.

MARCH 29: The JAMESTOWN JAM 2003 features funk and disco revue Divalicious and deejay Asti Spumanti to benefit the Jamestown Community Center. 9 pm ­ 2 am. Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway, 647-4709.

MARCH 30: CARNAVAL San Francisco's King and Queen competition will be held at Rocapulco Supper Club at 7 pm. 3140 Mission St. 920-0125.