Noe Valley Voice November 2003


NOW: The Noe Valley Senior Center welcomes newcomers to nutritious, low-cost WEEKDAY LUNCHEONS, provided by Project Open Hand. Noon. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Call Wendy at 648-1030.

NOV. 1: Monroe School's FALL FUN FESTIVAL features food, games, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 260 Madrid St. 469-4736.

NOV. 1 & 2: Holiday PET PHOTOS with Santa Paws benefit the S.F. SPCA; no appointment necessary. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 243 Alabama St. 554-3000.

NOV. 2: Rocket DOG RESCUE will be at Zephyr Real Estate with adoptable dogs. Noon ­ 4 pm. 4040 24th St. (between Castro and Noe). 642-4786.

NOV. 2: Learn to CROCHET socks "from the toe up" at Crochet By the Bay's monthly meeting. 3:30 ­ 6:30 pm. Imagiknits, 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

NOV. 2: Vocalist DOROTHY LEFKOVITS and the Henry Irwin Trio jam from 6 to 8 pm. Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

NOV. 2: The 25th annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS procession starts at 24th and Bryant at 7 pm, and ends in Garfield Park, near 26th and Folsom. A "Death and Rebirth" celebration at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center runs from 7 to 10 pm. 2981 24th St. 285-2287.

NOV. 2 ­ 30: See Jane Run Sports sponsors a free 5K FUN RUN/WALK, Sundays at 10 am. Meet at 3870 24th St. to pick up route. 401-8338.

NOV. 3: Novelist, journalist, and filmmaker TERENCE CLARK reads from his new book, Painter of Retablos, 7 pm; no-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. The Odd Monday Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 3: Ann McGrath-Elliott of Van Kampen Funds hosts a "Smart Women Finish Rich" SEMINAR at 6 pm. Kathy Zucchi's office at Edward Jones, 4910 24th St. RSVP to 282-4079.

NOV. 3­28: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes in meditation and Qigong Mon. and Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon, at Upper Douglass Park, 27th and Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

NOV. 3 ­ 30: Chatterbox hosts the work of 32 local emerging ARTISTS and craftspeople. Reception Nov. 22, 4 ­ 7 pm. 1185 Church St. 647-0900.

NOV. 4: VOTE for S.F. mayor. Polls open 7 am to 8 pm. 1-800-345-VOTE.

NOV. 4 & 25: Preschool STORY TIME begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 5: UNDER ONE ROOF offers a preview of holiday merchandise to benefit over 40 AIDS service organizations; refreshments will be served. 6 ­ 9 pm. 549 Castro St. RSVP to 503-2310.

NOV. 6 ­ 15: Emily Mann's play, Execution of Justice, reenacts the 1978 assassinations of Mayor GEORGE MOSCONE and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Thurs. ­ Sat., 7 pm; matinee Nov. 13, 2 pm. USF Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk St. 422-4286.

NOV. 6 ­ 20: STACI BODEN leads a workshop, "Journey of Pregnancy/Baby Spirits," at Natural Resources. Three Thursdays, 10 am ­ noon. 550-2611.

NOV. 6 ­ 29: Merle Kessler as IAN SHOALES, and J. Raoul Brody "take a cold look at the century so far" in "Broke." Thurs. ­ Sat. (except Nov. 27), 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

NOV. 7 ­ 23: Goat Hall Productions performs SONDHEIM'S A Little Night Music. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.

NOV. 7 ­ 28: RHYTHM KIDS is a music and movement class for toddlers 18 months to 3 years, with cellist Katherine Baird. Fridays, 10:40 ­ 11:20. Natural Resources, 550-2611.

NOV. 7 ­ 28: The House of BLUEGRASS at Maxfield's House of Caffeine features bands on Fridays, including Due West Nov. 7, Dark Hollow Nov. 14, Stairwell Sisters Nov. 21, and Highway One Nov. 28. 398 Dolores St. 255-6859.

NOV. 7 ­ 22: Leonard Gross' PLAY The Memoirs of JFK stars Richard Conti as the late president. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theater, City College. 586-3969.

NOV. 8: Miraloma Elementary School PTA's RUMMAGE SALE will help fund a new kindergarten play structure. 9 am ­ 3 pm. 175 Omar Way, 841-0114.

NOV. 8: A GARAGE SALE hosted by the Mothers of Twins Club features clothing, toys, and furnishings esp. for infants through 6-year-olds. 9 am ­ 3 pm; half-price sale begins at 1 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. near Lincoln Way. 824-6466.

NOV. 8: Join the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans in HABITAT RESTORATION at Fort Baker; wear work boots. 9:15 ­ noon. 510-531-9345.

NOV. 8: A workshop, "Planting Your WINTER GARDEN," is hosted by the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council. 10 am ­ noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue at Lawton. Preregister at 731-5627.

NOV. 8: Labor and delivery nurse Pat Martavi leads a CHILDBIRTH ADVOCACY workshop. 12:30 ­ 2:30 pm. Natural Resources, 550-2611.

NOV. 8: The BOX SET DUO performs a concert for "Live Duo II," recorded at the Ministry in June 2002. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 9: A S.F. MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition is a 12-mile loop ride through Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, on paved and non-paved trails. 10 am ­ noon. Meet at the McLaren Lodge at Stanyan and Fell. 431-BIKE.

NOV. 9: One of the founders of PFLAG, Jeanne Manford, joins her daughter Suzanne in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the organization. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market St. 921-8850.

NOV. 9: Mezzo soprano Elspeth Franks performs a concert of music by Monteverdi, Handel, Walton, and Britten, accompanied by Daniel Lockert on piano, organ, or harpsichord. 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 584-6456.

NOV. 9: MICHAEL KRASNY hosts a panel discussion with authors who covered Dan White's trial and the Moscone/ Milk murders. 7 pm. University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk St. 422-4286.

NOV. 10: "An Evening of Reel Food" features FILM/FOOD speakers, the premiere of the documentary Cat's in the Kitchen, and a food and wine reception, to benefit Project Open Hand. 7 ­ 11 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St.

NOV. 12: "Dine Around: 94114" benefits the AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds; Fattoush, Incanto, Le Zinc, Lovejoy's, Lupa Trattoria, Ristorante Bacco, and the 24th Street Cafe will donate 25 percent of the day's profits. For information, visit

NOV. 12: An OPEN HOUSE at St. Paul's Elementary School offers a chance to view the facilities and meet faculty, staff, and parents. 7 pm. Parish Hall, 29th and Church. 648-7538.

NOV. 12: DAN WHITE's attorneys discuss the trial in "From Harvey Milk to Diane Whipple: 25 Years of San Francisco Legal History." 7 pm. University of San Francisco, Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk St. 422-4286.

NOV. 13: Novelist and screenwriter BARRY GIFFORD (Wild at Heart) discusses his work. 7 ­ 10 pm. Film Arts Foundation, 145 9th St. 552-8760.

NOV. 14: OMAR SOSA and John Santos perform a piano and percussion concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 15: BICYCLE SHOW and swap, "Veloswap," features over 450 vendors and a bike rodeo; proceeds benefit the S.F. Bicycle Coalition and other cycling advocacy groups. 9 am ­ 5 pm. Cow Palace, 800-811-4210, ext. 222.

NOV. 15: The basics of IMPORT/EXPORT are covered by Richard Soyombo of the Bay Area Center for International Trade. 10 am ­ 1 pm. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

NOV. 15: MARTHA ALDERSON leads a workshop, "Pinning Down Plot." 10 am­ 4 pm. The Writing Salon, 642-9793.

NOV. 15: The Grimm's fairy tale "HANSEL AND GRETEL" is performed by Opera Piccola "Small Works" Theater Company. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800 for reservations.

NOV. 15: NOE VALLEY HISTORY DAY at the Noe Valley Library features videos, photographs, refreshments, and a 3 pm demonstration of static electricity by Rock-It Science. 1 ­ 5 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 15: A HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR sponsored by Beyond the Sea features aromatherapy, psychic readings, bodywork, energy healing, and live music. 1 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-4614.

NOV. 15: The Academy of Sciences and the Worldwatch Institute cosponsor a forum, "GLOBAL WARMING: Global Warning?" 1 ­ 5:30 pm. At the Academy in Golden Gate Park. 750-7096.

NOV. 15: The Metropolitan Community Foundation hosts the Circles of Hope 2003, a gala award dinner "honoring the life and legacy of hero and visionary HARVEY MILK." 6:30 pm. Westin St. Francis Hotel. For tickets, 395-9543.

NOV. 15: TIN HAT TRIO performs "tango, bluegrass, and Eastern Euro folk with an avant-garde edge." 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

NOV. 15 & 16: Noe Valley artist Bonita Cohn is one of the exhibitors at the CLAY AND GLASS FESTIVAL at Fort Mason. 10 am ­ 5 pm. 507-9909.

NOV. 15 & 16: Ensambles Ballet Folklórico celebrates its 10th anniversary performing traditional MEXICAN FOLK DANCE with musical groups Cascada de Flores and Tanunal. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Everett Middle School Auditorium, 450 Church St. 664-9479.

NOV. 15 & 22: Former principal BALLERINA Evelyn Cisneros leads movement workshops for children 5 to 13 and their parents, 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. Preregister at 557-4554.

NOV. 15, 22 & 29: Parents can share stories, songs, and finger plays with their baby or toddler at the Noe Valley Library's LAPSITS. 10:30 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 16: The S.F. CHILDREN'S CHORUS performs a free concert of eclectic music. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

NOV. 17: SUSANNE PARI, Iranian-American author of Fortune Catcher, discusses her new book, My Grandfather the Ayatollah. 7 pm; no-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. The Odd Monday Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

NOV. 18: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 include The Little Engine That Could and The Little Girl and the Gunniwolf. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

NOV. 18: Riva Enteen from the National Lawyers' Guild "will explore ways to steady the progressive ship in the face of right-wing currents," at a meeting of the GRAY PANTHERS. 12:30 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

NOV. 18 : ANDREW KLAVAN, author of True Crime and Don't Say a Word, will sign copies of his new novel Dynamite Road. 5 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

NOV. 18: Susan Stryker of the GBLT Historical Society hosts an exhibit and open house, "Remembering HARVEY: A Night of Memories." 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm. Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Branch Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.

NOV. 19: St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary's "Musée" LUNCHEON and fashion show at the Palace Hotel benefits the St. Luke's Clinic at the Cannon Barcus Center for formerly homeless families. For reservations and information call Grace D'Anca at 641-6490.

NOV. 19: "NOVEMBER 1978" features a film and discussion of the month's events, including the Jonestown tragedy and the murders of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. 6 pm. Main Library, Koret Aud., 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

NOV. 19: The S.F. Mystery Bookstore's monthly READING GROUP features Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss. 7 ­ 9 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

NOV. 19: A POST-ELECTION analysis with David Binder of Binder Research is hosted by the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.

NOV. 20: Craig Edward Smith discusses the motion picture history of San Francisco, at the monthly meeting of the S.F. HISTORY Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

NOV. 20 ­ 22: The Lick-Wilmerding High School Performing Arts Department performs SHAKESPEARE'S The Tempest. 7:30 pm. Ehrer Theater, 755 Ocean Ave. 333-4021.

NOV. 21: Actor/activist Bill Talen introduces Reverend Billy of the CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING, "an anti-consumerist communion." 7:30 pm. Modern Times, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

NOV. 22: Marian Branch leads a participatory program discussing "FRIENDSHIP Among Women," at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

NOV. 22: See Jane Run Sports offers a videotaped GAIT ANALYSIS; proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 3870 24th St. 401-8338.

NOV. 22: Jim Gamble PUPPET Productions stages "The Nutcracker" for all ages. 1 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

NOV. 22 & 23: A German HOLIDAY MARKET, "Weihnachtsmarkt," features traditional handicrafts for sale, culinary specialties, and live performances, to benefit the German School of S.F. and St. Matthew's. Noon ­ 8 pm. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. 863-6371.

NOV. 22, 23, 29 & 30: The CELEBRATION OF CRAFTSWOMEN offers unique arts and crafts in various media. 10 am ­ 6 pm. Fort Mason. 383-3470.

NOV. 23: "Good Friends, Great Music" features violinists Kati Kyme and Bettina Mussumeli, violists David Daniel Bowes and Jodi Levitz, cellists Tanya Tomkins and Joanna Blendulf, and pianist Eric Zivian, performing CHAMBER MUSIC by Brahms, Mozart, and Schumann. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

NOV. 25: LLOYD DANGLE, cartoonist ("Troubletown") and president of the northern chapter of the graphic arts guild, discusses professional practices in the arts. 6:30 pm. City College Visual Arts Building, Room 114. 239-3580.

NOV. 27: Thanksgiving!

NOV. 28: CRITICAL MASS #135 starts at Justin Herman Plaza at 5:30 pm; for more info, go to

NOV. 28 ­ DEC. 28: Noe Valley youngster Charlotte Williams will appear in the S.F. Ballet's full-length production of the NUTCRACKER. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. For a schedule call 861-5600.

DEC. 1: CAROL FIELD, author of Hill Towns of Italy, discusses Italian food and customs. 7 pm; no-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm. The Odd Monday Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Deadline for December

The next edition of the Voice--the December 2003/January 2004 issue--will be distributed on or before Dec. 2, 2003. If you have a calendar item, please make sure we know about it by Nov. 15. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may zip an e-mail to