Noe Valley Voice April 2004


NOW: The San Francisco LONG-TERM CARE Ombudsman Program wants to train volunteers to work with elders in the community. Call 751-9788 for info.

APRIL 1 ­ 3: Pacific Playback Theater presents "Stories from the Workplace," IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER based on real-life stories from the audience. 8 pm. Traveling Jewish Theater, 470 Florida St. 282-8558.

APRIL 1 ­ 24: Flaming Iguanas, the adventures of a "bicoastal, biracial, bisexual BIKER-CHICK," is a theater piece based on a novel by Erika Lopez. Wed. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm, and 3 pm, April 10 and 18. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

APRIL 1 ­ 30: Chris Sequeira holds T'AI CHI classes. Mon. & Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am­noon, Upper Douglass Park, 27th and Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

APRIL 2: The Apple Hill Chamber Players performs a free CONCERT of Mozart and Brahms to promote the healing powers of music in conflict areas of the world. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

APRIL 2 ­ 20: Cathy Ellis and Erin McGuiness exhibit drawings and CERAMIC SCULPTURE at Ruby's Gallery. Reception April 2, 5:30 ­ 8:30 pm. 552A Noe St. 437-1642.

APRIL 2 ­ 30: The House of BLUEGRASS features Bean Creak April 2, the West Coast Ramblers April 9, Jeanie and Chuck's Country Roundup April 16, West of Kentucky April 23, and the Acme String Ensemble April 30. Maxfield's, 398 Dolores St. 255-6859.

APRIL 3: Guitarist Mick Shaffer plays and sings ACOUSTIC BLUES from 8 to 10 am, followed by the La Bolshevita band performing old-world dance music from 10 am to noon. Noe Valley Farmers' Market, 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 695-9299.

APRIL 3: Parents for Public Schools hosts its annual meeting to elect board members and plan ways to improve LOCAL SCHOOLS. 9 am ­ 12:15 pm. McKinley Elementary School, 1025 14th St. 468-7077.

APRIL 3: Manring Kassin Darter performs composed and improvised MUSIC that crosses genres and styles. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 3 & 4: See Jane Run SPORTS celebrates its fourth anniversary with bargains, sports clinics, and a bake sale and kids' games, with proceeds benefiting the Bay Area Girls Center. 3870 24th St. 401-8338.

APRIL 3, 10, 17 & 24: Precita Eyes invites kids 11 to 19 to a MURAL WORKSHOP held Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm. 348 Precita Ave. 285-2311.

APRIL 3, 17 & 24; MAY 1: Learn the basics of KNITTING at a Saturday class at ImagiKnit. 9 ­ 11 am. 3897 18th St. Call 621-6642 to register.

APRIL 3 ­ 23: "Opening Doors," an ART EXHIBITION by children and youth, is on display at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Reception April 3, 1 ­ 5 pm. 2868 Mission St. 643-2775.

APRIL 3 ­ 25: MURAL WALKS in the Mission feature a tour of over 70 murals within a six-block walk. Sat. and Sun., 1:30 pm. Meet at Precita Eyes Mural Center, 2981 24th St. 285-2287.

APRIL 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE will show off adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon ­ 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

APRIL 4: Amber Hanlin leads a beginner YOGA class. 1 ­ 3 pm. Open Door Yoga, 1500 Castro St. Preregister at 824-5657.

APRIL 4: Sarah Lucas teaches a SOCK-MAKING class at ImagiKnit. 4 ­ 6:30 pm. 3897 18th St. Call 621-6642 to register.

APRIL 4 ­ 25: See Jane Run Sports sponsors a free 5K FUN RUN/WALK, Sundays at 10 am. Meet at 3870 24th St. 401-8338.

APRIL 5: Nurse and social worker Mary Quinn discusses her book Elder Abuse and her upcoming book on GUARDIANSHIP. No-host supper at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm; talk 7 pm. Odd Mondays Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

APRIL 5 ­ MAY 3: The CARTOON SHOW at Chatterbox Gallery features work by cartoon artists Goody, Ed Renfro, Morrie Turner, Mark Harris, T.J. Walkup, Niffer Dezmand, Martha Sue, Isabel "Devil Babe" Samaras, and Atticus Wolrab. Wed. & Thurs., noon ­ 6 pm; Sat., 11 am ­ 6 pm; Sun., noon ­ 5 pm. Reception Sat., April 24, 4 ­ 7 pm. 1185 Church St. 647-0900.

APRIL 6, 13 & 27: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 7: Michael Rosenthal discusses "What's So Great About ULYSSES?" at a Wednesday reading group featuring Joyce's novel, April 14 through June 9. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

APRIL 7: The JOE GOODE Performance Group does excerpts from Folk and his new work, Grace, in the S.F. Treasures Series at the Marsh. 8 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 641-0235.

APRIL 8: Kimberly Easson discusses fair trade COFFEE, the coffee crisis, and a recent trip to East Africa, at the Diamond Corner Café. 751 Diamond St. 282-9551.

APRIL 8 & 22: A NEW DADS SUPPORT GROUP led by Lawrence Shweky meets on a drop-in basis the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-8369.

APRIL 9: Noe Valley can SHOP on 24th Street until 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

APRIL 10: Mick Shaffer performs on bottleneck slide guitar from 8 to 10 am; the country-western band the SHUT-INS follows from 10 am to noon. Noe Valley Farmers' Market, 24th Street at Vicksburg. 695-9299.

APRIL 10: Friends of Glen Canyon Park leads a spring FLOWER WALK. 10 am. Meet behind the park's Recreation Center, Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

APRIL 10: The KADAMPA BUDDHIST Center celebrates the opening of a new temple with a Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment. 10 am ­ 4 pm. First Spiritual Temple, 3324 17th St.

APRIL 10: Beadissimo offers a class in METALSMITHING charms and pendants, including use of jeweler's saws and soldering. 10 am ­ 5 pm. 1051 Valencia St. 282-BEAD.

APRIL 10: Illustrator Carl Angel leads an ART WORKSHOP for ages 6 and older. 2 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2828.

APRIL 10: The Paradigm Brass Quintet and Larry Gallagher and his Band of Polymaths perform a CONCERT at Open Door Yoga. 4 ­ 6 pm. 1500 Castro St. 642-6185.

APRIL 10: The King and Queen Competition will be held to select the leaders of the 26th CARNAVAL Grand Parade on Memorial Day weekend. 8 pm. Gift Center Pavilion, 888 Brannan St. 920-0125.

APRIL 11: Tenderloin Tessie serves EASTER DINNER for the elderly, disabled, and homeless; volunteers are needed for serving and cleanup shifts. Call Toby Nelson, 255-7503.

APRIL 11: Gay and Lesbian Sierrans host an 8-MILE HIKE on Mt. Tam. Meet at the east entrance of the Church and Market Safeway at 9 am, where carpools will be arranged. 752-7593.

APRIL 11 ­ MAY 9: JONATHAN RUNCIO exhibits "Ssslug," an installation of paintings using firearms manuals as source material. Sundays, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment: Ratio 3 Gallery, 903 Guerrero St.

APRIL 11 ­ MAY 21: Noe Valley resident Ellen Chesnut is one of the San Francisco Women Artists exhibiting in "Patterns of Thought," a group show at GALLERY SANCHEZ. Reception Sat., April 17, 2 ­ 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 826-1895;

APRIL 12: Dr. Robert Wachter signs his new book about MEDICAL MISTAKES, Internal Bleeding. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

APRIL 13: The New College School of Law holds a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St., 2nd floor.

APRIL 13: A LIBRARY PLANNING MEETING for renovation of the Glen Park Branch is set for 8 pm. Glen Park Rec Center, Elk and Chenery. 557-4353.

APRIL 14: Wildlife illustrator and naturalist John Muir Laws introduces SIERRA BIRDS: A Hiker's Guide. 11 am. CCSF Ocean Campus, Visual Arts, Room 115. 239-3580.

APRIL 14: GEOMANCY examines European and American approaches to harmonious placement, or feng shui, in a workshop led by Richard Feather Anderson. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 15: Andrew Tosh and Reggae Angels perform a "conscious roots" REGGAE concert. 3 pm. Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, S.F. State, 19th Ave. at Holloway. 338-2444.

APRIL 15: St. Luke's Hospital offers VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION from 3 to 5 pm. Volunteer Services Office, 3555 Cesar Chavez St., first-floor rear. For an application, call 641-6538 or e-mail

APRIL 15 ­ MAY 29: A group ART SHOW, "Critters," exhibits the two- and three-dimensional work of developmentally disabled artists from Creativity Explored. Reception Thurs., April 15, 7 ­ 9 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.

APRIL 17: K.C. Jiang plays on penny whistle and harmonica, 8 to 10 am; Amy and Karen perform OLD-TIMEY TUNES, 10 am to noon. Noe Valley Farmers' Market, 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 695-9299.

APRIL 17: Dr. Herb Schreier describes MOODINESS, depression, and other disorders facing adolescents. 9:30­ 11 am. Lick-Wilmerding High School Theater, 755 Ocean Ave. 333-4021.

APRIL 17: Bettina Newman discusses ways to "Free Yourself from Headache with Physical and CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY," at the Waiting Room Lecture Series. 10 ­ 11 am. 1448 Church St. Register at 642-0333.

APRIL 17: The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council offers a CONTAINER GARDENING workshop. 10 am ­ noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue at Lawton. Preregister at 731-5627.

APRIL 17: STORYTELLER Joel ben Izzy reads and shares stories at the Writing Salon. 7 ­ 10 pm. 673 Moultrie St. RSVP to 642-9793.

APRIL 17: "The Fusing Passion" is a night-long "dancing into intimacy" by shamanistic PERFORMANCE ARTIST Frank Moore; bring pillows, blankets, and musical instruments. 9 pm ­ 2 am. Build, 483 Guerrero St. 863-3041.

APRIL 18: Tenor Sigmund Seigel and pianist Charles Worth perform a recital of LOVE SONGS. 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church. 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

APRIL 19: Robin Stuart lectures on CO-DEPENDENCY and spiritual recovery. 6:30 pm. For Noe Valley location and preregistration, call 707-829-7711.

APRIL 20: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 include Mole and the Rocket and Red Ball Express. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 20: SEAL PRESS and Aunt Lute Books are featured independent presses at a reading at Intersection for the Arts. 8 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.

APRIL 21: In honor of "TV TURN-OFF WEEK," Mary Burke, M.D., discusses how to screen media for better mental health. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 21: David Hoffman discusses HERBAL approaches to managing stress and depression. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 21: The Noe Valley Democratic Club hosts Supervisor BEVAN DUFTY, assessing his first year in office. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Rafael Mandelman, 648-4010.

APRIL 22: Earth Day!

APRIL 22 ­ JUNE 10: Linda W. McFerrin leads an eight-week introduction to CREATIVE WRITING. Thurs., 7 ­ 9:30 pm. The Writing Salon. Call 642-9793 to register.

APRIL 23: Noe Valley author PETER HOLWITZ signs his second children's picture book, Stick Kid. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

APRIL 23 ­ 25: Art Explosion Studios' OPEN STUDIOS show "Melt" features performances, refreshments, and art work by more than 100 artists. Fri., 7 ­ 11 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon ­ 5 pm. Two locations: 2425 17th St. and 744 Alabama St. 1-877-ART-EXPL.

APRIL 24: Hear Dan Lange sing and play slide guitar, 8 to 10 am; then Belle Monroe and Her BREWGLASS BOYS, 10 am to noon. Noe Valley Farmers' Market, 24th at Vicksburg. 695-9299.

APRIL 24: "Beyond BUG DAY" features information about insects and bats, birds, and other pollinators, a bee house, and hands-on projects for all ages (children accompanied by an adult). 10 am ­ 3 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

APRIL 24: The Older Women's League (OWL) discusses what it means to have a good old age. 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.

APRIL 24: Mordicai Gerstein, winner of this year's CALDECOTT AWARD, signs his new picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. 11 am. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

APRIL 24: CHIQUY BOOM performs clowning, magic, music, and games "South American-style." Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2828.

APRIL 24: The fourth annual Senior OPEN HOUSE displays works by 200 seniors completing bachelor's degrees in art. Noon ­ 4 pm. San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Building, 19th Ave. and Holloway. 338-6535.

APRIL 24: MINGUS AMUNGUS performs jazz and hip-hop at Bruno's. 10 pm. 2389 Mission St. 648-7701.

APRIL 25: Children ages 2 to 5 and their parents can celebrate ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY at Or Shalom's Yad B'Yad (Hand in Hand) tot services, with circle time, storytelling, and arts and crafts. 10:30 ­ 11:45 am. 20 Woodside Ave. 242-9911.

APRIL 25: "Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros" is a celebration of BOOKS and kids, featuring storytellers, dance, and activities in Dolores Park. 1 ­ 4 pm. Mission Learning Center, 575-3535.

APRIL 25: The ensemble gli amici di Buxtehude performs BAROQUE CANTATAS and sonatas from 18th-century Italy and France. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

APRIL 26: A free class at the Main Library introduces the S.F. COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY, a guide to computer access to over 1,700 government and private organizations. 3:30 ­ 4:30 pm. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

APRIL 30: In celebration of ARBOR DAY, Mike Sullivan signs his new book Trees of San Francisco and leads a tree tour of Noe Valley (weather permitting). 6 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

MAY 1: The Noe Valley Pet Company will celebrate its five-year anniversary with liver treats for DOGS and champagne for guardians. Noon ­ 6 pm. 1451 Church St. at Cesar Chavez. 282-7385.

MAY 1 & 2: Alvarado School holds a two-day RUMMAGE SALE (Sunday is bargain day). 9 am ­ 2 pm. School cafeteria, 22nd Street between Eureka and Douglass. Drop off items April 17 or 24, 10 am­ 2 pm. 695-5695.

MAY 1 & 2: The 13th annual SPRING OPEN STUDIO at Hunters Point Shipyard allows access to the workspaces of over 150 artists. 11 am ­ 6 pm. For information and maps, call 387-5936 or go to

MAY 2: Cellspace hosts the fifth EXPO for the Artist and Musician, featuring workshops, representatives from over 90 arts organizations, and a portfolio review/CD critique. 11 am ­ 6 pm. 2050 Bryant St. 419-2406.

If I May Say

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