Noe Valley Voice April 2005


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April 1: The third annual COMEDY NIGHT sponsored by 826 Valencia will be hosted by Al Madrigal and feature Greg Proops, Patton Oswalt, and Zach Galifianakis. 7:30 pm. Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. 674-9689.

April 1 to 29: Chris Sequeira holds classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am. Call 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857 for location.

April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Theresa Garcia leads ROSEN METHOD movement classes to improve alignment, flexibility, and strength, and to promote well-being. 8:30 am. Noe Valley Ministry, Upper Studio, 1021 Sanchez St. 812-9917.

April 1 to May 15: Maria Marshall screens Lollipop, a looped, six-second SPAGHETTI WESTERN film, starring her son. Reception April 1, 6 to 8 pm; Sundays, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment. Ratio 3, 903 Guerrero St. 646-732-2767.

April 2: Opening day at the 50th annual POTRERO HILL ARTISTS exhibition features live music, hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting, magicians, and an anniversary cake. 1 to 5 pm. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th St. 355-2822.

April 2, 9, 16 & 23: The Noe Valley Library offers LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents, at 10:30 am. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: FREE ART PROJECTS for children 2 to 10 include making wooden boxes, frames, beaded necklaces, and key chains. Saturdays, 10:30 to 12:30 pm. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

April 3: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon to 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

April 4, 11, 18 & 25: Norma Fong Chan instructs a CALLIGRAPHY class for adults. Four Mondays, 10 am to 12:15 pm. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

April 5, 12, 19 & 26: UCSF sponsors "Ask the PHARMACIST," a drop-in meeting with Dr. Zoe Ngo to discuss drug interactions, side effects, and herbal alternatives. 1 to 2 pm. 1600 Divisadero St. 885-3693.

April 5: The 17th annual LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS reading and reception at the Main Library begins at 5:30 pm. Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

April 5, 12 & 26: Preschool STORY TIME, for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

April 9: Latvian President Vaira Vike meets with the Latvian diaspora in Northern California. 4 to 6 pm. Latvian Hall, 425 Hoffman St. 206-1370.

April 7 to 28: Chris Fernie leads QIGONG classes Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 305-4692.

April 8: See Jane Run's fifth anniversary PUB RUN is a 3- to 4-mile course, followed by a celebration. 6:30 pm. 3910 24th St. RSVP to 401-8338 or

April 9: James Lick students offer a CAR WASH and barbecue, weather permitting, to raise funds for their 2005 yearbook. 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Upper schoolyard; enter on 25th Street between Noe and Castro.

April 9: A spring FLOWER WALK, sponsored by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park, meets at 10 am behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery streets. 584-8576.

April 9: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE classes led by Alan Winston, feature live music by David Strong, Craig Johnson, and Bill Jensen. No partner necessary. 7:30 to 10 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2654 or

April 9: The Apple Hill Chamber Players performs a PLAYING FOR PEACE concert to benefit the Community Music Center's Inner City Young Musician Scholarship Program. 8 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

April 9 & 10: Treasures abound at the Alvarado School RUMMAGE SALE. Sat., 9 am to 3 pm; Sun., 9 am to 1 pm. 625 Douglass St. 695-5695.

April 9 to 17: "Mrs. Carroll's Alice" is a multimedia mini-CHAMBER OPERA based on Alice in Wonderland. Sat. & Sun., 2:30 pm. Randall Museum Theater, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600 or 408-356-9611.

April 10: Registered nurse and EMT Christine Vida teaches Infant and CHILD CPR. 9 am to 1 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

April 10: City Guides offers a WALKING TOUR, "Castro: Tales of the Village." Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, under the large rainbow flag. 557-4266.

April 10: S.F. Animal Care and Control offers a free PET MICROCHIPPING clinic for dogs and cats. 1 to 4 pm. 1200 15th St. 822-5566.

April 10: Representatives from two religious groups, Dignity USA and BMC, discuss their work at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2 to 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

April 11: The ODD MONDAYS Series hosts an artist couple: filmmaker Susan Stern (The Barbie Nation) and underground comics writer Spain Rodriguez. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. No-host dinner 5:30 pm, at Noe Valley Pizza, 3898 24th St. RSVP to

April 12 : The New College School of Law holds a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

April 12 to May 3: A beginning TAROT class meets on four Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9 pm. Crystal Way, 2335 Market St.

April 13: The 24th annual Northern California BOOK AWARDS features Cody award winner Orville Schell. 5 to 8 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

April 13: MERLE KESSLER and Joshua Raoul Brody perform "Words and Music," a two-man show, in the San Francisco Treasures Series at the Marsh. 8 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

April 14: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER training the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

April 14: Chris O'Leary, marketing director at Cala/Bell, will listen to suggestions from the neighborhood at the Friends of Noe Valley meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-9918.

April 14: The Bird and Beckett POLITICAL BOOK DISCUSSION group features The Culture of Fear by Barry Glassner. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

April 16: The Friends of Glen Canyon Park hosts an Earth Day celebration and WORK PARTY, featuring a hotdog barbecue, salads, and soft drinks. 9 am to noon. RSVP to 584-8576.

April 16: The Noe Valley Democratic Club offers VOTER REGISTRATION outside the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 8 am to noon. 24th Street at Vicksburg. 206-0231.

April 16: MARIA MARQUEZ performs the Latin American songbook with John Santos, Larry Vukovich, and Buca Necak. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

April 17: David Armstrong leads a free BIRD WALK in Glen Canyon Park; meet 9 am behind the Rec Center. A full breakfast, "Pancakes in the Park," will be served at 10:30 am at the Silvertree Building picnic tables. Friends of Glen Canyon Park, 584-8576.

April 17: The TRIAD CLARINET TRIO performs Beethoven's Op. 11 clarinet trio in B-flat major; Brahms' clarinet trio, Op. 114; and the world premiere of Shinji Eshima's Toadfish. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

April 18 to May 13: An exhibit of works from ART WITH ELDERS is on display at St. Luke's Hospital's medical office building. Weekdays, 6 am to 6 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

April 18 to June 2: Natural Resources offers a POSTPARTUM DOULA TRAINING course with a certified nurse/midwife. Thursdays, 7 to 9:30 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

April 19: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

April 19: Ingleside Police Station holds its regular POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting starting at 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane, near San Jose Avenue. 404-4000.

April 19: A JAMES PURDY tribute features a reading from his first short-story collection in 10 years, Moe's Villa and Other Stories. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

April 20: Community Care Licensing gives a CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation from 9 to 11:30 am, and a supporting workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, the third Wednesday of each month. Children's Council of S.F., 445 Church St. 343-3333.

April 20: "HYPNOBIRTHING, A Celebration of Life," offers relaxation, visualization, and self-help hypnosis techniques. 7 to 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

April 21: Campus and community environmental organizations discuss jobs and internships at City College's EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. 11 am to 1:30 pm. Ram Plaza, 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3580.

April 22: The African-American SHAKESPEARE YOUTH Program performs Mac B, a hip-hop version of Macbeth, especially for ages 12 to 18. 4:30 to 6 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

April 23: The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council celebrates EARTH DAY with drop-in tours and chores at the Garden for the Environment. 10 am to 4 pm. Seventh Avenue at Lawton Street. 731-5627.

April 23: Marian Branch leads a small group discussion, "FRIENDSHIP Among Women," at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am to noon. Call 989-4422 for location.

April 23: 826 Valencia hosts a 4:46 pm seminar, "Writing a SCREENPLAY," following a screening of Todd Solondz's film Palindromes at 2:15 pm. Kabuki 8 Theater, 1881 Post St. 674-9689 or e-mail

April 24: The GLEN PARK FESTIVAL features local arts and crafts booths, music, refreshments, and a raffle. 10 am to 5 pm. Diamond Street between Chenery and Bosworth. 835-2112.

April 24: Pop/rock band The SIPPY CUPS performs a concert for Earth Day, with songs by the Beatles, the Velvet Underground, T. Rex, and the Ramones. 11 am and 1:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

April 24: The sixth annual "Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros" features activities, entertainment, and a FREE BOOK for every child. 1 to 4 pm. Dolores Park, 575-3535, ext. 14.

April 24: Walter Brents discusses the mythology of America's mid-20th century RED SCARE. 4 :30 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

April 25: SMALL BUSINESS WEEK begins with a cocktail party hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom. 6 to 9 pm. City Hall Rotunda. RSVP to 415-554-6134 or

April 25: "ARCADIA 2005: Artists Celebrate Trees," an art auction benefit for the Friends of the Urban Forest, features the works of a number of Noe Valley artists. 6 to 9 pm. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. 552-1770.

April 25: Mary Quinn discusses her book, Guardianship of Adults Achieving Justice, Autonomy, and Safety, at the ODD MONDAYS Series. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. No-host dinner 5:30 pm, at Noe Valley Pizza Restaurant, 3898 24th St. RSVP to

April 26: The POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Police Station begins at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia Street. 558-5400.

April 26: BERNARDINE DOHRN will appear at a reading and panel discussion on anti-imperialism. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

April 28: The residents' group Upper Noe Neighbors meets at the Upper Noe Recreation Center at Day and Sanchez streets. 7:30 pm. 285-0473.

April 30: A citywide SIDEWALK SALE will include many Noe Valley merchants. For infornation call Carol Yenne at Small Frys, 648-3954.

April 30: BUG DAY features bug identification, bug crafts, and an interactive musical performance at 11:30 am. 10 am to 2 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

April 30: The 38th annual SPRING PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum offers more than 4,000 species. 10 am to 2 pm. Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way. 661-1316.

April 30: Small Press Traffic's spring open house and BOOK SALE features poet and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, and old-time music by the Imaginary String Band. Noon to 4 pm. 1341 7th St. Berkeley, 510-524-1668.

April 30: Alex the MAGICIAN performs in celebration of Dia de los Niños. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2828 for reservations.

April 30: Southern Exposure's 30th anniversary spring fundraiser and live and silent ART AUCTIONS feature the works of over 130 artists. 7:30 to 11 pm. 401 Alabama St. 863-2141.

May 1: St. Paul's Parish celebrates its 125th year at a BIRTHDAY PARTY "fun raiser and fundraiser" at the Pritikin Mansion, with tours, a gourmet barbecue, and jazz. 2 pm. 648-7538.

May 1: ORANGE SHERBET performs original music and poems for children from its album Big Brother, Big Sister, inspired by Free to Be You and Me. 3 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 339-9123.

May 1: "LAUGH FOR THE ANIMALS," a benefit for Animal Care and Control, features comedians and a funny pet photo contest. 7 pm. S.F. Comedy Club, 50 Mason St. 591-3004.


The next edition of the Voice will be distributed on or before May 1, 2005. The deadline for May calendar items is April 15. Please note that because of space limitations, Noe Valley events take priority. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send an e-mail to calendar editor