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Nov. 1: JOHN NICHOLS discusses his new book The Genius of Impeachment, in a free event co-sponsored by New College and Modern Times Bookstore. 7 pm. New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia St. 437-3425.
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Kids ages 5 to 10 are invited to design and paint MURALS. Wed., 3:30-5 pm. Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St. 285-2311; www.precitaeyes.org.
Nov. 1-29: The S.F. Library's Noe Valley BOOKMOBILE is open Mon. & Wed., 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth between Castro and Diamond. 557-4353.
Nov. 1-30: Myriad musicians play Afro-Cuban salsa, Latin funk, samba, hip-hop, and reggae nightly at the ELBO ROOM. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
Nov. 1-30: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, on weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.
Nov. 1-30: After-school ART CLASSES at Precita Eyes Mural Arts include mask, costume, and jewelry creation for kids ages 5 to 10. Tues. & Thurs., 3:30-5:30 pm. 348 Precita Ave. 285-2311.
Nov. 1-30: The NOE STROLLS "playgroup on wheels" departs Holey Bagel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. 3872 24th St. www.noestrolls.com.
Nov. 1-30: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. For the location of 10:15 am Wed. & Fri. classes, call 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
Nov. 1-30: HOMEWORK HELP for kids in grades K-7 is offered by the Mission Library. Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 4-6 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277; www.sfpl.org.
Nov. 1-30: City Guides hosts free WALKING TOURS, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays and 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays, 1 pm. Meet at the iron gates at Franklin & Fulton. 557-4266; www.cityguides.org.
Nov. 2: The S.F. DAY OF THE DEAD procession through the Mission begins at 7 pm from 24th and Bryant; altars will be on display at Galleria de la Raza/Studio 24, 2857 24th St. 595-5558; www.dayofthedeadsf.org.
Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 30: BILINGUAL LAPSITS for babies and toddlers begin at 11 am, and STORY TIME for preschoolers starts at 10:10 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277; www.sfpl.org.
Nov. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18: AtmosTheatre performs two plays by JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY, with optional hair-washing at intermission. 8:30 pm. Every 6 Weeks Hair Salon, 323 Noe St. 626-3343; www.atmostheatre.org.
Nov. 2-19: El Teatro de la Esperanza hosts the premiere of Tailor from Chihuahua, by CHICANO PLAYWRIGHT Roy Conboy. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. 2940 16th St. 240-9594; www.collegeofcreativearts.org.
Nov. 3: Taste wine and champagne from Iron Horse, Taltarni, Clover Hill, and Gruet at the second annual "Sparkle San Francisco" benefit for UNDER ONE ROOF, which funds 33 AIDS organizations. 6:30-10:30 pm. St. Regis Hotel, 125 3rd St. 503-2300; www.underoneroof.org.
Nov. 3: SHANNON DAY's performance, "Signora... Your Son Is Here" benefits the Rick Middleton Rooftop Fund. 8 pm. James Lick Middle School Theater, 1220 Noe Street. 285-8295.
Nov. 3: Hospitality House hosts an opening reception for recent PAINTINGS, sculpture and illustration by Harry Driggs. 5-7 pm. 146 Leavenworth St. 749-2104; www.hospitalityhouse.org.
Nov. 3: Singer JANIS IAN performs a concert, "Folk Is the New Black." 8 pm. Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. 641-7657; www.brava.org.
Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: San Francisco FOOD ADDICTS in Recovery Anonymous meets on Fridays at 7:30 am. St. Patrick's Church, 756 Mission St. 800-600-6028; www.foodaddicts.org.
Nov. 4: The Garden for the Environment sponsors a free COMPOSTING WORKSHOP. 10 amnoon. Brooks Park Community Garden, Ramsell and Shields sts. 731-5627.
Nov. 4: Luisah Teish, Thomas Yu Wang, and Dr. Mark Plotkin are among the speakers at PLANTS & MAGIC, a symposium celebrating the sacred role of plants, from noon to 9 pm at the Conservatory of Flowers. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316; www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
Nov. 4: Artsake gives a free Sennelier Oil PASTELS Workshop, led by Savoir Faire product expert Charlotte Hampton, starting at 2 p.m. 3961 24th St. 695-0506.
Nov. 4: LUIS ALBERTO URREA reads The Hummingbird's Daughter "en Español." 3-5 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.
Nov. 4: "Sail Away," a gala DINNER DANCE and auction, benefits St. Paul's Church. 6 pmmidnight. Patio Español, 2850 Alemany Blvd. 648-7538; www.stpaulsf.org.
Nov. 4: An ART WITH ELDERS exhibit features works by residents of 30 long-term care facilities. Artists reception, 6:308:30 pm. Moscone Center, Howard between 3rd & 4th. 441-2649; email@example.com.
Nov. 4: Singer/songwriter HOLLY NEAR performs her music in "Show Up." 8 pm. Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. 641-7657; www.brava.org.
Nov. 4: Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES presents Jeffrey Halford & The Healers, Jim Brunberg from Box Set, and Nashville songwriter Chris Donohoe. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Nov. 4 & 5: JENNIFER BERRY performs Big Pharma, a look at the rise of the antidepressant drug industry. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 641-0235; www.themarsh.org.
Nov. 4 & 18: Bring the kids to a Saturday plant and INSECT WALK in the Presidio. 9:30-11am. Call 561-4323 for location to meet; www.presidio.gov.
Nov. 4, 18 & 25: Saturday WORKSHOPS at the Randall Museum include family ceramics at 10:30 am, and an art and science workshop at 1 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554.9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
Nov. 4-18: BATS improvisational comedy celebrates its 20th anniversary with shows shows on three weekends. 8 pm. Bayfront Theater at Fort Mason. 474-8935; www.improv.org.
Nov. 4-30: "Birds, Birds, Birds from River of Words" is an ART and POETRY exhibit created by children from around the world. Fri.-Sun, 9 am-5 pm. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason St., in the Presidio. 561-7752; www.crissyfield.org.
Nov. 5: Get ready for winter sports with a PILATES workshop. 10-11 am. Spring Pilates Studio, 1414 Castro Street, Suite D. 282-8850; www.springpilates.com.
Nov. 5: Rocket Dog Rescue will be petting needy DOGS in front of Zephyr Real Estate from noon to 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.
Nov. 5: Decorate an altar, create colorful masks, and enjoy the music by Los Boleros at the Día de los Muertos FAMILY FESTIVAL, a benefit for the Randall Museum's New Toddler Treehouse. 1-5 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9681; www.randallmuseum.org.
Nov. 5 & 19: Join a docent-led free FAMILY WALK around the San Francisco Botanical Garden. 11 am. Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way. 661-1316; www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
Nov. 5-28: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple schedules introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION classes on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 10 to 11:30 am. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.
Nov. 6: Poets JIMMY HAMMON and JESSE MCWHALEY read from their work. 7:30 pm. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
Nov. 7: Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm on ELECTION DAY, so get out and VOTE. 554-4375.
Nov. 7: The Walgreen's in the Diamond Heights Shopping Center offers a FLU SHOT clinic from 9 am to noon, co-sponsored by the United Way. 5260 Diamond Heights Blvd. Call 211 for info; www.maximflu.com.
Nov. 7: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 2500 16th St. 554-3050.
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Glen Park Library hosts a FAMILY STORYTIME for preschoolers. 10:30 am. 653 Chenery Street. 557-4277.
Nov. 7, 21 & 28: Share songs and stories at the infant/toddler LAPSIT at 10:30 am, and the STORY TIME for preschoolers at 3:30 pm. Eureka ValleyHarvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.
Nov. 8: STORYTELLER Patricia Bulitt explains "How My Grandmother Found a Story in a Plate." 6:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277; www.sfpl.org.
Nov. 9: Renowned Noe Valley artist RUTH ASAWA's three-dimensional work is the subject of a lecture, "The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa." 1 pm at the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park. 863-3330; www.thinker.org.
Nov. 9: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the second Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.
Nov. 9: Happy 160th BIRTHDAY, Noe Valley! Celebrate Noe Valley History Month with the Friends of Noe Valley; cake will be served. 7:30-9 pm, St. Philip's Church Parish Hall, Diamond & Elizabeth; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 9 & 10: Pacific Union presents CONCERTS at the Presidio. 8 pm. Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop. 447-6274; www.presidio.gov.
Nov. 10: Absolute Time Play Festival presents a STAGED READING of The Garden of Dromore by James McLindon. 7:30 pm. NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street. 401-9768.
Nov. 10 & 11: The Marsh Theater presents ED HOLMES in "Sub Human: True Tales from Beneath the Sea." 8 pm. 1072 Valencia St. 826-5750; www.themarsh.org.
Nov. 11: The Legion of Honor celebrates VETERANS DAY with free museum admission and an afternoon concert for all military personnel and veterans. Alma Spreckels' Book of Gold will be on display. 9:30 am-5 pm. Golden Gate Park. 750-3614; www.thinker.org.
Nov. 11: "Big Deal Art Sale" is a benefit for VISUAL AID. 3-8 pm. SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. 552-1770; www.somarts.org.
Nov. 11: Author Dan Hallford signs his books UPPER NOE (see this month's Last Page) and Pelican Bay at the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th Street. 2 pm. 282-7444.
Nov. 11: Clarinetist and composer BETH CUSTER & Ensemble bring jazz, classical, and pop music to the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St., 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Nov. 11 & 12: Former residents of New Orleans, age 12 to 104, tell tales in "From the Bayou to the Bay: Stories of KATRINA SURVIVORS in Their Own Words." Brava Theater. 8 pm. 2781 24th St. 641-7657.
Nov. 12: The Ancient Art Council presents a SLIDE LECTURE by geographer Gray Brechin, author of Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. 2 pm. De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park. 750-3686.
Nov. 12: Yvonne Cannon reads and signs her new book of POETRY, When This You See. 7 pm. Browser Books, 2195 Fillmore St. 567-8027.
Nov. 12: Bring your pruners to the S.F. ROSE SOCIETY's free sharpening workshop. 1-3 pm. S.F. County Fair Bldg., 9th & Lincoln, Golden Gate Park. 647-4486; email@example.com.
Nov. 13: The ODD MONDAYS Series introduces East and West Coast poets Margot Farrington and Noe Valley's own Kim Shuck. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090.
Nov. 14: Learn how to present a case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT at a free workshop. 6 pm. New College of California School of Law, 50 Fell St. 241-1300.
Nov. 14: Triskela Celtic Harp Trio and Dram perform a free concert and lecture for the FESTIVAL OF HARPS celebration. 6 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium,100 Larkin Street. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org.
Nov. 14: A FLU SHOT clinic is scheduled from 6 to 9 pm at the Walgreen's on Castro at 18th Street. www.maximflu.com.
Nov. 14, 21 & 28: Librarians from the Noe Valley Library present LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
Nov. 15: The annual Musée de Noel FUNDRAISER for St. Luke's Hospital includes a luncheon, a fashion show, and a silent auction. 10:30 am. Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St. 641-6490.
Nov. 15: Political analyst DAVID BINDER reviews the Nov. 7 election results at the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 641-5838.
Nov. 15: A free CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation and workshop is offered by the Children's Council. Orientation, 9-11:30 am; workshop, 12:30-3:30 pm. 445 Church St. 343-3333.
Nov.15: Bring your ideas for REVITALIZING the West Letterman/Thornburgh district to a 6:30 pm meeting at the Presidio Officers' Club. 50 Moraga Ave. 561-5418; www.presidio.gov.
Nov. 16: Learn the basics of silkscreen POSTER-MAKING in a monthlong course. Thurs., 6 pm; Sat., 2 pm. 3543 18th St. 821-7282; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 16 & Dec. 12: The Noe Valley Association hosts two PUBLIC FORUMS to examine long-range plans for Noe Valley's com- mercial corridor. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church Meeting Hall, 725 Diamond St. 282-9918.
Nov. 16-18, 23-25 & 30: Randy Rutherford performs "This May Feel a Little Funny." 8 pm. THE MARSH Studio Theater, 1072 Valencia St. 826-5750; www.themarsh.org
Nov. 17-30: STANLEE GATTI's "One: An Earth Installation" is on view at Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers. Tues.-Sun., 9 am-5 pm. 666-7001; www.conservatoryofflowers.org.
Nov. 18-Jan. 28: A retrospective of artist RUTH ASAWA's work, "Contours in the Air," is on display at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. 863-3330; www.thinker.org.
Nov. 18: Find that elusive bicycle whatchamacallit at the VELO SWAP. 8 am-5 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, 7th & Brannan; www.sfbike.org.
Nov. 18: The Older Women's League (OWL) sponsors a STRESS WORKSHOP for mid-life and older women by Melanie Grossman, Ph.D. 10 am-noon. Flood Building, 870 Market St. 989-4422; www.owlsf.org.
Nov. 18: The 18th annual SEA MUSIC concert series includes folksinger Cindy Kallet performing on the deck of the Balclutha, docked at the Hyde Street Pier. 447-5000; www.nps.gov.
Nov. 18: GEOFF and DANIEL HOYLE perform "No Blood for Hoyle," an evening of new and classic skits, observations, and political comedy. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
Nov. 18-30: Explore the lives of HONEY BEES at a free interactive exhibit, "Journey into the Hive." Tues.-Sat., 10 am5 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
Nov. 19: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC's Emerging Artists Concert features pianist Carlos Avila, guitarist Brian Dowdy, and flutist Jeremiah Bills from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street. 648-5236;www.nvcm.org.
Nov. 19: Occasional Sunday Evening MEDITATIONS features "Loving Kindness Meditation Suggestions for Beginners" at 7 pm, a silent meditation at 7:30 pm, a video of David Spero's enlightenment gatherings at 8 pm, and sonic meditation "to the caressing sound of ocean waves" at 8:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; email@example.com.
Nov. 25: MYSTERY writer/former Noe Valley resident Mark Coggins signs his new novel, Candy from Strangers. 1 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
Nov. 25-26 & Dec. 2-3: More than 150 ARTISTS display their fine crafts at the Celebration of Craftswomen, an event that benefits the San Francisco Women's Building. Fort Mason Center, 431-1180, ext. 15; www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org.
Nov. 26: The Academy of Sciences' annual run in Golden Gate Park, WILD 5K/10K race, encourages zany costumes. For an entry form call 759-2690 or visit www.calacademy.org.
Nov. 27: Actress JOAN CHEN introduces a free screening of The Blood of Yingzhou District, a documentary about children with AIDS in rural China; sushi and wine reception follows. 6 pm. The Screening Room, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street. 421-8707.
Nov. 27: Selected films from the SPIRITUAL CINEMA Series will be shown at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090.
Nov.28: Michelle Tea continues the RADAR SALON series with writer/fiddler/magazine editor Melody Allegra Berger and Boston-based writer and artist Sara Seinberg. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka ValleyHarvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.
Nov. 28: Learn about San Francisco HISTORY at a lecture by John Ralston. 7 pm. Mission High Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986; www.sanfranciscohistory.org.
Nov. 28: Susan Griffin, Andrew Leland, and Paul Flores present the annual Jackson Phelan Tanenbaum LITERARY AWARDS. 7:30 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787; wwwtheintersection.org.
Nov. 29: Get the facts about long-term CARE INSURANCE at a free seminar. 6-7:30 pm. CPMC, 2100 Webster St., #106. 923-3155; www.cpmc.org.
Nov. 29: The S.F. JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL screens Dalia Karpel's documentary about the beginnings of the contemporary Israeli state. 7:30 pm. The Screening Room, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 978-2787.
Nov. 29: Learn about efforts to save our native species at a free lecture on FROG RESTORATION. 8 pm. CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St. 626-2060; www.shapingsf.org.
Nov. 30: A gala fundraiser for UCSF AIDS HEALTH PROJECT features Will Durst and Mark Leno. 5:30-9:00 pm. UCSF Mission Bay, Robertson Auditorium, 1675 Owens St. 502-7276; www.ucsf-ahp.org.
Nov 30: There will be goldfish crackers for the kids and wine for the grown-ups at PEEKABOUTIQUE's Parents Party Night. 5:30-8:30 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.
Dec. 1-3: The SWING DANCE Festival begins with 1920s "Frisky Frolics" and Charleston lessons on Dec. 1, at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St. Call for details and other events. 305-8242.
Dec. 2: Enjoy a glass of glogg while the kids meet Santa at the 23rd annual SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIR. 9 am-4 pm. St. Mary's, 1111 Gough St. www.sweasanfrancisco.org.
Dec. 3: Thousands of items for BIKE BUFFS and pedal pushers will be for sale at Winterfest Party 2006. 6-10:30 pm. SOMArts Gallery, Brannan & 8th sts. www.sfbike.org.
Dec 3: The Winter Holiday POTTERY & CRAFT benefit sale features hundreds of unique, handcrafted items. 11 am-5 pm. Sharon Art Studio, Golden Gate Park (next to Children's Playground). 753-7005; www.sharonartstudio.org.
SEND HOLIDAY CARDS
The next Noe Valley Voice, our December/January issue, will fly into Noe Valley on Dec. 1. So, if you have calendar items, please send them by Nov. 15. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we'll try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.