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The next Noe Valley Voice will be our February issue, coming out Feb. 1, 2008. Please send us your calendar items by Jan. 15, to email@example.com. It will help us immensely if you put the date of your event near the top of the e-mail. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Note: Noe Valley events take priority, but we try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.
CALENDAR DECEMBER 2007 - JANUARY 2008
Dec. 1-8: Merle (Ian Shoales) Kessler and Joshua (Raoul) Brody present a SATIRICAL history of the world, in "Slouching Towards Disneyland." Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 800-838-3006; www.themarsh.org.
Dec. 1-9: ODC/Dance performs The Velveteen Rabbit, with narration by Geoff Hoyle and music by Benjamin Britten. Yerba Buena Center, 700 Howard. For schedule: 978-2787; www.odcdance.org.
Dec. 1-17: "Fresh Paint," an exhibit of WATERCOLORS, is on display at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Dec. 1-23: The Great DICKENS CHRISTMAS FAIR features Victorian amusements for all ages. Sat. & Sun., 11 am-7 pm. Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva. 800-510-1558; www.dickensfair.com.
Dec. 1-30: The Beat Museum offers free WALKING TOURS of North Beach. Tues.-Sun., 2 pm. 540 Broadway. 399-9626; www.thebeatmuseum.org.
Dec. 1-31: Painter Ben Dominguez exhibits ART at Castro Computer Services, 1500 Castro. 647-6050; 826-6678.
Dec. 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7-8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Dec. 1-31: The "Da Vinci" SHOW, with 150 reproductions of machines made by Leonardo, continues at the Metreon, 101 Fourth. www.davincithegenius.com.
Dec. 1-31: REINDEER ROMP at the SF Zoo features an ice skating rink and a village housing three reindeer. 10 am-5 pm. Sloat & Great Highway. www.sfzoo.org.
Dec. 2: Noe Valley Pet Co. hosts SANTA PAWS, a photo shoot for pets and their families, to benefit Rocket Dog Rescue. 11 am-4 pm. 1451 Church at Cesar Chavez. 282-7385.
Dec. 2: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes, in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th. 642-4786.
Dec. 3: San Francisco author Joseph Sutton and Berkeley author Summer Brenner discuss their work at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm, preceded by no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Dec. 3-26: SF Library's BOOKMOBILE parks in Noe Valley on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth. 557-4353.
Dec. 3-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-1030.
Dec. 4: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group moderated by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds an introduction to MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: "Tot/Parent Spanish," a LANGO, Foreign Language for Kids class, begins at 10 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; www.langokids.com.
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393; www.sfpl.org.
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: Chris Sequeira leads a beginners TAI CHI class. 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Call to register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
Dec. 4, 11 & 18: ImagiKnit offers "SOCK It to Me," a three-session sock-knitting class, from 7 to 9 pm. 3897 18th. 621-6642.
Dec. 5: The FAMILY CAREGIVER Alliance holds a free seminar, "Holiday Blues." 3-5 pm. 1333 Bush. Rsvp required: 1-888-886-6565.
Dec. 5: The TREE-LIGHTING ceremony in the rotunda at City Hall (6 pm) begins with a concert by the SF Boys Chorus (5:30 pm), and concludes with a party until 8 pm. www.sfgov.org.
Dec. 5: Alvarado School's annual WINTER FAIR features student performances and a marketplace. 6-8 pm. 626 Douglass. 595-5695.
Dec. 5: The SBA offers a class, "BLOGGING 101 for Small Business Owners." 6-8:30 pm. SBA Entrepreneur Center, 455 Market, 6th floor. www.acteva.com.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Danielle is the STORYTELLER at Cover to Cover's Wednesday story hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
Dec. 5-Jan. 31: "AFFORDABLE ART for the Holidays" is on display at City Art Cooperative Gallery every day, noon to 9 pm, through Dec. 23. Reception Dec. 7, 7-10 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900; www.cityartgallery.org.
Dec. 6: Cover to Cover hosts BOOK NIGHT to benefit James Lick School; 15% of purchases between 4 and 9 pm will be donated. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
Dec. 6: Steve Dalachinsky and Gerald Nicosia read from their contributions to the anthology Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of JACK KEROUAC's On the Road. 7 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733.
Dec. 6: The Main Library screens a video of the 1968 cult classic BARBARELLA. Noon. 100 Larkin. 557-4400.
Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27: "Roll, baby, roll" at an ongoing Thursday STROLLER WALK. Meet at 11 am at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th. www.noestrolls.com.
Dec. 7: Hill & Co. hosts a BLOOD DRIVE from 11 am to 3 pm, on the corner of 24th and Vicksburg. 921-6000.
Dec. 7: Lick-Wilmerding High School presents its Winter JAZZ Gala Concert, featuring Duke, Monk, Mingus, and Latin and funk. 7:30 pm. 755 Ocean. 469-5652.
Dec. 7 & 8: SF School of the Arts Vocal Music Department and Orchestra present a WINTER CONCERT featuring Handel's Oratorio, Israel in Egypt. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Dec. 7-8 & 14-15: The "Risk Is This" experimental PLAYS festival continues with Trojan Barbie (Dec. 7 &8) and Lighthouse (Dec. 14 & 15). 8 pm. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy. 419-3584.
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28: CHESS CLUB at the Excelsior Library welcomes all skill levels, ages 6 and up. 3:30-5:30 pm. 4400 Mission. 355-2868.
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Main Library offers a WORKSHOP for teens called "Beyond Journal Writing." Contact librarian Betsy Levine, 557-4497.
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Friday BINGO at St. Paul's begins at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.
Dec. 7-28: A HOLIDAY SALE features artwork by more than 100 artists with developmental disabilities. Opening Dec. 7, 6-9 pm. Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108.
Dec. 7-Jan. 3: Artists Laura McHugh and Alicia DeBrincat examine "Art from the NAUGHTY LIST," at Bluespace Gallery. Reception Dec. 7, 7-10 pm. 593 Guerrero. 431-BLUE.
Dec. 8: PG&E doles out free LED holiday lights, and Jude (8:30 am) and Ian Shaul (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Dec. 8: Spring Pilates hosts a holiday TRUNK SALE by Groovyboutique, featuring eco-fashion, Japanese kimonos, purses, and jewelry. 1:30-3:30 pm. 1414 Castro. www.springpilates.com.
Dec. 8 James Lick's SALSA NIGHT fundraiser for parents and school supporters runs from 5 to 9 pm at El Rio. 3158 Mission. 695-5675.
Dec. 8: Singers/musicians in YA ELAH, led by Kitka's original director Bon Brown; and dancer Miriam Peretz perform holiday works from various faiths. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Dec. 8 & 9: Photographer/artist PAMELA GERARD offers "Holiday Shopping in an ART STUDIO," with an array of handmade gifts. Sat., 10-3 pm; Sun., 11-4 pm. 3936 25th. 821-7245.
Dec. 8 & 9: The 37th annual KPFA CRAFTS and Music Fair welcomes the East Bay Heritage Quilters, who donate their work to children living with HIV and AIDS. 10 am-6 pm. Concourse, 635 8th. 510-848-6767; www.kpfa.org/craftsfair.
Dec. 8 & 9: The SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom BAND performs the 2007 Dance-Along Nutcracker: Ratified! (from the rats' point of view). Dec. 8, 2:30 & 7 pm; Dec. 9, 11 am & 3 pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission. 978-ARTS.
Dec. 8 & 9: The SF BACH CHOIR presents its annual holiday concert. Dec. 8, 8 pm; Dec. 9, 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian, Fillmore & Jackson. 441-4942.
Dec. 9: Chabad of Noe Valley and Just for Fun co-sponsor a MENORAH lighting (5 pm) and Hanukkah celebration, with latkes, dreidels, arts and crafts, and music. 3-5 pm. 3982 24th. 285-4068.
Dec. 9: A microchipping CLINIC at Animal Care & Control is free for pets of SF residents. 1-4 pm. 1200 15th. 554-6364.
Dec. 9: Soprano Carri Abrahms, violinist Katherine Kyme, cellist David Goldblatt, and harpsichord player Yuko Tanaka perform cantatas by Handel and Bach at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. www.nvcm.org.
Dec. 9, 11, 16 & 18: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs "Noel!" at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. 3281 16th. www.ggmc.org.
Dec. 9, 16 & 17, 18-23 & 27-30: "MAGIC HOLIDAY" features David Hirata & Friends doing magic and juggling. 1 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 1-800-838-3006; www.themarsh.org.
Dec. 10: The final Upper Market Community Planning WORKSHOP begins at 6 pm. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th. 558-6314; www.sfgov.org.
Dec. 11: Modern Times' Spanish-language BOOK group meets to discuss La Puta De Babilonia by Fernando Vallejo. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.
Dec. 11: A fall JAZZ concert at City College offers a tribute to legendary drummer Max Roach. 8 pm. Diego Rivera Theater, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan. 239-3580.
Dec. 11: The SF Zoo's SENIOR STROLL is a docent-guided walking tour on the second Tuesday of every month. 9-10:15 am. 1 Zoo Road (off Sloat near the Great Highway). 753-7173.
Dec. 11: LEMONY SNICKET talks about and signs his new book, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story. 6 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688; www.booksmith.com.
Dec. 12: JANE SMILEY and other contributors read from the new anthology The Other Woman: 21 Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400.
Dec. 12: Brad Kintzer of Sharffen Bergen Chocolate offers a HOT CHOCOLATE tasting. 7-8:30 pm. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue & Lincoln. Registration required: 661-1316; www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
Dec. 12: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association's HOLIDAY PARTY runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the 24th Street Bank of America.
Dec. 12: Meet Sabrina Gschwandtner, author of KNITKNIT, at a book-signing and knitting demonstration at ImagiKnit. 6:45-8 pm. 3897 18th. 621-6642.
Dec. 12: The SF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL performs Twelfth Night. 7 pm. West Portal Library, 190 Lenox. 355-2886.
Dec. 12: ELBO ROOM hosts a benefit for Fosters Assisting Fosters, featuring What It Is?, Kal Eckhardt, Paul Hansen, Zoe Ellis, DJ Delon, and the Hip Hop All Stars Dance Troupe. 9 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
Dec. 13: Toni Mirosevich reads from Pink Harvest in an Ecstatic MONKEY event. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.
Dec. 14: Julie Dillon performs music at a champagne reception for a group ART SHOW at Rozanoff Art. 6-9 pm. 355 29th. 917-251-3179; www.rozanoffart.com.
Dec. 14: RICHTER SCALES performs a cappella holiday music and funny skits at 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; www.richterscales.com.
Dec. 14: Madame Jo and Trio perform the songs of EDITH PIAF in "Piaf Remembered." 8 pm. SF School of the Arts, 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Dec. 14: The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance MEN'S CHORUS performs "Rejoice! Songs of the Season." 8 pm. St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th. 861-1436; www.saintjohnsf.org.
Dec. 14-Jan. 6: The Marsh Youth Theater presents SIDDHARTHA, The Bright Path. 1062 Valencia. 1-800-838-3006; for a schedule: www.themarsh.org.
Dec. 15: The Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am) PLAY the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Dec. 15: Ceramics, beading, and paintings will be in the Holiday Craft SHOW at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center. 10 am-3 pm. 6101 Fulton. 666-7091.
Dec. 15: BAZAAR BIZARRE offers handmade gifts, workshops, and live music. 11 am-6 pm. SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park. www.bazaarbizarre.org.
Dec. 15: SANTA and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer pose for photos on 24th Street, at the request of Zephyr Real Estate. 11 am-2 pm. 4040 24th. 695-7707.
Dec. 15: The Alliance Française screens a concert documentary, PIAF: Her Story, Her Songs. 7 pm. 1345 Bush. 923-1375.
Dec. 15: FAMILY MOVIE DAY at James Lick School features the comedy Ratatouille at 3:30 pm and fantasy Transformers at 6 pm. 1220 Noe. 695-5675.
Dec. 15: Connie Champagne performs "A Holiday Affair with JUDY GARLAND." 7:30 pm. SF School of the Arts, 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Dec. 15-18 & 22-25: St. Anthony Foundation is accepting CURBSIDE DONATIONS of clothing, housewares, and food. Weekdays, 8:45 am-6 pm; weekends, 9 am-3 pm. 121 Golden Gate. 592-2738; www.stanthonysf.org.
Dec. 15-Jan. 19: The Glen Park Library hosts a WINTER READING program for children. 2825 Diamond. 337-4740.
Dec. 16: The SF Center for the Book's HOLIDAY FAIR features limited-edition 2008 calendars, handmade journals and cards, and decorative papers. Noon-5 pm. 300 DeHaro. 565-0545; www.sfcb.org.
Dec. 16: Three staged readings celebrate RICHARD WRIGHT's 100th birthday. 2 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400.
Dec. 16: Network Ministries hosts an hour of CAROLING in the Tenderloin; refreshments follow. 4:30 pm. 559 Ellis. 928-6209; www.sfnetworkministries.org.
Dec. 16: Bethany United Methodist Church celebrates the HOLIDAYS with international music and poetry. 5 pm. 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393.
Dec. 17: Leonard Pitt reads from his book A Small Moment of Great Illumination at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Dec. 20: Original 78 rpm records from the Richard Walberg archive, including early Armstrong and ELLINGTON, will be played on an open-horn Victrola. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400.
Dec. 20: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. 641-6538; www.stlukes-sf.org.
Dec. 20: Rev. Glenda Hope leads an interfaith HOMELESS memorial service, to remember people who died on city streets in 2007. 5:30 pm. Outside City Hall.
Dec. 22: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market features FLUTE CAROLING with the Noe Valley Flutes from 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Dec. 22-25: SHELLEY BERMAN headlines Lisa Geduldig's Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY, to benefit the Jewish Community Free Clinic. Sat. & Mon., 6 & 9:30 pm; Sun. & Tues., 5 & 8:30 pm. New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific. 522-3737.
Dec. 23 & 24: Bethany United Methodist Church and Dolores Street Baptist Church invite you to a service of traditional CAROLS on Dec. 23, 11 am; and a "Journey to Bethlehem" drama with carols and candles on Dec. 24, 7:30 pm. 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393.
Dec. 27: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY offers wine, Orangina, and goldfish crackers. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro. 641-6192.
Dec. 31: "Eclectic Fever," a NEW YEAR'S EVE extravaganza, benefits Human Action for Humanity's fundraiser for the House of Hope School in Uganda. 9 am-3 am. Gift Center, 888 Brannan. 377-4879; www.eclecticfever.com.
Jan. 2-30: JORDAN KANTOR exhibits artwork at Ratio 3 Gallery. Wed.-Sat., 11 am-6 pm. 1447 Stevenson. 821-3371; www.ratio3.org.
Jan. 5: Guitarists Tom Huber and Mississippi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) PLAY the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Jan. 5: The Noe Valley Music Series features folkie RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. www.noevalleymusicseries.com; 454-5238.
Jan. 7: Dr. Paul Blanc discusses "How Everyday Products Make People Sick" at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm, preceded by no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Jan. 8, 15 & 29: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez. 647-8393; www.sfpl.org.
Jan. 12: A RUMMAGE SALE and pancake breakfast at James Lick benefits school programs. Breakfast, 8-10:30 am; sale 9-3 pm. 1220 Noe. 695-5675.
Jan. 12: Jude (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am) perform at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.
Jan. 12: SF School of the Arts hosts a JAZZ CONCERT. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Jan. 15: James Lick students perform Novio Boy, written by Gary Soto, to BENEFIT the Costa Rica Scholarship Fund. 1220 Noe. Call 695-5675 to confirm show times.
Jan. 18-Feb. 16: Sharon Eberhardt's new play, Savage Arts, is based on the true story of an Indian WITCHCRAFT TRIAL in the 1930s. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 1-800-838-3006; www.themarsh.org.
Jan. 19: The Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and Devil's Slide (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley Farmers' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Jan. 19: JAZZ SAXOPHONIST Oliver Lake premieres a solo piece at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Jan. 21: UC Berkeley entomologist Dr. Gordon Frankie discusses current concerns about the HONEY BEE population. 7 pm. Strybing Arboretum, 9th Avenue & Lincoln. Registration required: 661-1316; www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
Jan. 24: The UPPER NOE Neighbors group meets at the 30th Street Senior Center at 7:30 pm. 225 30th. 285-0473.
Jan. 25: "Shakespeare 2008: An Elizabethan Evening" features the Theater Department's SHAKESPEARE Acting Competition. SF School of the Arts, 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Jan. 26: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts international BASS NIGHT, with Michael Manring, Edo Castro, and Yves Carbonne. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 1 & 2: The California Music Educators' Association JAZZ FESTIVAL features groups from the entire Bay Area. 8 am-5 pm. SF School of the Arts, 555 Portola. 695-5720; www.sfsota-ptsa.org.
Feb. 2, 8 & 9: The Noe Valley Music Series welcomes the SF BLUEGRASS & Old-Time Festival with Peter Rowan, the Stairwell Sisters, the Crooked Jades, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and others. 7:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.