Noe Valley Voice February 2007


Feb. 1-10: The eighth annual SF BLUEGRASS & Old-Time Music Festival features nightly performances at venues in Noe Valley, the Mission, Potrero Hill, Upper Market, and West Portal. For a schedule, call 665-0408 or check out

Feb. 1-24: First Exposures, a mentoring program for at-risk youth, celebrates its 10th anniversary with "Developing History," an exhibit featuring archival images and the PHOTOGRAPHS of 16 students. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 pm. SF Camerawork, 657 Mission St. 512-2020.

Feb. 2, 3, 10, 11, 13 & 14: Bring your Valentine to "WOO AT THE ZOO," an erotic tour of the animal kingdom for adults only. 6 pm; Feb. 11 at noon. SF Zoo, Sloat Blvd. at 47th Ave. 753-7236;

Feb. 2, 9 & 23: City College offers a free series of videos and speakers on HEALTHY EATING for older adults, followed by chair yoga and food samples. 8:30 am-noon. The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd. 551-1122.

Feb. 2, 9 & 23: Call in and express your emotional state at Neighborhood Public Radio's STATE OF MIND stations, mounted throughout the Mission District. 1-888-361-4NPR;

Feb. 2-4: The "San Francisco ARTS OF PACIFIC ASIA" show and sale features rare artifacts from the past 2,000 years. Fri. & Sat., 11 am-7 pm, Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. 310-455-2886;

Feb. 2-28: The SF Library's BOOKMOBILE is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 1 pm. 665 Elizabeth St. 557-4353.

Feb. 2-28 & March 1-31: "Where the Light Is Good: LEO HOLUB: 70 Years of Photography," is a retrospective of works by Noe Valley resident Leo Holub. Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5:30 pm. The Himmelberger Gallery, 445A Sutter St. 391-8383.

Feb. 2-28: Travel into the incredible world of the HONEYBEE at a free exhibit, "Journey Into the Hive." Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

Feb. 2-28: Courtly painting and vibrant folk art created during the 18th and 19th centuries are on view at the "Princes, Palaces, and Passion: The ART OF INDIA's Mewar Kingdom" exhibit. Tues.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm, Thurs. 10 am-9 pm. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. 581-3500;

Feb. 2-28: The NOE STROLLS "playgroup on wheels" departs Holey Bagel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. 3872 24th St.

Feb. 2-28: Precita Eyes offers MISSION TRAIL MURAL WALKS. Sat., 11 am (meet at 24th Street BART Plaza in Café Venice); and Sun., 1:30 pm (meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St.). 285-2287.

Feb. 2-28: City Guides offers FREE WALKING TOURS including "Murals and the Multi-Ethnic Mission," Sundays at noon. Meet at the Women's Building, 3543 18th St. 557-4266;

Feb. 2-28: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot and nutritious lunches for people over 60, on weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.

Feb. 2-28: 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.

Feb. 2-28: Bands play Afro-Cuban salsa, Latin funk, samba, hip-hop, and reggae nightly at the ELBO ROOM. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788;

Feb. 2-March 6: Ratio 3 Gallery hosts "Thirty-three Days," an exhibition of new work by Mitzi Pederson, who creates three-dimensional SCULPTURE. Sun., noon-5 pm and by appointment. 903 Guerrero St. 821-3371;

Feb. 2-March 31: Noe Valley resident DAN HOYLE's one-man performance "Tings Dey Happen" continues at the Marsh. Thurs. & Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

Feb. 3: Learn WINTER COMPOSTING at a free workshop at the All In Common Community Garden. 10 am-noon. Corner of 23rd between Folsom & Shotwell. 731-5627;

Feb. 3: In celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH, Yolanda Rhodes performs "Under the Nkula Tree" for all ages. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277.

Feb. 3: Composer TIM RAYBORN presents The Flame and the Shadow, a folkloric ballet in seven acts blending traditional music from the Balkans, Middle East, and India with original orchestral music. 8 pm. Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. 641-7657;

Feb. 3: TIN HAT performs a concert celebrating the release of its first CD, The Sad Machinery of Spring. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Feb. 3-25: Little Tree Gallery hosts "Paradise Lost," an EXHIBIT featuring video, sculpture, and drawings by artist Paul Zografakis. Opening reception Feb. 3, 6 to 9 p.m. 3412 22nd Street. 415-643-4929;

Feb. 3-25: REBECCA FISHER performs "The Magnificence of the Disaster," her tragicomic story of the new South. Sat., 8 pm, Sun., 7 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006;

Feb. 3-28: THE MARSH presents a solo show by Todd LeJeune, "Don't Let Go of the Potato." Thurs-Sat., 8 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006.

Feb. 4: Rocket Dog Rescue has some cute CANINES who need homes. Pick one out from noon to 4 pm in front of Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

Feb. 4: Poets DIANE DI PRIMA and SHERI-D WILSON read from their work. 6 pm. Bird & Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

Feb. 5: The ODD MONDAYS SERIES introduces Amy Gorman, author of Aging Artfully, and screens Still Kicking by filmmaker Greg Young. 7 pm at 1021 Sanchez St.; no-host dinner at 5:30 pm at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th & Sanchez. 821-2090;

Feb. 6: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 2500 16th St. 554-3050.

Feb. 6, 13 & 27: Share songs and stories at the INFANT/TODDLER LAPSIT at 10:30 am and the afternoon story time for preschoolers at 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

Feb. 6, 20 & 27: 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;

Feb. 6-27: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION classes. Tues., 7-8:30 pm; Sun., 10-11:30 am. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

Feb. 7: FILMMAKER Judy Irving offers a rough-cut screening of her new documentary, Nineteen Arrests, No Convictions, about bar owner George Farnsworth, the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco on New Year's Day. 6:30-7:30 pm. Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 Fourth St. 355-2838.

Feb. 7: Join Tex Dworkin (Global Exchange), Ella Silverman (Transfair USA), and Tom Neuhaus (Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates) for a panel discussion on FAIR TRADE. 7 pm. Intersection, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787;

Feb. 8: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the second Thursday of the month, from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

Feb. 8: Friends of Noe Valley sponsors a panel discussion on CRIME IN NOE VALLEY. Guests include the Ingleside and Mission District police captains. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church Hall, 725 Diamond St.

Feb. 8-11: The Theatre of YUGEN presents a solo performance by Shinichi Iova-Koga, Milk Traces. 8 pm. NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St. 621-7978;

Feb. 8, 15, & 22: PRESCHOOL STORY TIME for ages 3 to 5 begins at 10:10 am, and a bilingual lapsit for newborns through 3-year-olds starts at 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277.

Feb. 8-20: The SF Independent Film Festival screens 100 FILMS in three venues: the Roxie, Victoria Theatre, and the Castro Theatre. For a schedule call 820-3907 or visit

Feb. 9: BLUEGRASS fans, round up your cowboy hats and dancin' shoes for performances by Jackstraw, The Stairwell Sisters, and The Wronglers. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Feb. 9-11: The San Francisco TRIBAL & TEXTILE ARTS SHOW features pre-1940s artifacts from around the world. Fri. and Sat., 11 am-7 pm; Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. 310-455-2886;

Feb. 10: Get ready to welcome the Chinese New Year with crafts, entertainment, and flowers and plants for sale at the Lunar New Year FLOWER MARKET. 10 am-2 pm. SF Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316;

Feb. 10: Former ballet dancer Valerie Baadh leads "GAMES Parents Play," one-on-one activities to play with toddlers and early school-age children. 2-5 pm. SF Movement Studio & Workshops, 333 Valencia St. Register at 218-7088 or

Feb. 10: California POET LAUREATE Al Young reads from his work and discusses his career. 4-5 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

Feb. 10: Jazz vocalist Shea Breaux Wells and her quartet perform Deep Red Jazz, a benefit for the STOP AIDS Project. 6-9 pm. 575-0160, ext. 260;

Feb. 10: The BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL continues with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and the Alhambra Valley Band. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; or

Feb. 11: Protect your dog or cat at a free MICROCHIP CLINIC at Animal Care and Control. 1-4 pm. 1200 15th & Harrison. 554-6364.

Feb. 11: The Noe Valley Chamber Music Series presents the ORINDA EMSEMBLE performing a concert of English Baroque song, "Pleasures and Follies of Love." 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236;

Feb. 13: Tureeda Mikell performs a Black History Month program, "Rhythm, RAP, AND RHYME," for ages 5 and younger; sponsored by the Noe Valley Library. 10:30 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

Feb. 14: Quiet your mind as you walk the LABYRINTH at the Noe Valley Ministry. 6:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Feb. 17: Learn to make traditional Chinese New Year dishes with SHIRLEY CHAO. 10 am-2 pm. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason St. 561-7690;

Feb. 17: Guy Washington presents a slide show on the Maritime Routes of the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. 1 pm. SF Maritime Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson and Leavenworth. 447-5000;

Feb. 17: KITTY ROSE celebrates the release of her new CD, Kitty Rose Live at the Ryman, originally recorded in Nashville in 1972. 8 pm. LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1800 Market St.

Feb. 18: The MARDI GRAS celebration at Bethany United Methodist Church, led by trumpeter and choir leader Dave Scott, will feature New Orleans-style jazz. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez Street. 647-8393 or

Feb. 18: Welcome the YEAR OF THE BOAR with the Zoo's resident warthogs and Kune Kune pigs. 11 am-3 pm. SF Zoo, Sloat Blvd. at 47th Ave. 753-7080;

Feb. 18: POET Dan Liberthson reads from his new collection, A Family Album. 4:30 pm. Bird & Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

Feb. 18: The Taylor Eigsti Trio performs a free concert, JAZZ VESPERS. 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Feb. 19: Author Dick Meister discusses aspects of the LABOR MOVEMENT. 7 pm. The Odd Monday Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-2090.

Feb. 20: Michelle Tea hosts the RADAR SALON with writer Eileen Myles and poet Justin Chin. 7:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

Feb. 22: PARENT'S PARTY Night at Peekabootique, regularly scheduled for the last Thursday of the month, features refreshments and a chance to meet neighbors. 5:30 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.

Feb. 22: Perform in "American Fido," an open-mike comedy contest to find the WORST MUSICIAN in San Francisco. Signup 7:30 pm; show 8 pm. The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St. 401-7987;

Feb. 23: More than 100 artists create art before your very eyes at the seventh annual MONSTER DRAWING RALLY, sponsored by Southern Exposure. 6-10:30 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St. 863-2141;

Feb. 24: OWL, the Older Women's League, presents a free HEALTH CARE FORUM. 9 am-12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

Feb. 24: A garage and BAKE SALE sponsored by 10-year-old Alice Kincaide benefits the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. 10 am-4 pm. 3774 26th St. 824-7535.

Feb. 24: Parents can find out how to apply for financial aid at a FREE CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP. 1-4 pm. San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 202-7944;

Feb. 24: Support Rocket Dog Rescue at a fundraising AUCTION featuring gift dinners, spa services, and prizes from the Giants and Gump's. 5-9 pm. Terra Mia Studios, 1314 Castro St. 756-6418.

Feb. 24 & 25: The SYMPHONY OF COLOR Quilt Show features the fabric creations of quilters Alex Anderson and Letitia Chung. Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-4 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St. 661-6285.

Feb. 24-28: 250 winners from 28 schools exhibit their innovative projects at the 25th annual San Francisco Middle School SCIENCE FAIR. 10 am-5 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

Feb. 25: Composers and singers merge at the second annual MUSICAL MATCHMAKER Event for Fresh Voices IV. 2 pm. Goat Hall, 400 Missouri St. 289-6877;

Feb. 26: Chefs of Noe Valley host a five-course DINNER at $175 per plate to raise money for the Kim Family Fund. Seating 5:30 to 9 pm. Incanto Restaurant, 1550 Church St. 641-1500;

Feb. 27: Jaime Jacinto, Chad Sweeney, and Michelle Matz share the stage with younger writers at a multigenerational READING. 7 pm. Intersection, 446 Valencia St. 626-2787;

Feb. 27: Lucy Jane Bledsoe recounts her adventures in ANTARCTICA and reads from her new book, The Ice Cave. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616;

Feb. 28: The San Francisco JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL screens Jay Heyman's documentary, Bernie. 7:30 pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. 978-2700.


The next Noe Valley Voice will roar into Noe Valley on March 2. If you have items for our calendar, please send them by Feb. 15. E-mail Or you can write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Noe Valley events take priority, but we try to squeeze in as many other items as possible.