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March 1-3: Lick-Wilmerding High School Visual and Performing Arts Department presents Once in a Lifetime, a 1930 Broadway hit COMEDY by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. 7:30 pm. 755 Ocean Ave. 333-4021; www.lwhs.org.
March 1-4: The San Francisco IRISH FILM FESTIVAL features more than 20 entries, half of which are comedies. Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th St. For a schedule call 495-7380, or visit www.sfirishfilm.com.
March 1-4: Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns introduces The War, his 14-hour World War II saga. 7:30 pm. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. 392-4400; www.docfilm.sfsu.edu.
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Mission Library hosts preschool STORY TIME at 10:10 am; and bilingual infant/toddler lapsit at 11 am. 300 Bartlett St. 557-4277; www.sfpl.org.
March 1-29: NOE STROLLS "playgroup on wheels" departs Holey Bagel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. 3872 24th St. www.noestrolls.com.
March 1-29: A Thursday Barbara Stanwyck series starts with the film Night Nurse on March 1. Noon. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400; www.sfpl.org.
March 1-30: The Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for seniors over 60. Weekdays, 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.
March 1-31: PAINTINGS by Noe Valley artist Ben Dominguez are on view in "Tongue in Cheek: Art with a Sense of Humor." Reception Wed., March 21, 5:307:30 pm. Monadnock Building, 685 Market St. 647-6050.
March 1-31: Noe Valley photographer LEO HOLUB's retrospective, "Where the Light Is Good," offers a 70-year portrait of the Bay Area. Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5:30 pm. Himmelberger Gallery, 445A Sutter St. 391-8383; www.himmelbergergallery.com.
March 1-31: Noe Valley resident DAN HOYLE'S "Tings Dey Happen" wraps up its run at the Marsh. Thurs. & Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 800-838-3006; www.themarsh.org.
March 1-31: Hear Afro-Cuban salsa, Latin funk, samba, hip-hop, and reggae MUSIC nightly at the Elbo Room. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
March 2 & 3: Sharon Art Studio holds its SPRING REGISTRATION for classes in ceramics, glass, jewelry, drawing, and watercolors. Fri., 4:30-6 pm (youth); Sat., noon-2 pm (youth & adult). Golden Gate Park, near the Children's Playground. 753-7004; www.sharonartstudio.org.
March 2-4 & March 30-April 1: The Academy of Sciences offers FREE ADMISSION for residents of zip code 94110 (March 2-4); and of zip codes 94114 and 94131 (March 30-April 1). 10 am-5 pm. 875 Howard St. 321-8000; www.calacademy.org.
March 2-30: City College's free Friday WORKSHOPS for older adults cover topics on healthy eating. 9:30 am-noon. The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd. 551-1122.
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Crissy Field hosts a parent and tot PLAYTIME from 10 to 11:30 am. 561-7752; www.crissyfield.org.
March 2-30: Chris Sequeira offers TAI CHI classes. 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.
March 3: Check out local summer camps, classes, activities, and services at Mayor Gavin Newsom's San Francisco Family SUMMER RESOURCE FAIR. 10 am-3 pm. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St; www.dcyf.org.
March 3: Become a gumshoe while you celebrate the year of the pig at the 17th annual CHINESE NEW YEAR Treasure Hunt. Meet at 4:30 pm in Justin Herman Plaza, Market & the Embarcadero. 564-9400; www.sftreasurehunts.com.
March 3: Enjoy music by Orquesta d'Soul and help raise money for Alvarado School at the annual Not So Silent AUCTION. 7-11 pm. Fort Mason Center. 648-6158; www.alvaradoschool.net.
March 3-25: PABLO GUARDIOLA's solo show of mixed-media art, "Read, Read, Reread," opens with a reception March 3 at 6 pm. Little Tree Gallery, 3412 22nd St. 643-4929; wwwlittletreegallery.com.
March 3-31: Precita Eyes offers Mission Trail MURAL WALKS. Sat. & Sun., 11 am & 1:30 pm. Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, 2981 24th St. Sat., 11 am, meet at 24th Street BART Station Plaza in Café Venice. 285-2287; email@example.com.
March 3-31: Drop-in art WORKSHOPS at the Randall Museum include making a clay snake on March 3, a fuzzy bumblebee on March 10, a leprechaun puppet on March 17, bee prints on March 24, and an April fool's hat on March 31. 1-4 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
March 4: Rocket Dog Rescue has GOOD DOGS who need homes. Come see them from noon to 4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St. 642-4786.
March 4: CounterPulse offers a symposium on DANCE AND DISABILITY. Film screenings, 3-5 pm; performances and panel discussion, 6 pm. 1310 Mission St. 435-7552; www.counterpulse.org.
March 4-25: City Guides offers FREE WALKING TOURS including "Castro: Tales of the Village" Sundays at 11 am. Meet at Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market. 557-4266; www.sfguides.org.
March 5: The ODD MONDAYS SERIES features sound collages by Gregory Moore and videos by artist Terry Berlier. 7 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; no-host dinner, 5:30 pm at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th & Sanchez. 821-2090; firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 5-28: The SF Library's BOOKMOBILE is open Mondays and Wednesdays, for your reading convenience, 10:30 am to 1 pm. 665 Elizabeth St. 557-4353.
March 6: The NATYA DANCE Theater performs "Lost Tales," from India. 11 am and 1 pm. Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall, 200 Larkin St. 581-3500; www.asianart.org.
March 6: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 2500 16th St. 554-3050.
March 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Noe Valley Library offers LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and preschool STORY TIME at 11 am. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
March 6, 20 & 27: Share songs and stories at an infant/toddler lapsit at 10:30 am, and afternoon STORY TIME for preschoolers at 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616.
March 6-25: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION classes. Tues., 7-8:30 pm; Sun., 10-11:30 am. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.
March 7 & 21: The Ministry's BOOK GROUP is open to all, whether or not you've read the book. 6:15-7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317; www.noevalleyministry.org.
March 7, 14, 21 & 28: Cover to Cover Booksellers hosts a weekly STORY TIME for kids 2 to 6, from 3 to 4 pm. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.
March 8: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the second Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538; www.stlukes-sf.org.
March 8-18: Playwright Joseph Bologna's DRAMA "Lovers and Other Strangers" explores the "inherent struggles of intimate relationships." Thurs-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Little Theatre, Creative Arts Building, 1600 Holloway Ave. 338-2467; www.sfsu.edu.
March 8-April 26: "Seeing Memory" is an exhibit of PAINTINGS by students at Creativity Explored. Reception March 8, 7-9 pm; open Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm, and Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
March 9: City College presents a free FLAMENCO GUITAR performance by Grisha. 10:30 and 11:15 am. Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave., Arts Building, Room 132. 239-3580.
March 9: Hearts and Hands, a 1987 documentary film by Pat Ferrero, looks at the role of QUILTS in the lives of American women. 8 pm. City College Mission Campus, 375 Alabama St. 239-3580.
March 10: Commemorate Arbor Day by planting TREES. 9 am-2 pm. Volunteers meet at Brotherhood Way and Arch Street. 552-9201; www.sfarborday.org.
March 10: Celebrate IRISH music, history, and culture at the Crossroads Irish American Festival. 1:15-4 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 571-8948; www.newcollege.edu/irishstudies.
March 10: The Men of St. Paul's host a ST. PATRICK'S DINNER feast, including entertainment and dancing. 6 pm. St. Paul's Parish Hall, 1690 Church St. 648-7538.
March 10: Hear live music by local band Gaucho at James Lick Middle School's annual SILENT AUCTION. 6-10 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 695-5675.
March 10: Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School holds its annual AUCTION, including live jazz entertainment. 6-10 p.m. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. 695-9608.
March 10 & 11: Soloists Elspeth Franks, Daniel Hutchings, Paul Murray, and the full Baroque Orchestra perform with the San Francisco BACH CHOIR. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fillmore & Jackson. 441-4942; www.sfbach.org.
March 10 & 11: Handmade creations will be for sale at the Contemporary CRAFTS MARKET. 10 am-5 pm. Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. & Buchanan St. 995-4925; www.craftsource.org.
March 10 & 11: The 12-man vocal group CHANTICLEER performs "Love's Messengers." Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 252-8589; www.chanticleer.org.
March 11: Noe Valley native and Yale junior DREW LEVITT sings and directs the university's a cappella group Redhot & Blue, performing jazz standards. 4:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
March 11 & 18: Celebrate WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH by seeing a slide show on "Wendy the Welder." 1-1:45 pm. Maritime National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater, 499 Jefferson St. 561-7000.
March 13: A free workshop on how to present a case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT begins at 6 pm. New College of California School of Law, 50 Fell St. 241-1300.
March 14 & 28: The free IRANIAN FILM series at City College continues with The May Lady (March 14) and Friday's Soldiers (March 28). 1 pm. Rosenberg LLRC, multimedia room 304. 452-5469; www.ccsf.edu/library.
March 14-April 1: CounterPulse presents "Under the Radar," a DANCE performance by Jess Curtis/Gravity dealing with issues of beauty, ability, and disability. Wed.-Sun., 8 pm. 1310 Mission St. 435-7552; www.counterpulse.org.
March 15-22: The S.F. International ASIAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL opens with Finishing the Game, Justin Lin's comedy about the search for a Bruce Lee stand-in (March 15, Castro Theatre, 7 pm). 800-225-2277; www.asianamericanfilmfestival.org.
March 16: HAWAIIAN CHORAL group Na Leo Nahenahe, directed by John Lehrack, performs an evening of music and dance. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015; www.sfcmc.org.
March 17: The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay FREEDOM BAND performs a free concert, "An Enduring View." 8 pm. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Drive. 255-1355; www.sflgfb.org.
March 17: Celebrate ST. PATRICK'S DAY at Noe Valley's Irish bars, including the Dubliner, O'Greenberg's, and Noe's Noe's. All day. Church and 24th streets.
March 18: Bicycle to Sam Spade's Tenderloin apartment on a "Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco" BICYCLE TOUR. Meet at noon in front of the Ferry Building. 431-BIKE; www.sfbike.org.
March 18: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents "Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy," a concert of music by Glinka, Faure, Rossini, Deborah Kavasch, and John Marvin. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236; www.nvcm.org.
March 19: The ODD MONDAYS SERIES hosts a slide show, "Paris Transforming--The Beauty and the Horror of Urban Reconstruction," by author and former mime Leonard Pitt. 7 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; no-host dinner, 5:30 pm at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th and Sanchez. 821-2090; email@example.com.
March 20: Michelle Tea hosts the RADAR SALON, with writers Tara Jepson and Katia Noyes. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616; www.sfpl.org.
March 21: The Noe Valley Democratic Club presents a panel on HOMELESSNESS, with Jennifer Friedenbach, Peter Gabel, and Trent Rhorer. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 21: S.F. Amateur ASTRONOMERS shows "Postcards from the Universe," with guest speaker R. Jay GaBany. 8 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
March 21-25: Noe Valley beekeeper Philip Gerrie will give demonstrations each day at the San Francisco GARDEN SHOW. Wed.-Sat., 9 am-8 pm; Sun., 9 am-6 pm. Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. 800-569-2832; www.gardenshow.com.
March 22: "The PUPPET Circus" promises fun for all ages. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 3555 16th St. 355-5616; www.sfpl.org.
March 24: Singer/songwriters Kris Delmhorst and Ana Egge perform a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
March 26: NOE VALLEY AUTHORS Night at the S.F. Mystery Bookstore features Cara Black, Michael Castleman, and Mark Coggins. 6:30-8:30 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
March 27: NOE VALLEY AUTHORS Night spotlights Lynn Hazen, Leuyen Pham, and Vivian Walsh. 5-8 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.
March 27: The Puppet Art Theatre performs "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," for ages 5 and under. 10:30 am. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 557-4400.
March 27: Learn how to improve your Internet searches at a free COMPUTER CLASS. 2-4 pm. Main Library, Fifth Floor Training Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400; www.sfpl.org.
March 27: A panel discussion, "QUEER in the Arab World, Arab in the Queer World," is the second installment in the "Threat Level: Lavender" series. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400; www.sfpl.org.
March 27: S.F. Media Archive Director Stephen Parr discusses "CINEMATIC SAN FRANCISCO: Amateur and Home Movie Histories." 7 pm. Mission High School Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986; www.sanfranciscohistory.org.
March 28: NOE VALLEY AUTHORS Night features readings by Tamin Ansary, Josie Islin, and Janis Cooke Newman. 7-10 pm. Phoenix Bookstore, 3850 24th St. 821-3477.
March 28: Intersection's annual fundraising ART AUCTION offers the work of over 50 Bay Area artists. 7 pm; available work is on view March 14-28, Wed.-Sat., noon-5 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787; www.theintersection.org.
March 28: Eureka Valley Library's BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP begins at 7:30 pm; call for this month's title. 7:30 pm. 3555 16th St. 355-5616; www.sfpl.org.
March 28: The JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL screens Hanuszka, the story of a young girl who hides in a monastery after she escapes the Warsaw ghetto. 7:30 pm. Yerba Buena Center, 701 Mission St. 621-0556; www.sfjff.org.
March 29: Upper Noe Neighbors will elect officers and hold a PARTY for neighbors and supporters. 7 pm. 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th St. 285-0473.
March 29: MISS AMERICAN FIDO is looking for contestants to vie for the title "Worst Spoken Wordist in San Francisco." Sign up 7:30 pm; Show 8 pm. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission St. 401-7987; www.amfido.com.
March 29-31: Noe Valley artist SUSAN BISTLINE's work will be on display in "Grids and Graces: Anniversary Show." Thurs. & Fri., 4-7 pm, Sat. & Sun., noon-6 pm. Art Wave Gallery, 3848 Judah St. 244-8402;
March 30: The Apple Hill Chamber Players performs a free concert, "Playing for PEACE," a benefit for the S.F. Music Center's Young Musician Scholarship Program. 9 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015; www.applehill.org.
March 31: Learn the basics of sustainable garden design at a FREE WORKSHOP. 10 am-1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. & Lawton. 731-5627; www.gardenfortheenvironment.org.
March 31: Discover your passions and live your dreams at a free WORKSHOP with Sue Agee. 1:30-3:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 374-6344.
March 31: "Fiesta," a BENEFIT AUCTION and community celebration, is hosted by Children's Day School. 6:30 pm-midnight. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. 861-5432, ext. 320.
March 31: DANIEL HANDLER hosts "An Evening of a Thousand Scowls," a fundraiser for 826 Valencia's Tutoring Center, featuring Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, and Al Madrigal. 8 pm. Masonic Auditorium, 111 California St. 642-5778; www.826valenica.org.
March 31: Noe Valley Music Series presents SLAVYANKA, a men's chorus from Russia. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.