Noe Valley Voice September 2007


Sept. 1: The Swinging Guitars of Tom Huber and Mississippi Mike perform from 8:30 to 10:30 am, and the Faux Brummels from 10:30 am to 1 pm, at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Sept. 1: "The LABOR PARTY" is a fundraiser for Modern Times Bookstore at Club El Rio, with performances by the Po' Poets and Welfare Queens, Amos Payne, Lily Idalia, and the Foibles. 3-8 pm. 3158 Mission St. 282-9246.

Sept. 1-3: The SF MIME TROUPE performs political song and dance in Michael Gene Sullivan's Making a Killing. 1:30 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717;

Sept. 1-29: Solve "A-MAZE-ing PUZZLES" at the Randall Museum. Tues.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

Sept. 1-29: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Sept. 1-30: PENGUINS get fed at 11 am and 3:30 pm every day at the Academy of Sciences. 875 Howard St. 321-8000;

Sept. 2: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes, in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

Sept. 2: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SUMMER OF LOVE at a free concert with Canned Heat & Gregg Allman. 10 am-6 pm. Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park.

Sept. 3-26: The SF Library's BOOKMOBILE visits Noe Valley on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth St. 557-4353.

Sept. 3-28: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. For location of 10:15 am Wed. & Fri. classes, call 773-8185; 650-756-6857.

Sept. 3-28: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-1030.

Sept. 4: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group moderated by Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.

Sept. 4 & 11: Susi teaches a two-part "Learn to CROCHET" class at Noe Knit. 6:30-8 pm. 3957 24th St. 970-9750.

Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Librarians from the Noe Valley Library present LAPSITS for toddlers at 10:15 am and preschool STORY TIME at 11. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393;

Sept. 4-25: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple offers an introductory BUDDHIST MEDITATION class on Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 pm. 3324 17th St. 503-1187.

Sept. 4-27: "Keep that baby rolling" at an ongoing Thursday 11 am STROLLER WALK. Meet at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th St.

Sept. 5: The Bay Area IRAQ MORATORIUM meets at 7 pm. Friends Meeting House, 65 9th St. 861-1438;

Sept. 5: Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman is the September selection of the Bird & Beckett BOOK CLUB. 7 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733;

Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Danielle is the new STORYTELLER at Cover to Cover's Wednesday Story Hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

Sept. 6 & 13: Learn jigs, reels, and strathspeys at SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING at the Noe Valley Ministry. Introductory party and free lesson Sept. 6, 8 pm; class starts Sept. 13, 8 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372;

Sept. 6-Oct. 13: Hal Savage's NOIR MYSTERY, The Chinese Angle, is set in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1938. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; matinee Sept. 22, 2 pm. San Francisco Playhouse, Theater 2, 533 Sutter St. 643-3060.

Sept. 7: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts hosts its 30th ANNIVERSARY GALA, featuring music, dance, and awards. 7-11 pm. War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave. 643-5001.

Sept. 7 & 8: IMPROV comedians Rafe Chase and Gerri Lawlor perform a show based on suggestions from the audience. 8 pm. The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St. 263-0303;

Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Children ages 8 to 12 can bring knitting or crocheting to "Stitches and Stories," and listen to a book on tape. 4:15-5 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2800.

Sept. 8: San Francisco poet laureate Jack Hirschman, David Meltzer, Neeli Cherkovski, and Robert Sward will read works published in the golden anniversary edition of BEATITUDE. 1-4 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

Sept. 8: JUDE and Failure to Disperse perform at the Farmers' Market. 8:30 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Sept. 8: The Neighborhood Empowerment Council holds a RESOURCE FAIR featuring local agencies and nonprofits. 9 am-4 pm. Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. 554-7111;

Sept. 8: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts FAMILY DAY 2007, offering bike skills and maintenance workshops. 10 am-1 pm. Golden Gate Park, East Picnic Area on JFK. 431-BIKE;

Sept. 8: The 911 POWER TO THE PEACEFUL festival features morning yoga, an eco village, and performances by Michael Franti, the Indigo Girls, and K'Naan. 11 am-5 pm. Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 865-2170;

Sept. 8: "MUSIC IN THE PARK," with performances by the SOTA All-Star Rock Band, the Jakes, and Noe Valley singer/songwriter Geoff Wilcox, will benefit Noe Courts Park. 11 am-3 pm. 24th and Douglass. 750-5442.

Sept. 8: Neighborhood author RUTHANNE LUM McCUNN reads from her new novel, The God of Luck; a portion of book sales benefits the Noe Valley Library renovation. 3 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

Sept. 8: Lise Dyckman teaches ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, with live fiddle and woodwinds music. 7:30-10:30 pm. Bethany UMC, 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2654;

Sept. 9: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE classes for children 7-1/2 and up begin at the Richmond District YMCA. 5:15 pm. 360 18th Ave. 333-9372 or 666-0603;

Sept. 9: A RABIES VACCINE clinic for dogs (over 4 months) and cats (over 3 months) is hosted by local vets and the city's Animal Care and Control. 10 am-1 pm. 1200 15th St. 554-6364.

Sept. 9: Janet Hardy, author of When Someone You Love Is Kinky, discusses her work at the monthly PFLAG SUPPORT group meeting. 2 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850; www.

Sept. 9-23: Bay Area artist JOAN CORRIGAN exhibits her work at the 24th Street Studio/Gallery. Reception Sept. 9, 2-5 pm. 4189 24th St. 550-8864.

Sept. 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.

Sept. 11: Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY presents "A Muslim, a Mormon, and a Jew Walk Into a Bar: The Comedy of Religion," with Shazia Mirza, Bengt Washburn, and Lisa Geduldig. 8 pm. Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St. 800-838-3006;

Sept. 12: Pacific Environment's WILD SALMON BBQ includes an appearance by Doug McConnell, host of Bay Area Backroads. 6-8 pm. Visitor Center, Crissy Field, Building 991. RSVP by Sept. 5 to 399-8850, ext. 313;

Sept. 13: A live and silent AUCTION to benefit the Coalition on Homelessness features artwork donated by over 100 artists. 5:30-9 pm. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. 346-3740.

Sept. 14: RADICAL WOMEN and the Freedom Socialist Party host an office-warming party at their new headquarters. 4-8 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin St., Suite 202. 864-1278.

Sept. 15: Steve Dibner plays the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET, 8:30 to 10:30 am; then Swing Serenade, 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Sept. 15: The Loren Schaller BLOOD DRIVE honors the three heroes who saved her life. Drop-ins welcome, 9 am-3 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St. 550-7527;

Sept. 15: The SF Botanical Garden Society offers a seed-saving WORKSHOP, with tips for harvesting, storing, and planting. 10 am-1 pm. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316;

Sept. 15: BEACH BLANKET BABYLON holds auditions for male and female singers at noon; bring music for both an uptempo song and a ballad, and a resume/photo. Club Fugazi, 678 Green St.

Sept. 15: A playable MINIATURE GOLF course/art installation at Hayes Green recounts the history of Hayes Valley; sponsored by the SF Arts Commission. 1-5 pm.

Sept. 15: A YOUNG FAMILIES coaching studio, hosted by Ruth Oprean Cardillo, CPCC, focuses on "The Family Schedule." 1:30 pm. Mojo Chiropractic, 1347 Church St. 550-1505;

Sept. 15: The JAMES DEAN film Rebel Without a Cause will be shown in Union Square park. 8 pm. Geary and Stockton. 465-3456;

Sept. 15: Noe Valley Music Series hosts a SONGWRITERS NIGHT featuring Chris Donohoe, Keith Greeninger, and Jeffrey Halford. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Sept. 15 & 16: More than 20 CLAY ARTISTS from Ruby's Clay Studio exhibit ceramics for sale. 10 am-4 pm. SF Hall of Flowers, 9th Avenue at Lincoln. 437-1642;

Sept. 15 & 16: Treasure Island MUSIC FESTIVAL features performances by Modest Mouse, M.I.A., and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 12:30-10 pm.

Sept. 16: The Freewheelers Car Club hosts a charity CAR SHOW to benefit the Positive Resource Center for people with HIV/AIDS. 11 am-4 pm. Eureka Valley Playground, 19th and Collingwood.

Sept. 16 & 30: David Spero leads an Enlightenment Gathering, including a silent MEDITATION and a spiritual talk, from 7:30 to 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Sept. 17: Local writers Jay Ruben Dayrit and Brian Komei Dempster discuss their work at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm, preceded by no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 24th and Sanchez, 5:30 pm (rsvp jlsender@webtvnet). 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

Sept. 17: September's topic is HOMEWORK at a coaching studio for parents of toddlers to teens. 7 pm. Mojo Chiropractic, 1347 Church St. 550-1505;

Sept. 18: Nobody From Ipanema performs SAMBA music at the Elbo Room. 9 pm. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788;

Sept. 20: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER orientation. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538;

Sept. 20: The UPPER NOE Neighbors meet at the 30th Street Senior Center at 7:30 pm. 225 30th St. 285-0473.

Sept. 20-Oct. 14: A MUSICAL retrospective, Theater Rhinoceros: The First Thirty Years, features original songs and scenes "about the love that not only speaks, but also shouts, sings, and dances its name." Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm, except Sept. 23, 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079;

Sept. 21: People born and raised in San Francisco are invited to the fourth annual SF NATIVE JAMBOREE. 6-11 pm. 2850 Alemany Blvd. 928-5257;

Sept. 21-23: The Victoria Theater hosts the BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL, featuring videos covering all styles of bikes and biking. 2961 16th St. 863-7576;

Sept. 22: Hear Dennis Campagna and Friends (8:30 to 10:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am to 1 pm) at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Sept. 22 & 23: The Latino Heritage Celebración at the SF ZOO features music, crafts, and food; the animals get piñatas filled with treats. 10 am-5 pm. 753-7080;

Sept. 23: A YOGA FOR GARDENERS workshop features stretches that complement gardening postures. 10 am-noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.

Sept. 23: The EXCELSIOR NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL offers music, arts and crafts, and refreshments. 10 am-4 pm. Persia Triangle, bounded by Ocean, Mission, and Persia.

Sept. 23: Shaping San Francisco director Chris Carlsson and CounterPULSE give a BICYCLE TOUR of San Francisco transit history. Noon-4 pm. Meet at 1310 Mission St. 626-2060.

Sept. 24: Stephen Elliott moderates a Creative NONFICTION SEMINAR at 826 Valencia with panelists Po Bronson, Steve Almond, Mary Roach, Beth Lisick. 6-9 pm. 826 Valencia St. 642-5905.

Sept. 25: Marlene Aron discusses "IMAGES OF NATURE in Art" at the Bernal Heights Library. 7-8 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 355-2810.

Sept. 25: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY Night features wine & Orangina. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro St. 641-6192.

Sept. 25, 28 & 29: Bernal Heights OUTDOOR CINEMA showcases local talent, with a Sept. 25 screening at Foreign Cinem, 6:30 pm; a chance to meet the filmmakers Sept. 28 at Bernal Heights Park, 7:30 pm; "Yo! Filmworks!" Sept. 29 at the Bernal Library, 1 pm, and a 6:30 pm awards celebration in Precita Park. 641-8417;

Sept. 26: "Only in San Francisco" is an outdoor gala FUNDRAISER, with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and a silent auction, hosted by the Neighborhood Parks Council. 6-9 pm. Alamo Square Park, Hayes and Fulton. 821-9693;

Sept. 28: AT&T Park hosts a free live simulcast from the War Memorial Opera House of Saint-Saëns' OPERA Samson and Delilah at 8 pm. Ticket required,

Sept. 28-30: "A Taste of Greece" FOOD FESTIVAL offers food and wine along with dance performances and music by Mythos, the Spartans, and Mediterranean Soul. Noon-9 pm. Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St. 864-8000.

Sept. 28-Oct. 10: The SF DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL features more than 60 films and videos at the Roxie Cinema. 3125 16th St. For a schedule: 820-3907;

Sept. 29: MUSIC at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market includes Steven Dibner and Amy Hofer and Friends, from 8:30 am to 1 pm. 24th and Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Sept. 29: Alan Dechert, president of the Open Voting Consortium, discusses ELECTION INTEGRITY at the Older Women's League (OWL). 10 am-noon. 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.

Sept. 29: Career/life counselor Sue Agee offers a free WORKSHOP, "Discover Your Passions, Live Your Dreams." 11 am-1 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 374-6344.

Sept. 29: Sax and clarinet player Marty Ehrlich and pianist Myra Melford play the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238;

Sept. 29 & 30: The SF BLUES FESTIVAL features over three dozen performances by stars like Allen Toussaint, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Louis Walker, and the Bay Area's Tommy Castro Band. 11 am-6 pm. Great Meadow at Fort Mason, Marina and Laguna. 979-5588;

Sept. 29 & 30: The World VEG FESTIVAL is sponsored by the SF Vegetarian Society and In Defense of Animals. 10 am-6 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park. 273-5181;

Sept. 30: City Guides' "Summer of Love TREASURE HUNT" retraces the steps of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. 11 am-5:30 pm. Meet at Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan St.

Sept. 30: The SF Bicycle Coalition hosts a NIGHT RIDE to the bonfire basins at Ocean Beach; bring untreated wood and campfire treats. 7 pm. Meet at the Panhandle Statue, Fell and Baker. 431-BIKE;

Sept. 30: The FOLSOM STREET FAIR runs 11 am to 6 pm on Folsom from 7th to 12th.

Oct. 3: Noe Valley historian and author BILL YENNE signs his new book, Rising Sons: The Japanese Americans Who Fought for the United States in World War II. 6 pm. Book Passage, Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Plaza. 835-1020.

Oct. 6: The 1950 FILM Sunset Boulevard screens in Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores. 8 pm. 465-3456;

Oct. 7: The 34th annual CASTRO STREET FAIR features arts and crafts, music and food. 11 am-6 pm. 841-1824;

Haunted by October

We're aiming to distribute the next issue of the Noe Valley Voice (October 2007) on Oct. 1. So the sooner you get in your calendar items, the better -- the deadline is Sept. 15. Please e-mail items to You can also help by putting the when, what, and where of your event at the top of the e-mail. Our address is 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.