Noe Valley Voice March 2008


April Deadline March 15

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April issue, appearing in Noe Valley by Friday, April 4. If you send us your calendar items by the March 15 deadline, we'll do our best to publish them. Write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or e-mail Note: Events in Noe Valley get first preference, but we'll consider items from all around the city.


Noe Valley Voice

March 2008

March 1: The Swinging GUITARS of Tom Huber and Misisipi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 1-7: The SF Middle School SCIENCE FAIR is on display at the Randall Museum. 10 am-5 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600;

March 1-22: Little Tree Gallery features "Time Matters," multimedia work by CONCEPTUAL ARTIST James Tantum. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 pm. 3412 22nd. 643-4929.

March 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 2: Cellist Jennifer Culp and pianist Betty Woo perform music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez.

March 2: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs who need homes in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th. 642-4786.

March 3: The ODD MONDAYS series hosts a dramatic reading of Kay Noyes' new play, A Mania of Envy, derived from a painting by Theodore Gericault. 7 pm, preceded by no-host dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (rsvp 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

March 3 & 5: SF Library's BOOKMOBILE makes its final visits to Noe Valley before the Noe Valley Branch opens on March 8. 10:30 am-1 pm. 665 Elizabeth. 557-4353.

March 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.

March 3-31: The Mission Branch Library offers HOMEWORK HELP for kids in grades K-7. Mon.-Thurs., 4-6 pm. 300 Bartlett at 24th. 355-2800;

March 4: The SPCA offers a PET LOSS support group with Dr. Betty Carmack. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

March 4, 11 & 25: The Noe Valley Library sponsors LAPSITS for babies and toddlers at 10:15 am, and STORY TIME at 11 am. March 4 at 1268 Sanchez; March 11 & 25 at Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 647-8393;

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: "Tot/Parent Spanish," sponsored by LANGO, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

March 4, 11, 18 & 25: Chris Sequeira gives a beginners TAI CHI class at 6 pm on Tuesdays. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Call to register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

March 4. 11, 18 & 25: The Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds an introduction to MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

March 4 & 18: The S.F. Arts Commission holds two WORKSHOPS for artists interested in participating in the Central Subway Public Art Program. March 4, 4-6 pm, 1010 Mission at Sixth; March 18, 6-8 pm, 750 Kearny, 3rd Floor. 252-3215, or

March 5: The PEACE CORPS holds a panel on volunteering after 50. 7-8:30 pm. Bldg C, Room 370, Fort Mason. 1-800-424-8580;

March 5: Marlene Aron discusses the life and work of VINCENT VAN GOGH. 6:30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 337-4740.

March 5: Celebrate International Women's Day with "The Women Incendiaries," Jessica Hansen-Weaver's tales of the PARIS COMMUNE. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

March 5, 12, 19 & 26: Danielle is the STORYTELLER (with help from baby Charlotte) at Cover to Cover's Wednesday story hour. 3-4 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 5-29: A members group show at CITY ART Cooperative Gallery has an opening reception March 7, from 7 to 10 pm. Wed.-Sun., noon-9 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900;

March 6: Angelo Figone discusses SF's STREETCARS, from the 1950s to the 1980s. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400;

March 6: Clara Hsu and Bill Mercer introduce their new CD of MUSIC and poetry, The Mystical Path. 7 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

March 6: The 2008 BARK & WHINE Ball benefits the SPCA's Cinderella Fund. 7-10:30 pm. Gift Center, 888 Brannan. 522-3535;

March 6: Novelist Lou Rowan and poet MICHAEL MCCLURE discuss their work at the Beat Museum. 7:30 pm. 540 Broadway. 399-9626;

March 6, 13, 20 & 27: Meet at Holey Bagel for a Thursday STROLLER WALK. 11 am. 3872 24th.

March 6-22: The SF School of the Arts presents WALT DISNEY's Beauty and the Beast. Thurs.-Sun.; call 695-5720 for times. 555 Portola.

March 6-29: DEBORAH GWINN and Jim Cave perform Romeo and Juliet & Other Duets. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 1-800-838-3006.

March 6-April 23: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group exhibition of abstract art, "The Untitled." Reception March 6, 7-9 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

March 7, 14 & 21: City College offers a free series for older adults on ARTHRITIS. 9:30 am-noon. 1501 Post. 551-1122.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28: Bird & Beckett hosts a CHILDREN'S STORY TIME Fridays at 11 am. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

March 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.

March 7-16: The Theatre Arts Department at City College presents the COMEDY The Beard of Avon. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theatre, 50 Phelan at Judson. 239-3100;

March 7-23: FoolsFURY Theater invites you to the political spectacle Monster in the Dark. Thurs.-Sun., 8 pm. 1310 Mission. 626-2060;

March 7-May 4: Voice contributor LEO HOLUB exhibits photographs in a group show at Himmelberger Gallery. Reception March 7, 6 pm. 445A Sutter. 391-8383.

March 7-May 16: Salvadoran artist Victor Cartagena creates a large MULTIMEDIA installation, "The Invisible Nation." Reception March 7, 7:30 pm; Tues.-Sat., noon-6 pm. Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th. 826-8009;

March 8: The IRISH-American Crossroads Fest begins with "The Family as History," a panel discussion featuring Daniel Tobin and Margaret Cooley from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium. 100 Larkin. 810-3774.

March 8: See a costumed SUFFRAGETTE march on Hyde Street Pier, sponsored by the National Park Service. Noon and 3 pm. 447-5000;

March 8: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by Jude (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 8: The BALAZO GALLERY hosts a benefit for SF Community Land Trust and Direct Action to Stop the War, featuring the Party Lights Conspiracy and Molotov Mouths Outspoken Word Troupe. 2183 Mission. Call for time, 738-7785.

March 8: The Noe Valley LIBRARY REOPENING features a dedication ceremony with Mayor Gavin Newsom and entertainment by lion dancers and musicians. 1 pm. 451 Jersey. 647-8393;

March 8: Alvarado School's Not-So-Silent AUCTION raises PTA funds for arts and science programs. 6-11 pm. Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Blvd. 648-6831;

March 8 & 9: The San Francisco BACH CHOIR performs J. S. Bach's Passion According to St. John. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fillmore & Jackson. 441-4942;

March 8 & 15: Bring new and gently used books to a neighborhood BOOK DRIVE for distribution to family shelters. 8 am-1 pm. Noe Valley Farmers' Market, 24th near Vicksburg.

March 8-29: Rozanoff Art exhibits SCULPTURE and mixed media in "Three Dimensional." Reception March 21, 6-9 pm. 355 29th. 917-251-3179;

March 8, 9, 14, 28 & 30: Old First Church CONCERTS are highlighted by a Schubert piano sonata March 28, 8 pm. Sunday concerts 4 pm. 1751 Sacramento. 474-1608;

March 9: The AIDS Emergency Fund and the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund will be discussed at the PFLAG support group. 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church. 921-8850;

March 9: Todd Berman creates a painting from ideas and drawings of passersby, to form a collective self-portrait of PIERRE VALLEY (Upper Church Street). 2-6 pm. Martha & Bros. Coffee, 1551 Church. 595-0337;

March 9 & 20: Dr. Julia Getzelman from GetzWell Clinic discusses ways to create an optimal in-utero environment for unborn BABIES. March 9, 3 pm; March 20, 11:30 am. Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia. 826-1701;

March 10: New College Law School tells "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS Court." 6 pm. 50 Fell, 2nd floor.

March 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.

March 11: The SF Mystery Bookstore celebrates BOOK WEEK with readings by Mark Coggins, Tim Maleeny, Simon Wood, and Seth Harwood. 6:30-8:30 pm. 4175 24th. 282-7444.

March 11 & 12: Aileen Barr teaches a basic MOSAIC CLASS for adults at Terra Mia. 6-8 pm. 1314 Castro. Sign up at 642-9911.

March 12: Noe Valley children's writers VIVIAN WALSH and Leslie Crawford make up stories and inspire kids to go on walks. 5-7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

March 12: New College of California hosts a Law School OPEN HOUSE. 6 pm. 50 Fell, Room 210. 241-1300.

March 12: The Committee to Preserve BILLY GOAT HILL Adjacent Open Space Greenbelt meets from 7 to 8 pm at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 285-1694;

March 12: Noe Valley resident CARA BLACK reads from her new novel, Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis. 7 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688;

March 12-16: The SF Flower and GARDEN SHOW's theme is "Live Beautifully--Live Outdoors!" Cow Palace, 800-569-2832;

March 13: The Institute on Aging hosts a seminar on CLUTTER ADDICTION. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center, 1111 Gough. 750-4180, ext. 227.

March 13: Phoenix Books hosts a reading and discussion by NATURE WRITERS from California Coast & Ocean magazine. 7-9 pm. 3580 24th. 821-3477.

March 14: Celebrate Einstein's birthday and the 20th anniversary of PI (3.1415...) with physicist Larry Shaw. 1:59 pm. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon. 563-7337;

March 14-16: Dance Mission Theater presents "Moments of Being" and other works by Hope Mohr Dance. 8 pm. 3316 24th. 273-4633; www.dancers

March 14, 15 & 22: The 12th annual Youth Speaks TEEN POETRY SLAM semi-finals are March 14 & 15 at 7 pm, at SFMOMA, 151 3rd; the finals, March 22, at 7 pm, will be held at the SF Opera House, 301 Van Ness. 392-4400.

March 15: The Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and Steel Jam (10:30 am) perform at the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 15: A seminar and panel discussion, "Your FINANCIAL FUTURE at 50 and Beyond," covers estate planning, mortgages, and investments. 10 am-noon. On Lok 30th Street Senior Services, 225 30th. Rsvp: 345-3186.

March 15: The Older Women's League (OWL) BOOK GROUP discusses books about food. Noon-2 pm. 870 Market, Room 911. 440-5672.

March 15: A Not So Silent AUCTION AND CARNIVAL benefits Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy's outdoor education program. Noon-4 pm. 4235 19th. 241-6276.

March 15: Bluegrass Revolution, juggler Owen Baker-Flynn, and a feast that includes lamb stew and ice cream sundaes are part of the St. Patrick's Silent Auction and FAMILY GALA to benefit Noe Valley Nursery School. 4:30-8:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 606-1687.

March 15: A St. Patrick's IRISH DINNER FEAST hosted by the Men of St. Paul's includes corned beef and cabbage and Irish music and dancing. 6 pm. Farana Hall, 1690 Church. 648-7538.

March 15: A Progressive Reading to save RENT CONTROL includes appearances by Amy Tan, Peter Plate, and Bucky Sinister. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd. 647-2888;

March 15: The Irish-American Crossroads Fest hosts a ST. PATRICK'S HOOLEY, with songs and stories. 7:30 pm. New College, 776 Valencia. 810-3774.

March 16: Meet LAURA GOMEZ, author of Manifest Destiny: The Making of the Mexican American Race. Noon. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

March 17: Jennifer Rose Carey discusses the 400-year HISTORY OF GARDENING in the United States at Strybing Arboretum. 7 pm. Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue & Lincoln. 661-1316;

March 17: Alcoholocaust presents a "ST. PATTY'S DAY" Punk Bash VIII at Elbo Room. 6 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788;

March 17: Down to a Science gives a lecture, "Amphibians and PESTICIDES: Why Humans Should Be Concerned." 7-9 pm. Atlas Café, 3049 20th. 648-1047;

March 18: Gayle Schmitt performs traditional SONGS and homemade tunes for ages 5 and younger. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 647-8393.

March 18: Mexican museum curator Sara Ladron speaks on the colossal works of art of the OLMEC people. 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theatre, City College, 50 Phelan at Judson. 239-3580;

March 18: Martha Sherrill discusses Dogs of War: One Man's Fight to Save the AKITA, a breed on the verge of extinction after World War II. Noon. Commonwealth Club, Gold Room, 595 Market. 597-6700.

March 18: The Library's RADAR SALON, hosted by Michelle Tea, features Sister Spit performer Anna Joy Springer and writer Lucy Corin. 7-8:30 pm. Vince & Pete's Three Dollar Bill Café, 1800 Market. 557-4400.

March 19: Berkeley professor Elizabeth McGuire gives a free LECTURE on "China's Children of the Russian Revolution." 11 am. Rosenberg Library, City College Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan.

March 19: A rally at Market and Sansome addresses the fifth anniversary of the WAR IN IRAQ. 7:30 am-2 pm. Direct Action to Stop the War, 510-984-2566.

March 20: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation the third Thursday of the month. 3-5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez. 641-6538;

March 20: "RADICAL PARENTS Who Write" is a chance to meet the authors of four books including My Mother Wears Combat Boots. 6 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246.

March 20: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB sponsors a debate by 3rd District State Senate candidates Carole Migden, Mark Leno, Joe Alioto Veronese, and Joe Nation. 7 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 641-5838.

March 20: The UPPER NOE Neighbors March meeting includes election of officers. 7:30 pm. 30th Street Senior Center, 225 30th. 285-0473.

March 20-April 19: DAN HOYLE's Tings Dey Happen returns to the Marsh. Thu. & Fri., 8 pm; Sat. 8:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 1-800-838-3006;

March 20-May 16: Noe Valley resident Janet Kessler exhibits "Myca of Twin Peaks," photos of a COYOTE she met on her daily walks. Reception March 20, 5-7 pm. Seed Gallery, Presidio Bldg. 1014, Lincoln & Torney. 561-7823.

March 21: ANNE LAMOTT discusses Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith at the Booksmith. 7 pm. 1644 Haight. 863-8688;

March 22: Sandy Ross (8:30 am) and Devil's Slide (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 22: An EASTER EGG HUNT at Noe Courts begins at 10 am. 24th & Douglass. Call B.J. Droubi, 920-8232.

March 22: Wells Fargo Bank hosts an OPEN HOUSE at its new location on 24th Street, with kids activities and refreshments. 11 am-3 pm. 4045 24th. 623-7762.

March 22: Il Teatro CALAMARI presents The Three Little Pigs for children of all ages. 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett at 24th. 355-2800;

March 22: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's TEA RIDE begins 1 pm at the Panhandle Statue at Fell and Baker. 431-BIKE;

March 24-28: Spring ZOO CAMP for children pre-K through 4th grade features crafts, games, and animal lore. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-noon or 4 pm. SF Zoo, Sloat near the Great Highway. Reservations required: 753-7073;

March 26: JIM HIGHTOWER discusses his book, Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow. 7:30-9:30 pm. Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd. 255-7296, ext. 253.

March 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.

March 27: Award-winning writer LEO LITWAK discusses his work with Jewish Community Library director Jonathan Schwartz. 6:30 pm. 1835 Ellis. 567-3327.

March 27: Liam O'Brien discusses "My Year with the BUTTERFLIES of San Francisco" at the Randall Museum. 7:30 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

March 29: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by Sandy Ross (8:30 am) and Orange Sherbet (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

March 28: Celebrate six artists' HANDMADE BOOKS at a free event at the SF Center for the Book, 300 De Haro. 7 pm. 565-0545;

March 29: "CITY CHICKENS and City Ducks!" is an introduction to keeping poultry in SF, and organic "eggriculture." 10 am-noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. Preregister 731-5627;

April 1: The St. Stupid's Day PARADE starts at noon, with your left foot, in Justin Herman Plaza.

April 1: The ST. STUPID'S DAY PARADE starts at noon, with your left foot, in Justin Herman Plaza. Market & Steuart.

April 3-5: In honor of Women's History Month, City College sponsors a CONFERENCE on murdered and disappeared women in Mexico, Guatemala, and Canada. Ocean Avenue Campus. 239-3899.

April 5: BERNAL BUBBLES hosts a comedy Soap Box Lecture on the first Saturday of the month. 10-10:30 pm. Bernal Bubbles, 397 Cortland. 821-9530;

April 5: The band Orange Sherbet will be one of the acts at a BENEFIT CONCERT for the Noe Valley Ministry. 4:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

April 6: Soprano Ann Moss, pianist Robin Sutherland, and clarinet player Carey Bell perform music by Brahms and Schubert at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez.

April Deadline March 15

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the April issue, appearing in Noe Valley by Friday, April 4. If you send us your calendar items by the March 15 deadline, we'll do our best to publish them. Write Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, or e-mail Note: Events in Noe Valley get first preference, but we'll consider items from all around the city.