Noe Valley Voice November 2008


Nov. 1 & Dec. 6: The Swinging GUITARS of Tom Huber and Misisipi Mike (8:30 am) and Failure to Disperse (10:30 am) play the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 1-29: Jane Fisher exhibits PAINTINGS in "Down Time" at ArtZone 461 Gallery. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.

Nov. 1-30: Eighteen paintings by Noe Valley artist BEN DOMINGUEZ are on display at Cafe Bianco. 39 Sutter St. 421-2091.

Nov. 2 & 16: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266;

Nov. 3-26: LANGO sponsors weekly classes in Tot/Parent (Mon., 10 am) and Preschooler SPANISH (Tues., 2 pm; Wed., 3 pm). Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez.

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

Nov. 3-29: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 3-Dec. 12: A hands-on interactive mummy is part of an exhibit, "Agatha Christie's EGYPT: Life on the Nile in the 1930s," in Room 510, Humanities Building, SF State. Mon.-Fri., 11 am-4 pm (closed Thanksgiving week). 1600 Holloway. 405-0599.

Nov. 4: VOTE! Polls open 7 am-8 pm.

Nov. 4: The Roxie Theater hosts an ELECTION NIGHT BASH beginning at 4:30 pm. 3117 16th. 863-1087;

Nov. 4-22: SF Playhouse presents Shining City, Conor McPherson's GHOST STORY set in present-day Dublin. Tues., 7 pm; Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sat., 3 pm. 533 Sutter. 677-9596.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Chris Sequeira gives a beginners TAI CHI class Tuesdays, 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books' Tuesday STORY HOUR, for newborns to age 4. 10 am. 3850 24th. 821-3477.

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

Nov. 4 & 25: The Noe Valley Library hosts a preschool STORY TIME from 11 to 11:30 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 4 & Dec. 2: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

Nov. 5: The RADAR READING hosted by Michelle Tea features Stephanie Kuehart, Pilou Miller, Danny El Lute Levesque, and Marriage. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin.

Nov. 5: RAMON SENDER BARAYON reads from collected essays, and displays artwork at Cover to Cover. 7 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 5: Marlene Aron discusses the life and work of VINCENT VAN GOGH with a slideshow. 7-8 pm. Excelsior Library, 4400 Mission. 355-2868.

Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Eureka Valley Library's Wednesday LAPSIT, for newborns to age 3, begins at 3 pm; an afternoon story time for ages 3 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. Tiny Tots Room, 100 Collingwood. 557-4353.

Nov. 5-28: Maria Tam teaches a new YIJIN TAI CHI class at Upper Noe Rec Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. 7-8:30 pm. Day & Sanchez. 828-9436.

Nov. 6: The Eureka Valley Library hosts YOGA FOR KIDS ages 5 and under. 10:45-11:30 am. 100 Collingwood. 557-4353.

Nov. 6: Pacific Institute will award one of two 2008 Eldership Awards to KEIKO FUKUDA, 95-year-old founder of the Soko Joshi Judo Club on Castro. 6:30 pm. Marines Memorial Club, 609 Sutter. 861-3455;

Nov. 6, 13 & 20: A Thursday STROLLER WALK starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am and rolls through Noe and the Castro. 3872 24th.

Nov. 6-Dec. 6: SF Camerawork hosts an exhibit of PHOTOGRAPHS by 200 artists. Reception Nov. 6, 5-8 pm. Benefit auction Dec. 6, 1 pm.657 Mission. 512-2020;

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: CLARE tells tales for children at Cover to Cover's Friday-morning story hour, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Bird & Beckett bookstore hosts CHILDREN'S STORY TIME Friday mornings at 11 am. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Yell "BINGO!" at St. Paul's Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Nov. 7-9: The Miraloma HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE features handcrafted wares from 19 artist/craftspeople. Fri., 5-9 pm; Sat., 10 am-4 pm.; Sun., 11 am-4 pm. Miraloma Improvement Club, O'Shaughnessy at Del Vale. 522-1560.

Nov. 7-29: City Art Gallery hosts a members ART EXHIBIT. Reception Nov. 7, 7-10 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-9 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900;

Nov. 8: This, That, and Mora (8:30 am) and Quake City (10:30 am) provide MUSIC at the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov 8: Plant shrubbery on the medians along Guerrero between 24th and 25th streets at a Saturday GREENING from 9 am to 2 pm. Bring work gloves and a trowel. Gillian Gillett, 285-8188;

Nov. 8: The end-of-the-season PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum features reduced prices. 10 am-1 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

Nov. 8: Meet local DOULAS at an ongoing event at Natural Resources, sponsored by the SF Doula Group. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Nov. 8: The ReSisters: Pat Wynne, Liliana Herrera, and Hali Hammer, perform a goodbye CONCERT for the Bush administration. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 826-8670;

Nov. 8-Dec. 14: Ann Randolph's one-woman show SQUEEZEBOX, about working in a homeless shelter, has been extended at the Marsh Theater. Sat., 5 pm; Sun, 7 pm. 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;

Nov. 9: JEFF KALISS reads from his new book, I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone. 3:30 pm; B3 Bop jazz, 4:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 9: Marc Adams, executive director of HeartStrong, a support group for GLBT students, visits the monthly PFLAG meeting. 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church/ 921-8850;

Nov. 9: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents a concert of emerging artists. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236;

Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30: The "Which Way West?" PERFORMANCES continue at Bird & Beckett with live music. 4:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 10: A free workshop in how to present a case in SMALL CLAIMS court starts at 6 pm. 760 Market, Suite 1042, 10th Floor. 693-9811.

Nov. 10: Parents for Public School talk about SCHOOL CHOICES in SF at a meeting co-sponsored by Friends of the SF Library. 7 pm. Sunset Library, 1305 18th Ave. 626-7512, ext. 107;

Nov. 11-20: Mission Cultural Center hosts FILMS, including The Man of Two Havanas, in the 12th International Latino Film Festival. 2868 Mission. 821-1155.

Nov. 12: Schools and libraries, and how they work together, are the focus of a PANEL of librarians, educators, and parents. 6:30-8 pm. 391 Grove St. 626-7512, ext. 107;

Nov. 12: "Pause, give thanks, find peace" at a candlelight LABYRINTH WALK, featuring live music by violinist Margaret Coote. 6-7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

Nov. 12: The C.C. Puede community meeting discusses CITY PLANS for the Cesar Chavez Street corridor. 6:30 pm. Bernal Gateway Apartments, 3101 Mission.

Nov. 12: Bring design and planting ideas for the Noe Valley Library's outdoor spaces to a RESTORE THE GARDENS meeting. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. Eleanore Gerhardt, 826-0522.

Nov. 12: Demographic statistician David Latterman discusses the outcome of the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION at the Noe Valley Democratic Club meeting. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 641-5838

Nov. 12: CounterPulse's Shaping San Francisco series continues with "The Invisible Public Legacy of the GREAT DEPRESSION," by Gary Brechin of California's Living New Deal Project. 7:30 pm. 1310 Mission. 1-800-838-3006;

Nov. 13: To find out about the city's greening plans, attend the OPEN SPACE Task Force meeting in the Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1. 3-5 pm.

Nov. 13: RADICAL WOMEN discuss "The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism," a conference held in October. 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin. 864-1278;

Nov. 13: Authors of The SF LABOR Landmarks Guidebook discuss their literary tour of the city's working-class monuments, murals, and buildings. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246;

Nov. 13: Therese Poletti gives a talk and slideshow about her book ART DECO San Francisco, featuring the Castro Theatre and the 450 Sutter Medical Building. 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688;

Nov. 13-Dec. 13: CARLO D'AMORE performs No Parole at the Marsh. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm (no show Nov. 27, Dec. 4 & 5). 1062 Valencia. 641-0235;

Nov. 14: The QUEER OPEN MIC features music, poetry, and creative writing. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246;

Nov. 14-16: A GREEN FESTIVAL and environmental expo runs Fri., 1-8 pm; Sat., 10 am-8 pm; and Sun., 11 am-6 pm. SF Concourse Center, 635 8th.

Nov. 15: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by the Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 15: The PTA at Paul Revere School sponsors a WALK-A-THON (10 am-noon) and silent auction (11 am-1 pm), accompanied by food and music. 555 Tompkins. 239-5960.

Nov. 15: Register for winter (Jan. 3 to March 13) ART CLASSES at Sharon Art Studio, including ceramics, painting, and jewelry design. 10 am-noon. Children's Playground, Golden Gate Park. 753-7004;

Nov. 15: The Older Women's League (OWL) hosts a PANEL DISCUSSION, "How Will the 2008 Election Affect Women Over 50?" 10 am-noon. Mechanics Institute, 57 Post. Reserve a space at 989-4422.

Nov. 15: SANTA PAWS is available for pet photographs from 11 am to 4 pm (cats only from 11 am-noon). Maddie's Adoption Center Lobby, 250 Florida. 522-3500;

Nov. 15: St. Paul's Auction and DINNER DANCE, "Una Bella Serata Piazza San Paola," benefits the Preservation Fund. 6 pm. 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Nov. 15: The SF Conservatory of MUSIC hosts the world premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov's "Transparent Walls," and works by Philip Collins, Kancheli, and Young-Shin Choi. 8 pm. 50 Oak. 503-6275.

Nov. 16: JUNE AHERN reads from The Sky in June from 1 to 3 pm at Danu Salon. 1304A Castro. 843-4405;

Nov. 16: SOTA students perform Rodgers and Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing at the school's annual fundraising gala. 4 pm. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon. 695-5720;

Nov. 16: The SF Children's Chorus and Teen Chorus give a free CONCERT featuring Broadway favorites and international songs. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015;

Nov. 16: JAZZ VESPERS at the Noe Valley Ministry features jazz musicians Anton Schwartz and Gerry Grosz. 5-6 pm. Upper Hall, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317;

Nov. 16: Meet at the Panhandle statue, Fell and Baker, for a NIGHT RIDE to Nob Hill sponsored by the SF Bike Coalition. 6:30 pm. 431-BIKE;

Nov. 17: Gerard Heather gives a post-ELECTION WRAP-UP at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; dinner at Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 17: In "PHYSICS for Future Presidents," Richard Muller of UC Berkeley discusses nuclear waste and terrorism. 7-9 pm. Atlas Café, 3049 20th. 648-1047;

Nov. 18: Noe Valley Library shows FILMS for preschoolers, including Leonardo the Terrible Monster, at 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 18-Dec. 20: Little Tree Gallery hosts an ART SHOW curated by Andrew Berardini. Wed.-Fri., 3-6 pm; Sat., noon-6 pm. 3412 22nd. 643-4929.

Nov. 19: City College offers a FREE class in vocal technique, with Miss Saigon star Vivian Sam. 2:30-5:30 pm. Ocean Campus, Creative Arts Bldg, Room 133, 50 Phelan. 239-3000.

Nov. 19: The Marsh presents Judy Juanita's two-woman PLAY Counter-Terrorism, a winner at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. 7:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 641-0235;

Nov. 19: Mission Beach Café at 198 Guerrero Street hosts a dinner to benefit CREATIVITY EXPLORED. For reservations call 861-0198 or see

Nov. 20: The Bernal Heights Library BOOK DISCUSSION Club features Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan. 4 pm. 500 Cortland. 355-2810.

Nov. 20: American Indian scholar José Rivera discusses "INDIGENOUS People of the Bay Area." 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Nov. 21: The Office of HISTORIC PRESERVATION honors the Noe Valley Library with a Beven Award. 1 pm. Ballroom, Leland Stanford State Historic Park, 800 N Street, Sacramento.

Nov. 21: The Bernal Hill Players chamber ensemble performs at 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015;

Nov. 21: STRINGWOMAN'S BALL, a stringband dance party, features the Stairwell Sisters and the Creole Belles. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 21-Dec. 1: Liz Worthy exhibits ceramics in "Light Sweet Crude," her show at Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe. Reception Nov. 22, 6-9 pm. 602-9409;

Nov. 22: Jude (8:30 am) and Swing Serenade (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.

Nov. 22: In honor of Darwin's birthday, Evolve '09 hosts a discussion of EVOLUTION and religious thought with biology professor Dr. Kevin Padian and dean of Grace Cathedral Alan Jones. Noon-1:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400;

Nov. 23: Noe Valley Ministry hosts a FAMILY BOWLING Night to benefit the church building's maintenance. 5:30-8:30 pm. Seabowl Bowling Center, 4625 Coast Highway, Pacifica. 282-2317;

Nov. 25: Journalist and City Guide Judy Vaughn discusses her history of the SALVATION ARMY, The Bells of San Francisco, at the San Francisco History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Nov. 25: Modern Times' SPANISH book group discusses El Juego del Ángel by Carlos Ruis Zafón Nov. 25, and holds a potluck gathering Dec. 9. Fourth Tues., 7 pm. 888 Valencia. 282-9246;

Nov. 26-Dec. 23 The Castro Theatre screens the FILM Milk. 429 Castro. For show times: 621-6120;

Nov. 29: This, That, and Mora (8:30 am) and Jude (10:30 am) perform MUSIC at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7: The Women's Building's 30th annual Celebration of CRAFTSWOMEN offers crafts, music, and food. Herbst Pavilion at Ft. Mason, Buchanan & Marina. 10 am to 5 pm on two weekends. 248-1373;

Dec. 1: Photographer John Montgomery and writer Diane LeBow present "Images and Stones" from trips to India, Bhutan, and Micronesia, at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; dinner Noe Valley Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Dec. 7: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs who need homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.


The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December 2008/January 2009 double issue, appearing in Noe Valley Dec. 5. Mail calendar items by Nov. 15 to or write the Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority, but we'll consider items from all over the city.