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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; www.sfcityguides.org.
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. www.langokids.com.
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. www.sfgov.org.
Nov. 4: The Roxie Theater hosts an ELECTION NIGHT BASH beginning at 4:30 pm. 3117 16th. 863-1087; www.roxie.com.
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. www.sfplayhouse.org.
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; www.sfpl.org.
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. www.sfcb.org.
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; www.pacificinstitute.org.
Nov. 6, 13 & 20: A Thursday STROLLER WALK starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am and rolls through Noe and the Castro. 3872 24th. www.noestrolls.com.
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; www.sfcamerawork.org.
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; www.cityartgallery.com.
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; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
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; www.sanjoseguerrero.com.
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; www.naturalresources-sf.com.
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; wwwsfcmc.org.
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; www.themarsh.org.
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; www.birdbeckett.com.
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; www.pflagsf.com.
Nov. 9: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents a concert of emerging artists. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236; www.nvcm.org.
Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30: The "Which Way West?" PERFORMANCES continue at Bird & Beckett with live music. 4:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; www.birdbeckett.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. www.latinofilmfestival.org.
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; www.friendssfpl.org.
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; www.noevalleyministry.org.
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. http://ccpuede.org.
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; www.shapingsf.org.
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. www.openspacesf.org.
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; www.radicalwomen.org.
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; www.mtbs.com.
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; www.booksmith.com.
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; www.themarsh.org.
Nov. 14: The QUEER OPEN MIC features music, poetry, and creative writing. 7 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246; www.mtbs.com.
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. www.greenfestivals.org.
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; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
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; sharonartstudio.org.
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; www.sfspca.org.
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; www.juneahern.com.
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; www.sfsota.org.
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; email@example.com.
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; www.noevalleyministry.org.
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; www.sfbike.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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; www.sciencecafesf.com.
Nov. 18: Noe Valley Library shows FILMS for preschoolers, including Leonardo the Terrible Monster, at 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
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; www.themarsh.org.
Nov. 19: Mission Beach Café at 198 Guerrero Street hosts a dinner to benefit CREATIVITY EXPLORED. For reservations call 861-0198 or see www.creativityexplored.org.
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. www.chp.parks.ca.gov.
Nov. 21: The Bernal Hill Players chamber ensemble performs at 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015; www.sfcmc.org.
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; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
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; www.rubysclaystudio.com.
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; sfpl.lib.ca.us.
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; www.noevalleyministry.org.
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; www.sanfranciscohistory.org.
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; www.mtbs.com.
Nov. 26-Dec. 23 The Castro Theatre screens the FILM Milk. 429 Castro. For show times: 621-6120; www.castrotheatre.com.
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; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
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; www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org.
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 email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.