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Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 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.
Oct. 1-12: Theatre Rhinoceros presents MOBY DICK! The Musical, about a drag headmistress who puts on a show to save a girls school. Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun, 3 pm. 2926 16th. 861-5079; www.TheRhino.org.
Oct. 1-29: LANGO sponsors weekly classes in Tot/Parent (Mon., 10 am) and Preschooler SPANISH (Tues., 2 pm; Wed., 3 pm) at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; www.langokids.com.
Oct. 1-31: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Monday through Saturday, 7 to 8 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Oct. 1-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-1030.
Oct. 1-Nov. 1: SF Camerawork's interactive group exhibition, "I Feel I Am Free But I Know I Am Not," continues. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 pm. 657 Mission. 512-2020; www.sfcamerawork.org.
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: A Thursday STROLLER WALK starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am and wanders over the Castro hill. 3872 24th. www.noestrolls.com.
Oct. 3: St. Anthony's 58th anniversary party and dedication of a new GREEN SERVICE Center, housing a free medical clinic and job programs, includes a building tour and refreshments. Noon-1:30 pm. 150 Golden Gate. 592-2736; www.stanthonysf.org.
Oct. 3-6: Radical Women hosts its 41st anniversary conference, "The Persistent Power of SOCIALIST FEMINISM." Women's Building, 3543 18th. 864-1278; www.radicalwomen.org.
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: CLARE tells tales for children at Cover to Cover's Friday-morning story hour, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Bird & Beckett bookstore hosts CHILDREN'S STORY TIME Friday mornings at 11 am. 653 Chenery. 586-3733.
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Yell "BINGO!" at St. Paul's Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.
Oct. 3-Nov. 21: The Marsh presents Mark Kenward's SOLO SHOW, Towle's Hill, plus a wine-tasting. 8 pm. 1062 Valencia. 641-0235; www.themarsh.org
Oct. 4 & Nov. 1: 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; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Oct. 4: NATURAL RESOURCES fetes its 20th anniversary with food, music, free massages, workshops, and a raffle. 10 am-6 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; www.naturalresources-sf.com.
Oct. 4: Bring your pet to a BLESSING of the Animals, on the steps of St. Philip Church. 10 am. 725 Diamond. 282-0141.
Oct. 4: DOGTOBERFEST at Upper Douglass Park features costumes, a portrait photographer, and treats to benefit the Dog Play Area. 11 am-2 pm. 27th at Douglass. www.fuddp.org.
Oct. 4: When Modern Was hosts a TRUNK SHOW of sterling silver jewelry handcrafted by Silpada Designs. 11 am-7 pm. 1504 Church. 970-1030.
Oct. 4: Refreshments, a raffle, and JUGGLING by Owen Baker-Flynn will mark the one-year anniversary of Glen Park Library. 2-4 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Oct. 4: Beacon COLLEGE FUNDING Solutions hosts a free seminar on ways to pay for higher education. 8:30-9:30 am. Fort Mason, Building C. Reservations: 550-8040; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 4: Madman ATOMIC COMICS' Mike and Laura Allred sign copies of "Red Rocket 7" at Neon Monster. 5 pm-midnight. 901 Castro. 206-9644; www.neonmonster.com.
Oct. 4: FILM NIGHT features Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo at dusk in Union Square. Powell & Geary. www.sfntf.org.
Oct. 4 & 5: The ninth annual World VEG FESTIVAL offers cooking demos. 10 am-6 pm. County Fair Bldg, Golden Gate Park. 273-5481; www.sfvs.org.
Oct. 4 & 5: LITQUAKE'S Koret Reading Series features appearances by more than 70 writers, including Cara Black, Michael Krasny, Paul Madonna, and Jewelle Gomez. 12:30-4:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin. www.sfcb.org.
Oct. 4-Nov. 9: WAYNE HARRIS plays a Baptist preacher and a porch-sitter in his solo show May Day Parade. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 641-0235; www.themarsh.org.
Oct. 4-Nov. 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.
Oct. 5: The Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge 12K and 7K RUN/WALK benefits the Special Olympics of Northern California. Start 9 am at the Ferry Building; end at the Presidio Parade Ground for a live concert, 10 am-noon. 995-6899; www.bridgetobridge.com.
Oct. 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off dogs. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.
Oct. 5: The free opening reception for OPEN STUDIOS includes work by each of the participating artists, by neighborhood. 4-7 pm. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan. 861-9398; www.artspan.org.
Oct. 5: Members of the INA CHALIS OPERA ensemble perform arias and duets in "Songs of Love and Loss." 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 826-8670; www.inachalisopera.org.
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley. 1-3 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266; www.sfcityguides.org.
Oct. 6: A free demonstration of the BODY TALK system of holistic healthcare therapy runs 6-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. RSVP 282-1294; email@example.com.
Oct. 6 & 22: In "The Climate Project," volunteers trained by AL GORE present a slide show based on An Inconvenient Truth. Oct. 6: Mission Library, 300 Bartlett, 7 pm. Oct. 22: Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond, 6:30-7:30 pm. 355-2800 or 355-2858.
Oct. 7: SF humorist WILL DURST reads from his new book, The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing. 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688; www.booksmith.com.
Oct. 7: ARMISTEAD MAUPIN discusses The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246; www.mtbs.com.
Oct. 7, 14 & 28: The Noe Valley Library hosts a preschool STORY TIME from 11 to 11:30 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Chris Sequeira gives a beginners TAI CHI class on Tues., 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Register: 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books' Tuesday morning STORY HOUR, for newborns to age 4. 10 am. 3850 24th. 821-3477.
Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:30 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.
Oct. 7 & Nov. 4: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.
Oct. 8: Hosted by Stephen Elliott, a PROGRESSIVE READING includes appearances by Ishmael Reed, Joe Loya, Ellen Sussman, Chris Cook, Lisa Margonelli, and Will Durst. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd. 647-2888; www.progressivereadingseries.org.
Oct. 8: Candidates for District 9 Supervisor participate in a DEBATE from 7 to 8 pm. Women's Building, 3543 18th. www.sfnpc.org/supervisordebates2008.
Oct. 8-Nov. 26: The Randall Museum offers an eight-part ANIMAL DOCENT training class for ages 18 and up, with a commitment to volunteer after. Preregister: 554-9600.
Oct. 9: The 2008 LATINO HERITAGE Month Celebration in the Rotunda at City Hall honors Dolores Huerta, La Cocina, QueLaCo, Olivia Fe, and Carolina Echeverria. 5:30 pm. RSVP to 554-6622.
Oct. 9: The Bird & Beckett POLITICAL BOOK discussion group features Violence by Slavoj Zizek. 7 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; www.birdbeckett.com.
Oct. 9-Nov. 19: "Fibrocosm" features TEXTILE WORK by artists from Creativity Explored. Reception Oct. 9, 7-9 pm; Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm (Thurs. until 7 pm), Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; www.creativityexplored.org.
Oct. 10-12: CounterPulse presents "HyperREAL," a show by artist Sara Kraft, as part of the 2008 Bay Area NOW Festival. Fri.-Sun., 8 pm. 1310 Mission. 1-800-838-3006.
Oct. 11: The Noe Valley Farmers' Market hosts MUSIC by the Faux Brummels (8:30 am) and Devil's Slide (10:30 am). 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Oct. 11: Filmmaker Ann Hershey presents Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action, a DOCUMENTARY about the activist, author, and former Glen Park resident. 3-5 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Oct. 11: "Raise Your Paws for Rescue Dogs" is a FUNDRAISER for four dog rescue groups at El Rio bar, featuring music, food, and a live auction. 4-8 pm. 3158 Mission. 756-1306.
Oct. 11: The Gas Men perform traditional IRISH MUSIC at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Oct. 11-Nov. 8: Paul Zografakis exhibits mixed media ARTWORK at Little Tree Gallery. Reception Sept. 6, 6-9 pm; Wed.-Fri., 3-6 pm; Sat., noon-6 pm. 3412 22nd. 643-4929.
Oct. 11: ELBO ROOM and Litquake host readings by writers including Po Bronson, Janis Cooke Newman, and James Haas. 7-8:15 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
Oct. 11: Author Camille Cusumano reads from her novel Tango: An Argentine Love Story, as part of the SF literary festival LITQUAKE. 7:15 p.m. Women's Building, 3543 18th, No. 8. 431-1180.
Oct. 12: SCREENWRITER Ira Teller reads from Master of Disaster, based on his experiences on the set of The Crow, starring the late Brandon Lee, at 3 pm; violinist Georges Lammam and his emsemble perform at 4:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733; www.birdbeckett.com.
Oct. 12: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC kicks off its new season with a musical ode to St. Francis of Assisi by the Artists' Vocal Ensemble. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236; www.nvcm.org.
Oct. 12: Noe Valley author/illustrator Maria van Lieshout reads from her new CHILDREN'S BOOK, Splash! A Little Book About Bouncing Back. 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688; www.booksmith.com.
Oct. 12: PIANIST Emanuele Arciuli performs music by Charles Ives and John Adams, as part of the Old First Concerts series. 1751 Sacramento. 4 pm. 474-1608; www.oldfirstconcerts.org.
Oct. 13: POETS/community activists Nina Serrano and Neeli Cherkovski read at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; dinner Noe Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Oct. 13-Nov. 17: CounterPulse runs a BOOT CAMP for Artists, "to kick-start your career." Mon., 6:30-9:30 pm. 1519 Mission. Register with email@example.com.
Oct. 14: Small Claims Workshops holds a free CLINIC on how to present a case in small claims court. 6 pm. 760 Market, Suite 1042. 693-9811.
Oct. 14: SF Bicycle Coalition hosts a CAR-FREE Market Street organizing meeting. 6 pm. SFBC Office, 995 Market. 431-BIKE; www.sfbike.org.
Oct. 15: Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen discuss their book URBAN HOMESTEAD: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. 282-9246; www.mtbs.com.
Oct. 17 & 18: The Castro Theatre shows HORROR FILMS at "Shock It to Me!" 429 Castro. For a schedule: 621-6120; www.castrotheatre.com.
Oct. 17-30: The Roxie hosts the ninth annual SF DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL. 3117 16th. For a schedule, 863-1087; www.roxie.com.
Oct. 18: The annual Flea Market RUMMAGE SALE sponsored by the Noe Valley Nursery School and the Noe Valley Ministry offers deals from 8:30 am to 3 pm (half price sale starts 1 pm). 1021 Sanchez. For donation pickup: 436-9813.
Oct. 18: Jude (8:30 am) and Dennis Campagna & Friends (10:30 am) play the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332.
Oct. 18: Watch Noe Valley NERTs simulate an earthquake emergency at a citywide NERT drill at Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 9 am-noon. 641-5536.
Oct. 18 & 19: Half Moon Bay's annual Art & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL runs from 9 am to 5 pm. Main Street, between Monte Vista and Mill. 650-726-9652; www.miramarevents.com.
Oct. 18 & 19: OPEN STUDIOS third weekend features artists in Noe Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Castro, Duboce, Bernal Heights, and Portola. 11 am-6 pm. For maps and information. 861-9398; www.artspan.org.
Oct. 18 & 19: Ellen Into displays her PAINTINGS, prints, and postcards. 11 am-6 pm. 4189 24th. 550-8864.
Oct. 19: The Men of St. Paul's hold a PANCAKE BREAKFAST at 9 and 10 am. 221 Valley. 648-7538.
Oct. 20: Today is the last day to REGISTER to vote in the presidential election. Call 554-4411, e-mail www.sfgov.org, or register at the DMV, library, or post office. www.sfgov.org.
Oct. 20: Dr. Adam Gazzaley discusses MEMORY and the aging brain in a lecture, "Ah, Fuhgettaboudit!" 7-9 pm. Atlas Café, 3049 20th. 648-1047; www.sciencecafesf.com.
Oct. 20: EARPLAY's new music ensemble opens its 24th season with an all-American program. 7:30 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness. www.earplay.org.
Oct. 21: Noe Valley Library shows FILMS for preschoolers at two times, 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
Oct. 21: CLARION ALLEY holds a block party celebrating its murals from noon to 8 pm. Between 17th & 18th at Valencia. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 21: RADAR SALON, hosted by Michelle Tea, features poet/artist Darin Klein and artist/singer Nicole J. Georges. 7-8:30 pm. 3 Dollar Bill Café, 1800 Market. 557-4353.
Oct. 22: The SF SHAKESPEARE Festival performs a retelling of Romeo and Juliet for children of all ages. 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett. 355-2800.
Oct. 22: Bay Area WORKER COOPERATIVES like Rainbow and Inkworks talk about their history and practices. 7:30 pm. CounterPulse, 1310 Mission. 626-2060; www.counterpulse.org.
Oct. 22: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy performs "The 5th (and Final) GEORGE BUSH Going Away Party" at 8 pm. Brava Theater, 2781 24th. 800-838-3006; www.koshercomedy.com.
Oct. 23-Nov. 16: Intersection stages Adam Mansbach's Angry Black White Boy, a novel about IDENTITY and race. Thurs.-Sun., 8 pm. 446 Valencia. 626-2787; www.theintersection.org.
Oct. 24: Teens 12-18 are invited to see Blood and Chocolate on TEEN MOVIE DAY at Glen Park Library. 4-6 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Oct. 25: Damond Moodie (8:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am) perform MUSIC at the Farmers' Market. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Oct. 25: FAMILY HALLOWEEN DAY at the Randall Museum features ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and treats for ages 2 to 12 and their families. 10 am-2 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
Oct. 25: The Noe Valley HARVEST FESTIVAL has a Punkin' Patch, art and craft vendors, bands on two stages, and kids' activities. A hayride starts at Walgreen's on Castro. 10 am-5 pm. 24th between Church & Sanchez.
Oct. 25: Barbara Sheppard Kominars leads a WORKSHOP, "Write for Life/Paint for Life," combining journal writing with painting. 1-5:30 pm. The Painting Studio, 300 Chenery. Reservations: 333-9515; www.ccesf.org.
Oct. 25: Acclaimed author TAMIM ANSARY discusses West of Kabul, East of New York (the One City One Book pick), at the Noe Valley Library. 2-3 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
Oct. 25: MoBu DANCE STUDIO holds a grand opening party: meet the teachers from 3 to 6 pm, and enjoy a concert and dance performance by DancEsteem and Blah Blah Woof Woof from 6 to 8 pm. 1605 Church. 602-8557; www.mobudancestudio.com.
Oct. 25: JEFF KALISS discusses his new book on Sly and the Family Stone. 7:30 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
Oct. 25: Geoff HOYLE and Dan Hoyle star in "The Two Hoyles: Buy One, Get One Free," at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
Oct. 25-Nov. 29: Jane Fisher exhibits PAINTINGS in "Down Time" at ArtZone 461 Gallery. Reception Sept. 6, 5-8 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.
Oct. 26: Illustrator J. OTTO SEIBOLD introduces his new book, Vunce Upon a Time. 7:30 pm. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight. 863-8688; www.booksmith.com.
Oct. 27: POETS Emmanuel Williams and Katherine Harer and a cross-generational group of artists, dancers, and musicians will perform at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm; dinner at Noe Pizza, 5:30 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Oct. 28: Kevin Nelson discusses California BASEBALL at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; www.sanfranciscohistory.org.
Oct. 30: The group UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at the newly renovated Noe Valley Rec Center at 7:30 pm. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
Oct. 30: Teens (11-18) can craft a MINI-SHRINE from an Altoid tin in honor of the Day of the Dead. 4-5:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Oct. 30: Peekabootique's PARENTS PARTY offers wine, Orangina, and goldfish crackers. Last Thursday of the month. 5:30-7:30 pm. 1306 Castro. 641-6192.
Oct. 31: View an art exhibition by Anna Efanova and Yong Han during the HALLOWEEN celebration at Rozanoff Gallery. 2-9 pm. 355 29th. 916-0899; rozanoffart.com.
Oct. 31: Pet Poses Photography offers a HALLOWEEN PET photo shoot at Noe Valley Pet Company. 4-7 pm. 1451 Church. 786-3295.
Oct. 31: Halloween ghosts and goblins visit HAUNTED Hoffman Avenue from Spine-Tingling 24th to Eerie Elizabeth. 6-8 pm. 285-6265.
Nov. 4: VOTE! Polls open 7 am-8 pm. www.sfgov.org.
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.
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the November 2008 issue, appearing in Noe Valley Nov. 4. Mail calendar items by Oct. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or write the Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Note: Events in Noe Valley get priority, but we'll consider items from all around the city.