Noe Valley Voice November 2009


The next Noe Valley Voice will be the two-month December 2009/ January 2010 issue, appearing on the streets of Noe Valley the first week of December. Email items to calendar@ or write us at Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Note: Noe Valley events may receive priority. Thank you.

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266;

Nov. 1-29: City Guide Dan Sullivan leads "Castro: Tales of the Village," a WALKING TOUR of the Castro, every Tuesday and Sunday. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266;

Nov. 1-29: ArtZone 461 Gallery exhibits WOODCUTS by William Wolff. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680;

Nov. 1 & 15; Dec. 6: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley on first and third Sundays. 1-3 pm. Meet at 451 Jersey. 557-4266;

Nov. 1 & Dec. 6: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs who need homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

Nov. 1 & Dec. 6: Board the historic SF Maritime National Park VESSELS at Hyde Street Pier free on the first Sunday of the month. 447-5000;

Nov. 6-30: Chris Sequeira offers a free Monday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI session in Glen Park, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am; and another at the Noe Valley Ministry at 6 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 773-8185;

Nov. 2-30: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7 to 8 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 2-30: Kids and their caregivers are invited for TOT TIME at Upper Noe Rec Center. Mon., 10-11:30 am; Tues., 3-5 pm; and Wed., 3-5:30 pm. Day & Sanchez. 695-5011.

Nov. 2-30: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at 12:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. Call to reserve a spot, 648-1030.

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books' Tuesday morning STORY HOUR, for newborns to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Noe Valley Library sponsors TODDLER TALES, starting 10:15 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:45 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.

Nov. 3-26: Marcel Allbritton teaches CLASSIC YOGA on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noe Valley Ministry. 6-7 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 200-9825;

Nov. 3 & Dec. 1: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.

Nov. 3-27 & Dec. 1-29: Recess Urban Recreation offers a Mom and BABY CIRCLES group on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 pm. 470 Carolina. 701-7529;

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Pal Mel teaches PAL TIME, a class for tots 18 months to 3 years. 9-9:40 am. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church.; 550-PALS.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Upper Noe SENIORS group meets on Wednesdays for socializing and bingo. Noon-3:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 970-8061 or 695-5011.

Nov. 4, 18 & 25: Eureka Valley Library's BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a family story time for ages 2 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616.

Nov. 4-27: Maria Tam teaches a YIJIN TAI CHI class at Upper Noe Rec Center on Wednesdays and Fridays. 7-8:30 pm. Day & Sanchez. 828-9436.

Nov. 4-Dec. 2: Manette Garrison exhibits illustrations of TROLLS in Norwegian folk tales in "Gnawer of the Moon." Reception Nov. 5, 6-8 pm. Paxton Gate, 824 Valencia.

Nov. 5-14: Ann Randolph performs her new ONE-WOMAN SHOW, Loveland. Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm. 1062 Valencia. 641-0235;

Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26: A Thursday STROLLER WALK starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th.

Nov. 5, 12 & 19: Infants and crawlers are invited to sing and play in English and Spanish at BILINGUAL BABY PLAY at Mission Library. 10:10 am. 300 Bartlett. 355-2800.

Nov. 5-Dec. 6: The Jewish Theatre San Francisco premieres Stateless: A Hip Hop Vaudeville Experience. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. 470 Florida. 292-1233.

Nov. 6: KITKA performs at St. Gregory of Nyssa Church at 6 pm. 500 De Haro. 510-444-0323;

Nov. 6: Langton Labs and Down to a Science host "Equilibrium," a SCIENCE/ART monthly event; Nov. topic is the five senses. 7-11 pm. 9 Langton. 648-1047;

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: CLARE tells tales for kids at Cover to Cover's Friday story hour, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Yell "BINGO!" at St. Paul's Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538

Nov. 7: Forbeadin' offers a class, "All About EARRINGS." 10 am-12:30 pm 1195 Church. 641-1414;

Nov. 7: The SF Bike Coalition sponsors a free WORKSHOP: Intro to Safe Cycling, for adults over 14. 1-5 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. Sign up at 431-BIKE.

Nov. 7: The reception for "Small Gems," a monthlong ART exhibit by Golden Gate Artists, is from 2-4 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 7: Zoe Francois and Dr. Jeff Hertzberg discuss Healthy BREAD in Five Minutes a Day at Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 7: The SF MANDOLIN Orchestra performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and Schumann. 7:30 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015;

Nov. 7-22: Pearls Over Shanghai, the COCKETTES' musical, plays Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm. Thrillpeddlers' Hypnodrome, 575 10th. 800-838-3006

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Dec. 5: The Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET features fresh produce and music by a variety of performers. 8 am-1 pm.24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332;

Nov. 7 & Dec. 5: The LADYBUG GARDENING group at Upper Noe Valley Park meets the first Saturday of the month to plant flowers, pull weeds, and pick up litter. 9 am-noon. Day & Sanchez.

Nov. 7 & Dec. 5: Precita Eyes Mural Arts hosts a MURAL WALK the first Saturday of the month. Meet at 11 am at the 16th St. BART ßnear the Wells Fargo Bank sign. 285-2287;

Nov. 7-Dec. 12: Up, Up, and Away, a collection of works by fine art photographer LEO HOLUB, will be on exhibit at the Himmelberger Gallery. Reception Nov. 7, 2-4 pm; gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 am-5:30 pm. 445 Sutter. 391-8383;

Nov. 8: "OMNIVORE's Delight" features a conversation with Jeremy Fox and Peter Meehan at noon; and with Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkle (authors of The Recipe Club) from 3 to 4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712.

Nov. 8: Abby Denson signs her new GRAPHIC NOVEL, Dolltopia, at the Cartoon Art Museum. 1-3 pm. 655 Minna. CAR-TOON;

Nov. 8: Teddy Witherington and members of the Gay MEN'S CHORUS perform at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2-4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church. 921-8850;

Nov. 8: The Picasso String Quartet performs CHAMBER MUSIC at the Noe Valley Ministry. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236;

Nov. 8 & 22: "YOGA for Curmudgeons" at Cover to Cover bookstore begins at 7 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Bliss Bar Sunday Afternoon JAZZ SERIES features pianist Larry Vuckovich and vocalist Frank Jackson (Nov. 8); saxophonist Mel Martin (Nov. 15); New York singing star Lua Hadar (Nov. 22); and vocalist Linda Kosut with pianist John Simon (Nov. 29). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Nov. 9: The Monthly RUMPUS features authors Tamim Ansary, Ethan Gilsdorf, Melanie Gideon, Chelsea Martin, and Po Bronson, music by Michael Mullen of the Size Queens, comedy by Nato Green, and a short film by Wholphin. 7 pm. The Makeout Room, 3229 22nd. 647-2888.

Nov. 9: Kathleen McClung discusses Tosca, and Joan Sutton presents a slide show on Lysustrata at ODD MONDAYS. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 10: The RADAR READING at the Main Library, hosted by Michelle Tea, features Nairne Holtz, the Robinbergs, and Kevin Killian. 6-7:30 pm. 100 Larkin. 557-4400;

Nov. 11: Kara Newman explains CREATIVE COCKTAILS in her book Spice & Ice at Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 11: Toby Lurie's Lost Coast WORD-MUSIC QUARTET performs at the Beat Museum. 7:30 pm. 540 Broadway. 1-800-KER-OUAC;

Nov. 12: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.

Nov. 12: Jeff Koehler describes his Rice Pasta Couscous from 6 to 7 pm; Romney Steele talks about My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food..., from 7 to 8 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 12: The POLITICAL BOOK DISCUSSION group at Bird & Beckett features Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America. 7-9 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Nov. 12: Spark's "Sugar Rush 2009" DESSERT TASTING benefits the local youth empowerment organization. 7-9 pm. 111 Minna Gallery, 626-5470, ext. 110;

Nov. 13: Literary Death Match Opium #9 release party features readers from 6:30 to 9 pm, and Free FUNK FRIDAY begins at 10 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia.

Nov. 13-15: GREEN FESTIVAL features 350 eco-friendly businesses, workshops, films, and live music. Fri. noon-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm.; Sun. 11 am-6 pm.. SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th.

Nov. 14: "Three Cups of Tea," a kick-off FUNDRAISER for a girls school in Afghanistan will be held at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 9 am-2 pm. 24th between Sanchez and Vicksburg.

Nov. 14: SHARON ART STUDIO holds its fall registration for classes in ceramics, glass, jewelry, and painting. 10 am-11:30 am. Golden Gate Park. 753-7004;

Nov. 14: Local doulas and MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Nov. 14: "Pat Tanumihardja introduces The ASIAN Grandmother's Cookbook. 3 to 4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 14: The Noe Valley Library hosts a PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT workshop. 4-5 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 14: "Golden," a tribute to RUE McCLANAHAN, features a 6 pm reception; gala begins at 8:15 pm. 7:30 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro. 863-061;

Nov. 14: Footloose presents SPEAKEASY SUPPERCLUB to benefit the 10th anniversary of the Women on the Way Festival. 7-10 pm. Shotwell Studios, 3252 19th. 289-2000;

Nov. 14: WRITERS With Drinks hosts a benefit reading for the Center for Sex and Culture. 7:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd.

Nov. 14 & Dec. 12: RADICAL WOMEN's "Art as Propaganda" workshop series continues with "Fashion as Protest" Nov. 14 and "The Suffragettes" Dec. 12. 2-4 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin. 864-1278;

Nov. 14-Dec. 19: Noe Valley artist Stan Heller exhibits 3D PRINTS at Mission Comics & Art. Reception Nov. 14, 7 pm; Tues.-Sun., noon-8 pm. 3520 20th.

Nov. 15: Cooks Boulevard offers a class, "Perfect HOLIDAY PIES," starting at 11:15 am. 1335 Guerrero. 647-2665 or go to

Nov. 15: "She Who Laughs Last: A Night of COMEDY" at the Victoria Theater features Sia Amma, Ali Wong, Kristina Wong, and Micia Mosely. 6 pm. 2961 16th. 861-2024, ext. 301;

Nov. 16: Atlas Café hosts a talk, "Do Not Go Gently: The Biology of AGING." 7-9 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047;

Nov. 17: Brie Johnson from the Straus Family Dairy discusses the politics of food at the GRAY PANTHERS' monthly meeting. 12:30 pm. Unitarian/Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin.

Nov. 17: Noe Valley Ministry ARCHITECT John Goldman discusses plans for renovation of the church building. 6:30-7:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez., 282-2317.

Nov. 18: The VISUAL ARTS Committee of the SF Arts Commission meets third Wednesdays at 3 pm. 25 Van Ness, Suite 70. 252-2590;

Nov. 18: Novella Carter discusses The State of the URBAN FARM at the Women's Building; sponsored by Garden for the Environment. 6:30-7:30 pm. 3543 18th. 731-5627;

Nov. 18: The Noe Valley BOOK Discussion Group meets on third Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 18: The MOLE TASTING and contest at the Mission Cultural Center begins at 7 pm. 2868 Mission. 821-1155;

Nov. 19: QuitSmart offers a free informational class on QUITTING SMOKING. 5 pm. 3884 24th. Register at 285-9770.

Nov. 19: Upper Noe NEIGHBORS holds its monthly meeting at the Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day & Sanchez. 7:30 pm. 285-0473.

Nov. 19: The EUREKA VALLEY Promotion Association meets the third Thursday of the month. 7:30 pm. Castro Meeting Room, 501 Castro. 437-9414;

Nov. 20: Nashville SONGWRITER Jim Lauderdale performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 21: Steven Hill, director of the New America Foundation, discusses the feasibility of a California CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, hosted by the Older Women's League. 10 am-noon. Quaker Meeting House, 65 Ninth. 989-4422;

Nov. 21: The SF Zoo offers an Adult Volunteer and DOCENT TRAINING orientation from 11 am to noon. Sloat at the Great Highway. 753-8141;

Nov. 21: The SF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL performs Hamlet at the Noe Valley Library 2-3:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Nov. 21: Bring your entry in the PUMPKIN COOKING CONTEST to Omnivore Books at 4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Nov. 21: "Five Treasures" at the SF Center for the Book honors designer Bob Aufuldish, bookbinder Eleanore Ramsey, poet Brenda Hillman, fine printer Mary Laird, and publisher Dave Eggers. 6-9 pm. The Family, 545 Powell. 565-0545, ext. 16;

Nov. 21: The HOUSTON JONES band performs a CD release concert at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Nov. 22: A HARVEST BAKE SALE at St. James School runs from 11 am to 3 pm. 421 Fair Oaks.

Nov. 22: The Patent and TRADEMARK Center at the Main Library offers resources for trademark searches. 3-4 pm. 100 Larkin. 557-4400;

Nov. 22: The Music on the Hill CHAMBER MUSIC series presents a concert, "Crossing Borders," featuring piano quartets in the European Classical style. 7 pm. St. Aidan's Church, 101 Goldmine. 820-1429;

Nov. 23: Recess Urban Recreation offers a PARENT WORKSHOP, "Defiance." 6 pm. 470 Carolina. 701-7529;

Nov. 23: Authors Susan Griffin and Michael Miller discuss democracy at ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP jlsender@ 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 24: Richard Brandi gives a talk on the old SOUTHERN PACIFIC LINE at the San Francisco History Association. 8 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Nov. 25: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets on the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. Robert T. Roddick, 641-8687.

Nov. 28: Bring usable items, food, and talents to the Really REALLY FREE MARKET the last Saturday of the month, noon. Dolores Park, Dolores & 18th.

Nov. 29: TANGO No. 9 performs classic, nuevo, and original music with bandoneonista Odile Lavault. 4:30-6:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733;

Dec. 3-Jan. 2: City Arts hosts a GROUP ART SHOW with work priced $200 or less. Reception Dec. 4, 7-10 pm. 828 Valencia. 970-9900'

Dec. 4: Cooks Boulevard offers a class, "EASY ENTERTAINING," starting at 6:15 pm. 1335 Guerrero. 647-2665 or go to

Dec. 4-23: Creativity Explored hosts its annual HOLIDAY ART SALE. Opening Dec. 4. 6-9 pm & Dec. 5, 1-6 pm; Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm.; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108;

Dec. 5: HOLIDAY CRAFTS Day at the Randall Museum includes instruction in how to make soaps, candles, and candy houses; all ages, children with an adult. 10 am-3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Dec. 5: The annual NOEL STROLL includes photos with Santa (11 am-2 pm and 4-8 pm) in front of Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th St.; and a hayride starting at Walgreen's on Castro near Jersey. 4:30-7:30 pm. 509-6261.

Dec. 5: Michele Menard and Company perform a PUPPET SHOW of Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat. 2-4 pm. Paxton Gate, 824 Valencia.

Dec. 5: British ACOUSTIC GUITARIST Adrian Legg performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238;

Dec. 5 & 6: The SF CHORAL SOCIETY performs J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6, and Magnificat. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7:30 pm. St. Paul's Church, Church & Valley. 648-7538;

Dec. 6: Animal Care and Control offers FREE DOG MICROCHIPPING for city residents. 10 am-1 pm. 1200 15th. 554-6364.

Dec. 6: Vocal group San Francisco Choral Artists performs CHAMBER MUSIC at the Noe Valley Ministry. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236;

Dec. 7: Poets Peter Weltner and Bill Mayer read at ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

December/January Calendar

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the two-month December 2009/ January 2010 issue, appearing on the streets of Noe Valley the first week of December. Email items to calendar@ or write us at Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Note: Noe Valley events may receive priority. Thank you.