| May 2010
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May 15 is the deadline for next month's Calendar in the Noe Valley Voice, distributed the first week of June. Email items to firstname.lastname@example.org or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F., CA 94114.
Note: Events in Noe Valley and surrounding neighborhoods may receive priority. Thank you.
May 1: Cover to Cover bookstore celebrates KIDS "OTTER" READ by the Bay Day, featuring authors Thacher Hurd, Jon Agee, Tim Myers, and Liz Hockinson. 1-3 pm. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
May 1: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts a CONCERT by Dirk Hamilton and David Gans. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
May 1-23: The Marsh presents workshop performances of Geezer, by Noe Valley actor and comedian GEOFF HOYLE. Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 8:30 pm, Sun. 7 pm (except May 9, 8 pm). 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; www.themarsh.org.
May 1-29: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Hear singing and strumming by local bands while you shop at the Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; www.noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Andrea's BELLY DANCE BOOTCAMP includes strengthening exercises. 12:30-1:30 pm. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church. www.andreabellydance.com.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod play RAGTIME and blues at the Atlas Cafe. 4-6 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047.
May 1-30: City Guides offers WALKING TOURS of the Castro on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266; www.sfcityguides.org.
May 1-June 2: Ben Walker exhibits his artwork in "Those Wicked Woods," a solo show at MISSION COMICS. Reception May 1, 7 pm; Tues.-Sun., noon-8 pm. 3520 20th, Suite B. www.missioncomicsandart.com.
May 2: Music on the Hill presents Les Graces, performing "Passion and Rebirth: Sacred Music of the GERMAN BAROQUE." 7 pm. St. Aidan's Church, 101 Goldmine. 820-1429.
May 2 & 16: SF City Guides leads a free WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266; www.sfcityguides.org.
May 2, 9, 16 & 23: 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; www.sfcityguides.org.
May 3: Margaret Kaufman and fellow POETS read from The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the SF Bay Area Watershed at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
May 3-28: 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.
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: You can be funny on Mondays at Bliss Bar at COMEDY Open Mic Night, starting 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; www.blissbarsf.com.
May 3-31: Chris Sequeira offers free Wednesday and Friday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am, and at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, at 6 pm Mondays. livingtaichiprinciples.blogspot.com; 773-8185.
May 4 & 11: The Noe Valley Library's Family STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for kids of all ages, runs from 11 to 11:30 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 4, 11, 18 & 25: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books' Tuesday-morning STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.
May 4, 11, 18 & 25: Kadampa Buddhist Temple holds MEDITATION on Tuesdays. 7-8:45 pm. 3324 17th. 503-1187.
May 4 & June 1: The SPCA offers a free PET LOSS support group. 7:30-9 pm. 243 Alabama. 554-3050.
May 5: Creativity Explored hosts "Art Changes Lives 2010," its sixth annual ART AUCTION and "a celebration of color." 6:30-10 pm. Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission. 863-2108; www.creativityexplored.org.
May 5, 12, 19 & 26: Eureka Valley Library's Wednesday 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.
May 5-30: ArtZone Gallery exhibits new artists in "Introductions 2010," and works by representational artist GORDON COOK. Wed.-Sun., Noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.
May 6-15: Claire Kessler-Bradner's MFA exhibition, "NOE VALLEY: A Narrative Archaeology," is on display at California College of the Arts. Reception May 6, 6-9 pm; daily 10 am-7 pm. 1111 8th. 703-9500; www.clairekesslerbradner.com.
May 6-27: Paxton Gate hosts a STORY TIME for children of all ages. 11 am-noon. 824 Valencia. 824-1872; www.PaxtonGate.com.
May 6, 13, 20 & 27: PAL TIME is a class for kids 18 months to 3 years. 8:30 am. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church. 550-PALS; www.pal-ersize.com.
May 6, 13, 20 & 27: A Thursday STROLLER WALK through the neighborhood starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th. www.noestrolls.com.
May 7: The Freedom Socialist Party screens a DOCUMENTARY, Sacco and Vanzetti. Hearty Italian supper, 6:30 pm; film 7:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin #202. 864-1278.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936. www.doloresparkcafe.org.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28: CLARE tells tales for kids at Cover to Cover's story hour. Fridays, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Friday night "Jazz in the Bookshop" series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; www.birdbeckett.com.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28: Shout "BINGO!" at St. Paul's Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538
May 8: LADYBUG GARDENERS invites you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center on the second Saturday of the month. 9 am-noon. Day & Sanchez. Call to confirm, 970-8061; firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 8: The annual Fair Oaks STREET FAIR features five blocks of garage sales. Fair Oaks between 21st and 26th (and Dolores and Guerrero). 9 am-5 pm.
May 8: The Noe Valley Library hosts "Roots Review," a tour of AMERICAN MUSIC and dance for all ages. 11 am-noon. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 8: A SENIOR RESOURCE Fair at the Main Library features health screenings, information, and entertainment. Noon-4 pm. 100 Larkin. 557-4400.
May 8: Local doulas and MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; www.naturalresources-sf.com.
May 8: Laura Werlin celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first book, The New American CHEESE. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 8: The jazz/funk/Latin/rock BETH CUSTER Ensemble performs a concert at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
May 8: WRITERS With Drinks hosts readings by Molly Gloss and Karen Tei Yamashita. 7:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. www.writerswithdrinks.com.
May 8, 9, 14-16: The Marsh Youth Theater performs MOZART'S The Magic Flute. May 8, 5 pm; May 9, 15 & 16, 2:30 pm; May 14, 7:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 826-5750; www.themarsh.com.
May 9: A monthly PFLAG meeting runs from 2 to 4 pm at St. Francis Lutheran Church. 152 Church. 921-8850; www.pflagsf.org.
May 9: In Bite-Size DESSERTS, Carole Bloom compiles recipes for sweet treats. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 10: Atlas Café's BOOK CLUB discusses Unscientific America, by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum. 7-9 pm. Books, Inc., 601 Van Ness. 648-1047; www.sciencecafesf.com.
May 11: COMEDIANS Sammy Wegent and Allison Page perform sketches, improv, and monologues. 7-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 12: The dedication ceremony for ZHANG HUAN's copper sculpture Three Heads Six Arms begins at 10 am in Civic Center Plaza, on the Larkin side; the artist gives a talk at the Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin) from 7 to 8 pm. 581-3500; www.sfartscommission.org.
May 13: The SF Bike Coalition's 16th annual BIKE TO WORK DAY features a party and fashion show from 6 to 10 pm at the Rickshaw Stop. 155 Fell. 431-BIKE; www.sfbike.org.
May 13: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.
May 13: RADICAL WOMEN celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a panel discussion. Buffet 6:15 pm; program 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin, suite 202. 864-1278.
May 14: Opium Magazine's literary DEATH MATCH features readers from 6:30 to 9 pm; Free Funk Friday begins at 10 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
May 14-16: Teens from the SF School of the Arts present their annual DANCE CONCERT. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason. 345-7575; www.fortmason.org/boxoffice.
May 15: The Spring CONSIGNMENT SALE, hosted by the SF Parents of Multiples Club, offers clothes and toys for youngsters up to age 8. 9 am-3 pm. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough. www.sfpom.org.
May 15: The Garden for the Environment gives a talk on creating and maintaining BEE HABITATS in San Francisco. 10 am-noon. 7th Ave. at Lawton. 731-5627.
May 15: The Women of St. Paul host their sixth annual HIGH TEA, to benefit the organization. Rectory, 221 Valley. RSVP by May 8 to 333-8814.
May 15: Victoria Wise, who cooked the first meal at Chez Panisse, explains the creation of SAUSAGE. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 15 & 30: City Guides hosts a free walking tour of Sigmund STERN GROVE. Meet at 11 am at 19th Ave. and Sloat. 557-4266; www.sfcityguides.org.
May 16: Mixt SALADS, by Andrew Swallow, features more than 60 recipes. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 17: Emergency room PSYCHIATRIST Dr. Paul Linde discusses his book Danger to Self at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
May 17: New York Times FOOD EDITOR Kim Severson introduces her new memoir, Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 17: Atlas Café hosts a discussion, "Mendel, EVOLUTION, and Your Hairy Knuckles," with Scott Weitze of SFSU. 7-9 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047; www.sciencecafesf.com.
May 18: FILMS for children age 5 and under screen from 10:15 to 11:45 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 18: The Noe Valley Library hosts a DISCUSSION of the city's GreenFinanceSF program. 7-8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 18: San Francisco Choral Artists group performs a CHORAL MUSIC concert, including Frank La Rocca's Miserere and Trevor Gomes' Sunscape. 8 pm. Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento. 474-1608. www.oldfirstconcerts.org.
May 18: Amy Besa, co-owner of Cendrillon restaurant, talks about Memories of PHILIPPINE Kitchens. 5:30-7:30 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 18: Zephyr Realty and sea.design host a free seminar on the value of HOME IMPROVEMENTS. 7-8 pm. 2523 California. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19: The VISUAL ARTS Committee of the SF Arts Commission meets third Wednesdays at 3 pm. 25 Van Ness, Suite 70. 252-2590; www.sfartscommission.org.
May 19: The Noe Valley BOOK DISCUSSION Group meets 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; www.sfpl.org.
May 20: The Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals Association's BUSINESS SOCIAL honors letter carrier Dan Price, Jane Warner of the Special Patrol, and several longtime local businesses. 6 pm. Wells Fargo Bank, 4023 24th. 550-0128.
May 20: The EUREKA VALLEY Promotion Association meets the third Thursday of the month. 7:30 pm. Castro Meeting Room, 501 Castro. 437-9414; www.evpa.org.
May 21: The Randall Museum hosts a two-hour "BIRDING on the Hill" walk around Corona Heights Park. 8 am. Meet at 199 Museum. 554-9600; www.randallmuseum.org.
May 21: Family Builders honors Supervisor BEVAN DUFTY at a luncheon 11:30 am-1 pm, at Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter. RSVP by May 14: 510-272-0204.
May 21: Author Sarah Max Feldner takes A Cook's Journey to JAPAN: Fish Tales and Rice Paddies. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 21: JOSIE ISELIN introduces her new book, Beach: A Book of Treasure. 7 pm. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal. 564-8080; www.lovingblind.com.
May 21-23: Visit the SF FINE ART FAIR, showcasing 500 modern and contemporary artists. Fri., noon-8 pm; Sat., 11 am-7 pm; Sun., 11 am-6 pm. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason. www.sffineartfair.com.
May 22: The Older Women's League (OWL) hosts a discussion, "Moving Around the City: Let's Stay Active," especially for persons with limited mobility. 10 am-noon. Mechanics Institute, 57 Post. 989-4422; www.owlsf.org.
May 22: Janet Moyer created the Forest Hill GARDENS on the SF Botanical Garden Society's tour of urban gardens for families. 10 am-2 pm. 661-1316, ext. 354; www.sfbotanicalgarden.com.
May 22: Tom Miller signs copies of The Wave at the SF MYSTERY Bookstore. 1-2 pm. 4175 24th. 282-7444.
May 22: OPEN HOUSE at Sanchez Street Studio offers introductions to Pilates, Rolfing, yoga, and Ayurvedic medicine. 1-3 pm. 1589 Sanchez. 648-4911.
May 22: Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim offer recipes to FEED YOUR PET RIGHT. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 22: Robert Philipson hosts a launch for his new book of POEMS, Very Good-Looking Seeks Same. 5-6:30 pm. SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market. 865-5555; www.sfcenter.org.
May 22: The CROOKED JADES and the Kate Weare Dance Company perform a concert at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
May 23: Take a relaxed RIDE along the city's new bike lanes from Potrero Hill to the Panhandle, sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition. Meet at Illinois & Third at 3 pm. 431-BIKE; email@example.com.
May 23: Barbara Passino discusses her book, CHOCOLATE for Breakfast. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 23: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC at the Noe Valley Ministry features tenor Thomas Glenn and composer/pianist Jack Perla, a silent auction, and refreshments to close the 2010 season. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 648-5236; www.nvcm.org.
May 23: LITQUAKE hosts The Epicenter, a new free monthly series of gatherings for writers and readers. 7-9 pm. Fivepoints Arthouse, 72 Tehama. 989-1166; www.litquake.org.
May 24: Former PASTRY CHEF Kim Boyce includes 75 recipes in Good to the Grain. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 25: Wendy Jorae discusses her book, The Children of CHINATOWN: Growing Up Chinese-American in San Francisco, 1850-1920, at the monthly SF History Association meeting. 7 pm refreshments; 8 pm talk. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; www.sanfranciscohistory.org.
May 26: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS & Professionals Association welcomes newcomers to its monthly meeting. 9 am. Bank of America, 2nd Floor, 4098 24th. Robert Roddick, 641-8687.
May 26: The Noe Valley Democratic Club hosts a panel discussion on the country's new HEALTH CARE REFORM law, moderated by Dan Bernal. 7:30 pm. St. Philip's, 725 Diamond.
May 27: In STIR-FRYING to the Sky's Edge, Grace Young offers a guide to mastery of the technique. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; www.omnivorebooks.com.
May 28: Former POET LAUREATE of Portsmouth, N.H., Mimi White reads from her book, The Last Island. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro. 282-8080.
May 29: The AFRICAN VIOLET Society offers free workshops on culturing, growing, and designing. 9 am-5 pm. SF County Fair Building, 9th Ave. at Lincoln. 664-9308.
May 29 & 30: SF CARNAVAL 2010 features music, dance, crafts, food, and activities for children. Parade 9:30 am, from 24th and Bryant; festival 10 am-6 pm, Harrison between 16th and 22nd. www.sfcarnaval.com.
May 31: PLANET DRUM's Peter Berg and Judy Goldhaft discuss their book Envisioning Sustainability at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
June 5: The San Francisco Guitar Quartet and Teja Gerken hold a GUITAR SUMMIT at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; www.noevalleymusicseries.com.
June 6: Precita Eyes Mural Arts hosts a MURAL WALK on first Saturdays. Meet at 11 am at the 16th Street BART plaza near the Wells Fargo Bank sign. 285-2287; www.precitaeyes.org.
June 7: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs who need you. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.
June 7: Irving Saraf and Allie Light introduce their FILM Empress Hotel at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.