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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December 2010/January 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of December. Our deadline for December and January calendar items will be a tad later than usual, Friday, Nov. 19. Email

calendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your understanding.


Nov. 1: LOUISE NAYER reads from Burned: A Memoir, about a gas explosion that affected her family at the Odd Mondays series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein starting at 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.

Nov. 1-20: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group exhibit, “Ritual/Habitual: Linking Object, Context, and Action.” Reception Oct. 7, 7-9 pm; Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm, Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.

Nov. 1-29: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am at the corner of 23rd and Diamond for a 30-minute walk/jog across local terrain. 509-6261.

Nov. 1-29: 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. 773-8185; livingtaichiprinciples.blogspot.com.

Nov. 1-30: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets Mon.-Sat., 7 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 1-30: 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. 1-Dec. 13: The group Golden Gate Artists exhibits “A Brush with Color,” an 11-woman ART SHOW at Gallery Sanchez within the Noe Valley Ministry. Reception Nov. 13, 2-4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; joannlyates@gmail.com.

Nov. 2: The DIA DE LOS MUERTOS reception at the Mission Cultural Center unveils the winners of the altar contest, on display until Nov. 20. 6-10 pm; Tues.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm. 2868 Mission. 643-2785.

Nov. 2: Hear from parents about the ins and outs of PUBLIC SCHOOL enrollment in kindergarten. 6:30-8 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books’ Tuesday-morning STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: Tuesday BABY AND ME YOGA at Kiki-Yo is open to pre-crawling babies and their caregivers. 11 am-12:30 pm. 605 B Chenery. 587-5454; kiki-yo.com.

Nov. 2, 9, 23 & 30: The Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES feature rhymes, movement, and music for 18 months to 3-year-olds. 10:15-10: 45 & 11-11:30 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

Nov. 2, 9, 23 & 30: Eureka Valley Library’s Tuesday TODDLER TALES, for ages 18 months to 3 years, starts at 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

Nov. 2-30: City Guides offers WALKING TOURS of the Castro on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.

Nov. 3, 10 & 17: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a family story time for ages 3 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616, sfpl.org.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: A Thursday STROLLER WALK through the neighborhood starts at Holey Bagel at 11 am. 3872 24th.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Stephanie Fields leads a BELLY DANCE class for all levels at Cardio Tone. 2:30-3:30 pm. 3813 24th. 557-6392; cardio-tone.com.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25: CANDLELIT YOGA at Kiki-Yo emphasizes deep relaxation. 7 pm. 605 B Chenery. 587-5454; kiki-yo.com.

Nov. 4-25: PAL-ERSIZE Adventure in Fitness is a class for kids 18 to 30 months old. 9-9:45 am. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church. 550-PALS; pal-ersize.com.

Nov. 5: Megan Brown of Edward Jones Investments discussed LONG-TERM CARE planning. 10 am. 4190 24th. 282-4079.

Nov. 5: Julia Della Croce introduces ITALIAN Home Cooking: 125 Recipes to Comfort the Soul. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 5: The Manring Kassin Darter TRIO performs at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.

Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26: CLARE tells tales for kids at Cover to Cover’s story hour. Fridays, 10:30 am. 1307 Castro. 282-8080.

Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Shout “BINGO!” at St. Paul’s Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.

Nov. 5-26: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.

Nov. 5-26: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936. doloresparkcafe.org.               Nov. 6: Tartine Bakery co-owner Chad Robertson discusses TARTINE BREAD. 1-2 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 6: The group Parents for PUBLIC SCHOOLS holds a workshop on how to find a public school in SF. 3-4:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 861-7077; info@ppssf.org.

Nov. 6: Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts a performance by TANGO No. 9. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Andrea’s BELLY DANCE Boot Camp includes strengthening exercises. 12:30-1:30 pm. MoBu Dance Studio, 1605 Church. andreabellydance.com.

Nov. 6-27: Come hear live music at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.

Nov. 6-27: Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod play RAGTIME and blues at the Atlas Cafe. 4-6 pm. 3049 20th. 648-1047.

Nov. 6 & Dec. 4: 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; precitaeyes.org.

Nov. 6-Dec. 5: STAND-UP COMIC Marilyn Pittman performs a solo show at the Marsh, It’s All the Rage. Sat., 8:30 pm; Sun., 7 pm. 1062 Valencia. 826-5750.

Nov. 7: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC’s Emerging Artists concert features soprano Heidi Melton and pianist Allen Perriello. 4 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236; nvcm.org.

Nov. 7: In a benefit for 826 Valencia, Amanda Hesser, Daniel Patterson, and Celia Sack discuss the art of FOOD WRITING. 7-9 pm. Women’s Building, 3543 18th. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 7, 14 & 21: The Sunday Afternoon JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features Brazilian music by the Celia Malheirios Trio (Nov. 7), Larry Vuckovich performing with Dima and Al Molina (Nov. 14), and Wanda Stafford, Larry Vuckovich, and Buca Necak (Nov. 21). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28: 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; sfcityguides.org.

Nov. 7 & 21: Paxton Gate offers a TERRARIUM WORKSHOP at its Curiosities for Kids location. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.

Nov. 7 & 21: SF City Guides leads free WALKING TOURS of Noe Valley, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.

Nov. 7 & Dec. 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

Nov. 8: STEVE DUBLANICA discusses Keep the Change: A Clueless Tipper’s Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 8: The Monthly Rumpus, hosted by STEPHEN ELLIOTT, features authors Chris Colin, Andrew Winer, Kristen Tracy, and M.G. Martin, comedy by Emily Heller, music by Boy in the Bubble and Chris Von Sneidern, and food by the Girl From Empanada; age 21 and older. 7-9:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. threrumpus.net.

Nov. 8: KUNG PAO KOSHER COMEDY presents a show at El Rio, starring Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Sammy Obeid, Pippi Lovestocking, David Kleinberg, and Lisa Geduldig. 8 pm. 3158 Mission. 522-3737; koshercomedy.com.

Nov. 10: Parents for PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers a workshop on how to find a public school in SF. 1:30-3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 861-7077; info@ppssf.org.

Nov. 10: The Noe Valley Ministry hosts the final LABYRINTH WALK at 1021 Sanchez. 6: 30-7:30 pm. 282-2317.

Nov. 10: The Beat Museum hosts an evening with WAVY GRAVY. 7 pm. 540 Broadway. 399-9626; kerouac.com.

Nov. 10: Author MICHAEL CASTLEMAN discusses his latest mystery, A Killing in Real Estate. 7 pm. Books Inc., Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness. 776-1111; AKillingInRealEstate.com.

Nov. 10: Craig Baldwin’s Radical Light: Bay Area FOUND FOOTAGE screens at 7:30 pm. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th. sfcinema.org.

Nov. 11: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995.

Nov. 11: ARTIST reception for Erica il Cane’s exhibit “We Were Living in the Woods,” at Fifty24SF Gallery. 7:30-10 pm. 218 Fillmore. 312-4120.

Nov. 12: Barbara Fairchild introduces Bon Appetit DESSERTS: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 12: Opium Magazine’s Literary DEATH MATCH features readers Craig Clevenger, Thaisa Frank, Sam Sax, and Kwei Quartey, and judges Michael Krasny, Dennis the Menace, and Nicki le Masurier. 6-9:30 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.

Nov. 12 & 13: ODC Theater presents Paul Dresher Ensemble’s ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC band. 3153 17th. 863-9834.

Nov. 13: LADYBUG GARDENERS invites you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, on the second Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. 970-8061; jrlion@aol.com.

Nov. 1-Dec. 13: Gallery Sanchez at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts a WATERCOLOR SHOW by the Golden Gate Artists. Reception Nov. 13, 2-4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 13: Take a “Connecting the City” BIKE RIDE on a north-south route starting at the Aquatic Park Bathhouse, Beach & Polk. 10 am-1 pm. 431-BIKE; sfbike.org.

Nov. 13: Local doulas and MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.

Nov. 13: “Part Deux” of the Noe Valley Tech Search Party is a smart phone team             SCAVENGER HUNT to benefit four local public schools. 5:30-8 pm. James Lick Middle School Auditorium, Noe & 25th. techsearchparty.com.

Nov. 13: “An Evening at CASBAH ST. PAUL,” the church’s annual auction and dinner dance, will be held at Patio Espa–ol. 6-11:30 pm. 2850 Alemany. 648-7538.

Nov. 13 & 14: SF CHORAL SOCIETY presents “Liaisons franaises,” music featuring composers Durufle, Faure, Lauridsen, Hindemith, and others. Nov. 13, 8 pm; Nov. 14, 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore. 392-4400; cityboxoffice.com.

Nov.14: Find CHOCOLATE BLISS, recipes and essays by Susie Norris, at Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 14 & 18: Thomas Gladysz discusses his new LOUISE BROOKS edition of the controversial 1905 novel Diary of a Lost Girl, followed by a screening of the 1929 silent film based on the book. Nov. 14: 1 pm, Main Library, 100 Larkin, 557-4400; sfpl.org. Nov. 18 (no film screening): 7:30 pm, Books, Inc., 2275 Market, 864-6777.

Nov. 15: Writer/mime Leonard Pitt gives a PowerPoint presentation of his new book, Paris: A Journey Through Time, at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 15: “Don’t Call Me Retard,” a benefit for Creativity Explored at the PORCHLIGHT storytelling series, also features short animated videos. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-2108.

Nov. 16: FILMS for children age 5 and under, and their families, screen at 10:15 and 11 am; park strollers by the elevator. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

Nov. 16: Ellen Harden discusses “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Beyond: POST IMPRESSIONIST Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay” at the Eureka Valley. 7-8 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

Nov. 17: Author Tom Hudgens describes The COMMONSENSE Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 17: The BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

Nov. 17: Mission Cultural Center hosts a MOLE TASTING. 7-10 pm. 2868 Mission. 643-2796; missionculturalcenter.org.

Nov. 17: David Binder recaps the Nov. 2 elections at the Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meeting. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond.

Nov. 17: Dr. Lynn Cominsky discusses “Exploring the Extreme Universe with Fermi” at the SF Amateur ASTRONOMERS’ lecture series. 7: 30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Nov. 18: Teens age 13 to 18 are invited to make LUCHA LIBRE felt buttons and pins at the Glen Park Library. 4-5:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Nov. 18: A DOCUMENTARY FILM about childhood achievement and burnout, Race to Nowhere, screens at James Lick. 7 pm. rtnjameslickhs.eventbrite.com.

Nov. 18: The EUREKA VALLEY Promotion Association meets the third Thursday of the month. 7-8:30 pm. Chase Bank Conference Room, 2112 15th. 437-9414; www.evpa.org.

Nov. 19: Julia Rice exhibits “Out of the Box: Women, Beauty & Aging,” PORTRAITS featuring older women at 30th Street Senior Center. 2-5 pm. 225 30th. juliariceart.com.

Nov. 19 & 20: The fourth annual HOLIDAY ARTISAN FAIR at the de Young Museum features local arts and crafts. Fri., 9:30 am-8:30 pm; Sat., 9:30 am-4:30 pm. 750-3642.

Nov. 19-21: The SF World Music Festival premieres the RITUAL PROJECT, a three-day music event at Jewish Community Center of SF. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. 3200 California. 292-1233; sfworldmusicfestival.org.

Nov. 20: Dr. Melanie Grossman discusses FALL PREVENTION in “Get on Your FeetÉAnd Stay There” at the monthly meeting of the Older Women’s League (OWL). 10 am-noon. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin. 989-4422; owlsf.org.

Nov. 20: Rosetta Costantino discusses My Calabria: Rustic FAMILY COOKING from Italy’s Undiscovered South. 1-2 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 20: The SCOTCH SOCIAL, a fundraiser for the Noe Valley Ministry’s elevator, offers an opportunity to compare six whiskeys. 7-9:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 21: The SF Birth and BABY FAIR features workshops, demonstrations, and resources. 10 am-5 pm. Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. 867-0291; birthandbabyfair.com.

Nov. 21: The St. Francis CHOIR performs two Roman Masses, directed by David Schofield. 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

Nov. 27: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers a WALKING TOUR of Mission Dolores, led by Al Lopez. 1-3:30 pm. Meet on the Mission Steps, 16th & Dolores. 537-1105; sfhistory.org.

Nov. 27: The SF Zoo offers a family TWILIGHT TOUR. 5-9 pm. Sloat at the Great Highway. Preregistration required: 753-8135; wildnights@sfzoo.org.

Nov. 27-28 & Dec. 4-5: Enjoy the Celebration of CRAFTSWOMEN on two weekends at Ft. Mason, Marina and Buchanan. 10 am-5 pm. 248-1373; celebrationofcraftswomen.org.

Nov. 29: Mir Tamim Ansary discusses and reads from his books at the ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.

Nov. 30: Books, Inc. hosts a BENEFIT for Alvarado School, with 15 percent of purchases donated. 6-8 pm. 2275 Market. 864-6777.

Nov. 30: Inge Horton discusses her book, Early WOMEN ARCHITECTS of the SF Bay Area, at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.

Dec. 3 & 4: Gallery of JEWELS holds a trunk show in celebration of the holidays. 4089 24th. 550-0226.

Dec. 4: The 27th annual SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FAIR features traditional music, dancing, food, and glšgg, and a Santa Lucia pageant. 9 am-4 pm. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough. 823-6957; swea.org/sanfrancisco.

Dec. 4: The annual NOEL STROLL features carolers and musicians along 24th and Castro streets, and special treats at shops in the neighborhood. 4-7 pm. 285-4068.

Dec. 4 & 11: Zephyr Real Estate sponsors YULE RIDES—rides in a horse-drawn wagon—as part of “24 HoliDays on 24th Street.” Dec. 4, 4-7 pm. Dec. 11, noon-5 pm. Board at Walgreen’s on Castro. 385-1827.

Dec. 5: SF CHIHUAHUA’s Small Dog Holiday Extravaganza will be held at the WAG Hotel from 1 to 4 pm. 25 14th. smalldogholidayextravaganza-efbevent.eventbrite.com.

Dec. 5: Chabad Noe Valley and Just for Fun co-host the annual MENORAH LIGHTING on 3982 24th near Noe. 4-6:30 pm. 285-4068.

Dec. 5: The SF BICYCLE COALITION holds a Winterfest fundraiser and art show, featuring music and a silent auction. 6-10:30 pm. SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan. 431-BIKE.

Dec. 5: MUSIC ON THE HILL presents “Last Tango,” a concert of works by Astor Piazzola, inspired by the Argentine dance. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429; musiconthehill.org.


Deadline for December/January Issue

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the December 2010/January 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of December. Our deadline for December and January calendar items will be a tad later than usual, Friday, Nov. 19. Email

calendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your understanding.