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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the March 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first Friday of the month. The deadline for Calendar items is Feb. 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks.
Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22: Sing along with Patrick Sosa at Phoenix Books’ Tuesday-morning STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 10 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.
Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22: 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.
Feb. 1-23: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show of news-related art, “Black and White and Read All Over.” Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
Feb. 1-27: 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.
Feb. 1-28: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at its new location at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
Feb. 1-28: 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. openhand.org.
Feb. 2: Landscape architect Chris Guillard presents three plans for the Noe Valley TOWN SQUARE at a community meeting at Alvarado Elementary School. 7: 15 pm. 625 Douglass. noevalleytownsquare.com.
Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME TIME, for 0-18 months, begins at 1:30 pm; a preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 starts at 3:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616, sfpl.org.
Feb. 2-28: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS congregate Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:45 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am at 23rd and Diamond for a 30-minute walk/jog across local terrain. 509-6261.
Feb. 2-28: NOE VALLEY JOGGERS meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:45 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.
Feb. 2-28: Chris Sequeira offers free Wednesday and Friday introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field, Elk & Chenery, at 10:30 am, Wednesdays for seniors at the Glen Park Auditorium from 1 to 3 pm, and Mondays at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, at 6 pm. 773-8185; livingtaichiprinciples.blogspot.com.
Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Happy Hour Flow VINYASA YOGA at Kiki-Yo includes wine and cheese. 6-7:15 pm. 605 B Chenery. 587-5454; kiki-yo.com.
Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25: BINGO! at St. Paul’s starts at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.
Feb. 4-25: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
Feb. 4-25: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936. doloresparkcafe.org.
Feb. 5-March 3: Artists Nanci Reese and Greg Carlisle exhibit PAINTINGS, cards, and sculpture at the last Gallery Sanchez show before the Noe Valley Ministry closes for renovation. Reception Feb. 5, 2-4 pm. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; officenvmsf.blogspot.com.
Feb. 5: The Glen Park Library screens a documentary film about STIEG LARSSON, author of The Millennium Trilogy. 4-5 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Feb. 5: Performers Under Stress offers two short PLAYS by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, along with a benefit raffle and wine tasting. 7:30-9:30 pm. Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Come hear live music at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Feb. 6 & 20: 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.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walks on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
Feb. 6, 13 & 27: The Sunday Afternoon JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features vocalist Jennifer Bryce and guitarist Josh Workman (Feb. 6), Valentines music from vocalist Faith Winthrop (Feb. 13), and Elaine Lucia and her band (Feb. 27). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
Feb. 6 & March 6: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.
Feb. 7: Deadline for Noe Valley residents to submit an application to PLANT*SF for a grant-supported sidewalk garden; for information: plantsf.org/PlantSF_NoeValley.pdf.
Feb. 7: The ODD MONDAYS series at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts classicist Joan Sutton’s multimedia presentation, “The Goddess Artemis.” 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Feb. 7-28: Bliss Bar’s Monday COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein. 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
Feb. 8 & 22: The Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES, hosted by librarian Jean Sweeney, features 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.
Feb. 9: Patxi’s Pizza continues its “52 Weeks of Community Giving,” with an all-day BENEFIT for EdMatch (10 percent of all sales go to the public school advocate). 11 am-10 pm. 4042 24th. 285-2000; patxispizza.com.
Feb. 10: Openhouse Outreach invites LGBT SENIORS to second-Thursday meetings at 30th Street Senior Center. 10 am. 225 30th. 296-8995. Call to confirm.
Feb. 10: Grace Young discusses STIR-FRYING to the Sky’s Edge. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 11: The Center for the Art of Translation hosts “Beyond Beowulf,” a Lit&Lunch discussion and reading with Robert Haas, Greg Delanty, and Michael Matto. 12:30-1:30 pm. 111 Minna. 974-1719.
Feb. 11: Opium Magazine’s Literary DEATH MATCH features readers Monica Nolan, Geoff Bouvier, John Scott, and Jennifer Solow, and special guest host Will Franken. 6 to 9:30 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.
Feb. 11: The Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES opens at St. Cyprian’s Church with the SF Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival, featuring the NashVillains, the Henriettas, and Nell Robinson with John Reischman & the Jaybirds. 8 pm. 2097 Turk. 454-5238; novevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 11: Swing Goth presents the second annual TIM BURTON BALL. 8 pm. Café du Nord, 2170 Market. 861-5016.
Feb. 11-13: The Antiquarian BOOK FAIR hosts 230 booksellers during three days at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Fri., 3-8 pm; Sat., 11 am-7 pm; Sun., 11-5 pm. 635 8th at Brannan. 800-454-6401; sfbookfair.com.
Feb. 12: LADYBUG GARDENERS invites you to help weed and tend the park at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, on second Saturdays from 9 am to noon. 970-8061; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 12: Hambone artist UNIQUE DERIQUE will clown, play, and discuss African-American history at the Noe Valley Library. 11-11:45 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Feb. 12: Golden Gate LAB RESCUE hosts a Valentine Labrador-mix adoption day at the Noe Valley Pet Company. Noon-3 pm. 1451 Church. 282-7385; labrescue.org.
Feb. 12: The sixth annual SILENT FILM Festival Winter Event features Charlie Chaplin shorts at 1 pm, L’Argent (1928) at 3:30 pm, a party from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, and King Vidor’s La Boheme (1926) at 8 pm. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro. 777-4908.
Feb. 12: Local doulas and MIDWIVES gather on second Saturdays at Natural Resources. 2-4 pm. 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
Feb. 12: Public Glass hosts “Hot Glass Cold Beer,” featuring FLAMEWORKING demos, music, and refreshments. 6-10 pm. 1750 Armstrong. 671-4916.
Feb. 12: The SF BLUEGRASS and Old-Time Festival hosts performances by the Stairwell Sisters, Cahalen Morrison, and Eli West; sponsored by the Noe Valley Music Series. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238; novevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 12 & 13: The SF Museum and Historical Society sponsors a HISTORY EXPO featuring neighborhood mini-museums. 11 am-4 pm. Old Mint, 88 5th. 537-1105; sfhistory.org.
Feb. 12 & 13: WOO AT THE ZOO features romantic stories of animal mating, a tour, and a brunch or dinner for adults over 21. 6 pm, and 11 am Sun. Sloat at the Great Highway. Preregistration required: 753-7236; sfzoo.org.
Feb. 13: Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE offers a free glimpse of works in progress by the Katie Faulkner, Anna Martine Whitehead, and David Herrera dance companies. 2 pm. 1310 Mission. 626-2060; counterpulse.org.
Feb. 13: The monthly meeting of PFLAG at St. Francis Lutheran Church runs from 2 to 4 pm. 152 Market. 621-2635.
Feb. 13: Winemakers of the Richmond District pour at the “Word Up” WINE-TASTING to benefit the Neighborhood Library Campaign. 2-5 pm. Fort Mason. 626-7500; friendssfpl.org.
Feb. 13: PHOTOGRAPHER Lucy Hilmer introduces her new limited-edition book My Valentines: 21 Years of Portraits from the Family Album, at the Noe Valley Library. 2:30-5 pm. 451 Jersey. 314-0020.
Feb. 14: “Do You Love Me Now?” the monthly Rumpus hosted by STEPHEN ELLIOTT, features authors Deb Olin Unferth, Matthew Siegel, Chiwan Choi, and Charlie Getter, comedy by Emily Heller, and music by Bond Girl; 21 and older. 7-9:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. therumpus.net.
Feb. 15: FILMS for children 5 and under, and their families, screen at 10:15 and 11 am. (Please park strollers by the elevator.) Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Feb. 15: The Ikenobo IKEBANA Society of America hosts a demonstration and discussion of the art. 6:30-8 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
Feb. 16: Lee Ann Slaton leads a WORKSHOP on what to expect from “Your 1-Year-Old.” 5:30-7:30 pm. Koret Center, 1710 Scott. 359-2454; register at ParentsPlaceonline.org.
Feb. 16: The monthly BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8: 30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.
Feb. 17: Glen Park Library holds a GRAPHIC NOVEL workshop for ages 11 to 18. 4:30-6 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Feb. 17: Small businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to a RECEPTION for San Francisco’s newly elected supervisors. 6-8 pm. Old Mint, 88 5th. 537-1105; sfsbn.org.
Feb. 17: Noe Valley Ministry hosts its final LABYRINTH WALK at 1021 Sanchez. 6: 30-7:30 pm. 282-2317.
Feb. 17: 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.
Feb. 17: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS will meet to discuss neighborhood issues, at 7:30 pm in the Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
Feb. 17: “A SPELLING BEE for Cheaters” is a benefit for 826 Valencia creative arts workshop for kids. 7:30 pm. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness. For information: 642-5905; 826valencia.org/spellingbee.
Feb. 18: The Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES SF Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival continues with Jackstraw, the Brothers Comatose, and the Water Tower Bucket Boys. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238; novevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 19: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE, which runs from 5:15 to 8 pm, from Second and Market up Geary to Powell, south on Post to Kearny, then west to Jackson.
Feb. 19: Washoku author Elizabeth Andoh introduces Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and VEGETARIAN Traditions. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712.
Feb. 20: Michael Kalanty describes How to Bake BREAD. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 20: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features a performance by SF Symphony’s Robin Sutherland (piano) and Steven Dibner (bassoon). 4 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
Feb. 21: HUNGARIAN REFUGEES Agatha Hoff (Burning Horses: A Hungarian Life Turned Upside Down) and Agnes Rothblatt (A Journey from the Chain Bridge to the Golden Gate) read at the Odd Mondays series. 7:30 pm; no-host dinner Haystack Pizza, 6 pm (RSVP email@example.com). 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317.
Feb. 21: The PORCHLIGHT STORYTELLING series features “True Lust Confidential” with hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-2108.
Feb. 22: Dr. Gray Brechin discusses “Climbing Out of Depression: NEW DEAL Contributions to San Francisco and the Bay Area” at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
Feb. 23: St. Francis Lutheran Church hosts a late VALENTINE’S PARTY for seniors, featuring dancing to the music of the White Squadron Band. 152 Market. Call for time: 621-2635.
Feb. 24: Paxton Gate offers an INSECT-MOUNTING CLASS from 4-7 pm. 766 Valencia. Advance registration required: 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
Feb. 24: “Was That Me Yelling?” is a workshop that will help PARENTS identify triggers. 6:30-8:30 pm. Koret Center, 1710 Scott. 359-2454; register at ParentsPlaceonline.org.
Feb. 24: LITQUAKE and the Noise Pop festival cosponsor “Way Behind the Music: From Miley Cyrus to Motley Crue,” featuring odd music and readings from musicians’ autobiographies. 7:30 pm. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd. litquake.org.
Feb. 24-March 31: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers six Thursday training sessions. 6:30-9:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 970-2024; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 25: The Castro Theatre hosts the benefit premiere of David Weissman’s We Were Here, a look back at the impact of AIDS in SF. 6 pm; film screens through March 3. 429 Castro. 695-0864.
Feb. 26: The Older Women’s League (OWL) hosts a lecture, “JULIA MORGAN’s Cohorts,” by Inge Horton, author of Early Women Architects of the SF Bay Area, 1890-1951. 10 am-noon. 870 Market, room 975. RSVP to 989-4422; owlsf.org.
Feb. 26: Join Assessor Phil Ting and other city officials at a free BRUNCH and discussion of San Francisco’s future sponsored by the group Reset San Francisco. 10 am-noon. SF County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. email@example.com.
Feb. 26: Chris Edgar leads an “Inner Productivity Intensive” WORKSHOP to increase efficiency and enjoyment in one’s work. 10 am-6 pm. A.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama. Register at 269-8566 or workconsciously.com.
Feb. 26: “Big Night,” the Noe Valley NURSERY SCHOOL’s annual fundraiser, includes dancing, music by Stompy Jones, a silent auction, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. 6-10 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 647-2278.
Feb. 26: Niloufer Ichaporia King, who yearly cooks a feast at Chez Panisse for PARSI NEW YEAR, introduces My Bombay Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 27: The Roxie Theater hosts a screening of the OSCARS, including the Red Carpet show. 4 pm. 3117 16th. 863-1087; roxie.com.
March 5-May 1: GEOFF HOYLE performs a show about growing old, Geezer. Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm., Sun., 3 pm. The Marsh, 1074 Valencia. 826-5750; themarsh.org.
March 6: A Mardi Gras celebration, featuring jazz musician Gerry Grosz, marks the final SUNDAY WORSHIP at the Noe Valley Ministry. (Services move to St. Luke’s Chapel in St. Luke’s Hospital, Valencia and Cesar Chavez, March 13.) 10:30 am. 1021 Sanchez. 282-2317; officenvmsf.blogspot.com.
March 6: Paxton Gate offers a TERRARIUM WORKSHOP at its Curiosities for Kids location. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
March 6: MUSIC ON THE HILL presents a concert by the Lee Trio. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429; musiconthehill.org.
March 8: Low-income clients are encouraged to attend a free clinic on “How to Present a CLAIM in Small Claims Court.” 760 Market, 10th Floor. 693-9811; firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9: The award-winning puppetry/animation company Images in Motion performs at the Noe Valley Library as part of a PUPPET FESTIVAL. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
March 12: “A Star Inside,” Alvarado School’s BENEFIT AUCTION, runs from 6 to 11 pm at the Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Boulevard. 695-5695; alvaradoschool.net.
Deadline for March
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the March 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first Friday of the month. The deadline for Calendar items is Feb. 15. Email email@example.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.