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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of June. The deadline for June calendar items is May 15. Email calendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.


May 1: Six live bands, street food, a fire truck, and a talking police car entertain at the 13th annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL. 10 am-4:30 pm. Diamond & Wilder. 729-4059.

May 1 & 15: 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.

May 1, 8, 15 & 22: 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.

May 1, 15 & 22: The Sunday Afternoon JAZZ Series at Bliss Bar features alto saxophonist Pete Yellin, pianist Larry Vuckovich, and drummer Adam Goodhue (May 1); Brazilian jazz vocalist Sandy Cressman (May 15): and vocalist Jeff Oster, bass player Michael Zisman, and Vuckovich (May 22). 4: 30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.

May 1-23: Fabric 8 Gallery hosts a group ART show, “Abstract Geometry.” Sat., Sun. & Mon., 11 am-7 pm; Tues., Wed. & Thurs., 1-7 pm; Fri., 11 am-9 pm. 3318 22nd. 647-5888.

May 1 & June 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-4 pm. Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th. 642-4786.

May 1-June 22: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts “They Are Full of Holy Nonsense,” a solo show of artwork by John Patrick McKenzie. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat., 1-6 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; ­creativityexplored.org.

May 1-July 10: GEOFF HOYLE performs Geezer, the Noe Valley playwright’s solo show about aging. Wed., 8 pm; Thurs., 8 pm; Sat. & Sun., 5 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750; themarsh.org.

May 2-30: Chris Sequeira offers free introductory QIGONG/TAI CHI at the Glen Park baseball field Wed. & Fri., 10:30 am; and for seniors at the Glen Park Auditorium, Wed., 1-3 pm. , Elk & Chenery. 773-8185; ­livingtaichiprinciples.blogspot.com.

May 2-30: Bliss Bar’s Monday COMEDY Open Mic Night is hosted by Jacob Goldstein. 8 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.

May 2-31: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.

May 2-31: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves hot lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 725 Diamond. Call to reserve a lunch, 648-1030. openhand.org.

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Eureka Valley Library’s Tuesday TODDLER TALES, for up to age 3, starts at 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

May 3, 10, 24 & 31: The Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES features rhymes, movement, and music. 10:15 & 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

May 3-31: Take a WALKING TOUR of the Castro on Sat., Sun., or Tues. Meet at 11 am at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro & Market) under the rainbow flag. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.

May 4: The city’s Historic Preservation Commission holds a hearing on city survey of historic resources in “Inner Mission North” neighborhoods. 12:30 pm. City Hall, Room 400. 575-6812. http://imns.sfplanning.org.

May 4: The Mental Health Association of SF hosts a seminar, “Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, HOARDING, and Compulsive Acquiring.” 5:30-7:30 pm. World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter, Suite 200. 421-2928; mha-sf.org.

May 4: Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier offer MAINE CLASSICS: More Than 150 Delicious Recipes from Down East. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 4, 11, 18 & 25: Sing along with Patrick Sosa and Alison Faith Levy at Phoenix Books’ Wednesday STORY HOUR, for babies to age 4. 11 am. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

May 4, 18 & 25: 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.

May 4-28: 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. Confirm at 509-6261.

May 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers disaster TRAINING. Thurs., 6:30-9:30 pm. Mission Neighborhood Center, 362 Capp. 970-2024; sffdnert@sfgov.org.

May 6 & 7: SUPERVISOR SCOTT Wiener’s office is open Friday, 10 am to noon, at City Hall, Room 274; and Saturday, 10 am to noon, at Spike’s Coffee, 4117 19th. Call to confirm: 554-6968.

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

May 6-27: The Friday night “Jazz in the Bookshop” series at BIRD & BECKETT begins at 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.

May 6-27: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936. doloresparkcafe.org.

May 6-28 & July 1-24: DAN HOYLE performs The Real Americans, his solo show contrasting gentrified city life with small-town America. Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 8:30 pm; and Sundays, July 10, 17 & 24, 2 pm. The Marsh Main Stage, 1062 Valencia. 282-3055; themarsh.org.

May 7: Fair Oaks Street holds its annual STREET FAIR, featuring 100 garage sales, baked goodies, and music on five blocks from 21st to 26th streets. 9 am to 4 pm. 824-2278.

May 7: The annual SHEEP-SHEARING at the Children’s Zoo includes spindle-spinning demonstrations. 10:30 am-1 pm. 753-7080; sfzoo.org.

May 7: Jeremy Cowan talks about CRAFT BEER Bar Mitzvah, his memoir on the origins of Shmaltz Brewing Company. 4-5 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 7: Photographer Robert Dawson leads a tour of his photos, exhibited in “Public Library: An American Commons.” 4-5 pm. ­Jewett Gallery, Main Library, 100 Larkin. 557-4400; sfpl.org.

May 7: ArtZone 461 Gallery hosts a reception for Nicholas Coley’s exhibition of PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS, “Baby Needs New Shoes,” 5-8 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680.

May 7, 14, 21 & 28: Come hear country, bluegrass, and folk music at the Noe Valley FARMERS’ MARKET, held Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. 24th & Vicksburg. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.

May 8: Bird & Beckett hosts a READING from Octavia Boulevard by author Yvonne Daley, with jazz accompaniment. 2-4 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.

May 8: The monthly PFLAG support group meeting runs from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Market. 621-2635.

May 8: Carole Bloom discusses her new book of 100 recipes, Intensely CHOCOLATE. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 8: JEFF TROIANO performs original songs “and tastefully selected covers” at Phoenix Books. 4 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

May 9: Sherril Jaffee reads from her nove, Expiration Date, and Julie ­Dillon plays music at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:45 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

May 10: JANELL MOON offers a free poetry/writing workshop at the Bernal Heights Library. 6:45-8:15 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 355-2810.

May 10: Small Claims Management holds a free clinic on “How to Present a CLAIM in Small Claims Court.” 760 Market, 10th Floor. 693-9811; smclaimsxpert.net.

May 11: The CANADIAN WOMEN’S CLUB hosts its annual fashion show and luncheon fundraiser, featuring the spring ­collection of L’Vian of Burlingame. 11 am. Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railway, South San Francisco. 824-9745.

May 11: David Downie discusses his Terroir Guides and TRAVEL FOOD WRITING. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 11: The GREAT BOOKS Council of SF sponsors a discussion of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. 6:15-8:15 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

May 11: Friends of Noe Valley REC CENTER meet in the art room, off the auditorium, at 7 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez.

May 11: Leslie Acosta-Bhattacharya from the O’Grady Law Group discusses ESTATE PLANNING basics and recent legal changes. 6:30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

May 11: The Roxie Theater celebrates BRIAN ENO’s 63rd birthday with a screening of the new documentary Brian Eno 1971-1977: The Man Who Fell to Earth. 7 pm. 3117 16th. 863-1087; roxie.com.

May 12: BIKE TO WORK DAY! Check out the SF Bicycle Coalition’s site, sfbike.org, for maps, tips, and energizer station information.

May 12: Drop in to the monthly LGBT SENIOR discussion group, on second Thursdays at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.

May 12: Gina Farr leads a “Living with COYOTES” seminar. 6:30 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park. projectcoyote.org.

May 12: Litquake, American Conservatory Theater, and BARtab present “Thoroughly Modern MAUPIN: The Legacy of Armistead,” emceed by Marga Gomez, featuring readings and music. 8 pm. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market. litquake.org.

May 12-Sept. 6: The Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibits Seeing GERTRUDE STEIN: Five Stories, featuring artwork from her collection, items from her custom-designed wardrobe, and media presentations. Fri.-Tues., 11 am-5 pm; Thurs., 1-8 pm. 736 Mission. 655-7800.

May 13: Sandor Katz discusses Wild FERMENTATION: The Flavor, Tradition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 13 & 14: The California Academy of Sciences offers FREE DAYS for residents of zip codes 94117, 94127, 94131, and 94132; bring a valid photo ID and a utility bill, bank statement, or postmarked letter; limit six children per adult.

May 13-15: Deep Green Resistance offers a WORKSHOP about transforming culture and creating sustainable ways of living. Fri., 6-9 pm; Sat., 9 am-9 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm. Living Wage Coalition, 2940 16th. 847-773-7478; deepgreenresistance.wordpress.com.

May 13-15: Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist, Ruedi Gerberís Seniors Rocking, and the fascinating Over 90 and Loving It will be shown along with 11 other films at the three-day Legacy Film Festival on AGING. Viz Cinema, New People Bldg, 1746 Post. 861-2159, www.legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org.

May 14: Alison Faith Levy (formerly of the Sippy Cups) performs “Big Time TOT ROCK” at the Upper Noe Rec Center. 9-11 am. 295 Day. noevalleyreccenter.com.

May 14: 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; jrlion@aol.com.

May 14: Presidio Habitats presents a Family “Quest” Adventure, a treasure hunt and exploration of WILDLIFE habitats. For kids 5 to 12. 10 am-noon. Exhibition Pavilion. RSVP 561-4449; draffa@presidiotrust.gov.

May 14: PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Dawson discusses his exhibition, Public Libraries: An American Commons, on display at the Main Library to June 12. 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

May 14: Margo True reads from The One-Block FEAST. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 14: Natural Resources invites you to come meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia at 25th. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.

May 14: Elbo Room hosts STAND-UP COMEDY by Kira Soltanovich, Edwin Li, Anatoly Brant, Yuri Kagan, and Vladimir Khlynin. 6:30-9 pm. 647 Valencia. 552-7788; www.elbo.com.

May 14: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts GOSPEL NIGHT, featuring Men of Endurance and the Fret Not Gospel Band. 8 pm. St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238; novevalleymusicseries.com.

May 15: The 100th annual BAY TO BREAKERS runs (or walks) from 7 am to noon. zazzlebaytobreakers.com.

May 15: Simple seasonal recipes fill Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin’s book The LAZY GOURMET. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 15: MAITRI HOSPICE and residential AIDS care facility hosts “Bliss,” an auction and gala with music by jazz artist Paula West. 5:30-9:30 pm. County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park. maitrisf.org.

May 17: FILMS for children 5 and under screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

May 17: Lisa Abend discusses working in the kitchen of Ferran Adira’s EL BULLI restaurant in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 17: A de Young Museum docent discusses couturier Cristóbal BALENCIAG’s influence on fashion. 7-8:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616, sfpl.org.

May 18: Joan Nathan describes her search for JEWISH COOKING in France in Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 18: The monthly BOOK DISCUSSION group at the Noe Valley Library meets from 7 to 8: 30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707.

May 20 & 21: SF Dump Artists-in-Residence Scott Kildall, Niki Ulehla, and Alex Nichols exhibit work created from found objects. Fri., 5-9 pm; Sat., 1-5 pm. Environmental Learning Center, 401 Tunnel. ­recologysf.com/AIR.

May 21: The Friends of Noe Valley sponsors the Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR, featuring nine neighborhood gardens. Tickets at local shops and the Farmers’ Market, 24th & Vicksburg. 10 am-3 pm. 298-2344.

May 21: Meagan Brown discusses “INVESTING 101: Building Your Investor IQ Starts with Understanding the Basics.” 11 am. Edward Jones, 4190 24th. 282-4079.

May 21: Steve Sando introduces The Rancho Gordo HEIRLOOM BEAN Grower’s Guide. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

May 21 & 22: The SF BACH CHOIR performs J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor accompanied by the SFBC Baroque Orchestra. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm. Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fillmore & Jackson. 441-4942; www.sfbach.org.

May 22: Rodney Jackson hosts a SNOW LEOPARD GALA boasting a Himalayan bazaar, auction, “feline ambassadors” from the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, and a Bactrian camel. 1-4 pm. Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline. 707-935-3851.

May 22: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC’s annual Gala and Silent Auction features Ann Moss, Heidi Moss, Stephen Bailey, and friends. 4 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236; nvcm.org.

May 23: Joe Sutton reads from his book The Year the Giants Won the Series, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:45 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

May 25: Emily Luchetti discusses her cookbook The Fearless BAKER. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; ­omnivorebooks.com.

May 25: Learn to detect FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE at a seminar led by Leslie Acosta-Bhattacharya from the O’Grady Law Group. 6:30-7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

May 29: ST. Paul’S CHURCH celebrates its 100-year-old building with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12:15 pm, followed by a reception and memorabilia display (until 4 pm). Church Street between Valley and 29th. 648-7538.

May 30: Memorial Day observances at the SF National Cemetery in the Presidio include a parade, military band, and a special TRIBUTE to Americans killed during World War II. 10:30 am-noon. 748-0613.

May 31: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

May 31: The Freedom Socialist Party hosts “What Drives Global Rebellion,” a 12-week discussion of LEON TROTSKY’s Permanent Revolution. Tuesdays, 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin, #202. 864-1278; www.socialism.com.

May 31: Judy Yung discusses her book, co-authored with Erika Lee, ANGEL ISLAND: Immigrant Gateway to America, at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.

June 2: Local author and playwright LOU REDA signs his new book Mortality's End, a sci-fi thriller with a female protagonist. 7-9 pm. Million Fishes gallery, 2501 Bryant at 23rd. mortalitysend.blogspot.com or millionfishes.com.

June 3-5: DANCER Ledoh and video artist Perry Hallinan perform Suicide Barrier at the ODC Theater. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. 3153 17th. 863-9834; odcdance.org.

June 3-5: Anne Bluethanthal and Dancers perform GOIN’ GAGA and Other Dances at CounterPulse. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 6 pm. 1310 Mission. 800-838-3006; ­counterpulse.org.

June 4: “An Evening of SONG,” hosted by Joshua Raoul Brody and Merle Kessler, features 25 singers songs around a theme. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk. 454-5238; ­novevalleymusicseries.com.

June 4 & 8: Dr. Harris Meyer discusses “HEALTHY LIVING to 100”; a free massage will be raffled off after the talk. June 4, 4-5 pm; June 8, 6:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

June 8: The group UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets on second Wednesdays to talk about local issues. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

 

Halfway to Christmas

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2011 issue, hitting the streets the first week of June. The deadline for June calendar items is May 15. Email calendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks for your help.