| April 2012
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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the May 2012 issue, distributed the first week of May. The deadline for Calendar items is April 15. Email email@example.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We appreciate your help.
April 1 & 8: Paxton Gate offers TERRARIUM classes from 11 am to 1 pm. Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
April 1 & 15: SF City Guides leads a free WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley on first and third Sundays at 1:30 pm. Meet at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
April 1-25: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show, “Parallel Visions.” Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
April 1, 15, 22 & 29: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features Josh Workman, Larry Vuckovich, and Jeff Chambers (April 1); vocalist Stephanie Bruce with Brad Buethe and Fred Randolph (April 15); the Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band (April 22); and vocalist Daria with Jean Michel Hure and Alex Baum (April 29). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
April 1-29: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Sundays, April 1-Nov. 18. 10 am-2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington. pcfma.com.
April 1-29: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a walking tour, “CASTRO: Tales of the Village.” Sat., Sun., and Tues., 11 am. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
April 1-29: Learn about MISSION DOLORES at a City Guides walk held on Sundays, 11 am. Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
April 2-30: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030; openhand.org.
April 2-30: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
April 3, 10 & 24: Little ones enjoy rhymes and songs by children’s librarian Catherine Starr at TODDLER TALES at the Noe Valley Library. 10:15 and 11 am. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 3-25: Chris Sequeira offers adult TAI CHI classes Tuesdays at 7 pm, and free senior qigong classes Wednesdays 1-3 pm at Glen Park; register at sfrecpark.org, 773-8185; firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 3-May 8: Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party offer a Tuesday class, “Overcoming RACISM.” 6:30 pm supper, 7-8:30 pm class. New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk. 864-1278; radicalwomen.org.
April 4: Mayor Ed Lee’s Budget TOWN HALL meeting for Districts 8 and 9 runs from 6:30 to 8 pm. Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd. sfmayor.org.
April 4: Litquake and the SF Writers’ Grotto host “REGRETURATURE,” described as “an evening of readings that probably shouldn’t see the light of day.” 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. litquake.org.
April 4, 11 & 18: Eureka Valley Library’s Wednesday BABY RHYME & PLAYTIME, for infants to 18 months, starts at 1:30 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
April 4-25: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org
April 4-25: 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.
April 4-25: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Nov. 19. 4-8 pm.Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
April 4 & May 2: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM offers a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.
April 4 & May 2: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY OPEN MIKE is emceed by Treena Meyer on the first Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;blissbarsf.com.
April 5-7: TERRY ALLEN performs a concert on April 5, and presents a multimedia theater piece Ghost Ship Rodez (starring Jo Harvey Allen) on April 6 and 7. 8 pm. Z Space, 450 Florida. 626-0453; zspace.org.
April 6: The Rotunda Dance Series at City Hall features SF BALLET SCHOOL Trainee Program members performing at noon. 920-9181; dancersgroup.org.
April 6, 13, 20 & 27: Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble (April 6), the Jimmy Ryan Quintet (April 13), Peterson-Foster-Prell-Marabuto (April 20), and the Chuck Peterson Quintet (April 27) perform at the Friday night JAZZ series at Bird & Beckett. 5:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
April 6-27: Yell “BINGO!” at St. Paul’s on Friday nights at 7 pm (doors open at 5 pm). St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 221 Valley. 648-7538.
April 6-27: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
April 7: The fifth annual Noe Valley EASTER EGG HUNT in Douglass Playground benefits the flower baskets on 24th Street. 10 am-noon. Douglass & 26th. 519-0093; noevalleyassociation.org.
April 7: An EGGSTRAVAGANZA, sponsored by SF Rec & Park offers family fun from 11 am to 3 pm. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. sfrecpark.org.
April 7: SFMOMA hosts a discussion, “PHOTOGRAPHY—Art or Craft?” from 3 to 4:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 7: Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal discuss The Essential URBAN FARMER at Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 7: The a cappella male choir The Conspiracy of Beards performs original arrangements of LEONARD COHEN songs. 8 pm. The SF Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett. 289-2019; conspiracyofbeards.com.
April 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET hosts live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
April 7-May 5: 13 Local artists display work created from discarded objects in “Lost and Found,” an ART EXHIBIT at Arc Studios and Gallery. Reception April 7, 6-9 pm. 1246 Folsom. 861-3504; arc-sf.com.
April 8: The monthly PFLAG support group meets from 2 to 4:15 pm, on the second Sunday of the month. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850; email@example.com.
April 8: Second Sunday JAZZ at Phoenix Books features the Nick Culp Trio. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.
April 9: Odd Mondays series co-creator Judith Levy-Sender and poet/librarian Evelyn Posamentier read at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
April 11: Noe Valley resident Carol Storen invites CANADIAN WOMEN’S CLUB members to hear guest speaker Brian Andrews discuss his latest book, Cherokee Neurosurgeon: A Biography of Charles Byron Wilson, M.D. 11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club. Reservations required: 824-9745.
April 11: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group, centering on philosophy, meets on second Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; 750-1786; email@example.com.
April 11: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day.
April 11-May 22: SCOTT DUPREE exhibits paintings at Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids, plus costumes and sculpture installations. Reception April 13, 6-8 pm. 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
April 12: Drop in to the LGBT SENIOR discussion group on second Thursdays at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.
April 12 & 13: Tim Rubel Human Shaks dance company performs We Have (Not) at the Garage Theatre. 8 pm. 975 Howard. 401-440-5440; humanshakes.webs.com.
April 13 & 14: Students in the vocal department of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts present “Scorned,” an OPERA GALA, featuring selections from Die Fledermaus, Candide, Don Giovanni, and Rigoletto. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
April 14: The LADYBUG Gardeners group welcomes volunteers at Upper Noe Rec Center on second Saturdays, 9 am to noon. 295 Day. firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14: The Upper Noe Rec Center’s monthly CONCERT, geared to ages 5 and under, features folk group Bay to Boulders. 9 am-noon. 295 Day. noevalleyreccenter.com.
April 14: The Textile Arts Council hosts a tribute to KAY SEKIMACHI, one of the founders of the Bay Area textile community. 10 am. De Young Museum, Koret Auditorium.
April 14: The GRAND OPENING of Taylor’s Home and Garden features wine and cheese, demonstrations, free samples, and a raffle, starting at 11 am. 4027 24th. 970-9030; taylorshomegarden.com.
April 14: Attorney Stuart Bronstein discusses estate planning at a WRITE YOUR WILL workshop. 2-3:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 14: The Sitdown Readers’ Theatre presents the fifth annual CHAUCER DAY. 2-4 pm. North Beach Library, 2000 Mason. 274-0270.
April 14: Natural Resources invites you to come meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
April 14: Tamar Adler introduces An Everlasting Meal: COOKING with Economy and Grace. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 14: Beekeeper and educator Tim Muhrlin discusses “Connecting Kids and HONEY BEES in the City,” for ages 3 and older. 3:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
April 14 & 15: Mission Artists United hosts SPRING OPEN STUDIOS. Noon-6 pm; preview party April 12, 6-9 pm. 2150 Folsom. missionartistsunited.org.
April 14-May 20: Ryan M. Reynolds exhibits time-themed PAINTINGS in “Continuum,” at ArtZone 461 Gallery. Reception April 14, 5-8 pm; noon-6 pm Wed.-Sun. 441-8680; artzone461.com.
April 15: Rocket DOG RESCUE has good dogs looking for homes. Noon-5 pm. 501 Castro. 642-4786.
April 15: The “On the Same Page” book discussion celebrates National POETRY MONTH with The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008 to 2010. 3-4:40 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 15: Kelsey Banfield discusses The NAPTIME CHEF: Fitting Great Food into Family Life at Omnivore Books. 3-4 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;omnivorebooks.com.
April 15: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts a performance by Carey Bell and Katie Kadarauch at 4 pm; a pre-concert talk begins at 3:15 pm. Holy Innocents Church, 455 Fair Oaks. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
April 17: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 17: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck features Beth Lisick and John Ingle on the theme “Leap of Faith.” 7-9 pm. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan. feastofwords.somarts.org.
April 18: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets at 7:30 pm. St. Philip Church, 725 Diamond. 994-4610; email@example.com.
April 18: JACQUES PEPIN gives a talk and signs books purchased at Omnivore Books. 1-2 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 18: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets on third Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 7 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 19-22: THEATER students at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts perform Momotaro, The Peach Child, based on a folktale. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
April 20: Gallery of Jewels hosts a TRUNK SHOW with local designer Sarah Richardson. Appointments 3-5 pm; open to public 5-8 pm. 4089 24th. Reservations, 285-0626.
April 20: The creative writing department of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts performs 10 MINUTE PLAYS. 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
April 21: The fourth annual GOAT FESTIVAL features cooking demos, free samples, and live “kids” from Redwood Hill Farm. 10 am-1 pm. Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Embarcadero and Market.cuesa.org/events/2012/goat-festival.
April 21: A docent from the Legion of Honor discusses “The Cult of Beauty: The VICTORIAN AVANT-GARDE.” 3-4 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
April 21: The Crosspulse Rhythm Duo performs BODY PERCUSSION and instrumental music-making for ages 4 and up. 4:30-5:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 21: Jon Raskin & Carla Harryman and their seven-piece ensemble celebrate their CD release with Pamela Z opening. 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk at Lyon. 218-7937; liveatcyprians.blogspot.com.
April 22: The SPCA brings adoptable CATS AND DOGS to Noe Valley Pet Company from 11 am to 3 pm. 1451 Church. 282-7385.
April 23: Poets Athena Kashyap and Alice Rogoff read at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
April 23: Merrill Garbus and her band tUnE-yArDs, and guitarist Ava Mendoza, perform live accompaniment for BUSTER KEATON shorts. 8 pm. Castro Theater, 429 Castro. 621-6120.
April 23: The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts BIG BAND performs with the Wollongong Convervatorium of Music Jazz Orchestra of Australia. 8 pm. Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore. 695-5120; sfsota.org.
April 24: James Martin discusses The ISLANDS of San Francisco Bay at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
April 25: Jody Richardson leads MUSIC & MOVEMENT for ages 4 and under. 1:30-2: 15 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
April 25: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.
April 26: Cherly Sternman Rule introduces Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables, with a FRUIT SAMPLING by Frog Hollow Farm. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 27: Ages 8 and up are invited to watch the Disney animated MOVIE Tangled, a retelling of Rapunzel. 3-4: 40 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 27 & 28: Meet with Supervisor SCOTT WIENER Friday at City Hall, Room 274, or Saturday at Destination Baking Company, 598 Chenery. 10 am-noon. Confirm at 554-6968 orscottwiener.com.
April 27-May 6: The Marsh YOUTH THEATER performs Persephone Cubana. 2 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750; themarsh.org.
April 28: Tickets go on sale for the 2012 Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR, scheduled for May 19. friendsofnoevalley.com.
April 28: The Garden for the Environment offers a talk by Dinner Bell Farm’s Paul Glowaski on CITY CHICKENS and ducks. 10 am-12:30 pm. 7th Ave at Lawton. 731-5627.
April 28: Alice Medrich introduces Sinfully Easy Delicious DESSERTS. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 29: The PTA of Starr King Elementary School hosts a SPRING FLING Silent Auction and Raffle at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 1-5 pm. 953 DeHaro. starrkingschool.net/fundraising/spring-fling.
April 29: “The French Masters,” the ninth annual KEYBOARD MARATHON at Community Music Center, features piano and harpsichord music. 3 pm. 544 Capp. 647-6015; sfcmc.org.
April 29: Michael Natkin discusses his vegetarian recipes inHERBIVORACIOUS. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 29: Music on the Hill presents a cappella women’s ensemble Solstice, performing works by Debussy, Palestrina, and Kodaly. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429; email@example.com.
April 30: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
May 3: Julia Usher brings ULTIMATE COOKIES to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 7: Author Mary O’Toole reads at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the May 2012 issue, distributed the first week of May. The deadline for Calendar items isApril 15. Email email@example.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We appreciate your help.