| July-August 2012
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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the September issue, distributed the first week of September. The deadline for Calendar items is Aug. 15. Emailcalendar@noevalleyvoice.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We thank you.
July 1-15: The Marsh YOUTH THEATER performs Jip, His Story, based on a children’s book about a 12-year-old orphan in the 1850s. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia. 826-5750;themarsh.org.
July 1, 15, 22 & 29: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features music featuring vocalists Jo Canion (July 15), Faith Winthrop (July 22), and Linda Zulaica (July 29). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
July 1 & 15; Aug. 5 & 19: 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.
July 1-Aug. 1: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show, “Fabulous.” Reception June 21, 7-9 pm; Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
July 1 & Aug. 5: Stroll or bike to SUNDAY STREETS’ car-free festivities along Valencia Street from 14th to 24th, and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire streets. 11 am-4 pm. email@example.com.
July 1-29 & Aug. 5-26: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE Sundays through Nov. 18. 10 am-2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington. pcfma.com.
July 1-29; Aug. 5-26: Meet at the gold fire hydrant at 20th and Church at 11 am for a City Guides walking tour of the MISSION DOLORES area. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
July 1-Aug. 27: “Stretch & Expose,” a group exhibit of SCREEN PRINTING, is on display at City Hall. Mon.-Fri. 8 am-8 pm. 554-6080; sfartscommission.org.
July 1-31; Aug. 4-28: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a City Guides walking tour of the CASTRO. Sat., Sun., and Tues., 11 am. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
July 2-31 & Aug. 1-31: The Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous group meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
July 2-31 & Aug. 1-31: 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.
July 3: Zoozanne’s ZOO SINGALONG for kids up to age 7 features folk songs, stories, and animal sounds. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
July 3: Sophie Maletsy leads 4- to 10-year-olds in making San Francisco-themed CRAFTS. 11 am-noon. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 3-Aug. 28: Larkin Street Youth Services offers free Rapid HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. 5-7 pm. The Center, 1800 Market. 673-0911; sfcenter.org.
July 3-31 & Aug. 1-29: 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.
July 4-25 & Aug. 1-29: Alison Faith Levy offers Big Time TOT ROCK classes for kids birth through 3 years, on Wednesdays at 10 and 11 am. Playhouse Noe Valley, 3961 24th. 800-7735; theplayhouseatnoevalley.com.
July 4-25 & Aug. 1-29: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pm.Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
July 4-25 & Aug. 1-29: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org.
July 4, Aug. 1 & Sept. 5: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.
July 4, Aug. 1 & Sept. 5: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY OPEN MIKE is emceed by Treena Meyer on first Wednesdays, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
July 5 & 19; Aug. 2 & 16: The ADA Merchant Committee hosts a meeting to assist small businesses in compliance with DISABILITY ACT GUIDELINES. 9:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Gwen Sanderson, 509-6261; Susan Walia, 826-6678.
July 6-8: The LEGACY FILM FESTIVAL on Aging and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute host a lineup of intergenerational films. Coppola Theatre in the Fine Arts Building, SFSU. For the schedule: legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org.
July 6-Aug. 31: The Friday night JAZZ series continues at Bird & Beckett with a variety of artists including Don Prell, Jimmy Ryan, and Chuck Peterson. 5:30-8 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
July 6-27 & Aug. 3-31: 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.
July 6-27 & Aug. 3-31: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
July 7: JORY JOHN reads from All My Friends Are Still Dead. 1-2 pm. Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
July 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
July 8: NERT and the SF Fire Department offer “Getting Really Ready PREPAREDNESS TRAINING” workshops. 10 am, 1 & 3:30 pm. SFFD Division of Training, 2310 Folsom. Register at 970-2024; email@example.com.
July 8: “Space, Spirituality, and Super-Parenting: A LITQUAKE Author Soirée” features Po Bronson, Mary Roach, and Michael Krasny. 4 pm. Pacific Heights location given with ticket purchase. litquake.org.
July 8 & Aug. 12: The monthly PFLAG support group features speakers and discussion from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850; firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8 & Aug. 12: Phoenix Books hosts the Nick Culp Trio at Second Sunday JAZZ. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477. July 8-Aug. 26: Artists Natalie Cressman (July 8), Noel Jewkes (July 15), and Charles Hamilton (July 22) join a long line of musicians performing Sundays at the WHICH WAY WEST? concerts at Bird & Beckett Books. 4:30-6:30 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
July 9: Stephanie Lucianovic introduces Suffering Succotash: A PICKY EATER’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
July 9: Joe Klocek, Josh Healey, Regina Stoops, Johan Miranda, Shanti Charan, and Lisa Geduldig star at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy at El Rio. 8 pm. 3158 Mission. elriosf.com.
July 10 & 24; Aug. 7, 21 & 28: 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.
July 10, 17 & 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10: 30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
July 11: Omnivore Books hosts a dinner at Camino Restaurant in Oakland with MARCUS SAMUELSSON, author of Yes, Chef: A Memoir. 6 pm. For reservations: 510-547-5035; omnivorebooks.com.
July 11 & Aug. 8: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group meets on second Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; 750-1786; email@example.com.
July 11, 18 & 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 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.
July 12: Triskela HARP DUO perform “Molly and the Magic Bus,” for ages 3 and older. 10:30 am. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
July 12: Richard Foss chronicles RUM: A Global History.6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
July 12 & 13: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES celebrates 10 years in “Shine On You Crazy Diamond!” featuring “an embarrassing cast of storytelling superstars.” Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. Check times at porchlightsf.com.
July 12-15: The 17th annual SILENT FILM Festival at the Castro features a restoration of the first Oscar-winning film,Wings. 429 Castro. For a schedule: silentfilm.org.
July 12 & Aug. 9: 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.
July 12-Aug. 11: RAY OF LIGHT THEATRE performs Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Eureka Theatre. Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sat. & Sun., 2 pm. 215 Jackson. 788-7469; rayoflighttheatre.com.
July 12-Aug. 23: Learn the rhumba, cha-cha, waltz, and mambo at a six-week BALLROOM dance class (for couples) taught by Bart and Judy Lewis. Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd. 661-2746.
July 13-29: Thrillpeddlers perform Peter Weiss’MARAT/SADE at the Brava Theater. Wed.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm; July 22, 1:30 pm. 2781 24th. 853-0611; marchuestispresents.com.
July 14: LIVE POETS gather and read at the Cultural Integration Fellowship. 11 am-12:30 pm. 2650 Fulton. 668-1559.
July 14: Diane Stork and Shawna Spiteri present a modern, multicultural musical version of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. 11:15 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 14: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE reads the letters and poems of Emily Dickinson. 2-4 pm. Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270; sfpl.org.
July 14: The Glen Park Library screens Orson Welles’ FILM NOIR classic The Lady From Shanghai. 3-4: 30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
July 14: Dress as your favorite character or era of San Francisco history at the SF HISTORY Association’s 30th-anniversary celebration. 6-11 pm. Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market. RSVP by July 6: 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
July 14 & Aug. 11: Brian Bergeron performs at Upper Noe Rec’s free second-Saturday TOT CONCERT. 2-4 pm. 295 Day. 970-8061.
July 14 & Aug. 11: Natural Resources invites you to meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
July 14-Aug. 19: ARTZONE 461 Gallery hosts three exhibits: “Historic Bay Area Art,” a show of work by gallery artists, and “Vestige and Vision,” paintings by Sonja Navin. Reception July 14, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680; artzone461.com.
July 15 & Aug. 19: Rocket DOG RESCUE has dogs looking for homes. Noon-5 pm. 501 Castro. 642-4786. Editor’s Note: Check to see if location is current.
July 16: Creators of Lucky Peach FOOD MAGAZINE, David Chang, Peter Meehan, and Chris Ying sign issue #4. 7:30-8:30 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;omnivorebooks.com.
July 17: Yolanda Rhodes brings the outdoors in with music, stories, and movement for kids up to 6 years. 10:30-11:15 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 18: Dina Yuen discusses INDONESIAN COOKING: Satays, Sambals, and More. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
July 18: Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (and Noe resident) Herb K. Schultz discusses the Affordable Care Act at the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting, co-hosted by the Friends of Noe Valley. 7: 30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 18 & Aug. 15: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 19: “Password: Litquake’s LITERARY SPEAKEASY” features cocktails, jazz, and readings from the Prohibition Era. 8 pm-midnight. Cellspace, 2050 Bryant. litquake.org.
July 19-Aug. 3: The 32nd annual JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL screens at the Castro Theater and the JCCSF, as well as at venues in Berkeley, Palo Alto, and San Rafael. sfjff.org.
July 20 & 21: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER offers open office hours from 10 am to noon Friday at City Hall, Room 274, and Saturday at Café Seventy8, 78 29th. 554-6968; scottwiener.com.
July 21: The Noe Valley Library screens John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, starring HUMPHREY BOGART as Detective Sam Spade. 3 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 21: Adam Perry Lang reimagines BARBECUE in Charred and Scruffed. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
July 22: City Guides hosts a tour, “ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S San Francisco.” Meet 11 am at the fountain in Huntington Park, off Sacramento between Taylor and Mason; ends in Union Square. Reservations required: 537-1105; email@example.com.
July 25: Omnivore Books holds a dinner at Camino Restaurant in Oakland with APRIL BLOOMFIELD, author of A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories. 6 pm. For reservations: 510-547-5035; omnivorebooks.com.
July 25 & Aug. 29: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.
July 25 & Aug. 29: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
July 26: Gallery of Jewels hosts a TRUNK SHOW featuring Vanessa Mellett. 5-8 pm. 4089 24th. 285-0626;galleryofjewels.com.
July 27: Bonnie leads SING-ALONGS, move-alongs, and play-alongs for ages 5 to 11. 4-4:45 pm.. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 28: Jenny Rosenstrach introduces DINNER: A Love Story. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
July 28: An expert from the SFPL HISTORY Center will show how you can research a building’s past. 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
July 29: The grand opening of OLIVE THIS, OLIVE THAT includes music, demonstrations, and samples, from 3 to 6 pm. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520; olivethisolivethat.com.
July 31: Lorri Ungaretti, author of San Francisco’s SUNSET DISTRICT, discusses “Stories in the Sand” at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
July 31 & Aug. 14: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;sfpl.org.
Aug. 2: Roz Chang celebrates the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE with stories and crafts for ages 6 and up. 2:30 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
Aug. 3: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features Axis Dance Company, an ensemble of performers “with and without disabilities.” Noon. 920-9181; axisdance.org.
Aug. 4: The SHADOW PUPPET Theater performs The Magic Measuring Cup for ages 4 and up. 10: 30-11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707.
Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Aug. 13: Local poet Stewart Florsheim reads from his latest collection 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.
Aug. 16: Attend the annual NOE VALLEY WINE WALK, at stores and businesses along 24th and Castro streets. 4-8 pm. 641-8687; noevalleymerchants.com.
Aug. 18: The SF Bicycle Coalition hosts an “Introduction to SAFE CYCLING” for teens and adults. 3-4 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Aug. 22: Dinah Sanders, author of Discardia: More Life, LESS STUFF reads and gives a mini-workshop, “Sail Into a Life You Love,” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Aug. 27: Noe Valley novelist/journalist Olivia Boler reads from her novels at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
Aug. 28: Kathryn Ayers describes “A LITERARY LOVE AFFAIR with San Francisco” at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
Aug. 30: Gallery of Jewels hosts a TRUNK SHOW featuring Rebecca Overman. 5-8 pm. 4089 24th. 285-0626; galleryofjewels.com.
Aug. 30: Peg and Awl collaborates with special guest contributers at a cocktail party. 6-9 pm. Paxton Gate, 824 Valencia. 824-1872; paxtongate.com.
Sept. 6: Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING at a free introductory lesson, featuring jigs and reels. 8-10 pm. Polish Club, 3040 22nd . 333-9372; sf-scottishdancers.org.
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the September issue, distributed the first week of September. The deadline for Calendar items is Aug. 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. We thank you.