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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the November issue, distrib­uted the first week of November. The deadline for Calendar items is Oct. 15. Email calendar@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.

 

NOE VALLEY VOICE CALENDAR OCTOBER 2012

Oct. 1: Dr. Abby Caplin and Dr. Sheppard Kominars discuss “Journaling for Life and Health” at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Oct. 1-31: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive.oasf.org.

Oct. 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. 

Oct. 2, 9 & 30: 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.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Eureka Valley Library offers its own TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

Oct. 2-30: Meet under the rainbow flag at Harvey Milk Plaza (Castro and Market) for a City Guides walking tour of the CASTRO. Sat., Sun. & Tues., 11 am. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.

Oct. 2-30: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free rapid HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. 5-7 pm. The Center, 1800 Market. 673-0911; sfcenter.org.

Oct. 2-30: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers education and interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration required: k9scrubclub.com.

Oct. 2-31: 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; livingtaichi@yahoo.com.

Oct. 3 & Nov. 7: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.

Oct. 3 & Nov. 7: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY Open Mike happens on first Wednesdays, from 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 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.

Oct. 3-31: Alison Faith Levy offers Big Time TOT ROCK classes on Wednesdays at 10 and 11 am. Playhouse Noe Valley, 3961 24th. 800-7735; theplayhouseatnoevalley.com.

Oct. 3-31: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pmNoe at Market. pcfma.com.

Oct. 3-31: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org.

Oct. 3-Jan. 4, 2013: The 21st annual ART WITH ELDERS exhibition is on display at City Hall. 8 am-8 pm. eldergivers.org.

Oct. 4: Noe Valley actor Geoff Hoyle discusses why LAUGHTER is good for your health, in a conversation with Fran Johns, sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 12:30-2 pm. SF State Downtown Campus, 865 Market, 6th floor. 817-4243; olli.sfsu.edu.

Oct. 4: Jeffrey Pilcher brings PLANET TACO: A Global History of Mexican Food to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 4-Nov. 18: Creativity Explored hosts a group SHOW, “(Pre)Fabrications.” Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.

Oct. 5: DEADLINE to submit designs for new SFPL Library cards; five categories for children and adults. For info: ImproveSF.com.

Oct. 5: Susan Pena and Miguel Govea lead a BILINGUAL SING-ALONG for all ages. 4 pm. Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.

Oct. 5: Charlotte Druckman introduces Skirt Steak: WOMAN CHEFS on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 5 & 6: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER holds office hours from 10 am to noon Friday at City Hall, Room 274, and Saturday at Martha’s Coffee, 3858 24th. 554-6968; ­scottwiener.com.

Oct. 5 & 6: Don McCunn signs his new photo book, Revisiting the Classics, at Gallery 4n5’s “Pancakes and Booze ART SHOW.” 8 pm. 863 Mission. 572-8244; ­revisiting-the-classics.com.

Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Sara Levy Linden leads “The Mahj Club,” a Beginners MAH JONGG class. 1-3 pm. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Market. 655-7881; thecjm.org.

Oct. 5-26: The Friday night JAZZ series continues at Bird & Beckett with artists including Don Prell, Jimmy Ryan, and Chuck Peterson. 5:30-8 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.

Oct. 5-26: 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.

Oct. 5-26: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.

Oct. 5-27: DAN HOYLE brings The Real Americans back to the Marsh in time for election season. Fri. 8 pm; Sat. 8:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; themarsh.org.

Oct. 6: “CHEESES of France” features tastings and demonstrations, at the 111 Minna Gallery. 11 am-7 pm. 111 Minna. cheesesoffrance.com.

Oct. 6-14: The 13th annual LITQUAKE literary festival offers 163 events and more than 850 authors. Check out the program at litquake.org.

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.

Oct. 6-Nov. 18: GEOFF HOYLE returns to the Marsh as Geezer. Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 8:30 pm. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; themarsh.org.

Oct. 7: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC opens its 20th season with a concert by Catherine Cook and Friends. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236; nvcm.org.

Oct. 7: Litquake hosts “Reckless Rambling Hobo,” a WOODY GUTHRIE tribute featuring music, memories, and multimedia to celebrate the folk musician’s 100th birthday. 8 pm. Z Space, 450 Florida. litquake.org.

Oct. 7 & 21: 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.

Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features the Jazzkwest Band (Oct. 7), vocalist Josh Klipp (Oct. 14), the Rob Reich Trio (Oct. 21), and Lua Hadar and Francophonia (Oct. 28). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; ­blissbarsf.com.

Oct. 7-28: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers PRODUCE Sundays through Nov. 25. 10 am-2 pmGlen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington. pcfma.com.

Oct. 7-28: 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.

Oct. 8: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES’ Dog and Pony Show features stories by Michael Ian Black, Tamar Adler, Tom Rhodes, Caitlin Myer, April Whitney, and Lyrics Born. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. Check times at ­porchlightsf.com.

Oct. 8: Maureen Langan, Sammy Obeid, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Bobby Golden, and Nick Leonard star at Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY at El Rio. 8 pm. 3158 Mission. elriosf.com.

Oct. 8 & 9: Former Noe Valley resident Judith Lit premieres her DOCUMENTARY film After Winter, Spring at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Mon., 12:15 pm; Tues., 9:30 pm. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth, San Rafael. mvff.com.

Oct. 9: Laura Weiss discusses ICE CREAM: A Global History. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712, omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 9-Dec. 16: Little Folkies offer classes for ages 5 and under at Mobu Dance Studio, 1605 Church, and Russo Music, 4072 24th.littlefolkies.com.

Oct. 10: Janet Reilly discusses the 75-year history of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE at the Canadian Women’s Club meeting. 11 am-1 pm. Old Presidio Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace. canadianwomensclub.org.

Oct. 10: Diane Morgan talks about 29 edible roots in ROOTS: The Definitive Compendium. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 10: November ballot propositions, the League of Women Voters, and the new owner of O’Greenberg’s bar are all on the agenda at the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 296 Day. vickimrosen@gmail.com.

Oct. 10, 17 & 24: The Noe Valley Library offers a COMPUTER LAB for beginning users from 3 to 4:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;sfpl.org.

Oct. 11: 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.

Oct. 11: Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger introduce The Lost Arts of Hearth & Home: The Happy Luddite’s Guide to DOMESTIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 12: Omnivore hosts a BOOK RELEASE PARTY for Kathleen Flinn’s The Kitchen Counter Cooking School. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712 omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 12: The SF Comedy and BURRITOS FESTIVAL presents performances by Brendon Walsh at 6, 8:30, and 10:30 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788.

Oct. 12: A beginning tango lesson precedes the show by the TANGO REVOLUTION Orchestra. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015.

Oct. 12-14: The Lenora Lee DANCE company gives a fifth-anniversary performance  with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 3:30 pm. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th. 816-9376; LenoraLeeDance.com.

Oct. 13: Bring PHOTOS of Glen Park to share at Glen Park Library’s celebration of its fifth anniversary in its current location; La Familia Peľa-Govea performs from 3 to 4 pm. 1 to 6 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Oct. 13: James and Caitlin Freeman discuss the Craft of Blue Bottle COFFEE. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 13: Natural Resources invites you to meet doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;naturalresources-sf.com.

Oct. 13: SF LIVE ARTS presents Frank Fairfield, Craig Ventrusco & Meredith Axelrod, and the Get Happy String Band at St. Cyprian’s. 7:30 pm. 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.

Oct. 13-Nov. 10: Noe Valley artists Victor Mario Zaballa, Stan Heller, and Kit Cameron are exhibiting in SOMArts DAY OF THE DEAD show, “Calling on the Spirits to Face the Future.” Reception Oct. 12, 6-9 pm; gallery hours Tues.-Fri., noon-7 pm; Sat., 11 am-5 pm; and Sun., 11 am-3 pm. 934 Brannan. 863-1414; somarts.org.

Oct. 14: 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; pflagsf@aol.com.

Oct. 14: Olive This Olive That hosts a discussion about the making of OLIVE OIL with some of their local grower/producers. 3-5 pm. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520.

Oct. 14: Phoenix Books hosts the Nick Culp Trio at Second Sunday JAZZ. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Oct. 15: Nitza Agam, author of Scent of Jasmine, and Sarah Isaias, author of A New Song, discuss their work at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVPjlsender@webtv.net). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Oct. 15: LUDO LEFEBVRE introduces LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 16: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

Oct. 17: Kevin Gillespie discusses Fire in My Belly: REAL COOKING. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 17: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets on third Wednesdays at 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;sfpl.org.

Oct. 18: Parents for Public Schools hosts a workshop, “Finding a PUBLIC SCHOOL for Your Child.” 10:30 am-noon. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Call 355-5707 for a reservation; sfpl.org.

Oct. 18: Magnus Nilsson introduces the FAVIKEN cookbook, featuring recipes from his rural Swedish restaurant. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 20: The POTRERO HILL FESTIVAL features music, food, and fun, to benefit the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 9 am-4 pm. 953 De Haro. 826-8080; potrerofestival.com.

Oct. 20: Take a WALKING TOUR of “Mission Dolores: The Birthplace of San Francisco,” sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. 1 pm. 16th & Dolores. Res. required: 537-1105; rsvp@sfhistory.org.

Oct. 20: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE reads from the poetry of W.H. Auden. 2-4 pm. Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270; sfpl.org.

Oct. 20: Gallery of Jewels hosts an Amali TRUNK SHOW. 3-8 pm (3-5 pm by appointment). 4089 24th. 285-0626.

Oct. 20: SF LIVE ARTS presents Shadowlight Theatre’s Balinese puppets with live gamelan accompaniment at St. Cyprian’s. 7:30 pm. 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.

Oct. 21: Harvey Gotliffe discusses The OY WAY: Following the Path of Most Resistance at Bird & Beckett. 2 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.

Oct. 21: Music on the Hill presents a concert of Beethoven and Stravinsky by the ENIGMA ENSEMBLE. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429.

Oct. 22: Scott Heimendinger from the MODERNIST CUISINE cooking lab introduces Modernist Cuisine at Home. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 23: Charity Kahn brings MUSIC and Movement to the Noe Valley Library, for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. 3-4:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

Oct. 24: Linda Lau Anusasananan The HAKKA Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 24: SFFD NERT offers a Personal DISASTER READINESS workshop from 6 to 8 pm. Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission. RSVP to eventbrite.com/event/4351517506.

Oct. 24-Nov. 18: The 10th annual ALTERED BARBIE Exhibition is on display at 50 Shotwell. Reception Oct. 26, 7-11:45 pm; Wed.-Sat., 1-8 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. alteredbarbie.com.

Oct. 25: Jose Garces includes RECIPES from Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru in The Latin Road Home. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 25: Bring your own bread to a HAPPY HOUR olive oil tasting, from 6 to 8 pm. Olive This Olive That. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520.

Oct. 25-Nov. 25: ARTZONE 461 Gallery hosts “Black & White,” new paintings by Randy Beckelheimer. Reception Oct. 27, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680; ­artzone461.com.

Oct. 27: DAVIDsTEA offers free cups of tea all day at its grand opening in Noe Valley. 3870 24th.

Oct. 27: “Unmasked,” the GLBT Historical Society Gala, features entertainment, refreshments, and a silent auction. 7-9 pm. War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness.unmaskedgala.org.

Oct. 27: The Noe Valley HARVEST FESTIVAL features arts and crafts, music, food, and activities including a pie-eating contest and kid and pet costume contests. 10 am-5 pm. 24th between Sanchez and Church. noevalleyharvestfestival.com

Oct. 27: The Noe Valley Pet Company offers free Halloween PET PORTRAITS, from noon to 3 pm. 1451 Church. 282-7385.

Oct. 27: Shelley Lindgren and Matt Accarrino introduce SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 27: Workshop “Be RED CROSS Ready” includes creating a disaster plan and assembling supplies. 3:30-4:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Oct. 27 & 28: SF OPEN STUDIOS features artists in Noe Valley, Mission, Castro, and Bernal Heights. artspan.org.

Oct. 28: The Noe Valley Library hosts a “One City ONE BOOK” discussion of Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell. 3-4 p.m. 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.

Oct. 29: Former journalist Paul Hustedler discusses his memoir,Never Felt Better, Looked Worse, Nor Had Less: Growing Up Off Center in the Middle West, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 7 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5:30 pm (RSVP jlsender@webtv.net). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.

Oct. 29-31: The OAKS HAUNTED WOODS, with “scary sights, sounds, and smells” for teens and older, benefits the Young People’s Musical Theatre Company. Mon. & Tues. 7:30-9:30 pm; Wed. 7 pm. 346 Fair Oaks. 285-4526.

Oct. 30: The FAMILY HALLOWEEN Fest at the Randall Museum features games, pumpkin carving, and treats at the Creepy Café. 10 am-2 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

Oct. 30: Play spooky games, join the costume parade, and make shrunken heads from apples at Paxton Gate’s HALLOWEEN party. 11 am-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.

Oct. 30: The SF Zoo hosts a “Spooktacular TWILIGHT TOUR” from 5 to 9 pm; no masks, please. Sloat at the Great Highway. For ticket info: 753-7080.

Oct. 30: Yotam Ottolenghi and Sammi Tamimi discussJERUSALEM: A Cookbook. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Oct. 30: Organist Cameron Carpenter accompanies a screening of the 1920 SILENT FILM The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; costumes are encouraged. 7 pm. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness. 864-6000;sfsymphony.org.

Oct. 30: Peter Moylan discusses “From Vision to Icon: Building the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE” at the SF History Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.

Oct. 31: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.

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

Nov. 2: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features Los Lupeľos de San José. Noon. 920-9181; axisdance.org.

Nov. 3: Thomas Douglas introduces The DAHLIA BAKERY Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.

Nov. 4: Richard May talks about his new book, Ginger Snaps: Photos and Stories “about queer redheaded people.” 3:30-5 pm. Le Zinc French Bistro, 4063 24th. RSVP to richard.may1313@gmail.com.

Nov. 4: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC hosts an emerging artists concert by the Delphi Trio. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236; nvcm.org.

Nov. 6:  ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. New voters can register by Oct. 22 at City Hall, at sos.ca.gov/elections, or by calling 554-4375 to be mailed a form.

 

November Deadline

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the November issue, distrib­uted the first week of November. The deadline for Calendar items is Oct. 15. Email calendar@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.