Noe Valley Voice September 2012



Deadline for October Issue

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the October issue, distrib­uted the first week of October. The deadline for Calendar items is Sept. 15. Email calendar or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We thank you.


Sept. 1-3: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs For the Greater Good, or The Last Election in Dolores Park. 1:30 pm.

Sept. 1-13: Under One Roof hosts “Provocateurs,” a show of recent figurative PAINTINGS by David Barnett. 518 Castro. 503-2300;

Sept. 1-26: CREATIVITY EXPLORED hosts a group show, “Out of Order.” Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 am-3 pm; Thurs., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; ­

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332;

Sept. 1-29: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive.

Sept. 1-30: 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;

Sept. 2 & 16: 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;

Sept. 2-30: The Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE Sundays through Nov. 25. 10 am-2 pmGlen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington.

Sept. 2-30: 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; 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, 773-8185;

Sept 3-28: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030;

Sept. 4, 11 & 25: 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;

Sept. 4, 11 & 25: The Eureka Valley Library offers its own TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10: 30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Sept. 4-25: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free Rapid HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. 5-7 pm. The Center, 1800 Market. 673-0911;

Sept. 4-25: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers education and interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration required:

Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26: 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;

Sept. 5-26: 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;

Sept. 5-26: The Castro Farmers’ Market offers fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays through Dec. 19. 4-8 pmNoe at Market.

Sept. 5-26: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940;

Sept. 5 & Oct. 3: The GLBT ­HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.

Sept. 5 & Oct. 3: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY OPEN MIKE happens on first Wednesdays, starting at 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Sept. 6: SF State hosts a free public lecture series on the 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. 5-7: 30 pm. Humanities Auditorium, 1600 Holloway.

Sept. 6: Learn SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING at a free introductory lesson, featuring jigs and reels. 8-10 pm. Polish Club, 3040 22nd . 333-9372; ­

Sept. 6: MOLLY RINGWALD introduces her book, When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, in conversation with Jane Ganahl. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa.

Sept. 7: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features the Duniya Dance & Drum Company. Noon. 920-9181;

Sept. 7: Bob Spitz introduces Dearie: The Remarkable Life of JULIA CHILD. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Sept. 7 & 8: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER holds office hours from 10 am to noon Friday at City Hall, Room 274, and Saturday at Castro Tarts, 564 Castro. 554-6968;

Sept. 7-28: 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;

Sept. 7-28: 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.

Sept. 7-28: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936;

Sept. 7-29: 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;

Sept. 8: The 15th annual Duboce Triangle TAG SALE features bargains from 9 am to 2 pm, at Duboce and Noe. 

Sept. 8: LIVE POETS hosts a poetry show-and-tell. 11 am-12:30 pm. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton. 668-1559.

Sept. 8: The ninth annual MUSIC IN THE PARK community picnic features bands, hot dogs, and a bouncy house in Noe Courts park. 11 am-3 pm. 24th & Douglass.

Sept. 8: The Glen Park Library hosts a class, “Using the LIBRARY AT HOME,” including database research and accessing e-books. 3-4: 30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.

Sept. 8: Natural Resources invites you to meet local doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611;

Sept. 8: Opium Magazine’s Literary DEATH MATCH runs from 6:30 to 9 pm; Bersa Discos presents “Tormenta Tropical” at 10 pm. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia. 552-7788.

Sept. 8-Oct. 14: ARTZONE 461 Gallery hosts “Territories,” new paintings by Heidi McDowell and Jon McNeal. Reception Sept. 8, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680;

Sept. 9: 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;

Sept. 9: Sara Forte discusses The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on WHOLE FOODS. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; ­

Sept. 9: Phoenix Books hosts the Nick Culp Trio at Second Sunday JAZZ. 5 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.

Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features live music, including Cecilia Long’s tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on Sept. 16. 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;

Sept. 10: Diane Amos, Malcoln Grissom, Jill Bourque, Kevin Young, and Lisa Geduldig star at Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY at El Rio. 8 pm. 3158 Mission.

Sept. 12: The GREAT BOOKS discussion group meets on second Wednesdays at the Noe Valley Library. 6:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 12, 19 & 26: The Noe Valley Library offers a COMPUTER LAB for beginning users from 3 to 4:30 pm. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 13: 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.

Sept. 13: Nancy Singleto Hachisu discusses life on a JAPANESE FOOD FARM. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Sept. 14 & 16: CHANTICLEER performs “musical seduction” by a variety of composers in “The Siren’s Call.” Fri., 8 pm; Sun., 5 pm. SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak. 392-4400;

Sept. 15: The eighth annual PEAK2PEAK WALK starts at 8:30 am at Garfield Park, climbs Bernal Hill, and crosses Glen Park on the way to Land’s End and the Park Chalet; 14 miles, 10 peaks. 431-9255; register at

Sept. 15: A community OPEN HOUSE at Bethany United Methodist Church includes tours of the restored sanctuary, and music and refreshments. Noon-4 pm. 1270 Sanchez. 647-8393;

Sept. 15: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE reads from Robert Louis Stevenson’s memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip to Napa Valley in 1880. 2-5 pm. Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270;

Sept. 15: The Eureka Valley Library invites kids 6 and older to learn to build a MARSHMALLOW CATAPULT. 3-4 pm. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Sept. 15: The Social Security Administration hosts a presentation, “SOCIAL SECURITY: What Baby Boomers Need to Know.” 3-4:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 15: Film Night in the Park presents The Graduate on a large screen, at 8 pm; bring blankets and low chairs. Dolores Park. 272-2756;

Sept. 16: 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. ­

Sept. 16 & 30: Live! In the Castro features jazz vocalist Amanda King (Sept. 16) and Clarinet Buffet (Sept. 30). 1-2 pm. Jane Warner Plaza, at the Castro-Market

Sept. 16: Jenna Weber introduces her MEMOIR, White Jacket Required. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Sept. 17: Irvine Welsh talks about Skagboys, the prequel toTRAINSPOTTING, in a conversation with Alan Black. 7 pm. Z Space, 450 Florida.

Sept. 17: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES opens its 11th season with Tag Team Double Dare: Two Tellers, One Tale. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. Check times at

Sept. 18: Preschool FILMS screen at 10:15 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 18: JIMBO THE CLOWN brings his accordion to the Eureka Valley Library, for ages 5 and younger. 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616;

Sept. 19: The Noe Valley BOOK discussion group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 20: Gallery of Jewels hosts a TRUNK SHOW featuring artist Dahlia Kanner 3-8 pm (3-5 pm by appointment). 4089 24th. 285-0626.

Sept. 21: The author will be on hand to discuss Susan Feniger’s STREET FOOD. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;

Sept. 22: Jonathan Silverman describes “The Art of Seeding,” for kids ages 5 to 10. 3-4 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 22: The INA CHALIS Ensemble performs songs and arias by Schubert and Mozart. 7 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015.

Sept. 23: The Golden Gate National Park Endangered Species FUN RUN begins at 9 am. Meet at Sports Basement Presidio, 610 Old Mason. ­

Sept. 23: An elementary SCHOOL FAIR features three dozen representatives of public, private, charter, and parochial schools. 11 am-2:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day. 647-8567; 

Sept. 24: Naomi Duguid introduces BURMA: Rivers of Flavor. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; ­

Sept. 25: Michael Phipps reminisces about FLEISHACKER POOL at the SF History Association meeting. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986;

Sept. 26: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.

Sept. 26: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.

Sept. 27: Bring your own bread to HAPPY HOUR at Olive This Olive That’s commemoration of Julia Child’s 100th birthday. 6-8 pm. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520.

Sept. 27-29: The ZHUKOV DANCE Theater performs the premiere of Coin/C/Dance at Z Space. 8 pm. 450 Florida.

Sept. 28-30: The California Academy of Sciences offers FREE ADMISSION for residents of ZIP codes 94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, and 94132; bring ID. Golden Gate Park. 379-8000.

Sept. 29: The Noe Valley Library holds a PUBLIC HEARING regarding library operating hours and services. 1-3 p.m. 451 Jersey. 355-5707;

Sept. 29: Noe Valley Smiles and Braces hosts a TALENT SHOW, “Noe’s Got Talent,” for ages 8 to 13; routines must be submitted by noon, Sept. 17. 2 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center. 678-5445.

Sept. 29: SF LIVE ARTS presents the Shook Twins, Country Mourns, and the Dirt Floor Band at St. Cyp­rian’s. 7:30 pm. 2097 Turk. 454-5238;

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 Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.


October Deadline

The next Noe Valley Voice will be the October issue, distrib­uted the first week of October. The deadline for Calendar items is Sept. 15. Email calendar or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Note: Events in Noe Valley receive priority. We thank you.