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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the May issue, distributed the first week of May 2013. The deadline for items is April 15. You may email email@example.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley may receive priority. Thanks for your help. —Editors
CALENDAR APRIL 2013
April 1: Julie Dillon opens the show for Douglas Allen-Taylor, reading from Sugaree Rising at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6:30 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090; oddmondays.com.
April 1 & 8: Caper Cutters SQUARE DANCE Club offers free introductory classes; “smiles and soft-soled shoes are the only requirement.” 7-9:30 pm. St. Paul’s Church Hall, 1399 43rd Ave. sfsquaredancing.com.
April 1-24: Creativity Explored hosts a group ART EXHIBIT, “For the Birds.” Reception March 7, 7-9 pm; Mon & Tues., 10 am-3 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
April 1-30: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
April 1-30: 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 1-30: 30th Street SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays and Saturdays. Noon and 1 pm. 225 30th. 550-2211.
April 1-May 10: The juried PHOTO exhibition “Take Me Away” features work by 18 photographers. Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm. City Hall. SFartscommission.org.
April 2: FILMS for preschoolers will be screened from 10:15 to 10:45 am, and 11 to 11:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 2: Caroline Grant and Lisa Harper discuss The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: TRUE TALES of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: The Eureka Valley Library offers its TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
April 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.
April 2-30: Chris Sequeira conducts 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; email@example.com.
April 2-30: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. 1800 Market. 673-0911; sfcenter.org.
April 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.
April 3 & 6: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER opens his office to the public on April 3 at City Hall, Room 274, and on April 6 at Castro Tarts, 564 Castro, 10 am to noon. Call to confirm, 554-6968.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays. 4-8 pm. Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
April 3-24 & May 1: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org.
April 3 & May 1: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.
April 4: Jody Eddy introduces Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to STAFF MEALS at the World’s Best Restaurants. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 4-6: The University of SF’s 11th annual Human Rights FILM FESTIVAL offers free admission. School of Education Building, Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk. 422-2697; for a schedule, usfca.edu/artsci/hrff.
April 4 & 18; May 2: The Noe Valley Merchants ADA COMMITTEE meets on first and third Thursdays to discuss accessibility issues. 9:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 4-25: Paxton Gate offers a Thursday STORY TIME at its Curiosities for Kids location. Noon-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.
April 5: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features dancers from the SF Ballet School Trainee Program. Noon. 920-9181; dancersgroup.org.
April 5: See the debut recital of the MANN QUARTET, launched by renowned violinist Robert Mann, founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, at a concert benefitting the Bella and P.P. Chiu Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community Music Center. 7 pm. 544 Capp. 647-6015: sfcmc.org.
April 5: “Rock/See,” a concert for the ROXIE Theater, features Thee Oh Sees, Sonny and the Sunsets, Future Twin, and Assateague. 7:30 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. 863-1087; roxie.com.
April 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
April 5-26: The Friday-night JAZZ series continues at Bird & Beckett with artists Don Prell, Jimmy Ryan, and the Third Quartet. 5:30-8 pm. 653 Chenery. 586-3733; birdbeckett.com.
April 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.
April 5-26: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday-night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
April 6: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers tours of the OLD MINT. 11 am. Meet on the northeast side of the Mint Building, in Mint Plaza, off Fifth Street. Reservations required: 537-1105, ext. 100; email@example.com.
April 6: The T-Sisters and 77 El Deora perform a CONCERT. 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s (Noe Valley Music Series). 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
April 6 & May 4: A First Saturday workshop, “DIVORCE OPTIONS,” is led by a panel of attorneys, financial advisers, and mental health professionals. 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Hobart Building, 582 Market. cp-sf.com.
April 6-May 5: ARTZONE 461 Gallery exhibits a 60-year retrospective of paintings by Bay Area abstract expressionist José Ramon Lerma. Reception April 13, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680; artzone461.com.
April 7: The SF CHIHUAUA Meetup in the Stern Grove dog park runs from noon to 2 pm.meetup.com/sfchihuahua/events/110762072.
April 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.
April 7, 14, 21 & 28: The Glen Park FARMERS’ MARKET is open Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Diamond.
April 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.
April 8: Michael Romano discusses Family Table: Favorite STAFF MEALS from Our Restaurants to Your Home. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 9: The SF Museum and Historical Society hosts a lecture, “Partisan Intrigue in the Golden Gate State During the CIVIL WAR.” 7:30 pm. Mission and Fifth. SFhistory.org.
April 9: Lauraine Jacobs introduces Everlasting Feast: A Treasury of RECIPES and Culinary Adventures. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 9, 16, 23 & 30: Kids ages 18 to 36 months can hear stories, rhymes, and songs at the Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES. 10:15 & 10:45 am. 451 Jersey. Space is limited; register at 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 10: The Canadian Women’s Club’s luncheon meeting features a talk by historian Charles Fracchia, “How the GOLD RUSH Created San Francisco.” 11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace. canadianwomensclub.org.
April 10: Casey Barber brings CLASSIC SNACKS Made from Scratch to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 10: CECIL WILLIAMS and Janice Mirikitani discuss their new memoir, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide. 6 pm. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin. Glide.org.
April 10: The GREAT BOOKS Discussion Group at the Noe Valley Library reads Habit by William James. 6:15-8:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 387-2125; sfpl.org.
April 10: The group UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS holds its spring quarterly meeting. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, 295 Day. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 11: The LGBT SENIOR discussion group meets at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.
April 11, 18 & 25: HOMEWORK HELP is available for children in grades K through 5. 4-5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Call to confirm: 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 12: JAZZ pianist/composer Vijay Iyer performs a free concert with conversation from 6 to 7 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015.
April 12-May 18: Warren David Keith performs Lynne Kaufman’s Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of RAM DASS at the Marsh. Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 5 pm, except May 11 at 8 pm. 1062 Valencia at 22nd. 282-3055; themarsh.org.
April 13: The LADYBUG GARDENERS are digging into their work at the Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, starting at 9 am; volunteers of all ages welcome. 970-8061.
April 13: The sixth annual DOGFEST in Duboce Park features competitions, treats, and fun with Master of Ceremonies Daniel Handler. 11 am-4 pm. Sfdogfest.org.
April 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.
April 13: The SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales READING PROGRAM gives kids ages 4 to 7 (and older) a chance to read to a calm dog. 4-5:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. Space limited; reserve a spot. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 13: The Accordion PIN-UP BABES Revue performs at 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s (Noe Valley Music Series). 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
April 14: The monthly PFLAG support group runs from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850;email@example.com.
April 14: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents the Ives Quartet performing Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Lou Harrison’s Quartet Set. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
April 15: Lucy Knisley discusses RELISH: My Life in the Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;omnivorebooks.com.
April 15: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES features a collaboration with the writers from Quiet Lightning. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. porchlightsf.com.
April 15: Mary McConagley reads from her Amazon memoir, Maya Roads, at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6:30 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
April 16: Autumn Martin discusses Malts and MILKSHAKES: 60 Recipes for Frosty, Creamy Frozen Treats. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 16: LITQUAKE Epicenter features Matthew Specktor in conversation with Glen David Gold. 7 pm. Lone Palm, 3394 22nd. 440-4177; litquake.org.
April 17: Deborah Madison talks aboutVEGETABLE LITERACY. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 17: The Noe Valley BOOK DISCUSSION Group’s choice is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. 7-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
April 17: The Noe Valley Democratic Club gets together on the third Wednesday of the month. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond.email@example.com.
April 18: Meet at Lotta’s Fountain at Geary and Market at 5:12 am to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the GREAT EARTHQUAKE & FIRE; then assemble at 20th and Church streets at 5:30 am to paint the trusty gold hydrant. See sanfranciscohistory.org for complete schedule.
April 18: The Glen Park Library hosts the Great Teen BOOK SWAP. 3:30-5:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
April 19: Gallery of Jewels invites you to a TRUNK SHOW by designer Sarah Richardson. 4089 24th. 11 am-6 pm. 285-0626.
April 20: A WALKING TOUR of Mission Dolores is sponsored by the SF Museum and Historical Society. 1 pm. 537-1105; firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 21: Alvarado Elementary School students will read their winning entries in the 2013 “River of Words” ART AND POETRY contest. 1:30 pm. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin. 695-5695; alvaradoschool.net.
April 20: Rocket DOG RESCUE brings some good dogs to a mobile adoption at Muddpuppys, 536 Castro. 1-5 pm. rocketdogrescue.org.
April 20: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE celebrates the sixth annual Geoffrey Chaucer Day with a reading from The Canterbury Tales. 2-4:30 pm. North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 661 Lombard. 274-0270; sfpl.org.
April 20: Yvette Bowen continues her series with HOME MADE Summer. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 20: Upper Noe Rec Center’s TOT CONCERT features the Paper Dolls. 10 am-noon. 295 Day. 970-8061; noevalleyreccenter.com
April 20: The Noe Valley Library hosts a “GoGo Craft” WORKSHOP for adults, to create a felt orchid pin or hair ornament. 4-5:30 pm. 451 Jersey. Space is limited; register at 355-5707;gogocraft.blogspot.com.
April 20-21: Mission Artists United presents Spring OPEN STUDIOS, featuring over 200 neighborhood artists. Noon-6 pm. Map: missionartistsunited.org/openstudios.
April 21-July 21: The Amazing Bubble Man performs The World’s Funniest BUBBLE SHOWSundays at the Marsh. 11 am. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; themarsh.org.
April 24: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.
April 24: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
April 24: Toby Sonneman discusses LEMON: A Global History. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 25: Louisa Shafia discusses The New PERSIAN KITCHEN. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 25: LITQUAKE’s third annual “Regreturature” show features readings by members of the SF Writers’ Grotto. Swedish American Hall, 8 pm. 2174 Market. 440-4177;litquake.org.
April 26: A new BOOK CLUB at Phoenix Books will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night. 7 pm. 3957 24th. 821-3477.
April 26-28: Opera Parallele presents LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S Trouble in Tahiti, and Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Z Space, 450 Florida. 503-6279; operaparllele.org.
April 27: The annual WALK-A-THON hosted by St. Paul’s Elementary School helps defray tuition costs for students. 9 am-noon. Archbishop Riordan High School track, 175 Phelan. 648-2055; stpaulsf.net.
April 27: The Older Women’s League (OWL) presents a panel discussion, “Aging in Place,” followed by a bring-your-own-bag lunch. 10 am-1 pm. 870 Market, #1185. owlsf.org.
April 27: LICKSTOCK features performances by students, teachers, and parents of James Lick Middle School, and a Top Tamale contest. 11 am-4 pm. 1220 Noe. 695-5675; jameslickptsa.org.
April 27: The annual SPRING CARNIVAL at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy features games, a cake walk, face-painting, and bouncy houses. 11:30 am-4 pm. 4235 19th. 241-6276; harveymilk.com.
April 27: Omnivore Books hosts a TEQUILA-TASTING with Joanne Weir, author of Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites. 4-5 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 28: The Yerba Buena Chapter of the California Native Plant Society holds the ninth annual SF Native Plant GARDEN TOUR, featuring the Noe Valley, Glen Park, Sunnyside, and Mt. Davidson neighborhoods. 11 am-3 pm. cnps-yerbabuena.org/gardentour.
April 28: Music on the Hill presents a CONCERT by the Del Sol String Quartet. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429.
April 29: Author Athena Kashyap reads from her work at the ODD MONDAYS series; Julie Dillon opens. 6:30 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090; oddmondays.com.
April 30: Jennifer Perillo introduces Homemade with Love: Simple SCRATCH COOKING from Jennie’s Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
April 30: Dr. Daphne Miller discusses her new book, FARMACOLOGY: How Farming Relates to Health and Healing. 6-8 pm. Ferry Building, Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor. Farmacology.eventbrite.com.
April 30: David Talbot, author of Season of the Witch, will sign books and talk about Jim Jones and the People’s Temple at the monthly meeting of the SF HISTORY Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
May 4: The Tresspassers perform a CONCERT at 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s (Noe Valley Music Series). 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
May 11: The 37th annual Fair Oaks STREET FAIR features five blocks of garage sales. 9 am-5 pm. Fair Oaks from 21st to 26th streets.
Oooohh: Artist Leo Villareal’s “BAY LIGHTS” will illuminate the western span of the Bay Bridge with 25,000 flashing nodes each night for the next two years. 307-3853.
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the May issue, distributed the first week of May 2013. The deadline for items is April 15. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley may receive priority. We thank you.