| February 2013
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The next Noe Valley Voice will be the March 2013 issue, distributed the first week of March. The deadline for items is Feb. 15. You may email email@example.com write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks.
Feb. 1 & 2: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER opens his office to the public on Feb. 1 at City Hall, Room 274, and on Feb. 2 at Martha’s Coffee, 3868 24th. 10 am-noon. Call to confirm, 554-6968.
Feb. 1-17: ARTZONE 461 Gallery shows artwork by painters Stan Washburn and James Edmonds. Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 441-8680; artzone461.com.
Feb. 1-22: 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.
Feb. 1-22: 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.
Feb. 1-22: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday-night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
Feb. 1-27: Creativity Explored hosts a solo art exhibit, “VINCENT JACKSON: Bold and Beautiful.” Mon & Tues., 10 am-3 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun., noon-5 pm. 3245 16th. 863-2108; creativityexplored.org.
Feb. 1-28: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
Feb. 1-28: Noe Valley SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays at noon. St. Philip’s Hall, 725 Diamond. Reserve a lunch, 648-1030; openhand.org.
Feb. 1-28: 30th Street SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays and Saturdays. Noon and 1 pm. 225 30th. 550-2211.
Feb. 1-May 10: Juried PHOTO exhibition “Take Me Away” features work by 18 photographers. Mon.-Fri., 8 am-8 pm. City Hall, ground floor. SFartscommission.org.
Feb. 2: Clark Wolf and Celia Sack introduce 101 Classic COOKBOOKS: 501 Classic Recipes. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 2: TECH SEARCH PARTY, a smart phone scavenger hunt, begins with 5:15 pm check-in at the James Lick auditorium. Map and clues given at 6 pm. 1220 Noe. techsearchparty.com.
Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Feb. 2-26: 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.
Feb. 3 & 17: 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.
Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Sunday JAZZ series at Bliss Bar features saxophonist Cyril Guiraud’s band (Feb. 3); Rachael Magidson, Isabelle Fontaine, and Jeff Magidson (Feb. 10); vocalist Dima and guitarist Randy Vincent (Feb. 17); and Tango #9 (Feb. 24). 4:30-7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200; blissbarsf.com.
Feb. 3-24: 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.
Feb. 3-March 17: The Amazing Bubble Man performs The World’s Funniest BUBBLE SHOW Sundays at the Marsh. 11 am. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; themarsh.org.
Feb. 4: Restaurateur and media personality Eddie Huang discusses his MEMOIR Fresh Off the Boat. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 5: Celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH with a jazz concert with saxophonist M. B. Hanif and his trio. 4-4:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Eureka Valley Library offers its own TODDLER TALES on Tuesdays, 10:30 am. 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th & Market). 355-5616; sfpl.org.
Feb. 5-26: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. 1800 Market. 673-0911; sfcenter.org.
Feb. 5-26: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers education and interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration required: k9scrubclub.com.
Feb. 5-27: 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 5-March 12: The SFFD holds free six-session DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm. Rooftop Elementary School, 443 Burnett. 970-2024; sfgov.org/sffdnert.
Feb. 6: SF Rec and Park staff discuss progress on the renovation of DOLORES PARK. 5:30-7:30 pm. Location TBD; call Jake Gilchrist, 581-2561; email@example.com.
Feb. 6: Bliss Bar’s COMEDY Open Mike happens on first Wednesdays, from 7:30 pm. 4026 24th. 826-6200;blissbarsf.com.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27: 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.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays. 4-8 pm. Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
Feb. 6-27: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org.
Feb. 6 & March 6: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.
Feb. 7: Kids 3 to 8 are invited to make VALENTINE CARDS. 3-4:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Feb. 7 & 21: The Noe Valley Merchants ADA COMMITTEE meets on first and third Thursdays to discuss accessibility issues. 9:30 a.m. Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Library, 451 Jersey St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 7-28: Paxton Gate offers a Thursday STORY TIME at its Curiosities for Kids location. Noon-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.
Feb. 8: Laura Russell introduces The GLUTEN-FREE Asian Kitchen. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 8: The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts hosts a senior class VOCAL RECITAL. 7:30 pm. Dan Kryston Memorial Theatre, 555 Portola. sfsota.org.
Feb. 8: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES It’s Not You: Stories of Heartache, Heartbreak, and Break-Ups features stories by Alan Black, Michael Ian Black, Scott Capurro, Dave Hill, Suzanne Kleid, and April Richardson. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. porchlightsf.com.
Feb. 8-28: SF INDIEFEST 2013 hosts screenings and events at venues including the Roxie Theater (3117 16th), Brava Theater (2781 24th), and the Vortex Room (1082 Howard). sfindie.com.
Feb. 9: 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.
Feb. 9: 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.
Feb. 9: Natural Resources invites you to meet doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
Feb. 9, 15 & 16: The SF BLUEGRASS Festival features “Dynamic Duos,” with Anne & Pete Sibley, Misner & Smith, and Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman (Feb. 9); “Old-Time North and South of the Border” with the Stairwell Sisters and Cascada de Flores (Feb. 15); and “Sin and Salvation” with the Water Tower Bucket Boys, Misisipi Mike & Southern Comforts, and Fret Not Gospel (Feb. 16). 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s (Noe Valley Music Series). 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 10: The monthly PFLAG support group runs from 2 to 4:15 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church near Market. 921-8850; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 11: Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, discusses “Hope for 2013—Embracing Israel/Palestine” at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6:30 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
Feb. 11: Adoption Connection hosts a discussion of LGBTQ ADOPTIVE PARENTING. 7-9 pm. RSVP required: adoptionconnection.org/workshop.php?id= 154.
Feb. 11: Sammy Obeid, Yayne Abeba, Nathan Habib, Rachel Gill, and Lisa Geduldig are the headliners at Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY at El Rio. 8 pm. 3158 Mission at Precita. elriosf.com.
Feb. 13: The Canadian Women’s Club’s luncheon meeting features a talk by Canadian Consul General Ms. CASSIE DOYLE. 11 am. Old Presidio Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace. canadianwomensclub.org.
Feb. 13: Simone Cinotto introduces Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian WINEMAKING in California. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 14: The LGBT SENIOR discussion group meets at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.
Feb. 15: Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth introduceBREAKFAST for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentime, Huevos Rancheros, Sunnyside Up Burgers, and More. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
Feb. 16: A WALKING TOUR, “Rising Steel: Two Centuries of SF Architecture,” is sponsored by the SF Museum and Historical Society. 10:30 am. 537-1105; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 16: Independent Nature hosts a third ANNIVERSARY PARTY with planting and pruning demonstrations and birthday cake. 1-4 pm. 1504 Church. 642-1708.
Feb. 16: Rocket DOG RESCUE brings some good dogs to a mobile adoption at Muddpuppys, 536 Castro. 1-5 pm. rocketdogrescue.org.
Feb. 19: The Glen Park Library offers an E-READER workshop, covering downloading from the SFPL website. 3-4:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
Feb. 19: LITQUAKE Epicenter hosts Rosie Schaap, author ofDrinking with Men, in conversation with poet Robin Ekiss. 7 pm. Tosca Café, 242 Columbus. 440-4177; litquake.org.
Feb. 20: The Noe Valley Democratic Club hosts its first annual MEMBERSHIP PARTY. 7-9 pm. For location and info: noevalleydems.org; facebook.com/noedems.
Feb. 21: The Junior VISUAL ART SHOW at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts is on display at 5:30 pm, and a GUITAR RECITAL starts at 7:30 pm. 555 Portola. sfsota.org.
Feb. 21: Litquake and Noise Pop present “Way Behind the Music: From Ozzy to Jewel,” featuring readings from MUSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHIES. 7:30 pm. 1772 Market. litquake.org.
Feb. 22: Stephanie Smith and Friends perform modern solo and CHAMBER works. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp. 647-6015.
Feb. 23: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE reads Luigi Pirandello’s play Six Characters in Search of an Author. 2-4 pm. North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 2000 Mason. 274-0270; sfpl.org.
Feb. 23: Bob Kann delivers an evening of performance and comedy at SF LIVE ARTS at St. Cyprian’s. 8 pm. 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
Feb. 24: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC presents “Alone, Duets, and Didjeridu: The Acoustic Works for Nils Bultmann,” performed by Nils Bultmann, Charlton Lee, and Stephen Kent. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
Feb. 25: The Bernal Heights Poets, including Mary De Nardo and Nina Youkelson, read from their work at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6:30 pm; no-host supper at Haystack, 5 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Phoenix Books, 3957 24th. 821-2090.
Feb. 26: Richard Brandi discusses the St. Francis Wood neighborhood at the monthly meeting of the SF HISTORY Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
Feb. 26: LITQUAKE Epicenter hosts Arno Bertina, author of Brando, My Solitude, in conversation with author Laird Hunt. 7 pm. Tosca Café, 242 Columbus. 440-4177; litquake.org.
Feb. 27: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month. 9 am. Bank of America, 4098 24th. 641-8687.
Feb. 27: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
Feb. 28: Ruth of RuthKnits offers a beginning KNITTING WORKSHOP for kids 10 to 17; 4: 15-5:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
Feb. 28: Noe Valley author Don McCunn moderates a panel discussion, “Do-It-Yourself BOOK PUBLISHING.” 6 pm. Main Library, Latino Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin. diy-book-publishing.info.
Feb. 28-March 9: The Ruth Asawa School of the Arts presents the MUSICAL 42nd Street. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 pm; Sat. matinees 2 pm. 555 Portola. sfsota.org.
March 1: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features ODC/Dance. Noon. 920-9181; dancersgroup.org.
March 1-30: Brian Copeland performs The Waiting Room,about the dark and lighter sides of DEPRESSION. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m. 1062 Valencia at 22nd. 282-3055; themarsh.org.
March 2: 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.
March 2: The Glen Park Library hosts “breaducator” Cat Shimizu’s SOURDOUGH WORKSHOP. 3-4:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
March 2 & 3: The SF Museum and Historical Society hosts the third annual free HISTORY EXPO at the Old Mint. 11 am-5 pm. Mission and Fifth. SFhistory.org.
March 3: Music on the Hill presents “Voices from the East,” a concert of ARMENIAN MUSIC. 7 pm. St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. 820-1429.
March 5: 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.
Deadline for March
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the March 2013 issue, distributed the first week of March. The deadline for items is Feb. 15. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley receive priority. Thanks again.