| May 2013
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Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade joins Noe Valley Chamber Music for its 20th anniversary celebration on May 19 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
June Croon Soon
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2013issue, distributed the first week of June. The deadline for items is May 15. You may email email@example.com or write Calendar, Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, SF, CA 94146. Events in Noe Valley may receive priority. Thanks for your help. —Editors
CALENDAR MAY 2013
May 1: Caitlin Freeman brings Modern Art DESSERTS to Omnivore Books. 6-7 pm. 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 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.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The Castro Farmers’ Market has fresh PRODUCE on Wednesdays. 4-8 pm. Noe at Market. pcfma.com.
May 1-29: AL-ANON meets Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Church. 725 Diamond. 834-9940; al-anonsf.org.
May 1-29: 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.
May 1-31: Noe Valley OVEREATERS Anonymous meets Monday through Saturday, 7 am, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. oasf.org.
May 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.
May 1-31: 30th Street SENIOR CENTER serves lunches for people over 60, weekdays and Saturdays. Noon and 1 pm. 225 30th. 550-2211.
May 1 & June 5: The GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM has a free day on the first Wednesday of the month. 11 am-7 pm. 4127 18th. 621-1107.
May 2: Educators for a Democratic Union presents a discussion, “Does STANDARDIZED TESTING Improve Our Children’s Education?” 6-8 pm. Mission High School, 3750 18th. 613-3253.
May 2 & 4: Supervisor SCOTT WIENER opens his office to the public on May 2 at City Hall, Room 274 (11 am-1 pm), and on May 4 at Duboce Park Café, 2 Sanchez (noon-2 pm). Call to confirm, 554-6968.
May 2, 9 & 16: 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.
May 2 & 16: 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. email@example.com.
May 2-30: Paxton Gate offers a Thursday STORY TIME at its Curiosities for Kids location. Noon-1 pm. 766 Valencia. 252-9990.
May 2-June 12: Creativity Explored hosts a group ART EXHIBIT of installations, “Space.” Reception May 2, 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.
May 3: Gallery of Jewels invites you to a TRUNK SHOW by designer Stephany Hitchcock. 4089 24th. 5-8 pm. 285-0626.
May 3: Bay Area Radical women host a tribute to the life and ideas of Clara Fraser, “the original SOCIALIST FEMINIST.” International buffet, 6 pm; program, 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk. 864-1278; radicalwomen.org.
May 3-31: 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.
May 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.
May 3-31: Dolores Park Cafe hosts Friday-night MUSIC and spoken word. 7:30-10 pm. 501 Dolores. 621-2936; doloresparkcafe.org.
May 4: The Sitdown READERS’ THEATRE performs Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 2-4:30 pm. North Beach Library, Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse, 661 Lombard. 274-0270; sfpl.org.
May 4: Fabio Viviani introduces Fabio’s ITALIAN KITCHEN. The annual Food Blogger Bake Sale will be held outside. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
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 4-11: Students at the MARSH YOUTH THEATER perform Bound for Glory, featuring the music of Woody Guthrie. May 4, 5 pm; May 5, 3 pm; May 10, 7:30 pm; May 11, 2 pm. 1062 Valencia at 22nd. 282-3055; themarsh.org.
May 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Noe Valley FARMERS MARKET brings you fresh produce and live musicians from 8 am to 1 pm. 3861 24th. 248-1332; noevalleyfarmersmarket.com.
May 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. & Tues., 11 am. 557-4266; sfcityguides.org.
May 4 & June 1: 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.
May 5: The SF CHIHUAUA MEETUP in the Stern Grove dog park features a Cinco Chi Mayo early-bird walk at 11:30 am; regular meetup and Mexican potluck, noon to 2 pm. meetup.com/sfchihuahua/events/110762072.
May 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.
May 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Glen Park FARMERS’ MARKET is open Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm. Glen Park BART parking lot, Bosworth and Diamond.
May 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.
May 5-July 21: The Amazing Bubble Man performs The World’s Funniest BUBBLE SHOWSundays at the Marsh. 11 am. 1062 Valencia. 271-3256; themarsh.org.
May 6: Dr. Daphne Miller discussesFARMACOLOGY: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 6 & 13: ImagiKnit offers a basic HATMAKING CLASS. 3897 18th. Call 621-6642 for information and sign-up.
May 7, 14 & 21: Learn to CROCHET at a beginner’s class hosted by ImagiKnit. 3897 18th. Call 621-6642 for information and sign-up.
May 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.
May 7-28: Larkin Street Youth Services gives free HIV TESTING for youth 24 and under. Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. 1800 Market. 673-0911; sfcenter.org.
May 7-28: A Tuesday PUPPY SOCIAL for dogs 6 months and younger offers canine interaction. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church. Online registration required: k9scrubclub.com.
May 7-28: WILL DURST performs Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG at the Marsh. Tuesdays at 8 pm. 1062 Valencia at 22nd. 282-3055; themarsh.org.
May 7 & June 4: The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has FREE ADMISSION on the first Tuesday of the month. 750-3600; deyoungmuseum.org.
May 8: The Canadian Women’s Club’s luncheon meeting, the group’s annual FASHION SHOW fundraiser, features designs from L’Vian Boutique in Burlingame. Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave., South SF. Reservations are essential: canadianwomensclub.org.
May 8: Lucinda Scala Quinn introduces her bookMad HUNGRY CRAVINGS. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;omnivorebooks.com.
May 8: Swords to Plowshares hosts a reception forSHOUT! Art by Women Veterans from 6 to 9 pm. Women’s Building, 3543 18th. 431-1180.
May 8: The GREAT BOOKS Discussion Group at the Noe Valley Library takes on Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat. 6:15-8:15 pm. 451 Jersey. 387-2125;sfpl.org.
May 9: The LGBT SENIOR discussion group meets at 30th Street Senior Center. 10-11:30 am. 225 30th. 296-8995, ext. 5.
May 9, 16 & 23: Kids ages 18 to 36 months can hear stories, rhymes, and songs at the Noe Valley Library’s TODDLER TALES. 10:15 & 11 am. 451 Jersey. Space is limited; register at 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 10-12: Fort Mason PHOTOGRAPHERS exhibit new work in “Different Perspectives.” Reception Fri., 6-9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 10 am-4 pm. Landmark Building B, Room 106. fortmasonphotographers.wordpress.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.
May 11: St. Paul’s Parents Group holds its annual FLEA RUMMAGE SALE in the parking lot of the church on 29th Street. 9 am-2 pm.
May 11: The LADYBUG GARDENERS dig into their work at Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez, starting at 9 am; volunteers of all ages welcome. 970-8061.
May 11: The Noe Valley GARDEN TOUR showcases 10 private gardens and includes a wine tasting at Les Voleurs and planting demonstrations at the Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 10 am-4 pm. Tickets at neighborhood shops and friendsofnoevalley.com.
May 11: Natural Resources invites you to meet doulas (2-4 pm) and home-birth MIDWIVES (4-6 pm). 1367 Valencia. 550-2611; naturalresources-sf.com.
May 11: Friends of Dolores Park host a FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA, featuring music by Charity and the JAMband. 3:30-4:30 pm. Helen Diller Playground, Dolores Park.
May 11: ZooFest 2013’s “Hard Hats and Tails” party and auction begins at 6 pm. 753-7173; sfzoo.org.
May 11-June 9: ARTZONE 461 Gallery exhibits new paintings by Jeong Im Yi and Eileen Starr Moderbacher. Reception May 11, 5-8 pm; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 pm. 461 Valencia. 441-8680; artzone461.com.
May 12: 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.
May 13: Novelist Victoria Zackheim reads at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6 pm; no-host supper, 5 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th. 821-2090; oddmondays.com.
May 13: Jessie Oleson Moore discusses The Secret Lives of BAKED GOODS: Sweet Stories and Recipes for America’s Favorite Desserts. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 13: Community Music Center’s GALA, “A Salute to the Joy of Making Music,” features Mark Inouye and his quartet, the Unit. 6:30-9:30 pm. SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin. 647-6015, ext. 78: sfcmc.org.
May 15: SF’s Rec and Park Department holds a COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss improvement plans for Noe Courts. 6-8 pm. St. Philip’s, 725 Diamond. 581-2541.
May 15: Makini Howell discusses Plum: Gratifying VEGAN DISHES from Seattle’s Plum Bistro. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 15: The Noe Valley BOOK DISCUSSION Group’s choice is All the Live Little Things by Wallace Stegner. 7-8:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey. 355-5707; sfpl.org.
May 15: The SF Museum and Historical Society hosts a lecture, “If the Walls Could Speak: MYSTERIES of the Mint.” 7:30 pm. Mission and Fifth. SFhistory.org.
May 16: Janet Fletcher introduces her book CHEESE & BEER at a tasting. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 17: Marvin Gapultos discusses The Adobo Road COOKBOOK: A Filipino Journey. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712;omnivorebooks.com.
May 17, 18 & 21: RECOLOGY artists in residence Benjamin Cowden, Ian Treasure, and Hannah Quinn exhibit mechanical sculptures. Fri., 5-9 pm; Sat., 1-3 pm; Tues., 5-7 pm. 503 Tunnel. 330-1414; recologysf.com.
May 18: Noe Valley shops and eateries host an all-day SIDEWALK SALE offering discounts and treats in observance of Small Business Week. 282-5416; firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18: Upper Noe Rec Center’s TOT CONCERT features the Improbabilities, an all-acoustic Americana band. 10 am-noon. 295 Day. 970-8061; noevalleyreccenter.com
May 18: Alvarado Elementary School’s CARNAVAL has a water slide, dunk tank, cake walk, and games and refreshments. Noon-4 pm. 625 Douglass. Alvaradoschool.net
May 18: Rocket DOG RESCUE brings some good dogs to a mobile adoption at Muddpuppys, 536 Castro. 1-5 pm. rocketdogrescue.org.
May 18: A WALKING TOUR of Mission Dolores is sponsored by the SF Museum and Historical Society. 1 pm. 537-1105; email@example.com.
May 18: Marion Nestle introduces the 10th anniversary edition of FOOD POLITICS: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health. 3-4 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 18: The SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales READING program gives kids 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.
May 18: Men’s vocal ensemble Ragazzi Continuoperforms “An English Renaissance,” featuring composers Byrd, Dowland, Morley, and Tallis. 7 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez. 650-342-8785; ragazzicontinuo.org.
May 18: Bhi Bhiman performs a CONCERT with special guests Meklit & Quinn. 8 pm. SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s (Noe Valley Music Series). 2097 Turk. 454-5238; noevalleymusicseries.com.
May 19: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC’s 20th anniversary gala, “A Musical Feast,” features Frederica von Stade, Jake Heggie, and special guests. 4 pm. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell. 648-5236; nvcm.org.
May 20: The Porchlight STORYTELLING SERIES features “Kitchen Confidential,” with Richie Nakano, Mary Ladd, Ali Liebegott, and Craig Ramini. 8 pm. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa. porchlightsf.com.
May 21: Emma Christensen discusses TRUE BREWS: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 21: LITQUAKE Epicenter features NoViolet Bulawayo in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika. 7 pm. Lone Palm, 3394 22nd. 440-4177; litquake.org.
May 21: SOMArts Cultural Center presents Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck, featuring Andrew Lam and Chris Chung. 7-9 pm. 934 Brannan. feastofwords.somarts.org.
May 22: The Glen Park Library hosts a WRITE YOUR WILL workshop, led by probate lawyer Stuart Bronstein. 5-6:30 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
May 22: Beata Zatorska introduces her memoir cookbook, Rose Petal Jam: Recipes and Stories from a Summer in POLAND. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 22: The Noe Valley Democratic Club holds a forum on ECONOMIC GROWTH and housing in San Francisco and the Bay Area. 7:30 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 23: The SF Museum and Historical Society offers tours of the OLD MINT. 1 pm. Meet on the northeast side of the Mint Building, in Mint Plaza, off Fifth Street. Reservations required: 537-1105, ext. 100; email@example.com.
May 23: Lori Eanes discusses Backyard Roots: Lessons in Living Local from 35 URBAN FARMERS. 6-7 pm. Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez. 282-4712; omnivorebooks.com.
May 25: Mangala Meridian leads a class, “Successful INTERVIEWING.” 10 am-noon. Main Library, Lower Level, 100 Larkin. 557-4277.
May 25: The Older Women’s League (OWL) presents a discussion, “Changes for Women, 1960s to the Present,” followed by a bring-your-own-bag lunch; bring photos and memorabilia, and wear your flower child clothes, if you wish. 10 am-1 pm. 870 Market, #1185. owlsf.org.
May 25: The Glen Park Library screens the 1950 comedy BORN YESTERDAY, starring Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, and William Holden. 3 pm. 2825 Diamond. 355-2858.
May 26: Mike Adamick introduces his first book,Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects, featuring crafts and adventures from his days as a stay-at-home dad. 1-3 pm. Phoenix Books, 3957 24th.
May 27: Susana Kaiser, associate professor at USF’s Latin American Studies program, reads at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6 pm; no-host supper, 5 pm (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org). Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th. 821-2090; oddmondays.com.
May 28: Marc Shaffer discusses American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco at the monthly meeting of the SF HISTORY Association. 7 pm. St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond. 750-9986; sanfranciscohistory.org.
May 29: The Noe Valley MERCHANTS and Professionals Association meets the last Wednesday of the month at Bank of America, 4098 24th, 9 am. (In May and September, the group meets at Noe’s Nest, 1257 Guerrero, 10 am.) 641-8687; noevalleymerchants.com.
May 29: MISSION POLICE STATION holds its regular community meeting, beginning at 6 pm. 630 Valencia. 558-5400.
May 30: 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.
May 30: Olive This Olive That’s “Bring Your Own Bread” HAPPY HOUR features winemaker Les Voleurs, aka the Wine Thieves. 6-8 pm. 304 Vicksburg. 251-7520.
May 30-June 2: Admission is free to the SF Museum of MODERN ART, during the last four days before the facility closes for its expansion project (reopening scheduled for early 2016).
May 31-June 29: Ray of Light Theatre performs STEPHEN SONDHEIM’s Into the Woods. Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson. 788-7469.
June 2: Litquake hosts an appearance by SF POET LAUREATE Alejandro Murguía at SFMOMA’s Countdown Celebration. 9:30 am. SF Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third. 440-4177; litquake.org.
June 3: Poets Al Young and Jeanne Powell read at the ODD MONDAYS series. 6 pm; no-host supper, 5 pm (RSVP email@example.com). Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th. 821-2090; oddmondays.com.
June 7: The ROTUNDA DANCE series at City Hall features dancers from Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl and Fogo Na Roupa performing company. Noon. 920-9181; dancersgroup.org.
Oh Wow: Artist Leo Villareal’s “BAY LIGHTS” will illuminate the western span of the Bay Bridge with 25,000 flashing nodes each night through 2014. 307-3853.
June Croon Soon
The next Noe Valley Voice will be the June 2013 issue, distributed the first week of June. The deadline for items is May 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. Thank you.