Erotic Storytelling Hour!

Enjoy an hour of online kinky literary fun! 
Zoom in to hear erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!

The Erotic Storytelling Hour Holiday Party will be held on 
Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.  
Join us for kinky mad libs, naughty holiday songs, and more.

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson
David Hyman
Cal Callahan

 Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 868 6820 8302 and password: J19FQ3
Info on Facebook
Be 18+

Click here to view the
Erotic Storytelling Hour Archive
18+ Only

Click here for info about all our wonderful Erotic Storytellers!

If you’re interested in being a reader for a future event, contact:

If you enjoy listening, please become a member of the Cultural District: 

Holiday Market!

SOMA Second Saturdays
Holiday Market 2023!

Saturday, December 9. 2023
noon to 5 pm

at SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street

Vendors!  Entertainment!  Gear Swap!

A free shuttle, courtesy of San Francisco Love Tours, will be making a continuous circle through SOMA, from 12 noon to 5 pm, with stops at SOMArts, the SF Eagle, the Folsom Street Community Center, Azúcar Lounge (opens at 3 pm), Powerhouse (opens at 4 pm), Zozi’s Loft, Leather Etc., and Mr S Leather.

  • A.B.O. Comix  Anthologies of comix by queer and trans people in prison, plus leather work and beading made by incarcerated artists 
  • Aphy Charcoal  Live charcoal portraiture, done for free for the community
  • Art by Luke  Fine art & prints by local SOMA artist Luke Andahazy
  • Art of Natalie McKean  Original art with a queer sci-fi theme, plus prints, pins, t-shirts, comics and more
  • babygirl inc.  Queer, feminist, kink/sex-positive jewelry, hanky code flagging keychains, and custom industrial chain harnesses, gear, and accessories
  • ByrdBeaks  Fabric based pants-free pockets and other accessories
  • Cotton and Hickory  Vegan knitwear, including hats, ear warmers, and scarves. 
  • Crunchy Dom Fam Illustrations  Sugary sweet and crisp, Dom’s Art is full of bright colors, fluffy animals and other items that make you smile
  • Cumply  Kinky affirmation puzzles, pup bandanas, harnesses, and other things for kinky queerdos, nerds, and geeks
  • Fave Brand  Hand made screen printed tees and apparel
  • Femmmeow  Art prints, mugs, clothing, and stickers with original vintage art on it
  • Fierce Fat Flea  New, used, thrifted, and vintage clothing and accessories for the Plus Size community
  • Fire Dragon Photo  Pop-up Art Gallery
  • Gender Monster Studios  Homemade queer themed embroidered beanies and caps
  • GlamPunk Art  Kink/fetish/nude/weird art: paintings, drawings, random kink home decor, earrings, & necklaces
  • Golden Age Accessories  Jewelry and accessories made from recycled industrial and reworked vintage materials
  • GOOCH Photography  Queer art documentary photography
  • Hernandez Chiropractic  Providing free spine exams, and a 50% discount for first visit with signup
  • It’s Simple SF  Mocktails and cocktail mixes
  • Lilith Spillz  Custom-fit rubber harnesses, floggers, and other kink gear made from reclaimed bike tubing and other reclaimed materials
  • Lucifire Candle co  Wax play safe candles, CBD wax and altar candles, and genital candles
  • Major Sketch  Prints, postcards, stickers, magnets, buttons, and keychains featuring LGBTQAI+ sex-positive art by Jade
  • Mauskaveli  Custom Art Paddles, Comics and Books
  • Mischief Manor Makers  Sensory friendly products, both sweet and spicy, to help the brain and spirit
  • NYXA  Genderless and size-inclusive sterling silver jewelry, handcrafted by queers in San Francisco
  • Oscar Zamora Graves  Gay collage postcards, greeting cards, buttons, original art, jewelry, and vintage gay magazines
  • Poppers the Pony  Drawings from a wild and woolly sex utopia: small original drawings, prints, stickers, coloring books and comics
  • Qbay  Queer kink illustrations and spanking paddles
  • Raptrix  Customizable colorful art celebrating pleasure led living for all bodies, handmade with soft premium leather
  • Rhea Adri Art  Original art, prints, and other items 
  • Rocket Ready Apparel  Custom themed vinyl and leather collars harnesses, and belts, anodized metal and resin earrings, and tentacle hair pins and headbands
  • sabine etc  Disability- and community-focused art, zines, prints, and poetry
  • Skin on Skins Handmade leather goods such as belts, bracelets, harnesses, wallets, watch bands, and more
  • Songsandsmuttales  Erotic Art, stickers, coloring books, and tied up teddies
  • Tarot by Alexandria  Tarot readings and decks for sale
  • Two Bald Guys Art  Paintings, prints and photographs by local queer artists Gwanhyeon Cho and John Rockwell
  • Vintage Eye Closet  Vintage clothes and accessories, sometimes upscaled
  • Wicked Grounds  Kinky education and information booth. Books, toys, rope, and other kinky gear
  • Special bondage suspension program with Twisted Windows!
  • Oogie Boogie: A Nightmare Before Christmas Burlesque by Alotta Boutté!
  • Photo booth with Naughty Santa and some Kinky Elf Puppies!
  • Kinky Speed Friending with PsychoKitty at 12:30 and 2:30 pm!

Main Stage Schedule:

1 pm – Shay Tiziano, Ornament Entwined
1:30 pm – Dual Demons, Fire + Ice
2 pm – Alotta Boutté, Oogie Mash
2:15 pm – Mayhem & Ota Kinbaku, Suspended Meditation
2:45 pm – Alicia T-Corn & KleineVosje, Reindeer Flight School
3:15 pm – Shay & Angel, Nutcracker Pas de Deux en Corde
3:45 pm – DanceHallDyke & Slab_Me_Harder, Out of Cigarettes
Gear Swap! 
  • Give a new kinky life to items that no longer fit your body or lifestyle!
  • You can choose to receive all the cash that is collected for your items, or to donate any or all of it to support SOMA Second Saturdays.
  • You can also buy stuff here, cheap!
  • Find full information about the Gear Swap here.

Enjoy a Kinky Xmas Drag Brunch Buffet at the SF Eagle!
Shows at noon and 2 pm.  Tickets here!
Use our Free Shuttle! 

And After the Holiday Market: 

Check out the 21st Annual Parol Lantern Festival at the YBCA! 

Taste caviar and champagne at the WINTER FÊTE at Decant SF!

Have fun with the Cubcake Christmas Party and Bears In Toyland
at the Lone Star Saloon!

Take Time Out! at the SF Eagle!

Delight in Black Magic and Black Drag at SF Oasis!

Watch this page for updates, or follow the event on Facebook!

This is a smoke-free event.
However, there are designated smoking areas outside of SOMArts.

Click here to apply for a booth for the December 9 Holiday Market!

Chat about it, meet your friends, compare notes on Bloom!

SOMA Second Saturdays are presented by:
the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District,
Folsom Street,
& the SOMA West Community Benefit District.

The Holiday Market is underwritten by a generous grant
from Success Centers,

CHHESS Report Presented to Community

Community input from focus groups, interviews and a town hall meeting have been compiled into the strategies contained in our city-mandated Cultural History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) Report.  The contents were presented at an open community forum on Wednesday (11/29/23).

View a recording of the presentation here.

The Board of Supervisors and the Mayor will decide whether to approve the report in 2024. When approved it will serve as a roadmap of priorities and strategies for stabilizing our cultural community.

When it goes to the Board of Supervisors, we will ask for your support through letters or speaking at the City Hall hearing. To receive an email notice when the hearing is scheduled, join our SOMA Action Network here.

We will post the full CHHESS Report (when the final version is ready), and additional updates and information, on our “CHHESS Status” page, here.

Timely Reminders

Join us for a presentation of the Cultural District’s city-mandated Cultural History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) Report, on Wednesday, November 29, 6 to 7:30 pm.  Zoom in here.  Full info is here.  Facebook event is here.

The next meeting of our Diversity and Membership Committee is set for Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 6 to 7 p.m. Join via Zoom here, or call 1 408 638 0968 and use Meeting ID: 878 6588 4248. RSVP is not required.  More info is here, or contact our new Committee Chair, Sumiko Saulson, or We hope you can join us!

The Erotic Storytelling Online Holiday Party is Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 8 to 9 pm. Join us for kinky mad libs, naughty holiday songs, and more, hosted by award-winning author Sumiko Saulson. It’s fun, it’s naughty, it’s online.  Click here or here for more details and Zoom link, and click here to see videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)

The SOMA Second Saturday Holiday Market will happen on December 9, 2023, from 12 noon to 5 pm, at SOMArts.  Full information is here.

The next online meeting of the Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Zoom into the meeting here. More info is here, or contact the committee chair.

The next online meeting of the Communications Committee will be Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 6 to 7 pm.  Join via Zoom here.  More info is here, or contact the committee chair,  Bob Brown.

The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be Wednesday, December 20, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. As always, all are welcome to attend, and time is reserved for public comment.  ASL interpretation provided if requested ten days in advance. To participate, join the Zoom meeting here, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.  The draft agenda will be posted soon.   More info is on Facebook here.  Please contact if you have questions. Minutes of past Board meetings can be reviewed here.

The next meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 6 to 7 pm.  (We have moved the meeting from 12/28/2023.)  Facebook info is here.  The draft agenda is here.  Please contact the committee chair, to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

The Fundraising Committee meets irregularly, as needed.  Please contact the committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

A Governance and Legislation Committee meeting will be scheduled when needed. Please contact the committee chair, Bob Brown, to sign up, or for more info!

We send out a newsletter each month, right before our Board Meeting.  Do you get it?
If not, view a recent newsletter here, then sign up to get it monthly here.

Speaking of newsletters, the SOMA West Community Benefit District does a great one, highlighting events — both social and political — affecting our part of the City.  Check it out and subscribe here.

San Francisco has nine Cultural Districts, each supporting a unique aspect of the City’s cultural mosaic.  Links to each of them are here. For more in-depth coverage, you can subscribe to a newsletter, published quarterly by the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development.

We keep adding links to our Resource Guide page.  Use it!

Threats to our South of Market businesses and institutions can arise quickly, and may require a quick community response.  Sign up here to join our SOMA Action network.

If you have not yet seen it, please read our Statement of Solidarity, and consider what you personally can do to fight racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.

The next meeting of the Board of the Friends of Eagle Plaza is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  To be added to the “Friends of Eagle Plaza” mailing list, click here.  To make a donation to the Friends of Eagle Plaza, click here. To stay up to date, like and follow them on Facebook.  To learn more about the Plaza’s design, construction and stewardship, click here, or write to

Folsom Street Cleanup

The folks of TogetherSF have organized a weekly “West SOMA Cleanup”, on Saturday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm.

Volunteers meet at Driftwood (1225 Folsom St) to grab supplies and form a crew.

Stay afterwards for a free drink on the house!

Join the Civic Joy Fund, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On, SF Public Works, and TogetherSF for this friendly neighborhood cleanup!

Kudos to Marc Morozumi of Mukunda Studios for all he’s done to make this happen.

Sign up here.  Questions:

SF Wants Your Opinions

 Your opinions will help improve services and resources for San Francisco residents!

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) invite you to provide input to inform the development of four strategic plans:

  • The Consolidated Plan is the primary MOHCD plan that identifies affordable housing and community development needs and priorities.
  • The Local and Regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Strategic Plans identify workforce development needs and priorities for the San Francisco and regional economies.
  • The HIV Housing Plan focuses on housing-related programs for people living with HIV.
  • The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing looks at fair housing issues and how they can be addressed.

Residents can access the Survey in English, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, or Samoan.  Click here.

Learn about City programs and share your input today at!

The window for feedback closes on January 19, 2024, so don’t wait…

Other Cultural Districts’ News

In solidarity with our fellow Cultural Districts, we are pleased to invite you to like, follow and attend the events of San Francisco’s other Cultural Districts:
San Francisco Cultural Districts

Subscribe to the City’s Cultural Districts Newsletter

Introduction to some of the Cultural Districts:

SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage DistrictCalle 24 Latino Cultural District

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District


San Francisco Japantown Cultural District

SF African-American Arts and Culture District

Transgender District

American Indian Cultural District

American Indian Cultural District

Sunset Chinese Cultural District

Sunset Chinese Cultural District

Pacific Islander Cultural District
(icon and links coming soon)