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SOMA Second Saturdays! August

August 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

Join us on 12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street to shop with some of the finest queer and kink artists, artisans, and craftspeople. The event is free but we do accept donations.

Special Events:

1:00 PM – Erotic Story-writing Workshop with Sumiko Saulson! Learn to write a naughty story with a renowned author!

2:00 – Erotic Storytelling

And starting on the 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock hour join Mukunda Studio for free chair yoga! (More information at

Rouse Relational Wellness Classes: (

Title: “Communicating Kink: Empowering consent through play”
Presenter: Kendra Twenter, AMFT
Workshop times: 1:30pm and 3pm

Description: Communicating your boundaries and consent can be an anxiety-provoking experience. Kendra Twenter, AMFT from Rouse Relational Wellness will guide you through engaging activities and discussions, helping you to deepen your connections, understand boundaries, and enhance your relationships in an open and supportive atmosphere. With a focus on consent, empathy, and understanding, this workshop will redefine your connections and open up new dimensions of intimacy and trust with your partners.

Title: “Unleashing Calm in Kinky Chaos”
Presenter: David Khalili, LMFT
Workshop times: 12:30pm and 2:30pm

Description: We understand that crowded and intense environments, like Up Your Alley and Folsom St Fair, can become challenging for some. That’s why Rouse Relational Wellness has curated techniques, tools, and discussions to improve your mental wellness and boost your confidence. Unleash your calm amid the delicious kinky chaos and savor the true joy of connecting with like-minded individuals.

Wicked Grounds Mini-Classes
12:30pm: Exploring Electo-Play w/ Society of Janus
1:30pm: Flexibility for Your Real (Kinky) Life w/ Click Your Heels
2:30pm: Exploring the World of Play Parties w/ AfterDark Events
3:30pm: Meet & Greet w/ Wicked Grounds

Performances by Lucy Juggles at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30.

Chalk Street Art by Luke Andahazy.

Charcoal Portraits by Pup Jake.

Featured Vendors: (more to be announced as we get closer!)

Austin (Unique art. Find them on IG @Austinb_art or visit their website

Bayarea Babygirl (Handmade epoxy resin art/goods and jewelry. Find them on IG @bayarea.babygirl)

Body Glow by Rosa (Hand poured sculpture candles. Find them on IG @bodyglowbyrosa or on their website

ByrdBeaks (Pant free pockets!

Gender Monster Studios (Homemade genderqueer hats! Find them on IG @gendermonsterstudios or visit their website

GlamPunk Art (Uniquely “weird” & fetish-themed art. Find them on IG @glampunk.sanfrancisco)

Inky Fingers Printshop (Prints, posters, clothes and caricatures. Find them at

It’s Simple SF (Check out the yummy flavors for cocktails and drink mixes at

Leather Legends (Formerly known as Spike’s Consignment)

Mauskaveli (Creator of art, art on paddles, books and more!

Needle Play Acupuncture (Ear Acupuncture. Find them on IG @NeedlePlayAcu or

Skin on Skins (Handmade leather goods such as Belts bracelets harnesses wallets watch bands and more. Follow them on IG @SkinOnSkin or visit their website WWW.SKINONSKINS.COM)

SoMa Kink Company (Original Kink Fashion Designed in SoMa, San Francisco. We specialize in Petplay & Other Kink-themed apparel & support body positivity, freedom of gender expression/non-conformity, & accessibility by design in kink spaces. Proudly queer owned & operated. Find them on IG @SoMaKinkCo)

Tarot by Alexandria (Find her on IG @clickyourheelsmovement)

Looking for new looks for Folsom? Check out our gear swap table! You can bring your old gear that you’re looking to rehome or come look for a new look for yourself! Gear Swap takes place at every SOMA Second Saturday! You’ll never know what you might find!
For more information about the Gear Swap, please visit

Available Food:
The SF Eagle will be serving lunch as well as beverages! There’s even seating outside in Eagle Plaza!

Who’s Going?
Find out who else is going and join the chat with Bloom!

Additional Info:
This is a smoke-free event.

Are you a LGBTQ performer who would love to be booked for a future LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District event? Please take a moment to fill out our Talent and Performer Database form!


August 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
Event Category:


12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street


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