SOMA Second Saturdays!

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District
Folsom Street
and the SOMA West Community Benefit District
present 

SOMA Second Saturdays!

IN THE STREETS!

on Folsom Street, between 9th and 10th Streets
including on Dore Street, south of Folsom

July 10, 2021
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 A safe, fun afternoon with
Queer Art, Kinky Crafts,
Local Artisans, Fun Vendors,
Clubs and Organizations

Enjoy beverages indoors or outdoors at the Powerhouse

FREE!

To join the organizing team or ask questions,
please contact manager@sflcd.org.

Event subject to weather, city guidelines, etc.

Organizations, and Vendors:  Apply Here for A Booth 

Volunteers Needed!
Please contact manager@sflcd.org to sign up! 

Save Azúcar Lounge’s Parklet

 

There is a petition to save Azúcar Lounge’s Parklet:
https://www.change.org/p/city-of-san-francisco-save-az%C3%BAcar-lounge-s-community-parklet

More info is on the Azúcar Lounge Facebook Page.

We believe this issue will also be discussed at the SOMA /West Community Benefit District’s Neighborhood Identity Committee Meeting on Tuesday June 22, 2021, from 6pm – 7pm (PDT).  You can join the Zoom Meeting at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7408417062?pwd=QlNHendZa3hyV0ExVTBBOTJON0F0QT09 (Zoom Meeting ID: 740 841 7062, Passcode: 334441).

Thanks for supporting this important local business.

Erotic Storytelling Hour!

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is pleased to present another edition of our bi-weekly online event for persons 18+ only:

The Erotic Storytelling Hour!
PRIDE EDITION II

Come hear some erotic, sexy, and funny stories and more
from selected writers of our community!
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 8 to 9 p.m.
Join via Zoom
Or call 1 408 638 0968 and enter meeting ID: 856 5465 2578 and password: 007266\
Info on Facebook
Be 18+

Hosted by:
Sumiko Saulson
David Hyman
Cal Callahan

Featured Readers:
Eager Oak
Willow
Nella Puddin
Danny Thanh Nguyen (part two of a two-part story)
Special Guest Reader:
Hannah Hellcat

Click here for info about all our wonderful Erotic Storytellers!

Want to be a reader for a future event? Contact: manager@sflcd.org.

If you enjoy listening, please become a member of the Cultural District: https://join.sflcd.org 

Eagle Plaza Progress

Eagle Plaza, showing landscaping in progress

Eagle Plaza continues to move forward towards completion:  the final step should be the landscaping for the eastern side of 12th Street.  Two large trees and several smaller ones — including Australian WIllows, Sunburst Honey Locust, and Mimosa Trees — stand ready for planting, which is scheduled for the coming week.  Once the landscaping is complete, and the construction materials removed, folks from the SOMA West Community Benefit District and HQ (the housing project at 1532 Harrison Street) can take over maintenance of the space, including setting out chairs and tables to make the space a welcoming oasis.

Although a date has not been announced for the reopening of the SF Eagle Bar, it has been confirmed that the large Leather Pride Flag, which had been showing signs of premature fraying, has been returned to its maker for repair and reinforcement.  We look forward to seeing it flying over the Plaza very soon.

New Mural Decorates Oasis

 

On Monday morning, May 24, a new mural, titled “In Loving Memory of Sylvester – Mighty Real San Francisco Funk”, was dedicated on the Folsom Street wall of the Oasis nightclub.

The mural was painted by local artist Josh Katz, whose work can also be seen on our neighborhood’s handsome themed trash cans, on our Artists’ Spotlight Page, and on his own Website. Josh works primarily as a spray paint muralist and stencil artist, and says he has taken inspiration both from the life and music of Sylvester, and from Oasis itself.  

Speakers at the dedication included Josh Katz, Bob BrownCal Callahan, D’Arcy Drollinger, Matt Haney, Honey Mahogany, and  Reverend Marvin K. White.

You can enjoy this stunning video about the mural, created by videographer Val Eydelman (@vvvitalman).

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is proud to have played a role in making this public artwork happen, and looks forward to arranging and funding more inspiring murals for the neighborhood in the coming months.  You can view a map of some our District’s other murals here.