Holiday Market!

SOMA Second Saturdays
present
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.

Vendors!  
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Entertainment!  
  • 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! 


Find more kinky gifts at the San Francisco Fetish Flea at Transform1060! 
(It’s just a short walk from the 8th & Folsom stop on our free shuttle.)

And After the Holiday Market: 
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.

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.

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)

 


 

 

Support our Custom Street Signs!

Speak at City Hall to support our legislative request for custom street signs to designate our District!

Mock-up of proposed LCD Street signs

Your support matters, the supervisors take the LEATHER District more seriously when people turn out.

This will be a visible marker of city support for our District!

It helps to have lots of the Cultural District’s friends there to show their support. The hearing is set for this Monday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 250 of SF City Hall, before the Land Use and Transportation Committee.

Our item is first on the agenda, so please arrive by 1:30 to ensure you’ll be heard.  Remote participation is not available.

Read the legislation’s text here.

UPDATE:

The legislation was reviewed by the Committee, our comments were heard, and the Committee voted unanimously to forward the legislation to the full Board of Supervisors for approval.  

CHHESS Report – Community Update

The city mandated Cultural History, Housing, and Economic Sustainability Strategies (CHHESS) Report, serves as a roadmap of priorities and strategies for stabilizing our cultural community.

    • Join us for the results based on community input.
    • The final reports will be approved by the Board of Supervisors.
    • There will be Q&A after the presentation.
    • Wednesday, November 29, 6 to 7:30 pm.
    • Each attendee will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card courtesy of Success Centers (you must be present for the entire presentation to be eligible).
    • On Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86066634616