Timely Reminders

The Play on the Plaza event on May 11 was a big success.
Photo of Play on the Plaza, May 2024, by Fire Dragon Photography See more photos by Fire Dragon Photo.

The next meeting of the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District Board of Directors will be Wednesday, May 15, 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, use the Board of Directors Meeting Zoom link, or call 1-408-638-0968 and use Meeting ID: 847 8906 0820 and Passcode: 972086.    Facebook page.  Draft agenda (link coming soon).  Minutes of past Board meetings. Please contact manager@sflcd.org if you have questions.

The SOMA WEST Community Benefit District invites you to their monthly Neighborhood Happy Hour, from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, May 16, at SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street.  Meet your neighbors!  The first round is on them!

The next Erotic Storytelling Hour is set for Thursday, May 23, from 8 to 9 pm.  Come hear some provocative, graphic, sexy, titillating, and funny stories (and more) from selected writers of our community, hosted by award-winning author Sumiko Saulson. It’s fun, it’s naughty, it’s online.   Erotic Storytelling Hour information pageFacebook PageZoom link, Videos of some of our past evenings!  (Be 18+!)

The next meeting of the Arts and Culture Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 7 pm.  Arts and Culture Committee Facebook page.  Please contact the Committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

The next online Diversity & Membership Committee meeting is set for Thursday, June 6, at 6 pm PDT.   Diversity & Membership Committee Zoom link. Facebook page.  Contact the Committee chair to get on the mailing list for this Committee, or for more info!

The next Play on the Plaza is Saturday, June 8, from 12 noon to 5 pm, at Eagle Plaza (12th Street, between Folsom and Harrison). Flogging!  Flagging!  Vendors! Entertainment! Gear Swap!  Play on the Plaza info. June 8 event info.  Facebook page coming soon.

The next online meeting of the Land Use Committee Meeting is set for Monday, June 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Land Use Committee Meeting Zoom Link. Facebook page.  Contact the committee chair.

The next online meeting of the Communications Committee will be Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 7 pm.  Communications Committee Zoom linkFacebook page. Contact the committee chair.

The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District will celebrate six years of working to keep SOMA kinky and queer with its annual Audacious Anniversary Party, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from noon to 3 pm, in Ringold Alley (a one-block street that runs from 8th to 9th Streets, between Folsom and Howard).  Admission is free   Save the date, and watch for more details, coming soon.

The Fundraising Committee meets as needed.  Please contact the Fundraising 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 Governance and Legislation Committee chair 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, then sign up to get it monthly.

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.  Subscribe to the SOMA West Community Benefit District newsletter.

San Francisco has nine Cultural Districts, each supporting a unique aspect of the City’s cultural mosaic You can subscribe to a Cultural Districts 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.  SOMA Action network sign-up link.

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, June 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  You can be added to the “Friends of Eagle Plaza” mailing list.  You can make a donation to the Friends of Eagle Plaza. You can like and follow them on Facebook.  You can learn more about the Plaza’s design, construction and stewardship on the Friends of Eagle Plaza website, or you can write to info@eagleplaza.org.