S2S for August 2023

SOMA Second Saturdays
On 12th Street between Folsom and Eagle Plaza!

August 12, 2023, noon to 5 pm
Vendors!  Entertainment!  Surprises!

Presented by:
the LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District,
Folsom Street,
& the SOMA West Community Benefit District

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 https://mukundastudio.com/)
Ear acupuncture with Needle Play.
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.
Get read by Tarot by Alexandria.
Chalk Street Art by Luke Andahazy.
Charcoal Portraits by Pup Jake.
Rouse Relational Wellness Classes: (https://www.rousetherapy.com/)
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.
Featured Vendors: (more to be announced as we get closer!)
Austin (Unique art. Find them on IG @Austinb_art or visit their website Www.austinboe.com)
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 www.bodyglowbyrosa.com)
ByrdBeaks (Pant free pockets! www.byrdbeaks.com)
Gender Monster Studios
GlamPunk Art (Uniquely “weird” & fetish-themed art. Find them on IG @glampunk.sanfrancisco)
Inky Fingers Printshop (Prints, posters, clothes and caricatures. Find them at https://www.inkyfingersprintshop.com)
It’s Simple SF (Check out the yummy flavors for cocktails and drink mixes at www.itssimplesf.com)
Leather Legends (Formerly known as Spike’s Consignment)
Mauskaveli (Creator of art, art on paddles, books and more! Www.SumikoSaulson.com www.Mauskaveli.com)
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 Co (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)
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 https://sfleatherdistrict.org/saturday/#gear.
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! https://bl.ooo/m/soma-second-saturdays-318
Additional Info:
Applicable COVID-19 precautions enforced.
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! https://forms.gle/YEW9Ny2gite4XaZD8

Would you like to be a vendor, exhibitor or entertainer at an upcoming event?  Detailed info is here.

Vendor Applications are Closed for August 12.
Watch this space next week for the September 9 Applications.

Volunteers Needed!
Contact manager@sflcd.org to sign up!

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