SOMA Second Saturdays!

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: 

12:00-2:00 - Join ELSE munch as they host a table for games!  Mad Libs, Cards for Humanity, Magic, Cribbage, or whatever games the group decides on out of our selection. (Kinky mad libs are always lots of fun!)

ELSE is an 18+ educational, support, and social kink space for adults who identify as non-cis, including trans, intersex, third gender, agender, two-spirit, & nonbinary folx. We are centered in the San Francisco Bay Area and open to people who don’t feel their assigned gender at birth fully matches their gender identity.

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

2:00 PM - Erotic Storytelling

2:00 & 3:00 - Join PsychoKitty for a special edition of Speed-Friending/Speed-Dating!

Ready to Make Some New Kinky Friends? Meet New People. Become Friends or Maybe More?  This event is perfect for newcomers to our community! Come and meet fellow kinksters ranging from other newcomers to community veterans! You will meet people who:

· Want to explore new kinks.

· Have kink interests that align with yours.

· Would like to make new friends.

· Want to find new partners.

Since this event is focused on speed-friending and speed-dating, not just speed-dating, this event is intended for people of:

· All genders, sexualities, gender expressions, 

· All relationship configurations

· All sexual orientations

Each session will last about 30 minutes and you will meet 5-10 new people during this time, having a mini-date with each. After the session you will be able to indicate which person you would like to follow up with and you'll be connected!

At the top of the 1, 2, 3, and 4 o’clock hour: Free chair yoga with Mukunda Studio!


BOBA MUNCH: Guest Participation, Activity/Entertainment. Learn more about BOBA Munch on their website: Collaboration with Wicked Grounds!


BOBA will be offering a tying booth to do decorative shibari harnesses on Second Saturday attendees. These harnesses will be decorative only, and there will be no load-bearing elements or restriction of movement to mitigate the risks of rope play.


BOBA Munch will be accepting donations, and there will be harness options which are offered to all attendees free of charge. However, for more specialized harnesses which require more rope, skill, and time, we will be asking for a minimum donation.


Wellness Corner


Hernandez Chiropractic: Providing free spinal screenings and education to introduce chiropractic and network for my business. No adjusting will be done, just screening, education, and sign-up promotional discount for the event. 

Mukunda Studio: Offering free chair yoga at 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock. Find out more at:

Rouse Relational Wellness Workshop

Title: "Unleashing Calm in Kinky Chaos"

Presenter: David Khalili, LMFT

Workshop Times: 12:30 & 2:30

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:

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

ByrdBeaks (Fabric based pants free pockets and accessories. Visit them at:


Charcoal Portraits by Pup Jake.

Crunchy Dom Fam: (Freelance illustrator. Find out more on their website:  

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!


Rocket Ready Apparel (Custom Themed vinyl and leather collars and harnesses, Resin earrings and hair clips. Visit their website at or follow them on IG @rocketreadyapparel)


RR Modern (Vintage magazines & VHS tapes from 1970s, leather bondage gear)

Tarot by Alexandria (Find her on IG @clickyourheelsmovement)


Wicked Grounds (Kink Boutique. Kink gear and educational materials! Website:



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!

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