About Second Act

Second Act Marketplace and Events is a neighborhood public space. The marketplace includes five retail businesses bringing a fresh vision of food and beverages, and a venue that showcases events, which is also available for rent.

Second Act’s marketplace uses fresh and sustainable ingredients to create healthy, delicious and fun dishes and drinks.

Our History


The mission of Second Act’s marketplace is to bring small businesses to the forefront through a shared space.


RAW, founded in 2011 by Elyse Thogerson, features fresh, organic, raw fruit and vegetable juices. RAW’s diverse selection of fruit and vegetable juices nourish and revitalize your body and mind. Produced in small batches, RAW is known for its almond milk and seasonal juices.

Crêpe La Vie

Emilie Le Pessot founded Crêpe la Vie in December 2013 as a catering company. Surrounded by a family of chefs and restaurant owners, especially crêperie owners, Emilie had a passion for cooking ever since she was a little girl. After a attending business school and working in Paris, she moved back to San Francisco only to realize that something was missing–creating great food that made people happy. Emilie went to train as a crêpe master in France and now whips up delicious handmade crepes with a crowd-pleasing show where people can see their crêpes created before their eyes.

AйDa Piroshki

AйDa Piroshki, created by Anna Tvelova, provides Russian food like mama used to make. Serving up Russia’s specialties made with local ingredients, include piroshki, borscht, and kompot. AйDa Piroshki makes it easy to enjoy a piece of home on-the-go.

Burma Bear

Started in 2013 as a passion project, Burma Bear began as a Bay Area pop-up serving California-style barbecue perfectly paired with traditional Burmese cuisine. Born in Burma and raised in San Francisco, Hubert Lim grew up noshing on his dad’s tea leaf salads and homemade noodle soups. In college, Hubert taught himself the art of grilling, earning a reputation among family and friends. Pairing his childhood dishes with his grilled meats, Burma Bear is known for all natural Baby Back Ribs with its signature BBQ sauce, Tea Leaf Salad and Burmese Tomato Salad.

Eatwell Farm’s Icebox

Husband-wife duo, Nigel and Lorraine always wanted to incorporate the produce from their farm, Eatwell with their softers, Drinkwell. With the help of Roma Gray, Eatwell Farm’s Icebox  was created. Serving soft serve ice cream, floats and soft drinks, definitely order the chocolate vanilla swirl. With a specialty stone ground chocolate made of cacao nibs pairs perfectly with the vanilla. A close second is Eatwell’s cherry lavender float, made with a cherry lavender softer and vanilla ice cream.

Event Space

Second Act’s event space is available for movies, live music, comedy shows, classes and community meetings. The venue has a 49-seat capacity and includes excellent AV equipment, flexible seating and a friendly staff that will help you plan and run your event.



Banquet Room

Event Specs

  • Former site of an iconic San Francisco landmark
  • 49 seated capacity
  • 750 square feet for your guests to mingle.
  • Up to 49 people or as few as 10
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Projector and movie screen
  • Flexible seating
  • Catering and full beverage service available
  • Popcorn and other refreshments
  • Complete flexibility. Arrange it yourself or have us help you.
  • Variable pricing for day and evening use
  • We support our local community

Upcoming Events

Second Act hosts a variety of events including, but not limited to, film screenings, comedy shows, music performances, book readings and fundraisers. Check out what’s happening!

  • 09

    Tryout for the 2015 SF Comedy Competition

    Try outs for the 40th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition!


  • 10

    Kids Music Class – Music for Aardvarks – Weekly Through June 26

    Classes for kids 4 months - 5 years Now in San Francisco!


  • 11

    Legacies of Man

    An evening combining visual and musical arts in unexpected ways


  • 24

    B-Movie Night: Embrace the Badness

    If you like getting rowdy, heckling, laughing your ass off, costumes, beer, popcorn and/or collective insanity then come on down!


  • 09

    Children’s Picture-Book Launch Party for “Night Animals”!

    Please join Gianna Marino in celebrating the launch of her latest picture book!