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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BULKA Bakery

When Tatiana Kasatkina was young, her fondest memories was baking every weekend with her mother. She loved the smell of the fresh bread, or any other baked goods. When Tatiana immigrated to the U.S. 10 years ago she started to cook and bake. BULKA Bakery first started as a pop-up that had great success. Those who purchased sweet and savory baked goods would say it was the best they have ever had. BULKA Bakery is known for its organic bread with different flavors and signature pastries. Hot pressed sandwiches and farmer’s cheese will also be on the menu for lunch and dinner.

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!

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    Kids Music Class – Music for Aardvarks – Weekly Thursday Class

    Weekly classes for kids 4 months - 5 years. Sign up at musicforsf.com


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    Kids Music Class – Music for Aardvarks – Weekly Friday Class

    Classes for kids 4 months - 5 years


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    Kids Music Class – Music for Aardvarks – Weekly Saturday Class

    Weekly classes for kids 4 months - 5 years. Sign up at musicforsf.com


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    Out of Africa: The Beat Goes On

    A cross-cultural concert/lecture featuring the music and history of the Gravikord - presented by its creator!


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    Pictoclik Filmmaker Workshop

    A monthly workshop focusing each time on a different aspect of film production


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    Monthly Experimental Music Showcase

    A monthly showcase of amazingly unforgettable visual and auditory performances by Barbara Golden, Splendor Generator, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase & Magnetic Stripper


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    Silent Film – Salomé – with a Live Score supplied by That Hideous Strength

    A Silent Film with Attitude!


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    An amazing evening of music, stories, literary brilliance and comedy (not necessarily in that order).


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    Garden of Carnivorous Plants

    A contemplative, darkly erotic, and richly metaphorical fable. Shot on location in Joshua Tree National Park!


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    Acoustic Music by Karaj Lost Coast

    Acoustic folkin' rock! Homegrown originals.


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    Haight Ashbury Singer Songwriter Open Mic

    Acoustic open mic in the legendary Haight!