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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In Search Of…

Second Act knows there is someone out there who can step into the space and become yet another vibrant market partner, bringing delicious food to the neighborhood.  If you, or anyone you know, has a business that would fit into Second Act, please let us know!  We are looking for an already existing small catering, pop-up or food truck business that wants to take a step into brick and mortar, or a business that is looking for an additional location for expansion.

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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    Citizens Church Public Gathering

    Everyone welcome!


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    Haight Ashbury Singer Songwriter Open Mic

    Acoustic open mic in the legendary Haight!


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    Savage Remote: Independent Times in the Emerald Triangle

    This is the SF premiere of this indie film about the Humboldt County comedy scene.


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    Cinema Preview Presenting The Best in Independent Film

    Featuring the best in international (as well as local!) cinema. Presented by Pictoclik.


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    Laughs on Haight – Comedy Showcase

    Only come if you want to laugh!


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    Nepotism Night – The Summer of Love Edition

    A modern day variety show filled with music, stories, film and comedy.


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    JJ Schultz, The California Diamonds and Trevor Childs

    Country Folk Revue!