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 showcase 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.

The event space at Second Act will host a multitude of live events, films and multi-media productions, private parties, kid-friendly events, fundraisers and other community gatherings.

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. www.rawelyse.com

Spice Hound

Spice Hound, started by Tammy Tan in 2007, is a spice purveyor offering over a 100 different spices, herbs, blends and salts. At Second Act, Spice Hound will also serve housemade masala chai and soda drinks made with their seasonal farmers’ market-inspired soda syrups. www.spicehound.com

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. www.andapiroshki.com

High Cotton Kitchen

High Cotton Kitchen is an American comfort food and retail shop featuring a limited daily menu of locally-sourced items to eat now or later. The country kitchen features two personalized product lines: High Levee (rotating menu of gumbo, red beans and rice, cochon de lait po’ boy, healthy salads) and High Dessert (New Mexico inspired). Stop by for that Sightglass Coffee fix paired with a morning pastry or simply grab dinner to go. www.highcottonkitchen.com

Community Craft

Community Craft is a cooperative bakery featuring carefully selected baked goods from San Francisco’s best artisans, including: Bread SRSLY (gluten-free bread), Park Bench (Boulangerie, pain garni), Beauty’s Bagels (wood-fired bagels from Oakland), Meetinghouse BiscuitsEbb’s Bakery (cakes, trifles, puddings), Eat Me NatuRaw (raw, vegan sweets) Butter Water Salt Flour (seasonal pies by the slice and whole) and Sweets Simply (gluten-free cookies).

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.

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!

  • 10

    A Benefit for Flying Needle Project

    Brass Liberation Orchestra and The Lloyd Family Players perform


  • 12

    Second Act Saturdays with Popupsters

    12pm - 5pm. Second Act Saturdays with Popupsters


  • 13

    Bring home Vegas – Costume sale

    Your next theme party is set. Vintage Vegas comes to Second Act!


  • 04

    Author, Stephen Sparks presentation

    Stephen Sparks, author of "Out There in the Woods", discusses his work about the ongoing dilemma of how to deal with gun violence in the U.S.


  • 10

    Singer-songwriter Kate Targan

    Kate Targan debuts her album, From the Light