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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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!

  • 06

    Second Act Saturdays with Popupsters

    12pm - 5pm. Second Act Saturdays with Popupsters


  • 07

    1st Ever Super Awesome Upper Haight Block Party

    Only come if you want to have fun


  • 11

    San Francisco Comedy Competition

    The Opening Night of the 39th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition


  • 17

    An Exciting, Exceptionally Enriching Evening of Experimental Music

    An amazing night of the best in local electronic and experimental music with Amphibious Gestures, Heartworm, Earspray and Not I


  • 18

    The Cheap Laugh – A Comedy Showcase

    The Second Act presents locally-sourced comedy


  • 19

    “Young Hearts Run Free” – San Francisco Premiere

    San Francisco Premiere of a heartfelt indie film dealing with Friendship, First Loves, Rebellion!


  • 27

    Darkness Into Light

    Bay Area Band performing Americana music with hints of jazz, folk, country, rock, and world music thrown in


  • 09

    Artisan Market

    Perk up your week with some retail therapy at the Artisan Market


  • 13

    Artisan Market

    Get that holiday shopping out of the way at the Artisan Market!


  • 14

    Davy Rothbart of FOUND Magazine

    Hear some of the most hilarious and heartbreaking notes FOUND magazine received


  • 11

    Artisan Market

    Just in time to take care of all your holiday shopping!