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.

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.  It is available to rent.

Our History

Marketplace

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

RAW

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.

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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
    Nov

    Bay Area Women In Film & Media presents the 2014 Shorts Showcase

    Join us for an evening of short works by local women filmmakers in the Bay Area.

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  • 08
    Nov

    Burma Bear Grand Opening Party

    Enjoy Good Food, Good Drink & Good Company

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  • 09
    Nov

    The Known Unknown with special guest Bob Bralove

    Kind of a big deal - David Gans and his musical co-conspirators bring a special night of music to Second Act

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  • 12
    Nov

    Screening of Documentary film “Mobilize” with Director Q & A and Discussion

    Hard-hitting doc exploring the controversy surrounding cell phone radiation and the possible long-term health effects

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  • 14
    Nov

    An Evening With Davy Rothbart of FOUND Magazine

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

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  • 18
    Nov

    Acoustic Open Mic hosted by KC Turner

    Finally, a spot in San Francisco's legendary Upper Haight neighborhood for acoustic music!

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  • 19
    Nov

    Unforgettable Night of Experimental Music V

    As Experimental as it gets!

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  • 20
    Nov

    The Cheap Laugh – A Comedy Showcase

    The Second Act presents locally-sourced comedy

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  • 22
    Nov

    Artisan Market Returns

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

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  • 23
    Nov

    Eatwell Farm Ice Cream Social & Harvest Market

    Come and get your locally grown produce just in time for Thanksgiving.

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  • 25
    Nov

    B-Movie Night Pt. 5, The Return of the Evil (Not Really) Hecklefest…

    What better way to get ready for spending time with your family?

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