Top Tickets: January 31–February 6
Laugh out loud at comedy night; eat tater tots at a food truck park; watch Chelsea Clinton’s children’s book come to life on the stage; and more this week in the Bay.
1/31 Back Forty Texas BBQ Roadhouse and Saloon hosts an evening of laughs featuring Nicole Tran, Ellis Rodriguez, and Jay Lamont. There will be a $15 cash-only cover, and a dinner buffet available. backforty.us.
2/1 The high-flying hero himself will show up to the ice rink at The Veranda in Concord. The special visit includes a skate and pictures with Spider-Man. shoptheveranda.com.
2/1–2/17 When a black teen is shot for his basketball shoes, five black and white Americans explore the language of race and racism in this absurd, satirical play by Greg Kalleres, staged at the Village Theatre in Danville. villagetheatreshows.com.
National Tater Tot Day
2/2 You definitely don’t have to share your tots at this SoMa StrEat Food Park event. Get your tater fix from more than 10 vendors that can sauce, smother, or spice up a mountain of the delightfully bite-size snack. somastreatfoodpark.com.
She Persisted, the Musical
2/2–3/3 Adapted from Chelsea Clinton’s best-selling book, this new musical from the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley uses time travel to introduce the main character—and the audience—to inspirational, history-making women from the past. bactheatre.org.