Red Velvet: Through Feb. 17, Colligan Theater, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. This drama transports audiences to the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in the early 1800s. Edmund Kean has taken ill and can’t go on tonight as Othello, leaving his company in disarray international dance shoes bag. $27-$50. www.jeweltheatre.net. The Second Kind of Impossible: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The story of Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s 35-year quest to challenge conventional wisdom. $10-$18. www.paloaltojcc.org..
Pop-Up Magazine Winter Tour: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. A live magazine, created for stage, screen and a live audience. The 2019 Winter Issue will change the way we think about memory; explore a unique dating scene in the middle of nowhere; pay homage to one of the fathers of the electric guitar; examine the aftermath of an infamous, viral moment in Olympics history; and bring back to life a 500-year-old, lost genre of music international dance shoes bag. $38-$42. Popupmagazine.com. Wine & Chocolate Walk: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 2. Check-in starts at 12:30 p.m., Benicia Main Street, 90 First St., Benicia. Taste more than 25 different wines paired with chocolate at participating downtown shops. $30-$35. www.beniciamainstreet.org..
Come Fly With Me: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Livermore School of Dance Jazz Company takes you on a virtual trip around the world through music and dance. https://lvpac.org/event/come-fly-with-me/. Murder in the Ballroom: 8 p.m international dance shoes bag. Feb. 2, Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. A swinging 1930s dance party, with light refreshments, no-host bar and, of course, a murder mystery. $20-$25. http://www.peersdance.org/murder.html. Stroll Down Penny Lane: 8 p.m. Feb. 2, The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. A multimedia concert celebrating the life and music of Paul McCartney. $25-$75. https://bit.ly/2APLMep..
James Brown Dance Party: 9 p.m. Feb. 2, Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., San Francisco. All-Star tribute to James Brown. $15-$20.https://bit.ly/2GM5hK8. Musical Cafe Cabaret: 7 p.m. Feb. 3, the Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley. An evening of songs from new musicals. Raffle prizes. $25-$30 international dance shoes bag. https://www.musicalcafe.org/. Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?: Feb. 3-March 24, The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. Weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, this hit solo show sheds light and throws shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. $20-$35 sliding scale. www.themarsh.org..
Boy: 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Town Hall theatre Company, 3535 School St., Lafayette. A one-night only reading of “Boy,” a moving new play about gender identity by Anna Ziegler. $10. www.TownHallTheatre.com. Black Music Through the Ages with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol: 11 a.m international dance shoes bag. and 1 p.m. Feb. 5, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. Featuring pianist Joe Warner. Free for select Oakland Unified School District middle school students. 11 a.m. https://bit.ly/2sv89kF; 1 p.m. https://bit.ly/2U0IA71. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 6 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, The SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco. $20. https://bit.ly/2DdCY3J..