Sweeney Todd @ The Berklee Performance Center
We didn’t read the book, and we’re not fans of Stephen Sondheim. We didn’t see the movie, and we’re sick of Johnny Depp. We love the BPC, however, and we love the idea of a deranged barber who’s hell-bent on revenge and visceral satisfaction, so this is a great night out. Student-run and directed by Asher Denburg and Justin Gates, this is a unique lens into future talent as well as past. Do yourself a favor, though, and head to KO Pies in Southie first and gorge yourself on meaty morsels of crumbly goodness, then head over to see the show. You’ll thank us later. But now that we’re on the topic, a nice goddamn meat pie would totally hit the spot. Juicy flakes crumbling under thumb… Mmmmmmurder.
Death of a Salesman @ Roxbury Community College
Willy Loman is the antihero of our new gig economy, amirite? Watching his downward trajectory from a philosophic perch between hope and desperation, he slides into the abyss further once realizing there’s no turning back… sound familiar? Congratulations, then, you’re part of the last generation to even smell success; but now everything you’ve planned for hasn’t come true and everyone lies to you about your broken future. Oh well! Get over it and step outside of your comfort emozone for this amazing production. Artistic director Robbie McCauley brings a classic to life and hopefully humbles those who think they have it all now and will forever. Tomorrow never knows.
Roxbury Community College. 1234 Columbus Ave., Boston. 8pm/all ages/$10. rcc.mass.edu/media-arts-center
Old School Game Show @ Davis Square Theatre
Swipe right and get to OSGS for some happy happy joy joy. Aesthetically anchored in the ’70s, the crew at OSGS bring interesting, authentic, and honest comedy sketch to the stage. Part theater, part game show, and part acid, the Old School Game Show offers some of the weirdest, most dope shit on that side of the river. If you love waking up drunk and watching The Price Is Right once you call in sick, this is for you. If you appreciate Pat Sajak in all his sexiness, show up early and grab a front row seat. If you like dressing up as a stuffed animal and making love to strangers behind tall bushes, keep on keeping on comrades… this show is for you too.
The Donkey Show @ Club Oberon
Have you ever woken up facedown in a pile of sugar booger, latex undies halfway to your ankles, while looking up at the couch? Neither have we, but suppose you have—would the logical next step be to attend the Donkey Show? Yes. Yes it would be. Now in its 132 millionth year as the coolest gender-bending theatrical performance in Harvard Square, the brood at the American Repertory Theater, under the genius mind of Diane Paulus, have turned this bacchanalian celebration into a bucket list item. Check it off more than once, we won’t tell anyone.
Club Oberon. 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 10:30pm/21+/$25. americanrepertorytheater.org
Eat Your Heart Out Boston w/ Bad Rabbits @ Sinclair
Hey! Let’s get a bunch of kick-ass chefs together and rock out with our croquettes out! If that sounds like a better plan than our sorry-ass rhymes, then join Keenan Langlois (The Sinclair), Tim Cushman (Hojoko), Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), Suzi Maitland (Trina’s Starlite Lounge), and a ton of other amazing chefs, plus Blackbird Donuts, Island Creek Oysters Raw Bar, and a sweet Ketel One Ice Bar (I am told) at the Sinclair, and while you’re at it, you can listen to Bad Rabbits rip shit up. Wait… what?! Bad fucking Rabbits!! Did I mention all of this madness benefits area nonprofits and also offers a VIP ticket that gets you front and center to the food and groove before the place is fucking mobbed? Your Sunday is all set. You’re welcome.
Sinclair. 52 Church St., Cambridge. 6pm/21+/$50, VIP $75. eatyourheartoutboston.com
Wolfmother @ Paradise Rock Club
Apparently they don’t celebrate Leap Year in Australia, so these boys think we’re a bit daggy, but no worries, there’s no need to go cacking yourself over the extra day. Wolfmother is in town, and it’s gonna fucking rock your Canadian passport. Regardless, and absolutely ignore our cheap attempts at humor and puns this week, get your butt down to see Wolfmother. These guys have been around for barely a decade and are still very much just hitting their stride and blowing eardrums. On the heels of Coheed and Cambria coming to town, you’d think the dark, dank, heavy neotrash of the aughts was having a comeback. And you’d be right. The new album Victorious is fucking cracker, by the way!
Paradise Rock Club. 967 Comm. Ave., Boston. 7pm/18+/$25. paradiserock.club