A Step Away: Berkeley playwright Myrna Holden's new play takes a critical look at love in modern times. Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $8-20. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822.
Two Fools: Two women from two different countries confront their personal and cultural differences while they advocate against restrictions against gay marriage. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $15-35. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.
The Va Va Voom Room: A lavish variety show featuring pulchritudinous dames, mischievous magicians, sultry chanteuses, heartthrob tenors, and a live three-piece band in a new show every week with rotating headliners from around the country. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m. & 11 p.m., $25-$29.75, www.vavavoomroom.com. Empire Plush Room, York Hotel, 940 Sutter (at Hyde), 885-2800.
Wind in the Willows: Mr. Toad takes a wild road through the world of motorcars in this stage adaptation of Kenneth Graham's children's story. Saturdays, 1 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $6-9. Young Performers Theater, Bldg. C, Fort Mason (Marina & Buchanan), 346-5550.