1 GOAPELE: The East Bay soul/R&B singer's stunning, moody, 2011 album "Break of Dawn" was so well-received, why not deliver more of a good thing? So Goapele next week is releasing a deluxe edition of the album (this wouldn't have anything to do with the holiday season, would it?), which she will showcase in a series of shows this weekend at Yoshi's in Oakland.

Details: 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 15-17, 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 18; $30; 510-238-9200, www.yoshis.com.

2 "ALL MY SONS": No matter what's going on in America, Arthur Miller's plays always seem relevant. This gripping drama about a family dealing with scandal, secrets and tragedy recently got a run at Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. Now it's being produced at Hayward's Douglas Morrisson Theatre.

Details: Nov. 16-Dec. 9; $20-$29; 510-881-6777, www.dmtonline.org.

3 HIP-HOP DANCE FESTIVAL: If you want to catch people who can really bust a move, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco is where you want to be this weekend. The fest is back for the 12th year, featuring more than a dozen dance companies -- including Oakland's Mix'd Ingrdnts and Vacaville's Bliss Dance Company.

Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18; $39.99 ($75 for two shows); 415-392-4400, www.sfhiphopdancefest.com.


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4 ANGELIQUE KIDJO: The singer and anti-poverty activist from Benin returns to the East Bay just in time to heat up a chilly weekend. Kidjo's glorious voice ranges from bold and husky to joyously transcendent, and her crack band can lay down a serious groove, with a sound that blends Afropop, R&B and Latin.

Details: Presented by Cal Performances; 8 p.m. Nov. 17; Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley; $22-$48; 510-642-9988, www.calperformances.org.

5 "THREE QUARTER MOON": This German dramedy is about a cantankerous, recently separated cabdriver whose life is turned upside down when a young Turkish girl jumps into his car. The film, which opened in the Bay Area last week, comes to Orinda this weekend and Antioch on Nov. 23.

Details: Plays Nov. 16-22 at Orinda Theatre, http://lamorindatheatres.com; then plays 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at El Campanil Theatre, Antioch; www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

6 DIAMOND DAVE HOSLEY: The one-man music-and-comedy show has been delighting Contra Costa audiences for about two decades now. On Nov. 17, he comes to Lafayette's Town Hall Theatre for a night of hits (you bet he takes audience requests), jokes and impressions and -- gasp! -- he will even have a few backing musicians.

Details: 8 p.m.; $25 (proceeds will benefit the theater); 925-283-1557, www.townhalltheatre.com.

7 "OUR DAILY BREAD": This work by Amara Tabor-Smith and her Deep Waters Dance Theater, in collaboration with visual artist Laura Diamondstone, explores the emotional and ethnic connections we have to food and eating. The performance blends dance, theater, song, video -- and eating. After a successful 2011 run, the work is back for a short reprise this weekend.

Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 15-18; Counterpulse, San Francisco; $20-$30; www.counterpulse.org.

8 JAZZ AT THE CHIMES: The concert series concludes its season with a performance by famed bossa nova master Marcos Silva, a composer and keyboardist who will be backed saxophonist Mary Fettig, bassist Chico Pinheiro and drummer Phil Thompson.

Details: 2 p.m. Nov. 18; Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland; $10-$15 (buy at the door, cash only); 510-654-0123.

9 "ACID TEST: THE MANY INCARNATIONS OF RAM DAS": This solo show written by Lynne Kaufman and performed by David Keith takes us inside the life and thoughts of counterculture icon Ram Das. The word-of-mouth on this show has been strong, and not surprisingly, its run at the Marsh Berkeley has been extended through Jan. 5.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays (no show Nov. 22); $15-$50; 415-282-3055, www.themarsh.org.

10 Ana Gasteyer: Even if she had never done anything else in her whole career, I would love this comedian and singer for her wicked Celine Dion impersonation on "Saturday Night Live" ("I am dee greatest singer -- in the world!" Genius.). Gasteyer, of course, has done many other things as well. She currently stars in the ABC sitcom "Suburgatory." And this weekend, she brings a song-and-comedy show to the Rrazz Room in San Francisco's Hotel Nikko.

Details: 9:15 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 7 p.m. Nov. 18; $40; 800-380-3095, www.therrazzroom.com.

Contact Randy McMullen at rmcmullen@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/randymac57.