1 In the Name of Love concert: Oakland's 11th annual musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. features a star-studded lineup headed by Jennifer Holliday (aka the original Effie in Broadway's "Dreamgirls"), Tuck and Patti, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the Oaktown Jazz Workshops.
Details: 7 p.m. Jan. 19; Paramount Theatre, Oakland; $15-$45; www.paramounttheatre.com.
2 Hung Liu: Mills College in Oakland next week is kicking off what will be a monthlong celebration of the works of the influential Oakland-based Chinese-American artist, who has been a member of the college's arts faculty since 1990. "Hung Liu: Offerings" features two of the artist's famed large-scale installations, 1994's "Jiu Jin Shan" (Old Gold Mountain) and 2008's "Tai Cang -- Great Granary." And in March, the Oakland Museum of California opens "Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu," said to be the first comprehensive collection of Liu's wide-ranging works.
3 An homage to "Blue": Fans of Joni Mitchell's gorgeous, landmark 1971 album "Blue" should be in for a treat at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage next week, when a contingent of Bay Area world and avant-garde musicians puts
Details: 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22; $22.50 advance/$24.50 door; 510-644-2020, www.thefreight.org.
4 African Film Festival: The annual traveling series returns to the UC Berkeley Pacific Film Archive next week, featuring recent feature films and documentaries that afford a unique look at the history and politics that have shaped the continent and its Diaspora. Films in the series include Taghreed Elsanhouri's acclaimed documentary "Our Beloved Sudan" (Feb. 3) and Clemente Bicocchi's "Black Africa, White Marble," which employs archival footage, puppetry and animation to tell the story of Italian-born Congo explorer Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza.
Details: Wednesday through Feb. 5; $9.50, $13.50 for double bills; 510-642-5249, http://bampfa.berkeley.edu.
5 One Night Only Benefit Cabaret: It seemingly never fails, as soon as a new touring Broadway musical show hits San Francisco, cast members sign up to do a benefit for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. And such is the case with performers from "Anything Goes," the Tony-winning revival of the Cole Porter classic (playing at the Golden Gate Theatre through Feb. 8; www.shnsf.com), who will be joined by vocalists La Toya London, Lindsay Pearce and Tim Hockenberry for a benefit show on Jan. 21.
Details: 7:30 p.m., Bay Theater at Pier 39, San Francisco; $40-$60; 415-273-1620, www.helpisontheway.org.
6 Jazz at the Chimes: The concert series based at Oakland's lovely Chapel of the Chimes kicks off its 2013 season with a terrific Bay Area ensemble featuring pianist Larry Vukovich, singer Jackie Ryan, percussionist John Santos, bassist Perry Thoorsell and drummer Leon Joyce.
Details: 2 p.m. Jan. 20; $10-$15 (sold at the door); 510-654-0123, http://oakland.chapelofthechimes.com.
7 "Disney's Peter Pan Jr.": Berkeley Playhouse's Kidstage troupe is mounting this kid-centered musical spinoff of the classic story about the boy who wouldn't grow up. Directors Marissa Wolf and Dan Saski will lead two separate casts involving some 60 young thespians in the production.
Details: Jan. 19-27; Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley; $15-$20; 510-845-8542, www.berkeleyplayhouse.org.
8 Juliana Hansen: The singer and actress who graced several East Bay productions as a youngster (she starred in Diablo Light Opera Company's "Annie" in the 1980s) has gone on to a career in theater ("Thoroughly Modern Millie") and stars in a long-running cabaret show in North Hollywood. She'll be back in her old stamping grounds Jan. 19, as Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts hosts a one-night performance by Hansen.
Details: 7:30 p.m.; $20-$25; 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org.
9 Annie Sampson: The Bay Area singer's powerful, heart-on-her-sleeve blues-rock delivery has long turned heads, whether it was while fronting her band Stoneground or collaborating with a artists ranging from Taj Mahal to Buddy Miles to Eddie Money to Country Joe McDonald. On Jan. 19, she brings her current band to Armando's nightspot in Martinez.
Details: 8 p.m.; $15; 925-228-6985, www.armandosmartinez.com
10 Frank D'Ambrosio's Broadway: Those who missed this revue by the famed "Phantom of the Opera" star when he performed it over the holidays have another chance. D'Ambrosio is bringing the career-spanning show to Antioch's El Campanil Theatre on Jan. 19 for a matinee performance.
Details: 3 p.m.; $15-$25; 925-757-9500, www.elcampaniltheatre.com.