R&B greats The Spinners are appearing at Yoshi’s. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 28-29: Spinners, Dean Delray, Potted Potter, Dead & Company

MONDAY, DEC. 28

The Spinners: The legendary soul vocalists — with hits from “Mighty Love” to “Games People Play” — conclude a three-night local engagement. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Dean Delray: The Bay Area-bred comic known for his no-holds-barred and hard-livin’ perspective headlines a bill with Kevin Christie and Matt Fulchiron. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Dead & Company: Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir have joined forces with singer-guitarist John Mayer. [7 p.m.. Bill Graham Civic, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Potted Potter: The parody takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. [7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Motown on Mondays: Hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spin originals, exclusive remixes and close relatives of everybody’s favorite Motown songs. [6 p.m., Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Doc’s Free Comedy Night: Mike Spiegleman hosts up-and-coming Bay Area comics and perhaps a special guest. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Open Mic Night: Brendan Getzell hosts the free returning show, known as “the epicenter of San Francisco’s singer-songwriter community.” [8 p.m,, Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

The Matches: The Oakland pop punk band, which commemorated the 10-year anniversary of its debut album “E Von Dahl Killed the Locals” in 2014, continues its reunuion tour. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

TUESDAY, DEC. 29

Cracker, Camper van Beethoven: David Lowery’s alt-rock bands play their annual Bay Area holiday season concert. [8 p.m. Indpendent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special: River Song (Alex Kingston of “ER”) makes her triumphant return to the famed British TV series, which is being presented in a special theatrical screening. [7:30 and 10:15 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Morrissey: The vocalist and songwriter of The Smiths fame is slated to appear in The City. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Patti Smith: The acclaimed art rocker and her band open a three-night San Francisco engagement. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Chad Daniels, Laurie Kilmartin, Jacob Sirof: Daniels (from Minnesota) and Kilmartin and Sirof (from California) head up a night of standup comedy, with opener Ben Feldman. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango: The show features six world-class Argentine Tango couples (plus Anna and Dmitry from “Dancing with the Stars”) and traditional Argentine 1930s-style musical accompaniment. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sticks & Stones Comedy Night: Kollin Holtz and Adam Pearlstein host the every-other-Tuesday comedy show. [9 p.m,, Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Underground Nomads; The eclectic DJ group presents its final “Global Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night” of 2015. [9 p.m., 1192 Folsom Ave., S.F.]

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