Best bets: Oct. 23, 2010 |

Best bets: Oct. 23, 2010

Local talent is showcased to benefit local school music programs. $15 at the door, $5 ages 12 and under. 7 p.m. today, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St.

The 10-piece Sacramento band plays the music of Steely Dan on the new stage at Miners Foundry Cultural Center. $20. 8 p.m. today, 325 Spring St., downtown Nevada City. 800-838-3006, or

Ten years of Japanese drumming under the leadership of Mitzi Garnett is celebrated with a concert featuring Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and members of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. $25 at the door, $15 ages 12 and young. 8 p.m. today, Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., downtown Grass Valley. (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, or

The 28th annual fall craft festival features handcrafted items, door prizes and activities for children. $1, free parking. Funds raised support scholarships to students pursuing arts careers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 1, Main Street Building, Grass Valley. (530) 470-9181.

With Vieux Farka Toure opening. $45 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, or

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