Best Bets: Sept. 18-19, 2010 |

Best Bets: Sept. 18-19, 2010

Italian Festa

The inaugural festival will celebrate the rich historical significance of Nevada County’s Italian heritage and culture while offering contemporary events and activities for families. Wine, food, music, bocce ball, art. $5 admission; $5 parking. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

35th Annual San Francisco Stand-up Comedy Competition

With host Karen Rontowski and comedians Daniel Carroll, Lizzy Pilcher, Sammy Obeid and Chris Bennett. $20. 2 p.m. today, Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 274-8384 ext. 14, or

‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’

A play adapted by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey. $20. 8 tonight, Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. (530) 430-SHOW or

Songwriter Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul, one of the leading voices in American songwriting, will perform at 8 p.m. tonight. Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 274-8384 ext. 14, or

Grass Valley Bridal Show

The latest bridal fashions plus raffles, food, music and advice and ideas from local wedding industry professionals. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Holiday Inn, Bank Street, Grass Valley. (530) 477-7891 or

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