Alex de Grassi, acoustic 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5; Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $22; pacwen.org 663-2787
San Francisco Bay area guitarist de Grassi showcases his fingerstyle plucking at the PAC. He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Belfast International Festival, Telluride and Carnegie Hall. His 1998 album, “The Water Garden,” was nominated for a Grammy and Indie Award.
Multicultural Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free, donations accepted; wvmcc.org 888-6240
Celebrate various cultures within our community at WVMCC’s annual festival. The event provides live performances, children’s craft activities and information booths. Participating groups include exchange students from Afghanistan, Projekt Bayern, taiko drummers and the Misawa Sister City Association, Sons of Italy, Sons of Norway, a Russian and Ukrainian group, the Retasket family, Society for Creative Anachronism, and the Native Daughters of Washington Territorial Pioneers. Sons of Italy offers a spaghetti dinner for $6.
Laugh Riot 2009 8 p.m. Nov. 7; Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $21.50 663-2787
Jason Austin Productions brings comics Susan Rice and Auggie Smith to the downtown convention center for a round of chuckles. A veteran of 25 years of nightclub and stage shows, Portland comic Rice got her start at the Leaky Roof Tavern and did her time in Los Angeles scene. Her hometown paper the Oregonian called her “the everywoman of comedy … the real deal.” Fellow Portlander Smith got his start by winning the 1994 Sam Adams Comedy Contest, and came in second in the 1997 Seattle Comedy Competition, behind the late great Mitch Hedberg. Get advance tickets at the Buzz Inn in East Wenatchee or at the number above.
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, jazz 7 p.m. Saturday; Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S. Methow Valley Highway; $15; methownet.com/cascadia 997-0222
The Brazilian-born jazzman Jovino Santos Neto has performed with master musician Hermeto Pascoal, and was twice nominated for a Grammy for best Latin jazz album, in 2004 and 2006. He brings his full band to a concert hosted by Cascadia, the Methow Valley’s music association, featuring bassist Chuck Deardorf, flutist Harvey Wainapel, drummer Mark Ivester and percussionist Jeff Busch.