“Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories” will feature taiko and musical/dance performances of children’s tales. Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon Street, in S.F., 1:30pm performance, silent auction at 12:00pm. Children under 5 yrs. are free; $10 for youth 5-17 yrs.; advance tickets are $25 for adults or $20 each for 2 or more tickets ($30 at the door). Benefit for Nihonmachi Little Friends. For more information: (415) 922-8898.