End of the World Party - Party like there is no tomorrow. Featuring live music from The Nerve. Today, 6 p.m., Red Lion River Inn, Ripples Riverside Grill, 700 N. Division St. (509) 489-8366.
Winter Worship Music Celebration - Listen to the music of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Choir in an evening of song, theater, and celebration from director Marina Kalani. Today, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $15/general; $10/students. (208) 457-8950.
Spokane Lilac Festival Benefit Concert - The concert will benefit the 75th Anniversary of the Spokane Lilac Festival and the new Spokane Valley Veterans center. Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy will perform. The evening will feature popular opera pieces, along with some classical and Christmas songs. Today, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $27. (800) 325-SEAT.
Soulful Christmas Party featuring Nu Jack City - Dance the night away with the Inland Northwest’s only Motown soul band. Special guests include Mark Schurtz, Kayla Kelly and Elon Jones. Today, 8 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15; $20/VIP; $30/VIP, includes Nu Jack T-shirt. (509) 218-7795.
Zappa Plays Zappa - Presenting a collection of Frank Zappa’s rock-oriented compositions from 1960s-’80s. Dweezil Zappa on lead guitar. Today, 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $28/advance, $30/day of show, $55/VIP. (877) 4-FLY-TIX.
Mark Holt - Performer Mark Holt performs each Wednesday in November at “Wines Brews and Spirits” at the Oasis Lounge. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Clearwater Casino & Resort, Highway 12.
Ballroom Dancing - Dance to the five piece combo, Variety Pack, every first and third Friday at 7:30 p.m. All ages, all abilities welcome. Today. Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8. (509) 326-9211.
Solstice Snowflake Ball - Music by MasterClass Jazz Orchestra Big Band. Social at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m., dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. Reservations required. Today. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person for ball and dinner; $55/person for dinner only; $25/person for ball only. (509) 838-8511.
Senior Citizens Dance - Bring a partner or come alone. Live music by Marion on the accordion and Wayne on the bass. Thursday 1-3 p.m., Farwell Senior Center, 706 W. Garland Ave. (509) 926-0804.
“Safari” - Improv showcase presented by Blue Door Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturdays through Dec. 29. 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats; no special offers, coupons or group discounts. (509) 747-7045.
“Season’s Greetings” - Blue Door Theatre Players will perform a show spinning holiday tales. All ages welcome. Shows Fridays at 8 p.m. through Dec. 28. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors and students with valid ID. (509) 747-7045.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” - Join Idaho Repertory Theatre for this staged reading featuring performances by Chris Duval, David Lee-Painter and Kelly Quinnett. The night includes musical numbers from University of Idaho alumni, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. All proceeds benefit the IRT 2013 Summer Season. Please RSVP by Dec. 17 by phone or emailing email@example.com. Today, 7 p.m., Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho. $15/general, $10/students with ID. (208) 885-6465.