Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Benefit - A percentage of Hop Jack’s Restaurant sales during December will be donated to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Hop Jack’s, 9265 N. Nevada St. (509) 465-1880.
Puttin’ on the Ritz - New Year’s Eve benefit by the Spokane Symphony. Dancing to live music from MasterClass Jazz Orchestra, hors d’oeuvres, toast at midnight and more. Black tie preferred. No-host bar available. Age 21 and older only. Monday-Tuesday, 9 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $50. (509) 624-1200.
Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho “Play in a Day” - This event is free to children ages of 10-18. All participants are asked to sign up online prior to the event at the CYT-NI website. This year’s show will be an original musical written by Chill Bucket Productions called “Villain Idol.” This show pits classic villains from the stage and screen against classic fairytale characters in a singing competition. Funds are raised through ticket sales to the performance on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Performance tickets: $10/advance; $15/door.
Theater Arts for Children Fundraiser - A silent auction and buffet to help raise money for the theater. Beverages included with buffet; wine and beer may be purchased separately. The Star Tacs (improv group) will perform. Reservations recommended by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $30/person, $50/couple. (509) 995-6718.
Scottish Gala - Robert Burns Supper & Dance - A Scottish gala celebrating the life of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns. The evening will consist of dinner, traditional haggis ceremony, poetry reading, a no-host bar (includes a fine selection of single malt scotch), bagpipe bands, Highland dancing, Scottish Country dancing, and live ceilidh music. Tickets can be purchased through Jan. 14 at www.spokanescots.org or by phone. This is an annual event hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of the Inland Northwest as a fundraiser to promote Scottish culture. Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., Mukogawa Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $50/person. (509) 922-3661.
Shop, Spirit and Spa - Join Women’s Resource Partnership in supporting Cancer Patient Care. Enjoy a fashion show by Positive Presentations with clothing by designers like Anne Klein, BCBG Max Azaria, Alfani, CJ Banks, Dana Buchman, Diesel, Ralph Lauren and more. Buy fashion show items and a portion of the sale price will go to Cancer Patient Care. No-host beer and wine bar, Spa Paradiso’s brow bar, hosted appetizers. Order your ticket online go to wrp.mycustomevent.com. Feb. 1, 4-8 p.m., Women’s Resource Partnership, 1303 S. Grand Blvd. $35. (509) 768-1139.
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