BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet - Presented by Spokane Public Radio. Enjoy music from the Grammy Award-winning Cajun band. Concert proceeds will benefit the programming and operational efforts of KPBX 91.1, KSFC 91.9, and KPBZ 90.3. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $29-$37. (800) 325-SEAT.
Oscar Night - An Evening with EWI - Walk the red carpet and dress to be noticed. Admission includes parking, appetizers, three-course plated dinner, cocktail, entry into the grand prize drawing, silent and live auctions and more. Proceeds help to benefit Executive Women International of Spokane scholarship and philanthropy efforts. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55/person or $50 each if you purchase a table of 8. (509) 329-9347.
Celebration of Mothers - Third annual fundraiser dinner and silent auction to benefit Hearth Homes. Music by Mercy Seat, a Christian vocal group, with a talk from state Rep. Kevin Parker. Purchase tickets at www.hearth-homes.org/resources/events. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Appleway Events Center, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $30/person. (509) 926-6492.
Third Annual Evening of Art and Auction - Benefiting the Northwest Autism Center. Enjoy music by Unspoken, a three-course dinner, no host bar, followed by silent and live auctions. The works of several local artists will be available for purchase. Tickets available at the office, at 25 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 113 Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35/advance purchase only. (509) 328-1582.
“Annie” (Senior Center Fundraising Event) - Take a ride to the Spokane Civic Theatre to watch a special pre-performance of “Annie” and help support area senior centers. Event will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts and a silent auction. May 16, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Sinto Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $35, includes ticket and round-trip transportation to the theatre from the senior center. (509) 327-1584.
Symphony Wine - Satisfy your palate with new Symphony Red and Fox White wines from Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Enjoy savory and sweet fare from Beacon Hill Catering and special guests Charles Palmer, whose artwork is featured on the new wine labels, and local singer Abbey Crawford. All proceeds from the Symphony and Fox wine sales will benefit the Spokane Symphony. Age 21 and older. May 17, 6-8 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $55/person, $100/couple. (509) 464-7077.
Visualize … a World Without ALS Benefit Luncheon - Keynote speaker is Dr. Erik Schroeder of Flathead Orthopedics, of Kalispell. May 18, 11:30 a.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $150. (509) 863-4321.
Spring Fling - Celebrate with an elegant lunch provided by Park Place, an uplifting presentation about Corazon Scarves by Deborah DuPey, and a musical performance by Doug and Candy Gintz from Raspberry Ridge. Hats will be judged and fun prizes awarded for the following categories: elegant, crazy and most creative hats. May 18, noon-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/by Saturday; $16/after. (509) 327-1584.
Honor Flight Fundraiser - Bring your old gold and receive cash on the spot from The Gold Refinery. The Honor Flight will receive 10 percent of all gold purchased at the fundraiser. The Honor Flight takes veterans to see memorials in Washington, D.C. May 18, 2-5 p.m., Royal Plaza Retirement Center, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 483-7136.
Fabulous ’50s Party and Silent Auction - Live music featuring Joel Brantley, a car show, silent auction, costume contest and a ’50s diner/soda shop. Beer available for purchase. Ages 21 and older. May 18, 4 p.m., Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. $15/advance, $20/door. (509) 327-2861.
Night of Stars - A dinner and auction banquet hosted by Wishing Star Foundation’s Spokane chapter. Walk the red carpet, get your picture taken by paparazzi, enjoy dinner and bid on live and silent auction items. Purchase tickets at www.wishingstar.org. May 18, 5:30 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $50/person, $350/table of eight. (509) 675-0643.