Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament - Fundraiser for West Plains Pop Warner Association’s Mighty Mite Cheerleading. Registration at 3 p.m., play begins at 4 p.m. Today, Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 768-5677.
Logan Magazine Fashion Show and Auction - Second annual “Winter Wishes” presented by the fashion/lifestyle magazine for young people with disabilities. Today, 3-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $25. (509) 279-7000.
Silent Auction and dinner - Help Our Hero - A night of fun with a baked potato feed to help defray medical costs and support the healing journey during Jameson McDougall’s fight against a fatal kidney disease. Benefit being sponsored by CORD, a nonprofit organization. You can register for event at helpourhero.com/ auction-registration/ or RSVP at email@example.com. Visit the website at helpourhero.com. Today, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Holmes Blvd. $10/general, free/age 9 and younger. (509) 701-7959.
EXCEL Fall Big Event - A fundraiser for The EXCEL Foundation (extras to create excellence in learning). Wear your favorite team gear. It’s a fun and casual tailgating party with game room, beer pong, football games on big screens, and silent and live auctions. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $50. (208) 765-9500.
“All Aboard … the Fight Against Child Abuse and Neglect” - Seventh annual auction and dessert to raise funds for Oliver Crest to help abused children in Eastern Washington. Tickets available online at www.olivecrest.org/auction. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25, includes dessert and beverage. (509) 468-0700.
Spokane Humanists Focus Banquet - The speaker is president of the American Humanist Association David Niose. His new book, “Nonbeliever Nation.” The banquet will be a buffet dinner. Happy hour will begin at 4 p.m. with dinner about 4:45 p.m. Wine will be available by donation. Please send your reservations to Lorraine Ideus, 8314 N. Lemon Lane, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 by Monday. Please specify if you want a vegan meal. Checks should be made out to “Humanist Focus Group.” The public is invited. Nov. 18, 4 p.m. Mukagawa Japenese Cultural Center, 4001 W. Randolph Road. $40. (509) 464-3635.
John de Lancie: Q&A with Q (NEW DATE) - “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” favorite adversary comes to Spokane for this question and answer session, hosted by Interplayers Artistic Director Reed McColm. In a format much like the Actor’s Studio, John de Lancie answers audience questions. This one-night-only event takes place Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. A separate John de Lancie event takes place Saturday. Held at Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. Tickets to one event are $30, tickets for both John de Lancie events are $50. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
Flying Without a Net: John de Lancie on the Business of Acting (NEW DATE) - How does an actor or other artist make ends meet between paying gigs? How does an actor make a living? Actor/director/ producer John de Lancie presents this special program on the business. This one-night-only event takes place Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. A separate John de Lancie Q&A event takes place the preceding evening. Held at Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. Tickets to one event are $30, tickets for both John de Lancie events are $50. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
Christmas Tree Elegance 2012 - 30th annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View and purchase raffle tickets for 12 trees at The Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine from Nov. 28-Dec. 8 and another six trees at River Park Square (808 W. Main Ave.) on the second floor corridor. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Raffle tickets are $1 each. (509) 458-TREE (8733).
Benefit Performance of “White Christmas” - Spokane Civic Theatre will present this special performance, sponsored by and benefitting the Spokane Area Youth Choirs, formerly known as Spokane Area Children’s Chorus. Event will also include a reception and choir music. Doors open at 6 p.m.; “White Christmas” curtain time is 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (509) 624-7992, (800) 838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard. $35.