“John de Lancie: Q&A with Q” - “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” favorite adversary comes to Spokane for this one-night question and answer session, hosted by Interplayers artistic director Reed McColm. A separate John de Lancie event takes place the following evening. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $30/one event; $50/both. (509) 455-7529 or (800) 325-SEAT.
Canines on the Catwalk - The first official dog fashion show in the Spokane Area. Come see 15 dogs walk the catwalk with human models at their side. Dog couture fashions will be featured along with entertainment, drinks and pet adoptions. Proceeds will be donated to Spokanimal. Saturday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/adults; $10/children ages 12 and younger; free/children ages 5 and younger. (509) 850-0737.
“John de Lancie – Flying Without a Net: How to Survive in an Insecure Business” - Actor John de Lancie draws on his 30-year acting career to create a sort of workshop, advising not only would-be working actors, but applying his lessons to all careers. A separate John de Lancie Q&A event takes place the preceding evening. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $30/one event; $50/both. (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 six other 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, benefiting the Spokane Area Youth Choirs (SAYC), 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.
“Night on the Nile” - Shawn McWashington, a four-year letter winner at wide receiver for the Cougars 1994-’97 and a member of WSU’s “Fab Five” who earned a trip to the 1998 Rose Bowl, will be the guest speaker. The event will help Washington State University students raise money for Egyptian orphans. Tickets available at CougarCard Center in the CUB or online at www.brownpapertickets
.com/event/288463. Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Washington State University, Ensminger Pavilion, Pullman. $12/general, $20/includes T-shirt. (360) 601-1027.
Backcountry Film Festival - Sponsored by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, proceeds benefit the Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Educaton Fieldwork Experience program (SOLE). Nov. 30, 6 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10/advance, $12/day of show, $20/donation tickets available. (208) 263-9191.
“An Evening with Georgia O’Keefe” - Sara Edlin-Marlowe, drama instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, will perform a staged reading of Constance Cogdon’s play about the American artist. Proceeds will benefit the SFCC Revelers Drama Club’s scholarship fund. Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theater, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3222.
“Lord of the Rings Trilogy” - Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the films start at 9 a.m. There will be a short intermission between each film. Come for one or stay for all three. Seating is on a first-come basis. Donations accepted to support Operation Clothe A Child, to help children in need get new winter clothes. Dec. 1, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 667-1865.
Winter Wine Rodeo - Third annual wine tasting event. Admission includes five drink tickets, three appetizers, a logo wine glass and door prizes. Tickets are on sale at the fairgrounds office and at the Dinner Party. Dec. 1, 3-7 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25/advance; $30/door. (208) 765-4969.
Bowling for Water - A fundraiser to help The Peace and Justice Action League assist the Maia Water Project to buy a water filtration system for the children of Gaza. Form a team of 4 and choose a theme. Registration deadline is Nov 28. Dec. 1, 4 p.m., North Bowl, 125 W. Sinto Ave. $25/person; $90/team. (509) 838-7870.
Liberty Lake Holiday Ball - Champagne reception, three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music with dancing to benefit Friends of Pavillion Park. Dec. 8, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 475-5674.
Lilac Festival Benefit Concert – Popular opera pieces, along with some classical and Christmas songs performed by Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy. Dec. 21, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $27. (800) 325-SEAT.
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