The Crazy Cool of Nellie McKay - Presented by Spokane Public Radio. Nellie McKay a singer, songwriter, comedienne, actor, pianist, and ukulele player to boot. The 29-year-old has released five albums since 2004, each a sharp left-turn from her previous. Whether it’s a tribute to Doris Day in her highly-acclaimed “Normal As Blueberry Pie,” under the tutelage of rocker David Byrne, or a tune from her recent musical “I Want to Live,” McKay’s songs have a knack for beckoning fans in with sly innuendos, slapstick wit, and serious musicality. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$25. (800) 325-SEAT.
Bearing Project Live Music Fundraiser - Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $20/door. (509) 795-2030.
Harvest Moon Auction and HalloWine Tasting - The Inland NW Business Travel Association’s annual auction and wine tasting to benefit the Northwest North Pole Adventures Spokane Fantasy Flight. Purchase tickets at www.inbta.org. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $45/person. (509) 325-9656.
Jazz Northwest - Music from the classic 1961 recording “Blues and the Abstract Truth” by Oliver Nelson will be performed by the WSU faculty ensemble. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Part of the WSU Faculty Artist Series. Friday, 8 p.m., Washington State University, Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University Kimbrough Concert Hall, Pullman. $10/general, $5/seniors and students. (509) 335-4148.
YMCA Camp Reed Auction - 10th annual. Saturday, Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavillion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75. (509) 720-5630.
Wine Tasting - Featuring wines from Mission Mountain Winery, Dayton, Mont. Benefits Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St. $12/person, $20/couple, cash or checks only. (509) 939-9672.
Shuck for the Cure - Come enjoy the largest oyster event Spokane has ever hosted while supporting a great cause. Extensive seafood buffet, local wine tasting, music, silent auction, raffle drawings, competitions among Spokane’s finest restaurants and more. Advanced ticket purchase required. All the money raised through auction sales will go directly to Cancer Patient Care to help people right here in our community receiving cancer treatments with limited financial resources. For more information go to www.cancerpatientcare.org. Saturday, 5-10 p.m., C.I. Shenanigans, 332 N. Spokane Falls Court. $100. (509) 455-6690.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual event featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ washington. Saturday, 6 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $100/person. (509) 328-1920.
A Little Night Music - Benefits the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant with live music by the Sammy Eubanks band, live and silent auctions, culinary specialties created by some of Spokane’s most acclaimed chefs from Wild Sage, Manito Tap House, Clover, The Main Market and Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Saturday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $60/person. (509) 324-1995.