Corbin’s Second Annual Gong Show - Variety of talent will be performing. Auditions for the show will be Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. Emcees are Paul Ruch and Steve Corker. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be provided by our friends and supporters, Harvard Park. Dinner will be chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf and green beans, and tiramisu for dessert. Friday, Corbin Senior Center, Henderson Room, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $20, includes dinner. (509) 684-2762.
Into Africa - Partnering for Progress holds its annual auction and gourmet dinner. Several P4P veterans will share their experiences in Africa and at the Kopanga Comprehensive Rural Health Project clinic. Spokane-based P4P sends medical and educational teams to Kenya twice a year to help provide access to health care, education and clean water. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Kopanga Comprehensive Rural Health Project, a village health clinic in southwest Kenya. Visit www.partneringforprogress.org to purchase tickets. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $65/person, $495/table of eight. (509) 723-9534.
Hoedown for HOPE - “Kick Up Your Heels” and support HOPE School, the area’s only listening and spoken language preschool for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The evening will include a delicious dinner courtesy of London’s Ultimate Catering, music by the Ryan Larsen Band, dancing and fabulous items offered through raffles and prize packages. Saturday, 5 p.m., Ambassador Programs, 2001 S. Flint Road (near the airport). $55/person. (509) 863-7097.
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) 924-1995.
“The Crazy Cool of Nellie McKay” - She has been heard on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts” and “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Presented by Spokane Public Radio. Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$25. (800) 325-SEAT.