Christmas Tree Elegance 2013 - 31st annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View and purchase raffle tickets for 12 trees at The Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine through Dec. 15 and another six trees at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., on the second floor corridor. Tickets sales are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at both locations. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” one-hour concert with Spokane Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Eckart Preu as he plays the piano, accompanied by a quartet of SSO musicians, in the Isabella Ballroom, $15/person. Saturday, 9:30 p.m., winning ticket drawings for hotel trees in lobby; winners notified that evening. Dec. 15, 4 p.m., winning ticket drawings for mall trees at River Park Square, winners notified that afternoon. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Raffle tickets are $1 each. (509) 458-TREE (8733).
“Wings over Water” Birds of Prey Fundraiser - Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Live show featuring bald eagles and an opportunity to have your picture taken with an eagle. There will also be a silent auction. Birds of Prey Northwest is a nonprofit organization that promotes stewardship and conservation of raptors through educational programs. It provides rescue and rehabilitation to injured birds of prey with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Bay 5, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/individual; $25/family. (208) 666-4003.
Holiday Cabaret - Take a musical journey through the 1940s with Diane Copeland and Heidi Gnos-Kuban. The Bistro at Interplayers will be featuring catered cabaret specialties, appetizers and desserts, signature food and drinks. Reservations requested. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25-$50. (509) 455-7529.
“The Christmas Schooner”: A Benefit Performance - All proceeds will go towards supporting the Northeast Community Center. A timely and stirring true tale of love and loss, The Christmas Schooner reminds us of tradition and our responsibility to celebrate the living while honoring our heritage. The show will be preceded by a reception featuring a silent auction and refreshments. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $35. (509) 487-1603.
Harmony for the Holidays - An evening of exceptional holiday music and light opera featuring vocalists Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy. Benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank. Dec. 20, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.
Puttin’ on the Ritz - New Year’s Eve benefit for the Spokane Symphony. Evening of dancing to the sounds of The Master Class Jazz Orchestra, with a champagne toast at midnight. Hosted by the Spokane Symphony Associates. Dec. 31, 9 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $75/person. (509) 624-1200.
Aaron St. Clair Nicholson in Concert - Acclaimed and versatile singer Aaron S. Nicholson, artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, performs a repertoire that runs from classical to contemporary, along with some opera hits. Proceeds benefit Opera Coeur d’Alene & The JACC. Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general, $15/students and seniors. (208) 457-8950.
Black & White Ball - The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents their annual fundraiser. Enjoy socializing and dancing with a live orchestra. Evening of jazz, pop, swing and waltzes performed by members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Best Western Coeur d’Alene, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-3833.