Lilac City Performing Arts Christmas Cabaret Fundraiser - Variety show featuring songs, scenes and monologues. Meet the performers, learn about this new theater group and enjoy refreshments. All proceeds fund Lilac City Performing Arts’ next show, “Tape” by Stephen Belber. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Luxe Coffee House, 1017 W. First Ave. $15/VIP (6:30-7:15 p.m.); $10/after 7:15 p.m. (509) 624-5514.
Harmony for the Holidays - An evening of holiday music and light opera featuring acclaimed vocalists Jonathan Mancheni and Isabella Ivy. Benefiting Catholic Charities Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank. Friday, 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 Ravel to contemporary Aaron Copeland and Randy Newmann along with some opera hits. This intimate setting will be sure to delight audiences of all tastes. Proceeds benefit Opera Coeur d’Alene and 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 its 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.
Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon - The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon supports efforts to save lives from heart disease, the No.1 killer of women, by sharing knowledge about heart disease prevention and raising money for research and community programs related to women’s heart health. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125. (509) 279-7000.