February 8, 2013 in Features

Things to do


Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) – Continues through Sunday. All films will be shown at The Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave., or The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Visit spokanefilmfestival.org for film synopses and schedules $8-$10/individual films; $5/student. (509) 720-7743.

SpIFF Closing Party - Find out which of this year’s films from the Spokane International Film Festival will walk away with an award. There will be food provided by the Saranac Public House, and beverages provided by Stella Artois and Arbor Crest Winery. Admission requires any 2013 ticket stub or Festival Pass. Saturday, 9 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave.

The Chocolate Affair - Sample chocolates at more than a dozen venues and participate in the judging. Tickets will be available today in the Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave., beginning at 4:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. $7;$10/ couple. (208) 415-0116.

Valentine Gift Fair: “We’ve Got the Love!” - Select tastings of wine, gourmet cheeses, artisan breads and chocolate desserts and coffee. Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Spokane Boat Show – Through Saturday. Featuring the biggest dealers in the region. Sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Noon- 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/adults, $5/ages 5-17, free/age 11 and younger; free parking. (509) 991-1002.

Cupid for a Cause – Date auction to benefit Camp Goodtimes-East, a summer camp for children diagnosed with cancer. This semi-formal affair includes food and refreshments along with an evening of entertainment and auctions. View the bachelors and bachelorettes online. Reservations accepted online at www.cupidforacausespokane.org or by phone. Age 21 and older only. Today, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Kalispel Ballroom, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $30/person, $50/couple, includes a drink coupon and hors d’oeuvres. (509) 481-6700.

A Vino & Chocolate Gala – Enjoy wine and chocolate perfections and view artwork. Reservations and payment required by phone. Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Avenue West Gallery, 707 W. Main Ave., Suite B11. $10. (509) 838-4999.

Lilac City Rollergirls “Vicious Kisses” - Season opener against the Snake Pit Derby Dames. Tickets are available at Ticketswest, Boo Radley’s, and Time Bomb. Saturday, 7:20 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $12/adults; $10 student/senior/military. (509) 279-7000.

St. John Vianney Spaghetti Dinner - Annual fundraiser includes homemade spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and dessert. Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church Hall, 503 N. Walnut Road, Spokane Valley. $8/adults, $6/seniors, $5/ages 6 to 12, free/6 years and younger. (509) 926-5428.

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