Sandpoint Winter Carnival – Today-Feb. 24. Events include Cirque du Sandpoint, Rail Jam and Bonfire, Leroy Bell concert, Sandpoint Skijoring, Schweitzer Extravaganza, Hay Ride sled dog race, plenty of shopping, music and entertainment. For a list of events, visit www.SandpointWinterCarnival.com. (208) 255-1876.
Spokane International Auto Show – Today-Sunday. Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association. The largest gathering of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs in the Inland Northwest. More than 30 auto manufacturers representing Spokane’s new car dealers. Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/adults; $6/seniors; 12 and younger admitted free. (509) 995-1100.
Spokane Golf Show – Saturday-Sunday. This year’s show includes Golf Universe demo area, PGA professionals offering personal tips/instruction, nongolf related travel, hourly seminars throughout the show, and a junior area with hitting net and instruction. Each paid entrance receives two free rounds of golf. Tickets available at www.SpokaneGolfShow.com. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $12/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 621-0125.
Date With A Straight: A Night OUT With Our Allies - Fourth annual fundraiser for Spokane’s 2013 Pride Celebration begins tonight with an auction of 10 gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered participants to the highest bidder for a “date” the following night. All bids starting at $25. A meet and greet starts at 7 p.m., with auction to follow. The “date” will be held at the Giant Ass Drum Corps Valentine Ball on Saturday. The ball is a formal/semiformal community dance that starts at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive Each “auctionee” and their bidder will receive an entry ticket and one drink ticket. Alcohol can be purchased at the dance. Irv’s Bar, 415 W. Sprague Ave. $3 cover for auction; $10/person for dance. (509) 720-7609.
2013 Our Town Gala - Hosted by Mayor David Condon to benefit the 75th anniversary of the Spokane Lilac Festival. Formal attire; reservations required. Today, 7 p.m., Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $100/person, includes dinner. (509) 535-4554.
Lenten Fish Fry - Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The meal of baked or fried fish, french fries or baked potato, soup, coleslaw, and garlic bread will be served from 5:30 to 6:54 p.m. every Friday in Lent. The Stations of the Cross will follow at 7 p.m. The church will also be collecting donations of diapers and new pr gently used baby clothes for the Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. Today, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley. Donations accepted at the door. (509) 928-3210.
KPBX Recordings and Videos Sale – Saturday-Sunday. Thousands of gently used LPs, CDs, 45s, DVDs, and VHS movies. A separate balcony area will set up with classic and like-new music equipment up for bid by silent auction each day. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free admission and parking. (509) 328-5729.
17th Annual Muzzleloading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show - Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $3/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 397-4447.
For the Love of Art - Second-annual benefit for Interplayers Theatre features a live cabaret show, silent and live auctions, food, drink and art from various medias including print, photography, painting and pottery. Saturday, 7 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25. (509) 455-7529.
Miss Spokane Pageant - Spokane is one of the official preliminary pageants of the Miss America Organization. Miss Spokane titleholders compete at state competitions each year. To be crowned this evening: Miss Spokane 2013, Miss Inland Empire 2013, Miss Spokane’s Outstanding Teen 2013 and Miss Inland Empire’s Outstanding Teen 2013. Tickets may be purchased from any contestant or committee member, by contacting the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone. Sunday, 2 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 850-6192.