Miss Spokane Pageant - One of the official preliminary pageants of the Miss America Organization. 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, committee member, by contacting the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone. Today, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (509) 850-6192.
KPBX Recordings and Videos Sale - 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. Continues today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free admission and parking. (509) 328-5729.
“The Force of Habit” - Preview night fundraiser for Our Place. The story begins with a brother and sister, separated at birth. Felix is brought up by his mother to speak softly, fear thunder and stitch, while Hipolita grows up with her father in a war zone, learning to wield a sword. When they are thrown together when their parents reunite, they are shocked by each other’s ways. For tickets, call or stop by Our Place, 1509 W. College Ave., (509) 326-7267. Thursday, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $25, includes reception with appetizers, wine and silent auction. (509) 326-7267.
“The Vagina Monologues” - Benefit production of this empowering award winning-play. Directed by Randi Beardslee. Sponsored by V-Day WSU. Majority of proceeds donated to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse. 7-9 p.m. Tickets sold 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Wednesdayin the Compton Union Building and online at www.vday.wsu.edu. Thursday and Saturday , 7-9 p.m., Washington State University, Jones Theater, Daggy Hall, Pullman. $10/advance, $15/at the door. (509) 335-7472.
INCED’s Fifth Annual “Be Comfortable in Your Genes” Fashion Show - The event features models of all shapes and sizes to promote real beauty and help dispel the unrealistic standards of beauty in our culture. Hosted by Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders. 6 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., program and fashion show. Saturday, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/person, $75/two tickets, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Polar Plunge - An opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by collecting pledges and plunging into Liberty Lake. Saturday, 9 a.m., 3707 S. Zephyr Road. Free to the public and $50 fundraising minimum for participants. (509) 299-7117.
Chili Feed - Annual nonprofit chili feed by Spokane Potter’s Guild. Purchase your favorite handmade chili bowl and enjoy all the chili you can eat along with other treats. Saturday, 11 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/adults, $5/children, cash or checks only. (509) 327-1584.
“McManus in Love” - A one-man comedy written by Eastern Washington University Professor Emeritus Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens. “Love” follows the hilarious antics of the young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon, as they discover their fear of the dark is child’s play compared to their fear of girls! All proceeds benefit EWU Scholarships. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Hall Auditorium, 526 Fifth St. , Cheney. $20. (509) 359-2227.
15th Annual SAN Oscar Night Gala - Fundraiser for the Spokane AIDS Network. Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road. $125. (509) 455-8993.