“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” - A hilarious romp through all of the Bard’s plays. Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 3. Fundraiser for SFCC’s drama scholarship fund. Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3592.
Shop, Spirit and Spa - Join Women’s Resource Partnership in supporting Cancer Patient Care. Enjoy a fabulous fashion show by Positive Presentations with clothing by designers such as Anne Klein, BCBG Max Azaria, Alfani, CJ Banks, Dana Buchman, Diesel and Ralph Lauren. Buy fashion show items and a portion of the sale price will go to Cancer Patient Care. No-host beer and wine bar, Spa Paradiso’s brow bar, hosted appetizers and more. Order your ticket online at wrp.mycustomevent.com. Friday, 4-8 p.m., Women’s Resource Partnership, 1303 S. Grand Blvd. $35. (509) 768-1139.
National Pancake Day - Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP restaurants will celebrate by offering a complimentary stack of their signature buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a small donation to benefit the local CMNH or other local charities. All donations will help local charities provide equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. Feb. 5, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. (310) 546-1212.
Date with a Straight: A Night OUT With Our Allies - Fourth annual fundraiser for Spokane’s 2013 Pride Celebration begins Feb. 15 with an auction of 10 preselected 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 Feb. 16. The ball is a formal/semi-formal community dance that starts at 8 p.m. 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.
“Love Stories” Benefit Concert - Featuring vocalist Ruth Pratt, executive director of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. She will perform with musicians Brian Flick, Pearl Harwood, Tom Shaeger, Craig Catlett and Lyle Morse. All proceeds benefit the library. Reservations recommended by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 769-2380.
For the Love of Art - Second annual benefit for Interplayers Theatre features a live Cabaret show, silent and live auctions, food, drinks and art including print, photography, painting and pottery. Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25. (509) 455-7529.
“The Force of Habit” - “Preview Night” showcases this comedy/theater fundraiser for Our Place. For tickets, call or stop by Our Place, 1509 W. College Ave., (509) 326-7267. Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $25, includes reception with appetizers, wine and silent auction.
Polar Plunge - Individuals, organizations and businesses can support local Special Olympics athletes by collecting pledges and plunging into the frigid water of Liberty Lake. Feb. 23, 9 a.m., 3707 S. Zephyr Road, Liberty Lake. $50 fundraising minimum for participants. (509) 299-7117.
McManus in Love - A one-man comedy written by Eastern Washington University Professor Emeritus Patrick F. McManus and starring Tim Behrens. All proceeds benefit EWU Scholarships. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Hall Auditorium, 526 Fifth St., Cheney. $20. (509) 359-2227.
15th Annual SAN Oscar Night Gala - The most elegant way to help raise funds for the Spokane AIDS Network. Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road. $125. (509) 455-8993.
GLAMagain Consignment Clothing Event - Offering women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and shoes. Consignors register prior to the sale and use a simple online tagging system to price and tag their items. Consignors earn 60 percent of the sale price on their items and can donate unsold items at the end of the sale to the Spokane YWCA and Catholic Charities of Spokane. Consignors can register at GlamAgain.com to sell their items. Hours are Friday, 3-8 p.m. for VIPs; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for the public; Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon for VIPS and noon-3 p.m. for the public. March 1-3, Luxe Ballroom, 1017 W. First Ave. $8/includes cocktail and pastry or hors d’oeuvres. (509) 218-6519.
Spokane Guilds’ School 32nd annual Dinner and Auction - The dinner and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will start at 7 p.m. Benefits the children with disabilities who attend the school and neuromuscular center. March 2, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $70/person. (509) 326-1651.
Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by 5th Elementary Production Company and Harlow and Grace Canine Couture. Have drinks and meet the human and dog models of Canines on the Catwalk. March 2, 7 p.m., 5th Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.