Epicurean Delight - 32nd annual event beings with a social hour at 6 p.m., dining at 7 p.m. Awards ceremony at 9 p.m. Dancing from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Benefits the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150 each. (509) 232-4567.
A Potpourri of Plays II - 10 short readers’ theater comedy plays presented by Corbin Players. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served during intermission. Friday, 2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10. (509) 327-1584.
KYRS 10th Anniversary - Silent auction, raffle, dancing, live salsa music by Son Dulce, appetizers and drinks. Family-friendly event. All proceeds benefit community radio station KYRS. Friday, 7 p.m., Silver Auctions, 2020 N. Monroe St. $15/person, $20/couple, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 747-3012.
MAC Gala Dinner and Art Auction - Three-course dinner and approximately 100 pieces of art works from local and regional artists. This fundraiser directly benefits the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Fine Arts Collection. Dress is casual evening attire. Saturday, 5 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 363-5344.
Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample hundreds of wines and hand-crafted beers from the Northwest and beyond. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Live music with the Martini Brothers. Tickets available at www.spokanecorkandkeg.com. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/advance; $50/door. (509) 467-7744.
“Illusions of Elvis” - Brad Mitchell and the Entertainers present a Tribute to Elvis Presley and other legends. Purchase tickets at http://illusions-of-elvis.eventbrite.com. Fundraiser for the capital building fund. Saturday, 7 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $15. (509) 838-5667.
Ninth Annual Heritage Luncheon Fundraiser - This year’s program features a living history presentation of the Civil War. Included in this program are the Heritage Preservation Award, a silent auction and a Civil War-themed meal. Seating is limited. Call for reservations or more info. Tickets available at museum and at the door. Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. $20, includes program and luncheon, dessert and drinks. (509) 922-4570.
Wishing Star Annual Dinner Auction - Second annual event hosted by the Spokane Chapter. Semi-formal event with silent and live auctions, wish kid testimonials, full bar and more. Visit http://www.wishingstar.org//1568.html. Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 744-3411.
Crab Fest - All-you-can eat crab feed and auction presented by Spokane North Lions Club. Tickets can be purchased at William’s Seafood, 2118 N. Ruby St., or by calling (509) 475-1668. Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., 505 W. St. Thomas More Way, Spokane 99208. $35; $240/table of eight. (509) 944-8419.
10th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Dean’s Forum and Gonzaga School of Business. Featuring a multiple course food and wine tour of South America. Net proceeds benefit the endowments, scholarships and fellowships in the School of Business Administration. Purchase tickets at www.gonzaga.edu/winedinner. Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150/person, $1200/table of eight. (509) 328-4220.
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