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“Without a Ladder” - Starring Jack Bannon and Tiger Ashtiani, the film offers a look at life through the prism of love and faith, reaffirming the remarkable resilient ability within each of us to find joy and peace. Presented by kNIFVES (Northwest Independent Film & Video Entertainment Society). Proceeds will help up-and-coming filmmakers. Red Carpet event starts at 6:30 p.m., with movie premiere at 7 p.m. and VIP party at 8 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Wednesday, Regal Cinemas Riverstone, Coeur d’Alene. $15/movie only, $75/VIP pass includes pre-party, movie, VIP party and a DVD. (208) 771-3413.

Classics & Classical Concert by Spokane Accordion Ensemble - Presenting Beverley Fess, conductor from Calgary. Donations fund ensemble expenses and scholarships. Friday, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. $10. (509) 290-6858.

Ninth Annual Heritage Luncheon Fundraiser - This year’s program features a living history presentation of the Civil War. Seating is limited. Call for reservations or more info. Tickets available at museum and at the door. Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $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 Saturday, 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. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., 505 W. St. Thomas More Way, Spokane 99208. $35; $240/table of eight. (509) 944-8419.

Songwriters’ Circle - Fifth annual event will feature original music from singer-songwriters Dave and Tami Gunter, Brother Music, John Edwards and Jared Johnston and Patrice Webb. Advance tickets available at Eichardt’s, Eve’s Leaves, Pedro’s and Evans Brothers Coffee. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid Ave., Sandpoint. $15/adults, $12/students and seniors. (208) 290-5261.

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 Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150/person, $1,200/table of eight. (509) 328-4220.

Ninth Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival - The 10 films come from renowned filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best film short. Proceeds benefit Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) Fieldwork Experience programming. Buy tickets online at upcoming-sole-experiences/ backcountryfilmfest. Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10/advance, $12/day of event. (208) 263-9191.

Quarter Monkey CD Release Party - Benefiting Women and Children’s Free Restaurant. Nov. 22, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10 through Quarter Monkey, $12/online through TicketsWest. (509) 227 7638.

Christmas Tree Elegance 2013 - 31st annual fundraiser to benefit Spokane Symphony. View and purchase raffle tickets for 12 trees at the Davenport Hotel on the Mezzanine from Dec. 3-15 and another six trees at River Park Square (808 W. Main Ave.) on the second-floor corridor. Tickets sales are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both locations. Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m., Opening ceremony in the Davenport Hotel lobby. Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m., Christmas Tree Elegance Fashion Show and Luncheon, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required, $50/person. Raffle tickets are $1 each. For information call (509) 458-TREE (8733).

Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast Fundraiser - Breakfast, festive activities and a visit with Santa. Buy tickets at Mobius Kids Children’s Museum or by calling. Dec. 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $25 per person (12 months and younger free). (509) 321-7121.