“Inspecting Carol” - Through Nov. 24. SFCC Revelers present the story of a struggling theater company’s attempt to pull off “A Christmas Carol” in this farce. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Today’s matinee is a benefit for the SFCC food bank and nonperishable food items will be collected in exchange for $1 admission. Spokane Falls Community College, Humanities Building 15, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 533-3592.
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. Friday, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150. (509) 328-4220.
Quarter Monkey CD Release Party - Benefiting Women and Children’s Free Restaurant. Friday, 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 starting Dec. 3 for trees at the Davenport Hotel on the mezzanine at River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., on the second floor corridor. Tickets are $1, available 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, with runway emceed by KHQ’s Kjerstin Ramsing, in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required, $50/person. Dec. 5, 3:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea/Fashion Show in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required, $35/person. Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon, sponsored by the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, reservations required to (509) 789-6819; $25/person. Hats are fun, but not required. Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” concert with Spokane Symphony music director and conductor Eckart Preu as he plays the piano, accompanied by a quartet of symphony musicians, in the Isabella Ballroom, $15/person. Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m., ticket drawings for hotel trees in lobby; winners notified that evening. Dec. 15, 4 p.m., ticket drawings for mall trees at River Park Square, winners notified that afternoon. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 458-TREE (8733).
Peace on Earth - A Christmas Luncheon - Feast on scrumptious salad, glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, and organic green beans accompanied by bread and butter. For dessert, Royal Plaza will provide its famous Christmas cupcakes, served by employees of the Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Entertainment includes the Bell Choir from Palisade Christian Academy and pianist Kirk Smich, from Gonzaga University. Santa will make an appearance and you may get your picture taken with him. Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 327-1584.
Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast Fundraiser - 10th annual event. Breakfast, festive activities and a visit with Santa. Purchase tickets at Mobius Kids or by calling. Dec. 7, 8:30-10:30 a.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $25 per person (12 months and younger free). (509) 321-7121.
47th Annual Crab Feed and Auction - Benefiting local children’s organizations including Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Support Care and Networking and the Children’s Home Society of Washington. Purchase tickets online at www.dsxc.org. Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $65. (509) 340-0477.
Liberty Lake Holiday Ball - An elegant evening with a champagne reception, three-course dinner, silent and live auctions and live music with dancing. The event is the sole fundraiser for Friends of Pavillion Park, a nonprofit group that sponsors a free summer concert series, movies in the park, scholarships, an annual fun run, the Labor Day weekend Spokane Symphony concert and Shakespeare in the Park. Dec. 7, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/person. (509) 475-5674.
Holiday Cabaret - Take a musical journey through the ’40s with pianist Diane Copeland and vocalist Heidi Gnos-Kuban. Together they carry you back to the sentimental tunes of WWII and the Great American Songbook. The Bistro at Interplayers will be featuring catered cabaret specialties, appetizers and desserts, signature food and drinks. Reservations requested. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $25-$50. (509) 455-7529.