Spooky Spokane - Through Oct. 25. Tales of ghostly haunts, gin-running and cold-blooded murder are just a few of the dark secrets uncovered in this 90-minute walking tour around downtown beginning at the Fox Theater, a historic treasure that is home to an apparition or two, and continues over a 12-block radius. Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.
“From Spokane with Love” - Shahrokh Nikfar and the Peace and Justice Action League invite you to the world premiere of this movie about a friendship delegation from Spokane that went to Iran to try and bridge the gap of stereotypes and misinformation to bring their two peoples together. Reception at 7 p.m. with finger foods handmade by Shahrokh Nikfar. Proceeds benefiting PJALS. Visit peacejustice.org. Thursday, 7 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $20. (509) 838-7870.
“An Evening with Burt Rutan” - One of America’s foremost entrepreneurs, aeronautical engineers and spacecraft designers will be featured in an exhibit of material related to his work. Rutan designed the legendary Voyager, the first aircraft to circle the world nonstop, without refueling. In 2004, Rutan made international headlines as the designer of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately built manned spacecraft to reach space. Rutan now lives in North Idaho. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wine and beer for purchase, proceeds benefit the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Age 21 and older. Friday, Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Cooking for a Cause - Sample cuisine prepared by chefs from some of the area’s premier senior living communities and decide who deserves the honor of being crowned our Top Chef. Presented by the Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington and benefits Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 688-4607.
Super Souper Fundraiser Concert - Soup dinner and live music from Wide River. Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $10/person, $25/family. (509) 434-9680.
OctoBrewfest - Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azars and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yoke’s Fresh Markets. Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15/advance, $20/door. (509) 482-2022.
Great Futures Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Celebrate the night in black and white with a fun evening including a hosted beer and wine social hour, raffles, games, auctions, dinner, and dancing to a mix of classic rock and your favorite Top 40s. Wear your favorite casual black and white attire. Proceeds from this event support the after-school and summer programs for more than 200 local kids each weekday, ages 6-18, at the two club sites in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, offering a safe and positive place for kids to play and learn. Purchase tickets online www.northidahobgc.org or by phone. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $75/person or $500/table of eight. (208) 457-9089.