Japanese Food Festival Harumatsuri - 24th annual event featuring Teriyaki Chicken Bento Boxes with rice and sunomono for $12; variety of sushi and Japanese desserts priced $4-$7. Easy ordering at www.SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org/. Tours of the temple also available. Sunday, 11 a.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $4-$12. (509) 534-795.
Spokane Choral Artists FriendRaiser - An evening of wine, food and song. Spokane Choral Artists invites you to raise a glass with us as we toast to five years of music making. Catering by The Roost Bakery. Sunday, 4 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25. (509) 979-4656.
Noodles for the Neighborhood - Events include a pasta sauce cook-off and Spokane “Jeopardy” game. Make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the neighborhood and the community center. May 1, 6-8 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. $5/adults; $3/age 5-12. (509) 324-1650.
New Dawn New Beginnings - Fundraiser for the Don Anderson After-School Program, Mooseheart Child City and School, Inc., Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse and Inland NW Honor Flight. 5:30-7 p.m., social hour and silent auction, dinner served at 7 p.m., followed by live music and dancing. Friday, Moscow Moose Lodge, 210 N. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $18. (509) 330-0359.
23nd Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Event - The Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s annual event and auction, proceeds will go toward equipment for the emergency room at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Odessa Community Center, 21 W. First Ave., Odessa. $20. (509) 982-2611.
Beyond 5 Live in Concert - High energy, stellar choreography and great, clean, uplifting pop music are the hallmarks of this boy band with members from Texas, California, Utah, Idaho and Australia. All proceeds from the event will go to the BYU Management Society Scholarship fund for students in Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region. Tickets available online at www.beyond5official.com. Saturday, 7 p.m., North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, 880 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10-$25. (509) 926-2660.
H2O Breakfast Tom Weisner, mayor of Aurora, Ill., will discuss his city’s efforts to clean up polluted riverfront areas, implement green infrastructure and adopt a riverfront vision to guide environmental stewardship and economic development. Spokane Mayor David Condon will showcase Spokane’s Integrated Clean Water Plan. May 6, 8-10:30 a.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15. Register at www.spokaneriver.net.
Jazzed for Justice - Fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres, beer by River City Brewing and wine by Whitestone Winery, raffles, and jazz performed by Julia Keefe. All proceeds from ticket sales, drink sales, raffles and gifts made at the event go directly to support the work of the Center for Justice. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/588346. May 7, 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. $30, includes appetizers, jazz and a drink ticket; $5 for additional drink ticket. (509) 835-5211.
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