Cobra Polo Classic - Polo players from around the world. Events include live music, Champagne divot stomp, hat competition, silent auction, gourmet food and wine and the Whiskey Cigar Tent. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Reservations requested. Sept. 7, noon-4 p.m., Spokane Polo Club, 7500 W. State Route 2. $225/person. (509) 624-0500.
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Enjoy food, drinks, music and a silent auction to support Spokane Riverkeeper. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.cforjustice.org/river/ dirty-martinis-for-clean-water/. Food and drinks by London’s Ultimate Catering and Dry Fly Distillery and River City Brewing; music by Milonga Trio. Sept. 12, 6-11 p.m., Riverside Event Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $45/advance, $50/door, includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets. (509) 835-5211.
St. Joseph Family Center Partners In Hope - Dinner, cocktails, entertainment and silent and live auctions to benefit St. Joseph Family Center. Sept. 14, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $60. (509) 483-6495.
Appetite for Conservation: Saving Land and Room for Dessert - Join Inland Northwest Land Trust in celebrating the bounty of Eastern Washington and North Idaho farms and ranches while helping protect lands at this farm-to-table event. Music by Big Red Barn, booths featuring beekeepers, gardeners and artisan bread, wine from Vino!, lager from Orlinson Brewing Company and food prepared by scratch from Beacon Hill. Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Dix Farm. $75. (509) 328- 2939.
68th Spokane Civic Theatre Gala - Dinner and dessert from Wild Sage, silent auction, no host bar and specialty drink with donation provided by Dry Fly Distillery at 6 p.m.; performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $50. (509) 325-2507.
Bartfest Poster Show - A poster design show featuring 33 Spokane designers, artists and illustrators and the 33 bands performing at Bartfest 2014. Opening reception at The Bartlett and Nyne Bar on Sept. 4, 5-9 p.m. Posters will be on display through September and available for purchase at The Bartlett. Proceeds from sales support the Spokane chapter of The Songs for Kids Foundation. Sept. 19, 4-11 p.m., 228 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. (509) 747-2174.
Manito Tap House Presents Oktoberfest ‘14 - Live music, food trucks, German beer, specialty taps, cornhole courts for adults, game booths for kids (benefiting Second Harvest and Children’s Miracle Network). Outside under a tent. $15 entry fee includes commemorative beer stein and first beer fill; $12 at the door (no stein). Sept. 20, 3-10 p.m. (21 and older only after 7 p.m.), Manito Tap House, 3011 S. Grand Blvd. $15 w/stein; $12 w/out stein. (509) 279-2671.
Spokane Symphony Opening Night Gala - Featuring a Champagne reception, dinner and auction. Black tie is optional. Sept. 20, 5-7:30 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $150/includes concert ticket; $125/gala only. (509) 464-7076.