“Gypsy” Benefit Performance for Partnering for Progress - A portion of funds raised from the June 4 production will benefit Partnering for Progress’ mission to bring health, education and water to residents in developing countries. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing, raffle prizes, wine tasting by Northwest Cellars. Wednesday, Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $35/adult, $30/student. To purchase tickets, visit www.EventBrite.com. For information, call (509) 534-8133, ext. 209.
Fire on the Runway Fashion Event - Hottest night in local fashion as firefighters and models take to the runway in support of the American Red Cross. New this year: dancing until midnight after the runway show. Friday, 7 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50-$75. (509) 321-6055.
Artisans Golf Tournament - This is the main fundraising event of the year for The Artisans, supporting job development, employment support and employment opportunities in the community for persons with disabilities. Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Esmeralda Golf Course, 3933 E. Courtland Ave. $89 includes green fees, cart, catered lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. (509) 325-4489.
Comedian Fred Newman - Proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio. June 18, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.
MarmotFest - The second annual KYRS summer music festival. This all-day family-friendly event includes a community village of nonprofit booths, beer garden, food court and kids activities. Lineup: Rogue Wave, Seattle’s The Hoot Hoots and Fly Moon Royalty, Boise’s Marshall Poole, Tri-Cities’ Vaughn Jensen Band, and local favorites Folkinception, Floating Crowbar and the Angela Marie Project. Doors open at noon. July 12, 1-11 p.m., Glover Field, 216 N. Cedar St. $20. (509) 209-2428.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - July 15-16. Presented by Connoisseur Concerts, directed by Verne Windham. The concert theme is “Moonlight, Sonatas and Songs” and includes music of W.A. Mozart, Manuel de Falla, Villa Lobos, Schubert and Rodrigo. Featuring soprano Phoebe MacRae, cellist Zuill Bailey and classical guitarist David Leisner. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. Dinners may also be ordered directly from Luna (509-448-2383) for delivery to the park at 5:30 p.m. This service is available for reserved table seating only. Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa Street. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs); $30/person for table seating and includes dessert and coffee. (800) 325-SEAT.
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