This monthly forum event, hosted by LaBlaque Williams, is for established poets and open-mic participants and features the best local talent. Ages 17+. 7:30P, free. West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., artslasvegas.org
Danny Rome & The Rockin’ Rebels bring their close harmonies of the '50s, the swinging '60s, and the disco beats of the '70s for an energetic show. 7P, $15. Starbright Theatre at Sun City Summerlin, scscai.com
Bring the family dressed in your favorite costumes to play games, enter the costume contest, win prizes, trick-or-treat, and walk through the haunted forest. 3–6P, free. Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 Cimarron Road, artslasvegas.org
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada hosts this spooktacular event. Bowlers put together a five-person team and raise at least $100 per person from friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances. You can even bring your mummy! 12P, $10. Sam’s Town Bowling Center, jasnv.org
Join thousands of craft beer and music fans at one of the most celebrated local festivals of the year. Ages 21+. 5–9P, $35–$80. Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, downtownbrewfestival.com
The bag of death! The marshmallow challenge! What scary things lurk in the Las Vegas Improvisational Players’ family-friendly show? 7P, $10; $5 kids/military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
The nonprofit Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada provides home repair, accessibility modifications and energy conservation services for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and families, individuals and multigenerational families.
Fees for cats six months old and older will be waived on October 19 at both the main campus and the Everyday Adoption Center at PetSmart in Henderson. A $10 city licensing might apply. And, even though they are free, the cats will be spayed or neutered and microchipped and have had their shots.
Maryland-based artist Liz Ensz presents a comparative study of the mass-cultural investment in disposability and the human desire to imagine permanence. At the heart of her practice lies a determined material engagement, scavenger impulse, and a sincere hope for the rethinking of the valuation of people, resources, the environment, and living things. Free. CSN Fine Arts Gallery, North Las Vegas Campus through October 19. csn.edu
Celebrate 21 years of serving families of children receiving critical medical care with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, master of ceremonies Jon Taffer, and auctioneer Christian Kolberg.
The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Hosted by the show’s legend himself, Marc Summers. Ages 9+. 6:30P, $30–$75. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The Las Vegas Blues Society presents several live entertainers as well as a classic car show, face painting, raffles, food trucks, vendors, and more. 1–7P, $10–$25. Garagemahall, 6300 W. Tropical Parkway, lasvegasblues.org
The Jewish Genealogy Society meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Sahara West Library, starting at 1:30. They usually have a program devoted to some aspect of genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.
The library is at 9600 West Sahara Avenue. Their number is 507-3630.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program in Las Vegas is looking for volunteers to work as advocates for children in the foster care system. Volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate in court and other settings on behalf of children who have been abused or neglected, Volunteer orientation is held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
The Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas will perform music by Bach (Concerto for Two Violins) and Brahms (the fourth movement of his first Piano Quartet, orchestrated) and many others October 20 in the Windmill Library. The concert will start at 2:00.