Artist Yasmina Chavez’s exhibit is made of concrete photography, made with light directly touching the surface of photosensitive material. Reception and jazz concert Oct. 20, 3:30P, free. Summerlin Library, lvccld.org
An event of essays, stories, poetry, book launches, and a conversation with the authors moderated by Scott Dickensheets and Geoff Schumacher. 7P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, nevadahumanities.org
The 10th annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Denim & Diamonds Gala will be held on October 18. Every dollar raised will help deliver diagnoses, behavior therapy, social skills programs and job training to individuals with autism in Southern Nevada.
“Naturizing” City Kids offers nature outings for under-served urban youth. The event will offer light bites, beer, music, a silent auction, and a raffle. 6P, free. Bridge World Club, 5580 W. Flamingo Road, mightycause.com
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.