PSA National Ceramics Invitational Opening Reception: 5 p.m., Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery, WKCTC.
Ladies Night: 5 p.m., Casa Mexicana, 4793 Village Square Dr.
Celebrity Bartenders: Sherri & Lee Morill: 5 p.m., The Pasta House, 451 Jordan Drive.
Like Water: Original Music: 6:30 p.m., JP’s Bar & Grill, 119 Market House Sq.
WKRR Halloween Costume Contest and Chili Cookoff: 7 p.m., KC’s Rec Room, 3501 Park Plaza Rd.
Trivia Night: 7 p.m., The Star, 3100 Broadway.
Screamfest 2012: 7 p.m. showing of “The Cabin in the Woods,” 9:15 p.m. showing of “Night of the Creeps,” Maiden Alley Cinema, 112 Maiden Alley. $7.25 for one film, $12 for both.
Karaoke with Stephen French: 9 p.m., Pure Country, 4101 Clark’s River Rd.
Halloween Black Light Museum Tour: 5:15 p.m., The National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson St. $5.
Danny Jones: 6 p.m., The Pasta House.
Ms. Dahn Piano and Vocals: 6 p.m., Ristorante di Fratelli, 211 Broadway.
Live at Shandies: 7 p.m., Shandies, 202 Broadway St.
Paducah Writers Group: 8 p.m., Etcetera Coffeehouse, 320 N. Sixth St.
Cantageus: 9 p.m., Fat Moe’s Bar & Grill, 902 Broadway.
Shandies Friday Night Sing Off: 9 p.m., Shandies.
Fall Harvest Festival: Kentucky Oaks Mall, 5105 Hinkleville Rd.
Free Wine Tastings: 11 a.m., Purple Toad Winery, 4275 Old U.S. 45.
Paducah Riverboat Lunch Cruise: Noon-2 p.m., Belle of Cincinnati, at the foot of Broadway.
Rosalyn Rikel Ramage Book Reading and Signing: 1 p.m., Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway.
Daymar College Spooktacular: 2 p.m., Daymar College Paducah Campus, 509 S. 30th St.
Spooktacular Halloween Fun Fair: 2 p.m., Envy Boutique, 3203 Old Benton Rd.
Wine and Beer Sampling: 3 p.m., Roof Brothers, 3145 Park Ave.
Craft Beer and Wine Tasting: 4 p.m., Wagner Wine and Spirits, 2700-B New Holt Rd.
Reggie Lafaye: 6 p.m., Ristoranti di Fratelli, 211 Broadway.
Paducah Zombie Walk: Walk begins at 5:45 p.m., Ninth and Broadway. Participants encouraged to show up early.
2012 Carson Center’s Distiller’s Dinner: 6:30 p.m., the Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave.
Zombie Walk After Party: 7 p.m., Maiden Alley Cinema,
Thriller Night Halloween Bash: 9 p.m., Fat Moe’s Bar & Grill.
Zombie Prom: 9 p.m., Shandies.
Ironcore Resistance: 9 p.m., KC’s Rec Room, 3501 Park Plaza Rd.
The David Ivey Band: 9 p.m., Pure Country, 4101 Clark’s River Rd.
Trunk or Treat: 7 p.m., First Christian Church of Paducah, 415 Audubon Dr.
Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Ghost Tours: 7 and 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oak Grove Cemetery. Tours depart from office at 1613 Park Ave. $15 adult tickets; $5 for children. Tickets available at the Market House Theatre box office, 270-444-6828.
Call for entries in 2012 Members’ Show: Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway. $15 to enter one piece; $25 for two pieces. Entry deadline Nov. 3.
“Confrontations and Observations: Drawings by Denise Stewart-Sanabria and Christine Wuenschel,” Yeiser Art Center. Through Oct. 30.