Wednesday, Oct. 18
Event: Vicente Fox
The former president of Mexico will speak on building bridges to advance immigration reform as part of the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall lecture series. Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St., Fresno, 559-444-2180, valleytownhall.com/speakers/vicente-fox-profile, $40.
Sven-Erik Rose will speak on “In Adorno’s Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto,” poems that are not well-known but deserve to be. Fresno State, Henry Madden Library, 5200 N. Barton Ave., Fresno, 559-278-2153, www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/historydept/degrees/jewish-studies/index.html.
Music: Screaming Females
Event: Author talk with Tim Savage
The local author will discuss his book, “Davey’s Savior,” about 4-year-old Davey and his fugitive father living in Avila Beach. Gillis Branch Library, 629 W. Dakota Ave., Fresno, 559-225-0140, www.fresnolibrary.org.
Event: Fresno Drink & Draw
Find more things to do at calendar.fresnobee.com.