On the area arts and cultural scene:
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will show the film, “Ruby Bridges: A Real American Hero,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit westbatonrougemuseum.com.
Monday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for visual artist applications for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s FestForAll. The festival, scheduled April 2-3, features some 100 visual artists and master craftsmen in a juried process. For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit artsbr.org.
Baton Rouge Community College’s Liberal Arts Division is hosting Writing Nights Live, a free writing workshop series, from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16, 25 and March 3 in BRCC’s Louisiana Building, room 128A, on the Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive. Open to experienced and inexperienced writers 16 and older, this series invites participants to learn from the college’s professional and creative writing faculty. For more information on how to register call (225) 216-8097 or (225) 216-8684.
The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., will present “The Roots of Hip Hop: Caribbean Culture and Influence on a Modern American Art Form” with Lynley Farris at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The lecture complements the museum’s exhibition, “The Carnival, The City and The Sea: Haitian Art from the Perry Smith Collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art,” on view through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet auditions for its summer tour of “Graduation Ball” will be Sunday, Feb. 21, at The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Auditions are open for dancers ages 10-14. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; auditions are at 1 p.m. Audition fee is $10. Dancers must be age 10 by Sept. 30 or entering the fifth grade in the fall of 2016. For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email Christy@batonrougeballet.org.
Baton Rouge Gallery, a BREC facility, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, will offer a 12-week creative art course with certified facilitator Anne Marks using “The Artist’s Way at Work” as a guide to creative freedom. Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 23, with a free informational session on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Dr. For ages 18 and older. The cost is $350 and includes all materials. To register, call (225) 383-1470 or visit batonrougegallery.org.
The Grapevine Cafe and Gallery, 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, is featuring some 40 original oil paintings by Elayne Kuehler through March 31. For more information, call (225) 473-8463 or visit grapevinecafeandgallery.com.
Registration is open for acting and voice classes at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
Auditions for Theatre Baton Rouge’s upcoming comedy, “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Callbacks will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. For more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will hold a free class for 8- to 12-year olds on “Shrinky Dink Paper Creations” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, and a class on “Painting on Birch Bark” for adults from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. Both classes will be held at 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Fee for the birch bark class is $25 for ACLP members; $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required for both classes. Call (225) 664-1168 or email artscouncilofliv @bellsouth.net. Visit artslivingston.org for more information.
— Robin Miller