Here’s what’s happening in the area arts and cultural scene:
Season and individual tickets are on sale for the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee’s 2016 Performing Arts Series. On the schedule are Frank Sinatra tribute artist Spencer Racca performing “A Night with the Rat Pack,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29; The Broadway Boys at 7 p.m. April 27; and Fats Domino tribute artist Al “Little Fats” Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. All performances are at the Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. For tickets or information, call (225) 638-3646, (225) 718-1386 or (225) 638-6049.
Registration is open for the spring session of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School. Students of all ages may participate in private lessons on various instruments and voice. Opportunities for group instruction and chamber ensemble formation are also available. Lessons begin on Monday, Jan. 25. For more information, call (985) 549-5502, or visit southeastern.edu/cms.
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will commemorate the history of Cohn High School — the only high school for African American students in Port Allen — in a 2016 exhibit and is asking the public to loan items that relate to the school. For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open for BREC’s “Acting Lessons for Teens” class for ages 14 and older from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. The cost is $50, and Greg Williams Jr. is the instructor. To register, call (225) 216-0660 or visit theparktheatre.com.
Tickets are on sale for the dance production, “Shaping Sound,” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, at the LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Road. Tickets are $50; $35, LSU faculty and staff; $10, LSU students. For more information, call (225) 578-5128, e-mail at email@example.com or visit uniontheater.lsu.edu.
The Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, 100 E. Strawberry Stadium, will open its first spring exhibition, the “Department of Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Exhibition,” with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The show runs through Feb. 19, and admission is free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Wednesday until 8 p.m. The gallery closes at noon on Friday. For more information, call (985) 549-5080.
— Robin Miller