Here’s what’s happening in the arts and cultural scene:

Tickets are on sale for the 2015 Women In Dance Leadership Conference from Thursday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The conference includes panel discussions, workshops and public performances. Participants are not required to be dancers. Visit

BREC’s Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center, 7800 Independence Blvd., begins its series“Make it a Movie Night,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, with “The Goonies.” The series offers movies for a variety of ages. The schedule also includes “Pixels” on Nov. 7, “Boxtrolls” on Nov. 8 and “All Dogs Go to Heaven” on Nov. 15. Free admission; concessions will be available. Call (225) 216-0660 or visit

Walk-in and scheduled tours of the West Baton Rouge Museum’s six-acre campus, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, are now available in French. The museum has bilingual tour guides and a printed French tour booklet. For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit

Theatre Baton Rouge will present its “A Capella Carolers,” an ensemble of eight to 12 a capella singers who perform traditional and secular Christmas Carols, for holiday gatherings, events and parties. Call (225) 337-1035, email or visit

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with performing arts organizations throughout the city to develop Scene Rouge, a membership circle for young professionals and newcomers to Baton Rouge. For $35 a year, members have access to discounted tickets for music, dance and theater events each month. The target age for Scene Rouge is 20-35. Call (225) 344-8558, ext. 226, email or visit

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., has scheduled a series of brown bag talks coinciding with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “Patios, Pools, & The Invention of the American Backyard.” Topics for the talks, which begin at noon, are: Oct. 28, “Container Gardening with Master Gardener Leo Broders;” Nov. 5, “Growing Fruit in the Home Garden with Master Gardener Claire Fontenot;” Nov. 12, “Pet-Friendly Gardening With Master Gardener Susan Teddlie;” and Nov. 12, “Camellias with Master Gardener Bob Dillemuth.” Admission is free, but pre-registration is encouraged by calling (225) 342-0500.

Tickets are on sale for “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. For tickets, which are $15-$39, call (985) 543-4371 or visit

— Robin Miller