This week in Baton Rouge: mystery cases, special menus, Oktoberfest, and more

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the River City Jazz Masters concert. 225 regrets the error.

Hear how a forensic genealogist solved a mystery on Monday 

Shayna Landry is a researcher featured in the Netflix documentary I Just Killed My Dad. She will reveal her part in solving a Baton Rouge murder case on Monday, Oct. 10. 

At the event at Main Library at Goodwood, find out how Landry used her forensic knowledge to bring justice to a legal case. She has since solved hundreds of DNA mysteries using skills she acquired while searching for her own biological father. 

Landry will speak at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Click here for more information.  The Main Library at Goodwood is at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. 

Celebrate one year with Proverbial Wine Bistro on Tuesday 

Proverbial Wine Bistro invites Baton Rouge to join in on its anniversary celebration at a Burgundy Ball, Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Five courses, including seared duck and lamb loin, will be offered. Visit here to find the full list of courses and wines offered at this event.

Tickets are $175 and available for purchase here. The event is from 6-10 p.m. Proverbial Wine Bistro is at 9659 Antioch Road, Suite 105. 

Listen to live jazz music on Wednesday 

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents Regina Carter, violinist, for the next edition of River City Jazz Masters at the Manship Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 12. 

Carter has appeared as a guest soloist for Billy Joel, Dolly Parton and more. The program, Gone in the Phrase of Air, will last about 90 minutes. 

All tickets must be pre-purchased and are available here. Tickets start at $25, and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The Manship Theatre is at 100 Lafayette St.

Bring the family to see a musical on Thursday 

The Christian Youth Theater (CYT) will debut High School Musical Live on Thursday, Oct. 13. 

Don’t miss this high-energy show at LSU Shaver Theater. The DCOM hit will be presented Oct.13-16.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $19 and $16 for children and door tickets are $22. LSU Shaver Theater is at the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive. 

Confess your obsession with Taylor Swift on Thursday 

Calling all Swifties. Chelsea’s Live is hosting a Wildest Dream Taylor Swift Night on Thursday, Oct. 13.

DJ JT O’Neal will be playing a mix of Swift songs while Yagirlg takes photos of the fun. You must be 18+ to enter. RSVP before spots fill up.

Tickets can be purchased here for $5. Doors open at 8 p.m. Chelsea’s Live is at 1010 Nicholson Drive. 

Join Oktoberfest on Thursday

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is partnering with Anheuser Busch for its first-ever Oktoberfest, Thursday, Oct. 13. 

Join in for German-inspired beer and food tastings, live music by Chris LeBlanc and a costume contest. Proceeds will go toward the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation. You must be 21+ to enter. 

The festival is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for general admission are $50 and VIP is $75. Pointe-Marie Village Center District is at 14200 River Road.