The idea behind Manship Theatre’s Mix Tape Lectures is to gather multiple speakers to riff on hot topics and current events as they relate to upcoming performances and film screenings. Each speaker talks for 5–10 minutes. The result is a ‘mix tape’ of various perspectives on a common theme, followed by a Q&A with the audience. October's event comes as Manship Theatre prepares to present a performance of "Fahrenheit 451," a play based on Ray Bradbury's iconic novel about a dystopian future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any house that contains them. Sixty years after the book was written, Mix Tape looks at topics like censorship and the twenty-four-hour media cycle; and how our world compares with the future Bradbury described in his novel. 7 pm at 100 Lafayette Street. Moderated by 225 Editor Jeff Roedel, speakers will include Baton Rouge Area Foundation Executive Vice President John Spain, and East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries Assistant Library Director Mary Stein. Free, but seating is limited. Call (225) 344-0334 to reserve a spot.