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Mystery authors Marilyn Jax and Jim Proebstle from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail.
Matt Fugate with special guest Ron Lamprecht at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 E. First Ave., Shakopee (lower level of Dangerfield’s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub.com. Tickets: $13.
Rufus Wainwright with Adam Cohen, Krystle Warren, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $39. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Tower of Power with Mick Sterling – Acoustic Soul, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Sold out.
The 4onthefloor with Charlie Parr, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $20. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Monroe Crossing, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Suggested donation: $5. Rain location: Crossroads Church, 4100 Lexington Way, Eagan. Information: www.caponiartpark.org or (651) 454-9412.
Summer Salon chamber concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. Suggested donation: $20. Information: (952) 890-7877 or www.ChurchApostles.org.
The Suburbs, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $34. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Little Feat with Tom Fuller Band, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $34. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Botanical art exhibit by The Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640.
Pilgrims and Passages, a joint exhibit featuring art by Anthony Donatelle and Jon Reischl, is on display through Sept. 8 in the gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. For more information, call (952) 895-4676 or visit www.burnsvillepac.com.
Summer art show by local artist Amie Kieffer from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17-18 at 3245 145th St. W., Rosemount. The outdoor show will include about 60 original pieces; many will be for sale. Information: AK@AmieKieffer.com.
The Dakota County Fair runs Aug. 6-12 at the fairgrounds in Farmington. Information: dakotacountyfair.org.
Art and All That Jazz Festival, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville. Free admission. Information: www.burnsvilleartjazz.com.
Expressions Community Theater will present “The Odd Couple” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 19 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $12 and can be ordered at www.lakeville-rapconnect.com or by calling (952) 985-4640.
The Play’s The Thing Productions will present “The Wizard of Oz” at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and are available at the box office and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787.
Allegro Choral Academy is currently accepting registrations for its 2012-13 season for students in second to eighth grade. Classes available in Rosemount and Lakeville. Early bird discount if registered before Aug. 24. Registration information: http://www.allegroca.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DanceFit free preview class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. Eight-week class begins Oct. 15. Information: www.insidertrainingfitness.com.
Intermediate digital photography workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18, at Caponi Art Park, Eagan. Free, $5 suggested donation. Registration required. Information: www.caponiartpark.org or (651) 454-9412.
Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Fridays of the month at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 675-5521.
Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www.musictogetherclasses.com or (651) 439-4219.
The Eagan Art House offers classes for all ages. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse.org or call (651) 675-5521.
Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart.com, (763) 843-2734.
Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 214-4732.
Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.
Special needs theater program (autism-DCD), ages 5 and older, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.
Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (651) 675-5500.
Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www.savageartstudios.com or (952) 895-0375.
Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota.
Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833.
Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833.
The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, (952) 985-4640.