Arts Calendar

To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: [email protected].

MacPhail Center for Music will hold auditions for the MacPhail Brass Quintet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 in room 613 at MacPhail’s Minneapolis location, 501 South Second St. Information: (612) 321-0100.

Local children’s author Mary Bleckwehl will celebrate the release of her second picture book, “Henry! You’re Hungry Again!” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at ABC & Toy Zone, 14003 Grand Ave., Burnsville. Includes book reading and signing, refreshments and prizes. Information: (952) 892-7666.

Jeremy Messersmith, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Part of the Minnesota Zoo’s Acoustic Concert Series in the Target Learning Center. Tickets: $25. Information:

Eagan Has Talent, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Eagan High School theater. Ticket information is at under the News & Events section. Proceeds will support the Eagan Foundation and Eagan High School’s Muse Literary Arts program. No cash prizes will be awarded; this is an exhibition event only.

Exhibits/art shows
Harvest of Art Community Art Exhibit runs through Nov. 2 at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S., and other Eagan locations. Information: (651) 675-5521 or

Art Madness by the Eastview Community Foundation, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Barn, Spirit of Brandtjen Farms, 16972 Brandtjen Farm Drive, Lakeville. Tickets are $35 in advance at or $40 at the door.

Seasonal events
HallZOOween, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley. Information:

Minnesota Zoo’s Scarecrow Alley, Oct. 6-31, Apple Valley. Information:

Frightmares at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Oct. 25-28. Information:

ValleySCARE Halloween Haunt, Oct. 6-31, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, Shakopee. Information:

Planet Spooky at Valleyfair, daytime hours Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, Shakopee. Information:

Giant Step Theatre will present “Mission to Frostbite Mountain” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $7 at Lakeville Area Community Education, 8755 Upper 208th St., (952) 232-2150, and at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Remaining tickets can be purchased at the door for $9.

The Prior Lake Players will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and 9-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake. Tickets are available online at or at the door. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors age 65 and older and students; and $8 for children age 12 and younger.

Troupe America will present “Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $34 and $39 and can be purchased at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Dr. Seuss and Me” from 3:50 to 5:10 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 19, at Rosemount Elementary School for first- through third-graders. Information/registration: District 196 Community Education, (651) 423-7920.

Sampler Saturday, oil painting, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Eagan Art House. Cost: $20. Registration required: or (651) 675-5521.

Holiday Cards in Watercolor, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 9, at the Eagan Art House. Cost: $45. Registration required: or (651) 675-5521.

Teen artist gatherings at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 Thursdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521.

Jewelry Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, at the Eagan Art House. Cost: $15 per class. Registration required: or (651) 675-5521.

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: or (651) 439-4219.

The Eagan Art House offers classes for ages 4 through adult. For a complete listing go to or call (651) 675-5521.

Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters,, (763) 843-2734.

Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville,, (651) 214-4732.

Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.

Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.

Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), (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: 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,, (952) 985-4640.