Arts Calendar

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

Louie Anderson’s “Big Baby Boomer,” 7:30 and 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from $29.95 to $101.95 for VIP tickets and a pre-show meet and greet. Purchase tickets at the box office or by phone at (952) 895-4680.

The South Metro Chorale will perform its holiday concert, “Peace on Earth,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage. Information:

The Eagan Women of Note and The Eagan Men’s Chorus will present a joint Christmas concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Peace Church, 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. Donations will be accepted. The women’s cookie sale and gingerbread creations auction will be held after the concert. Information:

South of the River Community Band will present a free Christmas concert from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. For more information, visit

Hark the Herald Angels Sing: The Music of Mary, Mother of the Church, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Free.

Tonic Sol-fa will perform a Christmastime extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $32 and are available at the box office or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

New Dimension Choir from Farmington High School will perform an assortment of Christmas carols at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Farmington Lutheran Church. Information: (651) 463-4100.

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota will perform its 10th annual “Nutcracker” Dec. 7-9 at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from $12 to $26 at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

“Color, Motion, and Landscape,” an exhibit featuring the works of Mary Lingen, Joonja Lee Mornes, and Nanci Yermakoff, is on display through Dec. 15 in the gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave.

Eagan Theater Company will present “A Christmas Carol” as a radio play Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at Cedar Valley Center, 2024 Rahn Way, Eagan. Doors open at 6 p.m.; carols begin at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance (, $12 at the door.

Chameleon Theatre Circle will present “Return to the Forbidden Planet” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, and 15, and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for students, seniors, and groups of eight or more. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” will be presented Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-30, by The Play’s the Thing Productions at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online at or by calling (952) 985-4640.

Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Free admission. Free snack and writing workshop with Guante.

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

Mystery Art Night at the Eagan Art House from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Cost is $25 to preregister or $30 at the door. Supplies and light refreshments provided. Information: or (651) 675-5521.

Sample Saturday at the Eagan Art House from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Pastel painting sampler workshop. Supplies provided. Cost: $20. 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.

Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or [email protected].