Arts Calendar

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

Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for the office comedy “Wage Warfare” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, and Tuesday, Feb. 5., at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. If required, callbacks will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Information: [email protected] or (612) 293-0173.

“Cars, Crowds, and Family,” a photographic glimpse into the life of a local racing family, is on display at Dunn Bros., 20700 Chippendale Ave. W., Farmington.

“The Legend of Johnny Cash” performed by Philip Bauer, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Lakeville South High School. Sponsored by the Lakeville Area Arts Center and the Lakeville Rotary. Tickets range from $23.50 to $28.50 online at and at the arts center, 20965 Holyoke Ave.

Drum Fun and Vocals, Too – Leonard King Jr. highlights the chronology of rhythm development commonly referred to as jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Free. Information: or (651) 450-2900.

Dakota Valley Symphony “Grieg Meets Verdi” concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets range from $5 to $16 at the box office and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or

Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir will perform Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Free. Information: or (651) 450-2900.

“Writing Fiction for Teens: Character and Voice,” 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Teen fiction writers Loretta Ellsworth and Janet Graber will discuss innovative ways to create fully-fledged characters with authentic voices that readers will root for. Free, but registration required at or (952) 891-0360.

Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Cost: $3 in advance (register at, $2 each per group of 10, $4 at the door.

Teen artist gatherings at the Eagan Art House from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 and March 7, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2 and March 2. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521.

Heavenly Moves Home School Ballet will begin a 10-week series of classes for ages 3-9 at 2:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 8 at Footsteps Dance Studio in Burnsville. Information: [email protected].

Princess Prep School – Lakeville will begin a seven-week session for ages 3-9 at 4:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Information: [email protected].

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.

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 4 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, 20110 Holyoke 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].