Arts Calendar

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

Audrey Edmunds, author of the true crime book “It Happened to Audrey: A Terrifying Journey from Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer,” will be signing copies of her book at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail.

Bob Rueff, author of “Mind Game” and “Endgame,” both psychological thrillers featuring a fictional cop from the Bloomington Police Department, will have a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley.

Jamie Ford will share “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” – this year’s selection for the One Book, One Lakeville community read – from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets are required for the free event and are available at the Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, or from the Friends of the Heritage Library at

Jim Trevis will discuss his first novel, “Mile of Dreams,” from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

“One Yard Wonders” authors Rebecca Yaker and Trish Hoskins will tell the story of how they created and published their book and share projects ideas, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.

Call for Artists
Savage Juried Art Show – Dates are April 26 to May 31. Entry fee: $15 for one entry, $25 for two entries. Deadline: April 12. Information/registration:

Minnesota River Arts Fair – Dates are July 20-21 at The Landing, Shakopee. Entry fee: $25 jury fee, $150 booth fee. Deadline: April 3. Information/registration:

Scott Hansen “Unbridled,” 8:30 p.m. March 22-23, Canterbury Park Ascot Lounge, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee. Also performing: The Stagebenders, Pete Borchers, Scott Kadrlik. General admission: $15. VIP tables of four with two autographed CDs: $100. Information: (952) 445-7223.

Comedy for Caring, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Features The Second City comedy troupe from Chicago. Sponsored by the Burnsville Rotary. Event tickets are $39 and are available at the box office and at

M.O.M.S. (Making Our Moms Successful) 11th annual Benefit Community Concert and Silent Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 12921 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 the day of the show. Information: (952) 890-5072, [email protected] or

Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s artAlive! benefit, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Ticket information:

The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, a exhibition of photographs by Dave Kitchel, is on display through April 14 at Rosemount United Methodist Church Gallery, 14770 Canada Ave. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, and during all scheduled evening activities.

A mixed media exhibit by Lisa Westphal will be on display in the Lakeville Area Arts Center gallery from March 13 through April 30. Viewing hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, evening hours vary based on building activities. The Lakeville Area Arts Center is at 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640.

“Charlotte’s Web – The Musical” by The Play’s the Thing Productions will perform Fridays and Saturdays, March 15-24, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets are $13 at or by calling (952) 985-4640.

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by the Chameleon Theatre Circle, March 22, 23, 28, and 29 and April 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and March 24 and 30 and April 7 at 2 p.m. at Burnsville Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students/seniors at the box office and at

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Mask Theatre” Wednesdays, April 3-24, from 3:50-5:05 p.m. at Rosemount Elementary School for first- through third-graders. Information: District 196 Community Education at (651) 423-7920.

Free Music Together music and movement demonstration classes for children from birth to kindergarten and their accompanying adults, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 27; and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Apple Valley Community Center. Register through Apple Valley Parks and Recreation at or (952) 953-2300, or through District 196 Community Education at (search for “Music Together”) or (651) 423-7920.

Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4-5 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.

Teen artist gathering at the Eagan Art House from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521.

Adult painting open studio from 9 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 675-5521.

Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 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 1-3 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 1:30-4 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 6:30-8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or [email protected].