To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: [email protected].
Author and professional photographer Ethan Boatner, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Boatner will talk about his first mystery, “Mother Spells Murder,” and show photographs of Paris, France, the setting for his next novel. Free.
Music in Kelley Park featuring Steve Sullivan & The Factory, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Pert Near Sandstone, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $28. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
Eric Hutchinson with Alex Rossi & Root City Band, Elliot & the Sensitive Fellas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $35. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
Dirt Road Prophets, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, as part of the Wednesday in the Park Concert Series at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. Free.
Music in Kelley Park featuring Dustin Hatzenbuhler, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.
BoDeans, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $35. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
“Songs for Shangilia,” 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. Second St., Minneapolis. With performances by MacPhail Community Youth Choir, directed by J.D. Steele and special guests The Steeles and Emma Tyler. Tickets: $30 at the door (ages 21 and older), free for ages 20 and under. Proceeds support the Shangilia Performing Arts program in Kenya.
Minnesota Sinfonia, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Theater in the Woods, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center, Eagan. Free, but a $5 per person donation is suggested. Information: www.caponiartpark.org.
The James Hunter Six with Shamekia Copeland, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $33. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
Farmington Dew Days, June 10-15. Information: www.dewdays.com.
Apple Valley Freedom Days, June 28 through July 4. Information: www.avfreedomdays.com.
Eagan Art Festival, June 29-30, Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway. Free admission. Information: http://eaganartfestival.org.
“Cultural Perspectives: Color Our World” runs June 13 through July 20 at the art gallery at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Sponsored by the International Festival of Burnsville and the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Metal sculpture exhibit featuring works by Dale Lewis, Cliff Larsen and Nicolas John LaPointe, June 18-22, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-20; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22.
Music Together free demonstration class, early childhood music and movement, 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Road. Limited to 12 children and their accompanying adults, registration required at MusicTogetherClasses.com or by calling Clarice at 651-439-4219.
God’s Praising Princess Camp, June 25-27, 2-3:15 p.m. (ages 3-5, $40), 3:30-5:30 p.m. (ages 6-10, $60). Cross of Christ Community Church, 8748 210th St. W., Lakeville. Information: Karin at [email protected].
MacPhail Center for Music offers summer camps for students ages 3-18. Information: www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.
Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 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.
Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to 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, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 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. to 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.
Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-255-8545 or [email protected].