To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: [email protected].
Book Club with Carl Hiassen, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Hiassen will speak about his new novel, “Bad Monkey.” Free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Information: www.clubbook.org or 612-543-8107.
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.
The Teddy Bear Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, as part of the Wednesday in the Park Concert Series at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. Free.
South of the River Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, as part of Thursdays in the Park at Central Park Amphitheater, Rosemount. Free.
An Evening with Melissa Etheridge, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $70. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
Melody and The Dramatics, pop/cabaret, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, as part of Sunday Night Music in the Park at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Brynn Marie, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $60. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicinthezoo.
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.
Eagan July 4th Funfest, July 3-4. Information: www.eaganfunfest.org.
Lakeville Pan-O-Prog, July 4-14. Information: www.panoprog.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 runs through June 22 at Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22.
“Seeing in Watercolor,” an exhibit by the Ginnie Adams Watercolor Group, runs through Aug. 1 at Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Information: 651-552-7548.
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].