Arts Calendar, April 4

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

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16233 Kenyon Ave., Lakeville, will hold an audition for its Summer Intensive Ballet programs at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Information: or 952-898-3163.

The Front Porch Players of Rosemount will hold auditions for the Neil Simon comedy “Barefoot in the Park” and the melodrama “A Penny Saved” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, and 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Steeple Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Performances for “Barefoot in the Park” are June 13-15 and June 20-22. “A Penny Saved” will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Rehearsals begin the first week of May. Roles available for males and females, aged 29-60. Information: or director Keith Reed at 651-261-1954.

Matt Birk, NFL All-Pro center and former Viking, will talk about his book “All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices That Lead to Greatness,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, as part of the Community Speaker Series at St. Thomas Academy, Sjoberg Arena – Flynn Hall, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. A limited number of autographed copies of the book will be on sale at the event.

Children’s Art Festival exhibit, March 27-April 27, Ames Center gallery (formerly known as the Burnsville Performing Arts Center), 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-895-4685.

Glory In the Cross: A Lenten Reflection with Dan Schutte, concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, and Lenten reflection at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Free, but a free-will offering will be accepted. Information: 952-890-9465.

Dan Newton’s Cafe Accordion Orchestra, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free.

Danceline prep workshop, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9 through May 7, at DanceWorks Performing Arts Center, Lakeville. Instructor: Lisa Orth. Cost: $60. Information:

Art-themed birthday parties are offered by the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Cost: $125-$135 for up to 10 people. Additional guests are $12.50 per child. Supplies provided. Information: 651-675-5521.

Arts classes for all ages are offered by the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Information:, 651-675-5521.

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.

Drawing & Painting (adults and teens) with Christine Tierney, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville. Information:, 612-210-3377.

Brushworks School of Art Burnsville offers fine art education through drawing and painting. Classes for adults and teens. Information: Patricia Schwartz,, 651-214-4732.

Act-Sing-Dance winter session enrollment open for ages 7-17. Burnsville location. Information: 952-220-1676, Drama Interaction.

Homeschool Theatre Program, winter session open enrollment, Wednesdays, ages 7-17. In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., 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, 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,, 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].