Arts Calendar, June 27

To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com.

Books
Mystery Writer’s Workshop with authors Marilyn Jax and Craig MacIntosh, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley.

Dance
Jawaahir Dance Company: Middle Eastern Dancing, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6, Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods, Eagan. Suggested donation of $5 per person. Information: caponiartpark.org.

Events/festivals
Rosemount ArtBlast, June 23-29. Information: http://sunthisweek.com/tag/artblast/.

Apple Valley Freedom Days, June 27 to July 4. Information: avfreedomdays.com.

Eagan Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Central Park, Eagan. Information: www.eaganartfestival.org.

Eagan Funfest, July 3-4. Information: www.eaganfunfest.org.

Lakeville Pan-O-Prog, July 4-13. Information: www.panoprog.org.

Exhibits
East Asian painting exhibit, June 1-Aug. 31, Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

Digital Impressionism photography exhibit by Becqi Sherman, June 2-July 31, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: 952-985-4640.

Music
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $36, $48.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

Rosemount Sings, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Information: www.RosemountArts.com.

Taj Mahal & Mavis Staples, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $50, $62.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

Chico Chavez World Music Blend, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 29, as part of Sunday Night Music in the Park at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.

Railroad Earth, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $34, $46.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

Bela Fleck with Brooklyn Rider Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $42, $54.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

The Hold Steady, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $45, $57.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

Gillian Welch, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $37, $49.50 VIP box seat. Information: http://mnzoo.org/plan-your-visit/music-zoo/.

Percolators, danceable ’60s and ’70s rock with a little country and blues, 7 p.m. on July 9 as part of the Wednesday in the Park Concert Series at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville. Free.

Theater
“The Jungle Book” presented by Children’s Castle Theater, 7 p.m. June 27-28 and 2 p.m. June 28-29, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and under. Information: 952-985-4640.

Workshops/classes/other
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.

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

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

Summer Theatre Camps, ages 4-16, week-long camps June-August, In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Center, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, www.cokartscenter.com, 952-736-3644.

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 jjloch@charter.net.

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