Arts Calendar, July 4

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

Auditions
Underdog Productions is looking for ONE CONFIDENT MALE ACTOR/SOLOIST ABLE TO PLAY AGE 50 for the principal role of John Tyler in an exciting world premier historical musical comedy titled “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” by W. Watts Biggers. The available audition slots are Monday, July 7, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville. Auditioners should prepare a show tune. Monologue is optional. Contact underdogproductionsmn@gmail.com to set up an audition timeslot. “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” will play over two weekends at two different venues: the Northfield Arts Guild during the Defeat of Jesse James Days, Sept. 4-6, and at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Sept. 12-14. Rehearsals begin July 21 and will be held in Northfield. Underdog Productions is a nonprofit theater organization and all actors are volunteer.

Eagan Theater Company will hold auditions for its “Back to School Blues” program Thursday, July 10, at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Roles for children (ages 5-18) and adults are available. Child auditions will be 1-4 p.m.; adult auditions will be 6-8 p.m. The program will be presented at the Aug. 27 Eagan Market Fest. Information: www.etc-mn.org, Judy Marder at jm3425@msn.com or Amy Kamarainen at amykama@gmail.com.

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

Eagan Funfest, July 2-4. Information: www.eaganfunfest.org.

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

Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, 3355 Columbia Drive, Eagan. Information: www.mnscottishfair.org.

International Festival of Burnsville, 3-9 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville. Free. Information: http://intlfestburnsville.org/.

Middle Eastern Festival, July 18-20, St. George Orthodox Church, 1250 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul. Information: www.mideastfest.com.

Rosemount Leprechaun Days, July 18-27. Information: www.RosemountEvents.com.

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
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.

Music in Kelley Park featuring Patty Peterson, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Workshops/classes/other
The Eagan Art House offers art classes for all ages, www.cityofeagan.com/index.php/recreation/eagan-art-house, 651-675-5500.

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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