Arts Calendar for the week of March 10

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

Writers Festival and Book Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Writing workshops for all abilities plus keynote Mark Hirsch, author of “That Tree.” Cost: $15, preregister online at Free book fair with award-winning authors and publishers.

Call for Artists
The Eagan Art Festival, to be held June 24 and 25, is taking applications for artists and food vendors online at

Classical Connections, presented by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. March 10-11, The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Tickets: $25-$35. Information:

Asian brush painting by local artist Jim McGuire and pastels by Vicki Wright are on display through March at Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.

Solo exhibit by Burnsville artist Annie Young runs to April 28 at the Eagan Community Center art gallery, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Information: 651-675-5550.

Jack and Kitty, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third St. W., Northfield. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and under, free for ages 3 and under on a parent’s lap. Information: or 507-645-8877.

Lush Country, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, Valleywood Golf Course Clubhouse, Apple Valley, part of the Frozen Apple Concert Series. Free. Food available for purchase plus full bar service starting at 5 p.m. Information:

Festival of Music concert, presented by The Velvet Tones, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, Eastview High School. Free. Information:

Choral showcase concerts, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, Eastview High School. Information: 952-431-8900.

Masterworks choir concerts, 6 and 8 p.m. Monday, March 13, Lakeville North High School. Information: 952-232-3600.

Concert band/symphonic band/wind ensemble concert, 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, Apple Valley High School. Information: 952-431-8200.

Michael Londa’s Celtic Fire, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets: $30-$40 at the box office, or 800-982-2787.

Jazz showcase, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Eastview High School. Information: 952-431-8900.

Winter band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Lakeville South High School. Information: 952-232-3300.

Julida Alter and Sean Alter, 5-6 p.m. Friday, March 17, BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave., Farmington. Free. Information:

Ben Aaron, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave., Farmington. Free. Information:

“Same Time, Next Year,” presented by the Front Porch Players, 7 p.m. March 10-11, 17-18, and 2 p.m. March 12 and 19, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Tickets/information:

Yoga, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, Nutmeg Brewhouse, 1905 County Road 42 W., Burnsville. Cost: $15. RSVP:

Yoga wind down class is the first Thursday of the month at Precision and Flow Pilates, 13708 County Road 11, Burnsville. Information:

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 artist Christine Tierney, classes 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, River Ridge Studios, 190 S. River Ridge Circle, 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.

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.

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 j[email protected].

SouthSide Writers, Saturday workgroup for aspiring writers, offering critique, submission and manuscript preparation information, support and direction, 10 a.m. to noon, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Information: 651-688-0365.

Dakota Speakers Toastmasters meets 6-7 p.m. Mondays at Apple Valley Ecumen Seasons Learning Center. Information: