Arts Calendar for the week of March 17

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

Books
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 www.rosemountwritersfestival.com. Free book fair with award-winning authors and publishers.

Club Book presents Pam Jenoff, author of “The Kommandant’s Girl” and “The Orphan’s Tale,” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Galaxie Library, Apple Valley. Information: clubbook.org.

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

Caponi Art Park, Eagan, is seeking artwork for its “Reflected Light” show which opens May 5. Submissions taken through March 31. Information: caponiartpark.org, click on “Artist Opportunities.”

Exhibits
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.

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

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

BHS band concerts, 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, and 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Burnsville High School. Admission: $3. Information: 952-707-2100.

Just Desserts vocal concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, Eagan High School. Information: 651-683-6900.

Late winter band concerts, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Eagan High School. Information: 651-683-6900.

Masterworks choir concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Apple Valley High School. Information: 952-431-8200.

Band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Lakeville North High School. Information: 952-232-3600.

Jazz band concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Eagan High School. Information: 651-683-6900.

March choir concerts, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Burnsville High School. Information: 952-707-2100.

Alison Cromie, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave., Farmington. Free. Information: Facebook.com/BlueNoseCoffee.

Experience Hendrix, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $59 and $69. Information: 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com.

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

Workshops/classes/other
Yoga wind down class is the first Thursday of the month at Precision and Flow Pilates, 13708 County Road 11, Burnsville. Information: www.precisionandflowpilates.com.

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: 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.

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, 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].

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: http://dakota.toastmastersclubs.org/.