Arts Calendar for the week of May 5

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

Twin Cities Teen Lit Con, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights. Free. Information:

“Coppélia Nouveau,” presented by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 7 p.m. May 12-13 and 2 p.m. May 13-14, Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets: $18-$36 at the box office, 800-982-2787 or

Fifty Shades of Men “Cuffs ’n Collars” The Show, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. May 12-13, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $25. Information: 952-496-6563 or

The Rosemount Area Arts Council is hosting a reception for the works of the Rev. Paul Kammen (photography) and Erica Johnson (abstract Impressionism), both local artists, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the gallery in the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Artist talks. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. Their works will be on exhibit through June.

Cabaret show by the Lakeville North Now and Then Singers, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $5-$10 at

Switched at Birth, 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 5, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Part of Bluegrass at the Steeple Center series. Tickets: $10 at or at the door.

South Metro Chorale spring concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16150 Arcadia Ave., Prior Lake; 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 seniors and students at the door.

“A Broadway Tribute to Leading Ladies” concert by the Eagan Women of Note, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Information:

Spring concert by the Rosemount Community Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Rosemount Steeple Center. Free. Information:

Spring band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Lakeville South High School. Information: 952-232-3300.

The Big Bang Concert by Lakeville South High School Percussion, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, LSHS auditorium. A show-style concert complete with percussive musical works, theatrical skits, and an Experimentation Station. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2 students.

OnStage 2017: Workin’ for a Livin’, presented by Rosemount High School, 7 p.m. May 4-6, Rosemount High School. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students at and at the box office one hour before performances. Information: 651-423-7501.

“Anything Goes,” presented by Eagan High School, 7 p.m. May 4-6, Eagan High School. Tickets available online at, at the ticket office 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. school days, and one hour prior to performances (651-683-6964).

“Hairspray: The Broadway Musical,” presented by Burnsville High School, 7 p.m. May 11-13, 18-20; 3 p.m. May 14, Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, Burnsville High School. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students. Information: 952-707-2100.

“Sister Act,” presented by The Play’s The Thing Productions, 7:30 p.m. May 12-13, 19-20, and 2 p.m. May 14 and 21, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15. Information:

“Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” begins May 16 with auditions at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Savage. Rehearsals run May 24-June 29 with performances June 29-July 2 on the Mraz Center stage at Burnsville High School. All who register at ISD, K-5 Youth programs are in the show. Open to ages 6-18. Information:

“Cyrano de Burgershack: A Pop Musical” begins July 1 with auditions at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Savage. Rehearsals are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11-Aug. 10 with performances on the Mraz Center stage at Burnsville High School and two performances at Caponi Art Park in Eagan. All who register at ISD, K-5, Youth programs are in the show. Open to ages 11-18. Information:

Coffee and Canvas classes run 9-11 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24) at BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W., Farmington. Cost: $36. Different theme each month. Sign up in store or online at

Watch Me Draw summer camps at the studio, 20908 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, are open for registration at or 952-469-1234.

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.

“Flemish and Renaissance Oil Painting Method,” 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, River Ridge Arts School, Burnsville. Six weeks of comprehensive study of oil painting for students of all levels. Information/registration: Dan Petrov at 763-843-2734 or

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.

Line dance lessons, 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Drive. Information: Marilyn at 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].

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: