Arts Calendar for the week of May 19

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

The Front Porch Players of Rosemount will hold auditions for the melodrama “Mine, All Mine or From Ghost Town to Kaboom Town” 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 22 and 23, at Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Roles available for three males and three females, ages 20-60. Rehearsals will be 5-8 p.m. June 13, 17 and 18. Script sides will soon be available on The play will be presented 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Central Park amphitheater during the annual Art Blast. Information: Keith at 651-261-1954.

The Second Act Players of Rosemount will hold auditions for five original one-act plays 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 22 and 23, at Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Auditions will run concurrently with the Front Porch Players melodrama auditions. Roles available for nine males, six females and three either sex, ages 30 to 70-plus. Rehearsals in June, dates and times depend on cast and director availability. Script sides will be available at the auditions. Bring a list of all conflicts through June 21. Performance date: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Steeple Center. Information: Faye Heffele at [email protected].

Eagan Summer Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” 6-9 p.m. May 30 (general auditions); 4-6 p.m. May 31 (choir, 8- to 14-year-olds, dance only); 6-9 p.m. May 31 (general auditions); 6-9 p.m. June 1 (general auditions); and 6-9 p.m. June 2 (callbacks) at Eagan High School (lower east entrance). Information:

Book sale by the Friends of the Elko New Market Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, with a $5 bag sale 12-2 p.m. Saturday, 110 J. Roberts Way, Elko New Market.

Danceworks 2017 – “Time After Time,” presented by Apple Valley High School, 7 p.m. May 18-20, Apple Valley High School Theater. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students at and at the box office one hour prior to performances.

Modern Dance Company performance by Rosemount High School, 7 p.m. Friday, May 19. Information: 651-423-7501.

Spring dance show by Eastview High School, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Information: 952-431-8900.

LFA 12 – Neumann vs. Madrid, 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets start at $35. Information:

Works by the Rev. Paul Kammen (photography) and Erica Johnson (abstract Impressionism), both local artists, are on display through June in the gallery in the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

LSHS Encore concert, 6 p.m. Friday, May 19, Lakeville South High School. Information: 952-232-3300.

FHS Cabaret, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Farmington High School. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students and staff. Information: 651-252-2501.

Elvis/Roy Orbison tribute, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Tickets: $18 at

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $35-$60. Information: 952-496-6563 or

Velvet Tones spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road. Free. Information:

FHS spring band concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, Farmington High School. Information: 651-252-2501.

LNHS band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, Lakeville North High School. Information: 952-232-3600.

RHS spring band concerts, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, Rosemount High School. Information: 651-423-7501.

EVHS grand finale band concerts and awards, 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Eastview High School. Information: 952-423-8900.

LNHS spring pops concert, 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Lakeville North High School. Information: 952-232-3600.

AVHS concert band/symphonic band/wind ensemble concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Apple Valley High School. Information: 951-431-8200.

Music in the Park – Sheltered Reality, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, Rambling River Park, 17 Elm St., Farmington. Free.

Alison Cromie, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave., Farmington. Free. Information:

Boston, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $56-$91. Information: 952-496-6563 or

“Hairspray: The Broadway Musical,” presented by Burnsville High School, 7 p.m. May 18-20, 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 19-20, and 2 p.m. May 21, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15. 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: