Arts Calendar for the week of Aug. 11

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

The Prior Lake Players will hold auditions for the comedy “Harvey” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21-22 at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake. Cast: six males and six females. Auditions are first-come, first-served; no appointments necessary. Come prepared to read from the script. Head shots welcome; an on-site photographer will take photos for directors’ reference. Rehearsals will be September and October in Prior Lake and Burnsville. Performances will be 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and 10-11 at Twin Oaks Middle School. Audition forms and additional details can be found at

Expressions Community Theater will hold auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 5 at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Cast: three men, two women and 14 either, plus many extras including children ( Bring a head shot or current photo and calendar. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Rehearsals start Sept. 18. Show dates: Nov. 10-12, 16-19. Information: Jim Anderson, director, 651-283-6118, or the arts center, 952-985-4640.

Call for artists
Eagan Art House’s 12th annual Harvest of Art Community Art Exhibit, Sept. 10 to Oct. 31. Open to all south-of-the-river artists, ages 8-18 and ages 19 and older. All media accepted. Registration fee: $16 per person for up to two pieces of artwork (ages 8-18); $21 per person (ages 19 and older). Deadline: Aug. 30. Complete guidelines are at Information: 651-675-5521.

Dakota County Fair, Aug. 7-13, Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. Information:

Minnesota State Capitol grand opening celebration, Aug. 11-13, St. Paul. Information:

Food Truck Festival, 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Information:

Works by Juliet Parisi, painter of organic surrealistic images, and painter Carolina Tana are on display through September in the Rosemount Steeple Center gallery, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free and open to the public.

Music in Kelley Park featuring Riverside Hitmen, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information:

An Evening with Herbie Hancock, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $91 Gold Circle seat, $103.50 VIP box seat, $81 and $75 reserved seats. Information:

Jim Yngsdal, guitar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Welch Trail, 26674 144th Ave. Way, Welch. A Voices of the Valley Cannon Valley Trail event. Information:

Minnesota Gospel Opry – Isaacs Family, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, Oak Grove Middle School, 1300 W. 106th St., Bloomington. Tickets: or 800-838-3006.

BoDeans, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $37, $49.50 VIP box seat. Information:

Josh Thompson, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $40, $52.50 VIP box seat. Information:

Music in Kelley Park featuring 8th Street Band (Think Mutual Bank Night), 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information:

John Butler Trio with Landon McNamara, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $47, $59.50 VIP box seat. Information:

Summer Salon, chamber concert of classical music, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. Suggested donation: $20 cash and checks only. Silent auction opens at 6:15 p.m. Information: 952-890-7877 or

Kevin Kling & Simone Perrin, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. Cost: $5. Information:

Eric Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Music in the Zoo. Tickets: $45, $57.50 VIP box seat. Information:

“Blithe Spirit,” presented by Expressions Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-12, and 2 p.m. Aug. 13, Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets: $13. Information: 952-985-4640.

“Ole and Lena at the State Fair,” 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets: $20 at the box office, 800-982-2787 or

“Club 210,” presented by the Second Act Players, 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 Rosemount Area Arts Council members, seniors 50-plus and students. Information:

Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes!” presented by Burnsville Summer Theatre and The Play’s the Thing Productions, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-19, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Mraz Center, Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville. Tickets available at the door and online at

Vendors wanted for fall Trash to Treasures Flea Market to be held Saturday, Sept. 23, and sponsored by the Apple Valley American Legion Auxiliary. Information: Marlene at 651-423-2493.

Cheers and Canvas, 7-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, Lakeville Brewing Co. Register at

Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville, August offerings: Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21-25. Youth Ballet Point Preparatory Workshop, Aug. 20-25, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Creative Story Dance Day Camp, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12. Deirdre Chapman Master Class, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 22. Open house celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26. Mommy/Daddy and Me, 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Registration open houses, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6. Information: 952-898-3163.

Kids Club, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Divine Time, 14555 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Friendship, crafts and more. Ages: 7-11. Cost: $22 per class, pay as you come. No registration required. Sibling discount. Information: 651-343-8606.

Coffee and Canvas class, 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W., Farmington. Cost: $36. Different theme each month. Sign up in store or online at

Goswami yoga, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Angry Inch, 20841 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, $15. Bring a mat and water bottle. Information:

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

Oil painting workshop: “Alla Prima Oil Painting” with Dan Petrov, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 12, 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Preregister by phone at 763-843-2734.

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: