Arts Calendar for the week of Sept. 8

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

Eagan Theater Company will hold auditions for “Shrapnel in the Heart” 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at Rasmussen College, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan. Sign up for Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Sign up for Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Performances: Nov. 9-11 and more. Questions: Ken Coy at [email protected] or visit

Twin Cities Ballet will hold auditions for “A Minnesota Nutcracker” 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville. Information: or [email protected].

Burnsville Fire Muster, Sept. 5-9. Information:

Bluegrass and Beer 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Caponi Art Park, Eagan. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; free for ages 12 and younger. Information:

Eastview Marching Band Festival, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Eastview High School, 6200 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Tickets: $10.

Harvest of Art Celebration, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S., Eagan. Information: 651-675-5521.

Harvest Festival, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Information: 651-423-1658 or

Ramble Jam, Sept. 15-17, Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington. Information:

SeptemberFest, annual fundraiser produced by Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and featuring Hairball and Arch Allies, Sept. 15-17, 3355 Columbia Drive, Eagan. Information:

Rosemount Country Faire, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Features authors, artists, food, music and children’s activities. Free ice cream social, 1-3:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council and The Friends of the Robert Trail Library. Information:

Lakeville Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16-17, Lakeville Area Arts Center grounds. Information:

Rosemount Marching Band Festival, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Rosemount High School, 3335 142nd St. W., Rosemount. 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.

“Reign of Color” exhibit by Annie Young is on display through Sept. 23 at the art gallery at Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Information: 952-895-4685.

Justin Moore, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $40-$65. Information: 952-496-6563 or

The Australian Bee Gees Show, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets: $30-$50 at the box office, 800-982-2787 or

ZZ Top, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake. Tickets: $55-$105. Information: 952-496-6563 or

Sweetwater Revival’s “Hallelujah Homecoming” concert event, featuring The Whisnants, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 10658 210th St. W., Lakeville. Tickets: $20-$25 at 651-638-6333 or

Allegro Choral Academy is accepting registrations up until its open house 6:20-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Eastview High School. Allegro offers vocal music training to children in grades 2-9. Information: or 952-846-8585.

Eagan Women of Note is accepting new members in September. Rehearsals are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 11 at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. Cost: $60 per semester. Those interested in attending a rehearsal should email [email protected]. Information:

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.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, Lakeville, offers a tap program for all levels and a new babywearing ballet class for caregivers of children from newborn to 18 months. Information: 952-898-3163 or [email protected]g.

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

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: