6:30 p.m. Saturday
Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 N. Rampart St., 522-0996; www.nobadance.com
The New Orleans Ballet Association celebrates its 40th anniversary with a program of pieces from Swan Lake and Don Quixote and other classics by top dancers from American Ballet Theater, the New York City Ballet, the Royal Ballet of London, the Paris Opera Ballet and others. A gala fundraiser follows and features dinner with the artists. Performance tickets $20-$100, gala and performance $400 and up.