7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.
Mahalia Jackson Theater, 801 N. Rampart St., 888-0931; www.deltafestivalballet.com
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra joins the Delta Festival Ballet for two performances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Special guests include Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky from American Ballet Theatre, and New Orleans native Janessa Touchet, who is a principal dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet. Tickets $20-$62.