Connerton has had a canny idea. She figures it may be hard to get people to commit to a midweek ballet performance, even one with colorful and witty costumes and Alexander Glazunov's tuneful score. So she has given us multiple reasons to go.
WCNC meteorologist Larry Sprinkle will make a guest appearance. (Not dancing, though perhaps predicting the length of the rain.) At 6 p.m., EcoFab Trash Couture will give a fashion show of recycled and adapted garments in the lobby. At 6:30, classical guitarist Aris Quiroga and puppeteer Drew Allison (of Grey Seal) will perform. After the ballet, performers will come to a dessert reception at 8 p.m.
The whole evening, reception included, costs exactly nothing, although the company encourages donations. (In good conscience, how could you not make one?) Seize your umbrella, your waders, a flatboat if necessary and sail down to CPCC -- or check out Connerton's website here.