A Princely Affair fundraiser will feature an exclusive program of three ballet performances: the “Odaliques” variations from Le Corsaire, a favorite of Marius Petipa’s Imperial Ballet of Saint Petersburg; the iconic “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from The Nutcracker; and George Balanchine’s six-minute masterpiece, Tarantella. This nimble, fast-paced pas de deux will feature two nationally acclaimed guest performers: New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht, a prodigious dancer who earned the nickname “the Billy Elliot of St. Petersburg” (as in Florida this time, not Russia); and Erica Pereira, a New York City Ballet soloist. Boca Raton resident and arts journalist Arlene Harris will serve as the event’s honorary chair, and the event’s admission will help support this long-standing company’s 2016-17 season of performances and dance instruction. It begins at noon Sunday at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton). Tickets cost $95 for adults and $60 for children 13 or younger. Call 561-447-3000 or visit bocaballet.org.
Common is the luncheon that begins with multiple mimosas and concludes with dancing — usually the drinkers' sloppy two-steps. It’s a better deal to imbibe the nation’s favorite brunch drink and then sit back and watch dance while supporting one of the region’s most beloved cultural nonprofits. Following a silent auction, mimosa service, and a luncheon, Boca Ballet Theatre’s landmark 25th-annual