If you’re a dance connoisseur but don’t have the flyer miles to catch performances in the country’s top ballet locales, the New Orleans Ballet Association brings top dancers from New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet to New Orleans on Nov. 7.

“Stars of American Ballet” is directed by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht and features principals and soloists from New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, plus NYCB star Wendy Whelan. Information, NOBAdance.com


Going Whole Hog

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, an event by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation featuring a “Top Chef” caliber roster of local and national chef guests, offers all three of those things in ample supply on Nov. 7 at Champions Square. Fifty chefs, helmed by co-chair chefs Lagasse and Donald Link, will prepare the famous Louisiana sausage. The other Bs are supplied by Buffalo Trace and Abita. In addition, Grace Potter, The Lone Bellow, Pine Leaf Boys and Sweet Crude provide live music with nuevo-Cajun twists.

Information, BoudinBourbonAndBeer.com


Night Lights

With Prospect.3 in progress (the citywide art biennial runs until Jan. 25), it’s already a great time to take in public art in New Orleans. Unaffiliated with P.3 but in the same vein is LUNA Fete, a project of a French light art company that will project a surrealist light show on Gallier Hall beginning Nov. 30. The free show takes place twice nightly until Dec. 6. Information, ArtsCouncilNewOrleans.org


Nov. 5-16. Broadway Across America presents Phantom of the Opera, Saenger Theatre. Information, SaengerNola.com

Nov. 6-22. 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mid-City Theatre. Information, MidCityTheatre.com  

Nov. 7. New Orleans Ballet Association presents “Stars of American Ballet,” Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, NobaDance.com

Nov. 7. Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, live documentary screening and concert, Contemporary Arts Center. Information, CACNO.org

Nov. 7-9. Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.UNO.edu

Nov. 7-23. Peter & the Starcatcher, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré. Information, LePetitTheatre.com

Nov. 7-22. One Man, Two Guvnors, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts. Information, RivertownTheaters.com

Nov. 7. Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, Champions Square. Information, BoudinBourbonAndBeer.com

Nov. 7. Odyssey fundraiser, New Orleans Museum of Art. Information, NOMA.org

Nov. 8-9. Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, Information, JazzAndHeritage.org

Nov. 11. First Aid Kit in concert, House of Blues. Information, HouseOfBlues.com

Nov. 11. James Taylor & His All-Star Band in concert, UNO Lakefront Arena. Information, Arena.UNO.edu

Nov. 14. New Orleans Opera Association presents Rusalka, Mahalia Jackson Theater. Information, NewOrleansOpera.org

Nov. 12-16. Hell Yes Fest comedy festival, various locations. Information, HellYesFest.com.

Nov. 17. Citizen Kane outdoor screening, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Information, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org

Nov. 19-23. Cirque du Soleil: Verekai, Smoothie King Center. Information, NewOrleansArena.com

Nov. 20-23. Words & Music Festival, various locations in the French Quarter. Information, WordsAndMusic.org

Nov. 23. Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Oak Street at S. Carrollton Avenue. Information, PoBoyFest.com

Nov. 28-Jan. 3. Celebration in the Oaks, City Park. Information, NewOrleansCityPark.com

Nov. 29. Bayou Classic, Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Information, MyBayouClassic.com