Joffrey Ballet: Russian Masters
Subway: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library$31–$152
Event Info: (312) 922-2110 auditoriumtheatre.org
Chicago's most prestigious ballet company pays tribute to Russia's most prestigious composers in this four-day run of "Russian Masters" celebrating the centennial of Vaslav Nijinsky's famously daring 1913 ballet, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). Each show is a compilation of the big names in Russian classical music—Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky (you know the guys) and Khachaturian (Spartacus)—and includes choreography by Nijinsky, Yuri Possokhov and the legendary George Balanchine.