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Today: Boston Ballet’s Night of Stars.

Looking for something fun (and free!) to do in Boston on Saturday night?  Boston Ballet is presenting a special, one night only performance of Night of Stars on the Common.  The event is open to the public and begins at 7 pm, with a total running time of 2.5 hours, which includes a 25 minute intermission.  This performance will kick off the Ballet’s 50th season and promises to be a very special event.

I love that the Boston Ballet is bringing this performance to the public, making their beautiful work easily accessible, and hope that you’ll consider attending if you’re free Saturday night.

I used to think ballet performances were reserved for extra sophisticated and fancy people (I’m sometimes both… but often neither), but over the past couple of years I’ve had the chance to see these talented dancers perform and know that when something is good and beautiful… you just get it.  At Night of Stars, the Company will perform a range of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary favorites, including George Balanchine’s Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements and Jorma Elo’s Brake the Eyes, so you’ll get a chance to see a little of everything.

The Boston Ballet was kind enough to share a preview of Saturday’s performance:

Whitney Jensen and Jeffrey Cirio in Boston Ballet’s Plan to B, photo by Gene Schiavone

Balanchine’s Serenade © The George Balanchine Trust, photo by Gene Schiavone

Joseph Gatti in Boston Ballet’s La Bayadère, photo by Gene Schiavone

If you’d like to soak up more of this gorgeous imagery, Rachel Cossar, Boston Ballet dancer and all around lovely person, is sharing behind-the-scenes updates (including rehearsal photos and a sneak peek of the stage being built) on the Ballet’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The weather looks like it plans to cooperate, and I can think of few better ways to spend the last evening of summer than enjoying an outdoor performance.  (If it does rain, Night of Stars will be held the following day, Sunday, the 22nd at 7 PM).

Grab a few friends (and maybe a picnic dinner) and meet me there.

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How do you plan to spend the last day of summer?