Beer & Ballet at the CLARA

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Wen Na Robertson and Kristoffer Reyes. Photo by Tony Nguyen.

Get ready for some elegant hops and—barre-ly?—when Sacramento Ballet dancers present their annual Beer & Ballet performances through May 21 at the CLARA performing arts complex in midtown.

“Why yes, in fact: beer and ballet and food trucks—and a full program of brazen, crisp, accessible art on tap choreographed by our Artists on our Artists,” is how the ballet describes this popular event.

Bike Dog Brewery will provide the suds. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at the James Hargrove Outdoor Stage at SacBallet Studios, 2420 N St.

Tickets, available online, are $45–$60.

Sacramento Ballet’s 2022-23 season tickets will become available starting June 6. In the meantime, the troupe is offering a collection of summer camps and courses for various age groups and experience levels. Find out more on the arts organization’s website.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sacramento Ballet, or would appreciate a refresher, here is how its website describes it:

“Founded in 1954 through the efforts and leadership of Barbara and Deane Crockett. Sacramento Ballet is now the leading ballet company in its region, offering extraordinary performances, an outstanding school of ballet, community education and engagement for all.

“SacBallet is devoted to helping promote vibrant engagement with the arts for everyone. For our participants, our artists, our scholarship students and our community: Sacramento Ballet is alive and well, dedicated to fulfilling the destiny of its artistry.”