The Southwest Virginia Ballet will hold the Nutcracker Ball, its annual fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Roanoke.
Dancers with the company will perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Roanoke Performing Arts Center in the Roanoke Civic Center. They’ll also give a preview from “Romeo and Juliet,” which SVB will perform in April.
The event will also kick off an auction of several nutcracker sculptures handcrafted by regional artists. The auction will continue online and last through Dec. 10.