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Published Mon, Mar 04, 2013 08:30 AM
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Lindsay Purrington and Nikolai Smirnov. "The Rite of Spring" opens this week. Photo by Tim Lytvinenko

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

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SNOW WHITE: Quash your sudden urge to name the seven dwarfs and plot a trip to RLT for the ultimate snow princess' return in "Snow White, the Queen's Fair Daughter." They'll jog your memory on those dwarf names, promise. Where: Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh. When: Wednesday at 1 p.m.; Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday showings start at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. Adults & Teens: $15, Children age 12 and under: $10. Appropriate ages 5 and up. | More info

THE RITE OF SPRING: Take a leap into spring with Carolina Ballet's program of famed-Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" (Le Sacre du Printemps) — created for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe in 1913 — in a version choreographed for Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2009 by Christopher Stowell. Robert Weiss' "Idyll" adds to the program, celebrating the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. Also featuring Zalman Raffael's new hip-hop ballet "A Street Symphony." Where: Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh. When: Thursday through March 24, times and prices vary. Starting at $35. | More info

LORD OF THE DANCE BY MICHAEL FLATLEY: Yeah, yeah. Chandler from "Friends" vested in you some deep-seated fear of Michael Flatley "Lord of the Dance" as the phenomenon that "scares the bejesus out of you," ya know, because "his legs flail about as if independent of his body" ... but whatdoyasay we give 'the Irish jig guy" a chance? Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Sunday, 7 p.m. Starting at $35 | More info

DOWNTOWN DISH: Gourmands come get your grub on at Zinda for Downtown Dish, a partnership between Tammy Lynn Center and Eschelon Hospitality, serving up delish dishes from all Eschelon restaurants (Zinda, Sono, Mura, The Oxford and Cameron Bar & Grill) at their newest hot spot, Zinda New Asian. So you can fill your belly and warm your soul all in one sitting. Where: Zinda, Raleigh. When: Sunday. VIP reception (includes champagne reception and preview party, plus main event for $125) at 5 p.m. Main event ($75) at 6 p.m. Can't attend, but still wanna give? Tammy Lynn Center has a secure online donation page on their website. | More info

NOIR PRESENTS: WIZARD OF OZ: You no doubt lost sleep as a child wondering how that Wizard of Oz became a wizard. Friday, with the theater release of prequel "Oz The Great and Powerful," your questions will finally be answered. Suspend the anxiety and follow the yellow brick road to Noir for a pre-screening of the famed "Wizard of Oz" original, to celebrate the land of Oz, and, well, help you get straight who has a heart and who has a brain. Oh, and for those who are really feelin' it, dress like your fav Oz character... there will be prizes. Where: Noir, Raleigh. When: Wednesday. Doors open, 9 p.m. Movie starts, with sound, 10 p.m. Free. $3 wine/wells/drafts drink specials. | More info

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