Passion, jealousy, obsession and murder -- just the right recipe for an emotional tragedy. The distinguished St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings us such a potion in Georges Bizet's Carmen. Don Jose's downfall begins and ends with the firey Carmen, a gypsy no man can resist. Watch this loyal lover become an obsessed lunatic with murder on his mind. Don't miss the perfect opportunity to see a performance from this nationally acclaimed company. 8 p.m. $25-$65. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. blumenthalcenter.org.