This nine-year veteran showcase of the North Carolina Dance Theatre is sure to delight. Innovative Works will share the talents of company member Sasha Janes' first professional choreographic work Lascia La Spina Cogli La Rose, which means "leave the spine, pluck the rose" in Italian, and is set to the music of Handel. The world premiere of Endless Now, Mark Diamond's ballet about emotion features the talents of one female and two male dancers. Meanwhile, sought-after and NCDT resident choreographer Dwight Rhoden presents two Charlotte premieres: Ava Maria and Choke. Enjoy a pre-performance behind-the-scenes look with a member of NCDT's artistic staff ten minutes before the show. 7:30 p.m. $10/$30-$69. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.ncdance.org.