Can't decide between a night at the ballet and an evening at an art gallery?
Look no further than Mergence 2009.
The performance, which opens Friday at the Northern California Dance Conservatory's Black Box Theater, combines nine new dance pieces created by internationally-recognized choreographers with artwork inspired by the performances.
The performance is hosted by the conservatory and JoinTheArts.com, a cultural arts advocate organization based in Roseville.
Tickets are $45 per person for the opening night gala, which includes a reception at 6:30 p.m. catered by Robert Mondavi Winery, SuedeBlue and CRUSH29. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 920 Reserve Dr., Roseville, and will be followed by a reception with the performers, artists and choreographers, according to the JoinTheArts Web site.
Additional performances will be held at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for those shows are $18.
An art auction also will be held at the events Friday and Saturday. Online bidding also is available until 9 p.m. Sunday.
For more information or to buy tickets, go to the JoinTheArts Web site.