One thing to do today: Embrace high culture at the New York City Ballet

The famed company begins its winter season tonight.

New York City Ballet Winter 2013

New York City Ballet Winter 2013 Photograph: Paul Kolnik

Start planning a fancy date now: New York City Ballet kicks off its winter season tonight with a Tchaikovsky-Balanchine bill, featuring Swan Lake, Allegro Brillante and Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3. The company will focus on Balanchine's works this season, but will also premiere a new piece by choreographer Justin Peck on January 31.