Save yourself nearly 1,000 pages of reading and experience one of the greatest novels ever written when the Atlanta Ballet performs DON QUIXOTE. In this spicy theatrical rendition of Miguel de Cervantes' famous book, the chivalrous man of La Mancha plays matchmaker for two young lovers. This tribute to Spanish culture promises colorful costumes and a window to the 17th century. $15-$115. May 7, 7:30 p.m.; May 8, 8 p.m.; May 9, 2 and 8 p.m.; May 10, 2 p.m.; May 15-16, 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 800-982-2787. www.atlantaballet.com.