THRU APR. 30 – THE PILLOW PROJECT. Pearlann Porter comes up with another intriguing concept in (a) Long Here. It’s all about time — the past, present and future happening all at once. She’s calling it “a most unusual durational installation,” running for 16 consecutive evenings at The Space Upstairs in Point Breeze. Doors open every evening 8-10 with a performance at 9 p.m. (video projection, live performance, chalk and more). Come once, come all. Exhibit passes available at the door, Student/$10; General $15.
APR. 30 – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY. It’s a cool idea — Art and Myrna Packer of Bridgman/Packer Dance are doing a student workshop, followed by a performance of their groundbreaking Truck, yes, danced inside a U-haul truck after sundown. Recipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship for their work in video/dance. Shows on the half hour — 9, 9:30 and 10. Free.
APR. 30- MAY 3 – ATTACK THEATRE/CHATHAM BAROQUE. Attack Theatre joins with Chatham Baroque to present Monteverdi’s The Battle of Tancredi and Clorinda, a story of love and loss on the battlefield of the First Crusade. It stars celebrated tenor Aaron Sheehan in a multi-media creation of this 17th century epic. Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center in the Hill District (1825 Centre Avenue — parking in back). Tickets: General Admission $27; Senior $20; Student $10. Click on Attack.
MAY 2 – STAYCEE PEARL DANCE PROJECT. Two years in the making, Staycee’s company debuts PLAYGROUND, recalling childhood memories and games. Outdoors, weather permitting, 8 p.m. (Otherwise upstairs in the studio at 201 North Braddock Ave.) $10 at the door (cash only). Or click on SPDP.
MAY 2,5,8,10 – PITTSBURGH OPERA. And the Attackers participate in the opera’s final production of the season, Donizetti’s lively Daughter of the Regiment, directed and choreographed by the famed Sean Curren, formerly of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and Bessie Award winner. In English. Benedum Center. Ticket info: click on Regiment.
MAY 3 – AMANDA TARR & COMPANY. Using R&B and rap music, Amanda and friends present ground-breaking choreography in Retail (to recount or relate details of a story or event to others). Mature language. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5:30 p.m. Click on KST.
MAY 5 – THE ROYAL BALLET. La Fille mal Gardee is one of Frederick Ashton’s most delightful ballets — and a rare comic masterpiece. Enjoy the dancing chickens, halfwit suitors, a clog dance and more. Special bonus: Russian superstar Natalia Osipova as Lise. Cinemark Monroeville Mall, 7 p.m. Tickets: Child $16; Senior/Student $17; Adult $18.
MAY 7-9 – KELLY STRAYHORN THEATER. The newMoves Festival is back! Three different programs at KST featuring local and national artists and a special festival version of BodyCartography Project’s Super Nature at KST’s Alloy Studios. For more information, click on newMoves.
MAY 9 – SECOND SATURDAY. The Pillow Project continues with another evening-long improvisation. Come and share a genuinely jazzed spirit! The Space Upstairs, 8-midnight. Tickets: $10 suggested, at the door.
MAY 9 – YANLAI DANCE ACADEMY. Cool off with Yanlai’s fresh twist on The Chinese Nutcracker. Plenty of color and pageantry and you might learn something along the way. Byham Theater, 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults $30.75; Children 12 and under $20.75; Babes in arms, no ticket required. Click on YDA.
MAY 10 – SUNDAYSERIES @POINTBREEZEWAY. River City Arts Management presents its spring season at the intimate PointBreezeway with Jessica Marino and Jamie Erin Murphy. 4 p.m., Everyday’s a Sundae, BYOB. Tickets: $10 at the door.
MAY 15-17 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE SCHOOL PRE-PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE. Graduate and advanced students will perform a variety of works from the classical and contemporary repertoire, including selections from Coppelia, selections by Lew Christensen and original works by PBT company members. Point Park University’s George Rowland White Performance Studio, Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2p.m. Tickets: $25.00 plus fees; click on PBTS.
MAY 19 – SCOTTISH BALLET. The Pittsburgh Dance Council concludes its season with a bold and widely acclaimed interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, of the Scots’ American tour that begins in Chicago and ends at Kennedy Center. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19-55. Click on Streetcar.