PERFORMANCES: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
DEC. 1 – MAREE REMALIA. Pittsburgh resident Gaga expert, but a choreographer with a distinctive mind of her own, along with collaborators Gigi Gatewood and Lillian Cho plus local artists like Jil Stifel and Ella Moriah Mason. A part of First Fridays and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Freshworks residencies. Dance Alloy. Pay What Makes You Happy, 8 p.m.
DEC. 1-3 – ATTACK THEATRE. A sentimental urban twist on the holiday spirit, the Attackers present In Defense of Gravity, inspired by the down-to-earth life and poetry of Pittsburgh icon, Jimmy Cvetic. 2425 Liberty Avenue, Strip District. Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sat-Sun. at 2 p.m.
DEC. 1-17 – CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY. Point Park University brings on Contemporary Choreographers, with a fresh line-up including Princess Grace award winner Joshua Manculich, REVERBdance award winner Brice Mousset and Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch” (2016) Kate Skarpetowska. Tickets: General Admission $24, Senior/Student $10. Click on PPU.
DEC. 1-27 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. It’s time for PBT’s annual ball bash, Pointe in Time. This year the theme is West Side Story Suite. Enjoy dinner, dance selections from the current season, auction items and live band and is ranked as one of the top social events of the season. Westin Hotel and Convention Center, 6 p.m. Tickets: $175 – 500. Click on PBT for more information.
DEC. 9 – SECOND SATURDAYS. Pearlann Porter’s casual jazz happening comes an official end after ten years. Yes folks, it’s the Very Last Second Saturday. Musicians Dave Throckmorton and PJ Roduta will improvise. New and old performers, some from out of town, will gather, including a Special Late Night Mystery Guest Performance. The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. – Midnight. $10 donation suggested at the door. BYOB welcome.
DEC. 9-10 – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY.
DEC. 15-16 – SLOWDANGER.
DEC. 17 – BOLSHOI BALLET. 12:55 p.m. What else? It’s “Nutcracker” time. Cinemark Robinson Township and Monroeville Mall. Tickets: Adult $18, Student/Senior $17, Chidren $16. Bolshoi.