PERFORMANCES: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
OCT. 7 – ALONZO KING LINES BALLET. LINES opens the Pittsburgh Dance Council season at the Byham Theater with two ballets, The Propelled Heart and Biophony. Tickets: $10-60; 412-456-6666, Box Office at Theater Square or www.trustarts.org.
OCT. 14-15 – ANANYA DANCE THEATRE. Ananya Chatterjea’s work is as timely as anything the Kelly Strayhorn Theater has produced. It is contemporary Indian dance rooted in rasa, the emotional expression of classical Indian dance. It is called Sprouting Words and deals with women who speak up, talk back and have the courage to dissent. Coming from India, where women are denigrated in many ways, even to having acid thrown in their faces, that is huge. 8 p.m. Pay What Makes You Happy. KST.
OCT. 14-15 – MULTIPLE CHOICE. Pick one, pick all. Food trucks available all night. Speed painting and after party, $5, 9 p.m. All of that plus a Variety Hour, hosted by WQED’s Rich Sebak and featuring physical comedian Bill Shannon, hip hop maven Teena Custer, Texture Contemporary Ballet and more, $25, 8 p.m. August Wilson Center. www.trustarts.org.
OCT. 13-15 – STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY. Point Park University opens its season with the future of dance, no less than 40 choreographers (10 on each program). Always a surprise. George R. White Dance Complex, Fri. and Sat. at 8, Sat. and Sun. at 2. Tickets: Adult $24, Student/Senior $10. PPU.
OCT. 14 – SECOND SATURDAYS. Casual jazz happening featuring percussionist PJ Roduta & Company. The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. – Midnight. $10 donation suggested at the door. BYOB welcome.
OCT. 21 – SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY. The Faculty and Guest Artist Concert this has many local ties to SRU, including Attack Theatre, plus SRU alums like Robbie Cook, Matthew Shaffer and Tara Madsen. Butler Country Community College’s Succop Theater. 2 and 6:30 p.m. For more info: 724-738-2036.
OCT. 22 – BOLSHOI BALLET. The Ballet in Cinema series resumes with the classic ballet “Le Corsaire,” starring principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Igor Tsvirko. 12:55 p.m. Cinemark Robinson Township and Monroeville Mall. Tickets TBA.
OCT. 24 – BILL SHANNON. Bill has been a resident artist at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater creating a multidisciplinary work that combines movement with and without crutches, wearable projection technology and video installation. Called Touch Update will feature an all-star line-up, including Ron Chum, Teena Custer, Cornelius Henke and Slowdanger (Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight). Pay What Makes Your Happy.
OCT. 27 – THE INVISIBLE JAZZ LABS. A blend of physicists from Carnegie Mellon University and improvisational artists from the Space Upstairs comes to a conclusion. See The Jazz of Science ∕ ∕ The Science of Jazz. Guest Speaker: Dr. Alan McGaughey. Tickets at the door: $15 General Admission, $10 with Student ID.
OCT. 27-29 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. Just in time for Halloween, Dracula arrives at the Benedum Center with brides in flight and other special effects. Fri. and Sat. at 8, Sat. and Sun. at 2. Tickets: $28-109; 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org or Box Office at Theater Square.