JULY 5 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. Texture celebrates its third birthday with a benefit bash that includes food, drink and plenty of dancing, of course.  Pittsburgh Dance Center, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

JULY 7 – A WHISKEY AND A JAZZ. A benefit for The Space Upstairs. Wigle Whiskey will donate 12 percent of sales to support this primo space. Tickets: $20, includes two drink tickets.

JULY 7 – JASMINE HEARN. Jasmine unveils new work, undone, with jhon r. storks. PearlArts Studios, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: General/$15, Artists and Students/$10.

JULY 8-13 – CIVIC LIGHT OPERA. The CLO continues its season with Evita, with a new staging by director Michael Grandage and choreographer Rob Ashford. The Benedum Center. Click on CLO for more details.

JULY 9 – BEATS-‘N-EATS. Meet with Penn Avenue creatives for a midday dance party sponsored by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater at Everyday’s a Sunday & Cafe in East Liberty. Noon. Free.

JULY 12 – SECOND SATURDAYS. Spontaneity springs eternal with The Pillow Project  at The Space Upstairs. Stranger Convention provides the music. 8 p.m. to midnight.  $10 at the door.

JULY 12-13, 17, 25-26 – OPERA THEATER OF PITTSBURGH/ATTACK THEATRE.  OTP and Attack join together in a production of the long-running off-Broadway musical, The Fantasticks. Attack founder Peter Kope directs and company members add their own flair. Twentieth Century Club in Oakland (across from Soldiers and Sailors), evening performances at 7:30, Sunday matinees at 2. Tickets: $25-75; click on Fantasticks.

JULY 17-20 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. It’s time for Texture to pump up the volume. That means expanding to 17 dancers in Life, Love, & Jazz. Premieres from Alan Obuzor (with Marty Ashby and the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild Quartet), Kelsey Bartman (music by fun) and Gabriel Gaffney Smith (music by Sylvan Esso).  New Hazlett Theater, Thurs. 7:30, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Tickets: Advance/$20 and At the Door/$25. Click on Showclix.

JULY 18-27 – CIVIC LIGHT OPERA. The CLO presents that singular dancical, Cats, where dancers who sing capture their inner felines. The Benedum Center. Click on CLO for more details.

JULY 19 – THEGRABPRODUCTIONS. This inaugural event stands for Gracefully Reaching Absent Boundaries and consists of four former University of Pittsburgh students —  Greg McCummings, C. Riana Manuel, Allison Felton and Brittany Smith. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults/$11.34 (with tax), Children/$6.17; $15 at the door. Click on GRAB.

JULY 25 – GABRIELLE REVLOCK & NICOLE BINDER. These “fierce feminists” join with 25 Pittsburghers in a work-in-progress, I made this for you, challenging notions of competition and beauty. Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 8 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can.

JULY 26 – THE PILLOW PROJECT.  Called A One Night Stand on Broken Piano, it takes place at The Space Upstairs, but in the downstairs lounge. One dancer, one musician, a broken piano, one night. 9 p.m. Tickets: $10.





2 Responses to Listings

  1. jvranish says:

    Hi Michael — That has been changed.

  2. Bonnie Crosby says:

    The newly formed Chautauqua Area Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters NY, has appointed former Pittsburgh Chapter member, Bonnie Crosby as Dance Chair for the Society’s 2011 Dance (Choreography) competition. For more information go to Date of auditions and locale are forthcoming.

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