THROUGH – OCT. 7 – THOUGHT POCKETS. Pearlann Porter and John Lambert will leave their mark on Downtown Pittsburgh with internalized movement, music, chalk and occasionally some friends. Free. Get a heads up on Facebook: Thought Pockets.
OCT. 1 – MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY. The venerated dance troupe celebrates its 90th anniversary as it opens the Pittsburgh Dance Council season. On the program: Graham classics like Dark Meadow and Diversion of Angels, plus Lamentation Variations, where three choreographers reinvent the iconic Graham solo and Woodland, a new Pontus Lindberg work (remember his Snow at the PDC in 2015?) that begins with music by Irving Fine, a composer working at the time Graham worked with similar composers like Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Tickets: $25-60 (but a limited number of $10 students tickets available); Trust Arts, 412-456-6666 or Box Office at Theatre Square.
OCT. 8 – SECOND SATURDAYS. This jazz-inspired foray into improvisation features percussionist poet/artist Moe Seager this month at The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. $10 donation suggested. BYOB welcome.
OCT. 13 – TAKAO KAWAGUCHI: ABOUT KAZUO OHNO. This experimental Japanese performance artist has put together a solo tribute to legendary butoh dancer Kazoo Ohno by meticulously recreating some of Ohno’s early masterpieces. Andy Warhol Theater in the Warhol Museum, 8 p.m. Tickets: Members/Student $12; General Admission $15. Click on Ohno.
OCT. 14-16 – STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY. Point Park University begins its season with four different programs, 10 new works on each program — 40 in all. George R. White Dance Complex, Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sat./Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets: Student/Senior $10; Full Admission $24. Click on Student.
OCT. 15-30 – MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV. One of the world’s greatest dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov, steps inside the psyche of another of the world’s greatest dancers in Letter To A Man, a theatrical production of Vaslav Nijinsky as he descends into schizophrenia, at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Directed by another great, Robert Wilson, and part of the BAM’s 2016 Next Wave Festival. BAM Harvey Theater. Tickets start at $35. Click on Misha.
OCT. 16 – BOLSHOI BALLET. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema presents The Golden Age, a quintessential contemporary Russian ballet about the ’20’s during the time of the New Economic Policy (NEP). Action centers around The Golden Age restaurant but involves bandits, fishermen and lovers Boris and Rita. 12:55 p.m. Cinemark Robinson Township and Cinemark Monroeville Mall. Tickets: $16-18. Click on Bolshoi.
OCT. 18-23 – FINDING NEVERLAND. Based on the movie starring Johnny Depp, this musical tells the tale of author J.M. Barrie and his creation of Peter Pan. Tickets: $26-74; 412-456-6666, Box Office at Theater Square, click on Peter.
OCT. 21-22 – BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY. Pittsburgh Dance Council continues with Jones’ latest work, Analogy/Dora : Tramontane a “moving portrait of perseverance and survival” set during World War Two. Jones’ elicited a powerful oral history from his mother in law, told in 25 chapters. August Wilson Center, Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. Click on Bill.
OCT. 22 – KAYLIN HORGAN. Pittsburgh native Kaylin will premiere the first installation of THE GASLIGHT, a contemporary dance narrative that takes place in a 1940s tavern on the day of a mysterious murder, where the audience will find out “who killed Volney Davis?” The Space Upstairs, 8 p.m.$10 at the door.
OCT. 23 – KELLOGG’S TOUR OF GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS. An opportunity to see Simone and Olympic friends up close and personal at the PPG Paints Center (formerly Consol Energy Center). 5 p.m. Tickets: $27-285. Click on TOUR.
OCT. 28-30 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. PBT opens its season with a new production of Giselle, including costumes and scenic design in celebration of artistic director Terrence Orr’s 20th anniversary season. Tickets: $28-108. Click on Giselle.
NOV. 2-5 – KYLE ABRAHAM. This Pittsburgh native takes Pave to the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Based on the film Boyz n the Hood and Kyle’s memories of Pittsburgh’s black neighborhoods. Click on Kyle.