NOV. 30 – MAREE REMALIA. One of Pittsburgh’s independent favorites, Maree returns to the Wood Street Galleries for Lightlab 15 with a duet, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. MODULES. 8 p.m. Tickets at the door.
DEC. 1-3 – ATTACK THEATRE. AT debuts a new production, not literally Christmas, but with an uplifting holiday message in Unbolted. The Attackers will play with a changing space and changing seats for the audience, among other twists and turns. Pittsburgh Opera on Liberty and 25th in the Strip District, Thurs.-Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sat. at 2 p.m. Tickets: Artist/Senior/Student/Teacher $15; General Admission $25; Director’s Seats $40. Click on Unbolted.
DEC. 2-14 – CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY. Point Park University’s dance department puts Ballet Off-Center, featuring new works by Alexandra Damiani, Darrell Moultrie, and faculty members Jason McDole and Daniel Karasik. Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 , Sat. at 2. Tickets: $10-24. Click on Playhouse.
DEC. 2-27 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. Of course it’s “The Nutcracker,” full of Pittsburgh memories and plenty of dancing. Check the cast list so you can see your favorite dancers. Benedum Center, times vary. Click on Nut.
DEC. 7-11 – ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER. Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham reveals his latest work during the Ailey company’s run at New York City Center. Dec. 7-30. Kyle specifics: Dec. 7 (World Premiere), Dec. 15 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Click on Kyle.
DEC. 9-10 – SLOWDANGER. Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight unveil Memory 5 in their latest series. It’s classified as “underwater, in a space of dreams and past works that have been submerged and overgrown.” Wood Street Galleries, 3rd floor, 8 p.m. Tickets: $5-10 at the door.
DEC. 10 – SECOND SATURDAYS. This jazz-inspired foray into “intense acoustic jazz” features Thoth this month at The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. $10 donation suggested at the door. BYOB welcome.
DEC. 10 – YOGA OF ACTION PITTSBURGH STYLE. Turn your Asana into Action in an inclusive yoga class that welcomes all. Led by Jil Stifel, 100% of the minimum $10 donation will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Stay afterwards for some light refreshments and good conversation. Pearlarts Studios, 1 p.m.
DEC. 17-FEB. 26 – JOY MARIE THOMPSON. This Pittsburgh native, a junior BFA dance major at Purchase College, SUNY, performs an original work that reflects the legacy of dance artists from a photo exhibit in collaboration with New York artist Rachel Neville. There will be an opening night reception with a brief original solo performance from 5:30-7 p.m. at the August Wilson Center Dance Studio. The photo exhibit will continue through Feb. 26.
DEC. 18 – BOLSHOI BALLET. What else? The Bolshoi version of The Nutcracker by Yuri Grigorivich, starring Denis Rodkin (Nutcracker Prince) and Anna Nikulina (Marie). Cinemark Robinson Township and Cinemark Monroeville Mall, 12:55 p.m. Child $17; Student/Senior $17: Adult $18