THROUGH JULY 16 – FIREWALL DANCE THEATER. Elisa-Marie Alaio delves into her Taylor Swift personna for the premiere of the feminist-inspired Eff.Ul.Gents. All-female, all attitude, all the way. Carnegie Stage on Main street in Carnegie. 8 p.m. Tickets: $5-30; http://www.firewalldance.com or 724-873-3576.
JULY 9 – SECOND SATURDAYS. This jazz-inspired foray into improvisation features jazz by Ava Diamon this month at The Space Upstairs. 8 P.M. $10 donation suggested. BYOB welcome.
JULY 21-24 – TEXTURE CONTEMPORARY BALLET. Texture’s summer extravaganza unfolds at the New Hazlett Theater, with 17 dancers, a good mid-sized company and fires up the proceedings with Cello Fury in Interfusion. The Furies join in a repeat of Symphony of Shadows and combine with founder Alan Obuzor for a premiere. Obuzor also provides an encore of the tango-inspired Regresso al Realidad. There will be added spice with hip hop master Gabriel Ash. New Hazlett Theater, Thurs. at 7:30, Fri. and Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2. Children’s performance Sat. at 4. For more info, click on Texture.
JULY 25 – ALEXANDRA BODNARCHUK. In anticipation of her upcoming performance, Something Pretty, Alexandra is having a fundraiser at Stack PGH, 5740 Baum Blvd in Friendship from 7 – 9. (It’s a third floor shared working space with a considerable cool factor.) With eats from Bar Marco and Poros, two performances and conversation with the cast and other attendees, it sounds like a good deal, even more so when you get a free ticket to one of her premiere performances at the Kelly-Strayhorn Aug. 18-19. Click on Alexandra.
JULY 30 – GIA T. PRESENTS. Gia Cacalano has something new called Frameworks, set for 7:30 at 201 N. Braddock Ave. (3rd floor). Chock full of improvisation, she and her dancers pair off with activist artist Baron Batch. $15 General Admission, $10 Senior/Student, Free for Children under 13. Click on Gia.