BIG SMOKE BURLESQUE: MAIDENS OF MAYHEM (Bite Burlesque). Glitzy show featuring Miss. C, Pastel Supernova, Red Herring ,Rubie Magnitude, Scarlet LaFlamme and others. Oct 20 at 9:30 pm. $20. Sopra Upper Lounge, 265 Davenport. biteburlesque.com. EXHALE Sore for Punching You presents choreography by Allison Cummings inspired by the juxtaposition of witnessing a last breath and shortly thereafter a first breath. To Oct 20, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $20-$25. Dancemakers,9 Trinity, #313-314. soreforpunchingyou.com.
LOVE ME OUT OF IT Citadel + Compagnie ñ
present choreography & performance by Laurence Lemieux set the music of punk band Teenage Head’s album Frantic City. To Oct 20, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $25. The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament. citadelcie.com.
XENOS Canadian Stage and Akram Khan ñ
Dance Company present a dance-theatre solo by Akram Khan and Jordan Tannahill. Oct 18-21, Thu & Sat 8 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sun 5 pm. $51-$111. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-368-3110, canadianstage.com.