Fri.-Sun. Dec. 6-22 | In this installment of Running With Scissors' holiday serial, Grenadine prepares for the Miss Hogwalla County Beauty and Talent Pageant, which is rumored to feature celebrity judge Paula Deen. At 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m. Sun. at Mid-City Theatre.
Fri.-Sat. Dec. 6-7 | MacArthur Fellow and choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham's acclaimed work Pavement explores change in a Pittsburgh neighborhood via the social space of a basketball court. At 8 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Sat. Dec. 7 | Nick Kroll — Rodney on fantasy football sitcom The League and mastermind behind satirical, absurd sketches on Comedy Central's Kroll Show — made his hourlong stand-up special debut in 2011 with Thank You Very Cool. His current tour includes clips from his sketch show's upcoming season. At 9 p.m. at The Civic Theatre.