Durham Performing Arts CenterKnown for mixing athleticism with aesthetics, Pilobolus impressed mainstream audiences when they performed at the 2007 Academy Awards. Behind a white translucent screen, they twisted and molded their bodies to form the Oscar statue, the penguins from Happy Feet and the bus from Little Miss Sunshine. Perennial favorites at American Dance Festival, they will world-premiere two works: Redline by Jonathan Wolken and 2b by Israeli choreographers Avshalom Pollak and Inbal Pinto. Other pieces from their repertoireRushes, Ocellus and Walklyndonwill round out the night. The program runs at 8 p.m. from July 9-11, with a children’s matinee on July 11 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $22-$43. Visit www.dpacnc.com for tickets and www.americandancefestival.org for info. Belem Destefani

Goodnight Everything

Golden Belt ArtsThe tagline for Goodnight Everything is as follows: “Three guys blow up the world. Hilarity ensues.” Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s world premiere production tells the touching story of three extremists who bring about the apocalypse. The story should sound familiar: The production takes inspiration from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, his book about the three men most responsible for Sept. 11: Egyptian religious scholar Sayyid Qutb and al-Qaeda masterminds Ayman al-Zawahiri and you-know-who. Rus Hames directs the original script by local playwright John Fidel Justice (The Two Sams). The production runs July 9-11 and July 16-18 at Building 2 of Golden Belt. Showtimes are at 8:15 p.m., and tickets are $12 ($8 student rush). For more information, visit www.littlegreenpig.com or call 452-9204. Zack Smith

10 by 10 in the Triangle

The ArtsCenterUp-and-coming playwrights get a showcase in the 8th annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle, an international festival of 10 10-minute plays performed by an ensemble of 10 actors. Selected from more than 400 entries from around the world, these plays run the gamut of tones, styles and genres. Best of all, they’re short! Admission is, appropriately, $10; the performances run through July 19. For more information, visit www.artscenterlive.org or call 929-2787. Zack Smith