The Dirty Ball at the Clock Building in Pittsburgh.

Jane Street Warehouse, 2120 Jane St.

April 12
6:30 – 8 p.m. (Dirty Donor VIP Reception)
8 p.m. – midnight (The Dirty Ball)

Dancing, good natured debauchery and doing good will converge at Attack Theatre‘s Dirty Ball. Dubbed “Pirates vs. Robots,” the homegrown company’s biggest event of the season–and its most important annual benefit–The Dirty Ball invites you to participate in Attack’s unique community- and site-based work by partying creatively for a cause.

And this crew knows that dancing is not just for the stars, so don your most outrageous threads and expect to work the room and the floor.

Returning to the Southside, this year’s edition of the signature Pittsburgh event will morph the Jane Street Warehouse into a space-age, high seas battlefield of performances, dance-offs, fashionista throw-downs, immersive art installations, and what Attack calls “inter activities.” Pittsburgh’s own TITLE Town Soul & Funk Party, known for spinning rare and danceable grooves, will provide the night’s electric soundtrack.

The evening kicks off with The Dirty Donor Reception, where VIP ticket holders will have access to a secret South Side vista and will join The Dirty Dozen host committee for an exclusive pre-party featuring food by E2 and libations by Clique Vodka, Wigle Whiskey and Yuengling. Tender and Verde will provide the mixology, crafting original cocktails for The Dirty Donor Reception and Velvet Lounge designed by Richard Parsakian.

In addition to showcasing Attack’s innovative dance-theatre work with special season previews, The Dirty Ball also spotlights the creative potential of Pittsburgh’s unique architectural character and mixed-use spaces by thoughtfully selecting venues that are for lease or for sale. Past Dirty Balls have been held around town in nabes such as Lawrenceville, the Strip District and Downtown.

Under the artistic direction of Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, Attack Theatre is celebrating its 19th year in Pittsburgh. Combining contemporary dance, live music and multimedia, Attack has produced 150-plus original works in theatrical and site specific settings and some 24 operas and symphonies worldwide, along with making time to bring their arts education programs to schools and communities nationally and internationally.

All proceeds from The Dirty Ball support Attack Theatre’s performances, operations and education programs. In 2012, The Ball grossed more than $60,000 with 1,020 people attending. Open to ages 21+. Purchase tickets.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...