Ingrid Michaelson in Concert at CHMH; Trust Arts Hosts ‘The Hip-Hop Nutcracker’ (Tues., 1211/18)

1) Indie-pop singer and adult-alternative darling Ingrid Michaelson makes a stop in Pittsburgh tonight. Michaelson is no stranger to innovative music videos. The video for her hit “Girls Chase Boys” is an updated take on Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” video of the 1980s. “Girls Chase Boys” is from her sixth album, 2014’s Lights Out. Then she used the popular messaging app Snapchat to record the music video for “Hell No,” which she shot on her phone over the course of four weeks.“Hell No” is from her seventh album, 2016’s It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense. This year, she went in a different direction and released Songs for the Season, which is—you guessed it—a Christmas album. Get into the spirit with her Christmas concert at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. Michaelson, a native New Yorker, has been playing music since she was four years old. 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. (CM)

2) Flash back to 1983 and the movie Flashdance, filmed in Pittsburgh: An aspiring young dancer nails her audition at a classical dance academy by incorporating b-boy moves she’s seen on the street. Fantasy predicts reality. Now our city is visited by the touring production of The Hip-Hop Nutcracker.  Here we have real, world-class b-boys and b-girls dancing the popular Christmas tale to the beats of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet music, augmented by new sounds from DJ Boo. The show was conceived by Mike Fitelson, executive producer at the United Palace theater in New York’s Washington Heights, and choreographer Jennifer Weber of Brooklyn-based Decadancetheatre. Dancing the role of The Nutcracker is Josue Figueroa (a.k.a. Beastmode) of the breaking crews MIND180 and Skill Methodz. Guest MC is Kurtis BlowThe Hip-Hop Nutcracker might be the season’s sleeper hit, so if you’re hip, hop on some good seats before they’re gone. Part of the Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series at Benedum Center. 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night. 237 7th St., Cultural District. (MV)