Salsa at the Winter Garden – Merian Soto Dance & Performance on Thurs., Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The award-winning choreographer presents excerpts from La Maquina del Tiempo and Pelea de Gallos.

Carlotta Sanga at The Kitchen Brussles-based choreographer, director and performer Carlotta Sagna appears at The Kitchen with her first opus A. She is a long-time collaborator with Needcompany, for whom she choreographed the critically-acclaimed Morning Song and King Lear at BAM. Performances are Wed. – Sat. Oct. 1-4 at 8 p.m. $20. At The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. For tickets: 212-255-5793 x 11 or

Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Quintet performs at the World Financial Center on Mon., Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, 219-0736: Various shows & solo performances throughout the week, call for information.

HERE CAFE, 145 Sixth Ave., 647-0202: Call for numerous shows & performance pieces now being performed.

RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.–Open stage, sign up 6:30 p.m., free, one drink min.

SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., 2nd fl., 673-4182: Numerous performances throughout the week, call for more information.