DANCE FOR WORLD COMMUNITY Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre, this initiative brings together area companies and dance enthusiasts with a range of advocacy and social service organizations to create networks for the common good. The highlight is Saturday’s Performance Festival, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., which amasses dozens of artists and companies for presentations in Cambridge’s Sanctuary Theatre and on tented stages outdoors in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church parking lot and on Massachusetts Avenue between Bow and Remington Streets. June 13-15, Free. Harvard Square. 617-354-7467, www.BalletTheatre.org
THIRD LIFE STUDIO CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES This periodic series curated by Kelley Donovan showcases a varied group of dancers and choreographers. Saturday’s performance includes work by Marin Orlosky-Randow, Marsha Parrilla/Danza Orgánica, Heather Bryce, Contrapose Dance, and others. June 14, 8 p.m., $12-$20. Third Life Studio, Somerville. 617-388-3247, www.brownpapertickets.com
JOHN J ZULLO DANCE/RAW MOVEMENT This New York-based company presents a program called “The Memory Suite,” which explores perceptions of what people remember and forget. The concert includes the area premiere of a work inspired by Boston-based novelist Scott Heim’s “Mysterious Skin.” Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion will share a work in progress. June 8, $15-$20. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 617-547-9363, www.dancecomplex.orgKaren Campbell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.