Pole dancing with a message, a flugelhornist’s take of noir crime songs and an all-female “Glengarry Glen Ross” top our list of cool stuff to do in the Bay Area.

1 “Void”: Pole dancing is not just for strip clubs and aerobics classes. Just ask Flux Vertical Theatre, the Bay Area troupe that specializes in theatrical productions utilizing pole, aerial and contemporary dance choreography. The company’s latest production, “Void,” depicts people filling gaps in their lives left by grief, malaise or the drum of everyday life. The company is presenting the work at Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center.

Details: Through April 22, 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturdays; $15-$20; www.kineticartscenter.com, www.fluxverticaltheatre.com.