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Cool things to do in the Pittsburgh region

Cool Picks Monday November 5, 2012

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1) As we prepare for the winter season here in Pittsburgh, we can be thankful that we don’t live in the harsh conditions found in the Arctic. The Carnegie Science Center is currently showing the IMAX film”To The Arctic.” The movie showcases a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they navigate the changing, frigid tundra wilderness in their quest for survival. “Into the Arctic” also features more wildlife found in the Arctic

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Cool Picks Sunday November 4, 2012

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1) The Del McCoury Band (bluegrass) play the American Mountain Theater in Elkins, West Virginia. The concert has not been postponed despite all of the snow that fell in the mountains here this past week. Nothing like some great guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass music to lift the spirits after hurricane Sandy passed over. 8 p.m. 49 Martin St., Elkins, WV.

2) If you want to run away with the circus, tomorrow is your

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Cool Picks Saturday November 3, 2012

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1) Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni takes the stage at the Benedum tonight. Don Giovanni is a tale of an Italian lover with many conquests who is undone by his own behavior. Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage, it was originally premiered by the Prague Italian Opera in 1787. Runs through November 11th. 8 p.m. Benedum Center. 7th Street, between Liberty & Penn Ave., Downtown Cultural District.

2) Justin Townes

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Cool Picks Friday November 2, 2012

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1) Clowns, elephants, tigers, horses, hoops, trapeze artists, three rings all add up to the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has pulled into town, performing their latest version of their classic circus, “Fully Charged.” Circus is in town thru Sunday. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center, Uptown.

2) Author Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel “Fahrenheit 451” was published in 1953 and adapted by Bradbury himself in the late 1970s.  Presented by Prime Stage

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Cool Picks November 1, 2012

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1) Keb’ Mo,’ singer/songwriter/guitarist, is a magical musician who dabbles in a corner of music that includes blues, soul and country. His work has garnered him multiple Grammy Awards in blues and country categories, including a W.C. Handy Award (acoustic blues/Album of the Year, 1995).  Mo’ collaborated with Martin Scorsese on his acclaimed 2003 PBS series “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues.” His songs include “The Whole Enchilada,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Better Man,” and “Government Cheese.” 8 p.m.

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Cool Picks Wednesday October 31, 2012

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1) Super group Asia is in playing “the burgh” tonight. Asia is made up of British rockers John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer. The band enjoyed big success in the 1980s with songs “Heat of the Moment,” ” Sole Survivor,” and “Only Time Will Tell.” Asia will play their “Asia” album in it’s entirety; the world-wide, best selling album of 1982. 8 p.m., Carnegie Library Music Hall. 510 E. 10th St., Munhall.

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Cool Picks Tuesday October 30, 2012

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1) Stomp is making some noise at the Benedum Center. A percussion masterpiece that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, Stomp shows that beautiful sounds and music can be made from everyday objects (garbage can lids, hubcaps, Zippo lighters, matchboxes, brooms, etc.). The award-winning rhythm show runs through Sunday, November 4th. 7:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown Cultural District.

2) Jergel’s Rhythm Grille  Little Feat, POSTPONED.  Local rockers, The Granati

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Cool Picks Monday October 29, 2012

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1) Today’s the last day to see the NFL Hall of Fame busts of all 22 Steelers Hall of Fame players direct from the “Steelers Wing” of the Hall. “The Chief” Art Rooney, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert and Terry Bradshaw are a few of the Hall of Fame Steelers on display. The “Gridiron Glory” exhibit of NFL Hall of Fame artifacts continues through January 6th.  1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

2) Xavier Rudd brings his folk/blues sound

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Cool Picks Sunday October 28, 2012

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1) ZooBoo, The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s annual Halloween celebration, features: Gymkhana’s Haunted Hideaway; the Docent Council Haunted House; your favorite animals; “trick-or-treating” stations, kid’s costume contest at Water’s Edge (costumes optional). The kids aren’t the only ones having fun–animals  receive over 100 pumpkins, games and special treats. 11a.m.-4 p.m. No word yet on how many fun-sized candy bars the animals are allowed. (Treat bags for kids under 13 until 3 p.m.).  One

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Cool Picks Saturday October 27, 2012

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1) Voodoo Bayou, Mortem Manor, Villa of the Vampires, Bio-Fear: these are not bad housing developments, they’re rather haunted attractions at Kennywood Park’s Phantom Fright Nights. Enjoy your favorite rides in total darkness, but watch out. You won’t know what’s out there until it’s too late! This is the last night of the season. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. (open through the midnight witching hour). Duquesne.

2) BEWARE! Hundred Acres Manor, voted one of America’s best

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