Cool Picks

Cool things to do in the Pittsburgh region

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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Cool Picks Friday October 26, 2012

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1) The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents Giselle. The story is a classic, quintessential ballerina tale of love, betrayal, madness and death. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra provides the live soundtrack to Giselle. 8 p.m., Benedum Center.

2) Actor/comedian Kevin Hart brings his “Let Me Explain” tour to the Consol Energy Center. Hart had a rough upbringing in North Philadelphia. He turned his pain and life experiences into a comedy act and started winning

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Cool Picks Thursday October 25, 2012

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1) Attention ladies: Rick Springfield, former soap opera hunk (General Hospital) and Grammy Award-winning pop singer, takes the stage at Greensburg’s Palace Theatre. His breakout hit was “Jessie’s Girl” in 1981. Springfield’s other top songs include “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “I Get Excited.” 8 p.m.  21 W. Otterman St.

2) Drive-By Truckers are pulling the rig off the road for a show at Mr. Smalls Funhouse. A stirring combination of guitars, vocals and drums gives

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Cool Picks Wednesday October 24, 2012

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1) Dinosaur Jr, an alternative rock band, plays Mr. Smalls Funhouse. Dinosaur Jr. is especially well-know for the talented guitar play of lead guitarist J Mascis. Top songs include “Feel The Pain;” “Over It;” “Said The People.” Special guest is Shearwater. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.

2) The Hard Rock Cafe is keeping the beat tonight; British ska rockers The English Beat (In England they’re just called ‘The Beat”) are in

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Cool Picks Tuesday October 23, 2012

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1) The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society launches their fall season with the award winning Jerusalem Quartet. The Quartet will be playing a program of pieces composed by Mozart, Shostakovich and Borodin. Hear great music in a beautiful setting. Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. 7:30 p.m., 4400 Forbes Ave.

2) Maple & Vine, City Theatre’s currently running production about people reverting back to the lifestyle of the “good old days,” in a modern-day, 1950s-style

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Cool Picks Monday October 22, 2012

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1) “Mystical Halloween Sky” is a current Carnegie Science Center show that explores the myths and superstitions of this ancient astronomical holiday by examining the night sky for favorite ghosts and goblins. Included free with general admission. 2 p.m., North Shore.

2) “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the classic southern courtroom classic (1962, No rating) starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, screens tonight at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater. 7:30 p.m., 1449 Potomac Ave.

3) The Shari Richards Band (with

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