Cool Picks Friday January 18, 2013

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1) Popular Pittsburgh band, The Gathering Field, plays Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The band is made up of talented musicians and songwriters: Bill Deasy, Dave Brown, Eric Riebling, Ray DeFade. Their top hit was “Lost in America,” which went national with a big push from WDVE FM in 1996. 9 p.m. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale.

2)  It’s Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! How does this relate to you? Over fifty Pittsburgh restaurants are offering extra special deals through January 20th. some of the participating restaurants include: Verde Mexican Kitchen & CantinaTamariBridge Ten BrasserieKaleidoscope Cafe and many more. Visit Pittsburghrestaurantweek.com for more information on all the great restaurant deals. Let’s get out there and support all our great local restaurants!

3) Andys Wine Bar presents one of Pittsburgh’s best jazz vocalists, Maureen Budway tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Fairmont Hotel Lobby. 510 Market St., Downtown.

4) Director Quentin Tarantino’s (who just won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director) latest epic, Django Unchained, opened hot at the cineplexes over the holidays. The film stars Jamie Fox as an escaped slave in the pre-war south.  If he helps a bounty hunter track down the murderous Brittle Brothers he will win his freedom.  Also starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.