Cool Picks Monday December 17, 2012

Cool Picks brings you the best in Pittsburgh entertainment every day!

1) “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing…” After 10 silent years, reach back into the soul of the famed Balcony Big Band, back tonight at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. Follow the music…Same sound, new spot. 8 p.m. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale..

2) Elevations, a new jazz quintet, are the featured performers for Savoy Jazz Mondays at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip. The Roger Humphries Trio are the host band for the weekly event. 5-9 p.m. No cover. 2623 Penn Ave.

3) LOL (laughing out loud): Hopefully, you will be, with the Pleasure Bar Open Mic Comedy Night, hosted by comedian Aaron Kleiber. 9-11 p.m. Sign-up at 8 :30 p.m. (12 spots). $2 Jack ‘n Cokes, $2 drafts, plus tasty Italian food. 4729 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield.

4) Penguins Pond is open at the new Highmark Stadium at Station Square. Skate with a fantastic view of downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers. Skate rental available. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 125 w. Station Square Dr.