Cool Picks Monday October 15, 2012

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1) Ease back into the work week with a performance by blues rocker Shari Richards, and special guests. 8 p.m. No cover.  Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale.

2) Monday can be a good day to get hard work out of the way, or try new things. Acousticafe Open Stage gives you the opportunity to do both. If you do well, you can revel in it all week. If not, Friday will be around soon. AcoustiCafe is hosted by The Weedrags. 7 p.m. (21+), No cover. Club Cafe. 56-58 S. 12th St., South Side.

3) On the same “note,” Thunderbird Cafe has its Open Stage, hosted by Craig King, going on tonight. No cover. 9:30p.m., 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

4) Savoy Jazz Mondays  feature jazz and blues vocalist Fred Pugh this week. The Roger Humphries Trio host the Savoy Jazz Mondays every week. 6-10 p.m., 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District.