Cool Picks Saturday January 19, 2013

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1)  It’s Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! How does this relate to you? More than fifty Pittsburgh restaurants are offering extra special deals through Jan. 20. Some of the participating restaurants are: Verde Mexican Kitchen & CantinaTamariBridge Ten Brasserie, and Kaleidoscope Cafe; the full list and more information available at  Pittsburghrestaurantweek.com for more information on all the great restaurant deals. Let’s get out there and support all our great local restaurants!

2)There’s An Evening of Arts for Autism fundraiser happening tonight at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. You’ll enjoy a multi-medium experience including film, dance, music and even magic! Guests can participate in a silent auction and there will be a post-performance cocktail hour. The fundraiser will be emceed by Pittsburgh councilman Bill Peduto and his chief of staff, Dan Gilman. This event is the primary fundraiser for Pittsburgh’s Joey Travolta Film Camp which helps autistic youth explore their creative side. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information please visit An Evening of Arts for Autisim. 7 p.m. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty.

3) NOLA on the square’s featured jazz entertainment tonight is the Charles Wallace Band. 8 p.m. No cover. 24 Market Square, Downtown.

4) The Duquesne Dukes Men’s Basketball Team take on the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams in an Atlantic 10 conference game. 7 p.m. Consol Energy Center. Uptown.

5) Jenny Owen Youngs, a singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar player from New Jersey, plays a show at Bloomfield’s Brillobox with special guest Paul Luc. 10 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave.