Cool Picks Thursday December 20, 2012

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1) Belvedere’s Ultra Dive in “the ‘Ville (Lawrenceville)” is stuck in “the ’80s” tonight with NEON-’80s Night featuring DJ Hatesyou. 9 p.m. 4016 Butler St.

2) Union Pig & Chicken, Kevin Sousa’s recently launched BBQ and fried chicken restaurant and bar, is serving up some delicious, tender beef brisket, along with ribs, chicken, mac and cheese, greens…and whoopie pies.  The East Liberty hot spot is also open late for midnight munchies:  Mon.-Thurs.- ’til midnight;   Fri. & Sat.- 1 a.m.;  Sunday – 9 p.m. There’s also an incredible “eat-in” BBQ special–50% off–from 10 p.m. – midnight during the week, and 11 p.m. – 1 a.m Friday and Saturday.  and if you’d rather eat when the sun’s out, do lunch Mon. -Sat. (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). 220 N. Highland Ave.

3) The Igniters are heating up Jergel’s Rhythm Grille tonight in Warrendale. Rhythm & blues, with a touch of soul and American roots music describes “The Igniters” fluid sound.  8 p.m. No cover. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale.

4) There’s a “Really Big Show” tonight at The Lava Lounge featuring bands: Pete Bush & the Hoi Poli; Slim Forsythe & the New Pay Day Loaners. Grand Piano. 9:30 p.m. 2204 E. Carson St., South Side.