Cool Picks Thursday January 3, 2013

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1) It’s been three days now since the year turned. For some of us, our new year’s resolutions are holding strong and for others they are wavering a bit. If one of your resolutions was “to spend  more time at the library,” an you’re getting a little thirsty for an adult beverage, you’re in luck. You can visit the South Side Library, no not the Carnegie one, The Library Restaurant and Bar on Carson Street. If the holidays hit your wallet hard, don’t worry, The Library has Happy Hour specials on food and drink daily from 5-7 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. On Mondays and Tuesdays they have specials that will keep the guys ($10 All You Can Eat Wings) and gals (1/2 off all bottles of wine) happy! 2302 E. Carson St., South Side.

2) Dance off some carbs at Belvedere’s Ultra Dive NEON -80’s Night with DJ Hatesyou. 9 p.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville.

3) Mario’s East Side hosts its Team Trivia Night every Thursday night. Win, place or show and your team will earn Mario’s gift certificates. Play against the Miller Lite Girls, you could even win Miller Lite giveaways! 8 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.

4) Flashdance, the musical based on the movie which was set in Pittsburgh is running through this Sunday at Heinz Hall. The story chronicles a “Steel Town” girl who holds two interesting jobs: welder and Go Go dancer, yet yearns to reach her dream of becoming a professional dancer. Sprinkle a little magical “blue dust” and her dreams start to come true. 7:30 p.m. There’s also a pre-show talk about the production tonight. 600 Penn Ave. Downtown Cultural District. Editors note: Mawby’s Bar (in the movie) where Alex worked as a go go dancer, was actually a bar set built from scratch in an empty Los Angeles store room.