Cool Picks Tuesday October 30, 2012

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1) Stomp is making some noise at the Benedum Center. A percussion masterpiece that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, Stomp shows that beautiful sounds and music can be made from everyday objects (garbage can lids, hubcaps, Zippo lighters, matchboxes, brooms, etc.). The award-winning rhythm show runs through Sunday, November 4th. 7:30 p.m. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown Cultural District.

2) Jergel’s Rhythm Grille  Little Feat, POSTPONED.  Local rockers, The Granati Brothers, nicely fill in. 8 p.m. NO COVER. 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale.

3) Tonight, “Pittsburgh’s most dangerous tango band (so credits the house),” Cuidado, performs as part of  Thunderbird Cafe’s “Space Exchange” music series. Cuidado mixes jazz, pop and classical genres to create a unique, cutting edge sound. 9 p.m. 4023 Butler St., in the “Ville (Lawrenceville).”

4)  With the rainy weather it could be a good night to dash out quickly and catch a flick. “Argo” (R), a new thriller directed by and starring Ben Affleck,  is a daring tale based loosely on a rescue attempt that employed a scheme of disguising 6 American diplomats as a film crew (shooting a pseudo-science fantasy, “Argo”) to smuggle them out of Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.  Stars Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. “Argo,” currently showing around town, is taking the top spot at local theaters based on box office receipts.