Cool Picks Wednesday January 23, 2013

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1) Les Miserables, the touring stage play, not the currently running film, has been imported by PNC’s  “Broadway Across America” series’sProducer Cameron Mackintosh has created a 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical incorporating remarkable staging updates and dynamic scenery modifications referencing the 1862 novel’s original paintings by the prolific author, Victor Hugo himself.  7:30 p.m. Runs through January 27th. Benedum Center. Penn Ave. & 7th St., Downtown Cultural District.

2) NOLA on the square is bringin’ the heat tonight, that is Velvet Heat. The  female jazz trio, takes the stage at 8 p.m. No cover. 24 Market Square. Downtown.

3) Check out the bluegrass jam at the Park House. The Shelf Life String Band hosts this weekly event. Relax and enjoy the music or join the jam, either way Yuengling pints are only $2 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jam starts at 9 p.m. 403 E. Ohio St., North Side.

4) Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside is holding its Team Trivia contest tonight with Trivia Master “Alex.” 9 -11 p.m. Trivia night Yuengling draft special, $3 for a 20 oz. brew.  5431 Walnut Street.