1) Got a taste for BBQ? If you want great grilled meat without the fuss, we have a place for you, Union Pig & Chicken. Chef Kevin Sousa’s barbecue 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. Specials daily at 5 p.m. The East Liberty hot spot is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for brunch and 2:30 – 10 p.m. for regular service. Their second floor counterpart—Harvard and Highland—is open for cocktails Monday through Thursday until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday bar closes at 11 p.m. Happy Hour is 5 – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check your watch, sure, but once you’re in either domain, “all food and beverages all the time” makes it easier. 220 N. Highland Ave.
2) The Imitation Game – Cinema’s current It Boy Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this British biopic about Alan Turing, the man who invented computer science and broke the German Enigma Code that brought WWII to an early close. Instead of being lauded as a war hero, Turing met a far different end. Check Fandango for times and screens.
3) The Balcony Big Band is hitting only high notes in a Monday night performance at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. 7 p.m. No cover. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.