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Things to Do in Lincoln Park and Old Town Thursday

By Emily Morris | January 23, 2014 6:53am
 Brian Posehn performs at UP Comedy Club this week.
Brian Posehn performs at UP Comedy Club this week.
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CHICAGO — On tap for Thursday night is a Nature Museum event, a play at Greenhouse Theater Center, comedy from Brian Posehn and local bar trivia.

A Discussion with Joel Greenberg, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 5:30-8 p.m.

Museum adjunct scholar Joel Greenberg helps unveil "Big Blue," thought to be the last existing specimen of the extinct wild passenger pigeon. The event is part of the museum's commemoration of the species' 100-year extinction. Refreshments will be provided after the discussion, which is free. The museum asks that attendees RSVP to adultprograms@naturemuseum.org.

"Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood" at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:30 p.m.

The theater presents a fictionalized take on Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw’s visit to Hollywood in the 1930s. Tickets are $35, and the show runs until Feb. 16.

Brian Posehn at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8 p.m.

Brian Posehn, who's been seen on "The Sarah Silverman Program" as well as "The Big Bang Theory," among other TV shows, performs at the comedy club from Thursday through Saturday. 

Trivia Night at Mickey's Bar and Patio, 2450 N. Clark St., 8 p.m.

Specials for trivia night include $4 Red Stripe, $5 Bacardi and Absolut bombs, $7 mojitos, $10 personal pitchers and a $7.50 appetizer trio.