CHICAGO — For those who are tired of being couped up in the cold weather, the neighborhood offers trivia at the nature museum, a cooking class at Whole Foods, stand-up comedy at Zanies and karaoke at Drop.
Nature on Tap at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 6-9 p.m.
Included in this adults-only event is a trivia game that asks nature- and science-themed questions as well as access to all exhibits and crafty projects. The winning trivia team will get the museum's Golden Cockroach trophy. The event is free for museum members and $10 for non-members.
Basic cooking techniques at Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 7-9:30 p.m.
For aspiring cooks who don't know the difference between blanching and poaching, this class is for you. Whole Foods offers a cooking basics class to learn how to saute, steam, blanch, poach, braise, roast, bake and boil. The lesson includes samples and take-home recipe cards.
Maggie Faris headlines Queer Comedy at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m.
Standup comedian Maggie Faris headlines Zanies' Queer Comedy night, which is hosted by Adam Guerino of OutLoud Chicago. The show is $15, plus two minimum orders of food or drinks.
Costume Karaoke at Drop, 1909 N Lincoln Ave., 10 p.m.
Every Tuesday the lounge hosts a singing night that includes dressing up in costume.