CHICAGO — A few options for your Tuesday night out include two comedy shows and a book release party.
"Take a Chance" Release Party featuring Q&A with author Abbi Glines at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 7 p.m.
New Adult author Abbi Glines will be at Lincoln Hall to sign books and answer questions about "Take a Chance," a spinoff of her "Too Far" series. The event, which is presented by the Book Cellar, costs $5 and includes a free T-shirt. The Book Cellar notes that readers can bring their own books, but those bought at the event get preference for book signing.
"Trainwreck" at Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., 8 p.m.
Second City alumni Dan Bakkedahl and Ed Furman are putting on a special performance of "Trainwreck," a play created from one audience suggestion. Brothers Lee and Matt Barats open the show with "The Dirty Shame." Tickets are $15 plus fees.
Queer Comedy at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m.
This edition of Zanies' Queer Comedy is designed to be cabaret-style with stand-up comedy, variety acts and audience games. The night includes San Francisco-based headliner Casey Ley along with Kelsie Huff, Kris McDermott, Amy Eisenberg, Manny Capozzi, Oprah impersonator Michelle Rene Thompson and drag act Trannika Rex. The show is hosted by Adam Guerino. Tickets are $15, plus two minimum orders of food or drinks.