CHICAGO — Need something to do in Lincoln Park or Old Town Tuesday night? Take in a queer comedy show or try your hand at some cooking basics.
Nature on Tap at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 6-9 p.m.
In this adults-only event, the nature museum offers access to the butterfly haven and other exhibits. There's also a trivia game with nature and science-themed questions, plus arts and crafts. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Basic Cooking Techniques Class at Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 7-9:30 p.m.
Whether you want to hone your skills or start from scratch, this class will take you through basic cooking skills like sauteing, steaming, blanching and braising. Students can eat samples and take home recipe cards. The cost is $30.
Queer Comedy at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m.
The Advocate.com named Queer Comedy at Zanies one of the "9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting." This year, the headliner is James Adomian — best known for his work on "Comedy Bang Bang," "Last Comic Standing" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Tickets are $20, plus two minimum orders of food or drinks.
Nick & the Ovorols, Hotel Oscar at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., 8 p.m.
Chicago threesome Nick & the Ovorols inject soul and rock into blues shows, while Florida-based Hotel Oscar focuses on folk rock. Tickets cost $7 and are for those 21 and older.