Oyster Happy Hour
Trellis 2426 N. Racine Ave. 773-644-6441
Choose from fresh-delivered East Coast and West Coast bivalves for $1.50 each (regularly $15 for six) during this new daily early-evening promotion. Looking for a snack later on? The special repeats from 10 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday. 5-6:30 p.m.
Sierra Nevada Rare Tapping
Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-281-4989
Beverage directors from the Lakeview bar's "beer school" lead a tapping of brandy barrel-aged Ovila Quad—a collaborative beer with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux featuring abbey-grown plums—and the malt-forward 2013 Narwhal imperial stout. Try them for $7 per 12-ounce goblet or order other Sierra Nevada drafts for $4 each. 7 p.m. No cover.
PH Comedy Theater 1515 W. Berwyn Ave. 773-961-8214
Two improv teams—The Suggestanos, an all-male, Mafia-themed group; and Gossip Gurlz, two best friends who love to dish—perform 30-minute sets at this budget-friendly night featuring rotating ensembles. Stick around for PHree For All—the 9:30 p.m. free stand-up open mic hosted by comedians Kenny Metroff and Eric Oren—the winning act earns a spot in Friday's showcase. 8 p.m. $1.
Luxury Garage Sale 1658 N. Wells St. 312-291-9126
Get your couture on with discounts of up to 65 percent on hundreds of consignment items from designers including Chanel, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and more including a $350 new-with-tags Proenza Schouler coat which retailed for $2,350. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Sunday. No cover.
The Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St. 312-661-1028
The Russian-American author—named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" luminary fiction writers in 2010—discusses his humorous new memoir, "Little Failure"—about his politically confused, ratty fur coat-wearing Russian childhood and awkward Queens adolescence—with acclaimed Chicago author Aleksandar Hemon in this Chicago Humanities Festival-sponsored event. 6 p.m. $15-$20; $5-$10 for students. Tickets: chicagohumanities.org
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Trekkies of all shapes and sizes can audition Jan. 26 for a paid spot in Gorilla Tango Bucktown's upcoming "Star Trek"-themed burlesque show: gorillatango.com