TIME AFTER TIME: Back into Bauer mode after last night's "24" movie event? Check out "Local Time," a series of plays that cover two hours in the lives of various characters in a fictional town, at the Goodman Theatre. Tonight's performance, "Local Time: 7-9AM," tracks the story of a woman about to give birth to twins. 7PM, free. Reservations required; call 312-443-3800.
COMEDY CENTRAL: Want to find the next Jerry Seinfeld or Dave Chapelle? Head to Zanies Comedy Night Club in Old Town for the Rising Star Showcase, which features a lineup of 10 to 15 up-and-coming comics. 8:30PM, $10, plus a two-item food/drink minimum.
PLAY IT AGAIN: Swing into the week at Petterino's "Monday Night Live" cabaret-style open mic. Jazz vocalist Denise McGowan and pianist Becky Menzie host both professional and amateur singers to take their turn in the spotlight. 7:30PM, no cover, food purchase is required.
FALL COLORS: Winter's on its way, so catch the last of the fall foliage at the Lincoln Park Conservatory's annual Chrysanthemum Flower Show, which ends this Sunday. You'll see thousands of examples of this hearty flower in this year's Asian-themed show. 9AM-5PM, free.