X-MAS SURPRISES: The people who brought us “Poseidon!: An Upside Down Musical” and “Scarrie: The Musical” present “Rudolph, The Red-Hosed Reindeer” at Hamburger Mary’s. This retelling of a Christmas classic portrays Rudolph as a transvestite, and things get even weirder (but in a good way). 5400 W. Clark St.; Edgewater. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $15. 21 and older.
COVER ME: If you’re a sucker for cover bands, then head over to Lincoln Hall for Covers For Cover II. Hosted by Rattina from the beloved, local children’s show “Chic-A-Go-Go,” this benefit show includes a lineup of local acts covering other bands, like IRIS as The Breeders, Sally Timms from the Mekons as Nico, and Dressed In Black as The Gossip. 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Lincoln Park. 8 p.m. $12. 18 and older.
PROCRASTINATION AS COMEDY: Back in high school, coming up with a class presentation at the last minute sometimes proved to be a Herculean feat (and it usually ended in disaster). But Second City veterans T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi do just that for their hour-long improv show, "T.J. And Dave," which runs at iO. The duo claim to know nothing about the show until they walk onstage, where they begin to silently map out stories and characters in their heads. 3541 N. Clark St.; Wrigleyville. 11 p.m. $5.