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  • Wheeling native Deborah Voigt stars as Cassandra in Berlioz's "Les Troyens," which is screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to movie theaters around the world on Saturday, Jan. 5.

      Wheeling native Deborah Voigt stars as Cassandra in Berlioz's "Les Troyens," which is screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to movie theaters around the world on Saturday, Jan. 5.
    Courtesy of Metropolitan Opera

  • "Shatner's World: We Just Live in it ..." comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for one performance on Friday, Jan. 4.

      "Shatner's World: We Just Live in it ..." comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora for one performance on Friday, Jan. 4.

  • The Swordsmen ("Dirk Perfect" and "Guido Crescendo") are set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Saturday, Jan. 5.

      The Swordsmen ("Dirk Perfect" and "Guido Crescendo") are set to return to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • Soprano Renée Fleming will serve as co-host with Patrick Stewart for "The Second City Guide to the Opera" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 5.

      Soprano Renée Fleming will serve as co-host with Patrick Stewart for "The Second City Guide to the Opera" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • The Chicago troupe Baby Wants Candy will make a special performance at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

      The Chicago troupe Baby Wants Candy will make a special performance at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

  • The Wailers will play Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.

      The Wailers will play Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.

  • Sabrina Raaf's sensors and ink device "Translator II Grower" is part of the exhibit "Climate of Uncertainty" at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.

      Sabrina Raaf's sensors and ink device "Translator II Grower" is part of the exhibit "Climate of Uncertainty" at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.

  • Learn how to catch enormous pike at the All-Canada Show, returning to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      Learn how to catch enormous pike at the All-Canada Show, returning to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  • Comedian Tom Segura comes to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Tom Segura comes to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    Courtesy of Comedy Central

 
 

Trojan epic
Wheeling native and soprano Deborah Voigt stars as Cassandra while mezzo-soprano Susan Graham stars as Dido in the epic Berlioz opera "Les Troyens," screened worldwide and live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York Saturday at participating suburban movie theaters ranging from Gurnee to Batavia. Tickets vary, but largely $22-$24. See fathomevents.com. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5

Beaming down
Actor William Shatner ("Star Trek," "Boston Legal") is taking his Broadway show on the road. See "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It ..." at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $65-$85. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4

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Sharp humor
Experience chivalric and comedic combat when "Dirk Perfect" and "Guido Crescendo" appear as The Swordsmen Saturday at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $32. (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5

Comic opera
Two Windy City institutions, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City, cross artistic boundaries to present "The Second City Guide to the Opera" Saturday with celebrity co-hosts soprano Renée Fleming and actor Patrick Stewart at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $20-$95; $250 benefit reception. (312) 332-2244, ext. 5600, or lyricopera.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5

Spot-on musical
The Chicago comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy, famed for creating full-length improvised musicals, makes a special Saturday appearance at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. (847) 202-5222. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5

Marley mavens
Get into a Jamaican groove when The Wailers play the music of Bob Marley and other reggae artists at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. $25-$35. (847) 499-5000 or viper-alley.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9

Art climate
Artists explore issues of global warming and more in the new exhibit "Climate of Uncertainty" at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. No admission fee. (773) 325-7506 or museums.depaul.edu. 5 to 7 p.m. opening reception Thursday, Jan. 10; exhibit runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; through March 24

Canuck corral
Get tips on the best Canadian hunting and fishing spots at The All-Canada Show, which returns to the Pheasant Run Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $10; $8 seniors and teens; kids 12 and younger admitted free. (800) 325-6290 or allcanadashow.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10; 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Seguara says
Comedian Tom Seguara ("Comedy Central's Live at Gotham," "Gary Unmarried") brings his standup routine to the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. $17-$19 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

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