Best bets: See Wheeling native Voigt in 'Les Troyens'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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