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Weekend picks: Need a laugh? Ferrara can help

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Adam Ferrara of TV's "Rescue Me" and "Top Gear" appears at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg and at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo.

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The Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg hosts its "Merlin's Magic Wand Days" event, exclusively for children with special needs and disabilities (and their families), from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

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Cirque Ziva's 25 acrobats perform amazing feats of contortion and balance at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Friday.

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Award-winning children's music composer and performer Susan Salidor presents ans interative family concert at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville.

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See a free, laugh-filled performance art piece by La Ribot at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Lee Gregory, Ryan MacPherson and Suzan Hanson star in Chicago Opera Theater's production of the opera "The Fall of the House of Usher" at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.

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Demonstrations by dog-sledding dogs are part of the fun at Brookfield Zoo's "FREEze Day" on Sunday, Feb. 24.

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"Spencers Theatre of Illusion" plays the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Sunday, Feb. 24.

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Fans of comedian Adam Ferrara can catch him this weekend at two locations: The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg and the Volo Auto Museum. See alt-rock veterans Soul Asylum in concert Friday at the Double Door in Chicago. The Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg stays open late tonight to host its "Merlin's Magic Wand Days" event, exclusively for children with special needs and their families.
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    • Adam Ferrara of TV's "Rescue Me" and "Top Gear" appears at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg and at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo.
    •  The Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg hosts its “Merlin’s Magic Wand Days” event, exclusively for children with special needs and disabilities (and their families), from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
    • Cirque Ziva’s 25 acrobats perform amazing feats of contortion and balance at College of Lake County’s Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Friday.
    •  Award-winning children’s music composer and performer Susan Salidor presents ans interative family concert at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville.
    • See a free, laugh-filled performance art piece by La Ribot at the Chicago Cultural Center.
    •  Lee Gregory, Ryan MacPherson and Suzan Hanson star in Chicago Opera Theater’s production of the opera “The Fall of the House of Usher” at Millennium Park’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.
    •  Demonstrations by dog-sledding dogs are part of the fun at Brookfield Zoo’s “FREEze Day” on Sunday, Feb. 24.
    • "Spencers Theatre of Illusion" plays the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Sunday, Feb. 24.
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