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Weekend picks: Chicago Opera Theater stages Poe's 'Usher'

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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.

Courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society

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

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

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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Chicago Opera Theater presents Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" at the Harris Theater starting Saturday. Chicago singer-songwriter Michael McDermott returns to the Montrose Room in Rosemont Saturday for a special "all request" show. Newcomer Three Brothers Theatre revives Reduced Shakespeare Company's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan.
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    • 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.
    • See a free, laugh-filled performance art piece by La Ribot at the Chicago Cultural Center.
    • "Spencers Theatre of Illusion" plays the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Sunday, Feb. 24.
    • 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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