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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Laugh out loud at the Lyric

Who says opera can’t be funny? The Lyric Opera has once again joined forces with the Second City for Louder! Louder! Wagner!, which provides a comedic look at the life of the Ring Cycle composer. (Civic Opera House, 20 N Wacker Dr, $35-$65)

2. Give yourself a good scare

Beat the weekend lines at Statesville Haunted Prison tonight. It’s a schlep out there, but the complete terror it incites makes the trip worth it. (Statesville Haunted Prison, 17250 S Weber Rd, 7pm-10pm. $30, VIP $45)

3. Make it a movie night

Tonight’s your last night to see a movie during the Chicago International Film Festival! If you haven’t attended yet, jump on it, because the fest won’t be back until next year. (AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, various times. $11)

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