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The three best things to do today in Chicago

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Grace Perry
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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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