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Hunkering down for a four-hour opera? Sounds like a treat--but not on this gorgeous Indian summer weekend, when we just want to amble around a great neighborhood.

??For lighter cultural fare, check out Alice, an immersive theatrical version of the Lewis Carroll classic that takes each show?s 15 audience members on a surreal adventure through an action-packed Andersonville block. (The whole experience takes about 90 minutes.)

The on-the-go play from Upended Productions will put you in Alice?s shoes as you follow the white rabbit from the Neo-Futurists? headquarters through a maze of nearby bookstores, bars, patios and galleries.

Don?t bother dressing up--you?ll be climbing, crawling, walking, standing and coming face-to-face with various scenes and performers along the way. The rabbit may lead you into Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities for a meeting with a journalist/bird puppet, or pull you into an alley to see a short indie film. ?

Much like Alice, you?ll find something a little mad around almost every corner.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. from September 27 through November 2; tickets, $15-$20; 5153 N. Ashland Ave.; 773-817-3956 or

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