Opera Up Close, a presentation of opera works paired with food and wine, presents “The Animal Instinct” performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. Selections will feature works that salute animals in song, including Aaron Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat,” Tom Lehrer’s “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” Georges Bizet’s “Vôtre Toast” from “Carmen,” Maurice Ravel’s “Le Paon,” Flanders & Swann’s “The Armadillo,” and others. Guests will be seated on the stage for an unparalleled vantage point. Producer . . .