5 things to do today: Friday, June 21
Cosmix With nothing more than a healthy bit of sweat-drenched dancing as his goal, DJ Greg Haus steps into the booth every Saturday to mix it up with dance tunes of every flavor, giving hipsters, freaks and club kids alike something to get excited about. On Jun 21, Cosmix celebrates Berlin's 30th anniversary and kicks off Pride weekend in a big, bold way with "Slaves of Rhythm—An Ode to Grace Jones and Keith Haring." Local club icon Jojo Baby, like John Waters' idea of a Batman villain, will be on hand to put in some hard werque. It's going to be bananas, folks. Berlin. 11pm. $5.
Hedwig Dances: "ASCENDance" Hedwig dazzled during its FlySpace appearance at the Pritzker Pavilion in April, with its grounded base of modern styles and earthy tones. Artistic director Jan Bartoszek’s new multidisciplinary collaboration (with composer Matthew Ferraro, sculptor Barbara Cooper and video designer Petra Bachmaier) doles out more of the same with a twist: The company manipulates large paper structures in conjunction with their bodies. It’s like giant origami, only better. Athenaeum Theatre. 7:30pm. $15–$30.
AM & Shawn Lee Shawn Lee has made a career flitting from project to project, with L.A.'s AM his latest collaborator. The duo's recent sophomore album La Musique Numérique follows a Beck-ish formula on songs like "Suffer Like Me" and "Automatic": dreamy vocals over synthetic funk. To finish up the sunny batch, the two slip into cool kitsch with a cover of Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out." Hanging out on the back porch? Here's your jam. Schubas. 10pm. $15.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Peter Serkin Doing anything in Highland Park for $10 is a miracle, but the Ravinia Festival has kept its lawn tickets just that cheap for its 2013 season. We might suggest springing for a proper seat for Peter Serkin's Martin Hall recital, though, as a first-person glimpse of the hands of this piano black-belt at work is worth a slightly lighter wallet. Martin Theatre, Ravinia. 8pm. Lawn $10, reserved $40–$60, dining package $75.
Lear Experimentalist playwright Young Jean Lee's deconstruction of Shakespeare's King Lear looks at Lear's daughters and Gloucester's sons after they've sent their dads off to the heath. Red Tape Theatre. 8pm. $25, students $15.