Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man of Steel. See the film, followed by an afterparty at Rockit Bar & Grill, this Saturday.
Birdhouse Art Auction at Room & Board
Thursday, June 20, 6-9 pm
Chicago House recognizes Pride Weekend with an art auction featuring unique birdhouses from local artists and architects. Not a birdhouse enthusiast? Plenty of other eclectic local art will be on auction as well, all benefiting Chicago House's mission to help those affected by AIDS and their families. $70 in advance or $80 at the door; call 773-248-5200 or visit chicagohouse.org to purchase in advance. 55 E. Ohio St.
Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21, all day
The one-day citywide musical celebration returns for its third year as musicians of all genres come out to perform. Enjoy the first official day of summer and groove along to tunes at Daley Plaza, Roosevelt University, Lincoln Park Zoo, and other locations. See the full schedule at makemusicchicago.com.
Man of Steel Screening with Rockit Ranch
Saturday, June 22, 2pm
Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon—who plays General Zod in the new Superman flick—returns to Chicago to host a private screening of the movie along with Rockit Ranch’s Billy Dec at AMC Loews Theater. Following the film, a reception at Rockit Bar & Grill (5 pm) features appetizers, a Movie Star Popcorn Bar, and Grey Goose cocktails. The event benefits A Red Orchid Theatre, where Shannon is a founding ensemble member. Call 312-943-8722 or visit aredorchidtheatre.org to purchase $75 tickets. 600 N. Michigan Ave.; 22 W. Hubbard St.
Jake Peavy and Friends Charity Jam at Joe’s Bar
Sunday, June 23, 8 pm
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy adds to his charity resume with an event benefiting his eponymous Jake Peavy Foundation, which supports research programs for children and families in need. Peavy himself will perform onstage alongside other country crooners; the event also features a live auction and raffle. $25-$200; visit joesbar.com to purchase. 940 W. Weed St., 312-337-3486