Through Sept. 2, The Heard Museum
The Heard Museum presents Josef Alber’s Mexican textile exhibition. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to explore the visual similarities in the use of color, repetition and design between Navajo textiles from the last quarter of the 19th century and the iconic paintings of Josef Albers. The textiles reflect ideas and events the weavers experienced between 1863 and 1868, the hard years of their imprisonment in the Bosque Redondo, and their subsequent return to a reservation. Included with paid museum admission. Recurring daily. www.heard.org.
Lunch Time Theater: Mother of Invention
June 3-13, Herberger Theater
Produced by Weiss Productions, this everyday woman’s journey of hope and happiness, loss and life is told through stories and music. You’ll be inspired, as well as encouraged by this amazing woman’s path through hardship, heartache, and eventual success. Enjoy while indulging in lunch as you can pre-order your meal from TLC Café when purchasing tickets. Noon. $7. www.herbergertheater.org.
The Addams Family
June 7-30, Arizona Broadway Theatre
When you’re an Addams, it’s the ultimate nightmare! Daughter Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. While her parents wonder, all Wednesday wants is one normal night, but everything is about to change as they host a dinner for her fiance and his parents. Whether seasoned with “salt, pepper, or cyanide,” this is one unforgettable family dinner Prices and dates vary. www.azbroadway.org.
Arizona Rattlers face the Tucson Sugar Skulls
June 9, Talking Stick Resort Arena
It’s the war of the desert cities as the Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers face the Tucson Sugar Skulls. Can the league-leading Arizona Rattlers maintain their hold on the IFL against some of their toughest and most local rivals? It’s a fun filled day on the turf, great for family members of all ages. 3:05 p.m. $10. www.talkingstickresortarena.com.
Spamilton: An American Parody
June 12-30, The Phoenix Theatre Company
Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Phoenix for a limited time only. Whether you’ve seen the production of Hamilton or not, this show is one you won’t want to miss. 8-10 p.m. Prices vary. www.phoenixtheatrecompany.com.
Lasers & Liquor: Beyoncé and Queen
June 13, Arizona Science Center
Experience royalty like you never have before, at Lasers & Liquor: Beyoncé and Queen. Fall Crazy In Love with the Arizona Science Center’s state-of-the-art laser system, which includes 14 mind-blowing special effects. Let the high-tech, multi-colored laser light show on the Dorrance Planetarium dome rock you. And, practice those scales because karaoke starts on the dome at 6:30 p.m. Grab an adult beverage and get ready to be entertained during this event, perfect for a date night or girls’ night out. $10. www.azscience.org.
Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell
June 13, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Headlining a major event like the Stagecoach Country Music Festival is no easy feat, let alone headlining that same fest a trio of times in its 13-year existence. Singer-songwriter Luke Bryan, like many artists at Stagecoach, rose through the ranks. He played earlier day sets in 2008 and again in 2012 before finally landing his own national headline tour alongside country legend Cole Swindell. It’s a feet stomping tour you won’t want to miss. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
June 14, Desert Botanical Gardens
Nothing says a great night outdoors like dueling pianos! Enjoy the cooler nights and clap along with tunes from two pianos and two very special voices as they fill Dorrance Hall. All with an unforgettable clap along and singalong experience that you are sure not to forget. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for early birds. Food and drink available for purchase. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Members, $24.95; general admission, $29.95. www.dbg.org.
Arizona Indoor Custom Car Show & Concert
June 15, Phoenix Convention Center
Over 500 custom rides including low riders, hot rods, motorcycles, bicycles and trucks will be on display as their paint jobs, impeccable interiors and custom body modifications shine at this air-conditioned car show. In addition to these wow-worthy custom autos, the fifth annual Father’s Day weekend event will also include live music, airbrush and pinstripe demonstrations, and a charity auction benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona. General admission, $20; Veterans and active duty military personnel, $15; children under 12, free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. www.inthestreetsmagazine.com.
Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 15, Eastlake Park
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. and offers a time to come together and celebrate the rich cultural history of our country’s African Americans. Expect several guest speakers, against the backdrop of music and dance, sports activities, film screenings, workshops and live entertainment. 4 p.m. Free. www.azifoundation.wixsite.com.
June 15, The Irish Cultural Center
There’s nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer evening At this festival, enjoy craft beer tastings, live music, a costume contest, and some scandalous readings from the banned book that shook Ireland and the U.S. Each year, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library commemorate the day in 1904 when the novel takes place through its annual “Bloomsday” celebration. Guests get a souvenir Bloomsday tasting cup and a card good for 16 beer tastings. $30. 7-11 p.m. www.azirish.org.
Jennifer Lopez: It’s My Party Tour
June 16, Talking Stick Resort Arena
Music and entertainment powerhouse Jennifer Lopez recently revealed details of her highly anticipated It’s My Party Tour, her first ever headlined tour in America. Fans can anticipate a signature Jennifer Lopez show each night. Fittingly, the It’s My Party Tour will feature a nonstop party mix of Jennifer’s new and classic anthems, showstopping choreography and dancers, dazzling wardrobe, jawdropping technology and set design, and all of the glamour and wow-factor fans have come to expect of Jenny from the Block. Prices Vary. 8 p.m. www.talkingstickresortarena.com.
Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing
June 21, Comerica Theatre
Television personality, Emmy nominee, and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness has quickly become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. It is his belief that great hair is best served with a side of witty banter. Jonathan can be seen starring on Netflix’s Queer Eye, which premiered in February 2018. In the hit reboot of the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Van Ness shines as the show’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.comericatheatre.com.
Musical Icons: Johnny Cash and June Carter
June 22-23, Musical Instrument Museum
We all remember his husky voice and her melodic tunes. Commemorate the lives and legacies of legendary singers and performers Johnny Cash and June Carter. In honor of June Carter’s 90th birthday, come and listen to curator talks, enjoy film screenings, and discover more about these two American musical icons. 9-5 p.m. Included with paid museum admission. www.mim.org.
Santana and The Doobie Brothers: The Supernatural Tour
June 22, Ak-Chin Pavilion
The Doobie Brothers and Santana land on the stage of Ak-Chin Pavilion in honor of the 50th anniversary of their legendary Woodstock set and the 20th anniversary of their comeback album, Supernatural. It’s a pairing that went down in history and still delights fans of all ages. Don’t miss their performance at the beautiful open-air arena. 7 p.m. Prices vary. www.ak-chinpavilion.com.
Grand Canyon Centennial Summerfest
June 22-29, Grand Canyon National Park
The centennial summerfest will bring together park partners to showcase everything Arizona has to offer. At night, park visitors can explore the wonders of the night sky at the star party. To kick off its star party, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate its designation as an International Dark Sky park. Visitors can learn about dark skies with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. Amateur astronomers from across the country volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. Free. www.nps.gov.
June 22, Orpheum Theatre
Get ready to laugh all night long. During his last comedy tour titled Force Majuere, Izard made comedy history by performing in 45 countries, including all 50 U.S. states, and he did it in four languages. Critics called his previous tour the most extensive comedy show ever and now Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his “theory of the universe.” 8 p.m. Prices vary. www.phoenixconventioncenter.com.