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9 Fun Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale This Month

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Sounds Like Poetry

Rupi Kaur
June 9
During the pandemic, the bestselling and controversial Canadian illustrator and poet began hosting a series of writing workshops to bring her audience together while in quarantine. And now that she’s written three bestselling poetry and art collections, she has reached rock-star status and started touring to connect with fans in a whole new way. 8 p.m., $35-$82, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, (602) 381-0184,

Amrita Singh
Amarpaul Kalirai/Mercury Classics

Cornflake Girl

Tori Amos
June 12
It’s the 30th anniversary of Tori Amos’ breakthrough album “Little Earthquakes,” a recounting of the red-haired singer’s strict religious upbringing, sexual awakening and the traumatizing assault as described in the single “Silent All These Years.” Expect an emotional performance when she steps up to the piano bench to perform the track, along with other hits from her long and varied career. 7:30 p.m., $60-$100, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, (602) 381-0184,

Doing It For the Likes

Jenny Mollen Book Signing
June 23
Chaparral High School has produced its share of alumni who’ve gone on to become famous, but none are as funny or honest as Jenny Mollen. Her books, including the bestseller “Live Fast Die Hot,” are known for their hilarious takes on motherhood and adulting. The actress is pivoting to fiction with “City of Likes,” a satire on social media and relationships. 7-8 p.m. Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, (602) 274-0067,

Reid Rolls
Matthew Murphy

Welcome to Wherever You Are

Come From Away
June 14-19
The United States government ordered nearly 40 planes to land at an airport in a small town located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador during the week after the attacks on September 11, 2001. This award-winning musical, featuring songs and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, shares how the citizens took the passengers in and made them part of the community. Call for times and ticket prices. Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, (480) 965-3434,

He Wears It Well

Rod Stewart
June 24
It might sound funny for a 77-year-old man to ask you if you think he’s sexy. But when that question comes from the “forever young” Rod Stewart, the answer is a resounding yes. The singer is taking a break from his decadelong Vegas residency to prove he’s still got it while performing hits like “Hot Legs” and “You Wear It Well.” 7:30 p.m., $45-$495, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800,

Penny Lancaster

The Glam Life

The LUX Beauty & Wellness Experience
July 9
We could all use some self-care after being stuck at home for the last two years. And if you’re behind on the latest luxury trends, consider this one-day event your crash course. Visitors are pampered by the Valley’s experts in cosmetics, hair, fitness and wellness while attending exhibits, seminars and a fashion show during a fabulous luncheon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $125-$225, The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale,

Circle of Life

The Lion King
July 5-31
If you’ve seen all the iterations of this classic Disney story, then you know that the Broadway musical is the best version. Inspired by Japanese kabuki theatre, the visually stunning costume and scenic design won Tony Awards. Plus, the songs not in the 1994 animated film feature the exotic rhythms of Africa. Both movies will always be available on Disney+, but the musical doesn’t come to the Valley every day. Call for times and ticket prices. Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, (480) 965-3434,

Matthew Murphy
Disney Concerts

Family Sing-Along

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Tour
July 23
Have you started to lose count of how many times you’ve watched “Encanto” with your children? We feel you, but you may want to endure one more screening of the animated hit about a magical but dysfunctional family. Disney Concerts is putting on a Sing-Along Film Concert that features a live band performing the hits “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure.” You and your kids can watch the entire movie and join in on the award-winning songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton.”  Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, (602) 254-7200,

Going Viral

Dude Perfect
July 17
The YouTubers are making the leap from your smartphone screen to the stage with an arena show that includes all the hallmarks that have made the group a viral comedy sensation for over a decade: epic battles, trick shots and most importantly, a blast of fun. 6 p.m. $29-$199. Gila River Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, (623)772-3200,

Courtesy of CMT


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