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The Main Events Around the Valley in June

This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for June 5 through June 18.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Teresa Strasser: “Making It Home: Life Lessons from a Season of Little League” Signing
June 6

You may recognize Teresa Strasser from her numerous television appearances or heartfelt essays in The Arizona Republic and The Los Angeles Times. She’s now written an honest and hilarious memoir (her second) about being a Little League mother and how it helped her navigate through grief and brought her closer to her father. 6 p.m. This is a free event. Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, (602) 274-0067,

June 14

Fans of rambunctious pop-punk have wondered where Tom DeLonge has been since he left Blink-182 around a decade ago. Not only did he return to the San Diego band late last year, but he will also perform some new music with the group when they visit downtown Phoenix this summer. 7:30 p.m., $25-$145, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800,

“Untraditionally American”: Kat Davis and Brianna Noble
June 10-Aug. 19

For decades, the media has portrayed how a typical American lifestyle is supposed to look. However, many families don’t fit or are completely redefining that fictional standard. The artistic duo looks at their own lives to depict what the American dream is to them. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Vision Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,

U-Pick Garden
Through June 30

Sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, collard greens and other fresh in-season vegetables are waiting for you to pick them. W, F-Sa, 7-11 a.m., $2.50 per pound for most items. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, 602-999-3276,

18th Annual “Cowgirl Up!” Art from the Other Half of the West
Through Sept. 3

For nearly two decades, the “Cowgirl Up!” exhibition has been dedicated to shaking up the art world by offering a new perspective on the Wild West. More than 60 female artists from the Southwest (including Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner Dyana Hesson) will be displaying and selling artwork from a variety of mediums. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $12, adults; $10 seniors; free, children 17 and younger. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272,

Reynier Leyva Novo: “The Flowers of My Exile”
Now through July 8

In April 2021, a group of young Cuban artists known as the 27N Movement wrote a manifesto demanding greater freedom of expression in their country. Novo was a prominent participant, and this exhibition chronicles his journey from a Cuban dissident to an artist in exile in the United States using traditional crafts, software and neon. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception, May 6, 4-6 p.m. Lisa Sette Gallery, 210 E. Catalina Drive, Phoenix, (480) 990-7342,

MOVE: The Modern Cut of Geoffrey Beene
Through July 23

For more than 40 years, the New York City-based fashion designer made austere, comfortable and refined women’s clothing. Phoenix Art Museum offers a glimpse into the jumpsuits, jackets and dresses, along with other materials from Beene’s archive, shown to the public for the first time. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1880,


June 20-25

Before RuPaul taught us all how to sashay, John Waters brought drag to the mainstream with the character Edna Turnblad, played by the drag queen Divine, in the 1988 film, “Hairspray.” The tradition continues for the Broadway adaptation of the movie, a musical comedy about a teenager searching for stardom on a Baltimore dance show. Call for times and ticket prices. Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, (480) 965-3434,

Scottsdale 4th of July
July 4

Love fireworks but hate the heat? Good news: You can enjoy one of the state’s largest pyrotechnic displays from the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle along with other great family-friendly activities. There will be a bull-riding rodeo, mutton busting for children, a dog show, old-fashioned cakewalks and fabulous food. The festivities begin at 5 p.m., and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Check the website for ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale,

Hot Summer Nights
July 7

No, it’s not the heat: Your dream ‘90s concert lineup has finally arrived. TLC and Shaggy are joining forces with En Vogue and Sean Kingston for a “Boombastic” evening of classic R&B music. 7 p.m., $25-$125, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, (602) 254-7200,

July 22

For each of the four decades she has performed, Madonna has pushed pop music forward with songs such as “Borderline,” “Vogue,” “Ray of Light” and “I Don’t Search I Find.” To celebrate her phenomenal setlist of hits, the singer is heading out on tour with a show that will undoubtedly push the envelope and make you move. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out but available on the resale market. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800,

Jurassic World Live Tour
July 28-30

Keep telling yourself that the velociraptors aren’t real! The dinosaurs from the hit movie franchise, including a 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex, come to life for a whole new arena-sized adventure that delivers the thrills and chills you’ve come to expect from a “Jurassic World” adventure. Check the website for times. $25-$125, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, (602) 379-7800,

PHOENIX magazine’s 2023 Best Fest
Saturday, August 5

Join us on August 5th for a celebration of the Best of the Valley! From adoptable puppies to escape rooms, tasty foods to delicious beers and cocktails, local products and much much more, you won’t want to miss out on the fun! What exactly is this event? It’s a food and beer festival, mixed with a local crafts market, mixed with a party! There will be scavenger hunts, there will be karaoke, there will be amazing food, wine, beer, and so much more! Buy your early bird tickets now! Prices increase on May 7!

Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival
Saturday, October 21

PHOENIX magazine, in partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild, is proud to present the 2nd Annual AZ Craft Beer Awards, recognizing the best in Arizona brewing! The Festival, held on October 21, 2023, will be the celebration of these awards, bringing the beer community together so we can all enjoy the best Arizona has to offer!


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