Diamondbacks Star Wars Night
Arizona’s resident baseball team celebrates in Star Wars style as fans trade baseball gloves for lightsabers and come decked out in their galactic best. May the force be with the Diamondbacks as they take on the Miami Marlins in the second of three home games. Get your Death Star there early for a special Paul Solo bobblehead, given to the first 20,000 fans to enter.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, 7:10 p.m., $19-$210.
The Diary of Anne Frank
JUNE 2 AND JUNE 3
Based on the powerful real-life diary of Anne Frank, this play brings audiences one step closer to the claustrophobic reality Anne and her family faced hiding in a concealed attic from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Incorporating Anne’s writings and the stories of survivors, the emotional play centers on one of the 15-year-old’s wisest sentiments: faith in the good of people is what keeps the world in balance.
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, 602.252.8497, herbergertheater.org, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, $25-$75.
There’s something so undeniably infectious about this folk-rock singer-songwriter. With seven albums under his belt, LaMontagne is a seasoned pro and his live shows prove that as he moves from piano to guitar to harmonica on hits like “You Are the Best Thing” and “Let It Be Me.” Special guest Neko Case, of The New Pornographers fame, will open the show.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, 602.379.2800, comericatheatre.com, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$192.50.
Chicago Sky v. Phoenix Mercury
It’s always a good time when the fierce women of Phoenix Mercury are in town. Their game against Chicago Sky will be no exception, especially after Phoenix beat Chicago 86-78 when the two teams last squared off. Snag your tickets and cheer them on as they go for another victory for Arizona basketball.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, 602.379.2000, mercury.wnba.com, 7 p.m., $9-$229.
Har Mar Superstar Sings Sam Cooke
What started as a one-man show in 1999 has grown into a full band musical revue for Sean Tillmann, an R&B and soul performer from Minnesota. In his live show, he channels the spirit of his favorite singer, Sam Cooke, with a set of the legendary pop master’s love songs, as well as a set of Har Mar Superstars’ music in the same vein.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Avenue, 602.716.2222, crescentphx.com, 8 p.m., $15-$18.
JUNE 15 TO JULY 1
It’s impossible to not crack a smile during this Tony Award-winning musical about little orphan Annie, who spreads charm and cheer in 1930s New York City. Featuring a lovable mutt, the villainous Miss Hannigan, dazzling dances and Daddy Warbucks, you won’t want to miss this feel-good family story that’ll have you belting out, “Tomorrow” for days to come.
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street, 602.252.8497, herbergertheater.org, times vary, $20.50-$39.50.
JUNE 22 TO JUNE 23
What hasn’t comedian Mo’Nique done? From HBO and BET comedy specials to winning an Oscar for her role in Precious, this powerhouse has proved she’s a force to be reckoned with in entertainment. Expect Mo’Nique to touch on motherhood, society and her past with plenty of “real talk” during her sets at Stand Up Live.
Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, 480.719.6100, phoenix.standuplive.com, times vary, $40.
You might recognize the classic country folk stylings of Gillian Welch from the soundtrack for 2002’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? Welch and her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings, have been performing together for nearly 30 years. They bring their intimate folk sensibility to the Orpheum.
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams Street, 877.840.0457, phoenixconventioncenter.com/orpheum-theatre, 8 p.m., $32.50-$42.50.
When Kenny Chesney comes to town, it’s an all-day affair. The country rock star behind beach-vibe tracks like “Summertime,” “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” and “Never Wanted Nothing More” puts on one of the best stadium shows in music. Chesney will bring along the who’s of who of rising country with acts like Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay warming up the crowd.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, 602.514.8400, kennychesney.com, 5 p.m., $18-$400.
Teachers, leave those tribute bands alone! Brit Floyd, one of the most ambitious Pink Floyd tribute acts in the world, returns to the stage to celebrate 40 years of one of Pink Floyd’s most influential albums, The Wall. With careful attention to detail, stunning lights and theatrics, there’s a reason why critics have described Brit Floyd’s shows as the closest fans can get to the real thing.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, 602.379.2800, comericatheatre.com, 8 p.m. $35-$155.