“Crimes of the Future”
OPENS JUNE 3
David Cronenberg (1986’s “The Fly”) is back with his first body horror film in over two decades. Repurposing the name of an early Cronenberg featurette, the upcoming “Crimes of the Future” sees the filmmaker reuniting with Viggo Mortensen while also linking up with Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. Distributor Neon describes it as being about a synthetic environment where people’s bodies undergo new transformations and mutations, as well as a mysterious group that aims to “shed light on the next phase of human evolution.” Rated R.
In theaters, neonrated.com
Health and Wellness Expo
Seminars, exhibitors and activities comprise the premier health and wellness expo. Learn from people and businesses about fitness, nutrition, psychology, workplace wellness and more. Founded in 2000, the touring expo is celebrating its 22nd anniversary.
Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale, 602.625.3000, healthandwellnessexpo.com, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free admission
Rock and Roll Car Show
The Rock and Roll Car Show claims to be “the longest continually running Saturday cruise-in on the planet.” This Scottsdale car show has been going strong since 1990 — and it runs every Saturday, rain or shine. Vehicles are displayed in the northeast area of the parking lot, just west of the 101 freeway.
Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9120 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, rockandrollcarshow.com, 3 to 8 p.m., free admission
Arizona Wedding Show
More than 200 of the Valley’s top wedding experts will be on hand for this event, billed as the “most prominent wedding show in the United States.” Not only that, but June is Pride Month, so the show has partnered with LGBT Weddings to ensure a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment. Occupying the convention center’s south building, exhibitors will range from venues to florists, bakers, gown makers and more, encompassing all steps of the wedding preparation process — and there will even be fashion shows.
Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. Third Street, Phoenix, 480.236.7987, arizonaweddingshowjune.com, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $10-$25, or free for children 12 and younger
“Always… Patsy Cline”
JUNE 8 TO AUGUST 7
This production looks back at legendary singer Patsy Cline’s music and her life on the road through an unlikely friendship with Houston fan Louise Seger, whom she met in a Texas honkytonk. The two remained pen pals until Cline died in a plane crash. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, June 30.
Phoenix Theatre Company, 1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.2151, phoenixtheatre.com, various dates and times, see website for tickets
Temps are rising, and Gilbert is fighting back with this hydrocentric family fest. Kids are encouraged to wear swim shoes, bathing suits or other clothing that can get wet as they play on the water obstacles. But also, there will be food trucks, music and more to round out the whole deal. The event is divided into three sessions.
Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Avenue, Gilbert, 480.503.6000, gilbertaz.gov, 3:30 to 9 p.m., $10
The show is sold out, but if you can manage to snag tickets, this isn’t one to miss. As K-pop continues to take the United States, and the world, by storm, one of South Korea’s biggest hitmakers is paying a visit to the Valley. See the group in action on the Arizona Federal Theatre stage as part of its No Limit tour.
Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2800, arizonafederaltheatre.com, 7:30 p.m., sold out
“Stranger Things” Trivia
As Netflix gears up to bring the beloved ’80s-inspired series to a conclusion (the first part of the season dropped in May, with the final episodes slated to hit the streaming service July 1), test your knowledge and potentially win concert tickets and other surprises. Teams of up to six people can sign up at 6 p.m., with trivia kicking off at 7 p.m.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, valleybarphx.com, 7 p.m., free admission
“Children of Eden”
JUNE 10 TO JUNE 26
Based on the first nine and a half chapters of the Book of Genesis, “Children of Eden” is a biblical musical exploring parental-child generational conflicts involving figures like God, Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel and Noah. Originally by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, the show as presented by Theater Works will be directed by Chris Hamby with music direction from Jennifer Adams. Theater Works describes it as “joyous and inspirational,” but also “bittersweet but inspiring.”
Theater Works’ Gyder Theater, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria, 623.815.7930, theaterworks.org, various dates and times, $41-$48
Flagstaff Blues & Brews
JUNE 10 AND JUNE 11
Now in its eighth year, this annual festival is back with another large lineup of blues acts and brews, plus other features to fill up two days. Performers will include Anders Osborne, Cedric Burnside, Mr. Sipp and Dana Fuchs, among others. On the brews front, there will be local and regional microbrews as well as national beer brands — not to mention wine and hard cider. Rounding it all out are food options, arts and crafts vendors, a kids area and more activities.
Continental Country Club Driving Range, 5000 E. Old Walnut Canyon Road, Flagstaff, 928.606.7600, flagstaffblues.com, 2 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, $45-$225, or free for children in certain age groups
“High School Musical on Stage!”
JUNE 10 TO JUNE 26
Troy and Gabriella are back, along with the rest of East High. Valley Youth Theatre is presenting this adaptation of the Disney Channel musical, which originally starred Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. In it, basketball captain and jock Troy and the brainy Gabriella break down social barriers and cliques by auditioning for a high school musical.
Herberger Theater Center,
222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 602.252.8497, herbergertheater.org, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $16.50-$35.50
JUNE 10 TO JUNE 26
“Old MacDonald” has been “redesigned for a delightful experience,” according to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. And that experience will feature silly animal antics, and not only sing-along fun but the ability to play along (check the website for an activity guide on how to make puppets).
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham Street, Phoenix, 602.262.2050, azpuppets.org, 10 a.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $6-$12, or free for infants
Phoenix Rising vs. El Paso Locomotive
As the weather continues to warm and the soccer season continues, the El Paso Locomotive will pay a visit to our very own Phoenix Rising for this game. A full schedule for the month is available online.
Phoenix Rising Stadium at Wild Horse Pass, 19593 S. 48th Street, Chandler, 623.594.9606, phxrisingfc.com, 7:30 p.m., see website for tickets
Readers Envy Phoenix Book Bash
Books, books and more books! Come down to the Sheraton for this book bash that’s sure to make fellow readers envious. Attendees can browse and buy books, as well as meet authors and get copies signed.
General admission is free, but those willing to spare $5 for VIP tickets will be admitted at 9 a.m. and receive a swag bag.
Sheraton Phoenix Crescent, 2620 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, https://bit.ly/3wtTOpc, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free general admission, $5 VIP
Scottsdale Margarita Fest
The weather’s warm, and the margaritas are flowing. Want to try a variety? At Wasted Grain, the Scottsdale Margarita Fest is giving ticket buyers access to a dozen.
Wasted Grain, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, scottsdalemargaritafest.weebly.com, 2 to 6 p.m., $25-$35
Nick Kroll is a “Middle-Aged Boy.” See the well-known funnyman flex his comedic muscle on his tour of the same name. A sort of Renaissance man, Kroll is also an actor, writer, producer and all-around creator who is known for roles in both film and television. You may recall him from a recurring role on “Parks & Recreation,” or you may be a fan of his hit animated series “Big Mouth.” He’s even been on Broadway with John Mulaney. His resume is extensive, but this time his stage comedy is the focus. This show was rescheduled from its initial planned date of January 15; original tickets will be honored.
Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602.262.6225, etix.com, 7 p.m., $27-$47
AFASA Tricenary Celebration Reggae Festival
As part of its continuing vision “to be the voice of Africa in Arizona,” the African Association of Arizona is putting on this celebration of the reggae genre. In addition to performances from the Wailing Souls, Dee Dread and the Zion Knights, and Walt Richardson and Friends, as well as DJ Jahmar, the festival will feature an African drum ensemble, African storyteller, craft vendors, a bounce house and food vendors.
Phoenix Events & Entertainment Complex, 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix, 623.218.4688, afasa.org, noon to 8 p.m., $25-$30, or free for children 8 and younger
Arizona Toy Con
Arizona Toy Con is for collectors of all ages. Encompassing a multitude of eras, from classic action figures and dolls to all sorts to currently relevant brands and franchises, not to mention collectible categories such as lunch boxes, trains, video games, comics and even cards, this convention has it all. All throughout the civic center, peruse the vendors to beef up your collection or even just explore all the toys and pop culture items out there. VIP tickets provide entry an hour early.
Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale, aztoyshows.com, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $10-$20, or free for children 10 and younger
Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo
New parent? Pregnant? This Phoenix-area expo from Babypalooza covers all-things baby and maternity, such as prenatal and postnatal workshops on sleep, breastfeeding, swaddling and more. Health experts and brand experts will be available to educate attendees on their needs and/or show off all the latest products. General admission is free, but prize passes allow entry into drawings as well as special offers.
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, 205.440.2229, babypalooza.com, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free admission with RSVP
Cinematery: “Nightbreed” Benefit Screening
The neighborhood cinema grill is continuing its Cinematery horror series with a showing of the 1990 Clive Barker cult classic “Nightbreed.” The screening also doubles as the third annual benefit for the local nonprofit Mulligan’s Manor, which helps with housing for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. Through a cash-only raffle ($5 per ticket, or five for $20), attendees can win horror-themed prizes like Blu-Rays and DVDs, vinyl records, Majestic movie passes, artwork, autographs, collectibles, enamel pins and more. Rated R.
Majestic Tempe 7, 1140 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, majesticphx.com, 8 p.m., $10.82
Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration
With Juneteenth in its second year as a federal holiday and first as a state holiday, the Arizona Informant Foundation’s annual celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States is back. The goal of the event, which kicked off in 2005, is to preserve “the historic contributions of African Americans by promoting and cultivating knowledge and appreciation of Black history and culture,” according to its website. A family-friendly event, it will feature live entertainment, educational workshops, a youth essay contest, children’s activities, ethnic arts and crafts, vendors, soul food and free health screenings.
Eastlake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, phxjuneteenth.com, 5 to 10 p.m., free admission
Martin Scorsese Trivia
From early career classics like “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” to gangster genre benchmarks like “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” religious dramas like “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and, more recently, the crime-comedy epic “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese is one of the most acclaimed, varied and important directors still working today. His next film is slated for release later this year, but in the meantime, cinephiles can show their knowledge of his filmography and maybe win some concert tickets and other surprises in the process. Teams of up to six people can sign up at 6 p.m., with trivia kicking off at 7 p.m.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, valleybarphx.com, 7 p.m., free admission
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”
OPENS JUNE 24
Based on the trilogy of YouTube stop-motion shorts released between 2010 and 2014, “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” stars the voice of “Saturday Night Live” alum Jenny Slate as Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell in search of his long-lost family after a mysterious tragedy. Isabella Rossellini voices Marcel’s grandmother, Connie, while writer-director Dean Fleischer-Camp stars as the documentary filmmaker who helps them on their journey. Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann and Lesley Stahl are also among the cast. Rated PG.
In theaters, a24films.com
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, Halsey’s 2021 album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” was a change of pace for the singer. Now, on the heels of that project and its hourlong film counterpart, Halsey is bringing the Love and Power Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion with support from the Marías and Abby Roberts.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com, 7 p.m., $29.50-$430
The Gilbert location of country singer Dierks Bentley’s popular Whiskey Row modern country bar and restaurant is hosting this special event with live DJs, food and, of course, mimosas. General admission tickets include one free mimosa and admission at noon, whereas VIP tickets include three mimosas, a T-shirt, and early admission at 11 a.m. This event is for ages 21 and older.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, 323 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480.476.8595, outhousetickets.com, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $14.99-$39.99