May 21-22, Kristin Chenoweth

A LOOK AHEAD

Group Free

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

June 10

The Grammy Award-winning artists became icons of the ’80s with signature hits such as “Heartbreaker,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” They continue to rock audiences around the world on their We Live for Love tour. 8 p.m. $52-$112. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 800-WIN-GILA.

June 2

Brad Paisley 

The chart-topping country star is known for hits such as “Country Nation,” “Whiskey Lullaby,” “Mud on the Tires,” “Ticks,” “Letter to Me” and “I’m Still a Guy.” Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae are special guests. 7:30 p.m. $30.25-$60. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. 

June 10

3 Doors Down

Known for their international smash hit “Kryptonite,” the Mississippi natives entertain poolside with a collection of memorable singles, including “Away from the Sun,” “Here Without You” and “It’s Not My Time.” 8 p.m. $45-$100. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.

June 11

Bite Nite

More than a dozen local restaurants serve signature appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages at this culinary bout, which benefits the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association and its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Silent and live auctions add to the fun. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $150. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, bitenite.org, 866-350-2572.

June 14-19

Newsies

Inspired by the real-life newsboys’ strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly rallies his band of underdogs to fight for what’s right. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.