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June 1
Fore a Good Cause
The Spina Bifida Association of Arizona hosts its 19th annual charity golf tourney. A luncheon, silent auction and awards ceremony are included, along with hole-in-one and beat-the-pro contests. 6:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. $275. Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale,, 602-274-3323.

June 1
The Monkees
Backed by a full band, Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz touch on every era of their 50-year career, including such classics as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Daydream Believer,” “Listen to the Band,” “Me & Magdalena” and “Good Times.” 7:30 p.m. $48-$88. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, 480-782-2680.

June 1-30
Mary Poppins
Magically appearing just when she’s needed most, an English nanny leads the Banks children on zany adventures with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an assortment of astonishing characters. The timeless tale of love and family is filled with over-the-top cheery numbers, including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria,, 623-776-8400.

June 2
Bite Nite
Top chefs from across the Valley serve signature tastes at this culinary bout, which benefits the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association and its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Live entertainment, cocktails, mystery boxes and silent and live auctions add to the fun. 6-10 p.m. $150. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale,, 602-297-3800.

June 3
Gaining popularity in the ’70s with such hits as “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of Know Return” and “Carry on Wayward Son,” the iconic classic rock band has no shortage of hits. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale,, 480-850-7734.

June 3
Prescott Antique Show
Thumb Butte Questers and Yavapai Questers present this show, which features dozens of vendors displaying a variety of vintage and architectural items, primitives, glass, pottery, art, textiles, ephemera and more. Proceeds benefit regional preservation and restoration projects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Dr., Prescott, 928-443-1862.

June 7
Maroon 5
Fans will be singing along to such hits as “Sugar,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Moves Like Jagger,” “Animals,” “Don’t Want to Know” and “Misery” as the pop rock band fronted by lead vocalist Adam Levine celebrates the release of its Red Pill Blues album with a tour by the same name. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

June 9
Flagstaff Blues & Brews
Robert Randolph and the Family Band headlines this sixth annual festival, which is committed to staying true to the blues and introducing people to the influential genre of music. Local and regional microbrews, food trucks and arts and craft vendors complement the lineup of world-class blues artists and bands, which includes Ana Popovic, Curtis Salgado, Big Daddy D and the Dynamites, Austin Young Band, Jeremy Bar-Illan and Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $35-$80. Continental Driving Range, 5200 E. Old Walnut Canyon Rd., Flagstaff,, 928-606-5601.

June 16
Hottest Race on Earth
Coinciding with the hottest day ever recorded in the Phoenix metro area – 122° in 1990 – the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival: Arms, Legs & Kegs challenges top athletes to dash through the desert heat with a 10.22-kilometer race and a shorter 5K event. Organized by producers of the Scottsdale Polo Championships, the event includes arm wrestling and jalapeño-eating contests, as well as top craft beers and cocktails, all in air-conditioned comfort. Shotgun start at 2:47 p.m. $51-$62.60 for racers; $5 festival admission. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-423-1414.

June 19-24
School of Rock
A wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school and turns a class of straight-A students into a Grade-A rock band. The show features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe,, 480-965-3434.

June 23
Kenny Chesney
The country superstar leads his “No Shoes Nation” fans in an evening of good vibrations, turning the ballpark into an island getaway with such spirited songs as “Beer in Mexico,” “Pirate Flag,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Setting the World on Fire,” “The Good Stuff” and “No, Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem.” Gates open at 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.