Experience the Mediterranean
Experience the Mediterranean

By Tuesday Mahrle

 

Happy June! The first weekend flew by and we hit our first triple-digits of the year. This week, we keep you mostly inside with several concerts and comedy shows. If you want some fun in the sun, we suggest checking out CityScapes Urban H2Oasis. If you’re saving money and still want to travel, check out Experience the Mediterranean at the Musical Instrument Museum. They will take you away to North Africa, Greece, Spain and Italy through music, food and live performances.

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Christopher Titus

June 7-June 10

It’s Amerigeddon when Christopher Titus brings his newest stand-up show to Tempe for four nights. Known for his seven comedy albums and six Comedy Central specials, Titus calls his act “hard funny.” Leaving no stone unturned from family to his personal life, be prepared for the ab workout of a lifetime when this guy takes the stage.

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Maroon 5

Thursday, June 7

Maroon 5, with lead vocalist Adam Levine, have been playing together since the early ’90s.

In January 2017, Levine announced that the band was working on their sixth studio album. They are currently on their Red Pill Blues Tour with special guest Julia Michaels.

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School of Rock: The Musical, The Next Generation

June 8-June 10

Detour Company Theatre is a celebration of theater by actors with a vast array of disabilities.

This irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress?

*free event

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Experience the Mediterranean

June 9-June 10

Live la dolce vita for a weekend at MIM and enjoy the sounds and cultures of the Mediterranean region! Enjoy hands-on activities, get up close and personal with some instruments from this region and give your ears a taste of the Mediterranean through live performances.

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CityScape’s Urban H2Oasis

Saturday, June 9

Central Avenue and Patriot’s Park will be transformed into a water park! There will be shade, a splash pad and slides for all ages! Bring the kids to cool off, chill out and learn all about water safety from the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA.

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Blush International Rosé Festival

Saturday, June 9

Arizona’s inaugural international rosé soiree is sure to be the most talked about event of the season with unlimited tastings from over 75 rosé varieties.

Choose from three different drinking and dining affairs throughout the day. Nighttime attendees will also enjoy Dueling Piano performances by Bridge Sound Entertainment and electric violinist trio, Urban Electra.

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Phoenix Theatre After Hours

Saturday, June 9

Join the Phoenix Theatre Ambassador Board on Saturday, June 9th for the third annual “After Hours” afterparty! This year’s After Hours event is held in conjunction with Phoenix Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors, and offers a pre-show cocktail hour, the performance and an afterparty featuring food from local Phoenix eateries, cocktails, live music, raffles and more.

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World Fighting Federation Presents Wild Horse Pass Fight Live Mixed Martial Arts

Saturday, June 9

Enjoy a night of amateurs and professionals as they square off against each other in the ring.

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Eddie B

Saturday, June 9

Eddie B is comedy on steroids! The Houston native exploded on the scene in the last decade breaking the rules and intent on changing the game. While others waited in the wings for a shot at becoming a top stand-up comic, Eddie created his own opportunity with a solo two hour comedy performance.

Today, the self made artist is the most irreverent member of the breakthrough group “5 Degrees of Comedy” and fans love their funny bad boy. Eddie’s comedy is hilarious, smart, passionate and brutally honest.

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The Place To Be + Open Mic

Saturday, June 9

Your favorite late-night Mill Avenue pizza spot hosts a party of its own on Saturdays with a concert and open mic night. Weekly performers include DaviPhresh, CityLife, Dyligent and KingDom, as well as a fresh local crowd of singer-songwriters, storytellers and poets. Grab a slice, grab a drink and grab some culture.

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