We live in Tucson. We know it's hot. But we are lovin' us some summer anyway. These longer days mean more time to play, and we are totally ready to dive into everything summer has to offer— all 100 days of it. Catch a concert under the stars or take a run with the fam on Father's Day. Go corn-picking for a yummy snack or spend several hours hibernating in the good, ol' reliable movie theater air conditioning. Gardening, movies in the park, nature day trips, food trucks, arts and crafts, toe-tapping musical gigs. Seriously. This is perfection.

Look though the slideshow to see what's happening in Tucson for the next 100 days.

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Greg Brown, who mixes folk with country, plays the Rialto. The Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast starts at the Omni Tucson National Resort, 2…

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Hard-rockers Queensrÿche and Warrant play a show at Breakers Water Park, 8555 W. Tangerine Road in Marana. Tickets start at $32. Go to breake…

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Bluesman Roy Book Binder at Club Congress. Gipsy Kings at the Fox. Battle of the Badges at Casino del Sol’s AVA. Summer concert series begins…

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Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Music Under the Stars presents its Memorial Day concert at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Tucson’s Academy…

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Colossal Cave 5K race starts at 6:30 a.m. Register at taggrun.com Tucson Color Vibe 5K run will be held at the Kino Sports Complex. Details a…

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Grammy winners Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle share the stage at the Rialto. See Page 29.

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A cool escape for the kids: Art Sprouts at the University of Arizona Museum of Art is an exploration of the museum’s works, story time, music…

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Ahhhh — City of Tucson seasonal swimming pools open. Details at pdsd.tucsonaz.gov/parks/aquatics Yoga in the Gardens at the Tucson Botanical …

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The Happy Hour for Hope fundraiser supports Hope Animal Shelter at 5 p.m. at Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St. Admission …

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Moody Blues’ guitarist Justin Hayward at the Fox.

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Jack Neubeck and Crystal Stark perform show tunes and standards with the Tucson Pops Orchestra at DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.

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Just a few days left to catch “Under the Violet Sky,” featuring works by Lynn Taber, Gail Marcus-Orlen and William Lesch at Etherton Gallery,…

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Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills at the Fox.

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Pop band Neon Trees

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Before the monsoon arrives and clouds the evening skies, check out the SkyNights StarGazing Program at Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 E. Ski Ru…

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“Palo Alto,” Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, based on the short story collection by James Franco, opens at the Loft. It’s also First Friday …

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The once-a-year Weird Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. More at tucsonbotanical.org or 326…

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Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2014 stops at the Rialto. Pop band Painted Palms at Club Congress. Sunset celebration at Gallery Row on th…

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Learn about the animals that wander the Sonoran Desert by studying their skulls at Flowing Wells Library. More at 594-5225. The B-Side Player…

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Rock ‘n’ roll by the Mowgli’s at Club Congress. Rock band America checks in at the Fox.

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Ready to tackle the tango? Get lessons at Maker House, 283 N. Stove Ave. Details at makerhouse.org

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at the Tucson Convention Center Arena through June 14.

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Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang at the Rialto.

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Brew at the Zoo: Ales for Apes features local brewers raising money to help Reid Park Zoo renovate its gibbons habitat. More at reidparkzoo.o…

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Dizzy Wright at Club Congress.

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Join Bloom Watch and Experience Bloom Night — when Tohono Chul opens its doors for people to experience the mystery of the Queen of the Night…

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Country super group Lady Antebellum comes to Casino del Sol’s AVA. tickets.solcasinos.com

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Build recycled robots with the kids at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Try a different craft every week during Whimsical Wednesdays f…

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A beer dinner at Acacia Real Food & Cocktails includes four courses paired with beers from Dragoon Brewing Co. Acacia is at 3001 E. Skyli…

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Los Tucanes de Tijuana at AVA

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Magic is in store when the Carnival of Wonders stops at Desert Diamond. Summer officially begins. Phil Wickham at the Fox.

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Test yourself: The annual Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon starts at 5:45 a.m. There’s one for kids as well as adults. More at tritucson.com

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The Arizona Humanities Council sponsors a talk, “Father Kino: Journey to Discovery,” at the Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

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Join in — or just listen — at the Fiddle and Country Music Jam at the Southwest Community Center, 5950 S. Cardinal Ave. Call 954-1383. A Tucs…

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Malaysian pop/rocker Yuna, with Moonrise Nation, at the Rialto.

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The Cinema La Placita outdoor film series turned 15 this summer. Films screen Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at La Placita Village, downtown on the s…

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Sergio Mendoza y la

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Native American Cultural Night at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Smokey Robinson at AVA. “The Muppet Movie” sing-a-long at The Loft. Class…

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A fashion workshop on the long and short of wearing shorts at Buffalo Exchange, 6212 E. Speedway. Register by calling 615-6020.

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Take a walk — with lots of other Tucsonans — as part of Meet Me at Maynards, which starts at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. The family-f…

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Ted DeGrazia’s abstracts are on view at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road, through July 30. degrazia.org

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Check out the Food Truck Rally for lunch or dinner, eat tasty food and help raise money for Arms of Angels animal rescue. The northwest corne…

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“Where I’m going’s where I’m at,” says Kid Rock, who is coming to AVA. Take a walk in the park at Tohono Chul. The guided tour is packed with…

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Pack a picnic, head downtown, and pick a prime spot to watch the “A” Mountain fireworks. Catch the Let Freedom Sing Concert at UA’s Centennia…

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Comedian Jeff Dunham brings his “Disorderly Conduct” tour to AVA. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson and the Evans family perform in the Oro Valle…

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Heirloom Farmers Market at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., has become a must-go weekend tradition for scores of Tucsonans.

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Cool off and explore Colossal Cave with the Ladder Tour. Learn the cave’s history and geology as you walk down and back up more than six stor…

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Guitar Gods 2014 rocks the Rialto with Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli John Roth, Gary Hoey and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumbleoot. Tucson Tuesday Laugh…

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Invisible Theatre relaunches its Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret series at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. First up: Katherin…

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It’s the Dog Days of Summer at Tucson Botanical Gardens — leashed dogs can wander the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday from June 1 through …

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It’s Amazing Africa night at the Reid Park Zoo Summer Safari Friday Nights.

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Sweet Corn Extravaganza at Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 Williams Road in Willcox, through July 13. appleannies.com/weekend-events or

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The Children’s Museum Tucson’s S.T.E.A.M. Sundays is designed for fun as well as education about science, technology, engineering, art and ma…

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Geek out at Maker House. The anime club meets every Monday night and everyone is welcome. Maker House, a collaborative artisan, education, te…

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The Turtles and friends stop at the Fox for the Happy Together Tour, which celebrates the music of the ‘60s. This year’s tour includes: Mark …

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Go green. A master gardener leads a tour through the gardens at Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161.

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Get your toes tappin’ at the Desert Bluegrass Association’s jam session at Trail Dust Town courtyard, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, 760-0745.

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It’s a “Wicked Game” — Chris Isaak brings his soulful, sultry rock to Desert Diamond.

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The Loft Kids Film Fest, through July 27, has become a summer tradition for families, with children’s films, games and preshow activities. Pe…

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The Invisible Theatre’s Sizzling Summer Sounds Cabaret closes out with Ann Hampton Callaway Cabaret at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andr…

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Get out of the heat and see cool art. “Master Works on Paper” is at the University of Arizona Museum of Art through Aug. 25. artmuseum.arizona.edu

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Mind your fingers: “Bite!” At Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, gives an up-close look at predator plants. tucsonbotanical.org

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Sample sweet treats at Tazzina di Gelato, 5420 E. Broadway. The shop recently participated in the Gelato World Tour in Austin, Texas. Boston …

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An exhibit of works by photographer Edward S. Curtis, who captured some of the most iconic images of the American West, continues through Jul…

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Cause to celebrate! Tucson’s SunLink (modern street car) starts making its rounds from the University of Arizona area through downtown. The m…

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The 5th annual garlic harvest at Triangle T Guest Ranch in Dragoon features music, dozens of vendors and artisans, garlic cooking contest, ho…

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Head to Sierra Vista for German cuisine. The city has four restaurants that specialize in German dishes, including the German Cafe, 1805 Pase…

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Give yourself a break from the kitchen — and take a mini vacation at the same time. Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue is one of the Tucson Originals …

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Dad’s Farmers Market is open seven days a week at 13300 N. Postvale Road, Marana.

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King Buzzo — aka Roger “Buzz” Osborne and one of the founding members of The Melvins — at Club Congress.

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Thursdays through Sept. 5, the Tucson Botanical Gardens stay open until 8 p.m. for guests to enjoy the gardens after sundown. Café Botanica s…

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“Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” at the Cox Communications Movies in the Park at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center i…

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Rockers 311 with Katastro at the Rialto.

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Bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Los Lonely Boys at the Rialto.

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Talk about the Sonoran Desert’s venomous and poisonous critters at the Flowing Wells Branch Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road, 584-5225.

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Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert at the Rialto.

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Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket at AVA.

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The country rockers Eli Young Band at the Rialto.

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66th Annual Vigilante Days in Tombstone, running to Aug. 10. Street entertainment, 10K run, chili cook-off, 1880s fashion show and saloon gir…

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Singer/songwriter Prince Royce at AVA. Healthy You Network hosts a recipe exchange to explore and learn new whole food, plant-based recipes t…

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Get ready for the 2014 Perseid meteor shower, expected to peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13. The moon will be bright, but try your luck to cat…

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Yes at the Rialto. LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora, 410 N. Toole Ave., starts a two-week series of classes on floristry for beginners. Lafl…

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Iron & Wine at the Rialto Theatre.

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The Tucson Audubon Society’s third Tucson Bird & Wildlife Fest gives bird lovers a reason to chirp. Continues through Aug. 17 at the Ariz…

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Borderland, which plays rock from both sides of the border, at Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile, 207-2429, montereycourtaz.com

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“Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller is at the DeMeester for this week’s Movies in the Park The Hope Revolution Tour comes to the Rialt…

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The Fourth annual Salsa & Tequila Challenge will heat up La Encantada with more than 50 restaurants, live flamenco/ballet folklorico and …

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Only a couple of weeks left to catch “Ghostblasters” at The Gaslight Theatre. The show started June 12 and runs through Aug. 31. The show pic…

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Classes start at the University of Arizona in exactly one week. Head on down to Main Gate Square’s many shops and restaurants, and soak in so…

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Sit and knit: Beat the heat by bringing your knitting to the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Share projects and problems with other knitters. libra…

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Happy 239th birthday Tucson!

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Break up that hot drive home by stopping by the Santa Cruz River farmers market at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, every Th…

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“The Farewell Tour” of Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate at the Rialto.

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Farmer John’s Birthday Party & Willcox March for Zane/Orchard Dash 5K at Apple Annie’s Orchard and Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. …

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Last day to catch the Hilton Indoor Summer Fine Art Fest, with more than 50 regional artisans. At the Hilton, 10000 N. Oracle Road. 797-3959.

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Lila Downs plays the Rialto. Future Islands at 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

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Escape into the pines for a day. Take a hike on the loop formed by the Aspen and Marshall Gulch trails in the Catalina Mountains. Enjoy the c…

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More than 25 species of birds reside in Tohono Chul Park. Learn about many of them in a guided tour.

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Bike need a tune up? Take it to Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage, a nonprofit community cooperative at 44 W. Sixth St. You can use the…

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HoCo Fest at Hotel Congress. Music! Dancing! Fun! Among the bands playing: Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta. Keep tabs on hotelcongress.com for up…

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Go Wildcats! University of Arizona football hosts UNLV in the home opener. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum celebrates its 62nd birthday with…

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Frampton’s Guitar Circus with Buddy Guy, B.B. King and special guest Robert Randolph live at the AVA. Brewery Gulch Daze in historic Bisbee i…