Chiara Bautista

Real Tucsonans - the ones who don't even blink when they slide onto a leather car seat that's been roasting in the sun for eight hours - stick out the summer.

And for this, we are rewarded. Mightily. Hanging around through June and July and August means we score all kinds of deals, from dining out to recreational fun to just the basic perk of less traffic on the roads.

To guide you to the goodness, our expanded calendar lists what's happening through Sept. 1.

For die-hard desert dwellers, 100 doesn't stand for a miserable temperature - it's more like 100 days of awesomeness.