Summer makes its official start next month, but the heat starts today when Juanes, the world's leading all-Spanish-language music artist, takes the stage at the AVA and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club revs things up at the Rialto Theatre. The following expanded calendar lists all sorts of music, movies and other fun stuff on the horizon to help you make the most of the sweltering days ahead.
Find recurring concerts on Page 51.
• "Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom" at The Gaslight Theatre has its final performances through Sunday.
• World Music Night at the Rialto with K-Bass and Farfina Musiki with Planet Jam, Robert Linden and Djian Tia.
• Insane Clown Posse with Moonshine Bandits and Kung Fu Vampire at Rialto.
• Intocable at the Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall.
• The Wolfgang with Creating the Scene at The Rock.
• Summer Saturday Evenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum begin. 2021 N. Kinney Road, 883-2702. Explore the exhibits under the cool night sky.
• Arizona Symphonic Winds at Udall Park. Also on June 8.
• Tucson Pops Orchestra performs at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center.
• The Kingfisher String Quartet performs Beethoven at Grace St. Paul's Church, courtesy of The St. Andrew's Bach Society.
• "Curious Camera Event," photos made with pinhole, vintage, instant and cell phone cameras. ArtsEye Gallery, 3550 E. Grant Road, through July 31.
Tuesday June 4
• "Textural Connections," an art exhibit that plays with texture and form, at the Pioneer Building lobby and Suite 109, 100 N. Stone Ave., through July 13.
• Who'da Thunk It - whales have a desert connection. "Whales in the Desert" is the topic of discussion at Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road.
• Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Rialto.
Next Thursday, June 6
• Psychedelic Furs with My Jerusalem at the Rialto.
• Odyssey Storytelling presents six people who share stories around the theme "Lost in Translation." Fluxx Studio and Gallery, 414 E. Ninth St.
• "The Incredible Spider-Guy" opens at The Gaslight. Continues through Aug. 25.
Friday, June 7
• The Garlic, Onion & Music Festival at Agua Linda Farm, 2643 E. Frontage Road in Amado, opens today and continues through Sunday.
• Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson bring their Shock Therapy tour to AVA.
• First Friday Shorts at the Loft Cinema.
• Weird Plant Sale at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
• The Pima County Home & Garden Show at Tucson Convention Center, to June 9.
Saturday, June 8
• David Grisman Bluegrass Experience at the Fox.
• The Children's Museum Tucson has a $2 admission for "2nd Saturdays," 200 S. Sixth Ave., 792-9985.
• Lariats at The Rock.
• Splash! an evening of fashion, music, food and cocktails, at La Encantada.
Sunday, June 9
• Talent Quest Karaoke Singing Contest is open to anyone who is 21 by Sept. 15, 2013. Winners go on to a competition in Laughlin, Nev. The extended Tucson competition happens Sundays through July 14. It's at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1530 N. Stone Ave.
• Tucson Pops closes its season with its traditional performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture. Reid Park.
Monday, June 10
• Bad Veins at Club Congress.
• Learn how to dance the salsa. There are drop-in classes at Fluxx Studios, 416 E. Ninth St.
• Kids 12 and up can learn magic tricks to wow their pals with. The magic workshop is at Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, 594-5580.
Tuesday, June 11
• Geto Boys at the Rialto.
• Strut your spelling smarts at the Adult Spelling Bee at Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave., 622-4300.
Wednesday, June 12
• Summer of Strange Tour with Krizz Kaliko at the Rialto.
• The Presidio Boys sing "A Salute to Country Gospel" at the DesertView Performing Arts Center.
• "An Evening with Edmund White" at the Loft.
Thursday, June 13
• "The Alturists" opens at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. Presented by Winding Road Theater Ensemble. Continues through June 30. 401-3626.
• Monsoon Awareness Safety Fair at Park Place Mall.
Friday, June 14
• Park Place Guitar Festival, to June 15.
• Bisbee Pride Weekend, to June 16.
• Metal Fest at the Rialto.
• Farewell My Love at The Rock.
• RAW Artists present Kaleidoscope at Hotel Congress.
• Lizards - their critical role in our desert ecology and other cool details - are the topic of conversation at the Saguaro National Park Red Hill Visitor Center.
Saturday, June 15
• Brew at the Zoo at the Reid Park Zoo.
• Puro Conjuncto Father's Day Concert at AVA.
• Dash for Dad - A Father's Day 5K Family Run/Walk along the Rillito River Path.
• Girl in a Coma at Club Congress.
• "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Loft.
• The Fox Tucson starts its summer movie series with "Field of Dreams."
Sunday, June 16
• Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at AVA.
• "Father's Day at the Zoo" means free admission to an adult with a paid child. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way.
Monday, June 17
• Jon Westfall and Backbeat Productions present "Route 66," a tribute to Chess Records, at the Gaslight.
• Scrabble fans can test their skills at the Oro Valley Public Library Scrabble Club, which meets on Mondays. 1305 W. Naranja Drive.
Tuesday, June 18
• Martina McBride is back on the road, and the country singer brings it to AVA.
• Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Club Congress.
• "Forks Over Knives," presented by Consuming for Change, Lovin' Spoonfuls, and Healthy You Network at the Loft.
Wednesday, June 19
• SkyNights at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Road, give you a peek at the night skies through a powerful telescope. The best time to go is now before the monsoon arrives. skycenter.arizona.edu
Thursday, June 20
• Summer officially begins at 10:04 p.m. with the summer solstice.
• Folkie Iris Dement performs at the Rialto.
• Live Theatre Workshop opens "Lobby Hero," a mix of drama and comedy. Continues through July 27.
• Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Tucson Arena, to June 23.
Friday, June 21
• Those Beatles Guys, a Beatles tribute band, rocks out at Nimbus Brewery & Taproom, 3850 E. 44th St.
• Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers, includes parade and car show, Tombstone, to June 23.
Saturday, June 22
• Night Wings at Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road.
Sunday, June 23
• Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual Tour" stops at the Fox.
• "Miss Nelson is Missing!" at All Together Theatre. The children's show is Sundays at Live Theatre Workshop through July 14.
• The Almost at The Rock.
Monday, June 24
• "Puma: Predator, Prey and Peril" is packed with information about the endangered and elusive big cat. Saguaro National Park West.
• El Dia de San Juan Festival, a Tucson summer tradition, marks the day the monsoon rains start to build. Staged on the corner of Congress Street and Avenida del Convento at the Mercado San Agustin.
• The Presidio Boys deliver a Salute to Country Gospel at the Gaslight.
Tuesday, June 25
• Baths at Club Congress.
Wednesday, June 26
• Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice at AVA.
• Strap on the walking shoes for the Tennis Shoe Tour, a behind-the-scenes look at Tucson International Airport.
Thursday, June 27
• Bob Log III at Club Congress
Friday, June 28
• Reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates tour at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum takes you behind the scenes for an intimate look at the species.
Saturday, June 29
• Mikal Cronin at Club Congress.
Sunday, June 30
• The Reactions at The Rock.