Desert Companion

Your arts + entertainment calendar for June

June 8

Checko Salgado

Winchester Cultural Center Gallery

Hardwired to seek patterns, our brains often “see” human features in other objects. It’s called pareidolia. Photographer Salgado will give shots of suggestive rock formations from the Basin & Range National Monument to local artists. They’ll overlay the pictures with art they’ve pareidolia’d from those stones. A face-saving exhibit will result. Opening reception June 16.

Through July 13, 702-455-7340



Guy ClarkJune 20

Gary Clark Jr.

Brooklyn Bowl

Here you have a guitar virtuoso and powerhouse singer who can ransack every corner of the blues, rock ’n’ roll and hip-hop in pursuit of a transcendent sound. Best way to set your summer on fire.

7p, $35-$60,

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June 30

Two ***** of Verona

West Charleston Library

To highlight the lack of transgender and gender-queer roles in theater, this production of the madcap Shakespeare comedy employs a transgender cast and even strips the gender specifics from the Bard’s title.

7:30p, free,


Phantom of the OperaJune 2-11

Phantom of the Opera

The Smith Center

Nice mask, fella.

2p, 7:30p, The Smith Center, $29-$127,



June 19

Juneteenth Celebration

Lorenzi Park


Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865 — the day the last slaves were freed. Celebrate with food, entertainment, storytelling, and more, while remembering that the struggle for equality continues.

6p, free,

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