The way-popular Dave Matthews Band is back, with wonderful Jimmy Cliff opening the show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Desert Sky Pavilion, 2121 North 83rd Avenue. 602-254-7599 (Sky), 480-784-4444 (Ticketmaster).
Historian David Delo, author of Peddlers and Post Traders, discusses the difference between the Old West of lore and the real Old West and signs his new book The Yellowstone, Forever! at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Borders Books & Music at 1361 South Alma School in Mesa. Delo is to be accompanied by Marshal Jack Alan, a member of the Old West Arizona Rangers Historical Society, who will show off his collection of Western memorabilia and demonstrate the difference between Hollywood's idea of a gunfight and reality. Admission is free. Call 480-833-2244 for more information.
Tucson's ever-interesting Borderlands Theatre kicks off its 1999-2000 season with Guillermo Reyes' Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown. In this one-man comedy written and directed by the author of Deporting the Divas!, actor Andres Alcala plays five characters dealing with "the thrills and kinks of being a Hispanic immigrant wrestling with L.A. riots, sugar daddies, Hollywood stereotypes and sexual identities." The run kicks off with preview performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7; and the same time Thursday, July 9; and an opening celebración at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 South Sixth Avenue. It continues through Sunday, July 18. Tickets range from $7 to $12. Call 1-520-882-7406 for more information.