Editors' picks for the best of Columbus this month

Coyote Peterson: June 18

Coyote Peterson took his final intentional bite last year when the sting of a giant desert centipede sent him to the hospital. The Columbus-based adventurer is not done bringing his millions of YouTube fans thrills from the wild, however, and his first national tour comes to the Jo Ann Davidson Theatre June 18. As for his videos, Peterson recently got dive-certified. “We haven't even touched sharks yet,” he points out. Stay tuned. capa.com

CDT@20: May 31–June 2

“Sometimes, dreams do come true,” says Columbus Dance Theatre founder and director Tim Veach, whose dream of realizing his artistic vision in a new dance company and training school has come to fruition over two decades. Veach and the company will culminate their 20th anniversary season with four retrospective shows at the Lincoln Theatre, performed in collaboration with a variety of musicians, from RJD2 to the Carpe Diem String Quartet.columbusdancetheatre.com

Tour de H2O: June 2

As you're hydrating before pulling on your bike shorts, consider what it would be like to have to walk 4 miles for water, carry it home and boil it to avoid disease. This 10- to 60-mile bike tour and family run/walk at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park raises funds to construct wells and water storage tanks in Kenya to reduce the need for that trek. At the end of your ride or walk, celebrate with an authentic African lunch. tourdeh2o.org

A Measure of Humanity: June 22

As you contemplate deleting various social media accounts in order to retain your privacy, you may wonder to what extent data or information can define a person. A new exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art, opening June 22, takes the question a step further: Can art about the ways we measure the world and what's in it give us new perspective on the human condition?columbusmuseum.org

James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt: June 30

J.T. fans will “pay good money to hear ‘Fire and Rain' again and again and again,” as the velvety-voiced singer and songwriter notes in “That's Why I'm Here.” Half a century after the release of his first album, millions of followers are glad James Taylor is still here, and appearing at the Schott June 30. The same goes for his bluesy friend and contemporary Bonnie Raitt, who is scheduled for the bill but was forced to cancel appearances in May due to a medical condition. Her camp states that she plans to be back on tour by the Columbus date. schottensteincenter.com

See our online calendar for a full list of things to do this month.