1 - jason collett Indie roots troubadour teams up with the Dears and other proud Canucks for a free Canada Day concert at Harbourfront. www.harbour-frontcentre.com.
edgefest Suit up in your finest hoodies and celebrate the country's birthday with alt-rockers like Our Lady Peace, Magneta Lane, Hot Hot Heat and more. Molson Amphitheatre. $26.25-$52.25. 416-870-8000. 2 - amadou & mariam Unlikely international superstars, the blind West African duo ride their Manu Chao-assisted success to Harbourfront Centre. Free. www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
leonard cohen: I'm your man Bono, Nick Cave and other fans and colleagues contribute to this doc about the elusive poet/musician. Opening weekend. 3 - the land of i told you so All-ages-friendly Shrimp Magnet present four shows a day (weather permitting) of their imaginative, audience-participatory tale at Centre Island's Lagoon Theatre, till Sep 4. Pwyc. 416-262-1178, www.shrimpmagnet.com. 4 - slayer Do today's patriotic U.S. histrionics make you wanna scream? Unleash your fury at this massive metal fest at Molson Amphitheatre, with Lamb of God, Mastodon and more. $39.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
THE BLOB Steve McQueen's wooden acting debut and the titular squirmy people-eating mass scare crowds at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. www.ydsquare.ca. 5 - the roots Soulful Philly hiphop heavyweights blow the freakin' roof off the Kool Haus with one of their characteristically killer live shows. $34.50. 416-870-8000.
angels & airwaves Moody melodic supergroup featuring members of blink-182, Offspring and more rock Molson Amphitheatre with Taking Back Sunday. $36.25. 416-870-8000.
jarvis street walk Explore the buildings and sights in this historic area with the ROM. Also Aug 2. Free. Bloor and Church. www.rom.on.ca. 6 - the fringe of toronto festival Who will be this year's Drowsy Chaperone? Bring bottled water, a Fringe program and energy to find out. Jul 5-15. www.fringetoronto.com.
calexico Neko Case's cinematic instro-pals get atmospheric at the Phoenix. $20. 416-870-8000.
scarlet's room Kathleen Rea and Yvonne Ng team up for two dance programs, Scarlet's Room (till Jul 8) and Vivid (Jul 12-15). $16-$20 ($28 both). Winchester Street Theatre. 416-366-7723.
7 - SUMMERLICIOUS Toronto restos celebrate T.O. with special prix fixe menus. www.tor-onto.ca/special_events.
wilco The Jeff Tweedy Experience's greatest live asset is actually Nels Cline's guitar work. See for yourself at Massey Hall. $40.18-$45.18. 416-872-4255.
NOW Magazine @ Yonge Dundas Square Hot entertainment, cool music and great food, part of the Celebrate Toronto Street Fest, to Jul 9. www.toronto.ca. 8 - ANDY WARHOL David Cronenberg curates this exhibit of celebrity silkscsreens and disaster imagery. At the AGO to Oct 22. $12-$18. 416-979-6648.
pirates of the caribbean: dead man's chest Johnny Depp and the crew pulled off a blockbuster pirate flick three years ago. Can they do it again?
konono no 1 Congo Afrobeat superstars hit Harbourfront Centre as part of the Beats, Breaks & Culture fest. Free. www.harbourfrontcentre.com. 9 - wade Haven't got wet yet? It's day three of the three-day interactive project that takes over 14 downtown public pools. Free. www.wadetoronto.com.
matt costa Low-key strummer and FOJJ (friend of Jack Johnson) helps bros chillax at the Opera House. $15. 416-870-8000.
T.O. outdoor art exhibition Last chance to catch the annual three-day blowout of art at Nathan Phillips Square. Free. www. torontooutdoorart.org. 10 - SCREAM IN HIGH PARK The six-day fest of spoken word and poetry, featuring Karen Hines, Trey Anthony and others culminates tonight at the big Scream. www.thescream.ca.
bonnie raitt Brazen blues-rockin' mama plays the Hummingbird with Keb' Mo'. $49.50-$69.50. 416-870-8000.
csny Folk-rock icons kick off their two-night stand. $50.74-$251.75. 416-870-8000. 11 - sounds of the underground As I Lay Dying, Gwar, In Flames and other monsters of metal cast a cloud of doom and destruction over the Molson Amphitheatre. $39.25-$43.25. 416-870-8000.
The birds Experience the joys of film-watching outside in Yonge-Dundas Square just after sunset. www.ydsquare.ca. 12 - monty python's spamalot Tony Award-winning musical penned by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and those other clever Brits hits the Canon till Sep 10. $26-$110. 416- 872-1212.
buffy sainte-marie Legendary genre-fusing First Nations singer/songwriter trills prettily at Hugh's Room. $50-$55. 416-531-6604.
Spadina Quay Wetland Help remove invasive plants. Free. Foot of Spadina. 416-598-2277.
13 -mark kozelek Shhh... listen up and keep the chatter to a dull roar when the heartbreaking acoustic tunesmith paints the house red at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598.
tom jones What's new, pussycat? Hopefully the tricks up the Welsh crooner's sleeve when he takes a trip down memory lane at the Hummingbird Centre. $55-$95. 416-872-2262. 14 - Murmur Exhibition of recorded memories about Toronto neighbourhoods, to Sep 10. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
joe bataan Mestizo maestro makes boogaloo magic down by the waterfront as part of Harbourfront's Roots: Remix fest. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
living ritual festival Fest of world indigenous dance kicks off at York U and runs till Jul 16. $tba. 416-736-5888. 15 - through the lens of NOW NOW photographers exhibit their work till Sep 10 at Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
Dresden dolls Costume-happy Bostonian couple bring their Threepenny goth opera stylings to Molson Amphitheatre alongside Panic! At the Disco. $22.50. 416-870-8000. 16 - edgefest The summer's second edition of the fist-pumping alterna- fest features poppy punks Yellowcard, melodicore kids Matchbook Romance and emo to spare. Molson Amphitheatre. $39.25. 416-870-8000.
dream in high park - family nights Come a bit early to CanStage's production of The Comedy Of Errors for kids' workshops and games. Pwyc. Every Sun till Sep 3. 416-367-1652. 17 - ashlee simpson Hapless post-teen queen returns to her (blond) roots to bring her girl-powered I Am Me tour to the Molson Amphitheatre. Bring Zantac. $35-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
l'avventura If you enjoyed the re-release of Antonioni's The Passenger, check out his acknowledged masterpiece, part of Cinematheque's retrospective. Also Aug 5. $6-$10.10. 416-968-FILM.
18 - toonie tuesdays amateur night For a mere $2 you can watch newbie stand-up comics take to the mic at Yuk Yuk's Downtown. 416-967-6425. 19 - oedipus rex The original dysfunctional family plays Philosopher's Stage, till Aug 5. Pwyc-$10. www.canopytheatre.ca.
theatre in Dufferin Grove The lively community park hosts Clay and Paper Theatre puppet play Luis De Camões until Aug 20, Tues to Sun. Free. www.clayandpapertheatre.org.
martyn joseph Champion putter turned folk-rock singer/ songwriter plays Hugh's Room. $16-$18. 416-531-6604. 20 - kids on tv Electrotrash art partiers shake their asses for the beautiful people at the Drake. $10-$15. 416-531-5042.
mark lewis It's the final week to view artist Lewis's textured films, which set actor Molly Parker against the vastness of Algonquin Park. At Monte Clark till Jul 23. Free. 416-703-1700. 21 - peace is possible parade Children's Peace Theatre annual march is helped by local artists. Free. 3003 Danforth. 416-752-1550.
les claypool Primus bass boss gets weird and wonky at the Phoenix. $27.50. 416-870-8000.
patricia o'callaghan Cabaret jazz chanteuse unleashes her best sultry purr at Hugh's Room. $20-$22. 416-531-6604. 22 - Toronto Poetry slam Spoken word competition with guest Rives. $5. Drake Hotel. 416-312-3865.
nortec collective Sometime Beck collaborators, the Tijuana electronic eccentrics heat up Harbourfront's Ritmo Y Color fest. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000. 23 - lady in the water It's opening weekend for M. Night Shyamalan's latest. Hmmm... what third-act trick will he pull this time?
laugh sabbath presents This night of comedy includes local and non-local alt comedy acts doing extended sets. Rivoli. $5. 416-967-6425. 24 - goo goo dolls Kill two college rock nostalgia birds with one show when the Dolls pair up with the fun-loving Counting Crows to party like it's 1995 at Molson Amphitheatre. Wonder what Mr. Jones is doing now? $24.50-$65.50. 416-870-8000. 27 - sarah harmer Doe-eyed Kingston sweetheart strums indie folk anthems and environmental rallying cries at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. $31.50. 416-973-4000. 28 - from the 'peg Harbourfront's a home away from home for the Duhks, the Weakerthans, Eagle & Hawk and more of the hottest acts Winnipeg's got to offer. To Jul 29. Free. 416-973-4000.
u-carmen e-khayelitsha This South African version of the Carmen opera, with Pauline Malefane in a smouldering title performance, opens today. 29 - Picnic for peace A family day of blues and roots music with Jack DeKeyzer, Brian Gladstone, Danny Marks and more, hosted by the Association of Artists for a Better World. Free. Mel Lastman Square. www.abetterworld.ca.
beaches international jazz fest Bask in the breeze off Lake Ontario while bobbing your head to Kush, Jake Langley, Café Cubano and more. To Jul 30. Free. Kew Gardens Bandshell. 416-410-8809.