16 - Toronto as a film set Directors discuss how they use Toronto as a location as part Humanitas. Todmorden Mills. humanitas.livewithculture.ca.
nacho libre Jack Black straps on a cape and tights in a send-up of Mexican wrestling directed by Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess. Opening today.
the bellrays Cali rock 'n' soul squad shake up the the Horseshoe. $10.50. 416-870-8000. 17 - love streams John Cassavetes's look at love ends a three-night run at Cinematheque. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM.
arctic monkeys Brit brat-rock buzzkids bet you look good on the dance floor of the Kool Haus. $24.50. 416-870-8000.
david bazan Pedro the Lion's main man puts the fear of god into listeners at the Music Gallery. $17.50. 416-870-8000. 18 - STOP the violence walk The Argos Foundation hosts, with Jacksoul and other entertainment. Nathan Phillips Square. Pledges. www.stoptheviolence. ca.
LESLIE FEINBERG Trans radical and groundbreaking writer on issues of sexuality comes to Toronto for a highly anticipated appearance. $15 sliding sale. Medical Sciences Building. 416-922-8744. 19 - 10 days on earth It's the final pwyc Monday for Ronnie Burkett's latest puppet play, on at CanStage till Jun 24. 416-368-3110.
mark knopfler/emmylou harris Dire Straits' folksy chief songwriter and alt-country's reigning silver fox team up for a night of sophisticated twang at the Molson Amphitheatre. $49.50-$79.50. 416-870-8000. 20 - United Nations world refugee day Honour those who have had to flee, with music and fun at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. www.ydsquare.ca.
mr. lif Def Jux rhymeslinger gets busy alongside hiphop homies Cage and Camu Tao for some rappers' delight at the Reverb. $21.50. 416-870-8000. 21 - first nations/newcomer relations 1660-1700 Humanitas fest explores the effects of colonization on T.O.'s original people. OCAD. Free. www.humanitas. livewithculture.ca.
blondie Perpetually hot Debbie Harry outrocks the New Cars at the Molson Amphitheatre. $19.50-$75. 416-870-8000.
galaxy Garage rock girl spitfires make Pride points at Smiling Buddha. $5. 416-516-2531. 22 - dance immersion showcase Three days of African-influenced dance -- including works by Learie McNicholls and Dana Michel -- take over Harbourfront Centre till Jun 24. $tba. 416-973-4000.
ballet/opera house concert If you can't attend the National Ballet's inaugural performance in their new home, head over to City Hall to watch the concert -- for free! 416-345-9595. 23 - Rap for peace Parents Against Youth Violence Everywhere host a rap concert. Free. Mel Lastman Square. 416-395-7582.
delirium Cirque du Soleil takes over the ACC for two nights of music and motion. $69.50-$125. 416-870-8000.
gardiner museum reopening The newly reno'd ceramics museum gets unveiled. Free. Info tba. 24 - Be an urban forester Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests offers a workshop on saving our trees. Danforth/Coxwell Library. 416-413-9244.
DYKE MARCH Dykes descend on Church and Wellesley to march and party. 2 pm at Hayden and Church. www. pridetoronto. com.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Local darlings, J. Mascis and pals play Olympic Island. $50.50. 416-870-8000. 25 - Pride parade Pride's climax -- one of the city's best-attended spectacles -- hits the streets at 2 pm, beginning at Church and Bloor and winding down Yonge to Gerrard. www.pridetoronto. com
Pedestrian sundayS Celebrate the summer solstice with a car-free festival in Kensington Market. Free. www.pskensington. ca. 26 - dora mavor moore awards David Gale hosts the big gala celebrating theatre and dance. $60, VIP $160. Winter Garden. 416-872-5555.
Water celebration and ceremony Light the sacred fire with aboriginal elder Dave Courchene Jr. and Nii Ganni Aki Inini. Free. Argonaut Rowing Club. 416-533-3020. 27 - andy warhol Before the big David Cronenberg-curated show at the AGO in July, this exhibit of 50 pieces from the collection of T.O.'s Salah Bachir hangs at the Oakville Galleries till Aug 27. $5-$10. 905-844-4402. 28 - mike wilmot Stand-up Wilmot brings his bluer-than-blue act to Yuk Yuk's Downtown, till Jul 2. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
blue man group Those three mute bald men with the awesome skillz have been painting the city blue for a year now. Check them out at the Panasonic. Unlimited run. $59-$64 (some $25 stu rush). 416-872-1111. 29 - the chairs Soulpepper remounts Jim Warren's Dora-winning production of Ionesco's absurdist piece, to Sep 6 at the Young Centre. $tba. 416-866-8666.
roy ayers Pioneering jazz fusionist and peers like Jean Carne and Wayne Henderson mix genres at the Downtown Jazz Fest. Harbourfront Centre. $49.50. 416-870-8000. 30 - superman returns Is it a bird? A plane? Nope -- it's the summer's next blockbuster remake hopeful, starring Brandon Routh, who looks mighty good in those blue tights. On screens today.
seu jorge Brazilian pop powerhouse of Life Aquatic fame brings his idiosyncratic skewed samba spin to Harbourfront Centre. $21.50-$25. 416-973-4000.