Luyas CD release party
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), tonight (Thursday, August 2)
Local art pop scenesters Huckleberry Friends, Steve "the Blankket" Kado and Katie Stelmanis help launch the new disc by sometime Torontonian Jessie Stein and her Luyas crew. You should, too.
Lil X Caribana bash w/ Swizz Beats, Benny Boom, J Diggz
The Docks (11 Polson), Saturday (August 4)
Once again, the Lil X party's the place to be for your late-night Caribana revelry, particularly with Swizz Beats on hand to rock you right.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Sunday (August 5), 3:30 pm
A sure highlight of this weekend's Island Soul fest at Harbourfront will be a rare performance by pioneering ska and reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Stick around on Sunday for soulful reggae crooner Barrington Levy's evening set.
Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, Destra Garcia
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Sunday (August 5), 6 pm
If you still have any energy left after Friday and Saturday's Caribana festivities, head down to the Amphitheatre to get Dutty with dancehall superstar Sean Paul and pal Ne-Yo.
Daft Punk, Rapture, Sebastian
Arrow Hall (6900 Airport Road, Mississauga), Sunday (August 5)
Does anyone still care about French house bon vivants Daft Punk? Guess we'll find out when they try to draw people to cavernous outpost Arrow Hall - right near the airport, for those of you flying in from Belgium.