Artists in a wide variety of disciplines showcase their work this weekend at the largest festival of Yiddish and Jewish culture in North America. Highlights include West African-influenced Israeli funk band Yemen Blues, Montreal fusionist Socalled and Toronto Gypsy punks the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Thursday to Monday (August 30 to September 3) at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), ashkenazfestival.com
w/ Ewan Dobson, Dylan Hennessy, Aaron Millett, Sharon Nutzati
Supermarket (268 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, August 30)
w/ Cuff the Duke
Yonge-Dundas Square, Friday (August 31)
Maseo, Skratch Bastid
Revival (783 College), Friday (August 31)
De La Soul DJ spinning hip-hop.
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
w/ Feist, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Gord Downie and the Sadies, Sarah Harmer and many more
Christie Lake Conservation Area (1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario), Saturday (September 1)
Out-of-town roots festival.
Never Forgive Action 8th Anniversary
w/ DJ Agile, DJ Mensa, DJ Numeric, DJ Dalia, Ted Dancin'
Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen West), Saturday (September 1)
Classic hip-hop party.
Maya Jane Coles, Nitin, Jeff Button, Gera
Footwork (425 Adelaide West), Saturday (September 1)
UK tech house DJ/producer.
Labour Of Love
w/ Laidback Luke, 12th Planet, Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Dirty South and many others
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Saturday and Sunday (September 1 and 2)
Giant dance party.
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Sunday (September 2)
Pioneering hip-hop legends.
Sunnyside Pavilion (1755 Lake Shore West), Sunday (September 2)
Deep house under the stars.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (September 4).
Beautiful Tool (Mary Margaret O'Hara, Peggy Lee)
The Rochester (423 College), Tuesday (September 4).
Divine Fits, Hooded Fang
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (September 5)
Del Bel, Minotaurs, Baby Eagle, Snailhouse
The Piston (937 Bloor West), Wednesday (September 5)
Lush, cinematic indie pop.