Tipsheet Apr 7-21
Putting the health in health care A forum with NOW writer Wayne Roberts and public health researcher Erica Di Ruggiero. Free. St Lawrence Centre. 416-366-1656.
the kills UK bluesy-punk duo (and wannabe filmmakers) raise holy hell at the Horseshoe. $12.50-$15. 416-531-5042.
+kathleen edwards Canuck rootsy firebrand rocks the tracks from her new Back to Me album at the Mod Club. $15. 416-870-8000.
Youth activist Conference Hungry4Change meet offers two days of workshops and panels (till Apr 9) around U of T. Free. www.hungry4change. ca.
the weakerthans Folk-punk prairie boys bring their Rolling Tundra Revue to Lee's Palace for a four-show stand. $18. 416-532-1598.
+phoenix The Gallic artrock upstarts famed for their contributions to the Lost In Translation soundtrack rise again at the Opera House. $17.50. www.rootmeansquare.ca.
+andy stochansky Alt-pop sweetheart unveils tunes from his new 100 disc at the Mod Club. $12. 416-870-8000.
toronto blue jays Yes, spring is almost here. Join the Jays for their opening weekend against World Series champs the Red Sox. $2-$65. 416-341-1234.
bridge This digital art event includes live audio and visual performances. Church at Berkeley. $10-$15. 416-840-1010.
+out hud The indie kids are dancing! The indie kids are dancing! Or at least they will be when the hard-to-define funk-rock squad heat up the Horseshoe. $10. 416-598-4753.
raising the roof gala Ryan Belleville hosts a fundraising comedy night that includes Seán Cullen, Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford and Teresa Pavlinek, at Second City. $125. 1-877-444-0206.
as i lay dying Another week, another Swedish-influenced black metal crew whose name references death. Opera House. $16.50. 416-466-0313.
gift of gab The better-known half of Blackalicious shows off his oral acrobatics at the Horseshoe. $15. 416-598-4753.
Remembering Barbra Schlifer On the 25th anniversary of her death, violence against women foes gather to honour her memory. Nathan Philips Square. Free. 416-323-9149.
billy idol The sneering, platinum-haired 80s icon makes a comeback bid at the Kool Haus. $41.25. 416-870-8000.
maroon 5 Grammy winners boost their cred by inviting fallen garage rock sweeties the Donnas to open the show at the Air Canada Centre. $40.75-$56.75. 416-870-8000.
echo's object Christopher House unveils his latest full-length dance at the Premiere Dance Theatre, till Apr 16. $21-$36. 416-973-4000.
ash The Britrock survivors are rumoured to have an incendiary show, so make sure to catch their comeback appearance at the Opera House. $12.50. 416-870-8000.
+images festival There are still four more days left in the fest of film, vid and new media that takes over galleries and theatres across town. $5-$12. 416-967-1528. www.imagesfestival.com.
stars Dream pop buzz band from Montreal headline Exclaim!'s cross-Canada tour with Montag, the Organ and more. Phoenix. $16. 416-870-8000.
from the mouths of babes Debra DiGiovanni, Samantha Bennett and other female comics rock the Gladstone. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
andy bey Jazz master demonstrates his tremendous skill as a song stylist when he reinterprets the standards at Top o' the Senator. $tba. 416-364-7517. Apr 15
white cowbell oklahoma Southern-fried hillbilly rock faves hold a hootenanny at the Horseshoe. $tba. 416-598-4753.
beat street Celebrate the 21st anniversary of the seminal hiphop flick with Grandmaster Melle Mel, DJ Serious and more at Revival. $20. 416-535-7888.
moolaade Ousmane Sembene's film about female circumcision in Africa plays at Cinematheque. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM.
ben lee Former Aussie indie prodigy turned introspective pop tunesmith puts the "geek" in geek chic with pal Har Mar Superstar at the El Mocambo. $13.50. 416-777-1777.
ike turner Despite his questionable personal life, the guitar who helped give birth to rock 'n' roll is bound to deliver the goods live at the Reverb. $38. 416-870-8000.
ryan belleville The super stand-up closes out a weekend at the Laugh Resort. $15. 416-364-5233.
world stage festival The theatre fest focuses on solo shows (all plays $25!) and includes informal chats plus visual arts and literary components. Till May 1. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
the golden republic Kansas City indie rock crew (and sometime Sondre Lerche tourmates) shine their light on the Horseshoe. $8. 416-870-8000.
When big meida owns everything Celebrate Rabble.ca's fourth birthday with Dionne Brand, Laura Repo and others. 8 pm. $8, Gladstone Hotel. email@example.com.
ani difranco Buffalo's hardest-workin' politico folk-punk feminist godmother fights the good fight at the Hummingbird Centre. $35.50-$49.50. 416-872-2262.
martha wainwright Marvelous folkie song stylist celebrates the long-overdue release of her debut LP at the Drake. $12-$15. 416-531-5042.
alice's affair Susan Coyne's new play about a haunted, middle-aged housewife begins previews at the Tarragon Mainspace. $17-$33. 416-531-1827.
the strange and eerie memoirs of billy wuthergloom Eric Woolfe's creepy solo show (with puppets!) about puberty opens at the Cameron and runs till May 8. $15-$20. 416-703-1725.
ashley macisaac The bad-boy fiddler's been behaving himself lately, but let's see when he plays hard rock haven Club 279. $15-$20. 416-870-8000.
komachi Denise Fujiwara performs a solo choreographed by Butoh master Yukio Waguri, at the Betty Oliphant till Apr 24. $20-$28. 416-504-7529.
kirov orchestra Valery Gergiev conducts the famed orchestra in an all-Russian program at Roy Thomson Hall till Apr 22. $39-$149. 416-872-4255.