TIP SHEET May 5-19
+Roots manuva The man whose prescient ragga-rap style foreshadowed the UK grime explosion plays Lee's Palace. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
Bomb the Suburbs Author/activist/hiphop critic William Upski Wimsatt discusses politics and race at Harbourfront. $5-$10. 416-973-4000.
MARCH ON SNC SHAREHOLDERS MEET Join anti-war activists sending a message to the arms industry. Metro Hall, then march to the Stock Exchange. www.resistoccupation.ca.
amy millan The Stars crooner rounds out an awesome bill with new Arts & Crafts signings the Most Serene Republic and more at the Poor Alex. $9. www.overthetopfest. com.
+weezer Nerdy pop-punk survivors prove there's life after Buddy Holly at the Kool Haus. $38.75. 416-870-8000.
return to new york New Order's Peter Hook tries his hand at DJing alongside NYC electro house star Junior Sanchez at the Mod Club. $15. 416-588-4663.
+Toronto jewish film fest The annual fest opens tonight with The Syrian Bride (at the Bloor) and runs till May 15. $6-$20. 416-324-9121, www.tjff. com.
+socalled Marvellous Montreal madman finds the missing links between hiphop and klezmer as part of the Over The Top Fest at Adrift Skatepark. $10. www.overthetopfest. com.
GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCh Make it really legal. Join other toke enthusiasts for a march at Queen's Park. Free. www.marijuanaevents.com
+House of wax Paris Hilton? In a horror film? That's so hot! Check out opening weekend.
republic of safety Shake yer tail to the frenetic strains of the Torontopian art-punk squadron's sexed-up music for thinking people. Whippersnapper Art Gallery. $10. www.overthetopfest.com.
the explosion Get your daily dose of emo with the Boston punk five-piece when they louden up the Kathedral. $10.50. 416-504-0744.
prefuse 73 Strap on your hippest Vice-approved backpack and check out the galvanized breakbeats of Warp hiphop threat Scott Herren at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598.
blue jays baseball Watch our team attempt to beat the Chicago White Sox, the team with the best record in baseball today. $9-$65. Rogers Centre. www.bluejays.com.
+Hiphop 4 dumeez Job: The Hip-Hop Musical's stylin' Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion return to the Tarragon Extra Space with their new show, till May 22. $12-$15. 416-531-1827.
coldplay Be the first on your block to sway to the swoony strains of Mr Paltrow & co.'s upcoming X&Y album at the Kool Haus. $30. 416-870-8000.
+horrorpops When's the next time you'll have a chance to catch a Danish psychobilly sextet fronted by a tattooed Bettie Page look-alike bassist? Kathedral. $10. 416-504-0744.
great beginnings 10 T.O chefs compete for best yummy appetizer in this centrepiece of the Santé: International Wine Fest. $75. Carlu. 416-870-8000.
andy kim The legendary Montreal-bred songwriter plays his first Toronto show ever at the Drake. $20. 416-870-8000.
RAISE the Rates Rally with OCAP at Allen Gardens to demand a way-overdue increase for folks on welfare and disability. Free meal. 416-925-6939.
kirsten den hartog/camilla gibb and others read from new books at Hart House. Free. 416-640-5829.
ACT FOR THE EARTH Hear Saskatchewan agri-hero Percy Schmeiser talk about his fight with genetic modified plants and Monsanto. $5. Bloor United Church. 416-880-6245.
aqualung Dreamy electro-pop Londoner Matt Hales follows up his VW commercial success by wooing North American audiences. Drake. $12. 416-870-8000.
sass and the city Some of the city's best female comics strap on Manolo knockoffs to send up the HBO series. $10. Bad Dog Theatre. 416-491-3115.
gang of four Andy Gill rounds up his post-punk pioneers and tries to jump back on the bandwagon of the movement his band helped spawn. Phoenix. $27.50. www.rootmeansquare.ca.
martha & the muffins Local 80s icons take you back to Echo Beach while compadres the Parachute Club Rise Up at Hugh's Room. $25-$28. 416-531-6604.
nigredo hotel Ann-Marie MacDonald's and Nic Gotham's operatic thriller closes at the Distillery District. $35-$50. 416-416-537-6066.
stereo total Do the Bambi with the multilingual pop masterminds who mix Eurotrash chic with electro-punk giddiness at Lee's Palace. $13. 416-532-1598.
the clothing show The two-day showcase of indie designers, retailers and artisans from across the province ends. $8. Automotive Building, Exhibition Place. 416-516-9859.
monade Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier shows off her other Gallic electro-pop project at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598.
doves Dreamy Mancunian trio take the Kool Haus crowd to another dimension, ably assisted by psych-pop pranksters Mercury Rev. $25.75. 416-870-8000.
black crowes Everything old is new again, huh? Kate Hudson's plus-one Chris Robinson and his buds try to revive their vintage rock revivalism at the Kool Haus. $46.25. 416-870-8000.
sarah McLachlan Break out the Willendorf Venus sculptures and ankh pendants! BC's favourite earth mama crooner spreads her organic love at the ACC. $49.50-$69.50. 416-870-8000.
deerhoof Odd 'n' experimental San Fran avant-noise pop outfit unleash the tunes from last year's Milk Man album at Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.
gordon lightfoot Tenacious and iconic Canfolksinger/songwriter bounces back from ill health to play a four-night stand at Massey Hall. $30-$55. 416-872-4255.
jenny whiteley The Juno-winning alt-country belter - and sometime Raffi protege - warms hearts at Hugh's Room. $tba. 416-531-6604.
end of civilization George F. Walker's acclaimed play - part of his Suburban Motel cycle - returns to the Factory. $25-$34. 416-504-9971.