Tipsheet May 19-June 2
johnny dowd Blood-spattered country bluesman gets gothic at the 'Shoe. $8-$10. 416-598-4753.
jenny whiteley The Juno-winning alt-country belter warms hearts at Hugh's Room. $17. 416-531-6604.
RESISTING REPRESSION IN COLOMBIA Peace Brigades International's Erika Zarate offers eyewitness testimony of the human rights fight in Colombia. Free. 416-324-9737.
+Inside out It's the first weekend for the lesbian and gay film and vid fest, on at various theatres till May 29. $10.75. 416-967-1528, www.insideout.ca.
+dj serious Local hiphop production heavyweight launches his dope new Cold Tea disc at Supermarket. $10. www.djserious.ca.
trash and ready Lisa Foad, Zoe Whittall and Hadassah Hill present a fab evening of spoken word and punk rock. Gladstone. $5-$10. www.trashready.com.
+decemberists Colin Meloy and his Portland folk-pop crew make like indie rock Mensa members at the Phoenix. $15. 416-870-8000.
mia The unlikeliest UK grime breakout star pairs with LCD Soundsystem to follow up her sold-out Drake gig with a super-hot show at the Opera House. $20. 416-870-8000.
JUSTICE FOR JEFFREY Rally to get answers about the police shooting death of Jeffrey Reodica. Free. Nathan Phillips Square. www. reodica. com/jeff.
wemf countdown Annual three-day rave throws a preview party at Republik with Judge Jules, Fergie and more. $35. www.wemf.com.
+wolf eyes Blistering noise-rock assault force attempt to decimate your eardrums at the Horseshoe. $10. 416-598-4753.
+Hip-hop 4 dummeez Final performance for Job: The Hip-Hop Musical's stylin' Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion, at the Tarragon Extra Space. $12-$15. 416-531-1827.
FIREWORKS Queen Victoria loved her fireworks and it is her day, so head down to Ashbridges Bay and check out the annual spectacle. Free. www.city.toronto.on.ca.
international children's festival The annual all-ages fest of theatre, music and spectacle runs at Harbourfront till May 29. $9-$12.50.
+porcupine tree Prog is back! And Steven Wilson will be taking advantage of his new prospective fan base by playing at the Mod Club. $24.50. 416-588-4663.
michael bublé The baby-faced, smoooooth crooner makes throngs of soccer moms swoon with his dulcet tones at the Hummingbird Centre. $42.50-$64.50. 416-872-2262.
+gary panter Graphic novelist joins great slate at Harbourfront. $8. 416-973-4000.
Beautiful T.O. Come offer your take on what makes a city great, with Matthew Blackett, urban designer Ken Greenberg and more. Free. St. Lawrence Centre. http://forum. stlc.com.
mood ruff Lisa Bell and DJs General Eclectic, Puppyhertz and Nana help the funky hiphop outfit launch its new CD at Revival. $5. www.moodruff.com.
women fully clothed Five of the funniest women in the country (Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood, Debra McGrath and Teresa Pavlinek) storm the Winter Garden for three nights. $39.95. 416-872-5555.
GoodBYE Coal CELEBRATION Bid farewell to the air-poisoning Lakeview plant with a stack-toppling fete hosted by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance. Fairmont Royal York Hotel. $20-$35. 416-926-1907 ext 245. May 27
grandmaster flash Hiphop pioneer drops some serious party-rocking beats at Roxy Blu. $20. email@example.com.
wanda jackson Mosey on down to the Cadillac Lounge for a no-holds-barred hootenanny with the hard-headed country/rockabilly babe. $20-$25. 416-536-7717.
coldax Three are three more days of this fest of political drama at the Tarragon. Free. www.thewreckingball.ca. May 28
DOORS OPEN Get inside all those gorgeous buildings you've admired from the outside - attend the two-day toast of Toronto's gems. Free. www.doorsopen.org.
hangama! Kick it to bhangra and Bollywood beats during this free daylong street party, part of the South Asian Heritage fest. Dundas Square. www.southasianheritagefestival.com.
sophie milman Russian/Israeli-bred, Canuck-based jazz phenom purrs seductively at the Glenn Gould Studio. $32.25. 416-205-5555.
Early Birds Check out the winged creatures on the Toronto Islands with birding expert Dave Milsom. Hanlan's dock, ferry terminal (city side). $4-$6 return. 416-598-2277
GuerRilla Gardening Plant seeds and seedlings in neglected corners of public spaces. Free. www.publicspace.ca.
kaiser chiefs See whether the heavily hyped moddish UK rock hopefuls wilt under the pressure at the Mod Club. $17. 416-870-8000.
Bike week Celebrate seven days of pedal power starting with a group commute. Converge at various points in the city and ride to City Hall for a pancake breakfast. 416-392-7592.
madagascar DreamWorks' big summer animated flick probably had a big opening weekend. See it with smaller crowds today.
the killers Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looks like a girlfriend that I had.... Oh, just go hear the nu-wavey Las Vegas posse's mega-hit at the Molson Amphitheatre. $35.75-$48.75. 416-870-8000.
bluebird north A slew of troubadours, including Bob Wiseman and the Weekend's Andrea Wasse, sing stories at the Rivoli. $10-$12. 416-596-1908.
national day against homophobia Raise awareness with a forums at 519 Church. Free. www.homophobiaday.com.
Tooker's bike Hear the tallest Tooker Gomberg tales and watch Vittorio De Sica's classic The Bicycle Thief. Free. Bloor Cinema. www.greenspiration.org.
joss stone UK soul threat turned Gap poster girl belts like a woman three times her age (and that's a good thing) at Massey Hall. $42.50-$49.50. 416-872-4255.
demolition doll rods Like a raunchy, nearly naked Archies, the trashy Detroit trio try to become your new guilty pleasure at the Bovine Sex Club. $10. www.emergelive.com.
series 8:08 finale Choreographers Valerie Calam, Tanya Crowder and Michael Trent present pieces at the season-end blowout of the new works series. $14-$18. Winchester. 416-504-6429 ext 40.