Tipsheet May 26-June 9
+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.
+s.s. cardiacs The delightful Jessie Stein and her indie rock crew launch their new Fear The Love disc at Sneaky Dee's with Republic of Safety and the Bicycles. $5. 416-603-3090.
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.
grandmaster flash Hiphop pioneer drops some serious party-rocking beats at Roxy Blu. $20. juniorpalmer@hotmail. com.
+wanda jackson Mosey on down to the Cadillac Lounge for a no-holds-barred hootenanny with the hard-headed queen of rockabilly. $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 street party. Dundas Square. www. southasianheritagefestival.com.
sophie milman Russian/Israeli-bred, Canuck-based jazz phenom plays Glenn Gould Studio. $32.25. 416-205-5555.
+international children's festival The annual all-ages fest of theatre, music and spectacle wraps up at Harbourfront. $9-$12.50. 416-973-4000.
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.
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 forums at 519 Church. Free. www.homophobiaday.com.
Tooker's bike Hear 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.
antony & the johnsons Ethereal cabaret crooning androgyne teams up with Current 93, Six Organs of Admittance and more at the Music Gallery. $65. 416-204-1080. June 3
matt mays & el torpedo Go check out the shaggy Haligonian answer to Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Lee's Palace. $12.50. 416-532-1598.
brazilian girls The inappropriately-named, 3/4 male, NYC-based bossa-tinged pop fusionists shimmy at the El Mocambo. $16.50. 416-777-1777.
the raveonettes The Danish retrofitted pop duo and Buddy Holly acolytes test their Spectorish new Pretty In Black disc on the Lee's Palace crowd. $16.50. 416-532-1598.
erasure Andy Bell and Vince Clarke prove they're still flamboyantly fabulous for well-heeled synth-pop fans at Massey Hall. $35.50-$49.50. 416-872-4255.
spoon The streamlined, silvery indie rock beast that is Britt Daniel and co. make a beeline for the Opera House. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
hidden cameras Pervy mastermind Joel Gibb and his bent orch-popstravaganza stop off at the Phoenix before taking off on their European tour. $10.70. 416-870-8000.
Big Pharma and suicide Your antidepressant may be your problem-- with Angela Bischoff and Don Weitz in honour of Tooker Gomberg. 7 -9pm, Woodsworth College Residence, free, www.greenspiration.org
amos lee A male Norah Jones? He may not have the parental pedigree or the flowing locks, but Blue Note's banking on the Philly-bred soul/folk threat to pull it off. El Mocambo. $12.50. 416-870-8000.
White ribbon concert Benefit to end violence against women with Ron Sexsmith, Bruce Cockburn, Jim Cuddy, Sarah Slean and more. 8 pm. $25 (all ages), Phoenit Concert Theatre, www.nxne.com
Smog Summitt Come and hear politicians address -- or not-- the issue of air pollution. 9-11:am, Free, City Hall Council Chambers, www.smogsummit.org
scout niblett Nottingham's answer to Cat Power brings her blonde wigs and raw, pummelling indie rock tunes to the Horseshoe with Electrelane. $10. 416-598-4753.
nxne This year's edition of the fabulous three-day film and music fest and conference kicks off with over 400 bands at 30 venues in the downtown core. All-access wristbands $24. www.nxne.com.
martha wainwright Soulful folk chanteuse carries on the family business with a Mod Club concert. $18. 416-870-8000.