oasis After nearly three years, the brawling Gallagher bros return to rock their new Don't Believe the Truth disc at the Molson Amphitheatre. $19.50-$47.50. 416-870-8000.
QUEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS/art walk launch Trash & Ready, Hunter Valentine and DJ Will Munro perform at the opening of this exhibit of work by T.O.'s hottest artists. Free. Show on till Jul 7 at NOW Lounge. 416-364-1300 ext 316. Jun 18
deep purple It's summer, so it must be time for the annual resurrection of hard-rockin' UK progfathers to blow minds and eardrums at the Molson Amphitheatre. $29.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
sleater-kinney Olympia's finest grrrl-rock trio unleash the psych-rock power of their awesome new The Woods disc at the Phoenix. $20. 416-870-8000. Jun 19
comets on fire Incendiary purveyors of neo-psychedelic freakouts storm Lee's Palace. $10.50. 416-532-1598.
the mighty gabby The calypso legend belts it out as part of Harbourfront's three-day celebration of Barbados and Barbadian culture. Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
blue men group The strangely-hued performance art trio take over the theatre formerly known as the New Yorker for an indefinite run. $59. 416-872-1111. Jun 20
BENEFIT FOR WAR RESISTERS R.H. Thomson, Arsinée Khanjian, Shirley Douglas, Diane Flacks and others perform in a staged reading of Irwin Shaw's Bury The Dead to benefit US war resisters. Lula Lounge. $20. www.artistsagainstwar.ca. Jun 21
anna nalick Former Blind Melon members are mega-fans of this 20-year-old songstress's sparkling pop tunes. You might jump on the bandwagon after hearing her at the El Mocambo. $tba. 416-777-1777.
hybrids Works by Karma Clarke-Davis, Istvan Kantor, Floria Sigismondi and others are on at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art till Jul 3. Free. 416-395-7430. Jun 22
cheap queers #10 Shoshana Sperling and Jane (aka Sky Gilbert) host the first of three queer and queer-friendly nights at Buddies. $4.62. 416-975-8555.
herbie: fully loaded Lindsay Lohan straps on a helmet and goes for a ride in this update of the family-friendly Disney classic car comedy.
rjd2 Underground bricolage-based hiphop threat adds some backpack hipster cred to the Downtown Jazz fest. Phoenix. $16.50-$20. www.torontojazz.com.
ROBERT KENNEDY JR. Eco-activist continues his strategizing on how to save the planet. $54.95. Location tba. www.learningannex.ca.
james taylor If you're into bald men, former junkies and/or pleasantly polished mature pop music, your ideal man strums sensitively at the Molson Amphitheatre. $30-$72.50. 416-870-8000.
is this love? Sasha Ivanochko presents a series of new solos danced by her and some of the city's finest. Till Jun 25 at Winchester Street Theatre. $15-$20. 416-504-6429 ext 51. Jun 24
santana Let's just hope Rob Thomas doesn't swing by the Molson Amphitheatre to plug his new solo disc when his Smooth collaborator kicks out the jazzy Latin-rock jams. $22.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
CRITICAL MASS RIDE Cyclists gear up to promote alt-transportation. Spadina and Bloor. www.biketoronto.ca. Jun 25
DYKE MARCH T.O.'s lesbians take over gaytown. 2 pm. Church and Wellesley. www.pridetoronto.com
argonauts football A-a-h-r-r-go-o-s. Toronto Argonauts open the regular season against BC. $15-$65. Rogers Centre. 416-341-2700.
xiu xiu Confrontational and beautifully intense art rockers wage war on irony at the Poor Alex. $10-$12. 416-932-1644. Jun 26
PRIDE PARADE The largest queer spectacle on the planet powers its way through the city streets. www.pridetorono.com.
modest mouse Indie rock heroes team up with Broken Social Scene, Metric and more for the hot outdoor concert at Olympic Island. $36.50-$42.50 + $5 ferry charge. 416-870-8000.
sunday night live This Hour Has 22 Minutes's Gavin Crawford hosts the fabulous sketch show at the Poor Alex. $5. 416-923-1644. Jun 27
diana krall See whether the poker-faced jazz megastar has learned anything about putting on a show from her hubby. Hummingbird Centre. $69.50-$125.50. www.torontojazz.com.
TORONTO TROLL French artist collective's collaboration with T.O. artists, probing nighttime urban mobility, opens at Mercer Union. 416-536-1519.
dora mavor moore awards The big shindig awarding the best in T.O. theatre, dance and opera takes place at the Winter Garden. $160 (VIP tix). 416-536-6468 ext 26. Jun 28
roy hargrove Hard bop trumpet prodigy (and Wynton Marsalis protegé) hits Nathan Phillips Square as part of the Downtown Jazz Fest. $35. www.torontojazz.com.
regarding the pain of susan sontag (notes on camp) Steve Reinke, Jean-Paul Kelly and Anne Walk show works at Gallery TPW. Till Jul 16. Free. 416-504-4242. Jun 29
war of the worlds Steven Spielberg's blockbuster finds Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins trying to escape aliens. No, they're not friendly ET aliens.
amp fiddler The funk community's go-to session keyboard ace shows why he's been tapped to help everyone from George Clinton to Primal Scream get their groove on. Phoenix. $25-$30. www.torontojazz.com. Jun 30
scream literary festival Spoken word blitz brings Mariko Tamaki, d'bi young and others to the Toronto Women's Bookstore. $7. www.thescream.ca.
sophie milman Russian-born, Israel-bred, and currently Toronto-based vocal jazz prodigy belts it out at the Montreal Bistro. $tba. www.torontojazz.com.
ANDRE KERTESZ A retrospective on the modern photography giant opens at Stephen Bulger. 416-504-0575.