Tipsheet June 9-23
+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.
OIL KILLS L'Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable make an artful dis of the the petroleum biz. Till Jun 12 at Yonge-Dundas Square. 416-534-9261.
+mr. and mrs. smith Whether Angelina lured Brad from Jennifer is unclear. What's not is the pair's smokin' onscreen chemistry in this savage flick.
the dears Morrissey has clued in to the awesome power of the brood-rock faves. Check 'em out yourself at the Phoenix. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
strictly skateboarding video fest Yeah, Lords Of Dogtown is on screens, but apparently these vids show you the real thing, dude. Innis Town Hall. $5. 416-978-0591.
+daniel lanois Hamilton-bred production guru gets back to his steel guitar roots with tunes from his new disc at the Winter Garden. $45.50. 416-870-8000.
new york dolls David Johansen and his resurrected band play the Phoenix. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
+heavy trash See Jon Spencer at his best, backed by the Sadies, with his new rockabilly outfit. Horseshoe. $17.50. 416-598-4753.
toronto italian film festival The annual fest wraps up. $10. Bloor Cinema. 416-657-0100.
juana molina Argentine comedienne turned bossa-tinged pop chanteuse swings by the Horseshoe. $15. 416-598-4753.
Streets are for People Prove it by coming out to a parking metre party Denison Square Park (1 pm) and Kew Gardens (7 pm). Free. 416-929-4900.
caesars The band behind that ridiculously hooky song from the iPod commercial tries to prove they're more than just a one-hit wonder at the Mod Club. $12.50. 416-870-8000.
jimmy buffett If Margaritaville's just too far a trek, head down to the Molson Amphitheatre to see one of the world's richest men croon summery tunes. $40.25-$119.75. 416-870-8000.
+blue mAn group The performance art trio show they're more than an Intel ad in their big controversial show at the new Panasonic Theatre. Final preview week (opens Jun 19). $59. 416-872-1111.
jaws: 30th anniversary edition The film that started the summer blockbuster trend comes out in a new DVD issue. Just in time for beach season.
batman begins Christian Bale, pumped up again after his weight loss for The Machinist, stars in this flick about the early days of the caped crusader. Let's hope it's better than Batman & Robin. On screens today.
toronto worldwide short film festival Size doesn't matter. The acclaimed short film fest continues till Jun 19 at various theatres. $8.50 (regular screenings). 416-967-1528.
youth group Death Cab for Cutie-approved Aussie angst-rockers upstage revivalist countrymen Jet at the Opera House. $20. 416-870-8000. Jun 17
oasis 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. 416-364-1301.
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.
comets on fire Incendiary purveyors of neo-psychedelic freakouts storm Lee's Palace. $10.50. 416-532-1598.
the mighty gabby Calypso legend belts it out as part of a three-day celebration of Barbadian culture. Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
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 U.S. war resisters. Lula Lounge. $20-$25. www.artistsagainstwar.ca.
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.
cheap queers #10 Shoshana Sperling and Jane (aka Sky Gilbert) host the first of three queer-friendly nights at Buddies. $4.62. 416-975-8555.
herbie: fully loaded Lindsay Lohan goes for a ride in this update of the family-friendly Disney classic car comedy.
rjd2 Underground hiphop threat plays the Downtown Jazz fest. Phoenix. $16.50-$20. www.torontojazz.com.
ROBERT KENNEDY JR. Eco activist strategizes on how to save the planet. Bloor St. United Church, 7 pm.$25-$85, www.learninganenx.ca
james taylor Mature pop icon strums sensitively at the Molson Amphitheatre. $30-$72.50. 416-870-8000.
is this love? Sasha Ivanochko and some of the city's finest dance her new solos. Till Jun 25 at Winchester Street Theatre. $15-$20. 416-504-6429 ext 51.