+mos def Conscious hiphop ace and Emmy-winning actor gets busy at Harbourfront with Medina Green. $35-$40. 416-973-4000.
ROBERT KENNEDY JR. Eco activist strategizes on how to save the planet. $25-$85. Bloor St United Church. www.learningannex.ca
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.
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.
sonny rollins Jazz sax giant blows his brains out at Massey Hall as part of the Downtown Jazz festival. $49.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
DYKE MARCH T.O.'s lesbians take over gaytown. 2 pm. Bloor and Church. www.pridetoronto. com.
+final fantasy Owen Pallett uses his illusion with beautifully looped string compositions to the Music Gallery. $8. 416-204-1080.
PRIDE RUN Run or walk 5K to help support AIDS and gay/lesbian charities. $20-$35 pluspPledges. www.priderun.org.
PRIDE PARADE The largest queer spectacle on the planet powers its way through the city streets. Bloor and Church. www. pridetoronto.com.
modest mouse Indie rock heroes team with Broken Social Scene, Metric and more for a hot outdoor concert at Olympic Island. $36.50-$42.50 + $5 ferry charge. 416-870-8000.
+international reggae superstars Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and more bring island riddims to the Air Canada Centre. $45-$100. 416-870-8000.
diana krall Let's see if the jazz megastar has learned anything from her hubby about putting on a show. Hummingbird Centre. $69.50-$125.50. www. torontojazz. com. Also Jun 28.
dora mavor moore awards The big shindig rewarding the best on T.O. stages takes place at the Winter Garden. $60-$160. 416-536-6468 ext 26. roy hargrove Hard bop trumpet prodigy 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.
the star wars concert Erich Kunzel and the TSO perform the world premiere of the concert drawn from all six SW films. $25-$90. 416-593-4828.
amp fiddler Session keyboard ace rises up again at the Phoenix. $21.25-$25. www.torontojazz.com.
madlib Underground hiphop heavy teams up with Left Coast pals Peanut Butter Wolf and MED at the Opera House. $tba. 416-466-0313.
people against the militarization of life Rally against the military partnership with U of T and the privatization of health care at OISE. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
scream literary festival Spoken word blitz brings Mariko Tamaki, d'bi.young and others to the Toronto Women's Bookstore. $5. www.thescream.ca.
+the taming of the shrew Head over to Ashbridges Bay Park to see the Bard's comedy, till Aug 7. $2-$25. 416-872-1111.
ANDRE KERTESZ A retrospective on the modern photography giant opens at Stephen Bulger. 416-504-0575. CANADA DAY EXTRAVAGANZA Torchy Feist and Native Earth Performing Arts head up the birthday celebrations at Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
edgefest Head down to the Molson Amphitheatre for an alt-rock bonanza with a roster ranging from T.O. punks Billy Talent to epic prog metalheads Coheed & Cambria. $25.50-$47.50. 416-870-8000. lhasa Nomadic ex-Montrealer treats fans to a multilingual smoky world-jazz serenade alongside crooner Madeline Peyroux. $30. Nathan Phillips Square. www.torontojazz.com.
billy corgan The post-grunge survivor with the big bald head shows his more mature side with a solo show at the Carlu. $40-$45. 416-870-8000.
war of the worlds Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins try to escape aliens. Opening weekend.
much ado about nothing CanStage's production of the Bard's great comedy stars Jaclyn Francis and Juan Chioran. At High Park till Sep 4. By donation. 416-368-3110, www.canstage. com.
swing space: media art space Jennifer Steinkamp's video works and new media look at space and perception. At the AGO till Oct 16. $5-$8. 416-979-6648. sounds of the underground Steel your tender eardrums against the brain-crushing assault of maulers like Lamb of God and Clutch at the summer's most massive metal fest. $35.50. Arrow Hall, Mississauga. 416-870-8000. mark knopfler Former Dire Straits dude brings his breezy Americana to the Molson Amphitheatre. $49.50-$79.50. 416-870-8000.
+Golden boys: the beefcake era Let's hope this retrospective of hot photos is, er, well hung. At the O'Connor Gallery till Jul 16. 416-921-7149.
+blue mAn group The bald and blue performance art trio try to drum up good word of mouth at the Panasonic Theatre. Indefinite run. $59. 416-872-1111. fringe of toronto festival The year's biggest theatre fest (we're talkin' 134 plays) kicks off today at 25 venues around town. $10-$12. 416-967-1528, www.fringetoronto.com.
robert plant & the strange sensation Led Zep legend flails through the sub-Saharan rock fusion of his latest disc at the Molson Amphitheatre. $39.50-$85.50. 416-870-8000.
free flicks This week's free Harbourfront movie is The Princess Bride. Each Wed night through Aug 10. 416-973-4000.
neko case If last year's The Tigers Have Spoken live album whetted your appetite for the twangy torch singer's onstage antics, catch her at Harbourfront Centre. $20-$25. 416-973-4000.