Tipsheet August 18-Sep 1
dj serious Get silly on Cold Tea when the local DJ teams up with the Quartertones to help BC emcee Moka Only launch his new disc at the Drake. $15. www. ramosent.com.
hamlet Albert Schultz plays the depressed Dane in opening night of this much-anticipated production. Till Oct 1 at the Premiere Dance Theatre. $25-$51.50. 416-973-4000.
+R. KELLY CLIPPERTON The local luminary's sexy exhibit of photos opens tonight at the Gladstone. $10. 416-531-4635.
dead 60s Lovable Liverpudlians add a dose of dub to try and set themselves apart from the post-punk pack. Mod Club. $13.50. 416-870-8000.
republic of safety The sexy punktopian geeks heat things up at the Boat. $6. www. republicofsafety.ca.
Save the Cormorants Join Earthroots' protest against the provincial Libs' cull of 8,000 water birds. Free. Angus Glen Golf Club. 416-599-0152 ext 20.
+red eye Wes Craven's airborne thriller starring Cillian Murphy and London, Ontario's own Rachel McAdams takes off this weekend.
summerfolk Take advantage of the final few days of summer (yikes) by basking in the glow of strummers like Justin Rutledge, Eliza Gilkyson and Aengus Finnan at this laid-back folk fest. Kelso Beach (Owen Sound). $25-$68. www.summerfolk.org.
CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION Let's go to the Ex! Opening weekend, on till Sep 5. $8-$15. 416-393-6300. www.theex.com.
hieroglyphics Get busy with Souls of Mischief, Casual and more of Oakland's finest hiphop hotshots at the Reverb. $22.50. www.ramosent.com.
+alice cooper Parents, lock up your daughters! Or at least don't let them listen to the shock-rocker's Republican rants when he hits the Docks, 'kay? $58.50. 416-870-8000.
luis jacob Monday should be a quiet day to contemplate Jacob's playful installation at the Toronto Sculpture Garden. Free. www.torontosculpturegarden.com.
+motley crue Not getting enough of Pam Anderson's tattooed boy toy on Tommy Lee Goes To College? Head down to the Molson Amphitheatre to headbang with the reuinted Crüe and Sum 41. $22.50-$75. 416-870-8000.
+the 40-year-old virgin The ads look hilarious. The Office's Steve Carell plays a guy who hasn't lost his cherry in this comedy. Cheap night.
jo-anna downey The raunchy comic known as "Mama" takes to the mic for a feature week at Yuk Yuk's Downtown. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
buskerfest The fest includes Mysterion the Mentalist, sculptor clown Pedro Tochas, USA Breakdancers and more. Free - donations to Epilepsy Toronto. Till Aug 28 at St Lawrence Market. 416-964-9095.
clay aiken Is he or isn't he? No, not that. We just wanna know if the American Idol runner-up is next in line for the Barry Manilow crown, silly. Molson Amphitheatre. $42.50-$55.50. 416-870-8000.
SOLAR and WIND Clue in to the workings of natural power generation at a three-hour session. $50. Kortright Centre for Conservation. 416-667-6295 ext 3.
kick up your heels Harbourfront gets moving and grooving as the three-day fest of all things dance-related kicks off, including workshops and performances by Groupe des Arts Bassan, the Chimera Project and more. Till Aug 28. Free. 416-973-4000.
Blue Rodeo Summer just wouldn't be summer without a big Blue Rodeo bash, always enhanced by great opening acts, and this year Matt Mays and El Torpedo get the nod. Right on! Molson Amphitheatre. $22.50-$65.50. 416-870-8000.
the brothers grimm It's opening weekend for Terry Gilliam's latest imaginative romp, starring man-babes Heath Ledger and Matt Damon.
ed rush/optical The UK drum 'n' bass heavyweights play System Soundbar. $tba. 416-408-3996.
canadian national expo Elijah Wood, Clive Barker, Kevin Sorbo and Linda Blair are some of the big names at this three-day expo, at the Convention Centre till Aug 28. $20-$39. 416-872-7777.
Ward's Island Jamboree Looking to get away from the city for a day of music? Check out the Ward's Island Jamboree with the Backstabbers, Carolyn Mark, Roses in the Snow and others. Ward's Island. $12-$15. 416-703-0811.
macbeth 3000 This action/comedy screen adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy, shot in the GTA for $10,000, is gaining a cult following. $10. Innis Town Hall. www.superguncinema.com.
the cave This Cole Hauser thriller looks like Alien, set beneath the earth. We are so there! Warning: not a Batman movie.
canadian opera company The COC, under director Richard Bradshaw, presents its free series of concerts, featuring stars from upcoming shows. Psst: it's a very romantic date. Donations to Regent Park School of Music. Till Sep 1 at Harbourfront Centre. 416-363-6671, www.coc.ca.
corteo Cirque du Soleil's latest is one of its best. At Ontario Place till Sep 11. $46.25-$95. 1-800-678-5440.
much ado about nothing It's the final week for CanStage's Dream in High Park, a jazzy production of the Bard's relationship comedy. Pwyc. Till Sep 4. 416-367-1652.
the constant gardener There's early Oscar buzz on this adaptation of John Le Carré's political thriller, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz and directed by City Of God's Fernando Meirelles.
spirits open mic night Jo-Anna Downey hosts the free open mic, tonight w/ Paul Haywod, David Goodman, Richard Ryder and more. Spirits Bar & Grill. 416-967-0001.
Mr. Lahey and Randy Tired of Trailer Park Boys Ricky, Julian and Bubbles getting all the attention, Mr. Lahey and Randy have created their own wacky road show. Should be a riot. Club 279. $20-$25. 416-703-0811.
now film festival preview Check out reviews of the big flicks at the T.O. International Film Fest, including a spotlight on Canuck films.