Tipsheet Sep 29-Oct 13
ted leo Wiry New Joisey punk prophet fights the good fight like he's the second coming of the Clash at the Mod Club. $15. www.rootmeansquare.ca.
dirtbombs Detroit garage rock 'n' rollers stage a Motor City rumble at the Horseshoe. $10.50. 416-598-4753.
jason rouse The outrageous stand-up does a weekend of sets at Yuk Yuk's Downtown. $10-$17. 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425.
doves The Mancunian Williams twins bring their psychedelic dreamscapes to the Docks with disco-glitch pals VHS Or Beta. $26.50. 416-870-8000.
culture shock No Dynamics and Shawn Hewitt help kick off Harbourfront's fab three-day progressive arts festival. Free. 416-973-4000.
Planet in focus International Environmental Film And Video Fest runs till Oct 2 at the Royal, John Spotton and Innis Town Hall. $8-$15, passes $75. www.planetinfocus.org.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT Women hit the streets to end violence against women. Community fair 6:30 pm at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, rally 7:30 pm, march 8:30 pm. www.trccmwar.ca.
antony & the johnsons This year's Mercury Prizewinner touches down at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for piano-driven broken-down soul. $21.50. www.rootmeansquare.ca.
+ladies and gentlemen Thom D'Arcy's terrific synth-pop project takes off at the Rivoli. $10. 416-596-1908.
Human River Walk Honour the hidden Garrison Creek by wearing blue and recreating a river. Free. Christie Pits Gazebo, www.publicspace.ca.
bob mould Hüsker Dü's post-punk patriarch unveils his Body Of Song at the Mod Club. $25. 416-870-8000.
ARTSWEEK City kicks off the fest with music by emerging local artists. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square, 416-506-1012
world press photo 2005 Pics from around the world go on display at the Allen Lambert Galleria till Oct 23. Free. 416-604-0036.
lucinda williams The mournful-voiced alt-country queen holds court amidst the cushy seats of Massey Hall. $32.50-$42.50. 416-872-4255.
+posies Power pop survivors pray for a comeback alongside lo-fi hero Lou Barlow at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598.
+kmfdm Industrial survivors unleash a vitriolic noise assault against Dubya at the Phoenix. $22.50. 416-870-8000.
stage 3 Theatre Passe Muraille kicks off its series of nine plays with works by Nicole Stamp, d'bi.young, Anita Majumdar and others, till Nov 27. $15-$30. 416-504-7529.
jason mraz Practise your hacky-sack attack to impress the crowd when the verbally dextrous jam band bard ambles into the Kool Haus. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
+pip skid Peanuts & Corn's super-prolific emcee tries to convice folks at Dragonfly that Winnipeg's the hiphop capital of Canada. $8. 416-858-5851.
DAVY ROTHBART Pop cultured author launches The Lone Surfer Of Montana, Kansas at the Drake. Free. www.thedrakehotel.ca.
trade justice Tetteh Mormeku of Ghana's Third World Network Africa (TWNA) inspires the fair trade movement, 7 pm, Trinity-St Paul's. Free. 416-563-4801
nashville pussy Pyrotechnics! Broken bottles! Hot chicks making out! Anything's possible when the wacky Southern-fried gawk-rockers open fire at Lee's Palace. $17.50. 416-532-1598.
OCAD: LOOK INSIDE You've argued about the outside - now take a look inside as the redesigned institution opens its doors for tours, performances and more. Free. 416=977-6000 ext 821.
Against forgetting Hear the testimony and see the images of Colombian photojournalist Jesus Abad Colorado who keeps his focus on the victims of violence in his country. 6:30. Free. Friends House, www.avisualjourney.com
Jon Stewart Bush bashers' favorite talking head does stand-up live at Massey Hall. $55.50-79.50. 416-872-4265.
tangiers Local garage rock faves unveil their Family Myth disc at Lee's Palace. $tba. 416-352-1598.
mariko mori The New York-based artist and former fashion model speaks as part of the Kodak Lecture Series. Ryerson U. Free. 416-979-5000 ext 6873, www.ryersonlectures.ca.
atmosphere Attention underage backpackers: left-field hiphop heavyweight touches down for an all-ages show at the Opera House. $25. 416-870-8000.
+Enoch arden It's the final weekend for one of the best plays in the city, a modern take on a Tennyson poem, set in Parkdale. Till Oct 9. $5-$15. 416-538-0988.
lady sasquatch Last day to catch Allyson Mitchell's exhibit of hirsute ladies at the Paul Petro gallery. Free. 416-979-7874.
700 sundays Try getting a ticket to Billy Crystal's sold-out autobiographical show, closing today at the Canon. $52-$112. 416-872-1212.
richie hawtin Techno bigshot joins Ferry Corsten, Timo Maas, Carl Cox and other DJs to celebrate nine years of partying at the Guvernment. $tba. www.theguvernment.com.
where the truth lies See the uncensored version of Atom Egoyan's controversial new film, with Colin Firth, Kevin Bacon and Alison Lohman, on screens this weekend.
paul mccartney Erstwhile mop-top sends shivers up boomers' backs in the echoing cavern that is the ACC. $58.75-$273.75. 416-870-8000.
social distortion LA punk pioneers tear through a set of sneering SoCal anthems at the Kool Haus. $35. 416-870-8000.
dungen Scandinavian psych-folk rock screwballs prepare to take over North America, club by club, starting with Lee's Palace. $13.50. 416-532-1598.
habeas corpus Morris Panych directs Sheila McCarthy, Fiona Reid, David Storch and others in Alan Bennett's comedy, in previews at the Bluma Appel. $36-$80. 416-368-3110.
the roots Philly hiphop heroes treat Toronto headz to one of their legendary live shows. Docks. $35.75. 416-870-8000.
the decemberists Geeks (and those who love them) descend on the Phoenix for the hyperverbal lit-folk stylings of Colin Meloy and his merry popsters. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
stupa Renaissance man Peter Chin - he dances, choreographs, designs and writes music - debuts his new multimedia work, inspired by a Buddhist monument, at Harbourfront Centre till Oct 15. $16-$25. 416-973-4000.