Tipsheet April 27-May 11
+THE SAINTS Class of 76 punks show kids at the Horseshoe how it's done. $13.50. 416-870-8000.
sam roberts Sometime Jesus impersonator and hardworkin' Montreal rocker unleashes his Chemical City assault on the Phoenix. $25. 416-870-8000.
+Hot docs The big blowout of international docs opens and runs till May 7. Various locations. $10-$15. 416-588-8DOC, www.hotdocs.ca.
contact launch Mammoth photo festival launches with a honkin' big party at Brassaii. Free. www.contactphoto.com.
CITY IDOL Hear speeches from candidates vying for a city council seat and the endorsement of grassroots cityophiles. Music Hall. $4, www.cityidol.to.
INTO THE ATELIER Dazzling night of 50s-inspired culture, featuring NOW's Andrew Sardone and other style specialists, benefits Windfall Clothing Service. $? 416-704-8435.
david barker maltby Check out Maltby's photographs at Hart House's Justina M Barnicke Gallery, till May 11. Free. 416-978-8398.
The GREAT INDIAn BUS TOUR Celebrate May Works with a tour of local First Nations' sites. Meet at Native Canadian Centre. $15. Pre-register, 416-599-9096.
+united 93 It's opening weekend for Paul Greengrass's sure-to-be-controversial vérité film about 9/11.
+moneen Brampton punks bash out the post-emo scorchers from their new album at the Kool Haus. $23. 416-870-8000.
Scream for Darfur Rally to demand action. Speakers include Jack Layton. 1 pm. Free. Queen's Park. wwwprojectequity.org
shary boyle Boyle's pomo porcelain figures stand tall at the Power Plant till May 28. $2-$4. 416-973-4949.
days of heaven A new 35mm print of Terrence Malick's gorgeous early film screens at Cinematheque. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM.
willie nelson Will we hear Nelson cover a gay cowboy tune live? Let's hope Willie's in a Brokeback state of mind when he saddles up at the ACC. $59.50-$69.50. 416-870-8000.
GREEn TORONTO AWARDS Sarah Harmer and Lisa Ray provide glitz for the city's eco honours. Free. City Hall Council Chamber. www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.
+IRON CHEF See how T.O. superchef Susur Lee measures up when he battles it out with the Iron Chef. 9 pm on the Food Network.
+Mathilde Martha Burns and Tom McCamus star in the acclaimed play about a marriage in crisis, at the Young Centre till May 27. $10-$32. 416-866-8666.
CINDY SHEEAN U.S. anti-war activist and mom of a soldier killed in Iraq speaks at Convocation Hall. $10. 416-795-5863.
the concretes Jangly Swedish indie pop babes coo prettily at the Horseshoe. $15. 416-598-4753.
over the top fest Promoter Eric Warner's awesome all-ages indie-pop-and-beyond extravaganza kicks off today at various venues. www.overthetopfest. com.
despair ... and other conundrums Choreographer Kate Alton branches out in a show that mixes words, theatre and movement, till May 7 at the Theatre Centre. $18-$20. 416-538-0988.
JESSE WINCHESTER Vastly underrated folk great makes his annual pilgrimage to Hugh's Room. $30-32. 416-531-6604
PARACHUTE CLUB Kellylee Evans teams up with Toronto's reunited team at the Lula Lounge. $15-69. 416-588-0307
art school confidential Terry Zwigoff's follow-up to Ghost World opens on screns today.
Non-Violence Festival Humanist Movement hosts afternoon long fest of fun to honor global non-violent resistance. Dufferin Grove Park. www.nonviolencefestival.com/to.
THE STROKES Their recent album isn't the shocking breakthrough we'd hoped for, they always put on an entertaining show. $47.50. Ricoh Coliseum. 416-870-8000
+GUY TERRIFICO Matt Murphy performs as his tipsy honky tonk-crooning screen alter ego (DVD released this week) at Lee's. $10. 416-532-1598.
BEBOP COWBOYS Toronto western swingers present songs from their new Canadian Dance Hall CD with special guests at Lula Lounge. $15-$54. 416-588-0307.
mayworks The annual celebration of working-class culture concludes today. $tba. www.mayworks.ca.
10 DAYS ON EARTH It's pwyc night for puppeteer extraordinaire Ronnie Burkett's latest, at the Berkeley Street Theatre till Jun 24. $36-$51. 416-368-3110.
festival of ideas and creation Playwrights Sharon Pollock (Blood Relations) and Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive) discuss their craft as part of CanStage's week-long fest. $15. 416-368-3110.
pearl jam Seattle grunge survivors team up with My Morning Jacket for a two-night stand at the ACC. $60.50. 416-870-8000.
PETER CAREY Booker winner brings his new novel Theft to Harbourfront's Brigantine Room. $8. www.readings.org.
MIND, BODY, SOUL Xiaolan Zhao, James Bartleman and Tim Herpur join forces to benefit World Literacy at the ROM. $40. 416-977-0008.
song & dance Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical reopens the Danforth Music Hall (opening May 9) and stars Louise Pitre, Rex Harrington, Evelyn Hart and others, till May 28. $49.75-$89.75. 416-872-1111.
+peter doig Doig's powerful works on paper stay up at the AGO till Jun 18. $tba. 416-979-6648.