THE GLOBAL RIGHT TO WATER Maude
Barlow speaks at OISE. Free. 416-657-8345.
old time relijun Revel in the glory of Old Time
Relijun's howlin' hell-or-high-water post-four track experimental
rock revival at Cinecycle. $8. chuck.skullz@gmail. com.
dq: lucky lady The drag queen musical comedy (and
funder for Casey House) continues at Hart House till May 27. $40.
416-978-8849. humanitas LAUNCH PARTY The festival
celebrating what Toronto was, is and could be (till Jun 25) launches
at the Cooler by the Lake Tent at the foot of Yonge. Free.
blue jays baseball The Jays take on the Chicago
White Sox, the best team in the American League. $9-$68. Rogers
CRITICAL MASS Group pedal power takes to the
streets. Bloor and Spadina. Free. www.cmtoronto.ca.
Immigrant rights March and rally for justice for
immigrants and refugees. Free. OISE. 416-893-4053.
+republic of safety Revolutionary Torontopian
art-punk attack force release their new Vacation EP with labelmate
the World Provider. Sneaky Dee's. $7. www.republicofsafety.ca.
+we're funny that way The 10th annual fest of queer
comedy wraps up at Buddies. Pwyc. 416-975-8555.
Labour and the urban experience Workshop with
labour activists and historians plus a walking tour. $15-$20.
Steelworkers Hall. www.mun.ca/cclh/workshop.html.
monkey toast Canadian Idol judge Jake Gold is the
guest interviewee in the improv show at the Drake. Pwyc.
eliana cuevas Latin vocalist brings her South
American rhythms to the Mod Club. $15. 416-588-4663.
+contact The month-long festival of photography
continues at various locales till May 31. Free. www.contactphoto.com.
stylus dj awards A new spin maestro will be crowned
during this gala faceoff at the York Event Theatre. $25.
bike week launch Cycle over to City Hall for a free
breakfast to kick off the city-wide celebration.
www.toronto.ca/cycling. +sarsical Last year's
Fringe hit musical about a real showstopper opens at the Factory
Studio and runs till Jun 18. $23-$28. 416-504-9971.
peter doig Doig's powerful works on paper stay up at
the AGO till Jun 18. Free (till Jun 14). 416-979-6648. stephen Lewis AIDS activist and noted humanitarian gives
keynote for the Natural City Conference. Convocation Hall. $10-$25.
dickey betts Yee-haw! The Allman also-ran gets
crowds pumped with an evening of good ol' Southern rock at the Opera
House. $35.50. 416-870-8000.
Fish forever Evening with fisher/scientist David
Suzuki and biologist Ransom Myers on sustainable seafood at Theatre
D. $15. 416-870-8000 HOT SUMMER GUIDE Pick
up NOW's double issue and our mammoth guide to the sizzling season.
bif naked Post-goth bodybuilder babe rocks her heart
out at the Opera House. $20. 416-870-8000.
pluralism to cosmopolitanism Forum on identity and
belonging in 21st centruy cities with author John Lorinc and more
takes over the Cooler By the Lak tent. Free.
www.livewithculture.ca/humanitas. an inconvenient
truth Davis Guggenheim's doc about former U.S. prez
candidate Al Gore's cautionary look at global warming opens on
creeping nobodies Fall-inspired local post-punk
phenoms give their new Sound Of Joy disc a proper launch at the
Horseshoe. $8-$10. 416-598-4753. fashion cares
The annual ACT funder makes a splash at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre. $125. www.fashioncares.com.
series 8:08 season finale The monthly series of new dance
ideas wraps up at the Winchester Theatre. $14-$18.
bird flu over the cuckoo's nest Second City's new revue,
directed by Chris Earle, is in previews and opens Jun 8 for a limited
run. $20-$28. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011. TELLING TALES
OUT OF SCHOOL Jim Cuddy, Brant Carver, Ann-Marie MacDonald and
others help raise funds for People for Education. $200. Yonge Centre
for the Performing Arts. 416-534-0100.
free jane! Sky Gilbert's
drag persona hosts a night that includes a new
gay-and-lesbian-themed play and an outrageous open mic. Free.
Tallulah's. 416-975-8555. blue velvet Dennis
Hopper with the gas mask, the severed ear - David Lynch's early
masterpiece is as powerful as ever. It ends its three-night limited
run (in a new print!) at Cinematheque. $6-$10.10.
416-968-FILM. the omen The horror remake with a
classy cast (Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow) opens spookily
on 6/6/06. The sign of the beast. Get it? Scaaarrrry.
dungen Sweater-happy Scandinavian
folk-rock-psych collective free your mind (the rest will follow) in a
no-holds-barred rawk fest at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598.
NXNE kickoff concert Kobayashi and Turn
Off the Stars launch the music fest with a free noon concert at
Nathan Phillips Square. www.NXNE.com.
Radiohead The Britrock figureheads rock out two
night at the Hummingbird Centre. $71.65. 416-870-8000.
posey's wig Cirque du Soleil's
Helen Donnelly remounts her clown gibbberish musical, till Jun 18 at
Dancemakers. $12-$15. 416-703-2773. North By
Northeast Mammoth fest featuring the best in new music blankets
T.O.'s club scene.
Individual shows $6-$12, wristbands one-day
$15, three-day $28. www.NXNE.com
the importance of being earnest Soulpepper's
production of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece opens at the Young Centre and
runs till Sep 5. $5-$54.