THU8- +North By Northeast Huge new music
fest 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 Oscar Wilde's
masterpiece opens at the Young Centre and runs till Sep 5. $5-$54.
Canadian mining, free trade and popular resistance
Liberation theologist Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini from Guatemala
speaks. Free. Ryerson U. 416-603-3749.
Fri9- +WORLD CUP SOCCER Watch T.O. street scenes erupt depending
on who wins as the soccer tourney, starting today.
+television Tom Verlaine leads the reunited, hugely
influential rockers in an NXNE bonus performance. Phoenix. $39.50.
+Now NXNE showcase Stars siren Amy Millan, Do Right!
rappers and spazz rockers Femme Generation heat up NOW's own bash.
Reverb. $10/NXNE wristband. www.NXNE.com.
SAT10- +NXNE Music Market Mammoth mart, presented by NOW,
includes NXNE bands performing and selling their swag, noon to 8 pm
at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. www.NXNE. com.
woofstock World's biggest outdoor dog fest wags its
tail at the St. Lawrence Market, till Jun 11. Free. 416-410-1310,
hawksley workman Art-pop singer/ songwriter pouts
dramatically for a rescheduled show at Massey Hall.
SUN11 -Take the TOOKER MASS ride Support the late activist
Tooker Gomberg's vision of a citywide bikeway. Kipling and Kennedy
subways. 416-531-3746 ext 1.
BLOODY WORDS Last day of the festival for mystery
scribes and readers. Marriott Eaton Centre. $25.
+tilly & the wall Will the Omaha indie folk
hooligans tantalize Torontonians with their tap-dancing antics?
Find out when they hit the Mod Club. $13.50. 416-870-8000.
MON12- +dirty ho What a title! Lau Kar-leung's film screens as
part of Cinematheque's retrospective of Chinese martial arts pics.
U of T history tours Explore the beauty and mystery
of the St. George campus, weekdays. Free. Nona Macdonald Visitors
Centre. 416-978-5000. TUE12 -+worldwide short film
festival Check out this bonanza of shorts, at various theatres
till Jun 18. $10-$20. www. worldwideshortfilmfest.com.
BEnefit for Pakistani earthquake survivors Bollywood
and South Asian music spun by DJ Amita, silent auction and more. $30.
Gladstone Hotel. www.adaid.ca.
matisyahu The Hasidic reggae rapper opens for
bro-rocker Dave Matthews at the Molson Amphitheatre
chill-fest. $46.25-$73.75. 416-870-8000.
wed14 -Four Seasons centre inaugural concert Canadian
Opera Co. concert opens its new home, broadcast live - free - at
Nathan Phillips Square. 416-363-8231, www.coc.ca.
First Nation/newcomer relations: 1615-1660 Explore
T.O.'s past in a lecture by curator Carl Benn hosted by the Humanitas
fest. OCAD. Free.
bright eyes Emoha cathartic songster breaks down at
Massey Hall. $29.50-$43.50. 416-870-8000.
thu15- IN a soldier's footsteps Control Arms Campaign
sponsors a screening of Mette Zuruneith's film on child soldiers.
$5. Bloor Cinema. 416-516-2330.
the autumn execution Anthony Chan's play from the
Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts touches down at the Tarragon
(w/ English surtitles) till Jun 18. $19-$38 (VIP $68).
416-536-5018. fri16- Toronto as a film set
Directors discuss how they use Toronto as a location, part
of Humanitas. Todmorden Mills.
wordplay The acclaimed doc about crossword puzzles
and the folks who love 'em (Jon Stewart, Bill Clinton) opens.
the bellrays Cali rock 'n' soul squad shake up the
Horseshoe. $10.50. 416-870-8000. sat17- love streams
John Cassavetes's look at love ends a three-night run at
Cinematheque. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM.
arctic monkeys Brit brat-rock buzz kids bet you look
good on the dance floor of the Kool Haus. $24.50. 416-870-8000.
david bazan Pedro the Lion's main man puts the fear
of god into listeners at the Music Gallery. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
sun18- LESLIE FEINBERG Trans radical and
groundbreaking writer on issues of sexuality makes a highly
anticipated appearance. $15 sliding scale. Medical Sciences Bldg.
STOP the violence walk The Argos
Foundation hosts, with Jacksoul and other performers. Nathan Phillips
Square. Pledges. www.stoptheviolence. ca.
posey's wig Last chance to watch Helen Donnelly's
gibberish clown musical, at Dancemakers. $12-$15. 416-703-2773.
MON19- EMmylou harris Dire Straits' folksy chief
songwriter and alt-country's reigning silver fox team up for a night
of sophisticated twang at the Molson Amphitheatre. $49.50-$79.50.
10 days on earth It's the final pwyc Monday for
Ronnie Burkett's latest puppet play, on at CanStage till Jun 24.
416-368-3110. TUE20- United Nations world
refugee day Honour those who have had to flee, with
music and fun at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free.
mr lif Def Jux rhymeslinger gets busy alongside
hiphop homies Cage and Camu Tao for some rappers' delight at the
Reverb. $21.50. 416-870-8000. wed21- first
nations/newcomer relations 1660-1700 Humanitas fest
explores the effects of colonization on T.O.'s original people. OCAD.
Free. http://humanitas. livewithculture.ca.
blondie Perpetually hot Debbie Harry outrocks
the New Cars at the Molson Amphitheatre. $19.50-$75.
galaxy Garage rock girl spitfires make Pride points
at Smiling Buddha. $5. 416-516-2531. thu22- dance
immersion showcase Three days of African-influenced dance -
including works by Learie McNicholls and Dana Michel - take over
Harbourfront Centre till Jun 24. $27-$32. 416-973-4000.
ballet/opera house concert If you can't attend the
National Ballet's inaugural performance in their new home, head over
to City Hall to watch the concert - for free! 416-345-9595.