tipsheet June 15-29
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.
Toronto as a film set Directors discuss how they use Toronto as a location, part of Humanitas. Todmorden Mills. http://humanitas.livewithculture.ca.
+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.
arctic monkeys Brit brat-rock buzz kids bet you look good on the dance floor of the Kool Haus. $24.50. 416-870-8000.
PEACE on the PEACE BRIDGE Join the War Resistors in a No Border fest in Fort Erie. Buses leave from T.O. $10-$15, sliding scale. 416-598-1222.
Support Six Nations land claim As the Caledonia situation heats up, come and rally for a just and peaceful resolution. Free. Queen's Park. 416-760-3475.
+LESLIE FEINBERG Trans radical and groundbreaking writer on issues of sexuality makes a highly anticipated appearance. $5-$15, sliding scale. Medical Sciences Bldg. 416-922-8744.
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.
MARK KNOPFLER/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. 416-870-8000.
dora monday Listen to d'bi.young, Rosa Laborde, Alex Poch-Goldin, Judith Thompson and others read from their Dora Award-nominated scripts in a free night hosted by Marjorie Chan. NOW Lounge. www.tapa.ca/doras.
United Nations world refugee day Honour those who have had to flee, with music and fun at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. www.ydsquare.ca.
+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.
galaxy Garage rock girl spitfires make Pride points at Smiling Buddha. $5. 416-516-2531.
blondie Perpetually hot Debbie Harry outrocks the New Cars at the Molson Amphitheatre. $19.50-$75. 416-870-8000.
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.
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.
Islam is not the enemy; war is not the answer Hear UK social justice activist and academic Phil Marfleet. Free. OISE. 416-972-6391.
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.
LESBIAN PLAYS Help launch Coming Of Age In Canada, the first collection of plays by Canuck lesbo-playwrights, with readings by Alec Butler, Susan G. Cole, Lisa Walter and others at the NOW Lounge. Free. 416-364-1300 ext 329.
delirium Cirque du Soleil takes over the ACC for two nights of music and motion. $69.50-$125. 416-870-8000.
gardiner museum reopening The newly reno'd ceramics museum relaunches with an exhibit of work by Quebec's Jean-Pierre Larocque. Free until mid-July. 416-586-8080.
DYKE MARCH Dykes descend on Church and Hayden at 2 pm to march and party. www. pridetoronto. com.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Local darlings, J Mascis and pals play Olympic Island. $50.50. 416-870-8000.
Be an urban forester Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests offers a workshop on saving our trees. Danforth/Coxwell Library. 416-413-9244.
Pride parade Pride's climax - one of the city's best-attended spectacles - hits the street at 2 pm, beginning at Church and Bloor and winding down Yonge to Gerrard. www.pridetoronto. com.
Pedestrian sundayS Celebrate the summer solstice with a car-free festival in Kensington Market. Free. www.pskensington. ca.
dora mavor moore awards David Gale hosts the big gala celebrating theatre and dance. $60, VIP $160. Winter Garden. 416-872-5555.
Water celebration and ceremony Light the sacred fire with aboriginal elder Dave Courchene Jr. and Nii Ganni Aki Inini. Free. Argonaut Rowing Club. 416-533-3020.
andy warhol Before the big David Cronenberg-curated show at the AGO in July, this exhibit of 50 pieces from the collection of T.O.'s Salah Bachir hangs at the Oakville Galleries till Aug 27. $5-$10. 905-844-4402.
blue man group Those three mute bald men with the awesome skillz have been painting the city blue for a year now. The Panasonic. Unlimited run. $59-$64 (some $25 stu rush). 416-872-1111.
superman returns Is it a bird? A plane? Nope - it's the summer's next blockbuster remake hopeful, starring Brandon Routh, who looks mighty good in those blue tights. On screens today.
mike wilmot Stand-up Wilmot brings his bluer-than-blue act to Yuk Yuk's Downtown, till Jul 2. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
the chairs Soulpepper remounts Jim Warren's Dora-winning production of Ionesco's absurdist piece, to Sep 6 at the Young Centre. $tba. 416-866-8666.
roy ayers Pioneering jazz fusionist and peers like Jean Carne and Wayne Henderson mix genres at the Downtown Jazz Fest. Harbourfront Centre. $49.50. 416-870-8000.