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 - take over Harbourfront till Jun 24. $27-$32. 416-973-4000.
SAVE the Boreal Forest Ethics and the Rainforest Action Network host a screening of As Long As the Rivers Flow. Free. Concord Café, 416-597-1904.
LESBIAN PLAYS Help launch Coming Of Age In Canada, the first collection of plays by Canuck lesbo-playwrights, at the NOW Lounge. Free. 416-364-1300 ext 329.
gardiner museum reopening The newly reno'd ceramics museum relaunches. Free Fridays from 4 pm. 416-586-8080.
erosion of civil rights And The Criminalization Of Dissent Rocco Galati, Winnie Ng and more join a forum on racial profiling. Free. Ryerson Auditorium. 416-979-5000 ext 6169.
JUNE 24DYKE MARCH Dykes descend on Church and Hayden at 2 pm to march and party. www. pridetoronto. com.
+PEACHES Always controversial raunch rocker returns to the Molson Amphitheatre with Nine Inch Nails and Bauhaus. $29.50-$59.50. 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. JUNE 26
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 Dave Courchene Jr. and Nii Ganni Aki Inini. Free. Argonaut Rowing Club. 416-533-3020.
the secret life of words Screening of new film starring Sarah Polley raises funds for victims of torture. $100 (incl reception and Q&A w/ Polley). NFB. 416-973-3012.
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.
ETTA JAMES Blues belter shows the weedy jazz singers how it's done at the Hummingbird Centre. $45-$95. 416-872-2262. JUNE 28
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.
NEVILLE BROTHERS New Orleans rhythm kings heat up Harbourfront for the Jazz Fest with Roxanne Potvin. $30. 416-973-4000.
the chairs Kristen Thomson, Kevin Bundy and Oliver Dennis star in Soulpepper's production of Ionesco's absurdist piece, to Sep 2 at the Young Centre. $29-$54. 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. JUNE 30
final paradise screening Say goodbye to the Paradise Cinema as it screens Koyaanisqatsi at 11 pm. $6 (incl free popcorn). 416-537-7040.
seu jorge Brazilian pop powerhouse of Life Aquatic fame brings his skewed samba spin to Harbourfront Centre. $21.50-$25. 416-973-4000.
kings and queen Arnaud Desplechin's acclaimed drama gets two screenings at Cinematheque before opening next week at the Carlton. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM.
THE DEARS Toast Canada Day with Montreal rockers and Jason Collett playing a free concert at Harbourfront. www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
edgefest Suit up in your finest hoodies and celebrate the country's birthday with alt-rockers like Our Lady Peace, Magneta Lane, Hot Hot Heat and more. Molson Amphitheatre. $26.25-$52.25. 416-870-8000. JULY 2
amadou & mariam Unlikely international superstars, the blind West African duo ride their Manu Chao-assisted success to Harbourfront Centre. Free. www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
leonard cohen: I'm your man Bono, Nick Cave and other fans and colleagues contribute to this doc about the elusive poet/musician. Opening weekend. JULY 3
the land of i told you so All-ages-friendly Shrimp Magnet present four shows a day (weather permitting) of their imaginative, audience-participatory tale at Centre Island's Lagoon Theatre, till Sep 4. Pwyc. 416-262-1178, www.shrimpmagnet.com. JULY 4
slayer Do today's patriotic U.S. histrionics make you wanna scream? Unleash your fury at this massive metal fest at Molson Amphitheatre, with Lamb of God, Mastodon and more. $39.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
THE BLOB Steve McQueen's wooden acting debut and the titular squirmy people-eating mass scare crowds at Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. www.ydsquare.ca. JULY 5
the roots Soulful Philly hiphop heavyweights blow the roof off the Kool Haus with one of their characteristically killer live shows. $34.50. 416-870-8000.
angels & airwaves Moody melodic supergroup featuring members of blink-182, Offspring and more rock Molson Amphitheatre with Taking Back Sunday. $36.25. 416-870-8000.
jarvis street walk Explore the buildings and sights of this historic area with the ROM. Free. Bloor and Church. www.rom. on. ca. JULY 6
the fringe of toronto festival Who will be this year's Drowsy Chaperone? Bring bottled water, a Fringe program and energy to find out. Jul 5-16. www.fringetoronto.com.
calexico Neko Case's cinematic instro-pals get atmospheric at the Phoenix. $20. 416-870-8000.
scarlet's room Kathleen Rea and Yvonne Ng team up for two dance programs, Scarlet's Room (till Jul 8) and Vivid (Jul 12-15). $16-$20 ($28 both). Winchester Street Theatre. 416-366-7723.