THU 13 - pink She's Not Dead, and the bubble-gum brat-rock babe'll prove it by belting her heart out on the Kool Haus stage. $28.50. 416-870-8000.
mark kozelek Red House Painter croaks out introspective originals and clever covers at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-532-1598, 416-870-8000.
lactation station breast milk bar Performance artist Jess Dobkin looks at motherhood. (Includes chance to taste women's breast milk). Free. OCAD. www.jessdobkin.com.
FRI 14 - +living ritual festival Fest of world indigenous dance kicks off at York U and runs till Jul 16. $23-$28. 416-736-5888.
dj am One-time Nicole Richie plus-one and spinner to the stars tries to show he's more than just a C-list celeb at Ultra. $20. 416-870-8000.
joe bataan Latin soul star (and one-time Nuyorican gangster) adds a jolt of straight-up street cred to Harbourfront's Roots: Remix fest. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
SAT 15 - +dog day afternoon New wave sexpots Metric, rising Montreal rockers Land of Talk, live loopheads Holy Fuck and their pals blow up at Historic Fort York. $40. 416-870-8000.
Murmur Exhibition of recorded memories about Toronto neighbourhoods, to Sep 10. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
+jamaica to toronto Legendary stars of 60s Toronto soul launch Light in the Attic's new CD comp at Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
SUN 16 - brand new heavies A different kind of 80s flashback, the pioneers of UK acid jazz and downtempo soul keep the spirit alive at Kool Haus. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
monty python's spamalot Tony Award-winning musical by those silly Brits opens at the Canon and runs till Sep 10. $26-$110. 416- 872-1212.
daara j Senegalese rap sensations (and Mad Professor buds) heat up the Mod Club. $15-$20. www.ticketpro.ca.
MON 17 - ashlee simpson Hapless post-teen brings her girl-powered I Am Me tour to the Molson Amphitheatre. Bring Zantac. $35-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
l'avventura If you enjoyed the re-release of Antonioni's The Passenger, check out this masterpiece, part of Cinematheque's retrospective. Also Aug 5. $6-$10.10. 416-968-FILM.
damien rice Irish alt-folk crooner makes ladies swoon at Danforth Music Hall. $33.50. 416-870-8000.
TUE 18 - +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.
+eagles of death metal Hot 'n' horny garage rock buffoons get Kool Haus in the mood for pervy princess Peaches. $22.50. 416-870-8000. WED 19 - oedipus rex The original dysfunctional family plays Philosopher's Stage, till Aug 5. Pwyc-$10. www.canopytheatre.ca.
theatre in Dufferin Grove The lively community park hosts Clay and Paper Theatre puppet play Luis De Camões until Aug 20, Tues to Sun. Free. www.clayandpapertheatre.org.
live Can Lightning Crash twice? Ed Kowalczyk and his 90s alt-rock buds sure hope so. Help 'em keep the dream alive at Massey Hall. $37.50-$49.50. 416-872-4255.
THU 20 - greg graffin The Weakerthans back up the Bad Religion frontman as he shares his rootsy solo stuff with the Lee's Palace crowd. $15. 416-532-1598.
mark lewis It's the final week to view artist Lewis's textured films, which set actor Molly Parker against the vastness of Algonquin Park. At Monte Clark till Jul 23. Free. 416-703-1700.
kris knight Knight's series of portraits of women in pompadours hangs at Katharine Mulherin till Jul 29. Free. 416-537-8827. FRI 21 - peace is possible parade Children's Peace Theatre annual march is helped by local artists. Free. 3003 Danforth. 416-752-1550.
les claypool Primus bass boss gets weird and wonky at the Phoenix. $27.50. 416-870-8000.
patricia o'callaghan Cabaret jazz chanteuse unleashes her best sultry purr at Hugh's Room. $20-$22. 416-531-6604.
SAT 22 - Toronto Poetry slam Spoken word competition with guest Rives. $5. Drake Hotel. 416-312-3865.
nortec collective Sometime Beck collaborators, the Tijuana electronic eccentrics heat up Harbourfront's Ritmo Y Color fest. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 416-973-4000.
clerks 2 It's opening weekend for the sequel to Kevin Smith's low-budget slacker masterpiece.
SUN 23 - lady in the water It's opening weekend for M. Night Shyamalan's latest. Hmmm... what third-act trick will he pull this time?
laugh sabbath presents This night of comedy includes local and non-local alt comedy acts doing extended sets. Rivoli. $5. 416-596-1908 .
+the best of the fringe Miss a hit show at this year's Fringe? Not to worry. Several are being remounted at the Diesel, including Real Time. $15. 416-971-5656.
MON 24 - goo goo dolls Kill two college rock nostalgia birds with one show when the Dolls pair up with the fun-loving Counting Crows to party like it's 1995 at Molson Amphitheatre. $24.50-$65.50. 416-870-8000. TUE 25 - ozzfest System of a Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed and other purveyors of heavyosity unleash their demons at the Molson Amphitheatre. $43.25-$78.75. 416-870-8000.
a canterbury tale The small war drama by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger comes out on a Criterion DVD today.
WED 26 - through the lens of NOW NOW photographers exhibit their work, Jul 13 till Sep 10 at Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
futureheads Sunderland post-punk savants pair up with XL buzz band Tapes N Tapes for glitchy magic at the Phoenix. $15. 416-870-8000. THU 27 - sarah harmer Doe-eyed Kingston sweetheart strums indie folk anthems and environmental rallying cries at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. $31.50. 416-973-4000.
sunset rubdown Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug indulges his anglophilic tendencies with this Absolutely Kosher side project. Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.