Thurs 3rd +summerworks Kate Lynch, Alisa Palmer, Sarah Stanley and a couple dozen other theatre talents storm the Queen West nabe (and Harbourfront) for 10 days of new and old scripts, till Aug 13. $10-$12. 416-410-1048.
+black heart procession San Diego masters of macabre rockistry cower before god-fearing Famile leader Danielson at Lee's Palace. $15.50. 416-532-1598.
Fri 4th +irie music festival Prep for a weekend of reggae, soca, calypso and other Irie riddims at a free kickoff bash with Leroy Sibbles and more. Nathan Phillips Square, Ontario Place. www.iriemusicfestival.com.
gary numan Synth-pop pioneer and obvious autophile takes Mod Club fans back to the 80s. $20. 416-588-4663.
+bummer in the summer Oneida, Creeping Nobodies, Picastro and others take over the Tranzac for three nights. $10-$35. 416-8923-81S37.
sat 5th +Carnival Parade Gorgeous costumes, heady music - the annual parade starts at the CNE and rolls west along the Lakeshore. www.wejumpinghigher.com.
island soul It's the second day of Harbourfront's four-day fest of Caribbean art, culture and cuisine. Free. 416-973-4000.
the blow Curious K Records kid Khaela Maricich unfurls her delicate deconstructed indie pop experiments at Sneaky Dee's. $8-$10. 416-603-3090.
Sun 6th Caribana Arts and cultural festival Local and international soca, reggae, calypso and steel pan artists, plus dance, comedy, food and crafts, and Aug 7. Olympic Island. 1-888-493-3837, www.caribana. ca.
Black victorians Join a walking tour and learn what life was like for black people in years gone by. Pwyc. Mackenzie House. 416-392-6915.
HIROSHIMA DAY Commemorate with traditional Japanese drummers and more. Free. Nathan Phillips Square. 416-463-9163.
mon 7th roy cape & THE kaiso all stars The oldest band leader in Trinidad and Tobago brings his high-energy Carnival party to Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
+jeremy enigk Emo screamer turned sensitive songster pairs with Jim Noir for a night of introspective strumming at the El Mo. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
TUES 8TH van morrison Astral folk, rock 'n' soul sorcerer gets the Air Canada Centre crowd singing along to Brown-Eyed Girl. $50-$150. 416-870-8000.
sonic youth Iconic NYC noiseniks keep the distortion dream alive with the UK's bouncy Go! Team at the Kool Haus. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
antony and cleopatra Shakespeare in the Rough's outdoor production continues till Sep 4 at Withrow Park. Pwyc. 416-556-6226.
WEDS 9TH world trade center Oliver Stone's look at two courageous cops who were buried under the debris on 9/11 opens today.
Ecology at the brick works Biologists explain the workings of the city's largest engineered wetland. Pwyc. 416-598-2277.
Canadian landmine foundation hosts coast-to-coast yard sales to support anti-mine action. Locations at www.clmf.org.
THURS 10TH trevor boris The world's only gay farmer stand-up comic headlines at Yuk Yuk's Downtown till Aug 13. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
antigone Want some tragedy with your gyros? Graham Cozzubbo directs Sophocles' classic as part of Taste Of The Danforth, outdoors at Jackman Avenue Public School, till Aug 13. $tba. 416-910-3518.
frIDAY 11TH TASTE OF THE DANFORTH Three-day fest, with tons of food and music, takes over Greektown today to Aug 13. www.tasteofthedanforth. com.
eccodek Afro-dub dabbler proves Guelph's got worldbeat soul to spare. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. www.ydsquare.ca.
The future of Food film and panel featuring anti-GM farmer Percy Schmeiser, Dylan Penner of ACT for the Earth and more. Free. Harbourfront Centre. 647-436-6398.
melissa etheridge Tough-as-nails rock 'n' roll survivor performs at the Hummingbird. $35-$100. 416-870-8000.
wakestock Constantines top the raucous pop-punk and alt-rock component of the tubular three-day boardfest on Toronto Island. $34.50. 416-870-8000.
darkness ascends It's the next to last day to see the cool exhibit at MOCCA featuring installations by Fiona Smyth, Shary Boyle, Sherri Hay and others. Free. 416-395-0067.
mariah carey Glitter pariah continues her comeback with Dutty dude Sean Paul at the Air Canada Centre. $18-$109.50. 416-870-8000.
pedestrian sundays Enjoy another car-free day at Kensington Market. www.pskensington.ca.
International Aids Conference 2006 Panels, plenaries and more than 400 workshop sessions. To Aug 18. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. www.aids2006.org.
MONDAY 14TH much ado about nothing Richard Rose directs Shakespeare's comedy at Barrie's MacLaren Art Centre. Pwyc (mat), $17-$22. 1-866-735-9243.
lyle lovett Poofy-haired purveyor of twang dishes out country at Hummingbird Centre. $45-$65. 416-872-2262.
thomas mapfumo Lion of Zimbabwe joins Strength Of Africa AIDS/HIV Concert. Harboufront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
tuESDAY 15TH jurassic park Spielberg's dino movie should look terrific on the jumbo screen at Yonge-Dundas Square. www.ydsquare.ca.
APOCALYPSE NOW Two-disc Special Edition DVD of Coppola's controversial masterpiece comes out in stores today.
WEDS 16 bombay dreams The big musical about Bollywood stardom and romance opens and runs at the Hummingbird till Aug 20. $30-$90. 416-872-2222.
THURS 17 music in the garden The Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble drums up a storm at Harbourfront's outdoor music garden series. Free. 416-973-4000.
fred eaglesmith Southern Ontario farm boy and modern-day songwriting legend unspools wild and woolly musical yarns at Hugh's Room. $25-$27.50. 416-531-6004.
slap happy Hilarious improv outfit plays their monthly show at the Bad Dog Theatre. $10. 416-491-3115.