Thursday 31 Friday 1 Saturday 2 Sunday 3 Monday 4 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9 7 8 Sunday 10 Monday 11 Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 +ashkenaz The fest of new Yiddish culture takes over Harbourfront till Sep 4. Free-$30. 416-973-4000. +ziggy marley Bob's boy unveils the jammin' tunes from his new Love Is My Religion disc at the Guvernment. $35.75. 416-870-8000.
rancid Tim Armstrong rocks through the first of a two-night stand with his punk posse at the Kool Haus. $23. 416-870-8000.
+crank This jacked-up actioner starring Jason (The Transporter) Statham opens today.
+supers Power-pop quartet Re:Arrange their schedules (around backing Jann Arden!) and launch their new disc at the Rivoli. $tba. 416-596-1908.
to live & shave in la Noise assault squad brings barely controlled chaos to Sneaky Dee's alongside Dollarama, Gastric Female Reflex and Polmo Polpo. $10. 416-603-3090.
damian jr. gong marley Another son of Bob sparks up a fatty with Ben Harper at the Molson Amphitheatre. $28.75-$53.25. 416-870-8000.
Canadian national exhibition Boo-hoo, summer's almost over. The Ex wraps soon. Till Sep 4. $8-$12. Exhibition Place. www.theex.com.
+maurice el medioni Algerian piano star teams up with Catskills keyboard cat Irving Fields for an awe-inspiring Ashkenaz spectacular. Harbourfront Centre. $25. 416-973-4000.
rock plaza central Revel in new tunes from the literindie crew's new Are We Not Horses disc when they hit Wavelength at Sneaky Dee's with Alex Lukashevsky. Pwyc. www.wavelengthtoronto.com.
+Cat power A sobered-up Chan Marshall will convince Lee's Palace crowd she's The Greatest with two solo sets of enchanting indie rock catharsis. $22.50. 416-532-1598.
Labour day parade March to celebrate worker rights starting at Dundas and University. Free. 416-736-5154.
tHeresa tova Chanteuse Tova launches her Tova Sings Beyle CD as part of Ashkenaz, at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. $18. 416-973-4000, www.ashkenazfestival.com.
lost: the complete second season Find out what happened to all those lost folks during the second season of the head-scratching series. Out on DVD today.
JEAN-PIERRE LAROCQUE The newly reno'd Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art's collection of awesome Larocque sculptures and pictures is only pwyc till Sep 15. 416-586-8080.
+king lear Don't miss the opening of Soulpepper's production of the classic starring William Webster as the monarch. Till Oct 18. Young Centre. $25-$54. 416-866-8666.
ECO SPIRITUALIST JOHN SEED Co-author of Thinking Like a Mountain speaks his mind. First Unitarian Congregation. Donation. 416-924-9654.
+toronto international film festival Stars, red carpets, parties -- and, oh yeah, more than 300 pics to choose from, including tonight's gala opener, The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen. Till Sep 16. $18.63-$34.91, various passes. www.e.bell.ca/filmfest
ECO SPIRITUALISt JOHN SEED lectures on vision and empowerment. Alumni Hall. firstname.lastname@example.org.
tom petty & the heartbreakers Americana ace with a penchant for old-school radio jocks sets the soundtrack for one of the summer's Last Dances With Mary Jane at the Molson Amphitheatre. $27-$81.75. 416-870-8000.
the sadies Put on your finest cowpunk threads and sidle down to the 'Shoe for the official two-night launch of the premier backing band's scorching new live disc. $15. 416-598-4753.
v fest Quadrillionaire Richard Branson's massive double-header rock fest brings the Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Eagles of Death Metal and more to Toronto Island. $57.50-$104.50. 416-870-8000.
+queer lounge Get glam for this TIFF-affiliated bent musical bonanza featuring Gentleman Reg, John Cameron Mitchell, Kids on TV, Shortbus's Sook-Yin Lee and other powerful pansies. Phoenix. $25-$100. www.queerlounge.org.
blood.claat d'bi young's potent show closes today with a pwyc performance at Passe Muraille. 416-504-7529, www.bloodclaat.net.
m ward Portland troubadour croaks through the charged-up alt-country tunes from his new Post-War disc at the Mod Club. $16.50. 416-870-8000.
pink martini Nerdcore Left Coast neo-lounge ensemble get swanky at the Music Hall. $27.50. 416-870-8000.
magnolia electric co. Jason Molina continues his quest to become the lovechild of Neil Young and Hank Williams. Lee's Palace. $13.50. 416-532-1598.
mastodon The metal maulers unveil heavy tunes from their new Blood Mountain CD. Phoenix. $18. 416-870-8000.
ring cycle The COC's massive Ring Cycle opens tonight and continues till Oct 1 at the new Four Seasons Centre. $300-$1,700. 416-363-8231.
machomer Don't miss Rick Miller's solo comedic mash-up of The Simpson and the Scottish play. Till Sep 30 at the Young Centre. $25-$30. 416-866-8666.
atmosphere It's a backpack hiphop bonanza when the Twin City nerd-rap squad faces off with Mac Lethal and Psalm One at the Phoenix. $26.50. 416-870-8000.
by divine right Jose Contreras and his band of good-vibin', soulful-rockin' talents spread the love at the Drake. $tba. 416-531-5042.