Thursday september, 7 +toronto international film festival Stars, red carpets, parties - and, oh yeah, more than 300 pics to choose from. Till Sep 16. $18.63-$34.91, various passes. 416-968-FILM, www.e.bell.ca/filmfest.
ECO SPIRITUALISt JOHN SEED lectures on vision and empowerment. Alumni Hall. email@example.com.
friday september, 8 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 Sidle down to the 'Shoe, where the countrydelic crew will be joined by family members like the Good Brothers for the official two-night launch of their scorching new live disc. $15. 416-598-4753.
saturday, september 10 +v fest You'd think kajillionaire Richard Branson could charter a chopper to shuttle folks over to the Islands for this two-day rock fest. $57.50-$104.50. 416-870-8000.
the grates Boffo Brisbane bounders launch their exuberant new disc at Lee's Palace. $12. 416-532-1598.
Solidarity with Caledonia Six Nations music, poetry, talks and a screening of the doc on the Mapuche, The Pillaging: This Land Is Ours. $10 or pwyc. 15 Devonshire. 416-489-7040.
sunday, september 10 queer lounge Get glam for this TIFF-affiliated bent musical launch for Shortbus, with Gentleman Reg, John Cameron Mitchell, Kids on TV, 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.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 +catfish haven Chicago indie blues rock 'n' soul brothers prove you can't judge pasty white dudes by their cover, at the Horseshoe. $8.50. 416-598-4753.
pink martini Nerdcore Left Coast neo-lounge ensemble get swanky at the Music Hall. $27.50. 416-870-8000.
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.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 +emily haines Metric sister and Broken babe brings her Soft Skeleton band to the Gladstone for a night of sombre solo tunes. $20. 416-870-8000.
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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
machomer Don't miss Rick Miller's solo comedic mash-up of The Simpsons and the Scottish play. Till Sep 30 at the Young Centre. $25-$30. 416-866-8666.
CANADIAN MINING's ECO DisaSters Hear a report by Luis Apura, city councillor for the Huasco Valley in northern Chile. Free. 489 College. 416-656-8855.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 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. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 hawksley workman Discover whether the debonair metrosexual is still burning for Isadora when he brings his baroque pop to the Phoenix. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
reefer madness the musical The musical based on the campy cautionary film gets smokin' at Hart House, till Sep 30. $12-$20. 416-978-8849.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 john prine Reflective songwriting guru offers musical food for thought with intelligent oddball Dan Reeder at Massey Hall. $39.50-$56.50. 416-872-4255.
eric bachmann One-time Archer of Loaf entertains indie kids with his new solo fare at the Horseshoe. $12. 416-598-4753.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 CLOTHING SHOW Stock your closet for the fall! It's day two of the two-day extravaganza at the Automotive Building, Exhibition Pl. $8-$10. www.theclothingshow.com.
+patrick decoste DeCoste's handsome paintings of male bonding hang at Spin Gallery till Sep 24. Free. 416-530-7656.
mONDAY, sEPTEMBER 18 dengue fever Cultural bricolage alert! Hailing from hipster-central Silver Lake but fronted by a Cambodian pop idol, the psych-rock hooligans make like a mosaic at Sneaky Dee's. $tba. 416-603-3090.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 generous Michael Healey's Tarragon season opener - a comedy about helping, both personal and political - begins previews tonight, opens Sep 26 and runs till Oct 29. Pwyc-$38. 416-531-1827.
my name is earl The first season of the recent Emmy Award winner comes out on DVD today.
wednesday, september 20 here lies henry Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks's award-winning show about a compulsive liar opens at Buddies and runs till Oct 15. Pwyc-$35. 416-975-8555.
roger waters The psychedelic papa entertains at the ACC. Good if you're stoned. $69.50-$150. 416-870-8000.
ferron Feminist folk icon strums her way into the hearts of Hugh's Room fans. $22-$25. 416-531-6604.
thursday, september 21 MICHAEL REDHILL Toronto-based author launches his excellent new book, Consolation, at the Gladstone. Free. 416-531-4635.
slip Anna Chatterton, Yvonne Ng, Juliet Palmer and Christie Pearson create performance works for the Harrison Baths (also Sep 20 and 22). $15-$20. Starts at Music Gallery. 416-204-1080.
condo boom! Artists, architects and urban planners send up the condo craze, till Oct 1 at the Great Hall. $tba. 416-534-9261.