+TOronto international film festival Red carpets, stars, parties, paparazzi... oh yeah, and more than 300 films. To Sep 17. $18.23-$31.78, passes $63-$483. www.e.bell.ca/filmfest/2005/films.asp.
+NO SHARIA Join activist June Callwood, author Sally Armstrong and journalist Irshad Manji in a protest against Liberal plans to set up Islamic law courts. Queen's Park. www. nosharia.com.
+dave bidini Musician reads from new hockey book at the Paddock. Free. 416-598-1447.
+cuff the duke Straight outta Oshawa (by way of Toronto), the raucous country-punks celebrate their new disc with a Lee's Palace hoedown. $9. 416-532-1598.
vegetarian food fair Cooking demos, speakers, workshops, food tasting and more. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. www.veg. ca/foodfair.
JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL Five stages and a slew of local artists take over Dundas West between Keele and Quebec for two days. Free. www.junctionartsfest.com.
+laura veirs Super Seattle songstress rocks alongside orch-folk Sufjan Stevens at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. $20. 416-870-8000.
PEACE BANNER MAKING PARTY Get crafty prepping for actions leading up the Sept 24 peace demo at Act for the Earth. Free. 416-880-6245.
nazareth Invest in a new lighter so you, too, can hold it aloft when the Scottish rawk posse bellow Love Hurts at Lee's Palace. $29.50. 416-532-1598.
corteo It's your last chance to catch Cirque du Soleil's latest, one of its best. Ontario Place. $46.25-$95. 1-800-678-5440.
SLEEP-OUT TO END HOMELESSNESS Camp out outside Metro Hall and plan for the next Humanize Toronto action while you're at it. Free. 416-760-3475.
u2 Worship at Bono's altar when they play the first of four nights at the ACC. $49.50-$175. 416-870-8000.
bloc party Post-punk buzzkids attract the too-cool-for-U2 crowd to the Docks. $21.50. 416-870-8000.
+blackalicious Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel show off their Craft-y new hiphop masterwork at the Mod Club. $22.50. 416-588-4663.
SCTV: volume 4 The box sets of one of the funniest series ever are real keepers. Season four comes out today.
COACH HOUSE TURNS 40 Celebrate four decades of rebel writings when Harbourfront hosts readings by Anne Michaels, Sarah Sheard, Michael Ondaatje and more at the Brigantine Room. $8. 416-973-4000.
benefit for hurricane victims Camouflage Nights, Zoobomb Don Matsuo, Ninja High School and more show their support for New Orleans. Comfort Zone. $10. 416-763-9139.
KEN WIWA Have breakfast with the eldest son of Ken Saro-Wiwa, who speaks on Africa and fossil fuel evils. Sustainability Network. $10. 416-324-2792.
kiyoshi nagata ensemble The terrific taiko drumming group release their latest disc, Kiro, at the George Ignatieff, till Sep 17. $18-$20. 416-978-8849, 416-651-4227, www.kiyoshinagata.com.
oleanna Graham Cozzubbo directs David Mamet's controversial two-hander set in academia, at on Hart House Theatre till Sep 24. $12-$20. 416-978-8849.
+The long valley Soulpepper's adaptation of three John Steinbeck stories opens at Harbourfront Centre, till Sep 29. $25-$51.50. 416-973-4000.
CHRIS CLEAVE Author of the brilliant Indendiary joins Bret Easton Ellis at Harbourfront's Brigantine Room. $8. 416-973-4000.
queen west art crawl Check out cool studios and spaces in this art blowout in galleries from Roncesvalles to Spadina. Free. www.torontoartscape.on.ca.
white stripes Get Behind sibling-spouses Jack and Meg White when they deconstruct the blues at the Molson Amphitheatre. $28.75-$46.25. 416-870-8000.
city hall 40th anniversary Celebrate with other proud Torontonians with open air theatre, dance and pyrotechnics at Nathan Phillips Square. Free. 416-338-0338, www.toronto.ca.
GREAT CANADIAN CLEAN-UP Come out to the world's third-largest cleanup event, at Ashbridges Bay, and be part of September's International Coastal Cleanup. Free. 416-484-7729.
wolf eyes Ear-blistering lupine Michiganites blow the roof off the 'Shoe with psych-rock icons Acid Mothers Temple. $13. 416-598-4753.
bigger than jesus Rick Miller's solo show won tons of awards last season and gets a second coming at the Factory Theatre, till Oct 9. Pwyc-$35. 416-504-9971.
ear to the ground The final day of the phenomenal rockfest features Sleater-Kinney, the Organ, Republic of Safety and more. Exhibition Place. $25-$60. www.eartothegroundfest.com.
c'mon Rawk 'n' roll hero Ian Blurton's perfect party trio throws an all-ages par-tay at the Rivoli. $tba. 416-596-1908.
pearl jam I, oh I-I-I... Eddie Vedder's still alive. Dude, go see the popular rockers who survived grunge at the ACC. $59.50. 416-870-8000.
sigur ros Otherworldly ambient countrymates of Björk with a penchant for arcane album titles float into Massey Hall. $37-$42. 416-872-4255.
warren kinsella Author launches his book Fury's Hour and debuts his new punk band Shit From Hell at Sneaky Dee's. Free. www.pagesbooks.ca.
+The optimists Morwyn Brebner's dark comedy, featuring a kickass cast, opens Sep 20 and runs till Oct 23. Pwyc-$34. 416-531-1827.
the affairs of anatol John O'Callaghan plays a Viennese playboy looking for love in this new production of Schnitzler's modernist masterpiece, till Oct 9 at Artword. $16-$31. www.TOTix.ca.
macbeth The Canadian Opera Company launches their last season at the Hummingbird with Verdi's version of the Scottish play. Till Oct 5. $18-$175. 416-872-2262.
banana boys The play about overachieving Asian guys returns to the Factory Studio and runs till Oct 16. Pwyc-$30. 416-504-9971.