Toronto Tipsheet: Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Kinky Boots, Royce Da 5’9″ and more

Super Furry Animals The imaginative Welsh psych rock five-piece are no longer on hiatus, as this Opera House show proves..


Super Furry Animals The imaginative Welsh psych rock five-piece are no longer on hiatus, as this Opera House show proves. Doors 8 pm. July 19. See listing.

Pet Shop Boys Hear classic cuts and songs from the recent Super album when the electronic-pop icons come to the Sony Centre. Doors 8 pm, all ages. On sale Friday (May 13). ticketmaster.ca. November 6. See listing.

No More Pipelines Rally for climate justice at Matt Cohen Park, Bloor and Spadina. 4-5:30 pm. Free. See listing.

Legal weed Who wins? Who loses? Bill Blair, the Liberals’ pot point man, takes part in a panel discussion as part of a Law Union of Ontario conference. 6:30-8:30 pm. U of T’s Northrop Frye Hall. Pwyc. See listing.

Dheepan (NNNNN) The Palme d’Or winning film about a Tamil refugee family will strike a nerve. See our feature with director Jacques Audiard. See listing.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival As the popularity of comics and graphic novels continues to surge and artists tackle very tough issues, TCAF just keeps getting bigger. This year’s edition features the best creators both local and from around the world, including Japan’s Rokudenashiko, Marguerite Abouet from the Ivory Coast, Belgium’s Brecht Evens, Montreal’s Michel Rabagliati and home-growns Kate Beaton and Chester Brown. Saturday 9 to 5 pm, Sunday 10 to 5 pm. Reference Library and Marriott Bloor Yorkville. Free. See listing.

Lee Scratch Perry The 80-year-old Jamaican reggae-dub-ska legend grooves up the Danforth Music Hall. 7 pm. See listing.

Being Superbutch Panel, fashion show and dance party celebrate butch identity. Great Hall. 6 pm. See listing.

Daniel Lanois The producer and multi-instrumentalist puts on a rooftop show to benefit Moosonee Puppy Rescue, The Farley Foundation, The Parkside Food Bank and The Redwood. For more info.

Kinky Boots (NNNN) After many extensions, Mirvish’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical finally closes. 2 and 7 pm. Royal Alex. See listing.

Michael Coren NOW’s Susan G. Cole interviews the author of Epiphany, about how he became a supporter of LGBTQ rights. North York Central Library. 7 pm. Free. See our feature with Michael Coren. See listing.

The Heidi Chronicles Michelle Monteith stars in Wendy Wasserstein’s acclaimed play about feminism and friendship. In previews at the Young Centre. 7:30 pm. 416-866-8666. See listing.

Royce Da 5’9″ Detroit rapper plays Mod Club on the heels of his new LP’s release. 8 pm. See listing.

The Art Of BLMTO Black City Works by Black Lives Matter activists hang at Harlem Underground through May. Free. Don’t miss our preview here. See listing.

Ride Of Silence Cyclists who’ve been killed on our streets are remembered with a bike ride from Matt Cohen Park, Bloor and Spadina, to the Peace Garden in Nathan Phillips Square. Free. 7 pm. See listing.

George Elliott Clarke Canada’s poet laureate delivers the keynote address at the Tommy Douglas Institute’s Canada: A Different Story conference. 10 am, conference to 4 pm at George Brown College. May 19. See listing.

Kaytranada The Montreal rapper’s newest, 99.9%, was our recent album of the week. Hear it live at the Danforth Music Hall. 7 pm. May 20. See listing.

Sanctuary Techno revelry courtesy of Paula Temple and others takes place in the 5,000-square-foot St Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church. Doors 10 pm. May 20. See listing.

The Testament Of Mary Nancy Palk stars in Colm Toibin’s reimagining of Jesus’ last days as seen from the perspective of his mom. Young Centre. 2 and 8 pm. From May 21. See listing.

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