Hundreds of events through Labour Day
Thursday, June 9
BACK ALLEY BREAKFAST BAKE SALE (BikeShare) Cycling breakfast. 8-10 am. Community Bicycle Network, 761 Queen W. 416-504-2918.
CANADIAN COMEDY AT THE CENTRE (Centre for the Arts) Comedians Stewart Silver, Frank Spadone, Ron Sparks and others. 8:30 pm. $10. 263 Adelaide W. 647-436-2787
THE NIGHT OF THE UNBORING (Ontario College of Art& Design) Video installations, performance art, cocktails and live auction. 7 pm. $150, 9 pm after party only $35. 100 McCaul. 416-977-6000 ext 1234.
VERNISSAGE (Schools without Borders) Art, music and a silent auction. 7 pm. $25. Artweave Gallery, 146 Dupont. 416-939-3521.
URBAN WOMYN’S COMEDY FESTIVAL (Da Kink in My Hair) Festival launch party. 8 pm. $55$100. Opal Lounge, 472 Queen W. 416-3667723.
ZOO DO ICE (Toronto Zoo) Frosty cocktails at the polar bear exhibit, entertainment, auctions and more. 6:30 pm. $200. Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale and Sheppard. 416-392-9113.
THE ADVENTURES OF JOSEPH ANDREWS Studio
268 remounts the Kenneth Brown play opening today. $15-$20. Tarragon Extra Space, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827.
ALMOST YOUNG Exhibition of paintings by Nicholas and Sheile Pye. To Jul 2. Angell Gallery, 890 Queen W. 416-530-0444.
ARTIST GARDENS Twenty-three gardens designed by visual artists including Sandra Rechico, Ted Rettig, Libby Hague and Michael Davey on display through the summer. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.
BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP Learn simple tips on how to fix your bicycle. 7-9 pm. Free. Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King W. 416-340-2667.
THE CHAMBER Group art exhibition on the theme of the bedroom, curated by Kelly McCray. To Jun 19. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen W. 416-536-6778, www.g1313.org. CYBERSPACES OF THEIR OWN: FEMALE FANDOMS ONLINE Launch of a book by Rhiannon Bury. 6 pm. Free. Toronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord. 416-922-8744. DEMONS STOLE MY SOUL – ROCK ’N ROLL
DRUMS IN CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition of works by Han Bennink, Flo Mounier, Mirko Sabatini and others. To Jul 3. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen W. 416395-7430.
ENVIRONMENT DAY Composting info and sup-
plies, a hazardous waste drop-off and free leaf compost. 4-8 pm. Wabash from Sorauren to MacDonnell. www.toronto.ca/environment_ days.
FARMERS MARKETS Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods and more. East York Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Phillips Square, Scarborough Civic Centre and Lawrence & Weston. Details www.city.toronto.on.ca.
FASSETT! Exhibition of patchwork quilts by Kaffe Fassett. To Oct 16. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre. 416-599-5321. FAVOURITES: YOUR CHOICES FROM OUR COLLECTION Exhibition of paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s permanent collection. To Jan, 2006. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. www.ago.net.
FURNITURE FOR THE BAUHAUS Art exhibition curated by artist/art writer Gary Michael Dault. To Jun 19, opening reception Jun 11, 2-5 pm. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen W. 416-5366778, www.g1313.org.
FUTURE SPECIES: HYBRIDS Exhibition of works by Karma Clarke-Davis, Istvan Kantor, Floria Sigismondi and others. To Jul 3. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen W. 416-395-7430.
DAVID McCLYMENT An exhibition of paintings runs to Jun 25. 64 Steps Contemporary Art, 1164 Queen W. 416-535-7837.
ISAACS SEEN: TWO ON THE SCENE Exhibition of photographs by Michel Lambeth and Tess Taconis. To Sep 25. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. www.ago.net.
rJUNEFEST Deaf-Blind Awareness Month celebration. 1-10 pm. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. www.city.toronto.on.ca.
LIFEBEAT Musical variety show featuring local health care professionals. $23-$30. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-9734000, www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
LISMER AND BEYOND Exhibition of 75 years of art education at the gallery. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. www.ago.net.
MUSIC GARDEN TOURS Guided tours happen Thursdays 5:30 pm, Wednesdays 11 am. Free. Queens Quay and Spadina. www.harbourfrontcentre.com.
NXNE FILM CONFERENCEWorkshops, masterclasses and panels for musicians and filmmakers. To Jun 11, kickoff party tonight 9 pm (Beba Lounge, 614 College). $99 w/ film delegate pass. www.nxne.com.
ROZ HERMANT Photography exhibition. To Jul 4. Steamwhistle Gallery, 255 Bremner. 416922-4459.
NEIGHBOURHOODS OF DAVISVILLE Leisurely 20 K bike ride through the streets and parks north of Davisville. 6:30 pm. Free. Davisville Park tennis courts. www.tbn.ca.
POND LIFE Discover the diversity of pond life in an urban park. 7-9 pm. Free. Don Valley Brick Works, Bayview S of Pottery. 416-661-6600 ext 5660.
THE SHAPE OF COLOUR Exhibition of Colour Field art, featuring Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and others. To Aug 7. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6660.
TOM SIMMONS Stand-up comedy. To Jun 12. $2-$17. Yuk Yuk’s Downtown, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425.
SUCCESS WITH ROSES Gardening presentation. 7:30 pm. Free. Trace Manes Community Centre, 110 Rumsey. www.leasidegardensociety.org.
LARRY TOWELL Photographer Towell’s exhibition No Man’s Land runs to Jun 25. Steven Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen W. 416-504-0575.
Friday, June 10
DAY AT THE RACES (Ireland Fund of Canada) Buffet lunch, auctions, costume prizes and horse racing. Noon-4:30 pm. $100. Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale. 416-367-8311.
BLOODY WORDS VIMystery lovers conference with panels, readings and workshops with Maureen Jennings, Lynwood Barclay and others. To Jun 12. $175. Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre. 416-597-9938, www.bloodywords. com.
FAME 2005 Health, physique, fitness and model expo. Today 6-11 pm; tomorrow 9 am-9 pm; Jun 12, 10 am-8 pm. $25. Convention Centre, 255 FrontW. 416-858-3263.
FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE Bike ride to L’Amoreaux Park and back. 7-9 pm. Free. Leslie and Sheppard. 416-897-1035.
IRISH CEILI Basics lesson and traditional Irish group dancing. 7:30 pm. $8, stu $5. Russian Orthodox Church, 823 Manning. 905-270-1130.
LAP DANCE WITH CONFIDENCEWomen learn the ins and outs of lap dancing. 7-9:30 pm. $35. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. 416-588-0900,
Carole Pope headlines the Same Sex Wedding Show on June 23.