COMETS ON FIRE Incendiary purveyors of neo-psychedelic freakouts storm Lee’s Palace. $10.50. 416-532-1598.
THE MIGHTY GABBY Calypso legend belts it out as part of a three-day celebration of Barbadian culture. Harbourfront Centre. Free. 416-973-4000.
BLUE MAN GROUP Performance art trio take over the old New Yorker for an indefinite run. $59. 416-872-1111.
PRIDE PARADE The largest queer spectacle on the planet powers its way through the city streets. Bloor and Church. www.pridetorono.com.
MODEST MOUSE Indie rock heroes team with Broken Social Scene, Metric and more for a hot outdoor concert at Olympic Island. $36.50-$42.50 + $5 ferry charge. 416-870-8000.
BENEFIT FOR WAR RESISTERS R. H. Thomson, Arsinée Khanjian, Shirley Douglas, Diane Flacks and others perform in a staged reading of Irwin Shaw’s Bury The Dead to benefit U.S. war resisters. Lula Lounge. $20$25. www.artistsagainstwar.ca.
DIANA KRALL Jazz megastar has learned anything from her hubby about putting on a show. Hummingbird Centre. $69.50-$125.50. www.torontojazz.com. And Jun 28. DORA MAVOR MOORE
AWARDS The big shindig rewarding the best on T.O. stages takes place at the Winter Garden. $60-$160. 416536-6468 ext 26.
ANNA NALICK Former Blind Melon members are mega-fans of this 20-year-old songstress’s sparkling pop tunes. You might jump on the bandwagon after hearing her at the El Mocambo. $tba. 416-777-1777.
HYBRIDS Works by Karma Clarke-Davis, Istvan Kantor, Floria Sigismondi and others are on at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art till Jul 3. Free. 416-395-7430.
ROY HARGROVE Hard bop trumpet prodigy (and Wynton Marsalis protege) hits Nathan Phillips Square as part of the Downtown Jazz Fest. $35. www.torontojazz.com. REGARDING THE PAIN OF SUSAN SONTAG (NOTES ON CAMP) Steve Reinke, Jean-Paul Kelly and Anne Walk show works at Gallery TPW. Till Jul 16. Free. 416-504-4242.
CHEAP QUEERS #10 Shoshana Sperling and Jane (aka Sky Gilbert) host the first of three queer-friendly nights at Buddies. $4.62. 416-975-8555.
HERBIE: FULLY LOADED Lindsay Lohan goes for a ride in this update of the family-friendly Disney classic car comedy.
RJD2 Underground hiphop threat plays the Downtown Jazz fest. Phoenix. $16.50-$20. www.torontojazz.com.
WAR OF THE WORLDS Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins try to escape aliens – and not the friendly kind – in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster.
AMP FIDDLER Session keyboard ace shows why he’s been tapped to help everyone from George Clinton to Primal Scream get their groove on. Phoenix. $21.25-$25. www.torontojazz.com.
ROBERT KENNEDY JR. Eco activist strategizes on how to save the planet. $54.95. Location tba. www.learningannex.ca.
JAMES TAYLOR Mature pop icon strums sensitively at the Molson Amphitheatre. $30-$72.50. 416-870-8000.
IS THIS LOVE? Sasha Ivanochko and some of the city’s finest dance her new solos. Till Jun 25 atWinchester Street Theatre. $15-$20. 416-504-6429 ext 51.
SCREAM LITERARY FESTIVAL Spoken word blitz brings Mariko Tamaki, d’bi.young and others to the Toronto Women’s Bookstore. $5. www.thescream.ca.
ANDRE KERTESZ A retrospective on the modern photography giant opens at Stephen Bulger. 416-504-0575.
OASIS The brawling Gallagher bros return to rock their new Don’t Believe The Truth disc at the Molson Amphitheatre. $19.50-$47.50. 416-870-8000. QUEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS/ART
WALK LAUNCH Trash & Ready, Hunter Valentine and DJWill Munro perform at the opening of this exhibit of work by T.O.’s hottest artists. Free. Show on till Jul 7 at NOWLounge. 416-364-1301.
SANTANA Let’s just hope Rob Thomas doesn’t swing by the Molson Amphitheatre to plug his new solo disc when his Smooth collaborator kicks out the jazzy Latin-rock jams. $22.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
CRITICAL MASS RIDE Cyclists gear up to promote alt-transportation. Spadina and Bloor. www.biketoronto.ca.
DEEP PURPLE It’s summer, so it must be time for the annual resurrection of hard-rockin’UK progfathers to blow minds and eardrums at the Molson Amphitheatre. $29.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.
SLEATER-KINNEY Olympia’s finest grrrl rock trio unleash the psych-rock power of their awesome new The Woods disc at the Phoenix. $20. 416-870-8000.
DYKE MARCH T.O.’s lesbians take over gaytown. 2 pm. Bloor and Church. www.pridetoronto.com.
ARGONAUTS FOOTBALL A-a-h-rr-go-o-s! Toronto Argonauts open the regular season against BC. $15-$65. Rogers Centre. 416-341-2700.
XIU XIU Confrontational and beautifully intense art rockers wage war on irony at the Poor Alex. $10-$12. 416-324-9863.
Deep Purple take the Molson Amphitheatre stage, Jun 18
Lesbians descend on the Pride site for theGo toDyketheMarchEx,startingonJunAug25 20
d’bi.young at Scream, Jun 30
Trash & Ready launch art, Jun 17
Oasis, Molson Amphitheatre, Jun 17