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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

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