THE BALCONIES, IVORY HOURS, NEW LOVE, THE KEROUACS, GOODNIGHT SUNRISE are putting on a show as part of Canadian Music Week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. ($12 at 647-3441234). Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. BEST OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA This fabulous concert brings you unforgettable songs from every one of the 11 Broadway musicals that this legendary team created solid-gold classics for, such as The Sound of Music, South Pa
cific, Carousel, Oklahoma! and The King and I, with appealing rarities such as Cinderella and Flower Drum Song, too. Tuesday, 8 p.m. and Wednesday, 2 & 8 p.m. ($29.50-$107 at 416-872-4255). Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. COLONY, DARTBOI, PANTOMIME, SPECTRAL Come enjoy the best of ProgEaster. This show will kick off the long weekend with a fine selection of bands, taking place on Good Friday. Friday, 8:30 p.m. ($8-$10 at 416-5321598). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. CRASH VEGAS WITH DOUG PAISLEY This all-ages show is in celebration of the band’s first album Red Earth. Today, 7 p.m. ($40.50-$50.75 at 416-778-8163). Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. DEAD TIRED will be playing with the Hounds. Dead Tired originally formed at Martin’s bowling ally in Hamilton at the birthday party of former guitar player Michael (Biff) Young. Saturday, 9 p.m. ($10 at 647-748-0772). Hard Luck Bar, 772 Dundas St. W. DIRTY TALK: DJS PAMMM & AUTOMATICAMORE This is music for dancing with pleasure models. Music to transport you to the far reaches of Orion, to watch the C-beams glitter in the dark. Music for robots, runners and replicants. Pam Hong (Pammm) and Diana McNally (Automaticamore) play Italo, cosmic disco, ‘80s euro synthpop, Montreal sound and weird dad jams. Today, 10 p.m. (Free at 416-532-6669). Unlovable, 1415 Dundas St. W. DUNE RATS will be playing with Hockey Dad, Surf Dads and the Dead Love. This is The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit Canadian Tour and is playing as part of Canadian Music Week. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($17 at 416-792-1268). Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. FROM THE LAND OF WALTZES, BUTTERFLIES AND DREAMS This musical journey is in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The enormous contributions from Vienna, Beijing and Hollywood are all to be found within Canada’s musical landscape. Globally renowned Chinese violinist Angel Wang will be playing with Claudio Vena, Peter Longworth and Barry Shifferman. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ($28-$88 at 416-733-9388). Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. GOOD CHARLOTTE, SILVERSTEIN, WATERPARKS, MOVEMENTS This all-ages concert is part of the Youth Authority Tour and is also taking place with Canadian Music Week. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ($53.75-$64 at 416-778-8163). Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER, RYAN MCNALLY These bands show no signs of wear and tear despite the fact that in every show, before the end of the first song, the pair is already drenched in sweat. Today, 8 p.m. ($15 at 416-532-1598). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. HIGH POWER, QUALITÉ DE LUXE, GUMBO come together as High Qualité Gumbo, a night dedicated to Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca and more. Three parties, one dance. Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ($10-$15 at 416-588-4663). Mod Club, 722 College St. W. IN THIS MOMENT, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, AVATAR, GEMINI SYNDROME The Half God — Half Devil Tour has arrived in Toronto. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. ($39.50-$49.50 at 416-778-8163). Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. DANKO JONES is a Canadian hard rock three-piece that formed in 1996, incorporating the stylistic tendencies of garage rock, punk and blues, hailing from Toronto. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($28 at 416-504-6688). Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. BRIDGET KEARNEY, FIT CLUB At last, Kearney steps into the spotlight with her first solo effort, a wry, big-hearted pop album entitled Won’t Let You Down. The record, like its title, promises not to disappoint. Friday, 8 p.m. ($16.50 at 416-5315042). Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, MASKED INTRUDER, PEARS See them before they get (re) tired. This sold-out show includes special guest Masked Intruder. Saturday, 7 p.m. ($32.50 at 416-323-1251). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. MONSIEUR PERINE & PATRICIA CANO Colombian superstars Monsieur Periné makes their Canadian debut, paired with the sweet sultry sounds of Patricia Cano’s Peruvian roots. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($35-$70 at 416-408-0208). Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. OCTOPUS PROJECT, BAMBOO, LUMA Octopus Project has earned a reputation as a band that creates exceptional experiences through elaborate multimedia experiments, lavish album packaging and their extremely fun and loud live shows. Saturday, 9 p.m. ($9.50-$12 at 416-9750909). Silver Dollar, 486 Spadina Ave.
Good Charlotte will take the stage at the Danforth Music Hall on April 19, as part of Canadian Music Week.