Neil Hamburger
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W
The stand-up comedian with Nick Flanagan and Ottawa’s electro-punk duo Daiquiri.

Matmos & So Percussion
When: Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Meta Gallery
This duo’s instrument collections combined — glockenspiels, drums and pails of water — can smack the paint off the Blue Man Group. $20.

Matthew Shipp Trio
When: Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: Gallery 345
Considered to be one of the leading lights for a new generation of jazz, Matthew Shipp plays to the beat of his own piano.

Man Forever
When: Sunday, 8 p.m.
Where: Whippersnapper Gallgery
A new project by Oneida drummer/figurehead/guru Kid Millions (plus the involvement of Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). $10.

Dark Star Requiem
When: Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Koerner Hall
Poet/activist Jill Battson has taken 14 of her poems and urned them into an oratorio that will premiere during Luminato 2010.

Jamie Lidell
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Mod Club
British electro/funk/soul musician boasts a circle of friends that includes Canadian comrades Gonzales and Feist. Here he showcases his crazy improv skills. $20.