When: All weekend
Where: Royal Ontario Museum
The CanAsian International Dance Festival will be presenting dance works inside the Royal Ontario Museum. 416-586-8000. www.canasiandancefestival.com
When: Saturday & Sunday
Where: Isabel Bader Theatre & Uforchange
Participants of the St. James Town UforChange mentorship program, which focuses on leadership development and skills training for youth in the arts, host a festival to celebrate the graduation of the first set of program participants. www.u4change.ca
Ian Harvie @ We’re Funny That Way
When: All weekend
Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
He picked up a lot of LGBT fans during his years opening for Margaret Cho, and is arguably the biggest draw among female-to-male transgender comics. www.werefunnythatway.com
When: Friday, 9 p.m.
Where: The Garrison
Ever wondered how Beirut would sound if it were co-fronted by a cute Japanese girl? Enter Elfin Saddle, a Montreal indie-folk band whose uses of musical saw, accordion and flourishing percussion rival that of Zach Condon’s.
The Rent CD?release
When: Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Tranzac Club
The Rent aren’t just named after Steve Lacy’s 1999 album; the Toronto-based quintet honours the late soprano sax pioneer on their debut disc, The Rent: Music of Steve Lacy. $15.
Jason Palma @ Doowutchyalike
Where: Revival, 783 College St.
It’s all about T.O. talent at this collaborative two-floor affair, with the upstairs party — dubbed Doowutchyalike after the Digital Underground classic — bringing the funk, soul and hip-hop while Stone Lounge downstairs hosts Afrodisiac, dedicated to Afro-house. $10 before midnight.
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