March 11 to 14
For four rockin’ days and nights, Canadian Music Week takes over the city’s hottest night spots as 500 international established and breakout artists perform at 45 venues. See acts like Bloc Party, Handsome Furs and Kreesha Turner, attend an awards ceremony or trade show, or check out the Digital Media and Music Summit. Four conferences offer enlightening seminars, debates and keynote speakers like Gene Simmons of KISS fame. New to this year’s event is Spotlight On China—an in-depth look at the Chinese music market—and a mini film festival of six classic music flicks featuring question-and-answer sessions with musicians after some screenings. Various venues and prices; for tickets or more information, call 905-858-4747, or visit www.cmw.net for a complete lineup.