May 2, Burton Cummings Theatre, 8 p.m. Chicago alt-country noise-makers play make-up date after cancelling show last year. With the Retribution Gospel Choir. Tickets $29.50 and $42.50 at Ticketmaster.
May 2, Ozzy's, 10 p.m. Local garage-soul band release new album, Activate. With The Gorgon, Fabulous Kildonans. Admission $5.
WSO: Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5
May 2 & 3, Centennial Concert Hall, 8 p.m. A dark-to-light journey of discovery. Tickets $26 and $51 at 949-3999.
May 3, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. After a decade apart, Winnipeg punk band fronted by Mitch Funk reunites for one-off show. With The No-Nos. Tickets $10 at Kustom Kulture, Into the Music, Peace Sign and Kitsch.
Benefit for BB
May 3, Windsor Hotel, 8:30 p.m. Benefit show for local bassist Brian (BB) Gordon who's awaiting bypass surgery. With Lou Pride, Big Dave McLean and Brent Parkin. Sold out.
May 3, Candor Shop, 8 p.m. One-time Wailin' Jenny launches new album, Resilience. Admission $10.
Winnipeg Irish Festival: MISLA
May 3, Canadian Mennonite University, Shaftesbury at Grant, 7:30 p.m. Irish traditional music. Advance tickets $25 at McNally Robinson or by visiting www.irishfest.ca.
May 4, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Scottish twin pop duo. With Jeremy Fisher. Sold out.
ECCO Chamber Choir: Rise Up!
May 4, Crescent Fort Rouge Church, 7 p.m. Tickets $18, seniors $16 and students $6 at 253-8817.
A Golden Choral Classic
May 4, Knox United Church, 3 p.m. With The Winnipeg Mennonite Children's Choir. Admission $10, children free.
Renaissance Voices: O How Glorious!
May 4, St. Mary's Cathedral, 7 p.m. The mass O Quam Gloriosum. Tickets $15, students $10 at McNally Robinson.
Metalmorphosis: Four Weddings & A Fugue or Two
May 4, St. Andrews River Heights Church, 2 p.m. Wedding favourites and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. Admission $15, students/seniors $10.
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir: Let's Dance!
May 4, Mennonite Brethen Collegiate Institute, 181 Riverton, 3 p.m. Tickets are $20, seniors $16 and $8 for students at McNally Robinson Booksellers or by calling 896-PHIL.
May 4, St Paul's Anglican Church, Point Road, 2:30 p.m. Featured soloist playing his bassoon in a concert of light classics given by the Chamber Orchestra of St Johns College.
Festivale Europa '08
May 4 to 10, U of W's Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall. Featuring Triple Forte and special guest violists, Mikhail Pokhanovksi and Daniel Scholz. Full Pass $85/students $32 / Half Pass $49/students $18, single tickets: $29, seniors $27 and $10 for students.
Agassiz Chamber Music Festival of the Muses
May 4 to 13, U of W's Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Passes $70, seniors $60, students $25, single tickets $20/students $10, available at McNally Robinson or call 475-1779.
May 5, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Detroit garage-rockers led by Mick Collins. With Dan Sartain. Tickets $17.50 at Ticketmaster.
As I Lay Dying
May 5, Garrick Centre, 7 p.m. San Diego metalcore act. With Misery Signals, August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace. Tickets $23.50 at Ticketmaster.
Virtuosi Festivale Europa '08: Triple Forte Piano Trio
May 5, 7, 9 & 10, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, U of W. Full pass: $85, students $32; half pass: $49, students $18, single tickets $29, $27 for seniors and $10 for students at 786-9000.
May 6, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. California psychobilly band. With the Unseen. Tickets $13 at the Pyramid, Peace Sign, Kustom Kulture, Into the Music, Ticketmaster.
NUNA Festival: IBM 1401, A User's Manual
May 6, Gas Station Theatre, 8 p.m. North American premiere of composer Johann Johannsson and dancer Erna Ómarsdóttir's collaboration. Admission is $15.
Queens of the Stone Age
May 7, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Neo-stoner rock band led by Josh Homme. With Mugison. Tickets $27.50 and $42.50 at Ticketmaster.
NUNA Festival: Thora Einarsdóttir
May 7, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 8 p.m. Soprano performs compositions by Mozart, Britten and more. Free.
Tokyo Police Club
May 8, Garrick Centre, 7 p.m. Toronto spazz-rockers headline Exclaim! magazine's 16th Anniversary tour. With Attack in Black, Smoosh, Winter Gloves, Ruby Coast. Tickets $18 at Ticketmaster.
May 8, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. CD Release for Brazilian Season with special guests Rodrigo Munoz, Gilles Fournier, Jeff Presslaff, Scott Senior, Curtis Nowosad and Sheila Castillo. Admission $15.
May 9, Silverado's, 9 p.m. Caribbean singer. With Rikki Jai. Tickets $35 at 694-SHOW, Canad Inns Garden City.
John Studebaker and the Hawks
May 9, Ozzy's, 10 p.m. Veteran Chicago bluesman. With the Perpetrators. Tickets $12 at Osborne Village Inn, bluesnite.ca.
May 9, Canadian Mennonite University, 7:30 p.m. Pianist whose credits include performing on the soundtrack to Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. Tickets $12 at 489-2752.
Sister Cities Concert
May 9, Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. Japan's Setagaya Citizens Chorus with Bison Men's Chorus of the U of M. Tickets $10 at McNally Robinson.
May 9, Winnipeg Folk Exchange, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter. Tickets $10 at Folk Fest Music Store.
Bison Men's Chorus
May 9, Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m. Sister Cities Concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Setagaya Citizens Chorus of Japan. Tickets are $10 at McNally Robinson.
The Little Opera Company: The Magic Flute
May 9 & 10, St. Boniface College. Mozart's famous two-act opera. Tickets $20, students/seniors $15 at McNally Robinson.
May 9 & 10, Maranatha Evangelical Free Church, 7:30 p.m. Youth choir presents annual dessert fundraiser, When Daisies. Tickets $20, $12 for students at kwiktix.ca, 889-9822.
May 10, Winnipeg Convention Centre. 5:30 p.m. Metal festival curated by Dave Mustaine. With Megadeth, High on Fire, Children of Bodom, In Flames, Job for a Cowboy. Tickets $42.50 at Ticketmaster.
Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra: Mostly Mandolins
May 10, Ukrainian Labour Temple, 8 p.m. With Praetorius Ensemble and The D. Rangers. Tickets $10 at 334-6850.
Rainbow Harmony Project: Reaching out, Now is the Time
May 10, First Unitarian Church of Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg's mixed GLBTT chorus. Free; donations accepted for Camp Aurora.
Phil & Friends: Music for/from Mom
May 10, Grant & Wilton Coffee House in Temple Shalom Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music celebrating Israel's 60th rebirth day. Bring your mother, or any mothers. Donations appreciated.
May 11, Burton Cummings Theatre, 8 p.m. Cabaret songstress. Tickets $27.50 at Ticketmaster, West End Cultural Centre.
May 11, Garrick Centre, 8 p.m. Sporty Spice on solo tour. Tickets $32.50 at Ticketmaster.
Syrinx Flute Festival
May 11, First Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. With Helen Blackburn, principal flute of the Dallas Opera. Admission $15, students/seniors $10.
Winnipeg Singers: "Happy Birthday Manitoba!"
May 11, St. George's Anglican Church, Crescentwood, Grosvenor at Wilton, 3 p.m. A concert devoted to the province's choral composers: Robert Turner, Remi Bouchard, Hugh Bancroft, Andrew Balfour, Holly Harris, Sid Robinovich and more, with the Pembina Trails Voices "Choraliers." Tickets are $8 to $23 at Ticketmaster.
May 12, Royal Albert, 9:30 p.m. Experimental/art-rock band from Vancouver. With Fletcher Pratt and Matterhorn. Admission $5.
Mameloshen: Festival of Yiddish Entertainment & Culture: Sisters of Sheynville
May 12, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 7:30 p.m. All-female sextet from Toronto inspired by 1930s old-time radio era. Tickets $25 at 477-7510.
May 14, Silverado's, 9 p.m. Toronto power rawk trio. With Inward Eye. Tickets $17.50 at 694-SHOW, Canad Inns Garden City.