The Lazys, Big Dave McLean, The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith
The Lazys: By the time The Lazys take the Starlite stage tonight we’ll be well past Wednesday’s crest and beginning our gradual descent to the weekend. That might not be much reason to celebrate but we don’t need a reason when the Australian rockers are in town, crossing the pond to bring party bangers from their latest album Tropical Hazards behind Leon Harrison’s sharp-tongued strut — joined by Oshawa, Ontario’s The Standstills, along with local boys Element Orange and FKB.
Details: 8 p.m., Starlite Room, $17, available at the door or in advance from Ticketfly
Big Dave McLean: If you haven’t heard She’s Got the Stuff stop what you’re doing and take a minute or two (or preferably the entire three-plus minutes) to hear Big Dave McLean’s greasy blues guitar and sandpaper vocals. If you like what you hear get on down to Blues on Whyte tonight — or any other night through Sunday — to pay tribute to the influential Saskatchewan bluesman who, coincidentally enough, kicked things off with his debut album Muddy Waters For President in 1989.
Details: 9 p.m., Blues on Whyte, free of charge
The Gate: Dawn of the Baha’i Faith: Released in July, the Bob Hercules-directed documentary tells the story of the Prophet Herald, known as the Báb, exploring his work and message. The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith blends re-enactments and interviews with historians, scholars, and Bahá’í Faith experts to detail the prophet’s life and the religion’s ongoing efforts to craft a path toward world peace.
Details: 7 p.m., Metro Cinema, RSVP on Eventbrite and admission by donation, with proceeds going to the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights