Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, December 15)
Now recovered from the reflected glare of too many pasty white sad dudes on their U.S. tour with Death Cab, Canadas fully revitalized dream-pop answer to Fleetwood Mac kick off their six-show stand at Lees.
A Very Foggy Christmas
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (December 16)
Tired of Muzak versions of the same old Christmas standards? Stop by the Dollar for a holiday hoedown with the Foggy Hogtown Boys, Jenny Whiteley, Justin Rutledge, Alex Pangman and Colonel Tom Parker. Yee-haw.
I Want To Go To Africa (And Other Tales Of High Adventure)
XPace (230 Augusta), Friday and Saturday (December 16-17)
Taking a break from whipping vacuum-cleaner hoses over her head, Sook-Yin Lee rustles up a wacky grab bag of multidisciplinary artists for a trippy extravaganza in the Market.
The Backstabbers' Lump Of Coal Xmas
Canadian Corps Hall (201 Niagara), Saturday (December 17)
Getting nothing for Christmukkah this year? Cheer up - the Backstabbers will set you straight.
50 Cent, Kardinal Offishall, Rihanna
Ricoh Coliseum (100 Princes'), Tuesday (December 20)
Having left many of his tourmates at the U.S. border, Fiddy will surely be looking for some new joystick jocks to play Bulletproof with after he hits Ricoh. Wear Kevlar.
Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Scott
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday (December 21)
You may go to this yuletide event in hopes of hearing Dianne Reeves reprise her stellar performances from the Good Night, And Good Luck soundtrack, but it's Little Jimmy Scott's opening set that will haunt you for the rest of your life.