Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Crime dramas don't get much more violent than this look at Rio de Janeiro's drug cartels. See review.
Red John Logan's award-winning two-hander looks at abstract artist Mark Rothko. The Canadian Stage cast includes Jim Mezon and David Coomber. See interview with Coomber, a fine emerging actor who was the best thing in last summer's production of Bullet For Adolf. At the Bluma Appel until December 17.
Enter The Shadow: The Life Of A B-Boy This fusion of hip-hop, dance and theatre looks at b-boy lifestyle and culture. At the Enwave Theatre until November 27. See listing.
Occupying Conversations Two days after the St. James Park eviction, the Design Exchange gets into the discussion over Occupy Toronto's future. Hosted by DX chair Tim Gilbert, the forum features Occupy facilitators and participation from the audience. In true Occupy fashion, the meeting will form into break-out groups to discuss the movement's next steps. OCAD president, Sara Diamond harvests the main ideas. 5:15 pm, 234 Bay. Free. dx.org. See our coverage of the last Occupy event here.
Laurel MacDonald Art and Drinks, a new bar/gallery where you can sip cocktails while watching video art on multiple screens, shows videos made from 2006 to 2011 by MacDonald, a Canadian singer, composer and video/installation artist. Also featured is interactive project Alone Together, a tablet-based app MacDonald collaborated on during a residency at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab. See listing.