+Nashville pussy The wacky Southern-fried gawk-rockers open fire at Lee's Palace. $17.50. 416-532-1598.
OCAD: LOOK INSIDE You've argued about the outside - now take a look inside as the institution opens its doors. Free. 416-977-6000 ext 821.
Against forgetting Colombian photojournalist Jesus Abad Colorado speaks about victims of violence. Free. Friends House, www.avisualjourney.com Jon Stewart Bush bashers' favourite talking head does stand-up live at Massey Hall. $55.50-79.50. 416-872-4265.
+tangiers Local garage rock faves unveil their Family Myth disc at Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.
mariko mori The New York-based artist and former fashion model speaks as part of the Kodak Lecture Series. Ryerson U. Free. 416-979-5000 ext 6873, www.ryersonlectures.ca. +atmosphere Attention underage backpackers: left-field hiphop heavyweight touches down for an all-ages show at the Opera House. $25. 416-870-8000.
Enoch arden It's the final weekend for one of the best plays in the city, a modern take on a Tennyson poem, set in Parkdale. Till Oct 9. $5-$15. 4 16-538-0988.
Protest Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Bring a red flower and head down to the Japanese Consulate. Free. www. zoocheck. com
700 sundays Try getting a ticket to Billy Crystal's sold-out autobiographical show, closing today at the Canon. $52-$112. 416-872-1212.
+richie hawtin Techno big shot joins Ferry Corsten, Timo Maas, Carl Cox and other DJs to celebrate nine years of partying at the Guvernment. $tba. www.theguvernment.com.
+where the truth lies See the uncensored version of Atom Egoyan's controversial new film, on screens this weekend. paul mccartney Erstwhile mop-top sends shivers up boomers' backs in the echoing cavern that is the ACC. $58.75-$273.75. 416-870-8000.
+fiery furnaces Baroque-rock Brooklyn sibling act preview their bizarro forthcoming Rehearsing My Choir (Rough Trade) disc at Lee's. $16.50. 416-532-1598.
social distortion L.A. punk pioneers tear through a set of sneering SoCal anthems at the Kool Haus. $35. 416-870-8000.
+dungen Scandinavian psych-folk rock screwballs prepare to take over North America, club by club, starting with Lee's Palace. $13.50. 416-532-1598.
habeas corpus Morris Panych directs Sheila McCarthy, Fiona Reid, David Storch and others in Alan Bennett's comedy, in previews at the Bluma Appel. $36-$80. 416-368-3110. the roots Philly hiphop heroes treat Toronto headz to one of their legendary live shows. Docks. $35.75. 416-870-8000.
the decemberists Geeks (and those who love them) descend on the Phoenix for the hyperverbal lit-folk stylings of Colin Meloy and his merry popsters. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
Pedestrian power Come and discuss the city's plan to make walking an urban wonder. Free. City Hall. 416-929-5483.
stupa Renaissance man Peter Chin debuts his new multimedia dance work, inspired by a Buddhist monument, at Harbourfront Centre till Oct 15. $16-$25. 416-973-4000. wanda jackson Rockabilly's iconic hard-headed woman shakes her tail feathers at Cadillac Lounge. $25. 416-536-7717.
second city reloaded The sketch comedy outfit officially opens its new space at the back of Wayne Gretzky's with a revamped cast and a new show. $20-$28. 416-343-0011.
elizabethtown Cameron Crowe's latest, with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, opens today after an early version underwhelmed the local film fest.
death cab for cutie Seth Cohen's favourite band sends indie kids into fits of uncontrollable weeping at the Kool Haus. $23. 416-870-8000.
creeping nobodies T.O.'s premier post-punk riot joins forces with K Records star Old Time Relijun. Trin-Port. $8. www.thecreepingnobodies. com.
ryan belleville Silly and surreal stand-up finishes up a three-night headlining gig at the Laugh Resort. $10-$15. 416-364-5233. the optimists It's pay-what-you-can day for Morwyn Brebner's smart dark comedy starring Randy Hughson and Michael Healey, on at the Tarragon till Oct 23. 416-531-1827.
World Food day Oxfam's cocktail party features NOW's Wayne Roberts. Camera Bar. $15-$25. 416-535-2335.
Back to the Land Anarchist Free University course on building communities in the country meets Mondays to Dec 19 at Sidney Smith, U of T. Free. 905-787-8411.
son volt The kinder, gentler half of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar shows how to lead an alt-country crew without being a dictator. Opera House. $22.50. 416-870-8000.
the warlocks Cali-based psych-rock rippers try to induce hallucinations in the Lee's Palace crowd. $tba. 416-532-1598.
franz ferdinand Having survived their stint as an NME buzz band, the stylish Scots rockers return to show Ricoh Centre You Could Have It So Much Better. $32.50-$42. 416-870-8000. +international festival of authors One of the best literary lineups ever takes over the Harbourfront-centred fest, on till Oct 29. $10-$15. 416-973-4000, www.readings.org.
my morning jacket Beard-folk hair bears move past It Moves with the mysteriously-titled Z. Check 'em out at the Guvernment. $25.50. 416-870-8000. the frames Melodic Irish weeds find their groove with alt-folk strummer Josh Ritter at the Opera House. $15. 416-870-8000.
english beat Birmingham's original skankers haul ass to the Horseshoe. $25.50-$30. 416-598-4753.
vincent sekwati koko mantsoe The riveting Soweto-born dancer/choreographer works up a sweat at Harbourfront Centre, till Oct 22. $16-$25. 416-973-4000.