nine inch nails Trent Reznor brings Queens of the Stone Age and DFA 1979 to the Air Canada Centre. $48.75-$58.75. 416-870-8000.
+Remember Saro-Wiwa? Performers and authors celebrate the life of Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa. Isabel Bader Theatre. $12-$24. 416-562-0982.
shyam selvadurai Book launch for Swimming In The Monsoon Sea. Free. Toronto Women's Bookstore. 416-922-8744.
+floria sigismondi Multimedia artist celebrates her new photography book at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Pwyc. www.pagesbooks.ca.
peace teams Panel on the use of non-violence in conflict zones. Hart House. Free. www.peaceweek.com.
+andrew bird Windy City violin virtuoso makes up for his sordid swing-revival past with a spin through Revival. $12.50. 416-870-8000.
Matt mays Hairy Haligonian rootsy rocker and his El Torpedo crew shake up the Opera House Neil Young-style. $15. 416-870-8000.
+Derailed Jennifer Aniston's first film since Angelina ruined her life has its opening weekend.
stori ya Mesmerizing Rhoma Spencer plays a troubled woman determined not to lose her house, at Harbourfront Centre Nov 8 to 13. $18-$23. 416-973-4000.
+H.I.M. Outlandish Finnish goth-rockers, oddly beloved by the skate-punk set, release the insanity at the Kool Haus. $23.50. 416-870-8000.
+art brut UK recovered goths turned art punk purveyors prove they're cooler than thou at Lee's Palace. $12. 416-870-8000.
DIVERSITY, DEMOCRACY AND DISSENT Help build the three Ds within the Jewish community by attending a teach-in at Metro Hall. Free. www.3djewishteach-in.ca.
+arctic monkeys Britrock buzz band and self-declared foes of the Kaiser Chiefs bet you look good on the Lee's Palace dance floor. $10. 416-532-1598.
jarhead Don't miss Sam Mendes's anti-war film, one of the best flicks of the year.
Protest Ariel Sharon's visit Raise your voice against the abuse of Palestinian human rights. Metro Hall Square. 416-616-4796.
+Derrick Hodgson Last chance to see Hodgson's stunningly energetic paintings at Magic Pony Gallery. 416-861-1684.
bad religion SoCal hardcore outfit celebrate more than two decades of punk rock mayhem at the Kool Haus. $34.50. 416-870-8000.
+john cale Iconic ex-Velvet shows off tunes from his new Black Acetate disc on the third of a three-night stand at Lula Lounge. $25. 416-588-0307.
+the last days of judas iscariot Stephen Adly Guirgis's dark, limbo-set comedy plays today till Nov 20 at the Distillery District. $25. 416-872-1111.
bauhaus Attention, 80s goths! It's time to restock black eyeliner -- the princes of brood return! Kool Haus. $42.50. 416-870-8000.
maude barlow/john ibbitson Anti-globalization activist Barlow debates the future of Canada with journalist Ibbitson at Innis Town Hall. $10. www.pagesbooks.ca.
NOW'S HOLIDAY DISC GUIDE Pick up NOW this week to get the lowdown on all the hot new discs dropping for the holidays.
performers for life Cocktail reception with live music and a silent auction benefits Fife House. $25. National Ballet of Canada. 416-205-9888 ext 41.
ocad mystery art sale A big bash supporting OCAD features artists in the mystery sale, an auction and music. $125. 416-977-6000 ext 821.
paradise now Powerful film tracking two men recruited as suicide bombers opens today. One of the best of the year.
sarah harmer Kingston's favourite Saddletramp strummer gets intimate at Glenn Gould Studio with the Weakerthans. $30. 416-205-5555.
aerosmith The man who gave the world Liv Tyler's lips joins the rest of his leathery rock pals onstage at the ACC. $59.50-$119.50. 416-870-8000.
who's your santa? Elvira Kurt hosts an auction for Buddies in Bad Times that includes celebrity Santas like the B-Girlz, RM Vaughan and others. $10. 416-975-8555.
Sleep-out in solidarity Homeless protest with music and speakers. Nathan Phillips Square. Free. 416-530-4487.
santa claus parade The official sign that the holidays are just around the corner. Good luck parking anywhere near the parade route (begins at Bloor and Christie). Free.
+command j Last chance to catch the acclaimed multimedia show about Jewish culture and identity. Free. Xpace. 416-978-7986.
skating at harbourfront Get out your skates. The lakeside rink is now open for you to show off for your friends and family. Free. Till Mar 12. 416-973-4000.
crowns The fabulous Jackie Richardson plays one of six African-American women in this play with gospel music and dance, on at the Bluma till Dec 10. Pwyc-$80. 416-368-3110.
toronto dance theatre TDT's collaboration with the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb kicks off tonight and runs till Nov 26 at the Premiere Dance Theatre. $17-$38. 416-973-4000.
bear with me Diane Flacks workshops her show about motherhood, at Buddies till Dec 4. Pwyc-$25. 416-975-8555.
other people's stuff The comedy funder kicks off the T.O. Sketch Comedy Fest at the Gladstone. $12. www.torontosketchfestival.com.
echo & the bunnymen The revamped retro rockers hit the Carlu. $27.50-$30. 416-870-8000.
barenaked ladies Local goof-pop institution bring their Barenaked For The Holidays tour back to Massey Hall. $42.50-$69.50. 416-872-4255.
women fully clothed One of the funniest shows of this year returns to the Winter Garden. $44.50. 416-872-5555.
margaret atwood/graeme gibson Partners read from their respective new books, The Penelopiad and The Bedside Book Of Birds. $5. Church of Holy Trinity. 416-777-2665.