depeche mode The brooding synth-rock icons still have tons to sulk about. ACC. $59.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
islands 2/3 of Quebec kooks the Unicorns team up with Jim Guthrie for orch-pop antics. Drake. $10-$12. 416-870-8000.
world aids day DJ Mike Sloan spins in this night put on by Students United for AIDS Orphans at the Apothecary. $5. email@example.com.
Gladstone gala Celebrate the Gladstone's remake with performances and previews of the artist-designed rooms, to Dec 4. Free. www.gladstonehotel.com
andy kim 70s pop favourite teams up with Ron Sexsmith, the Hidden Cameras and others at the Mod Club. $25. 416-870-8000.
and up they flew Martha Ross's farce for Theatre Columbus gets a workshop (till Dec 11) at the Tarragon Extra Space. $15. 416-531-1827.
+fembots Toronto music scene stalwarts build The City out of roots 'n' roll at the Royal Cinema. $12. www.fembots.net.
+lady sovereign Pint-sized grime rhymer crosses the pond to win converts at Revival. $15.50. 416-870-8000.
International Day of Action on Climate change Come and stand your ground against global warming. Free. Nathan Phillips Square. www.torontoenvironment.org.
dave matthews Curl up with suave strummer Matthews and his jammy band at the ACC. $64-$76. 416-870-8000.
one of a kind finds Artisans sell their goods in this unique shopping op in the Annex's Senator Croll Building. Free.
tristan Paul Sportelli and Jay Turvey's new musical gets a workshop production at the Tarragon Workspace. $10. 416-531-1827.
it's always something Amanda Marshall, Bryan Adams, Russell Peters and others raise funds for Gilda's Club. $125-$250. Elgin. 416-872-5555.
'da kink in my hair Just back from sunny California, Trey Anthony performs as part of a book launch for her popular play. $4-$8. Passe Muraille. 416-922-8744.
Montreal Massacre vigil Light a candle and show you won't forget all female victims of violence. Free. Philosopher's Walk. 416-762-8798.
+cyndi lauper 80s bubble-gum pop's fierce feminist icon revisits classics like She Bop acoustically at Massey Hall. $38.50-$59.50. 416-872-4255.
jimmy Marie Brassard's solo show gets a final preview before opening Dec 7 and running till Dec 18 at Buddies. $10-$29. 416-975-8555.
maggie macdonald Eclectic artist/musician launches her new graphic novel at the Gladstone. Pwyc. www.pagesbooks. ca.
+dar williams Sweetly earnest folkie fills the Church of the Redeemer with her homespun music. $25. 416-870-8000.
u of t christmas carol Bob Rae, Gordon Pinsent and others take part in this reading of the Dickens classic to raise funds for the U of T Food and Clothing Bank. $15-$20. Hart House. 416-978-8849.
ECOBUNK Awards Celebrate the most outrageous corporate "green' ads of the year with Toronto Environmental Alliance. $20. Plaza Flamingo. 416-596-0660.
rheostatics T.O.'s art-pop posse begin their annual Winter Nationals stint at the Horseshoe. $8-$12. 416-598-4753.
Kristan horton Don't miss Horton's awesome art show, which closes Dec 10 at Mercer Union. Free. 416-536-1519. gwen stefani In case you're confused, she still ain't no Hollaback Girl. Really. Find out why at the ACC. $51-$81. 416-870-8000.
iron & wine Beard-folk strummer Sam Beam teams up with Calexico to make whispery magic at the Docks. $25. 416-870-8000.
snow white and the group of seven Seán Cullen and four former Canadian Idols take to the Elgin for the annual panto, till Jan 8. $45-$69. 416-872-5555.
War resisters benefit includes screening of Let Them Stay, performance by Common Thread Chorus and more. $10-20 or pwyc. Innis Town Hall, 416-598-1222.
jason collett Broken Social Scene's rootsy father figure sings out against suburbia at Lee's Palace. $14. 416-870-8000.
oh come all ye heathens Debra DiGiovanni, Ted Morris and a bunch of other merry mischief-makers send up the holidays in this alt-comedy show at the Laugh Resort. $15. 416-364-5233.
blood on the wall Play call-and-response along with NYC's ass-shakin' dance rock squad at Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.
the earlies Buzzy UK-Texan hybrids break out their jangly psychedelic jams at the El Mocambo. $10.50. 416-777-1777.
caribou Not the Pixies song, but the artist formerly known as Manitoba. Dan Snaith unveils his new Marinoaudio CD/DVD combo. Lee's Palace. $13.50. 416-532-1498.
psychedelic furs Pretend you're Molly Ringwald while Richard Butler prances and preens across the Phoenix stage. $25. 416-870-8000.
+christian eckart Check out Eckart's iconic images at Clint Roenisch till Dec 18. Free. 416-516-8593.
king kong Peter Jackson goes all ape in the season's biggest blockbuster, pounding its chest today, with Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black.
the loner show Brian Barlow hosts the monthly comedy show's star-studded one-year anniversary at the Oasis. Pwyc. 416-975-0845.
holiday jam Join Sarah Harmer, Matt Mays, Sam Roberts and more at the Phoenix when they rock to raise funds for Sick Kids Hospital. $35. 416-870-8000.
bryan adams Does it still Cut Like A Knife, Bryan? Cuz we really wanna Run To You when you tear it up at the ACC. $35.50-$65.50. 416-870-8000.
stars Montreal-Toronto dream pop hotshots play the first of five sold-out shows at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-870-8000.