+dragonette Martina Sorbara and Dan Kurtz's UK-bound new wave pop squad play a farewell show at the El Mo. $10. 416-870-8000.
ECOBUNK Awards Celebrate the most outrageous corporate "green' ads of the year with Toronto Environmental Alliance. $20. Plaza Flamingo. 416-596-0660.
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.
+calexico Tucson terrors team up with Iron & Wine for a Rolling Thunder co-headlining tour $25. 416-870-8000.
the dude show The indie fashion and crafts show takes over the Latvian House till Dec 11. Free. www.dudeshow.com.
War resisters benefit includes screening of Let Them Stay, performance by Common Thread Chorus and more. Pwyc - $20. Innis Town Hall. 416-598-1222.
jason collett Broken Social Scene's rootsy father figure sings at Lee's Palace. $14. 416-870-8000.
benny nemerofsky ramsay/heather goodchild The two darlings of the performance art scene collaborate. 1080Bus Gallery. Free. 416-407-2706.
oh come all ye heathens Debra DiGiovanni 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' hipster power trio at Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598.
Riverdale Share Concert Benefit concert for for needy families includes performances by Nancy White, Robert Priest and others. $10 with food donation. Music Hall. 416-465-1944.
transamerica This preview screening of the film about a pre-op transsexual (Felicity Huffman, major buzz) is a funder for Inside Out. $7-$9. Cumberland. 416-977-6847.
Stop climate chaos Report from the Montreal Climate change protests. Free. Bloor Street United Church. 647-438-7068.
+the diableros Your new favourite band, the local jangle-rock squad yank heartstrings at Speakeasy. $5. www.thediableros.tv.
psychedelic furs Pretend you're Molly Ringwald while Richard Butler prances and preens across the Phoenix stage. $25. 416-870-8000.
trans-siberian orchestra 'Tis the season for the bombastic ensemble's annual pyrotechnic yuletide show at the ACC. $43.75-$51.25. 416-870-8000.
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.
Pensions for Peace Picket to protest Canada Pension Plan's investments in war, rights abuses and eco devastation. Free. Queen and Yonge. 647-438-7068.
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.
+snow white and the group of seven Elena Juatco, Ryan Malcolm and other former Canadian Idols raise the roof on the annual panto at the Elgin till Jan 8. $45-$69. 416-872-5555.
a very foggy christmas The Silver Dollar hosts a bluegrass bonanza with the Foggy Hogtown Boys, Jenny Whiteley and more. $15-$20. 416-763-9139.
+i want to go to africa Sex-punk squad No Dynamics, DJ Will Munro and many more help Sook-Yin Lee indulge her adventurous streak at Xpace, to Dec 17. $5-$7. www.xpace.info.
brokeback mountain Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal play cowboys who fall in love in Ang Lee's Oscar-worthy film, on screens today.
the family stone It's opening weekend for the season's hot family comedy, starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson and Rachel McAdams.
ronnie hawkins The legendary, death-defying, blues-rockin' Hawk touches down at Massey Hall. $45-$80. 416-872-4255.
christian eckart It's the final weekend for Eckart's iconic images at Clint Roenisch till Dec 18. Free. 416-516-8593.
jim cuddy Help celebrate the Blue Rodeo wrangler's birthday bash by heading down to the Horseshoe for some rock 'n' roll. $30. 416-598-4753.
jimmy Last chance to catch Marie Brassard's solo show at Buddies. $10-$29. 416-975-8555.
+cathy daley Daley's drawings of faceless figures are on view at David Mirvish Books till Jan 8. Free. 416-531-9975.
+robert frank It's the final week of this awesome exhibit of work by the Swiss-born photographer, at Stephen Bulger till Dec 22. Free. 416-504-0575.
The brothers grimm Terry Gilliam's cracked fairy tale didn't last long in the theatres. The DVD, released today, might be worth a look.
Kensington Festival of Lights Join the all-nations solstice journey through the Market's narrow streets. Augusta and Oxford. Free. 416-598-3729.
the nutcracker The National's sumptuous production of the seasonal fave turns 10. $22.50-$95.50. Till Dec 29 at the Hummingbird. 416-345-9595.
cash brothers Local rootsy sibling act team up with pals the Skydiggers for a wholesome jamboree at the Horseshoe. $17.50. 416-598-4753.