tamara williamson Ex-Mrs. Torrance and Microbunny chanteuse throws her 10th annual holiday bash to benefit Amnesty International, with pals like Seán Cullen, Mia Sheard and Bob Snider. Rivoli. $10. 416-596-1908.
+friends with benefits Shore up your giving spirit while basking in the warmth of tunes by Matthew Barber, Rebecca Campbell and more. NOW Lounge. $10. 416-364-1301.
+munich Steven Spielberg's controversial political thriller inspired by Israel's response to the murder of 11 athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich opens on screens today.
nile seguin The cynical yet sunny stand-up comic headlines till Dec 24 at the Laugh Resort. $10-$15. 416-364-5233.
+skydiggers Rootsy stalwarts team up with sibling-act pals the Cash Brothers for a wholesome jamboree at the Horseshoe. $17.50. 416-598-4753.
ken whiteley Give Santa some time to deliver prezzies and check out the gospel carol singalong at Emmanuel-Howard Park Church. Free. 416-536-1755.
+transamerica Felicity Huffman stars as a pre-op transsexual who rejoins her estranged son. Opening weekend.
Set the captives free Vigil and walk of hope for all held without due process, from Abu Ghraib to the Christian Peacemakers captive in Baghdad. Starts at CSIS. 416-651-5800.
+mrs. henderson presents After unwrapping your Xmas or Hanukkah gifts, watch Dame Judi Dench chew up the scenery in this light romp about a nude musical revue in war-torn London. Opens today.
disney on ice: monsters inc. Know any kids who've seen the DVD a kazillion times? Bet they haven't seen Mike, Sulley and that cute li'l Boo on skates, huh? $15-$78. Rogers Centre. 416-870-8000.
three days grace Enraged by the crowds at Boxing Day sales? Rock out your anger with the cathartic alt-metal histrionics of the Norwood, Ontario-bred EDGE-approved crew. Docks. $20. 416-870-8000.
ryan belleville Hot comic Belleville hosts a night of comedy that includes Mike Wilmot, Gilson Lubin, Katie Crown, Seán Cullen and Debra DiGiovanni. Rivoli. $10 (funder for the Red Cross). 416-596-1908.
Street nurse Public Space Committee sponsors film on and discussion with Cathy Crowe. $9. Bloor Cinema. www.publicspace.ca.
cinderella in muddy york The Puppetmongers (Ann and David Powell) present their unique Canuck retelling of the Cinderella story. Till Jan 1 at the Tarragon Extra Space. $10-$12. 416-416-531-1827.
the nutcracker There are only two more days to sample the National Ballet's seasonal fave, till Dec 29 at the Hummingbird. $22.50-$95.50. 416-345-9595.
+warren chiasson Canuck vibraphone virtuoso bangs out the jazz at the Lula Lounge. $16. 416-588-0307.
+the pursuit of happiness Prepare for 2006 by time-travelling back to the 90s with T.O. alt-rock poster boy Moe Berg and his Happy pals at Lee's Palace. $20. 416-532-1598.
gallery kids Don't know what to do with the kids in that limbo tween Xmas and New Year's? Take 'em to the Power Plant's free day of art-related activities. Till Dec 30. 416-973-4949, www.thepowerplant.org.
republic of safety Start 2006 off on a socially conscious note with the stylish art-punk crew and pals Kids on TV and Jon-Rae & the River. Boat. $10. www.republicofsafety.ca.
comedy extravaganza Scott Thompson hosts a great lineup of comics for the annual Massey Hall NYE show. $39.50-$59.50. 416-872-4255.
the sadies Neko Case's fave backup band play the Horseshoe. $10. 416-598-4753.
Leslie street spit Detoxify from festivities with a brisk 10-K hike hosted by the Bruce Trail Club. Free. Leslie and Unwin. www.torontobrucetrailclub.org.
catherine the great Start the new year with some great art - it's the final day for the acclaimed exhibit. Art Gallery of Ontario. $12-$18. 416-979-6608.
homechild Joan MacLeod's play about kids sent from Canada to Britain between 1860 and 1930 gets its world premiere at the Bluma. In previews, opens Jan 5 and runs till Jan 28. $36-$80. 416-368-3110.
yours to break Fides Krucker's erotic opera/dance show looks at relationships between men and women as a form of boxing. Previews at Theatre Passe Muraille, opens Jan 5 and runs till Jan 29. $10-$30. 416-504-7529.
humble boy Brit Charlotte Jones's award-winning play - a twist on the Hamlet story - gets a T.O. premiere at the Tarragon. In previews, opens Jan 10. $15-$34. 416-531-1827.
+hamlet (solo) Raoul Bhaneja stars in a one-person version of Shakespeare's great tragedy, from today till Jan 15 at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. $13-$18. 416-504-7529.
bombay black Anosh Irani's Bombay-set play about a blind man and a dancer begins previews at the Theatre Centre. $10-$20. 416-538-0988.
the attics Winnipeg alt-rock posse hit the Drake for some (relative) T.O. toastiness. $10-$12. 416-531-5042.
radio: 30 Chris Earle's award-winning play about a radio announcer's ethical dilemma finally gets broadcast on CBC TV's Opening Night. www.cbc.ca.