+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.
wet spots' big ass show The sex-positive musical duo mount a multimedia cabaret at the Gladstone. $12. www.wetspotsmusic.com. +hostel Judging from the gross-out trailers, if you were a fan of the Saw films you'll love Eli Roth's horror film. Opens today.
hot springs Montreal rawk crew team with local metallic virtuosos the Illuminati at the Silver Dollar. $7. 416-763-9139.
PEACE PRAYER VIGIL for the four Christian Peacemakers held in Iraq happens daily at Toronto United Mennonite Church and Nathan Phillips Square. Free. 416-462-2781. danny michel Charming Canrock troubadour and his gentle giant pal Lindy play a tag-team rock show at the Drake. $15-$20. 416-531-5042.
ryan belleville The now L.A.-based Canuck comic finishes up his three-night stand at the Laugh Resort. $10-$15. 416-364-5233. +ford pier Oddball philosophizing troubadour brings his West Coast-Toronto transplant style to Wavelength at Sneaky Dee's. Pwyc. www.wavelengthtoronto.com.
+yours to break Mesmerizing writer/performer Fides Krucker brings out the boxing gloves in this multimedia look at a relationship's dissolution. Till Jan 29 at Passe Muraille Mainspace. $10-$30. 416-504-7529. +xiaolan ZHAO Gifted Chinese author/health practitioner reads from Reflections Of The Moon On Water. Free. Indigo at Yonge and Eg. 416-544-0049.
ELECTION 2006 - Left perspectives Panel discussion strategizes to keep social justice and anti-war themes on the agenda. Free. Eastminster United Church. 416-972-6391.
a number Caryl Churchill's drama about cloning gets its first preview at CanStage's Berkeley Theatre. $36-$51. 416-368-3110.
the constant gardener The intelligent thriller starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz comes out on DVD today.
return: the sarajevo project Daryl Cloran directs this play about war, family and reconciliation, a collaboration between Canadian and Bosnian artists. In previews, opens Jan 12 and runs till Jan 29 at the Tarragon. $25-$30. www.theatrefront. com. +over the top fest 2006 launch Join Final Fantasy, Akron/Family and Great Lake Swimmers to warm up for Eric Warner's rad fest. Great Hall. $12. www.overthetopfest.com.
POLITICIANS FACE YOUNG BLACK VOTERS All-candidates meeting addresses gun violence. Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Free. 416-593-9136.
+a state of mind Daniel Gordon's doc about gymnasts in North Korea screens at the Bloor. $10. www.hotdocs.ca.
meligrove band Wiry, tightly wound rocker dudes celebrate the release of their new Planets Conspire disc at the Mod Club. $7. 416-588-4663.
imogen heap Former Frou Frou fille turned breathy pop crooner floats into the El Mocambo. $15. 416-870-8000.
EDEN ROBINSON First-rate First Nations author reads from Blood Sports, with Shyam Selvadurai and Susanne Reber at the Royal St George College Chapel. Free. 416-533-6722.
rom renovated galleries Everyone's talking about the first stage in the ROM's big makeover. Sneak in there for free night (from 4:30 pm) and check out the new galleries. 416-586-8000.
+democrats abroad Chris Earle remounts his acclaimed solo comedy set in the near future about U.S. war resisters in Canada. Till Feb 5 at Factory Studio. $12-$25. 416-504-9971.
we are scientists Brooklyn buzz band try to extend the post-punk revival's 15 minutes at the Horseshoe. $10.50. 416-598-4753.
guluwalk benefit Local lights like Brassmunk, Mathematik, Starting from Scratch and more raise funds for northern Ugandan kids. Drake. $tba. www.guluwalk.com.
up-standing sketch Up-and-coming comics like Holly Prazoff and Marty Adams get laughs at Alchemy Theatre. $9.
under the mink Burlesque troupe the Scandelles pay tribute to cinema's women, on view at Buddies till Jan 21. $10-$15. 416-975-8555.
dear wendy January's traditionally a weak time for films. The exception? Thomas Vinterberg's latest, a mock western filmed in Denmark that got huge buzz at TIFF. On screens this weekend. Radical perspectives on the mass media 10-week Anarchist U course starts today. Free. 457 Bathurst. www.anarchistU. org.
+homechild It's pay-what-you-can night for Joan MacLeod's drama about a crotchety farmer's extended family. Bluma Appel. Till Jan 28. 416-368-3110. mr. show: the complete collection You love David Cross on Arrested Development. Check out his contribution to the groundbreaking variety series, out in a new set on DVD today. NUCLEAR WASTE Seminar on the eco effects of our atomic dependence. Free. Bahen Centre. www.environment. utoronto.ca
the rocky horror show Feel like doing the Time Warp? Head on over to Hart House Theatre, where Dr. Frank-N-Furter and others add sex and sass till Feb 4. $12-$20. 416-978-8849. blue rodeo Everyone's favourite Queen West cowboys sidle up to Massey Hall for the first of a three-night stand. $35-$45. 416-872-4255.
the upstairs show One of the hottest new comedy rooms gets smoking with Dawn Whitwell, Richard Ryder and a bunch of other first-rate stand-ups. Big Mamma's Boy. Pwyc. email@example.com.