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 rat king The ambitious rock opera by awesomely talented Maggie MacDonald kicks off at Alchemy Theatre. To Jan 22. $15-$17. www.ratking.ca.
Eco vision Separate the greens from the clueless at an all-party debate hosted by the Coalition for a Green Economy. Free. City Hall. 416-782-4589.
+the new world Terrence Malick's gorgeous new epic about native Americans and English settlers opens on screens today.
+eden robinson Stellar First Nations writer reads at the Toronto Women's Bookstore. Free. 416-922-8744.
broken social scene Keep your eyes peeled for cameos from Arts & Crafts family members when the indie heroes hit the Kool Haus for two nights. $25. 416-870-8000.
+sybris Fiercely melodic Chicago alt-rock squad reinvent the 90s in the hallowed halls of the Silver Dollar. $8. 416-763-9139.
bon jovi The pretty-boy rocker/actor inspires mass lighter-hoisting in the first of four concerts at the ACC. $66.25-$125. 416-870-8000.
the rocky horror show Head on over to Hart House Theatre, where Dr. Frank-N-Furter and others to the time warp till Feb 4. $12-$20. 416-978-8849.
hilary duff See if the fawnlike teen queen floats into the ACC. $45-$55. 416-870-8000.
+laura barrett Charming kalimba-plinking crooner geeks out as part of Wavelength at Sneaky Dee's. Pwyc. www.wavelengthtoronto.com. +federal election Be sure you make your voice heard. You can even vote online. www.elections.ca.
+a number Shawn Doyle and Gary Reineke star in Caryl Churchill's taut thriller. Pay-what-you-can night. Till Feb 11 at the Berkeley Theatre. 416-368-3110. TORONTOTHEBETTER Movie series kicks off with Between Midnight And The Rooster's Crow, Nadja Drost's exposé of what Canada's EnCana oil corp is doing in the Ecuadorean rainforest. Pwyc. NOW Lounge. www.planetfriendly. net.
the world of apu The final film in Satyajit Ray's astonishing Apu Trilogy (other films on Jan 20-21) screens at the AGO's Jackman Hall. $5.50-$10.10. 416-968-FILM. TALL BUILDINGS: WHO IS PLANNING OUR CITY? Get the scoop on all those new towers dotting our cityscape. Do we love 'em or hate 'em? Free. St. Lawrence Centre. 416-366-1656.
stink mitt Crass cougars from Surrey bring their over-the-top electro-trash raunchfest to the Drake. $8-$10. 416-531-5042. james frey Author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard and big Oprah fave appears at the Winter Garden. $40-$79. 416-872-5555.
priestess Montreal metal maulers lay waste to the El Mocambo. $10. 416-777-1777.
Racialization of Crime Gun violence - is it really a black community issue? Discuss the possibility it isn't with Dalton Higgins, Rinaldo Walcott, Kike Roach and others. Free. Reference Library. 416-863-1074.
tom green Grossout Canuck comic king raps at the Opera House. $24.50. 416-870-8000.
mr. lahey & randy Trailer Park Boys lovahs keep in character at Club 279. $20-$25. 416-870-8000.
danny grossman Dance king takes over the Premiere Dance Theatre with a bill of his notable works, till Jan 28. $tba. 416-973-4000. URBAN FOREST Find out how to seed the next generation of city trees. Free. Reference Library. 416-413-9244
jordan knight Like, ohmygod, he was totally the cutest member of New Kids on the Block! Too bad about that Surreal Life stint. Revival. $20. 416-870-8000. Sunday night live Sketch comedy livens up the Brunswick for the weekly show. Guest host tba. $5. 416-898-5324. wintercity/winterlicious The very cool celebration of culture and cuisine takes over the city till Feb 9. Free-$35. 416-338-0338. leah mclaren/katrina onstad Journos McLaren and Onstad read from their new tell-all novels about the media world. Free. Gladstone. 416-598-1447.
low The Midwestern slowcore squad take it down a notch at Lee's Palace. $18.50. 416-532-1598. Hacktivism: Art, TEch and Activism The lowdown on using your cellphone as a political tool. $20. YYZ Artists Outlet. www.interaccess.org. ronnie hawkins The death-defying Hawk touches down to bring some rockabilly rebellion to the swankadelic Dominion Club. Aslo Feb 3 and 4. $tba. www.ginoempry.com.
royal canadian air farce The Canadian comedy institution tapes live performances at the CBC. Free. 416-205-5050.