+kuumba Harbourfront's celebration of African Heritage Month kicks off with a talk at the Brigantine Room by legendary British DJ, music and film legend Don Letts. $5-$10. (Other events free-$10.) 416-973-4000.
PEACE PRAYER VIGIL Christian Peacemakers hold a weekly vigil to end the occupation in Iraq and for the release of the four held hostage. Free. Nathan Phillips Square. 416-462-2781. +Fateless Lajos Koltai directs this powerful film about a 14-year-old Hungarian Jewish boy interned by the Nazis in the second world war. Opens today.
andrew collins Crazy Strings' mandolin maestro launches his new disc at the Glenn Gould Studio. $20. 416-205-5555.
+sadies fest Killer country-rock crew and pals like Neko Case and Jon Spencer hold a two-day hoedown at Lee's Palace. $25. 416-532-1598. +imagine me & you It's opening weekend for this rom-com about an about-to-be-married woman who falls for a female florist.
globehead 2006 Kerry Griffin and Jan Caruana co-host the competitive Bad Dog Improv tournament that runs every Sat in Feb. $5-$10. 416-491-3115.
CITY BUDGET Share your thoughts on the 2006 city budget. North York Civic Centre or Etobicoke Collegiate. Free. 416-392-6662.
super bowl xl Watch Pittsburgh and Seattle battle it out for gridiron gold and the Rolling Stones rock out at halftime.
Neutrino video project Improv actors, videographers and a crew create a film on the spot in real time. $10. Drake Hotel. www.neutrinotoronto.com.
+rhubarb! It's the final night of the first week of the fest of new works (which includes Immobile) at Buddies. $15-$20. 416-975-8555.
yuk yuk's great canadian laugh off Local and international stand-ups vie for fame and a $25,000 prize this week, with finals Feb 12. $10-$17. 416-967-6425, www.yukyukslaughoff.com.
aimee mann Plaintive singer/songwriter strums sad stories about a lovelorn boxer from her latest disc, The Forgotten Arm, at the Mod Club. $35. 416-870-8000. +GötterdÄmmerung The finale to Wagner's epic opera cycle brings down the house at the Hummingbird, till Feb 12. $18-$195. 416-872-2262.
+p.o.s. Minneapolis backpack hiphop rhymeslinger proves mixing rap and rock isn't necessarily rank. Lee's Palace. $12. 416-532-1598.
inxs Canuck JD Fortune leads the Oz rockers into Massey Hall. $49.50-$69.50. 416-872-4255.
CITY BUDGET Dabble in discussions on the city's 2006 budget. Free. East York Civic Centre. 416-392-4990.
+the bronx West Coast punk assault force steal High on Fire's thunder at Lee's Palace. $17.25. 416-532-1598. CITY BUDGET Share thoughts on the city's 2006 budget. Scarborough Civic Centre. Free. 416-392-4990.
DAVID SUZUKI speaks on enviro stewardship. $25-$35. Medical Sciences Blg. www.uofttix.ca.
cabaret for breast cancer Miss Mitzy Cream, Fan Tan Fanny and others help raise funds at the Gladstone Hotel. $20. www.rethinkbreastcancer.com. CLOSER TO THE HEART V Benefit for Regent Park School of Music with Kurt Swinghammer, Scott Anderson, Damhnait Doyle, Esthero and others. $20-$25. Club 279, www.maplemusic.com.
the heart moves Peggy Baker debuts a new dance solo called Krishna's Mouth and revives other works before a national tour. Till Feb 12 at the Betty Oliphant. $20-$26. 416-504-7529. +signs It's the final night for dance dynamo Yvonne Ng's new work about childhood bullying. Harbourfront Centre. $16-$25. 416-973-4000.
australian film festival G'day, movie-lovers! It's day two of the three-day fest of Aussie cinema at the Isabel Bader. $10-$20. 416-968-3456.
evan dando 90s indie heartthrob rocks the Horseshoe alongside All System Go!'s John Kastner. $17.50. 416-598-4753.
Family celebration of black history African storytelling, music, drums and more with Adwoa and Fule Badoe. Free. Hart House. 416-978-2452.
cmdy & n vwls Clever comedy troupes Knock Knock. Who's There? Comedy! and the Distractions join Bob Wiseman at the Rivoli. $5. 416-596-1908. altdot.comedy lounge Debra DiGiovanni and Mark Forward host the star-studded (Alex Nussbaum, Gilson Lubin, Seán Cullen, Jo-Anna Downey and more) ninth anniversary of the weekly comedy night at the Rivoli. Pwyc. 416-596-1908. romantic films A double bill of the new Pride And Prejudice and Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo And Juliet is apropos for V-Day at the Bloor. $8 each. 416-516-2331, www.bloorcinema.com.
hunter valentine Garage pop spitfires rip hearts apart and sew them back together at Supermarket. $7. www.huntervalentine.com. Toronto Tribute Readings from uTOpia by Deanne Taylor, Eb Zeidler, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco and Bruce Mau. $40. ROM. www.chbooks.com.
AFUa COOPER Launch of The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story Of Canadian Slavery, with Cooper and George Elliott Clarke. Free. The Gladstone Hotel. 416-531-4635.
art garfunkel The one who didn't sing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo croons sweetly at Massey Hall. $49.50-$89.50. 416-872-4255.
the lord of the rings Hello, precious people. Be one of the first to catch previews of the new musical based on Tolkien's fantasy epic. Previews till Mar 22. $56-$125. Princess of Wales. 416-872-1212.
julie doiron Ex-Eric's Trip indie rock goddess whispers bilingual lullabies at the Drake. $tba. 416-531-5042.
get your 'stash on Kristian Reimer hosts a hairy night of music, comedy and facial hair. $5. Supermarket. www.reimerreason.com.