sloan tribute Local indie geeks like the Bicycles, Laura Barrett and the Chris Murphies cover classic Sloanage. The Boat. $5. 416-593-9218.
get your 'stash on Kristian Reimer hosts a night of music, comedy and facial hair. $5. Supermarket. www.reimerreason.com.
Solidarity with the Homeless Provide input into the report of the Task Force on the Homeless and Safe Streets Act. Free. City Hall. 416-580-2424 ext 21624.
swan lake Bask in that post-Valentine's Day glow with the one you love. Till Feb 19 at the Hummingbird. $39-$133. 416-345-9595.
+lura Heat up with Cape Verdean soul as part of the Afro Brazilian Carnaval at Lula Lounge. $20-$25. 416-588-0307.
+freedomland Julianne Moore and Samuel L. Jackson star in the screen adaptation of Richard Price's psychological thriller, on screens today. +femme generation Fantastic T.O. four-piece deliver hijacked post-punk goodness at their Horseshoe CD release shindig. $7. 416-598-4753.
+tristram shandy Don't miss Michael Winterbottom's very funny film version of the ultimate unfilmable novel, on screens this weekend.
swamperella Cajun Zydeco crew throw their annual Mardi Gras bash/dance at the Gladstone. $8. 416-531-4635. +the second city that never sleeps Second City performers improvise for 24 hours to raise funds for Sick Kids and T.O. Star Fresh Air Fund. $20. Second City. www.secondcity.com.
PEACE AND RELEASE COFFEE HOUSE A music plus teach-in evening honours Christian Peacemakers detained in Iraq and all other victims of war, every Sun night till Mar 19. $10. El Mocambo. 416-528-1484.
rhubarb! The fest of new works wraps up at Buddies. $15-$20. 416-975-8555. +psychic ills Mind-melting NYC psych rock squad destroy your brain with a two-guitar assault at the Boat. $10. www.my
BLACK HISTORY MONTH Extravaganza Drummings, readings and more with the Umoja cast, poet Afua Cooper and others. $5-$10. Yorkwoods Library. 647-430-5794.
WOMEN'S OLYMPIC HOCKEY Canada's team is already taking flak for being too good. See just how good when they play for gold at 2:30 pm on CBC.
Léo Catch This Is Wonderland's Cara Pifko in Rosa Laborde's drama about three young people affected by Pinochet's dictatorship. At the Tarragon till Mar 19. $24-$29. 416-531-1827.
Human rights and Security Where does Canada stand? A forum with Matthew Behrens, of Stop the Secret Trials, and others. Free. St Lawrence Centre. 416-366-1656. jewels The National Ballet of Canada performs George Balanchine's ballet based on emeralds, rubies and diamonds. Rock on at the Hummingbird till Feb 26. $39-$133. 416-345-9595.
+shad Acoustic-strumming London MC warms up the Kool Haus crowd before Common drops his conscious rhymes. $34.50. 416-870-8000. animal collective Fauna-loving NYC experimental rock menagerie dock their ark at the Opera House. $15. 416-870-8000. metric Bruised and battered new wave crusaders recover from their Rolling Stones skirmishes with a two-night stand at the Kool Haus. $22.50. 416-870-8000.
susie arioli Jazz crooner keeps swinging at the Drake. $20. 416-531-5042. anti-Capitalist business Anarchist Free U. hosts a one-day workshop on building your own alternative business. Free. 457 Bathurst. Register at planetfriendly.net/calendar.
belle & sebastian Scottish torchbearers of twee team up with BC power pop supergroup the New Pornographers for a melodic explosion at the Docks. $25.50. 416-870-8000.
Men's Olympic hockey If you're not disillusioned now that Todd Bertuzzi's on the squad and gambling's on everyone's mind, catch the gold medal game at 8 am on CBC.
winston spear: the power of love The brilliant Spear (Comedy Inc) hosts a night of comedy, music and vids with a ton of great guests, including Mike Wilmot and Alan Park. $10. Rivoli. 416-596-1908. Metal: a headbanger's journey Satan's music? Working-class catharsis? Find out when one of the local hits at last year's film fest explores the much maligned musical genre. On screens from Feb 24.
STRAW BALE AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDING Learn how to make your own straw house with Chris Magwood. Free. Friends House. 416-203-3106 ext 301.
stars White-hot Montreal-Toronto soft revolutionaries spread their dream-pop love as part of CMW's Indies awards bash at the Docks. $21.40. 416-870-8000.
the lord of the rings Hello, precious people. Catch previews of the new musical based on Tolkien's fantasy epic. Previews till Mar 22. $56-$125. Princess of Wales. 416-872-1212. the old soul Warped pop genius Luca Maoloni and his cronies face off against urban cowpunks Cuff the Duke at the Mod Club. $15. 416-588-4663.
fred eaglesmith Veteran southern Ontario singer/songwriter kicks off a three-night stand at Hugh's Room. $25-$27.50. 416-531-6604.