Andrew MacNaughtan Rock photographer launches his show, a funder for HIV/AIDS in Africa, at Monte Clark Gallery. 416-703-1700. www.artgiveshope.ca
motley crue Luckily, Tommy Lee didn't quit his day job when he tried going back to college. Hamilton's Copps Coliseum. $39.50-$59.50. 416-870-8000.
REFORM RENTAL HOUSING A public forum on changing the hated and misnamed Tenant Protection Act. Free. City Hall. 416-392-0108.
chris buck Celebrity portrait photographer (and frequent NOW contributor) Buck talks as part of the Kodak Lecture Series at Ryerson U. Free. www.ryersonlectures.ca.
dilated peoples L.A. underground hiphop heavyweights headline a bill at the Phoenix featuring Little Brother and Defari. $29.50. 416-870-8000.
+cadence weapon E-town rapper/writer lives up to the hype at Supermarket. $10. 416-870-8000.
International Women's Day Rally and march for decent wages and an end to violence. Free. OISE. 416-969-8463.
+escape to canada It's opening weekend for Albert Nerenberg's latest, about Americans moving north. $4-$8. Bloor Cinema, till Mar 16.
nada surf Former Popular kids team up with Bay Area cloudy/sunshine pop posse Rogue Wave for an indie rock evening at Lee's. $15. 416-532-1598.
+world of comedy film festival The fun-filled fest closes today at the Royal and Innis College. $5-$20, pass $85. www. worldcomedyfilmfest. com.
midnight movies Stuart Samuels's look at the midnight movie phenom in the 1970s finishes its three-night stand at the Royal. $tba. 416-690-2600.
donald fagen Itching to satiate your Steely Dan lust? The man behind the songs of Steel plays Massey Hall. $55.50-$75.50. 416-872-4255.
steve banks memorial Locals like Leather Uppers, Mean Red Spiders and more pay tribute to the late T.O. artist at the Drake. $10. 416-531-5042.
+canada's worst handyman Watch Keith Cole and NOW photog David Hawe get their hands dirty on a big screen at O'Gradys. Free.
+rhett miller/teddy thompson What's better than one CD release? Two! Thompson and Old 97 Miller strum their stuff at the 'Shoe. $10.50. 416-598-4753.
+stereolab Space-age bilingual bachelor-pad electro-pop purveyors preview new material at the Phoenix. $21.50. 416-870-8000.
chekhov longs... in the ravine The hit play based on the Russian novella returns to the Factory Studio, till Mar 26. $20-$28. 416-504-9971.
+hot chip UK R&Bedroom crew are praying Prince shows up to their Lee's Palace dance-floor throwdown. $12. 416-532-1598.
canadian pacific scandal Michael Hollingsworth's continuing satire on Canuck history opens tonight at the Cameron for a limited run. $15-$30. 416-703-1725, www.videocab.com.
the piano tuner of earthquakes The gorgeous film by the Brothers Quay plays a single night at the Bloor. $15. 416-516-2331.
the arab-israeli cookbook Robin Soans's docu-style play continues at the Berkeley Theatre till Apr 1. $15-$35. 416-368-3110.
great big sea Celebrate St. Paddy's Day by singing I's The Bye with Canada's fave Maritime musical mooks. First of two concerts at Carlu. $49.50. 416-870-8000.
v for vendetta Advance word is strong for this futuristic thriller penned by the Wachowski brothers and starring a shaved-headed Natalie Portman. Opens today.
hedley Canadian Idol runner-up Jacob Hoggard tries to prove the lip ring is more than just a fashion accessory with his punk-pop pals at the Kool Haus. $22.50. 416-870-8000.
Troops out of Iraq On the third anniversary of the invasion, join an international demo to push the U.S. to vacate. U.S. Consulate. 416-795-5863.
SEEDy SATURDAY Seed exchange, eco-fair and gardening event all in the name of preserving heritage seeds. $2. Scadding Court Community Centre. 416-392-1668.
PEACE AND RELEASE COFFEE HOUSE A music-plus-teach-in evening honours Christian Peacemakers detained in Iraq and all other victims of war. $10-$20. El Mocambo. 416-528-1484.
oasis The brawling Gallaghers try desperately not to be upstaged by super-hot rock-brat openers Arctic Monkeys at the ACC. $49-$71. 416-870-8000.
+the monument It's pay-what-you-can night for this revival of Colleen Wagner's award-winning drama, starring an all-black cast that includes Yanna McIntosh. At the Berkeley till Mar 25. 416-368-3110, www.obsidian-theatre.com.
james blunt You're beautiful, you're beautiful, you're beautiful.... See whether the Brit balladeer has any other lyrics up his sleeve when he hits Massey Hall. $29.50-$39.50. 416-872-4255.
annie Stunning Scandinavian bubble-gum pop princess slash suddenly credible DJ sends fans into fits of rapture at the Mod Club. $18.50. 416-870-8000.
coldplay With another baby on the way (and a rumoured "hiatus" in the future), Chris Martin needs your help supporting his family. ACC. $49.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
richard butler Admit it: you croon Pretty In Pink every week at karaoke. Now sing along with the Furs frontman when he takes over Lee's Palace. $20. 416-532-1598.
the lord of the rings Peter Jackson and Tolkien, look out. The new epic musical opens tonight, perhaps to rule the Princess of Wales for a long time. $56-$125. 416-872-1212.
mark forward You'll probably recognize Oakville native Forward from his commercial work, but he's a top stand-up, as he shows in his feature sets through Mar 25 at Yuk Yuk's Downtown. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.