beth orton Will Bob Dylan wannabe Willy Mason steal the show from the Brit folk-soul songstress? Find out at the Carlu. $28.50. 416-870-8000.
magneta lane Stylish garage pop spitfires show off the brassy songs from their new Dancing With Daggers disc at the Horseshoe. $10. 416-598-4753.
RESIDENTS FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES Newly formed group meets to campaign against toxic chemicals in neighbourhoods. Free. Toronto Reference Library. 416-596-0660.
steve schapiro Legendary celebrity photographer speaks at Ryerson U. Free. 416-979-5000 ext 6873.
NO MARGINS Insomniac launches its new lesbian short story collection with Elizabeth Ruth and Marnie Woodrow at the Toronto Women's Bookstore. 416-922-8744.
cesaria evora Cape Verdean phenom lets her marvellous morna scorchers echo off the rafters at Massey Hall. $40-$60. 416-872-4255. crosscurrents The Factory Theatre's fest of works by emerging writers, produced by Nina Lee Aquino, closes this weekend. Pwyc. 416-504-9971.
cinefranco You've got two more days to catch the best in recent French-language films, at the Royal. $7-$10. 416-967-1528.
clap your hands say yeah Pitchfork-approved nouveau wavers twitch and howl at the Opera House. $15. 416-870-8000.
+SARAH WATERS Lesbiana's premier Brit novelist does Books And Brunch at the King Eddie. $35. 416-777-2665.
THE GOLDEN THUG Ed Roy's new play about Jean Genet gets a pwyc performance, at Buddies till Apr 16. 416-975-8555.
final fantasy Dapper violin maestro Owen Pallett joins Mantler and Matias for two magnificent self-curated shows (4 and 8 pm) at the Music Gallery. $10. 416-204-1080. yeah yeah yeahs Stylish trio who helped launch Williamsburg as a hipster haven rock angular anthems from their new CD at the Kool Haus. $27. 416-870-8000.
Michael Moore of India Anand Patwardhan attends the screening of his doc War And Peace, hosted by Canadian Voice of Women. Royal Cinema. Pwyc-$10. 416-532-5697. nomade Quebec theatre troupe Cirque Eloize wowed at the closing Olympic ceremonies, and now they touch down at the Canon for a long run (till May 20). $30-$84. 416-872-1212.
cycle and transit working group Discuss the integration of cycling and public transit. Free. City Hall. www.toronto. ca/cycling/committee. rock.paper.sistahz 5 The fest of performance works by black women artists offers up eight plays over three days. Till Apr 14 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. $15. 416-973-4000.
+joe satriani Westbury-bred shredder shows off his blues-rock guitar pyrotechnics at Massey Hall. $39.50-$59.50. 416-872-4255.
+james hunter Van Morrison's guitar-slinging sideman puts his own spin on classic Brit R&B. Supermarket. $15. 416-840-0501.
purnima/full moon Hari Krishnan joins forces with designer Cylla von Tiedemann and others in this interdisciplinary Indian dance work, till Apr 15 at the Premiere Dance Theatre. $16-$25. 416-973-4000.
soledad brothers Jack White-affiliated raucous blues-rock duo shake the foundations of the Silver Dollar. $12.50. 416-763-9139.
lynn taitt Rocksteady pioneer adds some flava to the typically white-bread vibe at Hugh's Room. $25-$30. 416-531-6604.
Good Friday Walk for Justice Join an ecumenical trek full of song, drama and prayer. Church of the Holy Trinity. 416-275-6059.
whole new thing Amnon Buchbinder's coming-of-age pic with Daniel MacIvor and precocious newcomer Aaron Webber opens on screens today. images festival It's opening weekend for the fest of indie/experimental film, video, installation, performance and new media, till Apr 22 at various venues. $tba. 416-297-0433.
spank rock Hotly tipped Big Dada dance rock hooligans get the party started at the Horseshoe. $13.50. 416-598-4753.
jello biafra Everyone's favourite Alternative Tentacles ranter shoots off his mouth for an aggro-loving Convocation Hall crowd. $16. 416-870-8000.
the notorious bettie page It's opening weekend for Mary Harron's biopic about the bondage model, with Gretchen Mol in a supposed breakout performance. 10 DAYS ON EARTH It's pwyc night for puppeteer extraordinaire Ronnie Burkett's latest, at the Berkeley Street Theatre till Jun 24. $36-$51. 416-368-3110.
death cab for cutie In a perverse tour pairing, The O.C. emo faves team up with Scottish post-punk dandies Franz Ferdinand at Ricoh Coliseum. $44.50. 416-870-8000. orfeo Opera Atelier continues its 20th-anniversary season with a revival of Monteverdi's first opera, at the Elgin till Apr 23. $30-$107. 416-872-5555.
the ventriloquist The Factory Theatre closes its season with the English-language world premiere of Larry Tremblay's two-hander about a writer and her creations. In previews, opens Apr 23 and runs till May 21. Pwyc-$30. 416-504-9971. care Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt team up again for this look at caregiving and -taking. In previews, opens Apr 25 and runs till May 28 at the Tarragon. Pwyc-$34. 416-531-1827.
ronald k. brown/evidence The powerful African-American choreographer brings pieces inspired by Nina Simone and Fela Kuti to the Premiere Dance Theatre. Till Apr 22. $16-$38. 416-973-4000. rings! a fellowship of fools Paul Bates and Lee Smart play writers who adapt a trilogy into a one-act musical. Hmm... sounds familiar, no? Indefinite run at Second City's cabaret theatre. $20. 416-343-0011.
ladytron Asymmetrically coiffed Liverpudlian synth-rock squad celebrate The Witching Hour in an Opera House throwdown. $18.50. 416-870-8000.