TIM FLANNERY Eco-activist and author of The Weather Makers talks about our planetary problems at OISE. $5. 416-598-1447.
ladytron Asymmetrically coiffed Liverpudlian synth-rock squad celebrate The Witching Hour. Opera House. $18.50. 416-870-8000.
HEALTHY MIND, BODY, PLANET Multimedia show in honour of late eco-activist Tooker Gomberg. Earth Sciences Building. Free. www.greenspiration. org. +wooden wand Knoxville psych folk mystic spreads his enigmatic aura over the El Mo with San Fran pop savant John Vanderslice. $9. 416-777-1777.
+steve aoki DJ, Benihana heir and Dim Mak label guru gets the party started at Gypsy Co-op. $10. www.myspace. com/random_play.
Childcare not warfare Tell PM Stephen Harper why he can't do in the daycare expansion. Free. Fairmont Royal York Hotel. 416-795-5863.
+the rocket If you're tired of watching the NHL, go see the fantastic new pic about legendary Canadiens player Maurice Richard (Roy Dupuis), on screens this weekend.
Earth day spring festival Sierra Club hosts music, eco-fair, crafts, organic market, waterfront cleanup and more. Free. Budapest Park. 416-960-0544.
young & sexy BC ex-couple and current bandmates whisper sweet dream pop nothings to romantics at the Drake. $tba. 416-531-5042.
+orfeo Opera Atelier continues its 20th-anniversary season with Monteverdi's first opera, at the Elgin. $30-$107. 416-872-5555.
the ventriloquist The Factory Theatre presents the English-language premiere of Larry Tremblay's play about a writer and her creations. In previews, opens Apr 25 and runs till May 21. Pwyc-$30. 416-504-9971.
+minus the bear Math rock menagerie bury the traces of their hardcore past at Lee's Palace. $13.50. 416-532-1598. REGINA SPEKTOR Eccentric piano pounder brings her Soviet Kitsch to the Mod Club. $12.50. 416-870-8000.
+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.
+care Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt team up again for this look at caregiving and -taking. Opens at the Tarragon and runs till May 28. Pwyc-$34. 416-531-1827.
the gtos The all-female sketch troupe celebrate a couple of member birthdays when they perform at the Rivoli's SketchCOMedy Lounge. Pwyc. www.thegtos.com. HARVEY PEKAR Mopey but legendary graphic novelist hits the Innis Town Hall stage with Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. $5. 416-598-1447.
carte blanche launch New book of hot Canadian photography launches at the Gladstone. Free. www.magentafoundation.org
+malajube Fiercely francophone orch-pop ensemble bridge the two solitudes at Lee's Palace. $10. 416-532-1598. SHIRIN EBADI Get inspired when the Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses her book Iran Awakening at OISE. $5. 416-598-1447.
THE SAINTS Groundbreaking Brisbane punks show kids at the Horseshoe how it's done. $13.50. 416-870-8000.
sam roberts Sometime Jesus impersonator and hardworkin' Montreal rocker unleashes his Chemical City assault on the Phoenix. $25. 416-870-8000. hot docs The big blowout of international docs opens and runs till May 7. Various locations. $10-$15. 416-588-8DOC, www.hotdocs.ca.
contact launch Mammoth photo festival launches with a honkin' big party at Brassaii. Free. www.contactphoto.com.
absences Serge Bennathan collaboration with pianist Eve Egoyan runs at the Premiere Dance Theatre till May 6. $21-$38. 416-973-4000.
+sprockets It's the final weekend for the jam-packed film fest for kids, till Apr 30. $7.25-$14.75, various venues. www.bell.ca/sprockets.
david barker maltby Check out Maltby's photographs at Hart House's Justina M Barnicke Gallery, till May 11. Free. 416-978-8398. united 93 It's opening weekend for Paul Greengrass's sure-to-be-controversial vérité film about 9/11.
moneen Brampton punks bash out the post-emo scorchers from their new album at the Kool Haus. $23. 416-870-8000. shary boyle Boyle's pomo porcelain figures stand tall at the Power Plant till May 28. $2-$4. 416-973-4949.
days of heaven A new 35mm print of Terrence Malick's gorgeous early film screens at Cinematheque. $7.25-$11.50. 416-968-FILM. willie nelson Will we hear Nelson cover a gay cowboy tune live? Let's hope Willie's in a Brokeback state of mind when he saddles up at the ACC. $59.50-$69.50. 416-870-8000.
swan lake Matthew Bourne's revisionist version of the ballet plays the Elgin till May 7. $47-$87. 416-872-5555.
GREEn TORONTO AWARDS Sarah Harmer and Lisa Ray provide glitz for the city's eco honours. Free. City Hall Council Chamber. www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards. mathilde Martha Burns and Tom McCamus star in the acclaimed play about a marriage in crisis, at the Young Centre till May 27. $10-$32. 416-866-8666.
stroszek Werner Herzog's in town for Hot Docs. Check out his 1977 masterpiece about a group of German misfits who pursue the American dream. At Cinematheque. $6-$10.10. 416-968-FILM. the concretes Jangly Swedish indie pop babes coo prettily at the Horseshoe. $15. 416-598-4753.
over the top fest Promoter Eric Warner's awesome all-ages indie-pop-and-beyond extravaganza kicks off today at various venues. www.overthetopfest. com.
despair ... and other conundrums Choreographer Kate Alton branches out in a show that mixes words, theatre and movement, till May 7 at the Theatre Centre. $18-$20. 416-538-0988.