Thursday 28 Friday 29 Saturday 30 Sunday 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7 Sunday 8 Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 malajube Francophone indie pop assault force compensate for their Polaris loss by kicking derrières at the Opera House. $13. 416-870-8000. memphis Catch Stars co-frontman Torq Campbell blissing out with his dreamy side project at Lee's Palace. $12. 416-532-1598.
DIANE FLACKS reads from Bear With Me at Miles Nadal JCC. Pwyc ($8 sugg). www. milesnadaljcc. ca. the quilt Show of 120 quilts from across the country raises funds for breast cancer survivor programs. Till Oct 22 at Casa Loma. $6.75-$12. 416-923-1171.
+manufactured landscapes Jennifer Baichwal's award-winning film documenting artist Edward Burtynsky's trip to China opens today.
wanda jackson Rockabilly's hardest-workin' filly plays a two-night stand at Cadillac Lounge. $30-$35. 416-536-7717. +NUIT BLANCHE Artists set up shop in three zones for this all-night art party. http://nuitblanche.livewithculture.ca.
dog auditions Audition your older, mid-to-large-size dogs for a role in CanStage's upcoming Of Mice And Men. Free. 416-367-8243.
take the tooker Support late Tooker Gomberg's vision of a bikeway from Mississauga and Scarborough to downtown. Free. Kipling and Kennedy subways. 416-531-3746 ext 1. KIM DORLAND Catch the talented artist's new show of grunge paintings, to Oct 14 at Angell Gallery. 416-530-0444.
+Here lies henry It's pwyc day for Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks's show about a compulsive liar. Till Oct 15 at Buddies in Bad Times. 416-975-8555.
+les breastfeeders Quebec attacks! Francophone rockers join amies Les Trois Accords and pals Joel Plaskett and Emily Haines for a free bilingual bash at Kool Haus. www.radio3.cbc.ca. +yo la tengo Pray the roof of the Phoenix doesn't cave in or risk indie rock life imitating Onion art when the nerdcore stalwarts hit T.O. $22.50. 416-870-8000.
two gallants Ragged-ass heartland rock duo unleash unholy howls at the Horseshoe. $10.50. 416-598-4753.
aerosmith Play a Jumbotron game of Count The Wrinkles/Who's Had Botox with the leathery rockers at the ACC. $69.50-$149.50. 416-870-8000.
thank you for smoking Jason Reitman's savage satire about a tobacco lobbyist (Aaron Eckhart, superb) comes out on DVD today.
james blunt Ex-soldier makes the Beautiful ladies swoon at the ACC. $49.50-$59.50. 416-870-8000.
+damien jurado Part social historian, part grown-up punk, the indie folk hero makes gravelly magic at the El Mo. $10.50. 416-870-8000. +maple leafs hockey Hope springs eternal as the blue and white open the season at the ACC against the Ottawa Senators. $23.80-$381.80. 416-872-5000.
climate changE AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY A talk by David C Korten, author of The Post-Corporate World, at OISE. Pwyc. www.greenenterprise. net.
MONICA ALI UK writer headlines a hot night at Harbourfront's Brigantine Room. $8. 416-973-4000. Tit tales Shoshana Sperling hosts a cabaret night featuring women from 17 to 65 and a bra fashion show to raise funds for breast cancer support group Willow, at the Gladstone. $15-$20. www.willow.org.
chekhov's heartache Theatre Smith-Gilmour bring back a reworked version of their acclaimed adaptation of stories about poverty by the Russian master. Till Oct 22 at the Factory Studio. Pwyc-$30. 416-504-9971. shortbus The most sexually explicit film outside of porn comes to a screen near you -- look for CBC's Sook-Yin Lee climaxing during the climax.
voices of resistance This book about Muslim women and their ideas on war, faith and sex launches at Toronto Women's Bookstore. Free. www.womensbookstore.com.
sloan The last survivors of the Halifax Pop Explosion launch their massive new disc at the Kool Haus. $25. 416-870-8000. proartedanza Ballet dancers Guillaume Cté and Christopher Body and others perform a mixed program (also Oct 5-6) at the Betty Oliphant. $40. 416-872-1212.
jenny lewis Child star turned indie pin-up turned alt-country sweetheart croons mightily at Trinity St. Paul's. $26.50. 416-870-8000.
k'naan The Polaris-shortlisted Dusty Foot Philosopher spins his conscious rhymes at Harbourfront's Brigantine Room. $20-$25. 416-973-4000. generous Michael Healey's dark comedy about helping, both personal and political, gets a pwyc performance at the Tarragon. Till Oct 29. Pwyc-$38. 416-531-1827.
lily allen Adorable mega-hyped UK reggaeish pop threat breaks hearts and wins converts at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-870-8000. kt tunstall The Brit chanteuse whose bubbly pop put the icing on the Devil Wears Prada cake swings by the Music Hall. $27.50. 416-870-8000. wicked The Tony Award-winning musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz continues at the Canon Theatre for a limited run. $26-$110. 416-872-1212.
brideshead revisited The 25th anniversary edition of the classic Brit miniseries comes out on DVD today.
+scissor sisters Their new single may claim they Don't Feel Like Dancin', but the glam-pop posse will prove otherwise in concert. Kool Haus. $25. 416-870-8000. pet shop boys Follow up the Scissor Sisters by celebrating the previous generation's queer synth pop stars at the Hummingbird Centre. $39.50-$69.50. 416-872-2262.
laurie elliott This raspy-voiced stand-up headlines at Yuk Yuk's Downtown till Oct 15. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
hosanna Salvatore Antonio and Jean-Stéphane Roy play marginalized lovers in this remount of Michel Tremblay's classic two-hander, at the Young Centre till Oct 28. $18-$35. 416-866-8666.
jenny whiteley Country heartbreaker treats Hugh's Room fans to tunes off her new Dear disc. $18-$20. 416-531-6604.