+Tit tales This cabaret night featuring a bra fashion show raises funds for breast cancer support. Gladstone. $15-$20. www.willow.org.
chekhov's heartache Theatre Smith-Gilmour brings back its adaptation of stories by Chekhov. Till Oct 22 at Factory Studio. Pwyc-$30. 416-504-9971.
evanescence Goth-lite poster girl Amy Lee and her band unveil their new disc at the Kool Haus. $31.25. 416-870-8000.
Zoe Whittall NOW contributor launches The Emily Valentine Poems. Free. The Beaver. http://zoewhittall.blogspot.com.
voices of resistance This book about Muslim women and war, faith and sex launches at T.O. Women's Bookstore. Free. www.womensbookstore.com.
Factory Farming is the subject of the doc Peaceable Kingdom. First Unitarian Congregation. Free. 416-638-5444.
proartedanza Ballet dancers Guillaume Côté and Christopher Body and others perform a mixed program (also Oct 5-6) at the Betty Oliphant. $40. 416-872-1212.
elementale: made in canada/fait au canada Last chance to see choreography by Anik Bouvrette and Megan Andrews at the Winchester. $14-$20. 416-366-7723. +lily allen Adorable mega-hyped UK reggaeish pop threat breaks hearts and wins converts at Lee's Palace. $15. 416-870-8000.
+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.
matmos Über-geek electronic experimentalists (and friends of Björk!) twiddle and tweak for fans, the first of two nights at the Music Gallery. $28. 416-204-1080.
giant sand Howe Gelb's cinematic outsider country crew teams up with Paper Bag-signed Danes Under Byen at the 'Shoe. $13.50. 416-598-4753.
+the sword Austin's premier hipster metal squad thunders into the Phoenix. $17.50-$25. 416-870-8000.
+Shortbus If those first-weekend screenings of this hot film starring CBC's Sook-Yin Lee were sold out, your chances of snagging a seat should be better 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.
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.
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.
+new pornographers See if Carl Newman makes good on his promise to kick BSS's ass when his power pop crew hits the Kool Haus. $20.50. 416-870-8000.
Alison Bechdel/Ivan E Coyote Cool queer lit night is hosted by Elvira Kurt. Free. Gladstone Hotel. 416-598-1447.
+hosanna Michel Tremblay's classic two-hander gets a remount 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.
Protect the Nahanni River NDP MP Olivia Chow joins Harvey Locke of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Soc urging protection of our north. Innis Town Hall. Free. 416-533-2710.
the queen Helen Mirren plays Elizabeth II in the controversial weeks after Princess Diana's death in this Oscar-buzz film. Opens today.
jolie holland Itinerant torch singer belts sad songs and waltzes for the brokenhearted Horseshoe crowd. $15. 416-598-4753. darryl's hard liquor and porn film festival 90 minutes of films with titles like Krazy Kock and La Femme Fellatio. $20. Bloor Cinema. www.hardliquorandporn.com.
art brut Self-referential UK crew bust out rock songs about rock bands for meta-fans at the Opera House. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
badly drawn boy The strummer in the funny hat previews tunes from his debut at the Mod Club. $28.50. 416-870-8000.
laurie elliott It's the final night to catch the raspy-voiced stand-up's headlining week at Yuk Yuk's Downtown. $10-$17. 416-967-6425.
sparta Continue mourning the death of At the Drive-In while watching the more accessible alt-rock band formed from its ashes. Opera House. $18.50. 416-870-8000. of mice and men CanStage's production of the Steinbeck classic gets its first preview, opens Oct 19 and runs till Nov 11 at the Bluma Appel. $20-$95. 416-368-3110.
mojave 3 Bring a pillow and bliss out when Neil Halstead's dreamy indie folk outfit descend on the Mod Club. $20. 416-870-8000.
beck Indie rock's Dorian Gray keeps the dream alive for closet Scientologists everywhere. Ricoh Coliseum. $42.50. 416-870-8000.
barbra streisand Why not take out a second mortgage and pony up for primo tix to the first of la Barbra's two glorious Air Canada Centre shows? $85-$550. 416-870-8000.
sankai juku Those cool-looking Japanese dancers bring their unique art to the Hummingbird Centre. $39.15-$75. www.ticketmaster.ca.
cosi fan tutte Mozart's comic opera opens at the Four Seasons Centre and runs till Nov 5. $20-$275. 416-363-8231, www.coc.ca.
World food day Dine with Oxfam to music and speakers on food security, AIDS and women. $15-$25. St. Lawrence Hall. www.oxfam.ca
bonbons assortis French-language company Théatre français de Toronto's production of Michel Tremblay's new play gets a preview before its Oct 20 opening at the Berkeley Street Theatre, till Nov 4. $23-$46. 416-534-6604. international festival of authors The big Harbourfront literary event heats up with appearances by Adrienne Clarkson, Pamela Wallin, Louise Welsh, Thomas King and others. $15-$25. Till Oct 28. 416-973-4000, www.readings.org.
apple Governor General's Award winner Vern Thiessen's drama about a rocky marriage opens at the Factory and runs till Nov 12. Pwyc-$35.50. 416-504-9971.