Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28 Sunday 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4 Sunday 5 Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 out of bounds Choreographers Nova Bhattacharya and Jenn Goodwin team up at Harbourfront Centre till Oct 28. $17-$27. 416-973-4000. spotlight on the creator/performer The second week of Buddies' works in progress series shows pieces by Andrew Kushnir and Nathalie Claude. $10-$15. 416-975-8555.
7a*11d Final week of the international fest of performance art, till Oct 29 at various venues. Pwyc. 416-822-3219.
+kid koala He claims he's Your Mom's Favourite DJ, so bring your fave matriarch to see the turntable whiz at the Mod Club. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
City of freaks Moynan King curates a bawdy cabaret with Keith Cole, d'bi young and others. Buddies. $10. 416-975-8555.
girls school Elvira Kurt, Dawn Whitwell and some of the funniest women around take over the Diesel Playhouse. $17. 416-971-5656.
Authors festival The IFOA continues with an apperance by Lewis Lapham. Premiere Dance Theatre. $12-$15. www.readings.org.
dixie chicks Still not ready to make nice, the new country pin-ups turned free speech torchbearers kick off a two-night stand at the ACC. $69.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
Speak out against the war Join the demo at the U.S. Consulate to support our troops by bringing them home. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedestrian Sundays Kensington's final car-free Sunday of the year celebrates Halloween. Free. www.pskensington.ca.
+fucked up T.O. punk assault force descend on the El Mo for (perhaps the best) one of many CD release shows this week. $10. 416-777-1777.
professionally ethnic Bobby Del Rio's play about visible minorities gets a reading, followed by a panel with Phil Akin, Nina Aquina, NOW's Glenn Sumi and others. Donation. Great Hall. 416-978-8849.
chrome children tour Celebrate the Stones Throw label's 10th anniversary with underground hiphop heroes like Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf at the Phoenix. $24.50. 416-870-8000.
+deerhoof San Fran art-rock innovators prove dorky = cool when they open for Fiery Furnaces at the Opera House. $17.50. 416-870-8000.
the babysitter Eric Woolfe's slasher puppet play opens at the Factory Studio and runs till Nov 12. Pwyc-$20. 416-504-9971.
+timecode break Lots of tricks and treats are in store at this local premiere of Toronto Dance Theatre's latest, at the Premiere Dance Theatre till Nov 4. $15-$38. 416-973-4000.
death cab for cutie Heroes to pasty sensitive strummers everywhere, the Washington indie rock stars hit Massey Hall. $32.50-$42.50. 416-870-8000.
+k-os What better way to celebrate Halloween than rockin' with Whitby's finest genre-crossing b-boy at the Mod Club? $30. 416-870-8000.
+sierra leone refugee all-stars Feel thankful after hearing the uplifting reggae/West African soul fusion of these refugee camp survivors. Opera House. $18.50. 416-870-8000.
Moving pictures fest of dance on film and video The fest includes works by Moze Mossanen, Tim Southam and Thierry De Mey. Till Nov 4. Gladstone. $10. www.movingpicturesfestival.com.
the story of my life Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's small-scale musical opens at the Berkeley Theatre and runs till Dec 9. $20-$55. 416-368-3110.
GRASSY NARROWS SPEAKS OUT Grassy Narrow blockaders tell their story at the Steelworkers Hall. Pwyc. 416-597-1904.
borat Don't miss this mockumentary starring Sasha Baron Cohen's hilarious Khazakhstan alter ego, on screens today.
amos lee The sensitive crooner some view as the male Norah Jones makes ladies swoon at Danforth Music Hall. $26.50. 416-870-8000.
about an hour Lisa Merchant directs Alex Hatz, Jan Caruana, Kerry Griffin and Rob Baker in the weekly night of long-form improv. Bad Dog Theatre. $10. 416-491-3115.
stranger than fiction Opening weekend for this film starring Will Ferrell playing it straight as a literary character come to life.
bettye lavette R&B roof-raiser continues the comeback launched by last year's I've Got My Own Hell To Raise disc. Lee's Palace. $16.50. 416-532-1598.
elton john Captain Fantastic sails into the ACC with the backward-looking Crocodile Rock of his new autobiographical album. $49.50-$149.50. 416-870-8000.
planet in focus It's the final night for the socially conscious international film and vid fest. Various theatres. $5-$10. 416-968-3456.
bird flu over the cuckoo's nest Don't miss brilliant cast member Naomi Snieckus's final performance with the Second City. $20-$28. 416-343-0011.
blood brothers Art rock meets screamo in the soft-spoken punk crew's sweat-soaked stage show. Can they upstage ...Trail of Dead at the Phoenix? $19.50. 416-870-8000.
born ruffians Leap and grind to the exuberant jangle of this fast-rising Warp-signed Toronto power trio. Mod Club. $15. 416-870-8000.
cut chemist J-5 beat-juggler flies solo alongside razor-sharp emcee Lyrics Born at the Phoenix. $19.50. 416-870-8000.
insomnia Daniel Brooks and Guillermo Verdecchia's mesmerizing look at a faltering marriage previews at Buddies, opens Nov 8 and runs till Nov 26. $20-$35. 416-975-8555.
cars The Pixar flick zooms onto DVD shelves. Be the first to get it for the kids on your holiday gift list.
bob dylan The ever-more-wizened 60s folk-rock prophet makes music for Modern Times at the Air Canada Centre. $39.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.
regent park film festival The fest chronicling the experiences of Canadian multicultural communities opens and runs to Nov 12 at Nelson Mandela Park PS. Free. 416-897-1905.
now's 25th anniversary issue Pick up the historic issue, on stands today.
rendezvous with madness The annual film fest exploring issues of mental health and addiction includes works by Guy Maddin and Chantal Kreviazuk, till Nov 19 at the Workman Theatre. $8-$25. 416-583-4606.
the sleeping beauty Karen Kain's refurbished production of the ballet gets a gala performance and runs at the Four Seasons Centre till Nov 19. $40-$190. 416-345-9595.