Who Knew Grannie: A Dub Aria
When: until April 4
Where: Factory Theatre
Directed and written by Jamaican-born author Adhri Zhina Mandiela is a story that explores the pain and jubilation that comes with a family reunion over a death. Mandiela, a renowned dub poet, playwright, artistic director and also the founder of “b current,” a not-for-profit performance company based in Toronto. Tue-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets:?$15–$35/PWYC Sun. 125 Bathurst. 416-504-9971. www.factorytheatre.ca.

When: Sunday. 6 p.m.
Where: National Ballet School
A photographic fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto. The ninth edition of this annual fundraiser is a sophisticated cure to the Sunday evening blues. A live and silent auction features work from both established and emerging artists. In addition, guests can enjoy entertainment by DJ Sumation. Estimated values of the pieces range from $500 to $6,000. Tickets: $90. 400 Jarvis. 416-340-9255. www.snap-toronto.com.

When: Until Sunday
Where: Wychwood Barns Theatre
A family-friendly reworking of the original 1986 South African play Sophiatown. Softown is a drama mixed with live music, dance and storytelling, describing the plight of two people — Ruth, a white Jewish lady, and Jake, a black journalist — trying to understand different ways of life as they relate to race. Wed-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 4:30 p.m. $10-$20. 601 Christie. www.africantheatre.org.

L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres
When: Friday & Saturday
Where: Music Gallery
The last time Tom Waits played a show in Toronto was over a decade ago, and
tribute shows range from lame to depressing. So these four quirky Quebec City performers’ creative take on his repertoire might be the best live Waits experience you’ll get, short of a road trip. $24. 8 p.m.

Nick Holder @ The Face Off with Dave Campbell
When: Saturday, 11 p.m.
Where: Revival
A new addition to the roster of friendly local DJ battles, The Face Off brings together four of our finest in back-to-back sets on four decks. It’s also a good opportunity to check hugely prolific house producer Nick Holder, who is set to release his new album, People in the Shadows, next month on his own DNH label.

Calvin Harris @ Digital Future
When: Saturday
Where: Sound Academy
Boasting a massive lineup, this second installment of Digital Future is a four-room affair bringing together some of the best in house, electro, pop and bass music. Tickets at Rotate This and Soundscape.