BENEFIT: In support of international children’s aid organization ONEXONE, Maple Leaf Gardens will be opening its doors to the public for the first time in eight years. The 2008 ONEXONE Benefit Concert will feature performances by Grammy Award–winner John Legend; the African Children’s Choir; The Canadian Tenors; and the ultimate ambassador for children and strippers alike, Wyclef Jean. Maple Leaf Gardens (60 Carlton Street), 8:30 p.m., $150.
THEATRE: Toronto burlesque troupe Les Coquettes are performing this evening at the Revival. The theme of this particular performance is “boudoir,” and it will take you behind the scenes into the backstage lives of the all-female burlesque team. Revival (783 College Street), 7 p.m., $20.
MUSIC: Tonight at The Tranzac there are a few cool things going on. At 8 p.m., head to the Main Hall to hear piano-pop singer Mike Evin play ($10). Then, at 9 p.m., Toronto’s own baby eagle will be playing in the Tranzac’s Tiki Room, along with Guelph folk singer Richard Laviolette (PWYC, $5 suggested). Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue).
Photo of Maple Leaf Gardens by Christo_Mck.