Tuesday, November 20th

It’s Tuesday, you might as well learn something: The three-day Ingmar Bergman tribute at BAM gets interesting, with Brooklyn’s official borough mascot, Jonathan Lethem, introducing a screening of the apocalyptic 1968 war film Shame. Meanwhile, enlightened patrons of the arts who aspire to have their enlightenment photographed, flock to Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet Opening Night Benefit, featuring choreography by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon and warm embraces from co-chair Linda Wells of fancy anti-pimple mag Allure, and other sparkly folks, such as lovely Observer alumna Candace Bushnell, whose interest in the ballet comes from the fact that after writing about her escapades with an Alpha man, she married a very tall ballet dancer.

[Shame, BAM Rose Cinemas, 8:45 p.m., www.bam.org; New York City Ballet Opening Night Benefit, New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, 7 p.m., 212-870-5585]