• 24 screening. Core Club, 66 E. 55th St. nr. Park Ave., 7 p.m. Jack “Kiefer Sutherland” Bauer will be on hand to host. Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, and Damon Dash are supposed to be there too, unless their limos are hijacked by teams of ruthless (but daring) narco-terrorist rebel Marxist ninjas.
• The Scene opening night party. Spanky’s BBQ (really!), 127 W. 43rd St. nr. Broadway, 9:20 p.m. Stars Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton will be there; actorish types including Annabella Sciorra, Julianna Margulies, and Andrew McCarthy are also promised. Sciorra and Margulies have both done sex scenes with James Gandolfini on The Sopranos. Is McCarthy next?
• A Night For India. Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz. nr. Columbus Ave., 5:00 p.m. Zubin Mehta will conduct the New York Philharmonic through two pieces; expected guests include Julianne Moore, Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan and the Blythe Danner-Gwyneth Paltrow mother-daughter tag team. We always mistakenly think Natalie Merchant sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” probably because it’s impossible to believe someone actually decided “Bonnie Tyler” was a good stage name for a pop songstress. Bonnie Tyler? Does she cut her records in the little house on the prairie? Come on!
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