Van Gogh and the Colors of Night at MoMA (11. W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9400), $20.
A bonanza of the Dutch master’s swirling pathos.
Picasso’s Marie-Thérèse at Acquavella Galleries (18 E. 79th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-734-6300), free.
Art inspired by Picasso’s curvy, underage, marriage-upsetting muse.
Governor Howard Dean: Reflections, Projections, and New Directions for the Democratic Party at the 92nd St. Y (1395 Lexington Ave.; 212-415-5500), $27.
Night Shift at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., second fl. (212-505-3360), free.
Two nonfiction writers illuminate the lives of night-shift workers.
AC/DC at Madison Square Garden (Seventh Ave. at 33rd St.; 212-465-6741), $94.
For those about to rock they salute you.
Mark Kozelek at Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400), $25.
The underappreciated American troubadour, still in his achingly pretty prime.
Russell Brand at Teatro del Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Ave., nr. 104th St.; 866-448-7849), $39.50.
If you liked him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you’ll love him in person.
Big Terrific at Sound Fix (110 Bedford Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-388-8090), free.
A peek at the city’s comedy underbelly.
All My Sons at Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-239-6200), from $66.50.
The most star-packed show of the season.
Taking Over at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-539-8500), $20 rush tickets.
Danny Hoch’s one-man show again flies under the radar.
Rangers vs. Bruins at Madison Square Garden, from $58.50 at Ticketmaster.
The hockey version of YankeesRed Sox.
Islanders at Senators at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale, N.Y.; 516-794-9300), from $19.
Did you know there’s an NHL team just down the LIRR?
Smashing Pumpkins at Mohegan Sun (1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn.; 888-226-7711), $40.
Grunge, back for another round.
Sam Champion at Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-260-4700), $15.
Underexposed local band with a great name rocks the Bowery.
Annual Savings: $14,118
(Assuming You’ll Be Going Out Every Night This Year.)