SIMPLY THE BEST: The thing is, she never, ever does anything nice and easy. So come on out to the Prudential Center and see Tina Turner do it nice and rough. And pray to baby Jesus you look half as good when you're 68 years old. 7:30 PM.
BRINGING SERGEI BACK: Let's face it: If you haven't seen Sergei Eisenstein's silent 1925 masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, you're just not equipped to attend cocktail parties in this city. If you have, you need to see it again at Monkey Town tonight, because it's being served up with an all-new score by Matt Darriau and his Paradox Trio. 8 PM.
DAKAR NOIR: Mbalax megastar (and Grammy winner) Youssou N'Dour brings his almost four decades of Senegalese music -- including material from his latest release, Egypt -- to Times Square's Nokia Theatre for the all-night-long Great African Ball. 11PM, also on Thursday.