BLAME IT ON RIO: Bebel Gilberto, José González, and a host of other Latin talents converge on BAM for Red Hot + Rio 2, a samba-and-more music fest to benefit BrazilFoundation's AIDS work. 8PM.
NO GARLIC, NO MIRRORS: Ubiquitous band Vampire Weekend bring their painfully hip neo-prep-pop to Terminal 5. 7PM.
CHOICE 'CUTS': Short Cuts found the late Robert Altman digging into Carver for inspiration; the film turns 15 this year and is feted at the Walter Reade tonight with a showing and open bar. 7PM.
LOUCHE LUXE: Sean Baker turned his dramatic lens onto NYC's sketchy world of immigration and designer knock-offs; the result -- Prince of Broadway -- screens at Clearview Chelsea tonight at 6:30PM.