SOUL SHIFT: The always-inspirational Bettye Lavette (if only for hitting her career stride nearing 60) brings her latest album “Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook”--a cluster of classic-rock covers (Pink Floyd! The Moody Blues!)--to the Highline Ballroom tonight. Also on the bill: J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf, dabbling in
VERITE: HBO Prez Sheila Nevins leads an all-star panel of filmmakers in a discussion of Why Documentaries Matter: Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens”), D.A. Pennbaker and Chris Hegedus (responsible, together and apart, for films like “The War Room,” “Primary” and “Monterey Pop”), Alexandra Pelosi (“Journeys with George,” “Diary of a Political Tourist”) and Rosie O’Donnell (producer of the doc “A Family is a Family is a Family,” among other projects) talk about why telling the truth on film (or at ;east trying to) is more important now than ever at the 92nd Street Y..