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03/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Report on Vampire Weekend, Grand Central Squash Tournament

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Vampire Weekend in Concert

Predecessors of the tween vampire craze, the indie-pop boy band of Columbia University grads is slated to perform two sold-out shows in Manhattan this week on the heels of a sunny and "way, way better" sophomore release, Contra.

What: Vampire Weekend in Concert
When: 8:00pm, Tuesday, Jan 19
Where: Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002-2804
212.533.2111
www.boweryballroom.com

Save Nigeria Protest

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua dropped his post abruptly last November to seek medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, with no public announcement of where he was going or when he would return. His absence leaves the country "even more rudderless and adrift than it had been at any time in our history," according to the Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum - who is staging a protest in front of the Nigerian consulate in New York this Friday.

From the group's website:

In the face of the colossal failure of leadership in Nigeria, it is imperative that all truly patriotic Nigerians answer the call to rise up and insist that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. As a minimum, we should demand that President Yar'Adua resign immediately.

The movement is international -- protesters gathered in London just last week.

What: Save Nigeria Protest
When: 10:00am, Friday, Jan 22
Where: Consulate General of Nigeria
828 2 Avenue
New York, NY 10017-4300
212.949.1598
www.saharareporters.com

Squash Tournament of Champions

Some of the world's best squash players will compete in Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall over the next two weeks for the ultimate win. Returning champ Gregory Gaultier will defend his title in the 13th round of this popular tournament.

What: Squash Tournament of Champions
When: 8:00pm, Fri-Thurs, Jan 22-28 (hours vary)
Where: Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station
87 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
212.340.3404
tocsquash.com

Joan Rivers Stand-up

The nearly-80-year-old comedienne will offer up her signature brand of brash commentary this Wednesday at the Laurie Beechman Theater. It's one of the rare live performances of an indisputable comic legend, and all proceeds benefit HIV charity Gods Love We Deliver.

What: Joan Rivers Stand-up
When: 8:00pm, Wednesday, Jan 20
Where: Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Cafe
407 West 42nd Street (downstairs)
New York, NY 10036-6808
212.695.6909
www.beechmantheater.com

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