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.
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.
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.
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
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