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Top Weekend Events – May 13th – 15th

And, once again, we’ve made it to see another Wednesday.  This weekend is yet another formidable Friday the 13th.  Very frightening.  Friday the 13th however, according to the list below, seems like a great time to see some comedy or go hear some music.

Every week I’m surprised by what’s popular that week.  It’s ranged from country music, Cirque shows, hockey, baseball, you name it.  This week, Comedy is taking charge.  Mr. Jerry Seinfeld is taking top listing this week.  He has been doing stand-up shows across the country from Buffalo, NY to Oakland, CA.  His last show will be in Atlantic City, NJ on August 13th, 2011.  Obviously, Jerry Seinfeld rose to fame with his show Seinfeld and included other comedians like Michael Richards, Jason Alexander and Julie Louis-Dreyfus.

Female comedian Chelsea Handler shows up twice on this list.  She has her own raunchy and very blunt talk show, Chelsea Lately which can be seen on the E! Cable Television Network.  Not many people know that she also has her only feature column in Cosmopolitan Magazine.  The well rounded lady has even authored three books on the New York Times Best Seller List.  Her books include My Horizontal Life: A Collection of one-Night Stands, Are You There Vodka, It’s Me, Chelsea, and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.

Not to be outshone, Kathy Griffin is another very funny lady to make an appearance on the list.  Ms. Griffin actually gained her first recognition for two appearances on Seinfeld.  Her show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, has even won two Emmy Awards.  Her comic routine usually involves heavy celebrity mockery, which has garnered her a lot of attention, both good and bad.

Country Music is also well represented on this list.  Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic Tour featuring opening acts Luke Bryan and The Band Perry is going exceptionally well and is playing in many venues.  Jason Aldean makes another appearance on this list. Of his single albums, five have reached the number one position on the Hot Country Charts and six more have reached top ten status.  His songs resonate with fans.  Sugarland’s albums almost fly off the shelves and their concerts are almost equally as popular.  Their latest album, “The Incredible Machine” is most popular to date.

1.)    Jerry Seinfeld, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT   – Friday, May 13th

2.)    Long Island Comedy Festival, NYCB Theatre, Westbury, CT – Saturday, May 14th

3.)    Chelsea Handler, Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ – Friday, May 13th

4.)    Kathy Griffin, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA – Friday, May 13th

5.)    Autism Speaks 400, Dove International Speedway, Dover, DE – Sunday, May 15th

6.)    Chelsea Handler, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, May 14th

7.)    Tim McGraw, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL – Friday, May 13th

8.)    San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Saturday, May 14th

9.)    Jason Aldean, Verizon Wireless Center, Noblesville, IL – Saturday, May 14th

10.) Sugarland, First Niagra Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA – Sunday, May 15th