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NYC Weekend Picks: 'Tyson vs. Ali,' Jeff Daniels

Roger Casey, left, and Jonathan Swain in Reid

Roger Casey, left, and Jonathan Swain in Reid Farrington's "Tyson vs. Ali," part of Coil, P.S. 122's performance festival. Credit: John Hurley

Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.


QUEEN OF THE NIGHT This loose adaptation of "The Magic Flute" is described as "a fusion of theater, music, circus, cuisine, design and nightlife."

WHEN | WHERE Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (through Feb. 9), Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St.

INFO $125-$450; 212-764-5500,

"TYSON VS. ALI" This world premiere kicks off the annual multievent Coil Festival; the PS 122 series runs through Jan. 19.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday night at 7:30, 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St.

INFO $20, 212-352-3101,


WHAT Pulitzer-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley ("Doubt") looks for romance in this story about two introverts from rural Ireland, played by Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne.

WHEN|WHERE Friday and Saturday night at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.

INFO $67-$125, 212-239-6200,



DARLENE LOVE The Crystals singer is sure to sparkle in a night filled with hits like "He's a Rebel."

WHEN | WHERE Tomorrow at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $45 advance, $50 day of; 212-997-4144,

JEFF DANIELS Yes, cranky anchorman Will McAvoy of HBO's "The Newsroom" writes his own songs and performs some at this Broadway supper-club cabaret. Expect such titles as "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too" and "Have a Good Life (Then Die)."

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday night at 8 and 11, 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St.

INFO $40-$55 cover (plus $25 food and drink minimum), 866-468-7619,

Compiled by Linda Winer and Daniel Bubbeo.

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