Yee-hawwwww!!!! The Professional Bull Riders 2009 Invitational is billed by the group as “the toughest sport on dirt”—no artificial turf in this biz. And who else fills the Garden with 700 tons of dirt, 45 bull riders of international fame, and 2,000-pound bulls for them to ride? And it’s not just bull riding—it’s bull riding with rock ’n’ roll and pyrotechnics! Not your usual Manhattan entertainment, but—if the photos on the Madison Square Garden website ( are an indication—lots of fun. Tickets range from $10 to $195—and this may be a show where you don’t want to be too close. At 8, Madison Square Garden, 34th Street and Seventh Avenue,,

Fri., Jan. 9, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 10, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 11, 1 p.m., 2009

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