Here’s what to do in New York this weekend

PARTY

F*ck Cancer Benefit with Pauly D

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Thursday, 10 p.m., Pacha NYC, 618 W. 46th St., $40, 212-209-7500, www.fcancerevents.com

It’s “T-Shirt Time” at Pacha as F*ck Cancer throws its first ever NYC event with “Jersey Shore”’s Pauly D spinning records and MTV’s Diem Brown, a cancer survivor herself, hosting. Tickets come with a T-shirt, which has to be worn to get in. All profits go to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Light Up The Night: Young Friends Hanukkah Event

Thursday, 8 p.m., Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., $100-$136, 646-437-4202, www.mjhnyc.org

Grab your friends and get ready to celebrate Thanksgivukkah with hundreds of young professionals and a gourmet dinner, top-shelf open bar, dancing and high-end raffle. Prizes include Knicks tickets, Bobbi Brown makeup, classes at SoulCycle and more.

Cat Painting Takedown

Sunday, 6 p.m., The Active Space

566 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, Free, www.566johnsonave.com

Beer, chili and CATS!!! This live-action cat painting auction features 20 Brooklyn artists painting while you watch cat videos, eat, drink and party. All proceeds go to BARC animal shelter. It’s the purrrrrrfect party for your inner cat lady.

COMEDY

Kevin Allison’s RISK! Live

Thursday, 9:30 p.m., The Pit, 123 E 24th St., $10, 212-563-7488, www.thepit-nyc.com

The RISK! podcast hosted by Kevin Allison of The State goes live for its monthly staging at The Pit, with special guests Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Alex Edelman and Slash Coleman. It’s a performance where people step outside of their comfort zone and share stories they’d typically only share with close friends (or shrinks!). The theme of the night is “thanks” — how turkey-day appropriate.

FILM

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 

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Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, $11-$15, 718-384-3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com

Support up-and-coming filmmakers at the first annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival, which will be three days of short movies like “Times Square Of The ’80s,” “Dick Doblin: Privateye” and “Green Death.” More than 90 percent of the filmmakers are from Brooklyn and the films vary in genre from documentary to all-out gore fest.

COMEDY 

Judah Friedlander

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Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, $32, 212-757-4100, www.carolines.com

Most may know Judah Friedlander as Frank on “30 Rock,” the guy who wears a different trucker hat every night and is kind of lazy and out of shape. But if you’ve read his book, “How to Beat Up Everybody,” you’d know he’s a karate master with an “extra dark black belt,” and the world champion. You’d also know that you do not want to miss his stand-up set.

FOOD + DRINK

A Taste of Rum Festival

Friday, 5 p.m., SOB’s, 204 Varick St., $10-$15, 212-243-4940, www.tasteofrums.com

Rums of Puerto Rico bring their annual party to NYC for a night of rum tasting, dancing, music and more. DJ DNGR GRDN, Rumelier Ramon Diaz, “Flair Tender” Erick Morales and Yuniel Jimenez and his band El Guajiro will be supplying the fun and if “flair tending” and danger aren’t your thing, then who are you?

Sausage Fest 2013

Sunday, 2 p.m., The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus, $20, 718-643-6510, www.thebellhouseny.com

That’s right, a Sausage Fest! No, really, each contestant gets 10 pounds of sausage and $50 for ingredients to make a sausage that’ll really wow a crowd. For $20 you get to try every sausage in the house and vote for your favorite. Who will be the “best of the wurst?”

MUSIC

Bon Journey

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Friday, 8 p.m., Katch Brewery & Grill, 3119 Newtown Ave., Astoria, Free, 718-777-2230, www.katchastoria.com

You like your Bon Jovi jams with a side of “Don’t Stop Believing”? Yeah, we do too, Behold, the ultimate Bon Jovi/Journey cover band comes to Astoria on Friday. While you’re jamming to “Wanted Dead or Alive,” check out Katch’s new seasonal menu and drop just one Andrew Jackson down on the bar for a taste of any of their 50 craft beers.

Kanye West

Saturday-Nov.24, 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Four Pennsylvania Plaza, $49.50-$159.50, 212-465-6741, www.thegarden.com

The big Yeez brings his “Yeezus” tour to the Garden with special guests Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, and A Tribe Called Quest — from what they’re saying, this is their last performance ever. Kanye West says he’s a genius, Lamar says he’s “the king of New York” and A Tribe Called Quest are probably both of those things.

ART

Aqueduct Murals

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Saturday, Noon, Aqueduct Raceway, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, Free, 718-641-4700, www.aqueductmurals.com

Banksy’s month long residency in NYC may be over, but NYC street art is eternal. While there may not be a truck full of stuffed animals, and certainly nobody charging you money to look, the grandstand walls of the Aqueduct Racetrack will be transformed into canvases for 11 current artists, from Queens to South Africa, to become a street art show. The theme is, appropriately, “horse racing.”

HOLIDAY

New York State Cider & Thanksgiving Market

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Sunday, 11 a.m., New Amsterdam Market, 902 Peck Slip, Free, 888-535-9138, www.newamsterdammarket.org

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than a nice glass of cider and a big ole turkey leg. The Third Annual New York State Cider Revival will feature hard cider producers like Blackbird Ciders, Breezy Hill and Orchard while the market will be providing all of your Thanksgiving essentials. This year introduces Adirondack Beef Company and their rare pasture-raised Midget-White Turkeys — don’t call them little!

15th Annual Cranksgiving

Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Solar One, 24-20 FDR Drive Service Rd., Free, 212-505-6050, www.cranksgiving.org

All you need is a bike, a bag, a lock and about $20 to participate in this food drive on wheels. The part-ride, part-scavenger hunt benefits City Harvest, providing tons of needy families with food during Thanksgiving week.


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