Haps around town today and this weekend ...

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You could see crazy cheese sculptures like these at the New York State Fair this weekend.


6:30 p.m. Top-ranked high school basketball players compete in Boost

Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rucker_Park ">Rucker Park, 155th Street and Eighth Avenue.

8 p.m. James Blake, Serena Williams and Venus Williams host US Open

USTA/Heineken Premium Light Official Players Party; The Empire

Hotel Rooftop, 44 W. 63rd St.

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fundraiser for jazz musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina; Creole Restaurant & Music Supper Club, 2167 Third Ave., at 118th Street.

Fringe Festival: It closes on Saturday, so go catch a show. Click [HERE] for details.

SATURDAY If you're in the mood for a day trip ...

State Fair Cheese Celeb Cheese Carver: Sarah “The Cheese Lady" sculpts New York’s “LegonDairy” Heroes at New York State Fair. WHERE: The Great New York State Fair; New York State Fairgrounds; 581 State Fair Blvd.; Syracuse, 800-475-FAIR

3 p.m.: Street Wars Killer: In the mood to cool off with a fierce water gun fight? Head to Union Square Saturday. Details [HERE]

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