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Great Hot Dog Cookoff
You know what would make hot dogs taste even better? Helping out a good cause. Sample a variety of hot dogs - some featuring rather unique toppings -- while providing support to the Food Bank of New York. (Sat., 2 p.m., $45-$75, 630 Flushing Ave., South Williamsburg,

Pete's Mini Zine Fest
Did you miss the San Diego Comic Con? Can't wait till October for the New York one? Then head on off to Brooklyn for this pint-sized con in a bar where a host of creative folks will be peddling their comics and zines. (Sat., 2-7 p.m., FREE, Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg, 718-302-3770,

Steve Byrne and the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour
Byrne, and his "Sullivan & Son" co-stars Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed - the stars of TBS's new sitcom - show off their stand-up chops. (Fri. at 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., Sat. at 8 & 10 p.m., Sun. at 8 pm., Fri. & Sat., $25, Sun., $22; Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St., 212-367-9000)

Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500
Dean Wareham, who currently plays with Britta Phillips in the aptly titled Dean & Britta, revists the songs of his seminal indie-rock band Galaxie 500 at this concert. (Fri., 7:30 p.m., $22, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., 212-505-3474)

Brasil Summerfest 2012: Bebel Gilberto
Bossa nova legend Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of Joao Gilberto, brings the sounds of Brazil to New York City with her fellow countrymen and musicians Criolo, Flavio Renegado and Beco Deanoff. (Sat., 3 p.m., FREE, Central Park SummerStage, Enter park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave., 212-360-2756)

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