Weekend Events: January 16 - January 18

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Friday
Go back to the origins of street-style photography with This is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection, an exhibition of unstaged images caught in the moment from such famous shutterbugs as Weegee and Walker Evans. It ain't fashion editorial, but this snippets of fashionable live from years past blow away last month's Vogue. This is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection at ICP.
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The crunching, searing guitars of the Ravonettes make this English duo as hip and dirty sexy as they look. The Ravonettes at Webster Hall.
Eugene Mirman, whose face and voice are familiar to anyone who's been watching sharp, funny movies or spending way too much time on the couch ingesting Adult Swim, is the thinking man's madcap comic. Visit his weird, weird world at Comix Eugene Mirman at Comix.
Miriam Makeba takes the stage at BAM in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But, don't be expecting dirges and solemn tributes from this African songstress. Instead, it promises to be a rousing celebration of how far we've come. Miriam Makeba at BAM.
If you haven't checked out the School of Seven Bells, it's time to take a gander at this sharp, electro guitar pop trio—one look and one listen and you'll understand why the hype machine is in overdrive for these kids. School of Seven Bells at Le Poisson Rouge
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Saturday
Brit beatmaster and singer Max Tundra will be working overtime tonight as he holds forth at both Le Poisson Rouge and Studio B. Follow him along and see if he can keep his voice and the crowds screaming all night. Max Tundra at Le Poisson Rouge and Studio B.
The City is a cruel place and the Gilded-Age drama of House of Mirth, a moody, beautiful adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, will remind you that despite the death of horse carriages and hoop skirts, not much has changed in the intervening century. House of Mirth at Moma.
Do you need to sweat? Do you need to dance? Do you need to scream? The electro-punk madness of Team Robespierre should help you out will all of the above. Team Robespierre at The Delancy.
Or perhaps you've had enough noise this week. The Glaswegian melodies of Frightened Rabbit might be a good option for a more peaceful, beautiful evening. Frightened Rabbit at The Bowery Ballroom.
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Sunday
Hope you've been saving some room and cutting down on snacking. New York Restaurant Week starts today. You might want to invest in a new belt. The Forms at the Bell House.
With the Inauguration on Tuesday, perhaps the most engaging year of national campaign politics comes to a close. Moma waves it a fond farewell with their American Politics From the Achieves, a collection of time-honored political flicks from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Primary. American Politics from the Achieves at Moma.
Hey all you Park Slopers, Ellis Bar is giving away free Brooklyn Lager—but only from 3pm-4pm. It's a race to the finish! Brooklyn Lager at Ellis Bar.