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Deborah Roan's arresting, overlapped exposures of commercial facades around New York get an exhibition at Von Lintel Gallery, 555 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.242.0599, opening tonight through February 11.

Saturday night, don't miss Akron/Family and their psych-country-freak-folk sound at the Knitting Factory. And Sunday, it's all about the Act Local benefit, again at Knitting Factory, with bands on three floors including The Wrens and Nada Surf (acoustic). Upcoming Shows:2/24 & 2/25 Bad Brains at CBGB and 3/2 & 3/3 Belle and Sebastian at Nokia Theatre.

Winter will return, and when it does, head to the hills (and fields) for a day of snowmobiling with the Adventure Society. The next available date is January 28, $159 for non-members, no experience necessary.

Winner of the 2005 César for best first film and best actress, When the Sea Rises is the story of a French actress touring small-town France with her one-woman show — a modest film, but an antidote to Hollywood spectacle for sure. Opens tomorrow.

Vaudeville at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery [Bleecker] on Saturday night, 8pm, featuring The Wiyos, (Brooklyn's finest vaudevillian ragtime jugband blues and hillbilly swing trio) celebrating their new CD. They'll host a wild crop of variety acts. $12.

United is practically giving away the store, offering flights to Japan for $199 each way. [via Travelzoo]

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