5 art and culture events happening this week

"Let's Pretend We're Famous" written and performed by Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs. (Photo via act2playhouse)

Start the New Year off with a low-key evening of music at the Tin Angel, find out what it means to be young, black and punk, take an intimate look at same-sex couples, get your read on, and laugh with two of the funniest performers in Philly in just a few of the most engaging events today through Sunday.