Sunday, January 11

You know it’s a frigid month if The New York Times is the hottest thing happening today. The Gray Lady presents indefatigable rock goddess Patti Smith, our idol, as well as a panel of the paper’s White House reporters, all wearing jodhpurs and discussing what to expect in the early days of the Obama Administration. (More topless bodysurfing photos from Hawaii, please, Mr. President!)

Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, www.artsandleisureweekend.com for schedule]

mbryan@observer.com

Sunday, January 11