Patti Smith and Steven Sebring
Robert Miller Gallery; 1/6- 2/6; T–S, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Su-M, closed; 524 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-366-4774
This show of photographs, video, and a painting by Smith is a sort of documentation of the making of Sebring’s documentary Patti Smith: Dream of Life. Smith will make an appearance at the January 6 opening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Terminal 5; 1/7 at 7 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212–260–4700
The legendary multi-instrumentalist brings his Midnight Ramble downstate from his cozy barn studio and into the cavernous Terminal 5. Special-guest band members include Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, with the emotionally folksy-yet-rocking Okkervil River as openers.
John Varvatos; 1/7 at 8 p.m.; 315 Bowery, nr. Bleecker St.; 212-358-0315
Tickets are sold out to see Frampton play a benefit for Road Recovery in the old CBGB space, but hey, where there's a will, there's a way. Also performing are Denis Leary and his band, the Enablers.
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center; 1/13 at 8:30 p.m.; 10 Columbus Cir., at Broadway and 59th St.; 212-258-9800
Lincoln Center welcomes the British vet for the first show of the twelfth season of their acclaimed "American Songbook" series celebrating the diversity of American song.
Café Carlyle at the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; 1/5–1/30; T–S, 8:45 p.m.; 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-744-1600
Everyone should see the fiercely wisecracking Broadway legend (most recently seen on television as Jack Donaghy's mother, Colleen, on 30 Rock) at least once.