You might expect to glance at a 2013 calendar and find it relatively blank. Maybe a birthday or a previously scheduled vacation, but not much else, right? Well, that's not the case with our calendar. It's already filling up, and although we hate to dissuade you from the notion that it's due to our extreme popularity, we have to admit that we don't have plans to attend a bunch of gallery openings and fancy dinners and invitation-only parties.

Instead, we've spent the past few months penciling in -- okay, typing in -- a few highly-anticipated cultural events, and soon we realized there are a lot of books, movies, TV shows and plays that we're excited about. In fact, we're already double-booked on January 13. Not only is it the night “Girls” returns for season two, it’s also the evening that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host the Golden Globes.

Flip through the gallery below for more, including a Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone reunion and a new Nora Ephron show on Broadway. Then tell us in the comments what you're most looking forward to.

(Please keep in mind that dates may change.)

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  • Downton Abbey, Season 3

    We’ve waited patiently while our friends across the pond (and <a href="" target="_hplink">the First Lady</a>) watched season 3. Now it’s our turn to see what Shirley MacLaine brings to the mix. When: January 6

  • Gangster Squad

    If Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone can’t be together in real life, we’ll settle for this onscreen reunion. Can they top <a href="" target="_hplink">this kiss in “Crazy Stupid Love,”</a> one of the hottest movie moments in recent years? It will be tough, but we have faith in them. When: January 11

  • Struck by Lightning

    At this point, if <a href="" target="_hplink">Rebel Wilson</a> is in a movie, we will see it. Allow us to go out on a limb and predict that she'll be hilarious in this film by Chris Colfer of "Glee." Also in the cast: Angela Kinsey, Sarah Hyland, Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney and Polly Bergen. When: January 11

  • Girls, Season 2

    Finally! Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa are back, and we are ready to <a href="" target="_hplink">analyze their every move and conversation</a>. We’ve seen clips that hint at plot lines, but here’s one thing we know for sure: Shoshanna no longer has to describe herself as “the least virgin-y virgin ever.” When: January 13

  • Golden Globes

    Amy Poehler says we should<a href="" target="_hplink"> lower our expectations</a> about her hosting gig with Tina Fey. Not possible. When: January 13

  • The Carrie Diaries

    Truthfully, we weren’t sure we needed more Carrie Bradshaw (besides the poster hanging in Shosh’s room on “Girls”), but the CW prequel starring <a href="" target="_hplink">AnnaSophia Robb</a> as a teenage Carrie is getting <a href="" target="_hplink">positive</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">early buzz</a>. Perhaps this will fill the DVR spot we secretly held for "Gossip Girl" all these years. When: January 14

  • My Beloved World

    The Associated Press reported last month that Sonia Sotomayor's memoir is <a href="" target="_hplink">"unusually personal"</a> for a Supreme Court justice. Rather than focusing on her experience on the court, she discusses her lifelong battle with diabetes, the loss of her alcoholic father when she was just 9, her divorce from her high school sweetheart, her decision not to have children and more. When: January 15

  • The Americans

    This isn't Keri Russell's first post-"Felicity" TV role, but it could be her biggest. In FX's new drama, she and <a href="" target="_hplink">Matthew Rhys</a> play undercover KGB spies living as a married couple in the D.C. suburbs. When: January 30

  • Beyonce at the Super Bowl

    Yes, we’re going to watch the game too. But Beyonce’s performance sweetens the deal. It’s just too bad halftime isn’t two hours long. When: February 3

  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

    Surely the vampire thing had to be over after the last “Twilight” movie, right? Not quite. If anyone can make the genre seem fresh, it’s the imaginative <a href="" target="_hplink">Karen Russell</a>, author of the highly acclaimed 2011 novel <a href="" target="_hplink">“Swamplandia.”</a> When: February 12

  • Admission

    It's been nine years since Tina Fey played a math teacher in "Mean Girls," but she clearly wasn't done with academic life. In "Admission" she stars as a Princeton admissions officer whose life takes a turn when she meets a prospective student who might be the son she gave up for adoption. Meanwhile, Paul Rudd, who plays her friend from college, adds yet another <a href="" target="_hplink"> awesome female co-star</a> to his list. When: March 8

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    If you haven’t watched her <a href="" target="_hplink">famous TED talk</a>, open another tab in your browser and watch it now. If you have, you know how inspirational the Facebook COO can be. This book promises even more of her honesty and insight into how women excel in the workplace. When: March 12

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    “Game of Thrones” star <a href="" target="_hplink">Emilia Clarke</a> makes her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in this adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella. Taking on the famous Aubrey Hepburn role is a bold movie, but we're rooting for the rising star. No word yet on who will play Cat. When: March 20 (previews start March 4)

  • Game of Thrones, Season 3

    Just in case you hadn’t realized that this show <a href="" target="_hplink">isn’t just for men</a>, you have a few months to catch up before the season 3 premiere. <a href="" target="_hplink">Nathalie Emmanuel</a> and <a href="" target="_hplink">Kerry Ingram</a> are among the newcomers to the cast. And, yes, women can drink <a href="" target="_hplink">“Games of Thrones” beer</a>, too. When: March 31

  • Lucky Guy

    Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut as newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, but the actor is just part of the draw for us. We’re really interested in the playwright: the late <a href="" target="_hplink">Nora Ephron.</a> When: April 1 (previews begin March 1)

  • If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother

    Sheryl Sandberg isn't the only woman who parlayed a TED Talk into a book deal. After Julia Sweeney's <a href="" target="_hplink">hilarious speech</a> about explaining reproduction to her 8-year-old daughter became a <a href="" target="_hplink">"mini internet sensation,"</a> she realized she had more to say about parenting. We expect more of her incredible storytelling in this book of essays. When: April 2

  • Mom & Me & Mom

    “My mom was a terrible parent of small children but a great parent of young adults,” Maya Angelou <a href="" target="_hplink">told Oprah in a 2000 interview</a>. The poet and author, who turns 85 this year, further explores her complicated relationship with her mother in her upcoming book. When: April 2

  • The Heat

    We assume this buddy comedy with Melissa McCarthy as cop and Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent will be <em>the</em> movie to see in April. The fact that it’s from the director of “Bridesmaids” (<a href="" target="_hplink">Paul Feig</a>) makes it that much better. (McCarthy also teams up with Jason Bateman for <a href="" target="_hplink">"Identity Thief,"</a> out February 8.) When: April 5 [<a href=>UPDATE: June 28</a>]

  • Matilda the Musical

    Calling all bookish, misunderstood girls, current or all grown up. Whether you live in New York or just plan to visit, the opening of this Broadway show should be on your to-do list. It won <a href="" target="_hplink">seven Olivier Awards</a> for its run in London, and the actresses who share the lead role are absolutely adorable. When: April 11 (previews begin March 4)

  • MTV Movie Awards

    This event makes our list for no other reason than its host is Rebel Wilson. If she doesn't <a href="" target="_hplink">rap</a>, we'll be extremely disappointed. When: April 14

  • The Woman Upstairs

    The New York Times named <a href="" target="_hplink">Claire Messud’s</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">“The Emperor’s Children”</a> one of the <a href="" target="_hplink">10 best books of 2006</a>, so we’re hoping her next novel, which centers on a teacher’s relationship with the family of one of her students, achieves the same status. When: April 30

  • The Great Gatsby

    There will undoubtedly be some "Gatsby" purists who pick apart Baz Luhrmann's 3-D adaptation, but let's not concern ourselves with that at the moment. The visuals in the <a href="" target="_hplink">trailers</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">are pretty stunning</a>, and the very talented Carey Mulligan plays Daisy. That's enough to make it a must-see. When: May 10

  • Frances Ha

    Greta Gerwig co-wrote the screenplay for this black-and-white film in which she stars as an apprentice dancer struggling to get her life together after her best friend moves out. "I think of my own friendships very much as love stories and maybe that's what makes them dysfunctional,” <a href="" target="_hplink">Gerwig said at the New York Film Festival</a>. Bonus:<a href="" target="_hplink"> Adam Driver</a> has a role. When: May 17

  • Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

    Laura Weisberger has written a follow-up to her best-selling, Anna Wintour-skewering novel. And for this one, we won’t have to imagine what her characters look like. We’ll be picturing Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep and hoping for a sequel to the movie, too. When: June 4

  • Girl Most Likely

    We still miss our weekly Kristen Wiig fix on "SNL," but it helps to know she has a new comedy on the way. In "Girl Most Likely" (previously titled <a href="" target="_hplink">"Imogene"</a>), she stars as a playwright who fakes her own suicide to get the attention of the man who dumped her and is forced to move in with her gambling addict mom (Annette Bening). When: July 19

  • The To-Do List

    In lead actress <a href="" target="_hplink">Aubrey Plaza’s own words</a>: “I play a type-A valedictorian who has no sense of irony or sarcasm, and she basically through the advice of her slutty older sister –- played by Rachel Bilson, who’s hilarious in the movie –- decides to make a list of all the sexual acts she needs to accomplish before she goes to college, so she’s not under-prepared. So she kind of takes on this sexual homework over the summer, and because she’s very good at homework, she just blows through that list. No pun intended.” Expect the world to be shocked once again that women like raunchy humor too. When: August 16

  • The F Word

    Jennifer Weiner’s <em>Allure</em> article of the same name made our <a href="" target="_hplink">2012 list of required reading</a>. If it’s any indication of the honesty and humor she’s capable of when writing about her own life, her first nonfiction book will be just as compelling. When: September 10

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that she <a href="" target="_hplink">almost turned down the role</a> of the brave, independent Katniss Everdeen. “I was scared of the aftermath, but you can't say no to things because you're scared,” she said. “You just have to go for it." On behalf of fans everywhere, we say thank you for making that decision. When: November 22

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Will <a href="" target="_hplink">Hailee Steinfeld</a> capture our hearts the way Claire Danes did much longer ago than we want to admit? Only time will tell. But it certainly doesn’t hurt that Danes’ “Homeland” co-star <a href="" target="_hplink">Damian Lewis plays Lord Capulet</a> in the upcoming version of Shakespeare’s tale of love gone tragically wrong. When: TBD

  • August: Osage County

    Meryl Streep stars as Julia Roberts' <a href="" target="_hplink">(pill-popping) mother</a> in this adaptation of Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play. Need we say more? When: TBD

  • Masters of Sex

    Now that we're totally hooked on "Homeland" (to put it mildly), Showtime has another potentially addictive show in the works. Lizzy Caplan told us sex researcher Virginia Johnson is <a href="" target="_hplink">"by far the most fascinating character"</a> she's played. When: TBD

  • Very Good Girls

    It might be time to stop calling <a href="" target="_hplink">Elizabeth Olsen</a> a newcomer. The actress has been on a roll since her breakout performance in <a href="" target="_hplink">"Martha Marcy May Marlene."</a> In this film from Naomi Foner (mother of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal), Olsen and Dakota Fanning play friends who make a pact to lose their virginity one summer. Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore play the girls’ moms, and <a href="" target="_hplink">Kiernan Shipka</a> (Sally Draper of “Mad Men”) plays Fanning’s sister. When: TBD

  • Veep, Season 2

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy last year for her role as Vice President Selina Meyer and gave quite a <a href="" target="_hplink">memorable speech</a>. But even before that night, she was looking ahead to season two, <a href="" target="_hplink">giving HuffPost TV’s Maureen Ryan a preview</a>: “Selina's going to get closer to the West Wing and then perhaps wish she wasn't so close to the West Wing. And we may even travel globally ... that remains to be seen, but it may be the case if we can figure it out, budget-wise.” We sure hope they figured it out. When: TBD

  • Diana

    “I tried to say no, but I guess every time I said no, I rang back up and said I changed my mind,” <a href="" target="_hplink">Naomi Watts told Ellen</a> about the decision to take on the role of Princess Diana. Really, how could she turn it down? <a href="" target="_hplink">The resemblance is uncanny</a>. When: TBD

  • Mad Men, Season 6

    Of course we want to know what’s going to happen with Don and Roger and Peter, but we’re even more intrigued by the women of the show. Will Megan’s acting career take off? Will Joan be haunted by <a href="" target="_hplink">how she made partner</a>? And how will Peggy settle into her job at the new agency? When: TBD

  • Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project

    We adore the ongoing collaboration between Catherine Keener and director <a href="" target="_hplink">Nicole Holofcener</a> -- <a href="" target="_hplink">"Walking and Talking,"</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">"Lovely & Amazing,"</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">"Friends With Money,"</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">"Please Give"</a> -- so we're happy to see another project on the docket for 2013. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette and Michaela Watkins are also onboard, as is <a href="" target="_hplink">Tavi Gevinson, who is making her acting debut</a>. When: TBD