‘A Night With Janis Joplin’
1 This Tony Award-nominated musical tribute features many of the songs that made the Texas native famous, including “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart,” as well as music from Joplin’s contemporaries including Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Nina Simone. Kelly McIntyre sings the title role in the show. It will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $44-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com
Rangers Fan Fest
2 Temperatures earlier this week have made it hard to consider spring training, much less Opening Day, but this event is for the Major League Baseball fan in all of us. Young ’uns, especially, will enjoy the kids’ zone, the “run the bases” event, photos in the dugout and the batting cages. There also will be clubhouse tours and the Rangers Foundation’s annual benefit sale of memorabilia. Fan Fest is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Get tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for 13 and younger, at 972-726-4377 or visit http://atmlb.com/2ENlfOe.
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3 The singer-musician who once toured with B.B. King said he got to know his famous father, singer Jim Croce (“I Got a Name”). who died tragically in 1973, through his music and his music collection. The younger Croce brings his own music to a show with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arlington Music Hall, 224. N. Center St., Arlington. Tickets are $25-$115. 817-226-4400; arlingtonmusichall.net
Classic movies at the Coyote
4 Will it be warm enough for a night at the drive-in movie this weekend? Who knows? However, the Coyote Drive-In on Panther Island will kick off its series of “classic drive-in combos” Friday with “Ghostbusters” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday through the following Thursday. Admission is $8 for age 12 and older. The theater is at 223 N.E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-717-7767; coyotedrive-in.com/fortworth
34th annual Kidfilm Family Festival
5 Children’s authors at a movie festival? You bet. This Dallas fest will have free movies, free books and free opportunities to meet the authors, including Barney Saltzberg (“Crazy Hair Day”), Jacqueline Ogburn (“The Unicorn in the Barn”) and Ame Dyckman (“Wolfie the Bunny”). Programs begin at 12:15 p.m Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday (lines can form much earlier) at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. 214-821-3456; usafilmfestival.com
Ballet Frontier of Texas’ Director’s Choice
6 It’s a collaborative effort as contemporary dance companies such as Ballet Frontier of Texas, Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance will perform at 7:30 pm. Saturday at the Scott Theatre of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $25. (The 2018 Youth Dance Festival will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Scott Theatre; tickets are $15.) For more information, contact Ballet Frontier at 817-423-9888 or www.balletfrontier.org.
‘Early Splendor: Korean Ceramics From the Collection’
7 The Crow Collection of Asian Art — no stranger to beautiful things — will blend ancient pieces with contemporary ceramics for this exhibition opening Saturday in the Dallas Arts District. Admission is free. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. It is at 2010 Flora St., Dallas. 214-979-6430; crowcollection.org
The 15th annual Django Reinhardt Festival
8 This annual event at Fairmount’s Arts Fifth Avenue celebrates the French jazz guitarist and composer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Performers include the Marcelo Berestovoy Swing Trio, Jitterbug Vipers featuring Meaux Jeaux and String Theory Manouche featuring Kim Platko. There’s also food and film each night. Tickets are $25 per night, $60 for three-night pass. 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org.
‘The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice’
9 What do the acting president of the United States, a homemaker, a French waiter named Michel and a pet goldfish have in common? We’re not sure, except to say it’s all rated PG-13. This play, written by David Tristram and directed by Joe Chapa, runs Friday-Feb. 4 at OnStage in Bedford, 2821 Forest Ridge Drive. Tickets are $17-$22. There’s an opening night reception at 8 p.m. Friday and an ASL interpretation performance at 8 p.m. Saturday. 817-354-6444; www.onstageinbedford.com
Evening of Culinary Magic
10 Food, wine and a chance to help others? The event has it all, including a champagne and jazz reception featuring singer Liz Mikel, a live auction, a wine pull and a chef-driven dinner. The Mid-Cities SOS’s 12th annual Celebrity Chefs event will benefit the women and children of SafeHaven of Tarrant County. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst. Tickets are $125 per person and you can get them at mid-citiessos.org/celebritychefs/.