FOCUS shows at the Modern: New York-based "erasure" technique artist Gary Simmons' FOCUS show at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy. It opens this weekend, along with the previously scheduled FOCUS show from British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, who explores colonialism in his work. Sunday through March 14 (Simmons) and March 24 (Shonibare). Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org
Gabriel: Stage West begins the year with Moira Buffini's play Gabriel, about a group of people on a Nazi-occupied British island who discover a mysterious man washed up on shore. Previews begin Thursday; it opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 10 at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org
Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival: Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth is one of the many local dance companies behind this event, which expands to three weeks this year, with different programs each weekend and guests from Houston, Lubbock and elsewhere. Thursday through Jan. 26 at Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. $10-$15 per performance; $33 for festival pass. www.barefootbrigadedance.com
Texas Home & Garden Show: You'll have three options for attending this show this spring. The first is 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $8.50-$9.50. www.texashomeandgarden.com (It'll also run Feb. 8-10 at Fort Worth Convention Center and March 1-3 at Dallas Market Hall.)
Texas Rangers Fan Fest: Batting cage? Check. Autograph signings? Check. Asking why they haven't won the World Series yet? Double-dog dare you. This event is 4-10:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. $25 for one day, $40 for a two-day pass ($15 and $25 for kids 13 and younger). texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp
West Side Story: The latest Broadway revival of the classic musical, with some songs and dialogue performed in Spanish (by, um, the Jets), comes to Bass Hall. Tuesday through Jan. 20 at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com
Andy Timmons Band Plays the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's: The rock band will play the legendary album in its entirety, from the title track to A Day in the Life. Things take a really interesting turn around Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. Doors at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $20-$35. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com
" Ed Ruscha: Made in California ": Renowned Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha brings some of his famous lithographs, including those from the Hollywood sign series, to the Amon Carter Museum for the area's first major exhibit of 2013. Tuesday through July 21 at Amon Carter Museum of America Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org
Big Week for Dallas Theater: It's a killer week for theater openings in Big D, starting with the Enda Walsh play Penelope by Undermain Theatre at City Performance Hall (Jan. 10-26; www.undermain.org ). Also check out Old: A Vaudevillian Tragedy in Two Acts at the Ochre House (Jan. 12-Feb. 2; www.ochrehousetheater.com ); Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at Theatre Three (Jan. 10-Feb. 9; www.theatre3dallas.com ); Neil Simon's Plaza Suite at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas (Jan. 11-Feb. 3; www.contemporarytheatreofdallas.com ); and the Sondheim revuesical Putting It Together at WaterTower Theatre (Jan. 12-Feb. 3; www.watertowertheatre.org).
The Kennedy Legacy: In one of the first major local events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, journalist Charlie Rose will moderate a discussion with Rory and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., children of late U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy. 8 p.m. Friday at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org
Sara Evans and Gretchen Wilson: You can catch them both this weekend, though not together. Country nice-girl Sara Evans is at Arlington Music Hall (7:30 p.m. Friday at 224 N. Center St., Arlington; $60-$75; 817-226-4400; www.arlingtonmusichall.com ); and redneck woman Gretchen Wilson is at Billy Bob's Texas (10:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Stockyards; $15-$28; 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com).
Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend: If you fell in love with him for Sleepwalk With Me -- the 2012 film based on his life -- then you'll love this one-man show . 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$45. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org