Get tickets today for this weekend's Texas Rangers Fan Fest, which is 4-10:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. $25 for one day, $40 two-day pass ($15 and $25 for kids 13 and younger). texas.rangers.mlb.com.
The first big local event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination in Dallas this year is at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Charlie Rose will moderate an event featuring Rory and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., children of late U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy, at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $50-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.
-- Mark Lowry, Special to the Star-Telegram