Events Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Star Lab Saturdays @ Discovery Center
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of the Mission Aerospace Exhibit, guests can discover our solar system and galaxy inside the Discovery Center’s brand new, inflatable planetarium. This event will take place every Saturday, March 11 through April 29, excluding Saturday, April 22. Show times will be 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Shows are approximately 30-45 minutes each.

May
1
Mon
2017
World Famous Pianist Francesco Attesti
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Ocala/Silver Springs Rotary Club Foundation is sponsoring a Classical Piano Concert at the Reilly Arts Center May 1, 2017
Francesco Attesti of Cortona, Italy Will Be Performing

THE CONCERT WILL BE AT 7:00 PM
Tickets are $35.00 and are available through the Reilly Arts Center website.
The funds raised will go to the Ocala/Silver Springs Rotary Foundation

The Foundation gives out Scholarships to Marion County high school graduates and sponsors other civic activities.

May
3
Wed
2017
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Word Weavers Writing Group

First and Third Wednesdays of each month

6 p.m. Pot Luck Supper and then discussion

 

Word Weavers, a women’s writing group meets the First and Third Wednesday of each month at Crones’ Cradle Conserve. The group meets at 6 p.m. starting with a pot luck supper followed by discussion, writing, reading, and sharing.  All those that are interested are welcome from the beginner to the experienced writer.  Call 352-595-3377 for more information.

 

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

May
5
Fri
2017
First Friday Art Walk – May @ Downtown Square - Ocala
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please visit the First Friday Art Walk website at http://www.ocalafl.org/artwalk/

 

May
6
Sat
2017
Derby Party at La Cuisine! @ La Cuisine French Restaurant
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Magical Night at the Appleton Museum @ Appleton Museum
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OCALA, Fla. (March 21, 2017) — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will present its annual family event “Magical Night at the Museum,” Saturday, May 6, from 6-9 p.m.

With Golden Tablet in hand, guests ages 4 and up are invited to embark upon an enchanted adventure around the Appleton that includes unicorn carriage rides, artwork that will come to life, a magician, mermaids and a photo opportunity to step inside a larger-than-life version of a painting from the museum’s collection. In the ARTSpace, enjoy eye-popping art activities; light refreshments will be served in the café.

Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are available at AppletonMuseum.org.

Tickets for Appleton Members:

Family Package: $30 (includes two adults and up to three children)

Single Tickets: $10 (all ages)

 

Tickets for Nonmembers:

Family Package: $45 (includes two adults and up to three children)

Single Tickets: $15 (all ages)

Or, become a member of the Appleton at the Family Level ($60) from March 1–May 6, 2017, and receive $10 off the Family ticket package for members. To join, contact Colleen Harper, harperc@cf.edu or 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.

 

Funds raised from the event support the museum’s Education Department and scholarship fund.

The event is sponsored by Ocala Style Magazine, WOCA The Source 96.3 FM /1370 AM, Ocala Civic Theatre, Fine Arts For Ocala, SignCraft Ocala, Signature Brands, Family Times Magazine, Trow, Dobbins & Pisani, P.A., Earth Fare, as well as many other anonymous sponsors. For information on sponsoring this event, contact Cindi Morrison, morrisoc@cf.edu or 352-291-4455, ext. 1820.

Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free.

For more information call the Appleton at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

Magical Night at the Appleton Museum @ Appleton Museum
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Magical Night at the Museum, a special event for families that supports our education programs and scholarship fund. With Golden Tablet in hand, embark on an enchanting adventure around the Appleton that includes unicorn carriage rides, artwork that will come to life, a magician, mermaids, and even a photo opportunity to step inside a larger-than-life version of a painting from our collection! Make your way to the ARTSpace for eye-popping art activities; light refreshments will be served in the café. (This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up.)

Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Tickets for Appleton Members:
Family Package: $30 (includes two adults and up to three children)
Single Tickets: $10 (all ages)

Tickets for Nonmembers:
Family Package: $45 (includes two adults and up to three children)
Single Tickets: $15 (all ages)

Or, become a member of the Appleton at the Family Level ($60) from March 6–May 6, 2017 and receive $10 off the Family ticket package for members. To join, contact Colleen Harper, or 352-291-4455, ext. 1831.

This event is sponsored in part by Ocala Style Magazine, Phillips Printing, WOCA the Source, Ocala Civic Theatre, Family Times Magazine, Fine Arts For Ocala, Inc. (FAFO), Signature Brands, Earth Fare Ocala, and other anonymous donors—we thank you for your support!

May
11
Thu
2017
“Ignite Your Deram” Exhibit – Opening Reception @ City Hall
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

OCALA, Fla. (April 18, 2017) – The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX) will host an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Ignite Your Dream,” Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. The awards presentation for this exhibit will take place at 6:30 p.m.

 

This exhibit is comprised of a variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork from local students and emerging artists ages 16 to 30. All artwork will be available for purchase and will be on display at City Hall beginning Thursday, May 11 through Thursday, Sept. 7.

 

The opening reception for this exbibit will include live acoustic music from local musician Shema Shine. Light refreshments will be provided by La Cuisine, Molly Maguire’s, Ocala’s Chocolate and Confections, Pi on Broadway and the Courtyard on Broadway.

 

The juror for this exhibit is Noel Smith, Director of Museum Studies Graduate Certificate for the University of South Florida. Ms. Smith will award first through third places in each division, as well as Best of Show. The $2,500 award package includes custom framing from Ocala Art and Frame, Blick gift cards for art supplies, memberships to the First Friday Art Walk, Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) and Appleton Museum of Art, and scholarships to the College of Central Florida.

 

For more information, or to purchase artwork, please contact Alexandria Marcello, City of Ocala Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 352-629-8447 or amarcello@ocalafl.org.

May
12
Fri
2017
Night at the Copa – Fundraiser to Benefit Reilly Arts Center and Ocala Symphony Orchestra @ Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club
May 12 all-day
May
17
Wed
2017
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Word Weavers Writing Group

First and Third Wednesdays of each month

6 p.m. Pot Luck Supper and then discussion

 

Word Weavers, a women’s writing group meets the First and Third Wednesday of each month at Crones’ Cradle Conserve. The group meets at 6 p.m. starting with a pot luck supper followed by discussion, writing, reading, and sharing.  All those that are interested are welcome from the beginner to the experienced writer.  Call 352-595-3377 for more information.

 

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

May
18
Thu
2017
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

May
19
Fri
2017
Gallagher’s “Jokes on You” Farewell Tour at the Reilly Arts Center
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series @ Webb Field at the Ocala Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

May
20
Sat
2017
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

May
21
Sun
2017
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

Fun at the Park: Music and Art @ Sholom Park
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A select group of artists will be chosen to participate at Sholom Park’s Fun at the Park: Music and Art Event on Sunday, May 21st.

Sholom Park is pleased to announce an opportunity for a choice number of artists to display works of art throughout its formal garden area on Sunday afternoon, May 21. A variety of creative styles and mediums are encouraged. All artwork must be in keeping with the park’s vision and of a family-friendly nature. Artists will be encouraged to promote their craft and interact with attendees. Live chamber-style music in the park will complement the afternoon’s experience for all guests.

Interested artists should contact Summer Best no later than noon on May 1, 2017, with a detailed explanation of the work they wish to display and present at the event. Artists will be notified about the acceptance status of their application by May 5, 2017.

Fun at the Park: Music and Art Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • Sholom Park Formal Garden 4-7 p.m.
  • Complimentary Guest Admission
  • No pets, please
  • Limited quantities of food will be available for purchase.

CONTACT Summer Best Sholom Park summer_best@otowfl.com (352) 873-0848, ext. 7371

May
24
Wed
2017
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

May
25
Thu
2017
Shrek: The Musical @ Ocala Civic Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Once upon a time, a hideous green ogre named Shrek lived all alone in a secluded swamp – until all the storybook characters of the kingdom are banished there by the evil little Lord Farquaad, spoiling his swampy solitude. Bitter and angry, Shrek ventures out into the world, befriended by a wisecracking Donkey on his journey. Meanwhile, locked in a castle tower guarded by a ferocious fire-breathing dragon is Princess Fiona, dreaming of true love’s first kiss and a romantic rescue by Prince Charming. But unlikely hero Shrek isn’t quite the brave knight she had in mind… even though the feisty Fiona has a few secret flaws of her own. The beloved Oscar-winning film magically transforms into a spectacular Tony Award-winning stage musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship, courage, epic adventures, and being yourself. Will they all live happily ever after? This irreverently funny fairy tale will make you a believer!

 

May
26
Fri
2017
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series @ Webb Field at the Ocala Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm