Events Calendar

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Modern Vinyl Series: Jess Godwin @ The Reilly Arts Center
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Modern Vinyl Series:

Jess Godwin

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Remember the days of browsing through music at your favorite record store or the sense of discovery we had in finding an album no one else knew about? They’re back with the Reilly’s ‘Modern Vinyl’ series. Our 2nd Modern Vinyl concert features the incredible Jess Godwin, a singer-songwriter that likes to make things. She wants the things that she makes to mean something. Her music has been featured on DANCE MOMS and KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS and her recent appearances include dueting with Kristin Chenoweth at the Chicago Theatre and singing the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls. Learn more at godwinanthology.com

Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Marion Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Marion Ballet Theatre presents
The Nutcracker
On Stage: December 8 – 17, 2017
On Sale: Monday, November 6, 2017
Adults: $25 | Children 12 years and younger: $12

Marion Ballet Theatre invites you to celebrate the 37th annual Nutcracker!  A Beloved Christmas tradition for the entire family, this will be the most magical production yet!

Performances are:

Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine Starring Angela Ingersoll @ The Reilly Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Judy Garland:

Come Rain or Come Shine

Starring Angela Ingersoll

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll (End of the Rainbow) is returning to the Reilly with the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland, live in concert! Chicago Tribune calls her “Magnificent. The best Judy Garland Chicago ever saw. Barring the real one.” Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “Phenomenal. Angela Ingersoll was born to play Judy Garland. Ingersoll’s tour de force performance might well leave you believing you’ve encountered the ghost of the beloved film star.” With her great big voice and naturally winning humor, Ingersoll soars in this loving homage. Iconic songs include “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy,” and “The Man That Got Away.”

JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE STARRING ANGELA INGERSOLL
OCALA, Fla. – Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll returns to the Reilly with a special production – Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3 PM. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at www.ReillyArtsCenter.com, or by calling (352) 351-1606 during box office hours. Tickets can also be purchased in person during box office hours. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Reilly Arts Center is located at 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470.
About the show: Chicago Tribune calls her “Magnificent. The best Judy Garland Chicago ever saw. Barring the real one.” Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “Phenomenal. Angela Ingersoll was born to play Judy Garland. Ingersoll’s tour de force performance might well leave you believing you’ve encountered the ghost of the beloved film star.” Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll (End of the Rainbow) superbly captures the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert. With her great big voice and naturally winning humor, Ingersoll soars in this loving homage. Iconic songs include “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy,” and “The Man That Got Away.” Presented by Artists Lounge Live.
About Angela Ingersoll: Broadway World raves “her charm onstage is infectious… Ingersoll is brilliant.” Angela Ingersoll is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, recently garnering “Top Performances of the Year” honors from both Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for her star turn as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. Other theatre credits nationwide: How to Succeed… (Hedy LaRue), South Pacific (Nellie), Carousel (Julie), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), The Secret Garden (Martha), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Richard III (Lady Anne), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly), The Game’s Afoot (Daria), The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret), The Philadelphia Story (Tracy), The Great Gatsby (Myrtle), and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). Comedy: Second City Hollywood. Television: Chicago PD. Angela and husband Michael Ingersoll produce the Artists Lounge Live concert series. Concerts: Judy Garland: Come Rain Or Come Shine, I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, My Baby Just Cares for Me, and The 12 Dames of Christmas. Recently, Angela partnered with Garland’s son to honor his mother in a special concert event: Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland. angelaingersoll.com
In the Press: “Simply magnificent… The best Judy Garland Chicago ever saw. Barring the real one. …What a performance!” -Chicago Tribune
“Angela Ingersoll was born to play Judy Garland. Ingersoll’s tour de force performance is an act of breathtaking alchemy — a simultaneously sublime and chilling act of transformation. And it might well leave you believing you’ve encountered the ghost of the beloved film star… Judy Garland has been reborn. Ingersoll is phenomenal. A truly astonishing, tour de force performance.” -Chicago Sun-Times

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Six Guitars at the Reilly Arts Center @ The Reilly Arts Center
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

“It’s just one guy – and one guitar – but it’s amazing.” Orlando Sentinel

Six Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country). During this 85 minute show, each of the characters ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Ocala Symphony Orchestra Presents: Kiss of the Swiss Muse Subscription Concert #3 @ Reilly Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Raymond Chobaz returns to bring music inspired by his home, Switzerland! Guest soloist Yefim Romanov plays Tchaikovsky’s captivating Violin Concerto in D Major, a piece inspired by the Swiss Alps. The concert closes with Randall Thompson’s Symphony No. 2, a heartfelt, direct, and exciting work that will leave you wondering why you haven’t heard it before!

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Ocala Symphony Orchestra Presents: Kiss of the Swiss Muse Subscription Concert #3 @ Reilly Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Raymond Chobaz returns to bring music inspired by his home, Switzerland! Guest soloist Yefim Romanov plays Tchaikovsky’s captivating Violin Concerto in D Major, a piece inspired by the Swiss Alps. The concert closes with Randall Thompson’s Symphony No. 2, a heartfelt, direct, and exciting work that will leave you wondering why you haven’t heard it before!

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Modern Vinyl Series: Kelsey Waldon @ The Reilly Arts Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Modern Vinyl Series:

Kelsey Waldon

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Our third installment of Modern Vinyl features Kelsey Waldon. The Kentucky singer/songwriter hails from Monkey’s Eyebrow, in rural Ballard County where her family put down roots several generations ago, metaphorically and otherwise. “Farming and planting tobacco were some of the first jobs I had growing up,” she recounts. Waldon released her debut album in 2014, The Goldmine. The set was met with open arms from both critics and lovers of the kind of country music that she makes — the kind born in bars and raised in honky-tonks, the kind leaning on pedal steel and driven by Telecaster. This is the series you don’t want to miss. This is the Modern Vinyl Series.

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Classic Albums LIVE Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 1 @ The Reilly Arts Center
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Experience Classic Albums LIVE as they perform Creedence Clearwater Revival’s acclaimed album “Chronicles”, followed by their greatest hits! Note for Note, Cut for Cut.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Terry Waldo – This is Ragtime @ The Reilly Arts Center
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Before Jazz, Swing, and Rock & Roll … there was Ragtime. The “pop” music of America between 1897 and 1917, ragtime enjoyed a revival in the 1970s. Released in 1973, the Academy Award winning motion picture The Sting featured a score adapted from the music of ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Terry Waldo’s This Is Ragtime, the definitive book on the subject, along with his 26-part series of the same title produced for National Public Radio, fueled the ragtime revival. The protégé of the legendary Eubie Blake, Waldo is known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit.

Hear the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake, Irving Berlin, and others.  Join Waldo for a journey through the birth of American music, played and explained by this living connection to our musical heritage.

“Terry Waldo, ragtime pianist nonpareil and eminent scholar of the form, is musical director and arranger, at the piano… Mr. Waldo is worth the price of a ticket.” –  The New York Times

“Joplin’s ragtime, per Terry Waldo’s piano playing, should be treat enough for any evening.”  –  The New Yorker

“I love Terry Waldo’s insistence on the quality of the music…  Ragtime, this great music, needs Terry Waldo to enliven it for today’s audiences and the future.” – Wynton Marsalis

“One of the finest traditional jazz pianists from the 1970s to the present and an interpreter who really brings new life to classic jazz and ragtime…”  – Scott Yanow, AllMusic

He has produced, arranged, and performed on many albums and performed on the soundtracks of two Ken Burns documentaries for PBS.  He has performed worldwide, including appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, the Newport Jazz Festival, and George Wein’s JVC Jazz Festival.

Feb
11
Sun
2018
Ella Fitzgerald – First Lady of Song @ The Reilly Arts Center
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate America’s most beloved jazz singer in an electrifying evening of song. Award-winning Chicago songstress Alexis J Roston (Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Bess in Porgy and Bess) effortlessly emits the sweet and sultry swing of legendary jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. In a nuanced and spellbinding performance, Alexis sinks her agile musical chops into signature tunes from Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and more including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Summertime,” and “Cry Me a River.”

Feb
17
Sat
2018
2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival @ Silver River Museum
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the 2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.

There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations each day. A flint knapping competition and on-going prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museumhike or bike the trails of the state park, take a ranger-led tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.

Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.

All proceeds from the Silver River Knap-In benefit the educational programs of the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

Fees:

Festival admission is $5.00 per person. Children five and under admitted free. State park admission fees are waived for the event.

Event Time:

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 18 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Contact Info:

Silver River Museum 352-236-5401

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For information about becoming a volunteer, vendor, exhibitor, or performer, visit the festival website or call the Silver River Museum.

Participation requirements.

https://www.marionschools.net/Page/50770

Feb
18
Sun
2018
2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival @ Silver River Museum
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the 2018 Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival. Expert flint knappers, archaeologists, potters, hide tanners, bow makers and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the eastern U.S. to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.

There will be archery, tomahawk and atlatl dart throwing demonstrations each day. A flint knapping competition and on-going prehistoric skills demonstrations will also take place. Besides the knap-in, visitors can explore the Silver River Museumhike or bike the trails of the state park, take a ranger-led tram ride through the woods, or canoe and kayak on the pristine Silver River.

Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.

All proceeds from the Silver River Knap-In benefit the educational programs of the Silver River Museum & Environmental Education Center.

Fees:

Festival admission is $5.00 per person. Children five and under admitted free. State park admission fees are waived for the event.

Event Time:

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 18 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm EST

Contact Info:

Silver River Museum 352-236-5401

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For information about becoming a volunteer, vendor, exhibitor, or performer, visit the festival website or call the Silver River Museum.

Participation requirements.

https://www.marionschools.net/Page/50770

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Habitat Strawberry Festival @ McPherson Goverment Complex
Mar 3 all-day

Habitat Strawberry Festival is a signature, fundraising event to raise enough funds to build a home for a family from Marion County. The festival offers Arts & Craft Vendors, Farmers market, Nonprofit Vendors, Business Vendors, Food Vendors, Habitat FOOD Court, Car Show, 2 Kid Zones, Pet Contest, Pie Eating Contest and Live Entertainment.
FREE Admission, Parking- Donation. 8:00AM-6:00PM Come early and stay all day

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Ocala Symphony Orchestra Presents: Movie Music Spectacular! @ Reilly Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
11
Wed
2018
Ocala Culinary Festival @ Ocala Downtown Square
Apr 11 all-day