Events – November 20-26, 2020

COMMUNITY

Now-1/2

Astronaut Academy
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Kids of all ages learn about space travel with hands-on exhibits exploring the space station, Mars rover and rockets. www.mydiscoverycenter.org

11/20

Friday Talks Business Advancement Series
Virtual
8:30-9:30am

In this CEP program, a team from College of Central Florida will present information on tuition assistance as an employee benefit. Email andrea@ocalacep.com to register

11/20

Marion Oaks Farmers Market
Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Ln.
9am-12pm

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

 

11/20

Marion County Friday Market
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am-2pm

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, cinnamon buns, jerky, freeze dried treats, olive oils and seafood.

11/20

Drive-Thru Santa’s Arrival
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
6-8pm

Come welcome Santa in a safe, drive-thru format. Children receive a gift bag and greetings from Santa, the Grinch and other holiday characters. Proceeds benefit the Marion County Children’s Alliance and space is limited. Visit fb.com/paddockmall for details.

11/20

Sunset Cinema
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
7:30pm

Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy a family friendly showing of “Free Birds” under the stars. Visit sholompark.org for tickets.

11/21

Brownwood Farmers Market
2726 Brownwood Blvd., Wildwood
9am-1pm

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts. Visit thevillagesentertainment.com for more information.

11/21

Ocala Downtown Market
Ocala Downtown Market
9am-2pm

A variety of vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, arts and crafts, rain or shine. Visit ocaladowntownmarket.com for more information.

11/21

Hot Cars & Cool Cats Car Show
2250 NE 70th St.
10am-3pm

A car, truck and motorcycle show set in a large field under the oak trees to benefit the Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS). The family-friendly event offers food, music and vendors as well as an educational tour to meet Maximus the Siberian tiger. Call (352) 266-2859 or visit earsinc.net for more information.

11/21

Let’s Talk Turkey-Beaujolais, Rosé all the way!
Agapanthus, 18 SW Broadway St.
12-3pm

Drop in for a free tasting to explore natural and organic wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. shopagapanthus.com

11/23

Veteran Café
Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave.
9-11am

Veterans are invited to socialize, share stories, provide support and enjoy refreshments. Call (352) 873-7441 to RSVP or for more information.

11/24

Networks CEMG
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
8:15-9:15am

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

11/24

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4-5pm

Email April Savarese at asavarese@bgcofmarion.com for more information.

11/24

WinePO
The Keep Downtown, 36 SW 1st Ave.
5:30-7:30pm

Young Professionals Ocala’s monthly social series for current and future members. Enjoy 10 percent off The Keep’s food and beverages. Email andrea@ocalacep.com for more information.

11/25

1 Million Cups Ocala
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
9:30-10:30am

Two local startups present their business idea to an audience of community entrepreneurs. Email ryan@ocalacep.com for more information.

ARTS

Now-11/28

Paint What You Love Exhibit
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

A collective art exhibit featuring artworks in all mediums by more than 40 student artists of Marion Cultural Alliance artist Carol Basso. The opening reception will take place November 6th from 5-6pm. Email Ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com for more information.

Now-11/28

Seasons of Change
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12-6pm Thursday-Saturday

A curated exhibition featuring the works of more than 20 artists in all style and mediums interpreting the theme “Seasons of Change.” Visit nomaocala.com for more information.

Now-12/20

A Christmas Carol
Ocala Civic Theatre
2pm & 7:30pm

The timeless holiday story of Scrooge presented in live theater. Performances Thursdays-Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2 and 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets.

Now-1/1

Hinterlands
City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
8am-5pm

Artist Megan Welch, a portrait painter and educator who lives in Northeast Florida, has created an exhibition of portraits in oil and graphite that portray the stories of those navigating the temporal nature of life, the unknown and the human condition. Open Monday-Friday. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

Now-1/3

The Spaces Between
Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday

A mixed media exhibition featuring the theatrical landscapes of Christian Duran. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Now-1/3

Mid-Century Tourism on the Silver River
Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday

An exhibition featuring Bruce Mozert’s iconic Silver Springs photographs plus ephemera from Silver Springs and Paradise Park. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Now-1/3

The Art of Adventure
Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday

The serigraphs of 1970s artist Clayton Pond highlighting his “Leisure-time Obsessions Series.” Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Now-1/15

Florida: Explored
City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Administration, 828 NE Eighth Ave.
9am-5pm

Ocala artist Dan McCarthy’s exhibition includes pieces created during his exploration of Indian Lake State Forest, a hidden gem in Marion County, capturing the mood and feeling of this wild space. Open Monday-Friday. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

11/20

Playing with the Elements
8th Ave. Gallery, 1531 NE 8th Ave.
6-9pm

Enjoy an opening reception for the exhibition featuring the abstract works of Vandy Shake. Exhibit continues through December 20th by appointment only. Visit fb.com/8thavegallery for details.

11/21

Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi-The Four Seasons
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
3pm

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra, featuring concertmaster Stewart Kitts on violin, performs Max Richter’s fresh yet familiar new hybrid composition—a 21st century view of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Limited seats are distanced by family groups. Call (352) 351-1606 or visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets and more information.

11/22

Creating Polymer Clay Earrings
Sovereigns & Scoundrels, 56 SE 1st Ave.
1-4pm

A workshop with Sweet Spirit Jewelry artist Megan Garland. Learn and take home your own pair of lightweight polymer earrings. Visit sovereignsandscoundrels.com to register.

11/24

Spoken Word Ocala
Marion Cultural Alliance, 23 SW Broadway St.
7-9pm

Spoken word artists of any style—beat to baroque, formal to freestyle—are invited to share community-friendly content in an open mic event in The Brick’s courtyard. The socially distanced event will also be shared on Facebook Live. Find details on Spoken Word Ocala’s Facebook page.

11/24

Teaching Tuesday: Positive & Negative Space
Appleton Museum – virtual
10-10:30am

The Appleton Museum presents a live streaming art project that the whole family can make at home with basic art and craft supplies. Online at fb.com/appletonmuseum.

GOVERNMENT

11/23

Marion County Development Review Committee
Office of the County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave.
9am

The DRC votes on waiver requests, drainage/site plans, subdivision master plans, preliminary plats, improvement plans and final plats. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

11/23

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
9am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

11/23

Ocala Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
Ocala Housing Authority, 1629 NW 4th St.
6pm

Participate online via ocalahousing.org. Call (352) 369-2636 for more information.

11/24

Soil and Water Conservation District Board Workshop
USDA Ocala Service Center, 2441 NE Third St.
12:30pm

For more information, call (352) 622-3971, ext. 3.

11/24

Ocala/Marion County Transportation Planning Organization Board
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
4pm

Call (352) 438-2630 or visit ocalamariontpo.org for more information.

11/24

City of Belleview Code Enforcement Board
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30-6:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

11/20-21

Heather Ard One Woman Cabaret
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center | 7pm

11/20

Houston Keen
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

11/20

The Big Bad
The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar | 7-10pm

11/20

Conrad Marcum
O’Calahan’s Pub & Eatery | 7-11pm

11/20

Heather Lynne
Infinite Ale Works | 7-11pm

11/20

The Music of Alabama
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

11/20

Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicles
Reilly Arts Center | 7:30pm

11/21

The Shadow Ridge Band
Circle Square Commons | 6-9pm

11/21

Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash tribute
Rainbow Springs Club | 6pm

11/21

The Mudds
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6:30-9:30pm

11/21

John Denver Tribute
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

11/21

Just Plain Bob
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

11/21

Glass Onion
Marion Theatre | 8pm

11/21

Conrad Marcum
The Black Sheep on Broadway | 8-11pm

11/21

Jeff Jarrett
Pi on Broadway | 9pm-12am

11/22

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine | 4-6pm

11/22

Jeff Jarrett
Gator Joe’s Beach Bar & Grill | 3-7pm

11/25

Jeff Jarrett
Ivy on the Square | 6-9pm

11/25

Heather Lynne
Molly Maguire’s | 9pm-1am

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