Events – November 27-December 03, 2020


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Posted November 27, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes | Photo courtesy of The Appleton Museum of Art and MTRA

COMMUNITY

Appleton Store at Home. Photo courtesy of Appleton Museum of Art.

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

Now-12/24

Santa Photos
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm

Socially distanced photos with Santa. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged; visit paddockmall.com for more information.

11/28

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

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

11/28

Ocala Downtown Market
SE 3rd Street and SE 3rd Avenue
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.

11/28

Sing-a-Long Science
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
11:30am-12pm

Kids ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult are invited to participate in songs and activities that combine music, science and art. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org for more information.

11/28

Dane Myers Drive-In Concert
The Dragonfly Plant-Based Café, 3751 SE 36th Ave.
8pm

A multimedia presentation on the big screen with live music by singer-songwriter Dane Myers, who plays multiple instruments. The Dragonfly will feature handmade craft kombucha. Visit fb.com/dragonflyocala for more information.

12/1

Tuesday Talks
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:15-9:30am

Karla Grimsley of Interfaith Emergency Services presents “Hope for the Homeless in Ocala.” Visit cepocala.com to register.

12/1

Biz Promoters Networks Group
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
11:30am-12:30pm

Bring your own lunch. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

12/2

CEP South Marion NetWorks Group
The Farmhouse, 11077 SE 57th Ct., Belleview
7:30-8:30am

Contact Faith Wilt at (352) 602-5695 for more information.

12/2

CEP 101
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:30-9:30am

An orientation for new partners and their staff. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

12/2-30

Christmas Holiday Tour
Grandview Clydesdale Farm
6-7:30pm

Evening guided tours get up close and personal with the majestic Grandview Clydesdales at their farm decorated with holiday lights. Offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit grandviewclydesdales.tours for tickets and more information.

12/2

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.

12/3

CEP 75 West Networkers
Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW State Rd. 200
8-9:30am

Contact Randy Ziemann at (847) 302-2400 for more information.

12/3

Hispanic Business Council
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
9:30-10:30am

Email admin@hispanicbusinesscouncil.com for more information.

12/3

2021 HR Essentials/Post COVID-19
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-2:30pm

This workshop is part of the Nonprofit Academic Series by the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. LeeAnn Foster will present guidance on essential organization needs for human resources in the year ahead. Registration at ocalafoundation.org is required.

12/3

Holiday Charity Auction
Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Ln.
6pm

Pick up some holiday gifts at this annual charity auction featuring new and used seasonal and household items. Call (352) 438-2830 for more information.

12/3

Ugly Sweater Party
Mojo’s, 4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
6-8pm

Young Professionals Ocala invites members and prospective members to its annual “Eat, Drink and Be Tacky” event. RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com.

12/5

Marion County Medical Society Food Drive
9am-noon

The society is collecting food to be donated to Interfaith Emergency Services. A drive thru collection event will take place at 409 E. Fort King St. For more information, call (352) 732-8883 or email mcmsocala1@gmail.com

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-12/16

Best of the Season
CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Rd.
10am-4pm

The College of Central Florida hosts the Visual Artists’ Society exhibition themed “Your (COVID) Best.” Works by CF students and professional and amateur artists from around the region in mediums including paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture and digital media are on display. Open Monday-Thursday. Visit cf.edu 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-12/20

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.

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.

11/27-28

Appleton Store at Home
Virtual
6:30-8:30pm

Shop special Black Friday deals from the Appleton Museum’s store. Free registration is required; visit appletonmuseum.org for details.

11/27-28

Art Shopping Weekend
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

Find unique gifts by local artists at The Brick Gallery Shop with special Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday discounts. Visit fb.com/mcaocala for more information.

11/28

MTRA Holiday Market
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, 6850 SE 41st Ct.
10am-3pm

An outdoor arts and crafts fair to benefit MTRA’s therapeutic riding programs for veterans and at-risk youth. Enjoy family activities, a photo booth, music and food vendors and a car show. Visit mtraocala.org for more information.

11/30-12/2

The Nutcracker
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
7:30pm

Dance Alive National Ballet presents the traditional, family-favorite ballet with all its holiday magic. Visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets.

12/1

Teaching Tuesday: Crazy Holiday Sweaters
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

11/30

Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
5:30pm

The Planning & Zoning Commission conducts hearings for zoning changes and special use permits. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

12/1

Marion County Board of Commissioners
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

12/1

Ocala City Council
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
5pm

Call (352) 629-8401 for more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/446885807 to participate online.

12/1

Belleview City Commission
City Hall Commission Room, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
6-8pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

12/3

Ocala Municipal Arts Commission
Recreation & Parks Administration, 828 NE 8th Ave.
3:30pm

Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

12/3

Ocala Historic Preservation Advisory Board
City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
4pm

Call (352) 629-8287 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

11/27

Fareeza
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

11/27

Music of Country Ladies of the ‘80s
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

11/27

Becky Sinn
La Cuisine French Restaurant | 6:30-9:30pm

11/27

Conrad Marcum
The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar | 6:30pm

11/27

Heather Allen
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

11/28

Debbie Owens & Tony T
Circle Square Commons | 6-9pm

11/28

Jeff Jarrett
The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar | 6:30pm

11/28

Ecliff
The Corkscrew | 7pm

11/28

Music of Brooks & Dunn
Orange Blossom Opry | 7-10pm

11/28

Side Piece
Pi on Broadway | 9pm

11/29

Zack Maruniak
Hiatus Brewing Company | 2-5pm

12/2

The Mudds
The Club at Candler Hills | 2pm

12/2-5

A Quiet Christmas
The Sharon | 7pm

12/3

Orange Blossom Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm