List of entertainment in Ocala, Florida includes live music and art
WIND-FM Tribute Concert Series
The sixth season of WIND-FM’s tribute series will be “Rockin’ the Reilly” throughout the summer and early fall, continuing August 20 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala , featuring “Tom Petty Tribute” at 7:30 a.m. Tickets start at $15 To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.reillyartscenter.com or call 352-566-0970.
The story of Elvis
Covering the professional life of music’s greatest icon, from his first recording at Sun Studio in Memphis to his final days at Graceland, Cote Denoath brings the king back to the stage at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace. The show starts August 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets start from $30. For more information, visit www.obopry.com.
Morgan’s Musical Junction
Sending off the summer with music from Linda Ronstadt and Alan Jackson, Darell & Suzanne and the MMJ Band play you through the evening with great tunes, great food, and great memories. The show starts at 7 p.m. on August 20 at Morgan’s Music Junction, 6981 SE 147th St., Summerfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 at the door and $14 reserved. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3bWYRbI.
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The Will McLean Foundation’s Sunday Sampler Concert presents Lucky Mud on August 21 at 2 p.m. at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. Mike and Maggie McKinney are storytellers rooted deep in the soil and woods of Florida, and their music has transported them around the world, from Nova Scotia to Ireland, England and the United States. United. Tickets $15 per person at the door, cash preferred. For more details and to learn more about the foundation, visit www.willmclean.com
“I love Vincent”
This 2018 Oscar-nominated film was groundbreaking for its use of animation. Each frame is hand painted by 125 professional artists who have traveled from all over the world to take part in an incredible story of legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh and the impressions he left behind. This film will screen at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on August 21 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more details and to view the trailer, visit www.appletonmuseum.org/events.
Art of Aging exhibition: The secrets of life
This exhibit will be held August 5-27 at The Brick Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. It celebrates aging in photos, poetry and paintings by 27 Marion Cultural Alliance artists over the age of 55 and also features work by local photographer Ralph Demilio. Free and open to the public. More at mcaocala.com
CF Webber Gallery Presents Competitive Printmaking
The biennial Extreme Pressure of American Prints 2022 is an inaugural competitive national exhibition hosted by the Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. It will be open until September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday. Open to all forms of traditional printmaking, this exhibition presents a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists from across the United States. Free entry. Call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664 for more information.
“Moments of transition in the landscape of nature”
This art exhibit by Julijana Perst runs through September 30 at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. It is free and open to the public. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Perst, a Florida-based visual artist, has shown her work in New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. For more information: 352-629-8447, [email protected] or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.
This art exhibit by Christine Dozier runs through January 17 at Ocala International Airport, 1770 SW 60th Ave., Suite 600. Free and open to the public. Ocala resident and Memphis native Dozier works in oil and acrylic. More at www.christinedozier.com, 352-629-8447, [email protected] or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces
“A floral retrospective”
This exhibition of Gregory Dirr’s work runs through December 9 at the Clerk’s Office of Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. Free and open to the public. Boca Raton-based Dirr is described in a City of Ocala press release as “an interdisciplinary visual artist, creating work as a cathartic response to his surroundings with a focus on environmental conservation.” . The Clerk’s office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. More at www.gregorydirr.com, 352-629-8447, [email protected] or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces
Spy Science Exhibit at the Discovery Center
Learn about the history, science and even Hollywood connections within the spy industry with this new exhibit, which takes visitors into the world of espionage. The exhibit is in place at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, through September 17. Admission is $8 per person and $28 per party of four. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 352-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org
“Journey to My Soul: The Landscapes of My Mind”
This art exhibit by Kelley Batson-Howard is held at the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Administration Building, 828 NE Eighth Ave., and the Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., until September 13. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. According to a city press release, Batson-Howard is “a contemporary painter creating abstract works” who moved to Central Florida in 1988. More information at www.Kbatsonart.com, 352-629-8447, [email protected] ocalafl.org or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.
‘Squares without dots’
This exhibit runs at the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 NW 12th Ave., Ocala, through January 12. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. More at www.ocalafl.org/recpark, 352-368-5517, and @OcalaRecPark on Facebook.
Photographs by Steven Benson
The Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, presents “Invented Observations: Photographs by Steven Benson,” on display through November 6 at the Balcony Gallery for Florida Arts. Benson is a professor at Daytona State College and a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Midwest Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in numerous collections, including the Museum of Fine Art Houston, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.
This exhibit features costumes, set photos, interactive experiences and sketches, as well as a plethora of fabrics and a video of the costume design process. These objects, from the Appleton Museum’s permanent collection, inspired the art and design of the Ocala Civic Theater’s recent production of “Beauty and the Beast.” This exhibit runs throughout the winter of 2022. The museum is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For details and admission fees, visit www.appletonmuseum.org.