Ocala Symphony Orchestra returns: Fun things to do this weekend in Ocala/Marion County

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This weekend:

'Around the World in 80 Days'

This fast-paced comedy is onstage at the Ocala Civic Theatre through Feb. 6. Visit https://ocalacivictheatre.com/ for more details.

Reilly Noir Presents: Juan Rollan - A Love Supreme

The premier Jacksonville-based jazz saxophonist performs his innovative and influential album in a one-of-a-kind concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan 28 at NOMA Black Box, the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. VIP includes four tickets, reserved table and service plus a round of drinks. Visit reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for tickets and details.

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Ocala Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

Students and families are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the OSO at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, as the orchestra prepares “The Four Temperaments” Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Snacks are provided, and admission is free. Stage performances take place Jan. 29 and 30. RSVP to info@reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for additional information about rehearsals and formal performance tickets.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra

Ocala Symphony Orchestra Presents 'The Four Temperaments'

The OSO’s first concerts of 2022 will be Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Guest conductor Raymond Chobaz directs the orchestra through Nielsen’s “Symphony No.2 - The Four Temperaments" and the world premiere of “Symphony of Selves” by Gainesville composer Paul Richards. Visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets and information.

'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain'

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a cultural and beloved worldwide icon, directed by Oscar winner Morgan Neville, will be screened at the Marion Theatre Jan. 21-29. Go to focusfeaturs.com/roadrunner for showtimes and ticket information, or purchase online at mariontheatre.org. Tickets are $5 per person and can also be purchased at the door.

Ocala Camellia Club Flower Show

The Ocala Camellia Society presents its annual camellia show on Jan. 29 and 30 at the Ocala Golf Club, 3131 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The show will be open 1-5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30. Show entries accepted from 7-10 a.m. Jan. 29. Members of the public are invited to attend the show and enter their own blooms. Admission and competition are free. Visit www.facebook.com/Ocala-Camellia-Society for more details.

ONGOING:

Discovery Center Brain Games Exhibit

The Discovery Center’s newest interactive exhibit is open to the public through March 26, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Kids can sink an opponent’s battleship, climb ladders and slide down chutes, and test their operational, mobile and mental skills in this hands-on display. General admission is $8 per person; family and membership packages are also available. Call 353-401-3900 or visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org for more information.

'Works' by Mary Fey

Mary Fey’s work with paint, brush and canvas is on exhibit through March 24 at the Recreation and Parks Building, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447 or visit www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.

Monster Puppets

This free, open to the public exhibit features the quirky personalities and unique designs created by children at the annual Boo Bash event. On display through March 28 at the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 321 NW 12th Ave., Ocala, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 352-629-8447 or visit www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.

'For the Sake of Horses and Ballerinas' by Trudy Johnson

The Summerfield-based, diverse artist’s expressions of the human face and a love of ballet are on display at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave., through March 29. Born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Johnson experiments in various techniques and mediums and is inspired by artists both past and present. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-629-8447, email artinfo@ocalafl.org or visit www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.

'Encounter' by Tom Hundersmarck

An abstract and landscape painter based in Gainesville, Hundersmarck began painting as a child and has worked extensively as a psychologist with combat veterans. The exhibit is free and open to the public through July 19 at Ocala International Airport, 1770 SW 60th Ave., Suite 600, Ocala. For more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447 or visit www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.

CF Webber Gallery: 'The Parts and the Puzzle'

This exhibition of artwork by artist, author and FSU Professor Emerita Mary Stewart will be open to the public at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, through Feb. 10. Visit www.CF.edu or call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664 for more information.

Horses with Long Legs

This one-woman art exhibit by Cara Van Leuven is on display throughout January at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Free admission; donations are appreciated. Visit mcaocala.org or call 369-1500 for details.

'Heart of the Horse: Photographs by Juliet van Otteren'

This exhibit is up through April 24 at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and features internationally acclaimed photographer Juliet van Otteren’s black and white equine images. Details at appletonmuseum.org or call 291-4455.

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