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Coming up on the Ocala/Marion County entertainment schedule:

CF Webber Gallery presents “selection from the permanent collection”

The gallery offers a curated overview of the hundreds of works archived in the College of Central Florida’s public art collection. Features artwork from local, national and alumni artists. The exhibit will be on view at 3001 SW College Road from February 16 to March 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held February 23 at 12:30 p.m. For details, visit www.CF.edu or call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664.

Marion County Christ Church Presents The Sound

The Sound is a Dove Award-nominated group that brings the sound of Nashville to Christian music. The band will perform Feb. 18 at Marion County Church of Christ, 6768 SW 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.ccomc.org or call 352-861-6182.

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Inspirations at College Road

The Southern Gospel Quartet returns to College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, on February 18 for an evening of Smoky Mountain music from their 60-album catalog. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. A $15 donation is accepted at the door. For details, call 352-237-5741.


The Ocala Symphony presents 90 years of John Williams

Join the OSO in celebrating one of the most prolific and beloved film composers of all time at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, February 19-20. It will be a review of his vast musical catalog including scores for “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter”, “Schindler’s List” and “Indiana Jones”. Performances will be February 19 at 7:30 p.m. and February 20 at 3 p.m. For more ticket information and details, visit www.reilleyartscenter.com/events.

BOBA Brunch | Early bolt art

Ocala Cultural Arts presents the Early Bolted Art (BOBA) Brunch from 9-11 a.m. February 19 at the Magnolia Art Xchange, 531 NE First Ave., Ocala. Before strolling around the newly installed sculptures, chat with the panel of artists, enjoy music, brunch, and mimosas on the platform at Ocala Union Station. Tickets are $25 online; $30 at the door. For tickets and information, visit www.ocalafl.org/artpark or call 629-8447.

Festival of stone tool making and prehistoric arts

The 11th Annual Silver River Knap-In at Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, is a unique event that includes displays of ancient Florida Native American stone tools, as well as archery bow, pottery and spear throwing. Activities. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from February 19 to 20. Admission is $8; children 5 and under are free. Visit www.silverrivermusem.com or call 352-236-5401 for activity schedule and information.

Will McLean Foundation Sunday Sampler Concert Series

Music trio 2PM will perform at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St. Dunnellon, at 2 p.m. on February 20. The wet will feature standards, covers and original songs with tight instrumentation and vocal harmonies. A donation of $15 is accepted at the door. For more details visit www.facebook.com/willmcleanfestival/

Mardi Gras Masquerade

The Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, is hosting its first Mardi Gras Masquerade in the NOMA black box at 7 p.m. on February 25. Live music by Swamp Krewe, pearls, doubloons and drinks. VIP tickets are $60 and include Louisiana fare, wait service, and early access. General admission $15. Guests are encouraged to wear formal attire and a costume mask.

Live Oak International

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Live Oak International Driving and Show Jumping event will return to Live Oak Stud, 2215 SW 110th Ave., Ocala, March 3-6. Endowed with a record amount of money and prizes. Spectators can find ticket information at liveoakinternational.com

The Muncasters

The Muncasters

Kingdom of The Sun Concert Band – ‘Curtain Call’

In recognition of the joint retreats of conductor Leslie Muncaster and music director Marcia Muncaster, this performance will take place March 5 at 2 p.m. and March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Free and open to the public. Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. For more information, call 352-390-0491 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.

Habitat Ocala Strawberry Party

The eighth annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 5 at the McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Expect a family atmosphere with vendors, games, rides, bouncy castles, a car show, animal contest, pie contest, entertainment, and lots of strawberries. Visit habitatocala.org/strawberryfestival for details and updates.

Feel the whole concert series

The Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, presents the Feel Whole Concert Series, April 22-May 14, uplifting body, mind, and spirit. Sponsored by AdventHealth Ocala, Feel Whole kicks off with Grammy winner Béla Fleck and singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. A portion of the tickets will be donated to health professionals and local associations.

This article originally appeared on Ocala Star-Banner: CF art, concerts top list of future entertainment in Ocala/Marion County


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