An overview of Ocala/Marion entertainment
“12 incompetent jurors”: From April 22-24, VHS readers at Vanguard High School will present a parody of “12 Angry Men,” in the form of “12 Incompetent Jurors,” a play about jury deliberations in a case with an accused cat burglar. kidnapped half a dozen cats. . Shows are at 6 p.m. Details and tickets ($5 for students and $7 for adults) are available at vhsplayers.com.
ORLEANS: Platinum hit-makers “ORLEANS,” known for songs like “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time,” will perform April 23 at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Tickets and details at 854-3670 or csculturalcenter.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m.
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series: The second in a series of free live music concerts will take place from 7-9 p.m. on April 23 with The Head Tones, backed by Souljam. The show, at Webb Field, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, is part of the Levitt AMP Ocala Musical Series. The concerts will feature an array of cultural artists each week, with a grand finale on June 25. Details at ocalafl.org/levittamp. Sponsorships are available.
This weekend: Best bets: Live music, Discovery Center exhibit top Ocala/Marion entertainment list
On stage now: ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at Ocala Civic Theater
Meals in complete safety: Marion County Restaurant Inspections April 5-10
Agility test features golden retrievers
Golden Retriever Agility Test: The Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, will host the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club Spring Agility Trial April 23-25. For details and times, call 750-5500 or visit home.thegrandoaks.com.
Earthfest Celebrate Arbor Day: Tuscawilla Park, 829 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, will be the site of an Arbor Day celebration on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring tree giveaways, a youth fishing derby, rock climbing, live butterfly meals, tree climbing, yoga in the park, eco-friendly vendors, live music, food trucks and more. For more information, email email@example.com.
“Night of the Living Dead”: The College of Central Florida continues its international film streak with “Night of the Living Dead” at 8 p.m. on April 27. An online discussion on April 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be moderated by Sezin Koehler. Screenings will be held at the Ocala Drive-In Theater, 4850 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, free of charge. The film can also be screened for free via online streaming services. cf.edu/filmseries.com.
Speed Festivals: Festivals of Speed Thoroughbred Weekend Event will be held April 30-May 1 at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, commemorating the Kentucky Derby weekend and motorsport gatherings. Luxury lifestyle cocktail, best show hat contest, fine dining, entertainment, and more. Tickets, VIP information and more at festivalsofspeed.com.
Sunday at the Park: Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present Sunday in the Park, an afternoon of live music, at 3 p.m. May 2 at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Selections include snippets from “The Music Man”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”, and “Amparita Roca”. Free; donations accepted. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. More details at 624-9291 or kingdomofthesunband.org.
Symphony under the stars: The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will perform “Symphony Under the Stars” on Mother’s Day, May 9, at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The event, hosted by Fine Arts for Ocala, runs from 3-9 p.m. with a symphony beginning at 7 p.m. Fireworks as a finale. For more details and tickets, visit fafo.org or call 867-0355.
Greek holiday: St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church, 9926 SE 36th Ave., Belleview, will host a Greek Food Fest May 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indoor dinner take-out menu, with an outdoor grill menu, will be offered with limited seating. Free entrance and parking; face masks required inside. Visit stmarksgoc.org for details.
“Million Dollar Quartet”: This musical production, based on a legendary 1956 jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis, will be performed at the Ocala Civic Theater from May 27 to June 27. Tickets and schedules at ocalacivictheatre.com or 236-2274. The theater is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.