Fun things in Ocala / Marion this weekend



“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: This youth production at the Ocala Civic Theater is on stage at 7 p.m. on July 30 and 31 and at 2 p.m. on August 1. Tickets cost $ 12 for adults and $ 10 for those 18 and under. Call 236-2274 or visit

Bonkerz comedy: Dean Napolitano, seen on HBO, “The Late Late Show”, “Burn Notice”, “Las Vegas”, “Heroes” “Transformers 3” and more, with Joe Censabella, will perform at 8pm on July 30 and 31 at The Lodge, 36 avenue S. Magnolia, Ocala. Visit or call (407) 629-2665 for tickets and details.

Darryl Worley: Singer-songwriter Darryl Worley, author of the powerful 9/11 tribute “Have You Forgotten,” comes to the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale on July 31. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets and details at obopry. com or 821-1201.

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Drawings and painting by Andrew M. Grant: The Appleton Museum of Art’s Balcony Gallery for Florida Artists recently opened “A Breeze Through Fertile Gardens: Drawings and Paintings by Andrew M. Grant”, which will run until November 7th. The artist’s works represent the female form inspired by earth, air, fire and water. Grant will be a guest online at 7 p.m. on August 19 for a Zoom Artist’s Outlook event. Meeting number: 302 190 0088 | Access code: 352352, and will be giving gallery tours on September 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The museum is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Details on or call 291-4455.

Get set, get set, go! : “Ready, ready, go! Is on display at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. This interactive exhibit explores the many forms of transportation used to move people and goods from one place to another. Call 401-3900 or visit

“Works” exhibition: “Workuvres,” by painter and graphic designer Aliye Cullu, is on display until October 2 in the Parks and Recreation Administration building, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. The exhibit, featuring many of Florida’s landscapes, will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free for the public. Details at 629-8447 or

“ART-CALA” on the screen: The ART-CALA by Art Army Ocala exhibition is open until October 2 at the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 NW 12th Ave., Ocala. The painting on display, “Open Minds Ocala,” was created for the opening of the 2020-21 season of the First Friday Art Walk by citizens of the city of Ocala who participated in an open painting activity. Free admission to the public, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details at 629-8447 or

The Marion Theater in downtown Ocala.

Children’s films at the Marion Theater: From June 2 until August, films aimed at young people will screen at 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Marion Theater, 50 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. Tickets, $ 3, include a summer snack pack (small popcorn, fruit snack, and juice pack) at the dealership. Adult tickets cost $ 5. Full details at

VAS Summer Spotlight XXIV: This exhibit at the Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida is in effect until August 5. Gallery opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. The college is located at 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. or 873-5809.

Summer in the sun: Check out this summer art exhibit at the NOMA Gallery, 939 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, until August 27. Visit or call 657-1212 for details.

“The games of life”: An exhibit titled “The Game of Life ‘Jinsei Geemu,’” by Elena Øhlander, is on display at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala, through October 18. It can be seen Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. -5pm Free and open to the public. Øhlander’s emphasis in illustration explores issues of gender, space, individuality and pop culture in a Japanese context. For more information, call 629-8447 or visit


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