Lots of music, theater and more this fall at Ocala / Marion


Bonkerz comedy: Mark Evans, seen on Comedy Central, with Lori Evans, will perform September 24-25 at The Lodge, 36 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. Visit bonkerzcomedyproductions.com or call (407) 629-2665 for tickets and details.

Rushour Tribute to Rush: WIND-FM 92.5 / 95.5 “Rocks the World” with a tribute to the musical phenomenon Rush at 7 pm September 25 at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Tickets, starting at $ 15, and details at csculturalcenter.com and 854-3670.

“Greater than 17”: The Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, will present “Greater Than 17: The Art and Influence of Stanley Hayter and Atelier 17,” 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday, September 27 to 27 October. 21. Free. CF Associate Professor Tyrus Clutter will present a list of lectures covering the exhibit throughout October. For details, call the gallery at 352-854-2322, ext. 1664.

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“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”: Insomniac Theater Company, Inc., will present “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig from September 30 to October 30. 2 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Visit reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for tickets and details.

First Friday Artistic Walk: The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 1.

First Saturday free: Admission to the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 2. Details on appletonmuseum.org or call 291-4455.

Ocala Art and Food Festival: On October 2, Merchant Services of Ocala will be hosting a charity event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Magnolia Art Exchange, 531 NE First Ave., Ocala. Tickets, $ 10, are available on site or at facebook.com/events/333966118280134/. Profits will go to Kimberly’s Center and Ocala Outreach.

Horse shows in the land of hunting: The Grand Oaks will host equine hunter / jumper events October 9-10 at its facility, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Free entry. Visit thegrandoaks.com or call 750-5500 for details.

Applaud the arts: This year, it will be a champagne brunch. The 14th Annual Marion Applaud the Arts Cultural Alliance will be held on October 10 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ocala Civic Theater, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Details and tickets on mcaocala.org or 369-1500.

“As thin as paper”: The new play at the Ocala Civic Theater will run from October 14 to 31. Details on ocalacivictheater.com

54th Annual Ocala Arts Festival: Over 150 emerging artists and artists, 25,000 attendees, food vendors, shows, children’s activities and community kiosks are expected at this year’s Ocala Arts Festival, scheduled for October 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown Ocala. Visit fafo.org for details.

Let’s Get Buggy 3 & Garden Show: Sholom Park’s popular “Let’s Get Buggy” fall event will feature its usual family entertainment, as well as a gardening show, on October 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, 7110, SW 80th Ave., Ocala. Live entertainment, interactive and educational stalls, food trucks and the popular Ladybug Release, where attendees can help release over 100,000 ladybugs into the park. Free and open to the public; general and VIP parking fees for vehicles and golf carts will apply. Visit sholompark.or or call 873-0848, ext. 7371 for parking cards or details.

Ocala International Horse Show: Watch American Saddle Horses, Morgans, Hackney Ponies, Arabs, Roadsters, Dutch Harness Horses and more compete October 26-30 at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala. Details on ocalainternationalhorseshow.com.

Gilbert Gottfried: A “comedian comedian,” actor and funny man Gilbert Gottfried will perform at 7:30 pm on November 6 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets and details on reillyartscenter.com or 351-1606.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: A weekend of performances on November 20 and 21 by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the OSO’s full return to the stage at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Timetables and tickets on reillyartscenter.com or 351-1606.


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