Music, theater and more

EVENTS

After Dark in the Park: 8:45 p.m. today, Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex, 2200 SE 36th Ave., Ocala. Free. Call 368-5517. Film: “The Greatest Showman”: bring chair or blanket; refreshments sold.

Reading With a Ranger: 11 a.m. today, Heritage Nature Conservancy, 2005 NE Third St, Ocala. Free. Call 368-5535 or visit ocalafl.org/recpark. Bring blanket or chair.

Program in the Park: “Awesome Owls”: Noon-1 p.m. today, Tuscawilla Park, 800 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Free. Call 368-5517. Owl related lesson and activity.

Friends Booknook: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, Old Belleview Library, 6007 SE Earp Road, Belleview. Call 245-2767 or visit friendsofbelleviewlibrary.org. Used books at low prices.

Ocala ghost walks/tours: 8 p.m. today and Saturday, private tours daily. RSVP required. Call 207-0281 or visit ocalaghostwalks.com.

SEPI ghost walks/tours: Registration 8 p.m., tours 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $10; free 12 and younger. Call 433-8687.

Summer Celebration: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Lake Lillian, Belleview. Sign up required. Call 245-2178 or visit bsmcc.org. Includes: craft fair, vendors, food, kids zone, games and more.

Sutler Saturdays: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Fort King Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala. Free. Call 368-5535. Historical open house with reenactors and historians.

Book sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Fort McCoy Public Library, 14660 NE County Road 315, Fort McCoy. Call 438-2560.

Doggone Good Reading Program: 11 a.m. Saturday, Humane Society of Marion County, 701 NW 14th Road, Ocala. Call 873-7387. Children can read to animals in private to work on literacy skills without pressure.

StarLab Planetarium: 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $9. Call 401-3900 or visit mydiscoverycenter.org.

Car cruise-in: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Six Gun Shopping Plaza at 4901 E. Silver Springs Blvd Ocala. Free. Call 625-7122. Bring non-perishable food for the needy.

Ocala Social Club Dance: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Scottish Rites Building, 3632 NE Seventh St., Ocala. Call 873-3434. Live music, dancing and potluck.

West Coast Swing class and dance: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Pm Respiratory Services, 3306 SW 26th Ave., Suite 402, Ocala. $10. Visit facebook.com/events/358352628019819/.

Rejuvenate With the Arts!: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. $5. Call 629-8545 or visit ocalafl.org/recpark. New activity each week.

Ballroom dance: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Belleview Moose Lodge, 10035 U.S. 441, Belleview. $10 USA Dance members; $12 non-members. Call 307-8486 or visit usadanceocala.com.

 

MUSIC

Levitt AMP Music Series: 6-9 p.m. today, Webb Field, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free. Call 629-8220. Featuring Mr. Sipp (headliner) and Sheba, the Mississippi Queen (opening act); presented by Marion Cultural Alliance in partnership with City of Ocala.

Karaoke open mic: 2-3 p.m. today, Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. Call 629-8545.

Will McLean Foundation Sunday Sampler Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, historic Dunnellon Depot., 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $10. Visit facebook.com/sundaysampler. Performers: The Asheley Gang.

Super Jam: 7 p.m. Thursday, Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $12-$16. Call 821- 1201 or visit obopry.com. Invited singers and musicians.

Forest Jam: 6 p.m. Thursday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. Call 438-2840. Musicians and singers; acoustic only.

Prayer night: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sacred Fire Church, 12226 U.S. 301, Belleview. Call 203-4810 or visit sacredfireministries.com.

 

THEATER

"Xanadu Jr.": 7 p.m. today and Saturday and also 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $12, $6 for students. Call 236-2274 or visit ocalacivictheatre.com. After street artist Sonny paints a mural of the muses from Greek mythology, the youngest, Kira, comes alive to inspire him to open his own roller disco, but her sisters become jealous and try to thwart the plans.

"John & Jen": 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Saturday, Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $15-$30. Call 351-1606 or visit reillyartscenter.com. Musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart set in mid-century America featuring themes of childhood, adolescence, struggles with the Vietnam War and more.

 

EXHIBITS

Appleton Museum of Art: 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$10 adults. Call 291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org. "Familiar Beauty: Drawings By Vicki Jones" through Sunday; “Do Not Bleach: Work by Stephanie Brown” Saturday through Oct. 20; “Urban Chatter: by Sharon Kerry-Harlan” Saturday through Oct. 20.

Brick City Center for the Arts: 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

CenterState Bank Art Gallery: 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. Call 368-6800.

CF's Webber Center Gallery: 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Free. Call 873-5809 or visit cf.edu/webber. “22nd ‘Summer Spotlight’” through July 19.

Ocala City Hall: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala. Free. Call 629-8447.

Discovery Center: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $6. Call 401-3900. “Sense-sational” through Sept. 21.

Rainbow Springs Artists Cooperative: Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 20804 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. Call 445-8547 or visit rainbowspringsart.com. Artist spotlight: Nancy Fazio and Sally Saxton.