Live music and more: Fun things to do this weekend in Ocala/Marion County
Vox Sambou (Haitian traditional rhythms/Hip Hop/Reggae/AfroBeat)
This performance will be featured from 7-9 p.m. June 9 at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. It is part of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, which presents a weekly concert April 14 through June 23 (excluding May 26.) Admission is free; bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Barbergators Chorus and Quartets featuring The Time of our Lives Quartet
This performance is the spring fundraiser for ACT 4–Ocala Civic Theatre, Inc. The program is described as “classic barbershop with a touch of doo-wop, gospel, pop, and comedy.” The performance will be 2 p.m. June 10 at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Tickets are $23 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and younger. More at (352) 236-2274 or www.ocalacivictheatre.com.
This exhibit will be up at the Appleton Museum, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, June 10-Sept. 24. “ 'Eternal Summer' features paintings, prints, photographs and more that celebrate the theme of summer in Florida," the museum says. More at https://www.appletonmuseum.org/
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This company, based in Tampa, is the resident company at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. It will perform at 1 p.m. June 11 at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. The singers “will be performing a selection of arias from favorite operas and popular Broadway tunes,” organizers say. Tickets are free but must be picked up at the Circle Square Cultural Center box office during normal business hours. Limit two per household. More at StrazCenter.org/OperaTampa/About-Opera-Tampa and https://www.csculturalcenter.com/events/opera-tampa-2023/
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
This rock band will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. June 15 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. "Listening to The Boxmasters, one can hear obvious odes to the Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, but also important to The Boxmasters are The Mothers of Invention, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Big Star," the Reilly says. Tickets $30 to $105. More at reillyartscenter.com
This performance will be featured from 7-9 p.m. June 16 at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. It is part of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, which presents a weekly concert April 14 through June 23 (excluding May 26.) Admission is free; bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’
This performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. June 16 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets from $25. More at reillyartscenter.com
‘The Unscene South’
This exhibit will be up at the Appleton Museum of Art July 1-Jan. 28. “A little-known population of Blacks lived free in the United States, long before Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery,” the museum says on its website. “Through Charles Eady’s paintings, ‘The Unscene South’ shares evidence and details of their existence, and presents opportunities to view the realities of their daily lives, seeking to eliminate many misconceptions about Blacks and the South.”
The Appleton is at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. More at www.appletonmuseum.org or 352-291-4455.
Classic Albums LIVE: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’
This show will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. July 13 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets from $25.
This movie, rated PG, will be screened at 8:30 p.m. July 14 at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place, 1821 NW 21st Ave., Ocala. It’s part of the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s 2023 “After Dark in the Park” movie series. Free and open to the public. Popcorn, drinks and other refreshments available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. More at 352-368-5517 or www.ocalafl.org/recpark.
The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit is up through Aug. 26. The center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
“Science can be fun, but also gross,” the City of Ocala said in a news release. “This new exhibit will address some of the grossest science subjects, such as what blood is made of, how loud a burp is and the identification of animals by their waste. Visitors will explore the world of creepy crawlies, gross smells and stinky science.”
General admission to the center is $8 per person or $28 for a family of four. Annual memberships are available. More at 352-401-3900 or www.mydiscoverycenter.org.
Summer Spotlight XXVI
The Visual Artists’ Society presents this show, “which showcases the work of local and regional artists in a wide variety of mediums,” according to organizers. It is up at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery through July 20. The gallery is located at the CF Ocala campus, 3001 SW College Road. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Admission is free. More at 352-854-2322, ext. 1552 and CF.edu.
'Blessed be the Birds'
An art exhibit, "Blessed be the Birds,"by Courtney Kravig-McGuire, is on display at the Clerk's Office at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave., through June 9. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.direct.me/theinkyibis, 352-629-8447, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces