Upcoming entertainment in Ocala/Marion includes a concert by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra
Ocala Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
Students and families are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the OSO at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, as the orchestra prepares “The Four Temperaments.” This public rehearsal will take place on January 28 at 7 p.m. Snacks are provided and admission is free. Stage performances take place on January 29 and 30. RSVP to email@example.com or call 351-1606 for more information on rehearsals and formal performance tickets.
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra presents “The Four Temperaments”
The OSO’s first concerts of 2022 will be on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. and January 30 at 3 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Guest conductor Raymond Chobaz leads the orchestra through Nielsen’s ‘Symphony No. 2 – The Four Temperaments’ and the world premiere of Gainesville composer Paul Richards’ ‘Symphony of Selves’. Visit reillyartscenter.com for tickets and information.
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Ocala Camellia Club Flower Show
The Ocala Camellia Society presents its annual camellia show Jan. 29-30 at the Ocala Golf Club, 3131 E. Silver Springs Blvd., from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 30. Entries accepted from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on January 29. Members of the public are welcome to attend the show and enter their own flowers. Entry and competition are free. Visit www.facebook.com/Ocala-Camellia-Society for details.
Maharajah Flamenco Trio in Concert
The Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, hosts the rich and varied sounds of this world-renowned trio as they perform a blend of Spanish, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and other music cultures. 7-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by visiting AppletonMuseum.org and selecting “Music” from the Events menu.
Cattle drive and cowboy roundup
Watch real cowboys on February 12 start the morning driving Florida cattle through downtown Ocala to Tuscawilla Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes live music, cowboy demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, trucks, tractors and trailers, a children’s corral, farm animals, Marion Rotary Duck Derby and more. Visit ocalafl.org or call 629-2489 for details.
BOBA Brunch | Early bolt art
Ocala Cultural Arts presents the Early Bolted Art (BOBA) Brunch from 9-11 a.m. February 19 at the Magnolia Art Xchange, 531 NE First Ave., Ocala. Before strolling around the newly installed sculptures, chat with the panel of artists, enjoy music, brunch, and mimosas on the platform at Ocala’s Union Station. Tickets are $25 online; $30 door. For tickets and information, visit www.ocalafl.org/artpark or call 629-8447.
Live Oak International
After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Live Oak International Driving and Show Jumping event will return to Live Oak Stud, 2215 SW 110th Ave., Ocala, March 3-6. With a record number of money and prizes. Spectators can find ticket information at liveoakinternational.com.
Habitat Ocala Strawberry Party
The eighth annual Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 5 at the McPherson Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Expect a family atmosphere with vendors, games, rides, bouncy castles, a car show, animal contest, pie contest, entertainment, and lots of strawberries. Visit habitatocala.org/strawberryfestival for details and updates.