Fun things to do this weekend in Ocala/Marion County

Alex Dagg in "Underneath the Lintel," now onstage at the Ocala Civic Theatre.

Alex Dagg in “Underneath the Lintel,” now onstage at the Ocala Civic Theatre.

‘Underneath the Lintel’

The latest show at the Ocala Civic Theatre is onstage through March 20. In a press release, OCT says the one-person show is “humorous and philosophical” and “a spellbinding tour de force of dramatic storytelling at its finest.” For details, visit

Coffee with the Conductor ‘The Unfinished’

Enjoy coffee and conversation with OSO conductor Matthew Wardell in a discussion about the composers and pieces featured during the upcoming “Unfinished” concert. Free and open to the public at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, March 11 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Kevin Nealon

The Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, author and comedian, best known for his longtime stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” comes to the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, at 7:30 p.m. March 11. Nealon currently stars on the CBS series “Man with a Plan” and also produces and hosts the web interview series “Hiking with Kevin.” Tickets are $20 and $55; for more information and details, visit

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Mark Bishop at Christ’s Church of Marion County

Mark Bishop performs onstage at Christ’s Church, 6768 SW 80th St., Ocala, at 6:30 p.m. March 11. No charge for tickets; donations gratefully accepted. For details, visit or call the church office at 352-861-6182.

Will McLean Music Festival

The 33rd annual Music Festival returns March 11-13 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, for a weekend of great Florida music, camping, activities and vendors. Weekend and single-day tickets available at the gate all weekend. For festival details and camping information, visit or email [email protected].

Pi Fest

The Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, is hosting Pi Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 in an early celebration of the mathematical symbol and philosophy of Pi, with Pi-related hands-on activities such as pie throwing, pie fights and pie eating. Participants must check-in by 3 p.m. and show valid Discover Center admission band; pie fight is included with $8 GA ticket. For more information, call 353-401-3900 or visit

The Carlos Vizoso Band

NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, transforms for an evening of jazz with the Reilly Noir series March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Carlos Vizoso has headlined the Hippodrome Jazz Series and is an instructor at the University of Florida, teaching Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Fundamentals, Jazz Chamber Music and Jazz History. He has performed with Grammy winner Jose Valentino, percussionist Clyde Connor, and Billboard-topping artists Adam Hawley and George Porter Jr. Tickets $20; VIP table for 4 is $150. For more information, and details, visit

Ocala Youth Symphony

The Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala, presents musicians ranging from age 10 to adult from Marion and surrounding counties in a featured performance March 13 at 3 p.m. Featured pieces will include “Can Can,” “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and “Chopin’s Polonaise.” For more information, call 352-237-4633.


‘Field Concert’

This one-woman art exhibit features the work of Kay Deuben. The exhibit is up through March 26 at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

‘For the Sake of Horses and Ballerinas’ by Trudy Johnson

The Summerfield-based, diverse artist’s expressions of the human face and a love of ballet are on display at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala, through March 29. Johnson, who was born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, experiments in various techniques and mediums and is inspired by artists both past and present. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-629-8447, email [email protected] or visit

‘Works’ by Mary Fey

Mary Fey’s work with paint, brush and canvas is on exhibit through March 24 at the Recreation and Parks Building, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447 or visit

Monster Puppets

This free, open to the public exhibit features the quirky personalities and unique designs created by children at the annual Boo Bash event. On display through March 28 at the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 321 NW 12th Ave., Ocala, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 352-629-8447 or visit

‘Encounter’ by Tom Hundersmarck

An abstract and landscape painter based in Gainesville, Hundersmarck began painting as a child and has worked extensively as a psychologist with combat veterans. The exhibit is free and open to the public through July 19 at Ocala International Airport, 1770 SW 60th Ave., Suite 600, Ocala. For more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447 or visit

Discovery Center Brain Games Exhibit

The Discovery Center’s newest interactive exhibit is open to the public through March 26, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Kids can sink an opponent’s battleship, climb ladders and slide down chutes, and test their operational, mobile and mental skills in this hands-on display. General admission is $8 per person; family and membership packages are also available. Call 353-401-3900 or visit for more information.

‘Heart of the Horse: Photographs by Juliet van Otteren’

This exhibit is up through April 24 at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and features internationally acclaimed photographer Juliet van Otteren’s black and white equine images. Details at or call 291-4455.

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