Editor’s Picks – September 2019

A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events.

First Friday Art Walk


Sept 6 | 6-9pm

The Art Walk is an Ocala staple. Set in and around the historic downtown area, the event boasts 30+ artist tables, live entertainment and art activities. Shops stay open late. Grab a map on the square and stroll your way through the entertainment and artworks. Everyone is invited to partake in the fun downtown on Friday night! For more information visit: www.ocalafl.org

Pleasures: A Juried Art Show

Brick City Center for the Arts

Sept 6 | 5-6pm (reception) until Sept 28 (on display)

The Marion Cultural Alliance is excited to present its first juried art exhibit. This exhibit will feature pieces that amplify simple pleasures evoked by mundane and simple beauty. The reception, where awards will be distributed, is September 6th with free admission and light refreshments offered. The exhibit will be on display until the 28th. For more information visit: www.mcaocala.com

Matilda: The New Musical

Ocala Civic Theatre

Running through September 22 | Showtimes vary

The theatre is running the musical story of an amazing girl with mind powers and her journey to change her destiny. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, Matilda is a charming musical sure to delight everyone in the family. Shows are Wednesdays through Sundays; times vary. For more information and tickets: www.ocalacivictheatre.com

The Talk: Low Carb Diet for Type 1 Diabetes?


Sept 12 | 6pm

Award-winning researcher Andrew Koutnik kicks off IHMC’s Evening Lecture series here in Ocala. His talk will focus on the role of diet in the management of Type 1 diabetes from the perspective of both a researcher and patient. The reception is at 5:30pm, and the talk begins at 6. To RSVP and for more information, visit: www.ihmc.us


Reilly Arts Center

Sept 20 | 7:30pm

Are we alone now? The Reilly Arts Center proudly welcomes ’80s teen idol Tiffany to its stage. She’s well known for her hit song, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” which broke several records and catapulted her into stardom. Shifting from pop, dance and country music with ease, Tiffany on stage at the Reilly is a great way to spend your Friday night. Tickets are available at www.reillyartscenter.com, but act quickly!

Cornerstone Leads the Way 5K

Baseline Trailhead Park

Sept 21 | 8am

The third race of the Big Hammock Race Series is underway this month. This race is fun for the whole family, set on the scenic Baseline trail and is dog-friendly. The organizers will provide participants with T-shirts and other swag on Sept 20th. The earnings for the race will go to The  Cornerstone School’s tuition assistance program. BHRS offers a yearlong series of fitness challenges to support local charities. For more information visit: www.bighammockraceseries.com

Happy Times! A Tribute

to Danny Kaye

The Sharon

Sept 24 | 7pm

Wesley Slade gives new life to singer and actor Danny Kaye’s hits like “Happy Times” and “Minnie the Moocher” in an engaging cabaret! Performing since his youth, Slade is no stranger to the stage. From community stages to the grand stages of Universal and Disney, he’s committed to his craft, which is reflected in his passion on stage. For tickets and more information, visit: www.thesharon.com


Circle Square Cultural Center

Sept 28 | 7pm

The iconic Southern California band Ambrosia is coming to town. Known best for their dreamy pop hit “Biggest Part of Me,” the band ruled the late ’70s and early ’80s pop charts. Back in force with three of the original members, their progressive and dreamy sound will mellow us out here in Ocala. For tickets and more information, please visit: www.csculturalcenter.com

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