On the Scene – January 2021

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

Memories & Inspiration
Appleton Museum of Art
January 30-March 28

10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday

The Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American art exhibition celebrates the passion of a couple who amassed a collection of more than 300 works over 35 years. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

I Hate Hamlet
Ocala Civic Theatre
January 4-February 7  |  7:30pm

A witty play about a young actor dreaming of TV stardom and haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets.

After Dark in the Park: A Fistful of Dollars
Fort King National Historic Landmark

Ocala Recreation and Parks invites families to bring chairs and a blanket for a free showing of this 1964 spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood. Visit ocalafl.org/recpark for more information.

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
College of Central Florida Webber Gallery

Artworks including ceramics, prints, fiber, photography and mixed media created by CF faculty. Open Monday-Thursday through February 12th. Visit cf.edu for more information.

Chief Greg Graham Legacy Walk
Zone Health and Fitness
January 13-14  |  6pm-6pm

A 24-hour charity event to celebrate and honor the life’s work of the late Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham. Visit grahamlegacywalk.com for more information.

Gallery B Art Collective

A reception with photographer Dan McCarthy highlighting his detailed local nature images. Visit gallerybocala.com for more information.

Pups, PJs & Pupcorn
Ocala Drive-In

The Secret Life of Pets and A Dog’s Purpose, with a pre-movie market to benefit the Humane Society of Marion County. For more information visit fb.com/humanemarion

Education & Enrichment
Ocala Civic Theatre and virtual
Times vary

Acting, musical theatre, production dance classes for children and adults are offered in person and online, continuing through March. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for details.

Art 101

The Appleton Museum offers an instructor-led live Zoom demonstration of winter birch tree acrylic painting. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Bluegrass and BBQ
Tuscawilla Art Park

Enjoy live bluegrass music by Trinity River Band and Pasture Prime. Big Lee’s BBQ will be available for purchase. Visit ocalafl.org/artpark for more information.

Elvis: Eras of a King
Circle Square Cultural Center

World champion Elvis tribute artist Cote Deonath will perform in a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Marion County. Visit csculturalcenter.com for more information.

Plein Air in the Gallery Garden
Gallery B Art Collective

Join artists Bobbie Deuell and Julie Shealy for a free plein air painting session. Registration at gallerybocala.com is required.

Ocala Truck and Tractor Pull
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

Trucks, tractors, modified tractors and mini rods on the track, with merchandise and food vendors. Visit fb.com/beermoneypullingteam for more information.


Date Time Event Venue
January 2 5:00pm The Mudds Milano Ristorante
January 2 6:00pm Mark Raisch Circle Square Commons
January 2 7:00pm Ronnie McDowell Orange Blossom Opry
January 3 7:30pm Jeff Jarrett War Horse Harley-Davidson
January 7 6:00pm Jeff Jarrett Bank Street Patio Bar
January 8 7:00pm The Big Bad The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar
January 8 7:00pm The Big Bad The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar
January 8 7:00pm Cote Deonath / Elvis in Las Vegas Orange Blossom Opry
January 9 2:30pm Cote Deonath / Elvis: the 68 Comeback Orange Blossom Opry
January 9 6:00pm Walker & Walker Circle Square Commons
January 9 6:00pm The Mudds La Cuisine French Restaurant
January 15 6:30pm Palomino Blonde The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar
January 15 7:00pm J. Lilley The Corkscrew
January 16 6:00pm Fast Lane Circle Square Commons
January 16 7:00pm Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Orange Blossom Opry
January 17 3:00pm Houston Keen Charlie Horse
January 17 7:00pm Dion Pride Orange Blossom Opry
January 19 7:30pm The Rocketman Show Elton John Tribute Reilly Arts Center
January 23 6:00pm Silver Creek Duo Circle Square Commons
January 24 7:00pm Bellamy Brothers Orange Blossom Opry
January 30 6:00pm Krossing Jordan Circle Square Commons
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