A guide to our favorite monthly happenings and can’t-miss events
An Evening with Judy Collins
Collins is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter celebrated for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant compositions. Tickets start at $35. Visit thesharon.com for details.
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
HITS Post Time Farm
Each year, HITS Ocala is host to 10-weeks of USEFrated hunter/jumper competition from December through March, culminating with the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix. January dates run from the 18th to the 30th. Visit hitsshows.com for more information.
Ocala January Classic I – National / 5* ($25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix & $50,000 HITS Grand Prix).
Ocala January Festival II – National / 5* ($25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix & $50,000 HITS Grand Prix).
20 Around the World in 80 Days
Ocala Civic Theatre
Adventures abound in this whirlwind farce performed live on stage by The Marion Players, which runs through February 6th. Five actors play 39 characters in this hysterically fast-paced comedy. Showtimes vary. For details, visit ocalacivictheatre.com
21 Lee Ann Womack
Reilly Arts Center
Womack captured the public’s hearts with her No. 1 hit I Hope You Dance on both the country and adult contemporary charts. Over the years, she’s developed a signature sound infused with country, soul, gospel and blues. Visit reillyartscenter.com for more information.
21 Bluegrass and BBQ
Tuscawilla Art Park
The Tuscawilla Art Park Series, organized by Ocala
Recreation and Parks, features performances by
Grammy-nominated bluegrass musicians The Po’
Ramblin’ Boys with Applebutter Express, barbecue,
a cash bar, and local artisans. Tickets are $7 online
and $10 at the gate. For more information, visit