Coffee with the conductor
Maestro Matthew Wardell talks about the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance, “21st Century Anthology,” which will be on stage April 9-10. This discussion will take place at 10 a.m. on April 1 at the Marion Theater, 50 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. To RSVP, visit https://www.reillyartscenter.com/symphony/orchestra/#coffee-with-the-conductor
First Friday Art Walk
This monthly event will take place from 6-9 p.m. on April 1 in downtown Ocala. Artist exhibitions, shows, free family artistic activities and more.
The Far Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Classic Albums Live performs the groundbreaking album note for note and cut for cut, featuring “Brain Damage,” “Money” and “Us and Them” at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, at 7:30 p.m. April 1. Tickets $20 per person. For more information, call 352-351-1606 or visit www.reillyartscenter.com.
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Elton Dan and the Rocket Band – A Tribute to Elton John
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of the 20th century, Elton Dan immerses audiences in the complete “Elton” experience with an incredible band, backing vocals and over-the-top costumes that defined creativity, pitch by Elton John. – energy performance. Doors open 6 p.m. April 1 at Circle Square Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th St, Ocala; the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets from $28. For more information, visit EltonDan.com or www.csculturalcenter.com.
Central Florida Main Chorus
The Central Florida Master Choir’s final performance, “American Spirituals and Folk Songs,” will be on stage at 3 p.m. April 3 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala. No ticket needed; voluntary offerings gratefully accepted.
2022 CF Student Art Exhibition
The College of Central Florida showcases the talents of visual arts and digital media students at this annual expo, providing artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional environment. Judged by Carla Poindexter, professor of studio art at the University of Central Florida. The exhibit will be on view at the CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, through May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry. For more details, visit www.CF.edu or call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664.
“Encounter” by Tom Hundersmarck
A Gainesville-based abstract and landscape painter, Hundersmarck began painting as a child and worked extensively as a psychologist with 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’s Division of Arts and Cultural Sciences at 352-629-8447 or visit www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.
“Heart of the Horse: Photographs by Juliet van Otteren”
This exhibit runs through April 24 at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and features the black and white equine images of internationally acclaimed photographer Juliet van Otteren. Details at appletonmuseum.org or call 291-4455.