Art And Entertainment

Looking ahead on Ocala, Marion County entertainment calendar


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: The “king and queen of banjo,” Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, will play at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets and details at or 351-1606.

Horse Fever 20/20 Family Day: All are invited to the first public unveiling of the new Horse Fever 20/20 herd from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Transformco, 655 SW 52nd Ave, Ocala. Meet Horse Fever artists at this western-themed event with family fun and children’s activities. Music and food including Big Lee’s BBQ. Previous Horse Fever merchandise will be on sale. Contact the Marion Cultural Alliance for details at or 369-1500. 

Cutting Horse Competition: Horses and riders will compete in the sport of cutting cattle from the herd Feb. 18-21 at The Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Visit or call 750-5500.

Tribute to the Bee Gees: “Stayin’ Alive: The World’s #1 Tribute to the Bee Gees” will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Singing blockbusters such as “How Deep is Your Love,” “You Should be Dancing,” and more. Tickets and information available at 854-3670 or

Southeastern Youth Fair: Marion County’s historic Southeastern Youth Fair has been running since 1941; this year’s event takes place Feb. 19-27 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Children’s events and livestock shows and sales. This is the premier event for 4-H and FFA students in Marion County. For details, or 629-1255.

This year's Southeastern Youth Fair will be held Feb. 19-27.

Discovery Center Date Night: A unique kid-free experience from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19  just for adults at The Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Guests may enjoy light appetizers, drinks and chances to enjoy the center, including the “Chain Reaction Charlie” exhibit. Play and tinker in the exhibit hall and participate in guided, hands-on building challenges. Tickets $30 per couple. Details at or 401-3900.