Ocala Symphony Orchestra Chamber Winds: On Feb. 27, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra Chamber Winds will perform Beethoven’s Octet for winds in E-flat and Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments. Conducted by Chip Birkner, assistant director of bands at the University of Florida, the performance begins at 3 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Available at the center for $18 tickets or via live streaming. Visit reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606.
Third annual Grit Strength Challenge: The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with CrossFit Iron Legion, will host the annual GRIT Strength Challenge from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala. Fifty percent of proceeds from this event will go toward special projects and programming at the Fort King National Historic Landmark. Free to the public. Food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. For more information or to register a team, call 629-2625 or visit gritstrengthchallenge.com
Hunt Country Hunter/Jumper show: A hunter/jumper competition will be held Feb. 27-28 at the Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Visit home.thegrandoaks.com or call 750-5500.
From 2020: Marion County horse business back in the starting gate
Appleton Museum Zoom talk: Learn more about the “Memories & Inspiration” collection at the Appleton Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 during a free Zoom talk with Kerry Davis. He will be accompanied by celebrated artist and curator Kevin Sipp. Zoom login details are available at appletonmuseum.org
Combined Driving Event: The Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event, a United States Equestrian Federation and Federation Equestre International-licensed combined driving event for training through advanced levels, will be held March 4-7 at the Grand Oaks, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Visit home.thegrandoaks.com or call 750-5500.
Horse Fever Rides Again: From March 1-27, the Horse Fever 20/20 herd will be on display at the Circle Square Cultural Center lobby, 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala. Open to the public, free of charge. Outdoor photo op on the lawn March 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit csculturalcenter.com for details.
First Friday Art Walk: Ocala’s downtown First Friday Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. March 5 will feature music from Retro Sounds, with performances from the Bee Gees NOW, playing music of the Bee Gees from the disco era of the 1970s. Attendees are encouraged to wear disco-themed clothing and face masks, practice social distancing, enjoy artists working live, and take advantage of special sales at retailers and restaurants. Call 629-8447 or visit ocalafl.org/artwalk for details.
Monochromatic March: View works created by Marion Cultural Alliance members March 5-27 at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Visit mcaocala.org or call 369-1500 for details.
The Long Run – A Journey through the Music of the Eagles: The Long Run reproduces the sound that made the Eagles one of the most successful musical groups in rock and roll history. Performing at 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets and details at reillyartscenter.com or 351-1606.
A Disney Celebration: Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band: The band will perform Disney favorites at 3 p.m. March 14 at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Selections include “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Beauty nd the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Bare Necessities,” and more. Free and open to the public; donations accepted. Details at kingdomofthesunband.org or call 624-9291.
Rainbow Springs Art Festival: The nonprofit Rainbow Springs Art Gallery plans a socially distanced art festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 in front of the gallery, 20804 W. Pennsylvania Ave., in downtown Dunnellon. Deadline for artists to apply is March 10. Food vendors and music. For information, call the gallery at 445-8547 during business hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or visit www.rainbowspringsart.com.
‘Frida’ After Dark: The Tuscawilla Art Park Series at the Tuscawilla Art Park, 223 NE Fifth St., Ocala, will feature a showing of the motion picture “Frida,” a film about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, March 26 from 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a live musical performance, food truck, cash bar, artisan vendors, and movie concessions. Free general admission. Details at ocalafl.org/artpark or 629-8447.
An Evening with Kenny G: Grammy award-winning artist Kenny G will perform at 8 p.m. March 29 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. For tickets and details, call 351-1501 or visit reillyartscenter.com.