A glance forward at Ocala/Marion leisure

“12 incompetent jurors”: From April 22nd to 24th Vanguard High School ‘s VHS players will present a parody of “12 Angry Men” in the form of “12 Incompetent Jurors”, a play about the deliberations of the jury in a case in which an accused cat burglar kidnaps half a dozen cats. The shows take place at 6 p.m. Details and tickets ($ 5 for students and $ 7 for adults) are available at vhsplayers.com.

ORLEANS: The platinum hitmakers “ORLEANS”, known for songs like “Still the One”, “Dance with Me” and “Love Takes Time”, will perform on April 23 at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala . Tickets and details at 854-3670 or csculturalcenter.com. The doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7pm

Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series: The second in a series of free live music concerts will take place April 23-21 with The Head Tones, supported by Souljam. The show at Webb Field, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, is part of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The concerts will feature a range of cultural professionals each week with a grand finale on June 25th. Details at ocalafl.org/levittamp. Sponsorships are possible.

This weekend:Best bets: live music, Discovery Center exhibit high on the entertainment list in Ocala / Marion

Now on stage:“Crime of the Heart” at the Ocala Civic Theater

Safe eating:Marion County restaurant inspections for April 5-10

The agility test offers golden retrievers

Golden Retriever Agility Test: The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s Spring Agility Trial will take place at Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, April 23-25. Call 750-5500 or visit home.thegrandoaks.com for details and times.

Earthfest Celebrate Arbor Day: Tuscawilla Park, 829 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, has an Arbor Day celebration on April 24th, 9 am-2pm, featuring eco-friendly vendors, live music, food trucks, and more. For more information, send an email to acasaletto@ocalafl.org.

“Night of the Living Dead”: The College of Central Florida continues its international film series with “Night of the Living Dead” on April 27 at 8:00 pm. An online discussion on April 28 from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. will be moderated by Sezin Koehler. Performances are free at the Ocala Drive-In Theater, 4850 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. The film can also be shown for free via online streaming services. cf.edu/filmseries.com.

Fixed of speed: The Festival of Speed ​​Thoroughbred Weekend, held April 30 through May 1 at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, commemorates the weekend of the Kentucky Derby and motorsport events. Luxury lifestyle cocktail reception, best of show hat competitions, fine dining, entertainment and much more. Tickets, VIP information and more at festivalsofspeed.com.

Sunday in the park: The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will perform in the park, an afternoon of live music at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2nd at Veterans Memorial Park of Ocala, Marion County, 2601 SE Fort King St., Ocala. The selection includes highlights from “The Music Man”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “I Wish You Were Back Somehow” and “Amparita Roca”. Free; Donations accepted. Bring deck chairs and blankets. More details at 624-9291 or Kingdomofthesunband.org.

Mother's Day tradition is back: Symphony Under the Stars at Ocala Golf Club.

Symphony under the stars: The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphony Under the Stars on Mother’s Day, May 9th, at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The event, organized by Fine Arts for Ocala, takes place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The symphony begins at 7 a.m. The fireworks will be shown as the finale. For details and tickets, visit fafo.org or call 867-0355.

Greek festival: St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church, 9926 SE 36th Ave., Belleview, is hosting a takeaway dinner and outdoor grill menu from May 21-22 from 11am to 8pm and from May 23rd from 11am to 4pm offered with limited seating. Free entry and parking; Face masks required indoors. Visit stmarksgoc.org for details.

“Million Dollar Quartet”: Based on a legendary 1956 jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis, this musical production will be played at the Ocala Civic Theater from May 27th to June 27th. Tickets and show times at ocalacivictheatre.com or 236-2274. The theater is located at 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.