Improv in the May @ May Pavilion
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Improv In The May Series Featuring Shovel City Improv Group

Back for a second season is Marion’s own improv troupe, Shovel City Improv. Taking the stage three times for the return of Improv in the May, shows are slated for Saturday, October 12; Friday, January 10; and Friday, May 15. Think you’ve seen it all? No way! These crazy hometown comedians keep it fresh with new sketches each performance that YOU help create. So bring your imaginations and bring your friends to laugh the night away with Shovel City Improv.

Taking the phrase “audience participation” to a whole new level, members of the audience suggest random ideas for the games and skits that seasoned stage actors perform on the spot. Nothing is scripted, so it becomes a night of hilarious and unpredictable fun! The rotational pool of actors from Shovel City Improv includes Daniel Bradshaw, Kim Bradshaw, Mike Cochran, Bruce Cudd, Diana Dailey, Hannah Fuller, Justen LaPlante, Eric Mosely, and Emily Yaksic. Mark your calendar-you don’t wanna miss the fun! This event is recommended for ages 16 and older.

$6 admission.

Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering and Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

The Four C Notes @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Four C Notes Recreate The Music Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

Pioneered by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long running production of the Broadway smash hit “Jersey Boys,” THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest’s only tribute dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons!

The tribute features all of your favorite hits, including: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk like a Man,” “Workin’ My Way Back To You (Babe),” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Let’s Hang On,” and more.

Don’t miss this throw back concert featuring four talented guys, smart choreography, and Mr. Coppola’s legacy with the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ catalogue. THE FOUR C NOTES deliver an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match.

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 • 2pm
Main Stage | Tickets $34, $30, $26, $22 *discounts may apply

Jordan World Circus @ Marion County Fairgrounds and Coliseum
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monster Mash and Dash @ Downtown Marion
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details to come..

Hairball in Concert @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!!

With special guests Fleetwood 2 The Max and New Frontiers Tribute to Journey

A Grand Night Wine Tasting Event @ May Pavilion by the Palace Theatre
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Grand Night Wine Tasting Event

It will be a “Grand Night” for singing when Matthew Downing and Melinda Meginness fill the space with their beautiful vocal music while playing along on the grand piano. The setting will be a perfect evening of relaxation and entertainment. Complete the experience with a flight of white or red wines and/or a specially prepared cheeseboard for an added cost. However you choose to experience “A Grand Night,” you’ll be glad you did. $16 show; $5 flight of 4 wines; $15 cheese/food board.

Sponsored by Don & Judy Mount.

Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering and Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

BookMarks Speaking Volumes Annual Event @ Marion Public Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

The BookMarks of the Marion Public Library presents:

October 25, 2019 @ Marion Public Library
6:00 pm: Social hour mingle event
with the author before the main speaking presentation, a limited number of tickets available for $75 per person or $125/2 people

7:00 pm: General admission
ticket for the main speaking presentation is $40 per person

Hear from John Scalzi, one of the most popular and acclaimed Science Fiction authors to emerge n the last decade.  Enjoy the Library’s space in a whole new light with this entertaining evening featuring live music, desserts, beverages, and a cash bar. The author will be available for a book signing afterward, with the opportunity to purchase copies of his books before or during the event. Desserts, beverages, cash bar and musical entertainment provided, and all proceeds go to support the operations of the Marion Public Library.

Tickets will be on sale at the Library’s front desk starting mid-September, in the BookMarket, and on the BookMarks’ event website.

Copies of select titles by Mr. Scalzi will be available for pre-purchase.
Pre-purchase of books ensures an earlier line number for the book signing.

Mr. Scalzi was born in Fairfield, California in 1969 and now lives in Ohio. He has a great interest in the Science Fiction and was the former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has written on a number of topics since 1998 and was the recipient of the 2016 Governors Award for the Arts in Ohio. Other awards included the Hugh, the Audie, the Seiun and the Kurd Lasswitz.

He is the author of The Collapsing Empire, Head On, Lock In, and more. His widely read blog, Whatever, has earned him two Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Family Funday Monster Mash @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a spooky (but not too spooky) event featuring party music, line dancing, games, goody bags, and a costume contest.

$12 for a family of 4; each additional member $3.

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