What's On in Stratford and Area Tuesday October 17, 2017 to Wednesday October 18, 2017
ROOMINHOUSE BY KERN ALBERT & DONNA-MICHELLE ST. BERNARD - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Whoever said love thy neighbour obviously didn’t live here.  Suzanne moves into the apartment building to start a new life, not suspecting that her subsidized status will spark Chad`s powder keg of issues.  She yearns for what used to be her home, while he feels that his castle has become a cage.  Between her demons and his, their relationship evolves into something possessive, strange and volatile.   Now more than ever, population mobility is a globally shared challenge, requiring that the negotiation of shared space overtake our territoriality.  Even while we are generous to those at a distance, many of us balk at the new bodies occupying 'our' landscape, depleting 'our' resources, receiving 'our' assistance.  When we are all struggling, who is entitled to help?  When we disagree with the policies of the powerful, why do the repercussions fall upon the weak? Inspired by stories from the Chad/Sudan border, Roominhouse is a part of the 54ology: an effort to respond artistically to stories from each nation state on continental Africa. *Some Scenes are not Suitable for Very Young Audiences.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: springWorksfestival.ca
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PROPHECY BY JESSY ARDERN - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
She has been blessed with the ability to see the future. Her curse is that no one will ever believe her. In a story that slides between the mythic past and the looming future, Cassandra foretells the events of a war that will overcome her homeland and destroy her family. Channeling the spectral voices of the Trojan women, Cassandra takes us from the past and into the present as old ideas of love, rage and revenge collide with new images of war, safety, and righteousness. Will you believe her? ​Cassandra, the mythic princess of Troy, foretells the events of a war that will overcome her homeland and destroy her family. Will you believe her? *Some Scenes are not Suitable for Very Young Audiences.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Masonic Hall, Stratford, 15 Church Street
Contact: SpringWorksfestival.ca
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BRADSHAWS PRESENTS KNIFE SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS
Learn everything the home cook needs to slice, chop and dice properly and safely at home!  Do you love to cook but lack the confidence to work with a proper 8" Chef Knife?  Do you wish you were more skilled at using kitchen knives to achieve better cooking results? Take this fun and interactive class to:  - Learn Classic cutting techniques (dice, chop, chiffonade etc...) from Stratford Chef SchoolInstructor, Ian Middleton, to elevate your prep game.  - Try out a fantastic assortment of both German and Japanese Knives from Zwilling J.A. Henckels so you can see for yourself why various knives are suited to different tasks!  - Learn how to use a mandoline, spiralizer, Microplane and channel knife.  and...  - Bring your knives from home so we can see what you're working with and help you decide if you are missing knives in your collection  - Receive a $10 Bradshaws Voucher to use towards your next knife purchase  You will leave this class feeling empowered and ready to slice, dice and chop your way to a fantastic meal at home!  PLEASE NOTE - The prerequisite for this class is Knife SHARPENING For Beginners, Tuesday October 10 2017 

Cost: $50/Per person including HST

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Where: Stratford Chef's School Kitchen, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-6283
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EIGHTEEN DEGREES BY MAUREEN CASSIDY - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
The world of Eighteen Degrees follows the story of M, who fights for her life against an unseen enemy and under the most bizarre circumstances. Trapped in a dingy room in a small foreign country and forced into constant sedation, M relentlessly struggles to stay awake long enough to escape the rotating cast of her family whom her anonymous enemies have replaced with doppelgangers. Once awake in earnest, she finds herself in the critical care unit of a hospital. Most of her upper left side, infected with disease, has been amputated. What follows is M’s incredibly painful but inspirational journey to return to the world she once knew. Allegories of female warriors, fight choreography, music and movement are woven together to create a completely compelling and unique piece of theatre.​  Eighteen Degrees is based on a true story. Hallucination, mutilation, and miracles and are the themes of this entrancing and gritty one-woman show about brazen victory in bad times. *Some Scenes are not Suitable for Very Young Audiences.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Masonic Hall, Stratford, 15 Church Street
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DINNER FOR A CAUSE - THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE FUNDRAISER AT THE HUB
On Wednesday October 18th from 5pm-8pm all proceeds from dinner service will be donated to The Local Community Food Centre and their national partner Community Food Centres Canada. You have to eat dinner anyways, might as well join The Hub and eat for a cause. Wednesday October 18th just happens to be "Humpday Hamburgers" at The Hub! For $12.00 enjoy a burger with your choice of fries, greens or cup of soup. Choose from: Classic Burger - ground chuck & brisket, burger sauce, pickles, lettuce and tomato Veggie "Falafel" Burger - chickpea patty, harissa mayo, preserved lemon and pickled turnip Crispy Pork Belly Burger - pickled vegetables, cilantro and kimchi slaw Turkey Burger - avocado, charred scallion aioli, sweet and spicy sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion OR Upgrade to one of our gourmet burgers for $16.00: Steakhouse Burger - cheese curds, mushrooms and burger sauce Peanut Butter and Jam Burger - peanut butter, spicy blackberry bacon jam, lettuce, tomato, pickle and molasses aioli We also have a GREAT kid's menu!  Call today to make your reservation - 519.508.2337

Cost: Varies

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: The Hub, Stratford, 31 Marketplace
Contact: 519-508-2337
www.27marketplace.com
PERSON'S DAY BREAKFAST
This breakfast is part of A Century for Women project to celebration the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Federal vote for women in Canada.  It will honour the Famous Five and include a performance by "Viola Desmond". Tickets available at Fanfare Books.

Cost: $10/Per person

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 7:30 am - 9 am
Where: Windsor Restaurant, Stratford, 23 Albert Street
Contact: 519-272-2726
DISCOVERING CANADA BY CHARLOTTE ABBOTT & MICHAEL PARE - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
This year, Canada is the theme for our program at the SpringWorks Festival. Celebrating one hundred-fifty years as a country has inspired us to explore Canadian music.​  The theme begins with the performers. Both Charlotte and Michael are Canadian-born and trained. Together they have a personal connection to the music in their program featuring works by guitarists Mike McNamara, Robert Kubica and John Oliver; composers Anna Sokolovic and Dominick Argento. ​Mike McNamara was Michael’s teacher for 9 years when Michael began playing as a youth in Windsor. His piece, Invocation and Dance, was composed after he graduated from Toronto with a Masters in Guitar Performance.  Robert Kubica is also a Toronto graduate with a Masters in Guitar Performance. He performed world-wide in a guitar duo with his wife, Wilma Van Berkel. They are both instructors at Western University. His compositions are inspired by his appreciation for Canadian-folk music.​  Charlotte’s vocal instructor, Patricia Green, is known for her performances of contemporary Canadian music.  John Oliver, a composer from Vancouver, heard of Patricia’s reputation and reached out to her in search of voice-guitar duos who would perform his music. Patricia recommended Charlotte and Michael’s duo and he immediately sent Unseen Rain to Charlotte via e-mail.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 9 pm - 10 pm
Where: Falstaff Family Centre, Stratford, 35 Waterloo Street, North
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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SZERETLEK! A HUNGARIAN LOVE STORY BY ZITA NYARADY AND MYQUE FRANZ - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Based on a true story, romance blossoms in post WW2 Hungary when a school teacher from the city meets the village intellectual. The award winning Grand Salto Theatre brings to life this unique courtship with mask, dance, song and linguistics. The Grand Salto is excited to bring this work to SpringWorks after touring it this summer to the London, Ottawa, Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver Fringe Festivals. ​Praise for The Grand Salto Theatre:   4 STARS and Critics pick Saskatoon StarPheonix A true love story set in Post WW2 Hungary brought to life with mask, movement, song and linguistics!

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm
Where: Masonic Hall, Stratford, 15 Church Street
Contact: springWorksfestival.ca
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GRADE 8 CREATED AND PERFORMED BY LARA MACMILLAN: SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Grade Eight is a “storied concert”, somewhere between cabaret and musical theatre. With wry humour and heart, Lara MacMillan looks back to a year that tested her mettle and taught her to face her fears, singing the songs that provided the soundtrack to her thirteenth year - the year everything changes. In this coming of age story, we find a thirteen-year-old Lara heading into Grade Eight shortly after a horrifying case of chicken pox, which landed her in the hospital and has left her feeling extremely insecure about her appearance. She has dreams of being a dancer and architect and loves to play piano and sing. Lara gets her first job, as a Globe and Mail papergirl, and faces an uncomfortable situation with an apartment manager. During the year, Lara and two of her friends decide to create a yearbook for their classmates for graduation. But members of the school staff have other ideas. It seems as though Lara has always been bullied at Victoria Public School. She’s tried turning some bullies into friends with mixed success. Her friend Sean is a boy of colour being raised by a single mother. He has a gang called the P.O.O.P. club. They are tough boys who bring weapons and porn to school. Lara likes Sean even though she is afraid of him. They share an appreciation of the Star Wars movies, the Beatles’ music, and especially John Lennon. Sean feels a certain kinship to John Lennon not only because of his music but because Lennon has named his son Sean. When Lennon is shot, Sean loses a father figure and slips deeper into certain anti-social and criminal mischief. It doesn’t help that the Grade 8 classroom teacher openly discriminates against Sean. Lara must negotiate her feelings for Sean, and her fears and anxieties, as she gets closer to graduation.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 7 pm - 8 pm
Where: Falstaff Family Centre, Stratford, 35 Waterloo Street
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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DADDY DAUGHTER HAIR FACTORY
Braids! Ponytails! Buns! What does it all mean? Designed by Philippe Morgese, this program provides a great opportunity for men to connect and spend time with their daughters, as well as learn how to do their daughter's hair. Each Dad / daughter team will receive a haircare kit so they have the essentials they need. This program will take place in the SPL auditorium. Contact Robyn at 519-271-0220 x132 to register.
When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Where: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St Andrew Street
Contact: 519-271-0220 x 132
http://stratford.library.on.ca/hairfactory
KNIFE SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS
Learn everything the home cook needs to slice, chop and dice properly and safely at home!  PLEASE NOTE - The prerequisite for this class is Knife SHARPENING For Beginners  Do you love to cook but lack the confidence to work with a proper 8" Chef Knife?  Do you wish you were more skilled at using kitchen knives to achieve better cooking results? Take this fun and interactive class to:  - Learn Classic cutting techniques (dice, chop, chiffonade etc...) from Stratford Chef School Instructor, Ian Middleton, to elevate your prep game.  - Try out a fantastic assortment of both German and Japanese Knives from Zwilling J.A. Henckels so you can see for yourself why various knives are suited to different tasks!  - Learn how to use a mandoline, spiralizer, Microplane and channel knife.  and...  - Bring your knives from home so we can see what you're working with and help you decide if you are missing knives in your collection  - Receive a $10 Bradshaws Voucher to use towards your next knife purchase  You will leave this class feeling empowered and ready to slice, dice and chop your way to a fantastic meal at home!  PLEASE NOTE - The prerequisite for this class is Knife SHARPENING For Beginners, Tuesday October 10 2017 

Cost: $50/Per person

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Where: Stratford Chef School, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-6283
https://bradshaws.worldsecuresystems.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=278880
SILVER FISH BY HEATHER DAVIES - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
A haunting, lively play rich with diverse stories connected by two ‘silver fish’. The frozen man who fell from the passenger plane was found with only a mobile phone. Sue, deeply affected by discovering him dead on her street, attends numerous cultural memorials for the unknown stowaway. At the same time, Gladys, the old guard at the sardine packing plant in Black’s Harbour meets Khanh, a newly arrived Vietnamese ‘boat person’. With this encounter, Gladys' family and the tightly knit New Brunswick fishing village are forever changed. Silver Fish (Work in Progress: A Reading)- A haunting, lively play about unexpected meetings in unexpected places: Sue, Gladys, Khanh and the mysterious man are changed after surprising encounters impact their lives.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: springWorksfestival.ca
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COLONIZATION ROAD - A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY MICHELLE ST. JOHN - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”
When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Where:
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KITTLY-BENDER BY JENNIFER DALLAS - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
  Performance artist Jennifer Dallas has created Kittly, formerly a high-powered fast-fashion CEO, now a fabulously dressed recluse. Kittly-Bender takes audiences on an emotional, image-filled journey as Kittly views her former glories (and calamities) through tatters of what remains. Dance, clown, music, and costume design coalesce for this intimate meditation on the worldwide demand for luxury. Directed by John Turner, with arresting sonics by John McLean and assistant performance by Emma Kerson. Kittly-Bender offers hope for the future and a less fractured world. ​Kittly-Bender is a fabulously dressed recluse. She wrestles with the human joy and cost of luxury in this daring melding of Dance, Theatre and Clown.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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BONE RHYTHM 2 BY NICOLA PANTIN, NEESA KENEMY, & JEANINE HENDERSON'S INFINITY DANCE
Witness movement, instinct and rhythm colliding in this mixed dance program. Highly acclaimed choreographers Nicola Pantin, and Neesa Kenemy share their artistic voices and present incredible dance theatre works that nudge us toward a deeper humanity. There is rhythm in our bones.   Infinity Dance School will join these professional dancers. Movement, instinct and rhythm collide in this mixed dance program featuring the work of Nicola Pantin and Neesa Kenemy with Infinity Dance.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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THE PORTRAIT BY SUSAN PADVEEN - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Chicago director Susan Padveen’s provocative play The Portrait renders a portrait of Gustav Klimt, the famous Viennese painter of the Woman in Gold, the Kiss, and the Portrait of Emilie Floge, as he tries to gain control of love and livelihood in a world that does not yet recognize his genius. Klimt’s life, despite his struggle to hide it, is conflicted, as the man who broke boundaries with his one-of-a-kind murals, sketches, and paintings must constantly compromise his values to survive in a callous world. In this one-man tour de force, we meet Klimt as he gets to know a potential client in his studio, struggling to win her commission as his mind wanders to matters of the heart which may change his life forever. Actor Matt Maxwell reveals how Klimt’s creative panic transformed into the Golden Period that became his signature style.​ The Portrait (A Reading) - The story of renowned painter Gustav Klimt as he wrestles with his demons while attempting to secure a commission from a woman of Viennese society.

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Where: Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: springWorksfestival.ca
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AN EVENING OF SPOKEN WORD POETRY WITH DONNA-MICHELLE ST. BERNARD & FRIENDS - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Part performance, part open-mic. Donna-Michelle St. Bernard & Friends headline an engaging evening of thought-provoking spoken word and slam poetry.  ​Attend the spoken word poetry workshop the day before, and join the performers line-up.

Cost: Free

When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Y Youth Centre, Stratford, 165 Downie Street
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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MIRRORS BY LUCY RUPERT AND PAULINA DERBEZ - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
  Mirrors is a dreamscape where music, movement, text, digital painting and the raw explosiveness of the two performing artists converge in an unforgettable world. Using their shared classical music training as a launching point, Mirrors both challenges and accepts rules in pursuit of freeing the voice that seeks to be heard.  Including original text and adapted text from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, this 45 minute duet is a most unique version of the triple threat, its two performers moving, singing, speaking as though in a kaleidescope. Performed by two unforgettable performers with a combined 40-plus years of experience experimenting with form and sound.  

Cost: $20/A, $10/CH (12 and under) Multi-Ticket/Multi-Show Savings: $15 each **BUY 3 or more adult tickets to any show

When: Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
Contact: springworksfestival.ca
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STANDING ON LEAVES BY MOLISON FARMER - SPRINGWORKS: INDIE THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL
Standing on Leaves is a post-apocalyptic story that unpacks Canadian intercultural experiences. The piece was devised by a team of facilitators who gathered thoughts and perspectives from residents of Toronto aged 9-18 through interviews and workshops and wove them into a single narrative. This semi-verbatim approach has lead to a dialogue that reflects the under-heard voices within our community. In the story, the last five children on earth come to life after a wave of destruction. These children come from different backgrounds, have varying beliefs, and are responsible for sharing and reforming the land that remains. How can Canadians with cultural differences come together geographically and socially? How can we collaborate to create an inclusive identity? Through their stories and discussions, the audience will be challenged to assess our current union of cultures and contribute to shaping and reconciling Canada’s intercultural identity. Standing on Leaves investigates perspectives on Canada’s history as a place of economic migration, refuge, colonization and conquest. It disassembles the push and shove that has occurred on this land while different groups fight for space. Standing on Leaves (Work in Progress: Staged) - In this new play based on interviews with youth in Ontario, the world as we know it has been destroyed and the last five children must learn to share what land remains. *Some Scenes are not Suitable for Very Young Audiences.
When: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017
Time: 8 pm - 9 pm
Where: Falstaff Family Centre, Stratford, 35 Waterloo Street North
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A TASTE OF SCIENCE EXHIBITION
Have you ever wondered why food spoils? A Taste of Science highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe for us to eat. In this engaging experience, immerse yourself in an over-sized “pantry” and discover what makes food spoil, and different food preservation techniques. You’ll find lots to feed your mind and imagination on the menu!

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH (12 and under), $20/Families

When: Open Daily from Oct. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street, R.R. 5
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.on.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD BACON AND ALE TRAIL
Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date.  Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 31st, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
WORKS SELECTED EXHIBITION
Artists include:  Amanda Clyne, Peter Johnston, Sarah Kernohan, Micah Lexier, Rachel MacFarlane and David Urban. Image Credit:  Rachel MacFarlane, Tonic of the Wilderness, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 84" x 72"

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Sep. 30th – Nov. 27th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
RON SHUEBROOK: SELECTED WORKS EXHIBITION
Image Credit:  Ron Shuebrook, Dark Spring, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 96" x 144" 

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Sep. 30th – Nov. 27th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, North
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
JIM ANDERSON: ARTIST, ARCHIVIST & ADVOCATE EXHIBITION
Jim Anderson was an outspoken, and at times controversial, supporter of preserving Stratford and Perth County’s heritage and culture. This new exhibit explores his roots as an artist, his dedication towards local history as an archivist and his passion for preservation as a heritage advocate. Infamous for his hunger strike atop the Perth County Courthouse, in protest of a pending dissolution of the historical board, Anderson was instrumental in the founding of Heritage Stratford— established specifically to preserve Stratford’s significant architecture such as City Hall and the Gordon Block.  In 1972 Anderson was hired to process the first collections that would eventually form the Stratford-Perth Archives, the second oldest county archives in Ontario. In 1981 he was officially appointed as Archivist-Administrator for Stratford and Perth County. He was instrumental in preserving the Fryfogel Inn, established the Brocksden School Museum, and would later become the first interim curator for the Stratford Perth Museum. Many significant objects from his own personal estate are now in the museum’s “Jim Anderson Collection”.  

Cost: $7/A, $6/ST/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from Oct. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
THE CANADIAN LANDSCAPE: A WIDER VIEW EXHIBITION
Join us for the opening of The Canadian Landscape exhibition, featuring work in a range of media by 20 artists exploring unique perspectives of the Canadian landscape. Photo: Luc Forsyth, "Tree Planting", photograph

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed. to Sat., from Oct. 1st – Dec. 23rd, 2017
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
TO CANADA, WITH LOVE FROM WILMOT EXHIBITION
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, this exhibit will feature the events, people and products that put Wilmot Township on the national stage.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Jul. 4th – Nov. 10th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
OPEN STUDIO LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS
Draw from a model each week.  Started by the Gallery's first Director Robert Ihrig, the current program is hosted by Stratford artist Ken Nutt.  Bring your own drawing supplies. 

Cost: $10/A

When: Wednesday, 8:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Wednesdays
Time: 8 pm - 10 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD PUMPKIN TRAIL
Experience the flavours of fall in Stratford as you treat yourself to six fall flavours inspired by pumpkin.  Take this self-guided seasonal trail choosing from 26 pumpkin inspired offers during September and October. We’ll tempt you with Thai curry pumpkin soup, a warm pumpkin tart, apple pumpkin butter and pumpkin spice fudge. Or enhance your fall décor with take away candles, napkins and posies. Many are within walking distance in downtown Stratford and in St. Marys with five wonderful offers. Purchase your trail in Stratford at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street OR in St. Marys at Village Craft and Candle Inc. Gift certificates can be purchased on-line until October 31, 2017. One voucher per stop. Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays. Smashingly delicious, but only until October 31. 

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Sep. 1st – Oct. 31st, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat (Sept), 10 am - 5 pm - Sat (Oct), 10 am - 2 pm - Sun
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: hello@visitstratford.ca
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
STRATFORD FESTIVAL - 2017 SEASON
Be dazzled by some of the greatest theatre in the world. With 14 different productions to choose from, in four distinctive venues, the Stratford Festival offers something for every taste. Hilarious comedies, heartrending tragedies, delightful romance – our electronic gift certificate gives you access to it all. Enjoy the rousing Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, the spectacular family adventure Treasure Island or such beloved Shakespeare classics as Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night – to name just a few. As you marvel at the brilliant performances and stunning designs, you’ll discover that a visit to the theatres of Stratford is an experience to be treasured forever. The 2017 Stratford Festival Playbill includes the following productions: Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, The Changeling, Bakkhai, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Komagata Maru Incident, The Virgin Trial, and The Breathing Hole.

Cost: Varies according to seating

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 15th – Oct. 29th, 2017
Time: 2 pm and 8 pm performances
Where: Stratford Festival Theatre, Avon Theatre, Tom Patterson Theatre and the Studio Theatre, Stratford, 55 Queen Street
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/
MIND OVER MONEY WORKSHOPS
Let us help you put your finances in order and give you peace of mind over your money. Workshops in basic budgeting, credit, retirement, savings and estate planning, presented by Betsy Prospero, Gerry Culliton, Chris Welker and Carien Jutting.  
When: Open Wednesdays from Oct. 18th – Nov. 15th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Where: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St Andrew Street
Contact: 519-271-0220 x 132
http://stratford.library.on.ca/money
OUR BOYS IN BATTLE EXHIBITON
Learn about local involvement in WWI through this exhibition commemorating soldiers who lost their lives in 1917.

Cost: By donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from Oct. 16th – Nov. 1st, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street, South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Many visitors to Stratford claim that they come for the chocolate and stay for the plays.  We are the perfect destination for choco-holics.  What could be better than spending an afternoon (or two!) strolling the Victorian streets of Stratford and sampling chocolate?  The self guided Chocolate Trail is great for a girls' getaway, a couple's diversion or just for fun.  These vouchers are offered year round and can be used at six of the 25 stops on a self-guided tour and are valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Chocolate trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts which can be redeemable at a later date.   Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 31st, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
AVON TRAIL TUESDAY MORNING RAMBLES
Every Tuesday morning year round, weather permitting. Meet Allman Arena north parking lot off Lakeside Drive at Morenz Dr. Approximately 1.5 hours  usually on Avon Trail, determined by hike leader or group. Varied terrain, moderate pace. Coffee time follows.   Contact Terry:  519-273-2233

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Tuesdays
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Meet at the north parking lot of the William Allman Memorial Arena, Stratford, 15 Morenz Drive
Contact: 519-271-2233
www.avontrail.ca
CONCEAL/REVEAL: IDENTITY AND THE STAGE AT STRATFORD
The Stratford Perth Museum is proud to be the venue for this exhibit created and curated by the Stratford Festival Archives. The masks we hold up to face the world – to reveal our desired identity or conceal an inner self – are many and varied. Through a dazzling range of props and costumes, at the Stratford Festival this 2017 exhibition will show how onstage masks and disguises are at the heart of drama.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family(Two adults and two children)

When: Open Daily from May. 29th – Oct. 30th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca