What's On in Stratford and Area Monday January 22, 2018 to Tuesday January 23, 2018
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL: INTERNATIONAL CHEF IN RESIDENCE SERIES, CRISTINA BOWERMAN
Experience the cuisine of Stratford Chefs School student chefs as expressed through their culinary creations.  Seatings available at 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 7 pm.  Price includes wine pairing (18oz) and coffee or tea. HST additional. Dates and menus subject to change.  Visit http://stratfordchef.com/dinners or call 519.271.1414 for more information.

Cost: $85/Per Person

When: Jan. 23rd until Jan. 27th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519.271.1414
www.stratfordchef.com/dinners
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART
Capt. John “Duffy” Dent served in the Perth Regiment during WWII. He was an accomplished artist who captured moments of military life, its conditions and situations, in his striking black and white drawings. Dent redesigned the Perth Regiment hat badge, was the editor-in-chief of “The Perthonian,” and an illustrator for the Royal Military College Journal. This exhibition displays samples of his work and personal memorabilia.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Family (These prices include HST)

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 31st, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun and holidays
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
GALLERY STRATFORD REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Gallery Stratford will be presenting its 37th annual juried exhibition, which has been juried by prominent Toronto art dealer Jamie Angell, Founder/Director of Angell Gallery. The exhibition will include work by seventeen different artists from Perth, Huron, Bruce and Grey Counties, and include mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Artists include:  Bill Chan, Carla Coles, Anton Covaliov, Slina Frichitthavong, Kellen Hatanaka, Victoria Lewis, Tony Luciani, Connie Miller, Irene Miller, Jenny Parsons, Charles Sharun, Drew Simpson, Bonnie Steinman, Lily Taylor, Roman Turczyn, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and Leslie Watts. Image: Detail of Victoria Lewis, Figures in a Canadian Landscape, oil pastel, 24 x 36 inches  

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Feb. 18th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
THIRTY-ONE: STRATFORD CENTRAL GRADE 12 ART EXHIBITION
Gallery Stratford is pleased to be exhibiting work by Susan Zorgdrager's Stratford Central Grade 12 Art Class.  One work by each of the thirty-one artists in the class will be included in the exhibiton, with all artists working with different subject matters and mediums.  The exhibition is a wonderful representation of the creativity, ideas and talent of the youth in Stratford today.  Image Credit: Emma Powers, 2017, Mized Emotions, acrylic on masonite, 49 x 47.5 inches  

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Jan. 20th – Feb. 18th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.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 availability on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jan. 2nd – Mar. 31st, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Tues - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
CAN YOU DIG IT PERTH COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL ROOTS EXHIBITION
Celebrate Perth County's rich agricultural history with this exploration of early settlement and farming practices. Imagine standing outside and looking out across the land.  Instead of rolling fields and crops dotted with farmhouses and towns, picture endless forests and swamps.  That is how Perth County looked before the late 1820-'s, when the first European settlers arrived.   You will learn about the early days of building communities, homes and farms in Perth County.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Family (These prices include HST)

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 31st, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun and holidays
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
KELLEN HATANAKA EXHIBITION AT GALLERY STRATFORD
Kellen Hatanaka is an artist and illustrator whose work tackles a wide variety of subject matter, from celebrating the mundane, to the mythology and humanity of sport and to more recent explorations of race and identity. As a half Japanese Canadian, Hatanaka's recent work explores how his Asian identity fits into the cultural landscape of North America. The exhibition will showcase recent paintings, as well as drawings, sculptures, and glimpses of material inspiration from Hatanaka's studio. Image Detail: Backyard Smoke, 2017, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 53 x 72 inches

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Feb. 18th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
AVON TRAIL TUESDAY MORNING RAMBLES
Every Tuesday morning year round, weather permitting. Meet at the Allman Arena north parking lot off Lakeside Drive.  Hikes 1.5 to 2 hours duration usually on Avon Trail. Varied terrain, moderate pace. Coffee time follows. Contact Terry at 519-273-2233

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Tuesdays
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: William Allman Memorial Arena, Stratford, 15 Morenz Drive
Contact: Avon Trail
www.AvonTrail.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 three days 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 availability on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Jan. 2nd – Mar. 31st, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Tues - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
PERTH UP ! A RETROSPECTIVE OF DUTY AND VALOUR EXHIBITION
This exhibit traces the history of the Perth Regiment from its inception in 1866 to present day.  The themes of duty, sacrifice, valour, brotherhood, and remembrance are used to highlight the development of the Regiment from its earliest days as a volunteer militia company fighting in the Fenian Raids, through to its role in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II. This exhibit showcases objects, letters, photos, and personal stories from throughout the regiment’s history. This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Families

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 31st, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun and holidays
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34, R.R.5
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
RAILWAY CENTURY EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
This exhibit tells the story of Stratford as a railway hub, and highlights the prosperity that Perth County’s extensive railway links brought to farmers and businesses in the region. The Locomotive Repair Shop, operated by the Grand Trunk Railway and later the Canadian National Railway, was the driver of Stratford’s early economic development. Agriculture, dairy, furniture making, and knitting mills, now connected to the world by rail, were just a few of the industries that made Perth County one of Canada’s most prosperous counties.  

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 31st, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun and holidays
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
WHAT'S IN A NAME EXHIBITION
Many landmarks in town bear the names of significant citizens or historical figures and you may not even know it. Find out the history behind some of these landmarks in our exhibit.

Cost: By donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from Jan. 2nd – Feb. 16th, 2018
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
YOU ARE HERE EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
This exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of Stratford and Perth County from settlement in the 1830s to today. Drawing on the museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, and archival documents, the exhibit highlights the people, businesses, organizations, and events that make Perth County the vibrant destination that it is today. At You Are Here, experience a unique mix of poets and politicians, parades and plowing matches, settlement and sport history, and more that you can find here at the Museum and all across Perth County.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 31st, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun and holidays
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
JORDYN STEWART - COMPULSORY FIGURE EXHIBITION
Jordyn Stewart is an emerging artist from the Niagara Region. She works predominately in video and performance, and her practice is influenced by the body’s relationship to spaces we inhabit. Stewart creates site-sensitive works, intersecting landscape interventions with playful narratives. Compulsory Figure is a 2 channel, HD video, that documents a figure skater, portrayed by Stewart, as she searches for untouched icy surfaces to skate on. The skater shovels her own rink, only as wide and tall as she is, and then proceeds to perform on it. The video shows the skater in preparation, as well as in execution, of her performance.  Image: Still from Compulsory Figure, 2016, 2-channel, HD Video

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Feb. 18th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca