What's On in Stratford and Area Sunday August 19, 2018 to Monday August 20, 2018
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | TRADE SECRETS | PASTA
Learn basic pasta making techniques, including the preparing, rolling and cutting of fresh pasta. Students will learn critical steps to ensure the success of freshly made pasta, how to cook it, and judge proper doneness. Simple pasta sauces will also be discussed and prepared. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate home chef. Students will take home their pasta. Health Board regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class. This class has a maximum capacity of 8 students. Classes are for students 16 years and older. Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment. Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required. Help us help the environment! Please bring a container with you to help you take home the fruits of your labour. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

Cost: $65/Per person

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/open-kitchen-trade-secrets-pasta-tickets-stratford-M17KYF
LUKE JERRAM ARTIST'S TALK
Join us for a special skype chat with British artist LUKE JERRAM, creator of the international street piano phenomenon "Play Me, I'm Yours" and his spectacular new project "Museum of the Moon" which will hover over Tom Patterson Island from August 16 to 26 as part of Stratford Summer Music.

Cost: Free

When: Monday Aug. 20th, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 12:30 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
THEATRICAL MAKEUP WORKSHOP
Theatrical Makeup Artist Instructor: Nina Mueller In this two-day introductory course to theatrical makeup, participants will be guided through various techniques and tricks on enhancing their on stage characters. This course is a must have for actors requiring the skills to apply their own makeup for shows, for community theatre participants looking to up their game and for those who just want to expand their makeup skills.

Cost: $450/Per person

When: Aug. 18th until Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
www.stratfordoffthewall.com
BARGEMUSIC - CADENCE - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Four men, four microphones, no instruments, just a world of great sounds!   Prepare to be amazed at what the human voice can do.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Where: Avon River, Veterans Drive, Stratford
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.html
BARGEMUSIC - CADENCE - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Four men, four microphones, no instruments, just a world of great sounds!   Prepare to be amazed at what the human voice can do.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 12 pm
Where: Avon River, Veterans Drive, Stratford
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.html
WING NIGHT AT THE BOOT
Written by The Company | Directed by Severn Thompson Working from local stories and memories of the now infamous Rubber Boot, we are creating a show that both celebrates and lampoons 141 years of the Blyth Inn. From Michael Ondaaatje’s famous poem The Concessions (which features a mid-70s portrait of the place), to snowmobilers in the winter, from the crafty years spent skirting the law when the county was dry, to the hey-days of the Huron County Idol karaoke contest, from the fiddlers and country singers, to the waitresses, surly bartenders, shuffleboard, perfect pie-crusts, and an omnipresent jar of pickled eggs, Wing Night at the Boot promises a loving, familiar portrait of an all too familiar place. We will also try, once and for all, to settle the age old question “why do they call it the rubber boot anyway?”

Cost: $40/Orchestra, $36/Balcony, $15/Youth

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 2 pm - 4:15 pm
Where: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, 423 Queen Street
Contact: 519.523.9300 | Toll Free: 1.877.862.5984
https://blythfestival.com/wing-night-at-the-boot-august-8-september-15-2018/
MUSEUM OF THE MOON - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Prepare for blast-off….at least to Tom Patterson Island when The Museum of the Moon arrives for eight exciting days with a variety of concerts and events this summer.  This Moon is a 27’ diameter reproduction of the exact surface of the moon, based on actual photographs taken by NASA cameras from lunar space crafts, then assembled by the British futurist/inventor, Luke Jerram, whose other unique contributions to Stratford Summer Music have been the Sky Orchestra (2007) and Play Me, I’m Yours pianos (2012, 2015, 2017, 2018)  Where has this Moon been this year alone…The Commonwealth Games in Australia;  ZAT Urban Spectacles Festival in Montpellier, France; Tall Ships Regatta in Liverpool;  and the Kimmel Centre in Philadelphia.    For eight days in August, The Museum of the Moon makes its Canadian debut at Stratford Summer Music, with plenty of exciting activities to celebrate its lunar influence over the city…so many events, in fact, that we’re printing a special mini-brochure and posting details on our website with all the news of daytime and night time festivities…music, dance, literature, movies, family celebrations, photographic and astrological ideas under the Moon. So set tricorders. Refuel ion propulsions. Pack replicators. Prepare for warp drive.  In other words, let’s head to the Moon!

Cost: Free

When: Aug. 18th until Aug. 25th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 9 pm, weather permitting
Where: Tom Patterson Island, Stratford
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.php
SUNDAYS UNPLUGGED JAM SESSION
Join us for Sundays Unplugged with Jack:  Jack and the Hartbeat host an open acoustical jam session in the Edinburgh Lounge.  Listeners and players alike are welcome but leave the amp at home.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
Where: Edinburgh Lounge, Queen's Inn, Stratford, 161 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1400
STAYCATION VACATION PERFORMANCE SERIES
Travel the world this summer from the comfort of SPL’s auditorium! We will be showcasing performances from around the globe selected Monday afternoons in July and August.   Aug 20: THEATRE The Liar, Carlo Goldoni (Italy, Teatro Romano – Verona, 2 hours 23 minutes)  A famous comedy written in 1750 by the great Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni, a modern author with flashes of true contemporaneity. (English subtitles)

Cost: Free

When: Monday Aug. 20th, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street
Contact: 519-271-0220 x132
http://stratford.library.on.ca/staycationvacation
CANADIAN ARABIC ORCHESTRA & SPECIAL GUESTS - ORIGINS - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
ORIGINS is a forceful, inclusive demonstration of the harmonies possible within our world…and our country. Side by side in this unique presentation are the music of the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the music of the nations of the Eastern Mediterranean known as The Levant: Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.  Through music and dance from diverse international heritages, ORIGINS shows similarities among humans, across continents, between cultural and religious divides.  In this performance the interface is represented by the St’at’imc artist/dancer, Laura Grizzlypaws, from British Columbia who sings of her culture beside members of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra.  Envoys of the mystical Turkish meditative community, Sufi Whirling Dervishes, will complete the experience.

Cost: $40 + HST/Per person (+ $5 at the door)

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Where: Avondale United Church, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.html
AM I THERE YET? A CABARET BY NATHAN CARROL
After a 5-year hiatus that ended in May, Nathan Carroll makes his Stratford debut with his own brand of cabaret. Mixing comic storytelling and creative mash-ups with the songs of Sheryl Crowe, Alanis Morissette, Ariana Grande, and many more. A snack menu along with drinks will be available for purchase before and during the show.    

Cost: $28.50/Per person (Includes HST & fees)

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 7 pm - 9:45 pm
Where: The Red Rabbit, Stratford, 64 Wellington Street
Contact: 1-226-766-8655
www.derekagkelly.com/strictlystratford
JOHN PENNOYER ARTIST'S TALK
Join us to hear acclaimed theatre designer and artist, John Pennoyer, talk about his new paintings, currently on display in Agora Gallery's Summer Exhibition. After graduating from McMaster University, Pennoyer began his theatre career as a props apprentice at the Stratford Festival in 1972 and went on to study design under Daphne Dare, Stratford's first Head of Design. He has designed many memorable productions over the years for the Stratford Festival, as well as for the National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Le Theatre Francaise de Toronto, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, Le Theatre du Trident in Quebec, The Banff Festival, Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox MA, Minneapolis Children's Theatre, The Welsh National Opera and Tawandang Brewery in Bangkok. Pennoyer currently lives in Halifax, where he lectures in Costume Studies at Dalhousie University.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 11 am - 11:30 am
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
MUSICAL BRUNCH, FEATURING JULIA SEAGER-SCOTT | HARP - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Wonderful music and delicious cuisine in one of Stratford’s most elegant dining settings.  The Prune Restaurant hosts the ninth annual series of weekend Musical Brunches, this year featuring celebrated musicians who return to perform masterpieces by J.S. Bach and family on their harps, cello, guitars and Baroque violins. Harp, featuring Julia Seager-Scott Bach & His Composer Sons

Cost: $49.50/Per person (wine, tax and service not incl.)

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Where: The Prune Restaurant, Stratford, 151 Albert Street
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.php
FAMILY HIKE TROUT CREEK
Terrain: moderate, Pace: medium to slow, Distance: 2.6 KM. Meet at 2 pm behind Boston Pizza parking lot. Drive/car pool to hike start point. Route takes us along crop land, into mature Carolinian woodlot with wild flowers, and along banks of Trout Creek ( tributary of Thames River). A scavenger hunt activity will focus on some of Nature's wonders. Walk tailored to ages 4 and up. Bring water . Wear comfortable footwear (no sandals). Refreshments at end walk. No dogs allowed please. Dependent on good weather. Check website for cancellation and updates. www.avontrail.ca. RSVP Bernard at berngowa@gmail.com to join hike.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 2 pm - 7 pm
Where: Boston Pizza, Stratford, 729 Erie Street
www.AvonTrail.ca
SUMMER NIGHT MARKET
Come and enjoy an evening of music, food and drink while you peruse local, artisan vendors in the beautiful gardens at The Bruce Hotel!   The Night Markets are free to attend other than what you require for food and beverage enjoyment. Family friendly. Live music. Restaurant and bar available. August 20 September 17 October 22
When: Monday Aug. 20th, 2018
Time: 5 pm - 10 pm
Where: The Bruce Hotel, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100
https://www.facebook.com/events/2144860069126880/
RON SEXSMITH PRESENTS SONGS FROM DEER LIFE - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Juno award-winner Ron Sexsmith is one of the finest songwriters of his generation. For his latest project he published Deer Life, a fairy tale centred around a boy named Deryn Hedlight and his mysterious transformation into a deer at the hands of an evil sorceress. In this concert presentation, Stratford Summer Music presents the première performance of Ron Sexsmith’s new Songs from Deer Life. to spin this musical tale of magic, deception and bravery, Sexsmith teams up on stage with musicians from Stratford’s INNERchamber, Music Director Andrew Chung, vocalist Barbara Fulton, narrator Mike Nadajewski and orchestrations by Ben Bolt-Martin. The VIP package includes reserved front-rows seating (ROWS - A-B-C-D-E) and a post-performance party with the musicians, hospitality by Pazzo Taverna & Pizzeria.

Cost: $40 + HST/Per person (+ $5 at the door) | VIP Seats $65 + HST/Per person

When: Monday Aug. 20th, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Avondale, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.html
VOCAL ACADEMY MASTER CLASS - NATHALIE PAULIN - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
The Vocal Academy at Stratford Summer Music will offer intensive training in professional preparation (opera, oratorio, art song) and in performance skills for graduate, post-graduate, and early professional-level singers and for two pianists pursuing a career in vocal accompaniment.  Participants will receive daily individual sessions with the internationally renowned faculty and will take part in Master Classes which will be open to the public.  The program will culminate in a opera gala with the participants.

Cost: Pay What You Can

When: Monday Aug. 20th, 2018
Time: 10 am
Where: The Music Salon at the Avondale, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.html
PLAY ME, I'M YOURS - PIANO PROJECT | CLOSE - STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC
Yours to enjoy…four beautifully decorated pianos, painted by local artists, James Colbeck, Allan Dhingra, Lasha Mutual and Maxine Noel, each of whom has chosen a theme for one piano – nature, history, ethnology, philately.  Play Me, I’m Yours returns by popular request for the fourth year on the streets of downtown Stratford.  

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Aug. 19th, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Where: For location, please see our website
Contact: 519.271.2101
https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/page.php?id=3&name=home.php
STEPS TO STARDOM EXHIBITION
Steps to Stardom, tells the story of Justin Bieber’s meteoric rise from busking on the steps of the Avon Theatre to becoming one of the most popular pop stars in the world. The exhibit, created by the Museum in conjunction with Justin and his family, was given access to hundreds of items – awards, clothing, pictures, credentials, personal letters and even running shoes and we are now in the process of choosing the items for exhibit. In addition, a number of things have come forward from Stratford residents that have also been offered to the Museum — team pictures, hockey jackets, drum sets that were used by Justin long before he was an international pop star. The exhibit tells the story of the Stratford native’s career from those early years – busking in Stratford and performing in local talent shows – to the largest venues and stages in the world. Photo credit:  Stratford Perth Archives, The Beacon Herald collection.  July 2002.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (HST will be added to these admission prices upon paying)

When: Open Daily from May. 1st – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
JANE TINGLEY: PLANT (IPOD) INSTALLATION
The Plant(iPod)Installation explores the active relationship between objects in the space of the gallery, and the body of the viewer. Predominantly sculptural in nature, the installation is comprised of eight plant/prosthetic objects of various shapes and sizes, spread out in a grid like fashion throughout the gallery, and spaced about one and a half meters apart. The organically shaped objects house embedded houseplants. They visually reference tree like forms, or, more specifically trees that have been coppiced, or pollarded, which are forms of pruning that encourage new growth. Each of the sculptural objects include a built in subwoofer with metal branches rising from it, to hold the two small speakers close to the leafy part of the plant, and function as a sound system. Individually, the objects contain both sensors and speakers, so that the sound being played to the plants is directly affected by the viewer’s location and proximity.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
STORIES OF STRATFORD - DOWNTOWN HERITAGE WALK
Come join us on a scenic tour of Stratford's historic downtown core.  Taking approximately one hour, this guided tour will take you along a route filled with beautiful architecture and many interesting tales of Stratford's past.  What famous inventor stayed here in the 1860's?  What could Jack the Ripper have to do with Stratford?  What happened on November 23, 1897?  Find the answers to these questions and more as you delve into the rich heritage of our beautiful city. Photo credit to the Stratford Perth Archives.

Cost: $7/Per person (includes HST)

When: Open Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri. from Jul. 4th – Aug. 31st, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Meet at the Visitors' Information Centre, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca
AMANDA MCCAVOUR: POPPIES
Artist Talk: Sunday, September 30th 2 PM Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who explores the 2D and 3D elements of line through large fibre installations. Intrigued by the assumed vulnerability of thread and its possibility for strength and structure over fragility, McCavour brings her line drawings to life through experimentation with thread. Describing her own work as being “drawings that are made out of thread”, she takes inspiration from her surroundings to sew to life by crossing threads together and over each other, onto fabric that dissolves in water, to create strength. Poppies is an installation comprised of hundreds of fibre poppies created by Amanda McCavour, suspended in the air in the gallery space.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
BOUQUETS OF BLISS EXHIBIT
An exhibit featuring floral artifacts from Castle Kilbride’s collection in honour of the Wilmot Horticultural Society’s 50th Anniversary. 

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from May. 1st – Sep. 9th, 2018
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
CHRONICLE: 25 YEARS AT THE CANADIAN CLAY & GLASS GALLERY EXHIBITION
Explore the archives of The Clay & Glass as it celebrate a quarter century of silica arts. Unearthed from the vaults, this exhibit reflects on 25 years of the people and events that have shaped the Gallery’s history. Curated by Tsukiko Keogh & Andrew Bucsis Opening Reception for The Glass Canvas, April 17, 1994. Visitors contemplating stained glass work by Stuart Reid - Photo

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from May. 5th – Sep. 2nd, 2018
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
HARPER LEE: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD EXHIBITION
Harper Lee grew up in tiny Monroe, Alabama, and every year thousands of fans of the book, and the iconic movie, descend on the community where some of the movie was filmed. The Monroe County Museum is creating an exhibition exclusive for the Stratford Perth Museum that celebrates the life of the author and tells the story of To Kill a Mockingbird in her own words.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (Plus HST)

When: Open Daily from Jul. 24th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
SILVANA BRUNI: GLASS QUILTS | MEDITATIONS IN MOTHERHOOD
Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16th 2 PM Through materials found in her surroundings, Silvana Bruni explores space and texture with items as simple as a scribbled note or the stamping and tracing of her baby daughter’s toys. While her main canvas is often Plexiglas, she has also explored with various found items such as windows discovered at the side of the road. Layering glass creates depth to each scene her mind decides to create. The found items welcome a sense of surprise and the lack of control encourages and allows freedom, intuition and spontaneity in her creation process.  In her latest project, Glass Quilts; Meditations in Motherhood, Bruni and her baby daughter explore with painted footprints, and the work is finished off by found materials. These recordings of her daughter’s foot and hand prints and marks are precious moments captured through art. Bruni simply enhances the marks her daughter has left in hopes of further bringing out what she sees. This project is the exploration of life and the experiences it holds.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
KARAOKE SUNDAYS
Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party! No cover and must be 19 years or older.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 9:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 pm - 2 am
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford, 26 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com
SUMMER EXHIBITION - AGORA GALLERY
AGORA GALLERY is pleased to announce its 5th annual Summer Exhibition, featuring a wide range of art by some of your favourite Stratford artists!  Includes paintings by Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Paul Brunelle, Tom Campbell, Kathryn Friis, Antony John, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, John Pennoyer, Stacey Stuart, as well as glass work by Tanya Lyons and photography by Allan Davey, Luc Forsyth, Terry Manzo and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.  The exhibition will change throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new ones will be put on display.  Throughout the summer, join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from Jul. 3rd – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 8 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
PERSONALITIES OF STRATFORD - RIVER WALK HERITAGE TOUR
Come join us on a guided tour of Stratford’s scenic Avon River and its surrounding residential areas.  Take pictures and ask questions as you see the homes of some of Stratford's most interesting figures and learn their stories.  Visit some of Stratford's most beloved landmarks and get acquainted with some of our fine-feathered ambassadors, the swans. Photo credit to the Stratford Perth Archives.

Cost: $7/Per person (HST included)

When: Open Sun. to Mon. from Jul. 8th – Aug. 27th, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Meet at the Visitors' Information Centre, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca
STRATFORD'S SLOW FOOD SUNDAY MARKET
Featuring Perth County's local produce, meats, breads, cheese, coffee, pastries, preserves, prepared foods, handmade artisanal products, gluten free and vegan options.  Stratford's Slow Food Market runs every Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm. From May to mid-November, the market is outdoors.  From mid-November to April, the market is indoors.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 10:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Market Square, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca
THEN, NOW AND NEXT EXHIBITION CURATED BY SHEILA MCMATH
The Gallery’s 25th Anniversary exhibition, Then, Now and Next is an invitational show featuring six acclaimed Canadian artists, Samantha Dickie, Susan Edgerley, Irene Frolic, Zachari Logan, Audie Murray and Peter Powning. The exhibition celebrates artists at various stages of their careers. Some have a long history with the Gallery; all are making their mark in contemporary ceramics and glass.  The exhibition also includes an In Memoriam section, which pulls work from the Gallery's collection and pays tribute to the makers of ceramic, glass and enamel art that we have lost over the past 256 years.   A significant ceramic work by Tony Urquhart will pay tribute to Jacques Israelievitch, a longtime collector and supporter of ceramic artists.   All We Can Do Is Keep Breathing (detail), 2018. Samantha Dickie. Photo: Cathie Ferguson

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Apr. 8th – Sep. 2nd, 2018
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
ART IN THE PARK STRATFORD
The Stratford Art in the Park Association celebrates its 50th season starting May 19, 2018. The group presents an outdoor juried fine art /craft show and sale along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and Tom Patterson Theatre.   Meet the artists in this idyllic setting along the tree lined riverside every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting / 10 am to 5 pm) throughout the Summer and into the Fall. Free Parking, Free Admittance & Handicap Accessible

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed., Sat. from May. 19th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Weather permitting)
Where: Lakeside Drive Park between the Tom Patterson and the Stratford Festival Theatres, Stratford
http://artintheparkstratford.ca
BICYCLE RENTALS
Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day

When: Open Daily from May. 19th – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 7 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
GERARD BRENDER A BRANDIS: A GATHERING OF FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 11th at 10:45 AM Gerard Bender à Brandis, born in Holland but now settled in Stratford, Ontario, first found his interest for the arts in third grade. He brings form and content together through his works and by combining his talents in wood engraving, paper-making, typesetting, printing, bookbinding and dyeing, he creates his own hand-made books. With a solo exhibition almost every year since 1965, Brender à Brandis has been engraving small and immaculately detailed wooden blocks for more than fifty years. He is known for his restoration of the “forgotten wonderments of the world around us”, ranging from the exact detail of a single flower to an abandoned barn. This exhibition of his work features original wood engravings from his book ‘A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare’.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
JULIET III CRUISE BOAT TOURS
The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River.  There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially there has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there also was a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-17 years)

When: Open Daily from May. 19th – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 7 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
AVON BOAT RENTALS
Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?   Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not wee why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?   More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

Cost: $23/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $18/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)

When: Open Daily from May. 19th – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 7 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
READ ALL ABOUT IT EXHIBIT
For the past 160 years, community newspapers have played an integral role in St. Marys. This exhibit will explore changes in media and big headlines that impacted the community.

Cost: Admission by Donation

When: Open Daily from Jul. 2nd – Aug. 31st, 2018
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm - Mon-Fri, 1 pm - 4:30 pm - Sat & Sun
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
LOCAL'S NIGHT AT THE BRUCE
Every Monday we will host a Local's Night, featuring unique cuisine from a different region/country from around the world every week.  Food will be served family sharing style and is $35/Per person.  Reservations are recommended but not mandatory.  Whether you are here for the day or your lifetime, everyone is considered a local on Local's Night.

Cost: $35/Per person

When: Open Mondays from Jun. 4th – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: The Bruce Hotel Restaurant, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100
www.thebruce.ca
THE ROARING TWENTIES: CHILDHOOD DREAMS EXHIBIT
To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Laura Louise Livingston, this exhibit highlights influences from her youth during the 1920s.  Laura Louise lived an opulent childhood which nourished a lifelong love of the arts.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Price includes HST)

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from Mar. 31st – Dec. 22nd, 2018
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL: SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS....EXHIBITION
A new permanent exhibition that celebrates the early days of the Stratford Festival.  The exhibition tells the theatre’s story – from the dream of Tom Patterson, through its humble beginnings in a tent but buoyed by the likes of Alec Guinness and Tyrone Guthrie, to its current position as one of the premier repertory theatres in the world.  

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (Plus HST)

When: Open Daily from Jul. 24th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
2018 CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Wednesday and Sunday summer evening concert series are provided by the Kiwanis Club of Stratford and the Stratford Concert Band and take place in the beautiful setting of Upper Queen's Park.  Bring your family and friends and lawn chairs to experience the live performance of music!  June 24          Metropolitan Silver Band of Toronto  June 27          Stratford Concert Band  July 1             NO CONCERT  July 4             Stratford Concert Band  July 8             Strings and Traps  July 11           Stratford Concert Band  July 15           Festival City Big Band  July 18           Stratford Concert Band  July 22           Weston Silver Band  July 25           Stratford Concert Band  July 29           Michael Kelly Cavan  August 1         Stratford Concert Band  August 5         Kitchener Musical Society Band  August 8         Stratford Concert Band  August 12       Summer Festival Wind Ensemble  August 15       Stratford Concert Band  August 19       Waterloo Concert Band  August 22       Stratford Concert Band  August 26       Upside of Maybe  August 29       Stratford Concert Band  September 2   Dixon and Company 

Cost: Donations greatly accepted

When: Open Sun., Wed. from Jul. 4th – Sep. 2nd, 2018
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Upper Queens Park Bandshell, Stratford, 1 Richard Monette Way
www.stratfordconcertband.com