What's On in Stratford and Area Thursday February 20, 2020 to Friday February 21, 2020
2020 BOAR'S HEAD ENTERTAINMENT
Sean Pinchon - With sultry sounds and elegant verse, Sean’s down-to-earth and easy going personality compliments the energetic charisma he projects on stage. 

Cost: Free

When: Friday Feb. 21st, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford, 161 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1400
queensinnstratford.ca
MASAKI SUSHI POP-UP AT THE PARLOUR INN
Niagara-on-the-Lake's Masaki Sushi is holding pop-up dinners and lunchs at the Parlour Inn Hotel. At Masaki Sushi each dish a work of culinary art. Each meal an experience. This is your chance to taste sushi using only the finest seafood brought in straight from Japan.   Call for reservations at 519-271-2772 today.
When: Feb. 18th until Feb. 20th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: The Parlour Steakhouse, Stratford, 101 Wellington St.
Contact: 519-271-2772
theparlour.ca/dining.htm
1917
During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

Cost: $12/Non members, $10/Members

When: Friday Feb. 21st, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: City Hall 2F Auditorium, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: 647-628-0306
queenofthesquare.ca/production/1917/
HISTORIC KITCHENS SEMINAR
Part of the Museum's monthly seminar series, learn about changes in kitchens, cooking tools and food trends from the 1850s to present day. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $12/General admission, $10/Museum members

When: Thursday Feb. 20th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
stmarysmuseum.ca
ST. MARYS HERITAGE FAIR
Taking place at the Pyramid Recreation Centre, this event features many exhibitors from the region. Learn about their heritage related projects, browse their unique collections, and take part in the silent auction! 

Cost: Free

When: Friday Feb. 21st, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Pyramid Recreation Centre, St. Marys, 317 James Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
stmarysmuseum.ca
1917
During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

Cost: $12/Non members, $10/Members

When: Thursday Feb. 20th, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: 1 Wellington Street (City Hall 2F Auditorium), Stratford
Contact: 647-628-0306
queenofthesquare.ca/production/1917/
LITTLE WOMEN
In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together. Nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

Cost: $12/Non members, $10/Members

When: Thursday Feb. 20th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Where: City Hall 2F Auditorium, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: 647-628-0306
queenofthesquare.ca/production/little-women/
MUSIC BINGO AT SCRAN & DRAM SCOTTISH PUBLIC HOUSE
Gather yer friends & join us every Thursday for music bingo! Every week brings a different theme with new songs. Play for 10 minutes or 2 hours - the choice is up tae ye.
When: Thursday, 7:30 PM, year round
Open: Open Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Scran & Dram Scottish Public House, New Hamburg, 338 Waterloo Street
Contact: 519-390-2767
scrananddram.ca/events--live-music.html
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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Dec. 23rd, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
LIBBY OLIVER: SOFT SHELLS EXHIBIT
Libby Oliver:  Soft Shells is produced in collaboration with the Musee de la civilisation Libby Oliver:  Soft Shells is a collateral event in support of Stratford Trashion Week.   Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and the City of Stratford  - The Municipality for their ongoing support. Image Credit: Libby Oliver, Terry Manzo, 2019  

Cost: By Donation

When: Open Daily from Feb. 1st – May. 1st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca
OPERA NOTES
Ever wonder… what the difference is between a cabaletta and cavatina? How about a soprano or soubrette?  Join Ann Reynolds in a journey through opera and find out!  Registration is appreaciated! Feb 7: Toronto: An Opera Town 1825 – 1980 Feb 14: Two’s Company: Opera Duets and Conversations Feb 21: Beautiful Music from Operas and their Stories Feb 28: The Best of Viennese Operetta  

Cost: Free

When: Open Fridays from Feb. 7th – Feb. 28th, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Stratford Public Library Auditorium, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street
Contact: 519-271-0220
stratford.library.on.ca/Opera
JUSTIN BIEBER EXHIBIT 2.0 AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
Steps to Stardom 2.0 is the 2019 relaunch of 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. Dozens of new items have been added to the exhibit, with the assistance of Justin and his family. The exhibit has been extended to the end of 2020. (daily hours extend May until September). Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details. 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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
IRIS HAUSSLER: PROTOTYPES FOR DIRTY LAUNDRY EXHIBIT
Iris Haussler:  Prototypes for Dirty Laundry is a collateral event in conjunction with Stratford Trashion Week.   Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and the City of Stratford  - The Municipality for their ongoing support. Special thanks to Daniel Faria and Daniel Faria Gallery. Image Credit:  Iris Haussler, Prototype (detail), 2018  

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Feb. 1st – May. 1st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART EXHIBIT - STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Dec. 23rd, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
CLAIRE BARTLEMAN: I FOUND A SOFT TASSET TO SECURE MY SENSES AND EXPOSE MY STRENGTH EXHIBIT
Claire Bartleman:  I found a soft tasset to secure my senses and expose my strength is a collateral event with Stratford Trashion Week.   Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and the City of Stratford  - The Municipality for their ongoing support. Image Credit:  Claire Bartleman  

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Feb. 1st – May. 1st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL EXHIBIT AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
A new permanent exhibition that celebrates the early days of the Stratford Festival: Such Stuff As Dreams. 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. Exhibit hours extend May through September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – Dec. 23rd, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES. GOOD THING. The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.   Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person.  Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Jan. 2nd – Mar. 31st, 2020
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
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
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL | CANADIAN GUEST CHEF DINNER SERIES
Under the tutelage of invited Canadian Guest Chefs, Stratford Chefs School students prepare and serve innovative four to six course dinner menus to the public. Tuesday through Saturday from 6:30pm | Prix fixe menus change daily. Dinners include wine pairings and coffee or tea |  $80 per person + taxes. Reservations Required. Visit website for Guest Chefs, Menus and to make Reservations: www.stratfordchef.com or call 519.271.1414.

Cost: $80/Per person includes wine pairings, coffee or tea , plus taxes

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Feb. 4th – Feb. 28th, 2020
Time: Reservations Required
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com
FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE: THE CANADIAN MILITIA EXHIBIT
This exhibit explores the history, role and service of the Canadian Militia from its 16th century origins in New France to the present day. It provides a look into training, pay, uniforms, and weapons, as well as the Militia’s role in St. Marys and along the Grand Trunk Railway. The exhibit is developed around a recently-restored tunic that was worn in the militia cavalry prior to 1843.

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Feb. 18th – Apr. 9th, 2020
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
stmarysmuseum.ca
GOODY TWO SHOES EXHIBIT: PRINTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Goody Two Shoes:  Prints from the Permanent Collection is a collateral event held in conjunction with Stratford Trashion Week.   Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and the City of Stratford  - The Municipality for their ongoing support. Image Credit:  William Ronald, Border Patrol 36/40, 1992, Serigraph  

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Feb. 1st – May. 1st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca
PARADES, PICNICS AND POWER: CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF LABOUR DAY
Exhibit at Stratford-Perth Archives!

Cost: Free

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Feb. 18th – Feb. 28th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Stratford-Perth Archives, Stratford, 4273 Huron Stret
Contact: 519-271-0531, ext 259
perthcounty.ca/archives
DR. MARION OLIVER 1853-1913 EXHIBIT
Dr. Marion Oliver 1853-1913 looks at the life of this Avonbank native who spent many years in India as a doctor and missionary between 1884 and 1911.

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Feb. 18th – Apr. 9th, 2020
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
stmarysmuseum.ca
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 one week (7 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, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
FRIDAY MORNING YOGA IN THE GALLERIES
In our ongoing partnership with the Yoga Chapple, we are excited to offer a weekly drop in Yoga Class in our Galleries every Friday morning at 10 am.    

Cost: $15/Per person ($5 for Yoga Chapple members) which includes a $5 donation to our Exhibition Programs

When: Open Fridays from Feb. 7th – Jun. 26th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca
INDIGENOUS ART EXHIBITION AT THE ST. MARYS STATION GALLERY
Come in before this exhibit is finished! See the indigenous artwork of Maxine Noel, Annette Sullivan, and Penny Christiaans. 

Cost: Free

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Feb. 14th – Feb. 22nd, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: St Marys Station Gallery, St. Marys, 5 James Street, North
Contact: 416-523-8899
stmarysstationgallery.ca
SPACE TO SPOON EXHIBIT
Produced by the Canadian Agricultural and Food Museum, Space to Spoon demonstrates how Space technology benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. It also highlights the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth observation satellite, RADARSAT-2, and its cutting-edge successor, RADARSAT Constellation. Closed for lunch between 12 pm and 1 pm

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Feb. 18th – Apr. 9th, 2020
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
stmarysmuseum.ca