What's On in Stratford and Area Tuesday February 25, 2020 to Wednesday February 26, 2020
MASQUERADE DINNER
Observe Mardi Gras in style while enjoying our Masquerade Dinner.   3-Course Dinner

Cost: $65/Per person (plus tax)

When: Tuesday Feb. 25th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: The Restaurant at the Bruce Hotel, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100
thebruce.ca
BANDARAMA! WITH THE STRATFORD CONCERT BAND
BANDARAMA! is an annual event hosted by the Stratford Concert Band. Featuring local high school groups. This year we have Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools, St Marys DCVI and St Michael CSS.  

Cost: Freewill Offering to Stratford General Hospital Foundation

When: Wednesday Feb. 26th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Stratford Northwestern Seconday School, Stratford, 428 Forman Ave
Contact: 519-949-2409
stratfordconcertband.com
CHANGE HER WORLD PHOTO EXHIBIT AT THE STRATFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
CHANGE HER WORLD is a local Canadian Registered Charity which seeks to promote education opportunities for girls and women in the developing world. Change Her World hopes to inform Canadians, through speaking engagements and education workshops about this global mission and engage these participants in specific projects (ie. fundraising, field trips, advocacy campaigns) allowing them a "hands-on" perspective on this world-wide concern.  We are committed to education, charity and justice.  Please come and view the photo exhibit at the Stratford Public Library from Feb 23 to Feb 29, 2020, during the Library hours. They will be located along the back wall of the library
When: Feb. 24th until Feb. 27th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: Stratford Public Library, Stratford, 19 St. Andrew Street
TRIVIA TUESDAY
Join us for Trivia Tuesday and put some of that random knowledge to the test.  Every week, the prizes will be sponsored by a local brewery and will be awarded to the winning team (teams can be any size). This event is complimentary, the sponsor's beer will be sold at a special price and all are welcome!  No reservations required but recommended.

Cost: Free

When: Open Tuesdays from Feb. 25th – Dec. 29th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: The Restaurant at the Bruce, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100
thebruce.ca
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
AVON TRAIL TUESDAY MORNING RAMBLES
Every Tuesday morning year round, weather permitting. Meet at the 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: 519-273-2233
avontrail.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
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
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
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
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
WINE WEDNESDAY AT THE RESTAURANT AT THE BRUCE
Every Wednesday, our sommelier Emily Kirsch, will have a featured bottle of wine at an incredible discounted price. She will be available to answer your questions as well as recommend food pairings. These bottles will be available for purchase in The Lounge and can be enjoyed either on site (perhaps in front of the fireplace...) or you have the option to take home (please inquire prior to purchasing). For inquiries please call: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100”

Cost: Free (Wine available for purchase)

When: Open Wednesdays from Jan. 22nd – Dec. 30th, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: The Restaurant at The Bruce, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100
thebruce.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. 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