What's On in Stratford and Area Sunday April 30, 2017 to Monday May 1, 2017
STARS OF THE KIWANIS FESTIVAL

Join us for the finale of the 2017 Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts. This magical evening showcases award-winning performances from throughout the Festival and a series of distinctive awards will be presented to honoured participants.

Cost: Donations

When: Monday May. 1st, 2017
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
Where: Avondale United Church, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue
Contact: 519 273-3011
www.kiwanisfestivalstratford.com
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH WITH THE BLURRY PICKERS & FRIENDS

On the last Sunday of every month (except June, July, August and December) the Local Community Food Centre hosts the Bluegrass Brunch. Bluegrass music by the Blurry Pickers & Friends served alongside a delicious brunch!

Cost: Pay What You Want (All Donations to support the Local CFC)

When: Sunday Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm
Where: The Local Community Food Centre, 612 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2P1
Contact: 519 508 3663 ext. 3
www.thelocalcfc.org
FASHIONING HISTORY: CLOTHING & SOCIETY - LECTURE SERIES BY JOSEPH HISEY

Aftermath:  Youth & The Next Generation

Join us for an insightful, informative series that looks at the effect of textiles and clothing on the development of western society.
Beginning in the late medieval period, lecturer Joseph Hisey will lead us through a 500 year survey of the socio-economic and political aspects of cloth and its expression through personal identity and dress.  His presentations are enlightening, revealing and witty.  
To register, contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs.

Cost: $10/Per person

When: Sunday Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Road
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
REVIVAL HOUSE HIGH TEA

Revival House Afternoon High Tea, now offered monthly on the last Sunday of the month with seatings from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Each Revival House High Tea afternoon features three distinct blends of Sloane Fine Tea served on beautiful Royal Albert china from the Miranda Kerr collection.

The tea menu complements house-baked scones and preserves, both sweet and savoury, along with sandwiches and other dainties, within the elegant setting of Revival House.  It's the perfect experience for any special occasion. Tickets are available on-line on or before Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12 pm. 

Cost: $45/A, $25/CH (Under 12 years of age) plus a handling fee and HST

When: Sunday Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Revival House, Stratford, 70 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-273-3424
www.revival.house
EROSION: RECENT WORKS IN GLASS BY JERRE DAVIDSON EXHIBITION

FUSE, an ongoing initiative of the Gallery Shop at The Clay & Glass, is a diverse exhibition series featuring selected works for sale, created by Gallery Shop artists and special guests.

In Erosion, Jerre Davidson’s sculptural glass is a continuing exploration of the relationship between movement, music and the landscape. All changes to the terrain occur through movement, whether by erosion, weathering, or rapid processes such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. This movement is recorded in the lines and rhythms of the landscape, which in turn evoke memories of dance and music. “Movement and music have been an integral part of my early life, and the relationship between dance and the landscape is a primary component of my work.”

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Apr. 24th – May. 21st, 2017
Time: 11 pm - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
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 theme 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.
Why "Perth UP"? The Maple Leaf "UP" was an ubiquitous marker during the Second World War pointing the way to Canadian front lines. "61" represented the Perth Regiment.

 

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

When: Open Daily from Apr. 18th – Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34, R.R.5
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
KARAOKE SUNDAYS

Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 9:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 pm - 1 am
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford, 26 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART

Captain 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 logo, was the editor-in-chief of The Perthonian and an illustrator for the Royal Military College Journal. 

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

When: Open Daily from Apr. 18th – Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
SLOW FOOD SUNDAY MARKET

Featuring Perth County's best locally produced food, drink and crafts. Stratford's Slow Food Market runs every Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm. From May to mid-October, the market is located in Market Square, behind City Hall. During the winter, the market can be found at Falstaff Family Centre, just across the William Hutt Bridge at the corner of Waterloo and William Streets.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 10:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Family Falstaff Centre, Stratford, 135 Waterloo Street
www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca
KEN NICOL: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE ORDER EXHIBITION

Ken Nicol’s work reflects his obsession with collecting and repetition. ‘Obsessive Compulsive Order’ is a collection of work from the artist that showcases his use of a variety of materials, which includes works on paper, as well as everyday objects. Each piece echoes the artist’s methodical and laborious process to his work, as well as his life.
Nicol is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist who studied at the Ontario College of Art and at the Sheridan College, Toronto. His work has been exhibited in Miami, Chicago, New York, Winnipeg, and Toronto. 
Image Detail: Ken Nicol, Disassembled Clock

 

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 18th – May. 5th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
CULTURAL TOPOGRAHIES: THE COMPLEXITIES OF HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN CANADA EXHIBITION

This exhibition features concept-driven artworks in ceramic and glass that explore identity, culture and history in Canada. Exhibiting artists include: Ann Beam, Adrian Blackwell, Laurent Craste, Chris Curreri, Léopold L. Foulem, Mathieu Grodet, David R. Harper, Sarah Maloney, Kelly Mark, Nadia Myre, Tasman Richardson and Tim Whiten.

These artworks are outstanding examples of the potential of ceramic and glass art works to examine the complexities of our culture, inspiring fresh perspectives and new considerations.

Curated by Julie Rene de Cotret.

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Apr. 9th – Aug. 24th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
THE FACING PAGE: ILLUSTRATIONS BY SCOTT MCKOWEN FOR JANE URQUHART'S A NUMBER OF THINGS EXHIBITION

Jane Urquhart celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial with a rich collection of essays inspired by fifty quintessential (and often surprising) Canadian objects. Scott McKowen spent eighteen months tracking down each of the objects on Jane’s list capturing them in his distinctive and exquisite scratchboard illustrations. This exhibition, featuring 45 original engravings for the book, looks at the celebration of a uniquely formed Canadian Identity and Iconography as interpreted through the dual lenses of an artist and writer and the relationship that is formed between image and text.
Image: Detail of Scott McKowen illustration

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 18th – May. 5th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
ST. MARYS STATION GALLERY EXHIBIT: THEATRE DESIGN

Set and Costume Designs: A retrospective of past productions and new work by Cameron Porteous.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 18th – May. 6th, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Train Station, St. Marys, 5 James Street North
Contact: Cameron Porteous 416-523-8899
PAPER EFFECTS: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, CURATED BY ANN MARIE STASIUK AND RICK MATTHEWS

Paper Effects is an exhibition of works drawn from Gallery Stratford’s permanent collection, which includes a variety of media - drawings, etchings, paintings, photography, and woodcuts – with subject matter that is equally diverse.  These works on paper, most of them black and white, are all original works found in the Gallery’s permanent collection, and selected by Community Curators, Ann Marie Stasiuk and Rick Matthews. The marks that an artist choses to place on the surface of a piece of paper may be bold and graphic or subtle and muted.
Gallery Stratford is excited to showcase this work, that has all been selected by two members of our community.

Image Detail: Harold Town, Chaplin & Cherrill in Tillies Punctured, lithograph, 20x14 inches

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Apr. 18th – May. 5th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
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 Apr. 24th – May. 19th, 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
THE DOCTOR IS IN EXHIBITION

Visit the Citizens of St. Marys Gallery to learn about the early prominent doctors of our community.  

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from Apr. 24th – May. 19th, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca