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Express Yourself

  • Express Yourself, Perfect Image Studio, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 4 Minutes
  • The Stage: 51 Main St. W.

The Encore Experience! Return to express your inner creativity with body art or jewellery. For twenty years, Perfect Image Studios have focused on offering clients exceptional tattooing and piercing services in clean, bright, modern facilities using quality equipment and body jewellery. Brands include Dione & Aphrodite, No Pull Piercing Disc, NeoMetal, Ether, BVLA and more. See also a wide selection of clothing, art and accessories. PerfectImage.ca

Script Notes: Please call the shop for hours.

Backstage Notes: 519-238-1649; grandbend@perfectimage.ca.

To Be or Not To Be – Vegan or Carnivore

  • To Be or Not to Be – Vegan or Carnivore, Aunt Gussie’s Country Dining, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 5 Minutes
  • The Stage: 135 Ontario St. S.

The Encore Experience! Return to taste explore the newest items on the menu at Aunt Gussie’s Country Dining, one of the area’s favourite and long-standing restaurants. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and raw-vegan options share the stage with homestyle favourites. Local beer, wine, cider and cocktails are also options as are kombucha tea drinks. As for your Holiday Inn special. AuntGussies.ca

Script Notes: Open year-round; Tuesdays to Sundays 8am-8pm.

Backstage Notes: 519-238-6786; auntgussies@hay.net.

The Originals

  • The Originals, Gallery on Main Street, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 4 Minutes
  • The Stage: 14 Main St. W.

The Encore Experience! Return to pick out an original piece of art as a souvenir of your visit to Lake Huron’s shoreline. Receive a 10% discount on presentation of your Drayton Entertainment ticket. Gallery on Main Street is both studio and gallery to Victor Alderson and Mark McLean. Open year-round, you’ll find works in oil, acrylic, photography, watercolour, graphite and even drift wood. Custom framing available. Facebook.com/gallery-on-main-street-grand-bend -2008163756061770/

Script Notes: Open daily at Noon on Holiday Inn performance days*.

Backstage Notes: 226-927-7508 or 519-383-4349; aldersonvictor@gmail.com; markmclean49@gmail.com.

Bing Crosby & White Christmas Special

  • Bing Crosby & White Christmas Specials, The Colonial Hotel, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 4 Minutes
  • The Stage: 1 Main St. W.

The Encore Experience! Return to dine on a Bing Crosby lunch or dinner special accompanied by a White Christmas cocktail. Available on all Holiday Inn performance dates*. The Colonial Hotel has been owned and operated by three generations of the same family (73 years)! Known as Grand Bend’s “watering hole”, hang out where the locals do.

Script Notes: Open daily. Main dining room 8am-9pm; Rod & Gun Lounge 8am-11pm.

Backstage Notes: 519-238-2371; colonialhotel@hay.net.

Cue the Weekend

  • Cue the Weekend, The Colonial Hotel, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 4 Minutes
  • The Stage: 1 Main St. W.

The Encore Experience! Return to “cue” or start your weekend at Grand Bend’s oldest accommodation provider with live music in the Rod & Gun Lounge every Friday and Saturday evening. See if you can catch tap-happy Holiday Inn songs mixed in to the shows. The Colonial Hotel has been owned and operated by three generations of the same family (73 years)! Known as Grand Bend’s “watering hole”, hang out where the locals do enjoying a beverage and music.

Script Notes: Open daily. Main dining room 8am-9pm; Rod & Gun Lounge 8am-11pm.

Backstage Notes: 519-238-2371; colonialhotel@hay.net.

Fall Into Broadway Classic Movie Festival

  • “Fall into Broadway” Classic Movie Festival, Kiwanis Kineto Theatre, Forest
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 31 Minutes
  • The Stage: 24 King St. W.

The Encore Experience! Return to star gaze with Broadway-themed movies at one of Canada’s oldest, theatres – the Kiwanis Kineto Theatre. Whether it’s a movie about Broadway or a Broadway musical made into a movie, it fits the playbill. Catch a viewing of On the Town, Oklahoma, The King and I, Carousel, South Pacific, Oliver!, Grease, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables or Jersey Boys. Movies run 8pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Opened in 1917, the Kineto has been in continuous operation for more than 100 years. Today’s theatre experience offers comfortable seats, updated sound equipment and modern digital projection systems. Kineto.ca

Script Notes: 2D shows – $6; 3D shows – $8. Prices same for all ages and include tax. Interac direct payment, cash or Kineto Gift Cards accepted. Snack booth sells chips, popcorn, candy and beverages and accepts cash or Interac direct payment.

Backstage Notes: 519-786-2303; info@kineto.ca.

Fun Fact: The Kiwanis Kineto Theatre got its name from the “Kineto” brand brass motion picture projector imported from England in 1905. In 1977, the theatre was sold to the Kiwanis Club of Forest which has owned and operated the theatre ever since.

Christmas Tea & Gingerbread

  • Christmas Tea & Gingerbread, Forest Glen Herb Farm and B&B, Lambton Shores
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 29 Minutes
  • The Stage: 8333 Glendale Dr.

The Encore Experience! Return to savour complimentary Christmas Tea with home-made gingerbread on Encore Performance days*. Owner Cynthia Cook hosts a variety of classes and workshops focused on growing culinary and fragrant herbs, flowers and plants that can be re-created into teas, vinegars, jams and other edibles and fragrant and colourful wreaths. Why not create your own Christmas Bouquet and browse the gardens and dried herb and flower store. Cynthia is celebrating 36 years of the herb farm’s operation. ForestGlenHerbFarm.com

Script Notes: Fee of $18 for Christmas wreath materials and instruction. Bed & breakfast open to theatre patrons, king or queen $150, includes breakfast. Lemon lavender tea also available.

Backstage Notes: Daily 10am-5pm, year-round; 519-899-4372; sales@forestglenherbfarm.com.

A Wine Tasting & Pairings Affair

  • A Wine Tasting & Pairings Affair, Alton Farms Estate Winery, Plympton-Wyoming
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 37 Minutes
  • The Stage: 5547 Aberarder Line

The Encore Experience! Return to sip and sample a variety of wines at Huron Shores oldest winery. Alton Farms Estate Winery will host tastings on the patio or in the wine bar featuring wine paired with selected premium cheeses and chocolate. Tasting events present six pairings of wines with a combination of cheeses and chocolates, many of which are produced locally. Alton Farms focuses on traditional wine-producing grape varietals like chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, riesling and others. Wood-fired pizza available on weekends. AltonFarmsEstateWinery.com

Script Notes: Taste and pair six wines with six different types of cheese and chocolate for $50 per person (includes fees and taxes). Advance reservation required. Bookable on September 13, 15, 19, 22, 27 and 29.

Backstage Notes: Wednesday to Sunday, Noon to 6pm; 519-899-2479; info@altonfarmsestatewinery.com.

Encore Paint Ontario

  • Encore Paint Ontario, Huron Shores Concert Hall, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 4 Minutes
  • The Stage: 25 Main Street West

The Encore Experience: Return to view the Paint Ontario permanent collection at the Huron Shores Concert Hall. For the first time, the entire collection will be on public display at one location and newly-renovated Huron Shores Concert Hall is thrilled to host the collection September 13 to 30, 2018. Paint Ontario is Ontario’s foremost juried art competition for representational artists. Each year, an outstanding painting is selected to become part of the permanent collection. huronshoresunitedchurch.com

Script Notes: Admission by donation. Exhibit open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm; Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

Backstage Notes: Huron Shores Concert Hall is bathed in natural light and is an outstanding art display venue.; 519-238-2402; huronshoresunitedchurch@gmail.com

Brunch with the Actors

  • Brunch with the Actors, Pine Dale Motor Inn, Grand Bend
  • Time to Huron Country Playhouse: 5 Minutes
  • The Stage: 107 Ontario St. S.

The Encore Experience: Return for a Wednesday evening performance of Holiday Inn and stay with us in our peaceful accommodations. The next morning, build-up your appetite in our indoor saltwater pool, whirpool and sauna and then enjoy a sumptuous brunch with actors from Holiday Inn. Actors have the best stories and anecdotes! Join in the fun and hear about their lives and on-stage experiences. PineDale.on.ca/brunch-with-the-actors

Script Notes: Starting at $150 per night, plus taxes and fees. Limited brunch seating. Reserve early to avoid disappointment. Brunch-only option also available.

Backstage Notes: Pine Dale Motor Inn open year-round; 519-238-2231; info@pinedale.on.ca.