June 2nd, 2010

Hi all

Looks like this week is going to be a two-post week!  There is so much coming up that I'm going to have to split it up, otherwise, you will all get bored and not bother reading the full thing.  Here's what I have for starters:

  • The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) are hosting a 'What's in a Name?' Wine-Testing on Friday, June 4th. Featuring wines from France, Australia, Argentina, Italy and California, Michael Robinson will be presenting a tasting of 6 wines with very unusual names, such as Whispering Angel, Bad Boy and Bird in Hand. The cost is $30 for , $35 for non-members and $250 for a table of 10. Tickets are available online at www.bdatix.comDetails are on the attached poster.

  • Hype Energy & V² Studio presents The Annual Majorette, Dance and Gombey Extravaganza on Saturday, June 5th from 4pm until 10pm at Shelly Bay Field. This is a community family fun day and in addition to the dance performances, there will be funcastles, food stalls, face-painting, live entertainment and much more. Music is being provided by I-MEGA Sound and the event is sponsored by Pepsi, Aquafina, BermyNet and Hype Energy Drink. Admission is free!

  • Another showing of locally-filmed documentary, Where the Whales Sing, will be at BAMZ Aquarium Hall on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm. The film will be followed by wine, cheese and chit-chat and tickets are available on www.bdatix.com at a price of $17 for members and $22 for non-members.

  • Director of the famed Ailey School, Denise Jefferson is the host of A Special Hour of Dance at City Hall Theatre on Thursday, June 10th at 7pm. Presented by March Limited in partnership with the National Dance Foundation of Bermuda, the one-hour programme features Bermudian dancers Eric Bean Jr., Sierra-Renae DeSilva, Shomeiko Ingham and Karissa Roberts as well as the New York-city based Francesca Harper Project, fresh from their fifth anniversary engagement at The Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Tickets are $10 from www.bdatix.com and there is limited seating available. Here's the poster

  • Have you all been having them secretly without telling me or has there really not been a booze cruise in ages? Anyway, some of you will be pleased to know that the M.R Onions FC World Cup Fever Booze Cruise is coming up on Friday, June 11th.  The boat will leave Albuoys Point at 9pm and tickets ($50 for all you can drink) are available from Darragh at darragh.odonoghue@citi.comHere's the poster .

  • The annual reggae event is back!  Culture Shock presents Peace Inna De Streetz at Snorkel Park on Saturday, June 19th from 8pm until 3am. The line-up features Tarrus Riley, Serani, Bugle, Konshens, G-Whizz, MC Richie B from Jamaica 's Hot 102 fm, Bermudian DJs Three the Hardway ( Donnie, Gibbo & Blacka) and local performers Ninja Cutty and Jade. Tickets are $100 in advance or $125 at the gate and are available from People's Pharmacy, Music World, CJ's Jewelers, Steel City and Destiny's Nails. Here's the flyer with details.

  • The Jackson School Of Performing Arts Annual Summer Dance Recital presents 'Hall of Fame' Mozart to Michael Jackson.  This will showcase Ballet, Jazz, Modern,Tap, and Hip Hop and will run from June 23rd until June 26th at City Hall. Tickets cost £35 for adults ($30 for children aged 12 and under) and are available from www.bdatix.com.  Here's the flyer.

  • The dates for this year's Bermuda Music Festival have been announced! Mark your calendars for September 30th until October 2nd.  No details of the line-up yet but I'll let you know if I hear anything!


Quick Recap

BSOA What's in a Name? Wine-Tasting - June 4th

Annual Majorette, Dance and Gombey Extravaganza - June 5th

An Indian Night for Planet Earth - June 8th

Where the Whales Sing– June 10th 

A Special Hour of Dance - June 10th

MR Onions Booze Cruise – June 11th

Newport Race – June 18th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - June 19th

Culture Shock "Peace inna de Streetz" - June 19th

Jackson School of Performing Arts Dance Recital – June 23rd to 26th

Rubber Duck Derby – June 26th

Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - July 17th

Hamilton Princess History Tour - August 14th
Bermuda Music Festival 2010 - September 30th to October 2nd

Coming in the next post, the Rubber Duck Derby, the Pump It Up High-Heel Race and more!




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