August 18th, 2010
Hope you're all well – for anyone worried about being bored after summer is over, there are lots of upcoming Bermuda events for later in the year already! Here goes:
- The next in the BIFF Film Series is Tiny Furniture, screening at the BUEI Tradewinds Auditorium tomorrow night at 6.30pm (running time is 98 minutes). Tickets are available at the door from 5.30pm at a cost of $8 for Film Club members or $10 for regular tickets. Full details and film synopsis are on http://www.biff.bm/film_series/film_series.html.
- Looking for something a little different to do next Friday? The Bermuda National Trust is presenting The Ultimate Unwind Happy Hour from 5.30pm until 8.30pm outdoors at their headquarters, "Waterville", 2 Pomander Road, Paget. This will feature Homegrown alongside OGS Genesis and is a ticket only event. Tickets are $50 and available from firstname.lastname@example.org. The price includes a 1-year membership with The Bermuda National Trust, a chance to win door prizes from the Stefanel Group and Gorhams and canapes will be served throughout the evening. Here's the flyer.
- Colette Baron-Reid, internationally-renowned intuitive counselor, educator and author is bringing her workshop, The Alchemy of Love, to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Saturday, October 2nd. This workshop is designed to help take the ordinary components of a relationship and turn it into one that is extraordinary by enabling participants to 'learn the truth about soul mates and how to attract and create a relationship that is a recipe for transformation as opposed to a recipe for disaster.' Registration is from 9am until 9.45am with the conference from 10am until 4pm. Tickets are $325 ($300 until September 1st) and available from www.bdatix.com. Here's the flyer and you can find out more about Colette from her website at www.colettebaronreid.com.
- The 27th PGA Grand Slam of Golf this year will take place at the Port Royal Golf Course from October 18th until the 20th. I know almost nothing about golf so I had to research this one a bit – apparently, it is a season-ending showcase of the Major Champions from 2010 where the players vie for the title “Champion of Champions” and a 1.35 million-dollar purse. Participants this year will include: British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen(**UPDATE: Pulled out due to injury and has been replaced by 2001 PGA Champion David Toms), 2010 Masters winner Phil Mickelson (**UPDATE: pulled out due to injury and has been replaced by 2002 British Open Champion Ernie Els), 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell plus PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer. For those of you who know less about golf than me, fear not, I am here to enlighten you. Golf is a game played on a large outdoor course with 18 holes spaced far apart and you have to putt a small, hard ball in these holes. Note that I said putt and not put. The extra t means that the object of the game is to use special sticks to knock the ball into each hole with as few hits as possible. This is apparently fun. For more information on the tournament, see the website at www.pgatour.com.
- Another big sporting event coming in November (Friday the 5th until Friday the 12th) – it’s World Rugby Classic Week! This will be at Bermuda's National Sports Centre and allows ex-international players (teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Argentina, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada and the United States) to represent their country in a high-class competition. A daily game pass is $25 but there are lots of other events going on other than the games themselves – it is generally a week of debauchery. I mean, more than usual. Will update more when I know more! Know nothing about rugby either? Don't worry, I understand rugby really well – I sent out my rugby explanation before and people found it really useful, so here goes: First of all, the players all have a bit of a cuddle in the middle of the field to show that they all love each other really, even if they accidently hurt each other during the game. Then, one of the guys picks up another guy, and they do a fancy Kids-from-Fame move while the second guy throws the ball. Now everyone runs after the ball. It’s not a normal ball, it’s a weird squished ball. Once you get the ball, you have to run away really fast while all the others try to jump on top of you, like in Super Mario Brothers. Then once you get away from everyone, you fall down, and that’s how you score. You are welcome. See www.worldrugby.bm for details. **UPDATE: A breakdown of the various events that week can be found here.
Mambo Nights "Latin Beats: The Evolution of Mambo" – August 11th to 17th
Famous for Fifteen Minutes– August 12th to 21st
Live Latin Music at Sea Breeze Lounge – August 12th to 22nd
Hamilton Princess History Tour– August 14th
BIFF Film Series – Tiny Furniture – August 19th
Gnosis Chocolate sponsored Chocolate Extravaganza – August 27th
The Ultimate Unwind Happy Hour – August 27th
BeBe and CeCe Winans Concert – August 28th
Bermuda's first Argentine Tango Festival – September 2nd to 5th
Mariners RFC School Disco Rugby Season Kick-Off Party – September 25th
Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series – September 30th
Bermuda Music Festival 2010– September 30th to October 2nd
The Alchemy of Love – October 2nd
27th PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 18th to 20th
World Rugby World Rugby Classic Week - November 5th to 12th
SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th
Enjoy the rest of the week!