October 11th, 2010

Morning everyone!


  • The Bermuda Docs line-up has been announced!  If you haven't been before, this is a festival of the world's best documentaries, screened in  the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI).   Between Friday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 24th, a total of ten features will be showing, featuring a diverse range of topics.  This year's award-winning selections are Restrepo (following the U.S. Army’s Second Platoon in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley for a year), Monica and David (exploring the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome), Last Train Home (the world's largest human migration), Enemies of the People (the truth about Cambodia's Killing Fields), They Came to Play (chronicling the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs), Kings of Pastry (prestigious patissier competition in Lyon, France), Pelada (a worldwide love-letter to soccer), Waste Land (the transformative power of art at the world's biggest landfill), Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (a year-long ride with the legendary comedian) and A Film Unfinished (Nazi propaganda films made at a Warsaw ghetto).  Tickets are $15 and available from www.bdatix.bm, the i-Store, All Wrapped Up and Fabulous Fashions.  Here's the flyer.


  • The Haunted Playground, the Children's Haunted House and Halloween Fair, will be at a new location this year.  After 5 years at Fort Hamilton, they are moving to the grounds of the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation at 27 Jubilee Road, on the corner of Jubilee and Parsons.  This event is for kids aged between 5 and 12, and they must be accompanied by an adult.  You are invited to join them on Friday, October 29th between 6pm and 9pm, for Halloween stalls, activities, food, music and dancing.  Entry tickets are $12, available from The Jackson School of Performing Arts or from www.bdatix.com, and proceeds are donated to The Chewstick Foundation.  Here's the flyer.



  • I can’t believe we’re talking about Christmas already but for one night only on Friday, November 19th, the KatKids Christmas Market 2010 will be at Mount Saint Agnes School Auditorium and it sounds like it will be a lot of festive fun. There will be mulled wine, Christmas carols from the Bermuda School of Music, live blues and African music, The Knock Ons, happy hour drinks prices, Nepalese and African food, raffle prizes, and you can shop for Christmas gifts at Nepalese and Ugandan arts, crafts and jewellery market stalls, or at the live auction hosted by Nadanja Bailey. 100% of every single dollar spent at the event will go directly and undiluted to ISIS Foundation projects – I love it when I can feel good about shopping! This will go from 5.30pm until “late”, there is a $10 cover charge and tickets are available now on www.premiertickets.bm.  There will also be tickets available on the door that night (cash only).  For more details, contact nicolaj@kathandukidsclub.com – here's the flyer!


  • The Bermuda Chamber Choir presents Handel's Messiah at the Museum and favourite Christmas carols on Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th at 6.30pm, with a children's matinee at 3pm on the Sunday.  This will be at the Queen's Exhibit Hall at National Museum in Dockyard.  Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for students ($30 and $20 respectively for the matinee) and are available from C Travel or Bermuda School of Music.  Here's the flyer!


  • And as if Christmas wasn't enough of a shock, we are now into 2011 events!  One of my favourite events of the year, Just for Laughs Bermuda, will be at the Fairmont Southampton Mid-Ocean Ampitheatre from Thursday, January 13th until Saturday, January 15th.    Alonzo Bodden is coming back to host (**UPDATE:  due to a scheduling conflict, Alonzo Bodden will not be performing – he will be repaced by Dom Irrera and Godfrey), and three international comics (unnamed as yet) along with local talent Chris Broadhurst and Jonathan Young will be performing.  Thursday night will have cabaret-style seating at round tables and will cost $85 per person.  The show will begin at 8pm and drinks and finger food will be available at your table.  Friday and Saturday have theatre-style seating and tickets are $75 for general admission, $85 for reserved seating.  The Friday show starts at 8pm and on Saturday, there are two shows at 7pm and 10pm. All shows run for about 2 hours, including 15 minute intermission.  In addition to JFL, Alonzo Bodden will be starring in a one-man show **UPDATE:  now replaced with Double Threat with Dom and Godfrey** at City Hall Theatre on Wednesday, January 12th at 8pm.  Tickets are $65 but you will get a $10 discount if you buy with a ticket to the Friday or Saturday show.  Tickets go on sale at www.bdatix.bm at 8am on Monday, November 1st.  The Waterlot Inn and Bacci pre-show menus will be available again, as will the special room rates at the Fairmont.  I'll post an update when available.  For more details, please see www.comedyevent.bm.  **UPDATE:  The menus and room rates are now available on the website and Bob Marley (USA), Gina Yashere (UK) and Sebastian Maniscalco (USA) have now been confirmed as performers.  



Quick Recap

Click on the event name to be taken to the original post with full details.  No link means that the details are in this current post:

G&S The Best Little Wh*rehouse in Texas - October 6th to 16th

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner and Wine-Pairing - October 11th

Under the Moongate Supper Club - October 12th

Alliance Francaise Ciné Club - October 12th

Evolution of the Trail: The 6th International African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference & Gala - October 14th to 17th

Soirée at Shutters Poolside Lounge - October 15th

WRC Annual Take Back the Night Walk - October 15th

Salsamania Denim Day - October 15th

MSA Bazaar - October 15th to 16th

Moonlight Movie Series (TBD) - October 15th

Bad Girls' Club 4: Lil Black Dress Edition - Saturday, October 16th 

Moonlight Movie Series (How to Train Your Dragon and The Prince of Persia) - October 16th

Moonlight Movie Series (Tapped and The Ultimate Gift) – October 17th

27th PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 18th to 20th

Pre-show Party for Sybil's Dynamic International Female Impersonators - October 21st

Bermuda Docs – October 22nd to 24th

Inner Peace Retreat at Cambridge Beaches - October 22nd to 24th

Sybil's Dynamic International Female Impersonators - October 23rd

Melange Fundraising Cocktail Evening - October 23rd

Showtime Four All Breed International Championship Dog Shows - October 23rd to 24th

Summer Breeze presented by Kappa Alpha Psi - October 29th

Flashdance Retro 80s Costume Party - October 29th

The Haunted Playground - October 29th

Dream Dare Dance 2nd Annual Conference for Women - October 30th

TRFC Blood - October 30th

Latin presents Halloween 2010 - October 30th

Fright Night - October 30th

Windreach Harvest Festival - October 30th

Annual Mariners RFC Halloween Ball - October 30th

World Rugby Classic Week – November 5th to 12th

November Mambo Nights - November 6th

The Hilarious Comedy of Hypnotist Fernandez – November 12th to 13th

SheROX Bermuda Triathalon – November 14th

KatKids Christmas Market 2010 – November 19th

Deerfield Ranch Wine Maker’s Dinner & Wine Pairing - November 13th November 20th

Weekend Film Series - November 21st

St. Andrew's Ball Dance Practice - November 24th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda's St. Andrew's Ball 2010 - November 27th

Handel's Messiah at the Museum – November 27th to 28th

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series - December 2nd

TRFC Fight Night XII: Festive Fists - December 4th

Alonzo Bodden One-Man Show Double Threat Comedy Show - January 12th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 13th to 15th

Weekend Film Series – January 16th

Weekend Film Series – February 20th


Apparently Canadian scientists have far too much time on their hands! What the heck was the point of this study??



MONKEY NEWS: The Canadian scientists should take a cue from American scientists and get some monkeys drunk! Drunk monkeys are just like drunk people; some are drunk sleepy monkeys, some drunk aggressive monkeys, some drunk depressive monkeys, some drunk merry monkeys. And no, this is not a waste of public funding, it is important for us to know these things before having a pint with some monkeys:



Have a good week!





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