October 6th, 2010

Morning all!


  • The Argo Gold Cup, the oldest match-racing trophy in the world for competition involving one-design yachts, is here until Sunday, October 10th! The public is welcome at the match racing regatta, press conferences, prize-giving and parties (take note of Rock on the Dock on Thursday and Happy Hour on Friday) and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) restaurants and bars are open to the public during this regatta.  For full details, please see the event schedule on the official website here –  http://bermudagoldcup.com/schedule.html.


  • In honour of the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving, The Bermuda Folk Club are hosting a Canadian Night on Saturday, October 9th.  Featured local talent will incude Stevie Black featuring Phillip “the crazy canuck” Morrision and Bad Jelly, The Knock Ons, Vinyl Jam, Harrington Sound, Willie Robinson, Scott Neil, The Crazy Wednesdays, Jennifer Drew, Bush League X, Chewstick Gavin and Will Black. You are invited to come and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Canadian tunes, maple syrup, toques, inukshuks, Canadian performers, Canadian audiences, and Canadian whiskey, but best of all, all drinks will be priced as if you’re in Canada – just $4.00 each!  If you would like to perform, or if you’d like more information about this event, contact info@folkclub.bm.  Admission is $10, doors open at 7.30pm and music begins at 8pm.  Here’s the link to the Facebook event.


  • Again, calling all Canadians – sad that you’re not going to be at home for Thanksgiving?  The Association of Canadians in Bermuda are organising a Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner and Wine-Pairing at the Waterlot Inn at 8pm on Monday, October 11th.  Keeping it Canadian, they will be using Pillitteri Wines from the Niagara region.  Tickets are $120 and include gratuities.  To reserve, contact the Fairmont Southampton Concierge at 238-8000 – here’s the flyer!  If you were at home, this would be followed by a French translation but I can’t be bothered..  :o)


  • For those of you who don’t know, Salsamania Productions host SalsaMania LIVE, a weekly live Latin music event at the Lido Complex every Friday.  From 7pm until 9pm, there is live Latin music, courtesy of Bermuda’s own Randy Lambert and his Latin guitar.  From 9.30pm until 10pm, there is a free Interactive Latin Variety Dance Class, followed by Social Dancing from 10pm until 12.30am.  Next Friday, October 15th, Salsamania will be supporting Denim Day, so you are encouraged to wear Denim and all proceeds will go to Bermuda Cancer and Health Annual Denim Day fundraising drive.  Here’s the flyer!


  • The Mount St. Agnes (MSA) Bazaar this year has a theme of Movies Through the Ages and you are invited to come join in the fun of the fair from 10am until 10pm on Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th. There will be various games, a Super Slide, bingo, baked goods for sale and raffle prizes include a Kia Soul, trip to LA, 2 motorcycles, 2 iPads and much more.  Admission is $4 with children under 5 free. For more information contact Lisa Anne Bardgett at 292-4134 or lbardgett@msa.bm.


  • The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) Annual Take Back the Night Walk is a march through the streets of Hamilton confirming their commitment to women feeling safe walking the streets at night.  This year it will be held on Friday, October 15th, meeting at 6.30pm in Victoria Park.  The walk is expected to commence at 7pm following inspirational speeches by representatives from WRC and the community.  You are invited to grab your walking shoes and join them in solidarity – here’s the flyer.


  • The family-friendly event, the Haunted Playground at Fort Hamilton (**UPDATE This will now be on the grounds of the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation which is on the corner of Jubilee Road & Parsons Lane, Devonshire) is coming up on Friday, October 29th.  I don’t have full details yet but will post them when I do.


  • Another Halloween party for Saturday, October 30th, as the Annual Mariners RFC Halloween Ball will be at Flanagan’s and Outback from 8pm until 2am.  There will be free shots, fairground games and prizes for the best and worst costumes. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the door and are available from any player or online at www.premiertickets.bmHere’s the flyer!


  • The Windreach Harvest Festival, sponsored by Lindo’s, will be on Saturday, October 30th from 10am to 5pm. This family event attracts over 1500 visitors each year, with activities for both adults and children to participate in. There is a bumper crop (pun intended) of activities this year, including a pumpkin carving competition, local entertainment on the hour every hour, fun castles, mechanical rides, pony/horse and carriage rides, Kiddie Land, face painting and tattoos, game stalls, baked goods, and photos with winning round the island race boat D18.  There will also be a costume competition and every child that comes dressed in a costume gets a free goodie bag.  Best of all, Dora, Diageo, SpongeBob, Elmo, and more will be visiting and handing out treats to the children and the event will be ended by gombeys.  All funds raised are used to support the programmes and facilities offered by Windreach to provide educational, therapeutic and recreational opportunities to persons with disabilities. Entrance is $5 per person on $15 for the whole family.  For more information, please see their website here.


  • SalsaMania Productions invite you to join them on Saturday, November 6th at the Fairmont Southampton Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre for November Mambo Nights, their first-ever fundraiser for the Sabor Dance School Youth Foundation. Scheduled to launch in January 2011, the Foundation aims to provide children and teens the opportunity to grow, evolve and flourish through a partnered dance program, lead by a team of dedicated instructors. Grammy Award-winning Willy Torres has been a regular feature in SalsaMania’s 2010 lineup of events and in his fifth visit to Bermuda, he is accompanied by Yeisson Villamar on keyboard and Manuel Ruiz on trumpet. Doors open at 8pm, showtime is 8.30pm and tickets are $55 and available from www.bdatix.com.  Here’s the flyer.


  • Don your kilts and raise your quaichs – it’s almost time for The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball 2010! This will take place at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, November 27th. You do NOT need to be Scottish to attend – you just have to enjoy good food, good company, drinking, dancing or any combination of those. The event kicks off with an open-bar cocktail reception from 6.30pm until we are seated at 8pm for dinner, which will be served after the grand march and MC’s welcome. The four-course dinner will be followed by the ceilidh (Scottish dancing, pronounced kay-lee) portion of the evening, with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, and then you can dance the night away until 2am with DJ King Arthur. Don’t worry if you’re not fortunate enough to be Scottish and don’t know the moves – we will teach you! There will be a practice run at Spanish Point Boat Club on the Wednesday before the Ball (November 24th from 7pm until 9.30pm) to show you the basics. Even if you miss that, you will be able to pick it up on the night. Any of you who have been before can testify that it’s not that complicated – even I can do it without falling over! Dress code is black tie and tickets are $175 each, including everything but additional drinks. For the first time, we are accepting online payments through www.PremierTickets.bm (available for sale very soon).  Ian Hind will be coordinating the seating arrangements so  please contact him at IHind@becl.bm if you want to reserve a full table (10 to 12 people).  Please also contact him if paying by cash or cheque, to arrange to meet him, pay and collect your ticket. This event is unbelievably awesome and you should all go (in case you can’t guess, I am on the committee).  Here’s the flyer!





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:

Argo Gold Cup – October 3rd to 10th

Bacardi Rum Presentation – October 5th to 7th

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s Annual Breast Cancer Walk – October 6th

Champagne Wednesdays at Barracuda Launch – October 6th

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

KAF 2010 Summer Camp Collection Closing Reception – October 7th

Oktoberfest at Snorkel Park – October 9th

Bermuda Folk Club Canadian Night – October 9th

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner and Wine-Pairing – October 11th

White Party at Moon – October 12th

Under the Moongate Supper 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

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

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

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

Bermuda Hockey Federation Wine-Tasting Series – December 2nd

TRFC Fight Night XII: Festive Fists – December 4th

Weekend Film Series – January 16th

Weekend Film Series – February 20th


This headline made me laugh – does this mean he is no longer French?








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