March 16th, 2011

Happy Wednesday Kids!


Hope you’re all enjoying the extra hour of daylight as much as I am!  Although, I will not be truly happy again until Easter comes – that’s right, I have given up chocolate for Lent again so please excuse any unprovoked snarling between now and then!  Chocolate deprivation makes me very cranky..


  • There’s still time for you to participate in The Bermudian Magazine’s Best of Bermuda Awards this year in the category of Food, Drink and Entertainment that I’m a judge in. Here is the list of categories – if you want your opinion heard, please email your nominations, and a brief reason for your choice, to me at  You don’t have to have an answer for every category.  I’m putting a deadline of Tuesday, March 22nd on this but it will make me happy if you respond even earlier!  Thanks so much to those of you who have already responded!


  • As part of BUEI Treasures Seniors Month, BUEI invite all seniors over 65 to Take a Walk Down Memory Lane at Tradeswinds Auditorium today at 10.30am.  Dr. David Saul will be hosting a  45 minute lecture on Bermuda past and present, showing old Bermuda photos.  Admission is $5 at the door.


  • As if you needed another reason to get involved in Bermuda’s biggest charity event, the Catlin Bermuda End-to-End are running a promotion.  If you join their Facebook Group I Support the Catlin Bermuda End-to-End and sign up for the event on Saturday, May 7th, you’ll get a chance to win a Blackberry Torch, courtesy of their sponsor M3 Wireless.  Here’s the flyer!  For full details, their website address is


  • The Kuumba Singers of Harvard University are currently in Bermuda, having committed their Spring Break to singing to uplift the Bermudian community through free concerts and outreach in our schools.  The Kuumba Singers of Harvard University are a 90-member choir dedicated to the expression of black creativity and spirituality through song and was founded in 1970 as a source of unity and strength for black students.  It has grown to be Harvard’s largest multicultural organisation. Today, they will be performing at Warwick Academy at 8.30am, City Hall at 12.30pm and St. John’s AME Church at 7pm.  On Friday, they will be at the House of Assembly at the Cabinet Building at 10.30am and Mount Zion AME Church at 7pm.  Lastly, on Saturday, they will be at the Restoration Seventh Day Adventist Church at 12 noon with a special farewell concert at Willowbank Hotel at 8pm.  Here’s the flyer!


  • Lemon Tree are kick-starting the St. Patrick’s Day festivities tomorrow with Guinness, Irish Whiskey, Bailey’s and green beer from 9am(!), as well as a traditional Irish breakfast and lunch (including Irish Soda Bread) and Irish music playing all day until 9pm.  Here’s the link to the Facebook event.


  • Moon Nightclub and Lounge will also be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with green ambiance, St. Paddy’s Day cocktails, $4 Guinness, Happy Hour prices for the Ladies, and $5 shots. From 10pm, DJ Bitsy will be playing some of the best sing-a-long music leading into Top 40.  Some of you might want to have your passports at the ready as, if you can prove that you’re Irish, you drink for free until midnight!  Entry is free for all!


  • Flanagan’s are also having their Grand Opening tomorrow night.  I’ll update with more details as I get them.  **UPDATE:  Both Flanagan’s and Outback will be celebrating all day tomorrow with live music from local and overseas performers, green beer, giveaways, etc.  Their dinner reservations are already fully booked for inside but the patio will be first come first served.  Entry is free!**


  • To launch the 2011 edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival, BTC present the BIFF Unwrapped Party on Friday, March 18th from 9pm at Latin’s Rumbar. There will be giveaways for the first 200 guests, a backdrop of outdoor movies, Latin beats, and you’ll get to mingle with visiting filmmakers, the competition film jury, industry experts, etc. Tickets are $30, include hors d’oeuvres and a celebratory complimentary drink and are available from  Here’s the flyer!  Tickets for the Festival itself are selling out fast, with some screenings having sold over 75% already.  You can get your tickets online at and I have also added a BIFF Movies Listing to the Cinema Listings section of the website.


  • VIP Consulting and Promotions present Retro Nights on Friday, March 18th from 10pm until 3am at No. 6 Shed (Pier 6).   For the first time in Bermuda,  King Waggy T with Scotch Bonnett will be time-warping us back to the 80s, 90, and early 00s.  The night will also feature local talent DJ Radigan, Blackstar, Jugglin J and DJ Aztec.  Tickets are $15 in advance from or more at the door.  Here’s the link to the Facebook event and here’s the flyer


  • Chewstick are holding a Retreat Weekend on Paget Island this weekend.The purpose for the retreat is to give artists a chance to isolate themselves to reacquaint with the creative process and to collaborate in an intense, artistic environment that encourages personal growth. They are aiming to have around 30 participants, all 18 and older.  The cost is $65 which includes transport to/from the island, dinner, breakfast, housing, introduction workshop, two creative breakouts and “plenty of vibes”!   Here’s the link to the Facebook event and full details are on their website at  Here’s the flyer!


  • Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre are launching a new health related lending library on Saturday, March 19th between 9am and 1pm and invite you to their Open House for a cup of coffee and a preview of more than 800 books and DVD on a variety of health-related topics.  Here’s the flyer!


  • All you wine buffs out there (and I know there are a lot of you!) will be glad to know about the A Taste of Spring Wine-Tasting Event at Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall on Friday, March 25th.  Doors open at 5pm and the tasting begins at 6pm sharp.  Tasters will be entitled to a 10% discount on 12 bottles with the 13th free.  Tickets are $40, $35 for members or $300 for a table of ten and are available from  Here’s the flyer with full details!


  • The Bermuda Cricket Board has announced that the 2011  Youth Leagues will run from April 20th until June 25th and that Registration is now open until Friday, March 25th. If interested in participating, full details are on their website at – just click on FORMS to download a player registration form. Players can join their school team or a club team in their area. To find a club in your area please email or call 292 8958.  8 and Unders (born on or after 1st Sept 2002) will play on Saturdays from 9.30am until 11.30am at National Sports Centre (played with a soft ball – no pads and helmets required).  11 and Unders (born on or after 1st September 1999) will play on Wednesday evenings from 5.15pm until 7.30pm. 14 and Unders (born on or after 1st September 1996) will play on Friday evenings from 5.30pm until 8pm.  Finally, 17 and Unders (born on or after 1st September 1993) will play on Saturdays, 9.30am OR 1.30pm start.  A full listing of the rules are also on their website.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Masterworks Exhibit: Marion Watlington – March 4th to 16th

Kuumba Singers of Harvard University – March 13th to 19th

BEPRO:  The Whole and Balanced Leadership Workshop – March 15th

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane at BUEI – March 16th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals HPT163 – Kashmir If You Can – March 17th to 19th

St. Patrick’s Day at Lemon Tree – March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day at Moon – March 17th

Flanagan’s Grand Opening – March 17th

Masterworks Exhibit: Patrick & Sarah Vandenberg – March 18th

Rebecca Hanson – Tempest Exhibition Opening Night – March 18th

Music Nite at the BNG – March 18th

Retro Nights featuring King Waggy T – March 18th

BIFF Unwrapped Party – March 18th

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF)  – March 18th to 24th

A Night Out with BOND: No Strings Attached – March 19th

BHS 3rd Annual Teachers’ Association Quiz – March 19th

Under the Moongate Supper Club at Waterlot – March 19th

Full Moon Costume Party – March 19th

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Open House – March 19th

World Dancing Championships – March 19th and 20th

Chewstick Retreat Weekend on Paget Island – March 19th and 20th

G&S Show: Animal Farm – March 23rd to March 26th

BNG Curator Sophie Cressall Tour of Current Exhibitions – March 23rd

M.R. Onions F.C. Race Night – March 25th

The Great Wine War – March 25th

A Taste of Spring Wine-Tasting Event – March 25th

Second Annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship – March 25th to 27th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Under the Big Top – March 26th

Ross Blackie Talbot Charity Classic – April 1st to 8th

Masterworks Exhibit: Otto Trott – April 1st to 27th

Meet the Artist with William Collieson – April 6th

73nd Annual Bermuda Exhibition – April 14th to 16th

Franklin Hill Perrell Lecture at BNG – April 14th

BNG Curator Sophie Cressall Tour of Current Exhibition – April 20th

Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – April 21st

Dr. Erica James Lecture at BNG – April 21st

Fight Night XIII:  The Battle of Bermuda – April 23rd

Claire gets to eat chocolate – April 24th

Some Enchanted Evening 2011 – April 30th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Out of This World – April 30th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball – April 16th 30th

Sunsmart Accreditation Programme – May 1st to June 30th

Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? – May 5th

Catlin End-to-End 2011 – May 7th

Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz – May 12th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: From Strength to Strength – May 28th

Tag Days 2011 – June 17th and 18th

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: All Hands on Deck – June 25th

Ovarian Cancer – September 8th

15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 12th

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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