May 11th, 2011

Morning all and Happy Eat What You Want Day!


As far as made-up holidays go, this one is awesome!  You all have my permission to break your diets so go nuts!


  • For anyone wanting to burn off all those extra calories from today, registration for the Bermuda Volleyball Association’s 2011 Summer Beach League will be open from Monday, May 16th until Sunday May 22nd – full details are on their website here! For anyone who needs a little help, registration for their Beach Skills Clinic opens today – the clinic will be on Wednesday, June 1st from 6pm until 8pm and is suitable for players of all levels - you can register online here.  There is also a Video Tutorials under the ‘Media Gallery’ tab for a demonstration of the basic skills!  All Beach Divisions from Beginner to Expert, Tournaments and Clinics will be held at Horseshoe Bay.


  • The City of Hamilton have organised two very different free cultural events as part of their Four Season City Arts Festival.  Art in the Dark will be on Thursday, May 12th from 5pm until 8pm where you will be able to view and purchase art displayed in participating restaurants and galleries, and stay for dinner. Participating venues include Lemon Tree, Opus, Muse, BSoA, Barracuda Grill and more – click here for the list .  A very different vibe will be at Art in the Park in Par-la-Ville Park on Sunday, May 15th from 11am until 4pm with artists, live entertainment from violinist Christopher Darrell, Nadanja Bailey, Chewstick, Sabor Dance Kids, Shine Hayward, Sia Spence and more, as well as children's art classes.  Here's the flyer or see for more details.


  • An extra reason to be excited for Happy Hour this week – Mohawk Radio will be performing at Fairmont Hamilton Princess.


  • Rod Jackson of Nuwati Herbals is sharing the wisdom of his ancestors in a special educational Weekend Workshop on Native American Healing Practices and Herbal Medicine.  There will be an introductory lecture on  Native American Medicinal Herbs on Friday, May 20th from 7pm until 9pm at a cost of $25.  The workshop will be from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, May 21st and from 12 noon until 5pm on Sunday, May 22nd.   The cost is $175 which includes lunch on both days and the workshop will be held on Train Track Lane, Ord Road, Paget.  Proceeds are in aid of the St. David’s Islanders & Native Community Pow Wow Fund.  For further information, contact Kuni Frith-Black on 238-1227 – here's the flyer!


  • The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is excited to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD with a special screening of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti on Saturday, May 21st at 3pm and Sunday, May 22nd at 1pm.  This will be in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged, so feel free to dress up pretty. A cash bar will be available during all intermissions and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The link to the Met’s website for the HD broadcasts is  Tickets are $35 and available from  To sweeten the deal, all ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs. For more information, see or contact Matt Nester at


  • I really hope this gets past the spam filters for all you email subscribers but Uzimon & Friends present Wet Ya Punani at Docksiders on Friday, May 27th at 9pm until 2am.  Uzimon and The Butcha perform a full 1 hour set, with all new tunes, antics, ignorance, skits, special guests including DJ Smokey, and more.   Admission is $20, unless you're wearing a fake beard, in which case, you get in for free.  Here's the link to the event on Facebook.


  • The Jackson School of Performing Arts Annual Summer Dance Recital presents 'Hooray for Hollywood' at City Hall Theatre between Wednesday, June 22nd until Saturday, June 25th.  Showtime is at 7pm daily and tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for children aged 12 and under, and they are available from


  • The Fairmont Southampton have kindly sent me their brand new lunch menus from Bacci and Cabana Bar.  Here's the menu for Cabana Bar and here's Bacci's.  Not just a new menu for Bacci but the serving of lunch itself is new – good news for all you golfers who hang around that area!


Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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.  For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Sunsmart Accreditation Programme - May 1st to June 30th

In Motion School of Dance 14th Annual Dance Showcase - May 6th to May 14th

Hospitality Week - May 9th to 13th

Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz - May 12th

Historical Heartbeats – Uplifting the Human Spirit: A Talk with Sharon Wilson - May 12th

Art in the Dark – May 12th

Mohawk Radio at Hamilton Princess Happy Hour – May 13th

KBB Annual Island Wide Clean Up - May 14th

Kardias Club 2nd Annual Tea with a Twist - May 14th

Palm Grove Garden Celebration - May 14th

Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night  - May 14th

Y.E.S. Day - May 14th

Bermuda Ball Hockey Party - May 14th

Shamanic Yoga & Ecstatic Dance Playshop - May 15th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series:  Bill Cunningham New York and The First Beautiful Thing - May 15th

The Royal Bermuda Ascot Garden Party and Horse Show - May 15th

Art in the Park – May 15th

BMDS:  A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody - May 16th to 21st

Bermuda Volleyball Association’s 2011 Summer Beach League Registration – May 16th to 22nd

Harbour Nights restarts - May 18th

Christopher Cozier Lecture at BNG - May 19th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series:  Love Etc. - May 19th

iReign - May 20th

Weekend Workshop on Native American Healing Practices and Herbal Medicine – May 20th to 22nd

Soak - May 21st

Golden Oldies Hockey Tour Horse Racing Night - May 21st

Serious Times: Gyptian & Etana Live - May 21st

G&S Society: Lucia di Lammermoor – May 21st to 22nd

Discovery Wines BBQ - May 23rd

8th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival - May 26th to 29th

Uzimon & Friends present Wet Ya Punani – May 27th

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

Amnesty International Bermuda's 50th Birthday Bash - May 28th

BVA Beach Skills Clinic – June 1st

Dr. Dennis Fehr Lecture at BNG - June 2nd

8th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon - June 3rd

Canaries' I'm on a Boat Booze Cruise - June 3rd

Caledonian Society of Bermuda 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament - June 4th

St. Paul's Fundraising Concert - June 4th

Summer Sundays in the Park:  Island Rhythms– June 5th

5th Annual Family Centre Golf Tournament - June 9th

Pre-Father’s Day Captain’s Choice Tournament - June 11th

TORC's Ultimate Drivers Challenge - June 11th

Miss Bermuda Pageant - June 12th

Bermuda Open Stroke Play Championship - June 16th to 19th

Tag Days 2011 - June 17th and 18th

Bermuda Sub Aqua Club 40th Anniversary Sunset Cruise - June 18th

Girl Power Bermuda - June 18th

The St. David’s Islanders and Native Community’s Biannual Pow Wow - June 18th and 19th

1st Annual Colour the Sky Event - June 20th

Jackson School of Performing Arts Annual Summer Dance Recital: Hooray for Hollywood – June 22nd to 25th

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

Capital G 23rd Annual Iron Kids Triathlon - June 25th

Summer Sundays in the Park:  Rockin' de Rock - July 3rd

BMDS: Much Ado About Nothing - July 17th to 24th

Summer Music Camp - July 18th to 22nd

Magic Workshop - August 1st to 5th

Summer Sundays in the Park:  Lift Your Voices - August 7th

Summer Sundays in the Park:  Reggae Vibes - September 4th

Ovarian Cancer - September 8th

G&S: Jesus Christ, Superstar - October 6th to 15th

15th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk - October 12th

28th PGA Grand Slam of Golf - October 17th to 19th

Bermuda Interdenominational Women’s Conference - October 20th to 22nd

Taking Care of the Caregiver - December 8th




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