May 6th, 2011
Happy Friday everyone!
This is a bit of a monster edition so hold on to your hats!!
- Pitt & Co. are hosting WKD Purple Launch Party at Moon Nightclub & Lounge tomorrow from 10pm until 1am Wear purple and you'll receive a free WKD purple. There will also be WKD drink specials, giveaways, DJ Bitsy, D'General and the WKD ladies to celebrate the launch of the new flavour. Here's the flyer!
- Chewstick would like to announce that their Neo-Griot Open-Mic Lounge, Bermuda's number one open mic is back with a fury at their new spot on the corner of Court Street and Elliot Street! They are calling all rappers, singers, poets, artists, people with a voice to come and show their stuff to the people who like to listen. Doors open at 8pm, entry is free before the show starts at 9pm, $10 after 9pm and they keep going until midnight every Sunday between May and August.
- Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) will be having an summer outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing, running from Sunday, July 17th until Sunday, July 24th. I'll post more details when they become available but in the meantime, auditions will be held at the Bermuda School of Music (the old Berkeley, opposite Gorham's) this Sunday from 2pm until 5pm and on Monday, May 9th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. See www.bmds.bm for more info and audition material. **UPDATE: Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by John Zuill, will run from Sunday, July 17th until Sunday, July 24th in Victoria Park at 8pm. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis on three banks of bleachers and/or you can bring a blanket and a picnic. There will be a bar with wine, beer and sodas before the show and at intermission and Daylesford theatre will be open after the show.. Tickets are $25 and go on sale a little earlier to members (from tomorrow) and go on general sale on July 11th. More details can be found at www.bmds.bm.
- Next week, starting Monday, May 9th, the Bermuda Hospitality Institute will promote Hospitality Week throughout the Island’s primary and middle schools and the community at large. A 3-day programme in the art of hospitality has been developed for Primary School students (P2 to P6) and Middle School students. This will be delivered by teachers, with in-class support from volunteers (school partners, hospitality-focused students and adults), incorporating activities and role-playing exercises to teach the fundamental components of good hospitality. The key areas of focus are good manners, public speaking, hosting skills and standards of service. At the same time, they will be simultaneously engaging and enlightening the wider community via television broadcasts and online promotions, in advance of the upcoming tourism season. The purpose is to build an understanding of the responsibility each individual has to be hospitable. Very timely in light of some of the bad press we've had recently! Here's the press release and here's the flyer!
- Also from Chewstick is the free weekly Afrikan Science Class where Chewstick Elder, Haile Maryam will expound on the contributions of peoples from the African continent and reveal the distortions that prevail in current times. Referencing books and films on the subject, he will explore how African history has been represented and the true originators of knowledge forgotten. The classes are described as interactive, provocative and truly enlightening. Again, this will be at their new pad, Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge & Cafe, the peach building on the corner of Court Street and Elliott Street. This will be on Wednesdays from 6pm until 8pm.
- To mark the 90th annivery of the Garden Club of Bermuda, you are invited to their Palm Grove Garden Celebration on Saturday, May 14th from 10am until 4pm. This will take place at the Palm Grove Estate, 38 South Road, Devonshire and is being billed as a family, fun-filled day with activities and demonstrations for both adults and children. This includes pony rides, fashion show, live music, plant and bake sales, flower-arranging, horticultural demonstrations, children’s crafts, house and garden tours, food and drink, and more. Tickets are available on the day and cost $20 for adults, $10 for those aged 10-18 and free for under-10s. Proceeds will go towards the Garden Club scholarship fund. For more details, see their website at www.gardenclubbermuda.org - here's the flyer!
- The Royal Wedding celebrations may be over but you still have an excuse to look out your best hat – The Royal Bermuda Ascot Garden Party and Horse Show will be at Ocean View Farm, St Mark's Road on Sunday, May 15th from 2pm until 5pm. This is a fundraiser in support of Bermuda’s equestrian riders aiming for the Pan American Games (Raishun Burch, Annabelle Collins, Patrick Nisbett, Virginia McKey and Jillian Terceira) and will include show-jumping, Gymkanas, Bermuda Pipe Band, Somerset Brigade Band and Toni Robinson, Soloist. Tickets are $100, include champagne, finger foods, strawberries, entertainment, tea and entry for door prizes, and are available from Aberfeldy Nursery, All Wrapped Up, Argonaut Limited or from Penny Terceira 238-0244, Jenny Watlington on 295-4139 or Roz Collins 238-0972 – here's the flyer!
- The Golden Oldies Hockey Tour are hosting a Horse Racing Night at the Mariner's Club on Saturday, May 21st. with a few surprizes! Saturday 21st May 2011 7:30pm at Mariner’s Club Tickets $15 (includes chilli until it runs out) Proceeds go to The Oldie Goldies Hockey Tour to Scotland and the local school scholarship fund. Tickets are $15, including chilli until it runs out, as well as "a few surprises" and are available from Tracy at email@example.com or Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org – here's the flyer!
- Kingdom Reign Ministries are teaming up with Trinity Sound to bring you iReign on Friday, May 20th with music, artists, games, prizes, a 4-a-side football tournament and a BBQ. This will be at St. John's Church at 127 St. John's Road by the Tennis Stadium at the very precise time of 7.37pm. This is aimed at teens and young adults and they ask for a $10 donation, although they won't turn away anyone who doesn't have it. For the Youth Group that brings the most teens that night, KRM BDA and Club Reign will sponsor a pizza party at their local Youth Night – here's the flyer here's the flyer! The following night, on Saturday, May 21st, they are offering "a worship experience like no other" as they invite you to come Soak in the presence of God at the Evening Light Pentecostal Church, 44 Parsons Road, Pembroke (next to Jamaican Grill), again at a very precise time of 7:33pm until 9pm or beyond. For more information, call 704-1906 or email email@example.com – here's the flyer!
- Discovery Wines are teaming up with Get-Er-Done BBQ to host an all-you-can-eat BBQ on Monday, May 23rd at their warehouse on 5 Bakery Lane. This will be from 6pm until 8pm at a cost of $50 per person. Spaces are limited but you can reserve your spot by contacting Kristen at 331-WINE (9463) or firstname.lastname@example.org - Here's the flyer!
- It's Amnesty International Bermuda's 50th birthday and their Birthday Bash will be at Kaleidoscope on Satuday, May 28th from 6pm until 11pm. This will feature Troy Anthony, Life Sentence, Bones' Blues Band, The Conscious Band, Joy T Barnum and The Channel, Chris Finsness and The Paper CutOuts. There will also be presentations by Human Rights Activists such a Venous Memari (freedom of expression), George Scott (migrant workers), David Northcott (sexual orientation) and Elaine Williams (women's rights). This is a family-friendly event so there will be children's activities and food/drink stalls. Tickets are now available on www.bdatix.com and are $40 for non-members, $30 for members and $15 for students. At the door, tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for students. Here's the flyer!
- For the first time ever in Bermuda, you will be able to experience a night of all-female entertainment from 9pm until 2am with Girl Power Bermuda on Saturday, June 18th at Barr's Bay Park. Hosted by Power Girl of Power 95 FM, the all-girl lineup includes ZJ Elektra of Jamaica's Zip 103 FM, Ms. DJ Revz from The Toronto Revellers KOS Radio, Antiguan soca artist Tizzy performing her hit song Expose, Bermuda's own DJ Black Swan and rapper Ms. Malz. Tickets are $40 in advance, more on the door and sales start on May 15th. Tickets will be available from Secrets and Kit n Caboodle – for more information, contact email@example.com. Here's the link to the Facebook event and here's the flyer!
- Over 100 Native Americans will be attending The St. David’s Islanders and Native Community’s Biannual Pow Wow on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th at the St. David’s Cricket field. This event is considered to be one of the most significant cultural events held in Bermuda and is Native American people’s way of meeting together to join families and friends together in dancing, singing and drumming. These celebrations have enabled them to learn songs and dances that they had lost as a result of slavery and this year’s Pow Wow is being held in honor of their Mashpee Wampanoag tribal sister, Alice Lopez, who passed away suddenly on New Year’s day. Alice attended every Pow Wow since their first reconnection ceremony in 2002 and was instrumental in reconnecting them with their East Cost tribal cousins and teaching songs and dances. This will be from 11am until 5pm each day and entry is $8 for adults, $4 for children - here's the flyer!
- For anyone considering a career in Vegas, or just learning some new skills, The Specialized Youth Arts Charity & Bermuda Magic are presenting a Magic Workshop from Monday, August 1st until Friday, August 5th, This will be from 9am until 4.30pm at the Bermuda Youth Library on Church Street and anyone aged 8 and above is welcome to fill one of the 25 spaces. The fee is $300 and includes training and instruction from Will Roya in Magic, Juggling, Diablo, and Balloon Sculpturing, with 7 instructional DVD on areas covered. For more details see their website at www.bermudamagic.com - here's the application form!
- Elbow Beach have some spa offers, just in time for Mothers' Day – here's the flyer with details!
- Another Mother's Day offer from Indigo – if you are in a party of 6 or more at their Global Cuisine Buffet on Sunday, May 8th then they'll waive the $45 charge for Mom so that she eats for free! Here's the flyer!
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Sunsmart Accreditation Programme - May 1st to June 30th
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week - May 1st to 6th
RBYC Rock on the Dock - May 3rd
Poverty in Paradise: The Price We Pay - May 4th
Cinco de Mayo at Latin and Rumba°r – May 4th to 7th
G&S: Jesus Christ, Superstar Auditions - May 4th and 5th
Osteoporosis – Are you at Risk? - May 5th
Moonlight Bazaar Launch - May 5th
Stop the Violence Bermuda Legends Game - May 6th
Jimmy Keys Show - May 6th and 7th
In Motion School of Dance 14th Annual Dance Showcase - May 6th to May 14th
Catlin End-to-End 2011 - May 7th
Hogfish Debut Show at Hog Penny - May 7th
WKD Purple Launch Party – May 7th
BMDS: Much Ado About Nothing Auditions – May 8th and 9th
Hospitality Week – May 9th to 13th
Masterworks Exhibit: Jana Matusz - May 12th
KBB Annual Island Wide Clean Up - May 14th
Kardias Club 2nd Annual Tea with a Twist - May 14th
Palm Grove Garden Celebration – May 14th
Shamanic Yoga & Ecstatic Dance Playshop - May 15th
The Royal Bermuda Ascot Garden Party and Horse Show – May 15th
BMDS: A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody - May 16th to 21st
Harbour Nights restarts - May 18th
Christopher Cozier Lecture at BNG - May 19th
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Love Etc. - May 19th
iReign – May 20th
Soak – May 21st
Golden Oldies Hockey Tour Horse Racing Night – May 21st
Discovery Wines BBQ – May 23rd
8th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival - May 26th to 29th
Amnesty International Bermuda's 50th Birthday Bash – May 28th
Dr. Dennis Fehr Lecture at BNG - June 2nd
8th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon - June 3rd
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
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
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