October 21st, 2011

Happy Friday Kids!


The weekend is within sight at long last!  I don’t know about you lot but I’m looking forward to NTDIB Neon: Charity Halloween Golf Tournament (tickets will be removed from sale tomorrow morning so get them while you can) and then will rest up for the Halloween hilarity next weekend. Here’s what’s going on in BDA:



  • I don’t usually promote specific movies shown at Neptune and Liberty since these are always available in my Cinema Listings section but this one has been brought to Bermuda especially – RazorsandDiapers.com present Courageous, starting at Neptune Theatre tonight and will show at Liberty at a later date.  This movie is billed as being filled with action-packed drama, and concerns the issue of fatherhood and the responsibilities that come with it. The organisation hope that at least 1,000 men will see it during its Bermuda run and that it will encourage and challenge men to be fully committed to their role as fathers and leaders in their homes and communities.  For more details, see RazorsandDiapers.com or visit the  Cinema Listings section for showtimes.


  • Fans of felines take note – the Bermuda Cat Fanciers Association will be presenting Autumn Leaves, their 40th Championship & Household Pet Cat Show, tomorrow at the B.A.A. Gymnasium.  Doors open at 9am, judging begins at 9.30am and entry is $5 for adults and $3 for children – here’s the flyer!


  • Indigo are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and invite you to join them on their new back terrace on Wednesday, October 26th. From 6pm until 11pm, you can enjoy an Indian all-you-can-eat buffet, Chef’s specialty desserts, BSmart Bollykid dancers, music videos, traditional tunes & dress, card playing, sparklers, a Cash Bar with wine, beer and cocktail specials, all in a candlelit decor. The cost is $45 and kids eat free – here’s the flyer!


  • Most of the Halloween parties this year are next Saturday, but if you’re ready to get your spook on on Friday, Moon Nightclub and Lounge present Friday Night Fright on October 28th.  Music is by DJ Choice and there is no cover charge – here’s the flyer!


  • More spooky fun next Saturday, this time at the B.A.A. Gymnasium (Serpentine Road entrance) for the Pre-Halloween Teen Blackout – being young at heart doesn’t count as this event is for high school students ONLY!  This Glow Dance will kick off at 9pm and will go until 1am, with music is by Black Label Entertainment.  Tickets are $20 and available on the door – here’s the flyer!


  • Due to its popularity last year,  Moon Nightclub and Lounge are bringing back their Lost Souls Halloween Party, also on Saturday, October 29th. This will be from 9pm until 3am, featuring complimentary blood potions, audio and visual entertainment from DJ Bitsy Puppetmaster and, best of all, no cover charge.  The sexiest and craziest outfits will received cash prizes. ID is required – here’s the flyer!


  • And if you’re feeling active the morning after all these Halloween parties, why not sign up for the Crimestoppers 5K Walk and Road Race on Sunday, October 30th. Entry forms are available at the Argus Building and Sportseller in Washington Mall (completed forms are to be returned to Sportseller only) or you can register online at www.racedayworld.com. The entry deadline is 4.30pm on Friday, October 28th and entry fees are $30 for adults, $25 for Swan’s Running Club members and $10 for juniors.  The Walk and Junior events start at 8.30am and the adult runners start at 9am – here’s the flyer


  • Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club will be hosting their First Wednesday of the Month Dining Offer on November 2nd where they will be offering dinner without any restrictions from 6pm until 8pm at the set price of £38 for adults, $19 for children aged 5-12 and free for under-4s.   Music is by pianist James Richardson – here’s the flyer!


  • Interested in developing both your creativity and your confidence?  Improv Bermuda is running a six-week Introduction to Improv Theatre workshop on Wednesday evenings from 6pm until 8.30pm, starting November 2nd.  These adult classes will be held at the Bermuda School of Music at the old Berkeley Institute and have been designed to provides a safe space for total beginners, with exercises are used that allow students to gradually tap their creativity and befriend the unknown – so not just for quick-witted extroverts! The cost is $150 (or $75 for starving artists or activists) and you can register by calling 505-7011 or emailing improvtoby@yahoo.com- here’s the flyer!



  • The Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo and Fair 2011 is on Saturday, November 5th from 10am until 4pm. The event will feature a white elephant stall, animal arts & crafts, temporary tattoos, face-painting, Silly Pet Tricks Contest, animal welfare displays, fun animal education talks, Police K9 Dogs Display, a parade of dogs, kids games, raffle ticket sales and draw, a cat show, SPCA cats available for adoption and a farm animal meet and greet.  Parking is $4 per vehicle (Berry Hill entrance only) but admission is free, although a donation of a can of cat food would be welcomed – here’s the flyer!


  • Good news for everyone who has missed The Feast in the East – Brunch at Griffin’s Bistro restarts on Sunday, November 6th.  The first sitting is at 12 noon, the last at 2.30pm and the cost is $40 per head – here’s the flyer with the menu included!


  • To coincide with the launch of his new CD, 20-year music veteran James Richardson presents The Beautiful Things Concert at City Hall Theatre on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th at 7:30pm. This will feature his original compositions, as well as some well-loved classics – all performed as solo piano works. The opening act features The Young Virtuosos, who are Shamar Morris (Somersfield Academy student – violin), Noah Furbert (Cedarbridge Academy student – cello) and Adrien Lewis (Cedarbridge Academy student – flute), three youth musicians also demonstrating their proficiency as soloists. The original Beautiful Things CD will be on sale during the concert and will also be available island-wide afterwards. Patrons will receive their complimentary copy of the CD at a special reception to be held immediately after the event at the Bermuda Society of the Arts. The show starts at 7.30pm each night and tickets are $50, or $75 for Patrons – here’s the flyer!


  • Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa present In Case of Emergency Break Glass as part of their Lunch & Learn Series on Saturday, November 19th.  While enjoying a two course lunch, attendees will learn how to maintain financial stability if they find yourself without a partner or spouse, perhaps due to divorce or bereavement. Top Bermudian female finance professionals will give expert tips on wealth management and dealing with unexpected financial situations and the panel includes Pamela Ferreira (well-respected business woman and Barrister and Attorney who owns the largest supermarket chain on the island), Lola Myshketa (Senior Wealth Advisor at Bermuda Commercial Bank) and Tasha Jones (Private Banker at Bermuda Commercial Bank). Doors open at 12.15pm and lunch is served in the Tamarisk Dining Room at 12.30pm, followed by a panel discussion with a Q&A period.  There will also be cottages open for viewing as well as spa tours. Tickets are $45, available from www.bdatix.com and include the two course lunch, coffee and tea, and gratituties, the panel discussion and tours – here’s the flyer!


  • One of my favourite events of the year, the Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. Georges will be on Friday, December 2nd. If you haven’t been to this before, you get to stroll through St. Georges, enjoying all the seasonal festivities (musical entertainment, historic readings, Christmas goodies, etc.), with many historic buildings and private homes open to the public. Lots of them also give you free egg-nog and stuff! Kick-off is at 6.30pm and, as well as festive, it is also free!  For more details, see the National Trust website at www.bnt.bm.


  • It may seem like a long time away but it isn’t really – it’s time to start making plans for New Year’s Eve!  Fairmont Southampton are the first to give us an option for saying goodbye to 2011/hello to 2012 – Dave Bootle will be returning to Bermuda to perform for one night only!  The evening begins with your choice of dinner at Windows on the Sound, The Newport Room or The Waterlot Inn.  From 10pm the party continues in the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre which will be transformed into Bermuda’s Biggest Piano Bar! A cash bar and table service will be available throughout the night as you enjoy live music from Dave Bootle, followed by Bermuda’s own DJ Leigh.  Ticket prices are $249 for Waterlot dinner plus the show, $239 for Newport dinner plus the show and $149 for Windows on the Sound dinner plus the show.  All tickets include dinner, gratuity, admission to the Mid Ocean Amphitheatre, one welcome Bootle Bomb Martini drink upon arrival at the Mid Ocean Amphitheatre.  If you want to turn it into a staycation, there is a special local room rate from $199 (minimum 2 night stay). For more information, call 238-8000, or buy tickets online at www.bdatix.com.  



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Re-Interpreting the European Collection – September 1st to May 31st, 2012

Oktoberfest at Lemon Tree – October 17th to 21st

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

Mount Saint Agnes Academy Bazaar presents Cirque de MSA – October 21st and 22nd

Sybil’s Dynamic Female Impersonators 9th Annual International Diva Fest – October 21st and 22nd

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – October 21st to 23rd

Annual Denim Day – October 21st

Gibbon’s Company Charity Shopping Day – October 21st

Annual Friday Fish Fry – October 21st

Masterworks Chili Cook Off – October 21st

RazorsandDiapers.com present Courageous – from October 21st

NTDIB Neon: Charity Halloween Golf Tournament – October 22nd

Dream Dare Dance 3rd Annual Dream Big Conference for Women – October 22nd

40th Championship & Household Pet Cat Show – October 22nd

Blue Water Divers Halloween Dive  – October 23rd

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2011 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 23rd and 24th

Mid-Term Scholar Academy – October 24th to 28th

Diwali, the Festival of Lights at Indigo – October 26th

Breast Health Talk Presentation – October 27th

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club Create Your Own Creeeepy Family Night Pasta Dinner – October 27th 

DeRay Davis and Aries Spears Comedy Show – October 28th

SalsaMania’s Halloween Jammy Jam – October 28th

Solid Gold Wine and Cheese Tasting – October 28th

Friday Night Fright at Moon – October 28th

Bermuda Diabetes Association Vegas Night – October 29th

TRFC Annual Halloween Bash – October 29th

Fet!sh Halloween Party at Ferrari Bar – October 29th

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Halloween – October 29th

Barmuvinjam and Secrets Annual Halloween Bash – October 29th

Artists Meeting Space – October 29th

Peace Lutheran Church Fall Bazaar – October 29th

BUEI Underwater Underworld: Annual Halloween Spooktacular – October 29th

Annual Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 29th

REA Fashions: Fall Fashions Wardrobe – October 29th

Blackbeard’s Hideout Halloween Bash – October 29th

Pickled Onion Halloween Party – October 29th

Pre-Halloween Teen Blackout – October 29th

Lost Souls Halloween Party – October 29th

Blue Water Divers Halloween Dive – October 30th

Walk to Remember – October 30th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Certified Copy – October 30th

Olde Town Market restarts  – October 30th

Crimestoppers 5K Walk and Road Race – October 30th

Royal Naval Nights Halloween Edition – October 31st

Riddell’s Bay First Wednesday of the Month Dining Offer – November 2nd

Introduction to Improv Theatre Workshop Begins – November 2nd

Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo and Fair 2011 – November 5th

Brunch at Griffin’s Bistro restarts – November 6th

James Richardson presents The Beautiful Things Concert – November 11th and 12th

CamBeach Lunch & Learn: In Case of Emergency Break Glass – November 19th

St. Andrew’s Ball Dance Practice – November 23rd

Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 26th

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 2nd

Taking Care of the Caregiver – December 8th

BMDS Pantomime:  Cinderella – December 8th to 17th

Bermuda Boat Parade – December 10th

New Year’s Eve with Dave Bootle – December 31st


In some Halloween-related news, guess who Charlie Sheen is dressing up as?  Sheenius, if he says so himself:



Have a wonderful weekend!




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