March 21st, 2012
Happy Springtime Troops!
Lots coming up to keep you occupied until beach season – here are the latest Bermuda events:
- Paperwhites, Bermuda's only peer-led infertility support group present Interested in IVF? on Friday, March 23rd from 6pm until 7.30pm in the first floor conference room at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH). Dr. Matan Yemini, international fertility specialist from Diamond Institute in New Jersey, will be available to answer your questions in an environment of informed support – here's the flyer!
- Another Happy Hour option for Friday, March 23rd and 30th – Ferrari Bar at LV's will be hosting a special Fundraising Happy Hour with a percentage of proceeds going towards the Bermuda Red Cross. Happy Hour will be from 4.30pm and will feature complimentary appetisers and a roast beef carving station. The Bermuda Red Cross provide a host of services and programmes including community outreach, disaster management, first aid products, health and safety, transport, hospital equipment rental and more – here's the flyer!
- Marking both 400 years of permanent settlement in Bermuda and Warwick Academy's 350th anniversary, Dr. David Wingate will be presenting a special lecture, From Oceania to Suburbia: 400 Years of Dramatic Change for Bermuda's Bird Community, to give rare insight into Bermuda's changed environment. This will be at 7pm on Friday, March 23rd in Warwick Academy Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and are available at the door or from the school office – here's the flyer!
- A few new art shows are opening at The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) this Friday from 5pm until 7pm. BSoA are hosting their first members show of 2012 at Onions Gallery, featuring a wide range of subject matter and media. Over at the Edinburgh Gallery, Art & Me is a show of work from the students of Gilbert Institute in collaboration with BNG, KAF & MWF. Island of My Eye in Studio A will be a retrospective of the work by Karen Phillips-Curran (25 years of watercolours painting in Bermuda) and Everything But The Kitchen Sink in Studio B will be a show of assemblage and jewelry by Nahed Eid. All exhibitions run until April 11th with free admission, as always.
- The Bermuda High School for Girls are being very fashion-forward by hosting their very first ecoRunway event on Friday, March 23rd. Inspired by Project Runway, this competition event paired 7 teams with mentors from local retailers AS Coopers, Atelerie, Boutique CC, Cecile, Gibbons Company, Lovit Boutique and Orange Bay Company to create designs that are made of at least 50% recycled or found materials. The runway show, starting at 7pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at BHS, will have two designs from each team, which will then be judged. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults and are available from the school office or by calling 278-3004 or emailing email@example.com – here's the flyer!
- Bermuda Society of Arts and international award-winning artist Bill Rogers are hosting a painting workshop, En Plein Air Paintings – Where do I start?, on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th from 10am until 4pm. The workshop will guide painters of all levels through the principals of painting out on location, helping them to develop a more acute sense of observation as well as learning techniques to simplify and translate their observations onto canvas and paper. The cost is $195 for members and $225 for non-members. For more information, call 292 3824 or see www.bsoa.bm – here's the flyer!
- In honour of The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Sunday, March 25th, African Diaspora Heritage Trail have organised a variety of events between then and Saturday, March 31st. Honouring the Heroes, Resistors and Survivors begins with a Commemorative Service at Cobbs Hill Methodist Church at 4pm on Sunday March 25th. Bermuda Maritime Museum will also be offering free admission for residents on that day only. From Monday, March 26th until Saturday, March 31st there will be a display of Slavery in Bermuda material at Bermuda's Archives in the Government Administration Building, a display of books on Slavery in Bermuda at Bermuda National Library and the National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) will have a Slave Trade & Slavery in Bermuda Exhibit, as well as the NMB's Commissioner's House Tour. On Thursday, March 29th, there will be a Youth News Supplement in the Royal Gazette and on Friday, March 30th, Bermuda College will host a Global Video Conference for Students live From the United Nations in New York at ACE Bermuda. Also on Friday, March 30th, Lance Furbert will host Walking in the Footsteps of our Past, an evening walking tour of the footpaths of the slaves who once lived and worked in St. Georges. This will start at 7pm from the Square. On Saturday, March 31st, there will be a Film Screening with Panel Discussion at Chewsticks. My Slave Sister Myself and Lest We Forget will show from 5.30pm until 8pm. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-7749 – here's the flyer!
- Just a quick note about the Bermuda Chamber Choir concert on March 26th and 27th (full details were in the March 7th post here) – the venue has moved to the Wesley Methodist Church on Church Street, here's the revised poster!
- Good news for all you wine enthusiasts out there – BSoA are hosting a Spring Fever Wine & Cheese Tasting at BSoa Galleries at City Hall on Friday, March 30th. Doors open at 5.30pm and the tasting begins at 6pm sharp. Michael Robinson of Burrows Lightboun will present a selection of wines, paired with European speciality cheeses from Supermart. tempt your tastebuds. Complimented by European specialty cheeses from Supermart, you will be all set for the Easter celebrations. Call 2923824 to reserve your place or book online at BDATIX.BM. Tickets are $45 ($40 for members), $350 for a table of ten and available from 292-3824, emailing email@example.com or online from www.bdatix.com. Tasters will be entitled to 10% discount on 12 bottles (can be mixed) plus a 13th bottle free – here's the revised poster!
- BEPRO presents Glo Party on Saturday, March 31st at Rumbar. From 10pm until late, you can enjoy drinks specials all night, 20% dinner discount at Victoria Grill (after 8pm with membership card), all-you-can-eat Brazilian Churrasco for $39.95 and music from DJ Aztec of Desert Eagle Int. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door, $30 for VIPs and available from The Chamber of Commerce, Secret’s, Kit-n-Caboodle or firstname.lastname@example.org – here's the flyer!
- To support Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess will be marking the occasion in Heritage Court from 8.30pm until 9.30pm. This will include a candlelight ambiance, an a cappella singer, a "green" menu along with their mixologist's special "green" passion drink and Organic wine pairing. They will also have a special room rate of $189!
- For anyone who feels they could be a little more adventurous in their home decor, professional theatrical scenic artists Karen Phillips-Curran will be hosting a Faux Finish & Special Paint Effects Workshop at BSoA Galleries, City Hall on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st. This will cover painting techniques to achieve such effects as woodgraining, marbleizing, scumbling texture, patina, crackle and distressing and teach you about techniques and materials to decorate items for your own home. The cost is $195 for members or $225 for non-members. For more information, call 292 3824 or see www.bsoa.bm – here's the flyer!
- The Gilbert and Sullivan Society are continuing their mission to make us all more cultured by continuing to bring the Metropolitan Opera to the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI and the next few screenings are as follows - Gounod's Faust on Saturday, March 31st; Enchanted Island on Saturday, April 14th; Puccini's Madame Butterfly on Saturday, April 28th; and Verdi's La Traviata on Saturday, May 12th with each screening at 5pm. 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 iswww.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx. As usual, tickets are $35, available from www.premiertickets.bm and 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 www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact Matt Nester at email@example.com.
- A different type of Easter Bunny, Secrets will be hosting their Femme Fatale Lingerie Fashion Show on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st at Shine's House of Music from 8.30pm. This is a gentleman only event for those aged 25 and over. Tickets are $35 and available from Secrets – here's the flyer!
- The Fairmont Hamilton Princess are once again hosting their Easter Bunny Tea from Sunday, April 1st until Sunday, April 8th, where kids can enjoy a variety of Easter delights from 2.30pm until 5pm in Heritage Court. There will also be a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday from 2.30pm until 3pm. The cost is $25 per child, or $34 per adult and you can reserve by calling 298-5720 for reservations – here's the flyer!
- Another workshop from artist Karen Phillips-Curran, this time on Building Structure in your Paintings. Also at BsoA Galleries, City Hall, this workshop will be on Monday, April 2nd and Tuesday, April 3rd from 5pm until 8pm and will teach you how to create dynamic painting using simple tools. The cost is $100 for members or $110 for non-members. For more information, call 292 3824 or see www.bsoa.bm – here's the flyer!
- Per Mare, Per Terram, an exhibition by Jonah Jones, is themed around the land and sea of Bermuda. This is Jonah's largest exhibition to date and will open at BSoA Galleries, City Hall on Friday, April 13th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. The show will run until May 1st and, as always, admission is free.
- The Harbourview Ballroom at Fairmont Hamilton Princess will be hosting their Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 8th. The selections include soups and salads, fresh seafood, roast prime rib, duck and lamb, traditional Bermuda fare, plus a children's menu and desserts. The cost is $60 per adult, $30 per child aged 6 to 12 and free for kids aged 5 and under – here's the flyer!
- Bliss Yoga guided by Kyriais a 6 week course starting Monday, April 23rd at 6.30pm. The class is 75 minutes long and the course costs $150. Based on intuition rather than tradition, this Vinyasa-style yoga focuses on core strength, balance and flow to build a solid practice based on strength and spirit and is accessible to beginners and advanced students, To secure your spot, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-0184.
- Due to popular demand, La Serena Spa at The Reefs are repeating their free course Achieve Better Health Through Reflexology on Wednesday, April 25th at 6.30pm and they invite you to come and learn more about reflexology with Fiona Couper-Smith. This therapy works on reflex points on the feet and hands which affects the entire body and the mind and all attendees will be offered a 15% discount on their next reflexology appointment with Fiona. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 239-0184.
- Fiona Couper-Smith will also be hosting a Raw Food Talk on Wednesday, May 9th at 6.30pm. This complimentary event will give on an introduction to using Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their raw state and easy ways you can start including more raw recipes in your diet. Learn how to make nut milks, start sprouting and the power of green smoothies. To secure your spot, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-0184.
- If you want to build on what you learned in the May 9th talk, the Raw Food Workshop on Wednesday, May 16th is a raw food preparation class which will teach you about raw foods, kitchen equipment, how to grow sprouts and wheatgrass. They promise that you will leave with with lots of recipes and how to source ingredients in Bermuda. The workshop will run from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and costs $60. To secure your spot, RSVP to email@example.com or call 239-0184.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Re-Interpreting the European Collection - September 1st to May 31st, 2012
Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) - March 16th to 22nd
Artist in Residence Exhibit: Karen Leff - March 16th to 28th
City Food Festival - March 19th to 24th
Riddell's Bay March Madness Dining Special - March 21st
Parent Infant Group: Taking Care of Yourself - March 22nd
Bermuda National Library: Read Dating - March 22nd
Victor Flood Badminton Tournament: Juniors begin - March 22nd
Annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship - March 23rd to 25th
BMDS: God of Carnage - March 23rd to March 31st
BSoA: Members' Spring Show – March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Art & Me – March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Island of My Eye – March 23rd to April 11th
BSoA: Everything But The Kitchen Sink – March 23rd to April 11th
Lemon Tree Wine Down Happy Hour - March 23rd
Interested in IVF? – March 23rd
Ferrari Bar Fundraising Happy Hour for Bermuda Red Cross - March 23rd
From Oceania to Suburbia: 400 Years of Dramatic Change for Bermuda's Bird Community – March 23rd
ecoRunway at Bermuda High School for Girls - March 23rd
Motown Magic - March 24th
A Musical Evening with Wesley - March 24th
Bermuda Beach Art Festival - March 24th
Bermuda Triathlon Association Annual Awards Dinner - March 24th
WindReach Bermuda Walk and Roll - March 24th
En Plein Air Paintings – Where do I start? – March 24th and 25th
Honouring the Heroes, Resistors and Survivors – March 25th to 31st
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents The Art of Craft III - March 25th to April 20th
Bermuda Chamber Choir: Season of Passion and Special Music for a Royal Occasion - March 27th and 28th
Victor Flood Badminton Tournament: Seniors begin - March 27th
Advanced Leisure Seniors Club Baking Exhibition - March 28th
Riddell's Bay March Madness Dining Special - March 28th
Riddell's Bay Wine Tasting - March 28th
Ferrari Bar Fundraising Happy Hour for Bermuda Red Cross - March 30th
Spring Fever Wine & Cheese Tasting – March 30th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: Shapes and Numbers - March 31st
Earth Hour at Heritage Court – March 31st
BEPRO Glo Party – March 31st
G&S Opera: Gounod's Faust – March 31st
Faux Finish & Special Paint Effects Workshop – March 31st and April 1st
Secrets Femme Fatale Lingerie Fashion Show – March 31st and April 1st
Easter Bunny Tea at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – April 1st to 8th
Building Structure in your Paintings – April 2nd and 3rd
Sandys 360 Easter Camp - April 2nd to 6th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise - April 5th
Bermuda's Entertainers at Their Best - April 7th
Easter Brunch at Fairmont Hamilton Princess - April 8th
Business Bermuda Seminars: Investing for Retirement - April 12th
Per Mare, Per Terram by Jonah Jones – April 13th to May 1st
G&S Opera: Enchanted Island – April 14th
Bliss Yoga guided by Kyria – April 23rd
Better Health Through Reflexology - April 25th
City Art Festival - April 26th to May 3rd
G&S Opera: Puccini's Madame Butterfly – April 28th
Raw Food Talk – May 9th
G&S Opera: Verdi's La Traviata – May 12th
Raw Food Workshop – May 16th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Rockin' de Rock - July 1st
It's a Doll's World - July 22nd to August 4th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voices - August 5th
Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Vibes - September 2nd
Enjoy the rest of the week!