April 27th, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!


I love this time of year when the Friday working day is also a countdown to Happy Hour – let’s hope the sun keeps shining all weekend!



After the sellout success of the first Nothing to Chew in Bermuda dinner event, I feel like it’s time for the next one? Nothing to Chew 2: Brazilian Feast will be on Saturday, May 19th at the Victoria Grill with three available seatings of 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm.  Don’t eat for a few days beforehand as the menu is amazing! After being served an Argentinean Salad – cucumbers, tomatoes, hearts of palm, and a citrus vinaigrette, you will be served with a selection of Brazilian Churrasco – Grilled Chorizo, Grilled Wahoo, Moho Marinated Chicken, Garlic & Paprika Marinated Sirloin, Grilled Pork Loin and Grilled Atlantic Shrimp. Sides are Rosemary & Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, Gorgonzola Polenta and Sautéed Market Vegetables. Save some room for dessert though as we’ll get homemade Churros tossed in cinnamon sugar.  Tickets are $60 per head (including one glass of wine or beer but excluding additional beverages and gratuities), available from www.premiertickets.bm. As before, a portion of the proceeds of this event will be going to benefit New Beginnings Education Trust – a great new charity which gives young Bermudians access to education and professional development. I would suggest coming in groups of 4 or more – individuals and couples are of course welcome too but just be aware that you may be combined on a table with other individuals and couples for logistical reasons. Spaces are limited for each seating time so snap ’em up quick to avoid disappointment! For special dietary requirements, or any other questions, please email me at ntdiBermuda@hotmail.com – here’s the flyer and here’s the link to the event on Facebook!



Know any Gibbons’ employees?  If not, you may want to make friends with one ASAP as they are currently running a Friends and Family 3 Day Spring Shopping event which started yesterday and will finish on Saturday.  Anyone who is participating can collect a 20% off discount card (one per person) from Gibbons Company’s fragrance department – full details are in the flyer here!




If you checked out my Cinema Listings section for this week, you will already know Liberty are currently screening Marley, the much-anticipated 2012 documentary on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.  Tonight there is a Marley Movie Premier event with an open bar cocktail reception with complimentary appetisers from Jamaica Grill, from 8pm until the movie starts at 9.30pm. After the movie, there will be an after-party at Shine’s, which is included in the ticket price. Tickets are $30 and sold at Kit n Caboodle, Liberty Theatre, or by calling 536-1999 or 705-8275 for delivery – here’s the flyer!




This coming Saturday is the last one of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks! Each month has a different theme and this one will be Fairies and Gnomes, where families can participate in themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. They will be making fairy tiaras and gnome hats, wands, mini gnomes and fairy wings.  Full details can be found at  www.bermudamasterworks.com – here’s the flyer!



Bermuda Motocross Club is currently running the Correia Construction National Championship Motocross, a summer season of racing at the Southside Raceway.  The next one is this Sunday, with future dates being May 13th and 27th, June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd, August 5th and 19th, September 2nd, 16th and 30th, and October 14th and 28th.  Races start at 1pm with the cost of entry at $10 for adults and $5 for kids – here’s the flyer!



As part of the Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s (BHI) Hospitality Trail, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess will host a History Tour on Tuesday, May 1st at 2pm. The tour will last for 45 minutes and will include the hotel’s role as a spy centre during World War II as well as its connections to various historical figures and colourful characters, such as Mark Twain, Princess Louise and Ian Fleming.  Following the tour, guests will be invited to a mixology demonstration and a tasting of The Princess Royale, the hotel’s signature cocktail featuring Bacardi Razz, Chambord, lemon juice, white cranberry juice and grenadine.  As part of the celebration, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is offering a complimentary Bermuda-themed appetizer with lunch or dinner in Heritage Court or Harley’s Restaurant on Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 3rd.  The history tour is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required and participants should meet in the lobby – for more information, call 298-5779.



Cinco de Mayo is on a Saturday this year and Victoria Grill and Rumba°r are celebrating hard for four days from Wednesday, May 2nd onwards! They will be hosting Happy Hour from Wednesday to Friday – on Wednesday and Thursday there will be dancing with Salsamania from 9pm and on Friday, Hogfish will be performing from 9.30pm.  The biggest party will be on Saturday night, May 5th with Grafitti Park performing from 10pm and a prize draw at midnight – with every $25 you spend on any night of Cinco de Mayo, you get one ticket entered into the raffle to win the grand prize of a round-trip to Miami (you have to be present at the draw to win though). Best of all, there is no cover charge for any of the nights – here’s the flyer!





Reiki Master Monica Dobbie is offering a Reiki Two Course on Sunday, May 6th from 10.30am until 5pm. Monica will review Reiki One, give you an attunement and the Reiki symbols will be revealed to you. The course aims to boost the effectiveness of your Reiki, teach you how to “send” distance healing, and give you the tools to help you to manifest anything you wish in your life. The cost is $300 – for more information, contact 505-7531, health@reikibermuda.com or see  www.reikibermuda.com .



A great opportunity to get buff for summer – the next Nutrifit course will be starting on Wednesday, May 16th and running until Friday, June 29th! This 6-week optimum nutrition course is presented by Catherine Burns, an experienced Nutritional Therapist trained by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in the U.K. and Royal Gazette Food for Thought columnist. Focusing on simply, healthy, natural food, the course costs $375 per person and aims to help you to look and feel great by making smart, ethical and informed food choices without a fad or shake in sight. For more information, or to register, please contact Catherine@natural.bm – here’s the flyer!



Good news for spice lovers – Riddell’s Bay will be hosting their semi-annual Indian Buffet Dinner on Friday, May 18th.  This will be from 6.30pm until 8pm and Chef Graham and his staff aim to take your tastebuds on a journey across a myriad of regional cuisines which date back thousands of years. The cost is $48.50 for adults, $24.25 for children aged 5 to 12 and free for under 4s.  For reservations, contact 238-1060 ext. 112 or foodandbeverage@riddellsbay.com – here’s the flyer with the menu!



The 9th Annual Guitar Festival, a selection of concerts, masterclasses and workshops open to the whole community, will be at at St. Andrew’s Church on Church Street from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, May 27th and will feature both international and local artists performing classical guitar favourites.  The first event will be a concert featuring Steve Crawford and Harris Becker at 7.30pm on Friday, May 25th.  On Saturday, May 26th, there will be a workshop on Improvisational Tools with Richard Hawke at 10am and then a concert with Jerremiah Smith and Matt Palmer at 7.30pm.  On Sunday, May 27th, there will be a seminar with Harris Becker at 10am, a workshop on New Approach Techniques for Guitarists with Matt Palmer at 1pm and then a Student gala concert at 5pm. The student concert is free and tickets for the others are $30 and available from  www.bdatix.com – here’s the flyer!



It’s going to be a great Bermuda Summer of Love with tributes to John Lennon’s life and music on Thursday, June 21st and Friday, September 21st.  June 21st will be the John Lennon Double Fantasy Bermuda Tribute at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in the Botanical Gardens. he evening will begin at 5.30pm as the museum and “Imagine the Art of John Lennon” exhibit will be open to the public. At 6pm, there will be a public unveiling of the Graham Foster Double Fantasy Sculpture, with a video greeting from Yoko Ono, followed by the official opening of the Double Fantasy Freesia Labyrinth at 7.15pm. September 21st is also UN International Day of Peace and this will be celebrated by a concert at the Botanical Gardens. The concert will coincide with the release of the Double CD “Bermuda Fantasy: A Tribute to the Music of John Lennon” and guests artists include Heather Nova, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie, Judie Tzuke, Roy Young, Chewstick, Rachel Brown, Joy Barnum, Paul Muggleton, Bailey & Tallula Tzuke, Robert “Sai” Emery, Christina Frith, Jonathan Frith, Bailey Outerbridge, Steve Easton, Michael Cacy and more. If all that isn’t enough, there will also be a book launch of “Bermuda Fantasy – John Lennon’s Island Journey” by Scott Neil, with images by Graham Foster. Concert proceeds will be donated to Bermuda charities (The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art & The Coalition for the Protection of Children) and part proceeds from bar sales will go to the Chewstick Foundation. Tickets for the concert will be available from   www.premiertickets.bm from May 21st (will update when I know prices).  **UPDATE:  Concert tickets cost $50 for hillside seats (blankets only), $75 to $95 for bleachers, $100 to $250 for Show Ring Tables of 10 and $600 for Premium Tables of 10**   For more details, see www.doublefantasybermuda.com – here’s the flyer!



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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

The Tartan Panda Extravaganza Scottish-Chinese Menu at Chopsticks – March 1st to April 30th

Per Mare, Per Terram by Jonah Jones – April 13th to May 1st

Gibbons Company Friends and Family 3 Day Spring Shopping – April 26th to 28th

City Art Festival – April 26th to May 3rd

Noah Mazé Yoga Weekend Retreat – April 27th to 29th

Lemon Tree Pig in the Park Party – April 27th

Marley Movie Premier – April 27th

G&S Opera: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – April 28th

15th Annual Some Enchanted Evening: Fire ‘n’ Ice – April 28th

The Frog and Onion Pub Birthday Celebration – April 28th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party – April 28th

Riddell’s Bay Pub Quiz Night – April 28th

Annual Welcome Back College Party at Pier 6 – April 28th

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Fairies & Gnomes – April 28th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Forgiveness of Blood – April 29th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – April 29th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess History Tour – May 1st

AGM for the Association of Canadians in Bermuda – May 2nd

La Trattoria Pasta Buffet – May 2nd

Cinco de Mayo at Victoria Grill and Rumba°r – May 2nd to 5th

Night Market at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – May 4th

French Evening with Dessert Demonstration by Chef Roland Mesnier – May 5th

MAMA Car Boot Sale – May 5th

25th Anniversary Catlin End-to-End – May 5th

Summer Sundays in the Park: Tribute to Legends – May 6th

Reiki Two Course – May 6th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Beautiful Lies  – May 8th

Raw Food Talk – May 9th

Business Bermuda Seminars: What You Don’t See Might Hurt You: That’s Why There’s Insurance – Property, Life and Health – May 10th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata – May 12th

Chewstick’s T.W.I.G.S. Youth Open-Mic – May 12th

Chopsticks “Choose 8” Mother’s Day Tasting Menu – May 13th to May 31st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – May 13th

Raw Food Workshop – May 16th

Nutrifit course – May 16th

Riddell’s Bay Indian Buffet Dinner  – May 18th

Nothing to Chew in Bermuda: Brazilian Feast – May 19th

9th Annual Guitar Festival – May 25th to 27th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – May 27th

Summer Sundays in the Park: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – June 3rd

Business Bermuda Seminars: I’ve Got The Job; Now What? Personal Sustainability in the Global Economy – June 7th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda presents Bermuda’s First Highland Games – June 8th

Chewstick’s T.W.I.G.S. Youth Open-Mic – June 9th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – June 10th

Destination Dockyard returns – June 11th

Bermuda Summer of Love: John Lennon Tribute (Art Exhibit Opening, Sculpture Unveiling and Labyrinth Opening) – June 21st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – June 24th

Summer Sundays in the Park: Rockin’ de Rock – July 1st

Summer Camp at Somerset School of Dancing  – July 2nd to July 13th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – July 8th

It’s a Doll’s World – July 22nd to August 4th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – July 22nd

Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voices – August 5th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – August 5th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – August 19th

Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Vibes – September 2nd

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 2nd

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 16th

Bermuda Summer of Love: John Lennon Tribute (Concert, Book Launch and Double CD Release) – September 21st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th


Have a wonderful weekend!




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