August 24th, 2012

Happy Friday Kids!

There are but a few weeks left of boating season so you had better make the most of it before it’s gone!  Luckily, there are THREE cruise options in this post alone that are coming up in September.  Here’s what’s happening in Bermuda:

I already let you know about the Moonlight Movie Series having a Labour Day Weekend screening but they have managed to sneak in an extra one tonight! Movies in the City will be at #1 Car Park on Front Street with family-friendly fun from 7pm, and the movies showing when it gets dark.  The early feature is The Lorax (Rated PG) which will start at 9pm, followed by Battleship (Rated PG-13) at 11pm.  For more information about the Moonlight Movie Series, call 295-4917 or visit 


The good folks at Chewstick are even busier than normal this week with two Griot Sessions and two workshops in addition to their regular Sunday night Open-Mic Jam Session!  Bermudian puppet master Alex Winfield is home and, along with mezzo soprano Latana Phoung, will presenting the Griot Session, The Other Side, an operatic puppetry experience tonight from 7pm (doors open at 6pm).  The cost of entry is $10 and the show will be streaming live at

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 25th, Latana Phoung will host a class on Finding Your Voice, helping participants to find their own personal singing voice with a classical music training regime.  This will run from 2pm until 5pm and is open to singers of all levels, from shower singers to professionals and costs $20 per person. Space is limited so RSVP to to secure your spot.  

Another Griot Session will be on Saturday night from 9pm until 2am with DIA showcasing all original music from a variety of genres.  Opening acts are ukelelist Mike Hind and hip hop MC Haz.  D.I.A. will showcase all original music from a variety of genres and will also feature the reggae melodies of Live Wires and hip hop from Imari, K.A.S.E. and da R?ddla. The cost of entry is $10 and the show will be streaming live at

The following day, Sunday, August 26th, Alex Winfield is hosting a Puppet Making & Movement Workshop from 2pm until 5pm. The cost is $20 per person, no supplies are necessary and all ages are welcome.  Space is limited, so you are invited to sign-up in advance by emailing  All of these events are in the usual venue of  The Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge & Cafe on the corner of Court Street and Elliot Street.


BRFU are hosting a Bermuda Rugby Booze Cruise on Saturday, September 1st.  The boat will have an open bar and will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6pm, returning at 9.30pm.  Tickets cost $60 and are available from any national team member or from  All proceeds go towards the Bermuda National Men’s XV World Cup Qualifying Campaign.



Somerset weren’t the only winners at Cup Match this year as Team Soca also reigned supreme at the Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party.  To celebrate, I.O.P. & D’General presents the Soca Team Victory Cruise and D’General’s Birthday aboard the UberVida on Sunday, September 2nd.   The cruise departs #1 Car Park at 8pm, returning at 11pm with music by Team Soca (Trini Boy, D’Nice, Selecta Fray and D’General) while New Era will mix it up and play Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B favourites. Tickets are $30 and must be bought in advance since there will not be any tickets sold at the boat.  Over a third have gone already and they are available directly from D’General at 300-1049 or The after-party will be at Captain’s and entry is free with cruise bands or $20 on the door. 


Celebrating 50 years of independence, the Jamaican Association (Bermuda) presents their Annual Independence Cruise on Saturday, September 15th.  The boat will board at 8.30pm, leaving Albouy’s Point at 9pm and returning at midnight.  The ticket price includes a full meal, cash bar, music by Magnum Force and After Dark and a free afterparty at Shine’s. Tickets are $50 in advance (available from Fish N Ting, Jamaican Grill Court Street, In Between Boutique and Executive Members) or $75 at the dock. 






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – June 15th to November 24th

BSoA: Through a Child’s Eye by Tricia Walters – July 27th to August 15th

BSoA: Emerging Artists 2012 – July 27th to August 15th

Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp – June 28th to August 31st

Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st

Sandys 360 Aquatics Camp – July 2nd to August 31st

One Love: A Tribute to Tamell Simons – August 17th to September 6th

JB Youth Soccer Camp – August 20th to 31st

Bermuda Civic Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – August 22nd to 25th

TROIKA Work in Progress #4: Once on this Island – August 23rd to 25th

Community Family Movie Nights: Courageous – August 24th

Moonlight Movie Series: The Lorax and Battleship – August 24th

Chewstick Griot Session: The Other Side – August 24th

First Annual Dockyard Art Festival – August 25th

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – August 25th

DanceSations Annual Dance Showcase 2012 – August 25th

Cambridge Beaches Reiki Level 1 Workshop – August 25th

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – August 25th

Chewstick Workshop: Finding Your Voice – August 25th

Chewstick Griot Session: DIA – August 25th

Chewstick Puppet Making & Movement Workshop – August 26th

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club Movie Night on the Green – August 31st

Moonlight Movie Series: The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Think Like A Man – August 31st

Moonlight Movie Series: Journey 2 and The Hunger Games – September 1st

Bermuda Department of Tourism 17th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – September 1st

Bermuda Rugby Booze Cruise – September 1st

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

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 2nd

Art on the Town  – September 2nd

Soca Team Victory Cruise and D’General’s Birthday – September 2nd

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Free Health Talk on Gynaecologic Cancer – September 6th

Introduction to Medicinal Herbs and Plants in Bermuda – starts September 8th

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – September 8th

Jazz Caravan at the Leopards Club: Giant Steps – September 9th

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – September 14th

Jamaican Association (Bermuda) Annual Independence Cruise – September 15th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 16th

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

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park – September 22nd

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar: Nursery Rhymes – October 19th and 20th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2012 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 20th to 21st

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th

Garden Club of Bermuda presents Christmas in November  – November 17th



Have a fantastic weekend!



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