September 26th, 2012
Lots of Bermuda events coming up so let’s just get right down to it!
Dancing is a great way to meet new people and get some exercise but if you’ve been a little nervous about signing up for a whole course, here’s a great opportunity to have a little taster. Sabor Dance School are offering an evening of free introductory classes at the Berkeley Cultural Centre on Friday, September 28th. Salsa will be from 5.30pm until 6pm, followed by Bachata from 6.15pm until 6.45pm, Hustle & Ballroom from 7pm until 7.45pm and Tango from 8pm until 8.30pm. A discounted registration fee will be offered to anyone who registers on the night for their classes that commence the week of October 1st. Merchandise such as shirts, shoes and DVDs will available for sale with a discount of $10 to anyone who places a shoe order on the night. For more information, see www.bermudasalsa.com or call 337-2267.
This Friday, September 28th is the opening night of MindFrame & PhotoVoice, an exhibition of art and photography by the service users of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. The opening reception will be at the Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall (BSoA) from 5pm until 7pm and the exhibition will run until Wednesday, October 10th.
My hair looks mental most of the time anyway but P.A.L.S. are asking us to have crazy hair for a good cause on Friday, September 28th for their first ever P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day. P.A.L.S. is a registered charity which provides professional hands-on care and support to cancer patients primarily in their own homes and they ask that you round up your friends, family and co-workers to donate $5 to wear their hair in a mad or crazy way for the day. Suggestions include wigs, funny hats and scarves, crazy hair creations or designs, big ribbons, headbands or clips in your hair, big ties and funky glasses or your own hair in a funky style. To participate, register your company or group by contacting Lynette Waldron or Carolyn Arnold at 236-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamais Productions present A Night of Honour on Saturday, September 29th, an event which will be a night of tribute to Bermuda’s deceased entertainers as well as a birthday tribute to Michael Jackson. This will take place at the Mid-Ocean Ampitheatre at the Fairmont Southampton and will feature performances by Rochelle Simons Lecomte, The Dynamic Duo, Stevie Darrell, Steve Easton, The Keya Dancers, Rapper J. Silva, Kaelin Cox as MJ, Rovonne Roberts, Verlancia Aberdeen, “Sparkle” featuring Shelia Smith, Chandra Maybury, Latosha Coddrington, S.D.A Praise Team, The 3D T2S Band, Magician Lu Simons, and “The Kids”. Doors open at 6.45pm and the show starts at 8pm sharp. Tickets are $80 and are available at Secrets, Caesar’s Pharmacy, 27th Century Boutique, The Edge and Memory Bank. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Bermudian author, Pastor Jonathan Lambe is releasing his first novel, The Chronicles of David King: Lost and Found, and to celebrate, he will be hosting a special Book Release & Book Signing Event at Victoria Pack on Saturday, September 29th. From 3pm until 6pm, there will be food (supplied by local vendors) and music from local artists including Big Snipes, Bro Richie from Trinity Sound and others. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held at the Evening Light Pentecostal Church at 44 Parson Road. For more information, contact 732-0961 or 296-5044.
A new film by Dale Butler will be screened at 35 Angle Street opposite Hubies on Saturday, September 29th at 8pm. Havana Tap follows Bermuda tap star Mitchelle Trott as he takes his first trip to Havana, Cuba in search of a music teacher and to take tap lessons. Admission is $10, tickets are available at the gate and proceeds will benefit the Giant Steps Band tour to Havana in December 2013.
The First Annual Jazz Caravan will be on Sunday, September 30th. This will start at 4pm at The Leopards’ Club and will feature the Giant Steps Band. Tickets are $50 and available from Music Box or at the door.
Bermuda High School for Girls (BHS) are bringing their version of world’s biggest fair to Bermuda on Friday, October 5th. Their 1st Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser will be from 5.30pm until 8.30pm and the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) will be transformed into a traditional Bavarian Beer Hall for the night. This event is for over-18s only and, in addition to a variety of beers (including genuine Oktoberfest beers) to sample, festival-goers will also enjoy authentic German pub music while eating brats with sauerkraut (I’m assuming they mean the traditional sausage and not naughty pupils), authentic German pretzels, spaetzle and schnitzel. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to wear your lederhosen, here’s your chance as there will be a contest for the most authentically dressed man and woman. Tickets are $50 which includes unlimited beer and Bavarian food tasting. Tickets are also available for beer or food tasting only at a cost of $30 and $20, respectively. Tickets are available for online at www.bhs.bm or by calling 278-3004. All proceeds will go to the BHS Charitable Trust.
The Bermuda Guild of Stitchery will be hosting a special P.A.L.S. fundraiser on Saturday, October 6th at the First Baptist Church Hall. From 10am until 3pm, they will have a show of needlework as well as handmade items for sale. The cost of admission is $5, which includes light refreshments and children under 5 get in for free.
Bermuda’s own world champion, Teresa Perozzi, will be taking a big gamble that we’ll all be hoping will pay off for her on Saturday, October 13th. Teresa will be putting her WBA World Middleweight Title on the line and also vying for the WBC World Middleweight Title to become the undisputed Women’s Middleweight Champion of the World. Teresa will battle undefeated American Tori Nelson and will get All the titles if she wins and Nothing if she loses. All or Nothing: WBC & WBA World Middleweight Championship will be in the Poinciana Room at the Fairmont Southampton and promises 10 international boxing and kick-boxing bouts. The undercard will feature Bolivia’s Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas against USA’s Karen Dulin, Bermuda’s Sentwali Woolridge against Canada’s Daniel Kechego plus many other Bermudians battling international stars. Doors open at 7pm and the first bout is at 8pm. Tickets cost $65 for general admission or $95 for ringside and are available The International Sports Shop or Gorham’s or online at www.ptix.bm.
The next event from the Caledonian Society of Bermuda will be a cinema screening at BUEI on Sunday, October 14th. The chosen film is the 1983 classic, Local Hero, a comedy-drama, directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert. As if the film itself isn’t enough of a draw, Harbourfront are offering a 15% discount on the regular menu to any filmgoers who dine there afterwards. To avail of this offer, reserve your table directly with Harbourfront on 295-4207, mention at the time of booking that you are attending the Caledonian Society film screening and take a copy of your movie ticket with you on the night. Doors open at 5.30pm and the movie will start at 6pm. The running time of the film is around an hour and 40 minutes so they would recommend making your dinner reservations at 8pm or later. Tickets are $15 and are available from www.ptix.bm. For more details, see www.caledoniansocietyofbermuda.com.
Opera lovers, you’re in for a treat as Bermuda National Gallery, in collaboration with Bacardi, present The Art of Music on Saturday, October 20th. This will be on the lawn at Barcardi Limited from 7pm until 10pm and will feature Laura Aikin, world-renowned American Soprano. Tickets prices vary, depending on your level of support. Friend tickets cost $100, Fellow tickets cost $500 and Patron tickets cost $1000 and all are available from www.bdatix.com. For more information, contact Lisa Howie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Ming Mambo’s 6 week fall term will begin next week, the week of October 1st. Classes offered include salsa, bachata and mambo and take place at the Dyer Hall Wesley Methodist Church. The cost is $90 for the full six week term (paid in advance), $20 for $20 drop-ins and $15 if you’d like to take one of their assessment classes this week. For more information, see http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=45f5b8842a1cc78353761e080&id=958d523eca or contact instructor Jamelle Ming at email@example.com or on 337-1415.
Another dance option for Fall, and something a little bit different, as the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band Dance Division are offering Highland Dance classes. The class schedule is available now at http://bipb.bm/dance-division/classes/. To register, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – June 15th to November 24th
Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st
BMDS Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth – September 20th to 29th
Schools To Know International Boarding Schools Fair – September 26th and 27th
Spark Launch Party – September 26th
Discovery Wines: Steel Sommeliers – September 26th
Bento Box and Sake Evening at Ten – September 27th
Sabor Dance School Free Introductory Classes – September 28th
MindFrame & PhotoVoice – September 28th
P.A.L.S. Mad Hair Day – September 28th
BEPRO Glow in the Dark Beach Volleyball, BBQ and Bonfire – September 29th
Bermuda National Gallery: Photography Workshop for Adults – September 29th
Super Saturday at Masterworks: At The Beach – September 29th
Tomorrow’s Voices: 2nd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day – September 29th
A Night of Honour – September 29th
Jonathan Lambe Book Release & Book Signing Event – September 29th
Film Screening: Havana Tap – September 29th
CultureFest: Unity in the Community – September 29th and 30th
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – September 30th
5K Core Family Fun Walk – September 30th
First Annual Jazz Caravan – September 30th
2nd Annual Making Hunger History Week – September 30th to October 6th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Opening Ceremony – October 1st
Eliza Doolittle Society Golf Social – October 1st
Kirtan College – October 4th to 7th
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Producers – October 4th to 13th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear it Pink Denim Day – October 5th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Annual Friday Fish Fry – October 5th
BHS 1st Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser – October 5th
Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) Backyard Bash – October 6th
Bermuda Guild of Stitchery P.A.L.S. Fundraiser – October 6th
PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 7th
TEDxBermuda – October 13th
All or Nothing: WBC & WBA World Middleweight Championship – October 13th
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th
Caledonian Society of Bermuda Film Screening: Local Hero – 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
The Art of Music – October 20th
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Breast Health Talk – October 25th
G&S Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore – October 27th
Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Otello – November 10th
Garden Club of Bermuda presents Christmas in November – November 17th
G&S Opera: Adès’ The Tempest – November 24th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) – January 26th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Aida – February 9th
G&S Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda – March 9th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto – March 23rd
G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!