October 31st, 2012

Happy Halloween Kids!


I’m glad you all seem to like the new-look website.  It’s much easier to find everything and there’ll be a few more little improvements coming up.  After Halloween, the next big event on the Bermuda Calendar is, of course, World Rugby Classic Week, which is now in its 25th year! I have included a little WRC special at the end of this post – no skipping ahead!

Pickled Onion are continuing the Halloween celebrations until the weekend as they will be hosting a Halloween Party both tonight and Saturday night.  There is no cover charge either night and they promise great decor, drinks specials and music by Graffiti Park from 10pm until 2am.





The latest Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit will feature pastel artist, Suzanne Dickson Albert. Suzanne will be holding a Slideshow and Discussion tomorrow night to discuss her work and plans for her time in Bermuda. Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, with soup and sandwiches served. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Her artwork will be later be showcased and available for purchase in the Rick Faries Gallery with the official opening on Friday, December 5th . The exhibit will run until December 19th. For more information contact Robyn Hooper on 299-4000.




After two sold out screenings, Bermuda Docs are giving you one more chance to see The Queen of Versailles, tomorrow night at 6pm at BUEI.  Tickets are $15 and available from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or by calling 297-713.




Adopt-a-Family Bermuda are hosting a special fundraising event on Friday, November 2nd.  No Boys Allowed: Girls Only Sleepover will be at the First Church of God on North Shore and will include Bible facts games, food, an etiquette class, a scavenger hunt, movies and more.  This event is for girls aged between 6 and 12 and will be from 6.30pm (drop-off by 7pm) with pickup at 9am sharp the following morning.  The cost is $12 per child for groups of ten or more, or $20 at the door. For more information, call 234-0340.

Sure to delight Hispanophones and Hispanophiles alike, the annual Latin American Cultural Expo:  Celebremos Nuestra Cultura for 2012 will be on Sunday, November 4th and members of the community who come from that region will be given the opportunity to represent their culture/heritage and country. There will be presentations by each country, some will have their cultural outfits and there will be samples of the local cultural dishes of each particular country. This will all happen at Somersfield Academy from noon until 6pm. The entry fee is $2 for adults and free for kids under 5. For more information, contact ministeriohermandad@yahoo.com or 337-0077.

Dealing with the subject of the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, human trafficking and sex slavery, a screening of the documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls will be hosted by The Cornerstone Foundation and the Storehouse Charitable Trust on Wednesday, November 7th. This will be shown at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 and available from www.bdatix.com.


Young Bermudian singer, dancer and actress Delijah Symonds has been offered a place in the 2013 cast of Up with People (UWP) is a global education and arts organisation whose goal is to bridge cultural barriers and create global understanding through service and music.  To help Delijah raise $30,000 to take her place, Bermuda’s best entertainers have come together for the fundraising concert, Music: The Universal Language on Thursday, November 8th.  The concert will take place at Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre with a reception from 6.30pm and the show starting at 7.30pm.  It will be hosted by Ninja Cutty with featured artists including Desmond Smith, DJ Aztec, Dylan Hollis, Force One, Jelani, Kioshi, Lijah, Live Wire, Mallissa Furbert, Marvilos, Olivia Hamilton, Shine Hayward, Slanger and Stevie Darrell.  Tickets are $30 and available from All Wrapped Up, Fabulous Fashions or www.bdatix.com.  To learn more about Up With People and Delijah’s fundraising efforts, visit www.lijahuwp.com.

St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s is currently celebrating its 400th Anniversary and there are several associated events.  Firstly, there will be a Gala Banquet at Rosewood Tucker’s Point on Friday, November 16th.  The evening will begin with a reception in the Gallery at 7pm, followed by dinner in the Camden Ballroom at 8pm and music by Tony Bari.  The speaker for the evening will be the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. Richard Chartes, Bishop of London and Dean of the Chapels Royal.  Dress code is evening dress with medals and the cost is $200 per person.  On Saturday, November 17th, Grace Rawlins will be hosting Why Am I Still An Anglican?: Coffee with Mrs. Caroline Chartres at 9.30am in the Somers Lounge at the St. George’s Club.  The cost is $15 per person.  Lastly, a special 400th Anniversary Communion Service will be celebrated by Dr. Chartres at 11am on Sunday, November 18th, followed by a reception in King’s Square.  For reservations, contact office@stpeters.bm or 297-2459 by Monday, November 12th.

Marking the 46th Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados, the Barbados Association of Bermuda are hosting a series of events to celebrate. Bajan Men Can Cook will be at Hamilton Cathedral on Saturday, November 24th with Barbadian Men cooking up some tasty foods and desserts from 5.30pm. Tickets are $20. On Sunday, November 25th, there will be a special Church Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Warwick at 10.30 am. On Friday, November 30th at 7pm, there will be an Independence Day Cultural Night at Police Recreational Club, Prospect which will include a “Bus Ya Brains” quiz and tastings of Barbadian delicacies, such as pudding and souse, conkies, sweet bread and turnovers. Tickets are $10. Finally, there will be an Independence Dinner at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Saturday, December 1st. Cocktail hour will be from 6.30pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm and will include guest speaker, Hon. Adriel Brathwaite QC MP., Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs in Barbados, as well as a special performance by Red Plastic Bag, 10-time Calypso King. General tickets are $120, Patron tickets are $175 and they are available from Secrets in Washington Mall. Everyone who purchases a dinner ticket will receive a complimentary ticket to the Cultural Night event. For more information, or to RSVP, contact barbados.association@gmail.com.

Naan of the usual fare at Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club on Friday, November 16th as they are trying to curry favour with you dhal-ings by inviting you to korma over for their Indian Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm until 8pm. The cost is $48.50 for adults, $24.25 for children aged 5 to 12 and free for under-4s. For reservations, call 238-1060 ext 112 or foodandbeverage@riddellsbay.com.




If you’d like a proper Christmas party but are only a small office, the Fairmont Southampton might have the solution. The Snowball Party on Friday, December 14th allows lots of different groups to celebrate together at one big bash in Windows on the Sound! The cost is $69 per person, which includes a dinner buffet, live entertainment and a cash bar. To make a reservation, call Cathy Albright on 239-6913.




Looking for a new Happy Hour option for Friday nights?  The Reefs are hosting Latin Chill Fridays  on The Terrace until 11pm, every Friday until the end of the year.  From 6pm, they’ll be offering made-to-order mojitos made with fresh sugar cane and from 7pm, they have a Latin vibe DJ and interactive live cooking stations offering mexican cuisine, including tacos, fajitas, burritos and desserts.





Looking for a fun workout? TROIKA Bermuda are offering a series of Drop-in Hip Hop Dance Classes on Saturdays at the The Berkeley Cultural Centre. The classes will be instructed by Kioshi Burgess and is designed to introduce participants to the Hip-Hop culture through the element of dance. Each class lasts for 90 minutes, which includes 30 minutes of Cardio Warmup and then a 60 minute Hip Hop Dance Combination, which changes every week. No registration or experience is necessary and the cost is $10 per session. For more information please visit www.troikabda.com, email info@troikabda.com or call 537-7590.




Now, back to World Rugby Classic Week! Full details are on www.worldrugby.bm but, since I’m a helpful sort of person, I thought it would be useful to have it listed out.  I’ll add in anything else as I find out about it:

The First Round Matches will be on Saturday, November 10th and gates open at 5.15pm. The opening ceremonies will begin at 6.30pm, followed by the first game,Argentina vs. France (A), at 7.30pm, then South Africa vs. the United States (B) at 8.30pm. From 10pm, there will be entertainment in the Tent Tavern.

No games on Sunday, November 11th but there will still be rugby fun to be had!  The BRFU presents a Rugby Booze Cruise on board the M.V. Bermudian.  The boat will have a full bar and music by Supatone and will depart Albuoy’s Point at 4pm, returning at 7pm.  Tickets are $20 ($15 for Classic players) and are available from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle or www.ptix.bm.  For more information, contact devrae@brfu.bm.

On Monday, November 12th, gates open at 5.45pm with more First Round Matches from Canada vs. The Classic Lions (C) at 7.15pm and Australia vs. Italy (D) at 8.30pm and entertainment in the Tent Tavern afterwards.

After resting up on the Tuesday, Loser A will play Loser B in the Plate Semi-Final at 7.15pm on Wednesday, November 14th.  The Classic Semi-Final with Winner A vs. Winner B will be at 8.30pm and entertainment in the Tent Tavern afterwards.

The Semi Finals will be on Thursday, November 15th and the gates will open at 5.45pm. The Plate Semi-Final at 7.15pm will pit Loser C against Loser D, and the Classic Semi-Final at 8.30pm will have Winner C against Winner D, followed by entertainment in the Tent Tavern.

By the last day, Saturday, November 17th, you can expect to see a lot of ill-looking people who have aged about ten years due to a combination of alcohol consumption and lack of sleep. Gates open at 4.30pm for 2012 Finals Day. This will kick off with Bermuda Barbarians vs. Atlanta at 4.45pm, followed by the Classic Plate Final at 6.30pm, the Classic Final at 8pm and then the Farewell Party in the Tent Tavern.


There are a few different options for admission:

The Members Tent is the premier facility at the Classic. Here sponsors and guests can enjoy sit-down lunches or dinner (depending on playing time), wine with meals, an open bar and seating right behind the goal-line. A limited number of badges are available for the five match days at a cost of $1,125 per person. Daily badges are also available at at cost of $250 for Saturday, November 10th and Monday, $275 for Wednesday and Thursday, and $375 for Saturday, November 17th.  Tickets are available from www.ptix.bm.

The Amundi Classic Club membership package entitles you to daily entrance to the National Sports Centre and the Classic Club Tent, a larger tented area with exclusive seating and viewing area, four free drink tokens per person per day, reduced bar prices, and a light supper/lunch (depending on playing time) before the start of play. The daily rate is $150 per person or $250 per couple, except for November 17th when the price is $200 per person or $350 per couple. A 5-day pass costs $650 per person or $1,000 per couple – prices are negotiable for groups of 20 or more. The Classic Club tent is also the facility set aside for the players and their wives to congregate, so you have the opportunity to meet, talk and drink with them. Tickets are available from www.ptix.bm or from Martine Purssell on 298-1220 or martine.purssell@law.bm.

If you’d rather just have general admission, daily game passes are $25 or $100 for a 5-day pass and are available now at www.ptix.bm or the Island Shop, Queen Street, Hamilton.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

Click on the event name to be taken to the original post with full details.  No link means that the details are in this current post.  For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:

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

Death by Disco – June 28th to November 1st

OctoberFeast at Pickled Onion – October 1st to 31st

5th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 12th to January 3rd

Halloween at Newport, a Gastropub – October 16th to 31st

Bermuda…More Than Meets The Eye: Photography Exhibition by Scott Gemmell – October 19th to November 6th

BSoA Exhibition: TechArt 2012 – October 19th to November 28th

Curling Leaves and Petals Perspective: A Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best – October 30th

2 Part Stretching & Pain Relief Workshop with Greg Ozarowski – October 30th and November 6th

Bermuda Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Annual Halloween Party – October 31st

Halloween Party at Pickled Onion – October 31st

Masterworks Artist in Residence Slideshow and Discussion: Suzanne Dickson Albert – November 1st

Bermuda Docs: The Queen of Versailles – November 1st

No Boys Allowed: Girls Only Sleepover – November 2nd

BSoA Workshop with Margaret Best: Putting Light on the Subject – November 3rd and 4th

Annual Teachers TRFC Halloween Party – November 3rd

Bermuda School of Music Free Lunchtime Concert – November 3rd

Bermuda International Shipwreck Conference – November 3rd

Discovery Wines Zin Din – November 3rd

Halloween Party at Pickled Onion – November 3rd

Bermuda Karate Institute: 25th Annual Skippy Kick – November 4th

Grow Biointensive Gardening Course Course – starts November 4th

Latin American Cultural Expo:  Celebremos Nuestra Cultura – November 4th

1st Annual City Music & Jazz Festival – November 5th to 11th

Fruits, Forms and Fibonacci: A Studio Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best – November 7th

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls – November 7th

Music: The Universal Language – November 8th

World Rugby Classic Week – November 10th to 17th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Otello – November 10th

Taste of the Seasons: Cupcake Challenge and Fun Day – November 10th

Bermuda Continental Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala – November 10th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary Gala Banquet – November 16th

Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club Indian Buffet Dinner – November 16th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – begins November 17th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary – Why Am I Still An Anglican?: Coffee with Mrs. Caroline Chartres – November 17th

St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary Communion Service – November 18th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Thanksgiving All American Buffet – November 22nd

G&S Opera: Adès’ The Tempest – November 24th

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 24th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Baja Men Can Cook – November 24th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Special Church Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church – November 25th

MAMA Annual Fundraiser Wine Tasting Evening – November 29th

TechAwards Presentation Reception – November 29th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Independence Day Cultural Night – November 30th

Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th

Barbados Association of Bermuda: Independence Dinner at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 1st

Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Suzanne Dickson Albert – December 5th to 19th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Snow Ball Party – December 7th

Fairmont Southampton Snowball Party – December 14th

Christmas Day Brunch at Hamilton Princess – December 25th

Traditional Gala Buffet at Hamilton Princess – December 25th

Spectacular Six Course Dinner at Harley’s Restaurant – December 31st

Jimmy Keys’ New Year’s Eve Dinner & Show (Fairmont Hamilton Princess) – December 31st

Brunch at Harley’s Restaurant – January 1st

G&S Opera: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus)  – January 12th

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

G&S Opera: Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) – May 4th



Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the golf course:



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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