October 5th, 2012

Happy Friday Troops!

Just another quick roundup of what’s going on in Bermuda before the weekend:

Are you a sugar addict who wants to understand why and gain control without deprivation? Sarah Cook, a Holistic Health Coach, is giving a free lecture entitled Sugar Blues at My Sereni-Tea on Wednesday, October 10th.  This will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and you can reserve your spot by contacting 535-2454 or sarah@yourwellnessinmotion.com.




Great news for foodies who also enjoy vino.  Elina Luco Alduncin from Catena Wines is hosting an intimate wine tasting and food pairing at the Waterlot Inn on Thursday, October 11th.  The welcome reception begins at 6.30pm, followed by the four course dinner and tasting at 7.30pm.  The price is $125 per person, which includes gratuities.  Limited space is available but you can secure your spot by calling 239-6675.




Aiming to give Bermuda’s local artists more promotion and exposure, The Kulture Loft on Friday, October 12th is a marketplace for designers and vendors to sell their goods and services. This will take place at Jakoma Studios in the Old Berkeley Auditorium from 7pm until 9pm and will feature Atok, SpriritWearCollection by Amethyst, Works in Progress by Chrissy Hind, ORHG Designs and many more, as well as live art by Calixsmith and Maetog Art. Singer Princess Black and Poet Rachel Little will be special guests and music will be courtesy of DJ Silva of YGS. Admission is free and all sales transactions will be cash only.



Discovery Wines and Chef Derek Myers from Barracuda Grill are teaming up to offer a special Wine Paired Dinner Cruise aboard the UberVida on Saturday, October 13th.  This is a sunset cruise through the Great Sound and the cost of $200 per person includes a special white linen service, custom menu and exceptional wines. Spaces are limited and  you can book your spot by calling 296-9463.



The Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo 2012 is on Saturday, October 13th from 10am until 4pm. The event will feature a white elephant stall, animal arts & crafts, books, plants, temporary tattoos, face-painting, Silly Pet Tricks Contest, animal welfare displays, fun animal education talks, Police K9 Dogs Display, a parade of dogs, kids games, raffle ticket sales and draw, a cat show, SPCA cats available for adoption, dog agility, holistic pet services, fair food and a Critter Chatter with invited guests.  Parking is $2 per vehicle (Berry Hill entrance only) but admission is free, although a donation of a can of cat or dog food would be welcomed.


Of particular interest to parents, educators, allied health professionals, and those who work directly with children with special needs, the first event in Tomorrow’s Voices’ Yearly 2012/13 Training Institute Series is an evening with Sean Barron and Barbara Protopapa, a couple who consider themselves recovered from Autism. Their seminar, Anything is Possible, will be on Saturday, October 13th at the Cathedral Hall, Church Street from 6pm until 8.30pm and you are invited to come and hear them share their compelling and inspiring stories of navigating through childhood, adolescence, and teenage years with Autism to become adults “healed” from autism because it no longer adversely affects their day to day lives. Pre-registration is available online at www.tomorrowsvoices.bm and Professional Development Hours can be earned for those that Pre-Register. Admission is $25 (attendees can now pay online or at the door) and refreshments will be served.

The Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival (BSSF) enables local high school students to perform the works of William Shakespeare in a professional theatre setting and supports further studies in the dramatic arts. On Monday, October 15th, Somersfield Academy will be performing The Tempest, followed by Bermuda High School with Twelfth Night.  On Tuesday, October 16th, Saltus Grammar School will give their interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream while Cedarbridge Academy will present Romeo and Juliet.  On the final night, Wednesday, October 17th, The Berkeley Institute will be performing Macbeth followed by The Taming of the Shrew by Warwick Academy.  Showtime each evening is at 7pm at the Berkeley Institute and refreshments will be on sale from 6pm until 8.30pm.  Tickets are $10 and are available from any participating school or from the Bermuda Bookstore.


Following the success of his Good Morning Bermuda exhibition last year, Scott Gemmell presents his next photography exhibit entitled, Bermuda…More Than Meets The Eye.  Opening night will be in the Edinburgh Gallery at BSoA on Friday, October 19th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. The show will run until Tuesday, November 6th



A few more workshops with artist Margaret Best at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) are coming up over the next few weeks.  Curling Leaves and Petals Perspective: A Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best will be from 5pm until 8pm on Tuesday, October 30th and costs $50 for members or $60 for non-members – for more details, see http://www.bsoa.bm/.




Putting Light on the Subject will be on Satuday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th from 10am until 4pm and this 2-day workshop will focus on the the importance of light for watercolour or coloured pencil mediums  and how it can help you a more dramatic, 3-dimensional result in your botanical subjects. The cost is $225 for members or $250 for non-members – for more details, see http://www.bsoa.bm/.




Another Margaret Best workshop at BSoA on Wednesday, November 7th.  Fruits, Forms and Fibonacci: A Studio Drawing Workshop with Margaret Best will be from 5pm until 8pm and  costs $50 for members or $60 for non-members – for more details, see http://www.bsoa.bm/.





More Oktoberfest celebrations, this time at Newport, a Gastropub from now until October 15th.  For $47 per person, they are offering a three-course set menu of traditional German food.  The menu is also available with a beer pairing at a cost of $56 per person.





Newport, a Gastropub also invite you to celebrate Halloween with them as they present a special spooky fixed menu running from October 16th until the 31st.  The cost of the three-course dinner is $47 per person or $56 if you go for the optional beer pairing.





In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jasmine Lounge are running two specials.  With every purchase of an Awareness Martini or a Mediterina Plate during the month of October, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre.


OctoberFeast from Pickled Onion is back for 2012, with prime cuts of steak, lamb, pork, wahoo and duck for $24.  In addition to this, they are also offering a half spiny lobster (broiled or thermidor) for only $34.95.  This offer is for Monday to Sunday nights up until October 31st.





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

Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 27th to October 7th

2nd Annual Making Hunger History Week – September 30th to October 6th

Kirtan College – October 4th to 7th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Producers – October 4th to 13th

Chewstick Retreat Weekend – October 5th to 7th

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

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Caribbean Day – October 6th

MAMA Car Boot Sale – October 6th

Court House Squash & Wellness Spinathon – October 6th

Eliza Doolittle Society Zumbathon – October 6th

Association of Canadians in Bermuda Annual Thanksgiving Supper – October 6th

Classical Concerts at Verdmont Historic Home – October 6th and 7th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Just Between Us Fashion Show and Tea – October 7th

PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 7th

Sugar Blues Lecture – October 10th

Catena Wines Wine Tasting and Food Pairing at Waterlot – October 11th

The Kulture Loft – October 12th

TEDxBermuda – October 13th

All or Nothing: WBC & WBA World Middleweight Championship – October 13th

Cambridge Beaches Reiki Level 1 Workshop – October 13th

Discovery Wines: Wine Paired Dinner Cruise – October 13th

Bermuda SPCA Animal Expo 2012 – October 13th

Anything is Possible – October 13th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 14th

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Film Screening: Local Hero – October 14th

Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 15th to 17th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 16th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 17th

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

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

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Melange Life After Cancer Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser – October 20th

The Art of Music – October 20th

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Breast Health Talk – October 25th

G&S Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore – October 27th

BSoA Workshop with Margaret Best: Exciting New Techniques in Coloured Pencil – October 27th and 28th

Zombies From Dockyard – October 27th

Mariners RFC Annual Halloween Party – October 27th

Correia Construction National Championship Motocross – October 28th

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

Annual Teachers TRFC Halloween Party – November 3rd

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

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

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: 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



Have a wonderful weekend!




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