November 21st, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Eve Kids!


I’m not quite sure why we celebrate American Thanksgiving here but hey, any excuse to have a roast turkey dinner is absolutely fine with me!  Here is what’s happening in Bermuda:


The Tree Lighting Ceremony for the 18th Annual Tree of Lights, a memorial tree which stands in front of City Hall, is on Friday, November 23rd at 5.30pm and will include performances from Saltus School Choir, Shacobi Basden, Bermuda High School Choir, Menuhin Foundation, Bermuda Regiment Band, Bermuda Island Pipe Band and a special appearance by Santa Claus!




Gents, not long to go until you can shave again!  In the meantime, there is a Movember Wii Sports Night at Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall on Saturday, November 24th. This event is especially for men but open to all and from 7pm, you are invited to either bring your friends or join a team when you get there.  Refreshments will be available and donations in support of Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre are appreciated.  For further details, contact




Still not got Thanksgiving plans?  Landfall Restaurant in Hamilton Parish are offering both dine-in and take-out options for tomorrow.  The dinner menu is $38 plus gratuity and the takeout menu is $25.  To contact them, call 293-1322.








Lido Restaurant at Elbow Beach are also offering a Thanksgiving menu tomorrow night from 6.30pm until 9pm.  For soup or dessert only, the cost is $10, the main course only is $30 and the full menu is $46.  For reservations, call 236-9884.







Bermudian reggaelutionary, Uzimon is releasing his 3rd studio album, Showdown, and is celebrating with a Bermuda Album Release Party at Docksiders on Saturday, November 24th.  Doors open at 9pm, opening act Another Plane Crash start at 9.30pm, and Uzimon and his 5-piece NYC touring band will perform from 11pm.   Sure to be a future Grammy winner! Tickets are $20 in advance (sold at Docksiders) or $25 at the door.




The Bermuda Society of Interior Designer (BSID) presents a Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction at the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery from now until Tuesday, November 27th.  BSID members, Industry Alliance members, friends and local artists have created this series of whimsical, dramatic and playful wreaths to be sold to the highest bidder as a benefit for the Eliza Doolittle Society and BSoA Scholarship.  Silent bids on all wreaths are accepted until 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 27th. For more information, email



The Kathmandu Kids Club will once
 again be celebrating the spirit of Christmas in international style at their ever-popular KatKids Club Christmas
 Market on Friday, November 30th.   There is a change of venue this year as they will be located on the 4th floor of the new Washington Mall and from 5.30pm until late, you can enjoy mulled wine, happy hour drink prices and Christmas carols while browsing stalls full of Nepalese and Ugandan arts, crafts, jewellery, incense and tea.  Quick Bites will be providing the food, music will be courtesy of 
Vibe 103’s DJ Chubb, Bermuda Donquili and the Bermuda School
 of Music, and Jon Beard will host the live and 
silent auction for hand picked authentic and original items 
from Uganda & the Himalayan
Village, Kathmandu.  Tickets are $10 and available from or on the door (cash only).

Hera Boutique are celebrating their 1st Anniversary on Friday November 30th and are offering special discounts throughout the day.  From 5pm until 7pm, you can also expect refreshments, including a welcome glass of champagne, Premier Distributors wine tasting, coffee tasting, food from Chopsticks and Rosa’s, and a door prize for anyone who brings their invitation. To RSVP, contact or 232 4372.

Ten Cafe and Bar are hosting a Karaoke Night with DJ Siid James from VIBE 103FM on Saturday, December 1st.  This will be from 7pm until 11pm and, if the opportunity to channel your inner Madonna isn’t enough of an incentive, there will also be $6 drinks specials on selected beers, wines and house spirits, as well as Chef Mike Knight’s Tapas Menu available from 6pm until 9pm.  For more details, call 295-0857 or email



I already told you about the festive workshops from Petals but, due to popular demand, they have added another date for the Construct Your Own Holiday Door Wreath Workshop.  This will be on Monday, December 3rd from 6pm until 8pm and the cost is $75.  To reserve your spot, contact 292-7303 or





One of my favourite events of the year, the Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. Georges will be on Friday, December 7th. If you haven’t been to this before, you get to stroll through St. George’s, enjoying all the seasonal festivities (musical entertainment, historic readings, Christmas goodies, etc.), with many historic buildings and private homes open to the public. Lots of them also give you free egg-nog, mulled wine and other seasonal treats! Kick-off is at 6.30pm and, as well as festive, it is also free! For more details, see the National Trust website at

A new event for NYE – the City Hall building will be the setting for the very first City Ball on Monday, December 31st.   The City Ball will encompass all three levels of the City Hall Building, the foyer and the two art galleries, to create a beautiful dining, dancing and live entertainment experience to welcome 2013.  This will begin with cocktails at 8pm in the foyer, dinner from 9pm until 11pm in the two galleries, a balloon drop and confetti cannons at midnight, and fireworks displayed on large screens.  Tickets are $175 if purchased by December 1st ($200 thereafter) and the price includes a 5-course meal, three complementary beverages, a signature cocktail upon entry, a glass of wine at dinner, a glass of champagne at midnight and NYE party favours.  Tickets are available from City Hall or by contacting 292-123 or  For further details please visit

The 2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend is on from Friday, January 18th until Sunday the 20th and athletes from all over the world will come together for the KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile (Front Street at 6.30pm) on the Friday, Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk (National Sports Centre, Devonshire at 9am) on the Saturday and the Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon (Front Street at 8am) on the Sunday. If you are interested in participating in the KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile, the Trials are at 6pm on Friday, November 30th at National Stadium.  The entry deadline is on Friday and you can register online at  If you REALLY want to challenge your body, you can also participate in the Bermuda Triangle Challenge where you run the Front Street Mile on Friday evening, the 10K on Saturday and the full or half-marathon on Sunday. To commemorate this insanity/awesomeness, you will receive a special T-shirt and medal so that other people will know that you’re insane/awesome too.   More details are available from or 296-0951 and online registration is available on their website at

Know a student aged between 11 and 14 who is interested in photography?  Bermuda National Gallery are now accepting applications for their Youth Camera Action (YCA) Winter 2013 programme.  YCA is a subsidised photography programme (sponsored by the Ross Blackie Talbot Charity Classic and BTC) and instructors Dany Pen and Stephanie Gibson will help students learn the basic principles of composition and photography while developing a portfolio of images. Classes begin the week of January 21st, ending the week of April 1st and will be held at the Bermuda National Gallery, with field trips included. Each class is 90 minutes long and is open to a limited number of students. For more information, contact or 295-9428.  The application form is available here.

Ladies, need a little motivation to re-energise your life for 2013?  Women’s Inspiration Weekend at Pompano Beach Club will be from Friday, January 25th until Sunday, January 27th and this retreat includes 2 nights accommodation, a spa treatment, a personal trainer, a cocktail reception, a life coaching session, Keynote Speaker (Attorney Tanya Bell), meals, yoga and more.  Tickets are $650 per person for double occupancy, $850 for single and available from  For more information, see the event website or  email


The Ultimate Frisbee group have changed their schedule and are now playing on Tuesdays at Mount Saint Agnes Academy at 8pm and at Dellwood School on Sundays at 3 pm . They always welcome new player so contact if interested.


Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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

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

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

Get Steeped with Fairmont – November 1st to 30th

Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 9th to 27th

Diabetes Month: Free Health Screenings – November 21st

Robin Hood Netball Team’s I Love the 90s Pub Quiz – November 21st

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

Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner at Beau Rivage – November 22nd

Diabetes Month: Know Your Numbers – November 22nd

Thanksgiving at Landfall Restaurant – November 22nd

Thanksgiving at Lido Restaurant – November 22nd

18th Annual Tree of Lights – November 23rd

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

Peddlers Porch at Somersfield Academy – November 24th

Movember Wii Sports Night – November 24th

Uzimon Bermuda Album Release Party – November 24th

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

Marketplace Santa Parade – November 25th

6th Annual Bacardi 8K Road Race and Walk – 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

Diabetes Bermuda Tag Day – November 30th

Denim Day for Diabetes – November 30th

KatKids Club Christmas
 Market – November 30th

Hera Boutique 1st Anniversary Celebration – November 30th

KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile Trials – November 30th

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

Bermuda Chamber Choir: A Ceremony of Carols – December 1st and 2nd

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

Design Your Own Advent Wreath Workshop – December 1st

Karaoke Night with DJ Siid James at Ten – December 1st

Construct Your Own Holiday Door Wreath Workshop – December 3rd

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

Construct Your Own Holiday Door Wreath – December 5th

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: Aladdin – December 6th to 15th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Snow Ball Party – December 7th

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. Georges – December 7th

Christmas in Silver City Gospel Jazz – December 8th

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

City Ball – December 31st

Brunch at Harley’s Restaurant – January 1st

Just For Laughs: Double Threat – January 9th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 10th to 12th

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

2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 18th to 20th

Youth Camera Action Winter 2013 Programme – begins January 21st

Women’s Inspiration Weekend at Pompano Beach Club – January 25th to 27th

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


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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