December 12th, 2012
Happy 12.12.12, the last repeating date of the century! Do you think that this calls for us all to do something memorable today? Here’s what’s happening in Bermuda this month:
The work of many talented young people is currently on display at the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) as almost 600 student artwork submissions were received for the for the 2012 BNG Student Art Competition. The theme was Identity and the Awards Ceremony will be tomorrow, Thursday, December 13th at 4pm. For more information please contact BNG Education & Communication Officer, Dany Pen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Good news, my preciousses, the Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) are hosting an End of Term The Hobbit Screening Party at Speciality Cinema this Friday, November 14th. The festivities will start at 1.30pm, with the screening starting at 2.30pm. Tickets are $25 for kids, $40 for adults and includes a goodie bag for each attendee, special guests from Middle Earth and prizes for best costumes. Tickets are available from www.specialitycinema.bm and more details are available from www.biff.bm.
Can’t get out of work to get to the 2.30pm screening? Never fear, BIFF are also hosting two evening The Hobbit Premiere Screening Parties at 5.30pm for the 6.30pm screening and at 8.30pm for the 10pm screening. As with the kids’ screening, there will be special guests from Middle Earth and a prize for the best costume. Additionally, the evening screenings will include one raffle tickets, Hobbit ale/wizard elixir (beer/wine) and nibbles. Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale at a cost of $5 each. Tickets are $25 for kids, $40 for adults and are available from www.specialitycinema.bm. For more details, see www.biff.bm.
Looking for a childcare option for late night shopping on Friday, December 14th? Adopt-a-Family Bermuda are hosting a Children’s Christmas Party from 6pm until 11pm at the First Church of God on North Shore. This is suitable for kids aged 5 to 11 and will include games, prizes and more, with food and drink for sale. The cost is $10 and you are asked to also bring a non-perishable food item for their Christmas hampers for the needy. For more details, see www.wuzup.bm.
Good news for turkeyphiles (this is probably not a real word but I’m going with it anyway), there is no need to wait until Christmas day to have turkey with all all the trimmings. The Waterlot Inn is offering a 3-course Holiday Table D’Hote Menu from Sunday, December 22nd until Monday, December 24th from 5pm until 10pm. The cost is $56 which includes gratuities. For reservations, contact 238-8000.
Can’t get enough of that roast turkey? Newport Gastropub are filling the gap between Christmas and New Year with their Festive Dining menu. This will run from Boxing Day until Sunday, December 30th from 5pm until 10pm and costs $56 including grats. For reservations, contact 238-8000.
Masterworks Museum in the Botanical Gardens are once again hosting their Arts for All workshops from Thursday, December 27th until Saturday, December 29th. This community event offers free art activities for adults and children of all ages from 10am until 2pm and Homer’s Café will be open for lunch. The youth and adult sessions will be taught by local artists Donna Smith, Steven McPhee, Peggy Couper and Brie Lam, and will include mosaic coasters and rugs, sea glass jewellery, Under the Sea mixed media collages and Eric Carle-inspired art activities. Artist Sue Couper will present a lecture from 11am until noon each day, entitled Tapping into your Creativity and Why it’s Vital. For more information, or to reserve your space, call 299-4000.
Will Black and The Crazy Wednesdays are welcoming 2013 in carnival style at their Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party at Hog Penny on Monday, December 31st. As you can probably tell by the title, this is a Mardi Gras theme night with complete with authentic decorations, complimentary beads and French Quarter masks for all late seating dinner patrons. This will be from 10.30pm until 1.30am, dress code is smart casual and it is open to the public with no cover charge. Will Black is also hosting his “Regulars Only” dinner party for late seating at 8.30pm. For more information, or for reservations, contact 292-2534.
The MEF Group also present a couple of New Year’s Eve options for Monday, December 31st as L’Oriental are offering a special $69.75 menu and Blu are offering a special $79.75 menu. Both dinners include a glass of prosecco, party favours and a specially priced $40 ticket to Margarita’s Grill Red Carpet Experience Party. There is also the option to order from the a la carte menu. Reservations are essential and you can book your table at L’Oriental by contacting 296-447 or email@example.com or at Blu by contacting 232-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After all the self-indulgence of the festive season, you’ll probably be looking for some options to get back into shape for 2013, right? Balance Fitness Boot Camp is a high energy, calorie torching, cardio and resistance interval workout on Sundays 9am in the Botanical Gardens and on Wednesdays at 6am at Lindo’s Devonshire. The Sunday Bootcamp is $90 per term, and Wednesday Bootcamp is $90 per term (6 weeks) and all drop-ins are $20. For more details, see www.balancedfitness.bm or contact email@example.com or 537 5370.
If you’d like a workout that’s a little easier on your joints, the Fit’n’Firm Walk Fit class will be on Mondays and Thursdays at 6am from Lindo’s Devonshire. The cost is $180 per term (6 weeks) and drop-ins are $20. For more information, visit www.fitnfirmbermuda.com or call Michelle at 704-7624.
Like to get moving early? The Fit’n’Firm Morning Warrior is a cardio/sculpting class that promises to get the heart pumping and the energy peaking. This is on Tuesdays and Friday at 6am at Lindo’s Devonshire and costs The cost is $180 per term (6 weeks) and drop-ins are $20. For more information, visit www.fitnfirmbermuda.com or call Michelle at 704-7624.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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5th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 12th to January 3rd
Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th
Celebrating 80 Years of Swizzle Inn – December 3rd to 23rd
Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Suzanne Dickson Albert – December 5th to 19th
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: Aladdin – December 6th to 15th
Aleida Amaya from Clarins at A.S. Cooper – December 6th to 8th
Fairmont Hamilton Princess: Snow Ball Party – December 7th
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. Georges – December 7th
B-Active for Life Holiday Circuit and Toning Class – December 7th
United Dance Productions Drop-off Child Care – December 7th
Christmas in Silver City Gospel Jazz – December 8th
My Sereni-Tea Christmas Open House – December 8th
Bermuda High School Holiday Bazaar – December 8th
UK Pub Night at Hog Penny – December 8th
Corporation of St. George’s present Santa’s Coming to Town – December 8th
Christmas Carols with the Dolphins – December 9th
B-Active for Life Holiday Circuit and Toning Class – December 9th
Christmas in Dockyard – December 9th
An Introduction to Qi-gong – December 10th
Marshall’s Birthday Jam Salsa Party – December 12th
B-Active for Life Holiday Circuit and Toning Class – December 12th
La Serena Spa at The Reefs Christmas Open House Event – December 13th
Bermuda National Gallery: 2012 Annual Student Art Competition Awards Ceremony – December 13th
Fairmont Southampton Snowball Party – December 14th
BermudaSalsa.com Christmas Party – December 14th
United Dance Productions Drop-off Child Care – December 14th
Sandys 360 Annual Christmas Party Potluck – December 14th
End of Term The Hobbit Screening Party – December 14th
The Hobbit Premiere Screening Parties – December 14th
Adopt-a-Family Bermuda Children’s Christmas Party – December 14th
Christmas in Dockyard – December 16th
Service of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight – December 16th
Bermuda SPCA Winter Critter Camp – December 17th to 21st
Sandys 360 Winter Wonderland Camp 2012 – December 17th to 31st
HSBC Bermuda Graduate Trainees Holiday Social Event – December 19th
Butterfield 411 Student Networking Event – December 20th
In Motion School of Dance: The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 20th and 21st
United Dance Productions Drop-off Child Care – December 21st
Teen Holiday Dance – December 22nd
Waterlot Inn Holiday Table D’Hote Menu – December 22nd to 24th
Christmas in Dockyard – December 23rd
Festive Dinner at Newport Gastropub – December 23rd to 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th
Traditional Gala Buffet at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th
Festive Dinner at Newport Gastropub, Fairmont Southampton – December 25th
A La Carte Dinner at Lido Restaurant, Elbow Beach Complex – December 25th
Christmas at The Deep Nightclub and Lounge, Elbow Beach Complex – December 25th
Christmas Dinner at the Waterlot Inn, Fairmont Southampton – December 25th
Festive Dining at Newport Gastropub – December 26th to 30th
Arts for All at Masterworks – December 27th to 29th
City Ball at City Hall – December 31st
Gala Dinner at Lido Restaurant, Elbow Beach Complex – December 31st
Dancing at The Deep Lounge and Nightclub, Elbow Beach Complex – December 31st
A La Carte Dinner at Sea Breeze Lounge, Elbow Beach Complex – December 31st
NYE Dinner at Jasmine Lounge, Fairmont Southampton – December 31st
NYE Buffet Dinner at Windows on the Sound, Fairmont Southampton – December 31st
NYE Dinner at Newport Gastropub, Fairmont Southampton – December 31st
NYE Dinner at the Waterlot Inn, Fairmont Southampton – December 31st
The Red Carpet Experience at Margarita’s Grill – December 31st
Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party at Hog Penny – December 31st
NYE Dinner at L’Oriental – December 31st
NYE Dinner at Blu – December 31st
Brunch at Harley’s Restaurant – January 1st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 5th
Just For Laughs: Double Threat – January 9th
Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 10th to 12th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th
2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 18th to 20th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 2nd
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 19th
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
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – 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
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