December 14th, 2012
Happy Friday Troops!
Just a quickie before the weekend:
As part of the Historical Heartbeats Winter Series, the North Village Band Concert will be adding a little extra atmosphere to late-night shopping on Friday, December 14th. From 5.30pm, they will be playing Christmas carols on the porch of the Bermuda Historical Society at Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park). This event is free to the public and some light refreshments, in the form of hot chocolate, hot apple cider, pumpkin cake, gingerbread and shortbread, will be served. For more details, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.communityandculture.bm.
The good folks in the East are offering Late Night Shopping in St. George’s tomorrow and on Saturday, December 22nd. In addition to this, there will be some special events tomorrow including a cookie and/or treat trail (participating stores will be offering free cookies and treats to customers while stocks last), Mrs. Claus and her elves giving out candy and the Olde Towne Market running from 1pm until 9pm. From 2.30pm until 4.15pm, there will be fundraising dunkings in aid of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. $1 will get you three balls to hurl at the volunteers. From 3pm until 5pm, there will be a Shop & Drop at the World Heritage Centre, where you can leave your 5 to 11 year olds to enjoy a movie and treats while you get your shopping done. Between 4pm until 9pm, DJ Ben Outerbridge will playing festive tunes on the square, there will be $5 hayrides around St. George’s with Crystal and from 4.30pm until 5.30pm, there will be snowball fights(!) at a cost of $5 per team of three. From 5pm until 7pm, Santa’s grotto will be on the square and from 7pm onwards, the Clearwater Middle School band, the Clearwater Middle school orchestra and the Clearwater Middle School drumline will be all over the Olde Towne playing. Finally, Hardcore Entertainment will be doing a wrestling demo on the square from 7.30pm until 9pm.
The next Chewstick Griot Session tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th will be hosted by Stephan Johnstone and promises a unique combination of Hip Hop, Soul and a quirky style with singer, rapper and songwriter, Makeem “Haz” Bartley. Haz will be preceded by opening act Delijah Symonds. Admission is $10, doors open at 9pm, showtime is at 10pm and the after-party goes until 1am. For more details, contact 292-2439 or visit www.chewstick.org.
Still looking for somewhere to eat on December 25th? The Point at Rosewood Tucker’s Point is hosting a four-course Christmas Day lunch at 1pm, preceded by a cocktail and canapé reception from noon. The cost is $135 for adults and $65 for children aged 12 and under, and free for under-5s. For Christmas Dinner, The Point and Tucker’s Bar will be open as well and serving the regular a la carte menu. For reservations, contact 298-4070. If you’d rather have Christmas dinner in your own home, without having to cook, The Point is also offering a special Take Away menu on December 25th that includes pumpkin soup, roasted turkey with traditional garnishes and a classic Yule log for dessert at a cost of $75 per person. Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, December 21st by calling 298-4070.
Another festive dining option, this time from Fourways Inn. Their Christmas Day Brunch will be from 11.30am with the last seating at 2.30pm. The cost is $56.75 for adults and $25 for children under 12. For more information, or to make a booking, call 236-6517.
A new one to add to the list of NYE options, thanks to Rosewood Tucker’s Point. Their newly-branded Clubhouse restaurant, Sul Verde, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. The evening begins with cocktails and canapés from 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm. The cost is $140 per person, excluding grats and beverages. For reservations, contact 298-4070.
More Hogmanay fun, this time from Pickled Onion. There is no cover charge for their NYE Party, which will include complimentary party favours and a countdown to midnight with Graffiti Park. The a la carte menu and bottle service will both be available. For more information, or to make a booking, call 295-2263.
Grotto Bay are currently running a special offer between now and the end of March. Their Winter Lunch Buffet is available from Monday to Saturday between noon and 3pm at a cost of $14.95 plus grats. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact 293-8333.
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
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
Historical Heartbeats Winter Series: North Village Band Concert – December 14th
Late Night Shopping in St. George’s – December 15th
Chewstick Griot Session: Haz – December 15th
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
Late Night Shopping in St. George’s – 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
Christmas Day Lunch at The Point at Rosewood Tucker’s Point – December 25th
Christmas Day A La Carte Dinner at The Point and Tucker’s Bar at Rosewood Tucker’s Point – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at Fourways Inn – 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
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Sul Verde at Rosewood Tucker’s Point – December 31st
NYE Party at Pickled Onion – 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
Have a fantastic weekend!