January 16th, 2013

Morning Troops!


It’s amazing how quickly the Bermuda Calendar fills up, even at this supposedly quiet time of year.  Here’s what coming up over the next few months:


Bermuda National Gallery2

Bermuda National Gallery is currently closed but will be reopening to the public on Friday, January 18th with four new exhibitions.  Eyes on the World, in partnership with the Alexia Foundation, is a photojournalistic exhibition focused on social issues.  Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection will be in the Watlington Room,  reflecting diverse expressions and medium from landscape paintings to contemporary sculpture. Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery will be in the Ondaatje Wing, featuring works by visiting American Impressionist painters in the early 20th century. Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power will be featured in the lower mezzanine.  The BNG Member’s exhibition opening is the evening before on Thursday, January 17th from 5.30pm until 7pm, with opening remarks at 6pm.  To RSVP, contact Admin@bng.bm or 295-9428.

Deep Bay Music Festival

Pembroke Community Club on North Shore will be the venue for a special music extravaganza from 4pm on Sunday, January 20th as they host the Deep Bay Music Festival.  Featured performers will include the Giant Steps Band, Ricky Spence, LaVette Fuentes, Darlene Hartley, Glen Iris, The Club 2000 International Fever Dancers, Cool Jade Minors and Toni Robinson.  The event will also include raffles and a light supper as well as decrees from the Honourary Queen Joan Dismont and Honourary King Stanley Morton with awards given to Edwin “Doc” Simons and Eleanor “Molly” Brown for service to the music community.  Tickets are $50 and available from Music Box.  For more information, contact Dale Butler at ddbutler@logic.bm or 505-3409.

Bermuda Docs Jan 2013

The January edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, January 20th with the documentary The House I Live In, showing at 3pm, followed by A Royal Affair at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com. Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 297-7314.




Fight Night XV

Always a popular event on the Bermuda Calendar, Teachers Football Rugby Club (TRFC) presents Fight Night XV:  All or Nothing, The Rematch on Saturday, February 2nd at Berkeley Institute Gym from 6pm.  In addition to the usual amateur boxing bouts, fightgoers can also enjoy a WBC World Super Middleweight Boxing Championship Bout with Bermuda’s own Teresa Perozzi in a rematch against American Tori Nelson. Tickets are $65 for general admission, $130 for VIPs (includes open bar) and they are available from International Sports Shop, TRFC players or online at pTix.bm.



Sandys 360 Wet n Wild

Now in its 3rd year, Sandys 360 are once again hosting their Annual Wet N Wild Swim-a-thon.  This fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 8th from 10am until midnight and schools, families, service members and other groups in the community are all invited to participate. For more information, contact info@sandys360.bm, 234-6195 or visit www.s360wetnwild2013.com.

Cupcake Class

Baking with kids can be a lot of fun…but a lot of mess too!  Luckily, Mother’s Treats Gourmet Cupcakes have come to the rescue by letting your little monsters make a mess in their kitchen instead at their upcoming Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class.  The classes are suitable for kids aged between 6 and 12, running from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays, February 9th, 16th and 23rd and Saturdays, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.  Each class includes 2 hours of making, baking, decorating and learning everything Cupcakes and each child gets 4 luxury cupcakes, personally decorated, to take home.   The registration fee is $10 and the cost is $60 per session.  Spaces are limited but you can reserve your spot by contacting 536-5035 or motherstreats@live.com.

Todd Norian Yoga

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get a little more balance in your life, noted Yoga Instructor, Todd Norian, will be teaching a yoga workshop, Yoga for the Five Elements, at the Fairmont Southampton from  Friday, March 1st until Sunday, March 3rd.   The Open Sky workshop, a potpourri of heart-opening poses and more, will be on the Friday from 6.30pm until 9pm.  Rich Earth will be on the Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30pm and will include standing poses, backbends, and more.  Also on Saturday from 2.30pm until 5.30pm will be Delicious Water, offering therapeutics for the hips, pelvis and lower back.  The final workshop will combine the remaining two elements, Bright Fire and Soothing Wind on Sunday from 9.30am until 12.30pm and will include fun hand balances, deeper backbends, and more.  Each individual workshop is $70 or you can attend all four for $280.  If you register and pay by February 8th, you can avail of the Early Bird price of $240.  For more information, or to register, contact Kerri Howland at kerriahowland@gmail.com or see www.kerrihowland.com.

National Museum of Bermuda

The National Museum of Bermuda is giving all Bermuda residents a special New Year’s gift.  For the months of January and February, entry to the Museum is free with proof of residency (show a driver’s licence or utility bill). As the Museum is home to Dolphin Quest, visitor are able to view the dolphins for free too. The Museum is open 7 days a week, from 10am until 4pm (last admission 3pm) and children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information, visit www.bmm.bm.


Winterlicious at IRG

The only thing better than a good meal is a good meal for a great price.  Island Restaurant Group are offering just that with their Winterlicious menu at each of their restaurants.  Pickled Onion, Hog Penny and Victoria Grill are offering a 3-course dinner for $30, while Barracuda Grill’s offering is $40.  This menu will run until March 14th and is available Sundays to Thursdays.  For more information, see their website at www.irg.bm.


Salsa Goddess Dance Lessons

Local salsa legend, Teresa Whitter, is now offering mobile Adult Latin Dance lessons. Teresa will be offering individuals and couples tuition in Salsa (On1 and On2), Cha Cha, Bachata, Hustle, Lead/follow technique, Styling, Choreography and Dance-Magic Performance Packages for special events (Weddings, parties, etc.) and Dance-based team/relationship-building workshops. The cost per student, per hour is $60 for one student, $40 for two students and $25 for three or more, with further discounts for a package of five or more lessons paid in advance. For more information, contact teresa@salsagoddess.me or visit www.SalsaGoddess.Me.

Sankofa QiGong

Good news for Tai Chi and Qigong fans as instructor, Sifu Larry Trott, at Sankofa will be hosting weekly classes from today. Tai Chi classes will be on Mondays from 5.30pm until 7.30pm while Qigong classes on Wednesdays from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Each class costs $100 per month and all are welcome. To register, contact 292-2513.





Sweet P

A new addition to the Regular/Recurring Events section, Sweet P are offering Afternoon High Tea at The Bermuda Perfumery every Wednesday and Saturday. Their tiered tea tray offers fresh and seasonal treats, adapted every week to reflect the Island’s diverse local ingredients.  You can expect a variety of finger sandwiches, mini quiches and tea sweets, as well as freshly baked cakes and scones with Chantilly cream and local honey and jam. Their winter hours are 1pm to 4pm until March 31st and then 2pm until 5pm from April 1st until October 31st.   The cost is $28 per person, cash. Some walk-ins are welcomed but reservations are recommended, especially during the summer months.  For reservations, contact 747-2060 or sweetpbermuda@hotmail.com.


Local fishermen are starting to report whale sightings – which means that it won’t be long until whale-watching season is officially upon us!  Blue Water Divers and Watersports are now taking bookings for their 2013 expeditions, which are expected to get into full swing between February and April.  All trips are weather dependent and depart from Robinson’s Marina at Somerset Bridge, lasting between 3 and 5 hours.  The cost is $85 per person, $65 for kids under 12, and charter rates are also available.  To reserve, call 234-1034 or book online at www.DiveBermuda.com.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Free Admission for Bermuda Residents to National Museum of Bermuda – until February 28th

Winterlicious Menu at Island Restaurant Group – until March 14th

Inner Sanctuary Meditation Course – starts January 17th

Bermuda National Gallery Member’s Exhibition Opening – January 17th

2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 18th to 20th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 2nd

Eyes on the World Exhibit at Bermuda National Gallery – January 18th to May 11th

Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection Exhibit – January 18th to May 11th

Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery – January 18th to May 11th

Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power Exhibit at Bermuda National Gallery – January 18th to May 11th

Bermuda International Film Festival presents Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 – January 18th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 19th

Holistic Fair – January 19th

Deep Bay Music Festival – January 20th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The House I Live In and A Royal Affair – January 20th

Youth Camera Action Winter 2013 Programme – begins January 21st

Bermuda’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week – January 21st to February 16th

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre Public Health Talk: Learn How To Protect Our Children – January 23rd

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

Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper – January 26th

Informational Session on the Topic of Wedding Flowers at Petals – January 26th

Vernon Temple AME Church Pipe Organ Recital – January 26th

Brighten Your Home With Flowers Workshop at Petals – January 28th

TRFC presents Fight Night XV:  All or Nothing, The Rematch – February 2nd

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Same Old Song – February 8th

Sandys 360 Annual Wet N Wild Swim-a-thon – February 8th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Aida – February 9th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 9th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 16th

2nd Annual Validus Re Running of the Bulls 5K – February 17th

Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc and BermudaNightOut.com present Mint Condition – February 23rd

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 23rd

Yoga for the Five Elements Workshop with Todd Norian – March 1st to 3rd

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 2nd

G&S Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda – March 9th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 9th

Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 16th

G&S Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto – March 23rd

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 23rd

Easter Designs For Your Home Workshop at Petals – March 25th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 30th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th

G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th

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



“It shouldn’t be possible for unauthorised people to drive our trains.”  Thanks for the quote, Captain Obvious!


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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