January 9th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Kids!

Hope the first full working week of 2013 hasn’t been too painful for you so far. Here are some of the latest Bermuda events to keep you out of trouble:

Calendar Girls Auditions

Calling all drama queens (and kings), Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society (BMDS) are currently holding auditions for their next production, Calendar Girls by Tim Firth.  The auditions will be held tonight and tomorrow from 6pm at Daylesford Theatre, with callbacks on January 11th and rehearsals starting mid-January.  Based on a true story of eleven Women’s Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.  Character Synopsis, Audition Pieces and Full Script are available at http://www.bmds.bm/productions/calendar-girls.   For more information, email the producer, Adrienne Hintz, on Portia@northrock.bm.  The show itself will run at Earl Cameron Theatre (formerly City Hall Theatre) from April 11th to 20th.  I will update with more details when I have them!

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**UPDATE** The show will run from April 11th until the 13th and then from April 17th to the 20th.  Showtime is at 8pm each night and tickets cost $35.  Online bookings can be made from March 23rd and details of BMDS Box Office opening hours are on www.bmds.bm.






Art School Info Session

High school students and their parents are invited to connect with an admissions representative from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) at a reception at Ten Café tonight from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.  This information session will give you the opportunity to learn more about SMFA, their programmes and studying art in Boston. For more information, call +1 (617) 369-3626 or email admissions@smfa.edu.


Alex Winfield Puppet Show

For free, no-strings attached (pun intended) family fun, head to Daisy & Mac on Queen Street this Saturday, January 12th.  Bermudian puppeteer Alexander Winfield will be making a special appearance and will present two improvisational and interactive Puppet Shows at 11am and 11.45am. For more information, email marketing@daisyandmac.bm or call 295-7477.  Space is limited.





Everything or Nothing

The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) presents Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 on Friday, January 18th at the Earl Cameron Theatre (City Hall). Everything Or Nothing is the inside story of the Bond franchise, focussing on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming.  This is a fundraising event with an opening reception from 7pm, followed by the documentary screening at 7.30pm and afterwards Hilary Saltzman, daughter of Harry Saltzman, will participate in a Q&A discussion with Bruce Barritt.  A cash bar is available before and after the screening and there will be door prizes and a raffle.  Proceeds will benefit BIFF”s programming initiatives. Tickets are $50, inclusive of one James Bond Cocktail, and available from pTix.bm. For more information, visit www.biff.bm or contact info@biff.bm

Restaurant Week

Most of us are tightening our belts after all that seasonal spending so, luckily for us, Bermuda Department of Tourism are running an initiative to let us dine at many local restaurants for a reduced cost! Over 30 of Bermuda’s top restaurants are participating in Bermuda’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week from Monday, January 21st until Saturday, February 16th. Prices for three-course prix fixe dinners fall into three tiers at $29, $39 or $49 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) depending on the participating restaurant. Wine pairings will also be offered at $29, $39 and $49 per bottle plus gratuities. For the full list of participating restaurants, see http://www.gotobermuda.com/restaurant-week-2013/ – happy eating!


HPV Vaccine Talk

Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre are hosting a free Public Health Talk entitled, Learn How To Protect Our Children, at their premises on Point Finger Road on Wednesday, January 23rd.  From 5.45pm, Health Education Officer, Rhonda Smith-Simmons will discuss the importance of maintaining childhood vaccinations and the diseases prevented by the HPV vaccine for both boys and girls. To register, call 236-1001 or visit www.chc.bm for more information.





Pipe Organ Recital

Vernon Temple AME Church are celebrating their 86th anniversary with a Pipe Organ Recital on Saturday, January 26th.  This event will honour Bermudian Organists and begins at 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church . The featured artist will be 25 year old Nathaniel Gumbs, Interim Director of Music and Arts at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.  Tickets are $50 for general admission, $75 and $100 for Patrons, or $25 for students.  For more information, contact the church office at 238-1178 or vtame@northrock.bm.





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The 2nd Annual Validus Re Running of the Bulls 5K, inspired by the traditional event in Pamplona, Spain will be on Sunday, February 17th. No bovines will be harmed in this race though as the Bulls will be elite runners with a delayed start who will try to catch up to the rest of the runners before the finish line. There is an 8.30am start for walkers and a 9am start for runners. Entry fees are $32 for MAAC members, $37 for non-members, $27 for Recreational Runners/Walkers who are MAAC members, $32 for Recreational Runners/Walkers who are non-members, $45 for late entries with proceeds in aid of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bermuda and The Mid Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC). For more details, or to register online, see www.racedayworld.com.



Mint Condition

The Bermuda Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc and BermudaNightOut.com present Mint Condition performing live at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, February 23rd.  Doors open at 8pm, showtime is at 9pm and the concert will also feature various Bermudian performers, including The Wall Street Band.  General admission is $100, VIP tickets are $175 (includes pre-show reception at 7pm and preferred seating) and tickets are available from Bdatix.com, Fabulous Fashions, Sportseller, Secrets, 27th Century Boutique, Kit ‘n’ Caboodle or call 536-1999.




Newstead Belmont Hills are once again running their popular Girls’ Night In package. This is a VIP weekend for 4 and includes a 2-Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom Suite at the Newstead Hotel, early check in at 12 noon on Saturday, 30 minute massage, facial or mani/pedi at Newstead Spa (choice of 2 each), access to the pool, hot tub, tennis courts and 24-hour gym, three-course dinner and a drink at Beau Rivage, breakfast for 4 served in your suite, optional golf lessons at Belmont Golf Club, and a late checkout at 1pm on Sunday. The cost is $250 per person (based on 4 ladies per suite), the offers starts on January 19th, 2012 and spaces are limited.


Beginners Yoga

Starting this week, the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street are offering 6-week courses for yoga newbies. The courses promise to help you rediscover your body, how it works and what you can do with it by focusing on postures, alignment, breathing and relaxation.  Beginner’s Yoga I will be offered on Tuesdays from 5.30pm until 7pm with Frances or on Saturdays from 3pm until 4.30pm with Cinde.  The Beginners II course will be on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 7pm with Joanne and walk-in students are welcome.  The Pre-Natal course is on Saturdays from 8am until 9:20am  with Joanne.  Each course costs $130 and you can register by contacting 295-7525 or yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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Just For Laughs: Double Threat – January 9th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls Auditions – January 9th and 10th

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) Information Session – 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 19th

Alexander Winfield Puppet Shows at Daisy & Mac – January 12th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th

Reiki 1 Certification Course – January 13th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: The Chef – January 15th

Inner Sanctuary Meditation Course – starts January 17th

2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 18th to 20th

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

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

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 Childre – 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 PetalsJanuary 26th February 19th

Vernon Temple AME Church Pipe Organ Recital – January 26th

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

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

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

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

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

Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th

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

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

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



I have a new favourite news story of 2013 already – thanks to David LaHuta for this.  Wonder if they keep duct tape on the plane specifically for this type of situation:




Enjoy the rest of the week!




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