February 13th, 2013
Hope you all had as many delicious pancakes as I did yesterday (although that is very unlikely as I was a bit of a glutton). Now, for those of you who observe it, we’re onto Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day, the festival of love and chocolate, is during Lent this year! I think chocolate-lovers who usually give it up should get a special exception just for this one day. Anyway, what is there to do in Bermuda in Winter? The answer is LOTS:
Ten Cafe & Bar invite you to a special evening celebrating a rarely available kind of pork at their Pigs & Pinot event tonight from 7pm. Pure-bred Berkshire Pigs are fed on acorns only for the last 100 days to impart them with a unique flavour, are only available for 21 days and the farmer only feeds 100 animals in such a way per year. Chef Mike will create 5 courses to be paired with 5 pinot noirs from Burrows Lightbourn. The cost is $75. Spaces are limited but you can book your spot by contacting 295-0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latin dance lovers don’t need to wait for Thursday to get lovey-dovey. BermudaSalsaMagic presents Día Del Amor: A Valentine’s Salsa Party
tonight **UPDATE: this is now on Wednesday, February 27** at Ten Cafe & Bar. From 8pm until midnight, you can enjoy salsa and bachata with no cover charge. For more information, contact www.SalsaGoddess.Me.
In recognition of Heart Month, Daisy’s will be offering professional Makeup Makeovers with NYC-based makeup artist, Maria deBraga. Donations of $25 are required and all proceeds will go to the Bermuda Heart Foundation. The makeovers will be today, tomorrow and Friday from 1pm until 6pm and there will also be a free gift with any store purchase. For bookings, call 293-7477.
Proving that Valentine’s Day activities don’t have to cost the Earth, the recently-formed Bermuda Youth Orchestra, will be performing in a free Lunchtime Concert tomorrow, Thursday, February 14th. This will be on the steps of City Hall at 12.30pm, under the direction of Major Dwight Robinson. For more information, contact Major Robinson of the Bermuda Regiment Band email@example.com or call 705-8205.
Some say the key to a good relationship is laughing together – if that’s the case, you might want to get yourself and your beloved over to the Carriage House on Thursday, February 14th for a Valentine’s Dinner & Comedy Show. Presented by Image Entertainment, dinner starts at 8pm, showtime is at 9.30pm and the show will feature Def Comedy’s Frantz Casseus with Nadanja and Jah. Tickets are $75, which includes the buffet dinner, champagne, comedy show and the 70s/80s-themed after-party until 2am. If you just want to attend the show and after-party, the cost is $25. Tickets are available from www.bdaTix.bm or 297-0786.
Still need a dinner option for tonight? Beau Rivage are offering a special Valentine’s menu tomorrow night at a cost of $75 plus 17% grats for 5 courses. For reservations, call 236-6060.
Angelo’s Bistro are offering two sittings for their Valentine’s menu tomorrow. Early (love)birds can make their reservations at 5.15pm and the late sitting is at 8pm. The cost is $55 per person and the menu will also be available on Friday and Saturday too. For reservations, call 232-1000.
Select Palette Art (SPArt) will be showcasing an exhibit of all-new works by William J. Gringley at Common Ground, with the opening from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday, February 14th. Food & Drink, depicting scenes in bars and restaurants around the world, will run until May 8th. For more information, contact SPArt@logic.bm.
The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is opening a new exhibit as part of their 4 Artists + 4 Perspectives = 1 Exhibit series on Friday, February 15th at 5.30pm in the Rick Faries Gallery. Island Narrative: Land & Sea, is a collaborative show with artists Jennifer Keats, Nick Silk, Janet Percy and Chris Burville and will run until March 6th. For more information, contact 299-4000 or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
The Adult Services Film for Saturday’s Selections at Bermuda National Library this week is Skyfall with showtimes at 11am and 2pm on Saturday, February 16th. All are welcome but they suggest you get there early since spaces are limited.
BermudaSalsaMagic is hosting a special Tuesday Teaser night on February 19th to try out Ten Cafe & Bar as a new dance venue. From 8pm until midnight, you can enjoy salsa and bachata with no cover charge. For more information, contact www.SalsaGoddess.Me.
Schools To Know invite you to the 8th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair
Schools To Know invite you to the 8th Annual Summer Opportunities Fairat the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Thursday, February 21st. From 4.30pm until 7.30pm, you will be able to learn about some of the programmes being offered by 14 Summer Schools, Recreational Camps and Junior Boarding Schools in the US (one based in Canada for their travel sailing programme). Their diverse offerings include Circus Training, Dirt Biking, Water Skiing, Sailing, Football, The Arts and Horseback Riding, and some offer mornings of academic review with camp activities in the afternoons. For more information please contact Tory Dodge, Tory@schoolstoknow.com or www.schoolstoknow.com. No reservations are required.
Parents, looking for a safe and alcohol/drug free environment for your high schoolers? High schoolers, looking for a party which is fun for you but safe enough to keep your parents happy? The solution to both may be Black Out, a high school neon party at Pier 6 on Saturday, February 23rd. Starting at 8pm and going until midnight, this event will have blacklights, free glow toys, giveaways and music by YGS. Tickets are free but must be collected from City Hall offices in advance. There will be no entry without tickets.
The Bermuda Latin Vibes Valentine-themed Social, Love for Latin, will be at Inferno 2 Lounge on North Shore on Thursday, February 28th. Jamelle Ming of Ming Mambo will be leading a free class from 8pm before the social dancing portion of the evening begins at 9pm, featuring the latest in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Reggaeton for all levels. Admission is $10. For more information, contact 705-8423 or info@BermudaLatinVibes.com.
N’tertainment presents Keep It Up, the long-awaited sequel to Don’t Talk To Me Like That, from Thursday, March 7th until Saturday, March 9th at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. This comedic play is written and directed by Patricia Pogson-Nesbitt and stars Bermuda’s sibling entertainers Nadanja and Nishanthi playing Norman and Sia. Showtimes are at 8pm on the Thursday and Friday, and at 6pm and 9pm on the Saturday (please note that the 9pm Saturday night show will contain mature language). Regular tickets are $40, patron tickets are $50 and they are available from www.bdatix.com. For more information, contact 337-6501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 7th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s Run and Walk for 2013 will be on Sunday, March 10th. This event is organised by the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club (MAAC) and gives the choice of a 10K run, a 4-mile competitive walk or a fun walk. All start at Lindo’s Family Foods Warwick, end at Lindo’s Market Devonshire, and goodie bags and t-shirts will be available at early number pickup for the first 1,000 participants. New for 2013 is the School Challenge and Corporate Team Challenge with prizes for the school and company with the most number of participants who enter either the run or walk. To register, enter online at www.racedayworld.com by 5pm on Friday, March 8th, or drop off form byn 5pm on Wednesday March 6th at Sportseller, Lindo’s or The Diabetes Resource Centre. Number Pickup and late entry will be at National Stadium on Saturday, March 9th between 10am and 12.30pm. No late entry on race day. For more information, contact Candace Roach at email@example.com or Carole Collard at Carole.Collard@deloitte.bm. Registration costs $30 for MAAC members, $40 for others, $20 for juniors and $7 for MAAC Gold, with proceeds in benefit of the Bermuda Diabetes Association.
For the month of February, La Serena Spa at The Reefs are running a special offer to show that sharing is caring. Come with a guest and they will receive a 50% discount off of their treatment. Alternatively, if you have two services each, both of you will receive a 50% discount off of the second one. For reservations, contact 239-0184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loving the Garden of Love created by Sousa’s Landscaping in Washington Mall? There is now the opportunity to win a romantic dinner for two, catered by La Trattoria, served right in the setting of the Garden. Simply shop in participating stores (Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery, Atlantic Jewellery Studio, Frangipani, Headway, Jazzy Boutique, Kodak Express, La Trattoria, Pirate’s Port Children, Pirate’s Port Ladies, Pulp & Circumstance, Sportseller, The Booth, The Harbourmaster and Treats) in the Washington Mall between now and Saturday, February 23rd, write your name and number on the back of the store’s receipt and drop it in the box. The draw will take place on Monday, February 25th and the lucky winner can take advantage of their romantic dinner on Tuesday, February 26th or Wednesday, February 27th.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Quenching Thirst Exhibit at Masterworks – until February 12th
Free Admission for Bermuda Residents to National Museum of Bermuda – until February 28th
The Garden of Love – until February 28th
Bermuda Department of Tourism: Love Month – until March 3rd
Winterlicious Menu at Island Restaurant Group – until March 14th
Eyes on the World Exhibit at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th
Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection Exhibit – until May 11th
Drawing with Light: Photography in Bermuda Exhibit at Masterworks – until September 1st
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 18th to March 2nd
Bermuda’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week – January 21st to February 16th
Chinese New Year: Year of the Snake Menu at L’Oriental – February 11th to 13th
Chakra Yoga & Shamanic Dance Journey at Cambridge Beaches – February 13th
Pigs & Pinot at Ten – February 13th
Día Del Amor: A Valentine’s Salsa Party – February
Makeup Makeovers at Daisy’s – February 13th to 15th
Warwick Academy Clothing Mart Public Sale – February 13th to 17th
St. Valentine’s Day at Harry’s – February 14th
St. Valentine’s Day at Ocean Echo at The Reefs – February 14th
Heart to Heart Wine Tasting – February 14th
Blue Water Divers and Watersports Valentine’s Day Expedition – February 14th
Valentine’s Day at MEF Group Restaurants – February 14th
Bermuda Youth Orchestra Free Lunchtime Concert – February 14th
Valentine’s Dinner & Comedy Show – February 14th
Valentine’s Day at Beau Rivage – February 14th
Valentine’s Day at Angelo’s Bistro – February 14th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Bouncers – February 14th to 16th
Food & Drink Exhibition by William J. Gringley at Common Ground – February 14th to May 8th
11th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 15th and 16th
Light My Fire Valentine’s Party at Cosmopolitan Nightclub – February 15th
Island Narrative: Land & Sea Exhibit at Masterworks – February 15th to March 6th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 16th
Melange Fundraising Movie Event for Children – February 16th
Beginner’s Yoga Course at the Yoga Centre – starts February 16th
Saturday’s Selections at Bermuda National Library: Skyfall – February 16th
2nd Annual Validus Re Running of the Bulls 5K – February 17th
Valentine’s Family Brunch at Fourways – February 17th
BermudaSalsaMagic Tuesday Teaser – February 19th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society Show: Bouncers – February 21st to 23rd
Bermuda Military Rarities – Revisited: Book Launch and Lecture – February 21st
Schools To Know 8th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair – February 21st
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – February 23rd
Annual Commemorative Service for Midshipman Dale – February 23rd
Black Out High School Neon Party at Pier 6 – February 23rd
Argus Walks the Walk – February 24th
Eliza Dolittle Society’s 7th Annual Soup-A-Bowl – February 25th
Bermuda Latin Vibes Social: Love for Latin – February 28th
Yoga for the Five Elements Workshop with Todd Norian – March 1st to 3rd
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 2nd
Keep It Up – March 7th to 9th
G&S Opera: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda – March 9th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 9th
Family Centre: Celebrate the Night – March 9th
7th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s Run and Walk – March 10th
Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 16th
The Rotary Club of Sandys Bermuda 40th Anniversary Celebration –
February March 16th
Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and Co –
February 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 SPCA Camp Ruffin’ It – starts April 1st
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th
G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!