February 20th, 2013
So, it would appear that EVERYBODY wants to be in Bermuda right now! Not only do we have our Spring Break visitors here to party but it looks like we are also being invaded by Harvard and Duke Universities next month. Here are some of the latest Bermuda events:
First up, a little update on what’s currently exhibiting at Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall. In the Onion Gallery, the Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts: Festival Impressions is an exhibit of works inspired by previous Festival performances. In Studio A is Edwin Mortimer’s first showing of works carried out over 20 years, A Dauber’s Journey, while Studio B is exhibiting Photography by Raleigh International, featuring their alumni’s photographs from their expeditions to Namibia, India, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Borneo. Edinburgh Gallery is exhibiting Works by Seasons Learning Centre. All exhibits will run until March 5th.
The West Indian Association (Bermuda) are holding their Annual General Meeting tomorrow night, at 5.30pm. This will be at Manchester Unity Hall on the corner of Victoria and Union Streets, Hamilton. After the AGM itself, there will be the opportunity to meet and mingle with other members and friends over light refreshments. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFFlix Monthly Film Series will be a screening of the film Beloved, starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, on Saturday, February 23rd. This will be at the usual venue of BUEI at 5.30pm. For more details, or to buy tickets, see www.pTix.bm.
A very unusual venue for this type of party but L’Alliance Francaise des Bermudes invites you to come and celebrate Mardi Gras, New Orleans Style at the Aquarium on Saturday, February 23rd. From 5pm there will be fun activities for kids including behind the scenes at the Aquarium, face painting, tattoos and more before they are served dinner at 6.30pm. From 7pm there will be a masked party surrounded by beautiful fish and mardi gras ambiance. This is a catered event with Jambalaya, traditional crepes and more. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members and $10 for children, including food and soft drinks included (BYOB). Tickets are available at Pulp & Circumstance.
This coming Saturday is the last one of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks! Each month has a different theme and this one will be Under the Sky, where families can participate in free themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. Full details can be found at www.bermudamasterworks.com.
The Restoration Fellowship will be hosting a Winter Revival with speaker Dr. Kervin J. Smith from Sunday, February 24th until Wednesday, February 27th. On Sunday, services will be held at the Fairmont Southampton at 10.30am and 6.30pm and from Monday to Wednesday, nightly services will begin at 7.30pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. For more information, contact 232-0415 or 537-1607.
The BIFF team will be busy this weekend as the Bermuda International Film Festival also present 2013 Live From The Red Carpet at Margarita’s Grill on Sunday, February 24th from 7.30pm. Yes, BIFF will be celebrating Oscar Night in style with a live broadcast from Hollywood in time to show the celebrities arriving at the 85th Academy Awards at 8pm. You are encouraged to dress as your favourite movie star/character and this event will include happy hour prices on tapas and cocktails, special Oscar-themed Cocktails, a Best Dressed Competition, Red Carpet photos, a trivia quiz, Oscar Bingo, a raffle, and more. Dinner is available at Harbourfront beforehand and partygoers will get 10% off food and beverages with their ticket. Tickets are $35, including a complimentary glass of champagne, and available from www.pTix.bm. For table reservations, contact email@example.com.
The Adult Education School presents Transformation II, a Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction on Thursday, February 28th. From 6pm until 9pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, this evening will showcase the work of over 25 local artists, who are presenting in a variety of media including oils, pastels, photography, glass-works, mosaic, cedar and jewellery. All proceeds from this event will support the programmes of the Adult Education School, which is transforming lives through education. Tickets are $40, including drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and are available in advance from www.ptix.bm. Tickets at the door on the night will be $50.
Raising funds for both Tomorrow’s Voices and the Coalition for the Protection of Children, the International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life, an exhibit of works of art donated by IWC members on display at ACE Gallery on Woodbourne Avenue. The opening reception will be on Friday, March 8th from 5pm until 8pm and all works will be available for purchase. The gallery hours are 11am until 2pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays and the exhibit will run until March 22nd. For more information, or to purchase works after the reception, contact philanthropy@IWCBermuda.com or treasurer@IWCBermuda.com.
A great opportunity for lovers of soul, song, jazz and dance on Sunday, March 10th at the live concert event, For the Love of You, at Pembroke Community Club. From 4pm, this will feature the talents of Darlene Hartley, Vance Goater, James Richardson and Joy Barnum. Tickets are $50 and available from Music Box.
As part of their annual Spring Tour, the Duke University Concert Chorale will be performing in Bermuda for the very first time on Sunday, March 10th at 8pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Under the baton of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, the Chorale comprises 50 young singers from Duke University, renowned for their artistry, audience appeal, and beautiful programming and will be performing an extensive repertoire of chorale pieces. Opening for the Duke University Concert Chorale, is Bermuda’s own Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Men’s Chorale and MT. Zion Male Voice Choir, under the direction of Eugene Richardson and Terry Henry respectively. Tickets are $25 from City Hall offices or online at www.pTix.bm in advance, or $30 at the door.
A show that you have a chance of starring in is coming to the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Friday, March 15th. Believe 2013, Comedy Hyposis Show starring Damian the Hypnotist will have two different shows on the same night. The 7.30pm show is a family-friendly G-rated show featuring Smooth Lew the Magician, and the adult show at 10.30pm will feature Jah the Comedian. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children and available from City Hall offices or online at www.bdatix.com.
A great learning opportunity for Bermuda Senior School Teachers as the National Museum of Bermuda presents Using Art & Artifacts: Expressing an Appreciation for Bermuda Heritage Through the Individual Writer’s Voice, on Saturday, March 16th from 10am until 3pm. This Ministry of Education-approved free workshop is led by Lynn Joseph and will focus on aspects of the Bermuda Senior School curriculum in English/Language Arts and Social Studies with the overall goal of creating personal written works—fiction or non‐fiction— from specific events or points of interest depicted in Bermuda’s history. The Workshop will be divided into two sessions. Session I will be from 10am until noon with a visit to the Hall of History mural in the Commissioner’s House to examine the pictorial depiction of Bermuda’s 500‐year history through the artwork of Bermudian artist, Graham Foster, followed by a discussion on using the Mural to inspire and encourage students to develop their individual voices as writers of fiction and non‐fiction pieces. Session II from 12.30pm until 3pm will begin with a brief tour of the new Shipwreck Island Exhibit, followed by a discussion on how a tragic shipwreck and its artifacts are an ideal springboard for creating an engaging and exciting story.The Workshop will conclude with spontaneous writing exercises that foster curiosity and flexibility as writers. You can sign up for the whole day or half day by contacting Elena Strong, NMB curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best suited for creative folk who aren’t afraid to ask, “what would happen if..?”, Dr. Charles Zuill will be hosting an Experimental Art Workshop on Sunday, March 17th. From 2pm until 5pm at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, this introductory course to Experimental Art will be working with liquids, bubbles and spray paint. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and you can book your spot by contacting email@example.com or 234-2809.
Direct from Harvard, the legendary Hasty Pudding Theatricals will be returning to Bermuda once again to perform their unique brand of student-written theatre (kind of like pantomime for grown-ups with an all-male cast). This is their 165th production and the show, There’s Something About Maui, will be on Wednesday, March 20th until Friday, March 22nd at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Showtime is at 8pm nightly and tickets are $22 each, available from www.bdatix.com.
U.S. Consul General Robert Settje invites the public to a free concert featuring the Harvard Krokodiloes, the Radcliffe Pitches, and the Bermuda Institute’s En Harmony. Harvard in Hamilton for Families VII will be on Thursday, March 21st at the Anglican Cathedral, Church Street, from noon until 1pm. Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted by the Family Centre.
Now in its 4th year, the Annual Bacardi World Par-3 Championship has become one of Bermuda’s premier golf events. This two-day, 36-hole championship golf tournament will be played at The Fairmont Southampton’s Turtle Hill Golf Club on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, with a practice round and Corporate Day for sponsors on Friday, March 22nd. This tournament is open to both amateur and professional golfers. Entry fees are $275 for professionals and $200 for amateurs, and include a welcoming cocktail reception at Bacardi Headquarters, lunches on tournament days, awards cocktail reception, gift bag, awards and prizes, and participant discount card for all players. Amateur’s handicap must not exceed 24 and proof of handicap is required upon registration. Details and signup forms are available here. For more information, contact Tournament Director, Anthony Mocklow at Anthony.Mocklow@Fairmont.com.
As part of the Bacardi World Par-3 Championship Weekend, the Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre at the Fairmont Southampton will be the venue for An Audience with Tony Jacklin, CBE, hosted by Charlie Rymer,on Saturday, March 23rd. From 7pm, you can spend an evening with one of the world’s most legendary golfers, who is a 4-time European Ryder Cup Captain and former U.S. Open and Open Championship winner. The cost is $105 per person, which includes a three course dinner. For reservations , contact 239-6663, firstname.lastname@example.org or buy online at www.bdatix.bm.
Saturday, March 23rd will be a celebration of Bermuda’s very best asset at the annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival. Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate from 9am until noon at as many beaches as possible, including Chaplin Bay, Church Bay, Elbow Beach, Jobson’s Cove, John Smith’s Bay, Horseshoe Bay, St. Catherine’s Beach, Warwick Long Bay and more. In addition, there will also be Kite Surfing, Windsurfing and Paddleboard Demos from 11am until 3pm at Horseshoe Bay, Yoga from 11am until noon at Elbow Beach, and a Children’s Playmobil Contest from 11am until 1pm. The Awards will be at 6pm on the Grass Beach Terrace at Elbow Beach and there are cash prizes of $500 in each of the 5 categories – adult, family, teen, tourist and best overall. Don’t know anything about beach art? Don’t worry, as there will be a series of free workshops at Horseshoe Bay between now and then. The first is this Sunday, February 24th with Lynne Matcham, Hannah Strang and last year’s winner Jade Robinson from 1pm until 2pm. Guest beach artist and judge, Andy Coutanche, the Jersey Sandman, who will be holding three workshops from Wednesday, March 20th until Friday, March 22nd from 4pm until 6pm daily. To enter, reserve your beach by Friday, March 9th by contacting Nicky Gurret at email@example.com or Lynne Matcham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karmic Pretzel Yoga is currently running an introductory offer of 50% off an 8 class pass if you purchase before the end of February. The classes are described as fun and challenging flow yoga for all levels, including beginners, and are held at My Sereni-Tea. Classes begin March 1st and the pass is valid for three months. The dropin cost is $20 but the cost of 8 classes with the discount applied is $80 with the 50% discount. For more details, or to purchase, contact email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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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
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – until March 5th
Onions Gallery: Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts: Festival Impressions – until March 5th
Studio A: A Dauber’s Journey by Edwin Mortimer - until March 5th
Studio B: Photography by Raleigh International - until March 5th
Edinburgh Gallery: Works by Seasons Learning Centre - until March 5th
Winterlicious Menu at Island Restaurant Group – until March 14th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 11th
Eyes on the World Exhibit
Women Artists in the Bermuda National Gallery Collection
Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery
Meredith Andrews: Portraits of Power Exhibit
Drawing with Light: Photography in Bermuda Exhibit at Masterworks – until September 1st
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts - January 18th to March 2nd
Food & Drink Exhibition by William J. Gringley at Common Ground – February 14th to May 8th
Island Narrative: Land & Sea Exhibit at Masterworks – February 15th to March 6th
Spring Break Bermuda – February 16th to 24th
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
West Indian Association (Bermuda) Annual General Meeting – February 21st
Mint Condition – February 23rd
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
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Beloved – February 23rd
Super Saturday at Masterworks – February 23rd
Mardi Gras at the Aquarium – February 23rd
Argus Walks the Walk – February 24th
Bermuda International Film Festival: 2013 Live From The Red Carpet – February 24th
Bermuda Beach Art Festival Workshop – February 24th
Restoration Fellowship Winter Revival – February 24th to 27th
Eliza Dolittle Society’s 7th Annual Soup-A-Bowl – February 25th
Día Del Amor: A Valentine’s Salsa Party – February 27th
Beat the Couch – begins February 27th
Bermuda Latin Vibes Social: Love for Latin – February 28th
Transformation II: Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction – February 28th
Yoga for the Five Elements Workshop with Todd Norian – March 1st to 3rd
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 2nd
Spring Break Bermuda – March 2nd to 8th
Keep It Up – March 7th to 9th
Bermuda: An Everyday Life Exhibit at ACE Gallery – March 8th to 22nd
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
Spring Break Bermuda – March 9th to 15th
7th Annual Lindo’s to Lindo’s Run and Walk – March 10th
For the Love of You – March 10th
Duke University Concert Chorale – March 10th
Believe 2013, Comedy Hyposis Show – March 15th
Easter Workshop For Children at Petals – March 16th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 16th
Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and Co - March 16th
Using Art & Artifacts: Expressing an Appreciation for Bermuda Heritage Through the Individual Writer’s Voice – March 16th
Spring Break Bermuda – March 16th to 22nd
Experimental Art Workshop with Dr. Charles Zuill – March 17th
Hasty Pudding Theatricals: There’s Something About Maui – March 20th to 22nd
Bermuda Beach Art Festival Workshops – March 20th to 22nd
Harvard in Hamilton for Families VII – March 21st
4th Annual Bacardi World Par-3 Championship – March 22nd to 24th
G&S Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto - March 23rd
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 23rd
Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 23rd
An Audience with Tony Jacklin, CBE – 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
BHI Hospitality Month (Central and City) - April 1st to 7th
BHI Hospitality Month (East End) – April 8th to 14th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th
BHI Hospitality Month (Sound & Shore) - April 15th to 21st
G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini - April 20th
BHI Hospitality Month (West End) - April 22nd to 28th
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Enjoy the rest of the week!