February 27th, 2013

Hi Kids!


If you have been on the Calendar View section of the website recently, you may have noticed a few changes.  I have upgraded this section so it now includes filtering by categories as well as a calendar-specific search.  It also works dramatically better on mobile devices than the previous version did so please have a play around and let me know what you think.  Also, the Quick Recap below now links directly to the calendar entry for that event – no more searching through the original post to find the details you’re looking for!  All part of my mission to make NTDIB the best resource for finding out what’s going on in Bermuda!  Speaking of which, here are the latest Bermuda events:


Tomorrows  Voices

Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda’s Autism Early Intervention Centre are hosting the first workshop in their year-long Training Institute tonight.  Applied Behavior Analysis: A Tool Kit for Analysing and Improving Learning and Behavior will be facilitated by Tomorrow’s Voices Senior Therapists, Ms. Emma Martin, BCBA, M.Ed and Ms. Natasha Pedro-Petty, M.A., from 6pm until 8pm in the Sunshine League building at 27 King Street.  The cost is $25 and participants will receive professional Development Certificates for attending. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can RSVP to tomorrowsvoices@northrock.bm or 297-4342.



As part of their Lunchtime Lecture Series, the Bermuda National Gallery, in collaboration with Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB), present Inside the 1959 Theatre Boycott this afternoon from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. The presenters are Gerald and Izola Harvey and this event is free. For more information, contact Dany Pen at education@bng.bm or 295-9428.




Peter Turnley

A great opportunity for anyone interested in photography and photojournalism on Thursday, February 28th as the Chairman of the Bermuda National Gallery and the Honorary Consul for France in Bermuda invite you to The Human Condition, a lecture by world-renowned photojournalist Peter Turnley  at 5.30pm.  Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and you can secure your spot by RSVP’ing to director@bng.bm or 295-9428.




Purvis Primary

Now in its 12th year, Purvis Primary School in Warwick are hosting their Annual Science Fair Open House on Thursday,  February 28th.  From 10am until 7pm, you can see the results of scientific exploration projects by students and their families.




Bermuda Rugby U19 Open Day

Bermuda Rugby invites all high school and under 19 rugby players to their Bermuda Rugby U19 Open Day on Friday, March 1st.  This will be at National Stadium’s North Field from 5pm and will give these young people the opportunity to meet coaches and participate in a Trial Game for the upcoming NACRA Tournament that takes place in Trinidad in July.  For more information, contact Head Coach, Donal Moynihan on 536-1916 or Assistant Coach, Patrick Calow on 595-9309, or email BermudaU19s@gmail.com.




Bermuda Nights

Cafe 4 in Washington Mall has introduced Bermuda Nights, an opportunity to hear live entertainment by local musicians on Friday nights.  The first will be this Friday, March 1st with Giant Steps, Paradise Duo and Ranam Burch performing from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. The next will be on Friday, March 8th, when they will be joined by Wendell “Shine” Hayward. The event is free.  For more information, contact Dale Butler on 505-3409.





Grow Your Own Food

If you’ve ever been interested in growing your own veggies then you’ll want to get in touch with Frances Eddy. Her next Grow Your Own Food Biointensive Gardening Course starts on Saturday, March 9th and runs for 4 consecutive Saturdays from 9am until noon. Frances has been teaching this course for over ten years and the cost is $100, which includes a $25 book. Registration is open until March 6th and you can secure your spot by contacting Franceseddy@logic.bm or 238-0059.



Island Challenge

Think you’re in pretty decent shape? Bermuda’s 2nd Annual Island Challenge invites you to prove your worth on Saturday, March 9th when teams of four will be put to the test at Bermuda’s only obstacle challenge while raising money for charity (The Menuhin Foundation of Bermuda, De Boys Day Out Club and Knowledge Quest) at the same time. Teams will start at Warwick Camp and follow a route that includes Warwick Long Bay Playground, Warwick Long Bay, Horseshoe Bay, the sands dunes behind the beaches and, as a finale, the Bermuda Regiment’s assault course. For adults, the entry fee is $35 per person or $140 for a team.  Youths aged between 14 and 18 cost $20 per person or $80 per team.  There are two ways to sign up. Firstly, by paying the entry fee through www.pTix.bm and then using the online payment order number (your receipt number) to complete the entry form online at www.islandchallenge.org. Alternatively, teams can download the entry form or collect one from Sportseller in Washington Mall, complete it and drop it off (with a cheque) at the Sportseller.  For more information, contact islandchallenge@logic.bm. If you’d like to challenge yourself even further, the Island Challenge this year will be the first of three events in the Bermuda Triple Challenge Series 2013. Later in the year will be the Urban Foot Race (individuals) through the Town of St. George on Sunday, April 28th and the Royal Challenge (individuals or groups) in Dockyard on Saturday, October 12th. Do all three events and you will be eligible to be the Bermuda Triple Challenge winner – more details on the latter two events to follow!


Puss in Boots

This annual event is always a sellout and Puss N Boots 2013 on Saturday, March 9th is expected to be no different.  From 10pm until 3am at the White Horse in St. George’s will welcome DJ Young Chow, one of the biggest DJs in the new York Tri-State area, alongside NMR 2.0 with Flava and DJ Sheep.  You can also expect drink specials on Corona, prizes from sponsors and a prize for the most original boots.  Tickets are $20, or $15 for college students with ID, and are available from Kit N Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique or A to Z Boutique in St. George’s.



The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing The Intouchables, starring François Cluzet and Omar Sy, on Tuesday, March 12th at 8pm at BUEI. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members and $3 students. Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.






Artistic Phase

Combining Bermuda artwork with music, Artistic Phase at the Phase 1 Building on South Shore, Smiths, will be running from Friday, March 15th until Sunday, March 17th.  Featured at the event will be oil paintings from Chris Grimes, Heidi Cowen and Frank Chiappa, jewellery from Donna Pink and Margaret Davis, rustic furniture from Ronnie Lopes, banana bark art and watercolour from Ronnie Chameau, photos of Tuscany by Roland Skinner, black and whites from Ampah Hubbard, recycled bottled creation from Robin Marirea and ceramics by Aubrey Hardy with Tony Bari providing entertainment on the keyboard.  This Phase 1 Building is the former video store between Northrock Brewery and Speciality Inn and the opening hours are 5.30pm until 8.30pm on the Friday, 10am until 6pm on the Saturday and 11am until 5pm on the Sunday.


MAMA Car Boot Sale

Whether you’re looking for a bargain or have stuff to sell, you’ll be delighted to know that the MAMA Car Boot Sale will be at Mount St. Agnes on Saturday, March 16th from 9am until noon. Stalls will be selling toys, books, baby stuff and tea/coffee/baked goods with a bouncy castle to keep the little ones amused while you shop. Entry is free, or you can reserve a table for $25 by emailing mamasocial@mama.bm.





TROIKA Bermuda are continuing with their mission to keep the drama on-stage with Get into the Groove on Saturday, March 16th at the Berkeley Institute. This event is billed as Bermuda’s Ultimate Dance Workshop Marathon, bringing Bermudian dancers together with professional choreographers in a fun, challenging, non-competitive environment that fosters self-fulfilment and development. The event will feature intense master classes from the top working choreographers in the entertainment industry and includes Sean Bankhead from Atlanta (Intermediate/Advance Hip Hop), Neeks Money from Toronto (Dancehall and Island Vibes), and Bermudians, Eric Bean (Contemporary) and Kioshi (Beginners Hip Hop). Individual classes range from $15 to $40 and a 4 class package costs $120, which is inclusive of the Contemporary, Dancehall, Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop and Island Vibes classes. Registration is available online at www.pTix.bm. For more details, contact info@troikabda.com or 537-7590.


Bermuda Philharmonic Society

The Bermuda Philharmonic Society invite you to celebrate the day that everyone is Irish with them as they present POPS…On St. Paddy’s Day on Sunday, March 17th.  This will be at 7pm at Somersfield Academy and the concert will feature the orchestra, conducted by Kevin Hayward, as well as the Ensemble Singers, directed by Angela Sainsbury. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $50 for Patrons and are available from BPS Members or at the door.




Southern Hemisphere Wine

A fun night out for a good cause will be at the beautiful venue of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo on Saturday, March 23rd.  An Evening of Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting will run from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and includes a blind tasting competition. Part proceeds will benefit Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia, who provide services such as training and monthly support group meetings for caregivers. More information is available on their website at www.alzbermuda.com. Tickets are $55, or $300 for a group of 6, and are available from alzbermuda@yahoo.com.




Mad Hatters

Time to get creative, the Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party is coming on Saturday, April 20th from 8pm until 1am. There are prizes for Best Hats so get your thinking cap on (pun intended). As usual, this will be at the Mariners Club on Richmond Road with an open bar and music will be courtesy of DJ Einstein. Tickets are $60 and are available from www.pTix.bm or from MarinersRFC@gmail.com.





Bermuda Highland Games

After the great success of last year’s event, you’ll be glad to know that Bermuda’s second ever Highland Games will be on Saturday, June 15th at Saltus Field.  This year’s will once again be a fun-filled family event with the games including Tossing the Caber, field races, the 50 yard kilted running race, a 5K run and walk, children’s running race, Tug o’ War, Kiddie Land and more, with food stalls available on the grounds including traditional Scottish fare and Bermuda eats. The guest Pipe Band will be the Pipes & Drums of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police H Division (Nova Scotia) & Dancers and they will also welcome the Schiehallion Dancers from Ontario (who have featured in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo) as well as the MacKenzie Dancers from Nova Scotia. The field will open at 2.30pm and the full schedule so far can be found here.  Admission is $5 per person and free for under-12s.  Building on the popularity of the traditional Scottish dancing at their annual St. Andrew’s Ball, the day before the Highland Games, on Friday, June 14th, there will be a special Happy Hour followed by a Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. If that isn’t enough Scottish-themed fun for you, Bacardi will also be complementing the Highland Games by bringing over Stephen Marshall, Global Brand Ambassador for John Dewar & Sons. Stephen will be doing whisky training and tasting sessions at various restaurant locations between June 11th and June 14th, an excellent opportunity to share in the knowledge from a renowned whisky expert, who is passionate about the industry.  Full details will be at www.CaledonianSocietyofBermuda.com once available.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

No link means that the details are in this current post.  For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:

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

Studio A: A Dauber’s Journey by Edwin Mortimer

Studio B: Photography by Raleigh International

Edinburgh Gallery: Works by Seasons Learning Centre

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

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

Tomorrow’s Voices Workshop – Applied Behavior Analysis: A Tool Kit for Analysing and Improving Learning and Behavior – February 27th

Bermuda National Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series: Inside the 1959 Theatre Boycott – February 27th

Bermuda Latin Vibes Social: Love for Latin – February 28th

Transformation II: Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction – February 28th

The Human Condition Lecture by Peter Turnley – February 28th

Purvis Primary School Annual Science Fair Open House – February 28th

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

Bermuda Rugby U19 Open Day – March 1st

Bermuda Nights at Cafe 4 – March 1st

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

Bermuda Nights at Cafe 4 – March 8th

Spring Break Bermuda – March 9th to 15th

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

Grow Your Own Food Biointensive Gardening Course – starts March 9th

Island Challenge – March 9th

Puss N Boots 2013 – March 9th

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

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: The Intouchables – March 12th

Believe 2013, Comedy Hyposis Show – March 15th

Artistic Phase – March 15th to 17th

Spring Break Bermuda – March 16th to 22nd

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 – 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

MAMA Car Boot Sale – March 16th

TROIKA Bermuda Get into the Groove Dance Workshop – March 16th

Experimental Art Workshop with Dr. Charles Zuill – March 17th

The Bermuda Philharmonic Society presents POPS…On St. Paddy’s Day – March 17th

Dinner with the Radcliffe Pitches and the Krokodiloes at Beau Rivage – March 18th

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

An Evening of Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting – 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

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party – April 20th

BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 22nd to 28th

Urban Foot Race – April 28th

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

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th

Pre-Highland Games Happy Hour and Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – June 14th

2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th

Royal Challenge – October 12th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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