March 13th, 2013
I don’t know about you but I love having this extra hour of daylight in the evening – I am rarely productive in the mornings anyway so don’t really care if it’s still dark when I wake up. Anyway, lots of Bermuda events coming up over the next few weeks:
A sure sign that sunny days are coming back, Wine Down Happy Hour at Lemon Tree is back this Friday, March 15th. The relaunch coincides with their St. Paddy’s celebration featuring Irish grub, green beer and Guinness. For any newbies or tourists, the legendary Lemon Tree Wine Down Happy Hour runs from 5pm until midnight throughout the summer with a DJ and regular drink specials. Instead of a cash bar, you buy drinks tickets at $7 each or 10 for $60, meaning that the bar service is much quicker and it’s easier to get rounds in because all drinks are the same price. Later in the year, Lemon Tree will also open out to Par-la-Ville Park, depending how crowded it gets. For more details see their Facebook Page or website at www.lemontreecafe.bm.
Golfers, are you looking for a new challenge over the summer months? The 2013 6 for 6 Golf Tournament will run over 6 months from April to September and will be played in 6 different rounds. Last year’s tournament featured all the full size golf courses except for Mid Ocean. There will be prizes for the first 3 places at each round and in the overall competition and it is structured so that each player can miss one round and stay competitive plus a handicap system in order to level the playing field. The entry fee is $100, which includes a golf shirt, and green fees are payable before each round. The closing date for entries is this Friday, March 15th. To sign up, contact Roedolf van der Westhuizen on 6for6Golf@gmail.com or 704-4936.
In memory of the late Mr. Edward McDonald Welch, the Welch family present s special tribute to his life’s work at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Saturday, March 16th. Roots, Rock, Cherokee and Me will begin at 7pm and will honour Jane Berniece Walburn Gibbons, Capt. Horace Gibbons, James Alester Gibbons, Winifred Jones, Chales Lloyd Tucker and St. John’s A.M.E. Church, six people/organisations who Ed admired. Guest artists will include a Cherokee flutist, Taino Indian singer, St. David’s Native Dancers, Somerset Brigade Band and Calvert “Kelly” Zuill, with a video presentation by Dale Butler. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and are available from Brinky Tucker on 297-1597.
Healing Hands, Body & Beauty Therapies, the newly-opened boutique spa at 11 North Shore Road, Flatts Village, is hosting a free information session/seminar on facial reflexology on Monday, March 18th. Healing Hands is the only spa on the island offering facial reflexology and Anya, their Facial Reflexologist, will be sharing about the benefits of facial reflexology and answering questions at Discover Facial Reflexology from 6pm until 7pm. Spaces are limited and attendees will receive a a 10% discount on their first facial reflexology treatment. To reserve your spot, contact 293-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty Magazine and renowned Royal Family biographer, will be visiting Bermuda for a special evening at Masterworks Museum on Thursday, March 21st. The event will be held in the Butterfield Family Gallery and will begin with cocktails from 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm. Ingrid will then deliver a presentation, giving an inside look on The Royal Family and her work with them throughout her career. Tickets are $200 per person and you can book your spot by contacting Robyn on 299-4000.
Promising an evening of seven wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, raffles and music, the Taste Of The Nations Wine Tasting will be on Thursday, March 21st from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Dundonald Street. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit Bermuda 2013 NatWest Island Games XV. Tickets are available from Island Embroidery on 117 Front Street or 295-4352.
Marks & Spencer and Angelo’s Bistro in Walker Arcade are teaming up once again to offer their second Wine Pairing Dinner event on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm. The evening will include a cava and canapés reception, a four course gourmet dinner, five wine pairings and coffee. Attendees will also receive a 15% discount on any mixed case of M&S Wines. Tickets cost $99 per person, which includes gratuity, and you can reserve your spot by contacting Lorraine on 295-0031 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda Latin Vibes March Social, Latin March Madness, will be at the usual location of Inferno 2 Lounge on North Shore on Thursday, March 21st. Social dancing begins at 9pm, featuring the latest in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Reggaeton for all skill levels. Admission is $10. For more information, contact 705-8423 or info@BermudaLatinVibes.com.
As part of their Artist in the Garden series, Masterworks will be showing a new exhibit of oil paintings of Bermuda and and its beauty by Valerie Brown in the Rick Faries Gallery. The Exhibit Opening Reception will be on Friday, March 22nd from 5.30pm until 7pm and will run until April 10th. Full details can be found on www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
The Bermuda Folk & Phyto-Medicine Society, with event sponsors Burrows Lightbourn and Supermart, invite you to sample some vino without the chemicals at their Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting night on Friday, March 22nd. This will be held in the Main Tank Area at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo with doors opening at 6.30pm and the tasting from 7pm until 9.30pm. Tickets are $50 and available from 238-1227.
Suitable for all fitness levels, BeneEsse’s 60 Exercises in 60 Minutes will take place in the Arboretum on Saturday, March 23rd. From 10.30am, you will be able to sample 60 body weight exercises that you can do at home without equipment. Each minute will focus on a different exercise but, don’t worry, you don’t have to do all 60. Attendees can sit out at any time and rejoin when ready. This is a free event. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) are having a Spring Splash on Saturday, March 23rd. From 1pm until 4pm, you can enjoy lots of fun-filled family activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, wacky scientist costume contest, storytime, tours, matinee family movie, food stalls, live demos and labs in the BUEI Education Centre, raffles, vendors and more. Entry is free and there will also be a chance to win a One Year Family Membership. For more details, contact 292-7219, email@example.com or visit www.buei.org.
Do you sometimes feel that you could do with a little help to be more successful? Inspire Bermuda would like to help you fulfil your highest potential in life at their Empowering You Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd. This will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm at Suite Solutions on Mills Creek Road and aims to teach you the principles to achieving success, the power of goal setting, and how to develop both personally and professionally. The cost is $225 per person, which includes lunch, and tickets are available from www.pTix.bm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenrock and the Earth Hour Council are hosting a free community party at City Hall on Saturday, March 23rd. Earth Hour Expo 2013 will run from 5pm until 10pm, this will feature live entertainment, a special lights-out spectacle from 8.30pm until 9.30pm, a kids and family area, Belco bikes, green technology, life-size board games, the City Market (farmers’ market), a food court, a glow-in-the-dark fun run, environmental theme movies from 5pm onwards and much more. For more information, visit www.Greenrock.org.
In celebration of the choreographic talents and passion for dance by Bermuda’s young people, TROIKA Bermuda presents their first FYE! Young Choreographers’ Showcase at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Sunday, March 24th. There will be two shows at 3pm and 7pm and both will feature a variety of dance styles, including African, Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, House, Dancehall and more with creative works from Amani Walker, Charnae Richardson, Chyone Harris, Destinie Bean, Jadiyah Bailey, Jaleighsa Webb, Janaesha West, Kameron Burgess, Kevonte Jennings-Lathan, Kioshi Burgess, Marcus Smith, Mia Williams, Neeks Money, Rajah Steede, Reshay Trott, Rosheena Shamsid-Deen, Sacha Dill, Shanna Henry, Shannon Davis, Tenay Thompson, Zakiya Furbert and more. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm and cost $20 for students, $30 for general admission, $35 on the door and $50 for Patrons.
Famous for Fifteen Minutes is back this summer and they are calling for script submissions. This is the 11th annual playwright competition from the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) and presents six short plays, from a variety of genres, each lasting 15 minutes (hence the name!) at Daylesford Theatre. Scripts should be submitted by email to email@example.com by March 29th and a complete set of rules can be downloaded from www.bmds.bm. Auditions for the show will be on Friday, May 10th at 6pm and Saturday, May 11th at 10am at Daylesford Theatre, with rehearsals starting on May 13th. **UPDATE: the audition dates have been changed to May 6th and 7th instead of May 10th and 11th** The show itself will run from Thursday, June 13th until Saturday, June 15th and then from Thursday, June 19th until Saturday, June 22nd. I will update with details of ticket prices, etc., once available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter is a great time for celebrating good food with family and friends. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Easter Brunch will be on Sunday, March 31st from 11am to 3pm and promises a bounty of spring time cuisine created by Executive Chef Thomas Frost as well as decadent desserts created by Pastry Chef Serge Liebowitch. The cost is $59 per person and you can reserve your table by contacting 298-5720, 298-5722 or email@example.com.
Looking for something fun for your little darlings/terrors to do over the Easter break? From Monday, April 1st until Friday, April 5th, there will be a Spring Art and Activity Camp at the Peace Lutheran Church Hall opposite the Botanical Gardens . Open from 8.30am until 3.30pm daily, with optional aftercare until 5.30pm, camp activities will include many Spring related arts and crafts, ‘bring your own bike’ day, scavenger hunts, football, bowling and a trip to Wadson’s farm. The cost is $200 for the week or $50 per day. For more information, contact Nicole Correia or Julia Parker on 505-8603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sankofa on Chancery Lane are hosting a self-discovery weekend on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th. The Wheels of Life: How to Know Your Chakras in a Whole New Way will be from 9.30am until 11.30am and from 12.30pm until 2.30pm each day and is facilitated by Karen Simons MhD. PhD. The cost is $200, due by March 22nd, but early birds will get a $25 discount if they pay by March 15th. To register, contact 292-2513 or email@example.com.
Melange Charity are currently seeking brave men to volunteer for their Male Waxing Fundraising Event at Bersalon/Inner Sanctum on Front Street on Wednesday, April 17th. From 5.30pm until 8pm, you can sponsor and cheer on these intrepid guys having their back, chest or legs waxed. For more information, or to download a sponsor sheet, go to www.melange.bm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUEI are currently running Whale Watching Tours every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday until April 28th (with the exception of Easter Sunday). The cost is $80 for BUEI members and $90 for non-members. If you Like their Facebook Page, there is a 5% discount available under the Exclusive tab. For reservations or more information, call 292-7219.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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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
Food & Drink Exhibition by William J. Gringley at Common Ground – February 14th to May 8th
Bermuda: An Everyday Life Exhibit at ACE Gallery – March 8th to 22nd
Spring Break Bermuda – March 9th to 15th
The Art of Craft IV – March 10th to April 5th
Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – March 14th to 17th
Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation – March 14th to 30th
Believe 2013, Comedy Hyposis Show – March 15th
St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser – March 15th
Return of Wine Down Happy Hour at Lemon Tree – March 15th
2013 6 for 6 Golf Tournament Entry Deadline – March 15th
Artistic Phase – March 15th to 17th
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – 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
Keith Fitz-Gerald Book Signing at Brown and Co – March 16th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – March 16th
TROIKA Bermuda Get into the Groove Dance Workshop – March 16th
Roots, Rock, Cherokee and Me – March 16th
Experimental Art Workshop with Dr. Charles Zuill – March 17th
KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 17th
Discover Facial Reflexology Seminar – March 18th
City Food Festival – March 18th to 23rd
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
An Evening with Ingrid Seward – March 21st
Taste Of The Nations Wine Tasting – March 21st
Marks & Spencer and Angelo’s Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner – March 21st
Bermuda Latin Vibes March Social: Latin March Madness – March 21st
Artist in the Garden Series at Masterworks: Valerie Brown Exhibit – March 22nd to April 10th
Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting – March 22nd
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
Super Saturday at Masterworks: In The Garden – March 23rd
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Lore – March 23rd
BeneEsse’s 60 Exercises in 60 Minutes – March 23rd
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) Spring Splash – March 23rd
Empowering You Workshop – March 23rd
Earth Hour Expo 2013 – March 23rd
TROIKA Bermuda: FYE! Young Choreographers’ Showcase – March 24th
Easter Designs For Your Home Workshop at Petals – March 25th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – March 28th
Famous for Fifteen Minutes Script Submission – March 29th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 30th
Lido’s Ocean Side Easter Brunch – March 31st
Fairmont Hamilton Princess Easter Brunch – March 31st
Bermuda SPCA Camp Ruffin’ It – starts April 1st
Spring Art and Activity Camp – April 1st to 5th
BHI Hospitality Month (Central and City) – April 1st to 7th
The Wheels of Life: How to Know Your Chakras in a Whole New Way – April 6th and 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
Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th
Melange Charity Male Waxing Fundraising Event – April 17th
75th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 18th to 20th
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
Famous for Fifteen Minutes Auditions –
May 10th and 11th **May 6th and 7th
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 13th to 15th
2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd
Royal Challenge – October 12th
Enjoy the rest of the week!