March 20th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Ladies and Gents

Sad that the weekend is so far away?  Here’s a little something to cheer you up: Winter is officially over as today marks the first day of Spring!  Feel better now?  I thought you might..  Here is the latest round-up of Bermuda events:



Feel like not enough people know how much of a genius you are? BEPRO (Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals) are hosting their Quiz Night, Let’s Get Quizzical tomorrow, Thursday, March 21st at the Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant.   Hosted by Nadanja Bailey, this quiz will start at 7.45pm, featuring prizes and drinks specials.  The cost is $10 per person for teams of four, although individuals are welcome as they can be grouped at the event. To RSVP, contact  You can also turn up on the night but they ask that you sign up before 7.30pm if you haven’t pre-registered.



My Sister and Me Tea

CV Cafe are hosting their first My Sister and Me Tea on Saturday, March 23rd from 11am until 3pm.  The event is inspired by two sisters who come to the cafe each Saturday to share a meal, a natter and a cuppa and then go on to enjoy the rest of their afternoon.  CV Cafe would like to offer more women the opportunity to spend quality time with a sister or a friend who is as loved as a sister.  Special mini manicures and pedicures will be on offer (charges apply) and various treats and special discount vouchers for selected St. George’s stores will be included.



Fairmont Earth Hour

To support Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23rd, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess will be marking the occasion in Heritage Court from 8.30pm until 9.30pm. This will include a candlelight ambiance, an a cappella singer, an organic menu and wines and more. For more information, contact 298-5779 or





BNT Palm Sunday Walk

The Bermuda National Trust and the Argus Group’s legendary Annual Palm Sunday Walk will be on Sunday, March 24th. This is a walking tour through Devonshire, seeing parts of the island you normally don’t get to visit and taking in places of cultural interest and beauty. The distance is around 5 miles (2.5 hours) and so is not suitable for strollers. Cold refreshments, donated by John Barritt & Son Ltd. will be served at a rest area and at the finish – you just have to bring your own drink container. The walk starts at Elliot Primary School on Hermitage Road at 2pm and ends at the same place. Participation is free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, see



Sousas Seminar at Age Concern

Good news for over-50s.  Age Concern Bermuda and Sousa’s Gardens are coming together on Sunday, March 24th to offer a seminar entitled How Does Your Garden Grow? or Does It? from noon until 1pm.  As well as gardening tips at the  seminar, experts will also be on hand to give advice and members of Age Concern will receive a 10% discount on purchases.  If you are not a current member, you will have the opportunity to join at Sousa’s that day.




Good Friday Family Fun Day

Wondering how best to show off that new kite? You can’t go far wrong at Devil’s Hole Field (Warrior’s Field) on Friday, March 29th as CCCC and Harrington Workmans Club present Good Friday Family Fun Day.  From 11am, you can enjoy a kite competition, running races, tug-of-war, Easter egg hunt, hot dog competition, fish cake competition, fun castle, big slide, face painting, mini donuts, snack vendors and more.  Music is courtesy of Soul Jah 1 & Lenky Bwoy and Global Movements, and there will also be a 20 Over Cricket Match between South Shore and D Alley. Admission is free.




Bubbles and Bunnies

Discovery Wines are adding a little twist to one of the usual traditional family Easter activities at their annual Bubbles and Bunnies event on Saturday, March 30th.  From 10am until noon, there will be a children’s Easter Egg hunt at Spanish Point Boat Club, featuring a special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself!  While the kids are having good time, you can enjoy some adult fun by relaxing with a few glasses of bubbly.  The cost is $25 per adult and $5 per child.  This event sold out last year but you can secure your spot by calling 296-9463.



Beau Rivage Birthday

Beau Rivage at Newstead Belmont Hills is turning 5 years old and would like to invite you to join in the celebrations!  For the whole of the month of April, they are celebrating this landmark with a special 3 course set menu and a signed copy of Jean Claude’s cook book, Bon Appétit Bermuda, for the price of $65 plus 17% gratuities  For reservations, contact 232-8686 or




RHADC Junior Sailing Clinic

Are you, or do you know, a junior sailor aged between 5 and 15 who would love to improve their skills while having fun? The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club are hosting a Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic from Monday, April 1st until Friday, April 5th and then from Monday, April 8th until Friday, April 12th. Lessons will run from 9am until 4pm with a one hour break for lunch. This clinic is targeted to young sailors who want to improve their sailing technique in Open Bics and Optis. The cost is $350 for a 5 day clinic, $600 for a 10 day clinic, or $75 per day, with members eligible for a 20% discount. For more information, or to register, contact Nicolas Stefani at



Fiesta Latinoamericana

Hola Latin Americans, you are invited to come and represent your country at Fiesta Latinoamericana on Saturday, April 6th.  Of course, you don’t have to be Latin American to attend.  From 9pm until 1am at Margarita’s Grill , Bermuda Latin Vibes will be hosting their first Latin Party of 2013 and promise the best of Reggaeton, Merengue, Bachata, Denbow and Salsa by DJ Carlos and DJ Mezcla.





Bermuda Open Karate

Fans of fitness and/or martial arts are invited to the Bermuda Karate Institute’s 31st Bermuda Open Karate Championships & Wellness Show at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Sunday, April 7th from 10am until 3pm. Presented by Bermuda’s original karate dojo, BKI, and Bermuda’s only martial arts Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Skipper Ingham, this event promises a mix of competitions at all levels and age groups, including traditional forms and all levels of K-1 kickboxing. Bermuda’s health and wellness providers will also be showcasing their wares and providing samples. Admission is $10 or $5 for children under 12 and are available on the day or in advance at Bermuda Karate Institute on King Street. For further information, contact 292-2157, or see

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Now in its 16th year, the Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF), for 2013 will be running from Friday, April 12th until Thursday, April 18th, so mark your diaries, fans of independent cinema! This year, over 50 feature-length and short narratives and documentaries will be screened at Liberty Theatre and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Most films have won top awards at other film festivals and BIFF is one of only a small number worldwide of Academy Award Qualifying festivals for the Short Film – Live Action Oscar. As well as the best in world cinema, local film-makers, including Lucinda Spurling, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Robert Zuill, Kara Smith, Karli Powell, Kev Lombard, Milton Raposo and Bayard Outerbridge, will also be highlighted. For more information, contact 293-3456 or For the full film schedule, or to buy online from March 25th, see


Big Chill

An Ibiza-style chillout vibe is coming to Bermuda this summer, thanks to The Big Chill.  This will happen twice a week, every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, in two different locations, with both offering great DJs and musicians playing chilled out music. On Friday nights from May 17th, you can enjoy the ocean sunset view with special cocktails at the Seabreeze Lounge at Elbow Beach from 6pm onwards. On Sunday afternoons from May 26th, you can relax in your beachwear around the pool at Cambridge Beaches, with nonstop food and cocktails from 1pm. You can even bring your own boat for a Dock n’Dine service with freshwater showers. For more information, contact, or see their Facebook Page or website at


Chef Table Beau Rivage

Beau Rivage are giving you the opportunity to take a front row seat to a unique dining experience at the Exclusive Chef’s Table.  Available Monday to Saturday, Executive Chef Jean-Claude Garzia will create a feast right before your very eyes for between 4 and 12 guests. The ever-changing menu for your group is Chef’s choice and will utilize fresh seasonal produce. The cost for 5 courses is $125 per person, $165 per person for 7 courses and $250 for 9 courses, excluding wine and 17% gratuities. For reservations, contact 232-8686 or



Local Easter Package Elbow Beach

Elbow Beach are currently running an Easter Package especially for locals.  The offer is valid from March 28th to April 1st and,  for $299 per night, includes accommodation in a Premier room, deluxe continental breakfast buffet served poolside and, as an Elbow Beach guest, you’ll be entitled to take part in their exclusive programme of complimentary Easter activities, such as traditional Bermuda kite-making and flying, an Easter egg hunt and more.  The price is based on double occupancy for a 2 night minimum stay, plus taxes and resort fees.   For reservations, contact 236-3535 or email



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:


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

The Art of Craft IV – March 10th to April 5th

Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation – March 14th to 30th

Spring Break Bermuda – March 16th to 22nd

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

BEPRO Quiz Night: Let’s Get Quizzical – 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

Free Kite Making Lessons  at the Stationery Store – March 23rd

My Sister and Me Tea at CV Cafe – March 23rd

Earth Hour at Heritage Court in the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – March 23rd

TROIKA Bermuda: FYE! Young Choreographers’ Showcase – March 24th

Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Palm Sunday Walk – March 24th

Age Concern and Sousa’s Gardens Seminar: How Does Your Garden Grow? or Does It? – 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

Good Friday Family Fun Day – March 29th

Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 30th

Discovery Wines presents Bubbles and Bunnies – March 30th

Lido’s Ocean Side Easter Brunch – March 31st

Fairmont Hamilton Princess Easter Brunch – March 31st

The Reefs Easter Brunch – March 31st

Beau Rivage Easter Brunch – March 31st

Bermuda SPCA Camp Ruffin’ It – starts April 1st

Spring Art and Activity Camp – April 1st to 5th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic – April 1st to 5th

BHI Hospitality Month (Central and City) – April 1st to 7th

Beau Rivage 5 Year Birthday Celebration – April 1st to 30th

Fiesta Latinoamericana – April 6th

The Wheels of Life: How to Know Your Chakras in a Whole New Way – April 6th and 7th

Bermuda Karate Institute’s 31st Bermuda Open Karate Championships & Wellness Show – April 7th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s Junior Sailing Easter Break Clinic – April 8th to 12th

BHI Hospitality Month (East End) – April 8th to 14th

Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Calendar Girls – April 11th to 20th

Bermuda International Film Festival – April 12th to 18th

BHI Hospitality Month (Sound & Shore) – April 15th to 21st

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

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

Famous for Fifteen Minutes Auditions – May 10th and 11th

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

The Big Chill at Seabreeze Lounge – starts May 17th

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th

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

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

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!



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