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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also turn up on the night but they ask that you sign up before 7.30pm if you haven’t pre-registered.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 www.bnt.bm.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.bokcandwellnessshow.com.
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 email@example.com. For the full film schedule, or to buy online from March 25th, see www.biff.bm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or see their Facebook Page or website at www.the-big-chill.com.
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 email@example.com. www.beaurivagebda.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
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
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!