March 22nd, 2013
Happy Friday Troops!
Another working week is coming to a close! Let’s hope we have great weather for the first official weekend of Spring. Looking for some things to do in Bermuda this weekend? Here are a few options:
At a loose end tonight? Daisy’s on Front Street are hosting a special Fashion Friday Happy Hour tonight. From 5pm until 8pm, you can expect deals throughout the store, including up to 75% off select items, complimentary wine and snacks, gift giveaways and the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree. For more details, visit www.mydaisys.com.
As a fundraiser for the Elliot Auditorium upgrade, Elliot PTA presents Get Fit Night tonight at Elliot School Gymnasium from 6.30pm until midnight. This event will feature zumba, football, Insanity, yoga, jazzercise, African dance and more, with water fruit and snack bars available for purchase. The cost is $5 per adult or $10 per family of 3 or more.
Still need to work on your Good Friday kite? The Chewstick Foundation are hosting a KiteFest Kick-Off on Saturday, March 23rd in the new section of the Washington Mall on the Church Street Level. From 10am until 4pm, there will be Bermuda kite-making demonstrations (as well as the opportunity for children to have help in making their own Bermuda kite), face-painting, egg decorating and games of marbles.
The Spa at Elbow Beach will be reopening on Saturday, March 23rd. To celebrate and welcome back their loyal clientele, they are offering three special promotions until March 31st. For more information, or to make an appointment, contact 239-8900 or email@example.com.
Gay rights activist Valentino Tear, also known as DJ. V.I.P., is hosting an after-party for the cast of Hasty Pudding Theatricals from Harvard tomorrow night, Saturday, March 23rd. This will be at Muse Bistro on Front Street from 10pm until 3am and you are invited to wear something pink for the theme of Pink Disco. The event is LGBTQ friendly and promoted by the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda. Admission is $15 and will be reduced for anyone with a Hasty Pudding ticket stub. Here’s the link to the event on Facebook.
Promising the most exciting old school bash ever, the Cambridge Beaches Hotel Old School Explosion will be on Saturday, March 23rd from 8pm. This will be hosted by DJ Younguls and The Animal, featuring old school DJs Malcom “Lethal Weapon” Smith, Ice Man and DJ Cavon. Tickets are $25 in advance from www.pTix.bm and more at the gate.
Also tomorrow night, Saturday, March 23rd, March Madness will be celebrated with the latest soca and reggae tunes. This will be at the Police Recreation Club in Prospect from 10.30pm, with music courtesy of DJ Rusty G. Tickets are $15 on the door.
It came dangerously close to not happening this year but the Chewstick Foundation’s Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest will be going ahead on Friday, May 29th at Horseshoe Bay. From 10am until 6pm, this event will feature Bermuda’s biggest kite competition, family activities, such as an Easter egg hunt, wacky races and more, as well as live entertainment, featuring a diverse cross-section of Bermuda talent including traditional folk music, acoustic reggae, contemporary gospel and Bermuda Gombeys. Best of all, this event is free. For more information, contact 292-2439 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chewstick.org.
The Olde Towne Market in St. George’s will return next month and will back in its old timeslot! The Market is being moved back to Sundays instead of Saturdays and will run every week from April 7th to July 28th, from 2pm until 6pm in the usual location of Water Street. The Olde Towne Market aim to be the biggest and best street market in Bermuda and hope to have a variety of vendors, including farmers, fishermen, vendors with pedlars’ licenses selling household items and clothing, as well as food vendors, artists, buskers and crafts people. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can sign up online at www.oldetownemarket.com.
Bermuda will be the proud host of the NatWest Island Games XV from Saturday, July 13th to Friday, July 19th. Not only will this be the first time that the Games will be held outside of Europe but it will be the largest international sporting event ever to be held in Bermuda. This multi-sports event will include athletics, badminton, basketball, cycling (mountain biking and road), football, golf, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball and windsurfing. The opening ceremony will be on July 13th and the full calendar of events will be published on www.natwestislandgames2013.com when available.
The 6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament will be served up (pun intended) from Friday, August 23rd until Sunday, August 25th at Horseshoe Bay Beach. The event will feature men’s and women’s pro divisions, men’s and women’s amateur divisions, mixed doubles and a kids open. Admission is free for spectators. If interested in participating, or for more information, contact tony@BermudaBeachTennis.com or see www.BermudaBeachTennis.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until August 31st
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
Artist in the Garden Series at Masterworks: Valerie Brown Exhibit – March 22nd to April 10th
Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting – March 22nd
Daisy’s Fashion Friday Happy Hour – March 22nd
Elliot PTA presents Get Fit Night – 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
Chewstick Foundation KiteFest Kick-Off – March 23rd
The Spa at Elbow Beach Reopens – March 23rd
Pink Disco Party at Muse – March 23rd
Cambridge Beaches Hotel Old School Explosion – March 23rd
March Madness Soca and Reggae Party – March 23rd
TROIKA Bermuda: FYE! Young Choreographers’ Showcase – March 24th
Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Palm Sunday Walk – 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
Chewstick Foundation’s Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest – 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
Olde Towne Market in St. George’s restarts – 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 NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd
6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th
Royal Challenge – October 12th
Enjoy the weekend!