March 6th, 2013
Happy Hump Day Troops
Spring is finally in the air! Not only is it starting to get a little warmer but the clocks go forward this weekend, giving us an extra hour of daylight. Here are some things to do in Bermuda with all that extra sunshine:
There will be plenty of shopping and family fun at the Butterfly Angels White Elephant Sale on Saturday, March 9th. This event has been organised by 15 year old Capri Duque to support Agape House and will be at St. Anthony’s Church in Warwick from 10am til 4pm. In addition to the sale, there will also be a raffle, fun castles, cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn and more. If interested in being a table vendor, the cost is $25. For more information, or to book a table, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are continuing to find the art in crafts, with their 4th Annual Art of Craft Show. Entries to The Art of Craft IV include ceramics, baskets, wood turning, wood carving, furniture, fabrics, glass and other interesting mediums. The show opens on Sunday, March 10th from 4.30pm until 6.30pm and will run until April 5th. The Arts Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 11am and 4pm. For more details, visit www.artbermuda.bm.
Warwick Academy are hosting a free Concert with the Duke University Concert Chorale on Tuesday, March 12th. This will feature the Warwick Academy Upper Primary Choir and the Warwick Academy Jazz Band from 7.30pm in the Phoebe Purvis Memorial Hall. For further information, call the Warwick Academy main office on 236-1917.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs presents a Reading by Jamaican Canadian author, Rachel Manley, on Sunday, March 13th. This will take place in Bermuda National Gallery from 6pm, preceded by a reception at 5.30pm. Rachel is the author of Drumblair, Slipstream and Horses in Her Hair as well as the winner of the 1997 Governor General’s Award for Literature (Canada) and The Jamaica Centennial Medal for Poetry. Tickets are $5 and available from the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building on Court Street. For more details, call Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or visit www.communityandculture.bm.
In honour of The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Sunday, March 25th, African Diaspora Heritage Trail have organised a variety of Bermuda events between March 14th and March 30th. This year’s theme, Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation, pays tribute to the emancipation of slaves in nations across the world. This will begin on Thursday, March 14th with the Young Observer Page in the Royal Gazette. On Tuesday, March 19th, schools will be invited to watch the United Nations Youth Global Video Conference for Students on special UN Facebook or Twitter pages. On Saturday, March 23rd, there will be a walking tour of North Hamilton ADHT sites. Walking in the Footsteps of our Past will start at Barr’s Bay Park at 4pm and will be on the theme of the Entrepreneurship of African Bermudians Post Emancipation. The cost is $20 for adults and free for under 16s (must be accompanied by an adult), with proceeds to benefit the ADHT Site Maintenance Fund. On Sunday, March 24th, there will be a Commemorative Service at Cobbs Hill Methodist. This will be at 4pm and has the theme, Emancipation – What’s it got to do with me? The Official Day of Remembrance will be on Monday, March 25th with a visual display of Bermudian and global Emancipation celebrations at the Bermuda Industrial Union. That same day, there will also be a screening of the film, Brownstones to Red Dirt, at 6.30pm at Liberty Theatre, followed by a discussion. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children, with proceeds to benefit the ADHT Youth Development Fund and Schools for Salone, Sierra Leone. From Monday, March 25th until Saturday, March 30th there will be Emancipation Displays at Bermuda’s Archives in the Government Administration Building, Bermuda National Library and the National Museum of Bermuda. For further information, contact Maxine Esdaille on 236-2266 or Maxine@adht.bm.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Heritage Court. This will run all day on Friday, March 15th, Saturday, March 16th and St. Paddy’s Day itself on Sunday, March 17th. A special menu with Irish Stew and soda bread will be on offer at a cost of $25, and the Irish Couple Special will cost $12 for one Guinness with a Bushmills Irish Whiskey chaser. To add even more of a celtic atmosphere, there will be Irish music playing throughout the weekend, with popular local duo Robert and Jamie playing on Saturday night from 9pm.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind are hosting a Visually Impaired & Blind Persons Technology Show on Saturday, March 16th. From 11.30am until 3pm, you can experience the latest technology that is available for the visually-impaired and blind persons in Bermuda, including Kindle, Window Eyes on Laptop, Colour Identifiers, Clothes Identifiers and iPads. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The next of the Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series will be a Film Night screening of Monk on Saturday, March 16th from 6pm at the Youth Library at 74 Church Street. This is in collaboration with the Bermuda Historical Society and the Bermuda National Library and shows a live performance from the off-Broadway production chronicling the life of jazz music legend, Thelonious Monk. This is a free event – for more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681, or see the website at www.communityandculture.bm.
The Dog Training Club of Bermuda (DTC) are hosting a special screening of the documentary, Tough Love, a Meditation on Dominance and Dogs, on Saturday, March 16th. Director and cinematographer Chad Montrie will give a short lecture on the history of dog training and the pitfalls of reality television following the film. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6.30pm (cash bar), the film at 7pm, followed by the lecture with Q&A. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Part proceeds will benefit the Bermuda SPCA. The DTC will sponsor 10 students, aged 10 to 16, to watch Tough Love for free. For more information, see www.dogtrainingclubbda.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Usually the last Saturday of the month, the March edition is a little early! Saturday, March 23rd is Super Saturday at Masterworks! Each month has a different theme and this one will be In The Garden, where families can participate in free themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. Full details can be found at www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
The next edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFFlix Monthly Film Series will be a screening of the film Lore, starring Saskia Rosendahl and Kai Malina, on Saturday, March 23rd. This will be at the usual venue of BUEI at 5.30pm. For more details, or to buy tickets, see www.pTix.bm.
Nothing says Spring quite like a beer-soaked boat! The countdown has begun for the first booze cruise of 2013 – the Renegades RFC Booze Cruise will be on Thursday, March 28th (don’t worry, the next day is a public holiday) and the boat, The Elizabeth, will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6.45pm, returning at 10pm. Tickets are $60 in advance, available from email@example.com and the price includes all you can drink.
Lido at Elbow Beach will be hosting their Ocean Side Easter Brunch on Sunday, March 31st. The cost is $55 per person, plus 17% grats, and is half-price for children under 10. The seatings are from 11am to 11.30am and from 2pm until 2.30pm. For reservations, call 236-9884.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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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
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
Spring Break Bermuda – March 2nd to 8th
First Annual Concierge Day – March 6th
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
Butterfly Angels White Elephant Sale – 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
The Art of Craft IV – March 10th to April 5th
Warwick Academy and Duke University Concert Chorale Concert – March 12th
Department of Community and Cultural Affairs: Reading by Author Rachel Manley – March 13th
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
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
Bermuda Society for the Blind: Visually Impaired & Blind Persons Technology Show – March 16th
Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series Film Night: Monk – March 16th
Dog Training Club of Bermuda: Tough Love, a Meditation on Dominance and Dogs – March 16th
Experimental Art Workshop with Dr. Charles Zuill – March 17th
KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 17th
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
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
Easter Designs For Your Home Workshop at Petals – March 25th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – March 28th
Little Cupcake’s Baking and Decorating Class – March 30th
Lido’s Ocean Side Easter Brunch – March 31st
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
Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th
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
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Whisky Training and Tasting Sessions with Dewar’s Global Brand Ambassador – June 11th to 14th
2nd Annual Bermuda Highland Games – June 15th
Royal Challenge – October 12th
Enjoy the rest of the week!