April 10th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Folks!


Has this week seemed extra-long so far to anybody else?  Not sure if it’s because the sunny days make it that much harder to be in work.    Roll on the weekend – here are the latest Bermuda events for your consideration:


Reefs Opening Dates

The Reefs have announced their opening dates for the 2013 season.  Romantic dining by the water’s edge is back as Coconuts reopens for lunch today and will reopen for dinner on Thursday, April 18th.  Latin Chill Friday will be back weekly from Friday, April 19th.  From 6pm until 11pm on the Ocean Echo Terrace and Patio, they’ll be offering made-to-order mojitos made with fresh sugar cane,two interactive live cooking stations offering mexican cuisine, and Latin tunes from the lovely DJ Travis.  2-For-1 Saturdays restart on April 20th, meaning that you can enjoy 2 for 1 drink specials at Coconuts from 4pm until 6pm.  Film buffs who like the outdoors will be pleased to know that every Wednesday from May 1st, they will be showing a weekly Movie on the Beach with showtime at 9pm.  Every Tuesday evening from May 7th 14th, you will be able to take your tastebuds on a world tour for $58 per person at Ocean Echo’s International Buffet from 6pm until 10pm.  All new for 2013, Royston’s will be reopening on May 1st with a brand new concept.  The menu will now focus on hand-crafted burgers and pizzas from their new wood-fired pizza oven.  Finally, there will also be a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th at Ocean Echo from noon until 3pm, at a cost of $58 per person.  For reservations, or more information, contact 238-0222.


Dock at Waterlot

The waterside lounge that Fairmont introduced in 2012, The Dock at the Waterlot Inn, has reopened for the season.  From 5pm until 10pm, Thursdays until Sundays (weather permitting), you can enjoy light bites, an inventive cocktail from their new mixology list, live music and sunset views over Jews Bay.  The Waterlot Inn itself also has an updated menu, with future favourites including a signature Rib Cap of Beef cooked sous-vide, Filet Mignon Rossini, Bermuda Cedar Plank Salmon, Tasting Trios of steak or fish, baked potatoes and new desserts including Waterlot Mud Pie and Triple Chocolate Delice (don’t worry, they kept the Sticky Toffee Pudding).  Ocean Club has also reopened for the season, serving lunch and dinner, and Bacci is back for dinner only.  Wickets will be back with full service in early May as a burger bar.  For reservations, contact 238-8000.



Old Skool

If you are of the opinion that music isn’t as good as it used to be, then good news, as Throwback Promotions are hosting Old Skool Part 3: Mrs. Chivas Birthday Bash at Docksiders on Saturday, April 13th from 10pm until 3am. Promising to bring back The Clayhouse and College Party days, music will be 70s, 80s and 90s reggae, dubplates, dancehall and hiphop from Souljah One, Playbwoy Intl., Blackstar and YGS, with early warmup by Dessert Eagle and Conscious J.  Advance tickets are $20, more on the door, and are available from Kit n Caboodle, Sound Stage, Docksiders, DJs and Promoters. There will be free air horns and whistles for the first 100 people, drink specials on select brands and free giveaways from WKD all night.  This is a mature event for over-21s and ID is required.  For more information, contact mrschivas@gmail.com 


Bermuda Glee

Some of Bermuda’s most talented young people will soon be singing, dancing and acting their way through an intensive 7-day arts programme and then capping this off with original musical theatre, Bermuda Glee.  Auditions for this year’s Bermuda Glee will be on Friday, April 19th at the Berkeley Institute with registration at 9am and a registration fee of $10.  This is open to students aged between 14 and 18 who are interested in singing, dancing, acting or working behind the scenes.  The programme itself will run from Saturday, June 29th until the show on Sunday, July 7th.  I will update with ticketing details for the show once available. For more information, visit www.troikabda.com or email info@troikabda.com.


Yoga Centre

The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street have a few upcoming workshops and courses. Firstly, Bone Breathing Meditation, a walk-in class on Friday, April 19th will give you an introduction to a practice that originated in Taoist monasteries in China, designed to fortify the blood, strengthen the bones and raise the flow of Chi. The class will be from 12.10pm until 1pm and you are asked to refrain from eating 90 minutes before. The cost is $20. Intro to The Alexander Technique will also be on Friday, April 19th and from 1.10pmn until 2.20pm, Cathy Aicardi will show you how your body is actually meant to move and give insights exploring the wonder of you. The cost is $20. Laughing Yoga Fridays is a four week course beginning Friday, April 26th. From 12.10pm until 1.10pm, they promise that it is a great way to release stress while having fun. The cost is $80. On Saturday, April 27th, East End Organics will be hosting Organic? GMOs? What are they?, a workshop by about organic food, how to grow your own organic produce and GMOs and how to avoid them. This will be from 12.30pm until 2pm and the cost is $30. The Power of Pranayama on Saturday, May 4th, promises to teach you how to deepen and refine your yogic breathing practices. This will be from 11.30am until 1.30pm and will cost $40. For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.


Bermuda Sets The Table

Tabletops for all occasions are promised at the Bermuda Sets the Table event in the Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th.  From noon until 7pm (with cash bar from 5pm until 7pm) on the Friday and from 10am until 4pm on the Saturday, this fundraising event for the Family Centre will feature over 20 of Bermuda’s most creative entertaining hostesses and shops for inspiration for your next dinner party.  Admission is $20 per person at the door (over-15s only) and each guest will receive a gift bag from Willow Stream Spa, compliments of Fairmont Southampton.  There will also be a raffle with tickets costing $5 each or 6 for $25.


Art of Music

The Bermuda National Gallery, in association with the Family Centre, present the next in their The Art of Music fundraiser series on Friday, April 26th at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall.  Acclaimed Japanese pianist Mirei Tsuji will be performing a solo recital with the programme for the evening featuring works by Mozart, Granados, Albeniz, Turina and Chopin.  The concert starts at 8pm and there will also be the opportunity to tour the BNG Exhibitions beforehand from 7pm until 7.45pm. Tickets cost $65 and are available from www.pTix.bm.  For more information, contact director@bng.bm or 295-9428.



Ross Rayburn Yoga

International yoga instructor Ross Rayburn is coming to Bermuda to host a Yoga Weekend Retreat of mixed level workshops at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess between Friday, April 26th and Sunday, April 28th. The sessions available are The Launching Pad  on the Friday from 6.30pm until 9pm, Propelling Your Practice on the Saturday from 10am until 1pm, Deep and Subtle on the Saturday from 3pm until 5.30pm and To The Moon on Sunday from 10am until 1pm (details of each session are in the flyer). The cost is $280 for the whole weekend ($240 for early birds who pay by April 12th) or $80 per individual session. If interested in turning the retreat into a staycation, the Fairmont is offering discounted room rates of $159 a night.  To register, contact jtoddcrews@me.com, 505-6310 or see www.toddcrews.com.


Spring Fair

The Bermuda Institute’s Home and School Association proudly present Spring Fair 2013 with the theme  Through the Years: Celebrating 70 Years on Sunday, April 28th.  From 10am until 6pm at the Bermuda Institute Complex, 234 Middle Road, Southampton, you can expect games, rides, music, food, funcastles, markets, historical displays and more. Admission is $1.  For more information, contact bi.hsaexecutive@gmail.com.




Robin Hood Booze Cruise

A shipshape night of oceanic shenanigans is in store as the Robin Hood Football and Netball Club host their Summer is Here Booze Cruise on Saturday, May 4th. This will be on board the Elizabeth with an open bar, DJ on board and the chance to win a staycation at The Reefs. The boat leaves Albuoys Point at 7pm sharp, returning at 10pm. Tickets are $50 and available from club members or Robin Hood.





Lord Make Me Laugh

International comedians Mike Goodwin, Crystal P, Willie Brown, Woody and Uncle Rufus will all be appearing in Lord Make Me Laugh on Saturday, May 4th.   This family-friendly comedy show will be at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts, hosted by Taneika Eve with a special guest appearance by The Seventh Day Adventist Inspirational Choir.  Doors open at 6pm with showtime at 7pm and costs $55 for regular admission, $65 for VIPs (includes preferred seating, free popcorn and  photographs with the comedians), and $25 for children under 15.  Tickets are available from www.bdatix.bm, Music Box or Kit ‘n’ Caboodle.



Internations Networking

With communities in over 195 countries and 360 cities worldwide, InterNations is the world’s largest expatriate network and is hosting its first International Networking Event in Bermuda on Wednesday, May 8th. InterNations networking events are a mixture of professionals invested in international industries, entrepreneurs, the global minded and the culturally curious and from 5.30pm until 8:30pm at Rumbar, you can expect to meet new business contacts while discovering travel ideas, cultural exchange, and a good time. Registration is free and gives you access to various prizes and drink specials, as well as membership in their online network www.InterNations.org.  To register, contact 704-7555 or InterNationsBDA@logic.bm




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


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

Artist in the Garden Series at Masterworks: Valerie Brown Exhibit – March 22nd to April 10th

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

Tomorrow’s Voices Eat! Shop! Give! – April 1st to 30th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 5th to April 24th

Onions Gallery: Bermuda College Art Show

Edinburgh Gallery: BSoA Showcase – Works in Progress

Studio A: Milton Hill Presents – De Boys Day Out Club

Studio B: Fayelle Bush – The Nature of Design

Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Spring Break Workshops – April 8th to 11th

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

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

**NEW  Coconuts at The Reefs Reopens for Lunch – April 10th

Capital G Private Wealth Conference – April 11th

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

Champagne & Chocolate Tasting – April 12th

Bermuda International Film Festival – April 12th to 18th

Artist in the Garden Exhibit at Masterworks – Ten Years On: Jonah Jones and Chris Marson – April 12th to May 1st

Holistic Fair at My Sereni-Tea – April 13th

Bermuda Cricket Board’s 2013 Youth Leagues – starts April 13th

Family Centre’s Cycle For Change – April 13th

**NEW  Old Skool Part 3: Mrs. Chivas Birthday Bash – April 13th

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Junior Spring Sailing Programme – April 15th

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

Melange Charity Male Waxing Fundraising Event – April 17th

Inspire Bermuda’s Empowering You Workshop (Part One) – April 17th

**NEW  Coconuts at The Reefs Reopens for Dinner – April 18th

75th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 18th to 20th

**NEW  Latin Chill Friday at The Reefs: Grand Opening – April 19th

**NEW  Bermuda Glee Auditions – April 19th

**NEW  Bone Breathing Meditation Class – April 19th

**NEW Intro to The Alexander Technique – April 19th

**NEW  Bermuda Sets the Table – April 19th and 20th

G&S Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini – April 20th

Mariners RFC Annual Mad Hatter’s Party – April 20th

Pre-Natal Yoga at the Yoga Centre – starts April 20th

Flowers for Kids: Celebrating Spring, the Magic of a New Season – April 20th

Middle School Dance – April 20th

**NEW  2-For-1 Saturdays at The Reefs Restart – April 20th

BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 22nd to 28th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 24th

City Art Festival Artist Competition and Exhibition – April 24th to May 14th

Art in the Dark – April 26th

**NEW  Laughing Yoga Fridays – starts April 26th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery: The Art of Music with Mirei Tsuji – April 26th

**NEW Yoga Weekend Retreat with Ross Rayburn – April 26th to 28th

Art in the Park – April 27th

Bermuda School of Music: 16th Annual Some Enchanted Evening – April 27th

**NEW  Organic? GMOs? What are they? Workshop – April 27th

Urban Foot Race – April 28th

**NEW  Bermuda Institute’s Spring Fair 2013 – Through the Years: Celebrating 70 Years – April 28th

Harbour Nights – starts May 1st

**NEW  Movie on the Beach at The Reefs – starts May 1st

**NEW  Royston’s Reopening – May 1st

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

Adults: Table Centrepieces: Flower Arranging for Everyone – May 4th

Catlin End-to-End – May 4th

**NEW  The Power of Pranayama – May 4th

**NEW  Lord Make Me Laugh – May 4th

**NEW  Robin Hood Football and Netball Club “Summer is Here” Booze Cruise – May 4th

Historical Re-enactments in Dockyard – begins May 6th

Destination Dockyard – begins May 6th

**NEW  Ocean Echo’s International Buffet – starts May 7th

**NEW InterNations International Networking Event – May 8th

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

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

**NEW  Mother’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – May 12th

Screenwriting in Paradise: International Screenwriting Workshop – May 13th to May 18th

The Big Chill at Seabreeze Lounge – starts May 17th

Flowers for Kids: Fun with my Mum – May 18th

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th

Adults: Today’s Floristry: The Handtied Technique – June 1st

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

Adults: Fun with the Girls Floral Workshop – June 15th

Adults: Make the Most of a Vase: Contemporary Floral Design – June 29th

Models’ Boot Camp and Finishing School Summer Camp – starts July 1st

Youth Camera Action Programme – weekly slots from July 1st to August 31st

**NEW  Bermuda Glee Show –  July 7th

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

2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert – September 21st

Royal Challenge – October 12th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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