April 12th, 2013

It’s Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!


Not that I’m excited or anything (okay, maybe a little bit)!  Here is a quick round-up of the latest Bermuda happenings before the weekend:


XXX_X BIFF 2013 Festvial Poster_PR_F with logos

As mentioned previously, the Bermuda International Film Festival will kick off tonight with over 50 films screening over the next week. I now have details of some of the related events. The BIFF 2013 Launch Party tonight, Friday, April 12th, and the Wrap Party on Thursday, April 18th, will both take place at Margarita’s Grill on Bermudiana Road from 9pm till late. This is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with visiting film directors and actors, the jury, the overseas film media and other movie industry movers and shakers, with no cover charge for either evening. Margarita’s Grill will also perform the role of official Festival Lounge for BIFF 2013 as well as the venue for four free lunchtime panel discussions next week. From 5pm until late on weekdays and 10pm until late on Saturday, cinema-goers will be able to mingle, unwind and talk films while enjoying a full bar with drink specials, bites served until 10pm on weekdays, and a nightly raffle, with a grand draw at the Wrap Party with prizes including champagne, rum and an evening at Fourways Inn. The lunchtime panel discussions will be from 12.30pm until 2pm and are open to the public. On Monday, April 15th, you can get the inside scoop on impressing and capitalising on the international film media at Start Spreading the News and the experts at Doctor Doc, will show you how to make and market a documentary film on Tuesday, April 16th. Explore the importance of selecting a good location for a film and its implications for making and marketing the film at On Location on Wednesday, April 17th and, finally, visiting short filmmakers will share the tricks of their trade at Short But Sweet on Thursday, April 18th. Since MEF Group is a sponsor of BIFF 2013, you can receive a 10% discount on food and drink at La Trattoria, L’Oriental and Little Venice during festival week upon production of a BIFF ticket. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm.


Goslings Patricks Back

Gosling’s are giving you the chance to taste some of California’s best wines on Tuesday, April 16th.  Patrick Burke from Service Innovations Inc. will be welcomed back to Bermuda as host and the tasting at Gosling’s Wine Cellar will include brand new wines as well as new vintage arrivals  from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. The cost is $49 per person and you can secure your spot by RSVP’ing to Annilee McBeath  at ambeath@goslings.com or 298-7318.




Bepro Lunch Learn

The next edition of the BEPRO Lunch ‘N’ Learn Series will be on the topic of Your Rights in the Workplace on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Chamber of Commerce. From 12 noon until 1pm, attendees will learn about their basic rights within the workplace and the relevant legislation as it pertains to them. Expert guest speakers include Nelleke Hollis (Amnesty International Bermuda), Sarah Clifford (Human Rights Commission), Bruce Lines (Department of Labour & Training), and Kyle Masters (Trott & Duncan). This event is free for members or $10 for non-members and light lunch will be provided. There are limited spaces available but you can secure your spot by RSVP’ing to vwheatley@bcc.bm.


CMS 5k Run and Walk

Several good causes are in line to benefit from the CMS 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, April 28th. This will begin at 8.30am and will begin and end at Bernard Park. Prize categories include the 5K Competitive Charity Walk, 5K Competitive Charity Run, 5K Charity Fun Walk, 5K Charity Fun Run, and the 5K Charity Fun Roll, which is for participants with strollers, wheel chairs, bicycles, scooters, skate boards, rollerblades, etc. The entry fee is $20, or $10 for families or group of 4 and above. Part Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels and the Women’s Resource Centre, with a majority of proceeds benefiting the Clara Muhammad School to purchase educational materials, such as reading books. For further information, or to register, please see www.racedayworld.com or contact 537-2417/ cmsdonation@hotmail.com.


Nutrifit May Daytime

Have the recent sunny days got you thinking/panicking about getting ready for bikini season? Registration is now open for the next Nutrifit courses, starting Wednesday, May 1st and running until Friday, June 14th for the daytime course or Monday, May 13th until Friday, June 28th for the evening course. This 6-week optimum nutrition course with group training is presented by Catherine Burns, an experienced Nutritional Therapist trained by the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in the U.K. and Royal Gazette Food for Thought columnist. Focusing on simply, healthy, natural food, the course costs $395 per person for the daytime course or $375 per person for the evening course and aims to help you to look and feel great by making smart, ethical and informed food choices without a fad or shake in sight. For more information, or to register, please contact Catherine@natural.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

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

**NEW BIFF 2013 Launch Party – April 12th

**NEW BIFF Lunchtime Panel Discussion: Start Spreading The News – April 15th

**NEW BIFF Lunchtime Panel Discussion: Doctor Doc – April 16th

**NEW BIFF Lunchtime Panel Discussion: On Location – April 17th

**NEW BIFF Lunchtime Panel Discussion: Short But Sweet – April 18th

**NEW BIFF 2013 Wrap Party – April 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

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

**NEW  Gosling’s Wine Tasting: California’s Best Wines – April 16th

Melange Charity Male Waxing Fundraising Event – April 17th

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

Coconuts at The Reefs Reopens for Dinner – April 18th

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

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

Bermuda Glee Auditions – April 19th

Bone Breathing Meditation Class – April 19th

Intro to The Alexander Technique – April 19th

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

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

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

**NEW   BEPRO Lunch ‘N’ Learn Series: Your Rights in the Workplace – April 23rd

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 24th

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

Art in the Dark – April 26th

Laughing Yoga Fridays – starts April 26th

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

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

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

Urban Foot Race – April 28th

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

**NEW  CMS 5K Walk/Run – April 28th

Harbour Nights – starts May 1st

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

Royston’s Reopening – May 1st

**NEW  Nutrifit Daytime Course starts – 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

The Power of Pranayama – May 4th

Lord Make Me Laugh – May 4th

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

Ocean Echo’s International Buffet – starts May 7th

InterNations International Networking Event – May 8th

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

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

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

**NEW  Nutrifit Evening Course starts – May 13th

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

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



I have definitely seen this little scenario play out in some Bermudian bars – with both sexes:




Hope you all have a better weekend than that kid!




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