April 24th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Kids!


It’s been a while since the last one but please mark your diaries for Saturday, May 11th, the next Nothing to Chew in Bermuda dinner event!  Rather than the usual food and wine pairing, we are doing an awesome Tapas Feast with a Cocktail Flight at Margarita’s Grill with part proceeds going to charity.  Full details will follow very soon so watch this space!  Here’s what else is happening in Bermuda:


Spring Salsa Fling

At a loose end tonight?  Celebrate the season by dressing in your best brights and pastels at Spring Salsa Fling tonight, Wednesday, April 24th, at Shine’s House of Music.  The evening will begin with a free dance class at 8.30pm and then there will be social dancing, including salsa, bachata and hustle until 1am.  There is no cover charge. For more details, visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.

Help in Heels

Washington Mall promises two fun-packed hours of information and tips at their Help in Heels event on Thursday, April 25th.  From 6pm, you can enjoy mini makeovers from Lush Makeup, Lash & Brow Bar, quick fixes from Headway Hair & Body, Accessorising Your Outfit With Jewellery from Atlantic Jewellery Design Studio (using newly trained models from I.M.A, a division of Cranleigh), tips from Diane Whitaker (Executive Director of I.M.A.) on how to walk properly in high heels, Thinking Beyond the Wine Bottle: Perfect Hostess Gifts under $49 from Island Trading, Questions and Answers with Paula: Bermuda’s leading female contractor, Flowers Make the Perfect Home Accessories from Flowers by GiMi, Design Tips For Your Home by Interior Designers, Burst into Spring in Vibrant Colour: Design your perfect gemstone palette at the Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery Bar, Spin the Wheel for a chance to win cupcakes from Daisyfield Chocolate Cupcakes, samples from La Trattoria (as well as a complimentary glass of Prosecco with dinner should you choose to go there after) and a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes.  Although this is a free event, they are asking for a minimum donation of $10 with all proceeds benefiting the Women’s Resource Centre.

Bermuda Society of Arts

Mark your calendars, art lovers, as there are four new exhibits opening on Friday, April 26th at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The Onions Gallery and Studio A will both be exhibiting Heritage Month: Colours, Sights and Sounds of Bermuda, a collaboration between City Hall and BSoA to coincide with the City Art Festival. The exhibit is a competition and will focus on the beauty of Bermuda and the art it inspires. The Edinburgh Gallery will showcase Art and Me, a colourful exhibition of work from some of Bermuda’s youngest artists, students of West Pembroke, Victor Scott Primary, Dellwood Middle Schools and KAFs Spring camp who participated in the Art and Me programme. Studio B is displaying Janet Carew, whose acrylics on canvas are inspired from the beauty she sees around her in Bermuda. The official opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. All exhibits will run until May 14th.


Art in Sailing

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation and Masterworks Foundation have come together to offer a special event on Friday, April 26th.  From 6pm until 8.30pm, Art in Sailing, their collaborative fundraising effort will include drinks and hors d’ oeuvres, a silent auction and a raffle.  Admission is $10.  For more information, contact 299-4000 or mworks@logic.bm.


Bermuda Society for the Blind

The Bermuda Society for the Blind are showing a screening of  a documentary film about coping with vision loss on Friday, April 26th.  Going Blind will be shown at BUEI from 6pm until 9pm. Tickets can be collected from the office of the Bermuda Society for the Blind at Beacon House, #2 Beacon Street, Hamilton or contact 292-3231 or bsfbinfo@gmail.com.






Alice in Wonderland Jr

The talented kids at Somersfield Academy are starring in a musical production of the intriguingly named Alice in Wonderland Jr. on Friday, April 26th at 7pm and Saturday, April 27th at 2pm and 7pm. Adult tickets are $25 and student tickets are $10. There is an optional children’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party an hour before the Saturday matinee for an additional $15 per child.  For more information, or to reserve your ticket, call the school at 236-9797.



Church Spring Fair

Shopping and family-fun galore on on offer at the Anglican Parish of Pembroke Spring Fair on Saturday, 27th April. From 10am until 4pm in the St. John’s Church grounds, you can expect all the fun of the fair, including cotton candy, popcorn, pancakes, burgers, chillis and soups, hotdogs, refreshments, bouncy castles, giant slide, kids rides, a thrift shop, plants, books and DVDs, arts and crafts, photo booth, baked goods, African dancers, gymnasts, Barney, a youth choir, storytelling, face-painting, DJ music, remembrance candles, games and prizes.  $5 door prize tickets will be available for purchase, with prizes including iPad, iPad mini, iPad Touch, Apple TV and more.  All proceeds will go towards their Youth Ministry and Community Outreach Programmes.  Admission is free but they ask that you bring a tin of food for their community feeding programmes.  For more information, call Joan on 297-1818.

Bermuda Volleyball Association

The Bermuda Volleyball Association has announced that the 21st Annual Dasani Corporate Volleyball Tournament will be held at Warwick Academy Field on Satuday, April 27th from 9.30am. This is a 6-a-side co-ed tournament, also open to non-BVA members and is intended to introduce new people to the sport of volleyball as well as provide groups/companies with the opportunity to participate in a community event together. You don’t have to be a corporation to register a team as all groups and organisations are welcome. The registration cost is $240 per team, and net sponsorship is also available at a cost of $100 per net. For more details, see their website at www.bermudavolleyball.bm.


Will Black and Crazy Wednesdays Band Jam Night

Will Black and The Crazy Wednesdays are teaming up to bring you a Live Band Jam at Hog Penny on Saturday, April 27th. This will feature Will Black and Mick Ward on vocals and guitars, Gavin Thomason on drums and Jamie Lovell on bass guitar, all performing modern rock favourites for your listening pleasure from 10.30pm until 1am, with no cover charge.





Neil Leifer

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is hosting a Special Guest Exhibition of works by iconic sports photographer Neil Leifer.   Knockouts! will open on Thursday, May 2nd in the Rick Faries Gallery with the reception from 5.30pm until 7pm.  The following evening, Friday, May 3rd, at 5.30pm, Neil Leifer will present a Special Guest Lecture and Slideshow on photographing and interviewing last year’s Olympic Medal winners.   To RSVP, contact 299-4000 or artMworks@logic.bm.




A great event for bibliophiles, the Friends of The Sunshine League are hosting a 2013 Heritage Month Bookathon each Saturday in May from 10am until 5pm.  This is a sale of collectible, out of print Bermuda Heritage Books held at the Sunshine League at 27 King Street, Hamilton.  Their display table will feature books for children, advanced readers, and copies of Fame Magazine July 1974. Not only are these great, rare books at great prices but part sale proceeds will go to support The Sunshine League.  For more information, contact Peggy at 297-1624, 518-9787 or nanapeggy@blessed.bm.



SPArt CandleLite by Kendra LaVonne Earls

Select Palette Art (SPArt) will be showcasing an exhibit of works by K. LaVonne a.k.a. Kendra LaVonne Earls at Common Ground, with the opening from 5pm until 7pm on Thursday, May 9th. Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over expresses romantic feelings of Spring’s new life with flowing movement of bright and bold colour, and will run until September. For more information, contact SPArt@logic.bm.








Penn and Wharton Negotiation

A unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the world’s leading experts in negotiations, business strategy, and collaboration on Wednesday, May 8th, as the Penn & Wharton Bermuda Alumni Association presents Negotiation: How to Get What You Want with Mario Moussa, MBA, PhD.  From 6pm in the Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Dr. Moussa will give a presentation on how to build skills at using negotiations to create win-wins and get what you want.  Dr. Mario Moussa is a Senior Fellow at Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania. He teaches negotiation, influence, strategy, change, and corporate culture and is co-director of the Wharton School’s Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas. Admission is free but you can register at bit.ly/PennBDA or contact PennBermuda@gmail.com for more information.


MAMA Summer Fair

The MAMA Summer Fair is back on Saturday, May 11th from 3pm until 6pm at Somersfield Academy. This will be full of family-friendly fun, such as bouncy castle, mini carousels and rides, entertainment tent, ball pond, toy town, popcorn, zorb ball, cotton candy, ice cream, balloons, Dottie the clown and more. Family tickets are $20 in advance or $30 on the door for members, or $30 in advance and on door for non-members. Tickets are available from MAMA playgroups, committee members or email social@mama.bm.




Cased Closed Married Forever

Ministerio Hermandad is offering a special bilingual marriage seminar in English and Spanish on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th at Berkeley Institute.  Caso Cerrado:Casados Para Siempre/Case Closed: Married Forever will cost $60 per person or $100 per couple. Preregistration is required and you can reserve your space by May 3rd with a $25 deposit. Child care is also available for an extra fee. For more information, or to register, contact ministeriohermandad@gmail.com or 337-0077.



SPCA Paws to the Park

Dogs are not mandatory but will be very welcome at the Bermuda SPCA’s 16th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk on Sunday, May 19th. This sponsored 1 or 3 mile walk will start at the Berry Hill Road entrance of the Botanical Gardens at 9.30am. After the walk, there will be an education table, dog products, pet portraits, food and more. The registration fee is $35 and the first 150 people will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.  For more information, contact 236-7333 or register online at http://spca.bm/donate.



Bermuda Regiment

Despite its name, the Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess Gatorade Fun Run, Walk & Ride on Sunday, May 19th will be open to everyone. There are four age categories, including 13-17, 18-39, 40-49, and 50+ and you can choose from the 5 mile bike ride (starting at 8.30am), the 3 mile walk (starting at 8.35am) or the 5 mile run (starting at 9am). The first 25 Bike Riders, the first 75 Runners and the first 25 Walkers to collect their race number will get a sponsor-provided t-shirt.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize males and females for the Runners and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes overall for Walkers and Bike Riders.  As an extra incentive, the event will be followed by a breakfast buffet. To register, visit www.racedayworld.com.







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

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

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

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

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

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 24th

Tomorrow’s Voices Seminar – Autism Uncovered: Putting the Puzzle Together – Features, Causes and Treatments – April 24th

**NEW  Spring Salsa Fling – April 24th

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

**NEW  Help in Heels – April 25th

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society presents Swing Time – April 25th and 26th

Art in the Dark – April 26th

Laughing Yoga Fridays – starts April 26th

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

Splash at The Deep Nightclub – April 26th

**NEW  Bermuda Society for the Blind: Going Blind Screening – April 26th

**NEW  Art in Sailing Fundraiser at Masterworks – April 26th

** NEW  Somersfield Academy presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. – April 26th and 27th

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

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 26th to May 14th

Onions Gallery and Studio A: Heritage Month: Sights, Sounds and Colours of Bermuda

Edinburgh Gallery: Art and Me

Studio B: Janet Carew

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

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration at Victoria Park – April 27th

**NEW  Anglican Parish of Pembroke Spring Fair – April 27th

**NEW  21st Annual Dasani Corporate Volleyball Tournament – April 27th

**NEW  Will Black and The Crazy Wednesdays Live Band Jam at Hog Penny – April 27th

Urban Foot Race – April 28th

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

CMS 5K Walk/Run – April 28th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Mt. Zion A.M.E – April 28th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Summer Shakespeare Auditions – April 30th and May 1st

Harbour Nights – starts May 1st

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

Royston’s Reopening – May 1st

Nutrifit Daytime Course starts – May 1st

**NEW  Knockouts! Special Guest Exhibition by Neil Leifer at Masterworks – May 2nd

**NEW  Special Guest Lecture and Slideshow by Neil Leifer at Masterworks – May 3rd

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

Alliance Française des Bermudes: Soirée Folklorique – May 4th

1st Annual Bodybuilding & Fitness Extravaganza – May 4th

**NEW  2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 4th

Pan-Jazz Music Festival – May 5th

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

**NEW  Negotiation: How to Get What You Want with Mario Moussa, MBA, PhD – May 8th

**NEW  Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September

Famous for Fifteen Minutes Auditions – May 10th and 11th 6th and 7th

**NEW  2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 11th

**NEW  MAMA Summer Fair – May 11th

**NEW  Nothing to Chew in Bermuda: Tapas Feast with Cocktail Pairing at Margarita’s Grill – May 11th

Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th

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

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Evening Light Pentecostal Church – May 12th

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – May 12th

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

**NEW  2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 18th

**NEW  Caso Cerrado:Casados Para Siempre/Case Closed: Married Forever Bilingual Marriage Seminar – May 18th and 19th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at New Testament Church of God – May 19th

**NEW  Bermuda SPCA’s 16th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – May 19th

**NEW  Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess Gatorade Fun Run, Walk & Ride – May 19th

**NEW  2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 25th

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th

Nellie Musson Music Festival – May 26th

The Big Game: Saracens F.C. vs Bermuda Rugby International Select XV – May 31st

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

PURE : The 4th Annual All White Party – June 7th

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

International Fitness Pros Summer Sport Performance Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 16th

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

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 19th and 20th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 23rd to 27th

6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th

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

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th

Royal Challenge – October 12th



Watch what happens when this guy’s mum leaves the room – strangely terrifying.  Slightly NSFW due to a mild swear word being used:

Enjoy the rest of the week!




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