May 3rd, 2013
Friday, at last!
Just a quickie before the weekend:
Hog Penny are hosting their very first Heineken Night tomorrow night, Saturday, May 4th. This is a live music event hosted by Will Black and Heineken with lots of prizes to be won via scratch cards and on stage, as well as Heineken by the bucket at a special price. The fun starts at 10pm and goes until 1am.
Summer Sundays in the Park is back for its fifth anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 5th, and promises a gospel extravaganza with the theme Lift Your Voices. This event will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment in Victoria Park from 3pm until 8pm. Mistress of Ceremonies will be Power Girl and, as well as live entertainment from Bermuda Idol winner Latosha Codrington, Big Snipes, Olivia Hamilton, Gina Spence Productions in Christ, Adrian Jones, Anointed for Praise Dancers, the Developing Arts Program for Playlist Management and much more, there will be a kids’ area with fun castles, face-painting, cotton candy and popcorn. If you don’t want to take your own picnic with you, there will be food vendors available. Admission is free.
The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club and the Bermuda Karting Club, will be hosting their 2013 National Championship Season Opener: Test of Speed this Sunday, May 5th at the Bermuda Motor Sports Park in Southside, St. David’s. Spectators, friends and family will be provided with entertainment across a variety of race classes in the two disciplines of motor sports. Gates open at noon and racing starts at 1pm. The half time show will be drag racing with karts vs bikes. Admission is $5, the Pitt Pass is $10 and children under 12 and seniors are free.
Starting from Tuesday, May 7th, Pickled Onion will be hosting a weekly Open Mic Jam. This is from 9.30pm and all aspiring musicians are invited to bring their instruments/voices and join the fun. For more information, call 295-2263.
A new way to get over Hump Day in style is coming soon, courtesy of Beau Rivage at Newstead Belmont Hills. Their Summer Island BBQ on the Beau Rivage Restaurant Patio will be available every week from Wednesday, May 8th and the BBQ menu will change weekly, including chicken, beef, ribs, fish and exotic cocktails. As well as a fabulous sunset view of the harbour, David Moniz will be providing live entertainment. Reservations are available from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and the cost is $48 per person. In case of bad weather, the BBQ will move to L’eau bar, just across from the main dining room instead. For reservations, call 232-8686.
Bermuda Folk Club are hosting an Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, May 11th. Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring Ecuadorian duo, Los Bohemios. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members. For more information, contact 295-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.folkclub.bm.
Bermudian Artists Rise Up (B.A.R.U) are hosting a special one night only exhibition addressing the critical issue of the impact of gang violence in our community. I For An I will be in the Bermuda College Art Gallery on Tuesday, May 21st from 5pm until 7.30pm and, in addition to seeing how some of Bermuda’s artists have chosen to address this issue through their artwork, there will also be a panel discussion to facilitate dialogue on the topic. Entry is free and you can RSVP to email@example.com.
St Peter’s, Their Majesties’ Chappell in St George’s, is the oldest surviving Anglican church in continuous use outside the British Isles and will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, June 2nd at 11am. This celebration will take the form of a special service of Sung Matins in the presence of the Governor His Excellency and Mrs George Fergusson. Hats and medals may be worn and the service will be followed by a Coronation Tea to which you are invited to bring your “Royal” teacup.
The Spa at Elbow Beach are running some special offers for the month of May, including a Customised Holistic Facial, a Therapeutic Massage and a Two-Hours Time Ritual – details are on the flyer. For reservations, contact 239-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willow Stream at the Fairmont Southampton are currently running a special offer to encourage small groups of friends to spend time together at a Spa’rty. If you bring three or more friends for a party in the spa, you will each receive a 60 minute treatment, bento box lunch and spa gift. If you bring six or more, they will also include a complimentary bottle of champagne to enjoy after your spa experience. This offer is valid Mondays to Thursdays only, Hair and Nail Services are excluded, and you must indicate that you are booking the Spa’rty offer at the time of reservation. To book, call 239-6924.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
City Art Festival Artist Competition and Exhibition – April 24th to May 14th
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
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week – April 27th to May 3rd
Catlin End-to-End – May 4th
The Power of Pranayama – May 4th
Lord Make Me Laugh – May 4th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 4th
Art & Soul at BSoA – May 4th
The Power of Pranayama Workshop – May 4th
6th Annual Cheese and Wine Tasting – May 4th
**NEW Heineken presents Hog Penny Live – May 4th
Pan-Jazz Music Festival – May 5th
**NEW Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voices – May 5th
**NEW 2013 National Championship Season Opener: Test of Speed – May 5th
Historical Re-enactments in Dockyard – begins May 6th
Destination Dockyard – begins May 6th
Famous for Fifteen Minutes Auditions – May 6th and 7th
**NEW Open Mic Jam at Pickled Onion – starts May 7th
**NEW Summer Island BBQ at Beau Rivage – starts May 8th
Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September
16th Annual In Motion Dance Showcase, And The Award Goes To… – May 10th to 12th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 11th
MAMA Summer Fair – May 11th
Trailer Trash Party – May 11th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night – May 11th
Sir Stanley Burgess 5K – May 12th
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – May 12th
Nutrifit Evening Course starts – May 13th
Screenwriting in Paradise: International Screenwriting Workshop – May 13th to May 18th
Ocean Echo’s International Buffet – starts May
16th Annual In Motion Dance Showcase, And The Award Goes To… – 15th to 18th
The Big Chill at Seabreeze Lounge – starts May 17th
Flowers for Kids: Fun with my Mum – May 18th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 18th
Somersfield Academy Annual Spring Fair – May 18th
**NEW B.A.R.U. presents I For An I – May 21st
UberVida First Summer Rave – May 24th
VIBE 103 Kick Off The Summer Party – May 24th
2013 Heritage Month Bookathon – May 25th
The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 26th
Nellie Musson Music Festival – May 26th
The Gina Love Show – May 30th to June 1st
10th Annual Guitar Festival – May 30th to June 2nd
**NEW Coronation Anniversary Service at St. Peter’s – June 2nd
PURE : The 4th Annual All White Party – June 7th
Wet & Wild Party – June 8th
Tokio Millennium 2013 Sprint Triathlon – June 9th
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
Adults: Fun with the Girls Floral Workshop – June 15th
Capital G 25th Annual Iron Kids Triathlon – June 15th
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
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
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Have a wonderful weekend!