May 3rd, 2013

Friday, at last!

Just a quickie before the weekend:

Heineken Hog Penny

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 Lift Your Voices

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.


Bermuda Motorcylce Racing Club

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.



Pickled Onion Open Mic Jam

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.




Summer Island BBQ at Beau Rivage

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 or visit


I For An I

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






St Peters Coronation

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.




Spa at Ebow Beach May Offers

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







Sparty at Willow Stream

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

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

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

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

Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour Fiesta at Rumbar – 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

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

Cinco de Mayo Party at Cosmopolitan Nightclub – May 4th

**NEW   Heineken presents Hog Penny Live – May 4th

Pan-Jazz Music Festival – May 5th

Bermuda Red Cross Upstairs Closet Spring Fashion Show – 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

InterNations International Networking Event – May 8th

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

ISACA Lunch and Learn: Understand Why C Level Executives Hate IT – May 8th

**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

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

St.George’s Prep PTA Community Fun Day and Olympiad – 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

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

Ocean Echo’s International Buffet – starts May 7th 14th

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

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

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

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

Financial Services Clinic For Current Age Concern Members – May 21st

**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

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

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

**NEW  Coronation Anniversary Service at St. Peter’s – June 2nd

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

Princess for a Day Father-Daughter Dinner and Dance – June 8th

Wet & Wild Party – June 8th

Tokio Millennium 2013 Sprint Triathlon – June 9th

Project Action Bermuda Reception High Tea: 60th Anniversary Coronation  – 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

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

Capital G 25th Annual Iron Kids Triathlon – 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



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Have a wonderful weekend!



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