June 5th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Kids!


It’s already halfway through another beautiful week!  Hope you’re all making the most of the summer as it seems to be going by in a flash.  Here is the latest round up of what’s going on in Bermuda:

Ciroc Launch

Red Steakhouse & Bar invite you to the Exclusive Launch of CIROC Vodka on Wednesday, June 5th. The event is sponsored by Gosling’s and introduces this ultra premium vodka, which is the only one to be made entirely from grapes. It is also made from all natural ingredients, five times distilled, cold fermented and 100% gluten-free. The event kicks off at 10pm with music by DJ SiiD James, an exclusive Oyster Bar by Executive Chef Veronica Mal and her team, samples of 3 specialty cocktails made with CIROC Vodka, a media wall where guests will be free to take pictures and encouraged to post via social media (twitter, Facebook, instagram etc) and themed “RED” lighting with high cruiser tables on the patio. Bottle Service will be available with a minimum of 2 bottles and reservations are recommended. Entry is free and reservations can be made by calling 292-7331.


Free Zumba

There is still time to shape up for summer and Betty Doyling would like to help with a free Zumba Class on Wednesday, June 5th.  This will be from 5.30pm at  Wesley Methodist Church.  To secure your spot, email bactivept@gmail.com.





Ribs Reptiles and Ritas

The Bermuda Zoological Society’s new cafe Azu Beasto are hosting a weekly BBQ, Ribs, Reptiles and ‘Ritas, on Fridays from 5.30pm until 9pm throughout the summer. This is a family-friendly happy hour with a picturesque view of Harrington Sound from the outside deck. There is no cover charge so you can stop by just for the $7 Blue Macaw Margarita or stay for the all-you-can-eat BBQ at a cost of $32 for adults ($30 for members) or $14 for children under 9 ($12 for members). For reservations, call 296-2429 or view the menu on www.bzs.bm/azu.



Blob Bloom and Bliss

There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, June 7th at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The Onions Gallery will showcase Bloß, Bloom & Bliss by emerging Bermudian artist, Joanna Stapff. This is Joanna’s debut at BSoA and will be an interpretation of her journey through the people and sights of Bermuda, running until June 26th. The opening reception will be from 5pm until 7pm where DJ Chelsea will hit up the turntables to heighten your experience and Gosling’s has created a signature cocktail embodying the theme.The Edinburgh Gallery will exhibit the KAF Spring Showcase until June 25th. Studio A is exhibiting Works by Deondre Cumberbatch, the 2012 Bursary runner up (until June 26th) and Studio B is displaying the work of Peter Aldrich & Friends, celebrating his birthday with a collection of photographs (until June 25th). Guest pieces will be by Marsh Lathabo Smith, Dexter “Fudge” Flood and John Manderson and all sale proceeds will go to supporting the Bermuda Sloop Foundation Youth Programme.

Hiscox Celebrity Cricket Festival

Can’t wait for Cup Match to get your cricket fix? The Bermuda Cricket Board presents the Hiscox U11 Celebrity Cricket Festival at the National Sports Centre, North Field on Saturday, June 8th. This kicks off at 9.30am with 8&U League games, followed by a Celebrities vs 11&U All Star Team at 1pm. The Celebrity Team this year will include The Honorable Premier, Governor George Fergusson, Deputy Premier, Michael Dunkley, Tyler Butterfield, Bruce Barritt, DVario Thompson, Mikaela Pearman, Nadanja Bailey, Power Girl, Nikita Robinson, Justin Donawa and more. This event is free with free children’s activities, including a fun castle, fun slide, facepainting and a free BBQ lunch and t-shirt for the first 350 to attend. For more information, contact 292-8958 or info@cricket.bm.


Rising Son

Rising Son Catamaran are hosting a weekly Saturday Funday on the Water, the next being on June 8th, and they invite everybody, whether they be locals, expats or visitors to come and join them.  They will provide coolers full of ice, plastic cups and a boat load of fun and you just have to bring $40 cash for the boat and your own drinks.  Rising Son will leave from Albouys Point at 1pm and will sail around for an hour or so before dropping anchor in Deep Bay.  Suggested shenanigans include booze on the sand bar, drunken kayak races or paddleboard jousting.  They wont be rafting up to other boats, but friends are welcome to anchor nearby. Non-payers are asked to please stay off of Rising Son to make it fair for the rest.  For more details, or to RSVP,  please contact Beez Evans on 333 2339 or beezevans@gmail.com.


Art Walk in the East

 To celebrate all the new art galleries and studios popping up on that side of the island, the St. George’s Events Committee invite you to the first Summer Art Walk in the East, a unique bohemian-style event on Saturday, June 15th from 4pm until 9pm.  The Art Walk in the East promotes the arts in all forms including, but not limited to: pottery making, cedar carvings, paintings, weaving, local film, singing, dancing, instrumental and spoken word.  This is a self-guided walking tour and will include live performances from Chewstick, Alan Smith, Quinn Outerbridge, 1 Undread, and Haz amongst others and featured artists will include Ami Zanders, Donna Smith, Milton Hill, Alexandra Mosher, Christopher Grimes, Dejon Simmons, Manuel Palacio, Tricia Walters and many more.  Best of all, this event is free.



Reality Soundsystem promises the ultimate rave experience at Blackout in the BAA Gymnasiumon on Saturday, June 15th. Dress code is white or neon and from 10pm until 3am, DJ Bitsy, DJ Fozzy, DJ Rusty G, Supa J, & Einstein will be playing the best in Electro, House, Techno, UKG, DNB and Dubstep. The cost is $20 in advance from www.pTix.bm or $30 at the door.






With communities in over 195 countries and 360 cities worldwide, InterNations is the world’s largest expatriate network and is hosting its 2nd International Networking Event in Bermuda on Thursday, June 20th.  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 Lemon Tree, 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.  For more information, or to register, contact 704-7555 or InterNationsBDA@logic.bm.


Concepts in Motion

Featuring choreography from local and overseas artists, you can expect Concepts In Motion Dance Company to present a first class show on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd.  This will be at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts and showtime is at 8pm each night.  Tickets cost $45, $65 for Patrons and are available from www.bdatix.bm.





Fond Recollections

Bermuda National Gallery will be hosting a Reception and Book Signing of the new book Fond Recollections of Prospect Secondary School for Girls   written by Patricia Hall.  This will be on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am until 2pm.






Bermuda Pow Wow

Many locals and visitors of Native American descent will be attending the St. David’s Islanders and Native Community’s Biannual Pow Wow on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at the St. David’s Cricket field. This event is considered to be one of the most significant cultural events held in Bermuda and is Native American people’s way of meeting together to join families and friends together in dancing, singing and drumming. This will be from 11am until 5pm each day and will include the Grand Entry, Libation & Dedication Ceremony, local and overseas Native American dancers, songs and drums, Bermuda Gombey dancers, craft and artwork stalls, other vendors and traditional St. David’s Island food.  Entry is $8 for adults, $4 for children.  For more information, contact 541-7777 or mpraynor@northrock.bm.


Sedgwick Chudleigh

Interested in getting an overview of captive and fronting insurance structures, problem structure scenarios, and claims cooperation and control issues? Captives, Fronting Insurers, and Facultative Reinsurance: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? on Tuesday, June 25th will provide exactly that.  Presented by Alex Potts and Nick Miles of Sedgwick Chudleigh at Bermuda Insurance Institute from 9am until 11am, this seminar is designed for both commercial (re)insurance and captive insurance professionals and should be of interest to in-house counsel, underwriters, claims professionals, policy wording professionals, compliance professionals, captive managers, captive directors, (re)insurance brokers, and risk managers.  For more information, or to register, email barbara.chasty@sedgwicklaw.com.

Neno Letu June

CV Cafe promise Happy Hour Awesomeness as they present Neno Letu on Friday, June 28th.  This will include open mic, karaoke, live music and collaborative art, all hosted by Vejay Steede from 6.30pm until 9pm.  For more information, contact 297-0208 or misela1999@yahoo.com.





Reluctant Fundamentalist

The next edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFFlix Monthly Film Series will be a screening of the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, on Saturday, June 29th. This will be at the usual venue of BUEI at 5.30pm. For more details, or to buy tickets, see www.pTix.bm.






Summer Saturdays

Star Pack in association with BAA are providing a fun, safe place for young people in P6 to M3 to hang out in a club-style venue. Their Summer Saturdays Middle School Dances will be at the BAA Clubhouse on every other Saturday throughout the summer holiday, from June 29th to September 7th.  Each dance will run from 9pm to 1am, fully chaperoned by responsible adults, and will feature different DJs and themes with giveaways.   Admission is $10, with snacks and sodas on sale for $2.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Theresa on 737-2581, 29F1BACC or starpack2012@hotmail.com.



Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival

The 18th Annual Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival will be in King’s Square, St. George’s on Saturday, July 6th (from 7pm until 11pm) and Sunday, July 7th (5.30pm until 11pm).  Entertainment will be provided by The Travellers, Portuguese singer Henrique Cipriano, local youth singers Caroline Araujo, Cahill Smith, Victoria Paulos, Caelha Ming and Coshun Evens, with performances by In Motion Dance School, Vasco de Gama Dancers, Somerset Brigade, and more. This event will feature Portuguese food and baked goods for sale and entry is free.



Elbow Beach June Spa Promotions

The Spa at Elbow Beach have released some some special offers for the month of June, including treatments from the award-winning Oriental Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bankok.  For reservations, contact 239-8900 or ebbda-spa@mohg.com.








Karmic Pretzel June Special

Karmic Pretzel Yoga are currently running a special for the month of June.  If you buy 2 private classes, each class will cost $56 instead of $80 for an hour, a saving of 30%.  This can be in your own home so you don’t even have to leave the house, and the class will be tailored to your needs, whether you have an injury, are new to Yoga or an experienced practitioner.  A one-on-one class will help you to progress your practice faster with safer alignment and a greater understanding of the poses and you can work on specific areas of the body or work towards goals such as arm balances and inversions. For more details, contact Sarah at kpyoga@hotmail.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

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

The Red Thread: Jacqueline Alma Exhibit at Masterworks – May 22nd to June 12th

The Red Thread: Slideshow and Discussion with Jacqueline Alma at Masterworks – June 5th

Meditation & Chanting Course – June 5th

**NEW  Free Zumba Class – June 5th

**NEW  Exclusive Launch of CIROC Vodka – June 5th

Monthly Wine Tasting at Ten – June 6th

Health Screenings for Men over 40 Years – June 6th

2013 Deloitte Open Tennis Tournament – June 6th to 15th

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

Improv Bermuda presents Friday Laffy Hour – June 7th

Devonfest: Cocktails and Tour – June 7th

Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea: Sea Dragon Public Summit – June 7th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Pétanque Tournament – June 7th

Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea: Plastics, Plastics Everywhere: Cocktail Reception and Lecture by 5Gyres – June 7th

**NEW  Ribs, Reptiles and ‘Ritas Family Happy Hour at Azu Beastro – June 7th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 7th to June 25th or 26th

Onions Gallery: Bloß, Bloom & Bliss by Joanna Stapff

Edinburgh Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase

Studio A: Works by Deondre Cumberbatch

Studio B: Peter Aldrich & Friends

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

Wet & Wild Party – June 8th

Devonfest: Dinner & Dancing – June 8th

Bermuda Alliance for Sargasso Sea:  Sea Dragon Open Day – June 8th

IOD Fleet Open Day – June 8th

Venetian Dinner Cruise – June 8th

Blues Night with Alice Stuart at Bermuda Folk Club – June 8th

**NEW  Hiscox U11 Celebrity Cricket Festival – June 8th

**NEW  Saturday Funday on the Water – June 8th

Tokio Millennium 2013 Sprint Triathlon – June 9th

Project Action Bermuda Reception High Tea: 60th Anniversary Coronation  – June 9th

Devonfest: Family Brunch – June 9th

Bermuda Youth Orchestra: School’s Out Summer Concert – June 9th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder – June 9th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – June 10th

Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Delicacy – June 11th

Bermuda School of Music and Bermuda Chamber Choir presents Magnificat – June 11th and 12th

Meditation & Chanting Course – June 12th

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 Ceilidh at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – June 14th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Freaks At The Beach – June 14th

Bermuda National Gallery & The Chewstick Foundation: Young Members Party – 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

Fantasy Island: Paradis – June 15th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Fantasy Island – June 15th

**NEW  Summer Art Walk in the East – June 15th

**NEW  Blackout – June 15th

Fantasy Island Weekend: Atlantis B.Y.O. Booz Cruise – June 16th

Ain’t Misbehavin: Fathers’ Day Concert – June 16th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – June 19th

Bermuda Anthology of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction Submission Deadline – June 19th

Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society: Famous for Fifteen Minutes – June 19th to 22nd

**NEW  InterNations International Networking Event – June 20th

Inner Peace Training – starts June 21st

Male Cancer: Checked Out – June 21st

**NEW  Concepts In Motion Dance Company – June 21st and 22nd

BOM Goes Bollywood – June 22nd

**NEW  Fond Recollections of Prospect Secondary School for Girls: Reception and Book Signing – June 22nd

**NEW  St. David’s Islanders and Native Community’s Biannual Pow Wow – June 22nd and 23rd

Miss Bermuda Pageant – June 23rd

Bermuda Karate Institute: 12th Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 23rd

Saint Jean-Baptiste Beach Party – June 23rd

African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation: Taking It To The People – June 24th

**NEW  Captives, Fronting Insurers, and Facultative Reinsurance: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? – June 25th

**NEW  Neno Letu at CV Cafe – June 28th

Bermuda Billfish Release Cup 2013 – June 28th to 30th

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

West Indian Association (Bermuda)’s Dine & Dance Around D Caribbean – June 29th

Canada Day Beach Party – June 29th

**NEW  BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist – June 29th

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – June 29th

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

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club Junior Summer Sailing Programme – 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

**NEW   18th Annual Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival – July 6th and 7th

Bermuda Glee Show –  July 7th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony in St. George’s – July 10th

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 13th

Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th

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

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – July 24th

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 27th

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th

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

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 24th

**NEW  Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th

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

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Harbour Nights – September 25th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 25th and 26th

Royal Challenge – October 12th


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Enjoy the rest of the week!




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