July 10th, 2013
Hope you’ve all had a great week so far! It’s a bit of a monster post today so let’s get right down to it – here is the latest roundup of Bermuda events:
Dancer’s Delight is now a regular weekly salsa night at Margarita’s Grill, starting from tonight. This night of Latin music will be every Wednesday thoughout the summer and from 9pm until 1am, you can enjoy salsa and bachata all night with no cover charge. Margarita’s tapas and burger menu, as well as their extensive margarita and martini list will also be available. For more details, visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.
One for the anglers, the Bermuda Big Game Classic is a three-day big fish team event with top-team honours going to the team that tallies the most points during the tournament. Eligible species for the tournament include blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish, sailfish, yellowfin and bigeye tuna, wahoo and dolphin. The high-point angler, lady angler and junior angler (age 17 and younger) will receive a trophy and prize package. The tournament will kick off with final registration, captains meeting and kick-off party on Wednesday, July 10th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess from 4pm until 9.30pm. There is still time to enter though as registrations will be accepted until 7.59am on Thursday, July 11th. The fishing itself will be from Thursday, July 11th until Saturday, July 13th, followed by an awards banquet in the Harbourview Ballroom on Sunday night. The fee is $3,000 per team which covers the participation of the boat and attendance at all planned entertainment and social activities for up to six registered anglers. For more details, visit www.bermudabiggameclassic.com.
City Hall invite you to Tales of Cocktails: Island Cocktails Happy Hour on Thursday, July 11th. Whether you’re interested in corporate networking, casual socializing or just a little cocktail experimenting, from 5pm until 8pm on City Hall’s front lawn, you can enjoy music by VIBE 103 DJs and island cocktails such as daiquiris, cuba libres, oak and coke and more. This is a cash bar with Happy Hour drink prices and no cover charge.
The Bermuda chapter of A LOTT of Sista Love, Inc., an international women’s empowerment non-profit organisation, is hosting a conference at the Evening Light Pentecostal Church from Thursday, July 11th to Saturday, July 13th. The Movement 2013 Conference aims to help leaders of church, organisations or any marketplace ministry to be “poured” into through empowerment, prayer, fellowship and workshops. For more information, contact info@ALottofSistaLove.org or visit www.aLottofSistaLove.org.
Bermuda’s first GeoTour will be launched on Friday, July 12th at Azu Beastro, in the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices and this GeoTour is a series of 20 hidden geocaches. From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you can learn what the GeoTour is all about and how you can earn a beautiful Conservation GeoCoin. The Launch Party will be happening at the same time as Azu Beastro’s Happy Hour so, although there is no cover charge, drinks and their usual BBQ will be available. For more information about the GeoTour go to www.conservation.bm/geocaching.
You are invited to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights while supporting your local vendors at the Pembroke Community Festival at Victoria Park on Saturday, July 13th. From 10am until 8pm, there will be a variety of vendors including soccer wear, handmade and costume jewellery, children’s and adult clothing and shoes, lingerie, body oils, handmade handbags, bathing suits to name a few, and you can also expect live entertainment, giant slides, facepainting, games and more. Admission is free.
Bermudian artist Mark Henderson will be exhibiting his work of acrylic, alkyd, and pen on canvas in Homer’s Café at Masterworks from Saturday, July 13th. Mark has entered in the Charman Prize through Masterworks and features surreal and imaginary subjects in his work. The show will run until August 9th and artwork is available for purchase.
The ultimate waterfront dining view will be available on Saturday, July 13th as the Venetian yacht is hosting a Dinner Cruise. The evening will include a gourmet dinner with wine, a welcome glass of prosecco and a dessert buffet at a cost of $195 per person. There are three tables of eight available and you can book a maximum of one table or just book two individuals seats at a table to mix and mingle. The boat will depart Albuoy’s Point at 6.30pm, returning at 10.30pm. For more details, or to reserve, contact email@example.com or 704-3000.
Bermudian singer-songwriter Bailey Outerbridge is returning from the U.S. for her first solo concert at 8pm on Friday, July 19th. Accompanied by The Crossing Band, a group of seasoned musicians who have worked with the likes of Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, Bailey will perform original songs from her soon-to-be-released demo album and other favourites at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. Partial ticket proceeds will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Bermuda Diabetes Association, and Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART). Tickets are $55 for general admission, $65 for Patrons, and available from www.pTix.bm.
One of the best places to enjoy a Bermuda sunset is from the water – which is why Discovery Wines is hosting two more Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises. The next one has a Red, White and Blue theme on Saturday, July 20th and the Ana Luna will leave the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm, returning at 9pm. The cruise will featuring wines from the USA, France and Chile paired with some tapas and you are invited to dress in those colours and/or continue July 4th celebrations. The next cruise will be on Saturday, August 24th and will be a Glow Worm Spectacular from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. In addition to fine wines and canapés, you can also view nature’s laser light show in the form of the glow-in-the-dark mating ritual of these unusual creatures Tickets are $75 per person and can be reserved by calling 296-9463. Space is limited and the first cruise in June sold out.
Night Life Entertainment invite you to relax in the VIP area with leather couches and bottle/champagne service at Naked at the Strykz Bowling Lounge in St. David’s on Saturday, July 20th. From 10pm until late, DJ Keem, G-Money and Twin Starr will be playing dance hall, old school reggae, R ‘n’ B and Hip hop. Hookah pipes are available in Blue Cove, Pirate Mist and Wild Mint flavours. I.D. is required for entry, with no exceptions. The first 15 ladies will get in for free, otherwise admission is $15 at the door. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Bermudian university student starting to think about life after school? PricewaterhouseCoopers is hosting a Student Networking Reception at Cafe 4 on Tuesday, July 23rd for students interested in exploring future career possibilities with their HeadStart programme. The reception will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and is a fantastic opportunity to network with PwC partners and other team members to find out firsthand what PwC has to offer, including work experience, teaming, coaching and mentoring, to help you achieve your goals. To RSVP, contact Kimalita Lightbourne at 295-2000 ext. 7326 or email@example.com by July 19th.
Bermuda Police Rugby Club are once again inviting you to dress in costume for their Annual Pre-Cup Match Party! This year’s theme will be Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes and will take place on Saturday, July 27th. From 7pm until 2am, there will be a cash bar, music, fun and games. Tickets are $20 and available from any Police Rugby player or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Par-la-Ville car park will be transformed into an outdoor concert venue as 441 Productions, Veterans in action and the City of Hamilton present Bermuda Rocks on Saturday, July 27th from 8pm. Elevation, the international U2 tribute band, are back by popular demand and Message in a Bottle will be appearing on the Island for the first time, playing the music of the Police. The concert will also feature Bermuda’s own Kennel Boys. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $35, general admission is $50 and VIP tickets are $75. All are available from www.bdatix.bm.
**UPDATE: This event has been cancelled** Since so many of the Cup Match festivities will be in St. George’s, 441 Productions, Veterans in Action and VIBE 103 FM have come together to offer some pre-Cup Match fun and food in the West at the VIBE 103 FM Beach BBQ on Sunday, July 28th. This will be at Snorkel Park Beach from 1pm and music will be courtesy of VIBE DJs, Shaddyville DJs, DJ Skratch Bastid and a live perfomance by Lyrical. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $25, general admission is $35 and VIP tickets are $75. All are available from www.bdatix.bm.
Another great Cup Match Eve celebration – this time it’s the One Love One Life Concert on Wednesday, July 31st. Taking place in Par-la-Ville Car Park from 8pm, this event will feature Beres Hammond and the Harmony House Band, UZIMON with his band, New Kingston with special guest Collie Buddz, and Junior C. The MC for the evening will be Power Girl and the festivities will last until 2am. Early Bird tickets are $65 (limited to the first 1000), general admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $200. Tickets are available from www.bdatix.bm, Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, People’s Pharmacy, Sovereign Jewelers, Fish & Tings, Somers Supermarket and Caesar’s Pharmacy.
A Summer Art Camp will be available for two weeks in August and will keep 10 to 14 year olds entertained for half days. From 8.45am until 11.45am in Devonshire, art teacher Ms. Tucker will lead them in Drawing, painting and more. The cost is $250 per week with Week 1 running from August 5th until the 9th and Week 2 running from August 12th until the 16th. For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com. Spaces are limited.
Inspired by scenic views, light and the colours of Bermuda, Special Exhibit artist Jim Kuhlman will be showcasing a variety of watercolour paintings in his show Breathing at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, August 9th from 5.30pm until 7pm in the Rick Faries Gallery. Donations are gratefully accepted and there will be complimentary wine and cheese. The show will run until August 28th and artwork is available for purchase. Jim will also host a watercolour clinic on Saturday, August 10th at 10am. To register, contact 299-4000.
After the success of their 40th anniversary production, Romeo and Juliet last year, the Bermuda Civic Ballet are having a slight change in focus to support local choreographers and dancers in their Summer Selections 2013. This production will be at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall at 8pm on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th and is being billed as an enthralling mixed programme of classical ballet and modern dance. Local choreographers are Dominique Willis, Jelani Veney and James Waddell, and there will also be pieces from their overseas teachers as well as two pieces from overseas dancers, Lorien Slaughter and Emma Lister. Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for under-18s and are available from www.pTix.bm.
One of the few times when it’s okay to judge people based on their appearance, the Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation presents the 26th Annual Night of Champions on Saturday, August 17th. This will take place at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for the Performing Arts and categories will include bodybuilding, figure, physique, classic and more. Admission will be $20 for the prejudging at 10am and $50 for the main event at 7pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few new additions to the Regular/Recurring Events sections, thanks to Fairmont Southampton. Firstly, their Cabana Bar and Grill is hosting a Sunset Beach Barbeque, twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays. From 6.30pm until 10pm, an abundant BBQ selection will be served straight from the beach grill, which you enjoy local live entertainment. Entertainment will be courtesy of Mike Hind on Tuesdays and & Sundays by The Crown & Anchor Trio on Sundays. After dinner, you are invited to snack on marshmallows and s’mores roasted over their fire pit. The cost is $34 per adult or $17 per child (aged between 6 and 12), plus 17% gratuities. Reservations are required. The Ocean Club Terrace Bar Happy Hour invite you to join them for cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices or a selection from the terrace bar menu. This will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with live island tunes and panoramic views from 3pm until 6pm. Entertainment is courtesy of Crown & Anchor on Mondays and Fridays, and Mike Hind on Wednesdays. Reservations are not required. A Happy Hour on the beach awaits you at Cabana Bar & Grill every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Between 3pm and 6pm, you can enjoy island-inspired cocktails and live entertainment. Entertainment is courtesy of Michael Cacy on Tuesdays and The Crown & Anchor Trio on Thursdays. Reservations are not required. Jasmine Lounge will be providing live entertainment from Wednesday to Sunday from 9pm until midnight throughout the Summer. Entertainment will be courtesy of Earl Leader, Tony Bari and Dennis Francis on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and The Unit on Friday and Saturdays. Reservations are not required. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000. Glow-in-the-Dark Night Golf is on offer at Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton, every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. This is a fun Texas Scramble tournament from 8.30pm. All equipment is provided and you can play 6 to 9 holes, guided along the course by glowing beacons and illuminated neon golf balls. The cost is $29 per person, plus 15% gratuities, or $99 for a team of 4, plus gratuities.Reservations are required by 1pm to play that evening. The Dock at the Waterlot Inn is also open for the season and from 5pm until 10pm, Thursdays until Sundays (weather permitting), you can enjoy light bites, an inventive cocktail from their new mixology list, live music and sunset views over Jews Bay. Entertainment is courtesy of Michael Cacy on Thursdays, Mike Hind on Fridays and Sundays, and Crown & Anchor on Saturdays. Reservations are not required. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
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
Candle-Lite: Love’s Takin’ Over Exhibition by K. LaVonne at Common Ground – May 9th to September
The Fashion Workshop – June 22nd, 25th, 27th, July 2nd, 6th, 9th and 11th
Wabi Sabi Exhibit by Amanda Temple at Masterworks – June 27th to July 17th
Beating of the Retreat Ceremony in St. George’s – July 10th
**NEW Dancer’s Delight – July 10th
**NEW Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship: Bermuda Big Game Classic – July 10th to 14th
**NEW Tales of Cocktails: Island Cocktails – July 11th
**NEW A LOTT of Sista Love, Inc: The Movement Conference – July 11th to 13th
**NEW Bermuda Conservation GeoTour Launch Party – July 12th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 13th
Movies on the Square – July 13th
**NEW Pembroke Community Festival – July 13th
**NEW Venetian Dinner Cruise – July 13th
Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th
**NEW Homer’s Cafe Display at Masterworks: Mark Henderson – July 13th to August 9th
Fort Night Fever Encore – July 19th
**NEW Bailey Outerbridge in Concert – July 19th
Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 19th and 20th
Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Julia Coash – July 19th to 29th
Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2013 – July 20th
**NEW Discovery Wines Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises: Red, White & Blue – July 20th
**NEW Naked at Strykz Bowling Lounge – July 20th
Plough Weekend: St. George’s 401st Birthday – July 20th and 21st
**NEW PwC Student Networking Reception – July 23rd
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – July 26th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 27th
InterNations International Networking Event – July 27th
**NEW BPRFC Annual Pre-Cup Match Party: Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes – July 27th
**NEW Bermuda Rocks – July 27th
**NEW VIBE 103 FM Beach BBQ – July 28th **CANCELLED**
Cup Match Salute 2013 – July 31st
**NEW One Love One Life Concert – July 31st
Kiss Me I’m Uber – August 2nd
7th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – August 2nd
**NEW Breathing Exhibit by Jim Kuhlman at Masterworks – August 9th to 28th
**NEW Bermuda Civic Ballet: Summer Selections 2013 – August 9th and 10th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th
**NEW Jim Kuhlman Workshop at Masterworks – August 10th
**NEW Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation 26th Annual Night of Champions – August 17th
6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 24th
**NEW Discovery Wines Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises: Glow Worm Spectacular – August 24th
18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 29th and 30th
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – August 30th
18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 31st
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th
Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – September 20th
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
Free Your Creative Spirit – starts
June 28th October 12th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 19th and 20th
Sandys 360 Summer Academy & Camp 2013 – weekly slots from June 27th to August 30th
International Fitness Pros Summer Sport Performance Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 16th
Youth Library’s Passport Summer Reading Programme – July 1st to August 17th
Bermuda Hospitality Institute: Miles of Smiles Summer Camp – weekly camps from July 1st to August 30th
Masterworks Summer Art Camp – weekly slots from July 1st to August 30th
Youth Camera Action Programme – weekly slots from July 1st to August 31st
STEM Summer Camp – weekly slots on July 8th and 15th
**NEW Summer Art Camp – weekly slots on August 5th and 12th
Enjoy the rest of the week!