July 24th, 2013
Hope you’re all enjoying the pink-bombing that’s going on around the Island this week. Want to know what it’s all about? Like More Pink Bda on Facebook, look out for the hashtag #morepinkbda and all will soon be revealed! NTDIB is temporarily looking pretty in pink to show support. Here’s what else is going on in Bermuda:
Ladies, are you at a loose end tonight? Taste 141 are hosting a Ladies Night on Wednesdays in July. From 4.30pm until 8.30pm, you can enjoy 2 for 1 drink prices on selected wines & cocktails, with music by DJ Danger Don. For more information, or to reserve a table, call 292-0777.
Students, coaches, and judges from Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and the U.S.A. will convene in Bermuda from July 23rd to July 29th, for the Pan-American Debate Championships. Debates are held in both English and Spanish, with a champion team being selected in each language. All debates are open to the public and the preliminaries will take place at Cedarbridge Academy from Wednesday, July 24th until Friday, July 26th. On the Wednesday, Round 1 of Spanish (Impromptu) will be from 11.15am until 12.30pm, Round 1 of English (Prepared) from 1.45pm until 3.15pm and Round 2 of Spanish (Prepared) from 3.30pm until 4.45pm. On the Thursday, Round 2 of English (Impromptu) will be from 10am until 11.30am, Round 3 of Spanish (Prepared) from 11.40am until 1.10pm, Round 3 of English (Prepared) from 2.15pm until 3.30pm, and Round 4 of Spanish (Impromptu) from 4.50pm until 6.15pm. On the Friday, Round 4 of English (Impromptu) will be from 9.25am until 10.40am, Round 5 of Spanish (Impromptu) from 11.55am until 1.15pm, Round 5 of English (Prepared) from 1.30pm until 2.45pm, and Round 6 of Spanish (Prepared) from 2.55pm until 4.10pm. The semi-finals will be held on Sunday, July 28th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, from 9.30am until 10.45am for Spanish and from noon until 1.20pm for English. Finals will also be on July 28th but the venue will change to City Hall with Spanish from 2.30pm until 3.45pm and English from 4pm until 5.15pm. More details and the full schedule can be found on the tournament website www.panambermuda.blogspot.com.
Grotto Bay are hosting a Surf & Turf Buffet on Friday nights throughout the summer from 6.30pm until 9.30pm at their Bayside Terrace & Grill, the next being on July 26th. The menu includes a variety of salads, a cold stations featuring seafood, sushi, breads, meats and cheeses, a hot station with mac and cheese, roasted potatoes, Paella, veggies and mussels fricass, an open flame station with lobster tail, steak, wahoo, chicken and sausage, and a selection of desserts. The cost is $67 per person plus 17% grats. For reservations, call 293-8333 .ext. 4602.
Cup Match is just around the corner and as part of the celebrations, there will be a 2-day Pre-Cup Match Extravaganza at Warren Simmons Community Field (opposite Arnold’s Supermarket in Somerset) on Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th. This Somerset Community Day will include street tennis with Somerset vs. St. George’s, spider jump, face- painting,body art, pony rides, snow cones, a seniors tea from 4pm until 5.30pm daily, home-baked goods, fish fry from Willow Cuts Cricket Club, BBQ, Flea Market (Saturday only), bands, gombeys, youth chess players and lots more. The cost is $2 for seniors and adults and free for children under 13.
441 Productions, Veterans in Action and the City of Hamilton will be showcasing local talent at the City Music Festival on Friday, July 26th. From 6pm until midnight, the event will be hosted by Patrina O’Conner, a.k.a. PowerGirl, with VIBE 103 DJs, DIA, Yellow Brick Road, Chewstick and Working Title all performing live. You can also expect food, novelties and a kids’ zone. Admission is free but no coolers are allowed.
Back by popular demand, Sankofa invite you to join them for Sound Healing on Saturday, July 27th. Dr. Larry Trott is an Energy Medicine Specialist and skilled musician with over 20 years experience. He promises one of the most unique de-stressing techniques you will ever experience, leading to profound healing and personal transformation as he plays Native American, African, South American and Tibetan drums, quartz crystal singing bowls, gong, rain sticks, rattles, Peruvian whistles and didgeridoo. The session will start at 7pm and attendees are asked to arrive at 6.45pm and bring a pillow and a blanket. The cost is $25. Spaces are limited but you can secure your spot by contacting 292-2513 or email@example.com.
Four Ways Inn will be celebrating Bermuda’s legendary Talbot Brothers at their brunch on Sunday, July 28th. The Talbot Brothers were calypso performers in the 1950s and became so popular with American tourists while playing in local hotels, that they started touring the U.S. as well. While no longer with us, they have left an outstanding legacy in such songs as Bermuda is Paradise, Take a Bermuda Buggy Ride and She has Freckles on Her Butt. From 11.30am until 3.30pm, Calypsonian Reuben McCoy will be performing their songs live while you don one of their distinctive hats and enjoy the Talbot’s famous fish chowder, beef stew, a special drink and Four Way’s usual wide selection of brunch favourites. There will also be a book signing by Clem Talbot at a reduced price of $50. The cost is $44.75 per person. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival’s BIFFlix Monthly Film Series will be a screening of the film Byzantium, starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton, on Sunday, July 28th. This will be at the usual venue of BUEI at 5.30pm. For more details, or to buy tickets, see www.pTix.bm.
As part of Bermuda’s 2013 emancipation celebrations, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs are hosting Trail of Our People, a ceremony honouring community heroes of Pembroke Parish at the new Berkeley Institute Upper Courtyard on Sunday, July 28th. Starting at 7pm, the evening will also include music by Lloyd Holder and Larrita Adderly, as well as dance performances choreographed by Eric Bean. Admission is free. For more information, contact 292-1681 or visit www.communityandculture.bm.
Grotto Bay are hosting an Island BBQ Buffet on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm until 9.30pm at their Bayside Terrace & Grill, the next being on July 30th. The menu includes a variety of salads, a cold stations featuring shrimp, mussels, meats and cheeses, a hot station with roast beef, jacket potatoes, rice and peas, veggies and corn, a grilling station with beef, ribs, sausage, wahoo and a selection of desserts. The cost is $52 per person plus 17% grats. For reservations, call 293-8333 ext. 4602.
All of you locals will be VERY familiar with what Cup Match is all about but some newbies or tourists out there might be wondering why there is all this fuss over a game of cricket. The Thursday is officially Emancipation Day and the Friday is Somer’s Day. On the surface, Cup Match is a cricket game played on a two-day public holiday on the Thursday and Friday before the first Monday in August. This means that for 2013, it is on Thursday and Friday, August 1st and 2nd. It is much more than just a cricket game though and, when combined with the weekend, becomes a four-day celebration of all things Bermudian. Cup Match pits the East of the Island, St. George’s, against the West, Somerset, and alternates venues every year. 2013 will be played at Wellington Oval in St. George’s and next year will be at the Somerset Cricket Club. You will be able to spot St. George’s fans by their light blue and dark blue attire and Somerset will be in red and blue. Even those who aren’t fans of cricket attend the game from 10am until 6pm each day to experience this uniquely Bermudian experience, soak in the carnival atmosphere, local food and drinks, see the outrageous fashions and to try their luck at gambling on the Crown & Anchor tables (only legal during Cup Match). Tickets are available on the gate and are usually around $20 for adults, less for children under 12. Visiting the Island over Cup Match? The Department of Tourism and Bermuda Hotel Association hosts a Cup Match Visitors’ Stall where tourists can sit back, relax and enjoy the game with complimentary refreshments.
For this year only, Chewstick’s 8th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Jouvert Party has moved from its usual location of Horseshoe Bay to Snorkel Park. This will be on Thursday, August 1st from noon until 3am. Although it’s a new venue, the festivities will still centre around local talent and positive vibes and will include DJs, sports, wacky games, prizes and their signature East vs West Tug of War. Performers will include DIA, Rivah, Uzimon, the Crazy Wednesdays, The Ukeladies, Cami Cam and DJs DJ Chubb, DJ Castro from New York, DJ Agile from Toronto, Lenky Bwoy Movements, DJ Kade, DJTanZ and more. Entry is $10 before 7pm and $20 after. For more information, call 292-2439 or email email@example.com.
You are invited to round off the first day of Cup Match at Summer Meltdown at White Horse on Thursday, August 1st. From 10pm until 3am, this event will feature New York’s finest DJ Castro from New York, along with local Dj Sheep and Jugglin Jason & Souljah 1. The first 100 to arrive will receive an e-hookah in a variety of flavours. Entry is $10 before 12.30am and $20 after. If you bring a copy of the Cup Match Fever flyer, entry is $10 all night.
Now in its 6th year, Cup Match Fever is doing something different for 2013. This year, their Cup Match after-party will pitt Old School against New School at Gombeys, Clearwater with over 1,200 revellers expected. Gombeys will be transformed into a huge outdoor club on the beach, equipped with laser lights and a smoked dance floor. Team Old School, represented by Magnum Force, Lenky Global, Selecta Fray, and Jagga Movements from Boston, will be playing the best in 80s, 90s, and up to 2005. Team New School, comprising of YGS, iMega, and Chinese Assassin and Champion Squad from Miami, will be playing the hits from 2005 to the present. The party will kick off at 8pm and a coin toss will start the one hour battle at 9 sharp. All genres of music will be played during the battle and patrons will crown the winner at 2am. The winner will then play a victory hour until 3am. Tickets are $30 and available from Kit n Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique, Gombeys, The Cave in St Georges, and all event DJs.
Bermudian dancer and choreographer Eric Bean Jr. presents his latest production, Through The Looking Glass, at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from Friday, August 16th until Sunday, August 18th. As well as two new works from Eric Bean, the show will feature some of Bermuda’s talented local dance artists as well as international guest performers from the acclaimed Koresh Dance Company. Showtime is at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday and 7pm on the Sunday. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for Patrons, with student and group rates also available. Tickets are on sale at City Hall Box Office or at www.JariccoDance.com.
There are two opportunities to see some of Bermuda’s most talented young dancers in action at the DanceSations Annual Dance Showcase at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. There will be two shows on Saturday, August 31st, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $25 and available from www.bdatix.bm. Children are welcome but everyone must have a ticket. More information on DanceSations can be found on their website at www.dancesations.bm.
Aimed at capturing the bond between fathers/male role models of little princesses, Bermuda’s 1st Annual Tiaras and Bow Ties will be on Saturday, September 28th. This Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance is for young ladies aged between 4 and 16 years old and will be at Washington House on Church Street, across from City Hall. From 6.30pm, the evening promises to be full of fantasy and fun with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, party favours, princess face-painting, photos, and special performances from overseas princess guests Cinderella, Jasmine and Ariel. It will all finish around 9.30pm, so plenty of time to get home before you turn into a pumpkin. Proceeds will benefit Childwatch and the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. Tickets are $80 and are available from www.bdatix.com or Kit ‘n’ Caboodle.
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
Homer’s Cafe Display at Masterworks: Mark Henderson – July 13th to August 9th
Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Julia Coash – July 19th to 29th
**NEW Ladies Night at Taste 141 – July 24th
**NEW Pan-American Debate Championships – July 24th to 28th
BEPRO Convos and Cocktails – July 25th
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – July 26th
**NEW City Music Festival – July 26th
**NEW Friday Surf & Turf Buffet at Grotto Bay – July 26th
**NEW Pre-Cup Match Extravaganza: Somerset Community Day – July 26th and 27th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – July 27th
InterNations International Networking Event – July 27th
Bermuda Rocks – July 27th
**NEW Sound Healing at Sankofa – July 27th
VIBE 103 FM Beach BBQ – July 28th **CANCELLED**
**NEW Talbot Brothers Brunch at Fourways – July 28th
**NEW BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Byzantium – July 28th
**NEW Trail of Our People: Honouring Bermuda’s Emancipation – July 28th
**NEW Tuesday Island BBQ Buffet at Grotto Bay – July 30th
Cup Match Salute 2013 – July 31st
One Love One Life Concert – July 31st
**NEW Chewstick’s 8th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Jouvert Party – August 1st
**NEW Summer Meltdown – August 1st
**NEW 2013 Cup Match Classic – August 1st and 2nd
Kiss Me I’m Uber – August 2nd
7th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – August 2nd
**NEW Cup Match Fever: Old Skool vs New Skool – August 2nd
Breathing Exhibit by Jim Kuhlman at Masterworks – August 9th to 28th
Bermuda Civic Ballet: Summer Selections 2013 – August 9th and 10th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th
Jim Kuhlman Workshop at Masterworks – August 10th
Homer’s Cafe Display: Zoe Dyson – August 10th to September 13th
Fort Night Fever Encore –
July 19th August 16th
**NEW Through The Looking Glass – August 16th and 17th
6th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 23rd to 25th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – 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
**NEW DanceSations Annual Summer Dance Showcase – August 31st
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th
Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Joe La Morte – September 13th to 23rd
Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 17th
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
**NEW Tiaras and Bow Ties Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – September 28th
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
Summer Art Camp – weekly slots on August 5th and 12th
Am I the only one who is disappointed that this isn’t a real movie. I would definitely watch this:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!