July 31st, 2013

Happy Cup Match Eve, Kids!


I hope you are all geared up for a great Cup Match and that you all have a happy, safe and fun holiday. Before the break, here is the latest rundown of upcoming Bermuda events:

Rainbow Alliance

Why stick to blue and blue or red and blue when there is a whole rainbow of colours out there to celebrate?  Bermuda’s LGBTTQQIA2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual,  Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and 2 Spirited) Community is hosting a Pre-Cup Match Party at Muse Skybar on Wednesday, July 31st.  From 10pm until 3am, you can enjoy music courtesy of DJ Quiet Storm (a.ka. Januari Gibbons) in a LGBTTQQIA2S-friendly environment.  Admission is $15.



Shine's Cup Match Weekend Special

Shine’s House of Music and Entertainment will be celebrating Cup Match every night until Sunday.  Wednesday will be the Ultimate Cup Match After Party from 10pm until 5am.  Entry is free before midnight or $20 afterwards, which includes one free drink.  The Day 1 Wind Down will be on Thursday, August 1st, with no cover and on Friday, August 2nd, you can celebrate your team’s victory, again with no cover.  Saturday, August 3rd will offer Live Jazz from 9pm until midnight with a $10 cover charge and the Cup Match Wind Down on Sunday, August 4th with no cover.  For more information, call 293-9092 or text 333-9092.



Fairmont Hamilton

Heritage Court are running a Cup Match Special dining offer from Thursday, August 1st until Sunday, August 4th.  For $35, you will receive a cup of fish chowder, BBQ chicken leg, demi glaze mac and cheese, corn on the cobb, a scoop of mango sorbet and a rum swizzle.  For reservations, call 295-3000.




Maryland State Boy Choir

As part of its eight-day tour to Bermuda, the Maryland State Boychoir will be live in concert on Thursday, August 1st.  This will be at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm and attendees can expect a variety of music, including sacred masterworks, contemporary, gospel, spirituals and folk songs.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 292-7601.




Strykz Cup Match

Don’t feel like dealing with the heat and the crowds at Cup Match? Strykz Bowling Lounge invite you to come watch the game live on their large projector screens on Friday, August 2nd.  From noon until midnight, you can relax on leather couches, or get up and dance to your favourite beats, with their state-of-the-art scoring system and bar service available.  Admission is free.  For more information, call 297-2727.





Will Black and Crazy Wednesdays

Will Black and The Crazy Wednesdays are teaming up again at Hog Penny on Saturday, August 3rd.  This will feature Will Black and Mick Ward on vocals and guitars, Keith White on guitars, Gavin Thomason on drums and Jamie Lovell and Darren Maksymetz on bass guitar, all performing modern rock favourites for your listening pleasure from 10.30pm until 1am, with no cover charge.




Society of Non Mariners

As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, Bermuda’s favourite raft-up will be taking its usual slot of the Sunday after Cup Match.  The 41st Annual Non-Mariners Race 2013 has been confirmed for Sunday, August 4th at the usual spot of Mangrove Bay/Sandys Boat Club.  Sandys Boat Club will be open from 10am and Non-Activities start with the Non-Colours Raising at 11.58am +27 secs, Non-Penguins Fly Past at 1.07pm + 33 sec, Non-Noodle Race at 1.32pm + 64 sec, Non-Memorial to our Mascot at 2.21pm + 81 sec, Non-Calypso Pipe Band at 2.43pm + 45 sec, Non-Craft Race at 3.39pm + 12 sec, Non-Trophy and Non-Prizegiving at 5.26pm +56 secs, and Non-MC will be Bruce Baritt. For anyone interested in entering the Non-Race, the entry fee is $25 and forms are available here.  Guests to the island can also join in on the non-fun as the Bermuda Department of Tourism are offering a free Visitors’ Non-Mariners Cruise on a first come, first-served basis.  To secure your spot, contact tcthompson@gov.bm or 292-0023 with your names and place of accommodation.


Coral Sea Non Mariners

Still looking for a boat for the Non-Mariners Race on Sunday, August 4th?  The Coral Sea is offering an option from 11am until 7pm, boarding at Darrell’s Wharf.  The day will include food and an open bar, with music courtesy of Jagga Movements, Selecta Fray, Awesome Sound and special guests.  Tickets are $100 and are available from www.bdatix.bm, Kit ‘n’ Caboodle or 536-1999.





Ultimate Non-Mariners Dance Party Cruise

Another option for attending Bermuda’s favourite summer party in style, courtesy of Work Hard Play Hard Entertainment who promise the Ultimate Non-Mariners Dance Party Cruise on Sunday, August 4th.  This will be aboard the M.V. Elizabeth featuring music by DJ Keem, DJ Diid James and DJ Drifter, with $5 drink tickets, a full bar, games and float toys, raffles and prizes, complimentary food and 1000 free jello shots.  The boat will board at Albuoy’s Point at 11am for a prompt departure at 11.30am.  It will then leave Mangrove Bay at 5pm, returning to Albuoy’s Point at 6pm.  Tickets are $90 and can be purchased by contacting workhardplayhardbda@gmail.com or 332-3092.  Part proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre.



Big Chill

There’s a brand new addition to the Big Chill family!  As well as Fridays and Saturdays at Seabreeze Lounge/The DeepSundays at Cambridge Beaches and Tuesdays at The Reefs, you can now get over those Mondays blues with an Ibiza-style chillout vibe at Bone Fish Bar & Grill from 8.30pm until 11.30pm.  The next will be on Monday, August 5th and, as usual, Felix Tod and Tony Brannon will be playing both live music and DJ’d chillout for your listening pleasure.  For reservations, call 234-5151.




Nonsuch Island

The next instalment of the Lionfish Taskforce Lecture Series will be Turning the Clock Back on Nonsuch Island: An Evening with Dr. David Wingate on Tuesday, August 6th.  Dr. Wingate will speak on the making of a sanctuary for Bermuda’s pre-colonial heritage against the onslaught of invasive species.  Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on all drinks at Harbourfront. The lecture itself will start at 7pm and afterwards, Harbourfront are offering a special menu at a cost of $39.75 plus grats.  Advanced tickets are required for the special menu.  Tickets are $15  and available from BUEI or from 294-0204.



Ten Monthly Wine Tasting

A little later in the month than usual due to Cup Match, Ten Cafe & Bar will be hosting their Monthly Wine Tasting on Thursday, August 8th with a new twist.  Ten will now be including a BBQ menu with items coming fresh off the grill set up on their front patio.  Wines will accompany each course and will be presented by Burrows & Lightbourn. The tasting will begin at 6pm and the cost is $45 per person, plus grats.  To secure your spot, contact 295-0857 or ten@yellowfin.bm.




Discover Your Passions Workshop

Learn what your passions are and how to align your life with them during an evening of enlightenment at Bermuda College on Thursday, August 8th.  The Discover Your Passions Workshop will be presented by Lynne Wade, and will take place in Hallett Hall H270 between 6pm and 9pm.   Tickets cost $50 and are available from www.bdatix.bm.  For more information, contact info@purposeandpassions.com or 599-1232.




Mambo Nights

BermudaSalsa.com Group are bringing us so more hip-shaking shenanigans as their production arm SalsaMania Productions stages Mambo Nights, a Broadway-style Latin dance and music showcase, featuring some of the world’s best dancers and musicians.  This involves various associated events from the 8th until the 12th of August, although the main attraction will be the show itself, Mambo Nights, on Saturday, August 10th in the Harbourview Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.  Confirmed performers include Dance New York, Comomango Dance Company from Montreal, Latin Energy and Latin Energy Kids from Toronto, and local talent from Sabor Dance School.  This year’s show will also include live music by Latin Grammy award winner Willy Torres and Cuban pianist A. Duran.  Doors open at 8pm, showtime is at 8.30pm and social dancing will follow the show from 10.30pm until 2am.  Tickets cost $45 and are available from www.ptix.bm.  For further information, visit www.BermudaSalsa.com.

Summer Sundays August

Summer Sundays in the Park is back on Sunday, August 11th, and promises a focus on soca, reggae and latin music with the theme Island Rhythms. This event will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment in Victoria Park from 3pm until 8pm, featuring mistress of ceremonies Power Girl with live music from Hugh Murray, Bermuda All-Star Steel Band, Ranam Burch, and many more.  As usual, 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.




Fun Golf Open

Mariners RFC invite you to spend your Saturday afternoon in a slightly different way at Bermuda’s First Annual Fun Golf Open on Saturday, August 24th.   The event will begin at 2pm with a tournament on the new million dollar mini-golf course, featuring 18 exciting holes that replicate the best golf holes from around the world.  Participants can also expect three free drinks at Fun Golf plus promotional drinks offers, a BBQ, many prizes to be won and a sunset cruise to party back to Hamilton.  Tickets can be purchased for $50 for individual players, who will be put in a scratch team, or as a team for $200 from www.pTix.bm.  For more information, contact fungolf.open@gmail.com or any Mariners RFC member.


End of Summer Wild Son

A night of live entertainment is on offer at Lemon Tree’s End of Summer Party in the Park with special international guests.  Canadian groove-based folk rock quartet Wild Son will be stopping in Bermuda as part of their most recent tour and promise an eclectic mix of musical personalities.  More information about the band, including music, videos and tour dates is available at www.wildson.ca.  Bermuda’s own djPM will also be on hand to keep the party going.  ​Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $35 in advance from www.pTix.bm  or $40 on the door.





Sedgwick’s 11th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market will be on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI).  From 2pm until 5pm, the seminar will provide you with up-to-date insight on critical legal and business issues of concern to the Bermuda insurance industry, and will be followed by a reception in the BUEI lobby until 7pm.  This event is by invitation only but enquiries can be directed to michelle.chernoff@sedgwicklaw.com.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Cup Match Salute 2013 – July 31st

One Love One Life Concert – July 31st

**NEW  Pre-Cup Match Party at Muse – July 31st

**NEW  Cup Match Weekend Special at Shine’s – July 31st to August 4th

Chewstick’s 8th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Jouvert Party – August 1st

Summer Meltdown – August 1st

**NEW  Cup Match Special at Heritage Court – August 1st to 4th

**NEW  Maryland State Boychoir Concert – August 1st

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

Cup Match Fever: Old Skool vs New Skool – August 2nd

**NEW  2nd Day of Cupmatch at Strykz – August 2nd

**NEW  Will Black and the Crazy Wednesdays: Modern Rock at Hog Penny – August 3rd

**NEW  41st Annual Non-Mariners Race – August 4th

**NEW  Non-Mariners Aboard the Coral Sea – August 4th

**NEW  Ultimate Non-Mariners Dance Party Cruise – August 4th

**NEW  The Big Chill at Bone Fish – August 5th

**NEW  Turning the Clock Back on Nonsuch Island: An Evening with Dr. David Wingate – August 6th

**NEW  Monthly Barbeque Wine Tasting at Ten – August 8th

**NEW  Discover Your Passions Workshop – August 8th

Bermuda Civic Ballet: Summer Selections 2013 – August 9th and 10th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – August 10th

**NEW  Mambo Nights – August 10th

**NEW  Summer Sundays in the Park: Island Rhythms – August 11th

Fort Night Fever Encore – July 19th  August 16th

Through The Looking Glass – August 16th and 17th

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

Discovery Wines Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises: Glow Worm Spectacular – August 24th

**NEW  Fun Golf Open with Sunset Cruise – 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

DanceSations Annual Summer Dance Showcase – August 31st

**NEW  End of Summer Party in the Park with Wild Son – 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

Tiaras and Bow Ties Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – September 28th

**NEW  Sedgwick’s 11th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market – October 2nd

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


Art Exhibits

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

Breathing Exhibit by Jim Kuhlman at Masterworks – August 9th to 28th

Jim Kuhlman Workshop at Masterworks – August 10th

Homer’s Cafe Display: Zoe Dyson – August 10th to September 13th

Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Joe La Morte – September 13th to 23rd

Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 17th


Summer Camps

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


I love timelapse photography and Bermuda is a perfect place for it – here is one that a visitor created:




If you can’t view the above video, please click here.


Enjoy the holiday!




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