July 3rd, 2013
Morning Ladies and Gents!
Between Canada Day and the 4th of July, I’m pretty sure this will be an unproductive week for many of you! Ah well, as long as you promise your bosses to make up for it next week, there’s no real harm done. Life is short – have fun while you can! Speaking of fun, here’s what is coming up in Bermuda:
Another night of Latin music for dancers as Dancer’s Delight 2.0 will be back at Margarita’s Grill on Wednesday, July 3rd. From 9pm until 1am, DJ Derek will be playing salsa and bachata all night with no cover charge. For more details, visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.
One for the anglers, the Bermuda Billfish Blast is a three-day billfish team event with top-team honors going to the team that tallies the most points during the tournament. Eligible species for the tournament include blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish and sailfish. 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 3rd at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess from 4pm until 9.30pm. There is still time to enter though as registrations will be accepted until 8.29am on Thursday, July 4th. The fishing itself will be from Thursday, July 4th until Saturday, July 5th, 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.bermudabillfishblast.com.
Ten Cafe & Bar host a Monthly Wine Tasting on the first Thursday of each month, with the next being on July 4th. Each month Burrows & Lightbourn will focus on wines from different regions and Chef Mike Knight will be serving canapes to complement the wines. This month will feature American wines. The tasting will begin at 6pm and the cost is $25 per person, plus grats. To secure your spot, contact 295-0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have had a few enquiries about 4th of July fireworks – Elbow Beach, Bermuda have confirmed that they will be having fireworks between 9.30pm and 9.45pm, with all of their dining outlets (Mickey’s, Sea Breeze Terrace and Lido) open for dinner service as usual. For reservations, call 236-9884.
Each cruise on the Breakaway has a fireworks display at sea, and this week on the 4th of July it will be in Dockyard at 10.30pm from the ship! As usual, there will be late night shopping and the Lennon Concert in the Victualing Yard but this week will also include the Mt. Zion Male Choir performing on the North Lawn from 7.30pm until 9.15pm. The best part is that all of this is absolutely free!
Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, July 5th. The band will be performing from 6pm until 8pm and there is no cover charge. For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
Some of Bermuda’s most talented young people have been singing, dancing and acting their way through an intensive 7-day arts programme which they are capping off with original musical theatre, Bermuda Glee. The show, Shine Musical Production, will be on Sunday, July 7th at the Berkeley Institute with showtime at 2pm and 7pm. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and tickets are $20 in advance from www.pTix.bm, $25 on the door and $40 for Patrons. For more information, visit www.troikabda.com or email email@example.com.
Summer Sundays in the Park is back on Sunday, July 7th, and promises a focus on rock ‘n’ roll music with the theme Rockin’ de Rock. 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 Working Title, the Kennel Boys, Sonic Sanctuary 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.
The St. George’s Corporation Events Committee invites you to bring a blanket, beach chair and your family to their Movies on the Square event on Saturday, July 13th. From 6pm in King’s Square, there will be buskers and entertainers performing until the first movie starts at 8.30pm. The second movie will screen at 10.15pm. Food and snacks will be for sale in and around the square so you are encouraged to support our local restaurants. This event is free.
The Alliance Française des Bermudes invite you to dress in red, white and blue to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day, with them at Bolero Brasserie on Saturday, July 13th. The evening will start at 6.30pm with a complimentary Kir Royale, courtesy of Mrs. Nicole Haziza, Honorary French Consul in Bermuda. Dinner will begin at 7.15pm and Chef Jonny Roberts has designed a special menu for the evening with a choice of starters, main course and dessert. There will be music after dinner. Tickets are $75 for members, $90 for non-members and available from www.pTix.bm.
Due to popular demand, Fort Hamilton will once again be the setting for an Island Style Extravaganza at Fort Night Fever Encore on Friday, July 19th (rain date, July 20th) from 7pm until 11pm. Starting off with a complimentary Rum Swizzle, you can join in with an optional walking tour through the depths of the Fort (comfortable shoes recommended). The evening will continue with an Open BBQ Buffet and dessert bar. Hosts will serve you complimentary swizzle all evening or you can wander to the full bar and experience a variety of Bermuda Cocktails prepared by Gosling’s mixologists. The live band will perform reggae, calypso, soca and some modern pop to keep you dancing all night long, while a limbo show will challenge you to join in for a crowning of King and Queen of Limbo. Tickets cost $75 and are available from www.BdaTix.com.
The Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society (BMDS) will once again try to make us all more cultured with a new Summer Shakespeare production. This year’s offering will be All’s Well That Ends Well, adapted and directed by Barbara Jones. This new adaptation, whilst still using Shakespeare’s classic language, will be shorter and more comprehensible to a contemporary audience, without losing any of its humour. Performance dates will be Friday, July 19th, Saturday, July 20th and then from Tuesday, July 23rd until Saturday, July 27th. Showtime is at 8pm. Tickets are priced at $25 and tickets will be available online from July 3rd at www.bmds.bm or from the box office. Please see www.bmds.bm for further box office details or call 292 0848.
Plough Weekend, named after the settlers’ ship that came to Bermuda in 1612, will celebrate the Town of St. George’s 401st birthday from Saturday, July 20th to Sunday, July 21st. St. George’s has been an historical, cultural, community and economic hub for over four centuries and on Saturday, July 20th from 10am until 6pm, you can expect a variety of tours, lectures, films, scavenger hunts and reenactments to help you learn more about the Olde Towne’s history. The museums and galleries will all be open and free of charge on that day, and you will also be able to have your photo taken in period costume, enjoy entertainment, store and restaurant specials, demos, samples and a GIANT birthday cake! On Sunday, July 21st, you will have the opportunity to worship at one of St. George’s churches and hear special sermons acknowledging St. George’s 401 years. The museums, galleries and many stores will be open on Sunday as well, and the Olde Towne Market will run from 2pm until 6pm with more special demos and tours. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the St. George’s, Bermuda Revitalize Facebook Page.
“Eat ‘um to Beat ‘um” is the advice being given to us to deal with the pesky and destructive Lionfish which have invaded our reefs and are harming the ecosystem. The Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2013 will be raising awareness while offering family-friendly fun on Saturday, July 20th (rain date July 21st). Festivities start at 2.30pm at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) but participants in the tournament can start their culling as early as sun up. All fish will have to be at BIOS for the weigh in at 3pm. The Groundswell party will include live music, lionfish tasting, a Gosling’s bar, lionfish handling/cleaning demo, a bouncy castle, information kiosks, live lionfish viewing and more. Entry to the party is free but the tournament entry costs $25. Those interested in signing up for the tournament can download the application at www.reefspect.com and deliver it with $25 entry fee to Marine Locker. For more information, contact email@example.com.
No need to worry about social drinking on a school night as InterNations is hosting their next monthly International Networking Event on a Saturday. This will run from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday, July 27th at Muse Rooftop Skybar. InterNations is a global network with communities in 360+ cities worldwide and their networking parties are a mixture of professionals invested in international industries, entrepreneurs, and those “Globally Minded” individuals. The cover charge of $20 includes a complimentary drink, appetizers, live entertainment and great prizes. To RSVP and see photos of their previous events, please see their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/InternationsBermuda.
Dancehall Emperor Shabba Ranks, Queen of Soca Alison Hinds and a special guest straight from Jamaica will all be live in concert at Cup Match Salute 2013, Tiger Bay, St. George’s on Wednesday, July 31st. From 8pm until 3am, this event will be hosted by Nadanja and will feature international DJs Juggling Jason from Power 95 and DJ Radcliffe from Xanadu Radio, with local DJs King Jyrus, Twin Starr, Imega Sound, YGS and Jesse Seymour. VIP tickets include preferred parking, no wait lines, a VIP area, lounge, private bar, private food vendor and private bathroom. Tickets are $75 for general admission, with a limited number of early bird tickets available for $65, and $135 for VIPs. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm. For more details, visit www.cupmatchsalute.com.
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
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts - June 7th to July 2nd
Onions Gallery: Bloß, Bloom & Bliss by Joanna Stapff
Edinburgh Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase
Studio A: Works by Deondre Cumberbatch
Studio B: Peter Aldrich & Friends
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
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
**NEW Dancer’s Delight 2.0: A Night For The Dancers – July 3rd
**NEW Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship: Bermuda Billfish Blast – July 3rd to 7th
**NEW Monthly Wine Tasting at Ten – July 4th
**NEW 4th of July Fireworks at Elbow Beach – July 4th
**NEW 4th of July Fireworks from the Norwegian Breakaway – July 4th
**NEW Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – July 5th
18th Annual Portuguese Holy Spirit Festival – July 6th and 7th
Heatwave Part III – July 7th
**NEW Bermuda Glee: Shine Musical Production - July 7th
**NEW Summer Sundays in the Park: Rockin’ de Rock – July 7th
STEM Summer Camp – weekly slots on July 8th and 15th
Beating of the Retreat Ceremony in St. George’s - July 10th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance - July 13th
**NEW Movies on the Square – July 13th
**NEW Alliance Française des Bermudes: Bastille Day Dinner – July 13th
Bermuda NatWest Island Games XV – July 13th to 19th
**NEW Fort Night Fever Encore – July 19th
**NEW 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
**NEW Groundswell Lionfish Tournament 2013 – July 20th
**NEW Plough Weekend: St. George’s 401st Birthday – July 20th and 21st
**NEW Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society – Summer Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well – July 23rd to 27th
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – July 26th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance - July 27th
**NEW InterNations International Networking Event – July 27th
**NEW Cup Match Salute 2013 – July 31st
Kiss Me I’m Uber – August 2nd
7th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – August 2nd
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance - August 10th
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
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
Warwick Academy’s new video has had over 11.5K views on YouTube since it was released last week – let’s see if we can bump that up a bit:
If you can’t see the above video, click here.
Enjoy the rest of the week!