August 14th, 2013

Happy Hump Day, Kids!


Looking for the latest Bermuda events?  Then you’ve come to the right place:


Dr  Robinson-Cyril Packwood Memorial Lecture

Interested in learning how to leave a precious gift for future generations? The next of the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be 10 Ways To Preserve Your Family History on Thursday, August 15th at 6.30pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.  This is the 8th Annual Dr. Kenneth E. Robinson/Cyril Outerbridge Packwood Memorial Lecture and the speaker for the evening will be Dr. Jolene Bean.  This event is free to the public.  For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or, or visit



New Orleans Food and Wine

Bourbon Street comes to Bermy as Ten Cafe & Bar invite you to join them for a special New Orleans Food and Wine Pairing Evening on  Thursday, August 15th.  From 7pm, you can expect a night of jazz and spice, including a cocktail upon arrival followed by a 5 course dinner paired with wine.  The cost is $75 per person, plus grats.  To book your spot, contact 295-0857 or



Willy Torres Intimate Concert in RumbaR

Those if you in attendance at Mambo Nights on Saturday will have enjoyed a fantastic live performance from 3-time Latin Grammy Award Winner, Willy Torres.  Great news for anyone who missed it, or wants an encore, as Rumba°R have arranged for an intimate concert on Saturday, August 17th from 6.30pm until 11pm.  For diners interested in experiencing the performance, tables can be reserved in both the courtyard and the upper balcony. Chef Tomasz has created a special 3 course menu for $39 per person, and the usual tapas menu will also be available.  There is no cover charge but space is limited so reservations are recommended.  For more information, contact Rumba°R/Victoria Grill at or 296-5050, or view the event on Facebook here.



The ultimate waterfront dining view will be available on Saturday, August 17th 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 or 704-3000.



Bermuda Docs August Weekend-Film-Series

The August edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, August 18th with the documentary Rising from Ashes, showing at 3pm followed by drama, The Look of Love, starring Steve Coogan, at 5.15pm. More details on the films can be found at Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.




Summer Singing Experience

The CaBrailsong School of Vocal Arts are calling on all young people aged between 5 and 21 to participate in the the Summer Singing Experience, running from Monday, August 15th until Sunday, August 25th.  Choral Workshops will be held nightly from Monday to Friday between 6pm and 8.30pm at the Allen Temple AME Church and there will also be a rehearsal at 2pm on Saturday, August 24th.  The Finale Concert will be at 6pm on Sunday, August 25th at the Willowbank Conference Centre. Registration costs $60 for the week, with some scholarships available, and the Finale Concert tickets cost $20 each. For more information, contact 234-0433 or



Due to popular demand, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) are once again hosting Ocean Vet Bermuda, the 4th lecture in the Citizen Science Lecture Series on Tuesday, August 20th.  Ocean Vet Bermuda is the title for a proposed 12 show series scheduled to be filmed in Bermuda in 2014.  Bermuda’s own Dr. Neil Burnie will share entertaining stories of his own marine exploits and will also offer a preview of some of the never-before-seen footage, featuring episodes on groupers, marlin, humpback whales, tiger sharks, the Sargasso Sea and the lionfish invasion.  Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on 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 $20 for members, $25 for non-members  and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.

Pecha Kucha Bermuda

Another great opportunity to listen to entertaining presentations on a variety of topics, without worrying that any of the speakers will waffle on for too long, as the 4th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda will be on Thursday, August 22nd.  PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and have a 20×20 presentation format where each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.  Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time.  This will take place at at Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall and speakers include Gregory Nelmes (interior designer), Sara Corday (genealogist), Jim Goossens (urban planner), Jeanne Wohlmuth (wellness practitioner), MaryLeigh Burnett (mural/art), Dana Cooper (fashion designer), Earl Jones (physicist), Stratton Hatfield (designer), Kristin White (Transition Bermuda) and Chris Burville (photographer). Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 6.30pm. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For more information, see their Facebook Page here.

Improv Cup Match

If you like your comedy to be a little more off-the-cuff than the norm, get yourself along to the Improvised Comedy Cup Match 2013 on Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd. From 8pm at Daylesford Theatre, two teams, St Gorgeous and Stunnerset, will compete to see who can come up with the best and funniest scenes, making it up as they go along based on audience suggestions (like in the show Whose Line is it Anyway?).  You are invited to wear your Cup Match team colours and bring noisemakers.  Since they are completely improvised, you can go both nights and see two completely different shows.  Tickets are $20 and available online at All proceeds will go to charity – 50% to the BMDS Charitable Trust and 50% to the Family Centre.



The Sound Concert

Aisha NuSound will be showcasing her talent during her debut concert performance at The Sound, an inspirational concert event on Saturday, August 31st.  Doors open at 7pm and from 7.30pm you can expect live instrumental music, original compositions, vocals and spoken word, featuring artists such as Alex Bassett, Chandra Maybury, England’s Mischa Laurén and many more.  Admission is $25 for general admission, $20 per person for groups of 10, $50 for Patrons, $75 for Gold Patrons and $10 for children under 12.  Tickets are available online at or from the Heritage Bookstore (at Heritage Worship Centre, next to Liberty Theatre).  For more information, contact or 538-2686.  Part proceeds will go to Big Brothers & Big Sisters Bermuda.

BNG Partner Re

Suppositions, the next in the PartnerRe Art Lecture Series at Bermuda National Gallery will be on Friday, September 13th.  The guest speaker will be New York-based artist, Sanford Biggers who will discuss his work from the past two years. Biggers has come to international prominence in the last decade with a body of work that investigates the themes of identity, race, African American history, and spirituality, often through the blending of installation and performance. His latest work continues the exploration of these themes through another stylistic departure, painting on historical quilts.  The reception will be from 5.30pm, followed by the lecture itself at 6pm. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  For further details, or to RSVP, contact or on 295-9428.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: 10 Ways To Preserve Your Family History – August 15th

**NEW  New Orleans Food and Wine Pairing at Ten – August 15th

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

Ryan Oakes, Conjuror: The Magic of Ryan Oakes – August 17th POSTPONED

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Annual Community BBQ – August 17th

Ryan Oakes, Conjuror: An Evening of Mentalism and Mind Reading – August 17th POSTPONED

**NEW  Intimate Concert with Willy Torres at Rumba°R – August 17th

**NEW  Venetian Dinner Cruise – August 17th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Rising From Ashes and The Look of Love – August 18th

2013 Summer Softball League – begins August 19th

**NEW  The Summer Singing Experience – August 19th to 25th

**NEW  Citizen Science Lecture Series: Ocean Vet Bermuda – August 20th

**NEW  PechaKucha Night – August 22nd

**NEW  Improvised Comedy Cup Match – August 22nd and 23rd

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

Fun Golf Open with Sunset Cruise – August 24th

Bermuda Business and Professional Women’s Association: Breakfast with a Bite – August 24th

Bermuda Nights – August 24th

Cyrus the Hypnotist – August 24th

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series:  I Give It A Year – August 25th

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

End of Summer Party in the Park with Wild Son – August 31st

**NEW  The Sound Concert – August 31st

AcroYoga Basecamp: Bermuda with Daniel Scott – September 6th to 8th

Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th

**NEW  Bermuda National Gallery: PartnerRe Art Lecture Series with Sanford Biggers – September 13th

Bermuda Nights – September 14th

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

Bermuda Nights – September 28th

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

Bermuda Nights – October 26th

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd


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

Aqua at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard – July 28th to August 22nd

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 9th to 27th

Onions Gallery and Studios A and B: 60th Anniversary Invitational Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Emerging Artists

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

Horizons Kids Acting Summer Camp – August 12th to August 30th



No disrespect to the organisers of BeachFest (you guys do a fantastic job) but this gave me a little chuckle this week:



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


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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