August 28th, 2013
Hope you’re making the most of the last few days of August. We might complain about the humidity now but I’m sure we’ll miss it when it starts getting a little chilly again. We have lots of time before we have to think about winter though – here’s what’s coming up in Bermuda:
A great opportunity to watch some recent blockbusters under the stars as the Moonlight Movie Series presents the Department of Park’s Movies in the Park on Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st at the Botanical Gardens. From 6pm on both evenings, there will be DJ music, competitions, giveaways, food vendors and a KiddieLand. On the Friday, the first movie, Epic (rated PG), will start at 8.30pm, after the sun goes down, followed by the late feature, Oblivion at 10.30pm. On the Saturday, the family feature at 8.30pm is Frankenweenie (rated PG), followed by The Great Gatsby (PG-13) at 10.30pm. There will be recycling on site and free water for everyone with re-useable water containers. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to school time isn’t just for the kids as Discovery Wines are also getting geared up for the fall session of their wine classes. The first on Saturday, August 31st will be a two hour class on wines of the Pacific North West. From Oregon Pinot Noir to Washington State Syrah, they promise that you will find out everything you ever wanted to know about wines from the upper-left hand corner of the United States, after an hour-long discussion and presentation, you will have plenty of time to get to sample some of the best of them. The class will begin at 10.30am in their newly renovated warehouse on Bakery Lane in Pembroke (off-Serpentine Road, they can send directions if necessary). The cost is $40 and you can reserve your spot by contacting 296-9463.
Summer Sundays in the Park is back on Sunday, September 1st, and promises a focus on old school and new school reggae music with the theme Reggae Vibes. 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 Missian, Conscious Bermuda, Soul Surreal, Dia, 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.
You are invited to give summer a proper send-off as D’General presents the last of the Summer Soca Cruise Series aboard the UberVida on Sunday, September 1st. All of the previous cruises have sold out and this one is, not only the grand finale of the series, but also D’General’s Annual Birthday Cruise. The cruise departs #1 Car Park at 6pm, returning at 9pm with music by guest DJs DeForest Evans, New Era and Rusty G. This event is sponsored by Bacardi, so you can expect Bacardi and Grey Goose drinks to be on special. Tickets are $20 and must be bought in advance from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, since there will not be any tickets sold at the boat. For more information, contact D’General at 300-1049 or email@example.com.
Right after the Summer Soca Cruise, you can get right on the boat again as UberVida and Bermuda Triangle Fiestas present Fusion on Sunday, September 1st, departing from the dock at #Car Park on Front Street. From 10pm until 2am, you can expect a mix of house, EDM, DubStep, Drum & Bass, ragga, reggae, soca, mashups and high energy dance music, courtesy of Walshy Fire (official DJ from electronic dancehall DJ project Major Lazer), Y.G.S. (Best of Bermuda 2013 winner of Best Club/Party DJs), DJ Siid James (VIBE 103/ IBIZA), and an appearance from a special guest artist. Tickets are $50 and available from www.pTix.bm.
If your plans for the Labour Day holiday mainly involve getting over the previous night’s festivities, then you have the opportunity to do it in style at UberVida Recovery on Monday, September 2nd. The boat departs #1 Car Park at 3pm, returning at 7pm and, since it is a BYOB cruise, you can bring the hair of whatever dog happened to bite you. Tickets are $40 and available from www.pTix.bm.
To celebrate 166 years, the Hamilton Parish Friendly Society Trustees are hosting a High Tea on Sunday, September 8th. This will take place at Temperance Hall at 92 North Shore Road from 4pm until 8pm, and the guest speaker for the afternoon will be Dr. Juanita E. Guishard-Packwood, SRN, RMN. Dress to impress as there are prizes for the lady with the most unique hat and for the most debonair gentleman. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Boyd Smith on 293-1712 or Marva Bridgewater on 299-9103.
Ladies, interested in learning new skills while burning some calories, making new friends and having fun? Certified LTA and PTR instructor, Sheila Gomez is offering a Women’s Beginner Tennis Series starting on Monday, September 9th. This will take place every Monday from 9am until 10.30am at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. The cost is $90 for the six week series, with make up classes for any rain delays. For more details, or to register, contact 518-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifeThyme CrossFit Wellness & Training have introduced a new fun and healthy after-school program for youths aged 5 to 18 years. LifeThyme CrossFit Kids promises routines which are carefully tailored for their growing bodies and will include fun workouts, nutrition education, exercise skills and games. Classes start on September 9th and the cost is $120 for 6 sessions, with a 10% discount available for additional siblings and to parents currently participating in classes. Classes are on different days and times, depending on your child’s age. For more information, or to sign up, contact email@example.com.
Bermuda Folk Club are giving you singers and musicians out there a chance to shine as they are hosting an Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, September 14th. Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm, featuring headliners Mike and Alana MacPhee and many other local performers. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar. For more information, contact 295-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.folkclub.bm.
Raleigh Bermuda invite you to enjoy a night under the stars, playing your favourite casino games at their 1st Annual Monte Carlo Casino Classic on Saturday, September 14th. The evening will be from 8pm until 11pm at Fort Hamilton and the ticket price includes food, two drink tickets, music and casino chips. There will also be a silent auction with great prizes. Tickets are $75 and available from www.pTix.bm. For more information, contact 333-5678 or email@example.com.
The Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission is holding another three public meetings for members of the public who would like to share their ideas for creating a more modern, efficient and accountable government. The meetings are being held on Monday, September 16th at St. James Church Hall, Somerset, on Tuesday, September 17th at Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s, and on Thursday, September 19th at Mount Saint Agnes Auditorium. All meetings begin at 7pm and run until around 9pm. For more information, visit www.sagecommission.bm or call 299-0210.
A unique opportunity for golf enthusiasts to play like the pros is coming up at the Haiti Village Health’s First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 28th. This will be at Port Royal Golf Course, just two weeks before the PGA’s Grand Slam of Golf, so the course will be in perfect condition for Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and defending champion Padraig Harrington’s arrival. This is a Captain’s Choice tournament, with teams of four and a shotgun start at 1pm. All proceeds support Bermuda-based charity Haiti Village Health, located in northern Haiti, which provides medical care, maternal health care, pediatric immunizations, nutritional support for severely malnourished children, and water and sanitation infrastructure. The cost is $150 per person, which includes a snack, a chance to play against the pro, drink samples at Bacardi-sponsored holes and many great prizes up for grabs. For more information, or to submit a team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is once again on a mission to make us all more cultured by bringing the Metropolitan Opera to Bermuda in glorious HD. The next screening will be of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on Saturday, January 11th at 5pm in the usual venue of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Formal dress is not required, but is also not discouraged, so feel free to dress up pretty. A cash bar will be available pre-performance and during all intermissions with complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided. Future screenings are February 1st (Shostakovich’s The Nose), February 22nd (Puccini’s Tosca), March 15th (Verdi’s Falstaff), March 29th (Dvorák’s Rusalka), April 26th (Borodin’s Prince Igor), May 3rd (Massenet’s Werther), May 17th (Puccini’s La Bohème), May 31st (Mozart’s Così fan tutte) and June 14th (Rossini’s La Cenerentola). As usual, tickets are $35, or $30 for students, and available from www.ptix.bm from November 1st. If you purchase tickets to five or more shows, the price will be discounted to $30 each. For more information, see www.gands.bm/opera.htm or contact Matt Nester at email@example.com. For synopses and video clips of the operas themselves, visit www.metoperafamily.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Society of Arts: Litter-Arti Entry Deadline – August 28th
18th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 29th and 30th
Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – August 30th
**NEW Movies in the Park: Epic and Oblivion – 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
The Sound Concert – August 31st
InterNations International Networking Party – August 31st
**NEW Movies in the Park: Frankenweenie and The Great Gatsby – August 31st
**NEW Discovery Wines: Pacific North West Wine Class – August 31st
Selena’s 4th Annual Causeway BBQ Throwdown and Block Party – September 1st
**NEW Summer Sundays in the Park: Reggae Vibes – September 1st
**NEW D’General’s Final Summer Soca Cruise Series – September 1st
**NEW UberVida Fusion – September 1st
**NEW UberVida Recovery – September 2nd
AcroYoga Basecamp: Bermuda with Daniel Scott – September 6th to 8th
Summer Saturdays: Middle School Dance – September 7th
The Bermuda International Piano & Jazz Festival – September 8th
**NEW Hamilton Parish Friendly Society Trustees High Tea – September 8th
**NEW Women’s Beginner Tennis Series – starts September 9th
**NEW LifeThyme CrossFit Kids – starts September 9th
Bermuda Nights – September 14th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night featuring Mike and Alana – September 14th
**NEW Raleigh Bermuda’s Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 14th
Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th
**NEW SAGE Commission Public Meeting at St. James Church Hall, Somerset – September 16th
**NEW SAGE Commission Public Meeting at Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s – September 17th
**NEW SAGE Commission Public Meeting at Mount Saint Agnes – September 19th
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
**NEW Haiti Village Health’s First Annual Golf Tournament – September 28th
The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 4th
6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th
Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul through Yoga with Sianna Sherman – October 11th to 13th
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
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – January 11th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Shostakovich’s The Nose – February 1st
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th
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 5th
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
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 30th to September 18th
Onions Gallery: TrashArt – Litter-Arti Show 2013
Studio A: Kimberley Tucker
Studio B: Kocchakorn Marchand & Manuel Palacio
Edinburgh Gallery: Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau’s 21st Anniversary Celebration Poster Art Competition
Masterworks Artist in Residence Exhibit: Joe La Morte – September 13th to 23rd
Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 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
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
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Enjoy the rest of the week and the holiday weekend!