September 11th, 2013

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you all made it safely through the night with minimal disruption from Tropical Storm Gabrielle – I guess hurricane season is definitely upon us now!  If you are reading this on Wednesday, then it looks like my electricity/internet were fine – I hope it’s the same case for all of you.  As always happens in the Fall, the Bermuda events calendar is getting busier so you are bound to find something interesting to do, no matter how the weather is:

BSoA Trashed

To coincide with the TrashArt: Litter-Arti Show 2013, the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) is proud to present the Bermuda premiere of the award-winning 2012 documentary, Trashed, on Thursday, September 12th.  The film, which features Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, is rated PG-13 and will be followed by a panel discussion.  The aim of this very special screening is to raise awareness of the growing problem of waste excess here in Bermuda and across the globe. BSoA invite you to come and join the discussion and find out how you can help.  The reception will be at 5.30pm, the movie starts at 6pm and the panel discussion will begin around 7.45pm.  The panelists will include representatives from BEST, KBB, Bermuda Waste Management and Green Rock. For more information, contact or 292-3824.  Tickets are $15 and available from


Ovarian Cancer Break the Silence

September has been designated Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  At various locations throughout the month, you are invited to recognise a loved one who has survived or passed with ovarian cancer by writing their name on a ribbon, making a donation and placing the ribbon on the board.  See the flyer for details of where the boards will be.  In addition to this, Friday, September 13th has been designated Turn the Town Teal Day when you are invited to wear your favourite blue-green hue to raiser awareness of “the silent killer”.  Volunteers will also be handing out teal ribbons and tying them to trees, poles, bridges, etc.  On Monday, September 23rd, there will be a Panel Discussion about Ovarian Cancer at the AIG building, next to Robin Hood.  From 5.45pm until 7pm, a panel of doctors and representatives from Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre will discuss Ovarian cancer and how it is affecting women in Bermuda.  The discussion will be facilitated by Tawana Flood and will include what the signs are and what we can do to prevent getting the disease.  This event is free and you can register online at  On Sunday, September 29th, there will be a fundraising luncheon in the Gazebo Room at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.  This will be from 1.15pm until 3.30pm and proceeds will go to the Woman’s Resource Centre to financially assist women traveling for treatment with their incidental expenses.  The cost is $75 per person and you can obtain tickets by sending a message through their website..  For more details, visit


Sonique Sanctuary at Taste 141

A lucky Friday the 13th is in store for music fans as Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with cocktails and live music from Sonique Sanctuary on Friday, September 13th.  The band will be performing from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and there is no cover charge.  For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.



Gospel Grafitti Art

Graffiti is usually frowned upon so it’s nice to see a reason to celebrate it for a change.  Miracle Temple Church in Devonshire are calling on local artists to participate in their Gospel Graffiti Competition on Saturday, September 14th.  Bring your supplies and you can paint on the church wall in the car park for a chance to win prizes.  From noon until 6pm, this family-friendly event will also include gospel music, live entertainment, food vendors and a children’s sidewalk chalk art section.  For more information, or to register, contact or 297-1886.


Sandys 360 Basketball

Registration Day for Sandys 360’s Youth Basketball League will be from 2pm on Saturday, September 14th for the 2013 Fall Season. The league is for boys and girls aged between 5 and 14 and they promise that you don’t have to know the game or play well as some of Bermuda’s top coaches will teach you. For more information, contact Coach Scott at



Nelson Bascome Focus Trophy

The 2nd Nelson Bascome Focus Trophy Charity Football Match will be held on Saturday, September 14th, with two football matches at National Stadium.  Gates open at 3pm and kickoff is at 4pm. The first game will pit Bermuda’s future stars against each other with Bermuda’s National Academy U-16 playing United FC Football Club U-16, while the second game at 6pm will see some of Bermuda’s leading Politicians (including Premier Craig Cannonier, Opposition Leader Mark Bean, Wayne Furbert, Michael Dunkley, Glen Blakeney and His Worship Juan Wolffe) face Bermuda’s Finest Celebrity Football Players (including Garth “Punchy” Dill, Ralph “Gumbo” Bean Snr, Oscar Samuels and John Barry Nusum).  This family-friendly event will include commentary by Carlton “Pepe” Dill, a Fun castle, Gombeys and door prizes. Admission is $15, $5 for under 12s and free for seniors and those who are disabled. Proceeds will benefit Focus Counselling Service (Reg Charity #371), providing outreach, treatment and supportive residency to persons suffering from the disease of substance abuse.  For more information, contact


Bermuda Docs

The September edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, September 15th with the documentary Good Ol’ Freda, showing at 3pm followed by comedy, In A World, 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.




Turkey in the Park

Do you have fond memories of Lemon Tree’s Pig in the Park, Fish in the Park, and Cow in the Park parties last summer?  Then great news, as they are doing it again with poultry at their Turkey in the Park party on Friday, September 20th!  The cost is $25, which includes the special Turkey in the Park t-shirt (while supplies last), a free drink ticket and as much deep-fried turkey as you can gobble down.  T-shirts are available directly from Lemon Tree.  For more information, contact 292-0235 or



Bridge in a Day

It has been proven to improve mental skills for young and old alike and the Bermuda Bridge Club want to share their love of the game at a special interactive one-day seminar on Saturday September 21st.  Aimed at people looking to start or return to bridge, Play Bridge in a Day will introduce the mechanics, scoring and basic bidding of bridge, from 10am until 4pm.   The cost is $20 person, including a light lunch. For more information, contact or 236-7897.



Gombey Fest 2013

Celebrating an iconic symbol of Bermuda, the Annual Gombey Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21st  at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium. From 5.30pm until 9.30pm, you can expect live performances from the Warner Gombey Troupe, Warwick Gombeys, The New Generation Places Gombeys, H & H Gombeys, Gombey Warriors, Richardson Gombeys. There will also be a special tribute to the 2013 Gombey Festival Honoree, food vendors, gombey-inspired face-painting for kids and local gombey crafts. Highlighting the importance of appreciating traditions from other societies, there will also be special performances by visiting folk-art stilt-walker dancers. Admission is free.   This event is weather-dependant and the rain date will be September 22nd.  For more details, see

Marsden Organ and Violin Concert

As a fundraiser for the restoration of their Casavant pipe organ, Marsden First United Methodist Church are hosting a special Organ and Violin Concert on Sunday, September 29th.   The concert will take place at 4pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Hamilton, with internationally acclaimed organist, Dr. Charles Callahan, assisted by violinist Lionel Thomas, performing live.  General admission is $25, Patron Gold tickets are $100 and Patron Silver tickets are $50.  Tickets available from or by calling 278-1500.




Bermuda Calypso Festival

A sensational night of entertainment for fans of Bermuda and Trinidad Calypso is on offer at the Four Ways Inn on Sunday, October 6th. The Bermuda Calypso Festival is a dinner show starting at 6pm, and featured performers for the evening will include Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, King Trott, David Moniz, Duke Joell, Reuben McCoy, June Caisey and Rudy Ford.  Tickets are $65 and available from Fourways and the Music Box.  For more information, contact Dale Butler on 505-3409 or





Dig out your lederhosen and round up your friends as the world’s biggest fair is coming to Bermuda from Thursday, October 10th until Sunday, October 13th. Oktoberfest, in the Victualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will run from 6pm until late on each of the days, with a special Beat the Clock Happy Hour from 5pm until 6pm.  Drinks will start off at $5 and then will increase in price every 15 minutes, so it pays to get there early. At the real Oktoberfest in Munich, only beer brewed within the city limits can be served so, on this basis alone, Frog and Onion can claim to have Bermuda’s most authentic Oktoberfest since their beer is brewed mere yards away from where you are drinking it.  Headlining each evening is one of the world’s most outstanding beer hall bands, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed brass ensemble Oompah Brasss, playing a crowd-pleasing mixture of traditional tunes and Bavarian-style reworking of contemporary music.  Further entertainment will be courtesy of The Big Chill’s DJ Felix Todd and MC Tony Brannon. Co-sponsors Dockyard Brewing Co., and Burrows & Lightbourn will be offering special Oktoberfest brews and the tent will be set up in the classic style of long trestle tables where you can enjoy traditional Oktoberfest dishes provided by the Frog and Onion pub. Steins of beer and glasses of wine will cost $7.25 each and the Oktoberfest Food Stand will cost $25 for a dinner of either Mixed German Bratwurst or Rotisserie Grilled Half Spring Chicken, served with sides of Sauerkraut, German Style Potato Salad and Crusty Bread.  Tickets range from $10 to $100 per head for reserved seating.  All tables seat up to ten people and include table service. Blau Tables (Blue) cost $1000 per table ($100 per head) and include premier seating closest to the Stage, an Oktoberfest hat, a full German style menu (including favourites such as rustic pretzels with mustard dips, Bratwurst, sauerkraut, apple strudel and more), and 2 steins of Oktoberfest Beer per person.  Rote Tables (Red) cost $500 and include preferred seating one row back from the Stage, an Oktoberfest hat, baskets of rustic pretzels with mustard dips, and 2 steins of Oktoberfest Beer per person.  Gelb Tables (Yellow) cost $250 and include choice seating two rows back from the Stage, an Oktoberfest hat, 1 stein of Oktoberfest Beer per person.  Green Tables (Grun) cost $100 ($10 per head) for a reserved table with table service only.  Tables are now available for pre-booking through  For more information, contact the Frog and Onion at 234-2900 or

Skippy Kick

The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2013 will be the 26th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament on Sunday, November 3rd.  This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include forms, weapon forms, point sparring, full contact and 2012 winners Kentaro Bean and Kent Bean.  The cost of entry is $10 for adults and $5 for under-12s.  For more information, contact 292-2157.




Bermuda Squash Club

The Bermuda Squash Racquets Association is currently hosting an Open Week between now and Monday, September 16th.  The 24 hour facility is opening its doors to the public to showcase their four squash courts, fully equipped air conditioned gym, licensed bar and more.  If you sign up during the Open Week, you will receive 25% off the usual membership cost and the usual initiation fee will be waived.  For more information, or details on individual and family rates, contact Dave Elliot on 292-6881 or, or visit




Gel Polish Special

Another special offer, this time from Elan Clinic who are running a Gel Polish Special.  For a limited time, they are offering a gel polish on hands or feet for $35.  For $50, they will also throw in an eyebrow wax.  For more details, contact 296-7439 or




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Celebrating Wellness – September 11th

**NEW  BSoA Screening of Trashed – September 12th

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

**NEW  Rock Out With Sonique Sanctuary at Taste 141 – September 13th

**NEW  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Turn the Town Teal Day – September 13th

Bermuda Nights – September 14th

Bermuda Folk Club Open Mic Night featuring Mike and Alana – September 14th

Raleigh Bermuda’s Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 14th

**NEW  Gospel Graffiti Art Competition & Festival – September 14th

**NEW  Sandys 360 Youth Basketball Academy Registration Day – September 14th

**NEW  The 2nd Nelson Bascome Focus Trophy Charity Football Match – September 14th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Good Ol’ Freda and In A World – September 15th

Beating of the Retreat Ceremony at Royal Naval Dockyard – September 16th

SAGE Commission Public Meeting at St. James Church Hall, Somerset – September 16th

SAGE Commission Public Meeting at Penno’s Wharf, St. George’s – September 17th

SAGE Commission Public Meeting at Mount Saint Agnes – September 19th

Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – September 20th

Fort Night Fever Finale – September 20th

**NEW  Lemon Tree’s Turkey in the Park Party – September 20th

2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert – September 21st

Holistic Fair – September 21st

**NEW  Bermuda Bridge Club Seminar: Play Bridge in a Day – September 21st

**NEW  Annual Gombey Festival – September 21st

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Ferry Reach: Footsteps into a Forgotten History – September 22nd

**NEW  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Panel Discussion – September 23rd

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

Haiti Village Health’s First Annual Golf Tournament – September 28th

2013 ANCOP Walk – September 29th

**NEW  Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Fundraising Luncheon – September 29th

**NEW  Marsden First United Methodist Church Organ and Violin Concert – September 29th

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

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 4th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bold, Beautiful Bermudians – October 5th

**NEW  The Bermuda Calypso Festival – October 6th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Paris-Manhattan – September 10th October 8th

**NEW  Oktoberfest at Frog & Onion – October 10th to 13th

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: South Pacific – October 10th to 19th

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

17th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 16th

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows  – October 19th and 20th

Bermuda Nights – October 26th

**NEW  Bermuda Karate Institute: 26th Annual Skippy Kick – November 3rd

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd

Application Deadline for Bermuda National Gallery: 2014 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Bermuda Art – December 6th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – January 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Shostakovich’s The Nose – February 1st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th


Art Exhibits

BNG East: Contemporary Conversation by James Cooper – June 15th to November 23rd

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


Job interviews are scary at the best of times – how do you think you would have coped with this one?:


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Enjoy the rest of the week!



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