September 13th, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th, Kids!


Hope you all have a great weekend planned – here’s a quick roundup of the latest Bermuda events:

Bermuda National Gallery

Bermuda National Gallery has been closed but will be reopening to the public on Friday, September 13th with 3 new exhibitions.   Eyes on the World, in partnership with the Alexia Foundation, is a photojournalistic exhibition focused on social issues.  This has been extended with new work.  Also on display is a selection of botanical paintings and drawings from the Bermuda National Trust Collection by Charlotte Anna Lefroy, completed when she was in Bermuda with her husband.  Major-General John Henry Lefroy was Governor from 1871 to 1877.  Photographer Meredith Andrews will also be exhibiting her latest show, Fathers.  All exhibits will run until November 23rd.  For more information, contact or 295-9428.


West Market

A brand new shopping experience is coming soon to Somerset. The West Market will take place between 9am and 1pm on Saturday, September 14th, October 12th and November 16th at the Warren Simmons Field, across from Arnold’s.  Farmers, Vendors, Fishermen will all be displaying their wares, as well as car boot sales.  For more information, contact 732-6681 or




Tumble Tots Bermuda

Now in its 28th year of developing strong minds through strong bodies, Tumble Tots Bermuda is relaunching its programme on Saturday, September 14th at the new location of BHS gymnasium.  Child psychologists and educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be a part of every child’s education and Tumble Tots offer this kind of physical development in a fun and age-appropriate environment.  The half-hour Parent and Tot classes begin at 9.30am, running every half hour until 11am, followed by the Tumble Tots Pre-School Class for 3 and 4 year olds from 11am until 11.30am.  To register, contact 333-6043, Fiona Murdoch at or Linda Hines at


KitchenAid Demo Day

September is KitchenAid month and, as part of the celebrations, Bermuda Gas are hosting a KitchenAid Demo Day on Saturday, September 14th.  Bermuda’s own Culinary Nutritionist, Ashley Tucker will be creating tasty treats using KitchenAid countertop appliances at 10am, noon and 2pm.  For one day only, you can receive a 15% discount on all KitchenAid portable appliances, as well as great giveaways, tastings, recipes and door prizes.  For more details, visit




PHRF Nationals 2013

Calling all Sailors, there is still time to register for the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) National Championships lined up for Saturday, September 14th at 11am.  Participants will have the opportunity to compete for the Class Trophy (thanks to Gubinelli Wines and the Bermuda Yacht Racing Association) and the Overall championship (thanks to Ignition).  After the racing, there will be a prize-giving social at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.  Registration is open until 5pm on Friday, September 13th and the registration fee is $75 per boat.  The relevant documentation is available on



Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB), in collaboration with Bermuda National Gallery, are hosting the next in their series of social justice lunchtime lectures on Wednesday, September 18th.  Theatre Boycott: Personal Stories will be from 12.30pm until 1.30pm at Bermuda National Gallery on the 2nd floor at City Hall.  Presenter Mrs. Clifford Maxwell, a member of the Progressive Group, will tell her personal story of her experiences leading up to the 1959 Theatre Boycott, which lead to desegregation in Bermuda.  This event is free to the public.  For more information, contact 295-9428.


Grill and Chill

To celebrate Bishop Duncan’s 50th birthday, the New Testament Church of God Mortgage Liquidation Committee are hosting a Grill ‘n’ Chill at Shelly Bay Field on Saturday, September 21st.  From 3pm until 8pm, there will be fun castles, music, balloons, train rides and more, with burgers, hot dogs, chicken and drinks for sale.  Entry is free.  For more information, contact





Hendrickson Educational Fundraising

A special Educational Fundraiser Quiz Night, with a variety of great prizes to be won, will take place in Docksider’s on Monday, September 23rd.  Gareth Hendrickson, a well-liked and well-respected husband and father of 3 boys (under the age of 11), recently passed away, at the age of 39, as a result of a pulmonary embolism.  To assist his widow in shouldering the high cost of the boys’ education, a group of employers, colleagues and friends are hosting this Quiz Night as a fundraiser.  Sign in will be from 6pm until 6.30pm and the quiz will start at 7pm.  The cost is $50 per person for teams of five and the price includes both the quiz participation and dinner.  The MC for the night is Sherry J while the Quiz Master will be Mike Bishop.  To register, contact Joelle Turner at 296-5550 or, or buy online at  Walk-ins are also welcome on the night.


Sabor Fall 2013 Schedule

Sabor Dance School have released their Fall Class Schedule. Classes offered include zumba, salsa, hustle, tango and ballroom and run for 7 weeks from $100, starting this week. Some classes are also available through the Community Education Programme and these run for 8 weeks. For more details, see





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

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

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

Gospel Graffiti Art Competition & Festival – September 14th

Sandys 360 Youth Basketball Academy Registration Day – September 14th

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

**NEW  The West Market – September 14th

**NEW  Tumble Tots Bermuda – relaunches September 14th

**NEW  KitchenAid Demo Day – September 14th

**NEW  Performance Handicap Racing Fleet National Championships – September 14th

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

**NEW  BNG & CURB Collaboration: The Theatre Boycott: Personal Stories – September 18th

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

Family Movie Nights Under the Stars – September 20th

Fort Night Fever Finale – September 20th

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

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

Holistic Fair – September 21st

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

Annual Gombey Festival – September 21st

**NEW  Bishop Duncan’s 50th Grill ‘n’ Chill – September 21st

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

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Panel Discussion – September 23rd

**NEW  Hendrickson Educational Fundraiser Quiz Night – 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

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Fundraising Luncheon – September 29th

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

The Bermuda Calypso Festival – October 6th

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

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

**NEW  The West Market – 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

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

**NEW  The West Market – November 16th

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

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – September 13th to November 23rd

Charlotte Anna Lefroy Botanicals from the Bermuda National Trust Collection
Meredith Andrews: Fathers
Eyes on the World Extension (new work)

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


I don’t care that it’s fake, it makes me laugh every single time:



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Enjoy the weekend!



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