October 16th, 2013
Well, if you’re a fan of dress-up, then it looks like you’re going to have a ball this Halloween as the celebrations will be over two weekends this year. There are lots of events to choose from so it’s just a matter of deciding which ones you’d like to grace with your presence. Here is the latest rundown of the best things to do in Bermuda this Fall:
Attendees at Latin Dancers’ Delight tonight at Margarita’s Grill will have a little extra treat. Instead of the regular DJ’d music, you can dance to live Latin jazz courtesy of Bermuda’s own, Giant Steps Band from 9pm. In addition, the Salsa Friends Classes offered from 7pm will feature an Intro to Bachata along with Salsa at the Beginners class at 7pm and Intro to Rueda at the Intermediate class at 8pm. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.
Time to feed those brain cells with spices as Quiz & Curry Night has returned to Bermuda Bistro at the Beach! Every Wednesday night from 8pm, participating teams can enjoy food and drink specials, cash prizes and giveaways and a grand prize for the overall season winner. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact email@example.com or 292-0219.
If you’re interested in helping to strike down breast cancer then this could be right up your alley. To mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Strykz Bowling Lounge are hosting a Bowling for Boobs fundraising event from 6pm on Thursday, October 17th. The cost is $30 per bowler, for 2 games with teams of 5, and all proceeds will be donated to the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy all the fun of the fair as Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar presents Comic Life on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th. From 10am until 10pm, you can enjoy various games, the mechanical bull, or indulge in fair favourites such as cotton candy, popcorn and freshly made Portuguese donuts. Raffle tickets are available from any student or at the School for $10, with prizes including 2 flat screen TVs, kitchen appliances, and many others. Admission is $4 or free for children under 5.
Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center promise to reveal some of Hollywood’s best kept secrets at their Open House on Saturday, October 19th. From 10am until 2pm, you can see their new facility, learn about their many services (including dermatology and laser lipo), see live demonstrations from their certified staff, and meet and greet with Dr. Kyjuan Brown , Preston Ephriam and therapists. From 2pm until 5pm, attendees will save up to 50% on select treatments, including massages, waxing, microderms, laser treatments, skin tightening and more. On top of that, you will also have a chance to win free treatments. For more information, contact email@example.com or 293-5476.
As already mentioned, TEDx Bermuda is happening on Saturday, October 19th. Organisers have also added a free-entry wrap party for attendees and speakers after the event at Wickets in the Fairmont Southampton. There is a cash bar, live music from Bones with a buffet style dinner at $50 per head. Tickets for the dinner are bookable until October 15th through www.pTix.bm.
Food, snacks and fun are promised at the Kings of Construction (KOC) Block Party at Victoria Park on Sunday, October 20th. From noon until 5pm, you can enjoy a fun-filled day of friendly competition, a kids zone with fun castles, face-painting, tattoos and more, and a wide variety of food vendors. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Great news for folks who like their wine as red as their meat as Ten Cafe & Bar are hosting a Cows and Cabs evening at 7pm on Wednesday, October 23rd. Chef Mike Knight has created a special 5 course menu of unusual preparations of certified Angus beef, paired with tastings of fine cabernets. The cost is $75 per person. To reserve your spot, contact 295 0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vegetarian Society of Bermuda in collaboration with Chewstick will be hosting a movie night featuring the local film, Medicinal Uses of Plants, part of the Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series, on Thursday, October 24th. Admission is $5 per person and the screening will start at 5.30pm at Chewstick HQ.
Back by popular demand, just in time for Halloween, John Cox, historian and author of Bermuda Hauntings and Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts will be at Bermuda National Library (upper floor) on Thursday, October 24th for the third Bermuda Hauntings event. From 6.30pm to 8.pm, you can hear John Cox share stories of spirits, those gifted (or cursed) to know the future, and information about some of the more famous haunts in Bermuda, and share your own experiences and family stories. John Cox’s books will also be available for purchase on the night. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required. For more information, or to RSVP, contact 296-1297 ext. 223 or email@example.com.
Bermuda High School for Girls (BHS) invite you to enjoy a haunted house, games, prizes, a costume parade and more, at the BHS Halloween Fair on Friday, October 25th. This event will take place on the BHS Field from 5.30pm until 8pm. Tickets are $15 which includes your choice of a hot dog or chili, one drink and one dessert item (apple or cookie). Tickets are available for online at www.bhs.bm or by calling 278-3004. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandys 360 invite you to come out to the next in their Fall Movie Night Series on Friday, October 25th. This will be at the Sandys Secondary Middle School Amphitheatre from 7pm until 9pm with the feature being the animated movie Epic. Admission is $5 per person with snacks, popcorn and drinks available for sale in the reception area. All attendees must register by October 23rd. Online registration is available at www.Sandys360.bm and payments can be made at the reception desk before the event or at the door. Future movie nights will be on Friday, November 22nd and Friday, December 13th and all films are family-friendly. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 234-6195.
Halloween fun for everyone is promised at BUEI’s annual Underwater Underworld event on Saturday, October 26th from 1pm until 4pm. This haunted underworld will include a costume contest, face-painting, spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt, bake sale, games, giveaways, and more. In Motion Dancers will also be providing additional entertainment with a performance of Thriller. This event is free for members and children under 4, and $5 for non-members. For more information, contact 294-0204.
The 4th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins will be at Astwood Park on Saturday, October 26th. From 9am until 2pm, you can expect face painting, hay-rides, caramel apples, cider and lots of fun. Children who wear costumes will be given a treat. There is no admission fee and the price of pumpkins ranges between $13 and $24, depending on the size. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 238-0652.
Think you’re in pretty decent shape? The conclusion of 2013′s Bermuda Triple Challenge series, the Royal Challenge, invites you to prove your worth on Sunday, October 27th. Teams of three will tackle the unknown on a 5km course with 14 obstacles, experiencing parts of Royal Naval Dockyard that few have explored or seen before, while raising money for charity (Friends of Hope Academy and Beyond Rugby, a programme of The Family Centre) at the same time. Categories are Female Only, Male Only, Mixed, Corporate and Youth Team (aged 14 to 18). The entry fee is $135 per team and registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com until 5pm on Thursday, October 24th. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.RoyalChallenge.net.
A week of fun-filled adventure awaits 4 to 11 year olds at Camp Pioneers running from Monday, October 28th until Friday, November 1st. Camp Pioneers is based at the Temperance Hall Church in Hamilton Parish, near The Market Place, and a typical camp week will offer arts, crafts, education time, educational and fun field trips, play time, movies, library visits, and a host of other activities that aim to be both fun and learning opportunities for young campers. Activities are highlighted in a booklet that’s sent to camp parents/guardians in advance and, recognising that times are tough, the camp tries to plan activities that are free or relatively low in cost and works closely with venues to obtain discounted prices for campers during field trips. The cost is $120 per child and there are also Junior Counsellor opportunities available fro 12 to 15 year olds. For more information, or to register, contact Camp Director Mahtorrie Wilkinson at 504-5372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CNN Hero of the Year Winner Anuradha Koirala will be visiting Bermuda to give a special presentation entitled, Fighting the Atrocities of Human Trafficking, on Tuesday, October 29th at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Ms. Koirala, world renowned activist and founder of Maiti Nepal, is instrumental in fighting to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes such as sex trafficking, domestic violence, child prostitution and child labour. This event is in association with The Women’s Resource Centre. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by the presentation itself at 6.30pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.ptix.bm. For more information, contact John Singleton on 333-0870.
Curious about the laws of karma, reincarnation and meditative chanting? Anya Ozarowska aims to cover all three in an inspiring and down-to-earth manner at the seminar Karma & Reincarnation Explained on Tuesday, October 29th at My Sereni-Tea. From 7pm until 9pm, they promise a life-changing discussion about the essential aspects of our life, including a discussion on ghosts. You can also expect some sweet vegan treats and experience a soothing, deeply relaxing meditative chanting that eases harsh laws of karma. Entry is free. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.deeppeacemeditation.com.
Lemon Tree Café and Par-la-ville Park will be transformed into a beautifully spooky venue for A Nightmare on Queen Street on Friday, November 1st. From 8pm until 2am, your host will be the Town Crier Ghost, with entertainment courtesy of street performers, resident DJ Uncle, The Big Chill’s DJ Felix Tod with Neil Burnie on sax, Crown & Anchor and a few surprise pop-up performers. This is an opportunity to support the Bermuda Heart Foundation who will have apple-bobbing, pumpkin brain squashing and face-painting, while Lemon Tree will have some of its legendary BBQ for sale along with Peroni Beer and Pink-a-Weenie specials. Not only are full Halloween costumes strongly encouraged but there is a prize for the best one. This event is for a mature and open-minded audience and will take place rain, blow or high moon. There is no cover charge thanks to sponsors Lemon Tree Cafe, Peroni, MarketPlace, Class Act Designs and the Corporation of Hamilton, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Bermuda Heart Foundation. For more information, contact 292-0235.
Throwback Promotions are hosting a Loco Halloween Party at Tribe Road Kitchen on Friday, November 1st. From 10pm until 3am, you can enjoy Top 40, reggae, hip hop and R’n’B, courtesy of DJ Bitsy, DJ Chubb and YGS. There are WKD prizes up for grabs for the best costume and the first 20 ladies in costume will get a free WKD shot. This is a ticket only event with advance tickets on sale for $20 at Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, Tribe Road Kitchen, or from the event hosts and promo team. For more information, contact 333-6791, 333-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies are welcome at the next Monthly Series Meeting from La Leche League of Bermuda on Saturday, November 9th. This will start at 10.30am in the First Floor Conference Room of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and will be on the topic, Tech Support: Handling Breastfeeding Challenges. For more information, or for breastfeeding assistance, call 236-1120.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: South Pacific – October 10th to 19th
Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 14th to 16th
31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 14th to 16th
Masterworks Cooking Classes: Save the Best for First – October 15th
17th Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk – October 16th
Pembroke Rotary Club Cocktail Party – October 17th
**NEW Bowling for Boobs – October 17th
Making Social Media Work for Your Business – October 17th and 18th
Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – October 17th to 20th
**NEW Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Bazaar: Comic Life – October 18th and 19th
TEDx Bermuda – October 19th
Entertainment Trade Show – October 19th
A Musician and Her Surgeon – October 19th
**NEW DATE: Get Your Grill On – October
**NEW Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center Open House – October 19th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 19th and 20th
**NEW Kings of Construction (KOC) Block Party – October 20th
Ladies Luncheon Gala at Red – October 23rd
SCARS Prevent Now Presentation – October 23rd
**NEW Cows & Cabs Dinner at Ten – October 23rd
Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 23rd and 24th
**NEW Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Medicinal Use of Plants – October 24th
**NEW Bermuda Hauntings – October 24th
Haunted Youth Library – October 25th
**NEW BHS Halloween Fair – October 25th
**NEW Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – October 25th
Bermuda Nights – October 26th
Bermuda Long Drive Championship – October 26th
Scary Party Halloween Bash at Cosmopolitan – October 26th
Bermuda Botanical Society’s Annual Plant Sale – October 26th
Mariners RFC Annual Halloween Party – October 26th
Yart Sale – October 26th
Zombie Walk – October 26th
Teen Scream High School Halloween Dance – October 26th
TRFC Haunted Mansion Party – October 26th
Celebrity Lookalike Pre-Halloween Party – October 26th
**NEW 4th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 26th
**NEW BUEI Underwater Underworld Halloween Party – October 26th
Friends of Hospice Walk to Remember – October 27th
14th Martial Arts Tournament and Demonstrations – October 27th
**NEW Royal Challenge – October 27th
**NEW Camp Pioneers – starts October 28th
Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 28th and 29th
IFPROS Youth Training Academy Mid-Term Camp – October 28th to November 1st
**NEW Fighting the Atrocities of Human Trafficking – October 29th
**NEW Karma & Reincarnation Explained – October 29th
TechArt 2013 Submission Deadline – October 30th
Lijah’s Journey Trick Or Treat – October 31st
Freaks & Geeks Halloween Party – October 31st
The Haunting of Messina Manor – October 31st to November 2nd
Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Final – November 1st
UberVida Yelloween – November 1st
**NEW A Nightmare on Queen Street – November 1st
**NEW Loco Halloween Party – November 1st
Caravan to Cuba: Command Performance – November 2nd
Jamais Productions present A Tribute to Legendary Divas – November 2nd
Bermuda Karate Institute: 26th Annual Skippy Kick – November 3rd
Olde Towne Market – restarts November 3rd
Art Walk in the East – November 3rd
Senior Students Computer & Technology Quiz – November 7th
Masterworks Young Friends Dinner – November 9th
Kids Music Fest – November 9th
**NEW La Leche League Monthly Series Meeting – November 9th
The West Market – November 16th
Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – November 17th
Bermuda National Gallery Student Art Competition Deadline – November 21st
**NEW Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – November 22nd
Bermuda Nights – November 23rd
Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th
CashforNash Mission Fundraiser – November 29th
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 6th
Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th
**NEW Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th
Christmas Eve Menu at Grotto Bay – December 24th
Christmas Champagne Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th
Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at Grotto Bay – December 31st
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
BNG East: Contemporary Conversation by James Cooper – June 15th to November 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)
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Homer’s Cafe Display: Jill Raine – September 14th to October 17th
6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th
Ground Control Exhibit at Masterworks – October 11th to November 20th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 11th to 29th
Onions Gallery and Studios A, B and C/D: MindFrame & PhotoVoice
Edinburgh Gallery: BSoA’s Art in Motion Video Competition
Oil, Water and Wood at Bermuda Arts Centre – October 20th to November 15th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 1st to 19th
Edinburgh Gallery: Kok Wan Lee and Chikako
Onions Gallery and Studios A, B and C/D: TechArt 2013
Can you believe she is 12 years old?! Bermudian talent at its finest:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!