October 4th, 2013

Happy Friday Kids!


Hope you’re all gearing up for a great weekend!  Here is a quick round-up of the latest Bermuda events:

Karaoke Night

You are invited to bring a chair and exercise your vocal chords as the Corporation of St. George’s Activities Committee presents Family Karaoke Night on Saturday, October 5th.  From 8pm until 11pm in King’s Square, Ragin’ Bajan will be on hand to help the whole family channel their inner rock star.  Available age groups are 12 and under, 13 to 19, and 20 and over.  Admission is free and refreshments will be on sale.  In case of inclement weather, the venue will move to Penno’s Wharf.




Tourism Business Matters

Whether  you have a tourist business that you would like to grow, want information on tourism opportunities in St. George’s or would just like information on how to spot the latest tourism idea, the Tourism Business Matters Seminar on Tuesday, October 8th at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s could be for you.  Registration and refreshments will start at 5.30pm with the event itself running from 6pm until 8pm.  Guest speakers for the evening are Colin Campbell (OBMI Consultant for the National Tourism Plan, Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone (owner of The Bermuda Perfumery and Lili Bermuda), Philip Seaman (owner of a St. George’s vacation rental) and Mark Soares (St. George’s Harbour Marina) who will discuss such topics as identifying new business opportunities, financing your tourism/hospitality business, avoiding the pitfalls of a tourist-related business, understanding the National Tourism Plan, and more.  The cost is $20 for BEDC Members or $20 for all others.  To register, contact info@bedc.bm or 292-5570.

International Imports

International Imports (The Chef’s Shop) on Par-la-ville is hosting two separate cooking classes in October with Chef Jennie Forster.  The first is on Tuesday, October 8th with the theme of Goodies for Giving.  This will include perfect treats for Christmas gift giving, such as Parmesan Shortbread with Crushed Pepper, gougeres with pancetta and blue cheese, marshmallows, florentines and French macaroons.  The class on Tuesday, October 15th is Save the Best for First and will include filled spinach roulade, twice-baked cheese soufflé, foie gras with figs, cucumber and goats cheese cannelloni with beetroot relish and meringue roulade.  The wines will be sponsored by Burrows Lightbourn, who will also be offering special-order pricing on wines sampled during the evening.  All proceeds will benefit Masterworks Museum and their educational programs.  Jennie is a great friend of Tom Butterfield (the Founder and Creative Director of Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art) and has an extensive background in hospitality.  Tickets are $95 per night and can be purchased from International Imports on 292-1661.

Boarding School Fair

Is your child reaching their potential in school?  Do they find learning difficult? Do they excel in one subject but not in others?  Next week, 23 schools that specialize in helping students succeed in school will be at the International Boarding Schools Fair on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.  The Fair will feature schools that offer additional academic support, including schools that offer programmes for dyslexia/reading, dyscalculia/math, dyspraxia/moto skill development, Aspergers Syndrome, and learning delays, and schools that offer learning support, including tutoring in specific subjects, smaller classes with more individual attention and programmes to help organisation and focus.  From 4.30pm until 7.30 pm, you can meet with representatives and learn about what some of these institutions have to offer.  For more information, contact Tory Dodge on 777-8578 or tory@schoolstoknow.com.  No reservations are required.

Beating of the Retreat

At the request of the Bermuda Police Service, the Commanding Officer has agreed that the Band and Corps of Drums of the Bermuda Regiment, along with the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, will perform a  Beating of the Retreat  Ceremony on Wednesday, October 9th at 8pm on Front Street in the City of Hamilton.  The Beating of the Retreat Ceremony is a musical display which stems back to the 17th century when the soldiers stationed on the island were called back to the garrisons at nightfall.  This special Ceremony will take place during Police Week to highlight the long standing relationship the Bermuda Regiment and the Bermuda Police Service have shared.

Big Chill

There’s a brand new addition to the Big Chill family! As well as Fridays at Seabreeze Lounge, you can now celebrate Thursdays with an Ibiza-style chillout vibe at Bone Fish Bar & Grill from 7pm until late throughout October.  As usual, Felix Tod and Tony Brannon will be playing both live music and DJ’d chillout for your listening pleasure.  For reservations, call 234-5151.



Ground Control

Ground Control is a new exhibition of prized art  work from the permanent collection at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda.  Inspired by David Bowie’s lyrics, “Ground Control to Major Tom”, the title suggests control of a medium, which is interpreting the landscape or “ground”. The landscape artist is a magician who can create a whole world on a flat canvas and Bermuda lent itself to this pursuit.  The exhibit will open in the Rick Faries Gallery on October 11th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and will run until November 20th.


PGA Grand Slam of Golf

The 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf this year will take place at the Port Royal Golf Course from Monday, October 14th until Wednesday, October 16th.  This is a season-ending showcase of the Major Champions from 2013 where the players vie for the title “Champion of Champions” and a 1.35 million dollar purse.  Participants this year will include the Masters Champion Adam Scott, U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose, PGA Champion Jason Dufner and defending champion Padraig Harrington, who replaces Phil Mickelson.   General admission tickets cost $20 per day, or $50 for all three days, and all ticket types are buy one, get one free for the same day.  Each ticketed adult will be allowed four junior admissions (aged 17 and under) to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at no additional charge.  ​Various hospitality packages are also available.  For more details, or to purchase tickets online, see their website at www.pga.com/grandslam.

Yart Sale

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  Masterworks invite you to come and see if this is true for you at their Yart Sale on Saturday, October 26th.  This fundraising opportunity will support the Museum and its educational programmes with items on sale including art, collectibles, clothes, baby items, shoes, bags, books, CDs, frames, toys, housewares and more.  You are asked to please bring your brown bags and tote bags to the sale.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact 299-4000.





Olde Towne Market

The Olde Towne Market, St. George’s European-style street market on Water Street will return for a new season on Sunday, November 3rd.  This will run from 2pm until 6pm, every Sunday until December 22nd.  Items for sale will include fresh local produce, fish, arts and crafts, a pedlar’s market and more.  For vendor registration, or additional information, contact 296-6185 or oldtownemarket@yahoo.com.





Art Walk in the East

The St. George’s Events Committee invite you to their next Art Walk in the East, a unique bohemian-style event on Saturday, November 3rd from 4pm until 9pm.  The Art Walk in the East is a self-guided walking tour located throughout the Old Towne of St. George’s.  The purpose of the Art Walk is to promote art in all its forms and will range from pottery making and cedar carvings, to pastels, oil paintings, to weaving, singing, dancing, instrumentals, and spoken word artists.  There will be special guest performances by Sybil Barrington, Joy T. Barnum, Vejay Steele, Alan Smith and more.  This is a free event to attend and is also free for artists to display and sell their wares.




Sunshine League Fundraiser

Bermuda’s oldest charity and Bermuda’s oldest pub have joined forces for a month of grub, grog and giving.  For the month of October, with every purchase at The Swizzle Inns, you will have an opportunity to donate $1 or more to the Sunshine League.  You can choose the amount to add to your bill and 100% of your donation will go directly to The Sunshine League.  The funds will support all of their vital programmes, the newest of which is the development of a Transitional Living Centre for our island’s young men.  For more information, ask your server at either Swizzle Inn location or contact the Sunshine League on 292-4360.



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


The Family Centre’s Beach Bash – October 4th

BHS 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser – October 4th

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

Bermuda National Gallery: Docent Workshop for Educators – October 5th

Kaleidoscopic Jamboree – October 5th

Tomorrow’s Voices 3rd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day – October 5th

CURB Fundraiser BBQ – October 5th

MAMA Car Boot Sale – October 5th

Scott Kelby’s Annual Worldwide Photowalk – October 5th

Discovery Wines: Demystifying French Wines Class – October 5th

Bermuda Botanical Society Paper-Making Workshop – October 5th

50 Years of Mod with the Crazy Wednesdays – October 5th

**NEW  Family Karaoke Night – October 5th

2013 Bacardi Seniors Open Tennis Tournament – October 5th to 12th

The Bermuda Calypso Festival – October 6th

PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk – October 6th

Argo Group Gold Cup: Family Festival of Sail – October 6th

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

**NEW  Tourism Business Matters – October 8th

**NEW  Masterworks Cooking Classes: Goodies for Giving – October 8th

Argo Group Gold Cup – October 8th to October 13th

DNUG Quiz Night – October 9th

Focus on Philanthropy: Breakfast Talk for Non-Profits – October 9th

Focus on Philanthropy: Lunchtime Talk for Donors – October 9th

**NEW  Beating of the Retreat  Ceremony – October 9th

**NEW  International Boarding Schools Fair – October 9th and 10th

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

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

Lemon Tree’s Turkey in the Park PartySeptember 20th 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 October 12th

The West Market – October 12th

Lord Make Me Laugh – October 12th

Melange’s Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser – October 12th

Bermuda Folk Club: Canadian Open Mic Night – October 12th

SPCA Expo and Fair – October 12th

23rd Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound Open Water Charity Swimathon – October 13th

The Bermuda Comedy Masters Festival – October 13th

Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 14th to 16th

**NEW  31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 14th to 16th

**NEW  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

Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – October 17th to 20th

TEDx Bermuda – October 19th

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

The Bermuda International Church Piano & Jazz Festival (Part 2) – October 20th

Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 23rd and 24th

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

**NEW  Yart Sale – October 26th

Friends of Hospice Walk to Remember – October 27th

14th Martial Arts Tournament and Demonstrations – October 27th

Passion Paw Paws Children’s Halloween Drawing Contest Deadline – 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

Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Final – November 1st

Caravan to Cuba: Command Performance – November 2nd

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

**NEW  Olde Towne Market – restarts November 3rd

**NEW  Art Walk in the East – November 3rd

Masterworks Young Friends Dinner – 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

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd

Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th

CashforNash Mission Fundraiser – November 29th

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

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 6th

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th

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

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

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 – September 20th to October 8th

Onions Gallery:  Members’ Fall Show
Studio A:  Exhibit A: Plan B Dreamers by Hannah Strang and Erika Mattatall
Studio B: Commonplace Beauty by Vanessa Turner
Studio C: The National Office for Seniors and the Physically Challenged (NOSPC): The Art of Opportunity Showcase
Edinburgh Gallery: KAF

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing



Have a wonderful weekend!




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