October 9th, 2013
Not going to waste time waffling as this post is absolutely massive – let’s just get right down to it:
Ten Cafe & Bar’s next Monthly Wine Tasting will be on Thursday, October 10th. Burrows & Lightbourn will present four different wines and Chef Mike Knight will be serving canapés to complement them. The tasting will begin at 6pm and the cost is $30 per person. Guests staying for dinner will receive 20% off their bill. To secure your spot, contact 295-0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUEI and the Lionfish Task Force invite you to their latest lecture, Cahow Man, Cahow Cam, on Thursday, October 10th. Jeremy Madeiros, who is Bermuda’s Conservation Officer as well as the eponymous Cahow Man, will share the progress on the Living Museum project on Nonsuch Island. JP Rouja of Look Bermuda will also get out from behind the camera to reveal more about the cahow cam project, a public-private venture that has allowed 24 hour monitoring of this amazing bird in its burrow. Tickets are $15 and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI. Doors open at 6.45pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront from 6pm. The lecture itself will start at 7pm and afterwards, Harbourfront are offering a special menu at a cost of $39.75 plus grats. Advanced tickets are required for the special menu. Tickets are $15 and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.
Pining for some live piano to accompany that cocktail? Tony Bari has come to the rescue with a new schedule for October. The Earl Leader Band with Earl Leader, Dennis Francis and Tony Bari on piano will be performing in the Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge from 9pm until midnight on Thursday, October 10th, Monday, October 14th, and Fridays, October 18th, 25th and November 1st. Every Saturday in October from 8pm until 11pm, the Tony Bari Trio will be performing live at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa. On Sundays, October 13th and 20th, Tony Bari will be performing in The Reefs Hotel Lounge from 8.30pm until 10.30pm. On Monday, November 25th and Sunday, December 1st, Tony will be playing solo in the Fourways Inn dining room from 7pm until 11pm. For more information, visit www.tonybari.com.
There are two new exhibits opening on Friday, October 11th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. Onions Gallery and Studios A, B and C/D will be showing MindFrame & PhotoVoice, an exhibition of art and photography by the service users of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. Entries to BSoA’s Art in Motion Video Competition will be shown in the Edinburgh Gallery. Opening night will be BSoA on Friday, October 11th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. The shows will run until Tuesday, October 29th. For more information, contact 292-3824 or email@example.com.
Football fans, get ready to cheer on your favourite team, as the Corona League will restart for the 2013/2014 season at the Bermuda Athletic Association (BAA) Field on Friday, October 11th. This year’s line up will include BAA Wanderers FC, Flanagan’s Onions FC, Lobster Pot F.C., Lock & Key FC, North Village Community Club, Robin Hood FC, Tuff Dogs Sports Club, Valley FC, Vasco Da Gama and West End United. The game times will be the same as last season with Friday games kicking off at 6.30pm and 8.30pm and Saturdays 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. This will run every Friday and Saturday up until April 5th, with a break for Christmas. The full schedule can be found here. Admission is free.
From October 11th, Fridays nights are Salsa Night at Watford Sports Club. The class will start at 7pm and the course of 8 lessons costs $75 for Members ($10 drop in) or $90 for Non-Members ($15 drop in). For more information, visit www.salsagoddess.me.
Shoppers looking for bargains and unique items are invited to the St. Anne’s Church Bazaar on Saturday, October 12th. From 10am until 4pm, this event will include children’s games and activities, a carousel and fun castle, floral designs and demonstrations, food stalls with prizes and raffles, vintage clothing and accessories, handcrafted items, and books and DVDs. History buffs may be interested in the historical church tour and original church silver artifacts on display, as well as an authentic model train display in motion. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 238-0370.
All pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies are welcome at the next Monthly Series Meeting from La Leche League of Bermuda on Saturday, October 12th. 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, This is all so New! Baby’s First Week. For more information, or for breastfeeding assistance, call 236-1120.
Whether you’re a displaced Canuck, or just really like turkey with all the trimmings, you’ll be glad to know that you will be able to enjoy a full Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at Red Steakhouse and Bar from Saturday, October 12th until Monday, October 14th. Executive chef Veronica Mal is originally from Toronto, so you can be sure that she has created an authentically traditional thanksgiving menu, which also features new favourites such as sea bass, sweet potato gnocchi, and beef fillet. The cost is $55 per person and the full menu can be found on their website. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or email@example.com.
Some free, fiery and family-friendly entertainment is on offer on Saturday, October 12th as Smokin Barrel presents Get Your Grill On. **UPDATE: This has been postponed until October 19th** From 7pm until 10pm, you can dine alfresco on Smokin Barrels famous BBQ foods, including ribs, burgers, chicken, jerk delicacies and more, while enjoying local entertainment, courtesy of Rockfire Bermuda and Bermuda African Dance Company drummers. Gratuities will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 534-0140.
Many of us aren’t using social media to its fullest potential so the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce and the Bermuda Sun have come together to offer Making Social Media Work for Your Business, a first-of-its-kind local conference on Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th. This two-day social media summit is open to everyone, from social media junkies to corporate executives and promises to teach you something new about turning social media followers into dollars. There will be international presenters, dynamic panel discussions and even a special segment dedicated to those in the tourism services industry. The Thursday sessions will run from 2pm until 5pm at the Chamber of Commerce, followed by a cocktail and networking reception at Muse. The Friday sessions will begin at 8.30am at HSBC Harbourview with afternoon sessions from 1.15pm moving back to the Chamber of Commerce. Presenters and panelists will include Glenn Jones (MediaHouse), Jeremy Deacon (Deep Blue Communications), Debra Narraway (Bermuda Cancer and Health), Karriem Sharrieff (Bermemes), Clifton Webb (Go Social), Sophie Dier (Elbow Beach), Nikki Fagan (AAC Saatchi & Saatchi) and many more. The official hashtag for the event is #SoMeBDA and the full agenda is available here. The cost is $35 for the Thursday session, $75 for Friday, or $100 for both days. Corporate rates are available. More information and online registration is available at www.bermudachamber.bm.
Whether you provide entertainment services, or are looking for them, you are sure to be interested in the City of Hamilton’s Entertainment Trade Show on Saturday, October 19th. This will be in Phase 3 of the Washington Mall (the retail space behind Beluga Bar) and from 11am until 6pm, the showcase will feature a variety of service providers, including entertainers, musicians and DJs, party planners and promoters, equipment and tent rentals and decorators, photography/videography, food and beverages providers, technical services, face painters, online tickets, large children’s fun equipment (bouncy castles, etc), promotional products and venue providers. This event is free to the public.
Dedicated to cancer survivors and their families, A Musician and Her Surgeon at St. John’s Church on Saturday, October 19th promises to be a unique and moving concert. Following a mastectomy, violinist Anne Robert, discovered that she is the carrier of a gene that would almost certainly predispose her to cancer and made the decision to undergo extensive preventive surgery. Her plastic surgeon Alain Bagnon happens to be a brilliant pianist and together they tell the true story of this human journey through cancer through the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and others, interspersed with inspiring poems and reflections. Showtime is at 8pm and tickets are $35, or $75 for Patrons, and available from www.pTix.bm or PALS Headquarters at 236-7257. All proceeds will benefit PALS.
The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard presents Oil, Water and Wood, a group show with Bermuda’s leading artists, opening on Sunday, October 20th. These recent works will include oil paintings by Christopher Grimes and Jonah Jones, watercolours by Christopher Marson and cedar work by Chesley Trott. The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and the show will remain open until November 15th. The Arts Centre is open every day and admission is free. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.artbermuda.bm.
In support of the fight against breast cancer and those directly affected by it, Red Steakhouse and Bar is hosting a Ladies Luncheon Gala at noon on Wednesday, October 23rd. As well as lunch, this event will include informal modelling, featured wines, swag bag, and a make-up demo. The cost is $150 for single tickets, with discounts for tables 6 and more. 50% of proceeds will benefit the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre and Melange. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saving Children And Revealing Secrets (SCARS), the first organisation in Bermuda to specifically address child sexual abuse, is hosting a special presentation at 6.30pm on Wednesday, October 23rd. The Prevent Now presentation at Bermuda National Library is a powerful tool demonstrating the magnitude of the issue of child sexual abuse and how it affects a community. Also included is a screening of the documentary, Childhood Stories, created by Darkness to Light, featuring real survivors sharing their stories to show the devastating impact it has had on their lives. For more information, contact Debi Ray-Rivers at email@example.com or 297-2277.
Twisted tales and characters will come alive at the Haunted Youth Library on Friday, October 25th. From 5.30pm until 8pm, there will be creepy crawlies, zombies and witches to contend with, but never fear, the librarians will be on hand to make sure you make it through to get your treats. This event is suitable for ages 3 and up. Early bird tickets are $3 or $5 on the door. Costumes are required. For more information, or to book tickets, call 295-0487.
The West End is once again being invaded by the undead on Saturday, October 26th. The annual fundraising Zombie Walk will leave Greys Bridge at 11am and will have participants dressed as zombies shuffling their way to Somerset Village. The Village will be transformed into Mangrove Hallows with spooky family activities from noon until 4pm. All proceeds go to the Art Centre at Dockyard. For more information, or for a pledge sheet, visit www.artbermuda.com or call 234 2809.
The Teen Scream High School Halloween Dance will be on Saturday, October 26th at the BAA Clubhouse. Doors open at 9pm and, as well as special effects, music, candy and fun, you can also expect music by King Star until 1am and a $100 cash prize for the best dressed. Admission is $10. For more information, contact 737-2581.
Teacher’s Rugby Football Club are hosting the Haunted Mansion Party, their annual Halloween party, on Saturday, October 26th at Docksiders. Supatone Sound will be providing spooktacular music from 9pm until 3pm, and there will be prizes for best, worst and most creative costumes. Tickets are $25 and are available from, Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle, Docksider’s, any TRFC member or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Bistro at the Beach invite you to channel your favourite idol at their Celebrity Lookalike Pre-Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th. Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall, featuring DJ Chubb and a special guest will be playing hip hop, R&B and dancehall favourites from 10pm until 3am, with drinks specials and best costume prizes on offer. Entry is free. For more information, contact 292-0219.
No need to worry about safe neighbourhoods or safe candy this Halloween, as Lijah’s Journey is hosting a safe zone for Trick or Treating on Thursday, October 31st. Parents and kids aged 12 and under are invited to spend the evening trick or treating from 6.30pm until 8.30pm at the Messina House camping facilities at 13 Kitchener Close, Boaz Island in Sandys. In addition to the traditional candy and costumes, local vendors will be on hand with bounce houses, face painting, holiday crafts, food and drink, Christmas gift ideas and more. Costumes are required and kids should bring trick or treat bags. If interested in being a vendor at this event, you just need to decorate your booth with a Halloween theme and be set up by 6pm, with free candy for trick-or-treaters. There is no fee to sell your goods but spaces are limited and so should be booked. Lijah’s Journey is a Fundraiser for Up With People Tuition. More information is available at www.lijahuwp.com. This event is free, although donations are appreciated. For more information, contact email@example.com or 333-3624.
Are you brave enough to face the Haunting of Messina Manor from Thursday, October 31st to Saturday, November 2nd? If you think you have what it takes to visit this haunted house attraction, Lijah’s Journey invites you to Messina House at 13 Kitchener Close, Boaz Island for ghouls and goblins and scares from 7pm to 9pm on the Thursday and Friday, or 7pm to 10pm on the Saturday. This is a fundraising event, with a minimum donation of $5, and is not suitable for under 13s, scaredy cats or the faint of heart. Lijah’s Journey is a Fundraiser for Up With People Tuition. More information is available at www.lijahuwp.com. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 333-3624.
Some wickedness coming up in the West End as Snorkel Park Beach presents their Freaks and Geeks Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31st. This event is hosted by Ninja Cutty and doors open at 10pm. From then until 3am, you can enjoy music by Reality Sound as well as drink specials, $5 freak shots and best costume prizes. Admission is $10 admission.
No paintbrushes or pastels required in TechArt 2013, as this juried show at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) features a wide range of photographic and computer-generated art with varied subject matter. New this year is a special prize for the entry that best reflects why Bermuda is “so much more”, inspired by the #MorePinkBDA. Also running at BSoA is a new exhibit from Kok Wan Lee and Chikako in the Edinburgh Gallery. Opening night will be BSoA on Friday, November 1st from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. You will also have the opportunity to select your favourite for a People’s Choice Award and the shows will run until Tuesday, November 19th. If interested in submitting your own entry, the deadline is Wednesday, October 30th at 4pm. All work must be ready to hang and must have been created within the last 12 months. For more information, contact 292-3824 or email@example.com.
The UberVida invite you to enjoy some scares at sea at their Yelloween Party on Friday, November 1st. Costumes are mandatory and from midnight until 3am (so technically Saturday), you can enjoy music by Siid James and best costume prizes. Since this event is sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and Patron XO Cafe, there will be bottle and shot specials all night, with pre-ordered bottles available. Tickets are $20 and available from www.pTix.bm. For more information, contact 534-4854 or 505-2175.
Celebrating the music of the late Donna Summer, Teena Marie and Whitney Houston, Jamais Productions present A Tribute to Legendary Divas on Saturday, November 2nd. This showcase will take place at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium for the Performing Arts and will feature performances by Bermudian artists , Rochelle Simons-Lecomte’, Teanne Trott, Rovonne Roberts, Verlencia Aberdeen, JamieZuill, Dion Ming, and The Halo Singers accompanied by The Jamais Production Dancers and The Bermuda Soul Collective Band. The show will be preceded by a VIP reception at 6.30pm. Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are $85 for general admission, $125 for VIPs and are available from Secret’s, Shannon’s Boutique, 27th Century Boutique and Caesar’s Pharmacy. Part Proceeds will be donated to The Sunshine League. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senior Students Computer & Technology Quiz is returning due to popular demand and has been approved by the Ministry of Education. This will take place on Thursday, November 7th at 6.30pm at the Mount Saint Agnes Academy Auditorium, with 7 Senior Schools participating, each with a team of 3 students. Admission is free so you are invited to come along and support your school, friends,family and educate yourself.
Lots of family-friendly fun can be found at Kids Music Fest at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Saturday, November 9th. Presented by The Specialized Youth Arts Charity 679 and Bermuda Magic, the show will feature award winning Canadian children’s entertainers and stars of Treehouse TV, Splash ‘n’ Boots, on their fourth visit to Bermuda. Bermuda has been selected for the International CD release event for their brand new album, Keeping it Green, and the event aims to entertain and educate families on conservation. Showtimes are at 2pm and 4.30pm and will include a special appearance by magician Gary Robinson. Snacks, drinks and Splash ‘n’ Boots show materials (inflatable toys, CDs, DVDs) will be available for sale in the lobby. Tickets are $27 and available from www.bdatix.bm. Children under 2 may sit on a parent’s lap but everyone else must have a ticket. More information on Splash ‘n’ Boots can be found at www.splashnboots.com and more information on the show can be obtained from email@example.com.
Fans of Jamaican dancehall reggae will be delighted to know that the line-up for Veterans in Action’s annual show will include Half Pint, Admiral Tibet and Courtney Melody, on Sunday, November 10th. The concert will be happening under a mega tent at Cedarbridge Academy’s North Courtyard with full band accompaniments and musical interludes by Bermuda’s own Blackstar, Prophecy, Leny Global and Magnum Force. Tickets are $50 in advance. Tickets will be available at Kit N Caboodle, Fish N Tings, People’s Pharmacy, Belvin’s Variety, Somers Supermart and online at www.bdatix.bm.
Have you been charged with the unenviable task of organising the office Christmas party this year? Then good news as Grotto Bay are currently running a special offer. Book your event with them before October 31st for this holiday season and you will receive a 50% discount on rental fees. For more details, or to book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 293-8333.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
2013 Bacardi Seniors Open Tennis Tournament – October 5th to 12th
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
Beating of the Retreat Ceremony – October 9th
International Boarding Schools Fair – October 9th and 10th
**NEW Monthly Wine Tasting at Ten – October 10th
**NEW Cahow Man, Cahow Cam – October 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 Party –
September 20th October 11th
**NEW Corona League Football – restarts October 11th
**NEW Salsa Night at Watford Sports Club – starts 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
**NEW St Anne’s Church Bazaar – October 12th
**NEW La Leche League of Bermuda Monthly Series Meeting – October 12th
**NEW Get Your Grill On – October
**NEW Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at Red – October 12th to 14th
The Bermuda Comedy Masters Festival – October 13th
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 Making Social Media Work for Your Business – October 17th and 18th
Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – October 17th to 20th
TEDx Bermuda – October 19th
**NEW Entertainment Trade Show – October 19th
**NEW A Musician and Her Surgeon – October 19th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows – October 19th and 20th
**NEW Ladies Luncheon Gala at Red – October 23rd
**NEW SCARS Prevent Now Presentation – October 23rd
Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Semi-Finals – October 23rd and 24th
**NEW Haunted Youth Library – 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
**NEW Zombie Walk – October 26th
**NEW Teen Scream High School Halloween Dance – October 26th
**NEW TRFC Haunted Mansion Party – October 26th
**NEW Celebrity Lookalike Pre-Halloween Party – October 26th
Friends of Hospice Walk to Remember – October 27th
14th Martial Arts Tournament and Demonstrations – October 27th
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 TechArt 2013 Submission Deadline – October 30th
**NEW Lijah’s Journey Trick Or Treat – October 31st
**NEW Freaks & Geeks Halloween Party – October 31st
**NEW The Haunting of Messina Manor – October 31st to November 2nd
Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition Final – November 1st
**NEW UberVida Yelloween – November 1st
Caravan to Cuba: Command Performance – November 2nd
**NEW 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
**NEW Senior Students Computer & Technology Quiz – November 7th
Masterworks Young Friends Dinner – November 9th
**NEW Kids Music Fest – November 9th
**NEW Veterans in Action: Half Pint, Admiral Tibet and Courtney Melody Live in Bermuda – November 10th
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
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
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
**NEW 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
**NEW Oil, Water and Wood at Bermuda Arts Centre – October 20th to November 15th
**NEW 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
Ah, how I love big budget pranks:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!