November 13th, 2013

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  Did you know that today is World Kindness Day?  Sounds like a great excuse to spread a little extra love to whoever you cross paths with today so why not make the most of it and make someone smile?  Anyway, here’s what’s coming up in Bermuda:

Bermuda National Gallery

As part of its Art of Music series, the Bermuda National Gallery presents the 3rd Annual Music Nite, re-interpreting the visual arts through music, on Friday, November 15th.  This will run from 5pm until 7.30pm and the inspiration for this year’s music nite is the current exhibition in the Watlington Room featuring art created by women artists in the BNG’s collection.  For this event, a variety of female musicians were encouraged to create and perform new music across all genres. Not to exclude the men, there is also an opportunity for a male composer to write music to be performed by a female.  Performers include Kate Ross & Friends, Ashanti ‘Princess Black’, Tiffany Paynter, Kassandra ‘K Gabrielle’ Caines, Imari Golden, LaTannia Ellerbie (Bermuda School of Music), and Leah Amaral, Zoe Smith and Friends (Bermuda High School).  Tickets cost $50 for members or $65 for non-members.  For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Lisa Howie at or 295-9428.


Sonique Sanctuary

Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with live music from Sonique Sanctuary on Friday, November 15th.  The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.  For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.




Holistic Fair

Another opportunity to explore alternative therapies and lifestyles at the next Holistic Fair on Saturday, November 16th.  From 10am until 5pm at My Sereni-Tea, you can enjoy mini sessions from local practitioners for $1 per minute, as well as discounts in the shop and draw prizes.  For more information, contact





Bermuda Society for the Blind

The Bermuda Society for the Blind will be holding a White Elephant & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 16th.  This will be at Beacon House, 3 Beacon Street from 9am until 4am, with items on sale including kitchenware, toys, Christmas decorations,  baseball caps, baked goods, children’s book and more.  Proceeds will assist with the monthly education series, Living with Vision Loss, which are held at Beacon House or presented by professionals overseas using Skype.  For more information, contact Sylvia Munro at 504-3050.



Cobbs Hill Methodist Anniversary

As part of their 186th anniversary festivities, Cobbs Hill Methodist Church’s Solid R.O.C.K. Puppet Ministry is hosting a public concert on Saturday, November 16th.  This will be at 12.30pm at Warwick Workman’s Club Field.  The concert is free and all are welcome to attend.  There will also be two celebratory services at the church the following day at 9.30am and 4pm.  For more information, contact 236-8586 or



Doris Payne

It seems like you just can’t get enough of this lady as, due to popular demand, Bermuda Docs will be hosting a 7th showing of The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, a crowd-pleasing documentary about a glamorous and charismatic 82-year-old international jewel thief.  Previous screenings of this film have sold out and this 7th screening will be shown at 5pm on Saturday, November 16th in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.  More details on the films can be found at  Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.


Saturday Night Flava

We now have a new option for Saturday nights, courtesy of Red Steakhouse and Bar.  Saturday Night Flava will run from 7pm until late every week, with DJ Felix from The Big Chill providing extra ambience through high end house, laid back classics and tasty tunes to complement your dinner and/or drinks.  For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331.



The Travellers

Fans of live music will be glad to know that local band The Travellers will be performing live on Saturday, November 16th.  This will be from 8pm until midnight at St. Patrick’s Church Hall and will include a variety of music, including country, rock, reggae, standards and line-dancing.  The cover charge is $40 which includes dinner.  For more information, visit



Be Your Own Boss - BEPRO Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn

Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO) will be hosting its last Lunch N’ Learn of the year on Tuesday, November 19th at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.  From noon until 1pm, Keep Calm and Be Your Own Boss – Realistic Tips for the Aspiring Entrepreneur, will feature a special panel of successful local entrepreneurs eager to share useful tips and tricks with those seeking to pursue their dream of becoming their own boss.  The main objective is to educate attendees on what it truly takes to turn an idea into an everyday reality that will produce a tangible profit, and to provide an open forum for questions and the exchange of knowledge.  This event is free for BEPRO members, $10 for non-members, and a light lunch will be provided.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Velina Wheatley at or call 295-8932.

Bermuda's Vendor Markets

There are various vendor markets in Bermuda but if you want to find which one is the best fit for you and understand the requirements for starting and successfully running your vendor business, then the next in the Vendors Seminar Series could be for you.  Identifying Your Niche, Part 3 of a 3 part series of seminars on micro-enterprise hosted by the Economic Empowerment Zones Agency (EEZA), will be at the Manchester Unity Lodge Hall, 71 Victoria Street on Tuesday, November 19th.  Registration, refreshments and networking will begin at 5.30pm, followed by the Information & Vendor Market Trade Show at 7pm.  Featured Speakers include Rubber Tree Market, Danilee Trott (City Market), Joanne MacPhee (Harbour Nights), Rebekah Cabrall (Destination Dockyard), Marita Hinds (Hidden Treasures Market), and Cheryl Hayward-Chew (Olde Towne Market), with topics including the Brand of each vendor market, Lessons from market organizers, Which market best fits your niche business, Creating positive customer experiences, Government information and requirements, and BEDC support and services.  The Information & Market Trade Show will feature established Vendor Markets, relevant Government Departments and BEDC.  The cost is $15 for BEDC Members and $20 for all others.  To register, contact 292-5570,, or visit


Think you’re an expert on coffee?  Are you aware that coffee is a booming international industry second only to crude oil?  Entrepreneur and Ruby Consultant, Charles Prater, will be speaking on What Do You Know About Coffee? at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, November 20th. From 7pm, Mr. Prater will be speaking about some exciting business opportunities as well as dispelling many of the myths about coffee. There will also be the opportunity to sample some coffee products.  This presentation is free.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact




Holiday Crafts at Waterville

If a few hours of paper craft activities sounds like your idea of a perfect morning, then you will want to attend Holiday Crafts at Waterville on Thursday, November 21st.  This workshop for adults will run from 9.30am until noon and activities will include making transparent paper stars, German folding stars and window art.  The cost is $50 per person, which includes all materials, with scones and tea served.  For more information, or to sign up, contact




LinkedIn Link Up Networking Event

Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO) are helping you perfect your networking skills, both online and offline, at LinkedIn Link Up on Thursday, November 21st at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.  From 6pm until 8pm, this event will feature Social Media Consultant, Stephanie Lee who will conduct a special presentation on the purpose and benefits of LinkedIn, as well as a fun and interactive speed networking-like activity to help attendees connect easily.   Entry is free for BEPRO members and $5 for non-members.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Velina Wheatley at


KatKids Christmas Market

The Kathmandu Kids Club will once
 again be celebrating the spirit of Christmas in international style at their ever-popular KatKids Christmas
 Market on Friday, November 22nd.  There will be at the same venue as last year, on the 4th floor of the Washington Mall Phase II and from 5.30pm until 9.30pm, you can enjoy mulled wine, happy hour drink prices, food stalls, African dancers and Christmas carols while browsing stalls full of Nepalese and Ugandan arts, crafts, jewellery, incense and tea.  In addition, there will be music courtesy of 
Vibe 103′s DJ Chubb as well as a live and 
silent auction for hand picked authentic and original items 
from Uganda and the Himalayan 
Village, Kathmandu.  Tickets are $10 and available from or on the door (cash only).  Proceeds from the event will go to the ISIS Foundation Projects in Nepal and Uganda, while proceeds from the door will go to local charity, the Eliza Doolittle Society.


Machinima Workshops

Whether you are just learning about the process of video game recording or you are ready to create your own machinima short, an upcoming 6 week course on Machinima will help you get to the next level.  These Saturday workshops on Machinima, real-time computer graphics filmmaking, will start on Saturday, November 23rd, running weekly until January 18th, excluding December 21st, 28th and January 4th.  Sessions will run from 10am until noon and students will leave with a DVD of their finished product.  The cost is $500 for the 6 week course.  For more information, contact



BUEI_Harbourside Market

An arts and crafts extravaganza can be found at the BUEI Harbourside Market on Saturday, November 23rd.  From 10am until 4pm, you can shop from over 30 local vendors selling a variety of items, including jewellery for adults and children, oil paintings, note cards, cedar pens, iPad art, books, handmade journals, ceramic house signs, Christmas ornaments, herbal products, soaps, candles, original fine art, and more.  Other attractions include free babysitting for children aged 4 to 13, photos with Santa, wine tasting, a baked good and soup stall, a wrapping station, Christmas carols, and a draw for the BUEI Raffle at 3.30pm.  There is free admission and door prizes.  For more information, contact 292-7219 or


Joie Bermuda Chamber Choir

The Bermuda Chamber Choir promise two outstanding evenings of sublime Christmas music featuring the works of some of France’s finest composers on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th.  Joie: A Seasonal Celebration will take place in the Queen’s Exhibition Hall at the National Museum of Bermuda at 7pm on the Satuday and 4pm on the Sunday.  The featured work is the Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns. Director Kate Ross describes this work as “a gorgeously rich piece comprised of ten movements telling the well-known story of the prophecy and birth of Christ. This piece features beautiful solos, enchanting ensembles and dramatic choruses.”  Also featured are Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Urbain Fauré, and Christmas Motets by Francis Poulenc.  Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students, and available from Worldview Travel, Bermuda Chamber Choir members and Bermuda School of Music.

CFL Grey Cup Party

The Association of Canadians in Bermuda (ACIB) are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the championship game of the Canadian Football League at Hog Penny Pub on Sunday, November 24th.  The CFL Grey Cup Party starts at 6.15pm, with kickoff happening at 7.15pm.  This truly Canadian tradition is described as “kinda like the NFL Super Bowl, but better”, with a bigger field, 3 downs, faster game, more passing and sub zero temperatures – more details can be found at  There will be three large HD screens to watch the game on and, if you’re feeling lucky, they will be running a Football Squares competition during the course of the game too. Attendees can also expect lots of giveaways of official CFL prizes (direct from the Great White North), as well as Canadian beer on special, exclusive Canadian gameday menu items, plus live Canadian music pre-game and post-game courtesy of Will Black.  Tickets are $15 each, including 2 free bottles of Canadian beer (Labatt’s Blue Light and Moosehead will be available) and can be purchased at Hog Penny on the night of the event.  For more information, or to RSVP, visit their Event page on Facebook.

Thanksgiving at Lido

Lido Restaurant at Elbow Beach are offering a Thanksgiving Dinner featuring traditional dishes and decadent desserts between 6.30pm and 9pm on Thursday, November 28th.  Advanced reservations are essential and credit cards are required to hold all reservations.  The cost is $58 per person, plus gratuities, or $38 for children aged 10 years and under.  For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or






Holiday Crafts at Waterville for Kids

Looking for something fun for your little ones to do while you get your Christmas shopping done?  Bermuda National Trust are offering Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville on Friday, November 29th, Tuesday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 10th.  This is for 8 to 12 year olds and include activities such as making stars, ornaments, Casuarina seed wreaths, Palmetto leaf angels and more, with pizza and stories too.  The session will run from 5pm until 8pm each evening.  The cost is $35 per child.  For more information, or to sign up, contact



Peddlers Porch

Somersfield Academy is once again hosting its Annual Flea Market Sale on Saturday, November 30th and expects this year to the the biggest ever.  Running from 10am until 2pm, Peddlers Porch is open to both buyers and sellers and, in addition to the sale, there will also be a car wash, food concessions, ice-cream, baked goods and a visit from Santa!  The cost per spot is $35, or $25 if you provide your own table, and all spots are on the covered porch, making this a rain-or-shine event.  All proceeds are in support of the Parent Teacher Association Funding Initiatives.  For more details, contact 239-3345 or


HomeGrown Alternatives

An opportunity to meet the artists while you shop ’til you drop at Bermuda’s premier collaborative annual shopping event.  Focussing on quality Bermuda-Made art and craft, the 18th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives shopping event will be held at St. Paul’s Christian Education Centre, Paget on Saturday, November 30th.  From 10am until 4pm, you will be able to shop a wide variety of Bermuda handmade arts and crafts, including chocolates, glassworks, pottery, cards, Bermuda cedar products, knitted and crocheted toys, rope work, paintings, jewellery and more.  There will also be local books, plants and CDs for sale.  For more details, including a full list of participating artists, see


East End Flower Alley

Ideal whether you love flowers specifically, or just like being creative in general, East End Flower Alley promise an evening of fun and festivity at their popular Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop. The workshop on Wednesday, December 4th has already sold out but there are still spaces left for Wednesday, December 11th or Thursday, December 12th. Workshops run from 7pm until 9pm each evening. As well as your floral creation (choose between the wreath or candleabra), this event will also include mulled wine and mince pies, soft drinks and canapés, Christmas carols and a festive spirit. The cost is $75 per person, which includes all materials and refreshments. A deposit is required at the time of booking. To reserve your space, call 297-1929.

November December Specials

And now for a few holiday offers, firstly, the Elan Clinic are currently running a special for November and December with 15% off all injectables (botox and fillers) as well as a complimentary OPI toe polish with any purchase of an OPI gel manicure.  For more details, or to book, call 296-7439.





Coco Reef Holiday Cheer

Coco Reef are currently running a special offer for anyone booking an event worth $1000 or more.  If you book your office party with them, you will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary one-night stay for two. Your free stay will be in one of their finest appointed rooms and includes free breakfast for two. The offer is not valid for New Year’s Eve but is valid for stays until April 15th, 2013.  For more information, contact 236-5416 or





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Restoration Fellowship: 13th Annual International Prophetic Encounter – November 13th to 17th

Bermuda Fashion Collective Show – November 14th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Film Night – November 14th

BRFU Rugby Booze Cruise – November 15th

BASE Gaming For Change – November 15th

Learning and Inclusive Education: From Disability to Possibility – November 15th

**NEW Bermuda National Gallery: 3rd Annual Music Nite – November 15th

**NEW  Rock Out With Sonique Sanctuary at Taste 141 – November 15th

The West Market – November 16th

T.N. Tatem Middle School Community Fun Fair – November 16th

The City Market – restarts November 16th

Learning and Inclusive Education Workshop – November 16th

Bermuda Red Cross Evening Wear Sale – November 16th

One Stop Shopping – November 16th

P.A.L.S. 33rd Annual Fair – November 16th

Bermuda National Gallery: Mask Making Workshop – November 16th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 16th

**NEW  Bermuda Society for the Blind: White Elephant & Bake Sale – November 16th

**NEW  Holistic Fair – November 16th

**NEW  Cobbs Hill Methodist Church: Solid R.O.C.K. Puppet Ministry Free Public Concert – November 16th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne – November 16th

**NEW  The Travellers Live – November 16th

TLC Ministry presents Kidz Extravaganza – November 16th and 17th

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – November 17th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Herman’s House and Desert Runners – November 17th

Moon Walk for Diabetes – November 17th

Book Signing by Sandra Taylor Rouja – November 19th

**NEW  BEPRO Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Keep Calm and Be Your Own Boss – Realistic Tips for the Aspiring Entrepreneur – November 19th

**NEW  Identifying Your Niche: Vendor Seminar & Information Trade Show – November 19th

**NEW  What Do You Know About Coffee? Presentation – November 20th

Bermuda National Gallery Student Art Competition Deadline – November 21st

**NEW  Holiday Crafts at Waterville – November 21st

**NEW  BEPRO: LinkedIn Link Up – November 21st

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – November 22nd

MAMA Annual Fundraiser and Christmas Wine Tasting – November 22nd

**NEW  KatKids Christmas Market – November 22nd

Primary School Choir Competition – November 22nd and 23rd

Bermuda Nights – November 23rd **CANCELLED**

First Annual Cornerstone Golf Challenge – November 23rd

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 23rd

Arabian Nights Gala Charity Ball – November 23rd

**NEW  Machinima Workshops – starts November 23rd

**NEW  BUEI Harbourside Market – November 23rd

**NEW  Joie: A Seasonal Celebration – November 23rd and 24th

Fancy Nancy Tea Soiree – November 24th

In Motion Nutcracker’s Tea Party – November 24th

**NEW  Association of Canadians in Bermuda: CFL Grey Cup Party 2013 – November 24th

Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th

Thanksgiving at the Fairmont Southampton – November 28th

**NEW  Thanksgiving Dinner at Lido – November 28th

CashforNash Mission Fundraiser – November 29th

**NEW  Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – November 29th

Sandys 360 White Elephant Sale – November 30th

The Garden Club of Bermuda Plant, Bake & Craft Sale – November 30th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 30th

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 30th

Barbados Assocation of Bermuda: Award Ceremony, Dinner and Dance – November 30th

**NEW  Peddlers Porch – November 30th

**NEW  18th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 30th

Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 1st

**NEW  Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 3rd

**NEW  Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 4th

Holiday Decadence Wine Tasting at BSoA – December 5th

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty – December 5th to 14th

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

**NEW  Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 10th

**NEW  Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 11th

**NEW  Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 12th

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th

Bermuda National Gallery: Young Members Party Masquerade Winter Ball – December 13th

In Motion School of Dance: The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 13th and 14th

Kwanzaa Storytime & Craft – December 14th

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

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 4th

Just For Laughs: Double Bill – January 8th

8th Annual Just For Laughs – January 9th to 11th

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

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 11th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 18th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 25th

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

Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

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: Morning Walks, St. George’s by Gillian Outerbridge – November 1st to December 24th

6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th to January 1st

Ground Control Exhibit at Masterworks – October 11th to November 20th

Artist in Residence Exhibit: Elliott Wilson – December 13th to 24th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

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



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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