November 20th, 2013
Morning Boys and Girls!
So, today is the 324th day of the year – is anyone else wondering where the other 323 went?! Here’s the latest roundup of Bermuda fun to see you through day 325 and beyond:
Rosewood Tucker’s Point has partnered with Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art for a night of poker and fun on Thursday, November 21st. Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night will begin at 6.30pm with a beginner’s tutorial. You can then put your new skills into practice when the hands are dealt at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, with prizes to be won. The Sul Verde menu will be available to players. The cost is $50 per player and all of the proceeds from the evening will go directly towards the Masterworks charity. To reserve your spot, call 298-6914.
Do you want improved mobility, fewer back problems, fewer aches and pains, improved body awareness, a reduction in stress and a greater sense of well-being? If the answer is no, then I am deeply jealous and want to have your zen life, but if the answer is yes, then you may be interested to know that Bermuda Bodyworks, Bermuda’s only authentic Pilates studio, is hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 23rd. From 2pm until 4pm, their experienced team of instructors will be on-hand at their Berry Hill Road location to demonstrate the basic movement principles of Pilates, showcasing the many physical and mental benefits. In addition, private one-on-one sessions will be given away free at the Open House and anyone who signs up on the day will receive a Special Introductory Package. Gift Certificates are available so it could be the perfect opportunity to pick up a special gift for a loved one. For more information, contact 232-5161 or email@example.com.
The Bermuda High School for Girls are being very fashion-forward by hosting their 3rd annual eco Runway event on Saturday, November 23rd. Inspired by Project Runway, this competition features avant garde and ready to wear deigns from ten student teams. All garments are made from at least 50% recycled or found materials. The runway show will start at 6pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at BHS. Tickets are $10 for students, $25 for adults, with a limited number of front row seating tickets for $40. Tickets are available online at www.bhs.bm. For more information, contact 295-6153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fundraiser with a difference as Dolphin Quest and the National Museum of Bermuda present a High Flying Dolphin Fundraiser Show on Sunday, November 24th. This will be from 1pm until 4pm, with the show starting at 2pm. There will also be a bake sale and, if you arrive early, you can sign up for dolphin photos and dolphin feedings. The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, with additional charges for photos and feeds. All proceeds will benefit WindReach Bermuda’s Adaptive Sports Programme. For more information, contact 234-4464.
Due to popular demand, and a sell out of SEVEN previous screenings, Bermuda Docs will be hosting an 8th showing of The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, a crowd-pleasing documentary about a glamorous and charismatic 82-year-old international jewel thief. This will be shown at 3pm on Sunday, November 24th in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. More details on the film can be found at www.bermudadocs.com. Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) is hosting Discovering Indonesia, the next in their Citizen Science Lecture Series on Monday, November 25th. This promises to be an exciting evening with well-known author and adventurer, Andrew Stevenson, exploring the lands and waters of Indonesia. Andrew’s amazing photos and videos will help transport you to some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the world with a mind-boggling diversity of marine life which includes pristine corals, sharks, turtles, dolphins, giant pelagics, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs and frog fish. Andrew will also be on-hand after the presentation to sign copies of his most popular books and DVDs. Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront. The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm. Ticket holders are entitled to 20% off dinner at Harbourfront either before the lecture from 6pm, or afterwards. For dinner reservations, call 295-4207 and mention the lecture. This cannot be combined with any other special offer. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.
Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda’s Autism Early Intervention Centre are hosting the next workshop in their year-long Training Institute on Wednesday, November 27th. My Child is Included: What Does This Really Mean? will be facilitated by Tomorrow’s Voices Senior Therapists, Emma Martin, BCBA, M.Ed and Natasha Pedro-Petty, M.A., from 6pm until 8pm in the Sunshine League Building at 27 King Street. If you are interested in understanding more about about what inclusion means, prominent issues related to its implementation and how it can best be achieved, then this will be a very useful discussion and seminar for you. The cost is $25 and participants will receive professional Development Certificates for attending. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can RSVP to email@example.com or 297-4342.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point invite you to relax and leave the cooking to Chef Guido while you spend time with your nearest and dearest in The Point for a traditional family-style Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 28th. Two sittings are available at 5.30pm and 7.30pm and the cost is $85 per adult or $42 for children, excluding grats and beverages. The regular children’s menu will also be available. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-4070. If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your own own (or if you want to pretend to your guests that you cooked it all yourself), The Point is also offering a special Take Away menu on Thanksgiving Day. This will include pumpkin soup, roasted turkey with traditional sides and garnishes, along with three varieties of classic desserts. The cost is $75 per person. Orders should be placed to 298-4070 by noon on Monday, November 25th and may be picked up in Tucker’s Bar at 3.30pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Sandys 360 invite you to come out to the next in their Fall Movie Night Series on Friday, November 29th. This will be at the Sandys Secondary Middle School Assembly Hall with two family-friendly movies. The first will be Monster House at 6pm, followed by Rise of the Guardians at 8pm. Admission is $5 per person, per movie, $10 per person for dinner and one movie, or $20 per person for dinner and both movies. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 234-6195.
The Bermuda Yoga Festival 2014 presents a screening of Yogawoman on Sunday, December 1st. This award-winning documentary follows some of the women at the forefront of today’s yoga movement and is narrated by Annette Bening. The screening will be at 3pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. Tickets are $20 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.
The Ensemble Singers invite you to swing into the festive season with a musical celebration of traditional and popular Christmas music on Sunday, December 1st. Their concert, Swing a Christmas Carol, will start at 4pm at St. Mark’s Church on South Road, Smith’s. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for senior and students, and are available from members or at the door. For more information, contact Angie at email@example.com or 333-5585.
The usual array of floats, performers and free candy will all be on offer at the annual Marketplace Santa Parade in the City of Hamilton on Sunday, December 1st. Make sure you don’t park along the parade route (outlined on the flyer) as the roads will close at 3pm while the parade will start at 5pm.
Are you a mid- to senior-level executive looking to do more in your career? An information session on the Wharton MBA for Executives will be held at Arch’s new Waterloo House offices on Thursday, December 5th. From 6pm until 8pm, attendees will be able to learn how they can earn their MBA while continuing to advance in their career, with a programme from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania that is designed to enable commuting from Bermuda. The evening reception will be hosted by Wharton alumnus Marc Gradisson, Arch’s Chairman and CEO, and you will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with Catherine Molony, Director of Admissions for the Wharton MBA for Executives, and several local alumni. To RSVP, contact +1 215 898-5887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or online registration, visit whr.tn/bermuda-emba-reception.
Sandys Parish Council invites you and your family to join them at Somerset Bridge Post Office on Sunday, December 8th for the Opening and Lighting-Up of the Christmas Wonderland. From 6pm, you can enjoy warm drinks and cookies, while seeing the community trees decorated by the Parish Schools and other organisations. For more information, contact Karen Skiffington at email@example.com or 294-1524.
As part of the Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series, the North Village Band Concert will be adding a little extra atmosphere to late-night shopping on Friday, December 13th. From 5.30pm, they will be playing Christmas carols on the porch of the Bermuda Historical Society at Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park). The band will be under the direction of Majors Barrett and Kenneth Dill. This event is free to the public and some light refreshments will be served. For more details, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.communityandculture.bm.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point’s Annual Christmas Day Celebration at the Point will take place, unsurprisingly, on Wednesday, December 25th. The festivities will begin at noon with a cocktail reception on the Terrace, followed by a seated four-course luncheon at 1pm, specially prepared by Chef Brambilla. The cost is $135 for adults and $65 for children, excluding grats and beverages. The Point will be serving the regular a la carte dinner menu in the evening. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Stefania on 298-4076.
If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your own home, The Point is also offering a special Take Away menu on Christmas Day. This will include pumpkin soup, roasted turkey with traditional garnishes and a classic Yule log for dessert.. The cost is $75 per person. Orders should be placed to 298-4070 by noon on Friday, December 20th and may be picked up in Tucker’s Bar at 11.30am on Christmas Day.
Now for a few specials from L’Oriental. Firstly, they are currently offering 20% off dinner for earlybirds who dine before 7pm, Monday to Thursday. Crustacean fans can also get a Lobster Tail Dinner Special for $39.75 (excluding grats) for 3 courses. This offer will also be running from Monday to Thursday before 7pm. From Monday to Friday, they are now offering Thai and Malaysian Street food as lunch specials and on Tuesdays from noon, L’Oriental are featuring an Asian & Sushi Lunch Buffet for $29.75 (excluding grats). Limited a la carte items from the regular menu will also be available. For reservations, call 296-4477.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
What Do You Know About Coffee? Presentation – November 20th
An Itinerary through the Book of Jonah: Part 2 – November 20th
Bermuda National Gallery Student Art Competition Deadline – November 21st
Holiday Crafts at Waterville – November 21st
BEPRO: LinkedIn Link Up – November 21st
TechAwards Presentation – November 21st
**NEW Texas Hold ‘em Poker Night – November 21st
MAMA Annual Fundraiser and Christmas Wine Tasting – November 22nd
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
Machinima Workshops – starts November 23rd
BUEI Harbourside Market – November 23rd
**NEW Bermuda Bodyworks Pilates Studio Open House – November 23rd
**NEW eco Runway at Bermuda High School for Girls – November 23rd
Joie: A Seasonal Celebration – November 23rd and 24th
Fancy Nancy Tea Soiree – November 24th
In Motion Nutcracker’s Tea Party – November 24th
Association of Canadians in Bermuda: CFL Grey Cup Party 2013 – November 24th
**NEW High Flying Dolphin Fundraiser Show – November 24th
**NEW Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne – November 24th
**NEW BUEI Citizen Science Lecture Series: Discovering Indonesia with Andrew Stevenson – November 25th
**NEW Tomorrow’s Voices Training Institute Workshop: My Child is Included – November 27th
Thanksgiving Buffet at Grotto Bay – November 28th
Thanksgiving at the Fairmont Southampton – November 28th
Thanksgiving Dinner at Lido – November 28th
CashforNash Mission Fundraiser – November 29th
Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – November 29th
**NEW Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – November
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
Peddlers Porch – November 30th
18th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 30th
Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 1st
**NEW Yogawoman Screening – December 1st
**NEW The Ensemble Singers: Swing a Christmas Carol – December 1st
**NEW The Marketplace Santa Parade – December 1st
Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 3rd
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 4th
Holiday Decadence Wine Tasting at BSoA – December 5th
**NEW Wharton MBA for Executives: Information Session – December 5th
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty – December 5th to 14th
Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout in St. George’s – December 6th
Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th
**NEW Christmas Wonderland Opening – December 8th
Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 10th
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 11th
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 12th
Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th
**NEW Historical Heartbeats Winter Series: North Village Band Concert – December 13th
In Motion School of Dance: The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 13th and 14th
Kwanzaa Storytime & Craft – December 14th
Caisey Family Productions: The Gospel According to David – December 22nd
Christmas Eve Menu at Grotto Bay – December 24th
Christmas Champagne Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th
Full International Brunch at Lido Restaurant – December 25th
**NEW The Point’s Annual Christmas Day Celebration – December 25th
Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at Grotto Bay – December 31st
Gala Dinner at Lido Restaurant – December 31st
Dancing at The Deep Lounge and Nightclub – 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
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
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!