November 22nd, 2013

Happy Friday!


Just a quick update before the weekend – TGIF:

BSID Wreath Show and Silent Auction

The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) presents their 2nd Annual Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction at Washington Mall from now until Wednesday, December 4th.  BSID members, Industry Alliance members, friends and local artists have created this series of whimsical, dramatic and playful wreaths to be sold to the highest bidder as a benefit for the Coalition for the Protection of Children and the BSID Scholarship Fund. The show can be viewed during the Mall’s normal opening hours, 8am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday.  Bids are being taken now via the Society’s Facebook page with a minimum bid of $50 and increments of $5.  Simply state your bid as a comment on the wreath you would like and highest bid will be declared the winner at the end. ​On December 4th at 5pm, the winning bids will be announced at the Church Street entrance of Washington Mall, along with a Judge’s Prize and a People’s Choice Award. For more information, contact Jill Henneberger on 292-6041.


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There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, November 22nd at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.  The Onions Gallery will be showing Scott Stallard Presents: A Retrospective of R.H. “Chubby” Outerbridge. This promises to be a very interesting exhibit of historical pieces from “Chubby”, who was a renowned and brilliant Bermudian painter.  The Edinburgh Gallery will be exhibiting Karl Sternath: Colour Explosion. Karl works with high quality enamel, plaster, special pigments and dyes, creating pieces that burst with colour and depth.  Studio A will showcase Recent Works by Alex Allerdyce, who paints beautiful acrylic scenes of Bermuda in all its colourful glory, while well known artist Charles Knights will be exhibiting some of his latest watercolour masterpieces in Studio B.  Opening night will be BSoA on Friday, November 22nd from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. The shows will run until Tuesday, December 10th.  Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact 292-3824 or

The Big Picture

The Reading Clinic presents an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, at BUEI on Friday, November 22nd. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception from 5.30pm until 6.15pm, followed by the screening at 6.30pm. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring former Premier Sir John Swan (an adult dyslexic), Kimberley McKeown (Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Education),  Dr. Janet Kemp (psychologist), former Attorney General Kim Wilson ( parent of a child with dyslexia), and Holly Richardson (Principal of Port Royal Primary School). The panel will be moderated by ZBM TV news anchor Dianne Brewer. Complimentary child care services will be provided at the Butterfield Gallery, in the lower lobby at BUEI. Tickets are $25, including the cocktail reception. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact The Reading Clinic at 292-3938 or Carmilita Curtis at


The Bermuda Youth Orchestra will be joined by the Bermuda Regiment Band to present an afternoon of live band and symphony music performed by Bermuda’s only youth symphony.  Directed by Maj. Dwight Robinson, Skyfall: A Band and Orchestra Concert will take place at St. John’s Anglican Church in Pembroke at 4pm on Sunday, November 24th.  The orchestra is comprised of students aged between 11 and 21 from many of the island’s schools, including Sandy’s Secondary Middle School, Warwick Academy, Bermuda Institute, CedarBridge Academy, the Berkeley Institute, Saltus, Bermuda Highschool for Girls, Bermuda Institute and the Bermuda College.  Tickets are $10 for general admission, $$50 for Patrons and are available from Music Box or at the door.  For more information, contact

Steel Sommeliers

Ever wondered what the wine equivalent of an Iron Chef is? According to Discovery Wines and Gosling’s, they are Steel Sommeliers and Neil from Gosling’s and Christian from DW will be pitted against each other on Wednesday, November 27th.  From 7pm, they will take on a 4 course menu at Mad Hatters with each sommelier choosing a different wine for each course. The diners will vote for whom they think should win the title of Steel Sommelier and that winner gets to be unbearably smug!  The cost is $125 per person and does not include grats.  For more information, or to make a reservation, call 297-6231.



Lighting of the Tree Ceremony

The Lighting the Tree Ceremony for the 19th Annual Tree of Lights, a memorial tree which stands in front of City Hall, is on Friday, November 29th.  From 5.30pm, you can enjoy festive performances by the Menuhin Foundation, Sia Spence, Bermuda High School for Girls Choir, Saltus School Choir, Bermuda Regiment Band, the Bermuda Island Pipe Band and a special appearance by Santa Claus!  Please note that this event is weather dependent.



DW Ana Luna Boat Parade

As previously mentioned, the Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade will be taking place on Saturday, December 7th.  But why watch the parade from land when you can view it from the water instead?  Discovery Wines are offering a Christmas Boat Parade Cruise, with wine tasting and comfort food to go along with all the festivities and fireworks.  The cruise will be aboard the Ana Luna, departing Barr’s Bay Park at 6pm.  Tickets are $95 per person.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 296-WINE (9463) or visit



Friends of the Library

Friends of the College Library presents the fundraiser and membership drive, A Festive Tea, on Thursday, December 12th. From 3pm at Bermuda College Library, this event will feature Ruth E. Thomas And Company in ‘Christmas Traditions’, a silent auction, tea tastings, giveaways and a book signing with Dr. Kuni Frith Black.  Tickets are $10 and available from Bermuda College Bookstore.  For more information, contact Shelley Riley at 236-9000 ext. 4381 or





Tuckers Point New Years Eve 2014

Rosewood Tucker’s Point invite you to welcome 2014 with them at their New Year’s Eve Celebration at Sul Verde on Tuesday, December 31st. The evening will begin with cocktails and canapés on the Terrace at 7pm, followed by a four-course Italian themed sit down dinner at 8pm. There will be entertainment and dancing after dinner until 1am and favours will also be included. The cost is $140 per person, excluding grats, and reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 298-4076.



Another one to add to the Regular/Recurring Events section – Dine & Dance Fridays at Cambridge Beaches.  The evening will include a three-course dinner, followed by live entertainment courtesy of DJ Craig “Bubbles” Darrell and friends. The cost is $39 per person, excluding drinks and grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-0331 or





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


MAMA Annual Fundraiser and Christmas Wine Tasting – November 22nd

KatKids Christmas Market – November 22nd

**NEW  The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Screening – 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

Bermuda Bodyworks Pilates Studio Open House – November 23rd

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

High Flying Dolphin Fundraiser Show – November 24th

Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne – November 24th

**NEW  Skyfall: A Band and Orchestra Concert – November 24th

BUEI Citizen Science Lecture Series: Discovering Indonesia with Andrew Stevenson – November 25th

Tomorrow’s Voices Training Institute Workshop: My Child is Included – November 27th

**NEW  Discovery Wines: Steel Sommeliers – 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

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – November 22nd 29th

**NEW  19th Annual Tree of Lights – 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

Peddlers Porch – November 30th

18th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 30th

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

Yogawoman Screening – December 1st

The Ensemble Singers: Swing a Christmas Carol – December 1st

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

Wharton MBA for Executives: Information Session – 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  Discovery Wines: Christmas Boat Parade Cruise – December 7th

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

**NEW  Friends of the College Library: A Festive Tea – December 12th

Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th

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

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 Day

Christmas Champagne Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th

Full International Brunch at Lido Restaurant – December 25th

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

**NEW  New Year’s Eve at Sul Verde – 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

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

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 22nd to December 10th

Onions Gallery: Scott Stallard Presents: A Retrospective of R.H. “Chubby” Outerbridge
Edinburgh Gallery: Karl Sternath: Colour Explosion
Onions Gallery: Scott Stallard Presents: A Retrospective of R.H. “Chubby” Outerbridge
Studio A: Recent Works by Alex Allerdyce

**NEW BSID Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 8th to December 4th


Enjoy the weekend!



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