November 27th, 2013
Happy Hump Day, Boys and Girls!
Lots to celebrate these last few days of November – it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, then Black Friday bargains, lots of men will be getting their faces back this weekend as MOvember comes to an end, and, of course, lots of upcoming Bermuda events to look forward to:
Atelier Lounge, in association with Polished, presents You Gatsby Polished on Friday, November 29th. Promising to be a glamorous night filled with fun, mingling, excitement and a touch of style, the evening will begin from 5pm on the 2nd floor of 56 Reid Street. The dress code is Gatsby-themed with a mix of DJs, tasteful hors d’ouevres and beverages available. Part proceeds will benefit the Chewstick Foundation. For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 599-5292.
The Bermuda Hunt Club will be out in their finery for their monthly hunt on Sunday, December 1st. This is a very long-standing tradition, with the hunts held on the first Sunday of the month from October to May. This month, the riders will be taking their horses from Stone Crusher Corner at 1pm sharp, heading through the base into Clearwater (where they will ride along the beach) and into Cooper’s Island, finishing through the nature reserve. The ending of the hunt is at Gombeys between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, where there will be a cash bar. The club invite the public to bring a picnic and come out to Clearwater to see the riders and horses at this fun family event.
A chance for youngsters to have some fun while embracing the spirit of giving at this time of year at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ Annual Teddy Bear Christmas Tea. This children’s festive afternoon tea, will begin on Sunday, December 1st, running daily between 2.30pm and 5pm until Tuesday, December 24th. The cost is $35 for adults, $27 per child, or $20 for children under 12 who donate a brand new teddy bear or other stuffed animal. The bears will be donated to various Bermuda charities for families in need. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-5779.
Bermuda Gas invite you to join in the fun of the 12 Days of Christmas Launch Party on Monday, December 2nd at their showroom on Serpentine Road. VIBE 103 will be broadcasting remotely from the showroom while Chef Charles Henry will be on hand to share secret recipes and serve up his own jerky turkey. There will also be costumed turkeys and giveaways, along with special gifts-with-purchase and in-store offers, including a free turkey with every major appliance purchase, free microwave oven with a Whirlpool major appliance, and free detergent/fabric softener with Frigidaire & Electrolux laundry purchases. Terms and conditions apply. One lucky customer will also win their appliance – full details will be available on www.BermudaGas.bm prior to the Launch Party. This event is free and there is no need to RSVP. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) is hosting Greed, Violence, and Ambition… a New Look at Early Bermuda, the next in their Citizen Science Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 3rd. Almost 400 years ago a handful of Bermuda settlers watched their only link with civilization wrecked by a hurricane. Their link was the Warwick, a small, fast sailing ship with a mysterious purpose… a purpose laced with greed and violence. A team of underwater archaeologists, led by Piotr Bojakowski, have cast a new light on the early Bermudians and their ambitions, revealed in this film by Robert Zuill. 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.
Did you know that much of Bermuda’s greenery doesn’t just look good but can also be beneficial to your health? Here’s your chance to find out more as the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is celebrating the launch of Bermudian Folk Remedies: Using Medicinal Botanicals for Common Ailments by Kuni Frith-Black, ND on Wednesday, December 4th. A reception, featuring Kirtan performances, refreshments and herbal teas, will begin at 5.30pm at Bermuda National Gallery, followed by the launch itself at 6pm. There will be a special launch night price of $20 for the book, which will be available island-wide for $27 from December 13th. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or visit www.CommunityandCulture.bm.
The Somerset School of Dancing present their biennial Senior show on Wednesday, December 4th, Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th. Dancing Dreams will be performed at the Ruth Seaton James Centre of the Performing Arts with showtime at 7pm on the Wednesday and Friday, and 7.30pm on the Thursday. Tickets cost $125 for Patrons, $45 for adults, $20 for children aged 10 and under, from www.BDAtix.bm. Patrons are invited to a private pre-show reception on Friday, December 6th and will be acknowledged in the programme.
Celebrate another year and plan for the year ahead in true Caribbean style at the West Indian Association (Bermuda)’s Christmas Party and AGM on Thursday, December 5th from 5.30pm until 9pm. At the AGM, they will hold the election of officers for the 2014 Management Committee and all financial members may stand for election. Nominations for the posts of President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and positions for 4 Committee Members are now open and must be received by Wednesday, December 4th. You are invited to indicate your interest to email@example.com marked to the attention of The Secretary. The Annual Membership fee of $20 may be paid at the AGM. The party is free and open to all who want to experience West Indian food drink and hospitality.
My Sereni-Tea invite you to join them for special day of shopping and relaxation at their Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 7th. From 10am until 6pm, you can enjoy discounts, prizes, and complimentary teas and goodies with vendors and practitioners to include Jennifer Rodrigues Jewelry, Terry Chapman Jewelry Designs, East End Organics, Celtic Sisters Sprays and doTerra Oils, Judith Baum Jewelry, Ruth-Anne Outerbridge (Seraphim Blueprint Practitioner), Sean Dill (Excess Bars) and Alyson Tuxworth (readings between 11am and 3pm). Sessions are a minimum of 20 mins and may be prebooked. The cost is $1 per minute, starting from $20. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting their Annual Children’s Reading Festival at Delta Winter Wonderland a.k.a. Victoria Park on Saturday, December 7th. With the aims of encouraging literacy and fostering a love of reading, while encouraging parents to understand how key it is to their children’s learning ability, this event will run from 11am until 3pm, with free books, free fun castles, a performance by Sandy’s Drumline, the chance to meet local authors, and fun activities for all ages. Story time will begin at 11.30am with special guest readers Margaret Fergusson (the Governor’s wife) and Nadia Aguiar (author of The Lost Island of Tamarind). There will also be another very special guest who will be travelling all the way from the North Pole… This event is free.
Still looking for prime viewing space for the Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7th? The new Pier 6 Waterfront Complex will be open from 6pm unti 9pm and, in addition a great view of the water, they will also offer food stations, a cash bar, Santa’s Village, DJ Choice, face-painting and more. Tickets are $20 per person, or free for children under 12, and are available from www.pTix.bm. For more information, contact Whitfield Events on 292-6386.
Why go home after the Boat Parade when you can stay out for a great cause? Some of Bermuda’s best entertainers are coming together in support of the Philippines Relief Fund on Saturday, December 7th. The Live BDA Concert will also take place at the Pier 6 Waterfront Complex on Front Street from 10pm until 2am. As well as live music and dancing, this event will also feature food stations and cash bars. Confirmed performers so far include Heather Nova, Bones the Bermuda Blues Band, Working Title, Sonique Sanctuary, Sultans of Swing, Glass Onion Band, Devils Isle Audio, Joy T Barnum and Milton Raposo, and DJ Choice. Tickets are $20 per person and are available from www.pTix.bm. 100% of proceeds from this event will benefit charities and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. For more information, contact Whitfield Events on 292-6386.
Expect a relaxing evening at Anya Ozarowska’s Chant and Be Happy seminar on Tuesday, December 10th at My Sereni-Tea. From 7pm until 9pm, there will be uplifting yoga sounds chanted with accompaniment of musical instruments, deep breathing and chanting, and an inspiring talk about benefits of chanting. Sweet vegan treats will also be offered. Entry is free. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.DeepPeaceMeditation.com.
Fairmont are offering another solution for anyone looking for a proper Christmas party for a small group, this time at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Friday, December 13th. Their Annual Snowball Party allows lots of different groups to celebrate together at one big bash. From 7pm until 1am, your package will include a holiday buffet, entertainment, party favours, merriment and more. The cost is $70 per person, plus 17% grats. There is also a Take the Elevator Home room rate, subject to availability. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Catering Team on 298-5722, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
TROIKA Bermuda are continuing with their mission to keep the drama on-stage, by giving young people the opportunity to get involved in dramatic art, song and dance. Auditions for their next production, Work in Progress #5: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will be on Sunday, December 15th at the Berkeley Institute. This will be from 2pm unti 8pm and auditionees are asked to prepare two contrasting 32-bar selections in the style of the show. The show itself is scheduled for August 2014. For more information, visit www.troikabda.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy Christmas without any of the cooking or washing up at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess’s Christmas Day Buffet on Wednesday, December 25th. Taking place in the Harbourview Ballroom, this event will suit both those who prefer their main Christmas meal at lunch or dinner time with reservations available between 11.30am and 3.30pm, then between 6pm and 9pm. This will be at a cost of $59 per person or half prices for kids aged 5 to 12. There is also a Take the Elevator Home room rate, subject to availability. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Catering Team on 298-5722, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering a range of performances by a diverse selection of artists of international repute, the 2014 edition of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will run between Thursday, January 16th and Saturday, March 1st. Featured artists include vocal sensation Pentatonix, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black, Melanie Marshall (vocalist), Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) in Concert, Lloyd Matthew and Bermuda Chamber Choir, Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winner Long Day’s Journey into Night, John Scott (celebrated organist), The Snail and the Whale performed by Tall Stories, Borromeo String Quartet, Inversion (organ and flute), Noche Flamenca with Soledad Barrio, A Celebration of Harold Pinter performed by Julian Sands, Four Hands Four Feet (organ duo), Bermuda Jazz featuring Tony Bari and Friends, Onyx Brass and The Complete Beatles Tribute performed by American English. In addition to the performances, there is also a series of complementary events, including adult workshops and outreach programmes for students. For a complete calendar of events, please visit their website at www.BermudaFestival.org. Ticket prices range from $25 for students to $55 to $70 for adults and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.
La Serena Spa at A.S. Cooper & Sons is having a Black Friday Spa Sale with gift cards available for 4 different treatments (massages and facials) with savings of $25 or $29. For more information, contact 239-0184 or LaSerenaSpa@theReefs.bm.
Aside from the Black Friday special, regular gift cards for La Serena are now available at A.S. Cooper & Sons on Front Street. For more information, contact 239-0184 or LaSerenaSpa@theReefs.bm.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Discovery Wines and Gosling’s: 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
19th Annual Tree of Lights – November 29th
**NEW You Gatsby Polished – 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
**NEW Bermuda Hunt Club Month Hunt – December 1st
**NEW Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th
**NEW Bermuda Gas 12 Days of Christmas Launch Party – December 2nd
Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 3rd
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 4th
**NEW Bermudian Folk Remedies Book Launch – December 4th
**NEW Somerset School of Dancing: Dancing Dreams – December 4th to 6th
Holiday Decadence Wine Tasting at BSoA – December 5th
Wharton MBA for Executives: Information Session – December 5th
**NEW West Indian Association (Bermuda) Christmas Party & AGM – 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
Discovery Wines: Christmas Boat Parade Cruise – December 7th
**NEW My Sereni-Tea Christmas Open House – December 7th
**NEW Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Children’s Reading Festival – December 7th
**NEW Boat Parade Viewing from Pier 6 – December 7th
**NEW Live BDA Concert – December 7th
Christmas Wonderland Opening – December 8th
Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 10th
**NEW Chant and Be Happy Seminar – December 10th
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 11th
Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 12th
Friends of the College Library: A Festive Tea – December 12th
Sandys 360 Fall Movie Night Series – December 13th
Historical Heartbeats Winter Series: North Village Band Concert – December 13th
**NEW Fairmont Hamilton Princess Annual Snowball Party – December 13th
In Motion School of Dance: The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular – December 13th and 14th
Kwanzaa Storytime & Craft – December 14th
**NEW TROIKA Bermuda Auditions – December 15th
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
The Point’s Annual Christmas Day Celebration – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Buffet at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th
Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
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 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
**NEW Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st
2014 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 17th to 19th
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
Artist in Residence Exhibit: Elliott Wilson – December 13th to 24th
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
BSID Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 8th to December 4th
I’m sure most of you have seen this already but this is definitely my favourite video of the week – NSFW:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!