December 18th, 2013
A week today – I am already feeling sleepy in advance of the inevitable food coma. Here’s the latest round up of what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Bermuda National Gallery invite you to the latest exhibition at BNG East in St. George’s. A Sense of Place features work by local artists William Collieson, Michael Walsh, Christina Hutchings and Peter Lapsley. Admission is free and the show will run until March 31st. For more information, contact 295-9428.
The Bermuda National Library is hosting a special Book and DVD Sale on behalf of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs on Wednesday, December 18th. From 6pm until 8pm, DVDs from the Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series will be on sale for $20 and several will also be screened during the sale. Local books, and light refreshments and hot drinks will also be available.
Students, are you interested in local opportunities with one of the Big Four? If so, you won’t want to miss the PwC Student Networking Reception on Friday, December 20th at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you can gain an insight into the firm, learn about the Pricewaterhouse Coopers HeadStart programme and all the career options available to you from PwC. To RSVP, contact Risa Hunter at 295-2000 ext. 7422 or email@example.com.
Taste 141 invite you to a Rockin’ Friday Night with live music from Outta Bounds at their last event before the New Year on Friday, December 20th. The band will be performing from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and there is no cover charge. For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
A few updates from Grotto Bay as they have a few regular events to add to the calendar. Firstly, Grotto Bay hosts its famous Sunday Brunch, every week from noon until 3pm. There is sure to be something to please everyone’s palate, from fresh baked waffles, assorted cheeses, delicious and creative salads, sushi, traditional dishes such as codfish and potatoes, a carving station with prime rib, roast turkey and honey ham, pasta dishes and decadent desserts. The cost is $38 per person, plus 17% grats. Every Friday night from 6.30pm until 9pm, you can enjoy live entertainment and delicious food at Grotto Bay’s International Buffet, created by their team of chefs from around the world. Offerings will include fresh sushi, a hot station including comfort foods such as Boursin and Black Truffle Mac and Cheese, an open Flame section featuring special seafood and select meats such as grilled pork and lamb sausages and a decadent dessert station. The cost is $47.95 per person, plus 17% grats. In addition, there is also their popular Winter Lunch Buffet, served daily from noon until 2pm at a cost of $15.95. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 293-8333.
From 10.30am until 3pm, Windows on the Sound are offering a Christmas Day Traditional Brunch on Wednesday, December 25th. The cost is $59, plus 17% gratuities. Christmas Dinner at The Waterlot Inn will be served from 6pm until 10pm on Wednesday, December 25th. The cost is $125, plus 17% gratuities. There are also festive dining options at the Newport, a Gastropub. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Beau Rivage is offering a Christmas Day Lunch Menu on Wednesday, December 25th. Reservations are available from 11.30am until 3pm and the cost is $55 per person, plus 17% gratuities, for a starter, main and dessert. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686.
If you like your main Christmas meal to be a bit later in the day, then Beau Rivage is also offering a Christmas Day Dinner Menu on Wednesday, December 25th. Reservations are available from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and the cost is $85 per person, plus 17% gratuities, for a starter, middle course, main and dessert. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686.
Why veg out on Boxing Day when you can blow off those cobwebs at sea instead? The Ubervida are hosting the dance party cruise, Naughty or Nice Boxing Day Bonanza, on Thursday, December 26th. The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 1pm, returning at 5pm. No need to worry if the bar will have your favourites stocked as this is a BYOB party. Tickets are $40 and available from www.pTix.bm.
Wish your loved ones a “Bonne Année” at midnight as you enjoy a continental-style celebration at Paris in Light, Beau Rivage’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on Tuesday, December 31st. Cocktails will begin at 6.30pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm. The cost is $140 per person, plus 17% gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686.
Swing into 2014 New Orleans’ style with the Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ New Year’s Eve Jazz package on Tuesday, December 31st. From 7pm, the New Year’s Eve Jazz party will include live music from the Tony Bari Jazz Band and soloist Sheila Smith, a dinner buffet, cash bar, party favours, and a sparkling toast and balloon drop at midnight. And when the party’s over at 1am, you can take the elevator home. Rates begin at $500 for two people, excluding taxes, grats and resort levy, and additional nights are available at $279 per night. The package includes overnight accommodations for two in a Fairmont Room on New Year’s Eve with two tickets to the NYE Jazz Party. For more information, or to reserve, contact 298-5722 or book online here.
Fairmont Southampton’s Ocean Club invite you to bring in 2014 with the three Ds – dinner, dancing and Dave Bootle! Now based in Key West, Dave will be returning to Bermuda with his usual high-energy performance of classic rock tunes, top 40 hits and old favourites for one night only at Ocean Club’s NYE Dinner and Dave Bootle Show on Tuesday, December 31st. The evening begins at 7.30pm with a welcome Bootle Bomb cocktail upon arrival, followed by a four-course dinner. The show itself will begin at 10pm and you can enjoy music from Dave Bootle and DJ Holmes until 1am. Seating is limited with group-style tables of 10. There will also be limited Show Only tickets from 10pm. Seating for these will be in the lounge or standing room on high cocktail tables. Ticket prices are $219 for the Dinner and Show package, which includes the welcome cocktail, dinner, show and grats, and $99 for the show only. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 239-6990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The full menu for the evening can be viewed here.
It’s an adult-only affair as you head west for NYE at Cambridge Beaches on Tuesday, December 31st. From 8pm, the evening will include a 4 course dinner, champagne at midnight, and entertainment by DJ Craig Bubbles Darrell. The cost is $89 per person, plus 17% grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-0331 or email@example.com.
Welcome 2014 in the East End as the Corporation of St. George Activities Committee presents New Year’s Eve in St. George’s on Tuesday, December 31st. From 9pm until 1am in King’s Square, you can enjoy fireworks, live entertainment, music, food and much more. This event is free and open to the public.
Get your dancing shoes ready to usher in the New Year with a a night of high-energy live music as the Fairmont Southampton and 441 Productions present the New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Tuesday, December 31st. This will be in the Poinciana Ballroom with doors opening at 9pm and showtime at 10pm. Local entertainers, Working Title, provide all your favourite hits, while special guests from Toronto, The Disco Rebels, take you through the night with funk, disco, and rock classics until 2am. Tables in the Poinciana Ballroom are first come/first served unless you purchase a table of 12, which will be reserved in the purchaser’s name. Show tickets are $79 per person and the first 20 tables of 12 booked will only pay for 10 show tickets. There are also limited dinner and show tickets available. The cost per person for this is $149 for Jasmine Lounge, $162 for Windows on the Sound, and $173 for Newport, a Gastropub. These prices include dinner, the show and grats. The hotel will contact you via email or phone to confirm the time of your dinner reservation. Young adults are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Fairmont Southampton on 238-8000 ext. 6623.
Party Positive is hosting a New Year’s Eve Warehouse Party on Tuesday, December 31st. The location is at 81 Reid Street and from 11pm until 5am, entertainment will be courtesy of DJ Siid James, DJ Denis Danger Public, DJ Kade, and Special Guests. BYOB, or reserve a bottle in advance, and they will provide ice and plastic cups. There will also be chasers and food for sale. Tickets are $40 and available from www.pTix.bm.
A spoke-tacular event for a good cause, Cycle 4 Change will be on Sunday, January 5th, with two different ways to get involved. Are you a member of the Bermuda Bicycle Association? Then you are eligible to participate in the Elite Cycle Race. This will start at 9.30am in Dockyard and will go ahead rain, blow or shine. The Family Cycle Ride will start at 10am at the Arboretum and anyone can participate. The rain date for this is January 11th. Both will finish at Ferry Reach and each cyclist that raises at least $100 will be entered into a draw for prizes. There is also a prize for top three fundraising teams. Family Centre is a registered charity that works hard to strengthen families and social systems to create a healthier Bermuda for our children. The registration fee is $20 per person, which includes a backpack, t-shirt and water bottle. The registration form can be downloaded here. Proceeds will support the Family Centre, a registered charity that works hard to strengthen families and social systems to create a healthier Bermuda for our children. For more information, contact 292-9741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a little sugar rush? Mother’s Treats Gourmet Cupcakes will be at the HSBC Market at Compass Point on Bermudiana Road today between 11am and 2pm and outside Bermuda National Library on Friday, December 20th between 4pm and 9pm. Gourmet cupcakes and sugar cookies will be on sale.
And now for a few holiday offers, firstly, the Elan Clinic are currently running a special with 20% off laser packages, 15% off all injectables (botox and fillers) as well as a complimentary OPI toe polish with any purchase of an OPI shellac manicure. For more details, or to book, call 296-7439.
The Spa at Elbow Beach will soon be running a Christmas Spa Special from December 24th until the 31st. The hour and 40 minute treatment begins with a Hibiscus Aromatherapy Bath, followed by an Oriental Essence Massage. The cost is $159, plus 17% gratuity. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 239-8900 or email@example.com.
Good news for spa fans/friends of spa fans – Willow Stream have partnered with Capital G to give you somewhere in town to purchase WS gift vouchers, candles and spa product baskets without making the long journey(!) to Southampton. This will be available daily at Capital G, except Sundays, from 8.30am until 4pm, until December 24th. For more information, contact Willow Stream on 239-6924.
Sense Spa at Rosewood Tuckers Point are running a special from now until the end of January. Since it’s the season for giving, for every treatment you book, you can bring a friend who will receive their treatment for free. Some terms and conditions apply to the BFF (Bring a Friend for Free) special. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-4030.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th
Queen Street’s VIP Shopping Nights – December 18th
**NEW Late Night Shopping Book and DVD Sale at Bermuda National Library – December 18th
KPMG K-Nect Christmas Student Networking Event – December 19th
**NEW PwC Student Networking Reception – December 20th
**NEW Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – December 20th
Caisey Family Productions: The Gospel According to David – December 22nd
Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 22nd
An Olde Towne Christmas – 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
Christmas Day Buffet at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Traditional Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Lunch at Beau Rivage – December 25th
**NEW Christmas Day Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 25th
Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th
**NEW Naughty or Nice Boxing Day Bonanza – December 26th
Puss N Boots: The Holiday Edition – December 27th
An Evening with Langhorne Slim and Friends – December 27th
BRFU Elite Rugby Camp – December 28th and 29th
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
Caledonian Society of Bermuda Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) Ball – December 31st
Champagne New Year – December 31st
Golden Goddess NYE – December 31st
**NEW Paris in Light: NYE Gala Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Jazz at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 31st
**NEW NYE Dinner and Dave Bootle Show at Ocean Club – December 31st
**NEW NYE at Cambridge Beaches – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve in St. George’s – December 31st
**NEW 441 Productions New Year’s Eve Dance Party – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve Warehouse BYOB Party – December 31st
Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 4th
**NEW Cycle for Change – January 5th
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
Move Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – January 13th
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
Think Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – February 3rd
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
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
BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – December 13th to January 3rd
Onions Gallery: Members Winter Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Kite Aerial Photography – Mike Davis
Studio A: Surf and Turf – Nahed Eide
Studio B: Under Water Rainbows – Andreas Detzer
Studio C: Jewelry by Rebecca Little
Studio D: Fade to Black: A Dream Deferred – Deondre Cumberbatch
Enjoy the rest of the week!