December 4th, 2013

Morning Troops!

Queen Street VIP Shopping Nights

Late night shopping on Fridays are great, but you can’t always make the most of it if you have Christmas parties to attend. Luckily, a group of Queen Street retailers have come to the rescue. Each Wednesday leading up to Christmas, participating retailers along Queen Street and within the Bermudiana Arcade are thanking their customers for all their support during the year with their VIP Corporate Shopping Nights. From 6pm until 8pm, you can enjoy late night shopping with a glass of wine, some refreshments and extraordinary savings.  ​Participating retailers include Daisy & Mac, Daisy’s, All Things Sassy Pet Boutique, Lemon Tree Cafe, Choices Menswear, Bermuda Book Store, G-Wiz, Mystique’s, Pic-a-Pet and the Irish Linen Shop. The VIP Shopping evenings take place each Wednesday leading up to Christmas with the last one being on December 18th.  For more information, contact




Fr. Attilio Morelli, Pastor of St. Michael’s Church is hosting A Biblical Itinerary through the Last Four Things of Our Life on Wednesday, December 4th.  Starting at 7.30pm, this discussion on where we are heading to includes Death, Judgement, Hell and Paradise, offering a fresh existential look. This is open to all. For more information, contact



Women's Self Defense Course

Jiketsu Martial Arts, Fitness & Natural Healing Centre is holding a two-lesson Women’s Essential Self-Defense Course on Thursday, December 5th and Thursday, December 12th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.  In this course from the Self-Defense Company you will learn the three secrets to self defense, be able to exploit the three weaknesses of any criminal, know when you are being set up for an attack and instantly turn the tables and so much more. Taught by certified self-defense trainer Reuben Bean, this course teaches the essentials of awareness, threat recognition, close range and ground escape and evasion tactics, defensive screen training and personal alarm training.  Tuition is $150 for both classes.  For more information, or to register, contact 705-7541 or

Trunk Trimming

It is a cruel irony that during party season, when everyone wants to look their best, we are also surrounded by fattening (and delicious) food and drinks.  Luckily, the Jiketsu Centre at the Old Berkeley Institute, have come to the rescue with their annual Shin-Gi-Tai Auto-Flow Trunk Trimming programme to ensure you enjoy the holidays without putting on the weight. Starting Thursday, December 5th, classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 1pm and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. Tuition starts at $100 per month. For more information contact Jiketsu Centre at 705-7541 or email


Carols for All

Some merry melodies can be heard in St. John’s Church on Thursday, December 5th as Saltus Grammar School presents Carols For All.  This will start at 7pm and admission is free.







Chill at the Grill

Missing the Ibiza-style chillout vibe of The Big Chill?  Then great news as Chill at the Grill is opening at Victoria Grill on Friday, December 6th.  Felix Tod, Tony Brannon and Joy T. Barnum will be playing both live music and DJ’d house and lounge tunes for your listening pleasure every week, with the exception of December 27th, until DJ PM takes over on January 24th.  Felix, Tony and Joy will then return on March 21st until April 25th.  It all starts at 5.30pm and goes on until late.  ​For reservations, call 296-5050.


Friday Night Babysitting

Onionpatch Academy at St. Paul’s AME Church are offering Friday Night Babysitting so that you can have kid-free late night Christmas Shopping.  This will be on December 6th and 13th from 6pm until 9pm.  Kids aged between 3 months and 10 years will be entertained and fed by qualified staff.  The cost is $40 and cash payments only are accepted.




BHS Holiday Bazaar

The Bermuda High School (BHS) present their 2013 Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th.  This will be from 10am until 4pm in the Jessie Vesey Sporting Centre (JVSC Gym) at BHS and will feature vendors selling a variety of goods, including art, toys, clothing, accessories, jewellery, confections, mosaic rocks/door stops, cedar items, handmade body scrubs, handblown glass, and much more, as well as a gift-wrapping station, nail bar, Ashley’s Lemonade, The Bean Coffee Bar, donuts and Buzz Express.  Part proceeds will support critical needs at BHS.  For more information, contact 278-3004 or



Amnesty International

Amnesty International Bermuda will be launching its participation in the Global Letter Writing Marathon with AmnesTea, a tea party on Saturday, December 7th.  Thousands of people worldwide will be giving hope to people who have suffered human rights abuses. You can participate locally by joining Amnesty on the City Hall Lawn and Washington Mall between noon and 5pm where you can enjoy tea and cakes whilst raising money for human rights.  There will be the opportunity to write and sign letters and messages of hope and solidarity to someone suffering human rights abuses. For more information, contact or visit


Ubervida Christmas Boat Parade

The UberVida are offering an opportunity to be part of the Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7th.  The boat will depart the #1 Dock on Front Street at 6.30pm.  This is a family-friendly events with lots of Christmas music, mulled wine, etc.  The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for kids and tickets are available from



Bermuda Philharmonic Society Christmas Concert

Don’t forget to warm up your own vocal chords for the audience participation caroling segment at the Bermuda Philharmonic Society’s Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8th.  This will be at 4pm at Warwick Academy and the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra, Bermuda Chamber Choir and the audience participation caroling will be conducted by LaTannia Ellerbe, while Warwick Academy Electric Strings will be conducted by Brian Swan. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $50 for Patrons and are available from BPS Members or at the door.



Carols with the Dolphins

Dolphin Quest Bermuda are promising a whale of a time (so to speak) at their special holiday event, Christmas Carols with the Dolphins, on Sunday, December 8th.  This candlelit celebration will be from 6pm to 6.45pm at the National Museum of Bermuda in the Royal Naval Dockyard, with your favourite Christmas carols sung alongside the dolphins.  Entry is free and no reservations are required.  The rain date is December 15th. For more details, call 234-4464.





Christmas in Dockyard

Caroling with the Dolphins isn’t the only festive fun happening in the West End this holiday season.  You are invited to join Santa and his elves for Christmas Sundays in Royal Naval Dockyard on December 8th, 15th and 22nd for free events, gift wrapping, give-a-ways, goodies and more.  As previously mentioned,  Caroling With Dolphins will be happening on December 8th but there is also the Winter Fashion Show in the Clocktower Mall on December 15th, and the Festival of Lights Marina Competition on December 22nd.  For more information, including the full schedule of events, times and rain dates, visit




KPMG Parent Teacher Evening

Parents and teachers of students or current university undergraduates interested in a career in financial services are invited to a special Information Session at KPMG on Monday, December 9th.  From 5.30pm until 7pm, you can find out how KPMG can help shape your senior students’ interest in business and financial services into a rewarding career with details on opportunities for work shadowing, summer employment and annual scholarships. Spaces are limited. For more information, or to RSVP by December 5th, contact or 294-2679.


The Natural Way to Good Health

Dr. Reid Robinson, Chiropractor and Wellness Practitioner, will be hosting the second in a lecture series on the Natural Way to Good Health at BUEI on Monday, December 9th.  From 6pm until 8pm, Dr. Robinson will discuss the benefits of a genetically-congruent, nutritionaly-sufficient, toxin-free diet.  The lecture is free but spaces are limited and so will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Future lectures in the series will be Move Well on Monday, January 13th, where you can learn the health-promoting and illness-preventing benefits of exercise, and Think Well on Monday, February 3rd, where you can understand why trying to change behaviour without changing your belief system results in failure.  For more information, contact


Edge of Glory

CedarBridge Academy invite you to their annual winter concert at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium on Tuesday, December 10th.  This year’s concert, entitled Edge of Glory, will begin at 7.30pm and will feature performances from the Concert Band, String Ensemble, Symphonic Ensemble, CBA Alumni Choir, De Onion Patch Steel Pans and more.  General admission is $10.  For more information, contact 296-5665 or



Writers Studio

New to the Olde Towne, there will be a Drop In Writers Class every Wednesday evening from December 11th at CV Cafe in St. George’s.  The workshops will be from 6pm until 8pm and will be hosted by award-winning Trinidadian author, Lynn Joseph, who will focus on specific craft tools to help writers kickstart their current work in progress or generate a brand new book.  There will be no class on Christmas Day.  Classes will resume on January 29th. The class fee is $30.

In addition, on Saturday, December 14th, there will also be a full day Writers Workshop.  From 10am until 5pm, Finding Your Story will concentrate on character arcs, plot outlines and increasing dramatic tension and conflict to create more satisfying and publishable works.  The fee is $130.  Classes are small and limited in number, meaning that individual attention is guaranteed to help writers get the most out of the workshops.  For more information, contact, 541-5770 or 519-5770.

BAA Clubhouse

Echo Productions presents its first High School Dance, Milkshake on Saturday, December 14th.  In partnership with the Bermuda Athletic Association, Echo Productions promises a safe, alcohol-free environment for your teen to relax and have fun!  The event is chaperoned by responsible adults, with a no-exit policy strictly enforced. From 9pm until 1am, music will be courtesy of Fiyah Marshall with ice cream and soda on sale. Entry costs $15 and includes one free ice cream. For more information, contact or 737-2581.


Budo Cup

Jiketsu Martial Productions is proud to present the 5th Annual Budo Cup Championships on Sunday, December 15th.  This World Karate Federation Youth Open Kumite Tournament will be held at the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium. Doors open at noon with the tournament starting at 1pm.  Registration for participants is $30, and the cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, or to register, contact 705-7541 or



Olde Towne Christmas

Shop for locally made gifts in an olde worlde setting as the Town of St. George’s will be hosting special holiday shopping events on Sunday, December 15th and 22nd.  An Olde Towne Christmas will run from 2pm until 6pm and, in addition to the Olde Towne Market being on, you can also expect live entertainment, a treats trail, special shopping and dining, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.  For more information, visit the St. George’s Bermuda Revitalise Facebook page.





KPMG logo

Are you a Bermudian university undergraduate or high school senior student interested in the financial industry (or know someone know is)?  If so, you won’t want to miss the KPMG K-Nect Christmas Student Networking Event at their offices in Crown House, Par-la-Ville Road on Thursday, December 19th.  From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about their vibrant graduate programme and whether you are ready for the challenge of training to be a professional accountant. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jennifer Outerbridge at 295-5063 ext 426.


Puss in Boots

An excuse to rouse yourselves from your food comas as the Annual Party, Puss ‘n Boots: The Holiday Edition will return to Cosmopolitan Nightclub on Friday, December 27th. From 10pm until 3am, music will be courtesy of NYC’s DJ Young Chow, alongside Bermuda’s own YGS and New Era.  Tickets are $20 and are available at Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique and The Cave in St George’s. A limited number of $50 VIP tickets are available by calling 705-2109 or 336-8153.



December Spa Promotions 2013

The Spa at Elbow Beach have released their Holiday Treatments for the month of December.  This includes a Holistic Facial, Aroma Stone Massage, Two-Hour Time Ritual and the Essential Spa Experience, ranging in price from $205 to $280, inclusive.  For reservations, contact 239-8900 or










Interested in a little pre-Christmas indulgence?  Mother’s Treats Gourmet Cupcakes are offering free delivery from now until December 24th.  Available flavours include Red Velvet Retreat, Casual Chocolate, Vanilla Funfetti, Christmas Peppermint, Egg Nog and Vanilla Buttercream.  To place your Christmas cupcake order, contact 536-5035 or





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th

Bermuda Gas 12 Days of Christmas Launch Party – December 2nd

Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 3rd

BUEI Citizen Science Lecture Series: Greed, Violence, and Ambition… a New Look at Early Bermuda – December 3rd

Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 4th

Bermudian Folk Remedies Book Launch – December 4th

**NEW  Queen Street’s VIP Shopping Nights – December 4th

**NEW  A Biblical Itinerary through the Last Four Things of Our Life – December 4th

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

West Indian Association (Bermuda) Christmas Party & AGM – December 5th

**NEW  Women’s Essential Self-Defense Course – December 5th

**NEW  Trunk Trimming Fitness/Wellness Programme – starts December 5th

**NEW  Saltus Grammar School: Carols For All – 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

**NEW  Chill at the Grill – starts December 6th

**NEW  Friday Night Babysitting – December 6th

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th

Discovery Wines: Christmas Boat Parade Cruise – December 7th

My Sereni-Tea Christmas Open House – December 7th

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Children’s Reading Festival – December 7th

Boat Parade Viewing from Pier 6 – December 7th

Live BDA Concert – December 7th

**NEW  BHS Holiday Bazaar – December 7th

**NEW  Amnesty International Bermuda: AmnesTea – December 7th

**NEW  UberVida Christmas Boat Parade – December 7th

Christmas Wonderland Opening – December 8th

**NEW  Bermuda Philharmonic Society Christmas Concert – December 8th

**NEW  Christmas Carols with the Dolphins – December 8th

**NEW  Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 8th

**NEW  KPMG Information Session for Parents & Teachers of Bermuda Students – December 9th

**NEW  Eat Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – December 9th

Children’s Holiday Crafts at Waterville – December 10th

Chant and Be Happy Seminar – December 10th

**NEW  CedarBridge Academy Winter Concert: Edge of Glory – December 10th

Christmas Wreath Making and Candleabras Workshop – December 11th

**NEW  Queen Street’s VIP Shopping Nights – December 11th

**NEW  The Writers’ Studio of Bermuda: Drop In Writers Classes – starts 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

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

Historical Heartbeats Winter Series: North Village Band Concert – December 13th

Fairmont Hamilton Princess Annual Snowball Party – December 13th

**NEW  Friday Night Babysitting – December 13th

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

Kwanzaa Storytime & Craft – December 14th

**NEW  The Writers’ Studio of Bermuda: Writers Workshop – December 14th

**NEW  Milkshake Party – December 14th

TROIKA Bermuda Auditions – December 15th

**NEW  5th Annual Budo Cup Championships – December 15th

**NEW  An Olde Towne Christmas – December 15th

**NEW  Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 15th

**NEW  Queen Street’s VIP Shopping Nights – December 18th

**NEW  KPMG K-Nect Christmas Student Networking Event – December 19th

Caisey Family Productions: The Gospel According to David – December 22nd

**NEW  Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 22nd

**NEW  An Olde Towne Christmas – 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

Christmas Day Buffet at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th


Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th

**NEW  Puss N Boots: The Holiday Edition – December 27th


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  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

**NEW  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

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th


Art Exhibits

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

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



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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