January 16th, 2014
Happy Thursday, Kids!
Lots of things to do in Bermuda coming up, so let’s get right down to it:
Bermuda’s salsa community are hosting a special party in honour of the Salsa Goddess herself, as Salsa Friends presents Teresa’s Birthday Celebration on Thursday, January 16th. This will take place at the new Bella Vista Bar & Grill at Port Royal Golf Course and from 8pm until midnight, you can enjoy salsa and bachata from three DJs, all night with no cover charge. For more details, visit www.SalsaGoddess.me.
As previously mentioned, Bermuda Marathon Weekend is taking place this weekend. The Bermuda Diabetes Association are encouraging residents to sign up and participate in the HSBC 10K Walk. Late sign ups will take place on Friday, January 17th between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and the Bermuda Diabetes Association will be having a presentation at the Health and Fitness Boutique which will be held during the sign up. For more information, visit www.diabetes.bm.
In honour of one of Bermuda’s most famous tourists, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art have teamed up with the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford Connecticut to present a special exhibit entitled, Ever the Twain Shall Meet, bringing Twain’s time in Bermuda to life. This is the first in a series of collaborations between the two museums and the exhibit will open on Friday, January 17th from 5.30pm until 7pm, running until the end of June. This exhibit aims to share knowledge and enrich Bermuda’s literary legacy through one of our most historically prominent advocates, Mark Twain. For more information, contact 299-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Tale of Two Cities, a new show at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will explore the changing fortunes of Bermuda’s only two municipalities through the artwork of the Masterworks Collection. This exhibition traces the development of the two key settlements in Bermuda from their early incorporations through to the present day. The opening reception will be on Friday, January 17th from 5.30pm until 7pm, running until the end of September. For more information, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
They say that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Whether you want to offload some junk or pick up some treasure, you will want to attend the Rubber Tree Market Sale Saturday on January 18th (**UPDATE: this has been rescheduled to the 25th), at the usual location at the junction of Khyber Pass and Middle Road in Warwick. This will include a flea market, car boot sale, popcorn, cotton candy, a fun castle, food vendors and face-painting, with music courtesy of TBS Sound System. To be involved, the cost is $10 and you would have to bring your own table. For more information, contact D. Outerbridge on 799-0622.
As part of the Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series, there will be a film night at Bermuda National Library on Thursday, January 23rd. From 6pm, there will be screenings of two 30 minutes films from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda series. The first film, The Salt Trade, takes a journey to the Turks and Caicos Islands where, by the year 1700, Bermudians had established a profitable salt industry. The second film, Seashells of Bermuda, highlights several outstanding collections and shows conservation and research being carried out at the Bermuda Biological Station. This event is free to the public. For more details, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.communityandculture.bm.
The Friends of the College Library presents Sharon Wilson Gold, a book signing and presentation by local artist Sharon Wilson on Thursday, January 23rd. This will be from 6pm until 8pm at Bermuda College Library and light refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Shelley Riley at 236-9000 ext. 4381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the Audubon Society’s 60th anniversary, Audubon Society President, Andrew Dobson, will present the illustrated lecture, Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing at BUEI on Thursday, January 23rd. Andrew Dobson has been recording and photographing Bermuda’s birds for the past 24 years and in this lecture will describe the reasons why Bermuda has such an impressive variety of birds, one of the largest bird lists compared to those of Caribbean islands. 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.
Discovery Wines will be hosting their next Wine Class, entitled Bountiful Bordeaux, on Saturday, January 25th. The class will run from 1pm until 2.30pm in their newly renovated warehouse on Bakery Lane in Pembroke. Attendees will receive a plethora of knowledge to show off to their friends as well as getting to sample between five and six Bordeaux wines. The cost is $45 per person. To reserve your spot, contact 296-9463, email@example.com or sign up online at www.discoverywines.bm.
You are invited to come and show off your strategic card skills at the Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament from Saturday, January 25th to Friday, January 31st. The Bermuda Regional promises seven memorable days of bridge, panel shows and other entertainment all held at the Fairmont Southampton, with many different categories and the chance to benefit from lectures by experts and expert panels. Table fees are $15 per person per session for American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), or $17 for non and unpaid ACBL members, with a special room rate of $99 per person for attendees. For more information, a detailed schedule, or to sign up online, visit www.BermudaRegional.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If making offline reservations, ask for the Regional Bridge Rate.
Do you feel an inner emptiness or general lack of satisfaction? Can I Be Satisfied? a free seminar on the subject of self-satisfaction promises to help you find out more on how to become a happier person on Tuesday, January 28th. Taking place at My Sereni-Tea from 7pm until 9pm, the session will also include simple meditation techniques for inner peace. Admission is free. For more information, contact Anya at email@example.com, 703-7033 or visit www.deeppeacemeditation.com.
After the success of Cows and Cabs, and Pigs and Pinot, the next wine-pairing dinner at Ten Cafe & Bar is Birds and Bars on
Wednesday, January 29th. **UPDATE: The date has been changed to Thursday, February 6th.** From 7pm, Chef Mike Knight will create 4 courses to be paired with 4 wines from Michael Robinson at Burrows Lightbourn. The cost is $75, plus grats. Spaces are limited but you can book your spot by contacting 295-0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amnesty International Bermuda will be hosting their 2014 AGM on Thursday, January 30th. This will be at Wesley Methodist Church Hall from 6pm until 8pm and is an ideal opportunity to catch up with what Amnesty International Bermuda have been up to over the past year. You are invited to join in their discussions about Human Rights Issues faced in Bermuda and globally, and help make a difference by being part of a great Human Rights Organisation. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Docksider’s invite you to break your resolutions at their pre-carnival fete DirtySexySoca on Saturday, February 1st. From 9pm until 3am, this event will feature entertainment by D’General and DJ Rusty G. Tickets are $20 in advance, more at the door, and available from Docksiders or Kit N Caboodle.
To celebrate the rich culture and diversity in their Bermudiana collection, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents Paint It Black, a Black History Month collection exhibit. The exhibit will open on Sunday, February 2nd from 3pm until 5pm, running until February 26th. The artwork, painted by both local and visiting artists, depicts individuals from the Black community in Bermuda and promises to captivate you with the richness in colour and implores the viewer to journey through the accomplishments, personalities and daily lives of the muse in this exhibit. For more information, contact 299-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its second year, Atlantic Publishing House and Blue Hole Hill Productions are bringing back the Deep Bay Music Festival on Sunday, February 2nd. This special music extravaganza will begin at 4pm at Pembroke Community Club on North Shore and featured performers will include special guest Cool Jade Minors, Elca Maranzana, LaTosha Coddrington, Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, the AFB Salsa International Dancers and, fresh from their performance at the Havana International Jazz Festival, the Giant Steps Band. The event will be presided over by the Deep Bay King and Queen. Tickets are $50, which includes a light meal, and are available from Music Box. For more information, contact Dale Butler at email@example.com or 505-3409.
A fun night out for a good cause will be at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, February 8th. A Wine Tasting Evening with Discovery Wines will run from 6pm until 8.30pm and two whites, two reds and two sparkling will be available for tasting along with cheese and chocolates. Jewellery designer Alexandra Mosher will also be on hand with items from her new Heart Collection for sale, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Proceeds will benefit Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia, who provide services such as training and monthly support group meetings for caregivers. More information is available on their website at www.alzbermuda.com. Tickets are $60 per person and are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Associés contre le crime (Partners in crime) on Tuesday, February 11th at 8pm at BUEI. This French movie with English subtitles tells the story of the Beresfords, tasked with finding what happened to a Russian heiress who’s mysteriously disappeared. Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students. Full details can be found at www.AllianceFrancaise.bm.
A fixture on the Bermuda Calendar since 2002, the 13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show is coming up on Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd at Cedarbridge Academy. This trade exhibition is designed to showcase local business services and provide the public with a “one-stop-shopping” experience for goods and services related to home ownership, with over 70 local businesses, games, door prizes, food, and much more. On Friday, the show will be open from 3pm until 8pm and on Saturday, it will be open from 9am until 5pm. For more details, see www.ColdwellBankerHomeShow.info.
Whether you like ’em with two wheels or four, you’re sure to find something to suit you at the City of Hamilton’s Car & Bike Show 2014 on Saturday, February 22nd. This will be on the 3rd and 4th levels of Bulls Head Car Park from noon until 6pm. On the 3rd level, you will find all the information you need for your new vehicle, such as the banks, insurance companies,auto accessory shops, and representatives from major automotive dealers, including Bermuda Motors, Auto Solutions, and more. One level up on the 4th, floor, you can view vintage, custom and accessorized cars competing to win the People’s Choice Award for their category, as well as family-friendly fun, such as go-carts, bouncy castle and food and snack vendors. For more information, or if interested in participating, contact the Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunshine League are organising a first-of-its-kind fundraising event on Sunday, March 16th. The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay will divide the island into east and west and each half will be sectioned into one mile lots. The simultaneous start for this event will happen in both Somerset and St. Georges at 9am and will end with the last two torches being run onto the grounds of The Sunshine League on King Street, Hamilton. An element of healthy competition amongst the various participating teams is encouraged by challenging each group to raise the most funds possible, as well as to design, construct and relay their own torch in their designated mile. The winning team will be determined based on the amount of funds raised, as well as the creativity, design and individuality of their torch. A relay team will consist of a maximum of 5 torch bearers for each mile of the relay and each organisation will choose their official torch bearers from amongst all those participating in the fundraising event. In their lots, the various teams will initiate their own fundraising drive leading up to and on the day. Fundraising can be done using pledge sheets, donation button on website, direct deposit (contact them for details) or other ideas. The registration cost will be $25 for each person participating on the relay team and includes an event t-shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Sunshine League’s Transitional Living for Young Men programme. For more information, contact email@example.com.
A new tour in 2014 aims to show our visitors that there’s so much more to Bermuda than just our famous pink sands and turquoise waters. The Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour will run from Thursday, April 24th until Sunday, April 27th with accommodation at either the Royal Palms Hotel or the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. This tour includes special receptions and dinner events for the group, which will break up into two separate and very different Tracks. The Guns Track will showcase Bermuda’s ancient forts and military history, with highlights including a visit to Bermuda Regiment Headquarters to view current and historical fire arms, a visit to Fort Scaur and the replica of a Moncrieff Disappearing Counterweight Carriage, and the opportunity to view a sniper rifle used in the American Revolutionary War. The Roses Track will enjoy Bermuda in full bloom with a trip to the Bermuda Annual Exhibition, private home garden tours,talks by local experts and an emphasis on Old Garden Roses. The cost of the tour is $1,950 per person, based on double occupancy, or $2,575 per person for single occupancy. The full brochure can be viewed here. To book your group or individual reservation for the Big Guns and Bermuda Roses package-contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Starla Williams at 292-9741 ext 108.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW Salsa Friends Presents Teresa’s Birthday Celebration – January 16th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st
**NEW Health and Fitness Boutique – January 17th
2014 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 17th to 19th
Bermuda Restaurant Week – January 17th to February 13th
Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 18th
**NEW The Rubber Tree Market Sale Saturday – January
**NEW Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series: The Salt Trade and Seashells of Bermuda – January 23rd
**NEW The Friends of the College Library Presents Sharon Wilson Gold – January 23rd
**NEW Bermuda’s Birds: You Don’t Know What You Are Missing – January 23rd
Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 25th
Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Prince and Princess – January 25th
Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper – January 25th
**NEW Discovery Wines: Bountiful Bordeaux Wine Class – January 25th
**NEW Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament – January 25th to 31st
BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: Blue is the Warmest Colour – January 26th
**NEW Can I Be Satisfied? Free Seminar – January 28th
**NEW Birds and Bars Wine Pairing Dinner at Ten –
January 29th February 6th
**NEW Amnesty International Bermuda AGM 2014 – January 30th
Miss Bermuda Pageant Contestant Application Deadline – January 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Shostakovich’s The Nose – February 1st
**NEW DirtySexySoca – February 1st
**NEW The Deep Bay Music Festival featuring Cool Jade Minors – February 2nd
Think Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – February 3rd
Legend: Bob Marley Tribute – February 8th
**NEW Wine Tasting Evening for Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia – February 8th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Associés Contre le Crime – February 11th
Firebird Half Term Ballet Camp – starts February 17th
**NEW 13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 21st and 22nd
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd
**NEW City Car and Bike Show – February 22nd
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th
**NEW The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th
Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th
**NEW Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Homer’s Cafe Display: Rebecca Martin – December 28th to January 30th
Ever The Twain Shall Meet – January 17th to June
Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September
Paint it Black – February 2nd to 26th
BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 10th to 28th
Onions Gallery: Celebrating Bermuda: Photojournalism by the Royal Gazette
Edinburgh Gallery: Eastern Exposure by Mark Tatem and Ally Lusher
Studio A: Urban Light Show by Sue Rebello
Studio B: Down Under Show by Anne Kermode
I can’t stop watching this – this little girl’s face is absolutely priceless:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!