February 19th, 2014

Morning Troops!

Hope you’re all having a great week so far.  If not, then just celebrate International Tug-of-War day today and I’m sure you’ll feel much better about life!  Looking for an up-to-date listing of things to do in Bermuda?  You’ve come to the right place:

0220 Pecha Kucha Bermuda

Another great opportunity to listen to entertaining presentations on a variety of topics, without worrying that any of the speakers will waffle on for too long, as the 6th edition of PechaKucha Night Bermuda will be on Thursday, February 20th.  PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and have a 20×20 presentation format where each speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.  Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time.   This will take place at Blue Water Anglers Club and speakers include Tommy Sinclair, Abbie Caldas, Aran McKittrick, Carla Marquardt, Ananda Hill, Gordon Johnson, Mhairi Flood, Becky Ausenda, Tiago Garcia, and Mike Davis.  Following each presentation is a 3 minute 40 second Q&A session with the audience.  Doors open at 6pm and presentations begin at 6.30pm.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  There will also be a fish fry during the event for $15 per plate.  For more information, see their Facebook Page here.


0222 Cha Cha

Why not spend your Saturday learning a new skill?  Salsa Friends are offering a Beginner Cha Cha Workshop on Saturday, February 22nd in the back bar at Docksider’s.  Instructors are Salsa Friends co-founders Marshall and Teresa, second place winners in Bermuda So You Think You Can Dance 2013.  This stylish and fun workshop is for dancers of all levels and from 3.30pm until 5pm, participants will learn the fundamental technique and rhythm of Cha Cha through shines (footwork) and partnered dancing.You can then practice your  new moves at their bi-weekly socials at Dockies.  The cost of the workshop is $15 per person.  For more details, contact teresa@salsagoddess.me or vist www.salsagoddess.me or the Salsa Friends Facebook Page.



0223 Bermuda Botanical1

Interested in learning more about the natural world around you?  The Bermuda Botanical Society are hosting a presentation at the Visitors’ Centre in the Botanical Gardens on Sunday, February 23rd.  Drift Seeds, Ocean Debris and Ocean Currents – What They Tell Us will be presented by Judie Clee and Lisa Greene at 3pm.  The cost is $5 for BBS members or $10 for non-members.





Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts will be hosting a special Tribute Concert in honour of the late Louise Jackson, OBE at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall on Wednesday, February 26th.  The concert will begin at 8pm and will include performances from students and teachers of The Jackson School of Performing Arts, students of United Dance Productions (UDP), Sophia Cannonier (former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem), music students from The Bermuda High School, Ruth Thomas and Company with one of their heralded Mosaics, H&H Gombey Captain and Drummers, and dancers from the internationally known, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO).  The concert is free of charge but admission tickets are required. Tickets are available from The Bermuda National Library on Queen Street.  For more information, contact Conchita Ming on 236-3142 or the  Bermuda Festival office at 295-1291.



0301 Parent Workshop

Have you ever wished you could play a more substantial role with the direction of your child’s education?  ABC Services in conjunction with The Learning Disabilities Association of Bermuda is offering a workshop for parents on Saturday, March 1st.  From 10am until noon in the MSA Auditorium, Educational Therapist Lindsey Lehman will present Advocating For Your Child: What You Need To Know.  One of the fundamental challenges of parents is with opening and maintaining effective two-way communications with their child’s school regarding their child’s development. This is especially true for those with children in learning support (speech therapists, occupational therapists, etc).  This workshop will show you how to effectively advocate for your child, covering everything from writing e-mails and notes, the proper way to call a meeting, dealing with administrators, and your rights as parents.  It will also cover topical issues like arranging play dates and how to prepare for transitional years (foundation into primary, primary into secondary). Parents will feel prepared, armed with real-life strategies to help implement adaptations and recommendations from school, therapy, and learning support in their own home.  Tickets are $30 and available from www.BDAtix.bm.  For more information, contact abcservices@logic.bm or 296-8255.


0301 Wet Your Palette

Masterworks Artist in Residence Sonia von Walter invites you to drink creatively while learning plein air painting techniques in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday, March 1st. Wet Your Palette will run from 1pm until 3.30pm and participants will be able to enjoy Masterworks wine and the wonderful views of the gardens as they dive into their creative side.  The cost is $50, which includes all materials and wine.  Spaces are limited.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.





0301 International Variety Show

Some of the best comedians in Bermuda are making a comeback tour at The Deep at Elbow Beach on Saturday, March 1st.  The International Variety Show starts at 9pm and will feature John Dale, Denny Richardson, Charles Jeffers, Ronnie Lopes and Stuart Hollis, plus the AFB Salsa Cultural International Dancers and special guest Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, the king of calypso.  The cost is $20 for general admission or free for dinner patrons.  For reservations, contact Cafe Lido at 236-9884.




0304 Stretching Classes

Bala Sports & Remedial Massage Clinic offers Stretching Classes with Greg Ozarowski.  The lunchtime classes will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12.30pm until 1.30pm, starting from March 4th.  Greg Ozarowski is qualified in clinical sports and remedial massage therapy and he helps to choose the most effective stretching techniques for his clients. There is a maximum of 6 people at each class as Greg prioritizes an individual approach to each participant’s practice.  The cost is $25 per class or $80 for 4 classes.  For more information, contact 292-4433 or greg@balaclinic.com, or book online at www.balaclinicbermuda.com.



0305 Mens Yoga Seminar

Gents, how would you like to stretch and strengthen your muscles while improving your posture?  A Men’s Yoga Seminar course will be starting up on Wednesday, March 5th at the Bermuda Afrikan Dance Studio, Old Berkeley.  This will run weekly until March 26th, from 7pm until 8pm, and you should bring a yoga mat or towel.  The cost is $20 per class or $75 for all four sessions.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact yogayouthbda@gmail.com or 735-0123.




0307 Nappy Hour

For ladies with natural hair, one of the biggest problems they have is finding the right products.  Not only can this end up pricey, but you can end up with shelves full of products that will never be used.  Naptually Me has the solution to this problem with their first ever Nappy Hour and Product Swap at Chewstick on Friday, March 7th.  This will run from 6pm until 9pm and is an opportunity to try a new product or stock up on your old favourites for free.  Attendees can bring any products that they have but don’t use and swap them for products from other naturals.  Entry is free but you must bring at least one product to swap.



0404 Bermuda Triple Challenge

Think you’re in pretty decent shape?  Teams of 2 or 4 are invited to prove it by signing up for the Bermuda Triple Challenge from Friday, April 4th until Sunday, April 6th.  This three day challenge series is suitable for all levels of fitness, promising to be demanding enough for the elite, but achievable for all.  Competitors are challenged to enjoy a high adrenaline excursion of Bermuda, its culture and history over three obstacle courses ranging between 4K and 10K in length. 99.9% of participants will finish and put themselves in the running for the $1,000 Grand Prize.  The weekend is not all blood, sweat and tears though as, in order to win, teams will need to raise funds for the event’s designated charities. Points are award for each dollar raised in addition to completing each of the physical challenges. The combined challenge and charity points total will determine the overall weekend Bermuda Triple Challenge winner.  The first event is the Urban Foot Race through the old Town of St. George’s on Friday, April 4th from 7.15pm.  No need to rush home afterwards though as this will be followed by a community block party with DJ D’General and walking tours with the Town Crier.  The second is the Island Challenge at 9.30am on Bermuda’s south shore, including a visit to the Bermuda Regiment’s Assault Course at Warwick Camp on Saturday, April 5th.  The series will finish with the Royal Challenge at 8.30am on Sunday, April 6th at Royal Naval Dockyard.  The registration fee varies from $120 to $600, depending on whether you are entering a team of 2 or 4, how many challenges you are signing up for and if you are an adult or youth team.  Full details are on www.bdatriplechallenge.com and signup is available on www.racedayworld.com.

0420 Beau Rivage Easter Brunch

Jean-Claude Garzia and his team at Beau Rivage are offering an Easter Brunch option on Sunday, April 20th.  Diners can indulge in delicious cuisine from around the world, including omelettes, waffles, shrimp cocktail, salads, sushi, roasted vegetables, codfish & potatoes, carving station, fresh seafood catch, poultry, lamb curry, decadent desserts including creme brulee and chocolate mousse.  Reservations are from 11.30am until 4pm and the cost is $45 per adult, $25 per child, plus 17% grats.   For more information, or to make a reservation contact 232-8686 or info@beaurivagebda.com,





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st

Bermuda Tourism Love Month – February 1st to 28th

Hearty Cooking Class at International Imports – February 19th

BSAC Winter Film Series: Oceans: Mission One Screening – February 19th

In The Beginning: A Journey in Time to the Origin of the Universe Flying on the Wings of Holy Scriptures, Science and Culture – February 19th

BUEI presents Havana Tap – February 20th

**NEW  PechaKucha Night Vol #6 – February 20th

13th Annual Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 21st and 22nd

Somersfield Academy Opera: Harlequin – February 21st and 23rd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd

City Car and Bike Show – February 22nd

Midshipman Dale Annual Commemorative Service and Dinner – February 22nd

What Are You Feeling? Workshop – February 22nd

BHS Craft Market and Table Sale – February 22nd

**NEW  Cha Cha Workshop for All Levels – February 22nd

BIFFlix Monthly Film Series: The Great Beauty – February 23rd

Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 23rd

**NEW  Bermuda Botanical Society: Drift Seeds, Ocean Debris and Ocean Currents – What They Tell Us – February 23rd

St. George’s Foundation Lecture: The First American War on Slavery – February 26th

**NEW  Tribute Concert in Honour of the Late Louise Jackson, OBE – February 26th

The Art of Hosting Training – February 27th to March 1st

Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – February 27th to March 1st

Family Centre: Celebrate the Night – March 1st

**NEW  Advocating for Your Child: What You Need To Know – March 1st

**NEW  Wet Your Palette: Paint & Wine – March 1st

**NEW  Dinner and International Variety Show – March 1st

Bermuda SPCA’s 17th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – March 2nd

**NEW  Stretching Classes with Greg Ozarowski – starts March 4th

**NEW  Men’s Yoga Seminar – starts March 5th

**NEW  Nappy Hour and Product Swap – March 7th

1st Annual Bermuda International Spring Masters Meet – March 7th to 9th

Lindo’s to Lindo’s 10k Run and 4 Mile Walk – March 9th

Bermuda Toastmaster’s Annual Speech Contest – March 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th

The Sunshine League’s Agnes May Robinson Torch Relay – March 16th

KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 16th

Dinner with the Radcliffe Pitches and the Krokodiloes at Beau Rivage – March 16th

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Victorian Secrets – March 19th to 21st

Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII – March 20th

BUEI presents Underwater Extravaganza – March 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th

BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts March 31st

**UPDATED  Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

**NEW  Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – April 4th

**NEW  Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – April 5th

**NEW  Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – April 6th

BUEI Spring Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 7th

**NEW  Easter Brunch at Beau Rivage – April 20th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd

Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th

St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th

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

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

Homer’s Cafe Display: Radiant Joy by Robyn Hooper – February 28th to March 27th

Capri Trend – March 7th to 28th

bioGraphy photoGraphy – The Photographic Works of Antoine Hunt & Jüliz Ritchie – March 28th to April 9th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 31st to February 25th

Onions Gallery: Members Photographic Show
Edinburgh Gallery: H-Appy Art
Studios A and B: The National Gallery presents Youth Camera Action

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – January 24th to May 31st

Michael Walsh: Contemporary Conversation
Highlights from the BNG Collection
Book Launch of Bermuda National Gallery: An Introduction

Walls Exhibit at Bermuda Arts Centre – until March 1st

International Women’s Club of Bermuda presents Bermuda: An Everyday Life Art Exhibition Fundraiser – March 7th to 20th


This is probably the most random video you’ll see this week – strangely hypnotic:



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