April 16th, 2014
Chin up, the week’s almost over already! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend with lots of fun times with family and friends. I will definitely be indulging in lots of chocolate after a very long Lent! Here is what’s coming up in Bermuda:
Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool are hosting a Good Friday Potluck at Hamilton SDA Church on Wednesday, April 16th. On the menu is codfish cakes, hot cross buns, Spanish rice, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and mixed vegetables with gingerbread, pound cake and banana bread for dessert. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. For more information, or to pre-order, contact 737-0555.
As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week, you are encouraged to dress up in your best neon, leg warmers and shoulder pads for I <3 80s Night. Will’s music tribute to the best hits of the 1980s will feature Bon Jovi, Culture Club, Michael Jackson, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Rick Springfield, George Michael and more. The People’s Mic will be setup for everyone to get up and sing along with to their favourite ’80s song. Dress up is strongly encouraged. This week’s Saturday night guest band will be Voodoo Wahoo with Will Black on vocals/guitars, Keith White on guitars/vocals, Mike Jardine on bass and Nick Wadson on drums. The band will be playing tunes from Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, Pearl Jam, The Who, The Verve, Alice Cooper, plus new original songs. There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534. .
A kite competition, an Easter egg event, food and drinks, dominoes and card games can all be found at the Valley vs Hill Good Friday Family Fun Day on Friday, April 18th. This will take place between 10am and 8pm in Port Royal Field, next to Port Royal Fire Station in Southampton. Entry is free.
If you have kids aged between 3 and 10, you won’t want to miss the Smiths Parish Council’s John Smiths Bay Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th. This will run from 2pm until 5pm, and there will also be music, fun castle, face painting, pop corn, cotton candy and other fun activities. For more information, contact Dexter Jones on 533-1897 or email@example.com.
Fourways Inn invite you to celebrate their Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 20th. Reservations are available between 10.30am until 3pm. The cost is $52.75 per person or $25 for children aged 11 and under, excluding grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Easter with family and friends at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20th. Decadent Easter treats, carving stations, and of course, a traditional Bermuda Breakfast station will all be on offer in the Harbour View Ballroom between 11.30am and 3pm. The cost is $65 for adults and $32.50 for children aged 11 and under. In addition to the brunch, there will also be an Easter twist to the Heritage Court’s Afternoon Tea this Easter weekend. From Friday, April 18th until Sunday, April 20th, between 2pm and 5pm, you can expect hot cross buns, mini eggs and other sweet surprises in addition to the usual tea-time favourites. The cost is $34 for adults and $17 for children. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3000.
Grotto Bay hosts its Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20th between 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 $44.50 per person, plus 17% grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 293-8333.
The ISIS Foundation invites you to join them to Learn About Development in the Most Remote Place in the World – the Mighty Himalayas on Wednesday, April 23rd. This will be in the Chairman Suites at ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd. on Woodbourne Avenue and from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you can enjoy an evening of stories from the field and updates on their work from their Nepal country director, Pralhad Dhakal. You will hear about his team’s life-saving work in remote communities and learn more about the complexities of child-trafficking in Nepal. Please note, there is no parking available at the venue, but street parking is available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP by April 18th, contact Pamela Barit Nolan at Pamela.BaritNolan@isisgroup.org.
A chance to play detective as Day After Tomorrow invite you to their 3rd Annual Get Puzzled Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, April 26th. The hunt starts in the City Hall parking lot at 6.30pm and afterwards, there will be a get together at the final clue location. The cost is $15 per person and all proceeds benefit Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre. For more information, or to sign up, contact email@example.com.
See some of Bermuda’s smallest fashionistas and talented tots at the Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool Spring Fashion and Talent Show on Sunday, April 27th. This will be at Northlands Primary from 4pm until 6pm, and refreshments will be served after the show. Admission is $20 or $15 for children aged 12 and under. For more information, contact Vernesha Symonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Organ Donor and Tissue Association (BOTA) is running an Awareness Week from April 28th to May 3rd with a variety of events to promote awareness and education on organ donations. On Tuesday, April 29th, there will be free health screenings from 11am until 1pm. One will be at TCD and the other will be at the Bank of Butterfield on the ground floor of the Reid Street entrance. On Wednesday, April 30th, there will be a discussion on Health is Wealth on Radio Talk Show 102.7 between 5pm and 6pm. On Thursday, May 1st, bring your own lunch as Kerrie Harrington Casey RN from New England Organ Bank will present at KEMH for a Brown Bag Learning Lunch. There are two sessions available, between noon and 1pm or 1pm to 2pm. Friday, May 2nd will be Tag Day and on Saturday, May 3rd there will be a Donor Recognition Ceremony at 6.30pm at Saint Andrews Church. To RSVP, contact BOTACharity@gmail.com by April 19th. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact BOTACharity@gmail.com.
Salsa Friends are adding a new twist to their Latin Dancer’s Delight event as, in honour of International Jazz Day, they present All That Latin Jazz on Wednesday, April 30th. Brought to you by Bermuda Salsa Magic, Muzicality and SalsaGoddess.Me, this will be at The Docksider Pub and Restaurant Back Bar with live jazz, live Latin jazz and social dancing, featuring Shine Hayward and Friends with DJ Gio. Jazz Happy Hour will be from 5.30pm until 7.30pm and then there will be a free beginner salsa class from 8.15pm untli 9.15pm. From 9.30pm until 11pm, there will be live Latin Jazz for the dancers and then DJ Gio will be playing salsa, bachata and cha cha until 1am. Tickets are $10, which includes tapas and are available at the door, oline at www.BDAtix.bm or from Teresa on the 3rd floor of New Venture House, 3 Mill Creek Road. For more information, visit www.salsagoddess.me or email email@example.com. For more information on International Jazz Day, visit www.jazzday.com.
Celebrating the reason why Bermudians are known as Onions, Onion Day is an all day event on Saturday, May 17th at Carter House, Southside, St David’s. From 10am until 4pm, you can sit off in the Carter House grounds surrounded by roses, endemic and native plants and trees, and sample some traditional onion dishes, including onion soup and some more unusual onion dishes. You will also be able to tour Carter House Museum with curator Dolores Harrison and with Larry Mills, learn about the Settler’s Dwelling circa 1612. Plein Aire painters will be on site all day painting scenes of Bermuda’s first 100 years and, if you are lucky, you may be able to purchase one before the paint is dry! For more information, visit their Facebook page here.
Saturday, May 31st is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens! Each month has a different theme and this one will be Zoo/Aquarium, where families can participate in free themed arts and craft activities from 10am until 2pm. There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day. Full details can be found at www.bermudamasterworks.com. For more information, contact 299-4000.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the work of a distinguished caricaturist in Kal Draws Bermuda: Satirical Pen Takes on Island Life. Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun. After graduating from Harvard College with honors in 1977, Kevin embarked on a bicycle tour of the British Isles, where he joined the Brighton Basketball Club as a player and coach. After the club hit financial difficulties, Kevin drew caricatures of tourists in Trafalgar Square and on Brighton Pier. In March 1978, The Economist recruited him to become their first resident cartoonist in their 145 year history. Kevin spent the next 10 years working in London as a cartoonist for such publications as The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, Today and The Mail on Sunday. KAL’s work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide and his cartoons are distributed worldwide by Cartoonarts International and the New York Times Syndicate. The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm on Friday, August 15th and the show will run until Wednesday, August 27th. For more information, contact 299-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Black Woman’s Mini Video/Film Fest 2014 – April 11th, 19th and 26th
BHI Hospitality Month (Sound & Shore) – April 14th to 20th
Paget Parish Council 2014 AGM – April 16th
**NEW Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool Good Friday Potluck – April 16th
Bermuda College Library: Library Expo – April 17th
Renegades RFC Booze Cruise – April 17th
Bermuda Documentary Film Festival (Bermuda Docs) – April 17th to 20th
PHC Community Fun Day – April 18th
Gilbert Lamb Day – April 18th
**NEW Valley Vs Hill Good Friday Family Fun Day – April 18th
**NEW Easter Afternoon Tea at Heritage Court – April 18th to 20th
‘Like’ Cup Match on the Greens: Golf Tournament – April 19th
Echo Launch Party – April 19th
The Big Calypso at The Reefs – starts April 19th
**NEW John Smiths Easter Egg Hunt – April 19th
Easter Brunch at Beau Rivage – April 20th
Easter Brunch at Cafe Lido – April 20th
**NEW Easter Sunday Brunch at Fourways – April 20th
**NEW The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Annual Easter Brunch – April 20th
**NEW Easter Brunch at Grotto Bay – April 20th
BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 21st to 27th
Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd
Forgiveness is Freedom – April 23rd
76th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 24th to 27th
Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th
Middle School Party: We Just Want To Party – April 26th
**NEW Get Puzzled: Car Rally/Scavenger Hunt – April 26th
CMS 5K Walk/Run – April 27th
Bermuda Open Karate Championships & Wellness Show – April 27th
**NEW Heavenly Blessings Nursery & Preschool Spring Fashion and Talent Show – April 27th
**NEW Bermuda Organ & Tissue Association Awareness Week – April 28th to May 3rd
The Big Chill at Bone Fish – starts April 30th
**NEW Salsa Friends present All That Latin Jazz – April 30th
The Glass Onion Band at Bone Fish Bar & Grill – starts May 1st
The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – returns May 2nd
Catlin End-to-End – May 3rd
22nd Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 10th
Mother’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – May 11th
The Big Calypso at The Frog & Onion Pub – starts May 11th
St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th
**NEW Onion Day – May 17th
Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st
**NEW Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st
The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st
Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st
British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th
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
It’s About Time by Steve Conway – April 11th to 23rd
Water Ways –
April 25th May 2nd to May 14th
A Myriad of Birds by Fran Giffard – May 16th – May 28th
Sky Gazer by Alan Smith – May 30th to June 11th
Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th
**NEW Kal Draws Bermuda: Satirical Pen Takes on Island Life – August 15th to 27th
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
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 4th to 22nd
Onions Gallery:Bermuda College Show
Edinburgh Gallery: TMI by Alia Hamza
Studio A: Works by Deondre Cumberbatch
Studio B: Collective Works by Milton Hill and Ami Zanders
I already shared this on the FB page, but just in case you didn’t catch it, here’s Oprah reducing Pharrell Williams to tears by showing him a compilation of fan videos – and Bermuda’s version made it on there:
If you can’t see the above link, please click here.
Enjoy the rest of the week!