April 23rd, 2014
Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, full of kites, hot cross buns, fish cakes and whatever else makes you happy. The Bermuda events calendar is definitely starting to fill up for the summer – here are the newest additions: Google
Will Black is taking a mini-vacation until Thursday but never fear, the show will go on with Tony Brannon and Mike Hind taking over as hosts for Open Mic Night at Hog Penny tonight. Will Black will return on Thursday with a Triple Tribute featuring complete sets of music in tribute to The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Tom Petty, performed live. This week’s Saturday night gig will be UK Pub Night with Will Black performing your favourite modern UK hits from Oasis, Coldplay, Adele, Pulp, Radiohead, The Verve, Snow Patrol Muse and more, plus singalong with the classics from 60s British invasion to New Wave 80s. There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534. .
As part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Month observances, the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), in conjuction with the Berkeley Institute Drama Department and Student Council, presents Data Heaven on Thursday, April 24th. This play, written and directed by Shalane Dill, explores the sexual misconduct and social media around young teens and is a WRC fundraiser. Showtime will be at 7pm sharp in the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium. Tickets are $15 and available from Touche` in the Bermudiana Arcade, People’s Pharmacy and The WRC Office on Point Finger Road. For more information, contact 295-3882.
The annual Dawn Service to commemorate ANZAC Day will take place at The Cenotaph, Front Street promptly at 6.20am on Friday, April 25th. This is the national day of remembrance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) on April 25th each year. Traditionally, it commemorates the ill-fated dawn landing of troops at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, as part of a military campaign to open channels and capture Constantinople, an ally of Germany. Now, the day serves to acknowledge all ANZACs who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Australians and New Zealanders across the world meet at dawn each year for a remembrance service to honour this special occasion. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, April 25th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall. The next generation of photographers will be taking over the Edinburgh Gallery as Bermudian children will be showcasing their work in This Place Matters to Me, sponsored by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. The Onions Gallery will be exhibiting the Spring Members Show celebrating Bermuda’s Heritage’s Treasures, again sponsored by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. Works on awareness for the Dieticians Association will be on show in Studio A, while Studio B will exhibit DesignWorks by Dominic Paiva. Opening night will be at BSoA on Friday, April 25th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided. These shows will run for 3 weeks, closing on Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm. For more information, contact 292-3824 or email@example.com.
Start your weekend off on the right foot (pun intended) at Salsa Friends’ Friday Night Salsa at Grand Cafe on Friday, April 25th. From 6pm until 9pm, you can feast on a delicious Middle Eastern-inspired buffet. The beginner salsa class will begin at 9pm and then from 10pm, you can dance the night away as DJ Gio plays the best in salsa, bachata and cha cha. There is no cover charge for social dancing. Dinner is $29 per person, plus grats and the class is $10, or free for diners. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.salsagoddess.me.
Discovery Wines will be hosting their next Wine Class, entitled Roaming in Rhône, on Saturday, April 26th. From 1pm until 2.30pm, attendees will taste the rich wines of the Rhône valley and learn about the diversity of the region’s grape varieties. The class will include a flight of five wines, a charcuterie sampling, a greater appreciation of wine, and a plethora of knowledge that you can then show off to of your friends. The cost is $55 per person. To reserve your spot, contact 296-9463 or email@example.com.
Celebrating its first anniversary, We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder, an inspirational, motivational, spiritual mystery written by Dale Butler is back by popular demand on Sunday, April 27th at St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Described by critic Ira Philip as “the best play I have ever seen”, the show has previously sold out everywhere and, as before, will start promptly at 4pm, with an all star cast, live band and your participation. There will also be a reception afterwards. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at the church office.
The following week, the show will move to Bright Temple on Sunday, May 4th. The all star cast joins The Giant Steps Band, just back from Cuba, in an exciting afternoon that recalls the Talbot Brothers, Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, Freddie Thomas (the late heavyweight champion of Bermuda) and many others. Tickets are $25 and are available from the church or at the door.
>On Sunday, May 18th, the show will once again take to the road and this time ends up at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in St. George’s. Live music will be from the Giant Steps Band, and the all star cast is packed with people like Denny Richardson, Toni Robinson, and John Dale. Tickets are $25 and are available from the church or at the door.
The final performance is currently scheduled to be on Sunday, June 8th at the Evening Light Tabernacle, although last year’s run had to be extended due to popular demand. Tickets are $25 and are available from members or at the door.
For more details, contact Dale Butler on firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-3409.
PlayList Management, LLC invite you to come celebrate both Old School and New School music with their talented, amazing local young artists from their Developing Artists Program (DAP) at the Then and Now Fundraising Concert on Sunday, April 27th. DAP was launched in 2010 and was created as an opportunity to provide young musicians/artists the chance to further their skills, expose them to the entertainment industry, and create network opportunities for future growth. The concert, sponsored in part by Flanagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Pepsi Co., and Bermuda Cablevision, will be at the Earl Cameron Theatre in City Hall from 7pm until 8.30pm. Regular tickets are $20, $30 for patrons and $100 for corporate patrons. For tickets, or for more information, contact email@example.com, 599-PLAY(7529) or 704-2349.
Starting Thursday, May 1st at 5.30pm, the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street are offering a two-part, 12 -week, Beginners I Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practice. This course is designed to provide basic principles of yoga beneficial for safe and renewed practice; introduce alternate options for various body types; and develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual student needs. This course prepares students for Beginners II and walk-in multilevel classes. The cost is $260 for a 12-week session. For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few new editions to the Regular Events section, courtesy of Tony Bari and friends. You are invited to bring your song requests and dancing shoes as The Earl Leader Band with Earl Leader, Dennis Francis and Tony Bari will be performing in the Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge from 9pm until midnight on Thursday and Friday evenings from May 1st until October 31st. For more information, contact the Fairmont Southampton on 238-8000. Tony Bari, Ronnie Lopes and Sheila Smith, also known as the Musical Magic of the Tony Bari Trio, will be returning to Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa on Saturday evenings from 8.30pm until 11.30pm. This will start on Saturday, May 3rd and will run until October 25th. For more information, contact Cambridge Beaches at 234-0331. Tony Bari will be returning to The Reefs Hotel for the season from Monday, May 5th. From 8pm until 11pm, every Sunday and Monday evening until October 27th, you can sit back and let Tony entertain you, or even hit the dancefloor if the mood takes you. For more information, contact the Reefs at 238-0222.
Are you an aspiring model interested in learning all the exciting facets of the modeling and fashion industry? If so, you may be interested in signing up for the International Modeling & Fashion Academy’s (IMA) Spring/Summer Workshops at Cranleigh in Washington Mall. Topics covered will include runway, photo shoots, video shoots, make up, terms used in the industry, make up, hair style, buying , selling , display, design, fashion show production, promotion, advertising, copywriting, commercial modeling, print modeling, and merchandising. Daily professional workshops run from 4pm until 5pm, Monday to Friday from May 5th until the 30th. The cost is $35 per workshop, with a minimum of three required. Summer workshops will start June 30th and will run from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday until the end of July. The cost is $200 for the week. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Another Bermuda institution will soon be back for the summer season with the return of Harbour Nights on Wednesday, May 7th. This will be in the usual time-slot from 7pm until 10pm and will continue up until September 3rd. Most of you are very familiar with it but for any newbies or tourists reading this, every Wednesday of the summer months, Front Street is closed to traffic and instead is filled with vendor stalls with various arts and crafts, al fresco dining, late night shopping until 9pm and live music and entertainment. With an emphasis on keeping it local, there will be lots of Bermuda-made items for sale. The aim is to create a traditional authentic cultural experience that both tourists and locals can enjoy. There is no cover charge.
Whether you have an interest in breakdance, are looking for some new moves to add to your nightclub selection or simply want to come out and support a good cause, you won’t want to miss the Charity Breakdance Workshop on Friday, May 9th. Two separate classes are being held at The Athletic Club from 6.30pm and 7.30pm and then from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. No prior dance experience is required, just a lot of enthusiasm and a little bit of attitude. The cost is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre (through Bermuda Relay for Life). For more information, or to register, contact Gayle Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 591-2709 or Kiran Jagoowani on email@example.com or 591-5043.
The Young Byes 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic will take place on Saturday, May 17th at Belmont Hills Golf Club. This is a Captain’s Choice tournament with registration at 7.30am and an 8am shotgun start. The cost per team of four is $600, which includes green fees, carts and goodie bags. Hole sponsorship is also available at a cost of $400, or $900 if combined with a team entry. Space is limited to 25 teams and there will be raffle prizes and food at the prize-giving with prizes awarded to the male and female longest drive and closest to the pin. The entry form can be downloaded here. For more information, or to submit your entry, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Day is only a month away and since May 24th is on a Saturday this year, the main events will be happening on the public holiday, Monday, May 26th. This includes the historic Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, a race starting in Somerset at 9am and ending in Hamilton. This usually has more than 600 entrants and has been attracting the crowds and keeping us entertained since 1909. The entry fee is $45 for individuals or $160 for relay teams. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16th. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.bermudamarathon.bm.
The other big Bermuda Day event is, of course, the Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade on Monday, May 26th. This parade usually leaves Bernard Park at 1.30pm, ending at City Hall Car Park and includes all the usual favourites – floats, gombeys, majorettes, pipers, drum corps and dance troops. Full details should be on www.communityandculture.bm soon.
A workshop focusing on coming-of-age celebrations for girls will be held at the Healing Center on Euclid Avenue on Sunday, June 1st. The Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop will run from 2pm until 4pm and all parents and guardians of girls are welcome. The cost is $50 per person and attendees should RSVP by May 29th as tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, or to RSVP, contact 238-3917 or email@example.com.
Daisy’s in the Bermudiana Arcade on Queen Street are having a Fill a Bag Liquidation Sale for one week only, ending on Monday, April 28th. Everything must go so fill a small bag of women’s and kid’s fashion for $30 or a medium bag for $75. For more information, contact 296-5627.
Whether you have a to-do list that just keeps growing, or you are looking for a little hustle to make some extra money, new website Jobber.bm will do the match-making between the two parties. Jobber.bm allows people to anonymously post those odd-jobs which they don’t have the time or inclination to do and jobbers can bid to win the job by giving their price and reasons why they are the best person. The poster can then select who they want to do the work. The site is currently free to use, although posters will be charged 10% of the successful bid at some point in the future. For more information, visit www.Jobber.bm.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Black Woman’s Mini Video/Film Fest 2014 – April 11th, 19th and 26th
BHI Hospitality Month (West End) – April 21st to 27th
Annual Peppercorn Ceremony – April 23rd
Forgiveness is Freedom – April 23rd
**NEW Data Heaven: Teen Skit and Discussion – April 24th
76th Annual Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition (Ag Show) – April 24th to 26th
Big Guns and Bermuda Roses Tour – April 24th to 27th
**NEW ANZAC Day 2014 Dawn Service – April 25th
**NEW Salsa Friends presents Friday Night Salsa at Grand Café – April 25th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th
Middle School Party: We Just Want To Party – April 26th
Get Puzzled: Car Rally/Scavenger Hunt – April 26th
**NEW Discovery Wines: Roaming in Rhône Wine Class – April 26th
CMS 5K Walk/Run – April 27th
Bermuda Open Karate Championships & Wellness Show – April 27th
**NEW We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at St. Paul A.M.E. Church – April 27th
**NEW Then & Now: DAP Fundraising Concert – April 27th
Bermuda Organ & Tissue Association Awareness Week – April 28th to May 3rd
The Big Chill at Bone Fish – starts April 30th
Salsa Friends present All That Latin Jazz – April 30th
The Glass Onion Band at Bone Fish Bar & Grill – starts May 1st
**NEW Beginners I Yoga Course – starts May 1st
**NEW The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge – starts May 1st
The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – returns May 2nd
Catlin End-to-End – May 3rd
**NEW The Musical Magic of the Tony Bari Trio at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 3rd
**NEW We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Bright Temple AME – May 4th
**NEW IMA Spring/Summer Workshops – starts May 5th
**NEW The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs – starts May 5th
**NEW Harbour Nights – starts May 7th
**NEW Charity Breakdance Workshop – May 9th
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
Onion Day – May 17th
**NEW The Young Byes 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic – May 17th
**NEW We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at Ebenezer Methodist Church – May 18th
**NEW Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby – May 26th
**NEW Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade – May 26th
Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st
Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st
The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st
**NEW Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st
**NEW We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at the Evening Light Tabernacle – June 8th
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
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
**NEW Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – April 25th to May 13th
Edinburgh Gallery: This Place Matters To Me
Onions Gallery: Spring Members Show: Bermuda Heritage’s Treasures
Studio A: Works on Awareness for the Dieticians Association
Studio B: DesignWorks by Dominic Paiva
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Enjoy the rest of the week!