April 30th, 2014
Another massive post for you today – lots coming up in Bermuda:
As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week, there will be prizes to be won at Music Trivia Night where you can test your skills through 5 rounds of music trivia performed by Will Black, in addition to your favourite song requests. This week’s Saturday night guest will be Keith White for Black / White Night. Will Black and Keith White promise to entertain you by performing the best rock music possible all night long, swapping acoustic and electric guitars throughout. Ladies, they also promise to be wearing tight T-Shirts. There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.
You may already be an art lover but have you ever thought of becoming a gallery guide, or docent, to share that love with others? Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) will be hosting their Adult Docent Programme from 10am until 11am on Fridays, May 2nd, 16th, 30th and June 13th. The aim is to produce well trained and informed docents who will be able to skillfully discuss and inform the public on the BNG’s art exhibitions. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the programme. There is no cost and refreshments will be sponsored by Buzz. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Dany Pen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with Live Music from Outta Bounds on Friday, May 2nd. The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge. For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
Dr. Cindy Lovell from The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut will be in Bermuda to give a lecture about Mark Twain and his Aquarium Club of surrogate granddaughters at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art on Saturday, May 3rd. Mark Twain and the Angelfish will begin at 3.30pm and will be followed by a reception and first viewing of the updated exhibit Ever the Twain Shall Meet from 5pm until 6pm. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, or to reserve your space, contact 299-4000.
Summer Sundays in the Park is back on Sunday, May 4th, and promises a focus on gospel music with the theme Lift Your Voice. This event will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment in Victoria Park from 3pm until 8pm, featuring performances by Tricray, Sia, SDA Inspirational Choir, Olivia Hamilton and Cindy Smith. As usual, there will be a kids’ zone with fun castles, face-painting, cotton candy and popcorn. If you don’t want to take your own picnic with you, there will be food vendors available. Admission is free. For more information contact 279-5254 or visit www.CityofHamilton.bm.
Bring a beach chair, cushion or towel to sit on and head to Warwick Long Bay on Sunday afternoons for Beach Meditation with yoga sounds. If the weather permits, they will chant soothing and uplifting mantras, accompanied by guitar and drum. The benefits of such meditation include deep relaxation, relief from stress and anxiety, rest for the mind and some inspiring insights. Currently, the meditation starts at 5.30pm but this will move forward as the summer progresses. To check the start time, contact email@example.com ot text 703-7033. This event is free of charge and no previous experience with meditation is required. For more information, visit www.deeppeacemeditation.com.
The man, the legend and the liar himself is returning this May to Bermuda, his second home. Comedian and musician Jimmy Keys will be headlining a three week tour at Red Steakhouse and Bar from Tuesday, May 6th. Jimmy will be performing 5 nights a week from 7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, promising a high energy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favourite Broadway, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing that you will ever witness. Red will be offering a special Jimmy Keys Prix Fixe Menu and their A La Carte menu, designed by Executive Chef Chad Mitchell and featuring the highest quality of Certified Angus Beef and fresh locally caught seafood, will also be available. Reservations are highly recommended and large party bookings and private functions are available. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or book online at www.redbermuda.com. For more on Jimmy Keys, visit www.jimmykeys.com.
Sure to be a treat for foodies and fans of local heritage alike, the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Heritage Advisory Committee, presents A Taste of Bermuda Culinary Festival on Friday, May 9th. From 6pm until 9.30pm, films on Bermuda’s culinary heritage, featuring Fred Ming, Dolly Pitcher and others, will be shown continuously on the upper level of the World Heritage Centre while, over in King’s Square, you can taste the food of our first settlers with samplings of fish, fowl and pork roasted and served by participating restaurants Tavern by the Sea, Griffin’s, and Wahoo’s Bistro. You can also expect period costumes, live music at the World Heritage Centre and King’s Square and speakers, including Joe Gibbons on Bermuda’s food history, Allan H. Pitcher on St. David’s mullet roe, and Llew Hollis on shark oil barometers. Tickets for samplings are $10 and available from the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and participating restaurants. For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson or Louise Tannock on 292-1681, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
See the talents of the IGCSE students in the CedarBridge Academy dance class as they showcase what they have learned in To Live is to Dance on Friday, May 9th. The students must perform before a live audience so this show is both an expectation and part of their grade for this class. Showtime is at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $30 for Patrons. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact dance instructor Wanda Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 296-5665.
Internationally acclaimed personal finance expert Suze Orman, is set to take the stage at Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 10th. The two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, is being brought to Bermuda by Colonial Pension Services. Doors open at 1.30pm for a 2pm start and attendees are encouraged to arrive early for the best seat selection. Tickets are $40 and available from www.BDAtix.bm.
Wine and cheese make the perfect pair and Lodge of Loyalty, No 358 are hosting their 7th Annual Cheese and Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 10th at the Freemason’s Hall on Reid Street. This will run from 6pm until 9pm and the dress code is Elegant Casual. In addition to the cheese and wine, local artists will also be displaying their crafts. Tickets are $35 at the door and all proceeds will benefit the Freemason’s Fund of Bermuda, to support local charities.
Bermuda Folk Club Presents invites you to join them for their next musical event Folk n’ Funny at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, May 10th. Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm with talented local performers playing all styles of music with a focus on comedy songs and skits. Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar. For more information, contact 295-1030 or email@example.com or visit www.folkclub.bm.
Cafe Lido will help you to celebrate her special day in style at their Mother’s Day Ocean Side Brunch on Sunday, May 11th. This will feature an extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers accompanied by a delicious array of salads, cold cuts, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes, carvery and vegetarian choices, topped off by a spectacular Mothers Day Dessert Buffet. Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm. The cost is $55 per person, plus 17% grats, and costs 50% for children under 10. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another option for a sumptuous Mother’s Day Brunch, this time over at The Reefs on Sunday, May 11th. Brunch will run from noon until 3pm and entertainment will be provided by Tony Bari and his piano. The cost is $58 per person, plus 17% grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.
The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World at 8pm on Tuesday, May 13th. This French movie with English subtitles tells the inspiring story of a man who went through the fame and glory of being the strongest, to the end of his life where we see him struggle to keep the title he had worked so hard for. We also get to see a touching love story between Cyr and his wife as well as experience his relationship with his daughter. This is a 20th century biopic you do not want to miss. Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students. Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is proud to announce the launch of Take This Journey with Me: Bermuda Anthology of Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction, edited by Rachel Manley, on Thursday, May 15th. The reception will be at 5.30pm at Bermuda Society of Arts, City Hall, followed by a reading at 6pm. The book will feature the work of Joanne Ball-Burgess, Lisa Brewster, Catherine Hay, Elizabeth Jones, Mike Jones, Ronald RW Lightbourne, Florenz Webbe-Maxwell, James Morgan, Andrea Olivia Ottley, Kim Dismont Robinson, Sandra Taylor Rouja, Lucinda Spurling, Cindy Swan, Yesha Townsend, Marlene Warren and Grace E Welch. There will be a special launch night price of $10 for the book, which has a suggested retail price of $15. This event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681.
BUEI invites you to a presentation by William B. Gillies, retired wreck diver and restorer of maritime artifacts, on Thursday, May 15th. Bill is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of rebuilding fragile historic glass artifacts and his lecture Reefs, Wrecks and Relics is sure to enthrall both residents and visitors alike. 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.
Cameron Close and Jennings Land Neighborhood Watch Groups invite you to join them for KBB’s National Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 17th. The starting point will be at Penhurst Park from 9am until noon and KBB will provide bags, disposable gloves, bottles water and snacks. Students can earn Community Service credit. After the cleanup, there will be a BBQ for all volunteers at the dock across from Penhurst Park. Penhurst Park and the dock are close to Teceira’s Gas Station on North Shore. All area residents are encouraged to join in and get to know their neighbours while making a difference in the community. For more information, contact Shelly Riley at 295-0738 or email@example.com.
Photographers, are you interested in learning from a pro? Bermudian photographer Ann Spurling is hosting an Adult Photography Workshop on Saturday, May 17th. The workshop will run from 10am until noon in her studio at 10 Princess Street and will be on the topic Lighting for Portraits. Camera equipment is provided but participants are welcome to bring their own camera. This is limited to 8 spaces and the cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, or to register, contact Dany Pen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Masterworks Artist in Residence Fran Giffard invites you to drink creatively while adding pigment to a series of bird drawings on Saturday, May 17th. Wet Your Palette will run from 1pm until 3pm and participants will be able to enjoy Masterworks wine and the wonderful views of the gardens as they dive into their creative side using aquarelle, graphite pencil, gouache and white ink. The cost is $50, which includes all materials and wine. Spaces are limited. For more information, or to RSVP, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
An opportunity to get your praise on will be at the Bermuda Day Gospel Explosion at the Greater Heritage Worship Centre, Dundonald Street on Saturday, May 24th. From 7pm, the show will feature Perfect Praise (New Creation Praise Team), Annointed for Praise Warriors (New Creation Dance Team), recording artist Tricray Astwood and many others. Tickets are $20 or $50 for Patrons and are available from People’s Pharmacy or by calling 296-5054.
An opportunity to see some world class guitarists while supporting guitar music right here in Bermuda as the Bermuda School of Music presents the 11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival from Thursday, May 29th to Sunday, June 1st. The first concert will feature classical guitarists Steve Crawford and Matt Palmer at 7.30pm on Friday, May 30th. On Saturday, May 31st, there will be a concert with classical guitarist Jerremiah Smith and jazz guitarist Jody Fisher at 7.30pm. Finally, on Sunday, June 1st, there will be a Student Gala Concert, featuring the students of the Bermuda School of Music guitar department, at 5pm. The student concert is free and the other two are $30. This year they will also be offering a series of jazz guitar workshops by Jody Fisher. The workshops will be held from 9.30am until noon on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the cost is $150 for all three. All performances and workshops will be at St. Andrew’s Church on Church Street. Tickets are available from the Bermuda School of Music, Music Box or online at www.pTix.bm.
Anyone need to get swimwear-ready for this summer? Yep, me too! Anyway, Fit’n’Firm Water Aerobics classes will be restarting Monday, June 2nd at Warwick Academy Pool and will run Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm until 9pm, right up until Thursday, September 18th. These fun and effective water fitness classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. The drop-in fee is $20, an 8-class punch card is $135 and a Season’s Pass for the full period is $420. Full details are on their website at www.wateraerobicsbermuda.com or you can contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
English Premiership rugby team, Saracens F.C. are once again heading to Bermuda in support of the Beyond Rugby charity and will be involved in several fundraising initiatives during their visit. The culmination of this will be The Big Game on Saturday, June 7th. This is the 2nd annual gathering of some of the world’s top rugby players, competing for The Atlantic Cup and will feature the Bermuda Barbarians (International Select XV with Global Star Players) against the Saracens, currently #1 in the English Aviva Premiership. This will be at National Sports Centre, Frog Lane and everyone is encouraged to come out and support Bermuda. Gates open at 2pm and the main event will kick-off at 7pm. Early Matches are the BRFU Youth Match at 3pm, the Caribbean Championship Match with Bermuda vs. Cayman at 4pm and the BRFU Women’s Match at 6pm. The event will also include a licensed bar, a BBQ, a kid’s area and live music with the Kennel Boys until midnight. The cost is $15 in advance from www.BDAtix.bm, $20 for adults at the gate, and free for under-16s. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immersing your child in the exciting world of the oceans and ocean exploration, BUEI are running a series of educational and fun Summer Camps for 7 to 13 year olds. Dabble in Whales will run from Thursday, June 26th until Friday, June 27th and will explores the world’s largest mammals and immerses campers into the whales’ relationship to mankind and the present efforts to conserve them. Dabble in Disaster will run from Monday, June 30th until Friday, July 4th, with a focus on marine related disasters involving geological forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, underwater avalanches, meteor impacts, as well as meteorological events such as hurricanes, tornadoes/water spouts, global warming, and sea level rise. From Monday, July 7th until Friday, April 11th, Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions will delve delve in the interesting world of ocean mythology, sea legends, sea monster sightings and seamen’s superstitions. Dabble in Prehistoric Seas from Monday, July 14th to Friday, July 18th, will start with the creation of the Earth and travelling through time to get up close and personal with the variety of life in the savage prehistoric seas. Dabble in Dissection from Monday, July 21st to Friday, July 25th will introduce six very different unique invertebrate creatures: sponge, Hydra, segmented worm, clam, sea star, and crayfish. Dabble in Pirates from Monday, July 28th to Wednesday, July 30th dwells in the realm of piracy as it deals with the different types of pirates, the most famous ones, and the pirates that were involved with Bermuda’s early history. Dabble in Bermuda will run from Monday, August 4th until Friday, August 8th and focuses on the beautiful waters and their relationship to this unique, special, island. From Monday, August 11th until Friday, August 15th, Dabble in Sharks will cover everything one needs to know about sharks from current shark research, shark conservation, shark attack behavior, sharks past and present and the importance of the Sargasso Sea to some sharks’ reproduction. Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions will run again from Monday, August 18th until Friday, August 22nd. Finally, Dabble in Wild Weather will run from Monday, August 25th until Friday, August 29th and then again from Tuesday, September 2nd until Friday, September 5th. From mega-hurricanes, super storms, multi-vortex tornadoes to derichios, haboobs, and huge storm surges, this camp immerses the students into the causes, effects and impacts of global warming. For each camp, many fun, learning activities and games have been developed and planned that incorporate Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Art and some Theatrics. Camp hours are 9am until 3pm, for $250, with after-camp supervision until 5pm, if required, for $325. The exceptions are Dabble in Whales, Dabble in Pirates and the September edition of Dabble in Wild Weather are $100, $150 and $200 respectively and $130, $225 and $240 with after camp care included. Click here for the brochure and click here for the application form. For more information, contact Crystal Schultz, Education Coordinator at email@example.com or 294-0207.
The 7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament will be served up (pun intended) on Tuesday, August 26th and Wednesday, August 27th at Horseshoe Bay Beach. The event will feature G1 Doubles Men and Ladies on both days with the Bermuda Amateur Finals on the Wednesday. Admission is free for spectators. Adding a little spice for this year, the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of Beach Tennis, has announced that the ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament will be part of the Triangle of Beach Tennis for 2014. This will be 10 days of beach tennis, beginning on Thursday, August 21st in Long Beach, New York. This will run until the 24th and then the 25th has been designated as a travel day to Bermuda. Travel day to the final portion in Puerto Rico will be on Thursday, August 28th, with the event itself running from August 29th to the 31st. There is $30K is prize money, $10K for each country, up for grabs as well as points for ITF rankings. Full details for all three locations will be posted soon including airline and hotel information, website info for each event and more. If interested in participating, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.bermudabeachtennis.com.
Continuing their 10th anniversary celebrations, the Spa at Elbow Beach have a special offer between May 1st and December 31st. Book any 50-minute treatment ans you can choose one of ten treatment add-ons, including 15 minute facials, manicures, pedicures and other treatments, 15% off your next treatment or off of their ESPA products, or a free bottle of Essie nail polish. For the month of May, the Spa is also offering a special 80 minute Mother’s Day Pampering treatment for $165 plus 17% grats. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 239-8900 or email@example.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
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
Beginners I Yoga Course – starts May 1st
The Earl Leader Band Live at Jasmine Lounge – starts May 1st
The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – returns May 2nd
**NEW Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 2nd
**NEW Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – May 2nd
Catlin End-to-End – May 3rd
The Musical Magic of the Tony Bari Trio at Cambridge Beaches – starts May 3rd
**NEW Mark Twain and the Angelfish – May 3rd
**NEW Summer Sundays in the Park: Lift Your Voice – May 4th
IMA Spring/Summer Workshops – starts May 5th
The Musical Magic of Tony Bari at The Reefs – starts May 5th
**NEW Jimmy Keys at Red Steakhouse and Bar – from May 6th
Harbour Nights – starts May 7th
Charity Breakdance Workshop – May 9th
**NEW A Taste of Bermuda Culinary Festival – May 9th
**NEW To Live is to Dance – May 9th
22nd Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 10th
**NEW Colonial Presents Suze Orman – May 10th
**NEW 7th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting – May 10th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club: Folk n’ Funny – May 10th
Mother’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – May 11th
The Big Calypso at The Frog & Onion Pub – starts May 11th
**NEW Mother’s Day Brunch at Lido – May 11th
**NEW Mother’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – May 11th
St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Louis Cyr – May 13th
**NEW Book Launch: Take This Journey with Me – May 15th
**NEW BUEI presents Reef, Wrecks and Relics – May 15th
**NEW Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 16th
Onion Day – May 17th
**NEW Adult Photography Workshop with Ann Spurling – May 17th
**NEW Wet Your Palette: Paint & Wine – May 17th
**NEW Bermuda Day Gospel Explosion – May 24th
Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby – May 26th
Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade – May 26th
**NEW 11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 29th to June 1st
**NEW Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 30th
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
Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st
**NEW Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 2nd
**NEW The Big Game: Bermuda Barbarians vs. Saracens – June 7th
**NEW Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – June 13th
Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st
**NEW BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Whales – starts June 26th
**NEW 7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 26th and 27th
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
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
I think they should do the Rescue Rangers one next:
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Enjoy the rest of the week!