May 28th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and celebrated Bermuda Day in style.  Of course, that means that Summer is finally, officially here so here’s the latest update on some of this summer’s events in Bermuda:


0529 Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert

Enjoy great music and singing by talented Saltus students as Saltus Grammar School presents their annual Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert on Thursday, May 29th.

This will begin at 5.30pm in Victoria Park.

This event is open to all and admission is free.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place on Friday, May 30th instead.




0528 Bascome Lowe Charity Shield Classic

The Bascome/Lowe Charity Shield will take place in Bernard’s Park North Field at 6pm on Thursday, May 29th.

This will feature members from both Kappa Alpha Psi and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternities who play for bragging rights and the right to hold up the Champions Shield, but more importantly the fraternal organizations jointly put on the event for charity.

Each team puts up $500 and at the end of the match those charities that have come out to support have the opportunity to win the $1,000 purse in a raffle-style draw. The object is to get charities to show up in the colours of the team they support (black and gold for Alpha or crimson and cream for Kappa) and bring at least 10 of their members out. The charities that support the winning team go into the draw to win the purse.

The Alpha contact is Dwayne Caines on 591-1906 and the Kappa contact is Craig Tyrell on 535-0815.


0529 Downings Wreck

Enjoy a revealing look into Bermuda’s history with a screening of Downing’s Wreck: The Story of the Sea Venture at BUEI on Thursday, May 29th.

For the first time, the complete story of the Sea Venture is told, including the wreck’s discovery in 1959, and the subsequent research up until last year. The film followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer, Jean-Pierre Rouja.

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 10% 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.


0530 Corporate Bowling Tournament

The Bermuda Bowling Federation presents a Corporate Games Bowling Tournament at Warwick Lanes on Friday, May 30th.

Check in is at 6.30pm and the tournament itself will start at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The cost of entering a team of 5 people is $250, which covers the cost of the game, shoes and balls. If your company doesn’t want to enter a team and you wish to do so individually, then it is $50 per person for 5 people on a team.

If interested in sponsoring a lane and bringing your company banner to be displayed, the cost is $100.

Proceeds from this charity fundraiser will go towards the costs of the Bermuda Bowling Federation select team travelling to represent Bermuda.

For more information, or to register your team, contact


0531 Garden Fete

Christ Church Warwick will be celebrating summer in style with a traditional Garden Fete to be held at The Manse, 6 Manse Road, Paget on Saturday, May 31st.

The event will run from 11am until 4pm and will include lots of fun for the whole family, including games and stalls, live music and speakers. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served.

All are welcome and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged between 3 and 12 years old.

Proceeds from the Garden Fete will go the Christ Church Restoration Fund, in preparation for the church’s 300th anniversary in 2019.


0601 Rubber Duck Derby

They’re so much fun, why confine them to the bathtub? The Friends of Hospice 18th Annual Rubber Duck Derby will be on Sunday, June 1st at Ordnance Island from 2pm.

This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Agape House (the island’s only in-patient hospice facility) and will be full of family-friendly fun, including live entertainment, children’s games, face painting, food vendors and, of course, the spectacle of watching hundreds of rubber ducks take to the seas!

To participate, you simply have to purchase a duck to enter into one of the three races – the Family Race ($20), the Pamper Me Race ($10) or the Youth Race ($5) – and then cheer your duck on and hope to be a winner of one the many prizes available.

Duck tickets are available from Agape House, BELCO, Party Plus and Sportseller.

For more information, contact 232-0859.


0601 Bermuda Youth Orchestra

The Bermuda Youth Orchestra presents their 2nd Annual School’s Out Concert at St. John’s Church in Pembroke on Sunday, June 1st.

From 4pm, students aged 9 to 21 will be performing concert band, full orchestra and string ensemble works by composers such as John Williams, CPE Bach and Bruno Mars. There will also be a special performance by the newly formed BYO Clarinet Choir, a first of its kind for Bermuda.

This is a family event and all are welcome.

The cost is $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $50 for Patrons.

For more information, contact or 705-8205.


0606 Marina Nights

Bermuda’s newest happy hour event will start on Friday, June 6th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

Marina Nights will take place on their new harbourside patio from 5pm until 9pm and promises spectacular views of Hamilton Harbour with drinks and appetisers available for purchase through waiter service.

Marina Nights will run weekly until September 5th.

For more information, contact 295-3000.


0613 Pure All White Party

Chivas and Hennessy Pure White, in association with Moet White Ice & Wild Apache Promotion invite you to kick off the National Heroes Day long weekend celebrations at Pure: The 5th Annual All White Party at Gombeys Bar and Restaurant on Friday, June 13th from 10pm to 3am.

Unsurprisingly, the dress code is all white and music will be courtesy of King Jyrus, DJ Sheep, DJ iMega and Lenky Global, playing the best in old and new school reggae, soca, hiphop and Top 40.

You are also encouraged to post your pictures from previous All White Parties using official hashtag #PureBda to win some prizes from sponsors Hennessy, Chivas, Moet Ice, Cavit Moscato, Corona and Posts.

Tickets cost $25 and are available from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique, The Cave in St. George’s or the promo team.

This event is for over-18s only and attendees must have ID. For more information, contact



Spoil your dad with a sumptuous Father’s Day Brunch at The Reefs on Sunday, June 15th.

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.


0622 Lepercq Memorial

The Bermuda Karate Institute are hosting the 14th Lepercq Memorial Tournament at 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School on Sunday, June 22nd.

The open martial arts tournament for all levels is dedicated to the memory of Paul Lepercq and will include open forms, weapons, point sparring and K-1.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families.

For more information, or an entry form, contact Bermuda Karate Institute on 292-2157.



0628 Rumble in Paradise

Wild Apache Promotions, in association with Carlsberg Elephant Beer, promise the biggest sound clash to hit Bermuda in years on Saturday, June 28th.

From 10pm until 3am, Rumble in Paradise: International Sound Clash will take place on the lower level on the Pier 6 Complex.

Hosted by DJ Chubb of Vibe 103.3FM, with an early warm by Blackstar, this event will include a battle between Bermuda, New York/Jamaica and Virginia/New York. You will get to decide who will be eliminated and who will be crowned champion and take home the Carlsberg Cup.

YGS with DJ Scoobay and Crew will be representing Bermuda, while the war sound Young Hawk with Jamie Hype will be representing New York/Jamaica and, representing Virginia and New York, it’s the sound killing machine Love People Sound (Winners of Action Pack Clash 2013, Brooklyn Faceoff Clash, Killa Cup 2012 and 2013) with Gary Famous and Killa Khan.

Advance tickets are $30 or $20 for college students, who must have valid college ID when presenting tickets.

Tickets can be purchased from Kit n Caboodle, The Cave in St. George’s, Fish n Tings, all YGS Members and the Wild Apache Promo Team.

For more information, contact


0801 Cup Match Fever

Promising four of the biggest DJs and sounds in the world, Heineken and Smirnoff presents Cup Match Fever 2014: The International Edition on Friday, August 1st.

This will take place from 8.30pm in the Prison Officers Club parking lot in Dockyard, across from the bus terminal, and will start right after the cricket game.

Team New School will be playing the best music from 2005 to present with DJ Young Chow, Massive B and Jabba from Hot 97 FM in New York.

Team Old School will focus on music from 2004 and back with Champion Squad Shadyville Caribbean DJs and Earthruler the Big Sound, alongside Bermuda’s own DJ Chubb, DJ iMega.

You will also be able to leave your vehicles at home since there is a free bus shuttle to and from the venue all night.

Tickets are $45 in advance from Kit n Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique, Hunts Food and Supplies, Audio Visual in Somerset or the promo team.

For more information, contact





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



BPW Bermuda: Wills and Estate Planning Seminar – May 28th

**NEW  Saltus Grammar School’s Ruth Henderson Memorial Concert – May 29th

**NEW  Bascome/Lowe Charity Shield Classic – May 29th

**NEW  Downing’s Wreck: The Story of the Sea Venture – May 29th

11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 29th to June 1st

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – May 30th

**NEW  Corporate Games Bowling Tournament – May 30th

Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st

Gemini Dream Weekend – May 30th to June 1st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st

An Evening in Tuscany – May 31st

**NEW  Garden Fete – May 31st

BSMART Academy’s Parent Open House – May 31st and June 1st

The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st

Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 1 – June 1st

We Are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at St. Paul’s Church – June 1st

Sundays Live at Snorkel Park – starts June 1st

Historical Heartbeats: Hidden Treasures of St. George’s – June 1st

Summer Sundays in the Park: Soulful Expressions – June 1st

**NEW  18th Annual Rubber Duck Derby – June 1st

**NEW  Bermuda Youth Orchestra: 2nd Annual School’s Out Concert – June 1st

Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 2nd

**NEW  Marina Nights – starts June 6th

The Big Game: Bermuda Barbarians vs. Saracens – June 7th

2014 BNG Youth Film Festival – June 7th

Tea with a Twist and Encore Fashion Show – June 7th

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder at the Evening Light Tabernacle – June 8th

Masterworks Family Day – June 8th

Hat Show & Tea Charity Fundraiser – June 8th

Allied World Family Community Day – June 8th

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – June 13th

Barbados Association of Bermuda Summer Cruise: Bajan Explosion – June 13th

**NEW  Pure: The 5th Annual All White Party – June 13th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th

**NEW  Father’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – June 15th

Bermuda Folklife Documentary Series: Seagull Racing and Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman – June 19th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 2 – June 22nd

**NEW  Bermuda Karate Institute: 14th Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 22nd

Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st

Bermuda Summer Soul-stice – June 21st

Bermuda Chamber Choir: Summer in Europe – June 21st and 22nd

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Whales – starts June 26th

**NEW  Rumble in Paradise: International Sound Clash – June 28th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 3 – July 6th

Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 6th

City Fashion Festival: Evolution – July 7th to 12th

32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 4 – July 20th

**NEW  Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st

7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 26th and 27th

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th


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

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

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

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 – May 16th to June 3rd

Onions Gallery: KAF Spring Showcase: Art Happens Here
Edinburgh Gallery: Repurposed, Beauty from Broken by Corrina Rego
Studios A and B: Organus, Series 1 – Roots Rock Reggae by Jerome Stovell



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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