May 7th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
Café Coco at Coco Reef are spicing up your weekdays with two different weekly events for the summer season. On Tuesday evenings, you can taste some of Bermuda’s favourite flavours at their Island Buffet and on Thursday evenings, you can enjoy the thrill of the grill at their Summer BBQ. Both run from 7pm until 9pm and cost $43 per person. This will run weekly until October 15th. These events are in addition to their Happy Hour with $7 drinks in La Vista Bar between 5pm and 7pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416 or email@example.com.
As mentioned previously, Thursdays are Theme Night with Will Black at Hog Penny. This week is 70s Night so you can let your hair down and get your groove on as Will Black performs hit tunes from the 70s, in addition to your favourite song requests. This week’s Saturday night guest band will be Hogfish with Will Black on vocals, Gary Foster-Skelton on bass and Pete Brodsky on drums. There is no cover charge for any of the nights. For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.
The first one was such a success that they’re doing it twice more! Start your weekend off on the right foot (pun intended) at Salsa Friends’ Friday Night Salsa at Grand Cafe on Fridays, May 9th and 23rd. 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.
To coincide with A Taste of Bermuda, the Heritage Month culinary festival, The Book Cellar will be giving you a ‘taste’ of local poetry and music, plus some artichoke dip, at their Books Brews Music Muse event on Friday, May 9th. From 6pm until 9pm, you can swing by The Book Cellar for some late night book browsing and shopping, hear local author Alan C Smith kick literary deftness, watch local musician Deondre Cumberbatch get down busk-style on Water Street, all while munching on complimentary yummies and sipping on brews. For more information, contact email@example.com.
MBS Wellness are bringing A Celebration of Longevity and Wellbeing to the Harbourview Ballroom of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess from Friday, May 9th until Sunday, May 11th.T his event will consist of 4 seminars by three highly respected doctors and an inventor focusing on self healing techniques, anti-aging, sports performance, vehicle injuries, anxiety, food craving, weight loss, musculoskeletal pain, women’s health issues including, infertility, menopause, pre diabetes, type II diabetes, diet and transforming our lives from the inside out through embracing the resonant and energetic coherence of Mind, Body, Emotion and Spirit. The best of practices in western and eastern medicine. The conference begins with dinner at 6.30pm on Friday, May 9th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess where participants will initially meet and greet the presenters. On Saturday May 10th, seminars will begin at 9.15am. There will be 4 seminars of 1 to 1.5 hours duration each, followed by a short question and answer session. Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea will be served between each seminar. On the Sunday afternoon, May 11th, the conference closing and buffet will allow all conference participants to interact with the presenters and each other in a relaxed informal setting. Ms. Adora Deva will also teach the dances of Universal Peace and the Sacred Tara Dance. Ticket prices are $50 for the closing and buffet, $75 for the opening presentation and dinner, $110 for individual seminars and $300 for the seminar passport. All tickets are available online at www.pTix.bm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 799-0918.
Author, professor, and chef Eddie Ming presents a night of live music, at Eddie Ming’s Rhythm Lab at #6 Old Military Road, St. George’s Community Centre Complex on Friday, May 9th. Doors open at 6.30pm and the evening will begin at 7pm, featuring senior drumming students accompanied by vocalist Sheila Smith and pianist Toni Bari, as well as a vegan cheese tasting and vegetarian buffet. Proceeds will aid student scholarships and school publications. The cost of general admission is $30 and Patrons are $40. For more information, contact 297-2874 or 297-8422.
The next Thyme for Art event takes place on Friday, May 9th and Saturday May 10th. The featured artist will be Mary L. Tatem, a jeweller working with fused glass, silver, copper and gemstones, who makes pendants, earrings, and belt buckles sold with interchangeable belt straps. There is no charge to come and meet the artist and she will be located at the entrance to Thyme Restaurant, in The Club building in the Fritholme Gardens condominium complex. Friday’s hours are from 5.30pm until 9pm and Saturday’s hours are 11.30am until 3pm and then again from 5.30pm to 9pm. Reservations for lunch and dinner are highly recommended as the restaurant is quite small. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Thyme Restaurant at 236-1379.
St.George’s Prep PTA are hosting a fundraising Community Fun Day and Olympiad at the school field on Saturday, May 10th. This will be from 2pm until 6pm and will feature bouncy castle, the large bouncy slide, food, drink, bake sale, temporary tattoos, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. At 2.30pm, there will be an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open their newly built Sports Court and then the Olympiad event will start at 3pm, with 10 teams of 6 competing in outrageously hilarious events. For more information, or to register for the Olympiad, contact email@example.com.
The MAMA Summer Fair is back on Saturday, May 10th from 3pm until 6pm at Somersfield Academy. This will be full of family-friendly fun, such as a bouncy castle and inflatable obstacle course, ball pond, toy town, popcorn, zorb ball, fish a duck, putting game, arts and crafts, tattoos, face-painting, football, refreshment stalls, balloons, and more with entertainment by Wayne, Gombeys, Dancesation and Dottie the clown. Family tickets are $20 in advance or $30 on the door for members, or $30 in advance and on door for non-members. Tickets are available from MAMA playgroups, committee members or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food, entertainment and fun will all be bundled up into one safe environment as Echo Entertainment and the Bermuda Athletic Association bring you LOUD!!, a movie, BBQ and dance for middle school students on Saturday, May 10th. Doors open at 7pm and the event will begin with a showing of Robocop, followed by dancing to music played by Black Lion Sound. The entry fee is $20, which includes a BBQ item, popcorn and soda with additional items on sale. For more information, contact Theresa on 737-2581 or email@example.com.
Watch a recent blockbuster under the stars as Twilight Entertainment’s Summer Series kicks off on Saturday, May 10th with a screening of Captain Philips at Number 1 Car Park on Front Street. The event starts at 7pm with pre-movie entertainment, such as a fun castles for the kids and Meltdown interactive game for both kids and adults. They will also have two 10 ft screens for video gaming using Sony’s latest console, the PS4. Showtime will be at 8.30pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.TwilightEnt.com.
An opportunity to see some of Bermuda’s best boxers battle it out out will be at BIBA Saturday Night Fights: Homecoming at BAA Gym on Saturday, May 10th. This is the Bermuda International Boxing Association’s (BIBA) first card at BAA Gym and doors open at 7pm, with the first fight starting at 8pm. Headliners will be Leo Richardson against Chioke Tucker with other amateur bouts including Stefan Dill against Archie Tucker, Reyel Bowen, vs Deondre Morris, George Cook vs Gianni Smith, Deandre Burgess vs King Somner, Callon Burns vs Mark Prior, Keanu Wilson vs Kaya Simmons, Omar Dill vs Tyler Christopher, Cole Hill vs Jordan Lowe, Anthony Williams vs Tahie Smith, Lea-Jai Tucker vs Jerez Eve, and Naizari Roberts vs Andrew Haye. Ringside tickets are $60 and general admission is $40. Tickets are available at International Sports Shop in the Washington Mall or at the door.
Treat your mum to a special brunch experience at the Mother’s Day Brunch at Fourways Inn on Sunday, May 11th. Reservations are available between 10.30am and 3.30pm. The cost is $55.75 per person and $25 for children aged 11 and under. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-6517.
Treat your Mother to a special experience at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 11th. Decadent treats, a carvery, seafood dock, Taste of Bermuda station and more will all be on offer in the Harbour View Ballroom between 11.30am and 3pm. The full menu can be found here. The cost is $65 per person, which includes a glass of sparkling wine, and $32.50 per child aged 11 and under. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3000.
Treat your momma to a meal with a view as Café Coco at Coco Reef are offering two different dining options for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11th. Lunch reservations are available between noon and 3pm with dinner reservations between 7pm and 9pm. A special $49 three-course menu will be available in addition to the regular a la carte menu. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops will be given by both local and international presenters at the Big Ideas Educators’ Conference, a Bermuda Education Network and Somersfield Academy collaborative, on Monday, May 12th. This will take place at Somersfield Academy with registration from 3.45pm for a 4.30pm start. The plenary session, Educating Boys and Girls Successfully by Dr. Michael Reichert, from 6.30pm until 8.30pm is open to the public and parents, interested community members or anyone who works with children, should find it valuable. Registration is free. For more information, or to register, visit www.ben.bm.
After selling out three times already, this event is being repeated for a 4th time! Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) presents new footage and a Q&A with Ocean Vet host Neil Burnie and members from the film crew on Monday, May 12th. Ocean Vet is a factual entertainment series like no other and follows the exploits and adventures of Dr. Neil Burnie in the oceans around Bermuda. The Ocean Vet crew are currently filming a full 12 part series from March to October 2014. The show is being made by UK video production company gassProductions, creators of the hit Discovery and WFN fishing show Rod and Rucksack. Ocean Vet will be broadcast internationally in 2015. Episodes include tagging tiger sharks, hunting for black grouper, following humpback whales on their migratory journey, monitoring for night sharks, adventures through the floating jungle and so much more! This is your opportunity to see the latest footage and hear first-hand from the host and film crew. Doors open at 6.30pm with Happy Hour prices on drinks at Harbourfront. The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 6pm – please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
With possible disaster situations, such as hurricanes and power outages, it is important to ensure that you are knowledgeable of the potential threats and how to best reduce their effects. The Devonshire Lions United Neighbourhood Watch are hosting a special meeting to address Disaster Preparedness & Risk Reduction on Tuesday, May 13th. This will be from 6pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club and speakers will include Diane Gordon, Disaster Manager, Bermuda Red Cross and Petra Spencer-Arscott, Education Manager, Bermuda Red Cross. All are invited and there is no cost to attend.
PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 7th Edition on Thursday, May 15th at 6pm at the Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge. 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. Following each presentation is a 3 minute 40 second Q&A session with the audience. For more information, see their Facebook Page here.
Come out and support the Canaries Ladies Hockey Club as they host a special Bubbles and Bites Happy Hour at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Friday, May 16th. This will run from 6pm until 8pm and the eponymous bubbles will be a selection of 6 different wines including bruts, proseccos, and sparkling wines. A variety of sweet and savoury nibbles will also be served during the event. Local jewellery designer Cindy Mitchell of Gem Designs will have a table selling her beautiful hand made pieces and, to top the night off, happy hour will continue at Port O’Call from 8.30pm onwards. Just show your wrist band from the event and enjoy beverages on the happy hour menu at happy hour prices. Tickets are $50. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Raina Steer at email@example.com or Jenn McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on the third Saturday of every month, with the next one being on Saturday, May 17th. This will run from 9am until 2pm and items for sale will include clothes, shoes, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, jewellery and lots more. If you would like your own table, the cost is $20, which goes to the church. To organise this, contact Heather at 236-4026. To hire a garment racks at a cost of $10, contact Carol at 747-3377.
Some of Bermuda’s most talented young people will soon be singing, dancing and acting their way through an intensive 7-day theatrical programme and then capping this off with original musical theatre, Bermuda Glee. Auditions for this year’s Bermuda Glee will be on Saturday, May 17th at the Berkeley Institute with registration at 9am. This is open to students aged between 14 and 18 who are interested in singing, dancing, acting or working behind the scenes. The course is designed to provide Bermuda’s young people with an opportunity to work with each other and teachers from secondary schools across Bermuda. The programme itself will run from Saturday, June 28th until the show on Saturday, July 5th. I will update with ticketing details for the show once available. Bermuda Glee is being sponsored by The Argo Foundation, The Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Orbis and Barritts. There is no registration fee for auditions but the cost of attending the programme is $50 to cover the cost of supplies. For more information, visit www.troikabda.com or email email@example.com.
A fun-filled family day is in store at the Bermuda Institute Spring Fair on Sunday, May 18th. From 11am until 7pm at the Bermuda Institute Complex in Southampton, you can expect face painting, a dunk tank, he-man striker, lollipop tree, cook off, white elephant sale and get your teams ready for the obstacle course at the end of the fair. Live entertainment will be courtesy of B.I. Steel Pan and Qian Dickinson on his Violin, while refreshments will include Snowy’s snowballs, burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and much more. Admission is $1. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda is always being voted one of the best dive spots in the world. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, here’s an opportunity for you to test the waters, so to speak, as the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) is hosting a Try Dive Experience on Saturday, May 17th. This will be at the National Sports Center Aquatics Facility and BSAC will be giving you a taste of scuba diving between 2pm and 5pm. There is no cover charge. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact email@example.com.
The entire Bermuda community is invited to participate as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda (BBBS) has rescheduled their Wacky Walk-a-thon fundraiser to Sunday, May 18th starting at 8.30am from Charities House on Point Finger Road. A prize will be given to the Wackiest Walker so all participants are invited to don their craziest attire and join in the fun. You can wear mismatched clothes, costumes or a funny hat, the crazier the better and the only limit is your own imagination. If you’d rather not wear something wacky, you are asked to wear a white t-shirt instead. This fundraiser for BBBS is also an opportunity for students to gain 2 community service hours. The walk-a-thon will be a 5K starting at Charities House going throughout Hamilton and back and will be preceded by a warm up activity. Students who complete a pledge sheet will earn an additional hour of community service in recognition of the time it takes to go out and seek pledges. Walkers who do not get pledges are asked to make a donation of $15. Snacks will be provided by the walk’s sponsors Dasani, Kashi and Coca Cola. For more information, contact the BBBS office on 232-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn and practice some simple yet deeply relaxing and uplifting meditation methods at the Effective Mind & Body Relaxation Meditation Workshop at My Sereni-Tea on Thursday, May 22nd. The workshop will run from 6pm until 7.45pm and will include deep relaxing breathing with yoga sounds, guided body relaxation, meditation with beads (Japa meditation) and chanting mantra sounds with musical instruments. Admission is free. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.deeppeacemeditation.com.
Promising Bermuda’s ultimate party weekend, Gemini Dream Weekend (GDW) offers 5 distinctly different events held over 3 days from Friday, May 30th to Sunday, June 1st.
The Fantastic Friday: Official Welcome Party will be at Pier 6 from 10pm until 2am on Friday, May 30th. This will be a WKD glow party with a laser show, a Mokai tent with VIP giveaways and more. Music will be courtesy of NYC’s Rahlou and DJ Quesera and YGS, D’General and iBreeze. Early bird tickets are $25 in advance from Kit n Caboodle and Secrets, or more at the door.
On Saturday, May 31st, there will be two separate events. Day Dreaming: All Day Beach Party will be at a private beach from noon until 6pm. As well as entertainment by Rahlou, DJ Qusera and DJ Chubb, you can also enjoy the Brugal Beach Bar and all day BBQ buffet. General admission is $50 which includes Brownie’s finger licking BBQ, drinking games and giveaways.
Later that night, Wet Dreams: All White Pool Party will be at a secret location. From 10pm until 2am, you can enjoy an open bar, buffet dinner, Mokai girls and music from Rusty G, Rahlou and DJ Quesera. All white attire is mandatory. Tickets are $75 for VIPs and invited guests only and are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-7555.
On the final day, Sunday, June 1st, there will also be two events, starting with the Fantasea Raft Up: Atlantic Ocean’s Ultimate Party at Barr’s Park. Breakfast will be served at 11am and boats will board at noon, with music courtesy of Rahlou from NYC and Bermuda’s own D’General and Dynasty. The cost is $125, which includes an open bar with unlimited food. This will be followed by the Wake Up Call Exclusive After Party from 7pm until 10pm, also at Barr’s Park. This will include a buffet dinner, DJs and open bar.
To experience all that GDW has to offer, the All-Access Pass is available for $350. Passholders will benefit from guaranteed priority access to every single event without having to wait in line. This is an all-inclusive pass for the entire weekend so you can enjoy endless drinks and delicious food as well as exclusive goodie bags and VIP treatment.
For tickets, contact email@example.com or 705-7555. For more information, visit www.GeminiDreamWeekend.com.
A great evening of food, fine wine and dancing under the stars is promised by the Bermuda Red Cross at their An Evening in Tuscany event at Pier 6 on Saturday, May 31st. The fun will begin at 7pm with cocktails, followed by dinner at 8pm. You can also expect raffles, a silent auction, a tombola table and live music from the Kennel Boys until 1am. The cost is $175 per person, which includes the 3 course meal, open bar during cocktails and 2 bottles of wine per table during dinner. For more information, or to order tickets, contact 236-8253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roll up, roll up as Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is hosting their annual Family Fun Day for members with the theme, At the Circus on Sunday, June 8th. From 10am until 2pm, this will include themed activities, including face painting, balloon animals, ring toss, disc drop, art activities and refreshments being served. Families are invited to enjoy a day in the Botanical Gardens and explore the current exhibits in the Museum. This event is free for members. For more information, or to become a member, call 299-4000.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Harbour Nights – starts May 7th
Charity Breakdance Workshop – May 9th
A Taste of Bermuda Culinary Festival – May 9th
To Live is to Dance – May 9th
**NEW Salsa Friends presents Friday Night Salsa at Grand Café – May 9th
**NEW Books Brews Music Muse – May 9th
**NEW A Celebration of Longevity and Wellbeing – May 9th
**NEW Eddie Ming’s Rhythm Lab: Concert and Vegan Buffet – May 9th
**NEW Thyme for Art – May 9th and 10th
22nd Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 10th
Colonial Presents Suze Orman – May 10th
7th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting – May 10th
Bermuda Folk Club: Folk n’ Funny – May 10th
**NEW St. George’s Prep School Olympiad & Community Fun Day – May 10th
**NEW MAMA Summer Fair – May 10th
**NEW LOUD!! Movie, BBQ and Dance for Middle School Students – May 10th
**NEW Twilight Summer Series: Captain Philips – May 10th
**NEW BIBA Saturday Night Fights: Homecoming – May 10th
Mother’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – May 11th
The Big Calypso at The Frog & Onion Pub – starts May 11th
Mother’s Day Brunch at Lido – May 11th
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – May 11th
**NEW Mother’s Day Brunch at Fourways – May 11th
**NEW Fairmont Hamilton Princess Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – May 11th
**NEW Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner at Coco Reef – May 11th
St. George’s in Bloom Competition – May 11th to 18th
**NEW Big Ideas Educators’ Conference – May 12th
**NEW BUEI presents Ocean Vet: New Footage and Q&A – May 12th
**NEW Disaster Preparedness & Risk Reduction – May 13th
Book Launch: Take This Journey with Me – May 15th
BUEI presents Reef, Wrecks and Relics – May 15th
**NEW PechaKucha Bermuda Vol #7 – May 15th
**NEW Bubbles and Bites Happy Hour – May 16th
Onion Day – May 17th
Adult Photography Workshop with Ann Spurling – May 17th
Wet Your Palette: Paint & Wine – May 17th
**NEW Car Boot Sale – May 17th
**NEW Bermuda Glee Auditions – May 17th
**NEW Learn to Dive with BSAC – May 17th
**NEW Big Brothers Big Sisters Wacky Walk-a-Thon – May 18th
**NEW Bermuda Institute Spring Fair – May 18th
**NEW Meditation Workshop: Effective Mind & Body Relaxation – May 22nd
**NEW Salsa Friends presents Friday Night Salsa at Grand Café – May 23rd
Bermuda Day Gospel Explosion – May 24th
Appleby Bermuda Half Marathon Derby – May 26th
Annual Bermuda Heritage Day Parade – May 26th
11th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 29th to June 1st
Relay for Life Bermuda – May 30th and 31st
**NEW Gemini Dream Weekend – May 30th to June 1st
Super Saturdays at Masterworks: Zoo/Aquarium – May 31st
**NEW An Evening in Tuscany – May 31st
The Big Chill at Cambridge Beaches – starts June 1st
Celebrating Her First Moon Workshop – June 1st
Fit ‘N’ Firm Water Aerobics – starts June 2nd
**NEW Masterworks Family Day – June 8th
Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st
BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Whales – starts June 26th
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
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
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Enjoy the rest of the week!