June 4th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Boys and Girls!

 

Here’s your latest round-up of what’s happening in Bermuda this summer:

 

Latin dancers, here’s your chance to get valuable feedback from your instructors and fellow dancers, as Salsa Friends presents Casual Wednesdays at The Docksider, every Wednesday from June 4th.

This promises to be an informal, fun and relaxed way to reinforce your learning, ask questions, and just dance, with food service available until 10pm.

The Intro to Bachata class for absolute beginners and the Open Bachata class for all levels will run from 7pm until 8pm and then Intro to Salsa for absolute beginners and Open Salsa for all levels will be from 8.15pm until 9.15pm.

Open practice will then be from 9.30pm until around midnight.

There is no cover charge for the open practice social dancing but classes are $10 per person.

Dancers of all levels are welcome, no previous experience is necessary and you don’t even need a partner, just some shoes comfortable enough to dance in and a smile.  Dress code is very casual.

For more details, contact teresa@salsagoddess.me.

 

After a year of research, BUEI and the Bermuda Lionfish Taskforce invite you to come out and hear early results from the Lionfish Research Team, presented by Corey Eddy, at BUEI.

One Year Underwater will take place on Thursday, June 5th.

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 $15 and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.

 

 

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.

 

 

Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games and activities in the name of supporting a good cause as the Gilbert Institute Primary School is getting set to host a fundraising Community Fun Day on Friday, June 6th.

From 4pm to 8pm, the event will feature fun for kids from preschool age through primary 6.

A wrist band costs $20 and includes bouncy castles, rock climb/slide combo, backyard obstacle course, games, and mechanical bull rides. Food and goodies will be available thanks to generous contributors Byrdie’s Lunch Cart, and CandyLand.

For more information, contact gilbertinstitutePTA@outlook.com.

 

 

 

Fifty bluebird boxes have been hand painted and decorated by 50 of Bermuda’s artists and the Bluebird Box Show and Auction will be displayed from Friday, June 6th.

The Opening Reception will in the People’s Gallery at BSoA between 5pm and 7pm on Friday, June 6th.

There will then be a Live Auction of the boxes from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, June 20th, when you could become the proud owner of a very special and unique work of art.

Pink bubbly will be served to everyone who registers to bid in the live auction, so you are invited to come early to avoid the rush. Doors open at 4.30pm.

This sale will not only benefit the Bermuda Society of Arts, but will help our local bluebirds find new and beautiful habitats in your gardens.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@ibl.bm.

 

The previous ones were such a success that they’re doing it on a weekly basis! Start your weekend off on the right foot (pun intended) at Salsa Friends’ Friday Night Salsa at Grand Cafe on Fridays.

From 6pm until 9pm, you can feast on a delicious Middle Eastern-inspired buffet. Then from 10pm until 1am, you can dance the night away as a variety of DJs play the best in salsa, bachata, hustle and cha cha.

There is no cover charge for social dancing and dinner is $29 per person, plus grats.

For more information, contact teresa@salsagoddess.me or visit www.salsagoddess.me. For dinner reservations, call 292-2777 or 704-9999.

 

 

 

 

Now a monthly event, The Book Cellar will once again be giving you a ‘taste’ of local art and music, plus some of Kristin’s already legendary spinach dip, at the second Books Brews Music Muse event from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, June 6th.

June’s local talent will be a reading by St. George’s writer Lucinda Spurling and a set by musician Makeem ‘Haz’ Bartley.

As well as this opportunity to buy some books and listen to some cool artsy people do artsy things, other shops and restaurants nearby will be open too, so you are encouraged to make a night of it in the East End.

For more information, contact bookcellar@logic.bm.

 

Taste 141 invite you to rock your weekend with Live Music from Outta Bounds on Friday, June 6th.

The band will be performing from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.

For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.

 

 

 

 

0606 Saving our Synthetic Seas

The 5Gyres team invite you to join them at BUEI for an hour of short films, updates on their global research, and successful citizen science program approach to monitoring the world’s oceans.

Saving Our Synthetic Seas will take place on Friday, June 6th.

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.

 

 

 

0607 Hiscox U11 Cricket Festival

Can’t wait for Cup Match to get your cricket fix?

Due to the resounding popularity of the last five Hiscox Celebrity 11&U Cricket Festivals, Hiscox in collaboration with the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB), are once again holding the Hiscox Celebrity 11&U Cricket Festival to celebrate youth cricket, raise money for the BCB’s Youth Cricket Programs and bring our local community together.

The festival takes place on Saturday, June 7th at the National Sports Centre, starting at 9am with an 11&U Skills and Drills Competition. This will be followed by lunch and the Celebrity vs. 11&U All Star Game, which will start at 1pm.

This event is free with free children’s activities, including a fun castle, facepainting and a free BBQ lunch and t-shirt, while supplies last.

For more information, contact 292-8958 or info@cricket.bm.

 

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo invite you to celebrate World Oceans Day with them at their Open House on Saturday, June 7th.

As well as free entry all day, you can enjoy lots of family fun, including animal encounters, the opportunity to learn about efforts to protect our ocean environment by local organisations, and much more. Activities will run from 10am until 3pm.

For more information, visit www.bzs.bm.

 

 

 

 

 

With the World Cup 2014 kicking off, the Bermuda Volleyball Association invite you to play volleyball for your country, or your country of fanhood at the 10th Annual Makin’ Waves World Cup Beach Volleyball Crap Shoot Tournament on Saturday, June 7th.

The tournament will run from 10am until 3pm at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Participants will be competing with their countrymen in this 4s and 2s tournament and will be teamed up with random players from their country or region.

The fee is $40 per person but spectator viewing is free.

For more information, call 291-1898 or visit www.BermudaVolleyball.bm.

 

Jana Matusz, former Masterworks Artist in Residence, is back in Bermuda to teach a series of workshops for the Arts Project.

An acclaimed artist and teacher, Jana draws inspiration from diverse subject matters including nature and landscapes, townscapes and still lifes, and animals and people.  Jana paints primarily in acrylics, water-based and water-soluble media, and loves to draw in all media.

The first class is a Two-Day Plein-Air Workshop with Jana Matusz on Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th.  The workshop will take place in St. Peter’s Church Hall at the foot of St. Peter’s Church steps in St. George’s and will run from 10am until 4pm. The cost is $210 for one day or $310 for both days, which includes lunch with refreshments.

The New Artists Workshop for Artists Aged 60 and Over will be on Wednesday, June 11th. The workshop will take place in St. Peter’s Church Hall at the foot of St. Peter’s Church steps in St. George’s and will run from 10am until 6pm. The cost is $70, and you are invited to bring your own lunch.

The Figure-Drawing Workshop will be on Sunday, June 15th and will take place in St. Peter’s Church Hall at the foot of St. Peter’s Church steps in St. George’s and will run from 2.30pm until 6pm. The cost is $140, which includes refreshments.

Artists of all experience levels are welcome.

Spaces are limited to 12 participants (except the New Artists Workshop which has 14 spots) but you can book your spot by contacting artsatstgeorge@gmail.com.

For more information and registration, visit www.facebook.com/ArtsProjectStGeorgeBermuda.

 

Author, professor, and chef Eddie Ming presents a night of live music, at Eddie Ming’s Rhythm Lab 15th Anniversary at #6 Old Military Road, St. George’s Community Centre Complex on Saturday, June 7th.

The evening will begin at 7.30pm, featuring the very talented jazz vocalist, Gita Blakeney, accompanied by musical director, Dayton Wharton, and The Rhythm Lab’s jazz ensemble, Total Jazz, with saxophonist Jade Minors, fender bass Quinton ‘Tiny’ Burgess, pianist Johnny Woolridge, percussionists Bryson Doers and Grace Edwards, and Time Keeper (Drummer) Bob Kennedy, as well as a vegan cheese tasting and vegetarian buffet.

Cash donations will be in aid of The Drum School’s three educational publications.

The cost of general admission is $30 and Patrons are $40.

For more information, contact 297-2874 or 297-8422.

 

Think you’re in pretty good shape? Tokio Millennium Re Ltd. are giving you the opportunity to challenge yourself at their 2014 Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 8th.

This will start at Albuoys Point, Hamilton with race categories including Senior Individual, Senior Team, Try-a-Tri, Senior School Challenge, Junior Duathlon. The Try-a-Tri is shorter version of the Triathlon to give a taster to this sport.

Online registration is available at www.RaceDayWorld.com.

For more information, contact triathlon@tokiomillennium.com.

 

 

Relieve stress and enhance your outlook as the HOP Society presents Art Sessions for Seniors by Kendra L Earls, an artist and instructor who works with seniors.

Classes will be held from 12.30pm until 1.30pm on Tuesdays, June 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st and no previous art experience is necessary.

The cost is $35 per class, materials are provided and spaces are limited.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact 504-9255 or naomimlambert@gmail.com.

 

 

 

The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Tu seras mon Fils at 8pm on Tuesday, June 10th.

This French movie with English subtitles tells the story of the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. Paul is a demanding and passionate wine-maker but is a domineering father. He is not happy that his son may one day succeed him. He dreams of a son who is more talented, more charismatic . . . and more in line with his own aspirations. Things deteriorate as Paul’s trusted manager Francois is dying of cancer. When Francois’ son Philip, also in the wine business, returns from California to look after his father, Paul sees Philip as his ideal son and turns away from his own flesh and blood.

Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.

Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.

 

All pregnant women, nursing mothers and babies are welcome at the next Monthly Series Meeting from La Leche League of Bermuda on Saturday, June 14th.

This will start at 10.30am in the First Floor Conference Room of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and will be on the topic, The Importance of Dad’s Support.

For more information, or for breastfeeding assistance, call 236-1120.

 

A second chance to enjoy a revealing look into Bermuda’s history with a second screening of Downing’s Wreck: The Story of the Sea Venture will be at BUEI at 2pm on Saturday, June 14th.

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.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and available from the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or from 294-0204.

 

 

 

 

 

Cobb’s Hill Gospel Chapel invite you to bring your towels, blankets and chairs and join them in praise for a Community Connect Gospel Explosion on Saturday, June 14th.

This will begin at 6pm and will include performances by Olivia Hamilton, Geneman, Septimus, The Five Keys and many more.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Leon Lambert at 236-5231.

 

 

 

 

The Devonshire Community Field Trustees presents Soca Junkies on Friday, June 20th from 5.30pm until sundown.

Music will be courtesy of DJ D’General with food by Degraff’s Food Cart, and $5 drinks all night.

Sponsored by Burrows & Lightbourn and BDA Sanitation & Engineering, this event is for 18 and overs. ID is a must and K9 security will be onsite.

Tickets are $10 and available from D’General and committee members or 335-0098. All proceeds will go towards Devonshire Community Field Refurbishment.

 

 

 

A community event and fundraiser in aid of the James Richardson Project, the Bermuda All Stars Jam will take place in Victoria Park on Saturday, June 21st.

From 3pm until 8pm, one of Bermuda’s most talented musicians, James Richardson, and many of his musician friends, will be playing in the biggest, baddest, jam session Bermuda has seen. Featured artists include the Bones Blues Band, Life Sentence, The Unit, Pulse, Gita Blakeney, Toni Robinson, Tooties Bean, Shine Hayward, and many more.

Tickets are $30 and available from www.BDAtix.bm. Children and seniors are free.

 

Bermuda’s reefs are facing unprecedented threats and you will have the opportunity to be part of the solution and join the only team that is monitoring the health of our most valuable natural resource at REEF Watch on Saturday, June 28th.

This is a fun day for all citizen scientists to volunteer to collect data and raise funds for coral reef conservation. Sponsored by Hiscox, REEF Watch is an environmental monitoring programme for the community coordinated by the Bermuda Zoological Society. It is a unique and exciting programme where recreational snorkelers gather data about the health of Bermuda’s coral reefs.

To get involved with this community event, you need to visit www.crowdrise.com/reefwatch and set up a boat team by clicking on Set Up Your Fundraiser. Once set up, you can ask your friends, family and colleagues to pledge their support of your boat team by clicking on Donate to a Fundraiser. Registration pledge forms can also be downloaded from www.bzs.bm.

Boats will depart at 10am and there will be a t-shirt for each team member, as well as prizes for the top fundraisers. There will also be a dinner, field report and awards for all participants at the end of the day.

For more information, or to get help adding your boat or donating to an existing boat, contact development.bzs@gov.bm.

 

Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) are offering a Land and Sea Weekly Summer Camp, for ages P6 to M2 for the month of July.

The camp will run from 9am until 3pm, Monday to Friday, with an after-camp option until 5.30pm. It will run for four weeks in total. The first week will be the week beginning Monday, June 30th, then the weeks beginning Monday, July 7th, July 14th and July 21st.

Land and Sea campers begin their days in KAF’s large garden where spring vegetables will be waiting for harvest. Various garden techniques will be taught along with lessons about sustainable gardening. There will also be discussions about the care of rabbits and laying hens.

Lunchtime onwards will be spent on Bermuda’s beaches making outdoor art installations in a surprising variety of mediums. Field journals will form part of their final projects. This is not a swim camp but on hot days a cool off in the sea will be allowed.

The camp costs $285 for Kaleidoscope members or $310 for non members.

For more information, contact KAF at 542-9000 or info@kaf.bm.

 

In July 1612, a ship, The Plough, carrying Bermuda’s first settlers landed in the Town of St. George’s.

Over four centuries later, the town has continued to be an economic, cultural, social and community hub, and we will celebrate all that makes it special on its 402nd Birthday Celebration on Friday, July 11th.

From 6pm until 9pm, you can walk the beautiful cobble stoned streets of the town and be entertained with reenactments and music, or pop into the museums to learn more about the town’s incredible history.

Finally, at 9pm, the Bermuda Regiment Band will perform an Evening Tattoo right on the Town Square.

 

 

 

 

The Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows are coming to Somersfield Academy on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.

This will feature four international championship conformation dog shows which have been nominated as qualifiers for Crufts 2015.

The first two shows run on the Saturday and shows three and four on the Sunday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon each day.

Admission is free for spectators.

The entry deadline is Friday, September 19th.

For more information, and entry forms, visit www.show.bkc.bm.

 

We were lucky enough to have a long weekend for Bermuda Day this year – do you wish that this could be a permanent thing?  If so, you may be interested in signing a petition to change the May 24th holiday to the Friday before the last Monday of May each year.  More details and the petition itself can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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

 

 

**NEW  BUEI and Lionfish Taskforce presents One Year Underwater – June 5th

Marina Nights – starts June 6th

**NEW  Gilbert Institute Fun Day – June 6th

**NEW  Books Brews Music Muse – June 6th

**NEW  Outta Bounds Live at Taste 141 – June 6th

**NEW  BUEI and 5Gyres presents Saving Our Synthetic Seas – 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

**NEW  Hiscox Under-11s Celebrity Cricket Festival – June 7th

**NEW  World Oceans Day Open House – June 7th

**NEW  10th Annual Makin’ Waves World Cup Beach Volleyball Crap Shoot Tournament – June 7th

**NEW  Two-Day Plein-Air Workshop with Jana Matusz – June 7th and 8th

**NEW  Eddie Ming’s Rhythm Lab’s 15th Anniversary with Gita Blakeney – 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

**NEW  Tokio Millennium Re 2014 Sprint Triathlon – June 8th

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Tu seras mon fils – June 10th

**NEW  HOP Society: Art Sessions for Seniors – June 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st

**NEW  New Artists Workshop with Jana Matusz – June 11th

Adult Docent Programme at Bermuda National Gallery – June 13th

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

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

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

**NEW  La Leche League of Bermuda Monthly Series Meeting – June 14th

**NEW  Downing’s Wreck: The Story of The Sea Venture – June 14th

**NEW  Cobbs Hill Community Connect Gospel Explosion – June 14th

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

**NEW  Figure-Drawing Workshop with Jana Matusz – June 15th

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

**NEW  Bluebird Box Live Auction – June 20th

**NEW  Soca Junkies – June 20th

Bermuda Toastmasters Awards Banquet – June 21st

Bermuda Summer Soul-stice – June 21st

**NEW  Bermuda All Stars Jam – June 21st

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

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

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

Rumble in Paradise: International Sound Clash – June 28th

**NEW  REEF Watch 2014 – June 28th

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

Miss Bermuda Pageant – July 6th

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

**NEW  Plough: St. George’s 402nd Birthday –  July 11th

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

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

**NEW  Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th

 

 

Camps

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

**NEW  KAF’s Land & Sea Weekly Summer Camp – weekly from June 30th to July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Disaster – starts June 30th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts July 7th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts July 14th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Dissection – starts July 21st

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Pirates – starts July 28th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Bermuda – starts August 4th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sharks – starts August 11th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts August 18th

BUEI Summer Camps: Dabble in Wild Weather – starts August 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

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

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 6th to June 20th

Bluebird Box Show and Auction – June 6th to June 20th

 

 

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

C

xx

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