July 16th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


The big one is approaching – if you’re looking for a listing of Cup Match events in Bermuda, you’ve come to the right place:


0716 Historical Reenactment Dockyard

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy a fun glimpse into the history of Dockyard on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings throughout the summer season until October 3rd.

The Historical Re-enactments will begin at 9.30am in the Victualing Yard and will be done as a humorous and informative style skit, with actors in period costume.

Entry is free and seating is available.

Following the Historical Re-Enactment, Dockyard are now offering a free Historical Walking Tour starting immediately afterwords at 9.50am.

The tour will start in the Victualling Yard, going around the Royal Naval Dockyard and promises to be informative and interesting with a local guide dressed in period costume for added appeal. The tour will finish at the Clocktower Mall at 10.30am.

As with the Historical Re-Enactment, this will run every weekday except Thursday until October 3rd.

For more information, contact marketing@wedco.bm.


Paint Your Own Tile

Royal Naval Dockyard invite you to leave your mark, quite literally, at their Paint Your Own Tile event every Monday and Thursday from 6pm at Bermuda Clayworks.

Your art will become a part of a large mural in the Royal Naval Dockyard, becoming a part of its ongoing history.

This event is free and will run until August 28th.

For more information, contact marketing@wedco.bm.


0717 Improv Comedy Cup Match

If you like your comedy to be a little more off-the-cuff than the norm, get yourself along to the 3rd Annual Improv Comedy Cup Match on Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th.

From 8pm at Daylesford Theatre, two teams, St Gorgeous and Stunnerset, will compete for laughs to see who can come up with the best and funniest scenes, making it up as they go along based on audience suggestions (like in the show Whose Line is it Anyway?).

You are invited to wear your Cup Match team colours to support your team. Since they are completely improvised, you can go both nights and see two completely different shows.

This show usually translates to a PG14 rating. It is however, fully improvised so please parent accordingly.

Tickets are $25 for donors, $40 for Patrons and $60 for Angels, and available from www.BDAtix.bm.

All net proceeds will support Bermuda’s young people through donations to The Family Centre, Impact Mentoring Academy, and The BMDS Charitable Trust.

For more information, contact improvtoby@yahoo.com.


0712 Washington Mall

Missing the City Market now that it has finished up for the season? Then great news as vendors from the City Market can now be found at the Washington Mall Saturday Market every Saturday until October 25th.

This will run from 10am until 2pm at the Church Street level and items for sale will include organic produce, organic/vegan/gluten free products, baked goods, jewellery and much more.

For more information, contact 331-9552.


0719 Twilight Summer Series

The Twilight Summer Series is moving East for their next edition and will be showing blockbuster movies under the stars at Clearwater Beach on Saturday, July 19th, with family fun from noon.

Along with enjoying the ocean breeze and cool, clear water, there will be fun castles, Meltdown, volleyball, frozen snacks, popcorn and cotton candy during the day. Once the sun goes down, you can add PS4 video gaming to the list of things to enjoy.

The animated children’s movie, The Croods will start the evening off at 8.15pm.

Since Emancipation Day is only a few weeks away, it was decided to show the Oscar-winning historical drama, 12 Years A Slave at 10.55pm.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.twilightent.com.


Bermuda Docs

The July edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Saturday, July 19th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

Next Goal Wins will be showing at 3pm. This irresistible underdog story tells the story of American Samoa, the world’s lowest ranked international soccer team as they attempt to qualify for the World Cup. A moving and entertaining film about the love of the game.

This will be followed at 5.15pm by Life Itself, a warmly affectionate documentary about the inspiring and entertaining life of the late Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert, directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.


0719 Smirnoff Foam and Glow Party

Light up the night with OffLevel BDA and YGS Ent. as they present the 4th year of the Smirnoff Experience: Foam & Glow Edition at Snorkel Park on Saturday, July 19th

From 10pm until 3am, you can expect various glow products, a state-of-the-art foam cannon with foam pit, light show, games, giveaways, glow beach balls, professional photography, Ziploc bags for cellphones and DJs playing your favourite club bangers, house, dancehall, hip hop, soca, rave and reggae, hosted by Hosted by Young Gunz Sound, New Era, DJ Rusty G and Choppa Dunks.

Dress to get wet and there will also be a prize for the best beach outfit.  ID is required and you are advised to get there early to avoid the lines.

Advance tickets are $30, more at the door, and are available at Makin’ Waves, Sunglasses & Watch Store, Kit n’ Caboodle, events DJs and Street Team.

Details on a party ferry from Hamilton and a Smirnoff VIP Lounge will be available soon.

For more information, visit www.OffLevelBDA.com.


Bone Fish

Blast away those Monday blues with SalsaMania Mondays, an interactive Salsa Night at Bone Fish Bar & Grill, every Monday until October 6th.

This will run from 7pm until midnight is suitable for complete beginners and experienced dancers alike, with friendly instructors on-hand to show you some awesome moves.

For more information, or to reserve your table, contact Bone Fish at 234-5151.



0725 Cup Match Summer Splash

441 Productions and Veterans in Action are promising three nights of world class entertainment at the second annual Cup Match Summer Splash on Friday, July 25th, Saturday, July 26th and then on Cup Match Eve itself on Wednesday, July 30th.

The fun kicks off at the City Music Festival on Friday, July 25th. This free family concert will showcase local talent as well as the headliner, Who’s Bad, the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute from Las Vegas. Also performing are the Chewstick Song Finalists, St. George’s Dancerettes, Bermuda Squad, and a very special Whitney Houston tribute by Rickesha Binns. Your MCs for the night will be DJ Chubb and Sherrie Berry from Vibe 103 FM and you can also expect face-painting, fun castles and lots of vendors, with music provided by Markey T and Prestige. Admission is free.

The One Love One Life Concert on Saturday, July 26th will start at 7pm in Par-la-Ville Car Park and will be headlined by Tarrus Riley and the Black Soil band. Joining Tarrus will be Dean Fraser, world class saxophonist, as well as the return of reggae legend Luciano, one of the most in-demand Jamaican entertainers. There will also be a surprise guest artist, who will be announced shortly. A limited number of $150 VIP tickets are available and these include access to the front of stage with private bar, bathrooms, a welcome cocktail, food and water. A limited number of Early Bird general admission tickets are available for $65, when they’re gone the price will be $75.

The culmination of Cup Match Summer Splash is the Cup Match Eve Concert from 8pm at Par-la-Ville Car Park on Wednesday, July 30th. Headlining Cup Match Eve, all the way from Trinidad, the King of Soca, Machel Montano and the HD family, with special guests Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy and host DJ Young Chow of Hot 97 NYC.

A limited number of $200 VIP tickets are available and these include access to the front of stage with private bar, bathrooms, a welcome cocktail, food and water. A limited number of Early Bird general admission tickets are available for $65, when they’re gone the price will be $85.

Package tickets for the One Love One Life and Cup Match Eve concerts are available, with 1,000 general admission and 100 VIP tickets available at a considerable saving. The cost is $100 for general admission and $300 for VIP to both concerts. All tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, contact 441productions@transact.bm.



After a little venue change last year, Chewstick’s 9th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration will be back at its usual location of Horseshoe Bay to kick off the Cup Match celebrations on Thursday, July 31st.

This will run from 8am until 9pm and as usual, the festivities will centre around local talent and positive vibes.

This year, Beachfest will feature a major international headliner and the culmination of the Beachfest Crown Song Competition, a competition inviting all artists in Bermuda to submit up to two songs for the chance to win a large cash award, a sponsor prize pack and bragging rights for creating the official song of the Summer.   You can also expect football, volleyball, limbo and jouvert, as well as enhancements to the Kids Zone.

General entry is free.

If you want the full rockstar experience, VIP tickets are also available at a cost of $200 for over-21s. This includes all day access to the VIP Tent (a secure 40×40 tent in a prime location), 10 drink tickets ($70 value), a dedicated private bar, one meal ticket, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, exclusive giveaways, private security and more, allowing you to simply turn up with your towel and swimsuit. Alternatively, an open-bar pass will be available at a cost of $125 for over-18s, allowing you to leave the coolers at home. Both are available for purchase from www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact 292-2439 or info@chewstick.org, or visit www.BeachfestBermuda.com.


0731 Lido at Cup Match

All of the restaurants at the Lido Complex – Mickey’s Beach Bistro, Sea Breeze Lounge and Cafe Lido are all open for business as usual over the Cup Match holiday.

The Big Chill will go ahead as usual at Sea Breeze on Friday, August 1st and their Elba Beach Day Pass will be available. This runs from 9am until 6pm and includes two lounge chairs, two towels and one umbrella for $60. This is on a designated beach area with food and beverage service and a 10% discount for lunch at Mickey’s Beach Bistro.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or manager@lido.bm.


0801 Soca vs Reggae

After the cricket is done, Team Soca and Team Reggae will face each other in the other big Cup Match clash!

The 8th Annual Soca vs Reggae Official Cup Match After-Party will be at Snorkel Park on Friday, August 1st, from 8.30pm.

This year will also be a battle of the sexes with the Soca Corner defending their title with the all-girl team of Denise Saucy Wow Belfon, Patrice Roberts and Giselle D’Wassie One.

The all-boy team in the Reggae Corner will be Mr. Vegas, Tony Matterhorn and Stone Love.

Regular tickets are $65 in advance from www.BDAtix.bm, more at the door.

All inclusive tickets are $150, also available from www.BDAtix.bm, and these include an open bar, priority access, catered food and elevated vantage point.


0803 Non Mariners Race

As you’ll no doubt be aware by now, Bermuda’s favourite raft-up will be taking its usual slot of the Sunday after Cup Match. The 42nd Annual Non-Mariners Race has been confirmed for Sunday, August 3rd at the usual spot of Mangrove Bay/Sandys Boat Club.

Sandys Boat Club will be open from 10am and Non-Activities start with the Non-Colours Raising at 11.53am +87 secs, Non-Penguins Fly Past at 1.08pm + 29 sec, Non-Noodle Race at 1.22pm + 96 sec, Non-Memorial to our Mascot at 2.13pm + 32 sec, Non-Calypso Pipe Band at 2.32pm + 109 sec, Non-Craft Race at 3.29pm + 62 sec, Non-Trophy and Non-Prizegiving at 5.47pm +56 secs, and Non-MC will be Bruce Baritt. For anyone interested in entering the Non-Race, the entry fee is $25.

For more information, or for a registration form, contact 234-2248 or sbc@logic.bm.


0808 Bermuda Civic Ballet Etudes

Pirouette your way to the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall as Bermuda Civic Ballet presents Etudes, two evenings of ballet and modern dance at 8pm on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th.

The show will star Damien Johnson, the brilliant premier danseur of Ballet Black, with a galaxy of local dancers, and featuring new and exciting choreography.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for Seniors, $20 for students under 18, and are available from www.pTix.bm or the City Hall box office between noon and 2pm from August 4th.


0920 Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon

For the 26th year, little champs aged 3 to 14 will gather at Clearwater Beach, St. David’s to swim, bike and run to victory at the Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon and Carnival on Saturday, September 20th.

Junior triathletes can win up to $1,000 in scholarship funds and the fun portion of the day includes a carnival with fun castles, face painting, food stalls, light entertainment, a DJ, and more from noon until 5pm.

The Tiny Tots Race, for kids aged 3 to 6, has a registration fee of $8, while the fee for the Junior Triathlon, for kids aged 7 to 14, is $15. The carnival is open to the public and is free.

For more information, or to register, visit www.ClarienIronKids.com.








Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


8th Annual Free Open Air Concert Series – July 3rd, 17th and 24th

Deciphering the US Securities Law – July 16th

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Black Fishermen of Bermuda – July 16th

PwC Bermuda Student Networking Event – July 16th

**NEW  3rd Annual Improv Comedy Cup Match – July 17th and 18th

Pop Up Playroom – July 19th

Groundswell Lionfish Tournament – July 19th

**NEW  Twilight Summer Series: The Croods and 12 Years A Slave – July 19th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Next Goal Wins – July 19th

**NEW  Smirnoff Experience: Foam & Glow Edition – July 19th

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

BC2BC Sunset Walk – July 22nd

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Emancipation: A Love Story – July 23rd

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Reparation, Psychological Rehabilitation and Pedagogical Strategies – July 24th

**NEW  Cup Match Summer Splash: City Music Festival – July 25th

A Sale By Any Name You Wish – July 26th

**NEW  Cup Match Summer Splash: One Love One Life Concert – July 26th

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Behind the Mask – July 30th

**NEW  Cup Match Summer Splash: Cup Match Eve Concert – July 30th

**NEW  Chewstick’s 9th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration – July 31st

2014 Cup Match Classic – July 31st and August 1st

**NEW  Lido Complex at Cup Match – July 31st and August 1st

Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st

Kiss Me I’m Uber: Trip to the Game – August 1st

**NEW  8th Annual Soca vs Reggae Cup Match After-Party – August 1st

**NEW  42nd Annual Non-Mariners Race – August 3rd

**NEW  Etudes: Bermuda Civic Ballet Summer Selections 2014 – August 8th and 9th

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

Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Paint for Peace Exhibit Opening – September 18th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day Concert – September 19th

**NEW  Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon & Carnival – September 20th

3rd Annual Peace Day Weekend: Peace Day 5K Road Race – September 21st

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

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




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

Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

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

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

Treasure Island – July 11th to August 13th

The Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – July 11th to October 10th

Homer’s Cafe Display: Abstractuality by Neal J.F. Morris – July 18th to August 14th

Kal Draws Bermuda: Satirical Pen Takes on Island Life – August 15th to 27th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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