July 9th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
Only three weeks until Cup Match – better start stocking up the rum supplies! Need something to look forward to before then? Good news, tomorrow is Pina Colada Day, so why not pretend you’re a tourist and indulge in some pinappley-coconutty concoctions? Here is the latest rundown of what to do in Bermuda this summer:
Learn more about Bermuda’s history at Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series on Wednesdays in July.
Screenings will run from 11am until 1pm each week in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room.
On Wednesday, July 9th, there will be a screening of The Lion and the Mouse, a documentary about the 400 years of shared history between America and Bermuda. This film is enriched with vivid re-enactment and includes narration by Michael Douglas.
Black Fisherman of Bermuda on Wednesday, July 16th, is a documentary featuring members of the Blue Water Anglers Club, showing their contributions to maritime culture and to Bermuda’s heritage.
Emancipation: A Love Story on July 23rd, is the film of a play by Dr. Kim Dismont-Robinson, offering a glimpse into physical and psychological experiences of the Africans who eventually became African-Bermudians during the course of a transatlantic experience that begins in Angola more than 500 years ago.
The July 30th edition will be Behind the Mask, a documentary about Bermuda’s folk dance troupes, the Gombeys, featuring conversations with historians, costume makers, master drummers, and Gombey captains, and accompanied by footage of the dancers themselves.
For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at 296-1297 ext 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, the ÜberVida departs #1 Dock on Front Street for Whole Day Dreaming, a full day, all inclusive snorkeling adventure to Bermuda’s infamous North Barrier Reef, one of the best snorkeling sites in the world.
The boat will leave at 11am, returning at 4pm. Top of the line (sanitized) snorkeling gear and instruction will be provided, as well as a catered lunch and open bar after snorkeling. All you need to bring is suntan lotion, a towel and a smile and leave the rest up to them.
The cost is $125 for adults or $65 for kids, and you can reserve online at www.UberVida.net.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 236-2222.
The Arts Project St George’s presents Figure Drawing with Emma Ingham, a 6-week course on Wednesdays, starting from July 9th.
This 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 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
Paper, charcoal and pastels are provided and the cost is $32 per class for walk-ins, or $168 for all six weeks.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ArtsProjectStGeorgeBermuda.
Red Steakhouse and Bar have kindly provided details of their weekly events for the month.
On Wednesdays you can enjoy Steel Pan Performances by Robert Symons and allow his music to take you to your own personal paradise. From 5.30pm until 9pm, lovely relaxing rhythms will make the steel pan as warm as a tropical island breeze.
With an open air patio overlooking the water, Red is one of Front Street’s hottest spots to spend your Friday Night. Happy Hour will run from 4pm until 7pm with drink specials including $4 highballs, $5 beers, and $6 on select house wines. Dinner reservations are welcome or just enjoy light bites from the bar menu in the lounge or patio. The talented DJ Ole begins every Friday at 10.30pm and plays a mix of popular music, remixed old favorites and Latin vibe music until 2.30am.
On Saturday evenings, guests will be offered a complimentary amuse bouche and palate cleanser by Executive Chef Chad Mitchell. Ukulele artist Mike Hind will then be creating the vibe throughout dinner. He is a true entertainer playing songs on request and adding in his own unique lyrics for humour until 10.30pm. Late night entertainment will them be provided by The Big Chill’s DJ Felix who will be playing the best in house, deep house and late night jams.
Sunday, July 13th will be Salsa Night at Red. From 9pm until midnight, DJ Mezcla will be playing your favourite salsa and bachata hits. Happy Hour drinks prices will be available, as will Red’s tapas menu. Newbies and experienced dancers alike are all welcome and there is no cover charge.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.
Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson will be at his pop-up restaurant, Samuelsson at HP, at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess from 5pm until 6.30pm on Friday, July 11th, where he will be selling and signing copies of his latest book, Yes, Chef: A Memoir to members of the public.
Yes, Chef: A Memoir was published on June 26th, 2012, and is based on Samuelsson’s personal story where he paints a vivid portrait of his humble beginnings in rural Ethiopia, and leads the reader on a journey where he describes his love of food and his eventual recognition as a celebrity chef.
The book will be available at the pop-up restaurant for $27.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3000.
You are invited to come out and support local band Sonique Sanctuary at their CD Release Party at Taste 141 on Friday, July 11th.
This will begin at 8pm and Resilience is the band’s debut CD.
For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
Smith’s Parish Council is hosting a Seniors Tea for all seniors as a way to show their appreciation to you at St. Mark’s Church Hall on Saturday, July 12th.
This fun and relaxing event runs from 3pm until 6pm and promises refreshments/snacks, entertainment, guest speakers with information for seniors, and raffle prizes.
This is a free event, open to all seniors, with no need to RSVP.
For more information, contact Dexter Jones at 533-1897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Sereni-Tea presents My Personal Journey with Bev D’Anvers, international medium and author on Saturday, July 12th.
From 4pm until 6pm, Bev will share her personal journey with Spirituality and her book Simply Soul, as well as discuss the workshops that she is here to teach at My Sereni-Tea.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact 296-2114.
Under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Craig Bridgewater, CPA, CA,CIA, and Mrs. Monique Bridgewater, CPA, CA, the Berkeley Educational Society presents a fund-raising Summer Jazz Jam, on Saturday, July 12th.
This will take place at the The Berkeley Institute Upper Courtyard, with refreshments from 6.30pm until 6.55pm, and showtime at 7pm.
The evening’s entertainment will be courtesy of Gita Blakeney, Darlene Hartley, John Woolridge and friends, John Lee and friends, Shawn Herman, and others. Parking will be available on the school’s lower field.
The cost is $50 for Patrons, $30 for general admission and $25 for seniors, with proceeds to benefit the Austin David Wilson Memorial Award and The Austin R. Thomas Scholarship.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 705-9103 or 332-0226.
Tickets will also be available at the Heritage Bookstore, 59 Dundonald Street (292-0638), and at the door.
Students, are you interested in local opportunities with one of the Big Four?
If so, you won’t want to miss the PwC Bermuda Student Networking Event on Wednesday, July 16th at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, you can gain an insight into the firm and learn about PwC’s HeadStart Programme for interns and associates.
To RSVP, contact Kelly DiVuolo at 295-2000 ext. 7239 or email@example.com.
For more information on the HeadStart programme, visit www.pwc.com/bermudacareers.
“Eat ’em to Beat ’em” is the advice being given to us to deal with the pesky and destructive Lionfish which have invaded our reefs and are harming the ecosystem.
Dust of your spears as the Groundswell Lionfish Tournament will once again be raising awareness while offering family-friendly fun on Saturday, July 19th.
Participants in the tournament can start their culling as early as sun up and all boats will have to be at the BIOS dock for the weigh in at 3pm.
From 2.30pm, all are invited to party-with-a-purpose at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), to enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of live music, DJs, lionfish tasting, a Gosling’s bar, lionfish handling/cleaning demo, a bouncy castle, information kiosks, and more, until 7.30pm.
Entry to the party is free but the tournament entry costs $25. Those interested in signing up for the tournament can download the application at www.reefspect.com and deliver it with $25 entry fee to Marine Locker.
For more information, contact Selange Gitschner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matthew Strong at email@example.com.
Raising funds for the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Bermuda Foundation, A Sale By Any Name You Wish is happening at the Manchester Unity Lodge Parking Lot, Victoria Street (across from People’s Pharmacy) on Saturday, July 26th.
This will run from 8am until 2pm and there are four ways in which you can participate. Firstly, you can be a Vendor, by selling your gently used items that you no longer need. All items must be in good condition. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secondly, you can be a Donor by donating any gently used items that you no longer need to the sale for ADHT volunteers to sell. All funds from these donations will go to the ADHT. For more information on this, contact email@example.com.
Thirdly, you can be a Buyer and come out to the sale on see what treasures you can find for yourself. Bargains galore are promised, and in these recessionary times a bargain is a good thing. Cup Match items will be on sale.
Finally, you can spread the message by telling your friends, family and colleagues about the sale.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Cup Match, the UberVida are offering to take you to the game in style at their Kiss Me I’m Uber event on Friday, August 1st.
The boat will depart #1 Dock on Front Street at 10am, travelling to Somerset. Upon arrival, there will be a tender to transport guests from the yacht to the mainland. From the dock, it is a 10 minute walk to the Game, where you will find all the usual Cup Match favourites, such as cricket, gambling at Crown & Anchor, lots of drinking including Swizzle Kings Swizzle and thousands of party revelers.
UberVida provides a tender service back to the yacht at regular intervals and then a party cruise back to Hamilton to arrive at Front Street at 6pm. The all inclusive ticket includes a full open bar, all day lunch catering, and international DJs.
The cost is $100 and you can reserve online at www.UberVida.net.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 236-2222.
Raleigh Bermuda invite you to enjoy a night under the stars, playing your favourite casino games while overlooking Hamilton Harbour at their 2nd Annual Monte Carlo Casino Classic on Saturday, September 13th.
The evening will be from 7.30pm until midnight at Pier 6 and the ticket price includes food, two drink tickets, music and casino chips. There will also be a silent auction with great prizes.
Tickets are $100 and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact 333-5678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: The Lion and the Mouse – July 9th
**NEW Figure Drawing with Emma Ingham – starts July 9th
World Cup at Lemon Tree – June 12th to July 13th
8th Annual Free Open Air Concert Series – July 3rd, 17th and 24th
City Fashion Festival: Evolution – July 7th to 12th
Plough: St. George’s 402nd Birthday – July 11th
**NEW Marcus Samuelsson Book Signing – July 11th
**NEW Sonique Sactuary CD Release Party – July 11th
**NEW Smith’s Parish Council’s Seniors Tea – July 12th
**NEW My Personal Journey with Bev D’Anvers – July 12th
**NEW A Summer Jazz Jam – July 12th
**NEW Salsa Night at Red – July 13th
Deciphering the US Securities Law – July 16th
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Black Fishermen of Bermuda – July 16th
**NEW PwC Bermuda Student Networking Event – July 16th
Pop Up Playroom – July 19th
**NEW Groundswell Lionfish Tournament – July 19th
32sixtyfour Paddle Race Series: Race 4 – July 20th
BC2BC Sunset Walk – July 22nd
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Emancipation: A Love Story – July 23rd
**NEW A Sale By Any Name You Wish – July 26th
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Behind the Mask – July 30th
2014 Cup Match Classic – July 31st and August 1st
Cup Match Fever: The International Edition – August 1st
**NEW Kiss Me I’m Uber: Trip to the Game – August 1st
7th Annual ITF Bermuda Beach Tennis International Tournament – August 26th and 27th
**NEW 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
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 Sea Myths, Sea Serpents & Superstitions – starts July 7th
Radnor Road Christian Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School – start 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
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September
Bermuda Postal History From 1620 to the UPU by David Pitts – June 27th to July 9th
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
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – June 27th to July 15th
Onions Gallery: The Acute Care Wing: Design – Construction – Complete
Edinburgh Gallery: Pictorial History of Bermuda Hospital Buildings
Enjoy the rest of the week!