August 13th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Well, I love the occasional rainy day as much as anyone but I’m definitely ready for some blue skies again – fingers crossed for this weekend!  Here’s the latest rundown of what’s happening in Bermuda over the next month or two:

Red Logo

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. Red will also be offering 20% off all bottles on their wine list, which has officially won the Wine Spectator award for 2013/2014.

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 $5.50 highballs, $6.50 beers, and $7.50 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, August 17th will be Salsa Night at Red. From 8.30pm until late, 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.


Bermuda Society of Arts1

There are three new exhibits currently showing at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

In the Onions Gallery, BSoA is hosting their annual Emerging Artists Show, giving new and developing artists a platform to make their debut and launch their art career. With the objective of making more art, they are working to stimulate creativity and encourage artists-in-training to join the Society and, most importantly, to exhibit their work. Featured artists include Bryce Pantry, Charann Woolridge, Denae Simmons, Gabriel Frith, Elca Maranzana, Damien Thompson, Kevin Roberts, Langre Edwards and Jordan Fairn

In the Edinburgh Gallery, Faces of Kiwoko: A Journey to the Ugandan Bush by Dee Storey will be exhibited. Stepping into the dry heat of the Ugandan bush, camera in hand, Dee Storey was unprepared for the incredible impact this trip would have on her as an individual. Dee Storey travelled to Uganda in 2013 to see the work of The ISIS Foundation at Kiwoko Hospital as a representative of Aspen, an insurance and reinsurance company. Aspen has supported ISIS’ work at Kiwoko since 2007, and each year a handful of selected Aspen staff members from offices across the globe come to Kiwoko to see firsthand the impact of this partnership. Every year, they leave inspired.

Studio A & B will be showcasing Our History in Hats by Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink. The artists have chosen local, natural materials such as coconut matting and palmetto palm to re-create hat styles that were worn by women in Bermuda from the 1700s up to the 1950s. This exhibit is designed to demonstrate how simple, organic materials that would normally not be considered beautiful, can be used creatively to achieve the same fashionable looks worn by women throughout the ages. Photographs of these women will accompany the exhibits.

These shows will close on Tuesday, August 26th at 4pm.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or


0815 Abstraction by Gillian Outerbridge

In her latest body of work, Abstraction: Palms, Portulacas, Peppers and Pansies, Gillian Outerbridge explores abstraction through a series of manipulated photographic images of nature.

The opening reception is on Friday, August 15th from 5.30pm until 7pm and the work will be on view in Homer’s Café at Masterworks.

The show will run until Thursday, September 11th and artwork is available for purchase.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or


0816 AF Smith Back to School Fair

Students of all ages from Kindergarten to College are invited to A.F Smith’s Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 16th.

From 11.30am until 3.30pm, this day of fun will include food, games, face painting, music by DJ Allstar, fun castles and much more, as well as prize giveaways as you shop their store for great back to school savings.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact 292-1882.


0816 Star Spangled Bermuda 200

The Bermuda Heritage Partnership invites you to the Star-Spangled Bermuda 200 Reception on Saturday, August 16th

The hosts for the evening will be Rick Spurling, Chairman of the St. George’s Foundation and Bermuda Heritage Partnership, and David Frith, the Town Crier of St. George’s.

From 5.30pm until 7.30pm, the reception will celebrate Bermuda’s role in the War of 1812, in particular the events of 1814 when the British Fleet sailed from Bermuda to the Chesapeake to attack Washington and Baltimore where the Star Spangled Banner was written, later to become the US National anthem.

The cost is $100 per person and tickets are available from

For more information, contact Starla Williams at


0817 Wet Republica

Enjoy some summer fun in the sun as you eat, drink, swim, dance, chill and play at Wet Republica, Bermuda’s underground beach party at Tobacco Bay on Sunday, August 17th.

From noon until 9pm, the full beach bar will be offering frozen Dark & Stormy specials, DJ Choice will be playing the best summer anthems, and the cafe will be open all day with jerk chicken on the grill.

You can also expect buskers, loungers, TBI wifi, clean facilities, assisted transport, family friendly zones and more, with water toys, including kayaks, zayaks, paddle-boarding and snorkeling equipment available for rental.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 705-SAND (7263).


Bermuda Docs

The August edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, August 17th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden, a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery, will be showing at 3pm. Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost.

This will be followed by A Most Wanted Man, the last film completed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman at 5.15pm.

Based on John le Carré’s novel, the films stars Hoffman as the head of a covert German spy unit in Hamburg where the arrival of a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant in the city’s Islamic community arouses suspicions. The film is directed by Anton Corbijn.

More details on the films can be found at

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


0819 Wine Tasting and Canapes at Red

To celebrate their recent Wine Spectator Award, Red Steakhouse and Bar is hosting a Wine Tasting event on Tuesday, August 19th.

From 6pm, Stefan Gistchner, in partnership with Gosling’s, will provide five different wines to taste, which Red’s Executive Chef Chad Mitchell will be pairing with five canapés.

The cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Attendees who book their reservation to stay after the tasting for dinner will enjoy 20% off their entire bill.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.


0821 PechaKucha Bermuda 8

Promising another lively and thought-provoking night out, PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 8th Edition on Thursday, August 21st at 6pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club.

PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and are a simple, effective and entertaining method to tell your story or idea. Each speaker shows 20 images to accompany their presentation, each for 20 seconds. 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 20 second Q&A session with the audience. This edition will feature 8 presenters on topics ranging from medical marijuana to kite surfing.

There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted.

Dinner and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Nicky Gurret at 295-4597 or


0830 Bermuda Salute

The reggae and soca sounds of summer are not over just because Cup Match is!

Tiger Bay in St. George’s will be the setting for Bermuda Salute on Saturday, August 30th.

Gates open at 7pm and international performers will include Queen of Bacchanal Destra Garcia, Jamaican dancehall star Konshens and Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw, along with local talent DJ iBreeze, D’General, Jessi, Nadanja and King Cami Cam.

Early bird tickets are $65 until August 15th, $85 thereafter, and all-inclusive VIP tickets are $175. Tickets are available from Jamaican Grill, Fish & Tings, Impression Hair Artistry (King Street), Quickie Lickie (Hamilton), Pizza House (island-wide), and online at


0913 Gospel Graffiti Art Competition

Graffiti is usually frowned upon so it’s nice to see a reason to celebrate it for a change.

Miracle Temple Church in Devonshire are calling on local artists to participate in their Gospel Graffiti Art Competition on Saturday, September 13th. Bring your supplies and you can paint on the church wall in the car park for a chance to win prizes.

From 2pm until 6pm, this family-friendly event will also include gospel music, live entertainment, food stalls and face-painting for kids.

For more information, or to register, contact or 297-1886.


0913 Hispanic Campaign Bermuda

The Spanish SDA Company Bermuda, Ministerio Hermandad, is hosting a Hispanic Campaign at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall from Saturday, September 13th to Saturday, September 20th, excluding Thursday, September 18th.

Light refreshments will be provided at 6pm, with the presentations held from 7pm until 8.30pm.

This is a Christian outreach event that seeks to inform, educate and share more about Jesus with the Hispanic community in Bermuda in particular and the general community at large.

The event is a cultural/religious series of presentations presented in Spanish by Spanish speakers and singing guests. The target audience is Bermuda’s 700 Spanish immigrants and their multilingual families and friends. English translation is available for the other interested persons who do not have a sufficient command of the Spanish language.

There is no entrance fee or ticket required for attendance.

For more information, contact Dave Pearman at 531-8128.

0914 Celebrating Hubert Smith

Since his passing on December 3rd, 2001, very little has been done to highlight Hubert Smith Sr., an outstanding entertainer who is also the copyrighted composer of Bermuda is Another World.

A series of activities, including dinner theatre with a new play, is aiming to change this.

Firstly, on Sunday, September 14th, Gail Palacio hopes to open her memorial to Mr. Smith with her second mural on the Angle Street wall. It will be blessed at 1pm, after the morning service at The First Church of God directly opposite, and there will be refreshments and some entertainment.

Taking place at Fourways Inn, Hubert Smith will be performed on September 26th, 27th and 28th, and then on October 2nd, 3rd and 5th, promising to be a great play that educates you on the life of this local legend while you enjoy an excellent meal.

The show will last around 40 minutes and the all-star cast will include Gene Steede, June Caisey, Stan “Lord Necktie” Seymour, and Duke Joell, with live band The Masterpiece Trio, who grew up playing many of the standard Calypso tunes of the day and have an extensive repertoire of Jazz to intersperse if needed.

Showtime is at 6pm on Sundays, 7pm on all other days and tickets cost $70 in advance or $80 at the door. The price includes a 3 course set plate dinner and a cash bar will also be available.

The dress rehearsal at 6pm on Sunday, September 21st will also serve as a seniors and student matinee. Tickets for this performance cost $50.

Tickets are available from Fourways and Music Box.

For more information, contact Dale Butler at 505-3409 or


0925 Swizzle Inn Oktoberfest

Bermuda’s longest-running Oktoberfest will soon be back at the The Swizzle Inn, Bailey’s Bay. The festivities begin on Thursday, September 25th and will run daily until October 5th.

As usual, the Beer Tent with benches, decorations and music will be set up and the beer will be imported fresh, direct from Munich, Germany!

For soakage, Bavarian guest chef Edi Güntl has prepared a full Oktoberfest menu,with authentic German delights.

There is no other Oktoberfest on the island with beer brewed from a 204 year old Oktoberfest recipe. Paulaner Oktoberfest beer will be served fresh from the keg and every beer is chilled and served in genuine beer glasses and mugs. Other German beers are available to order from

Food and drinks are available all day from 11am while there will be live music from 6pm until closing.

For more information, or for group bookings, contact 293-1854 or





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Llewellyn Hollis, Fisherman – August 13th

Bermuda Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation 27th Annual Night of Champions – August 16th

Cobbs Hill Gospel Chapel Annual Community BBQ – August 16th

Wine Tasting Sunset Cruises: Tropical Treasures – August 16th

**NEW  A.F. Smith’s Back to School Fair – August 16th

**NEW  Star-Spangled Bermuda 200 Reception – August 16th

**NEW  Wet Republica – August 17th

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden and A Most Wanted Man – August 17th

**NEW  Salsa Night at Red – August 17th

**NEW  Wine Tasting at Red – August 19th

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series – Riddle of the Crest – August 20th

**NEW  PechaKucha Bermuda Volume 8 – August 21st

2nd Annual Fun Golf Open – August 23rd

19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition: Sand Sculpting Clinics – August 23rd and 24th

19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 30th

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

Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda – August 27th

Troika Bermuda’s Work in Progress #5: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – August 28th to 30th

19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 30th

DanceSations Annual Summer Dance Recital – August 30th

**NEW  Bermuda Salute – August 30th

Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th

**NEW  Gospel Graffiti Art Competition – September 13th

**NEW  Hispanic Campaign Bermuda – September 13th to 20th

**NEW  Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Mural Opening and Blessing – September 14th

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

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

Clarien Iron Kids Triathlon & Carnival – September 20th

Learn Bridge In A Day – September 20th

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

**NEW  Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre Seniors and Students Matinee – September 21st

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

**NEW  4th Annual Oktoberfest at Swizzle Inn – September 25th to October 5th

**NEW  Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – September 26th to 28th

**NEW  Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – October 2nd, 3rd and 5th

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




Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

Miles of Smiles Hospitality Camp – August 18th to 22nd

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

**NEW  Homer’s Cafe Exhibition: Abstraction: Palms, Portulacas, Peppers and Pansies by Gillian Outerbridge – August 15th to September 11th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

Highlights from the BNG Collection

Current Exhibits at BNG East – until November 22nd

Bermuda Biennial 2014: A View From the Edge

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 8th to August 26th

Onions Gallery: Emerging Artists 2014

Edinburgh Gallery: Faces of Kiwoko: A Journey to the Ugandan Busy by Dee Storey

Studios A & B: Our History in Hats by Ronnie Chameau and Donna Pink


Here’s some mid-week silliness:



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Enjoy the rest of the week!



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