August 27th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


Batten down the hatches and stock up on the rum – not only do we have a hurricane warning but another holiday weekend is almost upon us!  Let’s just enjoy whatever happens and hope we see some sunshine.  Here is the latest update on island events:


0828 Palms Oncology Massage

Learn about the use of massage therapy to relieve tension and pain at PALMS: Oncology Massage, a free health presentation at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre on Thursday, August 28th.

Increasingly the benefits of massage therapy for people living with cancer are being realized. Massage therapy may help ease pain, minimize nausea, improve sleep and ease depression and anxiety. When provided by a licensed, experienced, and specially-trained therapist, massage can be an important component of healing.

The session will being at 5.45pm and Kathi Rogers, Certified Massage Therapist, PALMS will be the presenter.

For more information, or to register, contact 236-1001 ext 1007, or visit


0828 BUEI Ocean Vet

Back by popular demand, BUEI is pleased to announce the next Ocean Vet showing on Thursday, August 28th.

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 new footage, the official trailer and hear first-hand accounts from the crew.

Happy Hour prices on drinks and sushi are available from 5pm at Harbourfront, with the full menu available from 6pm. A preview of BUEI’s new Sea Level Change exhibit will also be available from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. The lecture itself will start at 7.30pm and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount to anyone dining there before or after the event. Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount (it cannot be combined with any other offer).

Tickets are already flying out the door and it is expected to sell out like previous showings. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


0829 Masterworks Student Summer Art

The Students of Masterworks Education have been hard at work and play. Eight weeks of intense paint pushing and colour wheels have finally paid off for these budding artists.

To showcase all of their artistic talent, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite the parents, members and the general public to come and appreciate the talented tweens for the opening reception of their Student Summer Exhibition, from 4.30pm until 6.30pm on Friday, August 29th.

There is no cover charge for the opening reception and the exhibit will run until September 10th.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or


Bermuda Society of Arts1

There are two new exhibits opening on Friday, August 29th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

In partnership with KBB and sponsored by ACE, BSoA presents their annual TrashArt Show in the Onions Gallery with works created entirely from marine debris. You will be amazed at the imaginative use of beach plastic and other flotsam washed onto our shores. These artworks are guaranteed to last forever.

In Studios A and B, two of Bermuda’s talented young artists, Hannah Emmerson and Erika Jenkinson Mattatall present their second show at BSoA featuring their latest works of art in an exciting show entitled Once Upon a Plan B.

Opening night will be at BSoA on Friday, August 29th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided.

These shows will run for 3 weeks, closing on Tuesday, September 16th at 4pm.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or


0830 High Summer Hawaiian Party

Get your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts at the ready as the Bermuda Police Rugby Club (BPRFC) is promising aloha-fun at their High Summer Hawaiian Party on Saturday, August 30th.

From 6pm until 1am, you can expect a BBQ, cash bar (including swizzle with a Hawaiian twist), music, dancing, drinking games and general merriment throughout the evening.

Entry is free and there will be a cash bar for food and drinks.

For more information, contact


0830 Ethiopian Dinner at Muse

An opportunity to experience a night of Ethiopia’s ancient tradition and cuisine is on offer as Muse Restaurant and Skybar is hosting an Ethiopian Dinner with a Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony on Saturday, August 30th.

From 7pm until 10pm, Muse will be hosting its Ethiopian Night, which will feature traditional Ethiopian cuisine buffet style.

The cost for the buffet dinner is $55 per person, which includes coffee and dessert.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-8789.


0830 Twilight Summer Series

Twilight Summer Series is heading to the East again for another Day At The Beach & Movie Night at Clearwater Beach on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st.

From 2pm, there will be games that the entire family can enjoy, as well as fun castles, cotton candy, popcorn and slushies throughout the day.

Once the sun goes down, take out your chairs or blankets and settle down to watch a movie on the big screen. Saturday night will show The Smurfs 2 at 7.55pm, followed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at 9.45pm and Sunday will show The Lego Movie at 7.55pm, followed by The Monuments Men at 9.40pm.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit


0817 Wet Republica

Beach lovers should head to St. George’s this holiday weekend for Web Republica at Tobacco Bay, the final summer beach party of 2014 on Sunday, August 31st.

From noon until 9pm, the full beach bar will be offering $5 Tobacco Bay shooters, $35 beer bucket specials, and the island-styled cafe will be open all day with the grill fired up. DJ Choice will be playing happy beach anthems all day before transitioning into a special Cafe del Mar sunset experience.

The first 100 bar patrons after 7.30pm can enjoy a special sunset toast to the end of summer with a complimentary Bacardi Green Flash shooter with each cocktail purchased.

You can also expect 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).


0831 Memories Pon de Beach

DunnDeal Entertainment and OGS Promotions presents Memories Pon De Beach Pt2, an 80s and 90s Old School Dance on Sunday, August 31st.

From 10pm at Daniel’s Head by 9 Beaches, this event will feature Jugglin Jason, Magnum Force and OGS Genesis, with special guest Jagga Movements from Boston.

Admission is $10 before midnight, $20 after.

This is a Kappa Alpha Psi fundraising event sponsored by WKD and Carib.

For more information, contact Dunn on 500-5659.


0901 Becks Scavenger Hunt

Interested in winning a trip to New York with two of your friends?

Then sign up for the Beck’s First Annual Bermuda Triangle Scavenger Hunt on Monday, September 1st for a chance to win.

The fun begins at 4pm on the top level of Bulls Head Car Park. Registration is free and teams of three must be aged 18 or over and registered by August 27th.

For more information, or to register your team, contact with the names of the members of your team.



0907 Summer Sundays Reggae Vibes

The finale of this year’s Summer Sundays Series will be on Sunday, September 7th, and promises a focus on old school and new school reggae music with the theme Reggae Vibes.

From 3pm until 8pm in Victoria Park, the concert will feature a host of live musical performers from Bermuda’s local talent pool, a kids zone and a host that will keep you fully entertained throughout the day.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact 279-5254 or visit


0922 Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament

Following his untimely passing in February, some of the people who loved him have organised the Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place at Tucker’s Point Golf Course on Monday, September 22nd.

Registration will begin at noon with a 1pm shotgun start. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, as well as Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. The Hole in One Prize is a Chevrolet Spark 2014, sponsored by Rayclan.

The reception will follow at 6pm at Rumbar in Hamilton with the Prize Ceremony and Raffle Announcement at 7pm. There will be complimentary canapes and a cash bar with all proceeds going to charities, namely the Bermuda Golf Foundation and the Bermuda Hospitality Institute.

The cost is $500 for teams of 4, $125 for individuals, which includes 18 holes, cart and a tournament golf shirt. Raffle tickets cost $10, with prizes including a trip to San Francisco.

For advance registration and payment, contact


0926 AAD Rum Tasting

Enjoy a fun evening for a good cause at Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia’s Rum Tasting event on Friday, September 26th.

This will take place at Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall from 6pm until 8.30pm.

Proceeds will benefit Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia, a Bermuda-based charity who provide services such as monthly support group meetings for caregivers and help with finding local resources. More information is available on their website at

Tickets are $50 per person and are available from or 707-0600.



Join the Bermuda Zoological Society as they celebrate Zoobilee 2014: The Hungry Games on Saturday, October 4th.

Enjoy food-tasting stations by a variety of celebrity chefs, music and dancing, a wide variety of games, and a silent auction. Doors open at 7pm at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, and the party doesn’t stop until midnight.

Tickets for this adult-only event cost $125 per person, and can be purchased by visiting or emailing



1005 PartnerRe 5K Women's Run and Walk

Now in its 17th year of supporting women’s causes in Bermuda, the PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk for 2014 will be on Sunday, October 5th.

This event is for women only and the Juniors 2K Race will begin at 8.15am, with the Women’s 5K Run, Competitive Walk and Fun Walk all beginning at 9am, from the Botanical Gardens.

Race awards include thousands of dollars in prizes for all age categories, plus fantastic draw prizes and Grand Draw prizes. There are also gift bags and t-shirts available for the first 1000 registrants.

The entry fee ranges between $5 and $30, depending on your age, whether or not you are a MAAC member, and whether you are a runner or a walker. Registration is open until 6pm on Friday, October 3rd, with number pickup and late registration from 9am until 11am on Saturday, October 4th.

All entry fee proceeds will be matched by title sponsor PartnerRe Ltd. and given directly to the Bermuda Diabetes Association.

For further information, please contact Rose-Anna Hoey at, or visit

To register online, visit


1008 CAIS Bermuda

Representatives of 14 of Canada’s finest boarding schools are coming to Bermuda to meet with families who want to learn more about the benefits of a Canadian boarding school experience.

This year’s Canadian Boarding Schools Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 8th at Pier 6 on Front Street from 5pm until 8pm.

Participating Schools include Albert College, Appleby College, Ashbury College, Bishop’s College School, Havergal College, King’s-Edgehill School, Lakefield College School, Pickering College, Rosseau Lake College, St. Andrew’s College, Stanstead College, Trafalgar Castle School, Trinity College School, and Upper Canada College.

For more information, contact Janice Greenshields at or visit




Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th

**CANCELLED 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

**NEW  PALMS: Oncology Massage – August 28th

**NEW  BUEI presents New Showing of Ocean Vet – August 28th

Famous for 15 Minutes – August 28th to 30th

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

Bermuda Salute – August 30th

19th Annual Bermuda Sand Sculpture Competition – August 30th

**NEW  Twilight Summer Series: The Smurfs 2 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – August 30th

**NEW  High Summer Hawaiian Party – August 30th

**NEW  Ethiopian Dinner and Coffee Ceremony at Muse – August 30th

**NEW  Wet Republica – August 31st

**NEW  Twilight Summer Series: The Lego Movie and The Monuments Men – August 31st

**NEW  Memories Pon de Beach Pt.2 – August 31st

Grief Following Trauma Workshop – August 31st and September 1st

**NEW  Beck’s 1st Annual Bermuda Triangle Scavenger Hunt – September 1st

Famous for 15 Minutes – September 3rd to 6th

Bus and Walking Tour: St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda – September 6th

**NEW  Summer Sundays: Reggae Vibes – September 7th

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Reparation, Psychological Rehabilitation and Pedagogical Strategies – September 9th

Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th

Gospel Graffiti Art Competition – September 13th

Hispanic Campaign Bermuda – September 13th to 20th

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

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

**NEW  Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament – September 22nd

British Schools Fair Bermuda – September 24th and 25th

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

Family Centre Beach Bash – September 26th

**NEW  Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Rum Tasting – September 26th

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

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

Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 4th

**NEW  BZS Zoobilee: The Hungry Games – October 4th

**NEW   PartnerRe 5K Women’s Run & Walk – October 5th

**NEW  Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th

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





Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Tale of Two Cities Exhibition – January 17th to September

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

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

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

**NEW  Student Summer Exhibition – August 29th to September 10th

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

Bermuda Arts Centre: Coasts, Cliffs and Coves – August 17th to September 13th

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – August 29th to September 16th

Onions Gallery: TrashArt 2014: Washed Ashore

Once Upon a Plan B by Hannah Emmerson and Erika Jenkinson Mattatall



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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