September 3rd, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
Welcome to the first post of September – let’s hope this month is a little drier than August! Although, if it’s not, at least we can console ourselves with the fact that lobster season is back. Here are the latest upcoming events for Fall in Bermuda:
Learn more about Bermuda’s history at Bermuda National Library’s Summer Film Series on Wednesdays in September.
Screenings will run from 11am each week in the Bermuda History and Cultural Studies Room.
Foodways on Wednesday, September 3rd focuses on Bermuda’s unique culinary traditions including St. David’s fried fish, shark hash, old-fashion fish stew and curried lobster. Featuring interviews with chef Fred Ming, St. David’s cooking legend Dolly Pitcher, and food historian Joe Gibbons.
Woodworking on Wednesday, September 10th will focus on Bermuda’s unique traditions of working with wood. Featuring interviews with artist and carver Chesley Trott, carpenter Jermey Johnson, artist Milton Hill Sr. and his apprentice Ami Zanders.
Building on Wednesday, September 17th will focus on Bermuda’s unique building traditions. Featuring interviews with masons George Leon Burt and Dennis Butterfield as well as carpenter George Phipps.
In the Hour of Victory on Wednesday, September 24th tells the story of Bermudian Major Toby Smith who lost his life at the Battle of Overloon during the final Allied Push for victory. This first hand account uniquely recaptures the war-time era and its impact on a family, leaving a lasting legacy of what it means to serve one’s King and Country.
For more information, contact Ellen Hollis at 296-1297 ext 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for something fun and creative for children aged 5 and over to get up to?
Sweet SAAK Bakery in St. George’s are now hosting Kid’s SAAK Bakery, weekly fun and interactive baking and crafting classes on Saturdays from 9am until 11am.
Recipes and crafts will be demonstrated and completed with the assistance of your child and their creations will be packaged for them to enjoy at home with their family and friends. There will be a new recipe and craft each week.
September 6th will be Jello Cookies, September 13th will be “Hamburger” Cupcakes, September 20th will be Dr Seuss Pinwheel Cookies, September 27th will be Cheese Twists with Marinara Sauce, October 4th will be Monster Eye Cookies, October 11th will be Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes, October 18th will be Candied Apple Sticks and Witches Finger Cookies and October 25th will be Mummy Wraps.
The cost is $50 per child and limited space is available since there is only one class per week.
For more information or to book your space, contact email@example.com.
Enjoy an 8 course dinner with wine pairing from 7pm at the Chef’s Table at The Reefs on Wednesday, September 10th.
The cost is $110 per person plus 17% grats.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Celebrate the end of summer with good food at Lemon Tree Cafe’s Jerk Off In De Park Party, a jerk chicken and pork competition on Friday, September 12th.
This will run from 5pm until midnight and the cost is $25, which includes the special Jerk Off in the Park t-shirt (while supplies last), a Carib beer, all the jerk you can eat and your Judge’s Pass.
T-shirts are available directly from Lemon Tree.
For more information, contact 292-0235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Folk Club invites you to join them for their next Open Mic Night at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, September 13th.
Doors open at 7.30pm and music will be from 8pm with talented local performers playing all styles of music. Radios In Cars will be featured, so you can expect a performance of original Bermy-fuelled rock music.
Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and there will be a cash bar.
For more information, contact 295-1030 or email@example.com or visit www.folkclub.bm.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be hosting a special screening of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t at the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI on Monday, September 22nd.
A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, this acclaimed film is the first Alzheimer’s documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit, and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The film will start at 6.30pm and tickets are $10.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 538-5494 or 707-0600.
Find out exactly how easy meditation is at Meditation is Easy, a free two-hour seminar/workshop on Friday, September 26th at My Sereni-Tea.
From 6.30pm until 8.30pm, you can find out about the benefits of meditation with sound, experience some deeply relaxing and uplifting meditation techniques (such as kirtan/chanting, meditation on beads, and Gauranga sound breathing), relax your body with guided relaxation and yoga sound, and enjoy the offering of delicious home made raw vegan sweets.
Admission is free and you can register at www.deeppeacemeditation.com, under Contact.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia will be hosting a special screening of Alive Inside at the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI on Saturday, September 27th.
This 2014 documentary was a Sundance Film Festival Winner and follows Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
Dan Cohen is in Bermuda for this screening and will speak and then host a Q&A session after the film.
The film will start at 5pm and tickets are $20.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 538-5494.
Bring your own partner, or let them pair you up, and have some sporty fun in support of Bermuda’s open spaces and historic homes at the Bermuda National Trust’s 22nd Annual Charity Tennis Calcutta at the Coral Beach and Tennis Club.
The festivities will kick off with Complimentary Cocktails and the Calcutta Auction at 6pm on Thursday, October 2nd. There will also be a $50 dinner at Coral Beach Club on October 2nd after the auction of teams. For reservations, call 236-2233.
Ladies’ Doubles and Mens’ Doubles will be on Saturday, October 4th with Mixed Doubles, the Finals and the Prize Giving on Sunday, October 5th.
There is a new handicap format this year and the scoring rules dictate that if a team is leading by 1 game (e.g. 3-2) they begin the next game down 15-0. If a team is leading by 2 games they begin the next game down 30-0. If a team is leading by 3 games or more they begin the next game down 40-0.
The cost is $100 per person for one event or $150 per person for two events.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of wine, food and music while supporting the work of the Menuhin Foundation at their fundraising event, Passport to a World of Wines, on Saturday, October 4th.
From 6.30pm at Beau Rivage, you can enjoy stunning views of the sunset over the harbour while sipping on wines which have been carefully paired with the regional cuisines of France, Italy, Spain and California. Live music will be played by the Menuhin Foundation’s very own Scholarship students, Gabriel Jones and Liam Peniston, as well as the Menuhin Quartet.
The evening’s entertainment will also include a silent auction, a live auction and other opportunities to have fun. Proceeds will support the much needed and beneficial work that Menuhin does within the community and, more particularly, for our children by exposing them to music in a way that they might not otherwise be able to experience.
Tickets should be purchased as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The ticket price of $125 includes food, wine tasting and live music and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact Nadia Hamza (Trustee) at email@example.com or on 734-6237.
Who needs Broadway? The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda are saving you the airfare as they are back with their annual October production.
The last time an actual Gilbert & Sullivan show was produced by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda was in 1996. Now 18 years later, Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda is going back to its namesake’s vaults and reinventing The Pirates of Penzance.
In the same way that Shakespearean texts exist to be interpreted in many ways, the same could be said of the Gilbert & Sullivan scores. This year’s Bermuda G&S Production Team plans to stage the show as an unabashed musical – think a classic musical comedy romp in the sand dunes with echoes of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The show will run at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall from Thursday, October 9th to Saturday, October 18th except Monday, October 13th. Showtime is at 8pm, except for Sunday, October 12th which is at 3pm.
Tickets are $55 and available at www.pTix.bm. Patron tickets are also available now.
For more information, visit www.gands.bm.
The 32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf this year will take place at the Port Royal Golf Course from Monday, October 13th until Wednesday, October 15th.
This is the last time that this season-ending showcase of the Major Champions from 2014 will be taking place in Bermuda and the players will vie for the title “Champion of Champions” and a 1.35 million dollar purse.
Participants this year will include the Masters Champion Bubba Watson, U.S. Open Champion Martin Kaymer, the British Open Champion and PGA Champion Rory McIlroy and, since defending Grand Slam Champion Adam Scott cannot attend, past major champion Jim Furyk.
The PGA of America have announced that this final PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda will be free to local residents who want to attend. Complimentary tickets will first be available to the public on Monday, September 8th and can be collected at the pro shops of Port Royal Golf Course or Turtle Hill Golf Course during normal business hours. The final day to collect free tickets is Friday, October 10th and each fan will be permitted up to four complimentary tickets, good for any day of the Grand Slam.
For visitors, or for locals after October 10th, general admission tickets cost $20 per day, or $50 for a Season Grounds Ticket Package for all three days. Each ticketed adult will be allowed four junior admissions (aged 17 and under) to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at no additional charge.
Various hospitality packages are also available.
For more details, or to purchase tickets online, see their website at www.pga.com/grandslam.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Spicelands Fun Camp – June 30th to September 5th
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Foodways – September 3rd
Famous for 15 Minutes – September 3rd to 6th
Bus and Walking Tour: St. David’s: An Island Near Bermuda – September 6th
Summer Sundays: Reggae Vibes – September 7th
**NEW Chef’s Table at The Reefs – September 10th
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Woodworking – September 10th
**NEW Jerk Off In De Park at Lemon Tree – September 12th
Raleigh Bermuda Monte Carlo Casino Classic – September 13th
Gospel Graffiti Art Competition – September 13th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club: Open Mic Night featuring Radios in Cars – September 13th
Hispanic Campaign Bermuda – September 13th to 20th
Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Mural Opening and Blessing – September 14th
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: Building – September 17th
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
Tomasz Tabor Memorial Golf Tournament – September 22nd
**NEW Documentary Screening: You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t – September 22nd
**NEW Bermuda National Library Summer Film Series: In the Hour of Victory – September 24th
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
Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Rum Tasting – September 26th
**NEW Meditation is Easy – September 26th
Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – September 26th to 28th
**NEW Documentary Screening: Alive Inside – September 27th
Celebrating Hubert Smith Sr.: Dinner Theatre – October 2nd, 3rd and 5th
Tiaras and Bow Ties: Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance – October 4th
BZS Zoobilee: The Hungry Games – October 4th
**NEW The Menuhin Foundation: Passport to a World of Wines – October 4th
**NEW Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Charity Tennis Calcutta – October 4th and 5th
PartnerRe 5K Women’s Run & Walk – October 5th
Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th
**NEW Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Pirates of Penzance – October 9th to 18th
**NEW 32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 13th to 15th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th
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
Homer’s Cafe Exhibition: Abstraction: Palms, Portulacas, Peppers and Pansies by Gillian Outerbridge – August 15th to September 11th
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
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!