October 15th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
Well, I guess the short version of this post would have been, “Everything is cancelled, just stay at home”. This will come as no surprise but you’ll see a lot of cancellations and postponements below. Since we don’t yet know what the extent of the damage from Hurricane Gonzalo is going to be, please be sure to check with event organisers before heading to anything listed for the next week or two.
Hopefully, you will receive a post next week but this will depend greatly on power outages and internet connection – fingers crossed! Stay safe, Bermuda – look after each other and see you on the other side!
Discovery Wines present a Roots, Rock Reggae event featuring Geoffrey Markell from Charles Smith Wines and the 3 Kings Band on
Thursday, October 16th. **UPDATE: This will now be on Thursday, November 20th due to Hurricane Gonzalo**
Charles + Chewstick will run from 6pm until 8pm, including a taste of four different Charles Smith Wines will be served alongside some cheeses. Come on out for a fun evening of great wine, great music and great food!
The cost is $30 per person and reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463 or email@example.com.
You are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy all the fun of the fair as Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) presents a Seusstacular Bazaar on Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th. Dr.Seuss will be on the loose from 10am until 10pm, when you can expect face painting, fun castles, super slide and games galore. They will be cooking up some Seusstacular favorites such as cotton candy, popcorn and freshly made Portuguese donuts. Bingo players can compete for such awesome prizes as 2 flat screen TVs, kitchen appliances, and many others. Raffle tickets are available from any student or at the School for $10, with great prizes up for grabs. The draw will be at 10pm on Saturday night. Admission is $4 or free for children under 5. POSTPONED: Details to follow
The Peace Lutheran Church invite everyone to their Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 18th. From 9am until 2pm, you can shop at a variety of stalls, including White Elephant, books, toys, clothing, food and a silent auction. Proceeds will be in aid of the Church Kitchen Fund. For more information, contact Pastor Karsten Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-5619. POSTPONED: Details to follow
Fellowship, craft stalls, food stall, plants, vintage jewelry and accessories, kiddie rides and games, used books and DVD’s, baked goods and raffle prize will all be on offer at the St. Anne’s October Bazaar from 10am on Saturday, October 18th. Raffle tickets are $5 and the draw is at 3pm. POSTPONED: Details to follow. Raffle draw will still go ahead and winners will be notified after the hurricane.
Attention Gamers, Smash! Table Tennis Rec Center present their first ever FIFA 15 Video Game Tournament, played on the PS3 system on
Saturday, October 18th. **UPDATE: This has been postponed to Saturday, November 1st due to Hurricane Gonzalo**
Doors open at noon and the start time is 2pm. All ages are welcome to enter and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The entry fee is $15.
For more information, contact Brotha Richie on 296-4141.
Vernacular, a members’ juried show featuring Bermuda’s bold and beautiful architecture, is opening at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday, October 19th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.
Larry Mills, Bermuda’s leading historical architect will be on hand to demonstrate and explain why you see the things that you do as you drive along our small roads.
The show will remain open until Saturday, November 22nd and admission is free.
For more information, contact 234-2809 or email@example.com.
They say that more people are scared of public speaking than death.
Whether you have that level of nervousness, or if you just want to develop your public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment, Bermuda Toastmasters could be the perfect solution. Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Toastmasters clubs are a friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is welcomed and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers, regular members to observers/guests. In a club meeting, you can progress at your own pace by practising giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics.
Bermuda Toastmasters meet on at the Chamber of Commerce on the first and third Tuesday of every month up until the summer break in June.
Anyone interested in joining is welcome to come and observe or feel free to participate.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.toastmasters.org.
The man, the legend and the liar himself is returning once again this October/November to Bermuda, his second home. Comedian and musician Jimmy Keys will be headlining a two week tour at Red Steakhouse and Bar from Wednesday, October 22nd until Friday, November 7th.
Jimmy will be performing from 8.30pm on October 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 29th, 30th and November 1st, 2nd and 7th, promising a high energy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favourite Broadway, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing that you will ever witness.
Red will be offering a special Jimmy Keys Prix Fixe Menu and their A La Carte menu, designed by Executive Chef Chad Mitchell and featuring the highest quality of Certified Angus Beef and fresh locally caught seafood, will also be available.
Reservations are highly recommended and large party bookings and private functions are available.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331 or book online at www.redbermuda.com. For more on Jimmy Keys, visit www.jimmykeys.com.
The Reefs invites you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Wine Dinner at 7pm on Wednesday, October 22nd.
Indulge yourself in seven delicious courses all paired with the perfect beverage to compliment the flavours in each dish.
The menu will include:
- Seared snapper, caramelized pineapple, onion soufflé, frissee with St.Urbans-Hof Riesling Old Vines 2013, Mosel, Germany
- Lobster risotto, saffron limoncello cream with Chateau St. Jean ‘Bijou’ 2013, Sonoma, California
- Raspberry sorbet with Raspberry martini
- Deconstructed duck confit spring roll, tomato chutney, tempura vegetables, orange curry sauce with Schubert ‘Marion’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir 2011
- Roasted rack of lamb, creamy polenta, French beans, fragrant demi glace with Merryvale Vineyards Merlot 2006, Napa Valley, California
- Sweet cherry chocolate torte, milk chocolate baltido, strawberry mousse with Francois Lurton Pasitea 2007, Uco Valley, Argentina
- Danish blue, manchego glan, fig compote with Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny, Duoro Valley, Portugal
The cost is $110 per person and only 25 spots are available.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or email@example.com.
If you are brave enough to face a haunted house attraction, Lijah’s Journey invites you to Dungeon of Doom, at the new location of the Country Squire in Somerset Village.
Pre-show will be from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday, October 25th with the main event from 7pm to 9pm from Thursday, October 30th to Saturday, November 1st.
This fundraising event is not suitable for under 13s, scaredy cats, young children or the faint of heart.
Presented by Lijah’s Journey, a fundraising campaign spearheaded to raise funds to cover Up With People Tuition for young performing artist Delijah Symonds. We are continuing our Lijah’s Journey Campaign to assist other young Bermudians to participate in future UWP tours.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.A.L.S. Cancer Care in Bermuda presents A Matinee Concert with Pinky Steede on Sunday, October 26th.
Pinky is in Bermuda to raise funds for P.A.L.S., a very worthwhile cause, and the concert will also feature Prestege and MC Dennis Fox.
Doors open at 2pm and showtime is at 3pm.
Tickets are $35 and available from www.BDAtix.bm, Pulp & Circumstance, Washington Lane, Hamilton and Fabulous Fashions, Heron Bay Plaza.
Let your kids Dabble in Sharks this October break at BUEI’s Shark Camp from Monday, October 27th.
Shhhh, don’t tell your kids that they’re actually learning science while having so much fun at one of BUEI’s most popular camps. Kids aged 7 to 13 will get to dissect a real shark, learn about shark attack behaviour, sharks past and present, current shark research and the importance of shark conservation.
Dabble in Sharks runs from Monday, October 27th until Friday, October 31st. Times are 9am until 3pm with after-camp supervision available until 5pm.
The cost is $250.
For more information, contactl email@example.com, 294-0217, or visit https://www.buei.org/learning-fun/educational-camps.asp.
Short on time? Crack into Social Media Marketing with bite sized information sessions at Social Media Lunch & Learn Series on Monday, October 27th.
This event was postponed from October 10th and session 1 is on What is Social Media? Social Media blasted into the internet, to now becoming a staple in our daily lives. Yet, many are still unsure of what is social media and social social media marketing. This Lunch & Learn will identify the differences between social media and social media marketing, and explore how it has changed the lives of individuals and businesses.
This will take place at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce with sign in and lunch at 12.15pm and closing at 1.30pm.
The registration fee is $30.
To register, click http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=pochmimab&oeidk=a07e9u6qjzyc2c17089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the success of the last few, Red Steakhouse and Bar is hosting another Wine Tasting & Canapes event to celebrate their recent Wine Spectator Award.
This HalloWine Tasting will be on Tuesday, October 28th and from 6pm, Stefan, 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 $30 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.
In addition to Astrology Intensive on November 1st, Astonomer and Astrologer Steve Judd will be at My Sereni-Tea offering a series of Lectures, Workshops and Astrological Readings.
The workshops cost $45 each.
For more information, or to book an astrological reading, contact 296-2114.
No need to worry about safe neighbourhoods or safe candy this Halloween, as Lijah’s Journey is hosting a Halloween Safe Zone on Friday, October 31st.
Parents and kids aged 12 and under are invited to spend the evening trick or treating at the Country Squire Square and in Somerset Village, Mangrove Bay, Sandys from 6.30pm until 8.30pm
In addition to the traditional candy and costumes, local vendors will be on hand with bounce houses, face painting, holiday crafts and more. Refreshments will be for sale, including some hot choices, so there is no need to make dinner. Costumes are required and kids should bring trick or treat bags.
This alternative to a neighbourhood trick or treat will allow parents and grandparents to enjoy the holiday while keeping the kids in sight, with an opportunity to visit local vendors and do some early Christmas shopping.
If interested in being a vendor at this event, you just need to decorate your booth with a Halloween theme and be set up by 6pm, with free candy for trick-or-treaters. There is no fee to sell your goods but spaces are limited and so should be booked.
Lijah’s Journey is a Fundraiser for Up With People Tuition. More information is available at www.lijahuwp.com.
This event is free, although donations are appreciated.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 333-3624.
The last Bermuda Karate Institute (BKI) competition of 2014 will be the 27th Annual Skippy Kick, an open martial arts tournament for all levels and styles, juniors and adults, on Sunday, November 2nd.
This will be from 1pm at Pembroke Sunday School and will include open forms, weapons, point sparring, K-1 and 2013 grand champions Jahzion Lugo, Tomiko Douglas, Keenan Smith, Ryley Mason, Corey Outerbridge, Jasmyn Renfroe and Andrea McKey.
Registration is $40 and open until October 31st, or $40 for those pre-registering before October 19th.
The cost of entry is $10 for adults, $5 for under-12s and $20 for families.
For more information, contact 292-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Channel your inner rock star while supporting the Bermuda Red Cross at a fun night of Karaoke on Wednesday, November 5th.
This will be at Coconut Rock from 7pm until 11pm with music courtesy of DJ Ragan Bajan.
The cost is $60 per person which includes a 3 course dinner, grats and 3 songs. A cash bar will be available.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 236-8253 or email@example.com.
The faculty of the Bermuda School of Music will be performing in a free Lunchtime Concert on Friday, November 7th.
This is the opening of their annual free concert series and will be at the Wesley Methodist Church at noon. The November concert will feature violin, guitar and organ.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn the True Purpose of Life at a free Seminar/Workshop at 6.30pm on Friday, November 7th
Discover the ancient vedic knowledge about our true identity and the real purpose of life. Learn and practice vedic sound meditation for deep peace relaxation and inner peace. Try some homemade vegan sweets.
This 2 hour seminar and workshop is free. Small donations are accepted but not expected.
To register, go to www.deeppeacemeditation.com under Contact.
For more information, contact Anya at email@example.com.
Getting all dressed up for the holiday season can get expensive but luckily the Thrift Shop (Upstairs Closet) at the Bermuda Red Cross have come to the rescue with their annual Evening Wear Sale on Saturday, November 8th.
This will run from 8.30am until 2pm in the Bermuda Red Cross training rooms on Berry Hill Road and there will be specially priced and gently used evening dresses, shirts, blouses, slacks, shoes, handbags, tuxedos and accessories.
For more information, contact 236-3836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Rugby Classic Week for 2014 will be running from Saturday, November 8th until Saturday, November 15th at National Stadium.
After a two year hiatus, the Classic All Blacks will be returning to Bermuda. New Zealand will be joined by Argentina, Canada, Classic Lions, France, Italy, South Africa and the United States in this year’s Classic, while Australia rests for 2014.
On Saturday, November 8th, the festivities will kick off with the Official Ruck & Roll Opening Party at Pier 6 from 8pm. Pier 6 will be turned into an Ibiza themed club lounge and will be featuring the hottest DJ’s the island has to offer. There will be numerous bars for refreshments and food available on the premises. This is a limited ticket only event and is strictly for over -21s. Tickets are $30 and available from www.pTix.bm or by calling 278-1500.
The First Round Matches will be on Sunday, November 9th. Old Bermuda will play the Atlanta Renegades at 1pm. The first game, Italy vs. South Africa, will be at 2.45pm, then the Classic Lions vs The United States at 4pm. From 10pm, there will be entertainment in the Tent Tavern.
On Monday, November 10th, more First Round Matches will include Argentina vs. Canada at 7.15pm, France vs. New Zealand at 8.30pm and entertainment in the Tent Tavern afterwards from 10pm.
After resting up on the Tuesday, November 11th for the Remembrance Day holiday, the Atlanta Renegades will face the British Army Masters at 6.15pm on Wednesday, November 12th. The Plate Semi-Final will start at 7.30pm with Loser A playing Loser B, followed by the Classic Semi-Final with Winner A against Winner B at 8.45pm. Entertainment in the Tent Tavern will be afterwards from 10pm.
On Thursday, November 13th, the first game will be the Plate Semi-Final at 7.30pm which will pit Loser C against Loser D, and then the Classic Semi-Final at 8.45pm will have Winner C against Winner D, followed by entertainment in the Tent Tavern.
No games on Friday, November 14th but there will still be rugby fun to be had at the World Rugby Classic Golf Tournament!
By the last day, Saturday, November 15th, you can expect to see a lot of ill-looking people who have aged about ten years due to a combination of alcohol consumption and lack of sleep. The Bermuda Old Boys will play the British Army Masters at 5.30pm. This will be followed by the Plate Final at 7.15pm, the Classic Final at 8.30pm and then the Farewell Party in the Tent Tavern.
There are a few different options for admission:
- The Members Tent is the VIP facility at the Classic. Here sponsors and guests can enjoy sit-down lunches or dinner (depending on playing time), an open bar and seating right behind the goal-line. A limited number of badges are available for the five match days at a cost of $1,200 per person. Daily badges are also available at at cost of $250 per day for Sunday and Monday and $300 per day for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm or from John Kane at email@example.com.
- The Conning Classic Club membership package entitles you to daily entrance to the National Sports Centre and the Classic Club Tent, a larger tented area with touchline seating, a number of complimentary drinks, and a light supper/lunch (depending on playing time) before the start of play. The daily rate is $150 per person. A 5-day pass costs $650 per person or $1,100 per couple. The Classic Club tent is also the facility set aside for the players to congregate, so you have the opportunity to meet, talk and drink with them. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm or from Martine Purssell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you’d rather just have general admission, daily game passes are $25 or $100 for a 5-day pass and are available now at www.pTix.bm or at the gate.
For more information, visit www.WorldRugby.bm.
Feng Shui Master Tracey Mackenzie will be teaching workshops at My Sereni-Tea and doing home consultations from Monday, November 10th until Saturday, November 15th.
Introduction to Feng Shui will run from 6pm until 8pm on Monday, November 10th, while Fun Shui for Wealth will be from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, November 12th. Feng Shui for Your Office and Career will be from 4pm until 6pm on Saturday, November 15th.
Classes are $60 per person.
For further information on classes and consultations, call 296-2114.
Come out and experience the #1 Relationship Expert at The Real Love Tour by Tony Gaskins on Monday, November 10th at City Hall.
Tony Gaskins is a professional life couch, author and motivational speaker, who, having appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra Banks Show and TBN’s 700 Club, has become one of the most sought after speakers in the USA.
Doors open at 7.30pm with showtime at 8.30pm. The event will also feature Saadia Bean and will be hosted by Carla Zuill.
Regular tickets are $42.50 and VIP are $52.50. VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet with Tony Gaskins, priority seating and priority for picture taking.
Tickets can be purchased at Secrets, Orchid Nail Spa and www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact 536-1999.
As usual, the Caledonian Society of Bermuda will be pulling out all the stops to make their annual St. Andrew’s Ball a night to remember!
The Ball will take place at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday, November 29th and you do NOT need to be Scottish to attend – you just have to enjoy good food, good company, drinking, dancing or any combination of those. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception (cash bar) from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. You are seated at 8pm for dinner, served after the Grand March and MC’s welcome. The four-course dinner with wine will be followed by the ceilidh portion of the evening (Scottish dancing, pronounced kay-lee), with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, and then you can dance the night away with a DJ until 2am.
Don’t worry if you don’t know the moves – they will teach you! There will be a free practice run at the Police Recreation Club at Prospect on the Wednesday before the Ball (November 26th from 7pm until 9.30pm) to show you the basics. The practice run is a great night out in itself but, even if you miss that, you will be able to pick it up easily on the night. Any of you who have been before can testify that it’s not that complicated – after all, these dances were originally designed for drunken Scottish people to be able to do!
Dress code is black tie and tickets are $165 each, including everything but additional drinks. Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables (tables are either for 10 or 12 people). Ewan McGill will be coordinating the seating arrangements – please contact him at email@example.com. You can also pay for your tickets online at www.pTix.bm (coming soon).
The full menu for the evening will be released shortly.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Pirates of Penzance – October 9th to 18th
The Serjeant’s Cup for Marine Art Awards Ceremony – October 17th
Kings of Construction Block Party – October 17th
**NEW Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Seusstacular Bazaar – October 17th and 18th POSTPONED: Details to follow
5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 18th
A Gala Evening with Pinky – October 18th CANCELLED
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church’s Fall Bazaar – October 18th
St. Anne’s October Bazaar – October 18th POSTPONED: Details to follow
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th
**NEW DATE Family Festival of Sail – October
Mosaic XVII by Ruth Thomas and Company – October 19th
3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition – October 20th to 28th
**NEW DATE L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: C.R.A.Z.Y – October
Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd
Argo Group Gold Cup – October 21st to 26th
**NEW Chef’s Table at The Reefs – October 22nd
**NEW Jimmy Keys at Red Steakhouse and Bar – October 22nd to November 7th
Bermuda Hauntings: Ghost Stories Told by John Cox – October 23rd
The Moringa Project Presentation – October 23rd
Girlguiding FUNd Fair – October 25th
Zombie Walk and Mangrove Hallows – October 25th
FarmFest 2014 – October 25th
5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 25th
Pirates of Bermuda – October 25th
Diwali, the Festival of Lights at Indigo – October 25th
Spooky Night in Ghost Town – October 25th
**NEW DATE Beyond Fitness Bermuda Grand Opening and One Hour Long Cycle –
October 18th October 25th
**NEW Dungeon of Doom – October 25th
RUBiS Warwick Gas Station 5K Family Fun Walk/Run – October 26th
**NEW DATE Witches and Wizards High Tea Party –
October 18th October 26th
**NEW Pinky Steede Matinee Concert – October 26th
**NEW BUEI Shark Camp – starts October 27th
**NEW Social Media Lunch & Learn Series – October 27th
**NEW HalloWine Tasting at Red – October 28th
**NEW Steve Judd, Astrologer: The Linga Franca for the Emerging Conciousness – October 29th
**NEW Dungeon of Doom – October 30th to November 1st
Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 31st
**UPDATED New Orleans Halloween Masquerade Beach BBQ and Costume Party at The Reefs – October 31st
Nightmare on Queen Street – October 31st
**NEW Steve Judd, Astrologer: Presentation on Crop Circles – October 31st
**NEW Lijah’s Journey Halloween Safe Zone – October 31st
Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st
Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost Town – November 1st
**NEW Smash! FIFA 15 Video Game Tournament –
October 18th November 1st
Joyful Noise – November 2nd
**NEW Bermuda Karate Institute: 27th Annual Skippy Kick – November 2nd
**NEW Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke Night – November 5th
**NEW Bermuda School of Music: Free Lunchtime Concert – November 7th
**NEW DATE KatKids Festival of Lights Night Market –
October 17th November 7th
**NEW True Purpose of Life Free Seminar/Workshop – November 7th
Salsa Friends presents The Fall Salsa Fete – November 7th to 9th
BNT Charity Golf Tournament – November 8th
**NEW Thrift Shop (Upstairs Closet) Evening Wear Sale – November 8th
**NEW World Rugby Classic Ruck & Roll Opening Party – November 8th
Paint en Plein Air and Paint the Figure with Bill Rogers – November 8th and 11th
**NEW The Real Love Tour by Tony Gaskins – November 10th
**NEW A Week of Feng Shui – November 10th to 15th
**NEW Charles + Chewstick –
October 16th November 20th
**NEW The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 29th
**NEW DATE Deutz Wine Table –
October 18th December 6th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
The Serjeant’s Cup for Marine Art Exhibit – October 10th to 22nd
Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th
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 Exhibit: Autumn Open – September 14th to October 19th
**NEW Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Vernacular – October 19th to November 22nd
ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition 2014 – October 10th to 28th
Enjoy the rest of the week!