October 22nd, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops!


So glad we all emerged from Gonzalo without any serious injuries – what a scary night though!  I for one am really looking forward to a storm-free weekend.  Here’s the latest line-up of what’s happening in Bermuda:


1022 Pumpkin Carving Competition

Try your creative hand at pumpkin carving and see if you can win a prize.

The deadline for the Youth Library’s Pumpkin Carving Competition is on Wednesday, October 22nd, with judging the following day.

Categories are for children aged 10 to 18 years and for families of children aged to and under with the support of an adult. Prizes will be given for the funniest, scariest and most creative pumpkin.

Entry forms can be picked up from the library.

For more information, contact 295-0487.


1023 La Serena Express Anniversary

Celebrate La Serena Express Spa’s 1 Year Anniversary from 6pm on Thursday, October 23rd.

All guests will receive a gift bag, champagne, complimentary treatments, prize draw and shopping specials on Elemis products and clothing.

The cost is $20 in advance, redeemable against Elemis products or future La Serena Express Services.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 239-0184.


1024 Unreal Portraits Teresa Kirby Smith

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them in the Rick Faries Gallery for the opening reception of the exhibition, Unreal Portraits by Teresa Kirby Smith, from 5.30pm until 7pm on Friday, October 24th.

Unreal Portraits is an ongoing series consisting thus far of approximately fifty images, fourteen of which comprise this exhibition. The idea behind the series was to take real people and superimpose wholly new identities upon them.

All portraits are shot using black-and-white film and none have been digitally manipulated.

The exhibit will run until November 5th.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


1024 Haunted Library Twisted Tales

Dress in your Halloween best and Twisted Tales will come alive at the Haunted Youth Library on Friday, October 25th.

From 5.30pm until 8pm, this haunted house experience will lead kids on a walk through the haunted library, with a treat provided at the end.

This event is suitable for children aged 4 and over.

Early bird tickets are $3 or $5 on the door. Costumes are required.

For more information, or to book tickets, call 295-0487.


1026 Show and Prove

Kingdom Academy presents Show & Prove, a showcase of gifted local talent at 6pm, City Hall on Sunday, October 26th.

This event is being held to raise awareness of their school and performers will include New G Praise Team, Bermuda Gymnastics Association, Champion Taekwondo Bermuda, Yassin Chentouf, In Motion School of Dance, Sia Spence and Spoken Word by Shanai.

The cost is $30 per person.

For more information, or for tickets, contact secretary@kingdomacademy.co or 534-2326.


1031 Boo Bash on Queen Street

Queen Street and Bermudiana Arcade’s retailers and restaurants are teaming up once again for the 2nd Annual Boo Bash on Queen Street on Friday, October 31st.

From 5pm until 7.30pm, they will be providing a safe trick-or-treating environment for kids aged 12 and under. The festivities will start off in the Bermudiana Arcade and Daisy & Mac, where there will be fun Halloween games, face painting, glitter tattoos while staff from Daisy & Mac will be dressing up and handing out candy and spooky punch.

The event will then continue with the costume parade at Lemon Tree Cafe from 7pm, with prizes for Best Costume, Most Creative Costume and much more.

The retailers and restaurants on Queen Street who are also participating in this fun, free community activity include Lemon Tree Cafe, All Things Sassy, KFC, Baked and Bermuda Book Store.

For more information, contact 295-7477.


1106 PechaKucha Bermuda

Promising another lively and thought-provoking evening, PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 9th Edition on Thursday, November 6th at 6pm at the Bermuda Society of Arts in City Hall.

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. Topics will vary from Bermuda environmental issues, Bermuda and natural birthing, Renaissance and Bermuda Art.

There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted.

For more information, or if interested in presenting, contact Nicky Gurret at 295-4597 or gurret@northrock.bm.


1113 Family Story Night

Bring a picnic blanket and your supper and enjoy an evening of stories, music and magic as the Bermuda National Library Youth Services presents Family Story Night on Thursday, November 13th.

This will take place in the Youth Library Auditorium from 5.30pm until 7pm.

The cost is $5 per family and registration is required.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-0487.



1122 Home Grown Alternatives

An opportunity to meet the artists while you shop ’til you drop at the 19th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives, an artists’ collaborative annual shopping event at St. Paul’s Christian Education Centre, Paget on Saturday, November 22nd.

This will be held from 10am until 4pm and, as usual, the focus is on quality Bermuda-made art and craft, where you can find those special gifts to indulge the discerning people on your lists.

For more details, including a full list of participating artists, see www.homegrownalternatives.com.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

**NEW DATE 3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year CompetitionOctober 20th to 28th  October 23rd to November 4th

**CANCELLED  Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd

Argo Group Gold Cup – October 21st to 26th

Chef’s Table at The Reefs – October 22nd

**NEW DATE 5th Annual Pick Your Own PumpkinsOctober 18th October 22nd

**NEW  Pumpkin Carving Competition – October 22nd

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

**NEW  La Serena Express Spa 1st Anniversary Celebration – October 23rd

**NEW  Haunted Youth Library: Twisted Tales – October 24th

**CANCELLED  Zombie Walk and Mangrove Hallows – October 25th

**CANCELLED  FarmFest 2014 – October 25th

**NEW DATE 5th Annual Pick Your Own PumpkinsOctober 25th October 24th to 26th

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 CycleOctober 18th  October 25th

**CANCELLED  Dungeon of Doom – October 25th

RUBiS Warwick Gas Station 5K Family Fun Walk/Run – October 26th

**NEW DATE  Family Festival of Sail – October 19th 26th

**NEW DATE  Witches and Wizards High Tea PartyOctober 18th  October 26th

**NEW  Show & Prove – October 26th

Pinky Steede Matinee Concert – October 26th

BUEI Shark Camp – starts October 27th

Social Media Lunch & Learn Series – October 27th

HalloWine Tasting at Red – October 28th

Steve Judd, Astrologer: The Linga Franca for the Emerging Conciousness – October 29th

Dungeon of Doom – October 30th to November 1st

Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 31st

New Orleans Halloween Masquerade Beach BBQ and Costume Party at The Reefs – October 31st

Nightmare on Queen Street – October 31st

Steve Judd, Astrologer: Presentation on Crop Circles – October 31st

Lijah’s Journey Halloween Safe Zone – October 31st

**NEW  2nd Annual Boo Bash on Queen Street – October 31st

Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st

Bermuda Sickle Cell Association’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament – November 1st

Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost Town – November 1st

**NEW DATE  Smash! FIFA 15 Video Game TournamentOctober 18th November 1st

Bermuda Karate Institute: 27th Annual Skippy Kick – November 2nd

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke Night – November 5th

**NEW  PechaKucha Bermuda Night Volume 9 – November 6th

Bermuda School of Music: Free Lunchtime Concert – November 7th

**NEW DATE  KatKids Festival of Lights Night MarketOctober 17th November 7th

True Purpose of Life Free Seminar/Workshop – November 7th

**NEW DATE  Kings of Construction Block PartyOctober 17th November 7th

Salsa Friends presents The Fall Salsa Fete – November 7th to 9th

BNT Charity Golf Tournament – November 8th

Thrift Shop (Upstairs Closet) Evening Wear Sale – November 8th

World Rugby Classic Ruck & Roll Opening Party – November 8th

Paint en Plein Air and Paint the Figure with Bill Rogers – November 8th and 11th

The Real Love Tour by Tony Gaskins – November 10th

A Week of Feng Shui – November 10th to 15th

**NEW  Family Story Night – November 13th

BNG 2014 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline: Bermuda: Water is Me – November 20th

Charles + ChewstickOctober 16th November 20th

**NEW  19th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 22nd

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 29th

**NEW DATE  Joyful NoiseNovember 2nd November 30th

**NEW DATE  Deutz Wine TableOctober 18th December 6th

**DATE CHANGE  Girlguiding FUNd FairOctober 25th 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: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th




Art Exhibits

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

**NEW  Unreal Portraits – October 24th to November 5th

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

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!




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