October 29th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Troops


Hope you all have your costumes sorted by now – there are quite a few options this Halloween!  Here’s the lowdown on some other things to do in Bermuda this Fall:

1031 Halloween Fun Friday

Twilight Entertainment is hosting a Halloween Fun Friday at The Berkeley Institute Gymnasium & School Field on Friday, October 31st.

The fun starts at 10am and will end at 5.30pm, including fun castles, a Halloween candy hunt, two Halloween-themed movies, plus games and other fun activities. Monster House will be screened at 1pm, followed by Hotel Transylvania at 2.45pm.

The fees are $20 for the Visiting Camps Fun Day, $30 for the Non Camp Visitors Fun Day and free for Twilight Entertainment Fun & Safety Camp attendees. Camp administrators should contact them as soon as possible so that they can ensure that there is enough food, drinks and snacks on hand for your camp attendees.

For more information, contact 537-2442 or info@twilightent.com.



1031 BNG Youth Festival

Are you a youth between the ages of 11 and 17 who is interested in filmmaking? If so, you’ll be interested to know that Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) has announced a partnership between the BNG Youth Film Festival and Canada’s REEL Youth Film Festival.

The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together an insightful, compelling and hilarious collection of short films from across the globe – all made by youth, and all on the theme of water. It features the under-represented voices of children across the globe, and includes a diversity of genres. Chosen from hundreds of international submissions, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of filmmakers. Laughing and learning are guaranteed.

Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment project based in Canada. It supports youth to create and distribute engaging films about the issues they care about most and play a meaningful role in inspiring positive change.

Hosted by the BNG Youth Arts Council, the BNG Youth Film festival will showcase short films created by young Bermudians alongside international youth films from REEL.

To learn how to submit your film, video submission requirements, jurying criteria by the Youth Arts Council, and Terms and Conditions, visit http://bermudanationalgallery.com/learn/artreach-education-programmes/bng-youth-council/festival.

The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, October 31st at 4pm at the Bermuda National Gallery.

For more information, contact Dany Pen at education@bng.bm or 295-9428.


1031 TechArt

No paintbrushes or pastels required in TechArt 2014, as this juried show at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) features a wide range of photographic and computer-generated art with varied subject matter.

The three age categories are Students (up to 12 years), Students (13 to 18 years) and Adults (18 years and older).

The three adult categories to choose from are Digital Photography (a photo taken with a digital camera with very little manipulation), Digital Art (computer generated illustrations with heavy manipulation) and iPad art (images created on an iPad).

The competition is free to enter and be eligible to win prizes for each category. Entries must be displayed to be judged by 4pm on Wednesday, October 29th.

Opening night will be BSoA on Friday, October 31st from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided.

The Awards Ceremony will be on Friday, November 14th from 5pm to 7pm and you will also have the opportunity to select your favourite for a People’s Choice Award, to be announced on Wednesday, November 19th.

The show will run until Tuesday, November 18th.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or Bsoa@logic.bm.


1031 Taste 141 Halloween Party

Taste 141 invite you to their Halloween Party on Friday, October 31st.

From 7pm until 10pm, this will feature live music by Outta Bounds, a delicious tapas menu and drinks specials.

There is no cover charge and a prize for the best costume.

For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.



All bargain hunters are welcome to the Clearwater Middle School PTA Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 1st.

This will take place at the Clearwater Middle School Gym from 9am until 3pm, promising excellent deals, including gently used school clothes and food for sale.

Entry is free for shoppers and the table fee for vendors is $20.



1101 Fundraising Quiz Night at Wesley

Flex your mental muscle for the chance to win prizes at the Fundraising Quiz Night at Wesley on Saturday, November 1st

Doors open at 6.30pm and the quiz starts at 7pm with your host for the evening, Mike Bishop.

The cost is $40 per team of up to 5 members and funds raised will benefit the Wesley Food Hamper Program and the Wesley Legacy Fund.

For more information, or to reserve your team/pre-order food, contact Adrian at legacy@wesley.bm or 505-1256.


1101 Blackout Teen Glow Dance

Wear white to catch the glow at the Blackout Teen Glow Dance at BIU Hall on Saturday, November 1st.

This chaperoned, Glow Dance for teens aged 15 to 17 is a fundraiser for the Community Driven Development Programme. The fun starts at 9pm, ending at 12.30pm and will feature msuic by DJ Enzo, DJ Melique’ and DJ Fury.

The entry fee is $10 and snacks and drinks will be on sale.

For more information, contact Leighsa on 294-9735 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


1107 Public Piano Project

A partnership with Pianos Plus, Cellone and the Corporation of Hamilton, the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) invite all artists to submit designs to decorate a public piano.

The Public Piano Project is open for entries now and artists may submit up to five (5) images, which must be sent in jpeg form with a resolution of 300dpi.

Prizes are awarded to the winners and the Grand Launch of the Public Piano will be outside City Hall on Friday, December 12th, to be displayed until Friday, January 16th.

The deadline for application and images is Friday, November 7th.

For more information, or to submit an application, contact bsoa@ibl.bm or 296-6410.


1108 MAMA Car Boot Sale

Whether you’re looking for a bargain or have stuff to sell, you’ll be delighted to know that the MAMA Car Boot Sale will be at Mount St. Agnes on Saturday, November 8th from 9am until noon.

This event will be of particular interest to anyone with a baby on the way, or who needs to update what they already have, as stalls will be selling toys, books, baby stuff and tea/coffee/baked goods with a bouncy castle to keep the little ones amused while you shop.

Entry is free to shoppers. Tables are $30 and open to MAMA members.

For more information, or to reserve a table, contact social@mama.bm.


1108 Rugby Sunset Party Cruise

Come ready to rock the boat at the Rugby Sunset Party Cruise on board Calico Jack’s Floating Bar on Saturday, November 8th.

The boat will depart Front Street at 5.45 pm, returning at 8.15pm, with music courtesy of Supatone Sound, playing all of your dance favourites from the 80s to today.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the boat or $15 for Classic Rugby Players. Tickets are available from The Docksider Pub & Restaurant, Front Street and Calico Jack’s, Dockyard




1113 Where the Whales Sing

The next Film Night in the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series is a screening of Where the Whales Sing at 6pm on Thursday, November 13th at BUEI.

Andrew Stevenson started his research on humpbacks in 2007. His visual and acoustics data on the behaviour of humpbacks as they migrate past Bermuda was conducted between 2007 and 2010 while making the film Where the Whales Sing.

Following the screening of the film, Andrew will give an update on his research and offer a Q&A.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or visit www.communityandculture.bm.


1115 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Now in its 9th year, the spoke-tacular Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series will be back on Saturday, November 15th.

This free, family friendly series, sponsored by Tokio Millennium Re and Bicycle Works, has the aim to introduce primary school aged children to cycling as a way to help promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.

There are 7 events held at the Arboretum at 4pm on Saturdays November 15th, 22nd and 29th, then January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.

At the end of the seven-race series one child’s name will be drawn as the grand prize winner to take home a bike from Bicycle Works!

Registration opens 45 minutes prior to the event and children must bring their own helmet and sports shoes. All participants will receive a goodie bag.

Entry forms are available at www.tokiomillennium.com, www.bermudabicycle.org or Bicycle Works.


1116 CedarBridge Academy National Honor Society Golf Tournament

Cedarbridge Academy’s National Honor Society Golf Tournament will take place at Belmont Hills Golf Club on Sunday, November 16th.

This is a Captain’s Choice Tournament with a 12.30pm shotgun start.

The cost is $150 per person for teams of four and this event will be in aid of their Leadership Conference to Washington D.C. Part of proceeds will go to the Lupus Foundation. The entry fee deadline is November 3rd.

For more information, contact LaToya Francis at lfrancis@cedarbridge.doe.bm or Leroyce Mills at lfmills@cedarbridge.doe.bm.


1121 Wine and Shoes

Help raise funds for The Eliza DoLittle Society while eating wonderful food and drinking delicious wine at their Wine & Shoes Event at Discovery Wines at 7pm on November 21st.

This wine-pairing dinner will also include a most fabulous shoes competition as well as a chance to order wines for home delivery for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all points in between.

Tickets are $175 each and funds will benefit the Eliza DoLittle Society, helping to feed Bermuda’s hungry population through a network of food banks and meal venues.

For more information, or to book your tickets, contact sarahmansfield2010@hotmail.com.


1127 Lido Thanksgiving Dinner

Cafe Lido at Elbow Beach are offering a one of a kind dining experience at their Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27th.

Available from 6pm, the menu will feature traditional dishes and decadent desserts.

Advanced reservations are essential and credit cards are required to hold all reservations.

The cost is $58 per person, or $38 for children aged 10 years and under, plus gratuities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.


1128 KPMG Front Street Mile Trial Entry Form 2015

Interested in competing in the 2015 KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile, the first event of the 2015 Bermuda Marathon Weekend?

Then you will have to sign up for the KPMG Bermuda Front Street Mile Trials at 6pm at National Sports Centre on Friday, November 28th.

Categories will include Primary, Middle and Senior School students and Adult Men and Women (aged 18 to 60+). The fastest 20 qualifiers under 8 minutes will be invited to compete in the 2015 KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile on Friday, January 16th.

The entry fee is $8 for students, $15 for adults.

Online registration is at www.racedayworld.com and from November 1st and registration will close at 4.30pm on Friday, November 21st. Entry forms will be available at schools at the beginning of November.

For more information, visit www.bermudaraceweekend.com.


1225 Christmas Day 2014 at Coco Reef

Coco Reef are offering a special Christmas Day set menu on Wednesday, December 25th.

Lunch is available from noon until 3pm and dinner is available from 7pm to 9pm.

The cost is $55 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of wine.
Reservations are required.

In addition, if you book your office party at Coco Reef, spending a minimum of $1000, you will receive a gift certificate for one night stay with breakfast for two people.

For more information, or reservations, contact 236-5416 or dmoorghen@cocoreef.bm.


Bermuda Marathon Weekend

Registration is now open for the 40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend​, taking place from Friday, January 16th until Sunday the 18th.

Athletes from all over the world will come together for the KPMG Bermuda Invitational Mile (Front Street at 7pm) on the Friday, the HSBC Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk (National Sports Centre, Devonshire at 9am) on the Saturday and the Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon (Front Street at 8am) on the Sunday.

If you really want to challenge your body, you can also participate in the Bermuda Triangle Challenge where you run the Front Street Mile on Friday evening, the 10K on Saturday and the full or half-marathon on Sunday.

Finishers will receive a finisher’s medal for each of the 3-races as well as a special Bermuda Triangle Challenge medal and t-shirt to commemorate their achievement.

Entry fees range from $25 to $160, depending on the event and how early you register. Online registration is available at www.bermudaraceweekend.com.

For more information, contact info@bermudaraceweekend.com or 296-0951.






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

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

Jimmy Keys at Red Steakhouse and Bar – October 22nd to November 7th

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

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

**NEW  Halloween Fun Friday – October 31st

**NEW  Youth Film Festival Submission Deadline – October 31st

**NEW  Halloween with Outta Bounds – October 31st

Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st

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

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

**NEW  Clearwater Middle School PTA Car Boot Sale – November 1st

**NEW  Fundraising Quiz Night at Wesley – November 1st

**NEW  Blackout Teen Glow Dance – November 1st

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

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke Night – November 5th

PechaKucha Bermuda Night Volume 9 – November 6th

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

KatKids Festival of Lights Night MarketOctober 17th November 7th

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

Kings of Construction Block PartyOctober 17th November 7th

**NEW  Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – 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

**NEW  MAMA Car Boot Sale – November 8th

**NEW  Rugby Sunset Party Cruise – November 8th

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

World Rugby Classic Week – November 9th to 15th

The Real Love Tour by Tony Gaskins – November 10th

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

Family Story Night – November 13th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series Film Night: Where the Whales Sing – November 13th

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 15th

**NEW  Cedarbridge Academy’s National Honor Society Golf Tournament – November 16th

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

Charles + ChewstickOctober 16th November 20th

**NEW  Wine & Shoes – November 21st

19th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 22nd

**NEW DATE  Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost TownNovember 1st November 22nd

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 22nd

**NEW  Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido – November 27th

**NEW  KPMG Bermuda Front Street Mile Trials – November 28th

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

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 29th

Joyful NoiseNovember 2nd November 30th

Deutz Wine TableOctober 18th December 6th

Girlguiding FUNd FairOctober 25th December 6th

**NEW  Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – November 7th

**NEW  Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th

**NEW  40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st

**NEW  Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – 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

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

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts: Tech Art 2014 – October 31st to November 18th



Enjoy the rest of the week!




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