October 8th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update
Hold on to your hats – it’s a bit of a monster post for you today! Anyone who thinks there’s nothing to do in Bermuda at this time of year simply isn’t looking hard enough – here’s the latest rundown of Bermuda events for October:
Dancing with Whales is the current photographic exhibition at the Ace Gallery on Woodbourne Avenue.
Thirty black and white images of humpback whales taken underwater in Bermuda are mounted on canvasses as large as 9 feet by 6 feet and will be on display until the end of the year.
The gallery is open from 10am until 4pm on weekdays and admission is free.
For more information, contact Andrew Stevenson on 777-7688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reefs invite you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Wine Dinner at 7pm on Wednesday, October 8th, featuring an Oktoberfest-themed menu.
The menu will include:
- Smoked Shrimp, Wild Rice Salad, Cheddar Crisp, Arugula and Sam Adams “Octoberfest” Ale
- Pan Roasted Striped Bass, Caramelized Shallot, French Beans, Lemongrass Coconut Broth and St. Urbans-hof Piesporter Kabinett Riesling 2013, Mosel, Germany
- Mango Sorbet, Pineapple Spritzer
- Seared Duck Breast, Veal Tenderloin, Farro, Swiss Chard, Juniper Demi Glace and Camille Giroud Santenay 2007, Burgundy, France
- Veal Tenderloin, Fregola Sarda, Crispy Asparagus, Parsnip Puree and Pio Cesare Nebbiolo 2011, Peidmont, Italy
- Caramel Pound Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Berry Panna Cotta and Chateau Filhot Deuxiemes Cru 2010 Sauternes
- Roomano, Danish Blue, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts and Graham’s 10 year Tawny Port, 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.
In celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving, Barracuda Grill are hosting a Canadian Wine Dinner, showcasing two of Canada’s Winery of the Year recent winners, on Thursday, October 9th.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 7pm, followed promptly by dinner at 7.30pm.
Executive Chef Derek Myers will be creating a five course dinner featuring innovative dishes inspired by local Canadian cuisine from the East to the West Coast.
Kevin Rhyno of Burrows and Lightbourn will be expertly pairing each course with some of the very best and exciting wines from the Okanagan to the Niagara Valley
The cost of the dinner is $125, plus 15% grats.
Space is limited. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact a manager at 292-1609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As previously mentioned, this year’s Canadian Boarding Schools Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 8th
If you’re particularly interested in opportunities at Lakefield College School, then join Director of Enrollment Management, Sarah Milligan, for a reception on Thursday, October 9th to learn more about the school and meet with current and past parents and students.
This will take place at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.
Lakefield College School is one of Canada’s top private schools providing independent learning and boarding accommodation for high school students, grades 9-12.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact LCS Admissions at email@example.com or +1 705-652-3324 ext 319.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale, with the next one being on Saturday, October 11th.
This will run from 9am until 1pm and items for sale will include clothes, shoes, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, jewellery and lots more.
If you would like your own table, the cost is $20, which goes to the church. To organise this, contact Heather at 236-4026.
To hire a garment racks at a cost of $10, contact Carol at 747-3377.
The Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute presents the 2014 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition, a show which includes art, photography and creative writing from adults, youth and children who use MWI services, and for the first time, residents of the Continuing Care Unit (CCU).
Opening night will be Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) on Friday, October 10th from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided.
The show will run until Tuesday, October 28th.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them in the Butterfield Family Gallery for the opening reception of the exhibition, Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing, from 5.30pm until 7pm on Friday, October 10th.
This exciting exhibition is based on fact and fiction. Bermudians have long suffered from mythological schizophrenia. While tourism promoters foreground the hibiscus and pink beaches, popular fiction and film present a portrait of menace and misfortune. This exhibit invites you to visit the wild side of Bermuda’s “vex’d” identity and to decide whether this is a land of nasty or nice.
The exhibit will run until January 28th, 2015.
For more information, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
All bargain hunters are welcome to the Clearwater Middle School PTA Car Boot Sale on Saturday, October 11th.
This will take place at the Clearwater Middle School Gym from 9am until 3pm with new and gently used items for sale, including clothes, shoes, household items, school items, makeup, jewellery and more.
Entry is free for shoppers and the table fee for vendors is $20 and $10 for each additional table.
For more information, or if interested in a table, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local history enthusiasts will be pleased to know that The St. George’s Foundation is hosting Heather Miyano Kopelson, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama’s History Department, at the World Heritage Centre for two special free events.
The first, a Book Launch, Reading and Reception for Faithful Bodies: Performing Race and Religion in the Puritan Atlantic, will be held on Friday, October 10th from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.
In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, prayer, religious instruction, sexual behaviour, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens, and played a central role in creating racial identity. In this path-breaking study, Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic. The book will be available for purchase with proceeds to The St. George’s Foundation.
The second, a Lecture and Reception entitled Party Like It’s 1709: Riotous Meetings and Disorderly Dancing in 18th Century Bermuda, will be held on Saturday, October 11th, from 6.30pm until 8pm with the lecture beginning at 7pm.
Was a “Riotous Meeting” of enslaved Bermudians in the early eighteenth century the earliest written trace of gombey dancing? This talk will push past the limits of what written records can tell us to explore the possibilities of studying historical movement and gesture.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 297-3686.
360 Fit is helping to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research to save lives at the 360 Fit Breast Cancer Awareness 2 Mile Walk/Run at Clearwater Beach on Saturday, October 11th.
Participants should arrive by 9.45am for a 10am start and they can choose to walk, run or both.
All participants must register by October 8th and will receive a pledge sheet to help raise money in the community to assist this great cause. All participants will receive a pink ribbon and the individual who raises the most funds will receive a surprise gift.
For more information, or to register, contact 292-9234.
The Pop Up Playroom will be popping up in Hamilton from Monday, October 13th until Saturday, October 18th.
This indoor play area for children under 6 has a range of soft play equipment provides a safe and fun environment for the little ones.
It will be open all day from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
The cost is $15 for one adult and one child, $5 for each additional walking child, socks should be worn.
For more information, visit www.bermudaplayroom.com.
The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing C.R.A.Z.Y. at 8pm on Tuesday, October 14th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French movie with English subtitles tells the story of a middle-class teenage misfit living in ’70s era Montreal with dreams of abandoning his familiar hometown surroundings to seek a brighter future.
A sexually-confused Christmas Day baby who likes to march to the beat of his own drummer, Zachary nevertheless longs to live up to his old-fashioned father’s decidedly more traditional expectations in director
Jean-Marc Vallée’s character-driven drama.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $5 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.
Full details can be found at www.alliancefrancaise.bm.
Grenada-born Science Fiction and Fantasy author Tobias S. Buckell talks about what it took for him to achieve his dream of being a writer at the Writing with Wonder event at Cathedral Hall on Wednesday, October 15th.
This will begin at 5.30pm and there will be a general Q&A afterwards for participants to ask anything about writing.
This particular talk is geared specifically toward writers and is free to the public.
For more details, contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.communityandculture.bm.
Front Street will be closed off from King Street to Court Street for the Kings of Construction Block Party on Friday, October 17th.
The evening’s festivities will kick off at 7.30pm with the Kings of Construction Competition, consisting of five construction-related events such as Sand Shovel, Block Moving and Truck Pull. There will be six teams, each with five participants, and after running for around 1.5 hours, it will be followed by live music from the Go Down Berries and DJs from VIBE 103.
Admission is free but there will be food stalls, a cash bar, street vendors and more, with proceeds to benefit the CAOB Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Theresa on email@example.com.
After their successful Open House event last week, Beyond Fitness Bermuda (BFB) are hosting the Grand Opening of Bermuda’s newest fitness facility from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, October 18th.
In addition to the Grand Opening, the BFB team will also be participating in the worldwide fitness fundraiser, the One Hour Long Cycle (1HLC), Bermuda’s first ever fundraising event of its kind.
1HLC is an annual kettlebell lifting charity event that allows people from around the world to join each other for 60 minutes of continuous lifting in order to raise funds for an annual of charity.
This year 1HLC is collaborating with Kettlebells 4 Autism (KB4A) to raise funds for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT). ASAT is an organisation committed to serving families affected by autism by improving their access to sound, science – based information regarding the broad aspects of living with and effectively treating autism.
At 3pm (11am PDT) participants of the 1HLC and KB4A event will be raising money to benefit the not-for-profit organisation, Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT). Satellite locations are welcome anywhere and can include a single lifter or many lifters. All participants will begin their 60 minutes of long cycle movement, at the same time, no matter where in the world they live, alone or with a group.
For more details on the 2014 One Hour Long Cycle Event, visit www.kettlebells4autism.com and www.onehourlongcycle.com. Donations can be made via BFB’s Fundly page at www.fundly.com/beyond-fitness-bermuda-asat-2014.
For more information, or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Wines will be hosting an exclusive Deutz Wine Table event at their premises at 5 Bakery Lane on Saturday, October 18th.
From 1pm until 2.30pm, this will be an interactive, discussion-based roundtable, where you can personally meet Eric Fourault, the man behind the Deutz brand, and talk to him and fellow wine friends about Deutz Champagne. Deutz will be tasted alongside a decadent cheese board.
The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463 or email@example.com.
Wear a pointy hat and enjoy Halloween cakes and cookies, sandwiches, pumpkin soup, witches brew and more at the Witches and Wizards Halloween High Tea Party at My Sereni-Tea on Saturday, October 18th.
This will run from 3pm until 6pm and will include 15 minute readings, a Best Hat Competition and Halloween Trivia.
The cost is $38 per person.
For more information, contact 296-2114.
Support a great local charity while enjoying a fabulous black tie event at A Gala Evening with Pinky on Saturday, October 18th.
This major fundraiser for P.A.L.S. will take place in the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid Ocean Ampitheatre from 6.30pm and includes a cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment, featuring Bermuda’s own Pinky Steede, supported by steel pan artist Robert Symons and comedian Bruce Barritt.
Tickets are $275 each and there will be no additional raffles or silent auctions.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the P.A.L.S. Office at 236-PALS or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The opening event for the Argo Group Gold Cup will be the Family Festival of Sail on Sunday, October 19th at Barr’s Bay Park.
From 10am until 4pm, you can expect activities celebrating boating and the sea and fun entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Some highlights of the day include a live broadcast by Hott 107.5, a kids’ castle, face painting, free boat rides, a Bermuda Ocean Explorers Display, a Bermuda Underwater Exploration station, Bermuda Rowing Association simulators, Model Boat Association Races, a Fife and Drum presentation at 2.30pm, Calico Jack’s tours, an African Diaspora Heritage Trail feature about the Enterprise sculpture and site, and an RBYC Optimist Exhibition Youth Race in the Harbour at 1pm.
DJ Quian will be providing music throughout the park and Chewstick will be on-site with their station.
Ami Zanders will yarn bomb the park and there will be a live art installation by Michael Cacy, Juan Trevino and Kendra Earls, in the park, throughout the day. This art will then be displayed throughout the following week of Argo Gold Cup and auctioned to raise funds for scholarships to send Bermudian young adults through the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Sailing Academy.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Under the distinguished patronage of Dame Jennifer M. Smith, and in celebration of their 135th anniversary, The Berkeley Educational Society presents Mosaic XVII, a performance by Ruth Thomas and Company, on Sunday, October 19th.
The 4pm reception will be followed by the performance at 4.30pm at the Berkeley Institute Cafetorium.
Donations will be gratefully accepted towards the David Austin Wilson and the Austin R. Thomas Scholarship Awards.
For more information, contact Marva Bridgewater at 705-9103 or Michael Swan at 332-0226.
As part of Daisy and Mac’s transition to better health and wellness, they would like to invite you to discover Moringa at The Moringa Project Presentation on Thursday, October 23rd from 6pm until 8pm.
Known around the world as the Miracle Tree, this will be an opportunity for you to find out how it vitalizes your body and mind, and learn about the multiple health benefits and uses.
Samples of each Moringa drink will be available to try as well and there will also be a guest speaker talking about Moringa and its health benefits!
For more information, or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-7477.
The Argo Group Gold Cup, the oldest match-racing trophy in the world for competition involving one-design yachts, is here from Tuesday, October 21st until Sunday, October 26th.
The public is welcome at the match racing regatta, press conferences, prize-giving and parties, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) restaurants and bars are open to the public throughout, from the Family Festival of Sail opening event until the finals.
The main public party will be the Bacardi Party on Friday, October 24th. This will be at RBYC from 6.30pm until midnight and tickets are $35 and available directly from RBYC.
For more information, contact email@example.com or see the event schedule on the official website at http://bermudagoldcup.com/race-info.
Indigo are bringing Diwali, the Festival of Lights to Bermuda on Saturday, October 25th.
Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
To mark this occasion, Indigo are offering authentic Indian food at an all-you-can-eat buffet, with Bollywood music, festive lighting and cultural ambiance from 6pm until 10pm. This family-friendly event will be on their back terrace and the cash bar will offer wine, beer and cocktail specials.
Additional parking space is available at the Aquarium, with a shuttle service available.
The cost is $40 per person, $20 for kids aged 5 to 12 and free for kids under 5.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-6503 ext 3111 or 533-6503.
Enjoy a Spooky Night in Ghost Town, also known as the Town of St. George’s on Saturday, October 25th.
From 7pm, you can expect tricks, treats, fun and food, with scary movies in the square, haunted houses at Sweet Saak and Home WorX Ltd., and a spooktacular Scavenger Hunt through the Olde Towne.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Quinell Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kim Robinson at email@example.com or Kamiliah Cannioner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An opportunity to contribute to a tremendously worthy cause is coming up as Warwick Gas Station will be hosting its first annual 5K Family Fun Walk/Run on Sunday, October 26th to raise awareness of autism.
The race will start at 9am in the parking lot at RUBiS Warwick.
The entry fee is $10 or free for children under 15.
All proceeds will benefit Tomorrow’s Voices, Bermuda’s Autism Early-Intervention Centre with part of the proceeds earmarked for the medical and therapy expenses of Eleah Basden, youngest daughter of local radio disc jockey B. Roc, who is an autism spectrum disorder patient.
Entry forms are available at Warwick Gas Station, Terceira’s North Shore Gas Station or on their Facebook Page.
Bourbon Street comes to Bermy for a fun-filled New Orleans-style Halloween party at The Reefs on Friday, October 31st.
The New Orleans Halloween Masquerade and Costume Party will run from 6.30pm until 10pm, when you can enjoy a delicious multi-course dinner and New Orleans-style Jambalaya station before dancing the night away to the expert spins of DJ Travis.
Come ready to win the Costume Contest and you could be the grand prize winner.
The cost is $65 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.
Come if you dare to The Nightmare on Queen Street on Friday, October 31st.
As the name suggests, this event will take place on Queen Street and Lemon Tree Cafe, with entry from Front Street by The Irish Linen Shop, where wicked DJs CHUBB and Felix Todd will be electrifying the night from 8pm until 2am.
Experience the Dead Zone, The Jailhouse Bar, The Darkness, as well as food, fear, fire and fun.
The cost is a $10 donation to the Bermuda Heart Foundation, which is collected upon entry.
The Bermuda Sickle Cell Association is hosting its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 1st at the Belmont Hills Golf Club.
This captain’s choice tournament will have a shotgun start of 1pm, followed by a meal and prize giving at Warwick Workman’s Club.
Payments and donations should be made by direct deposit to Bermuda Sickle Cell Association, Clarien Bank, account number 6000085993 or by cheque made payable to Bermuda Sickle Cell Association.
Tournament fees are $80 for Belmont members and $125 for non-members. All proceeds will go toward the Sickle Cell Association’s $25,000 commitment to the Bermuda Hospitals Board for the purchase of a Spectra Optia Apheresis System, which will provide automated exchange blood transfusions to Sickle Cell patients.
For more information, or to submit your foursome, contact Adrian Warner at email@example.com.
Enjoy a Halloween Party like no other at at Bermuda’s own UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost Town will take place at The World Heritage Centre on Penno’s Wharf from 7pm until 11pm on Saturday, November 1st.
Revellers can expect music, food, games, fortune tellers, raffles, and scary surprises, including ghost stories that will bring history to life.
Tickets are $125 for St. George’s Foundation members, $150 for non-members and available at www.BDAtix.bm, GiMi on Front Street, and the World Heritage Centre.
Thanks to the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, all proceeds will benefit The St. George’s Foundation.
For more information, contact 297-3686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reefs is currently running a special offer for Bermuda residents where locals can enjoy a delicious 3-course meal at a special price. Just mention “LOCAL” to your server and enjoy the following 3-course meal for just $48.
Starter (Choice of One)
- Bermuda Fish Chowder
- Soup of the Day (ask for details)
- Local Seasonal Green Salad
Entrée (Choice of One)
- Pasta of the Day (ask for detail)
- Grilled salmon, scalloped potatoes, french beans and a chive beurre blanc
- Pan roasted chicken breast, rice pilaf, asparagus and a mushroom cream
- Grilled herb flank steak, whipped potatoes and french beans
Dessert (Choice of One)
- Tropical fruit tart
- Chocolate cheesecake
- Key lime pie
As a bonus, when you take advantage of their Locals Dining Special, you can also opt to stay the night at the exclusive rate of $179, including breakfast.
These offers are available 7 days a week.
For reservations, or more information, contact 238-0222.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Canadian Boarding Schools Fair – October 8th
Overcome Pain, Live Well Again – October 8th
Science Fiction Public Reading by Tobias Buckell – October 8th
**NEW Oktoberfest Chef’s Table Wine Dinner at The Reefs – October 8th
Albert College Information Evening – October 9th
**NEW Lakefield College School: Canadian Boarding School Reception – October 9th
**NEW Canadian Wine Dinner at Barracuda – October 9th
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: The Pirates of Penzance – October 9th to 18th
Social Media Marketing Boot Camp: Getting the Basics Right –
September 26th October 10th
**NEW Faithful Bodies: Book Launch, Reading and Reception – October 10th
Pain Care Yoga Teachers Training – October 10th to 12th
Bermuda SPCA Expo & Fair – October 11th
Karaoke in the Square – October 11th
**NEW Car Boot Sale – October 11th
**NEW Clearwater Middle School PTA Car Boot Sale – October 11th
**NEW 360 Fit Breast Cancer Awareness 2 Mile Walk/Run – October 11th
32nd PGA Grand Slam of Golf – October 13th to 15th
**NEW Pop Up Playroom in Hamilton – October 13th to 18th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: C.R.A.Z.Y – October 14th
Sedgwick’s 2014 Hot Topics Seminar – October 15th
**NEW Writing with Wonder – October 15th
KatKids Festival of Lights Night Market – October 17th
The Serjeant’s Cup for Marine Art Awards Ceremony – October 17th
**NEW Kings of Construction Block Party – October 17th
5th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 18th
**NEW Beyond Fitness Bermuda Grand Opening and One Hour Long Cycle – October 18th
**NEW Deutz Wine Table – October 18th
**NEW Witches and Wizards High Tea Party – October 18th
**NEW A Gala Evening with Pinky – October 18th
Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2014 International Championship All Breed Dog Shows – October 18th and 19th
**NEW Family Festival of Sail – October 19th
**NEW Mosaic XVII by Ruth Thomas and Company – October 19th
3rd Annual Bermuda’s Rising Chef of the Year Competition – October 20th to 28th
Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival – October 21st to 23rd
**NEW Argo Group Gold Cup – October 21st to 26th
Bermuda Hauntings: Ghost Stories Told by John Cox – October 23rd
**NEW 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
**NEW Diwali, the Festival of Lights at Indigo – October 25th
**NEW Spooky Night in Ghost Town – October 25th
**NEW RUBiS Warwick Gas Station 5K Family Fun Walk/Run – October 26th
Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 31st
**NEW New Orleans Halloween Masquerade and Costume Party at The Reefs – October 31st
**NEW Nightmare on Queen Street – October 31st
Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – November 1st
**NEW Bermuda Sickle Cell Association’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament – November 1st
**NEW Haunted History in Ye Olde Ghost Town – November 1st
Joyful Noise – November 2nd
Salsa Friends presents The Fall Salsa Fete – November 7th to 9th
BNT Charity Golf Tournament – November 8th
Paint en Plein Air and Paint the Figure with Bill Rogers – November 8th and 11th
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
**NEW 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 ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st
**NEW Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition 2014 – October 10th to 28th
Enjoy the rest of the week!