November 12th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


Hope you all enjoyed the public holiday yesterday and are now all rested up for the rest of the week.  The events calendar is certainly starting to fill up for the rest of 2014 – here’s the latest Bermuda news:


1113 Wharton MBA

Are you a mid- to senior-level executive looking to do more in your career?

Attend an Admissions Information Reception at 6pm on Thursday, November 13th and find out how you can earn your MBA while continuing to advance in your career with the MBA for Executives program at the Wharton School.

The evening reception will be hosted by Wharton alumnus Marc Grandisson, Chairman of Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, Arch Capital Group Ltd, and you will also have the opportunity to meet Catherine Molony, Wharton MBA Program for Executives Director of Admissions, at Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group’s Waterloo House offices.

For more information, contact +1 215 898-5887 or

To register online, visit



The next best thing to being there…or better? Learn more about earning a Georgia State University BBA in Finance or Risk Management & Insurance via distance at Bermuda College at a special GSU Information Session on Thursday, November 13th.

This will run from 6pm until 8pm in Hallett Hall Blue Room H115.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact



1113 Pembroke Rotary Club High School Computer Quiz

Pembroke Rotary Club is hosting its Annual High School Computer and Technology Quiz at the Mount Saint Agnes (MSA) Academy Auditorium at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 13th.

All High Schools normally participate with a team of 3 students as well as a Rotary Exchange Student Team.

Admission is free so you are invited to come along and support the schools and students.

For more information, contact or



1113 Late Harvest Dinner at Red

Enjoy the flavours of Fall at Red Steakhouse and Bar’s Late Harvest Dinner at 7pm on Thursday, November 13th.

This will include a 5 course set menu paired with 5 wines.

The cost is $125 per person and reservations are required.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331.




1114 PSJ Award Ceremony

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda selects Gladys Misick Morrell, leader of the suffragette movement which secured women’s right to vote, as its awardee for 2014.

The event on Friday, November 14th commences with a light supper at 7pm followed by the Award Ceremony beginning at 7.30pm sharp.

Kathy Bromby, granddaughter of Mrs. Morrell, will give a presentation with slides and a show of valuable relics from this historic time in our Bermuda History.

This event is free.

For more information, contact Committee Chairperson Joanne Wohlmuth at


0315 Car Boot Sale

There’s an extra opportunity to grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale this month, with sales on both Saturday, November 15th and 22nd.

This will run from 9am until 1pm and items for sale will include clothes, shoes, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, and lots more.

Usually, there is the option to have your own spot but they have sold out for tables in November and December.

For more information, contact Carol at 747-3377.


1115 One Stop Shop Christmas

Start your Christmas shopping, all in one stop, as the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the 7th Annual One Stop Shopping Craft Fair on Saturday, November 15th.

There are currently 35 local crafters who are passionate about creating beautiful gifts. This event began in 2008 in the space where Homer’s Cafe is located currently, with no more than 15 vendors. Through the years it has doubled in size, with popular repeat crafters and new vendors added every year.

Each purchase you make not only supports the crafters, but also the Museum.

For more information, call the museum on 299-4000.


1115 An Evening of Gospel Jazz

St. Philip AME Church Women’s Day Committee presents An Evening of Gospel Jazz on Saturday, November 15th.

Starting at 7pm, this event will feature Wendell Dill as MC with performances by Clarence (Tootsie) and Shelton Bean, Ormonde Hodgson, Vernon Douglas, Paul Smith, Keith Lee, and more. Presiding Elder is Rev. Betty L. Furbert- Woolridge, Pastor.

Tickets are $20 for Patrons or $10 for general admission.

Tickets are available from the Church office at 293-0882 or from Chairperson Andrea Robinson at 295-2525.


1115 Disco Vibes Fever

Come dressed in your best 70’s garb for Disco Vibes Fever, a 70s dance at Bermuda College on Saturday, November 15th.

From 9pm, music will be courtesy of Jugglin J and hosted by Younguls, with prizes for the best dressed person.

Tickets are $20 in advance from Shannon’s or $25 at the door.





1116 Sunday Brunch at Red

Enjoy a new Brunch option at Red Steakhouse and Bar, launching on November 16th and continuing every Sunday.

From 11am until 5pm, the a la carte menu will offer all of your brunch favourites with a signature Red twist to them.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Red at 292-7331.



Bermuda Docs

The November edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday, November 16th with the documentary Alive Inside showing at 3pm. This Sundance audience award winner is a joyous exploration of the power of music to revitalise lives.

This will be followed by Boyhood, at 5.15pm. Director Richard Linklater’s epic film has won 10 international festival awards.

More details on the films can be found at

Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by phoning 294-0204.


1117 Downings Wreck

Enjoy a revealing look into Bermuda’s history as the St. George’s Rotary Club presents a screening of Downing’s Wreck: The Story of the Sea Venture, a film by Look Bermuda/Look Films, at World Heritage Centre on Monday, November 17th.

The film reviews the period of colonial expansion and the events of 1609 that led to the settlement of Bermuda before turning its attention to more recent times and the account of the Sea Venture’s rediscovery in 1958, her identification and the study of her surviving timbers.

The study of the Sea Venture straddles a fascinating period in maritime archaeology, from its inception to the present day use of computer modeling techniques, each step shedding new light on Bermuda’s most celebrated ship wreck.

They have first hand accounts from Teddy Tucker, Peggy Wingood, Dr. Jon Adams and Russel Wayman, and archived interviews of Edmund Downing and Smokey Wingood, including archival footage and re-enactments of diving and salvage in the 1950s, giving due credit to Bermudian pioneers in Marine Archeology.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm, with the film starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $20, and available from St. George’s Rotary members or from the World Heritage Centre, with part proceeds going to The St. George’s Foundation.

For more information, contact


1119 Relaxation and Meditation Class

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life’s demands? Then you may benefit from a Relaxation and Meditation Class at My Sereni-Tea on Wednesday, November 19th.

From 5.45pm, you will experience deep peace guided relaxation with music, relaxing breathing, as well as some simple yoga sound meditation. The guided relaxation will be done when lying on yoga mats. You can bring a mat with you, if you own one, and a small blanket to stay warm.

Admission is free. Small donations towards the room fee are accepted but not expected, with the suggested donation being $4.

Registration is available at

For more information, contact or visit


1120 BPW and LOM Lunch and Learn

The Business and Professional Women’s Association of Bermuda (BPW Bermuda) will partner with LOM Asset management for the second Lunch and Learn in their company partnership series on Thursday, November 20th.

This will run from 12.30pm until 1.30pm in the LOM offices, on the corner of Reid and Burnaby Street. The theme of the Lunch and Learn is Market Update and Investment Themes for the New World Order.

BPW Bermuda is the local chapter of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. The organization’s aims are to develop women’s professional and leadership potential at all levels.The lunch and learn will be led by Bryan Dooley, Senior Portfolio Manager of LOM’s Asset Management.

There is no cover charge and lunch will be provided.

Space is limited to 25 people. For more information, or to RSVP by November 19th, contact Financial Advisor, Brian Roos at


1122 Plant Sale

A great shopping opportunity for those with green fingers will be on Saturday, November 22nd (rescheduled from October 25th) as the Bermuda Botanical Society and Bermuda Rose Society are hosting their Annual Plant and Rose Sales.

This will be held in the Horticultural Hall in the Botanical Gardens and will be open to the public from 9am until noon.

The sale will open a little earlier at 8.30am for members and you can join up or renew your membership at the door.

For more details, or to donate plants, contact Nigel Chudleigh at 293-0128.


1122 Community Guest Day

Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church are hosting a Community Guest Day with the theme, Now Thank We All Our God, on Saturday, November 22nd.

This event is an invitation to the community to join them in Bible study, worship of Jesus Christ, and fellowship. Sabbath School will be at 9.15am, followed by Divine Worship at 11am and then lunch.

For more information, contact



1122 BMDS Open House

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) are holding an Open House at their home base, Daylesford Theatre, on Saturday, November 22nd.

BMDS is a vibrant and welcoming society that for many, has proven to enhance lives in Bermuda by providing fun volunteer opportunities, the chance to meet new people and a way for individuals and families to use their talents beyond their day-to-day responsibilities at work, school and at home.

From 10am until 2pm, they will be offering tours of the facility, an opportunity to speak to members who are currently involved in all aspects of amateur theatre, a sneak peek at some behind-the-scenes preparations for their next production, The Pied Piper, and of course, a few refreshments.

For more information, call 295-5584 or visit


1122 BUEI Harbourside Market

Bermuda’s biggest arts and crafts festival can be found at the BUEI Harbourside Market on Saturday, November 22nd.

From 10am until 4pm, you can shop over 40 vendors and find the perfect gift for the holidays. In addition, there is free babysitting for children aged 4 to 13, photos with Santa between 11.30am and 1.30pm, a holiday performance by St. George’s Prep, a Panto Preview from BMDS and a baked good and soup stall.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact 292-7219 or


1122 Corner of Love Elegancia Gala Dinner

Enjoy a great evening out while helping support a worthy cause at the Gala Dinner event Elegancia from 6.30pm on Saturday, November 22nd.

Hosted by Corner of Love (Bermuda), this festive evening will take place at one of Bermuda’s newest restaurants, Tempest Bistro in St. George’s, and includes a three course dinner and live and silent auctions.

Join us for a delicious meal and know that you are contributing much needed help to the impoverished in the northern region of Nicaragua where the average family earns one or two dollars per day.

Tickets are $150 and available from This event will raise funds to send much needed help to the impoverished in the northern region of Nicaragua where the average family earns one or two dollars per day.

For more information, contact 292-1646 or


1125 Mea Culpa

The monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Mea Culpa at 8pm on Tuesday, November 25th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French movie with English subtitles tells the story of Franck and Simon, good cops who work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family is in danger…

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


1127 Thanksgiving at the Reefs

Give thanks that you’re in Bermuda during the beloved American holiday at a special Thanksgiving Dinner in Ocean Echo at The Reefs from 6.30pm on Thursday, November 27th.

Whether you’re a visitor escaping the frigid cold at your favourite island retreat or a local looking for a stress-free day, let them do all the cooking so you can simply kick back and relax.

Their mouth-watering three-course a la carte Thanksgiving dinner features your favourite festive bird along with all the traditional trimmings and of course, their take on pumpkin pie. The full menu can be viewed here.

The cost is $45 per person.

For more information, or to make your reservation, contact 238-0222.


1127 Robin Givens Joy in the Morning

Join actress Robin Givens and a star-studded cast of local and international performers as they bring back to stage the heartwarming musical, Joy in the Morning, a story of hope after heartbreak with heavenly help.

The show will run from Thursday, November 27th until Saturday, November 29th with showtimes at 7.30pm each evening and a 2pm matinee on the Saturday.

The local cast includes Canjelae Taylor, reigning Bermuda Idol Olivia Hamilton, Steve Easton, Natalie Pereech, Rajae Denbrook and others.

Regular tickets are $50, $27.50 for Youths aged 17 and under, and $75 for VIPs. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the cast, advanced seating, a VIP service/waiting area featuring cocktails in the lobby prior to the performance, and a special patron gift bag containing a t-shirt and a signed program/playbill. All tickets are available online at

For more information, contact 705-1077 or visit


1129 Peddlers Porch

Somersfield Academy is once again hosting its Annual Flea Market Sale on Saturday, November 29th and expects this year to the the biggest ever.

Running from 10am until 2pm, Peddlers Porch is open to both buyers and sellers and, in addition to the sale, there will also be a car wash, food concessions, ice-cream and baked goods.

The cost per spot is $35, or $25 if you provide your own table, and all spots are on the covered porch, making this a rain-or-shine event.

All proceeds are in support of the Parent Teacher Association Funding Initiatives.

For more details, contact 239-3345 or


1129 BSAC Try Dive

Bermuda is always being voted one of the best dive spots in the world. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, here’s an opportunity for you to test the waters, so to speak, as the Bermuda Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) is hosting another Try Dive Experience on Saturday, November 29th.

This will be a the National Sports Centre Aquatics Facility and BSAC will have experienced divers giving you a taste of scuba diving and answering questions between 1pm and 5pm.

​There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact


1129 Christmas at Carter House

The St. David’s Island Historical Society invite you to celebrate Christmas at Carter House, their annual olde world-style family Christmas Party on Saturday, November 30th.

From 4pm until 7pm, you can enjoy St. David’s hospitality with local grog and delights awaiting you. As well as seasonal entertainment, they will be re-enacting an early traditional Bermuda Christmas with candlelight and natural decorations from the Carter House gardens, decorated by Ronnie Chameau and Deanna Smith in the tradition of old Bermuda.

Bring the kids as Father Christmas will be in attendance, and shoppers can find unique gifts to buy as a special on all cards and envelopes.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

For more information, contact Rick Spurling at


1130 Small Works

Small Works, a members’ juried show offering small pieces of Bermuda Art at affordable prices, is opening at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday, November 30th from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

They invite everyone to join them for a glass of bubbly, tasty nibbles and a night of fun.

The show will remain open until January 11th and admission is free.

For more information, contact 234-2809 or


1204 Aida

The Berkeley Institute Arts Department is delighted to present their production of Aida, a timeless love story written by Elton John and Tim Rice, from Thursday, December 4th until Saturday, December 6th.

This school edition of the award-winning musical will be produced by the teachers at The Berkeley Institute, who are working diligently with the students, and showtime is at 7pm each evening in the Bermuda Institute Cafetorium.

General tickets are $15 and Patron tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased in the school office or online at

For more information, contact the school at 292-4752.


1204 Pied Piper BMDS Panto

Panto season is almost upon us (oh yes, it is) and this year’s offering from Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) is fairytale favourite, The Pied Piper.

This festive family show will run at the Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall from Thursday, December 4th until Saturday, December 13th with nightly performances at 7pm. On December 6th, 7th and 13th, there will also be matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or from their physical box office.

Please see the flyer or for further details of box office opening hours.


1210 BNG Art of Music

In partnership with Bacardi Limited, Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) invite you to join them for an art and music connection not to be missed.

The 4th Annual Art of Music Event: Interpreting the Visual Arts through Music will take place at 5pm on Wednesday, December 10th.

Local and international celebrities will present original interpretations of artwork. This special night for lovers of art, music and original expression will include performances by Nadanja and Nishanti Bailey, Michael Jones, 1 Undread (Malcolm and Nicola Swan), Princess Black, Tiffany Fox and F.I.R.E, Rajai Denbrook with Thaao Dill and Anna Clifford, Alan C. Smith, Mike Perinchief, Treasure Tannock and international guest Melvin Greenwich.

Tickets cost $50 for members, $65 for non-members and are available from BNG on the second floor at City Hall.

For more information, contact or 295-9428.


1124 Thanksgiving Carry Out at the Reefs

If you would rather celebrate Thanksgiving in your own home, but can’t bring yourself to commit to all that cooking, let The Reefs take care of everything for you with their Thanksgiving Carry Out Dinner.

All you have to do is pick as many a la carte options as you wish (they’ll even let you pass off the food as your own cooking) and place your order by November 24th. The full menu can be viewed here.

For more information, or to place your order, contact 238-0222.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


World Rugby Classic Week – November 9th to 15th

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

Family Story Night – November 13th

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

**NEW  Wharton MBA for Executives: Admissions Information Reception – November 13th

**NEW  GSU Information Session – November 13th

**NEW  Pembroke Rotary Club Annual High School Computer and Technology Quiz – November 13th

**NEW  Late Harvest Dinner at Red – November 13th

Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s START Program Deadline – November 14th

**NEW  Roman Catholic Church Honours Gladys Morrell – November 14th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 15th

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – November 15th

**NEW  One Stop Shopping Craft Fair – November 15th

**NEW  An Evening of Gospel Jazz – November 15th

**NEW  Disco Vibes Fever – November 15th

**NEW  Brunch at Red – launches November 16th

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

**NEW  Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series: Alive Inside and Boyhood – November 16th

**NEW  Downing’s Wreck: A Film Hosted by St. George’s Rotary – November 17th

14th Annual International Prophetic Encounter – November 19th to 23rd

**NEW  Relaxation and Meditation Class – November 19th

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

Charles + ChewstickOctober 16th November 20th

**NEW  BPW Bermuda and LOM Lunch and Learn: Market Update and Investment Themes for the New World Order – November 20th

Wine & Shoes – November 21st

Friday Night Fights – November 21st

Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA) Seusstacular BazaarOctober 17th and 18th November 21st and 22nd

19th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives – November 22nd

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 22nd

**NEW  Bermuda Botanical and Bermuda Rose Societies Plant and Rose Sales – November 22nd

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – November 22nd

**NEW  Community Guest Day – November 22nd

**NEW  BUEI Harbourside Market – November 22nd

**NEW  Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Open House – November 22nd

**NEW  Corner of Love (Bermuda): Elegancia Gala Dinner – November 22nd

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Mea Culpa – November 25th

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido – November 27th

**NEW  Thanksgiving Dinner at The Reefs – November 27th

**NEW  Robin Givens presents Joy in the Morning – November 27th to 29th

KPMG Bermuda Front Street Mile Trials – November 28th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 29th

**NEW  Peddlers Porch – November 29th

**NEW  Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Try Dive Experience – November 29th

**NEW  Christmas at Carter House – November 29th

Bermuda Chamber Choir: We Will Remember – November 29th and 30th

Joyful NoiseNovember 2nd November 30th

**NEW  Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida – December 4th to 6th

**NEW  Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied Piper – December 4th to 13th

Deutz Wine TableOctober 18th December 6th

Girlguiding FUNd FairOctober 25th December 6th

Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – November 7th

Bermuda College’s 40 Anniversary Winter Wonderland – December 6th

**NEW  4th Annual Art of Music Event: Interpreting the Visual Arts through Music – December 10th

Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke NightNovember 5th January 17th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

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

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

Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th

Unreal PortraitsOctober 24th to November 5th November 7th to 19th

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: Vernacular – October 19th to November 22nd

**NEW  Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th

ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – October 31st to November 18th

Tech Art 2014

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 21st to December 9th

Elements of Paradise

Frameworks presents Custom Made



Enjoy the rest of the week!



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