November 5th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


I hope you have all adjusted to the time change better than I have!  I’m not exactly sure how a one-hour change can mess up my body clock by 3 or 4 hours but I guess I have always been a bit special.  Anyway, here’s what you are all here for – the latest news on Bermuda events:


1105 Panel Discussion with Dany Pen and Ami Zanders

Can artwork encourage discussions on social issues? Find out at a Panel Discussion on this very topic with Biennial artists Dany Pen and Ami Zanders at Bermuda National Gallery on Wednesday, November 5th.

The session will run from 12.30pm until 1.30pm with Suzanne Mayall serving as moderator.

Admission is free, although donations are encouraged.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact 295-9428.



1105 Chefs Table at the Reefs

The Reefs invites you to join them for another delectable 7-course dinner on Wednesday, November 5th.

Beginning at 6pm, their signature Chef’s Table events offer up course after course of perfectly paired palate pleasers.

The cost is $110 per person and limited spots are available.

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


1108 Yoga

Starting Saturday, November 8th at 3pm, the Yoga Centre on Victoria Street are offering a two-part, 12 -week, Beginners I Yoga Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practice.

This course is designed to provide the basic principles of yoga beneficial for safe and renewed practice, introduce alternate options for various body types, and develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual student needs. The course prepares students for Beginners 2 and walk-in multilevel classes.

The cost is $260 for a 12-week session.

For more information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or


1108 Discovery Wines Zin Din

Will Miss Candor keep her title or will a new Miss Zinfandel be crowned?

Find out at Discovery Wines 3rd Annual Zin Din, their annual Zinfandel pageant on Saturday, November 8th

From 6pm at Discovery Wines on Bakery Lane, you can help them to decide who will be their next Miss Zinfandel, delight in their big, bold and beautiful Zinfandels, or bring your own to enjoy. They will also be serving up a delicious spread of grilled meats, savoury side dishes and a tantalising dessert, with tons of raffle prizes.

Tickets cost $95 per person.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 296-9463 or


Exclusive Live in Jasmine Lounge

Looking for some live entertainment on the weekends?

Then you’re in luck as Exclusive will be performing live in the Jasmine Lounge on Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm until midnight.

Tony Bari, pianist, will join Earl Leader on drums and Dennis Francis on bass every week until January 4th, excluding November 22nd, 29th and 30th. In addition to these weekend gigs, they will also be performing nightly from Monday, December 29th until Sunday, January 4th, including New Year’s Eve.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.


0214 Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Enjoy Live Music with Robert and Jamie at Intermission at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess every Saturday night from 9.30pm to midnight.

Robert and Jaime bring you the best of R&B, jazz, and soul music while you kick back and relax or get up and dance the night away.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3000.


1109 Remembrance Sunday in St Georges

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, there will be a special Remembrance Sunday in St. George’s on Sunday, November 9th

Following the Laying of Wreaths at the Cenotaph in King’s Square at 10.30am, a Remembrance service will be held in St Peter’s. Participating will be the Governor, the Premier, the Mayor, the US Consul, other dignitaries and veterans.

For more information, contact



1110 Troubled Waters

Join BUEI and the The Bermuda Audubon Society for an evening with world-renowned bird artist, author and naturalist, Bruce Pearson at Troubled Waters: Trailing the albatross and cahow, an artist’s journey on Monday, November 10th.

Bruce first voyaged to the Southern Ocean over 35 years ago to study albatrosses and other seabirds, working in a creative partnership with BirdLife International. Hear about his recent return to the Southern Ocean, the aim of the Troubled Waters partnership and how Bruce’s visit to Bermuda to engage with the cahow and its conservation story is an exciting opportunity to develop new aspects of the Troubled Waters project.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium and Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are available from 5pm for the sushi bar and the full menu will be available from 6pm – please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.

Tickets for the lecture are $20 for members, $25 for non-members and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


1110 Veterans in Action

Fans of Jamaican dancehall reggae will be delighted to see the line-up for Veterans in Action’s annual show at the BAA Gymnasium on Monday, November 10th.

For the first time in Bermuda, Johnnny Osbourne will be singing hits like Buddy Bie Buddy Bie, No Ice Cream Love, Truth & Rights, plus many more, while Everton Hardweare, better known by his stage name Singing Melody, will also be performing his hits live, including Want You Back, Shower Me With Your Love, Say What, plus many more.

Gates open at 9pm and the show will also feature the best in local artists, with music by King Jyrus, Concious J, Culture Shock Radio with 3 The Hard Way, hosted by B_Roc from Irie 98.3 FM.

Advance tickets are $30 and available online at

For more information, contact


1114 BHI START Programme

The Bermuda Hospitality Institute is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2015 START Program, an internationally recognized Hospitality Industry Certification program for high school students aged 16 to 18.

Running from December 2014 to April 2015, this free program provides a quality career based educational experience that prepares high school students for the vast opportunities that await them in the hospitality industry.

A maximum of 12 students will be accepted into the program, which requires a commitment after school and on weekends. Upon successful completion participants are guaranteed full-time summer employment within the Island’s hospitality industry, for as long as they are in high school or college.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 14th.

For more information, or to obtain application details, contact BHI directly on 295-5049 or visit


1119 14th Annual International Prophetic Encounter

The Restoration Fellowship will host its 14th Annual International Prophetic Encounter from Wednesday, November 19th until Sunday, November 23rd.

This year’s theme is The Power of Prophetic Pressure, 1 Timothy 1:18-19, with several dynamic speakers in attendance.

Conference sessions will be held at 7.30pm each night at the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre, with other items on the schedule to include the Jericho Hour Prayer on Saturday, November 22nd at 7am.

Registration is free.

For more information, call 537-1607 or email



There are two new exhibits opening on Friday, November 21st at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

Elements of Paradise will showcase minature and Islamic paintings by artist Melanie Francis after travels and studies in India and Turkey, using handmade paper, traditional techniques, silver and gold leaf and precious gems. For more information on the artist, visit

Frameworks presents Custom Made, a first time, collaborative, fundraising art show between artist and framer. A stunning collection of art has been submitted by 42 artists and Frameworks has designed and custom framed their pieces. All of the pieces will be for sale with the proceeds of sales going to support the artist, Bermuda Society of Arts, Masterworks, Bermuda National Gallery and Bermuda Art Centre Dockyard so this is an opportunity to shop while supporting our local art community.

Opening night will be at BSoA on Friday, November 21st from 5pm until 7pm with the usual wine, beer and soda with cheese and crackers provided.

These shows will run for 3 weeks, closing on Tuesday, December 9th at 4pm.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or


1121 Friday Night Fights

Bermuda’s own world champion, Teresa Perozzi will be facing off against Kali Reis for the IBA Middleweight Championship on Friday, November 21st.

Johnny Lima Construction presents Friday Night Fights in the Poinciana Ballroom at the Fairmont Southampton. Doors open at 7pm and the first bout begins at 8pm.

The event will also feature Bermuda Pro Debut Fights, including Nikki Bascome vs Joe Marchand Tipping and Chioke Tucker vs Martello Jones.

General tickets are $65 and ringside tickets in the first 4 rows are $100.

Tickets are available from International Sports Shop, Beyond Fitness Bermuda or online at


1129 Bermuda Chamber Choir We Will Remember

Bring your poppy and some tissues as the Bermuda Chamber Choir presents We Will Remember, a moving and thrilling tribute marking the 100th Anniversary of the First World War, on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th.

This will take place at St. Paul’s Church in Paget at 7.30pm on the Satuday and 4pm on the Sunday.

Against a backdrop of projected photos of WWI heroes, the choir will sing Edward Elgar’s We Will Remember Them, a simple yet moving setting of Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, as well as the classic and heartfelt hymn I Vow to Thee My Country by Gustav Holst. Welsh Contemporary composer Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man will also feature.

The work premiered at Royal Albert Hall, London in 2000 and was described by The Times as a work “by turns visceral and ethereal… a firebomb of orchestral and human voices”.

Tickets are $55 for sponsors, $35 for adults, $20 for students and available from or the Bermuda Bookstore on Queen Street.


1206 40th Anniversary Winter Wonderland

Enter a magical night of lights at Bermuda College’s 40th Anniversary Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 6th.

From 5pm until 10pm at Bermuda College Campus, you can enjoy local entertainment and the largest electric slide, a Vendor Village, Santa’s Wonderland, fun castles, face painting, games, a magical train ride, a movie, pictures with Santa, raffle draws and so much more, hosted by Bermuda’s own Nadanja Bailey.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact or 236-9000 ext. 4381.





Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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

**NEW  Panel Discussions with Biennial Artists Dany Pen & Ami Zanders – November 5th

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – 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

Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – November 7th

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

**CANCELLED  BNT Charity Golf Tournament – November 8th 

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

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

MAMA Car Boot Sale – November 8th

Rugby Sunset Party Cruise – November 8th

**NEW  Beginners I Yoga Course – starts November 8th

**NEW  Discovery Wines 3rd Annual Zin Din – November 8th

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

**NEW  Remembrance Sunday in St. George’s – November 9th

World Rugby Classic Week – November 9th to 15th

The Real Love Tour by Tony Gaskins – November 10th

**NEW  BUEI & The Bermuda Audubon Society present Troubled Waters – November 10th

**NEW  Veterans In Action: Johnny Osborne Live in Bermuda – November 10th

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

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 15th

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

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

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

Charles + ChewstickOctober 16th November 20th

Wine & Shoes – November 21st

**NEW  Friday Night Fights – November 21st

**NEW DATE  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

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Lido – November 27th

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

Joyful NoiseNovember 2nd November 30th

Deutz Wine TableOctober 18th December 6th

Girlguiding FUNd FairOctober 25th December 6th

Public Piano Project Submission Deadline – November 7th

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

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

**NEW DATE  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 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: Vernacular – October 19th to November 22nd

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

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

Elements of Paradise

Frameworks presents Custom Made



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