January 21st, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
I know people in colder climates scoff at us for saying things like this but I’ve been feeling pretty chilly lately and am already looking forward to Spring! Luckily, there are lots of things to do in Bermuda over the coming months to take my mind off of it. Keep active, keep warm! Apologies to anyone reading this from outside of Bermuda who is now irritated at me and thinking about how they had to dig their car out of snow this morning. I guess you’ll just have to plan your next trip here soon:
Dance the night away to Outta Bounds at the Mariner’s Club on Saturday, January 24th.
Arrive early for cocktails from 6.30pm and then from 8pm until midnight, you can enjoy live music from the 60s, 70s and 80s to present day. The Mad Hatter’s snack menu will also be available for purchase.
Tickets are $25 per person, which includes 2 drinks.
Tickets available at the Mariner’s Club Bar or Frank Kippax on 294-5717 (daytime) or 234-4512 (evenings).
Dining with the Chefs at Little Venice is a truly personal dining experience; an evening spent with Chef Michele from Sorrento, Italy and his team.
Every Saturday, you can savour an exquisitely hand-crafted, carefully selected menu, relax with friends and hear about the Passion and Inspiration which drives their Chefs.
From 7pm in the Wine Bar, you will start with a complimentary glass of Prosecco and delicious hors d’oeuvres while Chef Michele introduces you to his team and runs through the evening’s menu. The 4 course dinner will start at 7.45pm when Michele will stop by your table for an opportunity for you to ask him about all those secret recipes you’re dying to know.
The cost is $59.75 per person, plus gratuities. The menu changes every Saturday and the a la carte menu is also available.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 295-3503.
Join Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) every Tuesday for their weekly Life Drawing Sessions.
Running from 5.45pm until 7.45pm, this is a free draw environment where you can bring materials and practice drawing the human body at your personal leisure.
The cost is $30 for drop ins or 4 classes for $100.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 292-3824 or email@example.com, or visit www.bsoa.bm.
Back by popular demand, BUEI and the Bermuda Audubon Society are offering a second chance to see 2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars & Surprises at 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 27th.
Ornithologist Andrew Dobson will present a fascinating look back at the 2014 birding year, one which provided some unexpected surprises. One species, never seen in Bermuda before, was well photographed but it took sound recordings and an international effort to reveal its identity. More than 20 species of duck were seen during the year including an unprecedented flock of 13 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. Come and see which birds took star billing in 2014.
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.
If you have a degree and an interest in teaching, you may be interested to learn that Bermuda College offers Miami University’s Master of Education in Special Ed.
They will be hosting a special Information Session on Thursday, January 29th in the Blue Room, Hallet Hall H115 from 6pm until 7.30pm.
This session is free to the public.
There are three new shows opening on Friday, January 30th at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) on the top floor in City Hall.
The Onions Gallery will be exhibiting All Squared @nhuribashir by Nhuri Bashir, a series of photography from the collective works.
The Edinburgh Gallery will showcase Gig by Milton Hill & Ami Zanders, an exciting show celebrating the pilot gig and Bermudas shipping heritage including silk screens & cedar sculptures
Studio A will present Paradise Dreams by Samantha Gosling, an eclectic selection of iconic Bermudian imagery represented in symbolic forms using oils, while Small Beginnings by Axel Bubenzer, a unique curated exhibition of bonsai trees grown, designed and maintained locally will be on show in Studio B.
These shows will run for 2 and a half weeks, closing on Tuesday, February 17th at 4pm. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
For more information, contact 292-3824 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bsoa.bm.
Taste 141 invite you to start off your weekend with live music from Outta Bounds on Friday, January 30th.
The band will be playing old tunes and new favourites from 7pm until 10pm and there is no cover charge.
For more information, or reservations, call 292-0777.
Promising another lively and thought-provoking evening, PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 10th Edition from 6pm until 9pm on Thursday, February 5th at Warwick Workman’s Club.
Eight different presenters will speak on a subject they are passionate about. They will each show twenty slides and only speak for twenty seconds on each slides and then the audience will have a couple of minutes to ask a few questions. Then it is on to the next presentation giving only a total of ten minutes for each presenter.
Food and drink will be available for sale so you will not have to leave, and they promise you won’t want to.
Entry is free but donations will be accepted.
For more information, contact Nicky at email@example.com.
Devonshire Parish Council will be hosting a Public Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th from 6pm until 7pm at the Prospect Primary School Auditorium.
The Agenda for the evening will be:
1. Welcome and Introduction of Council Members
2. Council initiatives (past and future)
3. Presentation by Constable Adrian Haynes on Neighbourhood Watches and Crime Prevention
4. Question and Answer
Light refreshments will be available and there will be door prizes.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time to start planning a romantic Valentine’s Day and luckily, The Reefs are here to help with a few specials to treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening on Saturday, February 14th.
Firstly, they say the straightest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. To help you nab the heart of your special someone, The Reefs have created a decadent menu just for this biggest date night of the year. The menu can be viewed at http://issuu.com/viewdocument/docs/rfsvalentinesmenu_1_/0 and the cost is $55 per person.
The Local’s Valentine’s Day Special includes one night’s accommodation, plus taxes and gratuities; a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu, including two glasses of champagne and a rose; and breakfast for two. The cost for the staycation package is $299, and you can also get an additional night for $149.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call 238-0222.
A spoke-tacular event for a good cause, Cycle 4 Change will be on Sunday, February 15th.
Cycle for Change is a long or short distance cycling event along the Bermuda Railway Trail that allows experienced or family leisurely riders to have a wonderful outing together, while fundraising for a great cause – to help kids in need, through the Family Centre, which is celebrating 25 years of service on the island.
Elite Ride cyclists will start in Dockyard at 9.30am, while Family Ride cyclists will start at the Arboretum, both ending at Ferry Reach.
It is open to all age categories, depending upon skill. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee is $20 and registration is now open.
For more information, contact 292-9741 or email@example.com.
One of the most popular events held in St. George’s, the Art Walk in the East is a unique self-guided artist experience, with the next being from 6pm until 10pm on Friday, February 27th.
The mission of the event is to celebrate the vibration and unique local art, culture and community and will feature local artists including Taylor Rankin, Dem Biez, Rock Fire, Joy T. Barnum and more; interactive street street art, unique retailers, lively entertainment and area restaurants, all on the same night.
The Art Walk promotes art in all forms including, but not limited to: pottery making, cedar carvings, paintings, weaving, temporary installations, local film, singing, dancing, instrumental and spoken word. Artists will showcase their talents with performances, interactive displays, store front galleries, and perhaps a flash mob or two, within the idyllic setting of the St. George’s Town Square.
The 2015 edition will be a new and exciting art walk called Carnival of Light, a fun-filled event with more art, lights and surprises.
Participating artists will be creative in their use of light in creating and highlighting their work, from glow in the dark paint, flashing lights, glow sticks, any thing that produces light. Since this weekend coincides with Carnival Weekend in Trinidad, Art Walk will also be playing off the bright colours of Carnival masquerade celebrations from around the world.
This free event is open to all, visitors and residents, babies, teens and the discerning art critic.
For more information, visit www.ArtWalkBDA.com and follow @artwalkbda on Facebook and Instagram.
Short on time? Dig into Social Media Marketing with bite size information sessions from SociaLEE Consulting’s Lunch & Learn Series.
Session 6: Instagram 101 will take place at Nineteen @ Burnaby, next to Devil’s Isle Coffee on Tuesday, March 3rd. Sign in and lunch are from 12.15pm, with closing at 1.30pm.
With the growing ‘selfie’ trend of Instagram, businesses have a new platform which they can showcase their products, services, and give a human edge to their business. In this workshop, we’ll look at the exploding social media platform, how some businesses have used this platform to launch their business, and drive greater awareness..
The registration fee is $30 and can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm. BEDC and Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Members receive a discount with a code.
The session requires a minimum 10 pre-registered to run.
For more information, contact 456-4780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think you’re in pretty decent shape? Teams of 2 or 4 are invited to prove it by signing up for one or more events in the Bermuda Triple Challenge from Friday, March 13th until Sunday, March 15th.
This three day weekend obstacle course series offers participants an action-packed excursion, showcasing three of Bermuda’s beautiful, historical and cultural highlights. Each challenge offers a different physical test between 3 and 13K distances with varying obstacles suitable for all levels of fitness, challenging both strength and stamina.
The Argus Urban Foot Race is the first of the weekend’s three events starting on Friday evening. The first wave begins at dusk at 7pm as participants navigate some of the town’s as well as Bermuda’s oldest streets, while tackling obstacles and Crossfit inspired workouts along the way. The 3K urban challenge emulates both strength and endurance as participants tackle 23 obstacles throughout the urban assault course.
After the event, stick around and enjoy the party atmosphere in the historic town. DJ Dan Ho livens up the atmosphere in a community block party. Walking tours of the town with the Town Crier are available after the event, showcasing St. George’s historic charm.
The KRyS Global Island Challenge on Saturday, March 14th delivers what Bermuda is so well known for; picturesque limestone bluffs, spectacular coves, natural trails, and some of the most famous pink sand beaches in the world, completed with various shades of light and deep aqua blue water. Welcome to paradise!
Staged on Bermuda’s south shore, within the south shore’s coastal nature reserve, the Island Challenge is a picturesque 5K or 10K test, which features some of Bermuda’s best pink sand beaches, coastal bluffs and nature trails. And to put the exclamation mark on the event, a visit to the Bermuda Regiment’s Assault Course at Warwick Camp, perched atop the sand dunes overlooking the south shore.
The first wave starts at 9am and if one lap of the 5K circuit wasn’t enough, teams can opt to complete the circuit again, doubling their challenge points.
The ACE Global Royal Challenge on Sunday, March 15th is a 5K obstacle challenge within the confines of the once Royal Navy outpost and safe harbour. Now a tourism hot spot, including Bermuda’s national museum, local craftsmen, shops and restaurants; participants will explore the old base lands in a high energy, action packed circuit around the old stone buildings, wharves and fortifications. You step back in time to the era of the British Empire, when Britannia ruled the waves.
Beginning at 9.30am, participants will have to run, swim (optional) and climb their way to gratification for completing this challenge.
The registration fee varies from $120 to $600, depending on whether you are entering a team of 2 or 4, how many challenges you are signing up for, and if you are an adult, corporate or junior team.
An opportunity to create your own fun night in with a new Bermuda business – Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, Opal Griffiths, now offers women an opportunity to experiment with the latest techniques and trends, experience the latest in age fighting skincare, and much more with Mary Kay Parties in Bermuda.
The parties that Opal teaches include Love Your Skin, Lash Spa Parties, Marvelous Minerals, Trend, and Sensorrific, all in the convenience of your own home.
Classes can also be scheduled at your convenience.
For more information, visit www.marykay.com/ogriffith.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2015 – January 15th to February 5th
GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st
Social Media for Business Part 2 – January 21st
Film Night: Shipwrecks and Blockade Days in St. George’s – January 22nd
2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars & Surprises – January 22nd
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied Piper –
December 4th to 13th January 22nd to 25th
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th
Pembroke Parish Council presents The Great Debate – January 24th
Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s Annual Burns Supper – January 24th
**NEW Outta Bounds Dance Band – January 24th
Celebrate Your Spirit – January 24th and 25th
Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 25th
BIFFlix: Force Majeure – January 25th
Lunch & Learn Series: Facebook 101 – January 27th
**NEW The 2014 Birding Year in Bermuda: Spies, Superstars and Surprises – January 27th
Social Media for Corporate Use Session 4: Social ROI – January 29th
**NEW Miami University Info Session – January 29th
Overcoming Loneliness Free Seminar and Meditation Workshop – January 30th
**NEW Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – January 30th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st
Model & Talent Audition Workshop – January 31st
Wesley Methodist Car Boot Sale – January 31st
Holistic Fair – January 31st
Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts February 5th
**NEW Pechakucha Night Bermuda – February 5th
Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts February 6th
Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts February 7th
The Inner World of Chakras – starts February 7th
**NEW Devonshire Parish Council Public Meeting – February 10th
Multicultural Extravaganza – February 12th
**NEW Valentine’s Day Dinner and Staycation at The Reefs – February 14th
**NEW Cycle 4 Change – February 15th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
Lunch & Learn Series: Twitter 101 – February 24th
**NEW Art Walk 2015: Carnival of Light – February 27th
Celebrate the Night – February 28th
**NEW Lunch & Learn Series: Instagram 101 – March 3rd
Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th
Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th
Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th
**NEW Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th
**NEW Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th
**NEW Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – March 15th
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st
The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th
Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – until February 25th
Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 9th to 28th
Onions Gallery: 2015 BSoA Members Photography Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Vortex of Colour by Karl Sternath
Studio A: Unexplained by Deondre Cumberbatch
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 30th to February 17th
Onions Gallery: All Squared @nhuribashir by Nhuri Bashir
Edinburgh Gallery: Gig by Milton Hill & Ami Zanders
Studio A: Paradise Dreams by Samantha Gosling
Studio B: Small Beginnings by Axel Bubenzer
Enjoy the rest of the week!