February 11th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Hope you’re all having a great week so far – if you’re not having a great week, I hope it improves immediately!  Anyway, here is the latest Bermuda news on events:


0206 Plein Air PopUp

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art invite you to join them for the Plein Air Pop-Up exhibition.

The show will feature new paintings by Rhona Emmerson,
 Marlene Jantzen, 
Charles Knight,
 Christopher G. Marson, 
Steven Masters,
 Lee K. Petty,
 Jill Amos Raine, 
Grahame Rendell, and Michele Smith.

The exhibit will run until February 25th.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


0211 Chefs Table at The Reefs

The Reefs invite you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Event on Wednesday, February 11th.

Starting at 7pm, the dinner will feature an inspired multi-course menu with wine pairings for each course. Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot early. The menu can be viewed online at http://issuu.com/viewdocument/docs/rfschefs_2-11.docx/0.

The cost is $110, plus tax and gratuities.

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



0212 Valentines Tea

Can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Then grab your date, whether that be a friend or significant other, for a Valentine’s Tea at Masterworks on Thursday, February 12th.

This will run from 3pm until 5pm in the Main Gallery and the cost is $10 for members or $15 for non-members.

For more information, contact 299-4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.


0213 Book Signing with Saadia Bean

Join author Saadia Bean at the Bermuda National Library as she signs copies of her new book, Live With All Your Heart, on Friday, February 13th.

This will take place at Bermuda National Library from 11.30am until 5.30pm.

There is no entry fee and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 296-1297 ext 234 or kashakir@gov.bm.



0213 Travellers Live at Taste 141

The Travellers will be performing live for the first time at Taste 141 during their happy hour on Friday, February 13th

The band will be playing from 7pm until 10pm and you are encouraged to come and listen to great music, while having a fabulous cocktail and enjoying their tapas and gourmet flatbread pizzas.

There is no cover charge.

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



0214 Fairmont Southampton Valentines 2015

Calling all lovebirds! The Fairmont Southampton has the sweetest Valentine’s Day offerings for you to surprise your special someone, whether you want to escape on a staycation, dine at one of their restaurants, or find your energy at the Willow Stream Spa.

First is the Locals Fairmont Gold Getaway, a one night stay on the luxurious Fairmont Gold floor, plus dinner for 2 at The Waterlot Inn. Rates start at $399 and Taxes, gratuities, and resort levy are additional. To avail of this offer, call 238-8000 and ask for the Locals Gold Getaway Package.

If you just want to unwind like you’re on vacation at SouthP, the Locals Staycation Rates start at $199 and Taxes, gratuities, and resort levy are additional. To avail of this offer, call 238-8000 and ask for the Locals Rate.

You can also Give the Gift of Relaxation, as you treat your sweetheart to a pampering treatment at Willow Stream Spa like the Infinite Love Massage or book a couple’s treatment and unwind together. Purchase one of their pampering packages, or give a gift certificate for your special
someone to treat themselves.

The Waterlot Inn are offering a special Valentine’s 7 Course Dinner from 6pm until 10pm on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. The cost is $139 per person, plus 17% gratuities.

Bacci will have a Romantic 5 Course Italian Dinner available from 6pm until 10pm on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. The cost is $89 per person, plus 17% gratuities.

The Newport, a Gastropub have a special 4 Course Dinner from 6pm until 10pm on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. The cost is $61 per person, plus 17% gratuities.

Finally, from 9pm until midnight on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th, you can enjoy an Oyster Bar and Live Entertainment at Jasmine Lounge.

To view the menus, visit http://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/activities-services/events-calendar/.

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


0214 BNT Plant and Bake Sale

Plenty of delicious homemade goodies, local veggies and, just in time for Spring, exotic flowers and plants, as well as coffee and tea, will all be on offer at the Bermuda National Trust’s Valentine’s Day Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, February 14th.

This will run from 8.30am until noon at Waterville on Pomander Road in Paget.

For more information, or to donate or volunteer, contact Kelly Way at kelly@bnt.bm.




0214 Valentine's Day at Cafe Lido

Cherish the magic of an intimate dinner and savour the exquisite cuisine prepared specially for the most romantic night of the year as you celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido from 6pm on Saturday, February 14th.

The cost of the special menu is $65 per person, plus grats.

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




0214 Valentines 1609

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a delicious five-course meal at 1609 Bar & Restaurant at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Saturday, February 14th.

The first dinner seating is at 6pm and the last reservation slot is for 9pm.

The cost is $70 per person, or $120 with the optional wine pairing, plus 17% gratuity.

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



0214 Valentine's at Coco Reef

Coco Reef Bermuda has announced a special Valentine’s Day dinner as well as room packages for guests to spend the most romantic day of the year at the beach resort.

Firstly, on Saturday, February 14th, you can enjoy Coco Reef’s Valentine’s Celebration Menu. Reservations are available between 7pm and 9pm. The cost is $65 for 3 course, or $70 for 4 courses, plus 17% grats.

There are also two package offers available. The first offer includes a beautiful ocean-view guest room for two plus breakfast for $200. The second package includes an ocean-view guest room, four-course dinner and a glass of champagne for two at the hotel’s Café Coco for $364. Both packages include tax and gratuities and are only available for February 14th.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416.


0214 Sweet Valentine at The Club

Calling all couples and singles, the party is on as Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial invites you to Sweet! Valentine Chocolate and Champagne Party at The Club on Saturday, February 14th.

From 9pm until 3am, The Club will be going all out to celebrate with complimentary chocolate fountains and desserts, Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial on special, and custom Valentine’s Day decor and giveaways.

DJ Keem and Supatone Sound will be playing all the party hits, including Top 40, EDM, Dancehall, Oldies and Soca.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 747-7777.


0215 Weekend Film Series

The February edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be at BUEI on Sunday,February 15th with the documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story showing at 3pm.

This is the entertaining and award-winning documentary about the issue of food waste. A Q&A with Margaret Ward, executive director of the Eliza Dolittle Society will follow the film. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the screening for distribution to someone in need.

This will be followed by Althea at 5.15pm. Althea is a profile of tennis champion Althea Gibson, whose journey from the streets of Harlem to Wimbledon tennis champion transcends sports.

More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.

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


0214 Valentines Fair and Car Wash

The Church Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade are holding their popular fundraising Valentine’s Fair and Car Wash at St. Paul’s Church Hall on Saturday, February 15th.

From 10am until 4pm, you can browse stalls with books, plants, White Elephant, Nearly New, baked goods, DVDs and more. Donations of items for sale will be gratefully received. Lunch will also be offered with the usual delicious homemade soups, chili, hotdogs, codfish balls and chicken wingettes.

The Car Wash is $15 for small and regular sized cars and $20 for large cars and vans.

All funds raised are used to run the Boys and Girls Brigade programmes.

For more information, contact sheila@advantage.bm or call 334-9349 or 236-9349.


0217 BNT Children's Nature Walk

A great way to connect your kids with the natural world around them, the Bermuda National Trust presents its Annual Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond on Tuesday, February 17th.

This is for parents and children aged between 5 and 12, running from 9.30am until noon, with groups leaving the eastern parking lot every 15 minutes.

The walk takes approximately 90 minutes, during which you can enjoy this stunning nature reserve and learn from expert volunteers about its plants, animals and habitats. You should wear suitable clothes and shoes for rugged terrain. Light snacks are available and you are invited to bring your own bottle for a trash-free event.

The walk is not suitable for dogs, baby prams or very young children. Parking is available in the field behind Harrington Hundreds grocery store.

Groups of three or more should pre-register by contacting Cindy Corday at ccorday@bnt.bm.


0217 Profiles in Harmony Part 2

Come and hear Bermuda’s music legends from the past and present at Profiles in Harmony: Part 2 at 7.30pm at BUEI on Tuesday, February 17th.

Enjoy a short film by Dale Butler featuring Bermuda music legends Dilton Lightbourne (musical saw), Jean Howes (accordion), Professor Keith Caisey (percussionist) and Bobbie Barton (harmonica) with a special tribute to the late “Chalky” Virgil, Syke Laws and Earl Darrell. Enjoy live performances from Stan “Lord” Necktie, Bobby Barton and Elca Maranzana. Q&A session at the end. An event not to be missed!

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.


0219 HH Film Night WWII

As part of the Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series, there will be a film night at Bermuda National Library on Thursday, February 19th.

From 6pm, there will be a screening of Bermuda and World War II (Parts I, II and III) from Brendan Hollis’ About Bermuda series.

The years of World War II constituted an exceptionally important period in Bermuda’s history and the events as they relate to Bermuda should be understood and remembered by all Bermudians with pride.

Months were spent between Bermuda, London and Washington in the search for documents, photographs, and films needed to produce this documentary.

This event is free to the public.

For more details, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.CommunityandCulture.bm.



Here’s an opportunity to get your vehicle clean while helping The Bermuda High School raise funds at their Car Wash on Saturday, February 21st.

This will run from 9am until 2pm at the Esso Station on Richmond Road and funds raised will buy building materials to build a dam in the Om Goi region of Thailand by 12 students and 4 adults from The Bermuda High School in March 2015.

The cost is $20 for a car and $15 for a bike. Tickets can be obtained from Mrs L. Lewis in the Bermuda High School reception or just pay on the day.

For more information on the Thailand Service Project that the students will be participating in, contact fcook@bhs.bm.


0221 Midshipman Dale

The Annual Commemorative Service for the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, USN, will be on Saturday, February 21st.

Midshipman Dale died aged 20 in Bermuda on February 22nd, 1815 of wounds received while fighting against the Royal Navy in the war of 1812. He was one of the last casualties of that war. His parents were touched by the kindness with which Bermudians cared for their son.

The event will begin with an introduction at 5pm in King’s Square, St George’s, in front of the Butterfield Bank Building (former Stennett’s Hotel, where he died) and then will proceed to his grave in St. Peter’s historic graveyard for the service at 5.15pm.

A reception and dinner will be held at 6pm at the Tempest Bistro on Water Street in St. George’s, with guest speaker Robert Settje, US Consul General. In addition, an Art Auction will be held to benefit The Friends of St Peter’s Church. The cost for the dinner and reception is $95 per person.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact St Peter’s Church Office at 297-2459 or friends@stpeters.bm.


0222 Argus Walks the Walk

Registration is now open for Argus Walks the Walk, a charity 5K fun walk organised by the Centre on Philanthropy and sponsored by the Argus Group, on Sunday, February 22nd.

Warm-up will be at 8.15am for an 8.30am start and the Walk will start and finish in front of the Argus Building on Wesley Street. This is a rain or shine event.

The registration fee is $25 and $20 goes to the charity of your choice with the other $5 going to support www.volunteer.bm, Bermuda’s only volunteer recruitment website. Participants are encouraged to form teams to raise even more money for their charity.

The first 1200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt and prizes will be given for the largest corporate, youth and non-profit teams, As well as the teams with the best coordinated outfits, the best choreography, and the best cheer.

To register go to www.RaceDayWorld.com before the deadline of 4pm on February 20th. For more information, contact 236-7706 or info@centreonphilanthropy.org.


0224 Dialect Roundtable Discussion

Head to Bermuda National Library for A Roundtable Discussion on Bermudian Dialect at 6pm on Tuesday, February 24th

The moderators for the evening will be Stephan Johnsone (spoken word artist and creator of poetry albums including Librago and The Script Keeper), Britanni Cann-Fubler (Speech and Language Pathologist, researcher for “How You Hanlin’ Me?: A presentation on The Bermudian Dialect”), Chris Astwood (poet, Ph.D. candidate in Creative and Critical Writing, University of East Anglia) and Ronald Lightbourne (poet).

This event is free to the public.

For more details, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson on 292-1681 or see www.CommunityandCulture.bm.


0225 Genealogy

Friends of the College Library presents Preserving Your Family History: A Talk On Genealogy With Dr. Jolene Bean, Professor of History on Wednesday, February 25th.

Starting at 6.30pm at the Bermuda College Library, the talk will include an introduction by Mr. Robert Masters, Library Director at Bermuda College. Light Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact 236-9000 ext. 4381


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

Now in its 50th year, Bermuda’s youngest artists will be celebrated at the Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show which will return to Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall on Friday, February 27th.

This year’s show is split into two separate exhibits with the Primary Schools showing between February 27th and March 18th, while the Middle and Senior Schools will exhibit between March 20th and April 8th.

The opening receptions will be on Friday, February 27th and Friday, March 20th at 5pm.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, contact 292-3824 or bsoa@logic.bm, or visit www.bsoa.bm.


0305 BNT Jumble Sale and Auction

Don’t miss being part of Bermuda’s best recycling event as the Bermuda National Trust (BNT) invite you to join them at the Jack King and Commercial Slat House Buildings in the Botanical Gardens for their Annual Auction and Jumble Sale from Thursday, March 5th to Saturday, March 7th.

Donations are needed and gratefully accepted, particularly furniture in good condition made of solid wood, antiques and cedar items (but please no pressed board items), outdoor furniture that is in reasonable condition, upholstered furniture in good condition, Bermuda books, dinner sets and services, glassware sets, silver and plate ware and good decorative items, and one good item for the auction. Please no pianos, waterbeds or mattresses.

Drop-off times for donations will be from 1pm until 4pm on the 1st, 8.30am until 5.30pm on the 2nd, and 8.30am until 2pm on the 3rd. The Jumble Sale and Auction Preview will be on Thursday, March 5th from 8.30am until 6.30pm and on Friday, March 6th from 8.30am until 2pm. The Auction itself is on Saturday, March 7th from 10am until completion.

For more information, contact Kelly Way at kelly@bnt.bm or 236 6483 ext 222.


0603 Harbour Nights

A well-loved Bermuda institution will soon be back for the summer season with the return of Harbour Nights on Wednesday, June 3rd.

This will be in the usual time-slot from 7pm until 10pm and will continue every Wednesday up until September 2nd.

Harbour Nights is an event where visitors and Bermudians can connect in a fun-filled family atmosphere. Bermudians have the opportunity to showcase their unique talents and gifts for the world. Visitors and locals alike are given unique cultural experience, in a casual alfresco environment that marries art, shopping, dining and entertainment all under the evening sun.

For more information, contact contact the Chamber of Commerce at info@bcc.bm or 295-4201.


0625 Charman Prize Bermuda

Masterworks is pleased to announce an Open Call for Submissions to the seventh Charman Prize.

The Charman Prize was established in 2008 with the opening of the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and it awards cash prizes totalling $21,000. It is open to all artists who have been residents of Bermuda for at least six months and to Bermudian artists who reside overseas.

The Charman Prize entry forms are available online at www.BermudaMasterworks.com and the deadline for entry is 5pm on Thursday, June 25th. The show itself will take place in October 2015.

For more information, contact Kate Ross at 299‑4000 or artmworks@logic.bm.







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th

Winter Reading Escape: BNL Winter Reading Programme – January 26th to March 13th

Butterfield Wine Dinner – February 11th

**NEW  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – February 11th

Multicultural Extravaganza – February 12th

**NEW  Valentine’s Tea – February 12th

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting Throwing – starts February 6th February 13th

50 Shades of Grey Movie Premiere Fundraiser – February 13th

Bermuda Women’s National Volleyball Team Wine Tasting – February 13th

**NEW  Book Signing Event with Author Saadia Bean – February 13th

**NEW  The Travellers Live at Taste 141 – February 13th


Valentine’s Day

**NEW  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Fairmont Southampton – February 13th and 14th

**NEW  Girls & Boys Brigades Valentine’s Fair & Car Wash – February 14th

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Staycation at The Reefs – February 14th

Valentine’s Day: Parents’ Night Out – February 14th

Intimate, A Valentine’s Affair – February 14th

Valentine’s Social Wine Tasting Event – February 14th

Somerset Brigade Band Festival of Music – February 14th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust’s Valentine’s Day Plant and Bake Sale – February 14th

**NEW  Valentine’s Day at Cafe Lido – February 14th

**NEW  Valentine’s Day at 1609 Bar & Restaurant – February 14th

**NEW  Valentine’s Day at Coco Reef – February 14th

**NEW  Sweet! Valentine at The Club – February 14th




Cycle 4 Change – February 15th

20th Annual Shiai Invitational Karate Tournament – February 15th

**NEW  Weekend Film Series: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story and Althea – February 15th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in Frozen Seas – starts February 16th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust: Annual Children’s Nature Walk – February 17th

**NEW  Profiles in Harmony: Part 2 – February 17th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bermuda and WWII – February 19th

Wine Love Food – February 20th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st

Warwick Academy Jazz Gala Evening – February 21st

**NEW  BHS Car Wash Fund Raiser for Thailand Service Project – February 21st

**NEW  200th Anniversary of the Death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, USN – February 21st

**NEW  Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 22nd

Lunch & Learn Series: Twitter 101 – February 24th

**NEW  A Roundtable Discussion on Bermudian Dialect – February 24th

**NEW  Preserving Your Family History: A Talk on Genealogy with with Dr. Jolene Bean, Professor of History – February 25th

Art Walk 2015: Carnival of Light – February 27th

Advocate For Arts Education By Artist Dany Pen – February 27th

Celebrate the Night – February 28th

MSA 125 Gala Celebration – February 28th

Dancing for Birth Training: The Missing Link for Birth Professionals – February 28th and March 1st

Bermuda SPCA’s 18th Annual Paws to the Park Dog Charity Walk – March 1st

Lunch & Learn Series: Instagram 101 – March 3rd

Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th

**NEW  Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – March 5th to 7th

Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Un été en Provence – March 10th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th

2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 15th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th

Bermuda Triple Challenge: Royal Challenge – March 15th

Orchid Spa 2015 Wedding Expo – March 15th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

The Second Last Supper – March 26th to 28th

Duel of the Ages – March 27th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in the Deep I – starts March 30th

MMA Retreat Weekend with Mark Hominick – April 3rd to 5th

BUEI Holiday Camps: Dabble in Prehistoric Seas – starts April 6th

Zoom Around the Sound – April 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th

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

**NEW  Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

**NEW  Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

**NEW  Plein Air Pop-Up – February 6th to 25th

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

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 27th to March 18th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Primary Schools

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – March 20th to April 8th

Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Middle and Senior Schools




Enjoy the rest of the week!




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