February 18th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Well, if you didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, then I hope that you at least enjoyed all the heart-shaped chocolate that went on sale the following day! Anyway, we’re already halfway through another week so it’s time for the latest on what’s coming up in Bermuda:
A unique event showcasing a host of items for the home, including the kitchen sink, this year’s Coldwell Banker Home Show will take place at Cedarbridge Academy on Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st.
On Friday, the show will be open from 3pm until 8pm and on Saturday, it will be open from 9am until 4pm. Parking is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coldwellbankerhomeshow.info.
Hankering for some live music throughout the winter season? Then join Hog Penny Live featuring Gary Foster Skelton on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm until 1am and be in with a chance of hearing your song!
To submit your song requests, Like them on Facebook and then put your song requests in the comments section. Gary Foster Skelton will include 5 new requests every week.
The show will run until Saturday, March 28th and there is no cover charge.
For more information, contact Hog Penny at 292-2534.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, February 21st.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises clothes, shoes, bags/purses, toys, CDs, DVDs, household items, drapes and lots of other items.
Usually, there is the option to have your own spot but they have sold out for tables this month.
For more information, or to reserve a table for next month, contact Carol at 747-3377.
TROIKA Bermuda are continuing with their mission to keep the drama on-stage with their Bermuda to Broadway: Theatre Workshop Series at the Berkeley Institute on Saturday, February 21st.
Taught by an industry professional, this event will be filled with master classes that will provide participants with a unique, fun, non -competitive opportunity where they can learn the necessary skills needed for success in theatre.
The featured workshop instructor will be international Broadway star Stanley Mathis from NYC and workshops will include Improv/Theatre Games, Scene/Script Study and Audition Prep.
The Workshop Schedule is:
10am until 11.30am : Acting Improv/Theatre Games (Kids)
Noon until 1.30pm: Acting Improv/Theatre Games (Teens & Adults)
2pm until 3.30pm: Scene/Script Study
4.30pm until 6.30pm: Audition Prep
Workshop fees are $35 in advance or $45 at the door.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com, 531-1728, or visit www.troikabda.com.
Wines are heart healthy so raise a glass and save a heart at a special Wine Tasting in honour of Heart Month on Saturday, February 21st.
This will start at 7pm at Daylesford Theatre and the featured wines will be from the cellars of Burrows Lightbourn.
The cost is $70 and proceeds will benefit the Heart Foundation and BMDS Charitable Trust.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reefs invites you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Event on Wednesday, February 25th.
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://bit.ly/1ypmFUg.
The cost is $110, plus tax and gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.
Come and hear first-hand about the journey of a 150 year-old bottle of perfume discovered on the Mary Celestia wreck that inspired the 2014 launch of a limited edition perfume at Mary Celestia: The Perfume at 7.30pm at BUEI on Thursday, February 26th.
An archeological team discovered the perfume and an idea blossomed with Dr. Philippe Rouja and perfumer, Isabel Ramsay-Brackstone, to re-create the fragrance. Experience a behind-the-scenes look at how an idea became a reality! Mary Celestia fragrance will be available for purchase on the night. Sales of the limited edition perfume partly go to the Lili Bermuda Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on the preservation of Bermuda’s shipwreck heritage, which includes a certification program encouraging young Bermudians to dive.
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.
Sandys Parish Council is hosting a Community Meeting at the Sandys Secondary Middle School Assembly Hall at 7pm on Thursday, February 26th.
All Sandys residents and businesses are encouraged to attend to listen to presentations from their panelists and ask questions or provide feedback.
Light refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting.
The Continental Society of Bermuda invite you to join them for their Martini and More Martini Tasting Fundraiser at National Sports Centre’s Cricket Pavilion on Friday, February 27th.
From 6pm until 8pm, you can enjoy a tasty selection of Grey Goose vodka and Grey Goose Flavored vodka Martinis, cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets are $55.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
D’General presents Return Fete 2015 featuring Lyrikal from 9pm on Saturday, February 28th.
This event will take place at Jenny’s Car Park on the site of the Old Bermuda Bakery on Pitts Bay Road. Music will be courtesy of international soca DJs, DJ Stephen and Barrie Hype, along with Bermuda’s own D’General and DJ Rusty G.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for early birds who purchase before February 22nd, and are available from Kit N Caboodle, Stefanel, or online at www.pTix.bm.
This event is sponsored by Johnnie Walker, Heineken and Smirnoff
For more information, contact 300-1049.
Starting Saturday, March 7th at 3pm, The Yoga Centre on Victoria Street is offering a 2-part, 12-week Beginners Yoga Course for those who are new to yoga or with limited experience and practice.
The 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 multi-level classes.
The cost is $260 for a 12-week session.
For information, or to register, contact 295-7525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good news for anyone who likes the Vin Diesel look – a number of brave Bermuda residents will have their heads shaved on Friday, March 13th to raise money for children’s cancer research! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation invite you to come and witness the shearing at their Head-Shaving Event in the back room at Docksider’s from 6pm.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity, whose mission is to fund research to find a cure for childhood cancer and is proud to partner with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre.
To register to shave, or to donate, visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/961.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Start rallying your teams as the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s is once again hosting their annual Relay For Life event at North Field at the National Stadium from 6pm on Friday, May 29th until 6pm on Saturday, May 30th.
The event is 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant walking or running on the track at all times.
Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic, camp out for the night and enjoy 24 hours of activities, and on-stage entertainment and contests, including best team costumes, scavenger hunts and quiz contests.
Registration is $10 per person and participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each. The recommended team size is 10 to 15 people.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bermudarelay.com.
Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 23rd to March 8th
Winter Reading Escape: BNL Winter Reading Programme – January 26th to March 13th
Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bermuda and WWII – February 19th
Wine Love Food – February 20th
**NEW Coldwell Banker Home Show – February 20th and 21st
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st
Warwick Academy Jazz Gala Evening – February 21st
BHS Car Wash Fund Raiser for Thailand Service Project – February 21st
**NEW Car Boot Sale – February 21st
**NEW Bermuda to Broadway: Theatre Workshop Series – February 21st
**NEW Wine Tasting – February 21st
Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 22nd
Lunch & Learn Series: Twitter 101 – February 24th
A Roundtable Discussion on Bermudian Dialect – February 24th
**NEW Chef’s Table at The Reefs – February 25th
**NEW Sandys Parish Community Meeting – February 26th
**NEW Mary Celestia: The Perfume – February 26th
Art Walk 2015: Carnival of Light – February 27th
Advocate For Arts Education By Artist Dany Pen – February 27th
**NEW The Continental Society of Bermuda: Martinis and More – February 27th
Celebrate the Night – February 28th
MSA 125 Gala Celebration – February 28th
**NEW Return Fete 2015 Featuring Lyrikal – February 28th
Dancing for Birth Training: The Missing Link for Birth Professionals – February 28th and March 1st
Lunch & Learn Series: Instagram 101 – March 3rd
Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th
Bermuda National Trust Auction and Jumble Sale – March 5th to 7th
Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th
Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th
**NEW Beginner’s Yoga 12-week Course – starts March 7th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Urban Foot Race – March 13th
**NEW St. Baldrick’s Head-Shave – March 13th
Bermuda Triple Challenge: Island Challenge – March 14th
2015 KPMG Round the Grounds Junior Running Race – March 15th
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
BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th
**NEW Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th
Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd
Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th
Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Plein Air Pop-Up – February 6th to 25th
Tucker Sisters: Under the Yellow Flag – until February 25th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 27th to March 18th
Bermuda Annual Schools Art Show: Primary Schools
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!