April 22nd, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!


Has anyone else turned on their ceiling fans for the first time this year?  It’s definitely heating up in Bermuda, both temperature-wise and events-wise!  Here’s the latest listing of Bermuda events:

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0421 Corporate Charity Football Tournament

12 corporate teams will compete for a trophy, as well as the opportunity to win money for their selected charity, at the 6th Annual Corporate Charity Football Tournament starting at the BAA Field on Tuesday, April 21st.

Games are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.15pm and 8.30pm until Tuesday, May 19th.

Entry is free for spectators and you can check your team’s dates on the schedule here.

For more information, contact Kennedy Wainwright on 599-4045 or Lindell Foster on 333-4242.


0425 Kaleidoscopic Jamboree

The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation (KAF) present Kaleidoscopic Jamboree, a family fair suitable for all ages, on Saturday, April 25th

From 10am until 5pm, you can enjoy some KAF-style family fun with lots of arts and crafts, games, prizes, pony rides, dress up, sensory and loose parts play, gardening, story time and lots more. In addition, there will also be plants for sale, baked goods, and food and drink.

Admission is $5. Once inside, most activities will be free, while some will have a small charge.

For more information, contact KAF on 542-9000 or info@kaf.bm.


0426 Olde Towne Market1

The Olde Towne Market, St. George’s European-style street market on Water Street, will return for the 2015 season on Sunday, April 26th.

This will run from 2pm until 6pm, on the last Sunday of the month until November. Items for sale will include clothing, shoes and sandals, handmade cards, crafts, jewellery, nail polish, sports clothing, art, crochet, cloth books, baked goods, soap and body care items, a fairy stall with fairy wings, and more. For vendors, there is a $35 per month fee.

For more information, or for vendor registration, visit www.OldeTowneMarketSg.com or contact oldetownemarket@yahoo.com.


0430 Uncorked

Explore a new concept of wine pairing, where the focus is not so much on matching a great wine with great food, but more on matching great wines with great experiences at Uncorked! at Bermuda Society of Arts on Thursday, April 30th.

Doors open at 6pm, with a welcome and tasting beginning at 6.15pm, followed by the opening of the games at 6.30pm.

Three different seasonal themes have been created by choosing some of the best Spring activities and then adding wine to them. The first theme is Sparkly Springtime, which promises an abundance of yummy pink bubbles, while Florals in Bloom will feature floral notes perfect for a garden picnic. Spring Fever will then showcase the right wines for a magical couple’s night in.

As if that isn’t enough, they will also be offering limited edition wine-inspired prints for purchase, cool wine-inspired games like the Cork Pull, and complimentary wine on entry.

Tickets are $50 and available from www.pTix.bm or 704-2771. Uncorked also supports a worthy charity with every event. This season’s receiving charity will be The Sunshine League who will receive 10% of ticket sales and all proceeds from their games.

For more information, such as additional ticket info and to learn about their special sponsorship packages, contact uncorkedbda@gmail.com.


0501 Happy Hour Golf

Whack away the frustrations of the work week at Bermuda Heart Foundation’s Happy Hour Golf event, a fun charity golf tournament on Friday, May 1st.

Check-in will begin at Belmont Hills Golf Club at 5.30pm. Carts will drop teams off at their first hole for a 6pm shotgun start, after which, teams will walk the course. Clubs can be rented from Belmont if you don’t have your own.

Not a golfer? Not a problem, as there will also be fun drinking challenges to be played on each hole, with prizes to be won. There are also prizes for Closest to the Pin and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Food and drinks are also included in the price.

The cost is $125 per person, for teams of 4, and the registration deadline is on Wednesday, April 29th. The registration form can be downloaded here and proceeds will benefit the Bermuda Heart Foundation’s Youth Programme, Jump 2B Fit.

For more information, contact Sionna Barton at sionna@bdaheart.bm.


0501 Om Fest Bermuda

Enjoy a fun-filled, rewarding weekend of music, dance, yoga, dialogue and community at Om Fest 2015 Bermuda at Spirit House from Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd.

The festivities will kick off at 7pm on Friday, May 1st with an evening of kirtan. The following day will begin at 8.30am with a full day of yoga, enlightening dialogue and fulfilling workshops. Saturday evening will bring the sounds of kirtan with Bermuda’s own Michelle Rafferty and her band, followed by Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, after a South Indian vegetarian dinner, David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira will take the stage.

On Sunday, May 3rd, Kriya Yoga will begin at 7am, followed by singing meditation with Sean Johnson or Ecstatic Dance with Christina Frith. There will also be two additional sessions of Enlightening Dialogue with David Newman and Bhakti on the Mat with Sean Johnson. The festival will close with a combined kirtan concert by David and Mira, with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band.

A Full Festival Weekend Pass, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday, costs $375. The All Day Saturday Only Pass, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, is $199. The Saturday Concert Only pass, which also includes dinner on Saturday, costs $99. Finally, the All Day Sunday Only Pass, which includes lunch on Sunday, costs $100. All tickets are available at www.pTix.bm.

For more information, contact the Om Fest committee at spirithouse@northrock.bm, or visit www.SpiritHouseBermuda.com.


0502 Catlin End to End

The 28th year of the legendary Catlin End-to-End for 2015 will be on Saturday, May 2nd.

Now a firm fixture on the Bermuda calendar, this is Bermuda’s largest community charitable event where thousands of people have a fun-filled day of walking, riding, swimming or paddling across Bermuda. Not only is this a physical fitness challenge, but it has also raised more than $4.8 million for local good causes.

Registration costs $50 for adults and $20 for youths.

To sign up, or for more information on the event and this year’s charity recipients, visit www.BermudaEndtoEnd.bm.



PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 11th Edition from 6pm until 9pm on Thursday, May 7th at Vasco da Gama Club.

At a time when email, Facebook and Twitter seemingly reduce the need for face-to-face encounters, a PechaKucha Bermuda Night forces us out of the house/office and into a social space for stimulation and interaction.

There will be 9 speakers, including artists, technologists and enthusiasts of all kinds, presenting their out-of-the-box creative ideas on any topic of their choice for everyone to enjoy, think about, laugh at and, maybe, be inspired by.

PKNs were started by a pair of Tokyo-based architects who tackled this problem: How do you get a bunch of visual visionaries — many of them isolated, introverted, self-employed people who tend to hunch all day behind their computers — out into meet space, communicating, drinking, networking? The solution: Give them a format and a chance to talk about their current interests and listen to others doing the same.

The format is called a 20×20, where 20 images are projected on a screen, each for 20 seconds, while a presenter talks along with the images. The presentation is automated, with no pausing or going back, meaning that it is concise and rapid.

Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase.

Entry is free but donations will be gratefully accepted.

For more information, contact Nicky at gurret@northrock.bm or visit www.pechakucha.org/cities/bermuda.


0508 BBHA Wine Tasting

Enjoy a fun-filled event with a wonderful selection of fine wines at the Bermuda National Ball Hockey team’s Wine Tasting at Gosling’s Wine Cellar on Friday, May 8th.

From 7pm until 10pm, you can indulge in evening of wine and light dine, with snacks served throughout the night.

Tickets are $50 each and proceeds will support the Bermuda National team who will be travelling to Zug, Switzerland in June to compete as a top 10 hockey team in the world after winning the B division in the 2013 World Championships.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Adam Chevis at adam.chevis@digicelgroup.com or 500-8787.


0509 Rhythm Lab Vegan Jazz Gathering

Author, professor, and chef, Eddie Ming presents a night of food and live music at The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering on Saturday, May 9th.

From 7pm until 10pm at the St. George’s Community Centre Complex, you can expect a vegan-vegetarian buffet, with live jazz music featuring the very popular and talented jazz vocalist Sheila Smith, accompanied by pianist, Toni Bari, and the Jade Minors Jazz Quartet.

95% of the Vegan dishes being served will be made in-house and cash donations will be in aid of the Drum School’s Educational Publications

The cost of general admission is $30 and Patrons are $40.

For more information, contact 297-2874 or 297-8422.


0510 Sybil Returns

Expect an exciting and unpredictable night of drama with female impersonators as Sybil Returns for a special Mother’s Day show on Sunday, May 10th.

Doors open at 7pm and Ms. Sybil Barrington, the diva herself, will take the stage at 7.30pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre. This event is for over-18s only.

Tickets are $45, or $75 for patrons, and can be purchased from www.BDAtix.bm or Shannon’s Boutique. All proceeds from this event will be going to The Centre Against Abuse.

For more information, contact the Centre Against Abuse on 292-4366.


0513 Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner at Red

Proving that our friends from España have more to offer the wine world than just sangria and calimocho, Red Steakhouse and Bar are hosting a Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner on Wednesday, May 13th.

From 7pm, you can enjoy some passed canapes before Red’s Executive Chef Chad Mitchell presents a special four course Spanish-infused menu. Each course has been expertly paired with four Spanish wines by Kevin Rhyno from Burrows Lightbourn, your sommelier for the evening.

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

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


0517 HH Islands of the Great Sound

The May edition of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will take the form of the tour Turning Points: Island of the Great Sound on Sunday, May 17th.

From 2pm until 5pm, you can join historian Andrew Birmingham aboard the Reef Explorer for an informative presentation on the 400 year history of the Great Sound. The boat will depart from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on Front Street.

The tour will cover topics such as fever epidemics, prisoners of war, flying boat operations and the U-boat U-505. Participants may disembark the boat to enjoy a walking tour of Long Island and Port’s island or simply stay aboard and relax. You are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes.

There is a $10 fee for this event and tickets are available from the main office of Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Dame Lois Browne Evans Building, 4th Floor. Spaces are limited.

For more information, contact Folklife officer Ms. Keishunda Curtis at 292-1681 or kccurtis@gov.bm.



An opportunity to see some world class guitarists while supporting guitar music right here in Bermuda as the Bermuda School of Music presents the 12th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival from Thursday, May 28th to Sunday, May 31st.

The first concert on May 28th will feature two solo classical guitarists, Steve Crawford and Jerremiah Smith, playing works by Albeniz, Debussy, Falla and others.

Adam del Monte, one of the world’s leading flamenco and classical guitarists/composers of his generation, will be performing on Friday, May 29th.

On May 30th, you can enjoy a performance by Mike Dawes, a virtuoso fingerstyle guitar player known for composing, arranging and performing multiple parts simultaneously on one instrument using unique extended and micro-techniques. His genre ranges from blues, rock and pop and he has been described by The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward as “among the very best in the world”.

All of these concerts take place at 7.30pm at St. Andrew’s Church. Tickets are $30 for each show and are available from the Bermuda School of Music, Music Box or online at www.pTix.bm.

Finally, on Sunday, May 31st, there will be a Student Gala Concert, featuring the students of the Bermuda School of Music guitar department, at 3pm. The student concert is open to the public and admission is free.


0609 Poetry Workshop

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with The Bermuda National Library, is pleased to offer a Writer-In-Residence Programme on Poetry featuring Christian Campbell from Tuesday, June 9th.

Christian is the 2010 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize winner and author of Running the Dusk. The workshops will take place at Bermuda National Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm until 8pm, and from noon until 2.30pm on Saturdays.

If interested in participating, submit a 1 to 3 page writing sample and contact information by hand to Writer-in-Residence Programme c/o Keishunda Curtis at the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs (58 Court Street, 4th Floor, Hamilton HM 12) or by email to kccurtis@gov.bm, copying vcsims@gov.bm.

The entry deadline is Friday, May 15th.

The cost is $150 and limited spaces are available.

For more information, contact relief Folklife Officer Keishunda Curtis at 292-1681 or kccurtis@gov.bm.


0614 Pure All White Party

WKD presents Pure: The 7th Annual All White Party on Sunday, June 14th.

This will take place in the BAA Parking Lot and gates open at 9pm. Music will be courtesy of DJ Young Chow of Hot 97 FM in New York, DJ Pantrin Vibez from Trinidad, and Bermuda’s own DJ iBreeze and Mista Genius (formerly iMega) of King Jyrus Sound. There will also be music by Bermuda’s One Life Sound and a live performance by Trinidadian soca artist Preedy, singing hits like Wining Champion, Push Back, and many more.

Dress code is white and there will be free glowsticks on entry. This event is for over-18s only and is sponsored by WKD, Red Square Vodka, Carib Beer, 3 Olives Vodka, Pepsi, www.trip.bm and Somers with special support by Bermuda Carnival Weekend.

The official hashtag is #PURE2015 and you can follow @Allwhite2015 or @WildApachePromotion on Instagram or @wildapacheBDA on Twitter.

Advance tickets are $30 for general admission or $20 for college students with valid ID. VIP tickets are $75 and these include a free meal, 3 free drinks, Front Stage Access, and $10 admission to the Sunrise Cruise.

Ticket outlets are Peoples Pharmacy, Somers in St. Georges, Jazzy Boutique and online at www.BDAtix.bm.

After the party, you are invited aboard the MV Longtail from 3.30am until 7.30am for the Carnival Sunrise Cruise. Only 200 spaces are available and all VIP ticket holders get first preference. General admission to the cruise is $20 with Pure wristbands, and only those who attend the Pure party will be allowed aboard.

For more information, contact apacheprod@yahoo.com.


0629 Camp Healthy is Beautiful

If you are a young lady between the ages of 10 and 14, who wants to reinvent yourself this summer by getting fit and trim, then you may be interested in attending the Healthy Is Beautiful Camp from Monday, June 29th.

This promises to be a safe and encouraging environment where campers learn healthy habits to become their best selves.The camp will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Warwick from Monday, June 29th until Friday, August 7th, from 9am until 4pm each day.

The price of the camp will be $150 per camper, per week.

For more information, contact 704-3514 or healthyisbeautiful@hotmail.com.







Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: Sound and Shore – April 20th to 26th

**NEW  6th Annual Corporate Charity Football Tournament – April 21st to May 19th

Annual Peppercorn Ceremony and Freedom of the Town Parade – April 22nd

Chehalem Wine Dinner – April 23rd

Autism Rocks Socks Charity Fundraiser – April 24th

BUEI presents An Underwater Extravaganza – April 25th

Swing into Spring Golf Tournament Fundraiser – April 25th

Studio Red: A Night at the Disco – April 25th

MAMA Car Boot Sale – April 25th

Super Saturday at Masterworks: Setting Sail – April 25th

Jazz Supper in the East – April 25th

The Heart of Worship Gospel Concert – April 25th

Astrology Intensive with Steve Judd – April 25th

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Relay Challenge & Community Fun Day – April 25th

**NEW  Kaleidoscopic Jamboree – April 25th

Bermuda Open Karate Championships – April 26th

Masterworks AOK Dance Walk in the Park – April 26th

Historical Heartbeats: Greene on Green Spittal Pond Walkabout and Coastal Tour – April 26th

**NEW  Olde Towne Market – restarts April 26th

Bermuda Hospitality Institute Hospitality Month: West End – April 27th to May 2nd

Deep Peace Relaxation with Yoga Sounds – April 29th

**NEW  Uncorked! Spring 2015 – April 30th

**NEW  Happy Hour Golf – May 1st

**NEW  Om Fest 2015 Bermuda – May 1st to 3rd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

**NEW  Catlin Bermuda End-to-End – May 2nd

We are Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder – May 3rd

Daniel and Revelation Seminar – May 3rd to 30th

Lunch & Learn Series: Pinterest 101 – May 5th

**NEW  Pechakucha Bermuda Volume 11 – May 7th

**NEW  BBHA Wine Tasting – May 8th

Community Guest Day – May 9th

Joyful Noise Concert – May 9th

**NEW  The Rhythm Lab’s Vegan Jazz Gathering – May 9th

**NEW  Sybil Returns – May 10th

**NEW  Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner – May 13th

**NEW  2015 Writer-in-Residence Programme on Poetry Deadline – May 15th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

Le Diner En Rose – May 16th

The Warrant Officers & Sergeants’ Mess Gatorade 5-Mile Breakfast Run, 3-Mile Fun Walk and 10-Mile Duathlon – May 17th

**NEW  Historical Heartbeats – Turning Points: Island of the Great Sound – May 17th

**NEW  12th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 28th to 31st

Relay For Life 2015 – May 29th and 30th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th

Lunch & Learn Series: Blogging 101 – June 2nd

Harbour Nights – restarts June 3rd

Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th

Bermuda Heroes Weekend: Bermuda’s First Carnival – June 12th to 15th

**NEW  Pure:  The 7th Annual All White Party – June 14th

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

**NEW  Healthy is Beautiful Camp – starts June 29th

Spicelands Summer Fun Camp – weekly from June 29th to August 31st

LIV BDA – July 3rd to 6th

Sportz Mania 2015 Summer Multi-Sport Programmes – start July 4th

Lunch & Learn Series: What is Email Marketing – July 7th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Karl Struss and the Dawn of Tourism – February 27th to September 30th

Andrew Stevenson – March 28th to April 25th

Homer’s Cafe Show: Nicole Simons’ Sun Daze – April 10th to 30th

French Impressions by Rhona and Mark Emmerson – April 18th to 29th

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Liquid – March 22nd to April 26th

Bridge House Exhibit: Our History in Hats – March 18th to April 30th

Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until June 6th

Highlights from the Young Collection

Marketing Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Language

Continuing Exhibitions – Highlights of the BNG Collection


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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