April 29th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Kids!


Now that April is almost at an end, the Bermuda calendar is really starting to fill up with lots of summer events – here is the latest update on what’s happening:


0426 Doors and Windows

Doors and Windows, a members’ juried show featuring original works of art by local artists, opened at the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard on Sunday, April 26th from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

The show will remain open until May 29th and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open from 11am until 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

For more information, contact 234-2809 or artcentre@logic.bm, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.


0430 Americans Cup Q and A

Bermuda’s Emerging Professionals (BEPRO) will be hosting an America’s Cup Q&A Lunch and Learn at Bermuda Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 30th.

From noon until 1pm, guest speaker and chairman of ACBDA Ltd., Peter Durhager will share what hosting the America’s Cup 2017 means for Bermuda.

A light lunch will be provided and the event is free for BEPRO members, $10 for non-members.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact beprobermuda@gmail.com.


0430 International Jazz Day BermyStyle

April 30th is International Jazz Day and Bermuda will join the rest of the world in celebrating this revered art form. As part of the celebrations, International Jazz Day Bermystyle will place an honour on Clarence “Tootsie” Bean on Thursday, April 30th.

The festivities will begin at 12.30pm with a Proclamation on the steps of City Hall. A Jazz Supper will then follow at the Spinning Wheel from 6.30pm.

Tickets are $75 for the dinner and show package, $30 for the show only, and are available from www.BDAtix.com and Pianos Plus.


0501 Marina Night at Hamilton Princess

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont managed hotel, will once again host Marina Nights, which will return for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1st.

Launched last year, Marina Nights is open to the public and will take place at the hotel’s marina on Friday nights from 5pm until 9pm.

Throughout the evening, patrons can enjoy the spectacular views of Hamilton Harbour while relaxing along the dock on chic patio furniture. DJ entertainment will be provided.

After 9pm, dinner will be available from the 1609 menu and served on the dock.

VIP seating and bottle service is available with a $500 minimum spend on food and beverage. Marina Nights will operate weekly into September.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the VIP section, contact 295-3000.


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

There are four new exhibits opening on Friday, May 1st at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

The Onions Gallery will feature the 2015 Heritage Month Spring Members Show. Hosted in collaboration with the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, this year’s theme is Atlantic Garden. Members of the BSoA have been invited to submit works around this theme and their pieces will be shown over Heritage Month.

Edinburgh Gallery will be showcasing Bermuda’s connection to, and its influence on the fledgling colony of Virginia. Wynne Colley has made a huge commitment to the history of Bermuda and the outside world specifically the Williamsburg and Bermuda connection. She has thoughtfully created a series of work celebrating the social and cultural heritage between Bermuda and Virginia.

Craft Show will be on display in Studio A. The Department of Community & Cultural Affairs will feature a series of unique crafts made by seniors. Works will include various mediums such as crotchet, carpentry, textiles and basket weaving.

Labors of Love will be showcased in Studio B. Patricia Kirby is a well known Canadian artist whom has traveled and made work in Bermuda. She will be showing a selection of work made with graphic pencil, watercolour and acrylic depicting landscapes and birds.

The opening receptions will be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, May 1st.  The exhibits will run until Wednesday, May 20th.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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


0502 Insight into Building a Better Image Workshop

Canadian artist and teacher Patricia Kirby is hosting an Insight into Building a Better Image Workshop at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) on Saturday, May 2nd.

Running from 10am until 2pm, a meaningful insight will be demonstrated on how to better “see” what you as the artist need. Helpful tips will be taught to the participants showing them how to adjust their way of viewing their surroundings. Simple tools will be taught to help integrate shapes and forms into the compositions so the artist can capture subjects in a better manner.

Insight from the workshop will prove itself by the end of the session with a positive and encouraging result. This course will be an introduction to the following course on May 23rd.

The cost is $90 per student for members or $100 for non-members.

For more information, contact 292-3824.


0502 Mayweather Pacquiao

Where are you going to watch the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight? Bermuda Women’s Rugby invite you to watch the Fight of the Century with them on the big screen at Pier 6 on Saturday, May 2nd.

This will be a fundraiser for the Bermuda Women’s National Team. Doors will open at 8pm and show the undercard fights before the title fight.

General Admission is $20 per person. Tables are $300 for 6 people, including 2 drink tickets and food for each person. VIP Booths seat 10 people, including 4 drink tickets and food for each person, at a cost of $750.

To book a VIP Booth or Table, contact gemma@whitfield.bm. **UPDATE: All tables have now been sold out so only general admission tickets are left**

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact kerryheigham@gmail.com or any Women’s National Team player.



All are welcome to come and watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight at the Mariner’s Club on Saturday, May 2nd

From 9pm, this will be shown on the big 8 foot screen, and you are encouraged to arrive early to get seated.

Tickets for entry are $20 and available from the Bar or the Office on 295-2790.



Rotary Club

Hamilton Rotary Club is one of the 4 Rotary Clubs in Bermuda, and is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organisation.

They meet for lunch with interesting speakers every Tuesday from 12.30pm until 1.45pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club on Pomander Road in Paget.

The cost is $30 for members and $28 for non-members.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Greg on 236-0045.



The Reefs invites you to join them for another great Chef’s Table Event on Wednesday, May 6th.

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/May6ChefsTableTheReefs.

The cost is $125, plus tax and gratuities.

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


0510 Mothers Day at Cafe Lido

Cafe Lido invite you to spoil your mama by joining them for their Mother’s Day Ocean Side Brunch on Sunday, May 10th.

Seatings are available between 11am and 11.30am or between 1.30pm and 2pm. Diners can enjoy spectacular views of one of Bermuda’s best beaches while indulging an extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers, accompanied by a delicious array of salads, cold cuts, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes, carvery and vegetarian options.

​The cost is $60 per person, plus 17% grats, with a 50% discount for children under 10.

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


0512 Les garcons et Guillaume a table

The May edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Les Garçons et Guillaume, à Table (Me, myself and Mum) at 8pm on Tuesday, May 12th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French movie with English subtitles tells the story of Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, who has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture himself as a boy, rather as a girl or at best as a homosexual. But how can a mother act in such an objectionable way? And why? Through a series of painful experiences Guillaume will discover little by little who he is actually and will manage to break free from her pernicious influence…

Harbourfront are offering ticketholders a 10% discount on food only. For reservations, contact 295-4207.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $5 for AF/BUEI members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.

Full details can be found at www.AllianceFrancaise.bm.



The Bermuda Insurance Institute, in partnership with Bermuda Industry Organizations, invite you to attend the annual Bermuda Insurance Industry Awards in the HabourView Ballroom at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Thursday, May 14th.

The event will begin at 6pm with a red carpet entrance to the HarbourView Ballroom, where they will be recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant contributions in 2014. These categories include: Young Industry Leader of the Year, Industry Leader of the Year, Top Corporate Sponsors, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Dress code is Business Attire.

Tickets are $110. Registration should be completed online at www.bii.bm and tickets collected from the BII office.

For more information, contact Delma Parfitt or dparfitt@bii.bm.


0515 Big Chill at Seabreeze

Bermuda’s hottest and coolest evening, the Big Chill is returning to Sea Breeze from Friday, May 15th.

Running from 6pm until 11pm, you can enjoy the outdoor chill out sounds of the Ibiza summertime, featuring cool deep house beats from DJ Felix Tod, acoustic guitar from Tony Brannon and vocals from Kassie Caines.

The usual selection of sushi, tapas and cocktails will also be available to order.

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 236-9884. The Big Chill will run weekly until October 16th.


0523 Capturing the Beauty of Birds

Canadian artist and teacher Patricia Kirby is hosting a workshop on Capturing the Beauty of Birds at Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) on Saturday, May 23rd.

Running from 10am until 2pm, this workshop will assist artists with creating more accurate anatomical coverage of birds using the simplest of ways to paint them. Students will learn basic bird anatomy so as to understand how birds “work” and will be taught how to create colours, shades and applications that are often found in Atlantic and North American species.

Students will have the opportunity to start works from reference materials and complete the session

The cost is $90 per student for members or $100 for non-members.

For more information, contact 292-3824.


0529 Concert D'Antan

The Alliance Française des Bermudes invites you to their Concert d’Antan, a Classical Baroque Concert at Verdmont Historic Home on Friday, May 29th.

This candlelight musical evening will celebrate the music of Bach, Händel, Corelli, Muffat, Gounod and Rameau, with Anne Robert and Laure Morabito on violin and harpsichord.

The evening will begin with a welcome drink at 7.30pm, followed by the concert at 8pm. After the concert, there will be a garden reception with champagne and petits fours.

The cost is $65 for members or $75 for non-members, and tickets are on sale at www.BDAtix.bm and Pulp & Circumstance. All proceeds will benefit the Alliance Française Educational Programme.

For more information, contact alliancefrancaisebda@gmail.com.


0607 You Go Girl Relay

Grab two of your favourite ace girls for You Go Girl, an all-female relay on Sunday, June 7th.

Starting at 8.30am on Front Street, this relay of 3 legs of 2K, is organised as a train where the first person does all 3 legs or 6K, the second person does 2 legs or 4K, and the third person does 2K. As a train, at the end of each Leg, the next person joins their team member, so that at the end of all legs, all Team Members must finish together.

Competitive divisions include Family (mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, including in-laws), Corporate (all members of the same company or organisation), Masters (all members 40 and over), 6K Runners (all 3 participants will run 6K together), Competitive Walkers (all members walk, no running allowed), and Open (none of these categories).

Entry fees are $30 per person/$90 per team for Competitive Teams, $20 per person/$60 per team for Non-competitive Teams, and $15 for Juniors aged 7 and up.

All participants are eligible for numerous draw prizes and part Proceeds of the entry fee, plus all monies donated separately on-line, will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre. Registration is available until Friday, June 5th.

For more information, or to register/donate, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com.






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


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


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

Deep Peace Relaxation with Yoga Sounds – April 29th

Uncorked! Spring 2015 – April 30th

**NEW  America’s Cup Q&A Lunch and Learn – April 30th

**NEW  International Jazz Day Bermystyle – April 30th

Happy Hour Golf – May 1st

**NEW  Marina Nights at The Hamilton Princess – returns May 1st

Om Fest 2015 Bermuda – May 1st to 3rd

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

Catlin Bermuda End-to-End – May 2nd

**NEW  Insight into Building a Better Image Workshop – May 2nd

**NEW  Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight – May 2nd

**NEW  Fight of the Century: Mayweather vs Pacquiao – 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  Chef’s Table at The Reefs – May 6th

Pechakucha Bermuda Volume 11 – May 7th

BBHA Wine Tasting – May 8th

Community Guest Day – May 9th

Joyful Noise Concert – May 9th

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

Sybil Returns – May 10th

**NEW  Mother’s Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – May 10th

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Les Garçons et Guillaume, à Table – May 12th

Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner – May 13th

**NEW  Insurance Industry Awards – May 14th

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

**NEW  The Big Chill at Sea Breeze – starts 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

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

**NEW  Capturing the Beauty of Birds Workshop – May 23rd

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

**NEW  Alliance Francaise: Concert d’Antan, a Classical Baroque Concert – May 29th

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

**NEW  You Go Girl Relay – June 7th

Raleigh Bermuda Graduation/Launch Ceremony – June 10th

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

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

Charman Prize Entry Deadline – June 25th

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

**NEW  Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Doors & Windows – April 26th to May 29th

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

**NEW  Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 1st to 20th

Onions Gallery: 2015 Heritage Month Spring Members Show

Edinburgh Gallery: Bermuda’s connection to, and its influence on the fledgling colony of Virginia

Studio A: Craft Show

Studio B: Labors of Love


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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