October 7th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Hope you fared well during the storm and that you have power by now! Here is the latest Bermuda events update:
A.S. Cooper Stores invite you to join them in the fight against breast cancer and shop for a cause at their Breast Cancer Awareness Shopping Event on Thursday, October 8th.
From 6pm until 8pm in the main store on Front Street, you can save on one night only discounts. In addition, if you purchase a $5 Pass, you will save 15% off regular priced merchandise.
Dig out your lederhosen and round up your friends as the world’s biggest fair is coming to Bermuda from Thursday, October 8th until Sunday, October 11th.
Oktoberfest, in the Victualling Yard at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will run from 6pm until late on each of the days, with Happy Hour from 5pm until 6pm.
Headlining each evening is one of the world’s outstanding beer hall bands, Oompah Brass, who are, in the words of Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 host, “The Legends in Lederhosen – they rock so good!”
Co-sponsors Dockyard Brewing Co. and Burrows & Lightbourn will be offering special Oktoberfest brews and the tent will be set up in the classic style of long trestle tables where you can enjoy traditional Oktoberfest dishes provided by the Frog and Onion pub. Further entertainment will be courtesy of The Big Chill’s DJ Felix Todd and MC Tony Brannon.
Tickets range from $10 to $75 per head for reserved seating. All tables seat up to ten people and include table service.
Available on the 10th and 11th only, Blau Tables (Blue) cost $750 per table and include premier seating closest to the stage, an alpine hat with feather, a full German-style menu (pretzel (lots of salt) with mustard, mixed bratwurst (2 pcs) with mustard, grilled 1/4 spring chicken, with sauerkraut and German-style potato salad, and apple strudel with cream), and 2 steins of beer per person
Rote Tables (Red) cost $500 and include preferred seating one row back from the stage, an alpine hat with feather, baskets of pretzels with mustard dips, and 2 steins of beer per person.
Gelb Tables (Yellow) cost $250 and include choice seating in the middle of the tent and one stein of beer per person.
Grun Tables (Green) cost $100 ($10 per head) for a reserved table with table service only.
Tables are now available for pre-booking through www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact the Frog and Onion at 234-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest in the series of BUEI Talks will be Ocean Vet – The Journey Continues on Thursday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 20th.
During this special presentation and sneak peek of the Ocean Vet series, you will hear updates from the crew on current progress, research revealed from data tracks uploading to satellites, as well as excerpts from up to seven of the completed episodes. Net proceeds raised will go to the Neil Burnie Foundation and BUEI’s education programmes.
Ticket holders are entitled to 10% off dinner at the Harbourfront (food only) before or after the lecture. Please call 295-4207 for reservations and be sure to mention the lecture. Cannot be combined with any other special offers.
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.
Come and get your praise on at Expressions of Praise on Friday, October 9th.
From 7pm at St. Paul AME Church, Expressions of Praise will combine singing, dancing, signing, all forms of worship and praise.
Tickets are $15.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact email@example.com or 292-0505.
Let it go, it’s about to snow at MSA’s Frozen Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th.
From 10am until 10pm each day, there will be something for everyone so bring the whole family out for a day or two of fun. There’s Kiddyland for the little ones with games just the right size for them. The super slide is a favourite of the big and small and there are plenty of games and prizes for them all! There’s bingo in the hall and fresh donuts right next door. Plants and treasures galore, balloons, light-up toys and more. They promise that this year is going to be better then before as they introduce Bermuda’s first electronic skee-ball machines, and if you drop by and grab a raffle or two, you could be leaving with a brand new SUV. Scheduled “snow” times can be found on their Facebook Page.
Admission is $4 for adults and free for kids under 5.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bermuda Society for the Blind presents the See For Yourself: Technology Fair and Film Fest on Saturday, October 10th
This is a technology fair for people with vision impairments, their families, friends, others that support them, and anyone interested.
From 10am until 4pm at BUEI, you can visit demonstration stations showcasing a variety of assistive technology devices, meet individuals who have lost sight that use this equipment everyday, and view 3 outstanding inspirational films.
This event is free to the public, although donations are welcome.
For information, contact the Bermuda Society For The Blind at 292-3231 or email@example.com.
TED, the non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, is well known for its conferences with insightful and entertaining presentations on a wide range of topics from some of the world’s leading thinkers.
Join TEDxBermuda 2015 for a thought-provoking afternoon on Saturday, October 10th – like a spa day for your brain!
From 1pm until 6pm, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to inspirational local and international speakers.
Tickets are $75 in advance from www.pTix.bm or $85 at the door.
For more information, see www.TEDxBermuda.com.
Flex your mental muscle to win some prizes at a Fun Quiz Night at the Mariner’s Club on Saturday, October 10th.
A dinner of fish and chips is served at 6.30pm and the quiz itself starts at 7.30pm. Teams should contain a maximum of 6 people. If you haven’t got a team, they will form one for you. Drinks are very reasonably priced at the bar.
The cost is $30 per person, which includes food. Advance ticket purchase is necessary.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Frank Kippax on 294-5717 in the daytime or 338-8056 after 5pm.
Add a little spice to your Sunday at Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s new Sunday Afternoon Happy Hour, running weekly until the end of November.
From 3pm until 6pm at the Bayside Bar, you can experience the steel pan music of Bermuda’s own Robert Symons while you enjoy weekly-changing drink specials, as well as complimentary bar snacks.
There is no cover charge and no reservations are necessary.
For more information, contact 293-8333.
The October edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, October 11th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
Meru will be showing at 3pm. This is a Sundance audience award winner about climbing Mount Meru featuring Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin.
This will be followed at 5.15pm by The New Girlfriend, a dramatic comedy by Francois Ozon featuring French heartthrob Romain Duris.
More details on the films can be found at www.BermudaDocs.com.
Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.
The Anglican Church of Bermuda, in partnership with the Atlantic School of Theology and The Bermuda College, invites you to a lecture series on the topic of The Holy Spirit, starting on Monday, October 12th.
The lectures will take place in the Bermuda College Blue Room (H115) nightly at 6pm on October 12th, 14th and 16th. The facilitator, Dr. David Deane, is the Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at the Atlantic School of Theology.
This event is free to the public.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact the Diocesan Office at 292-6987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The October edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing En Solitaire (Turning Tide) at 8pm on Tuesday, October 13th.
Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French adventure-drama with English subtitles is from director Christophe Offenstein with Francois Cluzet, Virginie Efira and Guillaume Cavet.
En Solitaire tells the story of Yann Kermadec whose dreams suddenly come true when he has to replace the DCNS star skipper at the last minute before the start of the Vendée Globe (a round-the-world non-stop single-handed yacht race). After several days of racing, Yann, who is in the lead, has to stop to repair a damaged rudder. This will disrupt his round-the-world journey…
Ticket holders are also entitled to 10% off at Harbourfront (food only) – 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 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 Chapel of Ease Church are hosting a Bake Sale and White Elephant on Thursday, October 15th.
This event will take place at Peter’s Church Hall in St. George’s between 11am and 3pm. In addition to the bake sale and white elephant, there will also be a soup/roll lunch available.
Carlos Dill is the latest local artist to exhibit his work in Homer’s Cafe, from Friday, October 16th.
Carlos believes that art is a way of life. Any and everything can be depicted as art through perception. The beauty of being an artist is that he gets to interpret things the way that he chooses to. There is no right or wrong to art, and that’s why he was inspired to create VISIONS. He hopes to share, inspire, and bring forth emotion through his artwork.
The exhibit will run until November 19th.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
Get ready to show the world how Bermuda does it in style as Fidelity International presents the America’s Cup Jam on Saturday, October 17th.
Internationally acclaimed reggae fusion artists Shaggy and Maxi Priest will perform in the first concert to celebrate the America’s Cup World Series in Bermuda. Also performing are the high energy Caribbean soca band Spice and Company, with local acoustic Reggae band The Kings kicking off the show.
This highly-anticipated concert celebrates the four-day Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series race event being hosted in Bermuda from October 15th to 18th. The America’s Cup Jam is idyllically scheduled for sunset at No. 1 Dock on Hamilton Harbour, the heart of the World Series event festivities in Bermuda.
General admission is $100 and VIP is $300, with both available from www.pTix.bm. VIP tickets include a VIP front stage viewing area, VIP cash bar and wait service, VIP cash premium food, VIP tented chill area, and VIP Skip the Line Access.
For more information, visit www.AmericasCupJam.com.
Join Wharton’s Director of Admissions Catherine Molony and local alumnus Marc Grandisson for an Admissions Information Session on Tuesday, October 20th.
From 6pm until 8pm at Waterloo House, you will get an overview of the programme and gain insights into the admissions process. Alumni will share their perspectives on why it’s worth the commute to Philadelphia to earn the Wharton MBA while continuing your career.
There is no attendance fee but attendees should register online at https://executivemba.wharton.upenn.edu/event/information-session-bermuda/.
For more information, contact Catherine Molony at email@example.com or call the office on 215-898-5887.
Fans of both local history and the macabre are invited to join the Bermuda National Library as they host Bermuda Haunting: Ghost Stories with local author John Cox on Thursday, October 22nd.
From 5.30pm to 7pm, you can hear John Cox tell ghost stories and also have the opportunity to share your own experiences and family stories.
John Cox’s books will also be available for purchase on the night.
This event is free but spaces are limited so you are required to make a reservation if you wish to attend.
For more information, or to reserve your place, contact Ellen Hollis at 299-0028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Masterworks of Bermuda Art will be hosting a joint exhibit of artworks by John Kauffman and Peter Perinchief entitled Different Strokes, opening in the Rick Faries Gallery on Friday, October 23rd.
An architect and a pediatrician by profession, John and Peter may seem an unlikely pair to share an exhibit, but the two friends over the years have created a remarkable collection of paintings of Bermuda which Masterworks is honoured to share with the Bermudian public.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays. Masterworks is closed on public holidays. General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.
The exhibit will run until November 4th.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
Rain or shine, there will be two opportunities to attend the 6th Annual Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Astwood Park in Warwick this year, on Friday, October 23rd and on Saturday, October 24th.
From noon until 6pm on the Friday and from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, you can expect free tractor/hay rides, face painting, and lots of fun at the pumpkin patch. Wear your costumes and get a treat (healthy treats also available).
Small, medium and large pumpkins are available for purchase and you are invited to bring your wagons or carry bags.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact 704-2843 or 238-0652.
Students 7 to 12 years old are invited to join the Dolphin Quest Ocean Scouts Team at their Ocean Scouts Camp running during the midter, break from Monday, October 26th to Friday, October 30th.
This five-day camp is focused on teamwork and ocean awareness. Participants will enjoy fun activities and ocean related adventures geared toward promoting team building and an appreciation for ocean life, and will be inspired and rewarded by the hands-on, in-water Discover Dolphins program on the last day of camp.
The camp will run daily from 9.30am to 3.30pm, conveniently aligned with the ferry schedule which leaves Hamilton at 9am, returning at 4pm.
The cost is $275 per student.
For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact 234-4464 or visit DolphinQuest.com to book online.
Promising to be Bermuda’s best haunted attraction, the Dungeon of Doom will be coming to the Somerset Country Squire this Halloween Weekend.
Full-on scares in pitch darkness can be found at the Terror Haunts from 6pm until 9pm from Wednesday, October 28th until Saturday, October 31st.
The Youth Haunt will run from 12.30pm until 3.30pm on Saturday, October 31st. This is a daytime look at the haunted attraction and reduces the scare factor to accommodate a younger crowd.
All of these fundraising events are rated PG-13 and are not suitable for the faint of heart, scaredy pants, chickens or young children.
The cost is $5 for the Youth Haunt and $10 for the Terror Haunts. This event is presented by Lijah’s Journey, a fundraising campaign spearheaded to raise funds to cover Up With People Tuition for young performing artist Delijah Symonds. It is their goal to continue this global education programme by developing the Lijah’s Journey Scholarship Fund to assist other young Bermudians to participate in future UWP tours. Part proceeds of this event will go to this fund.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
A frightfully good time is promised as the Mariners RFC are once again hosting their Annual Halloween Party at Flanagan’s and Outback Sports Bar, on Friday, October 30th.
From 8pm until close, there will be DJs spinning the best and scariest music, prizes for best costume, drink specials and jello shots at the door.
Capacity is limited and advance tickets are $25 from www.pTix.bm. If space is available, the cost is $35 at the door, although this event sold out last year.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West End is once again being invaded by the undead at the Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 31st.
This annual fundraising walk will leave Greys Bridge at 11am and will have participants dressed as zombies shuffling their way to Somerset Village.
The Village will be transformed into Mangrove Hallows with spooky family activities from noon until 4pm. This free community event will offer a safe and fun Halloween celebration for families, with a Haunted House, pumpkin carving, game stalls, games (skull and spoon race / treasure hunt), face painting and prizes for the best costumes.
There is no cost to register and proceeds from pledges go to the Art Centre at Dockyard.
For more information, or to register and receive a pledge sheet, contact 234-2809 or email@example.com.
Enjoy lots of spooky fun at the Sunshine League House for their Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 31st.
From noon until 7pm, this event will feature a Haunted Trail, Carnival Games, Treasure Hunt, Character Greetings, PhotoBooth Fun, a Pumpkin Carving Contest, and tricks and treats.
Guests are welcome to bring their own pumpkin carvings for judging in several different categories and all pumpkins should be submitted by 2pm.
Children are invited to participate in the costume contest that starts at 3pm. There will be several different categories for judging, including Best Costume, Most Creative and Scariest Villain, and available age groups are 3 and under, age 4 to 6, age 7 to 9, and age 10 to 12.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children above the age of 3, and are available from www.BDAtix.bm.
For more information, contact 532-2690.
Help the community by being more helpful in a crisis with the Bermuda Red Cross’ Psychosocial First Aid Course starting on Saturday, November 14th.
With the increase of crime and other critical incidents affecting the island, the Bermuda Red Cross have identified the need to educate and train key persons in the community to enable more to respond to these issues.
This course will run over a 3-day period starting on Saturday, November 14th and continuing on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st. 7 modules will be covered and the class will run from 8.30am until 5pm each day.
The cost is $250 per person.
For more information, or to register, contact Petra Spencer-Arscott on 236-8253 ext 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tackling the topic of mental illnesses and the stereotypes surrounding them, a Mental Illness Awareness Campaign will be taking place on Sunday, November 15th.
Running from 3pm until 5pm in the Somersfield Academy Gym, the goal is to educate people and raise money while doing so, through a variety of fundraising events and activities.
A guest speaker will speak at around 3.20pm to 3.45pm and there will be displays around the room, each focusing on different mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety disorders. There will also be fundraising events and games set up around the gym to make it a more interactive experience.
There is no admission charge.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 595-2461.
The Garden Club of Bermuda invites you and your family to let yourselves be amazed at Christmas at Norwood, a festive Open House and Garden on Saturday, November 21st.
From 10am until 3pm, you can come and see the beautiful flower displays and garden art while enjoying live music, and let your children be creative with the activities on offer. Handmade crafts, plants, baked goods, refreshments and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
This fundraiser, apart from being a festive event, supports the Club’s scholarship fund which this year includes the Parks Department’s Skills Development program.
Admission at the gate is $20 for adults, $10 for 10 to 18 year olds, and free for children under 10.
Free parking will be available nearby and with a free shuttle service.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
The Drowsy Chaperone – October 1st to 10th
CAIS Canadian Boarding School Fair – October 7th
October Lights – starts October 7th
**NEW Oktoberfest at Frog and Onion – October 8th to 11th
Goddess Wellness Retreat – October 8th to 12th
**NEW A.S. Cooper & Sons Ltd. Breast Cancer Awareness Shopping Event – October 8th
**NEW Ocean Vet: The Journey Continues – October 8th
#FlashbackFriday – October 9th
Suck Rocks and Molly Millers – October 9th and 10th
**NEW Expressions of Praise – October 9th
**NEW MSA Frozen Bazaar – October 9th and 10th
SPCA Open House and Expo – October 10th
**NEW See For Yourself: Technology Fair and Film Fest – October 10th
**NEW TEDxBermuda – October 10th
**NEW Fun Quiz Night – October 10th
U.N. International Day of the Girl – October 11th
**NEW Meru and The New Girlfriend at Weekend Film Series – October 11th
Vision Talk: Devices and Techniques Used for Daily Living – October 12th
**NEW Lecture Series on the Holy Spirit – October 12th, 14th and 16th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: En Solitaire – October 13th
Bermuda in Film – October 15th
**NEW Bake Sale and White Elephant – October 15th
Ana Luna’s America’s Cup Extravaganza – October 16th
**NEW America’s Cup Jam – October 17th
Walk Together Children: A Ruth Thomas and Company Production – October 18th
**NEW Wharton MBA Program for Executives: Admissions Information Session – October 20th
**NEW Ocean Vet: The Journey Continues – October 20th
Bermuda Haunting: Ghost Stories by Local Author John Cox – October 22nd
Bermuda Tattoo 2015 – October 22nd to 24th
**NEW Pick Your Own Pumpkins – October 23rd and 24th
Bermuda All-Breed Dog Shows – October 24th and 25th
**NEW Ocean Scouts Camp – starts October 26th
**NEW Dungeon Of Doom – October 28th to 31st
**NEW Mariners RFC Halloween Party – October 30th
Trunk or Treat – October 31st
FarmFest 2015 – October 31st
**NEW Zombie Walk – October 31st
**NEW Halloween Carnival – October 31st
Discover Your Intuitive Self: Part 1 – November 7th and 8th
**NEW Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts November 14th
**NEW Mental Illness Awareness Campaign – November 15th
Bermuda Plein Air Festival – November 14th to 21st
2015 Annual Student Art Competition Deadline – November 19th
PartnerRe Art Lecture Series featuring Franklin Hill Perrell – November 19th
**NEW Christmas at Norwood – November 21st
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Elegancia – November 28th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Paul Hardy Carter, Photography Exhibition – October 12th to 21st
- **NEW Homer’s Cafe Show: Carlos Dill – October 16th to November 19th
- **NEW Kauffmann & Perinchief: Different Strokes – October 23rd to November 4th
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery (until November 28th unless otherwise stated)
- Marking Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Landscape
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Plein Air Bermuda Show – September 27th to October 23rd
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts
- 2015 MindFrame PhotoVoice Art Exhibition – October 2nd to 20th
- Boat Works by Milton Hill – October 2nd to 20th
Enjoy the rest of the week!