December 23rd, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Merry Christmas Eve Eve, Ladies and Gents!
Well, it’s that time of year again! This is my last post of 2015 so I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas for Friday and a very Happy New Year when it comes! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you enjoy the happy vibes at this time of year. Be good to each other and I hope 2016 is your best year yet! There is still time to leave your mark on 2015 as well so why not get out there and do something memorable?
My next post will be on Wednesday, January 6th. Events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section in the meantime.
Anyway, down to the latest update on what’s happening in Bermuda. Check out all your NYE options on the Calendar here or see the Quick Recap at the end of the post for a handy list:
Hope to see lots of you on Elbow Beach with your Santa hats on!
Bermuda Sailors Home (Mariners Club) present their weekly Dart Night every Wednesday evening.
From 6pm until 10.30pm, you are invited to come on out and enjoy a few pints and a round of darts. All drinks are very well priced in a central location. Ask the bartender about becoming a full member.
There is no cover charge and all are welcome.
For more information, contact Judi on 295-5598 or email@example.com.
Bermuda National Trust presents the new regular event A Memorable Evening in Bermuda running on Mondays until the end of April.
Starting at 7pm at 18th Century Verdmont, drinks will be followed by an evening of candlelight dinner theatre in the company of literary icon, Mark Twain. The sumptuous buffet dinner, catered by Fourways, will be accompanied by hand-selected wine from Two Rock Wine, while you enjoy Mark Twain in Reminiscences and Other Lies with Gavin Wilson.
This will run weekly until April 25th, with the exceptions of January 11th and February 22nd.
The cost is $130 per person.
For more information, or to make your reservation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bnt.bm.
Start off the new year by doing something good for your mind, body and spirit by starting Tai Chi Classes every Tuesday from January 5th.
These will run from 5.30pm until 7pm at Sankofa The Wellness Center.
The cost is $120 for the month.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
After the hectic holidays, you are invited to Keep Calm and Practice Qi Gong on Thursdays from January 7th.
From 5.30pm until 7pm at Sankofa, you can rebalance and cultivate your life force with qi gong.
The cost is $120 for the month.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-2513.
BUEI and The Gilbert and Sullivan Society are proud to be bringing the Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD series to Bermuda (on film) in glorious HD.
The 2016 season starts on Saturday, January 9th with Verdi’s Il Trovatore.
With Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Sir David McVicar’s production of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the first pairing of the two Russian superstars at the Met since 2002, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, the title character, Štefan Kocán as Ferrando, and Dolora Zajick in her signature role of the demented gypsy Azucena. Conducted by Marco Armiliato, this will be in Italian with English subtitles, running for approximately 3 hours, including interval.
The season will continue with Verdi’s Otello on January 23rd, Wagner’s Tannhauser on February 6th, Berg’s Lulu on February 20th, Mozart’s Magic Flute on March 5th, Bizet’s Pearl Fishers on March 19th, Puccini’s Turandot on April 9th, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut on April 16th, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on May 7th, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux on May 21st, and Richard Strauss’ Elektra on June 4th.
Tickets are $35, or $30 for students, and available online at www.pTix.bm. They will also be available at BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop around a week before each event and can be purchased in person or by phone on 294-0204. Tickets can also be purchased at the door by cash, cheque or card. When purchasing tickets to five or more shows, the price will be discounted to $30 each.
All screenings are at 5pm on Saturdays in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI. There will be a pre-performance and intermission cash bar as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres at interval.
For more information, see www.gands.bm/opera or contact Matt Nester at email@example.com.
For synopses and video clips of the operas themselves, visit www.MetOpera.org.
The kick-off event of the Bermuda running year, the First Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race will take place on Sunday, January 10th.
Starting at 8.30am for walkers, 9am for runners, the race will take participants on a 7.2 mile course between Gosling’s Headquarters on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, and the Fairmont Southampton Beach Club.
Competitors will run from Gosling’s HQ, over Cedar Avenue and Burnaby Street to Front Street, then along East Broadway, The Lane, Harbour Road, Burnt House Hill, Middle Road and up The Fairmont Southampton Driveway before finishing at the Fairmont Southampton’s Beach Club.
The race also includes a competitive walking category, a 3-member team relay, and a Junior 3K race. The main draw prize is a three-night stay at The Plaza Hotel, New York with round-trip JetBlue tickets. A variety of great prizes will also be awarded to finishers, tourists and more.
The Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race is organised by the Mid Atlantic Athletic Club and sanctioned by the Bermuda National Athletics Association.
The entry fees for Juniors are $5 for current MAAC / MAAC Junior Members, $10 for all others, and free for Gold Members of MAAC (Contact MAAC Jr Co-ordinator).
The entry fees for Adults are $30 for current MAAC Members, $40 for all others, $50 for late entries, $7 for Gold Members of MAAC, and $60 for Relay Teams ($20 per person). Please note that $7 per entry is now included in your race fee as your registration with the BNAA for this event in lieu of BNAA Membership.
$10 of each race fee will be donated to Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
For more information, or to register, visit www.RaceDayWorld.com. For any additional questions, contact Fairmont Southampton at 238-8000.
Get your skates on for the Bermuda Roller Derby Recruitment Day on Sunday, January 10th.
From 3pm until 6pm at Pembroke Community Club (PCC) Rink, at the top of Admirality House, BRDA will be looking for new skaters and no experience or equipment are necessary. They are also looking for male skaters as referees. The basics of Roller Derby will be explained with a mini scrimmage at 4pm.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club Yoga Centre in Fritholme Gardens (next to Elbow Beach) invites you to start your yogic journey at their next Yoga Foundation Class starting on Wednesday, January 13th.
This four-week course will run for 1.5 hours each week, making the course 6 hours in total. The Wednesday evening course, starting on January 13th, will run from 6.15pm until 7.45pm. The Saturday morning class will run weekly from 9am until 10.30am, from January 16th. Another Wednesday evening course begins on February 24th and will run from 6.30pm until 8pm. The Thursday morning course will start on February 25th, running from 11am until 12.30pm each week.
This introduction to yoga postures and relaxation is designed for complete beginners and those wishing to revise basic skills. Participants can expect personal attention in a small group with Senior Iyengar Teacher, Kirsten Agar Ward, and no previous experience is necessary.
The cost is $108 for the four sessions.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com, or visit www.fritholme.com/yoga.
The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce invite you to join them for their latest Lunch & Learn, How to Use Social Media for Business on Friday, January 15th.
There are many social media channels out there, but which ones are most effective for your business? How do you leverage these two-way communications tools for marketing and communications? How can you identify your target audiences, and what do they expect from you? How can you manage all of this media and track results? How can social media support your marketing plan and sales objectives?
From noon until 1.30pm in the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, this session will show you how to make social media work for you.
The cost is $20 for members or $40 for non members. Payment can be made in advance with credit/debit card, cash or check to the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-4201, or visit www.BermudaChamber.bm.
The 2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend takes place from Friday, January 15th until Sunday, January 17th.
Athletes from all over the world will come together for the KPMG Front Street Mile (Front Street at 6.30pm) on the Friday, the Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk (National Sports Centre, Devonshire at 9am) on the Saturday, and the Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon (Front Street at 8am) on the Sunday.
Online registration and more information are available at www.BermudaRaceWeekend.com.
For more information, contact email@example.com or 296-0951.
Enjoy National Iyengar Yoga Day and join The Club Yoga Centre for a Free Yoga Class on Saturday, January 16th.
From 12.30pm to 1.45pm, there will a Beginners’ Yoga Class, followed by a class for those new to Iyengar Method from 2pm to 3.15pm.
Classes are suitable for all, regardless of age, strength or flexibility.
For more information, or to book your place, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Chiko’s Smokey Rub 2nd Annual Christmas Charity Event – December 23rd
Christmas Day Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch or Dinner at Hamilton Princess – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – December 25th
Christmas Day Brunch at The Reefs – December 25th
Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner Menu at Coco Reef – December 25th
Christmas Day Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 25th
Windows on the Sound Christmas Day Brunch – December 25th
Christmas Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th
Blast from the Past – December 27th
Mike Hind Live at Grotto Bay – December 27th
Paul Smith Live Steel Pan at Grotto Bay – December 28th
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve at Marcus’ – December 31st
New Year’s Eve in Crown & Anchor – December 31st
A New Year’s Night in Cuba – December 31st **CANCELLED**
Glitz and Glamour: NYE 2016 – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Chef’s Table Dinner and Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st
Leap into 2016 at the Coco Reef Resort – December 31st
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Party at Cafe Lido – December 31st
New Year’s Eve at Grotto Bay – December 31st
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015 Dinner and Cruise – December 31st
New Years Eve at Devil’s Isle Cafe: The Roaring Twenties – December 31st
NYE Ultimate Tribute to Sit Elton John and Billy Joel – December 31st
NYE 2016 at Cambridge Beaches – December 31st
Corporation of St. George presents New Year’s Eve 2015 – December 31st
The Waterlot Inn Gala Dinner – December 31st
Ciroc the New Year – December 31st
The Lazy Breakfast at the Crown & Anchor Restaurant – January 1st
New Year’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – January 1st
ÜberVida: The Official New Year’s Eve After Party – January 1st
New Year’s Day Brunch at Grotto Bay – January 1st
**NEW Tai Chi Classes – start January 5th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th
**NEW Keep Calm and Practice Qi Gong – starts January 7th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Il Trovatore – January 9th
**DATE CHANGE Shredding Games –
December 18th January 10th
**NEW The First Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race – January 10th
**NEW Bermuda Roller Derby Recruitment Day – January 10th
L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: 9 Mois Ferme – January 12th
Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Class (Wednesday Evenings) – starts January 13th
**NEW Lunch & Learn: How to Use Social Media for Business – January 15th
**NEW 2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 15th to 17th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Class (Saturday Mornings) – starts January 16th
**NEW National Iyengar Yoga Day – January 16th
Grotto Bay’s Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner – January 21st
Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 22nd
Dear Future Self: Women’s Vision Empowerment Retreat – January 22nd and 23rd
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd
Sportz Mania 2016 Winter Multi-Sport Programmes – starts January 23rd
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Otello – January 23rd
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Wagner’s Tannhauser – February 6th
2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Berg’s Lulu – February 20th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Class (Wednesday Evenings) – starts February 24th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Class (Thursday Mornings) – starts February 25th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Magic Flute – March 5th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers – March 19th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Turandot – April 9th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – April 16th
Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May 1st
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – May 7th
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux – May 21st
**NEW Metropolitan Opera in HD: Richard Strauss’ Elektra – June 4th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Charman Prize 2015 – October 9th to January 9th
- Homer’s Cafe Show: Rambles with Camera – November 20th to January 6th
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – December 7th to 31st
- 2015 Annual Student Art Exhibition: Local Impact, Global Action: A Community Project on the World
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Small Works – November 22nd to January 11th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – December 11th to January 6th
- Onions Gallery: BSoA Members’ Winter Show
- Studio A: Watercolours by Martin Hatfield
- Studio B: Multiplicity of Life by Belinda Tartaglia
- Studio C: Kingdom of Dreams by Nahed Eid
- Edinburgh Gallery: Salt Stories: 10 Years Later by Melanie Fiander
DNA & SPArt presents Streets of Italy – November 19th to January 27th
Enjoy the rest of the week!