January 6th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Happy New Year, Kids!



I hope you’ve all had a great start to 2016 so far and  I wish you all the best for the year ahead.  This time of year can be fairly quiet but, never fear, there is still plenty to do in Bermuda.


Here is the latest update on Bermuda events for 2016:



0108 BSoA

There are two new exhibits opening at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall on Friday, January 8th.

BSoA are excited to welcome in 2016 with another Members Show.  The upcoming members show will call on member artists to exhibit works from their inspiring time off in the Onions Gallery and Studios A & B.

The Edinburgh Gallery will exhibit works from their ongoing Life Drawing class, giving us a peek into the excellent work they have been working at week to week.

The opening reception willl be from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, January 8th.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibits will run until Tuesday, February 2nd.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and all are welcome.

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


0110 Marcus Champagne Brunch

Treat yourself to a lavish Brunch accompanied by endless Veuve Cliquot Champagne at Marcus’ Restaurant at the Hamilton Princess.

From noon until 3pm every Sunday, Chef Leo offers an array of traditional breakfast favourites including codfish and potatoes, chocolate hazelnut and banana French toast, and delicious assorted yogurt parfaits. Surround yourself in luxury with world-class art and fine dining and Bermuda’s newest and most exciting Brunch offering at Marcus’ restaurant.

The cost is $75 for unlimited Champagne and Brunch, or $45 without beverages.

For more information, or to make a reservation or private book grouping, contact dining reservations at 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.



0110 Amongst Friends

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are opening their Members’ Show, featuring anything and everything to do with the subject Amongst Friends, on Sunday, January 10th.

The opening reception will be from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

The show will remain open until February 5th and admission is free.  The Arts Centre is open daily from 11am until 4pm, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day, and is wheelchair accessible.  From January 1st, the Arts Centre will be closed on Mondays.

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



0111 Eight Apples

If you will be making a commitment to your health for the New Year, then you’ll be interested in the Eight Apples Lecture on Monday, January 11th.

The lecture will be an overview of naturopathic lifestyle principles available to everyone – and calculated to restore and maintain optimism health without the use of medications or surgeries. As such, it promises to introduce attendees to the very simple, practical changes that they can introduce either themselves, or under the guidance of our practitioners.

It will be an empowering message, interspersed with good humor and there will be free snacks and water at the door. Bermuda is suffering from poor health, in spite of all the money spent on healthcare. It is time for Bermudians to take charge of their own health and wellbeing – and this lecture will provide the first steps on that journey.

The lecture will start at 7.30pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium.

Tickets are $25 and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.


Keep fit or get ready for the Spring/Summer months with 12 weeks of circuit training at a new Early Morning Metabolic Circuit Training Class starting on Tuesday, January 12th.

Taught by Dave Wolffe and Betty Doyling, these hour-long classes will take place at 6am on the 2nd floor of Bull’s Head Car Park, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 12th until March 17th.

All classes are fit for any level as you work at your own pace. If you have not participated in any exercise recently you will start off slowly. You’ll be amazed at how fit you get over the next 10 weeks.

With a variety of conditioning exercises, resistance training, cardiovascular conditioning, speed and agility drills, plyometric work and stretching you can expect to achieve better overall health, weight loss, lean muscle gain and improved core functioning.

The cost for 10 Tuesdays or Thursdays is $155, while the cost for 10 Tuesdays and 10 Thursdays is $295.

For more information, contact bactivesignup@gmail.com.


Open Pole Fitness Session

Aerial Therapy at Lotus presents a series of Open Pole Fitness Sessions on Wednesdays from January 13th until February 17th.

This is not a lesson but a time to come and play from 7.30pm until 9pm.  An instructor will be present to lead a warm-up at the start of the session and to assist and/or spot during the remainder. Students are encouraged to use these sessions to practice what was learned in class. All levels, Pole Virgins included, are welcome.

The cost is $35 per session.  To register, visit: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=231963&stype=-7&sTG=37&sView=week.

For more information, contact Marilyn at info@marimoves.com or 703-6683.


0114 Beginners Yoga Course

The Yoga Centre is offering 2-part 12-Week Beginners Yoga Courses for first-time beginners, those with limited experience and those who would like a refresher.

Starting Thursday, January 14th from 5.30pm until 7pm and Saturday, January 16th from 3.30pm until 5pm, the courses are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to basic poses, breathing practices, deep relaxation and meditation. Alternate options for individual body types will be explored to enable students to develop awareness and build confidence in the practice of yoga specific to individual needs. Both courses are taught by senior level Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teachers.

The cost is $260 per course.

For information, or to register, contact 295-7525 yogacentrebermuda@gmail.com.


0115 Beautifully Wrapped

Al-Mu’minaat (Women of Faith) present Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion, Tradition and Culture of Headwrapping on Friday, January 15th.

From 6.30pm in the Dr. E.F. Gordon Hall in the BIU Building, Zarina El-Amin Naeem will use her Anthropology background to explore the history of headwrapping and to teach participants how to create different styles. Bring your own fabric or scarves for practice.

Refreshments are provided and this event is for females only.

Admission is $15.

For more information, contact 537-5231.


0206 Legend Bob Marley Tribute

Veterans In Action Bermuda, in association with Carlsberg, proudly present Legend: Bob Marley Tribute on Saturday, February 6th.

This year, this annual concert will be taking place on Bob’s actual birthday.

Gates to the BAA Gymnasium open at 9pm, with showtime at 10pm.  Live from Jamaica, Warrior King will be performing hits like “Never Go Where Pagans Go”, “Can’t Get Me Down”, “Jah Is Always There”, “Virtuous Woman”, and many other hits.

Aaron Silk will be performing hits such as “Bless Me Oh Jah”, “I Am Vex” and many other tribute songs to his brother – the late great Garnet Silk.

Local acts will include Live Wires, Skelly, Ramon Clarke, Rivah and I-One.  There will also be music by Juggling J, Reality Sound, Bass Rider, Jonestown, and Culture Shock Radio with Blacks, Donnie, and Gibbo.

Advance tickets are $40 or $75 for VIPs.  VIP tickets include a free plate of food, bottle of water, 1 free drink and fast bar service.

Tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm, Peoples Pharmacy, Kit n Kaboodle, Fish n Tings, Hunts Liquors, All Belvins Stores, Scotty’s, and Somers in St. George’s.

This event is proudly sponsored by Carlsberg, Johnnie Walker, Pepsi and Trip.bm.


0211 PechaKucha

Promising another lively and thought-provoking evening, PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 14th Edition on Thursday, February 11th.

From 6pm until 9.30pm at the The Vasco Da Gama Club, eight different presenters will speak on a subject they are passionate about. They will each show twenty slides and only speak for twenty seconds on each slides and then the audience will have a couple of minutes to ask a few questions. Then it is on to the next presentation giving only a total of ten minutes for each presenter.

Refreshments and dinner will be available for purchase.

Entry is free but donations will be accepted.

For more information, contact Nicky at gurret@northrock.bm.


Bermuda’s most beautiful asset will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Bermuda Beach Art Festival on Saturday, March 19th.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate in this island-wide eco art competition that sees Bermuda’s beautiful beaches adorned with amazing art drawn right on the sand, incorporating the rocks, caves or shape of the beach and exists until the next high tide washes them away.

Don’t know anything about beach art? Don’t worry, as each year guest beach artist hosts free tricks and techniques workshops in advance of the competition.

To enter, reserve your beach by March 11th by going to www.BermudaBeachArtFestival.com with your individual or team name, category (Adult/Family/Teen/Tourist) and choice of beach. Your choice will be confirmed by return email. Your art must be created between 9am and 2pm on March 19th 2016 and your picture posted to the website by 2:30pm. The main event is on Horseshoe Bay, where they will also feature beach yoga from 11am until noon.  The beach yoga will also be at Elbow Beach at the same time.

There is no cost to participants or spectators.

For more information, contact Nicky Gurret at gurret@northrock.bm, Lynne Matcham at match@northrock.bm, call 295-4597, or visit www.BermudaBeachArtFestival.com.





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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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


0106 JFL Double Bill

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th

0107 Keep Calm and Practice Qi Gong

Keep Calm and Practice Qi Gong – starts January 7th

0107 Just for Laughs Bermuda

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th

0109 Verdi's Il Trovatore

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Il Trovatore – January 9th

1218 Shredding Games

Shredding Games – January 10th

0110 Goslings to Fairmont Road Race

The First Annual Gosling’s to Fairmont Southampton Road Race – January 10th


Bermuda Roller Derby Recruitment Day – January 10th

0111 Eight Apples

**NEW  Eight Apples Lecture – January 11th

0112 Alliance Francaise

L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: 9 Mois Ferme – January 12th

**NEW  Early Morning Metabolic Circuit Training Classes – starts January 12th

0113 Raleigh Bermuda Information Session

Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

Yoga Foundation Class (Wednesday Evenings) – starts January 13th

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – January 13th

0114 Beginners Yoga Course

**NEW  Beginners Yoga 12-week Courses – starts January 14th

0115 Social Media for Business

Lunch & Learn: How to Use Social Media for Business – January 15th

0115 Beautifully Wrapped

**NEW  Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion, Tradition and Culture of Headwrapping – January 15th

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 15th to 17th

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

Yoga Foundation Class (Saturday Mornings) – starts January 16th

0116 Iyengar Yoga Day

National Iyengar Yoga Day – January 16th

0120 IMA Architect Session

Architect: Registration, Professional Practice & Accountability – January 20th

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – January 20th

0121 Grotto Bay Chefs Table Dinner

Grotto Bay’s Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner – January 21st

0122 Yoga Teachers Training Flyer

Yoga Teachers Training – starts January 22nd

0122 Womens Vision Empowerment Retreat

Dear Future Self: Women’s Vision Empowerment Retreat – January 22nd and 23rd

1114 Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd

0123 Sportz Mania

Sportz Mania 2016 Winter Multi-Sport Programmes – starts January 23rd

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Otello – January 23rd

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – January 27th

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – February 3rd

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Wagner’s Tannhauser – February 6th

0206 Legend Bob Marley Tribute

**NEW  Legend: Bob Marley Tribute – February 6th

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – February 10th

0211 PechaKucha

**NEW  Pechakucha Bermuda Night Volume 14 – February 11th

0214 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo

2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th

Open Pole Fitness Session

**NEW  Open Pole Fitness Session – February 17th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Berg’s Lulu – February 20th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

Yoga Foundation Class (Wednesday Evenings) – starts February 24th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

Yoga Foundation Class (Thursday Mornings) – starts February 25th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Magic Flute – March 5th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th

0311 Weekend Intensive Yoga

Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Pearl Fishers – March 19th

1319 Bermuda Beach Art Festival2

**NEW  The 5th Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 19th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Turandot – April 9th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut – April 16th

0429 Bermuda Yoga Festival

Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016 – April 29th to May 1st

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly – May 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux – May 21st

Metropolitan Opera in HD

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Richard Strauss’ Elektra – June 4th



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

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


Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – January 8th to February 2nd

  • Onions Gallery and Studios A & B:  BSoA Members’ Show Part 2
  • Edinburgh Gallery: Works from BSoA’s Life Drawing Class


1119 Streets of Italy

DNA & SPArt presents Streets of Italy – November 19th to January 27th


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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