February 24th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents



Well, it’s almost the end of this short month so you only have to make your salary last for a few more days!

If you need help in spending it, then here is the latest listing of Bermuda events to give you inspiration:



0420 SPArt Exhale by Robert Bassett

Select Palette Art (SPArt) is currently showcasing the brand-new exhibit Exhale by celebrated local artist  Robert Bassett at Common Ground.

The exhibit will run through April 20th and can be viewed during Common Ground’s regular opening hours from 7.30am until 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am until 2pm on Saturdays.

There is no cover charge and all are welcome.

For more information, contact spart@logic.bm.


Learn how to better manage stress, change, challenge and adversity with evidence based information and empirically validated and immediately implementable skills at the seminar, Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout, on Thursday, February 25th.

Change and uncertainty have become professional and household features in Bermuda and globally. Work challenges can influence personal and family life which can result in feeling maxed-out, overwhelmed and addicted to being busy.

This event will be held from 5.30pm until 7pm at O‘Hara House and the presenters (Lorrie Peniston and Paula Davis-Laack) are international experts in the field of Positive Psychology and Resilience.  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates are generally accepted by most organizations for this seminar.

Tickets are $60 per person and available online at www.BDAtix.bm or by calling 232-8499.

For more information, contact wendy@lorriepeniston.com or 599-9663.

0225 TechTalk

Learn more about how increasing expectations for data transparency are being managed against data privacy requirements, and the potential repercussions in the event of a failure in those processes at TechTalk: Information Security: Public Access on One  Hand and Privacy and Data Protection on the Other on Thursday, February 25th.

From 5.30pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, the discussion will cover Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Public Access to Information (PATI), and Information security.

The panel will consist of Gitanjali Gutierrez (Information Commissioner, ICO Bermuda), Kerr Kennedy (Senior Manager, Advisory & Risk, EY), Nancy Volesky (Director, Privacy and Data Protection Project) and William Francis (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic

The discussion will be moderated by Sheridan Smith, Director, Management Services/Information Technology, Bermuda Monetary Authority.

This event is free and open to everyone.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact rsvp@isacabermuda.com.

0226 Radios in Cars

The Docksider Pub & Restaurant invite you to start off your weekend by celebrating the Happiest of Hours with original Bermuda rock band, Radios in Cars on Friday, February 26th.

The band will be playing from 6pm, with happy hour drink prices, and all proceeds will be donated to Agape House in honour of Gerry.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact Dockies on 296-3333.


0227 Jump 2B Fit Workshop

Jump with the stars and join World Champion Jumpers the Comet Skippers at the Jump 2B Fit Workshop on Saturday, February 27th.

From 9am until noon at Somersfield Academy Gymnasium, there will be active fun for the whole family, from toddlers to CrossFit enthusiasts.  Participants can come and have fun jumping rope, incluiding Double Dutch, Double Unders, Single Rope, Long Rope, and more.

The cost to participate is a $5 donation and you can just turn up on the day.

For more information, contact jump2bfitbda@gmail.com.


0315 Car Boot Sale

Grab a bargain at the Car Boot Sale on Saturday, February 27th.

From 9am until 2pm at St. Mark’s Church Hall in Smith’s Parish, you can shop a variety of items, including gifts, clothing, vegetables, face painting, plants, and refreshments.

For further information, please contact herbie@northrock.bm.


0227 Vietnam Car Wash

BHS Vietnam Service Project are hosting a fundraising Car Wash on Saturday, February 27th.

This will run from 9am until 3pm at Butterfield and Vallis, opposite the BAA field.  BHS Round Square Service Project to Vietnam in March 2016 will be building houses for the local population in Vinh Long outside Ho Chi Minh. 25 staff and students will carry out the building project. Funds raised will be used to purchase the materials required.

The cost is $20 for cars and $10 for bikes with advance tickets from BHS reception, or on the day.  This event is being sponsored by Bermuda Motors , so if you have a KIA car it will be washed for free and Bermuda Motors will pay BHS for it.

For more information, or to support this project individually, contact fcook@bhs.bm.


0227 Patient Fun Day

Dr. Steve, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Paola invite their patients to come and get your child’s hand prints on the wall at the Wee Care Pediatrics Patient Fun Day on Saturday, February 27th.

From 10am until 2pm, there will be face-painting, glitter tattoos, carnival rides, popcorn, cake and, of course, hand-printing.

For more information, contact 296-3032 or visit www.Facebook.com/BermudaWeeCare.




0227 African Extravaganza

Celebrating over forty years of African Dance and commemorating Black History Month, the Bermuda African Dance Company presents African Extravaganza on Saturday, February 27th.

From 7pm in the Bermuda African Dance Studio in the Old Berkeley Building, you can enjoy a buffet dinner, music and performances with an African flair.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from the members of the company or at the door.

For more information, contact Dawn Broadbelt at 505-1059.



0228 International Comedy Show with Sleepy Floyd

Celebrate life with two nights of non-stop laughter at an International Comedy Show with Sleepy Floyd on Sunday and Monday, February 28th and 29th.

Showtime is at 8pm each night at The Grand.  Comedian Sleepy Floyd from New York has been entertaining audiences all around the US and Bootsie will perform as the opening act.

Tickets are $25 and are available at The Grand daily after 4pm.

For more information, contact Bootsie on 531-1279.




0303 Corporate Trivia Night

Challenge your business rivals at Expertise Limited’s 2nd Annual Corporate Trivia Night  on Thursday, March 3rd.

The quiz starts at 6.30pm sharp at the Mariner’s Club and participating organisations can enter a team of 5 quiz enthusiasts, with up to two of those spots being filled by friends and family.  The deadline for team submission is on Thursday, February 25th.  There is no entry at the door. so pre-registration is required for entry.

The minimum donation for teams to enter is $800 and all proceeds will be donated to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s Relay for Life 2016 event.

For more information, or to register, contact Ashley Santos on 296-0336 and  Ashley@expertise.bm.



You are invited to bring the whole family as Bermuda College, in conjunction with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, presents a Pediatric Health Fair on Saturday, March 5th.

From 3pm until 6.30pm on the Bermuda College field, there will be specialty vendors, interactive demonstration, screenings, Lahey Clinic and Nursing Student presentations, and food and fun castles.

Child-centric topics will include: TV, video games, internet usage; food safety; accidental poisoning; car seat safety; pedal bike helmets; water safety (drowning); residential fire safety; nutrition; dental health; and physical activity.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Ms. Swan on 236-9000 ext. 4071.

0305 Quiz Night for Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

Come out and support the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s Rowing Racing Crews while flexing your mental muscle at a Quiz Night Fundraiser for the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club on Saturday, March 5th.

The quiz starts at 8pm sharp at the Bailey’s Bay Swizzle Inn.  A fun night is sure to be had with raffles, prizes, drink specials and quizmaster Mike Bishop testing your team’s trivia knowledge on a wide variety of subjects.  The Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s Rowing Racing Crews will be representing Bermuda in the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly, UK.

The cost is $20 per person, with teams of 4 to 6 people.

For more information, or to register your team, contact Swizzle Inn Bailey’s Bay at 293-1854.


0305 Return Fete 2016

The Passion Bermuda Mas Band present Return Fete 2016 on Saturday, March 5th.

This event will take place Jenny’s Car Park on the site of the Old Bermuda Bakery on Pitts Bay Road.  Doors open at 9pm and music will be courtesy of Preedy, performing live.

Tickets are $30 in advance, more on the door.

This event is sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Jumaane at Jumaane.e.davis@gmail.com, Sandra at Sandra@passionbermuda.com or 538-7842, or Corey at 334-9739.


0308 Samba

The March edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Samba at 8pm on Tuesday, March 8th.

Screening in the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI, this French comedy/drama with English subtitles is from directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, with with Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim.

Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives.  Samba’s willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together….

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

For more information, contact 294-0204 or visit www.AllianceFrancaise.bm.


Enjoy an evening of soup tasting by ten great Bermuda chefs, followed by a buffet dinner in support of The Eliza Dolittle Society at the Soup-A-Bowl on Monday, March 21st.

The evening will begin at 6pm at the Hamilton Princess with a bubbly reception, soup challenge, silent and live auctions, and a balloon raffle.  From 7.30pm, there will be a buffet dinner with live music.

Tickets are $175 and available from www.BDAtix.bm.

For more information, contact Chris at 334-8351 or soup@selectsitesgroup.com.


0409 Pickles and Spiced Ham

Following on the success of We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder; Hubert Smith and The Second Last Supper, educator, historian and researcher Dale Butler presents his 4th play Pickles and Spiced Ham on Saturday, April 9th.

Written and produced by Dale Butler and directed by Karen Dill, this is an original musical/comedy/mystery with a live band and excellent singers. You may be chosen. Showtime is at 2.30pm and 7pm at St. Paul’s AME Church. Will local entertainment return or remain dormant? Come and find out with legendary performers and some newcomers as well.

Tickets cost $20 for the 2.30pm showing and $25 for the 7pm, and are available from Music Box and St. Paul AME Church Office.

For more information, contact ddbutler@logic.bm.


0422 Sandys Parish Council Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Sandy’s Parish Council cordially invites you to join them at their Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 22nd.

From 7pm until 9.30pm at the Sandy’s Boat Club, the evening will also include light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffles and music by DJ Blacka Knights.

The cost is $50 for the wine-tasting or $20 for fruit punch, and available from www.pTix.bm and Cesar’s Pharmacy.  This event is supported by Burrows Lightbourne and all proceeds go to the Sandy’s Parish Council initiatives.

For more information, contact Sandy’s Parish Council members at kskiffington@gmail.com, rzm77@hotmail.com, 335-3389, 335-4091, 337-3434 or 234-0851.




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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



0104 Reading Odyssey

Reading Odyssey – January 4th to March 24th

0122 Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 22nd to March 5th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

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

0224 Health and Nutrition Seminar

 Health and Nutrition Seminar – February 24th

0224 Ecology of the Sargasso Sea

BZS Lecture Series: The Ecology of the Sargasso Sea – February 24th

0224 Still Life Workshop

Still Life Workshop – February 24th

0113 Yoga Foundation Class

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

0224 Still Life Workshop

Figurative Workshop – February 25th

0225 Indian Night at Taste 141

Indian Night Dinner – February 25th

0225 Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

BUEI Talks: Syrian & Iraqi Refugees by Tara Sutton – February 25th


**NEW  Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout – February 25th

0225 TechTalk

**NEW  TechTalk: Information Security: Public Access on One  Hand and Privacy and Data Protection on the Other – February 25th

0226 Joy T Barnum at Bermuda National Gallery

Joy T. Barnum @BNG – February 26th

0226 Radios in Cars

**NEW  Docksider Happy Hour with Radios in Cars – February 26th

0226 Bring the Noise

Bring the Noize – February 26th and 27th

0227 Shimmer and Ice Dinner Dance

Shimmer & Ice Dinner Dance – February 27th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

**RESCHEDULED Metropolitan Opera in HD: Berg’s Lulu – February 20th 27th

0227 Holy Trinity Spring Fair

Holy Trinity Church Spring Fair – February 27th

0227 Hearts Hats and High Tea

Hearts, Hats and High Tea – February 27th

0227 KICS Teen E-Book Club

KICS Teen e-Book Club – February 27th

0227 Quiz Night

Fun Quiz Night – February 27th

0227 Housestyle Takeover

Housestyle Takeover – February 27th

0227 Jump 2B Fit Workshop

**NEW  Jump 2B Fit Workshop – February 27th

0315 Car Boot Sale

**NEW  Car Boot Sale – February 27th

0227 Vietnam Car Wash

**NEW  BHS Vietnam Service Project Car Wash – February 27th

0227 Patient Fun Day

**NEW  Wee Care Pediatrics Patient Fun Day – February 27th

0227 African Extravaganza

**NEW  African Extravaganza – February 27th

0227 Palette Knife Workshop

Palette Knife Workshop – February 27th and 28th

0228 Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 2016

Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy – February 28th

0228 International Comedy Show with Sleepy Floyd

**NEW  International Comedy Show with Sleepy Floyd – February 28th and 29th

0303 Corporate Trivia Night

**NEW  2nd Annual Corporate Trivia Night – March 3rd

0304 Psychosocial First Aid Course

Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts March 4th

0304 Bermuda International Film Festival

Bermuda International Film Festival – March 4th to 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

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

0305 GoldRush

GoldRush – March 5th

0305 Pirates of Bermuda

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s Pirates of Bermuda – March 5th


**NEW  Pediatric Health Fair – March 5th

0305 Quiz Night for Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

**NEW  Quiz Night Fundraiser for the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club – March 5th

0305 Return Fete 2016

**NEW  Return Fete 2016 – March 5th

Bermuda SPCA Logo

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

0308 International Womens Day

International Women’s Day Lunch and Dinner – March 8th

0308 Samba

**NEW  L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Samba – March 8th

0311 Weekend Intensive Yoga

Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th

0312 Celebrate the Night

Celebrate the Night – March 12th

0313 Spring Pastry Cooking Class

Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 13th

0313 Printing without a Press

Printing Without a Press with Raziya Swan – March 13th

0317 Harvard in Hamilton

Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry X – March 17th

0226 Joy T Barnum at Bermuda National Gallery

Joy T. Barnum @BNG – March 18th

Ariel Re Bermuda 7s – March 18th and 19th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

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

1319 Bermuda Beach Art Festival2

The 5th Bermuda Beach Art Festival – March 19th

0319 National Championships

Boxing Championships – March 19th

0319 Lighthouse Medical Expo

Lighthouse Medical Expo – March 19th

0319 Gouache Ink Resist

Gouache/Ink Resist Workshop with Michael Cacy – March 19th

0320 KPMG Round the Grounds Race

2016 KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 20th

0313 Spring Pastry Cooking Class

Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 20th

0321 Soup a Bowl

**NEW  Soup-A-Bowl – March 21st

0324 Renegades Booze Cruise

Renegades Booze Crooze – March 24th

0327 Easter Sunday Brunch in the Harbourview Ballroom

Easter Sunday Brunch at Hamilton Princess – March 27th

0327 Easter Brunch at Lido

Easter Ocean Side Brunch at Cafe Lido – March 27th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

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

0409 XTreme Sports Games

Xtreme Sports Games – April 9th

0409 Pickles and Spiced Ham

**NEW  Pickles and Spiced Ham – April 9th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

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

0416 Color Run and Walk

Color Fun Run/Walk – April 16th

0420 Clearwater Multicultural Extravaganza

Clearwater Middle School Soaring around the World Multicultural Extravaganza – April 20th

0226 Joy T Barnum at Bermuda National Gallery

Joy T. Barnum @City Hall – April 22nd

0422 Sandys Parish Council Wine Tasting Fundraiser

**NEW  Sandy’s Parish Council: Wine Tasting Fundraiser – April 22nd

0423 BUEI Underwater Extravaganza

Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd

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

Bermuda Marathon Weekend

2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th



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 – February 5th to 23rd

      • BSoA Members’ Photography Show – Unseen
      • Gavin Smith’s #DISCUSS

Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th

        • Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
        • Highlights from the Young Collection
        • Highlights of the BNG Collection
0304 IWC Art Exhibition

International Women’s Club Art Exhibition – March 4th to 18th

0420 SPArt Exhale by Robert Bassett

**NEW  SPArt presents Exhale by Robert Bassett – until April 20th


Enjoy the rest of the week!




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