March 2nd, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Good morning Bermuda!



Well, March certainly hasn’t come in like a lion so far – spring is finally in the air!  Not only is it starting to get a little warmer but the clocks go forward next weekend, giving us an extra hour of daylight.

Wondering what to do with all that extra sunshine?  Well, lots of things are going on in Bermuda in the spring so let’s get down to it:


0302 Women in Wine

Let Discovery Wines prove that the grape game isn’t just a man’s world at the next in their Wine Focus Wednesday Series, Women in Wine, on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Wine Focus Wednesdays is an exclusive wine tasting series, where you will be guided through an in-depth tasting, featuring a specific region grape varietal or theme. You will be given the opportunity to taste five different wines that truly exemplify the different terroirs and grape varietals in an intimate group setting while snacking on one of their delectable cheese boards.

In preparation for Women’s Day on March 8th, DW will be featuring a wine selection that highlights female winemakers and notable women in the industry. Currently, the industry, especially the winemakers, is male-dominated, thus, DW would like to feature a flight of wines that highlight women who are doing an exemplary job.  This tasting will also be a diverse selection of higher-end wines from various regions featuring different grape varietals.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at  Class size is very limited so you are encouraged to book early.

For more information, contact

0226 BSOA 51st Bermuda Annual Primary School Art Show

The 51st Bermuda Annual Primary School’s Art Show is the latest exhibit to open at the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) in City Hall.

This Art show has been running annually for 51 years and you are invited to come and view Bermuda’s budding artists in all their glory.

Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays. The exhibit will run until Tuesday, March 15th.

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

For more information, contact 292-3824 or, or visit


0304 Island Kaddy Grand Opening

Bermuda’s newest golfers’ paradise, IslandKaddy, invites you to their Grand Opening on Friday, March 4th.

IslandKaddy is a golf retail store selling golf apparel,  GPS devices, electric golf trolleys, balls, shoes, accessories, and more.

From 5pm until 8pm at their premises at 129 Front Street, this opening  event is sponsored by Bacardi & Lifestyle Entertainment, with the festivities including free drinks, a DJ and 10% off store-wide.

Admission is free and open to all.

For more information, contact, 296-3489, or visit


0305 Beginner I iPad Class

Back by popular demand, BUEI are offering to help you to get in touch with your iPad at their Beginner I iPad class with their very own tech guru, Sam Roberts, on Saturdays, March 5th.

The class will start at 2pm and Sam will be available 1 hour before and 1 hour afterwards to address any specific issues.

The cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members.  Not a member?  Participants who sign up for both classes will receive free membership.

To sign up, contact 294-0204 or visit BUEI’s Oceans gift shop.

For more information, contact Sam at


0309 Saltus Legally Blonde

Saltus Grammar School invites you to their production of Legally Blonde: The Musical from Wednesday, March 9th until Saturday, March 12th.

Showtime is at 7pm in the Secondary Department’s Alumni Hall each night when this action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dances.  The show follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Tickets are $15 for students (children under 14 will need adult supervision), $25 for adults, and $50 for a Patron Ticket.  Patron tickets includes premium seating plus drinks and nibbles from 6pm on show nights.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 292-6177 or visit


0313 6 by 6 is 66

Here is your chance to own a piece of art by Bermuda’s most outstanding artists as The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard invites you to their one-time Art Sale, 6 x 6 = 66 on Sunday, March 13th.

Every piece in the show is 6″ x 6″ and every piece will sell for $66. The artwork will never have been seen before as all artists are painting specifically for this show.

There will be no pre-sales for the show and the opening reception will be from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.  Proceeds will go to the Bermuda Arts Centre.

The show will remain open until April 15th 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 or 234-2809, or visit


0320 Easter Extravaganza

Party With a Princess will be holding an Easter Extravaganza and Picnic in the Park on Sunday, March 20th.

Taking place at the Arboretum, inflatables, food and activities will be from 11am, character appearances will be from noon until 2pm and the Easter Egg hunt will be at 1pm.  The event will finish at 3pm.

The standard ticket includes a choice of BBQ fish cake, burger or a hotdog. There will also be macaroni and cheese, various salads, hot cross buns and cupcakes and cookies. Catering will be provided by Island Restaurant Group.  The standard ticket also includes an Easter egg hunt and access to six inflatables.

Attendees can also expect character appearances from singing princesses, an Ice Queen and princess, the Easter bunny, Alice, the Mad Hatter, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and others.  Tickets must be shown at activity areas.

Tickets are $40, going up to $45 on March 9th, and available from  Available add-ons are $5 to decorate an egg and $10 to decorate an Easter basket that you can take your goodies home in from the Easter Egg hunt.  Children under 1 year old are admitted free. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult as Party With A Princess cannot accept any liability for any injuries as a result of this event.

For more information, visit


0325 PHC Community Fun Day Combo

Offering a full day of family fun for all, the Pembroke Hamilton Club (PHC) will once again host its Annual Community Fun Day on Good Friday, March 25th.

The day begins at 9am with a 1.25 mile Run/Walk from Lindo’s Warwick to PHC Field. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each respective category.

From 10am until 7pm at PHC Field, there will be several fun castles for the kids, a zip line for all ages, mechanical bull, live entertainment, five-a-side football, and so much more.  Food will be provided by Sensational Delights and other local vendors.

The theme of this year’s event is Love My Bermuda, #LoveMyBermuda.

Admission to the Community Fun Day is free.  The registration fee for the 1.25 mile Run/Walk is $10 for Juniors (under 18) and $15 for Adults.  Registration is available at the Sports Seller in Washington Mall or online at

For more information, contact


0330 Chardonnay

Let Discovery Wines educate your palate at their Wine Focus Wednesday Series: Chardonnay, on Wednesday, March 30th.

Wine Focus Wednesdays is an exclusive wine tasting series, where you will be guided through an in-depth tasting, featuring a specific region grape varietal or theme. You will be given the opportunity to taste five different wines that truly exemplify the different terroirs and grape varietals in an intimate group setting while snacking on one of their delectable cheese boards.

If you just read this title and said, “Ugh! I hate Chardonnay!” then this class is for you!  Chardonnay is more than just the Californian butter bomb that was being produced in the 1990s.  It is the most diverse and the most planted white wine grape in the world.  From 5.30pm until 7pm, you are invited to join DW for a flight of five Chardonnays from different regions, expressing different terroir and winemaking styles.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at  Class size is very limited so you are encouraged to book early.

For more information, contact


0328 Spring Art Studio Camp

Dive into materials at the Spring Art Studio Camp 2016, running from Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 1st and then from Monday, April 4th until Friday, April 8th.

From 8.30am until 3pm each day in the in the Art room at Somersfield Academy, 5 to 12 year olds will explore a variety of art materials, styles and artists through history.

Each art project will have a DBAE approach including Art production, Art history, Art Aesthetics and Art Criticism presented in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Some of the projects will be Block printing, clay sculpture, brush and ink drawing, still life painting, weaving, collage, found object sculpture.

Louisa Bermingham BFA, MAT, is currently a part time art teacher at BHS and has worked for 18 years teaching art in various settings on the island from primary through college level. She is also a practicing artist with artwork in public and private collections.

The cost is $320 per week, or $75 per day, and after-camp care can be arranged if needed.

For more information, or to register, contact


The City Food Festival is back for 2016 and, as usual, will be a week of food, flair and fun, running from Sunday, April 3rd until Saturday, April 9th.

0403 Just Desserts

The week will kick-off with lavish luxury of delightful desserts, tapas-style at Just Desserts: A Champagne and Cake Affair on Sunday, April 3rd.

From 3pm until 5pm in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park), you can fall in love with this taste temptation and bubbles, an elegant way to begin your City Food Festival week-long journey in a spring garden setting at one of Bermuda’s most beautiful parks.  The event will take place at the Queen Street entrance of the park and the rain venue will be the City Hall foyer.

Tickets are $40 and on sale now at


0404 Chef Competition

Bermuda’s chefs, professionals and enthusiasts go head to head, putting their culinary skills to the test at the City Food Festival Chef Competition on Monday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 6th.

Chefs are tasked with preparing three distinctly different canapés, one of which must be vegan, from a box of ingredients.  The list of ingredients is provided to chefs five days prior and the actual ingredients are provided 48 hours in advance.

The two preliminary rounds will take place from 5.30pm until 8.30pm in the gorgeous social setting of Pier 6 on Front Street, with Hamilton Harbour as a backdrop.  A maximum of four chefs participate per night and their names are randomly drawn to determine who competes when.

The winner from each night advances to the final at the City Street Food Festival on Saturday, April 9th.

Ticket holders can sample the chef’s creations while enjoying complimentary cocktails, additional hors d’oeuvres and entry into a raffle draw for great prizes.

Tickets are $40 per event, or $70 for both, and tickets are available now at

0405 Food Walk in Chancery Lane

Live it up and come out midweek to enjoy an atmosphere quite unlike any other foodie experience in Bermuda at the Food Walk in Chancery Lane on Tuesday, April 5th.

The flavours of multiple restaurants can be enjoyed in one evening as you relax and engage in Bermuda’s newest pop-up venue.

This is a free event where you will enjoy special tapas menus from restaurants in the enchanting Hamilton landmark of Chancery Lane, just off Front Street.  From 5.30pm until 8.30pm, you can live as if you’re on holiday, with tempting aromas, live music and social networking creating an unparalleled ambience in this unique urban-art setting.

No tickets are required so you can just pay as you order.


0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Explore a variety of red and white wines, while learning and understanding wine tasting notes at a Wine Tasting and Food Pairing on Thursday, April 7th.

Wines are quite complex and exhibit various characteristics, best paired with complimentary foods.  From 5.30pm until 7.30pm at Pier 6, you can enjoy the experience of complimentary food pairing with a skilled sommelier.

Tickets are $50, which includes all wines and food and a discount on bottles purchased, and available from


0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Prepare for the colour, pizazz and excitement as Bermuda’s best mixologists throw their shakers in the air, pour delicately designed concoctions and serve up their most dazzling smiles and signature cocktails at the Bacardi Bartender Competition on Friday, April 8th.

Frm 5.30pm until 8.30pm at Pier 6, they’ll be vying for the title of Bacardi’s best bartender.  Flair Bartending has become a spectator sport and Bermuda’s best know how to put on a show.  This is their craft and it’s more than a taste temptation – swizzle never looked so good.

This event is for over-18s and admission is free.  You can purchase drinks at happy hour prices of $5 each, or purchase a sampler book of $25 for 6 cocktails.  Your cocktail sampler is free when you purchase a City Food Passport.

0409 City Street Food Festival

Pull on your stretchy pants and indulge in some food, glorious food from some of Bermuda’s finest restaurants and bars at the City Street Food Festival on Saturday, April 9th.  **UPDATE:  Due to the high winds forecast on Saturday, this event has been postponed to Sunday, April 10th**

Promising more choices than you can imagine, Bermuda’s restaurants and caterers will fill Front Street with mouth-watering aromas, sizzling hotplates, fun food demonstrations, competitions and fresh produce from 3pm until 9pm.

Every year City Food Festival gets bigger and better and this year the Street Festival takes over Front Street, between Burnaby Street and Parliament Street, with more than two dozen restaurants and bars featured.

The 2016 City Food Festival Chef Competition Final is at 5pm on the day and eating competitions and the Bermuda Dish Contest will all make for a fun-filled family event.

Entry is free and food tickets can be pre-purchased at at a cost of $40 per booklet of 8 food and 2 drinks tickets, or $5 for single tickets.


Save yourself $50 by purchasing a City Food Passport at a cost of $175 for all City Food Festival events, including Just Desserts: A Champagne and Cake Affairthe Chef Competition, Wine Tasting and Food Pairing, Bacardi Bartender Competition, and the City Street Food Festival.  The Food Walk in Chancery Lane is an unticketed event.

For more information, contact or visit


0507 Corporate Volleyball Tournament

Show off your skills at the 24th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, May 7th.

Running from 9.30am until 3.30pm at the North Village Community Club field, this recreational, co-ed fundraising tournament is for players of all levels.  It is open to non-BVA members and is intended to introduce new people to the sport of volleyball, as well as provide groups/companies with the opportunity to participate in a community event together.

The Corporate Tournament is a family-friendly event featuring a KidsZone with bouncy castles, kids mini-volleyball, and food and beverage stalls.

The cost to enter a team is $250 with a minimum of 6 per team (3 men and 3 ladies).

For more information, or to register, visit





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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

0302 Women in Wine

**NEW  Wine Focus Wednesdays: Women in Wine – March 2nd

0303 Corporate Trivia Night

2nd Annual Corporate Trivia Night – March 3rd

0304 Psychosocial First Aid Course

Psychosocial First Aid Course – starts March 4th

0304 Island Kaddy Grand Opening

**NEW  IslandKaddy Grand Opening – 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


Pediatric Health Fair – March 5th

0305 Quiz Night for Bermuda Pilot Gig Club

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

0305 Return Fete 2016

Return Fete 2016 – March 5th

0305 Beginner I iPad Class

**NEW  Beginner iPad Class at BUEI – 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

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

0309 Saltus Legally Blonde

**NEW  Saltus Secondary presents Legally Blonde: The Musical – March 9th to 12th

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

0320 Easter Extravaganza

**NEW  Easter Extravaganza: Picnic in the Park – Party with a Princess – March 20th

0321 Soup a Bowl

Soup-A-Bowl – March 21st

0324 Renegades Booze Cruise

Renegades Booze Crooze – March 24th

0325 PHC Community Fun Day Combo

**NEW  PHC Community Fun Day – March 25th

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

0328 Spring Art Studio Camp

**NEW  Spring Art Studio 2016 – March 28th to April 1st

0330 Chardonnay

**NEW  Wine Focus Wednesdays: Chardonnay – March 30th



0403 Just Desserts

**NEW  City Food Festival: Just Desserts…A Champagne and Cake Affair – April 3rd

0404 Chef Competition

**NEW  City Food Festival: Chef Competition – April 4th and 6th

0403 City Food Festival

**NEW  City Food Festival: Food Walk in Chancery Lane – April 5th

0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

**NEW  City Food Festival: Wine Tasting and Food Pairing – April 7th

0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

**NEW  City Food Festival:  Bacardi Bartender Competition – April 8th

0409 City Street Food Festival

**NEW  City Street Food Festival – April 9th  **POSTPONED to April 10th


0328 Spring Art Studio Camp

**NEW  Spring Art Studio 2016 – April 4th to 8th

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

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

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

0507 Corporate Volleyball Tournament

**NEW  24th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 7th

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

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

Bermuda Society of Arts BSoA Logo

**NEW  Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – February 26th to March 15th

      • 51st Bermuda Annual Primary Schools’ Art Show

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

SPArt presents Exhale by Robert Bassett – until April 20th


Enjoy the rest of the week!



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