March 9th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update

Morning Ladies and Gents!



I don’t think I even own many devices which don’t auto-update anymore but, just in case you do, don’t forget that we’ll be Springing Forward on Sunday for Daylight Savings Time, leaving winter well and truly behind us.

Waking up will probably be brutal for the first week or so, but at least we can relax and enjoy a more leisurely sunset with the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.

Here is the latest update on new events that have been added to the Bermuda calendar since last week’s post – enjoy!


0312 Model Call

Calling all models in Bermuda, and anyone who has dreamed of modeling – now is your chance to walk with the best as the Bermuda Fashion Festival is scouting for this year’s event at their Model Call for Kids on Thursday, March 10th and Model Call For Adults on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th.

Bermuda’s premier fashion week is scheduled to run from Sunday, July 10th to Saturday, July 16th and is shaping up to be more of an international event than ever before, with the involvement of highly recognizable global brands and designers.  The names of international celebrities participating in Bermuda Fashion Festival will be revealed in coming weeks.

From 4pm until 6pm on Thursday, March 10th, the Model Call is an opportunity for children aged 5 and above to participate in Bermuda’s largest fashion event, Evolution Retail Show.  Teenagers up to 18 years are also encouraged to audition.

The Adult Model Call will be from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th and, this year, they hope to attract many new models, welcoming adults of any age and size, from any background.  There is a thrill to introducing someone new to the Bermuda Fashion Festival experience and they love finding a new diamond – that could be you.  Local models are included in Bermuda’s largest fashion event, Evolution Retail Show, as well the highly-anticipated International Designer and Local Designer runway shows.

All auditions will take place at the lower level of Pier 6.

Auditions are free and there is no charge to model in the fashion shows.

For more information, contact, and for specific details of what to wear visit

If you know someone who has lost or is losing vision, you are invited to join the Bermuda Society For The Blind’s Products For People With Vision Impairments from Thursday, March 10th to Saturday, March 12th.

Talking watches, large-print playing cards, and handheld electronic magnifiers are just a few of the hundreds of items available to help people with vision impairments stay active, healthy, and independent!

From 2pm until 6pm on Thursday, 11am until 3pm on Friday, and 9am until 11am on Saturday, you are invited to Beacon House to see a display of products specifically designed to help people with vision impairments. Catalogs will be available to browse and individuals can place orders for items they would like to purchase.  Payment (cash or cheque) is required when the order is placed.

Jane Charlton, the Society For The Blind’s Certified Vision Rehabilitation Professional, will be available to demonstrate products and equipment, answer questions, and help place orders.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

For more information, contact the Bermuda Society For The Blind at 292-3231 or


In celebration of the Six Nations Rugby Championship, Mariners RFC invite you to Six Nations: Wine Vs. Whisky on Friday, March 11th.

From 6pm until 8pm at Gosling’s Wine Cellar, you can decide who are the winners in the wine and whisky categories.  France and Italy will face each other with samplings of bubbles, white and red wine from each country, while Scotland will battle Ireland in the fight between whisky and whiskey.

Some nibbles will be provided by Gosling’s.

Tickets are $50 and available from  Proceeds will be donated to the Dante Noel Simmons Education Fund and Mariners Youth Rugby.

For more information, contact Ian Nash at



0311 Wilsons Weekend

Transport yourself to a village in Jamaica at Wilson’s Weekend, a play written by local playwright Ronald Lightbourne and directed by local playwright and director Patricia Pogson-Nesbitt, and showing on Fridays and Saturdays, March 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.

Charles Wilson visits his home village, seeking information for a story about his past and gets more than what he bargains for, which is a duppy coming to collect on a family secret. The play, while based on folklore, is mysterious yet funny. The actors are hinting at accent, while not trying to be Jamaicans.

Showtime is at 9pm each night at Bootsie’s Place at The Grand.

Tickets are $50 and include two drinks. Tickets can be purchased online at, Bootsie’s Place at The Grand, Caesar’s Pharmacy and from Cast members.

For more information, contact 704-5683.

Go a little mad this March at the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Silly Regatta on Sunday, March 13th.

From 1pm until 4pm at East End Mini Yacht Club, Gig Rowers will be dressing to impress in their best Silly Dress.  There will be crazy hats, costumes, and other items for racers and spectators to adorn.

You are invited to come with cash to sponsor the craziest outfits and help the teams win the award for Best Dress.  All proceeds will support the racers headed to the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact




0313 Beau Rivage Acapella Event

Beau Rivage Restaurant at Newstead Hotel invite you to come and enjoy a fantastic evening of fine dining and a cappella music from Ivy League performers at their Music Dinner on Sunday, March 13th.

The evening program will begin with a complimentary cocktail party at Beau Rivage from 6.30pm.  This will be followed at 7pm with a special four-course dinner menu, created just for this occasion by Chef Jean-Claude Garzia.

During the evening, you can enjoy the musical talents of The Radcliffe Pitches (all-female) and The Krokodiloes (all-male) from Harvard, and The Mixed Company of Yale who will all entertain you with their truly amazing voices.

The cost is $85, plus 17% gratuities.  Space is limited so you are invited to make your reservations today.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686 or, or visit


The latest in the BUEI Talks series will be a fascinating lecture on Nesting Sea Turtles on Thursday, March 17th.

Bermuda once had a thriving sea turtle nesting colony, however years of targeted hunting by humans caused this rookery to collapse. Dr Mark Outerbridge, Wildlife Ecologist for the Department of Conservation Services, will present what is known about the history of sea turtle nesting on Bermuda’s beaches, which includes the heroic efforts made by a few people in the 1960s and 1970s to restock Bermuda with thousands of green turtle eggs from Costa Rica.

This lecture will also describe a number of sporadic, natural nesting events recorded during the past 25 years and will end with a short sea turtle nesting video. During this lecture the audience will not only learn how to tell when a sea turtle has crawled upon a beach to nest but will be given the opportunity to participate in a beach monitoring programme.

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.


Join Cafe Lido for a special night of performance excellence and fabulous food at a special dinner event with a cappella group The Harvard Din and Tonics on Friday, March 18th.

From 6pm, the a la carte menu will be available, as well as Chef Serge Bottelli’s weekly-changing special menu.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884 or





0318 Inspire eBusiness Startup Weekend

Do you have a big idea which you think could be the next big thing?  If so, then you won’t want to miss out on Inspire E Business: Startup Weekend running from Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th.

Startup Weekend is a high-energy 54 hour event during which participants of all ages and backgrounds pitch business ideas and work towards formulating the minimal viable product.

Throughout the course of the weekend, coaches are mentors are there to guide you along the way, offering support and encouraging idea validation.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily.  At the end of this exciting weekend, teams present their final pitches before a panel of judges to win amazing business based prizes and services to get you started.

Taking place at Pier 6, this will run from 6.30pm until 11pm on the Friday, 9am until 10pm on the Saturday, and 9am until 9pm on the Sunday.

Startup Weekend is brought the by the Department of E-Commerce and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation in Partnership with the City of Hamilton.

The registration cost is $55.

For more information, or to register, visit


Ladies, get off the ‘yellow light’ of life at the Shift Into Go! Workshop for Women on Saturday, March 19th.

If you want to: identify your purpose; push past ‘Average’; upgrade your mindset; eliminate negative beliefs; move from dreaming to doing; get out of your own way; cultivate ‘big picture’ thinking; overcome the fear of change; and live a vision-driven lifestyle, this workshop is for you.

This will run from 11am until 5pm and the venue will be confirmed at a later date.

The cost is $75 per person, which includes a light lunch.

For more information, or to purchase a ticket, contact or 517-8133.


0319 Signature St Georges Weddings and Events

If you are planning a wedding, birthday party, family reunion, corporate dinner, bridal shower, or other special celebration, then you won’t want to miss Signature St. George’s: Unique Weddings and Celebrations on Saturday, March 19th.

From noon until 5pm in the The Town of St. George’s, they promise that they’ll have it all – from unique, historic spaces and accommodations to transportation and jewellery.  There will be tastings, tours, talks and demos at their incredible venues and shops, showcasing why you should have your event in Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage site.

On the day, you’ll receive a map and schedule of all the special activities, plus a form to be entered into a draw for great prizes.  The map will be available at the World Heritage Centre, with parking at Tiger Bay, and transportation will be provided to get you up to some of the more remote spots.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact, 705-1838, or visit the Facebook Event Page.


As part of the lead up to the Pickles & Spiced Ham comedy/mystery/musical, some of those who laid the foundation stones for Bermuda entertainment will be honoured at a Red Carpet Reception on Saturday, March 19th.

From 2pm until 4pm at Cafe Lido, the honourees in this Part I activity are King Trott, Ranham Burch, David Burch, John Burch, Stan Seymour, Professor Eddie Ming, Jimmy O’Connor, Professor Keith Caisey, Sandy Butterfield, Rudolph Benjamin, Mildred Iris, June Caisey, Miriam Bassett-Tucker, Stan Gilbert, and Charles Jiggs Douglas.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from The Music Box.

For more information, contact Dale Butler at or 505-3409.




Promising an Old School Reggae concert that is not only showcasing International artists but local talent as well, Bermuda Easter Fiesta will be on Thursday, March 24th.

Taking place under the tent at National Sports Centre North Field, gates will open at 8pm and show time is at 9pm.  Ninja Cutty will be the host for the evening, with international artists Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, and Etana, local artist Jesse Seymour and DJs King Jyrus and Juggling Jason.

The tickets are $55 in advance from, Quickie Lickie Laundromat (Hamilton), Somers Supermarket, Jamaican Grill (all locations), Pizza House (all locations), and $85 at the gate.

For more information, contact Quickie Lickie Laundromat in Hamilton at 295-3016.



Ego Clash will be spinning only the latest Deep House, EuroHouse and Chillout Music at The European Scene on Saturday, March 26th.

This will be from 10pm until 3am at Cafe Cairo, when you can also expect a few door giveaways.

The cover charge is $10 and tickets are available from Cafe Cairo.

For more information, or to make a VIP reservation, contact 295-5155 or




Attention all princesses, ballerinas, fairies, pirates and other magical costume characters, you are invited to Abigail’s Dream Adventures Costume Party Book Launch on Saturday, March 26th.

Hosted by author Karen E. Franks, mystical dreams and fun adventures will come alive from 11am until 3pm at Bookmart at Brown & Co.  Kids will enjoy facepainting, balloon and magic show, book readings, book signing, arts and crafts, food, and of course, a Pixie Fairy Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, contact 333-4028 or visit




Café Coco at Coco Reef Resort invite you to treat yourself to their Easter Day BBQ and Grilling on Sunday, March 27th.

From noon until 3pm, you can feast on such culinary delights as honey barbeque pork ribs, blackened local fish, spiced steak, Bermuda Farm hot sausage, BBQ chicken, home-made beef burgers, and the chef’s selection of desserts.  The full menu can be viewed here.

The cost is $45 per person and reservations are required.

For more information, contact,, 236-5416, or visit



0328 Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop

Promising to help our young women to achieve their best, the Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop for Girls will run from Monday, March 28th to Wednsday, March 30th for M1 and M2 girls (11 and 12 year olds), and from Wednesday, March 30th to Friday, April 1st for P5 and P6 girls (9 and 10 year olds).

Running from 9am until 3.30pm each day at the Christ Church Hall in Devonshire, the purpose of this fun workshop is to develop and nurture Vision Building and Goal Oriented Mindsets to inspire our young ladies to push past perceived potential and live their best lives.

The cost is $90 for three days.

For more information, or to register, contact or 517-8133.


0331 Lobster Night at Taste

Here is your last chance to enjoy lobster as the season ends on the night of Taste 141’s Lobster-Themed Dinner Night on Thursday, March 31st.

From 6pm, you can enjoy a special a la carte menu with delicious lobster-themed dishes.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-0777.





0405 Edwin M E Smith

Spend an interesting evening with a local author as Friends of the College Library presents a Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Edwin M. E. Smith on Tuesday, April 5th.

This will run from 6.30pm until 8pm in Bermuda College Library and will be based on Dr. Smith’s book Imagemaking and the Bermudian Artist.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Shelley Riley on 236-9000 ext. 4381 or


0422 Fishackathon

Bermuda will be one of over 40 locations worldwide to host Fishackathon, running from Friday, April 22nd until Sunday, April 24th.

During the course of this event, techies and environmentalists will join forces to create new applications and tools to address challenges related to sustainable fisheries worldwide.

Taking place at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, this will run from 6pm until midnight on the Friday, 8am until midnight on the Saturday, and from 8am until 2pm on the Sunday, with judging at 3pm.

Registration is free and available at

For more information, contact



0428 Sinnerman Death in One Colour

In a new play, Dale Butler’s strong love for Nina Simone is cultivated into a spellbinding eye-opener about Bermuda’s unprecedented gun violence at Sinnerman: Death In One Colour from Thursday, April 28th to Saturday, April 30th.

A working class family, fortified with music and the love of Marcus Garvey, is determined to provide for their two orphaned grandchildren by raising them with old-fashioned values in a society that has changed drastically. With a great deal of pride, they look to celebrate the departure of one grandson for university in England when suddenly they get the shock of their lives. Just when everything seems fine, tragedy strikes, leaving the family searching for answers.

Directed by Rotimi Martins, the live music will highlight Ras MyKal, Sheila Smith, Dayton Wharton and Kiana Madeiros with an all star band.

This will be performed at the St. Paul A.M.E. Centennial Hall, with showtime at 7pm each night, with an additional 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.

The cost is $25 for the 2.30pm show and $30 for the 7pm shows.  Tickets are available from, St. Paul A.M,E. and Music Box.

For more information, contact and 505-3409.


0520 Famous for 15 Minutes Script Deadline

The deadlines and dates have now been finalised for Famous for Fifteen Minutes 2016 so get out your pens, pencils, laptops and great ideas and get writing for the Script Deadline on Friday, May 20th.

This is the annual playwright competition from the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) and presents six original short plays written by local playwrights, from a variety of genres, each lasting 15 minutes (hence the name!).

Auditions will be on July 5th and 6th, rehearsals from July 11th and performances from August 11th to 13th and 18th to 20th.

For the rules and every thing else you need to know about Famous, visit

For more information, contact




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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

Bermuda International Film Festival – March 4th to 11th

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

0312 Model Call

**NEW  Bermuda Fashion Festival: Model Call for Kids – March 10th

**NEW Products for People with Vision Impairments Equipment Display – March 10th to 12th

**NEW  Six Nations: Wine vs Whisky – March 11th

Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th

0311 Wilsons Weekend

**NEW  Wilson’s Weekend – March 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th

Celebrate the Night – March 12th

0312 Model Call

**NEW  Bermuda Fashion Festival: Model Call for Adults – March 12th and 13th

Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 13th

Printing Without a Press with Raziya Swan – March 13th

**NEW  Bermuda Pilot Gig Club Silly Regatta – March 13th

0313 Beau Rivage Acapella Event

**NEW  A Cappella Music Dinner at Beau Rivage – March 13th

Harvard in Hamilton for the Hungry X – March 17th

**NEW  BUEI Talks: Nesting Sea Turtles – March 17th

0226 Joy T Barnum at Bermuda National Gallery

Joy T. Barnum @BNG – March 18th

**NEW  A Cappella Group The Harvard Din and Tonics at Cafe Lido – March 18th

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


**NEW  Inspire E Business: Startup Weekend – March 18th to 20th

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

Boxing Championships – March 19th

Lighthouse Medical Expo – March 19th

0319 Gouache Ink Resist

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

**NEW  Shift Into Go! Workshop for Women – March 19th

0319 Signature St Georges Weddings and Events

**NEW  Signature St. George’s: Unique Weddings and Celebrations – March 19th

**NEW  Red Carpet Reception – March 19th

0320 KPMG Round the Grounds Race

2016 KPMG Round the Grounds Race – March 20th

Spring Pastry Cooking Class at Hamilton Princess – March 20th

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

Soup-A-Bowl – March 21st

Renegades Booze Crooze – March 24th

**NEW  Bermuda Easter Fiesta – March 24th

0325 PHC Community Fun Day Combo

PHC Community Fun Day – March 25th

**NEW  Abigail’s Dream Adventures Costume Party/Book Launch – March 26th

**NEW  The European Scene – March 26th

Easter Sunday Brunch at Hamilton Princess – March 27th

Easter Ocean Side Brunch at Cafe Lido – March 27th

**NEW  Coco Reef Resort: Easter Day BBQ & Grilling – March 27th

0328 Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop

**NEW  Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop for Girls (M1 and M2 Girls) – March 28th to 30th

0328 Spring Art Studio Camp

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

0330 Chardonnay

Wine Focus Wednesdays: Chardonnay – March 30th

0328 Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop

**NEW  Take the Lid off your Jar Workshop for Girls (P5 and P6 Girls) – March 30th to April 1st

0331 Lobster Night at Taste

**NEW  Lobster-Themed Dinner Night – March 31st



0403 Just Desserts

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

0404 Chef Competition

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

0403 City Food Festival

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

0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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

0407 Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

City Food Festival:  Bacardi Bartender Competition – April 8th

0409 City Street Food Festival

City Street Food Festival – April 9th


0328 Spring Art Studio Camp

Spring Art Studio 2016 – April 4th to 8th

0405 Edwin M E Smith

**NEW  Friends of the College Library: A Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Edwin M. E. Smith – April 5th

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

0422 Fishackathon

**NEW  Fishackathon – April 22nd to 24th

0423 BUEI Underwater Extravaganza

Underwater Extravaganza – April 23rd

0428 Sinnerman Death in One Colour

**NEW  Sinnerman: Death In One Colour – April 28th to 30th

0429 Bermuda Yoga Festival

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

0507 Corporate Volleyball Tournament

24th Annual Corporate Volleyball Tournament – May 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD

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

0520 Famous for 15 Minutes Script Deadline

**NEW  Famous for 15 Minutes Call for Scripts Deadline – May 20th

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

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

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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