May 11th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Today’s update from paradise is a bit of a monster – just try telling me that you’re bored with all this going on! And, as always, please don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the end for a listing of all upcoming events, including those that have been covered in previous posts:
The 6th season of the Bermuda Inline Hockey League is now running on Wednesday evenings.
This will take place at the rink at Pembroke Community Club (PCC) and the league will continue weekly with matches at 7pm and 8.15pm on Wednesday nights, with the following Monday night as their rainout scheduled dates. The season ends on Wednesday, July 20th, with the playoffs in August. For the upcoming schedule, visit www.bdaHockey.com.
There is no fee for spectators.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promising to be the Island’s place to be on Wednesday nights, Hump Days just got cooler with Big Chill Wednesdays at Ocean Club, starting Wednesday, May 11th.
From 7pm until 11pm every Wednesday, you can unwind after a long day and kick-back at the Terrace Bar for island jams and sun-downer cocktails. All while one of Bermuda’s best live acts performs, creating a vibe as cool as the unique view of the South Shore’s pink-sand beaches.
Big Chill Wednesdays at Ocean Club will continue weekly throughout the summer.
There is no cover charge and reservations are not required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Be one of the first to get a copy of a new book by a Bermudian author and librarian at Bermuda Connections with Lee-Ann Liles on Thursday, May 12th.
From noon until 2pm at the Bermuda National Library, this book sale and signing event will promote her new book, Aerie: Short Stories.
For more information contact Kenisha Shakir at email@example.com , Ellen Hollis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-2905.
The latest in the BUEI Talks series will be Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Places with Brendan O’Leary on Thursday, May 12th.
Brendan O’Leary will draw upon his extensive international experience in accounting for the circumstances in which power-sharing is attempted and when it succeeds. Professor O’Leary is the author, co-author and co-editor of 21 books and the Series Editor of National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. O’Leary has been a political and constitutional advisor to the United Nations, the European Union, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and to the British Labour Party during the Irish peace process.
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, $10 for students, and are available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Art enthusiasts of all levels can enjoy an opportunity to drink and create at the Whet Your Palette event on Friday, May 13th.
This evening of wine tasting and collective painting will take place at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art from 5.30pm until 7pm.
The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 299-4000 or email@example.com.
Refresh and revive your energy with a Restorative Yoga Class on Friday, May 13th.
From 6pm until 8pm, this restful yoga class will take place at the Club Yoga Centre, taught by senior certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, Kirsten Agar Ward. This class is suitable for those with at least 6 months’ yoga experience.
The cost is $40.
For more information, or to reserve your place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finish your week the Bermudian way with local dishes at Bermy Fresh Fridays at The Newport, a Gastropub.
From 6pm each week, you can support regional farming while enjoying a fresh spin on authentic Bermudian dishes with rotating blackboard specials such as locally-raised Westover Farm crispy pork belly with local carrots, Bermudian onion rings and ginger jam; or the decadent Bermuda banana sticky toffee pudding with Gosling’s rum caramel sauce. Pair it with a tasting trio of locally brewed beer and you have a meal fit for an onion.
Bermy Fresh Fridays will continue weekly throughout the month of May.
This is an a la carte menu so prices vary.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.
Offering three opportunities to see it, BUEI will be screening Ocean Vet Episode 5: The Bermuda Turtle Project on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.
Watch as Neil and the Ocean Vet team work alongside the longest standing turtle research project in the world, the Bermuda Turtle Project. Follow the team as they capture and release wild green sea turtles in a bid to study their health and populations before fitting a satellite tag to a mature specimen that will collect vital data on its oceanic migrations.
The lecture will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm on the 10th and 13th and at 5.30pm on the 14th. 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, $10 for students, and available by calling 294-0204 or visiting Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Fluid Fitness invite you to come and support their first Aquathon, Inna Fish Bowl on Saturday, May 14th.
This will take place in the pool at National Sports Centre from 9am until noon, with three separate sessions offered. You are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to register.
Sessions are $15 each and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three sessions. Profits from the event will be divided between a donation to the Relay for Life cause and for equipment for the Summer Season’s classes.
For more information, contact Michelle@fluidfitnessbermuda.com.
All bargain hunters are welcome at the Car Boot Sale at St. Anthony’s Church on Saturday, May 14th.
This will run from 9am until 3pm and a hot lunch and Portuguese donuts will be available for sale.
For vendors, the cost is $25 per spot, which includes a table.
For more information, or to book your spot, contact Patricia at 505-0702.
Celebrating the reason why Bermudians are known as Onions, the 4th Annual Onion Day will be on Saturday, May 14th.
From noon until 4pm at Carter House, Southside, St David’s, this Heritage Month event will celebrate the best onions in the world. Food for sale will include Gary Lamb’s curry fish chowder, pulled pork and fried onions sandwiches, smoked meat and onion, and cheese sandwiches. There will also be Bermuda onions for sale as well as all kinds of sweets, beer wine water and soft drinks. You can also enter the pickled onion eating contest for the chance to win a prize and a trophy.
Admission is free, although donations to The St. David’s Island Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.
For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bermuda Folk Club invite you to join them for Portuguese Night on Saturday, May 14th.
From 8pm until 11pm at Spanish Point Boat Club, this great musical event will feature talented local performers playing many styles of music. Musicians new to the island, and especially Portuguese musicians for this Portuguese event, are more than welcome to come play. You can also become a member to get one third off of admissions.
Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit their Facebook Page.
Participate in a morning of fun and camaraderie at the Royal Bermuda Regiment Charity Breakfast Run on Sunday, May 15th.
Registration starts at 7.30am and the actual race starts at 9am. Both the 5km walk and 10km run will start and finish at the Royal Artillery Association.
There will also be fun for the whole family with Strictly Fun Bermuda for the children from 8.30am until 11.30am and and Extreme Sports Entertainment. from 9.30am until 11.30am.
You will also be able to enjoy a cod fish breakfast at a cost of $15, or $12 with a race number.
This event is proudly sponsored by Gatorade.
Entry fees are $20 for runners, $20 for walkers and $15 for under-16s. Online entries are available at www.RaceDayWorld.com until 6pm on Saturday, May 14th. Late entries are $25, $20 for under-16s and available on race day from 7.30am until 8.30am. All proceeds will go to P.A.L.S. Cancer Care in Bermuda.
For more information, contact Race Directors, Warrant Officer J.E.Self on 705-8215 or Corporal Chris Matvey on 534-7335.
Having fun while raising funds for Relay For Life, the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, as Rosewood Tucker’s Point has announced a special one-day only Zumbathon on Sunday, May 15th.
This will run from 10am until 11.30am on the Croquet Lawn.
The cost of the class is $20 per person and all proceeds will benefit Relay For Life. Additionally, all participants will receive a $45 credit for a future spa treatment at Sense Spa.
For more information, or to sign up, contact 298-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of Heritage Month celebrations, The Royal Naval Dockyard and Cultural Affairs invite you to come out and celebrate Bermuda’s cultural diversity and heritage at their Heritage Cultural Showcase event on Sunday, May 15th.
From noon until 6pm, there will be entertainment by various cultural groups and bands, music, vendors selling cultural foods, as well as Bermudian-made items, Gombeys, and more. The Endeavor Program will even be offering sailing tasters!
This event is free and open to all.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard are opening The Serjeant’s Cup Marine Art Show on Sunday, May 15th
With a theme of all things of the sea, this marine show will exhibit paintings, sculpture and photography. The First Prize winner will receive The Serjeant’s Cup, donated by St Peter’s Church and originally given to the St George’s church for their 400th anniversary by the Serjeant of the Vestry of the Chapel Royal. There is a cash prize for the first three winners and several category prizes as well.
The show is open to amateur and professional artists in any media. As long as the work is of nautical nature, it will be showcased. It is intended to be a fun exhibit depicting the joy and appreciation of the sea.
The prizes will be awarded at the opening reception, which will be from 5pm until 7pm.
The show will remain open until June 19th and admission is free. The Arts Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day, and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-2809, or visit www.ArtBermuda.com.
Somersfield Academy and the Bermuda Education Network invite teachers and the public to attend a two-day STEM event on Monday and Tuesday, May 16th and 17th.
These events are foundational to Somersfield’s well-known Innovations Program. On Monday, May 16th, there will be a Robotics Competition from 10am until 2pm. The robotics competition will feature several schools competing using the VEX IQ robotics system as well as a display of Somersfield’s other robotics offerings, Lego NXT, Lego EV3, and VEX EDR.
On Tuesday, May 17th, the 7th Annual What Matters Conference will start at 9.30am. The What Matters Conference features over 20 student presentations on a wide range of topics. Two student keynotes will highlight the conference as well as Mr. Mark Brown, Director of Innovation, giving his annual keynote on education trends.
Between the two events, at 6.15pm on Monday evening, the public and teachers are invited to a screening of Most Likely to Succeed, the synopsis and trailer for which can be found here.
All events are free to attend.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Promising dinner theatre at its best, Death by Disco will be on Thursday, May 19th.
From 7pm at Grotto Bay Beach Resort, you can enjoy a four course meal accompanied by a 70’s disco dance competition, featuring an all-star Bermudian cast.
The cost is $80 per person for the complete package and seats are very limited.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Grotto Bay on 293-8333.
The Youth Library, in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens, The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, The Bermuda National Gallery and The Bermuda National Trust, is hosting the Whistle Stop Adventure on Saturday, May 21st.
From 9am until 3.30pm, 7 to 10 year olds will travel on the train to fun activities at each venue.
The cost is $20, which includes lunch. Registration is required and space is limited.
For more information, or to register, contact 295-0487.
Come on down and have a walk around the Old Town and take a look at what is on offer at The Rotary Club of St. George’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, May 21st.
At Ordnance Island from 10am until 3pm, you can browse a variety of items that each member will donate from their household, including fruits, vegetables, plants, children toys, clothing, and more.
For more information, contact 734-5921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Griffin’s Bistro at The St. George’s Club invite you to come and enjoy an Evening with the Kennel Boys Trio in a unique intimate setting from Saturday, May 21st.
From 8pm until 11pm, you can dance and sing along to some of the great tunes of the sixties and seventies. You also have the option of having dinner or trying one of their great pizzas in the bar area, with wine, beer and some great whiskies offered at reasonable prices.
This event will run every Saturday until the end of the summer.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 297-1200 or visit www.Table.bm.
Wrap up the holiday with nature’s laser light show in a fun evening aboard the luxury catamaran Ana Luna, as they invite you to join them for a Glow Worms Safari on Tuesday, May 24th.
Your evening on the seas will begin when the boat departs from the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm. After enjoying the pinks and blues of the sunset, you can witness the glow-in-the-dark mating ritual of these unusual creatures, performed two and three days after the full moon during the warmer months. Following the worm display, you will enjoy moonrise with a complimentary champagne toast, before returning to the dock by around 10pm.
The cost is $79 per person, which includes includes two glasses of champagne, a sunset sailing and glow worm viewing.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Captain@analunaadventures.com or 504-3780.
Come hither fair folk, to celebrate the works of Shakespeare as Tempest Bistro and Discovery Wines invite you to their Shakespearean Wine Dinner on Friday, May 27th.
From 7pm, you can enjoy a four-course wine paired menu and entertainment worthy of the Globe. Please note that you may be seated with other lovers of Shakespeare.
The cost is $135 per person, gratuities not included.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Tempest, on 297-0861.
Saturday, May 28th is the last Saturday of the month, which means that it’s Super Saturday at Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens!
Each month has a different theme and this one will be At The Beach. From 10am until 2pm, children and their families will be encouraged to participate in free beach-themed creative activities for all ages.
Homer’s Cafe will also be open, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch with the family after taking part.
There is no need to register so you can just turn up on the day.
For more information, contact 299-4000 or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.com.
Join a fun, energetic and cool way to get fit while it’s steaming hot outside at the Summer Season of Fluid Fitness Water Aerobics, starting on Sunday, May 29th.
In the pool at National Sports Centre, classes will run from 10.15am until 11.15am on Sundays, from 9.15am until 10.15am on Mondays through Fridays, and 7pm until 8pm on Mondays through Thursdays. The season will run until August 12th.
The cost is $140 for an 8-class card, $450 for a Season’s Pass (unlimited classes for the season) and $20 drop-in.
For more information, or to register, contact Michelle@fluidfitnessbermuda.com.
Have fun with your friends and family as the incomparable Mike Bishop puts you to the test with his game of trivia at Wednesday Quiz Night at White Horse Pub & Restaurant, with the next on Wednesday, June 1st.
Starting at 7pm, there will be great prizes to be won and food and drink specials available all evening.
This event will continue on the first Wednesday of every month until further notice.
The participation cost is $5 per person and you can play by yourself or as a team.
For more information, or to book your table, contact 297-1838.
You’re invited to be a vendor in the Vintage Designs Vendor Market, starting on Saturday, June 4th.
The market will be held from 9am until 3pm on the tennis court at the beautiful Landfall Properties at Clear View in Hamilton Parish. Vendors with any variety of goods, except cooked food items, are accepted. Bottled, canned and packaged goods are allowed.
Tables/tents will also be provided so you can just bring your goods and sell, sell, sell.
The market will continue every first, second and third weekend of the month, running on both the Saturdays and Sundays, until Sunday, September 18th.
For more information, or to become a vendor, contact S. Mallory at 595-4765 or email@example.com.
See the world’s best rugby players in action, while raising funds for Bermuda’s youth, at the Atlantic Rugby Cup 2016 on Saturday, June 4th.
Founded in 2013, the Atlantic Rugby Cup is an annual match-up of the world’s best rugby players, hosted at National Sports Centre. This year Bermuda Barbarians, an all-star global team, take on a select squad of Harlequins and London Irish professionals.
Gates open at 3pm with early matches starting at 4pm and the main event kicking off at 7pm. In addition to the action on the field, there will also be a licensed bar, BBQ, kids area, and live music until midnight.
Tickets are $15 in advance from www.pTix.bm or $20 on the door. Under-16s are free.
For more information, visit www.AtlanticRugbyCup.com.
Get ready to get soaked on Carnival Wednesday as Hello Bermuda and KR Productions present Drench’d Wet Fete on Wednesday, June 15th.
From 4pm to 10pm at the poolside at Coco Reef Resort, you can expect six hours of energetic fun with the best local and international DJs in the business pumping the best of Soca.
The dress code is strictly swimwear, with a warning that this is not a fete to pose up, as there will be a water hose, water balloons, super soakers and, of course, a pool to get you wet.
Early Bird tickets are $55 until May 15th or while supplies last. after which time they will go up to the regular price of $70. Tickets are available from www.pTix.bm and the price includes food and your Drench’d party kit, with a cash bar available.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook Page.
For those new to yoga and those who wish to refresh their basic skills, The Club Yoga Centre are offering a Yoga Foundation Course starting on Wednesday, June 15th and then again on Saturday, June 18th and again on Saturday, July 2nd.
This four session, 6 hour course, will run from 9am until 10.30am and will be an introduction to yoga postures and relaxation with senior certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Kirsten Agar Ward. The class will hold a maximum of 8 people, ensuring personal attention in a small group in this fully-equipped dedicated yoga centre. All equipment is provided and there is free car parking.
The cost is $120 for the course.
For more information or to reserve your place, contact email@example.com.
Calling the Class of 1986 – the Prospect Secondary School for Girls 30 Year School Reunion will be on Saturday, June 25th.
From 6pm until 10pm at Henry VIII, you can enjoy a buffet dinner, with vegan meals included, along with a slide presentation. After dinner, all are welcome to stay to enjoy DJ Uncle, who takes the stage at 10pm.
The cost is $75 per guest and $90 for alumni and teachers.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Barbara Talbot at 333-7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Lisa Smith on 707-2469 or email@example.com, or Ximena Marshall on 333-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirited supporters are invited to join in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the arrival of Spirit of Bermuda to Bermuda and the beginning of sail training programmes for Bermuda’s youth at a community event on Friday, September 30th.
From 4.30pm until 8.30pm, past student crew, present student crew, teachers, parents, and friends of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation are all invited to enjoy food, entertainment and some special memories.
This event is free and open to all ages.
For more information, contact contact Office and Project Manager, Jocene Harmon at email@example.com or 737-5667.
The Bermuda Sloop Foundation invite you to a Gala Celebration in honour of Spirit of Bermuda’s 10th Anniversary on Friday, October 7th.
From 7pm in the Hamilton Princess Hotel Ballroom, you can enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, raffles and fund raising to ensure another ten years of sail training for Bermuda’s youth.
The dress code is Ship Shape.
Tickets are $275 per person.
For more information, or to book a ticket, a table or to enquire about sponsor tables, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 737-5667.
See the spectacle and bid on your favourite at the Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops event on Thursday, October 20th.
Art for Sail is a collaborative between Masterworks and Bermuda Sloop Foundation to raise awareness of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) Education.
Individuals, schools and organisations have decorated fibreglass “sloops”, which will be auctioned from 4.30pm at the Hamilton Princess. There will also be a People’s Choice Award and funds raised are to benefit the education programmes at both charities.
For more information, contact Office and Project Manager, Jocene Harmon at email@example.com or 737-5667, or Alana DeSilva at Masterworks on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
15th Edition of Pechakucha Bermuda – May 12th
Business After Hours @ Lili Bermuda – May 12th
**NEW Bermuda Connections with Lee-Ann Liles – May 12th
**NEW Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Places with Brendan O’Leary – May 12th
**NEW Whet Your Palette – May 13th
**NEW Restorative Yoga Class – May 13th
**NEW Ocean Vet Episode 5: The Bermuda Turtle Project – May 13th and 14th
MAMA Car Boot Sale – May 14th
Josian Maybury Album Release Concert – May 14th
Some Enchanted Evening: Big Band Concert – May 14th
**NEW Inna Fish Bowl Aquathon – May 14th
**NEW St. Anthony’s Church Car Boot Sale – May 14th
**NEW Onion Day – May 14th
**NEW Bermuda Folk Club Portuguese Night – May 14th
Sundays Live at Snorkel Park Beach – starts May 15th
Allied World Family Community Day – May 15th
Family Fun 5K – May 15th
**NEW Royal Bermuda Regiment Charity Breakfast Run – May 15th
**NEW Zumbathon at Rosewood Tucker’s Point – May 15th
**NEW Heritage Month Cultural Showcase – May 15th
**NEW Two Day STEM Event at Somersfield Academy – May 16th and 17th
Mindfulness-Based Wellness Parent Program – starts May 18th
Mindfulness-Based Wellness Program – starts May 18th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – May 19th
**NEW Death By Disco – May 19th
Sip & Shop at Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop – May 20th
Flag Invasion – May 21st
**NEW Whistle Stop Adventure – May 21st
**NEW The Rotary Club of St. George’s Car Boot Sale – May 21st
**NEW Evening with the Kennel Boys – starts May 21st
**NEW Ana Luna Glow Worm Champagne Safari – May 24th
**NEW Shakespearean Wine Dinner – May 27th
Relay For Life of Bermuda – May 27th to 28th
13th Annual Bermuda Guitar Festival – May 27th to 29th
Drinks & Drives: Fun Charity Golf Event – May 28th
House Party – May 28th
**NEW Super Saturday: At The Beach – May 28th
**NEW Fluid Fitness Water Aerobics Classes – starts May 29th
**NEW Vintage Designs Vendor Market – starts June 4th
**NEW Atlantic Rugby Cup 2016 – June 4th
Bermuda Summit 2016 – June 9th and 10th
TORC Extreme Sport Showdown – June 12th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 15th
**NEW Drench’d Wet Fete – June 15th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – June 16th
CastAway Bermuda – June 16th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 18th
**NEW Prospect Secondary School for Girls 30 Year School Reunion – June 25th
**NEW Yoga Foundation Course – starts July 2nd
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
**NEW Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
**NEW An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
**NEW Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- The Art of Craft – April 17th to May 13th
- **NEW The Serjeant’s Cup Marine Art Show – May 15th to June 10th
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery – until May 28th
- Peter Woolcock: A Tribute
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
SPArt at Common Ground
- SPArt presents Vibrant Essence – April 15th to July 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – May 6th to 31st
- Onions Gallery: Members’ Spring Show
- Studio A: Intricacies & Perspectives by Michelle and Lyndell
- Studio B: The Golden Triangle by Antoine Hunt
- Edinburgh Gallery: Flying Flowers by Ras Mykkal
Enjoy the rest of the week!