June 15th, 2016: Bermuda Events Update
Morning Chaps and Chapettes!
The weather may be a little confused right now but I still absolutely love this time of year – beach days are back!
Here are the latest events to be added to the Bermuda summer calendar – as always, don’t forget to check out the Quick Recap section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming events, including those previously covered in previous posts.
Enjoy delicious food in the beautiful garden of Stewart Hall as Sweet P presents Afternoon Tea at the Bermuda Perfumery.
From 1pm until 4pm every Wednesday and Saturday, you can enjoy an artful presentation of traditional savouries and hand crafted petit fours along with their scones served hot from the oven.
The cost is $30 per person, plus gratuities, and is cash only, no cards. Reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 705-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step into history during a Guided Walking Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. George’s.
Departing from King’s Square at 10.30am on Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays, this informative guided tour through the narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of Bermuda’s idyllic UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Town of St. George’s, hardly changed since the 17th century.
The cost is $12 person and $6 for children under 12.Tickets are available from the Visitor Information Centre at King’s Square.
This event will run until the end of September.
For more information, contact the Visitor Information Centre at 297-0556.
Join a good group of friendly expats and some locals living in Bermuda, at the InterNations Expat Community Cocktails on Thursday, June 16th.
This month, they will gather from 5.30pm in the intimate setting of a members club – more specifically, at the Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society, where life-long friends are made.
Risk discovering your creative side with this amateur theatre group that welcomes new members. BMDS welcomes InterNations and will have membership information at hand for those bards among you. Another good reason to frequent this club is their inexpensive bar prices.
At InterNations no-one stands alone, so you can feel comfortable coming on your own and be guaranteed of good conversation and new connections, or feel free to invite friends.
There is no cover charge so attendees will just have to purchase their own drinks. To RSVP, visit www.InterNations.org and sign up for free to be put on the guest list.
For more information, contact Vicki.email@example.com.
The U.S. Consulate General and the Adult Library will showcase another free film as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series on Thursday, June 16th.
The documentary film, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, will be screened at 6pm and Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will lead discussion afterwards.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 278-7502.
BUEI Talks are screening Ocean Vet Episode 10: Sargasso Sea on Thursday, June 16th.
In this episode, Neil and Choy discover the heart of the sargassum community and work alongside veteran aquarium collector Chris Flook to reveal how crucial the sargassum seaweed is to the health of the entire ocean.
Follow the team as they explore the deep sea structure of Argus tower and inshore mangrove bays, building a bigger picture of how the intricate and delicate food web of the sargasso sea works.
Finally, the team attaches a tracking tag to one of the fastest fish that thrives amongst these floating seaweed matts, the wondrous Wahoo!
The screening will start in the Tradewinds Auditorium at 7.30pm. 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.
Choose to change the colours or follow along with the colours on the poster as you paint an owl at a Painting Party on Saturday, June 18th.
From 6pm until 8pm at the Civil and Military Lodge on King Strret, you will be guided step-by-step to take this beauty home with you. You are welcome to bring beverages and snacks, if you choose, and are asked to wear appropriate clothing or bring an apron. This acrylic painting class is suitable for all ability levels and no experience is necessary.
The cost is $55 per person and you will be provided with brushes, paint, a canvas, and an easel to use.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com.
An opportunity to sip on some vino while watching the sun go down as Discovery Wines are hosting another one of their popular Sunset Wine Tasting Cruises on Saturday, June 18th.
Guests should be at Barr’s Bay Park by 6.15pm for a 6.30pm departure aboard the Ana Luna with Captain Nathan. From then until the boat returns at 8.30pm, they will be serving a flight of five fantastic wines, with an array of delectable hors d’oeuvres, while sailing around Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound.
The cost is $85 per person and tickets can be purchased from www.DiscoveryWines.bm.
For more information, contact 296-9463, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.DiscoveryWines.bm.
The June edition of the Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series will be on Sunday, June 19th in the usual location of the Tradewinds Auditorium at BUEI.
The Man Who Knew Infinity will be showing at 3pm. Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the improbable true story of a self-taught Indian mathematics genius.
This will be followed at 5.15pm by Sugar Coated, a compelling investigative documentary which tells how the food industry seduced the world one spoonful at a time.
Tickets are $15 and available at Oceans Gift Shop or by calling 294-0204.
For more information, visit www.BermudaDocs.com.
Bermuda Toastmasters invite you to join them for a evening of fun as contestants speak off the cuff for 2.5 minutes or less at their Table Topics Contest on Tuesday, June 21st.
This will take place at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce from 5.30pm. Table topics threatens our composure more than any of the other speaking activities in Toastmasters club, as there is no time to prepare your answer to the question posed.
This event is free and open to all.
For more information, or if you wish to participate as a contestant, contact Corville at email@example.com.
Find out which grape goes best with your nigiri at Sushi, Sam & Somm on Thursday, June 23rd.
From 7pm at Beluga Bar, you can enjoy a 5-course tasting menu with enticing wine pairings, featuring the best that Chef Sammy has to offer! Seating is family-style.
The cost is $110 per person.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Beluga Bar on 542-2859.
Enjoy some family-friendly fun, featuring movies, games, and other fun activities, on many Friday nights throughout the summer, at the Corporation of St. George’s UNESCO Street Festival, with the next on Friday, June 24th.
The six different events will have different themes. Games Nights will run from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on June 24th and August 26th, while Movie Nights will be after sunset on July 8th, August 5th and September 2nd. A special Cup Match Extravaganza will be from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on July 15th.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 297.1532 or visit www.CorpStGeorge.bm.
Buy and sell your new or used items at The Urban Market, a new monthly communal social and flea market at Pembroke Community Club, with the next one on Sunday, June 26th.
Aiming to bring the community together through some shopping, food and entertainment, this will run from 11am until 4pm on the last Sunday of the month.
This month, they will have activities for the family to enjoy together, such as Henna, face painting, music, vintage shopping items, fun castles and more. And when you need a little energy to go on, Smokin’ Barrel will be there to fill you up in the best way possible.
The fee for sellers is $20, which includes a table, chair and assigned space.
For more information, contact Michelle Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this year’s theme of On your Mark, Get Set, READ!, there’s lots to do this summer as the Youth Library holds its annual Summer Reading Programme from Thursday, June 28th until Saturday, August 13th.
There will be daily activities each at a cost of $5. There will be fencing, scavenger hunts, crafts, movies, archery and lots more.
Children are encouraged to become reading champions by participating in the reading challenge. The challenge involves completing a BINGO card of activities in order to earn prizes and a chance to win the Grand Prize and attend the end of summer bash.
Register early to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to register, contact email@example.com or 295-0487.
Bermuda Autism Support & Education and the Bermuda Hospitals Board invite the community to learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at a free public lecture entitled Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Commonly Occurring Conditions on Thursday, June 30th.
Taking place from 7pm until 8pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the lecture will be given by Doctors Gagan Joshi and Varuna Tuli, who will discuss how ASD can affect behavior patterns and the development of social and communication skills.
They will consider the interaction of ASD with other conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders and fragile X syndrome.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art presents the new exhibit, 441, opening to the public on Friday, July 1st.
This will feature the works of Carlos Dill, Charis Haynes, Hannah Horsefield and Nahed Eid. These 4 artists bring 4 very distinct styles and techniques to create one diverse exhibition, which will be showcased in the Rick Faries Gallery.
The opening reception will be from 5.30pm until 7pm and the exhibit will run until July 27th.
Opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 11am until 4.30pm on Sundays. Masterworks is closed on public holidays. General admission is $5, or free for members and children under 12.
For more information, contact 299-4000, or visit www.BermudaMasterworks.org.
LIV Bermuda 2016 kicks off with Fantastic Friday: The D’Usse Edition on Friday, July 1st.
From 6pm at Fairmount Southampton’s private Beach Club, you are invited to come turn up with over 200 overseas visitors and special guests to the best of hip-hop, reggae, trap and soca. Music will be courtesy of DJ Trauma of TrapHouseNYC, who was voted DJ of the Year at the Global Spin Awards, along with Bermuda’s own DJ Rusty G and DJ Chubb. This event is sponsored by Bermuda Tourism and D’Usse and Ace of Spades.
Entry is $20 in advance, with tickets available only at Kit ‘n’ Caboodle. Ace of Spades VIP Cabanas will be available.
For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com.
See two international recording artists sing and dance some of their massive hits at the Youth Summer Jam on Saturday, July 2nd.
From 2pm in the BAA Car Park, iHeartMemphis of Hit the Quan and Lean & Dab fame, and Silentó of last summer’s hit, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) will be performing live.
This event will be hosted by Power Girl and Nadanja, with local performances by Jesse, Olivia, Rated E Dancers and H&H Gombeys.
The cost is $40 for ages 18 and under, $20 for ages 19 and older, and tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm, Choices and People’s Pharmacy.
For more information, contact 519-6724.
The Kardias Club (Registered Charity #051) invite you to join them for their Annual Tea with a Twist and Fashion Show on Saturday, July 2nd.
From 3pm in the Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre, you can enjoy a selection of teas, tea sandwiches and pastries, as well as local entertainment and a fashion show.
The cost is $65 per person and proceeds will support The Women’s Resource Centre.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 234-1209, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promising to be Bermuda’s coolest pool party, LIV Bermuda’s finale event is a July 4th Pool Party on Monday, July 4th.
From 3pm until 10pm, you can relax and leave the cooking to them because your all-inclusive ticket includes their poolside BBQ and open bar, as well as international DJs who will have you dancing all day and night.
Be sure to stay until the end as Horizons is the ideal location to see the July 4th fireworks at Elbow Beach.
Tickets are $75 and available at Kit & Caboodle or www.pTix.bm.
For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com.
Enjoy a great evening on the sea to see the sunset and its aftermath at Champagne and Fireworks aboard the Ana Luna on Monday, July 4th.
The fun will begin when the luxury 45′ catamaran departs from the dock at Grotto Bay at 7pm. After enjoying the pinks and blues of the sunset, Ana Luna then anchors to enjoy firework displays at Tucker’s Point and Royal Navy Dockyard. The cruise will last for approximately 3 hours.
The cost is $79 per person, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a light snack.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Captain@analunaadventures.com or 504-3780.
LIV Bermuda will be gwinning at Dreams, their 5th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd.
From 10pm at Pier 6, this 5th anniversary celebration will feature DJ Self from Love & Hip Hop NYC and Power 105.1 (NYC) alongside iBreeze, Mr. Genius and Magnum Force. The dress code is Black & White, and you are asked to dress to impress for this all-inclusive event, sponsored by Smirnoff.
Tickets are $75 and available only at Kit ‘n’ Caboodle.
For more information, visit www.LIVbda.com.
L’Alliance Francaise des Bermudes invites you to its Bastille Day Garden Party on Thursday, July 14th.
The evening will begin at 6.30pm with cocktails at
Waterville on Pomander Road **UPDATE: this event will now take place at Vermont Historic Home, followed by a four course meal served family-style at 7.30pm. A welcome drink is included and a cash wine bar will be available.
Tickets are $85 for members, $95 for non-members, and $45 for children aged 12 and under. Tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm and Pulp & Circumstance until July 9th.
For more information, including the menu, visit www.AllianceFrancaiseBDA.org.
Enjoy a full day of unforgettable fun in the sun at one of Bermuda’s most popular and quirkiest summer events at the Non Mariners Safari on the Ana Luna on Sunday, July 31st.
The Ana Luna catamaran departs Hamilton docks at 10am, heading to the legendary Non Mariners Raft Up at Mangrove Bay. A BBQ lunch is included and Ana Luna will also stop for a nice swim and dessert in Paradise Lakes to allow guests to gather their senses and recover before facing the music of the City of Hamilton city once more.
The cost is $195 per person, which includes the 8 hour cruise, lunch and dessert. The bar and 15% gratuities are not included.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Captain@analunaadventures.com or 504-3780.
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Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 15th
Drench’d Wet Fete – June 15th
How Much Would You Pay to See Me…? Fundraiser – June 15th
Thirsty Thursday 5K Pub Run Series – June 16th
CastAway Bermuda – June 16th
**NEW InterNations Expat Community Cocktails – June 16th
**NEW Consulate Night at the Library: Standing in the Shadows of Motown – June 16th
**NEW Ocean Vet Episode 10: Sargasso Sea – June 16th
Duel of the Ages – June 17th
Bermuda Heroes Weekend – June 17th to 20th
Yoga Foundation Course – starts June 18th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – June 18th
**NEW Painting Party – June 18th
**NEW Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise – June 18th
400th Anniversary Service of St. Anne’s Church – June 19th
Father’s Day Lunch at Cafe Lido – June 19th
Father’s Day Brunch at Coco Reef – June 19th
PURE: The 8th Annual All White Party – June 19th
**NEW The Man Who Knew Infinity at Weekend Film Series – June 19th
**NEW Sugar Coated at Weekend Film Series – June 19th
Community Fun Day – June 20th
Art with a Twist – June 21st
**NEW Table Topics Contest – June 21st
Leroyfest: Intimate – June 22nd
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – June 22nd and 23rd
**NEW Sushi, Sam & Somm – June 23rd
Leroyfest: Salt of the Earth – June 24th
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – June 24th
The Don Spencer Comedy Hypnotist Show – June 25th
Leroyfest: Hidden Spaces – June 25th
Foil Fest Safari – June 25th
St. George Rotary Club Fish Fry – June 25th
Lepercq Memorial Tournament – June 26th
Nick Silk Drawing Workshop at Masterworks – June 26th
**UPDATED: The Urban Market – June 26th
Learn to Row Camp: Adult Course – starts June 27th
**NEW On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!: Summer Reading Program – June 28th to August 13th
**NEW LIV Bermuda: Fantastic Friday – July 1st
Yoga Foundation Course – starts July 2nd
Annual ACIB Canada Day BBQ Beach Party – July 2nd
**NEW Youth Summer Jam – July 2nd
**NEW The Kardias Club Annual Tea with a Twist – July 2nd
**NEW LIV Bermuda: Dreams: 5th Anniversary Celebration – July 2nd
21st Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit – July 2nd and 3rd
Vacation Bible School – July 3rd to 7th
**NEW LIV Bermuda: July 4th Pool Party – July 4th
**NEW Champagne and Fireworks on the Ana Luna – July 4th
Dolphin Quest Connect to Nature Summer Camp – July 4th to September 2nd
Summer Squash Camp 2016 – weekly from July 4th to August 12th
Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 1 – starts July 4th
Pizzazz Hair and Beauty Show – July 6th
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – July 8th
Sportz Mania 2016 Summer Multi-Sport Programs – starts July 9th
Nick Silk Drawing Workshop at Masterworks – July10th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Evolution Retail Show – July 10th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Hair and Beauty Show – July 11th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Celebrity Golf Classic – July 13th
**NEW Bastille Day Celebration – July 14th
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – July 15th
Bermuda Fashion Festival: Coach Black Tie Gala – July 16th
Learn to Row Camp: Junior Camp Session 2 – starts July 18th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – July 21st and 22nd
Bermuda Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Banquet – July 25th
**NEW Non Mariners Safari on the Ana Luna – July 31st
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 5th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – August 20th and 21st
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – August 26th
**NEW The Corporation of St. George UNESCO Street Festival – September 2nd
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – September 18th and 19th
Bermuda Sloop Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration – September 30th
An Evening of Spirited Celebration – October 7th
Ana Luna Glow Worms Safari – October 18th and 19th
Art for Sail: Auction of Painted Sloops – October 20th
2017 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 13th to 15th
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
SPArt at Common Ground
- SPArt presents Vibrant Essence – April 15th to July 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Up Country Down Country – until December 31st
- It’s Only Natural – June 3rd to 28th
- Hail to the Queen – June 21st to November 15th
- **NEW 441 – July 1st to 27th
Enjoy the rest of the week!